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Formula One is adding cost caps in 2021, so teams are spending even more for 2020

Formula One is adding cost caps in 2021, so teams are spending even more for 2020

Formula One is adding cost caps for the 2021 season in order to level the playing field. But some Formula One teams are responding by spending even more in 2020, according to a new report. Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull dominate Formula One in part because of their massive budgets.
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Lyft’s self-driving car-testing program is racking up the miles

Lyft’s self-driving car-testing program is racking up the miles

Lyft is steadily growing its autonomous car program, adding a new dedicated testing facility in California and a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. Lyft claims its test cars are covering a greater number of miles in autonomous mode than they were just six months ago.
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Mercedes-Benz’s brawny G-Wagen will get an electric makeover

Mercedes-Benz’s brawny G-Wagen will get an electric makeover

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class way be one of the last of the old-school SUVs, but it's about to get a modern electric powertrain. The CEO of Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler confirmed it in a speech. Mercedes-Benz plans to launch 10 electric cars by 2022, but it's unclear when the G-Class will go electric.
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When it comes to green cars, Hyundai thinks the more, the merrier

When it comes to green cars, Hyundai thinks the more, the merrier

Hyundai will launch 13 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars through 2022. Some of the cars will be updated or redesigned versions of existing models, such as the Hyundai Ioniq and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The total includes six cars and seven SUVs, according to Hyundai.
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Former GM factory will get new lease on life building electric trucks

Former GM factory will get new lease on life building electric trucks

A new startup has acquired the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, and plans to convert the factory to build electric trucks. These electric trucks will be sold to fleets rather than retail buyers. The startup, Lordstown Motors Corporation, was spun out of Ohio-based Workhorse Group.
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Audi’s tail-wagging rear-wheel-drive R8 will play an encore in 2020

Audi’s tail-wagging rear-wheel-drive R8 will play an encore in 2020

Audi made the limited-edition R8 RWS a regular production model by popular demand, and Digital Trends learned the model might reach American shores. Like the RWS, the RWD gets a de-tuned version of the regular R8's 5.2-liter V8, and unique chassis tuning that allows it to drift.
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Lyft offers freebies to encourage people to ditch their cars

Lyft offers freebies to encourage people to ditch their cars

If you're a Lyft rider in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago and are considering selling your car, then you could be in line for some freebies from the ridesharing company. The offer is part of Lyft’s Ditch Your Car campaign aimed at reducing car ownership and easing traffic congestion in major cities.
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The 2020 Hyundai Sonata turbo shows value and performance can go hand in hand

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata turbo shows value and performance can go hand in hand

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata goes in a bold new design direction, with LED streaks on its hood and sleeker bodywork all around. It starkly contrasts the current Sonata's conservative design. Hyundai isn't offering any details on powertrains or tech features at this time, however.
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Honda joins GM, Mercedes, Toyota in self-driving group

Honda joins GM, Mercedes, Toyota in self-driving group

Honda has thrown its hat in the self-driving-vehicle ring by joining the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC). The AVSC was formed in April of 2019 and already includes SAE International, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Uber ATG, Daimler, and Lyft as members. 
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Infiniti bets its future on a hybrid system that has flummoxed other automakers

Infiniti bets its future on a hybrid system that has flummoxed other automakers

Infiniti plans to offer a hybrid or all-electric powertrain in every model beginning in 2021. But the Nissan luxury brand won't rely on an ordinary hybrid system. Infiniti plans to use a series hybrid system in which a gasoline engine acts only as a generator, without driving the wheels directly.
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Uber self-driving cars were reportedly in 37 crashes before fatal incident

Uber self-driving cars were reportedly in 37 crashes before fatal incident

Prior to a March 2018 fatal crash, Uber self-driving cars were involved in 37 crashes, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Uber suspended its autonomous car program after the fatal crash, but has resumed testing on a limited basis.
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BMW stripped weight and added power to make its pint-sized M2 even better

BMW stripped weight and added power to make its pint-sized M2 even better

The 2020 BMW M2 CS is the latest version of BMW M's smallest model. It boasts more power than the current M2 Competition, with less weight and standard adaptive suspension. The limited-edition M2 CS debuts at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, and starts production in March 2020.
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Ferrari balancing performance and comfort as it enters the SUV segment

Ferrari balancing performance and comfort as it enters the SUV segment

Never say never: Ferrari's first SUV is under development, and it's tentatively scheduled to make its debut in 2022. Called Purosangue internally, it will look like nothing else on the road, and it will come with the tech and comfort features buyers expect from a luxury car. Pricing will start at about $350,000.
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Fast food will take on a new meaning in Ferrari’s upcoming restaurant

Fast food will take on a new meaning in Ferrari’s upcoming restaurant

We're looking forward to waiting a year and a half for the opportunity to sit behind a plate of GTC4Lasagna. Ferrari confirmed it will branch out into the food and fashion industries to increase its profits. Italian chef Massimo Bottura will run Ferrari's restaurant in its hometown of Maranello, Italy.
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Opinion: Hey piston heads, just give up because electric cars are better

Opinion: Hey piston heads, just give up because electric cars are better

As electric cars become increasingly popular, a fierce debate rages on the internet with trolls talking trash about electric vehicles and their sudden surge in popularity. But today, right here and now, I am going to give you scientific and empirical evidence why EVs should and will take over. 
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Opinion: Charge all you want, I’m sticking with gasoline

Opinion: Charge all you want, I’m sticking with gasoline

All anyone talks about any more is our electric car future. But I don't intend to live in that future. I intend to keep burning this noisy and smelly fuel for as long as I can operate the pedals. Here's why you should too.

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is small, affordable, and brimming with value

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is small, affordable, and brimming with value

Hyundai unveiled the 2020 Venue at the 2019 New York Auto Show. It's a city-friendly car that stands out as the smallest and most affordable member of the company's crossover and SUV lineup. Small doesn't mean basic, however. The Venue is available with a long list of creature comforts and tech features.
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Bloodhound supersonic car eyes land speed record after 500 mph test run

Bloodhound supersonic car eyes land speed record after 500 mph test run

The Bloodhound supersonic car reached 500 mph for the first time during a test run this week, putting the vehicle on course for a land speed record attempt in 2020. The jet- and rocket-powered car hit 501 mph on Wednesday as it hurtled along a salt pan in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.
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Highly anticipated C8 Corvette is delayed until February

Highly anticipated C8 Corvette is delayed until February

Chevrolet announced that the new mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 has been delayed until February due to the six-week GM work stoppage. Originally scheduled for delivery around Christmas time, Corvette fans will need to show some patience.
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Most people want to keep their cars away from full self-driving, study says

Most people want to keep their cars away from full self-driving, study says

What about when the autonomous machine takes over and we are reduced to nothing more than freight?  That is what SAE International wanted to know in a poll conducted over 18 months to find the level of trust Americans have in autonomous vehicles.
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Racing’s most hallowed ground will host autonomous cars in 2021

Racing’s most hallowed ground will host autonomous cars in 2021

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host a race for autonomous cars in 2021. Cars will be fielded by colleges and universities, with a $1 million cash prize for first place The Indianapolis competition is intended to speed up commercialization of autonomous cars for road use.
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Toyota takes the tuning world by storm with eight Supra-based builds

Toyota takes the tuning world by storm with eight Supra-based builds

The Toyota Supra lineup shown at SEMA 2019 ranges from tame to wild; one merely gets a redesigned body kit, while another receives a 750-horsepower evolution of the stock model's straight-six engine. Toyota hasn't revealed what the future holds for most of these concepts, but we're hoping they reach production.
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Lamborghini and MIT want to replace batteries with supercapacitors

Lamborghini and MIT want to replace batteries with supercapacitors

Who needs batteries? Lamborghini and MIT are developing supercapacitors as an alternative technology for hybrids and electric cars. A new patent filing could help push the tech closer to the mainstream. Lamborghini has already used supercapacitors on its limited-edition Sián hybrid.
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Kia Futuron concept is an electric SUV inspired by UFOs

Kia Futuron concept is an electric SUV inspired by UFOs

The Kia Futuron concept hints at the design of future Kia electric cars. The dome-like roof was inspired by flying saucers, while the interior takes cues from first-class airline cabins, according to Kia. In-wheel electric motors give the Futuron all-wheel drive, and it was designed for autonomous driving.
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Ford transforms the Mustang into a rule-breaking, 900-horsepower EV

Ford transforms the Mustang into a rule-breaking, 900-horsepower EV

The one-off Lithium concept comes with a six-speed manual transmission, which is highly unusual in the electric car world. It packs 900 horsepower and as much torque as a heavy duty pickup truck. It's a concept built for the 2019 SEMA show, but it illustrates Ford isn't afraid to electrify its most popular nameplates.

Chevrolet uses the Bolt’s electric guts to build a Hot Wheels-like classic truck

Chevrolet uses the Bolt’s electric guts to build a Hot Wheels-like classic truck

Chevrolet ultimately plans to offer the parts needed to build an electric hot rod as a turn-key bundle, much like it currently sells crate engines. There's no word yet on when the bundle will be available, or how much it will cost, but it will undeniably make trucks like the E-10 concept easier to create.
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It’s T time: Porsche builds 300-hp 718 Boxster, Cayman to take on twisty roads

It’s T time: Porsche builds 300-hp 718 Boxster, Cayman to take on twisty roads

Porsche expanded its portfolio of T-badged models with backroad-friendly variants of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. Both models receive the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter flat-four engine rated at 300 hp. The 718s don't come with an infotainment system to save weight, but buyers can request one at no extra cost.
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Aston Martin’s DBX SUV has a luxurious interior, and a price to match

Aston Martin’s DBX SUV has a luxurious interior, and a price to match

The Aston Martin DBX is the automaker's first SUV, and it will be priced like Aston Martin's traditional sports cars. The DBX will start at $189,900, making it one of the most expensive SUVs on sale. Aston Martin claims the DBX's luxurious interior and performance capabilities will justify the price.
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Tesla reaches settlement with Walmart to bring solar panel suit to an end

Tesla reaches settlement with Walmart to bring solar panel suit to an end

Walmart announced it dropped its lawsuit against Tesla over malfunctioning solar panels manufactured by the company that resulted in fires. A Walmart spokesperson said that a settlement has been reached between the two companies and the stipulation of dismissal has been filed with the court. 
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Nissan reinvigorates its 370Z with 750 hp and a carbon fiber diet

Nissan reinvigorates its 370Z with 750 hp and a carbon fiber diet

For SEMA 2019, Nissan transformed its 370Z sports car into a time attack racer. Nissan stripped as much weight as possible from the car, then cranked up the power by adding twin turbochargers to the 3.7-liter V6 engine. Nissan claims the time attack car has over 750 horsepower.
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Aston Martin goes from four wheels to two with AMB 001 motorcycle

Aston Martin goes from four wheels to two with AMB 001 motorcycle

Aston Martin is launching its first ever motorcycle. The automaker is teaming up with resurrected motorcycle company Brough Superior on the bike, which debuts November 5. Aston Martin is expanding its horizons, with plans for an SUV and cars with hybrid and electric powertrains.
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Ford Bronco R off-road racer shares DNA with upcoming production model

Ford Bronco R off-road racer shares DNA with upcoming production model

Shortly after announcing that the new Bronco would debut in spring 2020, Ford rolled out an off-roader racer based on the reborn SUV. The Ford Bronco R will race in the legendary Baja 1000 in Mexico. The racer's styling provides hints at the design of the new Ford Bronco.
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Hail a cab in New York City soon and you might step into a Tesla

Hail a cab in New York City soon and you might step into a Tesla

To qualify a Tesla will need a Dupont M6284 yellow paint job, proper signage, interior security cameras, and a fare meter. Once outfitted the vehicle can run for seven years under an unrestricted medallion issued by the TLC.  In a study of NYC taxicabs, each averages 192 miles per day.
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More than 600,000 GM pickups and SUVs being recalled for a braking problem

More than 600,000 GM pickups and SUVs being recalled for a braking problem

General Motors has issued a recall for 638,068 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks from 2014-2018 and Chevrolet and GMC SUVs from 2015-2020. The recall concerns a faulty wheel speed sensor that could, if it fails, cause the brake to engage on the opposite side of the faulty sensor.