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2019 Nissan Sentra US Pricing and Specs

As one of the cheapest cars in America, the Nissan Sentra has always been very low on the desirability charts. But that is not the case with the latest, 2019 Nissan Sentra. Granted, it still does not look particularly amazing, but it’s a feature-rich car and offers excellent value for money.  With a base MSRP of $17,790, the 2019 Nissan Sentra seems to be a compelling choice for female drivers or college students of both genders who want an affordable, reliable and well-equipped first car. T...
Tags: Apple, America, Autos, Nissan, Nissan Sentra, Automatic Emergency Braking AEB, USD Sentra SV, Nissan Sentra US Pricing


RV Camping in Seward, NE

After reluctantly leaving the East Sutherland WMA ( it was such a nice spot), I explored other WMAs as I headed east on I-80 and parallel county roads.Didn't find any, among the four I checked, that compared to East Sutherland and one apparently didn't exist as I ended up intruding on private property.  Probably the way the Waze GPS app routed me but there you go.So I drove on, through a pretty heavy rain storm which washed away the dust accumulated on the vehicles while exploring WMAs but soaki...
Tags: Motorcycles, Nebraska, Gregory, Martha, Concordia University, St Paul MN, Scarlett Rides, Holmen, RV Trips, East Sutherland WMA, East Sutherland


Polestar Is Here To Make Your AWD Volvo More Slidey

Volvo has announced a new 'optimisation software' upgrade that tweaks the torque distribution of its all-wheel drive cars
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Concept Cars That Never Made It: Vol. 1

Concept Cars That Never Made It is a five-part series that documents production concept automobiles from years and eras ago. Some are bewildering, while others are beautiful, and the only thing common between them is the fact that somewhere down the line, these concepts remained just figments of imagination and creative spirit, and never saw the light of day.Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero (1970) Probably the most fitting concept to begin this series with, the Lancia Stratos Zero was debuted for ...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Design, General Motors, Car, Automotive, Britain, Ferrari, Tokyo, Lotus, Michael Jackson, Nissan, Mercedes, Concept, Pininfarina, Lamborghini


50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet Revealed – Mid-8 1/4 Mile

If you have a hard time deciphering the title, that means the new 2019 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet does the quarter-mile in the mid-eight-second range. The turnkey racer, as its name clearly suggests, pays homage to the original Cobra Jet made in 1968.  As you would expect from something called the Cobra Jet, this super special Mustang has some beefy specs. The engine powering this wild pony is a 5.2-liter version of the V8 you find in the GT Mustang, boosted with a man-sized 3.0 lite...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Mustang, Motorsport, Whipple, FIA, NHRA, Woodward Dream Cruise, Ford Performance Parts, Eric Cin


2019 BMW 3 Series Previewed Testing at Green Hell

BMW has dropped the first teaser for the new and long-awaited 2019 BMW 3 Series facelift, showing the sports sedan at its natural habitat, the race track. And what a race track it is, the Nurburgring, the Green Hell, the Mecca for every motorist interested in handling and performance and bragging rights.  Being developed at the ‘Ring means the 2019 BMW 3 Series is a red-blooded sports sedan, featuring a lot of M gizmos to make it quick around the track. And that, invariably, means that it’s ...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Nurburgring, Peter Langen, Green Hell the Mecca, Variable Sports Steering


It's A Shame This Mid-Engined, AWD Sports Car Of The 80s Never Happened

The MG EX-E promised to be fast, pretty and stuffed with technology, but it never progressed from the concept stage
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Caffè Nero: Lossa Engineering’s Ducati 900SS

Jay LaRossa is one of those guys who was probably born with copper grease under his fingernails. His parents ran motorcycle dealerships, and as a kid he spent his weekends at racetracks and motor shows. After a stint building hot rods and custom trucks for export around the world, Jay returned to his first love: two wheels. Since 2007 he’s been running Lossa Engineering in Signal Hill, California—and carving out a rep for fast, focused customs designed more for performance than posing. Like t...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Dell, Barnett, Jay, Nichols, Scott, TIG, Evan, CNC, Clary, Golden Bolt, Imola, LSL, Café Racer, Miguel Galluzzi


The Alfa Romeo Mito Will Be Killed Off Soon

Alfa Romeo will be calling time on its ageing supermini next year ahead of a new product offensive
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There's Been An Even Bigger 2019 BMW Z4 Image Leak

We can ogle the new BMW Z4 from pretty much every angle thanks to this substantial leak of press images
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There's Already An 800bhp Tuning Programme For The Ford Mustang Bullitt

Tuning firm Steeda has revealed the 'Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang', which ups the power to just under 800bhp
Tags: Autos, Steve McQueen, Steeda, Ford Mustang Bullitt


Extreme Machine: Unscrambling the Triumph Scrambler

Scramblers are still very much on trend—and the Triumph Scrambler is one of the coolest examples of the breed. But when Justin Webster got his hands on one, he saw potential for something much wilder. He’s effectively unscrambled this Scrambler 900, transforming it into a tire-shredding, street tracker-styled liter bike—with a touch of cafe racer flair. And it’s such a coherent build, it could easily be mistaken for an OEM concept. Justin runs J. Webster Designs as a one-man-band out of Ga...
Tags: La, EFI, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bill, Barnett, Exo, Lamborghini, Justin, KTM, Carillo, Gainesville Florida, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Galfer, Triumph motorcycles


You Can Now Tweak Your Hyundai i30 N to 316bhp And 386lb ft

With an ECU fettle and a new downpipe this tuning programme from RaceChip offers healthy power gains and a massive torque boost
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Polestar Launches Software Upgrade for All-Wheel-Drive Volvos

It is safe to say that Volvo does not set their cars up for sporty handling and driving fun. They have in mind first and foremost safety, and that is doubly true of all-wheel-drive cars. Now, it must have become a major issue, because they have commissioned their tuning partner Polestar to come up with a new software, basically chip tuning, that would make things better for those customer not happy with the dull handling of their AWD Volvos.  The new Polestar software makes the car more enga...
Tags: Autos, Volvo, Electronic Stability Control


Boondocking at the Badger Creek State Park, Iowa

Finally got across the long and rather boring state of Nebraska, at least, from the confines one has when transiting the state using the I-80 Superslab!Made it just short of Des Moines before calling it a day in terms of driving.Found a really nice spot among several which were less level, in the paved sites that comprise part of the Badger Creek State Park.  Not sure it's officially maintained anymore as the pavement's cracks are overflowing with very tall weeds but it's free!There's also a boa...
Tags: Motorcycles, Iowa, Nebraska, Sunset, Des Moines, Scarlett Rides, Holmen, RV Trips, Badger Creek State Park Iowa, Badger Creek State Park


Watch A Pickup Accidentally Drift Tap A McLaren 720S

A 720S in Thailand is seen hitting his brakes hard in this dashcam footage, catching out a driver behind
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Pope Francis Gets a Fleet of Skoda Rapids for His Visit to Ireland

Skoda has secured the rights to provide the transportation for Pope Francis and his entourage during the Papal visit to Ireland this month. They have dispatched four Rapids, including a especially modified one for His Highness with the registration number 182-D-9093. Get it? Didn’t get it? Well, 9093 spells POPE when inverted. What do you think Pope Francis will think of that? Will he be like “Dude, it’s so dopeeee.” Or, more likely, he won’t even notice it? In any case, it’s a nice gesture ...
Tags: Ireland, Pope Francis, Autos, Dublin, Francis, Skoda, St Mary, Dublin Castle, Skoda Rapids, Uachtaráin House, Phoenix Park Skoda


This Batmobile-Like Toyota MR2 Creation Has Sideways Transit Van Lights

Believe it or not, this car - wearing an extreme custom body made from metal - was once a second-generation MR2
Tags: Autos, Toyota


Pininfarina's New Electric Hypercar Nearly Here, Will Do 0-62 In Under 2sec

Automobili Pininfarina has teased its all-electric 'PF0' hypercar, ahead of its Pebble Beach reveal next week
Tags: Autos, Pebble Beach, Pininfarina, Automobili Pininfarina, New Electric Hypercar


Friends Beats The Grand Tour As The Most Streamed Show

New figures show that the old sitcom favourite has beaten TGT as the UK's most popular streamed show
Tags: UK, Autos


2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback First Drive Review | Real-world speed, unworldly utility

Filed under: Audi,First Drives,Hatchback,Sedan,Luxury,Performance For the truly discerning, speed and space without much compromiseContinue reading 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback First Drive Review | Real-world speed, unworldly utility 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback First Drive Review | Real-world speed, unworldly utility originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email thi...
Tags: Review, Autos, Audi, Audi RS5, Audi Rs5 Sportback, Sportback First Drive Review


Brabus GLC 600 Based on Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

The latest Mercedes-AMG model to get a proper upgrade treatment from Brabus is their baby SUV, the GLC 63. The compact utility vehicle is christened Brabus GLC 600 by the German tuner, and as always the number in the name hints at the kind of power you can expect form it.  Based on the S version of the AMG car, the Brabus GLC 600 takes a stock 510 horsepower V8 engine and through a series of electronic upgrades, which also eliminates the top speed limiter of the standard car, takes that powe...
Tags: Autos, Amg, Mercedes Benz, GLC, Mercedes AMG, Brabus, Tuning, Mercedes AMG GLC


Pininfarina PF0 Hypercar Teased for Pebble Beach Debut

The Italian design giant Pininfarina is coming to this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with something quite special. They used to bring only pointless concepts to this event, but this year’s they are bringing the Pininfarina PF0 which is a hypercar with a production plan.  To be more precise, the Pininfarina PF0 is a luxury electric hypercar, handcrafted in Italy with a kind of design the company says is the most beautiful of its kind. There’s a lot of lofty claims about the P50, so ...
Tags: Italy, Autos, Pebble, Monterey, Pebble Beach, Pininfarina, Chiron, Exotics, Regera, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Battista Farina, Michael Perschke Automobili Pininfarina


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1973 Volkswagen Baja Bug

Recently refurbished 1973 Volkswagen Baja Bug for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: Not your typical VW Baja Bug. Stunning 1973 VW purchased by my family in 1979. This car always occupied prime location in garage for 4 decades, and was the subject of inbound freight, custom work, specialty engines. The end result was a 1973 VW Baja Bug built with stabilization features for off road, and it never went off road. The car is a powerful head turner. In 2017, I sent the car to the ...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Seventies, Custom, Hemmings Find of the Day, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Restomods, Volkswagen Beetle, Dune Buggies, Cerullo, Baja Bug, Volkswagen Baja Bug


What Exactly Is A 'Big End', And What Does It Have To Do With Rod Knock?

You might have heard of someone referring to an engine component as a 'big end', but what do they mean?
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Say Bye to the Bus and Hello to Android

Designer Sagan Park explores what we might expect if Android took a stab at the automotive industry. The autonomous vehicle aims to make city commuting a cinch by providing an all-access pass to subscribers who can utilize the system at central hubs located throughout the city.A more personal answer to the city bus, it provides a private cabin with panoramic views. No loose change or physical passes required, users can order a car and input their destination all from the convince of their smartp...
Tags: Android, Auto, Design, Automotive, Android Self-driving Car, Sagan Park


Friends Beats The Grand Tour To Become The Most Streamed Show

New figures show that the old sitcom favourite has beaten TGT as the UK's most popular streamed show
Tags: UK, Autos


2019 Acura RDX Rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

As if the new 2019 Acura RDX needed another feather in its cap, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just announced its official safety rating, and they are good. They are in fact the highest rating the institute gives, the Top Safety Pick+ with “GOOD” in all crashworthiness tests. A big part of the excellent performance of 2019 Acura RDX in crash tests is due to its standard AcuraWatch active safety technology and available good-rated headlights. Technology aside, the RDX a...
Tags: Autos, Acura, IIHS, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS, Acura RDX, Jon Ikeda Acura, Acura RDX Rated Top Safety Pick


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible

From the seller’s description: Plymouth 1967 Barracuda Convertible, Numbers Matching 273 V8 Auto, only 4,228 produced, 2 yr ground up restoration including Engine and Transmission rebuild (2,990 miles), in family since new, clean undercarriage, looks and drives like new Price $32,000 Location Montgomery, Massachusetts Availability Available ...
Tags: Autos, Plymouth, Convertible, Plymouth Barracuda, Pony Cars, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Daily, Hemmings Find of the Day, Sixties, Restorations And Preservations, Family Albums 'n Four-speeds, Montgomery Massachusetts


Tesla Receives Subpoena Over Elon Musk Privatisation Tweets

Tesla has received a subpoena amid claims that Elon Musk's privatisation Tweet was misleading to investors
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Autos



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