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2022 Lexus LC Black Inspiration arrives in the UK with an all-black theme

2022 Lexus LC Black Inspiration arrives in the UK with an all-black theme

Lexus LC fans in the UK are getting a special treat just in time for Halloween. The Japanese premium automaker is launching the Black Inspiration series for the LC 500h hybrid and LC 500 V8 coupe. The changes are remarkably similar to the US-bound Lexus LC Inspiration Series unveiled in January 2021. It has an all-black theme and a few more updates like a sportier rear wing and an updated interior like the US model.

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Rolls-Royce made an NFT

Rolls-Royce made an NFT

Rolls-Royce is wading into the NFT space, and it's teasing a very special new car to mark the occasion. A new Rolls-Royce Black Badge car is due for a reveal in a week's time, and the automaker has partnered up with Mason London to create a non-fungible token to go with the vehicle.

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Daymak Spiritus electric three-wheeler prototype is complete

Daymak Spiritus electric three-wheeler prototype is complete

A company called Daymak from Canada kicked off a crowdfunding campaign in March of this year to build the Spiritus electric three-wheel vehicle. The company's proposal proved appealing to many, with 25,000 preorders on the books. The company has completed its first prototype Spiritus.

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2022 BMW M135i xDrive appears with new paint colors and improved underpinnings

2022 BMW M135i xDrive appears with new paint colors and improved underpinnings

The 2022 BMW M135i xDrive is getting a couple of mechanical updates and new paint colors to keep up with the new VW Golf R, Audi S3, and the Mercedes-AMG A35. However, the changes are strictly for the range-topping M135i xDrive trim, and we have no word if BMW is also updating the rest of its 1-Series lineup. The latest M135i has yet to receive the full-bore M treatment, but the improvements are enough to make you stop and take a second look.

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NASA’s DART asteroid redirection mission arrives at Vandenberg

NASA’s DART asteroid redirection mission arrives at Vandenberg

One of the more ambitious and interesting missions that NASA has conducted in recent memory is the DART mission. DART, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is a mission intended to determine if an asteroid that will impact the Earth can be redirected by hitting it with spacecraft. NASA has confirmed that within two days of leaving the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, DART arrived in California at Vandenberg Space Force Base.

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Tesla Q3 2021 sees Elon Musk swerve the auto industry struggles

Tesla Q3 2021 sees Elon Musk swerve the auto industry struggles

Tesla's Q3 2021 turned out to be better than anyone might have predicted, with the EV-maker bucking auto industry struggles and recording a record quarter despite plenty of reasons why that shouldn't have been the case. Amid rivals complaining of semiconductor shortages, temporarily halted production lines, and other woes, Tesla actually delivered its best-ever operating profit and gross profit.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe becomes the first electrified vehicle to conquer the Rebelle Rally

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe becomes the first electrified vehicle to conquer the Rebelle Rally

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has placed first and second overall at the recently concluded Rebelle Rally. Motivated by Team 4xEventure (team 129) led by Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit, the duo took the most points in four of the seven stages to win the plum. It also took home the Bone Stock and Electrified titles while taking five of the top 10 spots and securing the top three positions at the grueling 1,500-mile trek across the deserts of Nevada and California.

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Range Assistant app lets Volvo EV owners optimize their driving range

Range Assistant app lets Volvo EV owners optimize their driving range

Volvo has announced that drivers of the company's fully electric XC40 Recharge will soon be able to optimize the driving range for the electric vehicle using the Volvo Range Assistant app. The in-car app launches as part of the latest OTA software update for Volvo vehicles with infotainment systems powered by the Android Automotive OS.

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Toyota Mirai RC car draws power from a mini hydrogen fuel cell

Toyota Mirai RC car draws power from a mini hydrogen fuel cell

Toyota UK has come up with something more than just a toy. Fresh from celebrating a Guinness World Record for the longest distance traveled by a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Toyota has developed a 1:10 scale remote-controlled Mirai that also runs on hydrogen.

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Ford patent shows off slick retractable exhaust tip

Ford patent shows off slick retractable exhaust tip

When it comes to off-roading, some challenges can be presented that you might not expect. Often, even if your bumpers clear a ditch or ravine you're driving through, the exhaust tip will scrape. The exhaust tip is typically one of the lowest hanging components near the vehicle's bumper, and they end up dented.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Si aims right for the sweet-spot

The 2022 Honda Civic Si aims right for the sweet-spot

Honda promised something hotter from the 11th Gen Civic line, and the 2022 Civic Si is just that. Taking the well-received Civic Sedan, and then pumping in some extra performance, it should bridge the gap between now and the new Civic Type R expected to launch sometime next year - and be more affordable than that car, too.

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Toyota Tacozilla inspired by 1970s Chinook campervans to debut at SEMA

Toyota Tacozilla inspired by 1970s Chinook campervans to debut at SEMA

We bet you haven’t heard of the Toyota Chinook campervan, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be looking forward to Toyota’s Tacozilla campervan concept at this year’s SEMA show in November. The Toyota Chinook is a collaboration between the Japanese automaker and American wagon maker Chinook RV. The first Toyota Chinooks entered the market in 1973 and were essentially motorhomes with a pop-up roof built on a long-wheelbase Toyota half-ton truck chassis.

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