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In Photos: Acura NSX Road Rally 2019

2:41 pm PDT, September 20, 2019

PACIFIC GROVE, California—Often derided as too quiet for a supercar—which is fair—the modern Acura NSX nevertheless makes some pretty sweet noises. A delightful whooshing sound occurs behind your head, and goading the twin turbochargers into making it quickly became addictive as we devoured back roads from Los Angeles to Monterey. I was running late in...

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In Photos: The Scenes and People of the 2019 Goodwood Revival

12:45 pm PDT, September 20, 2019

Goodwood Revival is so much more than the cars. The annual gathering is a chance for attendees to participate in a festival-wide period cosplay, where you’re expected to raid your grandmother’s closet or drop some cash at your local thrift store. Beyond vintage garb, the team behind the event labors over the minutiae, delivering a...

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Electric Rivian Vans Will Soon Deliver Your Amazon Packages

9:54 am PDT, September 20, 2019

Tesla’s semi may have picked up quite a few early customers, but EV startup Rivian has just secured a massive order from Amazon. The e-commerce giant has requested 100,000 units of the just-revealed Rivian electric delivery van, and it won’t be very long before we see them on the road. Rivian’s electric commercial vans will begin...

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2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package Driven: It’s Great

8:19 am PDT, September 20, 2019

SAUSALITO, California—The heart of the dearly departed Ford Focus RS lives on here in the U.S. market, in the form of the 2020 Mustang 2.3-Liter High Performance Package—and it still beats like that of a race horse: Te amo! Ford sold more than 113,000 Mustangs globally last year and today there are nine different models...

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This Is the Emperor of Japan’s New Toyota Century Convertible

7:24 am PDT, September 20, 2019

On April 30 of this year, Japanese Emperor Akihito became the first Japanese royal in 200 years to abdicate his throne. He cited his poor health as the reason for the transition. His departure also meant the end of the Heisei Era of Japanese emperors. The official transfer of power happened on May 1, but...

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IMSA President Scott Atherton to Retire from Post at Year’s End

6:08 pm PDT, September 19, 2019

IMSA president Scott Atherton on Thursday announced he will step down from his post at the end of 2019, after being one of American sports car racing’s leading figures for the past 20 years. Atherton, 59, alongside his boss and American Le Mans Series founder, the late Don Panoz, was the executive face of the...

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In Photos: Favorites from the Greatest Parking Lot on the Planet

11:39 am PDT, September 19, 2019

In this humble writer’s eyes, the Goodwood Revival is it as far as automotive events are concerned. There genuinely isn’t anything else like it on the planet; for three days, droves of enthusiasts descend on the wonderful Goodwood Motor Circuit, most dressed in period-correct pre-1970s clothing. It’s a weekend of racing, cosplay, and general Britishness that...

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Do You Even Lift, Bro? Ford Now Has Lift Kits for Ranger, F-150

8:11 am PDT, September 19, 2019

Trucks are the bestselling vehicles in America, and the Ford F-150 has been king of the hill for what seems like forever, while its baby brother, the Ranger, was recently reintroduced to the North American market. Now, Ford is looking to beef up the off-roading credentials of its non-Raptor F-150 and Ranger. For the first...

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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive: The Sweet Spot

3:00 am PDT, September 19, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky—The Ford Escape was the first Ford—and the first crossover SUV for that matter—available with a hybrid powertrain, but it was eventually discontinued. Now, some seven years later, the company is finally ready to give it a go again with the new hybrid version of the 2020 Escape, a variant set to reap the...

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