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2018 Jeep Wrangler introduced, official unveil November 29

2018 Jeep Wrangler introduced, official unveil November 29

Yesterday FCA offered up some scant official details on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler that Jeep fans have been salivating over for months. The 2018 Wrangler looks a lot like the outgoing model, but it's all new. For now, the only real detail we have about the 2018 Wrangler models are three images that Jeep has published.

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NASA’s 2020 Mars rover supercharge with 23 eyes

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover supercharge with 23 eyes

NASA is working on the next rover that will cruise around the surface of Mars taking scientific measurements and generally checking out what the Red Planet has to offer. The rover is called the 2020 Mars rover and it will have some nice upgrades compared to the rover on Mars right now called Curiosity. Namely, the 2020 Mars rover will have 23 different cameras.

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Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6 costs $349,000

Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6 costs $349,000

Hennessey has a long history of taking cars and trucks that are already cool and turning them into beasts of a different color. One of the vehicles that Hennessey famously upgrades is the Ford Raptor truck. This truck is already an expensive and high performing ride, but the new Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 takes that up five or six notches. The VelociRaptor is based on the 2018 Raptor truck.

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2018 Corvette Carbon 65 is limited to 650 units

2018 Corvette Carbon 65 is limited to 650 units

Chevrolet has announced a new special edition Corvette that is meant to celebrate 65 years of the iconic American sports car. The 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition is offered on 2018 Grand Sport and Z06 models and is limited to only 650 units made. Each of the cars will get a unique VIN number and a plaque inside the car highlighting the build number.

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Google changed autonomous auto plans due to napping users

Google changed autonomous auto plans due to napping users

A new report has come out that claims that Google changed its plans for autonomous autos shortly after testing features that would have required the driver to take over in a dangerous situation. The reason for changing its plans was because reliance on autopilot left users distracted and unprepared to maneuver in a tricky situation. Originally plans had been to have a system that would require drivers to take over if a tone sounded.

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Acura NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed rolls into SEMA

Acura NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed rolls into SEMA

Each year at SEMA there are a vast number of awesome custom cars on display. This year one of the coolest is a special Acura NSX by ScienceofSpeed called the NSX “Dream Project” and the car looks the business. The first thing you notice about this special SEMA car is the bodywork that looks straight off the GT3 racing grid. The body kit is inspired by those GT3 racers and not only looks good, but it functions as well.

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Lotus patent applications shows off coming SUV

Lotus patent applications shows off coming SUV

The SUV market is booming today to the detriment of car sales. Just about everyone prefers SUVs over a car to the point that some companies who have traditionally not offered an SUV are jumping into the market with both feet. Think Porsche Cayenne and Macan, Jaguar E-Pace, and even the Bentley Bentayga. Another storied sports car maker with the famous mantra of "Simplify and add lightness" is set to enter the SUV game.

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DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is that the replication of DNA isn’t what scientists and researchers expected. In fact, the film has undermined a great deal of what is written in textbooks.

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Ferrari FXX-K Evo available as extremely limited-edition model

Ferrari FXX-K Evo available as extremely limited-edition model

Ferrari is showing off the latest version of its famed XX car called the FXX-K Evo. The sexy looking track car will be offered as an extremely limited-edition full car and as an upgrade package for existing X cars. The XX program launched back in 2005 as an R&D program from Ferrari.

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2018 Yamaha Niken is a leaning trike

2018 Yamaha Niken is a leaning trike

Yamaha has unveiled a new motorcycle that will be coming as a 2018 model called the Niken. One glance at the photos and you can see this isn't your typical motorcycle. It is the production version of that interesting MWT-9 leaning trike concept seen a while back.

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Spy shots show revised Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 and C63 rockin’ camo

Spy shots show revised Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 and C63 rockin’ camo

We love to see spy shots of new and changed cars around here and the latest round of spy shots shows that some changes to the Mercedes-Benz C class AMG flavors are coming. It's hard to tell which car is grey and which is black in some of these spy shots, but the gray car is the C43 Coupe and the black one is the C63 Coupe.

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Bloodhound SSC successfully completes its first public speed runs

Bloodhound SSC successfully completes its first public speed runs

Yesterday the speed demons behind the Bloodhound SSC jet car completed their first public runs in the vehicle on their quest to beat the world land speed record. The first public runs of the vehicle were completed at Cornwall Airport Newquay where it reached a top speed of 210 mph. The vehicle streaked down the 9,000-foot runway with acceleration at 1.5G.

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