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First look at 2019 BMW Z4 revealed in leaked pics

First look at 2019 BMW Z4 revealed in leaked pics

It's been a full year now since BMW revealed the concept version of the new Z4 roadster, set to be the first update to the model in over seven years. While the car has spotted testing in camouflage since then, BMW is still dragging its feet on revealing the final design of the 2019 Z4. It could be debuting soon, however, as a set of pictures have leaked to a number of BMW enthusiast sites, offering a look at the convertible from several angles.

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Rare, one-of-a-kind mid-engine C4 Corvette selling for $120K

Rare, one-of-a-kind mid-engine C4 Corvette selling for $120K

Chevrolet's upcoming C8 Corvette is one of the most anticipated sports cars in the world right now for one key reason: it's going to feature a long-awaited mid-mounted engine. But for those with a whole bunch of cash in their pocket, there's another, rarer mid-engine Corvette up for sale that could be priceless for collectors. It's the one-of-a-kind 1993 Innotech Corvette, dubbed "Mysterro," which features a C4 under a custom body design.

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Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Following a tweet earlier today mentioning as much, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has published an email previously sent to employees that details potential plans about going private. News about the idea first surfaced this afternoon on Twitter via Musk, who tweeted, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." He has since tweeted updates, saying the company has confirmed that it has investor support for the plan.

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We can’t trust self-driving car AI just yet

We can’t trust self-driving car AI just yet

Self-driving cars are the future. Almost every car maker, in one way or another, has embraced technology that can take over the wheel partially or completely. It has become not a question of “if” but of “when”. Some car makers are convinced that self-driving cars will be hitting the road in two years’ time. That, however, might be an extremely optimistic outlook that may miss out on how self-driving car tech just isn’t trustworthy yet, and it’s not for the reasons you might immediately think.

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The adorable Mahindra Roxor just ran into Jeep’s furious legal team

The adorable Mahindra Roxor just ran into Jeep’s furious legal team

Mahindra's Roxor may have charmed Jeep Wrangler purists with its boxy design and off-road promise, but Fiat Chrysler's legal team isn't so impressed. The American automaker has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, arguing that the Roxor is infringing on intellectual property around the Jeep brand and design. Indeed, FCA won't settle for anything less than Roxor being completely barred from the US.

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This Ferrari book costs $30k

This Ferrari book costs $30k

This is not a car, it is a Ferrari book about cars - and it costs thirty THOUSAND dollars. The reason this book costs such an extreme amount of money is its intended audience - people who have massive amounts of cash, company heads, and the leaders of other car companies. The standard version of the book is an edition of 1,947, of which 250 include a specially designed bookstand (that's the version that'll cost $30k). All copies come with an aluminum display case designed by Marc Newson.

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2019 Jaguar F-PACE SUV gets tech upgrade as 550hp SVR arrives

2019 Jaguar F-PACE SUV gets tech upgrade as 550hp SVR arrives

Jaguar has revamped its SUV, with the 2019 F-PACE gaining lashings of new tech across the range, all the way up to the 550 horsepower F-PACE SVR flagship. The best-selling truck has proved a favorite among the automaker's line-up, paving the way in the process to the smaller E-PACE which launched last year, and the all-electric I-PACE which went on sale this year.

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Nissan’s hot car child alert (RDA) coming to all 4-doors by 2022

Nissan’s hot car child alert (RDA) coming to all 4-doors by 2022

The thought of forgetting a child in a hot car should terrify any parent. Nissan's latest update to a range of new vehicles addresses just that, with Rear Door Alert. Nissan's Rear Door Alert (RDA) is the first in the industry that "uses the horn, in addition to door sensors and a message display on the center instrument panel, to remind drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked." That's not a combination of alerts you grow used to and disregard.

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Lexus gave its LFA the Art Car treatment

Lexus gave its LFA the Art Car treatment

While BMW may be widely seen as the creator of the "Art Car" trend — the idea of using a vehicle as a canvas — recent decades have seen a number of manufacturers do the same with their flagship models, often with fantastic results. One of the latest is Japan's Lexus, which has just revealed an art car version of its LFA supercar meant to celebrate ten years of the manufacturer's F performance brand.

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1969 Dodge Charger customized with 707HP Hellcat engine

1969 Dodge Charger customized with 707HP Hellcat engine

The current generation Dodge Challenger is a shinning example of a modern muscle car, and with the carmaker's 707 horsepower Hellcat engine, it's a monster. But what if you could take all that modern power and combine it with a truly iconic muscle car of the past? That's exactly what performance and restoration shop Bumbera's did, taking a 1969 Charger and sticking in not just the Hellcat engine, but the drivetrain and electronic systems as well.

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Noble unveils M500 concept with 550hp twin-turbo EcoBoost V6

Noble unveils M500 concept with 550hp twin-turbo EcoBoost V6

Noble isn't quite the household name when it comes to sports cars, but that's because the small British manufacturer has only been producing one model, the V8-equipped M600, since 2009. They showed up to this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, however, with the new M500 concept that's designed to be the "friendlier little brother" to the M600, and more of an affordable, entry-level model. Just keep in mind that Noble charges over $400,000 for the M600.

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Maserati Levante GTS debuts with Ferrari V8 and 550hp

Maserati Levante GTS debuts with Ferrari V8 and 550hp

If you've had your eye on the Maserati Levante Trofeo SUV but the $170,000 price tag was a bit too much for your budget, consider yourself lucky. At this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Maserati announced a "budget friendly" model in the form of the 2019 Levante GTS, which sacrifices 40 horsepower for a price that starts at roughly $120,000.

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