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McLaren teases potential 570LT with up to 600bhp likely

McLaren has confirmed that it has an all-new production model up its sleeve, teasing its next creation with a preview image and video clip released across the firm’s social media platforms. The single teaser image is a glimpse of the new car’s rear end, with the taillight strongly indicating that this is a new member of the 570 line-up to slot in alongside coupe, convertible and the slightly more practical GT variants of the car. • Best supercars on sale…

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New “impossible to cheat” emissions rating system launches

A new emissions measurement system that accurately measures and tracks real-world exhaust emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) has compiled emission records from 750,000 vehicles in Europe over the last decade. Researchers from the FIA Foundation and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) have now released their findings from the last decade. Dubbed The Real Urban Emissions initiative, or TRUE for short, the research includes data from Euro 3, 4, 5 and 6 vehicles – essentially cars made since the…

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Tesla to build Golf rival within five years

Tesla has plans to build a rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra within five years. Responding to a question about compact [Golf size] and sub-compact [Fiesta size] cars, Musk told the Tesla shareholders’ conference: “I think we’ll do a compact car in less than five years.” While no more details were offered, Musk used the meeting to announce a number of updates for Tesla’s current and future range. Model 3 – deliveries and build quality Addressing…

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Audi to launch 5G-connected cars by 2020

Audi has revealed more information on its plans to launch 5G-connected cars by 2020. The innovation will come from a joint venture with Chinese tech giant Huawei, allowing vehicle-to-X (V2X) communications for safer, semi-autonomous driving.  While the alliance was formed in 2016, new details offer insight into how the technology will work when it launches in the next two years. The set-up will precede fully autonomous driving, offering “additional help” to make city driving safer and more efficient. By reading…

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Gas Prices Hit Four-Year High, Consumers in the Midwest Show Most Concern, New Edmunds Trend Report Reveals

SANTA MONICA, CA — June 06, 2018 — Following a three-year period of relative stability, gas prices reached their highest point in four years in May, with a gallon costing motorists an average of $2.90. According to a new trend report released by the experts at Edmunds, car shoppers aren’t letting these rising costs deter them from buying the cars they want — notably, trucks and SUVs. “On the surface it may seem as though rising gas prices could be…

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The Dawn of Mobile Convenience Stores—and (Maybe) Free Car Rides

Six years after a startup called Uber made it easier than ever for anyone to make money driving their car, a startup called Cargo is making it easier than ever for anyone who makes money driving their car to also make money running a convenience store. Ride-hailing drivers who sign up with Cargo get shipments of the sort of things people would buy at a gas station (that’s where the people who drive you around in Ubers and Lyfts go…

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“Jaguar’s electric I-Pace can transform the brand”

Jaguar’s new I-Pace has been four-and-a-half years in the making and, as you’ll read in our review (link further down the page), it’s certainly been worth waiting for.  The electric SUV is the birthchild of Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, JLR’s technical design director. After 23 years at BMW, and playing a role in the creation of the German firm’s i Division, he knows a thing or two about EVs – and with the I-Pace it shows.  • Jaguar I-Pace review But even…

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