Cars

This BMW i8 Roadster teaser was worth the wait

This BMW i8 Roadster teaser was worth the wait

Electric cars aren't slow, but BMW's convertible version of the i8 electric sports car has sure taken its time coming. The drop-top iteration of the seductive EV coupe was previewed as the i8 Spyder Concept all the way back in 2012 at the LA Auto Show, at which point BMW claimed it was about 90-percent finished. Well, that 10-percent took a lot longer to get done than we expected it might.

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First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

First Tesla Model 3 this week as Elon Musk shares roadmap

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced via Twitter that the highly-anticipated Model 3 has been given the regulatory go-ahead for production. Crucially, this means that the Model 3's production run can soon begin, and Musk unsurprisingly wants to waste little time in getting that underway. In fact, he says that the first Model 3 should roll off the production line this Friday.

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Faraday Future’s FF91 sets new EV record at Pikes Peak

Faraday Future’s FF91 sets new EV record at Pikes Peak

While Faraday Future's — errr, future — remains in question, what with the fleeing executives and uncertain unveilings at CES, the company's all-electric FF91 prototype not only made it to the top of the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado earlier this week, but it set a new record time for its vehicle class. This marks one of the first times the FF91 has been seen in a real-world, uncontrolled environment, and making it the 12.4-mile, 156-turn Pikes Peak course was certainly a challenge.

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Nissan teases next-gen Leaf for September 6 reveal

Nissan teases next-gen Leaf for September 6 reveal

The look and tech behind Nissan's all-electric Leaf is starting to look a little long in the tooth, but in a few short months the Japanese car maker will be revealing a new next-generation model of the hatchback. Nissan took to Twitter on Friday to say that the new Leaf would premiere on September 6th, as well as share a small teaser image.

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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT First Drive: 5 things you need to know

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT First Drive: 5 things you need to know

Compact hatchbacks like the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT have never really caught on in America, but it has little to do with their merits. Easy to park, cheap on gas, and remarkably practical, the fickle gods of fashion have long turned their backs on the humble hatch, a state of affairs made all the more ironic by the exploding popularity of small SUVs, which are essentially hatchbacks on stilts.

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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the 700HP biturbo beast we wanted

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the 700HP biturbo beast we wanted

The "most powerful road-approved 911" was the surprise star of Microsoft's Xbox One X event, and now we have full details of the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Launching officially today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, the 700 HP coupe is short neither on power nor speed. In fact, Porsche says it should do 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

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Uber’s new autonomous trucks get total upgrade amid Waymo lawsuit

Uber’s new autonomous trucks get total upgrade amid Waymo lawsuit

Uber has a new fleet of autonomous trucks, deploying a new version of self-driving hardware and sensors that won't be impacted by the ongoing legal battle with Alphabet's Waymo. Though the company may be best-known for its passenger ridesharing service - or, more recently, most infamously for its controversial former CEO - Uber has also been working on modernizing haulage, too. That has centered on the Otto autonomous trucks project, another aspect of the company which Uber took over after it acquired Otto last year.

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The 2018 Ford Mustang will make burnouts all too easy

The 2018 Ford Mustang will make burnouts all too easy

Ford is making one of the most entertaining features of its hotter pony-cars standard on all 2018 Mustangs, and it's going to get smoky. Until now, electronic line-lock has only been available on the Mustang GT with its V8 engine. As of the new model-year car, though, it's going standard across the range.

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Dubai is getting miniature self-driving police cars later this year

Dubai is getting miniature self-driving police cars later this year

Dubai is upgrading its police force with a bit of machine intelligence, announcing plans to deploy robotic, self-driving patrol cars later on this year. Assuming the police department follows through with the plans, this will mark the first time a city has utilized autonomous vehicles as part of its daily patrols, a reality that won't rest easy with everyone. The vehicles are described as being miniature in size.

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Cadillac Super Cruise First Drive: Trusting the machine

Cadillac Super Cruise First Drive: Trusting the machine

It was, conservatively, 90 seconds before I was satisfied Cadillac's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system wasn't going to kill me. By that point, a combination of cameras, super-accurate maps, and a fancier-than-usual GPS system were keeping me dead-center at 65 mph on California's 280, headed north toward San Francisco. As the CT6 eased its way around the corners, I spent a few moments considering that the car of the future apparently communicates not with the voice of Mr Feeny from Boy Meets World, but with a glowing green steering wheel instead.

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Jaguar’s crazy 592hp XE SV Project 8 is not your accountant’s car

Jaguar’s crazy 592hp XE SV Project 8 is not your accountant’s car

Jaguar promised us a ridiculously potent sedan to blow away any preconceptions of the automaker as staid or serious, and the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is that car. Handiwork of the Special Vehicle Operation (SVO) team at the company, it takes the four-door XE and makes it in to a 200 mph, supercharged V8 beast. Annoyingly, though, North America won't be getting the most aggressive version of the car.

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There’s a “cheaper” Aston Martin DB11, and it’s even more sporty

There’s a “cheaper” Aston Martin DB11, and it’s even more sporty

A "cheaper" Aston Martin DB11 sounds like a contradiction in terms, but a new twin-turbo V8 engine in the range does at least bring the sticker down a little. The new DB11 V8 may be smaller than the V12 with which the DB11 launched with in 2016, but that doesn't mean you're sacrificing too much on performance. In fact, the DB11 V8 will still do 0-62 mph in 4.0 seconds.

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