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Tesla Semi order books open, $20,000 deposit required

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Five years after its debut alongside the new Tesla Roadster, the Tesla Semi takes another big step towards production. The automaker opened up order books for the Class 8 tractor and also dropped a few crumbs about trims and performance. A $20,000 deposit will reserve a ...

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2023 Nissan Z Delivers Lots of Power in a Legacy Look

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2023 Nissan Z hits showrooms this summer with 400 horsepower and an all-new look.
There are shared and carried-over components in the car, but Nissan says it's 80% new, and if that's what it takes to keep sports cars available on the market in these crossover times, then that's ...

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Guy Drives NASCAR Race Car To McDonald’s

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If you have to ask why, you don't get it...
YouTuber TheStradman, a guy who lives outside of Park City, Utah, and admittedly has a pretty nice collection of cars, recently acquired Rusty Wallace's retired NASCAR stock car. For whatever reason, he had the race...

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Fisker Pear electric hatchback teased, promises $29,900 price

Today is our first close look at a new model from Fisker called the Pear. Yes, this is pear like the fruit, so it's fitting that the teaser image is mostly shades of green.
Explicit details about the pear are few, but Fisker gave us a few things to chew on. For one, Fisker is promising a base pri...

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2005 Ferrari F430 Spider Is Our Bring a Trailer Auction Pick of the Day

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This 2005 Ferrari F430 is equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox and shows 13,000 miles on the odometer.
It's powered by a 483 hp 4.3-liter V8 that revs at 8500 rpm.
Bids are up to $125,000 starting May 12th and the auction ends Tuesday May 17th.
Ferrari hasn't s...

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GM Is Going Full Big Brother, A Gearhead Takes A Final Ride, And The Crash That Killed 83 People

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There's a lot to discover, so let's dive in!
GM has been making some weird moves lately, a man's last ride on the drag strip and more are discussed on this week's episode of the Motorious podcast. Also, we talk about the tragic accident at Le Mans in 1955 tha...

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Remembering The The 1955 Le Mans Disaster

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It's a tragedy that every motorsport fan should remember.
There are too few good animated films about cars. Sure we have Pixar's Cars movies and there used to be Transformers and Speed ​​Racers but there aren't many these days. If you haven't seen the followi...

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How Solid-State EV Batteries May Lick the Fast-Charging Degradation Problem

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Solid-state batteries hold promise for electric vehicles in terms of reduced complexity, increased safety, and less degradation when repeatedly rapidly charged.
QuantumScape data shows that its solid-state batteries retain over 80 percent of their capacity after 400 cycles of...

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This anti-rollover semi-truck system aims to protect drivers from dangerously high winds

Trucks are the fuel arteries of our economic fabric, transporting goods to and from retailers and manufacturers around the world. The drivers of these massive vehicles are often faced with the wrath of nature, more specifically with strong winds. Axicle Engineering has developed a roll-over prote...

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Editors' Picks April 2022 | Toyobaru twins and the Kia EV6

This month of editorial picks, we gave recognition to the Toyobaru twins - Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ - and the all-new Kia EV6. We've also reviewed a number of other EVs and regular SUVs, but these are the new models that have excelled in their respective segments. Even before all the improvemen...

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer inline-six EPA figures confirmed

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The 2022 standard-wheelbase Jeep Grand Wagoneer with the 3.0-liter Hurricane straight-six has its first set of official fuel economy numbers from the EPA. These fuel economy numbers are for the high-output variant, which makes 510 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque (to the eight...

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What We Learned from the Inaugural F1 Miami Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen won the inaugural Miami F1 GP on Sunday, moving up to the lead from third on the grid.
Polesitter Charles Leclerc had to settle for second place.
Carlos Seinz made it to a two-for-three Ferrari podium.
It was an abundance of celebrities, an ent...

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Why Harry Gant's 1991 Skoal Bandit Is Banned from NASCAR Darlington Throwback Weekend

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NASCAR's entwined experience with the tobacco industry continues.
Cup Series team owner Justin Marks tweeted on Friday that his plan to use one of the Skoal Bandit cars made famous by driver Harry Gant in Sunday's pre-raceway show at Darlington Raceway wa...

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Car Guy Gets Sent To Heaven On The Dragstrip

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This man got the farewell he deserved!
If there's one thing you should know about reading automotive content, car people are awesome. Some of the most heartwarming stories come from our beloved community, like raising funds for charity and throwing wild car-r...

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Georgia Garage Hides Double The Mopar Treasure

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These cars are ready to rumble again!
Mopar has produced some of the country's classic cars that have captured the eyes and hearts of automobile enthusiasts everywhere. These vehicles have impressed millions, from Super Bees to Satellites, with their dedicate...

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EV charging guide | What to know when buying an electric car

New electric vehicles are being introduced all the time these days, and in our experience most are well worth the hype. If you're wondering what to buy, here's our list of the best electric cars and SUVs. But as good as switching to an electric vehicle sounds for environmental, economic, or gener...

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Secret Classic Car Graveyard Hidden In The Woods

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Would you save some of these cars?
Once again we have an example of valuable vintage cars that have just been discarded in a wooded area. There are many reasons someone would do this, and many more reasons why they would just leave the vehicles out there for ...

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Ford Gets Hosed By EV Investment

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Welcome to the future of the car...
We all keep hearing the mantra that electrification is the future of the automotive industry. While that may be true, such a future could be a long way off, especially given setbacks like the one Ford has suffered. The Amer...

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Dodge Will Release The Hornet

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Are you ready for another crossover with attitude?
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis recently confirmed that the Dodge Hornet is legit and will be coming to a dealership near you soon. Before you start jumping up and down, you should know that this isn't a new muscle ca...

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$1.87 Million "Big Oly" Bronco Rolls, Keeps Racing Anyway

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When Parnelli Jones and Bill Stroppe introduced the purpose-built bronco racer called "Big Oly" in the early 1970s, they started a revolution. The tube-framed off-roader inspired a generation of other purpose-built Baja racers, making it impressively capable for...

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Hyundai and Rimac breaking up over Porsche

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Hyundai is reportedly cutting ties with electric supercar maker Rimac Automobili. Hyundai-Kia has owned a 12 percent stake worth $90 million in the Croatian manufacturer of the Nevera since 2019. However, Porsche, which has held a 10 percent stake in Rimac since 2018, in...

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AWD vs 4WD: What is the difference and which do you want?

As you probably know, most cars these days have four wheels. So why do people make a distinction between four-wheel drive and four-wheel drive when driving four wheels clearly means you drive all, and vice versa? Despite the confusing names and some confusing historical usages, there is a signifi...

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Florida Ford GT Owner Crashes Because He's "Unfamiliar" With Manual Transmission

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A Ford GT owner in Palm Beach, Fla., crashed his recently purchased supercar into a tree Friday night because he was "unfamiliar with how to operate shifters," police say.
The driver, 50-year-old Robert J. Guarini, told police he lost control after downshifting ...

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Formula 1 Doesn't Need DRS Anymore

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When the wing-stalling drag reduction system (DRS) was introduced in Formula One cars for the 2011 season, it was a pro-competition potion for a series that had been struggling to create close racing. The DRS allowed cars to drive closely without the "dirty" ...

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Ford F-150 Lightning even better than we were told. Again

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Ford's mantra with the F-150 Lightning so far seems to be: "Under-promise, over-deliver". First came the automaker's range estimates for its standard and extended-range batteries, which fell miles short of the Environmental Protection Agency's official ratings. Now, less...

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Ray Evernham's collection of vintage race cars is headed to auction

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham is selling more than 30 cars from his personal collection. The fleet, due to cross the block in May 2022, includes a diverse mix of vintage racers and a handful of street-legal classics, all offered with no reserve price.
Evernham's coll...

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What Are the Best Junker Cars, and Why Should You Buy One?

Today's new car prices are the highest they've ever been, with dealerships regularly charging above MSRP for even the most rudimentary models intended for the driver's basic daily tasks. And if you're looking at specialized newer limited-production cars, the market value could be thousands more t...

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Ford and Honda drop out of SEMA, VW jumps in

Two of the biggest automaker exhibitors at SEMA, Ford and Honda, are dropping out of the show this year. This came in an announcement from SEMA, originally spotted by The Drive. As such, automakers will not have their displays on the floor. That being said, it's possible the companies will announ...

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Ageless Wonder John Force Sets Track Records at Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

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Less than a week after his 73rd birthday, John Force set both ends of the course record at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. on Friday. and put down the fastest run ever at the facility to propel the Funny Car to provisional No. 1 position Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
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Ferrari 328 GTS Runs Red Light, Gets Creamed

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The guy driving the Ferrari was Doug Ford's campaign manager...
Anyone who has spent any significant amount of time behind the wheel of a sports car on the road has learned that, much like riding a motorcycle, you become almost invisible to most other drivers...

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