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VW I.D. R Pikes Peak racer crushes overall record on America’s Mountain

VW I.D. R Pikes Peak racer crushes overall record on America’s Mountain

VW had a very impressive run in qualifying for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last week. That top place run gave VW the best starting time overall, assuming Romain Dumas and his electric I.D. R Pikes Peak racer could keep it on the road. Dumas was able to keep the car on the road on race day and absolutely dominated the track and the rest of the field.

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The weird & wonderful new Toyota Century epitomizes Japanese priorities

The weird & wonderful new Toyota Century epitomizes Japanese priorities

Some cars simply epitomize their makers, and the Toyota Century is just such a vehicle. The Japanese-only luxury sedan has become a mainstay of executive transportation since it debuted in 1967, a singularly unique play for very specific local tastes. Now, Toyota has given the Century its first complete redesign in more than two decades.

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Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

Electric GT EV series debuts its race-ready Tesla Model S

It's been just over two years since the Electric GT series was announced: similar to Formula E, it's an all-electric racing series, but one that uses a modified version of the consumer Tesla Model S. With the series' first season finally kicking off in November, Electric GT Holdings unveiled its race-spec Model S this week in Barcelona, and it's clear it's a Tesla ready for the track.

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Mercedes discontinues plug-in hybrids ahead of upcoming EQ models

Mercedes discontinues plug-in hybrids ahead of upcoming EQ models

If you're in the market for a new plug-in hybrid vehicle, you can safely cross Mercedes off your list. The German carmaker has discontinued production on their PHEV models of the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, and GLE. For the time being, anyway. Mercedes isn't giving up on the plug-in market altogether, but instead making room for next year's debut of their new generation of hybrids under the EQ branding.

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Epic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO expected to fetch $45 million at auction

Epic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO expected to fetch $45 million at auction

The incredibly beautiful 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that you see in the image below is an incredibly rare car. Only a handful were made between 1962 and 1964 and perhaps surprisingly considering many were racing cars, all the cars built have survived. The most expensive ever sold was a 1963 model that fetched $70 million.

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nuTonomy gets Boston OK to test autonomous cars city-wide

nuTonomy gets Boston OK to test autonomous cars city-wide

Aptiv's nuTonomy has been given permission to operate self-driving cars on the city's public roads. The approval follows more than a year of testing within Boston's Seaport District; the new approval covers the entire city. This makes Aptiv the first self-driving car company to be given city-wide testing authorization.

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Does the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer deserve its name?

Does the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer deserve its name?

Bringing a nameplate back from the dead can be a risky move for an automaker, especially when it's one with enthusiasts taking its return very seriously indeed. Chevrolet has taken a big chance with the 2019 Blazer, then: few SUVs in its back-catalog inspire such loyalty. Get it right, and there's an instant audience. Get it wrong, well, you'll be quick to hear about it. Past the cut, join us for the arguments in favor and against...

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer: 5 things to know

2019 Chevrolet Blazer: 5 things to know

The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is here and, though it may be an old name, the automaker hasn't allowed nostalgia to sway its hand too strongly. Resolutely focused on actual five-seat crossover buyers rather than Blazer purists, it may bear the classic nameplate but the car behind it is something very different - yet familiar at the same time.

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VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

VW made a Bonneville speed demon to tease the Jetta GLI

Volkswagen of America is cooking up a treat for speed freaks. The German automaker recently announced the all-new 2019 VW Jetta will be the basis for the Bonneville Jetta in an attempt to break the BGC/G speed record at the Bonneville Speed Week in August 2018.

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Safety driver in fatal autonomous Uber crash was watching Hulu

Safety driver in fatal autonomous Uber crash was watching Hulu

The safety driver in Uber's autonomous car that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona earlier this year was watching Hulu on her phone right up to the crash, local police claim. The incident - which grounded Uber's self-driving car fleet as the company began an investigation into the safety of its vehicles - was "entirely avoidable" law enforcement have suggested.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek starts at a single Benjamin more than 2018

2019 Subaru Crosstrek starts at a single Benjamin more than 2018

Subaru has announced the official pricing for the 2019 Crosstrek small SUV. If you feared that prices would grow significantly for 2019 models you are in luck. Pricing of the 2019 Crosstrek starts at only $100 more than the 2018 model with a base 2019 ringing in at $21,895.

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer revealed as bold tech-savvy crossover

2019 Chevrolet Blazer revealed as bold tech-savvy crossover

Chevrolet has brought back an old name from the dead, with the 2019 Blazer promising to shake up the midsize crossover SUV segment. Sized to slot in-between Chevy's Equinox and Traverse, the 2019 Blazer takes a more fashion-forward approach to styling, something which is likely to prove divisive.

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