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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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2018 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition lands in spring 2018

2018 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition lands in spring 2018

Chevy and Hot Wheels have teamed up for a real-world car that you will be able to buy in the spring of 2018 that looks like one of the iconic Hot Wheels cars you can buy in stores. The car wears an orange shade on the outside called Crush meant to remind of the orange tracks Hot Wheels makes.

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RoboBee can fly, swim, land in water, and take off again

RoboBee can fly, swim, land in water, and take off again

Researchers at Harvard have created a new version of the RoboBee robotic bee that it has been working on for years. The latest version of the RoboBee is able to do things that previous versions were unable to do. The new version can fly, dive into water, swim, and then take off again right out of the water.

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Study says daydreaming could mean you are smart

Study says daydreaming could mean you are smart

A recent study from the Georgia Institute of Technology has suggested that daydreaming at work or in school isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, the study found that daydreaming might be a sign that you are smart and creative. According to the co-author of the study Eric Schumacher, people who have efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their mind from wandering.

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