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40 years ago, Aston Martin gave up plans to build the world's fastest car. Now the car's ready to try again.

The Aston Martin Bulldog. Classic Motor Cars Forty years ago, Aston Martin had plans to build the fastest car in the world at nearly 240 mph. Aston wanted to make a limited run of the cars, but it never happened. The project was too expensive. The one completed car is now restored and ready to try for those speeds again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forty years ago, Aston Martin had plans to build the fastest car in the world: the Bulldog, a long, low, wide, wedge of a...
Tags: Transportation, UK, London, California, Trends, Car, Aston Martin, Supercar, Woodward, Aston, Darren Turner, Richard Gauntlett, Hampton Court Concours of Elegance, Alex Goy, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


The Science Behind Why Your Head Can Boost A Car Key Fob Signal

This YouTube video explains what's going on when you hold your car key to your head to boost the signal
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An entire museum of painstakingly reproduced "dwarf cars"

Ernie Adams of Maricopa, Arizona has built an incredible collection of shrunken cars. Need more? Ernie sources a lot of his parts from old refrigerators. These reproductions are absolutely beautiful, and would be nearly impossible for me to get into!
Tags: Video, News, Cars, Ernie Adams, Ernie, Maricopa Arizona


Mercedes USA Ditched Most Of Its AMG V8s Due To A "Quality Issue"

Having previously blamed a supply chain problem, it's now emerged some sort of "quality issue" is behind Mercedes USA's 2022 MY V8 drought
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Audi Has Hired Ken Block To (Quietly) Shred Tyres In EVs

The German manufacturer has announced it's to work with Block on "exclusive joint projects in the field of electric mobility"
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This B7 Audi RS4 Has Covered Just 217 Miles, Is Pretty Much Brand New

A barely used example of Audi's V8-powered super-saloon has come up for auction after spending most of its life in storage
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T-Dub'ing to find Fall Colors on the road to Marshall Pass

Wednesday, September 22Now boondocking at my favorite site in the BLM area just southwest of Poncha Pass, Colorado.Though camping at just over 9200 foot, there was no evidence of Fall Colors anywhere in the area.  I'd been hoping to catch Fall Colors by now but none were to be found near camp. Thursday, September 23 Today I rode Yagi, my Yamaha TW200 to Marshall Pass, still seeking Fall Colors.  As you will see, it's only beginning to show such colors overall; but I was able to find s...
Tags: Motorcycles, BLM, Aspen, Fall Colors, Yamaha, US Forest Service, Scarlett, Yagi, RV Trips, Poncha Pass, Yagi Rides, Marshall Pass, Poncha Pass Colorado


Here's £24 Million Of Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ Chilling At Molsheim

Bugatti has released images of the first eight production Chiron Super Sport 300+ hypercars just before leaving the factory
Tags: Autos, Bugatti, Chiron, Molsheim


Audi Has Hired Ken Block (Quietly) Shred Tyres In EVs

The German manufacturer has announced it's to work with Block on "exclusive joint projects in the field of electric mobility"
Tags: Autos, Audi, Ken Block


The 440kg Caterham Seven 170 Is The Brand's Lightest Ever Car

Powered by a 660cc turbocharged inline-three and rocking a downsized body, the 170 is the anthesis of the increasingly bloated performance cars we've grown accustomed to
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Watch dashcam footage of a Tesla reportedly on Autopilot almost hitting a state trooper and slamming into two cars

Matthew DeBord/BI The Florida Highway Patrol released dashcam footage of a Tesla nearly hitting a state trooper. The driver said the car was on Autopilot when it smashed into two cars in the highway. The NHTSA are investigating the Autopilot feature after it was involved in over 11 crashes at first-responder scenes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Florida Highway Patrol released a dashcam video of a Tesla that was reportedly on Autopilot nearly hitting a state trooper...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Miami, Orange County, Electric Cars, Autopilot, Nhtsa, National Transportation Safety Board, Florida Highway Patrol, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Porsche says the next-generation 718 will be all-electric and will deliver performance to match the 911

In what might be the longest and most drawn out move to electrified performance, the next-generation Boxster and Cayman will finally go all-electric. The sportscar maker from Stuttgart has been trying to cram batteries and electric motors into its entry level sports car for at least 15 years. There was an attempt with the 987-generation Boxster E shown above, and the 981-generation Boxster E-Mobility and Cayman E-Mobility which I’m fairly certain nearly made it to production. While it doesn’t l...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Electric, Stuttgart, Cayman, 718, Boxster, Electric Porsche


How to Participate in Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup 2021?

Royal Enfield has recently announced the first-ever Royal Enfield Continental...
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KTM Pro-XP Biking Program Announced- Trail, Track, Tarmac Events & More

KTM India has announced the KTM Pro-XP biking program for its customers in the...
Tags: Autos, KTM, KTM India


2021 Ducati Monster Launched, Price Range INR 10.99-INR 11.34 Lakh

The 2021 Ducati Monster has been launched in India. The new naked motorcycle...
Tags: India, Ducati, Autos


All-New Tata Punch Virtual Unveil Date Announced

It was around a month ago when Tata Motors confirmed that the codenamed Tata...
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Volkswagen Group: Audi Employs Ken Block, Porsche Making 718 Electric

Despite being the target of a German lawsuit accusing the manufacturer of not being green enough, Volkswagen Group is probably the legacy automaker touting the merits of electrification with the most enthusiasm. While undoubtedly influenced by the diesel emissions catastrophe that cheesed off every regulator in the Western world, its brand has actively been delivering EVs […] The post Volkswagen Group: Audi Employs Ken Block, Porsche Making 718 Electric appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 911, Development, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Electric, Audi, EVs, Industry News, Volkswagen Group, Ken Block, News Blog, 718, Product Planning, Mission R Concept, Audi Employs Ken Block Porsche


Test drives and cell phone shopping make or break car sales for U.S. Hispanics

Research shows that Hispanic car buyers prize in-person test drives and shop by phone, but brand reputation is less of a factor in selecting a car.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Hispanic Heritage Month 2021


Hero Xpulse 200 4 Valve Spied, Expect Increased Refinement & Power

A test mule of the Hero Xpulse 200 4 Valve has been caught testing. This is the...
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How to Choose the Perfect Family Car

In the 21st Century, certainly in the U.S., most families rely on their car to get them to work, school, and various other hobbies and activities. We spend a lot of time in the car, and we depend on it to work for us, so it is important that we know how to choose the ideal family car. With that in mind, I’ve put together some tips to help you choose the perfect family car when the time comes to browse Edmunds or hit the dealership to see what is available. Check them out below. Look for moder...
Tags: Family, Cars, US, Jazz, Edmunds, Perfect Family Car


Abandoned History: The Early 2000s WiLL Project, for The Youths (Part III)

Several Japanese companies embarked on the WiLL sub-brand exercise at the dawn of the new millennium. Miscellaneous WiLL-branded products were introduced alongside a funky new car offering from Toyota, the WiLL Vi. The baguette-themed retro sedan was an immediate failure amongst the youthful consumers WiLL was supposed to attract, so Toyota had a very quick […] The post Abandoned History: The Early 2000s WiLL Project, for The Youths (Part III) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota


New Mahindra Scorpio Taillights Revealed in Latest Spy Shots

The new Mahindra Scorpio taillights have been revealed in the latest spy shots....
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Pumping on the Stereo: TTAC Rocks … and Rolls

A week or so ago, I was in Tennessee, testing the Volkswagen ID.4, blasting some country music on satellite radio simply because I was in Tennessee, and it hit me. You folks might be wondering what, if any, music TTAC staffers play while testing. After all, automakers love to tout the premium audio systems available […] The post Pumping on the Stereo: TTAC Rocks … and Rolls appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Music, Cars, Radio, Tennessee, Autos, Volkswagen, Stereo, Rock N Roll, News Blog, Car Audio


Rare Rides: A Very Luxurious Camry, the 1990 Lexus ES 250

Today’s Rare Ride was the only other car accompanying Lexus’ LS 400 at dealerships in 1990 and 1991. The fanciest Camry offered in the US, it was a badge conversion from a Camry sold in the Japanese market. But consumers saw through the charade, so while the high-effort LS 400 flew off the showroom floor, the minimal […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Luxurious Camry, the 1990 Lexus ES 250 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: US, Autos, Camry


Relax, Honda Has Real Off-Road Plans for the TrailSport After All

Yesterday I ripped Honda a bit for producing a 2022 Honda Passport TrailSport that seems light on actual off-road chops. Some time afterward, I received press materials about a Passport TrailSport project vehicle that is supposed to actually preview the TrailSport’s future off-road abilities. As much as I’d like to think that myself and/or TTAC […] The post Relax, Honda Has Real Off-Road Plans for the TrailSport After All appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Passport, News Blog, Honda Passport, Trailsport, 2022 Honda Passport, 2022 Honda Passport Trailsport, Passport Trailsport, Rugged Roads


2022 Honda Civic Sedan & Hatchback Earn Top Safety Rating in US

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback have earned the Insurance...
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Nissan India Launches Virtual Sales Advisor for Nissan Magnite Customers

Nissan India has launched a Virtual Sales Advisor for Nissan Magnite customers...
Tags: Autos, Nissan India, Nissan Magnite, Nissan Magnite Customers


Gas War: Tesla Asks U.S. to Increase Fuel Economy Fines

Last month, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed new rules that would increase fines for automakers who previously failed to adhere to fuel efficiency requirements. EV manufacturer Tesla has predictably endorsed the rules and has begun urging the federal government to put the plan in action as soon as possible. While automakers have issued […] The post Gas War: Tesla Asks U.S. to Increase Fuel Economy Fines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, Government, Tesla, Joe Biden, Regulation, Autos, Donald Trump, Cafe, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Gas War


Jeep, Ram and Fiat Become First Car Partners With Bono’s Global Charity (RED)

Jeep, Ram and Fiat, sibling brands under the Stellantis corporate banner, announced a groundbreaking three-year partnership Wednesday with Bono's celebrated charity (RED) that will donate $4 million to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and other global health emergencies. The alliance includes several special-edition (RED)-branded cars, starting with a 2022 model year Ram truck that will launch...
Tags: Bono, Advertising, Automotive, Fiat


Tata Motors Achieves 10,000 Electric Cars Sales Milestone

Tata Motors has announced that it has achieved the 10,000 electric cars sales...
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