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Ariel P40 electric supercar to pack 1180 hp and do 0-100 mph in 3.8 sec

Ariel P40 electric supercar to pack 1180 hp and do 0-100 mph in 3.8 sec

Ariel has been making very niche sports cars for many year. These cars, such as the Atom and the Nomad, are basically tube frame chassis with a motor and wheels strapped to them. Ariel has announced a new supercar that is much more substantial than the rides we are used to seeing from the company. The car is called the P40 right now and it is expected to be the fastest-accelerating and most advanced supercar ever made.

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AAA says it costs about 74 cents per mile to drive

AAA says it costs about 74 cents per mile to drive

Anyone who owns a car can tell you that they are expensive and it's more than the monthly car payment that most drivers have, which some drivers lucky enough to have a paid for car can avoid. Even if your ride is paid for, there are still maintenance items like tires and hoses, fuel, oil changes, and other charges like tolls and that's before you get into the required insurance. AAA has looked at a bunch of different vehicle types and come up with some hard numbers for how much it cost to drive your vehicle per mile.

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2018 Nissan Leaf to be shown in Detroit as Nissan talks Intelligent Mobile tech

2018 Nissan Leaf to be shown in Detroit as Nissan talks Intelligent Mobile tech

Nissan has been teasing EV fans a lot of late with little tidbits about the all-new 2018 Leaf EV. one of the big things that we know is that the Leaf will be cheaper than the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt EVs. A leak also showed a car that will have rather mild styling, this is no surprise since Nissan wants to lure people to buy the car rather than offering something with polarizing style along the lines of the Toyota Prius.

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Nissan adds Titan, Titan XD, and Frontier trucks to Midnight Edition line

Nissan adds Titan, Titan XD, and Frontier trucks to Midnight Edition line

Nissan has been offering vehicles with blacked out wheels and trim for several model years now and has recently added its three trucks to the Midnight Edition family. The trucks include the Titan, Titan XD, and Frontier mid-size truck. With the addition of the three trucks to the Midnight family, there are now nine models available in Midnight Editions. The others include the Altima, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, and Sentra.

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Mercedes-AMG Project One and more to debut at Frankfurt International Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG Project One and more to debut at Frankfurt International Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz has big plans for the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) that will run from September 14 through September 24. Mercedes plans to have a major exhibit that will highlight its plans for "mobility of tomorrow." There will be multiple cars at the show and one of them will be the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar. The automaker has been stressing since this car was first teased that it will be the first hypercar in the world to use true Formula 1 hybrid drive technology for the street.

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Hagerty DriveShare is an enthusiast peer-to-peer car rental company

Hagerty DriveShare is an enthusiast peer-to-peer car rental company

We all know how car rental companies work, you reserve your car, pay the fee and then you get to go drive around in someone else's car. Hagerty is rolling out an auto rental service that uses cars that it doesn't own. With the new service, called DriveShare, you can put your own enthusiast auto up for rent and then rent it directly to another enthusiast for a set fee per day. This isn't an entirely new service, it was originally called Classics & Exotics and Hagerty recently purchased it and renamed the service.

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Acura’s ARX-05 prototype racer to tear up Daytona

Acura’s ARX-05 prototype racer to tear up Daytona

Acura has pulled the wraps off the awesome prototype racing car that it will use to take on the competition at the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race series, the debut of the racing car will happen at Daytona. The official unveiling of the sexy racer was at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion; and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn.

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Formula One eSports world championship launches

Formula One eSports world championship launches

The top racing series in the world Formula One with the fastest cars and some of the best drivers to be seen anywhere. F1 racing has announced that it will be crowning its first virtual racing champion with the announcement of the Formula 1 Esports Series. The series is being cast as the fastest and most prestigious virtual racing competition.

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First Bugatti Chiron in the US delivered at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

First Bugatti Chiron in the US delivered at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Ah, the life of a wealthy gentleman or lady is the life that we would all like to have. Buying what you want, when you want it and having the ability to take delivery of incredible hypercars when you want. Take for instance this Bugatti Chiron clad in beautiful black and yellow paint and leather. This is the very first Bugatti Chiron delivered to a customer the US. The delivery was made at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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Volvo turns the 2018 XC60 into a solar eclipse viewer

Volvo turns the 2018 XC60 into a solar eclipse viewer

At this point everyone knows that the solar eclipse is coming next week and ahead of that people have been trying to get their hands on eclipse glasses so they can look at the phenomenon without going blind. The catch is that a bunch of the eclipse glasses that came out of China were bogus and Amazon had to recall them. Volvo is doing its part to enable at least a handful of people to view the eclipse without having to wear glasses that look like they are from 3D movies of the '80s.

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Hyundai offers up details on next-gen fuel-cell powered SUV

Hyundai offers up details on next-gen fuel-cell powered SUV

Hyundai has been working a next generation fuel-cell powered SUV for a while now and the last time we talked about that SUV was back in December 2016 when it was tipped to be in development and promising a 348-mile range. Hyundai is offering up some more details on this SUV at a hydrogen vehicle preview event held in Seoul.

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Ford patent shows autonomous auto future with or without steering wheel

Ford patent shows autonomous auto future with or without steering wheel

Many automotive enthusiasts are on the fence a bit about the autonomous future. Auto enthusiasts like to drive and some fear the autonomous autos will take that ability from us eventually. At the same time, there are certainly conditions where not having to drive is ideal, you only have to drive through the mountains of Colorado to know being able to look around is a good thing. A Ford patent application has turned up that shows the automaker's vision of a future where you might be able to drive your car when you want, and pull the steering wheel and pedals out when you want to be driven.

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