Cars

Classic and modern Ford Mustangs welded together for the sake of art

Classic and modern Ford Mustangs welded together for the sake of art

Now here's something you don't see everyday: one half from two different cars welded together lengthwise, the first being a 1965 Ford Mustang, and the second from a 2015 model Mustang. Ford created the display as a way to highlight 50 years of innovation in the automotive industry, with a focus on how different a single car model can be over that amount of time.

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5 Pioneering Crossover Sedans and Wagons that inspired the Volvo S60 Cross Country

5 Pioneering Crossover Sedans and Wagons that inspired the Volvo S60 Cross Country

At first glance the 2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country might seem like a bit of an outlier on the crossover scene. At its core, the S60 Cross Country shares almost everything with the standard S60 sedan - its mechanical bits, interior, and all of its sheet metal - with a few notable exceptions. Most obvious is the boost that's been given to the Cross Country's ride height, which offers you 7.9 inches of clearance should you elect to take the all-wheel drive Volvo off the beaten path. You'll also notice the car's flared fenders and skid plate up front that's designed to protect the engine, all of which together serve to ruggedize the European four-door's visual presence.

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This 505hp Alfa Romeo Giulia is only for Italy’s police force

This 505hp Alfa Romeo Giulia is only for Italy’s police force

Italian car-maker Alfa Romeo has just unveiled a special edition of its latest 4-door sedan: the 2017 Giulia Quadrifoglio (QV). But not just anyone will be getting behind the wheel of this hot ride, no matter how deep their pockets are. Alfa Romeo has given two of these QV models to Italy's Carabinieri, the country's national and military police force. Not only does the sedan get 505-horsepower from a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, but it comes with a manual transmission. Oh be still my heart.

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Can Fiat Chrysler ride Google’s self-driving cars to success?

Can Fiat Chrysler ride Google’s self-driving cars to success?

Fiat Chrysler doesn't have much in the way of an autonomous car strategy itself, but riding Google's coat-tails into the self-driving future may be the answer. The automaker has already inked a deal to provide 100 of its 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for Google to turn into autonomous cars, but that could be only the beginning for a deal that would bring FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) back into competition with rivals General Motors and Ford.

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Four things the 2016 Prius Two Eco gets absolutely right

Four things the 2016 Prius Two Eco gets absolutely right

Not for nothing is the Toyota Prius the chariot-of-choice for the eco pious. Toyota's segment-starting hybrid has become a mainstay of the green driving movement over its nearly two decades of production, at the same time racking up criticisms that it's more appliance than automobile. Along comes the fourth-generation 2016 Prius, however, and while you may be tempted to write it off as more of the same, it turns out there's a lot more changed than just the controversial looks.

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Amazon Alexa learns to summon a Tesla Model S

Amazon Alexa learns to summon a Tesla Model S

The autonomous driving features in the Tesla Model S have allowed the car to be summoned from its parking space for several months now, first via the keyfob, and then with an unofficial Apple Watch app. But now it's time to let another device do the summoning for you — like Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant in the Echo connected speaker. That's exactly what developer Jason Goecke has done, allowing him to tell his car to pull out of the garage with voice commands.

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Bentley Bentayga app for Apple Watch lets owners control their car

Bentley Bentayga app for Apple Watch lets owners control their car

Bentley has unveiled a new app for the Apple Watch that gives passengers in the lavish Bentayga SUV the ability to control a number of car systems from the watch. The well heeled in the back seat can't be bothered to reach for a standard button when relaxing after all. Using the watch app, the passengers being driven in the Bentayga can control climate and entertainment systems.

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Lyft is working on self-driving Chevy Bolt EV cabs

Lyft is working on self-driving Chevy Bolt EV cabs

Lyft will trial autonomous taxi service with a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs within the next twelve months, it's reported, as GM accelerates its car tech research. The automaker and the ride-sharing firm announced back in January that they had plans to collaborate on self-driving cars, with the eventual goal being an on-demand, autonomous vehicle network that could be summoned from a smartphone.

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Tesla’s entire 2018 Model 3 production is almost all taken

Tesla’s entire 2018 Model 3 production is almost all taken

Affordable sedans don't typically find themselves on the "covet" side of the supply/demand curve, but it's looking like the Tesla Model 3 will buck that trend. The most affordable model in the automaker's all-electric line-up has already seen record reservations, and now CEO Elon Musk is warning that those who don't stake a place in line may be forced to wait even longer than initially expected.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex released in Open Beta for Windows 10 users

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex released in Open Beta for Windows 10 users

This morning, the newest in new Forza racing games became available for all Windows 10 users in open Beta. This means that you can jump on in and take a race spot at your leisure. Drive the biggest and baddest of vehicles. Crash into walls immediately. Find that you'll never be a match for the graphics. Make certain you understand what driving a six-figure vehicle is all about!

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Tesla’s latest Model S makes more range an in-app upgrade

Tesla’s latest Model S makes more range an in-app upgrade

Tesla is pushing the limits of in-car upgrades, offering some owners of its Model S sedan the option to add more range without changing a single battery or motor. The automaker has quietly been putting its 75 kWh battery pack inside its entry-level Model S, but badging - and selling - the car as the Model S 70, billed as having a 70 kWh pack instead.

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The five most ridiculously lavish features of the Bentley Bentayga

The five most ridiculously lavish features of the Bentley Bentayga

"Lavish excess" may be a given when you're talking about a $230k-plus SUV, but even the Bentley Bentayga can surprise you. With its 600 horsepower W12 engine and a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds, the Bentayga could embarrass a proper sports car on the road, but the lucky occupants may well be too busy enjoying the high life inside to notice. Read on for some of the most extreme, OTT, and generally uber-luxe features of the 2017 Bentayga.

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