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Leaked Ford GT500 images are reportedly from dealer meeting

Leaked Ford GT500 images are reportedly from dealer meeting

We are very excited at the prospect of a new GT500 around here. There have been several rumors about the car, with one hinting the Mustang would have a 200mph top speed. The new leaked images are claimed to come from a dealer meeting where the car was introduced and the ride in the pictures certainly looks like what Ford has been teasing.

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NASA testing Insight mission’s robotic arm

NASA testing Insight mission’s robotic arm

Playing the claw game that sits in the entry area of your local Walmart store is a challenge to win. This is despite that fact that you are standing right in front of the glass case controlling the arm. If you had to play that claw game from another planet, the difficulty would be greatly compounded. This is essentially what NASA scientist will be doing when it comes to controlling the robotic arm used for the InSight mission.

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Ford GT production increased to 1,350 units

Ford GT production increased to 1,350 units

Ford has announced that the popularity of the Ford GT has led it to increase production capacity for the cars by 350 units. The production run for the Ford GT will now total 1,350 units over a period of six years. Ford is opening its final owner application process for select global markets on November 8.

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2019 Nissan Titan and Titan XD priced up

2019 Nissan Titan and Titan XD priced up

Nissan has announced the official pricing on its 2019 Titan and Titan XD trucks, which are available to purchase now nationwide. The 2019 Titan starts at $30,390 for the Titan S Single Cab 4x2 and $32,670 for the Titan XD S Single Cab 4x2 gas truck. Buyers who want that Titan XD S single cab 4x2 with diesel power will shell out $38,270 making the diesel engine an expensive upgrade.

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3.7-billion-year-old rock might not hold evidence of life after all

3.7-billion-year-old rock might not hold evidence of life after all

A few years back some scientists found an ancient rock in Greenland that was about 3.7 billion years old. This ancient rock had roughly triangular-shaped objects inside it that scientists originally thought were microbial fossils. Those structures led the scientists to proclaim that this rock had the oldest evidence of life ever discovered.

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2019 Yenko Stage II Camaro available directly through Chevy dealers

2019 Yenko Stage II Camaro available directly through Chevy dealers

In the '60s the hottest and most desired of the Camaro muscle cars of the era were the Yenko cars. Modern muscle car fans can now purchase the 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro directly through Chevy dealerships. The car is very limited edition with only 25 to be made and it has a supercharged 6.8L engine that makes 1000hp.

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Chevrolet shows off refreshed 2019 Camaro at SEMA in Shock yellow

Chevrolet shows off refreshed 2019 Camaro at SEMA in Shock yellow

Bright colors and muscle cars have a long history together spinning back to the '60s. Chevrolet has a new SEMA show car that will be on display in Las Vegas that wears a paint color that will be offered on the 2019 Camaro. That paint color is a very bright yellow that is called Shock. The color reminds of a highlighter marker.

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Researchers found a way to monitor Ross Ice Shelf from afar

Researchers found a way to monitor Ross Ice Shelf from afar

Direct study of Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf is difficult because of the extreme conditions at the location. Scientists believe they have found a way for monitoring of changes on the ice shelf from afar. The team has found that the wind blowing across the snow dunes on the Ice Shelf cause the shelf to vibrate.

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Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk runs the 1/4 mile in 9.66 seconds

Hennessey Jeep Trackhawk runs the 1/4 mile in 9.66 seconds

It's cool to see big cars that don’t look fast go REALLY fast down the drag strip. This is exactly what Hennessey Performance has made the Jeep Trackhawk able to do. Admittedly, the Trackhawk is fast in pure stock form, but once Hennessey works its magic the Trackhawk is a completely different beast.

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GM announced new extended bumper-to-bumper warranty

GM announced new extended bumper-to-bumper warranty

Lots of people who plan to keep the new cars they buy for a long time will purchase an extended warranty to protect against repair costs. GM has announced that effective immediately anyone buying a new GM vehicle will be able to purchase a "true" extended bumper-to-bumper warranty for their new ride. Chevy or GMC customers can purchase a warranty covering the car for 5-years or 60,000 miles.

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NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory safe mode fault identified, normal operations to resume

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory safe mode fault identified, normal operations to resume

Earlier this week NASA reported that its Chandra X-ray Observatory had ceased normal operations and had entered safe mode. The fear was that the space telescope might have suffered a gyroscope failure. Chandra entered safe mode on October 10 and NASA says that operations will resume with the cause of safe mode now identified.

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Porsche Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo offer 460hp turbo V8

Porsche Panamera GTS and Panamera GTS Sport Turismo offer 460hp turbo V8

Porsche has announced a pair of new models that slot into the Panamera line and offer improved performance. The models are the Panamera GTS and the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo. Both models share the same 4.0L V8 biturbo engine making 460hp and 620Nm of torque.

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