Cars

The ultra-rare Top Gear McLaren F1 GTR is being sold

The ultra-rare Top Gear McLaren F1 GTR is being sold

While we to hear if the hit car show Top Gear will be reborn on Netflix with a new name and former hosts Jeremy Clarkson & co., here's a bit of news about one of the amazing vehicles they once got involved in. It's a rare 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, and it's one of the few cars in existence to feature the Top Gear name and logo on its side. Now it's being sold. Except, the show didn't own this beauty, rather they were a sponsor back in '97 when there was a Top Gear Magazine.

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BMW 435i ZHP gets more power and better handling

BMW 435i ZHP gets more power and better handling

BMW fans may remember the ZHP Performance Package that was offered on 2003-2006 E46 3 Series cars. That special package was iconic in the BMW community and to celebrate that BMW has announced a special ZHP version of the 2016 435i Coupe. The 2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe will be a very limited edition car with only 100 units being built.

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Ford goes backwards with 2016 F-150 tech (in a good way)

Ford goes backwards with 2016 F-150 tech (in a good way)

Cars that can parallel-park themselves aren't new, but Ford's F-150 is borrowing the principle for a common truck headache: safely reversing a trailer. Pro Trailer Backup Assist is joining the options list for the 2016 model year of the aluminum truck, aiming to help avoid moments of "hang on, which way do I turn the wheel?" confusion when trying to back up with a trailer, horse box, or something else hanging off of your F-150, by making it as straightforward as watching the LCD and twiddling a knob.

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Prius batteries becoming popular target for thieves

Prius batteries becoming popular target for thieves

You know you have a popular car when it starts getting damaged and stolen for parts, but you'd think the battery would be the least likely cause for vandalism. Well, apparently that's the hot-ticket item on the black market if you're a Toyota Prius owner. San Francisco drivers of the hybrid have noticed an increase in car battery theft in recent days. Both police and local dealerships have noticed the new trend, and one belief is that there is a growing demand for the part as owners of the first generation Prius reach the end of their 10-year battery warranties.

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Porsche 911 Carrera and Boxster Black Editions pack enhanced features

Porsche 911 Carrera and Boxster Black Editions pack enhanced features

Porsche has created special editions of its popular 911 Carrera sports car and the Boxster roadster. The special editions are called the Black Edition and as you can guess, the key styling feature for the models is black paint and black interior. The standard paint for both models is a normal black color on the outside with Jet Black metallic available as an option. The best thing about these cars isn't the black paint color; it’s the features that Porsche crams inside.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE promises 40 mpg in the city

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE promises 40 mpg in the city

Hyundai has pulled the wraps off its second-generation Sonata Hybrid this week and it gets some unique touches to set it apart from the normal Sonata models in the line. Those unique touches include unique wheels, and unique front and rear fascias. Those unique front and rear fascias are there to do more than just make the car look visually different from the other Sonatas in the range they also improve aerodynamics.

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Bose soups up Mazda MX-5 Miata for better open-air acoustics

Bose soups up Mazda MX-5 Miata for better open-air acoustics

The 2016 MX-5 Miata was slowly but surely turning out to be Mazda's return to glory as far as the Miata line was concerned, delivering the unique experience that only open-air driving can deliver. But while the 2016 Miata's top-down mode lets you enjoy the breeze on your face, physics tells us that it may come a price of a sub par audio experience. Worry not, however, because sound experts Bose are on the scene, tweaking the MX-5 Miata's sound system to ensure clear audio, whether the top is up or down.

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1925 Bugatti Brescia is one of 12 and will be auctioned soon

1925 Bugatti Brescia is one of 12 and will be auctioned soon

Sometimes treasures are hiding in plain sight. Such was the case for one 1925 Bugatti Brescia automobile, which spent 40 years tucked away safely -- and untouched -- in an old barn in France. Eventually it was discovered and given a proper place to stay (though it is going to need some proper maintenance to get back on the road), and soon it will be finding itself a good home -- at least if the auction where it will soon be sold finds a buyer. The car is exceedingly rare, being one of only a dozen that remain.

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Takata to declare 33.8 million cars defective over faulty airbags

Takata to declare 33.8 million cars defective over faulty airbags

The Takata faulty airbag saga has been a long and tragic one, with the defective components resulting in at least half a dozen deaths, dozens of injuries, and numerous recalls. The end is nowhere in sight, however. Today the manufacturer is declaring approximately 33.8 million vehicles defective, and as a result the United States will likely see its largest ever recall — not just automotive recall, mind you, but largest consumer product recall that has ever taken place. And frankly, it's about time.

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