Month: September 2020

The Porsche Cayman has long been one of the best sports cars on sale but which generation is the best? YouTube channel EverydayDriver recently set out to answer that question. While the Boxster/Cayman twins have been built in four different generations, only the second-gen (987), third-gen (981), and fourth-gen (982), are featured in this video.
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HAMBURG — German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged another eight Volkswagen employees over the scandal surrounding cheating on diesel engine emission tests. The eight are accused of fraud, false certification and violation of the law against unfair competition, the Brunswick prosecutor’s office in VW’s home state of Lower Saxony said in a statement.
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ATLANTA — Porsche Cars North America is expanding adjacent to its headquarters in metro Atlanta. The sports car maker will begin construction of a service center and a classic factory restoration center next to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The 33-acre “multimillion-dollar development” will also be used to expand the Porsche Experience Center performance track, the
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What kind of SUV is the 2021 Ford Edge? What does it compare to? The Ford Edge is the automaker’s bread-and-butter five-seat crossover SUV. It takes on a range of competitors from the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Chevy Blazer to the Honda Passport. Ford’s Edge is structurally older than almost all of them, but
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General Motors is looking into the development of flying cars, the automaker confirmed last week. And you know what that means. It means it’s a real topic that has moved from rumination to engineering problem-solving. History tells us that when GM directs its engineers and R&D teams onto a task, that task becomes a North
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Good news, stick-shift enthusiasts: The 2021 BMW M3 comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. That’s right, the German brand’s iconic sports sedan refuses to give in to peer pressure and nix the row-it-yourself transmission from its features list. In other words, BMW listened to its enthusiast fanbase.  Alas, the company opted to ignore the cries of
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FRANKFURT — Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned about the difficulties of speeding up production as an expert cautioned that the automaker’s increased reliance on large-scale aluminum parts could bring new manufacturing challenges. While automakers such as Mercedes-Benz have said automation has limitations, Musk has pressed on with plans to create a hyper-automated factory, which he
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There’s a series of a dozen children’s books called Who Would Win? in which the author explains what would happen if two animals faced each other in a hypothetical battle to the death. Among the matchups are “Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark,” “Green Ants vs. Army Ants” and “Wolverine vs. Tasmanian Devil.” Now Ford Motor Co.
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What kind of truck is the 2021 Ford Ranger? What does it compare to? Mid-size pickups like the 2021 Ford Ranger are Swiss Army vehicles—minus the bottle opener and toothpick. They’re right-sized for city streets but offer an open bed and quickly fill our social calendars with friends needing help to move. The Ranger competes
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Alfa Romeo has tightened its upcoming portfolio, axing blazing sports cars in favor of more utility options. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley admitted his frustration with the brand’s performance during a call with investors last fall. While Alfa’s product slate has been scaled back, Manley said the plan is to maintain the brand’s premium
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Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.46 billion in its Canadian operations and build five electric vehicles in Oakville, Ontario, beginning in 2025, Unifor President Jerry Dias said Tuesday. The announcement comes as part of a tentative three-year labor contract the Canadian union and Ford reached early Tuesday after weeks of negotiations. Dias said the
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Before you consider the new Touring Superleggera Aero 3, think of Carrozzaria Touring Superleggera itself, the Milanese coachbuilder and design house that thrived in the 1930s-1960s. You’re instantly prone to visions of the gorgeous, streamlined, almost fragile-looking automotive creations that emerged from its doors. Those cars often did so with Touring’s signature Superleggera or “super
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It’s the fastest driving, and fastest charging electric vehicle you can buy. This is the Lucid Air, and here are 10 things you need to know. Range, efficiency, performance, and even powering your home from your car – all some of the headlines from the recent unveiling of the first car from Californian startup Lucid
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DETROIT — The Detroit auto show is changing dates — again. After reimagining the Detroit show as a summertime indoor/outdoor event, originally scheduled for June 2020 but postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, show organizers said Monday the event would take place Sept. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021, and would remain in the
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Three years ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Marketing Officer Olivier Francois approached Carl Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan, with an idea: Would it be OK if the brand used her husband’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” passage in a Jeep ad? It was, on the face of it, an outlandish pitch. Sagan’s words, which described a picture
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The 2020 Ford Explorer lineup consists of base (Explorer), XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, Platinum, and ST models. The majority of Explorers will come with a base 2.3-liter turbo-4 that makes 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Limited Hybrid versions step up to a naturally aspirated (non-turbo) 3.3-liter V-6, as part of a modular-hybrid 10-speed
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