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Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe vs. 2018 Lexus LC

3:30 pm PDT, July 13, 2018

The 2019 BMW 8 Series revives a nameplate that hasn’t been seen in this market in 20 years. But the idea of a flagship coupe isn’t new. Other automakers have launched big, luxurious two-door grand tourers of their own before and since—including Lexus, which has the seductive-looking and surprisingly fun-to-drive LC 500. How does the BMW’s […]

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Roborace Proves Human Drivers are Optional in Goodwood Hillclimb

2:30 pm PDT, July 13, 2018

Technology firm Roborace succeeded at making history at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Its Robocar was the first autonomous race car ever to climb the hill at the event, and as you can see in the video below, it did a pretty good job. Automated computer systems and a variety of sensors give the […]

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Video: Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign Runs the Goodwood Hillclimb

11:30 am PDT, July 13, 2018

Over the years, the Nissan GT-R has become a bit dated due to a lack of a full redesign. Now, a collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign has resulted in a fresh reinterpretation of the sports car. The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it was recorded running the famous […]

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Tesla EV Federal Tax Credits to Begin Winding Down

10:00 am PDT, July 13, 2018

After hitting 200,000 sales, Tesla will have to start rolling back federal tax credits on its electric vehicles starting next year. Tesla will continue to offer the full $7,500 tax credit through the end of the year. Starting January 1, 2019, customers will only be eligible for $3,750, and that number drops to $1,875 on July […]

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2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Makes California Debut

9:30 am PDT, July 13, 2018

Last night in Hollywood, California, along with a handful of celebs and Rolls owners, we got the chance to check out the latest addition to the Rolls-Royce lineup, the 2019 Cullinan. Two SUVs—or “high-bodied cars,” as Rolls likes to say—were in attendance, including one finished in a fresh coat of Magma Red paint and another in a more […]

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Wood-Be Weight Savior – Technologue

9:00 am PDT, July 13, 2018

Stop the 40-ton presses and cool the autoclaves. There’s a new light/strong/cheap material poised to join the vehicle engineering toolbox, and it’d be recognizable to the designers of Conestoga wagons. Forget titanium, carbon fiber, and high-strength steel. The hot new substance on the automotive scene is … wood? Yes, wood might no longer be just […]

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Celebrity Drive: ‘Lucky Dog’ Host Brandon McMillan

5:00 am PDT, July 13, 2018

Quick Stats: Brandon McMillan, host of Emmy-winning “Lucky Dog” Daily Driver: 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Brandon’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: See below Favorite road trip: Pacific Coast Highway to Oregon Car he learned to drive in: 1980s Toyota pickup truck First car bought: 1980s Toyota pickup truck Animal […]

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Watch This Ridiculously Quick Honda Lawn Mower Attack the Goodwood Hillclimb

3:00 pm PDT, July 12, 2018

Back in 2013, Honda set out to build the world’s fastest lawn mower. It did just that with the Mean Mower, a Honda HF2620 lawn tractor fitted with the engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm sport bike. Honda captured the lawn mower speed record in 2014 with a run of 116.575 mph. But that feat […]

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