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Ferrari rediscovers beauty with the 612-horsepower, 199-mph Roma

The Ferrari Roma coupe proves modern Ferraris can be both high tech and beautiful Ferrari clothed the basic platform and twin-turbo V8 from the Portofino in sleeker bodywork to create the Roma. Ferrari claims the coupe will do zero to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed north of 199 mph.
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Volkswagen breaks ground on U.S. electric car factory, production starts in 2022

Volkswagen plans to start making electric cars in the United States in 2022. The German automaker is expanding its current Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant to make that possible. Volkswagen will build a crossover based on the ID.Crozz concept at the Tennessee factory alongside internal-combustion models.
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McLaren’s latest supercar has 804 horsepower and no roof

The McLaren Elva is an 804-horsepower roofless supercar inspired by the McLaren-Elva Can-Am race cars of the 1960s. Under the skin, the Elva boasts thoroughly modern carbon fiber construction. McLaren will make just 399 cars, priced at $1.69 million each. Deliveries begin in 2020.
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How Cruise builds digital maps for its self-driving cars

General Motors' Cruise division designs its own maps for self-driving cars. Those maps are vital to improving the performance of autonomous cars in real-world situations, Cruise claims. Cruise's self-driving cars compare sensor data to stored maps to orient themselves and plot maneuvers.
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F1 has plans to race the world’s first net zero carbon engine in 2030

Formula One wants to effectively eliminate emissions by develop a "net zero" carbon hybrid powertrain. That will likely involve a combination of efficiency improvements and carbon offsets. Formula One also wants to eliminate single-use plastics at its races by 2025, and reduce emissions in other areas.
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With newly added AWD, Toyota’s Camry and Avalon are ready to battle winter

The Toyota Camry and Toyota Avalon are getting optional all-wheel drive, which should make both sedans a more practical option in snowy regions of the country. The all-wheel drive system from the Toyota RAV4 was modified to work in the Camry and Avalon, which are currently front-wheel drive only.
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Boot aims to be the supercar of off-road vehicles

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is shifting focus from racetracks to the legendary Baja 1000 off-road race. The Boot is a reincarnation of a classic off-road racer, packing up to 650 supercharged horsepower. A racing version will compete in the 2019 Baja 1000, where the original raced 50 years ago.
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Volkswagen and HP want your next car to have 3D-printed parts

Volkswagen and HP are looking for ways to get 3D-printed metal parts into production cars. HP was able to print 10,000 scale models of the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car, proving its Metal Jet 3D printers can work at high capacity. Volkswagen wants to 3D print gearshift knobs and other small parts.
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Tesla is working on an even more insane performance version of the Model S

Tesla already has Ludicrous mode, so what could be more insane than that. The answer is Plaid. That's what Tesla is calling a new performance upgrade for the Model S. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the upgrade will be available next year, with more details to follow in the coming months.
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2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid review: Not enough

The 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid aims to offer practicality, performance, and good gas mileage. That's a tall order for any vehicle, so can the Acura MDX pull it off? While it helped create this segment, the Acura MDX now faces more competition from Cadillac, Lexus, Lincoln, and Volvo.
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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 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 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

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

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

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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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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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

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.

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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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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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

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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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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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 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

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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2020 Honda CR-V starts at $26,145, hybrid powertrain on the way

The 2020 Honda CR-V gets an optional hybrid powertrain, marking the first time Honda has offered a CR-V hybrid model. Honda also made its 1.5-liter turbo engine standard on all non-hybrid models. The 2020 Honda CR-V goes on sale this fall, but the hybrid doesn't arrive until calendar year 2020.
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Infiniti’s latest InTouch system finally adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Infiniti luxury cars will finally get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the 2020 model year. The features will be added as part of an update to Infiniti's InTouch infotainment system. The 2020 Infiniti Q50, Q60, QX50, and QX80 are all slated to get the latest version of InTouch.
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You can now use AR on your phone to explore the Bentley you can’t afford

The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur is one of the world's most expensive new cars, but you can get a taste of what it's like to drive one through Bentley's augmented reality app. With this app, users can walk around, sit in, and (virtually) drive the latest Bentley luxury car.
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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE NASCAR racer is a distinction without a difference

Chevrolet is giving its NASCAR Camaro an upgrade -- on paper, at least. Chevy is switching from the Camaro ZL1 to the ZL1 1LE for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series, but the car won't actually change much. Because of NASCAR rules, the Camaro racer has little in common with the production model.
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Lotus applies its automotive know-how to something with fewer wheels

Lotus is going from four wheels to two with its latest project. Instead of a sports car, the company is working on a racing bicycle that will be used in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Meanwhile, Lotus is developing an electric hypercar called the Evija with a claimed 2,000 horsepower.
2020 porsche 911 carrera s and 4s get manual transmission

Porsche’s updated 911 gets the one thing it was missing: A manual transmission

Porsche promised a manual transmission when it launched the latest 911 sports car, and now the automaker is delivering. The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S will be offered with a seven-speed manual. The cars are available to order now, with deliveries expected to begin in spring 2020.
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You’ll be able to lease Fisker’s sub-$40,000 electric SUV through an app

The Fisker Ocean is an electric SUV launching in 2021 with a targeted range of 250 miles to 300 miles and a base price below $40,000. You won't have to go to a dealership to get one, either. Fisker plans to offer the Ocean through an app, and will reveal the SUV in early 2020.
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Ford vehicles will get over-the-air software updates beginning in 2020

Beginning in 2020, Ford will add over-the-air (OTA) software update capability to the computers used in most of its cars. This will let Ford add new features and fix any software problems in cars quickly. Ford did not say which vehicles will get OTA update capability first.