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Gordon Murray designed a three-seat automotive icon in the 1990s, and now he’s at it again. Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) formally introduced the T50 limited-edition supercar on Tuesday, and the company is making a lot of claims about its lightweight structure, high-revving engine, and driver engagement. Murray calls it “the ultimate analog supercar.” Only 100
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The 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickup hog mollies are back this year—how could you miss them? Mechanically related to the Chevrolet Silverado HD twins, the GMC versions are comparatively a little more rock ‘n’ roll. New this year are versions of the pickup that take it further off-road (X31) and take it further into
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Brad Hunstable has a big plan for supplying electric vehicle motors that involves no less than a radical new design for motors, with more than 70 patents. It requires the creation of a high-speed, lights-out manufacturing approach. It is a bet that he can outproduce China’s fastest low-cost mass producers of motors. And on top
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German carmaker Audi has apologised for an ad showing a little girl eating a banana in front of a high-performance car, which drew a torrent of criticism on Twitter. “We hear you and let’s get this straight: We care for children,” Audi tweeted in its apology. “We sincerely apologize for this insensitive image and ensure
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CDK Global Inc. avoided a major financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic and related economic recession as the dealership management giant ended its fiscal year. The Hoffman Estates, Ill., company on Tuesday reported revenue of $449.6 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, down 8 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
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By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on August 4, 2020 Tesla’s newest Gigafactory under construction in Texas continues to keep pace with expectations set by the company during its other building projects in Shanghai and Berlin. In doing so, the all-electric carmaker’s construction strategy looks to be quite scalable given the size of the Texas Gigafactory
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MILAN — Ferrari has trimmed its sales forecasts for this year after reporting decreasing core earnings, although in line with expectations, in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ferrari said Monday that its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) would come in between 1.075 billion euros and 1.125 billion euros
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Jeep‘s Groundhog Day spoof with actor Bill Murray is one of two Super Bowl commercials to be nominated for the 2020 Emmy Awards. The one-minute Jeep spot, which topped the USA Today Admeter rankings, is up against Amazon’s “Before Alexa” ad from Super Bowl LIV as well as ads from Apple, Procter & Gamble and
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With its long-awaited mid-engine platform, the Chevrolet Corvette C8 is a major step forward for “America’s Sports Car.” But not every aspect of the eighth-generation Corvette is ideal for enthusiasts. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained looked at five “flaws” of the C8 Corvette, and why fans may be wrong to complain about them. The first
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Symboliq and Optiq. General Motors‘ trademark filings for those names in Switzerland late last month suggest that’s what Cadillac will call two of its upcoming electric vehicles, according to GM Authority. They would join the Lyriq and Celestiq, the two EV nameplates that Cadillac has confirmed to be in the pipeline so far. Symboliq and
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. formally launched the FordPass Rewards Visa card, which offers customers money back on vehicle-related purchases, among other perks. The credit card, which became available in July, allows cardholders to earn 5 percent back on certain Ford transactions, plus another 5 percent through the FordPass Rewards loyalty program. The card offers
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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in March, Hyundai Motor America reached out to its South Korean headquarters to decide how to help. The company settled on funding what had been a gamechanger in South Korea’s coronavirus response — drive-through testing centers. In the U.S. the company has donated $4.4 million to testing centers
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TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will create a trio of companies tasked with developing software for the next generation of smart cars. In detailing the plans, Toyoda said old business strategies no longer guarantee success in an industry being rocked by technological upheaval. Toyoda spoke here last week. These are edited excerpts.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company conducted “zero” consumer research when designing its upcoming Cybertruck. He says he doesn’t pay attention to competitors or know anything about other electric vehicles on the market. And criticism that the Autopilot name is misleading for Tesla’s driver-assist system, which has been linked to a number of accidents?
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