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Roborace racing series is for cars with no drivers

Roborace racing series is for cars with no drivers

With autonomous cars, becoming more and more prevalent as the years go by it's no surprise that someone wants to see these driverless cars race. A racing series called Roborace will do just that when it debuts late in 2016 or early next year. The cars used in the series are electric, custom made, and very cool looking. They have four wheels and are covered with sensors and antennas.

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Jaguar to build Nine 1957 XKSS continuation models

Jaguar to build Nine 1957 XKSS continuation models

Jaguar is making one of the coolest and most exclusive cars that it has offered since 1957. The new car is called the XKSS and the run started in 1957 with 25 planned, only 16 of those original cars were built before a tragic fire destroyed the rest of the cars. Jag now plans to build the nine outstanding XKSS cars promising that they will be completely authentic and crafted to the highest quality.

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Genesis New York Concept is a hybrid sport sedan with 241bhp

Genesis New York Concept is a hybrid sport sedan with 241bhp

Genesis has unveiled a new concept car at the New York Auto show. The car is called the New York Concept and it shows what the company is calling the Athletic Elegance design direction that will be further explored down the road. The car also promises to focus on driver-focused luxury. Power for the car comes from a 245ps (241bhp) 2.0 GDi engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime aims for 120MPGe

2017 Toyota Prius Prime aims for 120MPGe

Toyota has rolled out the all-new 2017 Prius Prime at the New York Auto Show. The Prius Prime will be sold in all 50 states and Toyota is expecting the car to achieve a rating of 120 MPGe or higher. If that number is reached, it will be the highest rating for any plug-in hybrid vehicle. Reaching 120 MPGe would also mean 26% better economy compared to the previous Prius model.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Drops Its Retractable Hardtop Just Before 2017 New York Auto Show

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Drops Its Retractable Hardtop Just Before 2017 New York Auto Show

It was perhaps the worst-kept secret at the 2016 New York Auto Show - after all, Mazda had sent out invitations to the media weeks in advance asking them to help 'blow the roof off' - but that doesn't mean that the new hardtop edition of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata didn't cause a stir when it was revealed the night before the show was scheduled to start. Officially, Mazda is calling the new MX-5 model a 'retractable fastback' or 'RF,' due to the sloping nature of its roofline, which stands in stark contrast to the more up-and-down look of the previous retractable hardtop edition.

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2017 Subaru Impreza Debuts Ahead Of 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Subaru Impreza Debuts Ahead Of 2016 New York Auto Show

The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza has rolled out under the bright lights of New York City the night before the official kick-off for the 2016 New York Auto Show, with the four-door sedan taking a bow (the hatchback will have to wait for the show's opening day). Wearing styling that appears to borrow from both the Impreza concept that was shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall as well as the swooping curves of the Mazda3, an entirely new platform sits underneath the Impreza - dubbed the Global Platform architecture - which is intended to improve driving dynamics as well as safety.

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Jaguar app for wearables checks fuel level, unlocks doors

Jaguar app for wearables checks fuel level, unlocks doors

Jaguar has announced a new remote functions app for Android Wear smartwatches. The app has several connected features for Jaguar and Land Rover owners to take advantage of including the ability to remotely start the car and activate the climate system. That is an important feature in hot or cold environments.

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Baidu driverless cars head to the States for testing

Baidu driverless cars head to the States for testing

Chinese search giant Baidu is set to bring its driverless car testing to the US in a move that sees the firm advocating coordination with the US government to get self-driving cars on the road. Baidu wants to have a commercially viable automated car available in China by 2018, which is well ahead of the goals set by some firms. Baidu has a tech center in Silicon Valley that will be used for the autonomous car effort.

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Ariel Atom to continue to be powered by Honda under new engine deal

Ariel Atom to continue to be powered by Honda under new engine deal

The Ariel Atom is a gloriously minimalist car that is perfect for the racetrack or flying down the back roads in a car that is essentially a tube frame bolted to a Honda engine. Honda UK and Ariel Motor Company have announced that they have renewed the exclusive engine supply deal that will see the British firm continue to power its car with Honda engines.

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2017 Camaro ZL1 available with paddle shift 10-speed transmission, 640hp

2017 Camaro ZL1 available with paddle shift 10-speed transmission, 640hp

Chevrolet has been making the Camaro ZL1 for a while now and the car is aimed directly at the driver who wants to be able to take on the road course or drag strip on the weekend and be able to drive to work during the week. For 2017, the ZL1 is all new and in the guise of the 6th generation Camaro it looks fantastic to boot. Power for the ZL1 comes from a 6.2L V8 that makes an estimated 640hp and 640 lb-ft of torque.

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Lyft and GM team for Express Drive rental program

Lyft and GM team for Express Drive rental program

GM and Lyft have announced a new program that the two firms have teamed up on called Express Drive. The goal of the Express Drive program is to give Lyft drives access to a rental car when needed at an affordable rate. The Express Drive program lets the drivers rent cars under an all-inclusive program.

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Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

If you ask a handful of Mazda MX-5 buyers just what they think the new MX-5 needs to be the perfect car, a bunch of them will tell you more power. Fiat has now offered details on its Abarth 124 spider and this is the version of the MX-5 that folks wanting more power have been waiting for. Granted it's not a lot more power with a rating of 170hp from the 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine.

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