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A lifelong car collector is auctioning 48 of his pristine Corvettes - see the 'Muscle Car City' collection

2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021/Mecum Auctions Rick Treworgy spent most of his life collecting cars but now he's ready to sell most of his collection. About 200 of his cars will be available at Mecum Auctions' Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021 event. Of those 200 cars, 48 of them are Chevrolet Corvettes spanning from 1954 to 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chevrolet Corvette fans listen up. From January 22 to 23, you'll get...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Mecum Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevy Corvette, Mecum, Rick Treworgy, Chevrolet Corvettes, Car Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Kristen Lee, PUNTA GORDA Florida, BITranspo


How the Chevy Corvette went from America's icon to mid-engine marvel taking after Ferraris and Lamborghinis

All eight generations of the Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet For almost 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette was a front-engined sports car.It was a great performer, but was missing that one last element that'd make it competitive in the global sports-car market.The 2020 Corvette is now mid-engined and a worthy international competitor.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesDespite the generous offering of American muscle cars available to buyers today, there's only one considered to b...
Tags: Transportation, France, New York City, America, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Lotus, Chevrolet, Corvette, Flint Michigan, Waldorf Astoria, St Louis Missouri, Chevrolet Corvette


REVIEW: The $80,000 mid-engine Corvette is the best bargain supercar, yet it's unexpectedly tame to drive

2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the first mid-engine Corvette ever. It has a naturally aspirated V8 between its axles that makes nearly 500 horsepower. Starting MSRP for the mid-engine Corvette is $58,900. But after options, my loaner came out to $80,315. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The person walking their dog pumped a fist triumphantly into the air upon seeing my Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette loaner drive by. So did ...
Tags: Transportation, America, Trends, General Motors, Britain, Muscle cars, Porsche, Italy, Gm, Autos, Mclaren, Chevrolet, Corvette, Cayman, Ford Fusion, DCT


This mini EV has recyclable materials, glass doors, and swappable batteries to avoid charge times - see more

Mobilize EZ 1 Prototype. Renault Mobilize is a new EV and mobility brand from French automaker Renault. The Mobilize EZ-1 is a mini EV prototype that's shareable and made from recycled materials. Users would only pay when they use the car and a clever battery exchange system means the car can be used continuously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A traditional automaker spinning off a new EV and mobility brand isn't a new move, and French automaker Renault is the latest ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, EVs, Renault, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Mobilize EZ-1 Prototype, Mobilize, Prototype Renault Mobilize, Patrick Lecharpy, Prototype Renault Users


This retro-futuristic stunner is one carmaker's vision of a future where EVs are for everyone - check it out

Renault 5 Prototype. Renault French automaker Renault just launched the Renault 5 Prototype: an all-electric version of its iconic 5 "supermini." The 5 Prototype has a wonderfully retro and futuristic design. A production version could appear in less than three years, according to Top Gear. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of French automaker Renault's most iconic cars was the Renault 5, a stylish "supermini" compact car that lasted for two generations before its dis...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Trends, Autos, EVs, Renault, Kristen Lee, Renault Renault, BITranspo, Renault 5 Prototype, Prototype Renault, Prototype Renault Renault


Porsche's newest limited-edition has copper wheels and a gorgeous red interior - see the $100,000 Boxster 25

2021 Porsche Boxster 25. Porsche The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 is a limited edition anniversary tribute to the original Porsche Boxster. The first Porsche Boxster appeared in 1996. Prices for the special edition Boxster start at $98,600. Porsche will make just 1,250 of them worldwide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Want to feel old? It's been 25 years since the first Porsche Boxster came out. To celebrate its two-seater roadster, Porsche created a special edition anniver...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Porsche, Autos, Convertibles, Porsche Boxster, Boxster, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2021 Porsche Boxster 25, GT Silver Metallic Jet Black Metallic


REVIEW: The $60,000 Polestar 2 luxury EV solves the worst part about driving a Tesla

2021 Polestar 2. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric car from Polestar, a new brand from Volvo and Geely. It competes against the Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, and Audi e-Tron. Prices start at $59,900. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future-is-now characteristics are the same. The same big infotainment screen, the same minimalist interior, the same zip when the right pedal goes down. Take away my sight, and I'd be tempted to guess I...
Tags: Google, Transportation, China, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Tesla, New Jersey, Manhattan, Autos, Jaguar, Toyota, Epa, Google Maps, Audi, EVs


Lexus just took its coolest car to the next level with all-black, airplane-inspired styling - check it out

2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series. Lexus The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration series is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe. Lexus is only making 100 examples of the all-black special edition. It has a rear spoiler inspired by a race plane's wing. No pricing was announced at this time, but it will likely cost more than the regular $93,000 Lexus LC 500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Lexus LC 500 is undeniably cool. Our review of it can tell you that much. And ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Lexus, Autos, Alcantara, Yoshihide Muroya, Lexus LC, Lexus LC500, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Muroya


'Death by Pokémon Go': Study finds that driving while playing likely cost billions in car damage, injuries

Pokémon Go craze hits New York City on July 25, 2016. Mike Coppola/Getty Images Users playing Pokémon Go while driving resulted in a "disproportionate increase in crashes near PokéStops" in an area of Indiana, a Purdue University study found. The study analyzed 12,000 police incident reports in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. It concluded that resulting car damage, injuries, and fatalities incurred county-wide costs of $5.2 million. Nationwide, the study estimated costs to range between $2 bil...
Tags: Transportation, Games, New York City, US, Trends, Indiana, Pokemon, Autos, Jalopnik, Car Crashes, Don, McConnell, Niantic, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Purdue University, Mike Coppola Getty


Dodge sold 4 Vipers last year despite the iconic American muscle car being discontinued in 2017

The Dodge Viper is one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever made. Dodge Fiat Chrysler published its annual US sales report on Tuesday. The automaker sold four Dodge Vipers in 2020, according to the report. The Dodge Viper was discontinued in 2017. The automaker also sold three Jeep Patriots, despite the car being discontinued at the end of 2016. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As automakers roll out their end-of-year sales reports, it's always entertaining to ke...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Fiat Chrysler, Vipers, Dodge Viper, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dodge Vipers, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Dodge Fiat Chrysler, Vipers FCA


This rare 1950s BMW cost $9,000 new and will auction for an estimated $2.3 million - tour the 507 Roadster

1959 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Courtesy of Bonhams The BMW 507 Roadster is one of the rarest and most valuable BMWs ever made. Only 253 examples were sold because a starting price of $9,000 in the late 1950s proved too expensive for most buyers. This example will be auctioned off soon and is expected to sell for between $1.9 million and $2.3 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've never heard of the BMW 507 Roadster, don't worry. With a mere 253 sold, most ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Jaguar, Monaco, Bmw, Mercedes Benz, Rainer, Bonhams, Kristen Lee, Max Hoffman, Becker Mexico, BITranspo, Car Auction, BMW 507


Mazda's Miata sports car triumphed in 2020 thanks to dealer incentives and buyers needing a pandemic escape

The 2020 Mazda Miata Club. Alanis King/Business Insider Winter is generally a time when convertibles sell slowly, but the Mazda Miata experienced strong sales in December 2020. Miata sales increased by 58.1% between December 2019 and December 2020 and increased by 13.6% overall between 2019 and 2020. This was potentially due to people having extra disposable income lying around and extra dealership incentives, according to analysts from iSeeCars, Edmunds, the Cox Automotive. Visit Business...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, US news, Car Buying, Autos, Fiat, Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mazda Miata, Miata, Karl Brauer, Porsche Boxster, Cox Automotive


Jeep finally joins rivals like Mazda, Hyundai, and Kia in offering 3-row SUV - see the new Grand Cherokee L

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Jeep The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee marks the model's brand-new, fifth generation. For the first time ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L will offer a third-row option — making it competitive with models from Volvo, Honda, and Mazda. No pricing or further information regarding the two-row models was announced at this time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a hot second since we've gotten a new Jeep Grand Cherokee. On Thursday, the automaker...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Fca, Autos, Kia, Volvo, SUVs, Jeep, Mazda, Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kristen Lee, Volvo Honda, BITranspo, 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Mercedes' flagship EV will have a giant, 56-inch screen spanning the entire width of the car - check it out

MBUX Hyperscreen. Mercedes-Benz The MBUX Hyperscreen is a giant screen that'll go in Mercedes-Benz's upcoming flagship EV, the EQS. It will stretch across the entire width of the car. The curved, OLED screen is over 56 inches wide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mercedes-Benz appears to be going all-in with the screens. Or screen, I should say.Not only can the brand's new S-Class flagship be fitted with as many as five screens, but the German automaker also wants to ou...
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Chevy Bolt EV joins trucks, SUVs, and the new Corvette as General Motors' big winners for 2020 sales

GMC Sierra. GMC General Motors published its annual sales report on Tuesday. Most trucks and SUVs saw increased sales in 2020 over 2019, according to the report. The Bolt EV also enjoyed an increase in sales last year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic buckled the auto industry and, in turn, affected car sales last year. General Motors published its 2020 sales report on Tuesday and it's mostly what you'd expect - trucks and SUVs were strong p...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, United States, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Sierra, Car Sales, Corvette, Cadillac, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Buick, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevy Corvette


Eat like Bugatti's founder with this breakdown of the extravagant meal he would serve guests every holiday

The Bugatti Divo and the menu at La Fourchette des Ducs. Bugatti, Alanis King French automaker Bugatti is known for multi-million dollar cars that produce stratospheric amounts of power. But its founder, Ettore Bugatti, also had a passion for food and cooking. He specially prepared a holiday menu for his guests and served it to them every year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bugatti's founder, Ettore Bugatti, wasn't someone just interested in cars. He was, apparently, ...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Transportation, Trends, Recipes, Autos, Michelin, Bugatti, Ettore, Ettore Bugatti, Spindler, Kristen Lee, Bugatti Divo, BITranspo, La Fourchette, Bugatti Ettore


Donald Trump's Ferrari will head to auction during the final days of his presidency - tour the $500,000 car

2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe. Mecum Auctions Donald Trump's red 2007 Ferrari F430 will be for sale through Mecum Auctions from January 7 to 16. The car is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $500,000, though the first time it was auctioned, it sold for $10,000 less than its estimated price. The car comes with a copy of its original title, which has Trump's signature and the address of Trump Tower in New York City. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Every so often, you see...
Tags: Transportation, New York City, Trends, Ferrari, Autos, Donald Trump, Long Island, Trump, Mecum Auctions, Fort Lauderdale, Trump Tower, Kissimmee, Mecum, Car Auctions, Kristen Lee, Ferrari F430


The saga of the infamous $1.6 million 'world's fastest car' continues with a bizarre failed second speed run

The SSC Tuatara. James Lipman/SSC North America SSC North America recently attempted a second record speed run of the $1.6-million Tuatara supercar after online viewers questioned the legitimacy of the first run. The second run took place at the NASA runway in Florida, according to Motor Authority, on December 12 and 13. Despite the car achieving a speed of 251.2 mph, the rest of the run had to be abandoned because two of the engine's cylinders weren't firing properly, likely due to overhe...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Trends, Nasa, World Record, Autos, North America, Guinness, Garmin, Mitchell, Motor Authority, James Lipman, Oliver Webb, Tuatara, Caplin, Kristen Lee


The Polestar 1 and 2 are Insider's 2020 Cars of the Year

Insider's 2020 Car of the Year award goes to the Polestar 1 and 2. Kristen Lee Unlike previous years, Insider selected two winners for 2020's Car of the Year award. The Polestar 1 and 2 impressed us with their looks and performance. But we especially liked the company's mission and believe that it's making good, electrified products that people will actually want to buy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We know, we know. How can you have two Cars of the Year? Easy. I...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Bmw, Lee, Geely, Matt DeBord, Polestar, DeBord, Car Of The Year, Kristen Lee, Luqiao China, BITranspo, Kristen Lee Matthew DeBord, Car of the Year 2020


The $208,000 Audi R8 is a stellar supercar, but its best feature is a tiny key holder in the center console

The 2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe Quattro. Kristen Lee Because most car keys are key fobs now, you can't just put them in the ignition anymore. The 2020 Audi R8 I reviewed had a specialized slot in its center console just for the key. It's a great solution and became intuitive to use very quickly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe Quattro's interior deserves a special shout out - not because it's airy and spacious, though it is ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Supercars, Autos, Audi, Audi R8, R8, Kristen Lee, 2020 Audi R8, BITranspo, BIReviews


REVIEW: The $208,000 Audi R8 Performance is a relic of supercars long gone, and that's what makes it special

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe Quattro. Kristen Lee The 2020 R8 is Audi's halo car, with a naturally aspirated V10 positioned between its two axles. There are currently two versions of the R8 available: the V10 Quattro and the more powerful V10 Performance Quattro. My loaner was the more powerful version, starting at $195,900. Fees and extra options brought it up to $208,245. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If it feels like the Audi R8 has been around for a while, i...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Porsche, Supercars, Autos, Epa, Audi, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes AMG, Huracán, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Olufsen, Paris Motor Show, Lexus LFA, Audi R8, R8


A wealthy buyer commissioned this one-off Lamborghini to look straight out of a video game - tour the 'SC20'

Lamborghini SC20. Lamborghini The Lamborghini SC20 is the second one-off model made by the automaker's motorsports team, Squadra Corse. It's a roofless carbon-fiber roadster that's meant to be legal for public road use. The project was commissioned by a single unnamed customer, and Lamborghini didn't say how much it charged. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You might not know this, but if you have enough money, you can actually tell automakers what to do.Meet the Lamborg...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Supercars, Autos, Lamborghini, Squadra Corse, Kristen Lee, Nero Cosmus, BITranspo, Lamborghini SC20, Squadra Corse Lamborghini, Bianco Fu Lamborghini


This $250,000 vintage Land Rover is actually brand new and can be customized endlessly - tour the 'NA-V8'

Twisted NA-V8 90. Twisted Automotive. The Twisted NA-V8 is a modern Land Rover Defender built to classic specifications, yours for a base price of $250,000. Part of the reason the Twisted NA-V8s start are so expensive is because they are all so customizable. You can specify anything you want, from exterior colors and interior trim to engine power output. It's designed to compete against the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Any turkey with more than...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Land Rover, Corvette, Land Rover Defender, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet Corvette, Twisted, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, BIReviews, Twisted NA-V8 90, Twisted NA-V8, Twisted Automotive, Mercedes Benz G Wagen Visit Business Insider


Washington and California ban sale of certain Chevrolet Camaros because their brake pads are toxic to fish

The 2021 Camaro ZL1's brake pads have too much copper in them to be legal in California and Washington. Chevrolet California and Washington both have bans on how much copper can be used in brake pads. The laws go into effect in 2021, which means that high-performance versions of the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro are affected. Dealers cannot order the cars until Chevrolet comes out with a fix, a company spokesperson told GM Authority. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The poor...
Tags: Transportation, California, Washington, Trends, General Motors, Muscle cars, Autos, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chevrolet, Camaro, Copper, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevy Camaro, Chevrolet Camaros, Kristen Lee, GM Authority


REVIEW: The $250,000 Twisted NA-V8 is a vintage Land Rover Defender that looks and drives like modern luxury

Twisted NA-V8 90. Kristen Lee The Land Rover Defender is a popular off-roading vehicle that's gained a cult-like following over the years. Companies like Twisted Automotive reconstruct Defenders to be highly customized and luxurious for today's top Defender fans and collectors. The Twisted NA-V8 90 is based on a Defender 90 but has a V8 from a Corvette and a starting price of $250,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The road in front of me straightened out, so I though...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Maxwell, Autos, North America, Lotus, Land Rover Defender, Amg, Tom Maxwell, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette, Lincoln Navigator, G Wagen, Defender, Wagen


The Los Angeles Police Department's barely used BMW i3 EVs keep flying off of used-car lots

Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, and and LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, left, arrive to a press conference in one of the Los Angeles Police Department's newly unveiled transportation fleet of 100 all-electric BMW i3 vehicles in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 2016. Danny Moloshok/Newscast US More BMW i3s from the LAPD's barely used fleet were for sale at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California recently. The last set of 28 cars was up for sale in September, and sold out in four days....
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Trends, Car Buying, Autos, Cbs, Bmw, EVs, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Business Insider, Bmw I3, Los Angeles California, Carfax, Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck


How Cyberpunk 2077 used real-world influence to design a slew of cars unique to the game and its communities

The Villefort Alvarado 570 De Luxe from Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red Since being announced in 2012, the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 video game will finally launch on December 10. It's a massive open-world game, and getting around will require a car or motorcycle. Business Insider spoke with Paweł Breshke Czyżewski, a senior vehicle concept designer at CD Projekt Red, and learned that the team behind the cars used a lot of real-life aspects when designing them for the game. Visit Busi...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Japan, Video Games, US, Trends, Atlas, Porsche, Autos, Keanu Reeves, Kitsch, Lexus LFA, Czyzewski, CD Projekt Red, Kristen Lee, Cyberpunk 2077


Only one of the Los Angeles Police Department's barely used BMW i3 EVs is still up for sale

Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, and and LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck, left, arrive to a press conference in one of the Los Angeles Police Department's newly unveiled transportation fleet of 100 all-electric BMW i3 vehicles in Los Angeles, California, on June 8, 2016. Danny Moloshok/Newscast US More BMW i3s from the LAPD's barely used fleet are now for sale at New Century BMW in Alhambra, California. The last set of 28 cars was up for sale in September, and sold out in four days. The c...
Tags: Transportation, Los Angeles, Trends, Car Buying, Autos, Cbs, Bmw, EVs, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Business Insider, Bmw I3, Los Angeles California, Carfax, Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck


The Polestar 1 is a $155,000 head-turner with gold seat belts and a crystal shifter - tour its best features

2020 Polestar 1. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Polestar 1 is a plug-in hybrid coupe that produces a claimed 619 horsepower. It looks great from the outside, but it also has wonderful details if you look at it up close. Some of its best features include gold brake calipers and a crystal gear selector. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's plenty to appreciate on the gorgeous 2020 Polestar 1. Not only is the entire car beautiful, but it also has plenty of eye-catchin...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Volvo, Hybrid Cars, Geely, Polestar, Kristen Lee, Polestar 1, BITranspo, BIReviews, Polestar Polestar, 2020 Polestar 1


How Cyberpunk 2077 designed retro-futuristic cars to mirror reality and make a lasting pop-culture impact

The Villefort Alvarado 570 De Luxe from Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red Since being announced in 2012, the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 video game will finally launch on December 10. It's a massive open-world game, and getting around will require a car or motorcycle. Business Insider spoke with Paweł Breshke Czyżewski, a senior vehicle concept designer at CD Projekt Red, and learned that the team behind the cars used a lot of real-life aspects when designing them for the game. Visit Busi...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Japan, Video Games, US, Trends, Atlas, Porsche, Autos, Keanu Reeves, Kitsch, Lexus LFA, Czyzewski, CD Projekt Red, Kristen Lee, Cyberpunk 2077



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