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Gov backpedals on V2V; stakeholders move forward anyway 11/01/17
Tokyo: Yamaha MWC-4 hybrid four-wheel leaner 10/25/17
Porsche Mission E spotted quietly lapping Nurburgring [Video] 10/27/17
Toyota marks 60 years in the U.S. 11/01/17
NTSB to investigate Las Vegas autonomous bus accident
The National Transportation Safety Board is planning to investigate the recent collision involving a Las Vegas shuttle. READ STORY
FCA begins shipping Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
The world now waits to see if all 3,300 units make it home from the dealer without incident.
Another FCA leak hints at 350-hp turbo four for Alfa Giulia
An earlier leak pointed to a 368-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four in the new Jeep Wrangler.
BMW M3 CS fails to beat Alfa Romeo Giulia QV’s Nurburgring lap
The limited-edition M3 apparently recorded a best lap of 7 minutes, 38 seconds — only slightly behind the Alfa and on par with the Porsche Panamera Turbo.
California startup promises to build 1,200-hp EV [Video]
Inspired by fighter jets, the Tachyon Speed is claimed to reach 240 mph and pull 2G in corners at speed.
Honda unveils “baby” NSX as Sport Vision Gran Turismo concept
The baby NSX is here, but it’s not quite what we were hoping for.
Volkswagen considering Golf R Performance for US market?
Currently available only outside the US, the package boasts an Akrapovic exhaust, larger brakes, no speed limiter and a few aesthetic enhancements.
Hyundai mulling plan to build more CUVs, pickup in U.S.: Report
Hyundai may be looking to ride the light truck wave.
Opel plans electrification, exports to boost profits
Can Peugeot succeed where General Motors failed?
New Bentley Continental GT puts on a racing suit
Bentley wasted no time in sending its newest model to the track.
Bentley goes racing with GT3-spec Continental GT
Bentley has introduced the 2018 Continental GT3, a race car based on the second-generation Continental GT. It employs a Cosworth-tuned, twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 550 horsepower. Customer sales will begin next June.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California could sell for $17 million
RM Sotheby’s estimates this 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California will sell for up to $17 million when it cross the auction block next month in New York City. One of eight aluminum-bodied cars, it took fifth overall and third in class at the 1959 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Lamborghini Urus teased again
Lamborghini has released a teaser video that previews the Urus SUV’s driving modes. One of them is called sabbia, which means “sand” in Italian. We’re less than a month away from the Urus’ official launch. http://bit.ly/2i1CHpz
Opel/Vauxhall details strategic plan
Opel has published its first strategic plan since leaving General Motors to join the Peugeot group. The brand aims to reduce the number of platforms in its portfolio from nine to two by 2024, launch an array of electrified models, and establish a presence in 20 new markets by 2022. The company will not close any of its factories.
Cadillac offers $5,000 trade-in bonus to Lincoln owners
Buyers can get a $5,000 discount on a brand-new Cadillac Escalade. The catch is they have to trade in a 1999 or newer Lincoln Navigator. Clearly, Cadillac is worried about the latest evolution of the Escalade’s arch nemesis.
Elon Musk discusses Tesla, SpaceX with Turkish president
Elon Musk met with Turkish president Recep Erdogan to discuss how Tesla and SpaceX could help the Middle Eastern nation. SpaceX will launch communication satellites for Turkey, according to Motor Authority, but details about what else the men talked about haven’t been made public yet.
First-hand report sheds insight into Vegas shuttle crash
A journalist riding aboard Las Vegas’ autonomous shuttle when it crashed shed more insight into the incident. Digital Trends reports the truck backed into the shuttle while maneuvering. The accident could have been avoided if the shuttle had the ability to back up, but it’s only programmed to go forward.