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Chariotz: The Car Modification Database Chariotz: The Car Modification Database
The loud growl of twin-turbo engine just emitted itself into your ears – a hot sports car with a brash exhaust system tempts you as it accelerates by. “I like that and I want it,” you may say to yourself as you sip your morning espresso. But unless you are Raymond Babbitt from 1988’s Rain...
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ROBORACE: The Fully Autonomous Racing Series That Sounds Cooler Than It’ll Be ROBORACE: The Fully Autonomous Racing Series That Sounds Cooler Than It’ll Be
- As if Formula E didn’t already fail at creating so much as a ripple in the racing community, the all-electric racing series has announced its new opening act: Roborace. Think a bunch of near-silent electric race cars whizzing around a circuit is boring? Just wait until you soak in a Roborace event,...
ROBORACE: The Fully Autonomous Racing Series That Sounds Cooler Than It’ll Be »
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Wrap: 40,000 Miles, Two Engines Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Wrap: 40,000 Miles, Two Engines
- Let’s get this out of the way up front: The litany of breakdowns suffered by our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 (C7) was simply appalling. Yes, we know a car is a machine made up of thousands of ­components, and that despite massive leaps in technology and manufacturing that make...
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Wrap: 40,000 Miles, Two Engines »
IIHS to Begin Attaching Headlight Performance Standards to Safety Ratings IIHS to Begin Attaching Headlight Performance Standards to Safety Ratings
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is working to incorporate a headlight-rating segment into its analysis of cars’ safety performance, and it is working to do so soon. According to Automotive News, the research firm is looking to tie headlight performance to a car’s safety rating...
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The Mercedes-Benz S-class Was the Most Important Car Redesign of the Decade The Mercedes-Benz S-class Was the Most Important Car Redesign of the Decade
- I’m probably out here all alone on this one, but I believe that the most important car redesign of the decade, now that we’re midway through it, is the current Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan’s. READ MORE ›› -
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There’s Snow Place Like Inside to Test Winter Tires: We Head to Finland’s Test World There’s Snow Place Like Inside to Test Winter Tires: We Head to Finland’s Test World
- Being headquartered in Michigan, where winters are usually grey, very often snowy, and bitterly cold, we’re major proponents of winter tires. Indeed, if you’ve ever driven a car on winter tires and experience the kind of additional stopping power they provide when ice, snow, and slush cover the...
There’s Snow Place Like Inside to Test Winter Tires: We Head to Finland’s Test World »
2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe – Instrumented Test 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe – Instrumented Test
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2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe Test: Absurdly Awesome 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe Test: Absurdly Awesome
-Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s also a safe money grab. If you’re a car company and one of your competitors strikes gold with a niche product, you fill that niche in your own lineup. This author recently called the Ram Rebel “a blatant me-too” on account of it basically...
2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe Test: Absurdly Awesome »
Bugatti Chiron: The 1500-hp, $2.5-Million Veyron Successor’s Name, Debut Are Official Bugatti Chiron: The 1500-hp, $2.5-Million Veyron Successor’s Name, Debut Are Official
- Name it Chiron, and they will come. Or name it whatever you’d like, and so long as it’s the descendant of the mighty Bugatti Veyron, the rich and powerful will toss money at you like so much confetti. We’re talking, of course, about the Veyron’s successor, which Bugatti has confirmed will...
Bugatti Chiron: The 1500-hp, $2.5-Million Veyron Successor’s Name, Debut Are Official »
The Start/Stop Button: A Silent Killer? The Start/Stop Button: A Silent Killer?
A huge lawsuit against ten of the world’s largest automakers was quietly filed last summer. The suit claims at least 13 people have died due to a major safety defect in automobiles made by BMW/MINI, Mercedes-Benz, FIAT/Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda/Acura, Hyundai/Kia, Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota/Lexus,...
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