Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
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McLaren goes carbon crazy with the MSO Carbon Series LT

The McLaren MSO Carbon Series LT is a limited-edition version of the 675LT Spider, with even more carbon fiber bodywork than that model. With just 25 units planned, the Carbon Series is also rarer.
Cars

Can Ford really top the Focus RS with a new RS500 model?

The Ford Focus RS is already among the hottest of hot hatchbacks, so what would an even sportier RS500 version be like? Ford may actually find it difficult to top today's RS with a new model.
Cars

Volvo’s next-generation Polestar models could boast 600 horsepower

Volvo may build 600-horsepower plug-in hybrid Polestar performance versions of its S90 sedan and V90 wagon, combining performance with efficiency like never before. However, the Polestars may not be sold in the U.S.
Cars

Best first cars: The perfect rides for new drivers

Once the terrible photos are taken and the cash is saved up, it's time to pick out a first set of wheels. From a hybrid hatchback to a convertible sports car, here are some of the more sensible choices currently on the market.
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Dude, where’s my car? Check out the best Android car apps

The right Android car app can show you everything from gas stations to speed traps, and record gas mileage and the occasional mechanical issue. Here are our current favorites.
Cars

The ultimate self-driving machine: BMW’s ‘i’ division to focus on autonomous cars

BMW will refocus its "i" division on the development of self-driving cars, even as general interest in the electric cars that were its original mission increases. The technology may be applied to ride-sharing services.
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Jaguar lights up Sydney with F-Pace-inspired LED installation

The Jaguar F-Pace SUV gets its own light show at the Vivid Sydney festival in Australia called "The Art of Performance." The installation uses LED lighting and projection mapping to create some trippy effects.
Cars

Study shows drivers aren’t ready to relinquish full control to autonomous cars

Self-driving cars may be getting closer to the mainstream, but a recent University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study found that consumers may not be ready for them.
Cars

Meet the 2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle, the car named after its own hashtag

The 2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle is the latest limited-edition Beetle, and probably the first car ever named after its own hashtag. Will this cutesy, social-media-savvy model revive interest in the Beetle?
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BMW’s plans for a new 8 Series may include an M8 performance model, too

The BMW 8 Series may return as a two-door luxury rival to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, and a first-ever M8 performance model may join the lineup as well. BMW is trying to trademark that name.
Cars

Tesla mobilizes owners for yet another referral program

Tesla launched its third customer referral program yesterday, offering $1,000 credits to customers referred by existing owners, and to said owners as well. Referring owners also qualify for prizes.