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Aston Martin Valkyrie

Aston Martin is currently busy working on the V12 engine of its upcoming limited-production hybrid hypercar in the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Working alongside longtime technical partner Cosworth, the new V12 engine is “the ultimate expression of the internal combustion engine,” and that’s because its maximum rpm figure reportedly goes up …

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It seems the Wankel (or rotary engine) will never die–at least for Mazda it isn’t. Its last Wankel-powered car was built in 2012 under the hood of the RX-8. And despite remaining committed to this rotary engine, it remained elusive to the masses–until now. In October, Mazda confirmed that it …

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It’s good to know that loyalty still counts for something in this age of short attention spans and distractions. Kathleen Brooks, a septuagenarian from California, USA, has owned the same red 1967 Volkswagen Beetle for 51 years. When Volkswagen of America got hold of information that the Beetle–lovingly nicknamed ‘Annie‘–was …

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Carlos Ghosn

Nissan Motor Co. may have booted out disgraced chairman Carlos Ghosn from the company, but that didn’t save the Japanese car company from getting charged by Tokyo prosecutors for its involvement in the chairman’s financial misconduct. Nissan, along with Ghosn and close aide Greg Kelly, were indicted for alleged inaccurate …

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OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

The McLaren Group, the British conglomerate that’s behind supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive and Formula 1 outfit McLaren Racing, has teamed up with smartphone manufacturer OnePlus to create “the superfast, ultrapowerful” OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition handset. “The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is a combination of speed, technology, and beauty,” McLaren said …

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Volvo XC40

Sixty jurors from Japan’s 40 most influential automotive publications have named a gaijin from Sweden as the 2018 Japan Car of the Year–the Volvo XC40 premium subcompact crossover. This is the second similar honor received by Volvo for the XC40 as it was also named the 2018 European Car of …

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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

Nissan has confirmed that the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, which is a substantial redesign both in and out of a 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo that commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign, will go into production for a very limited run of 50 units. According to Nissan, …

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Honda Research Institute (HRI) has announced a new battery technology breakthrough that uses fluoride instead of the more popular lithium. Fluoride is the most electro-negative element on the periodic table, and in contrast, lithium is the most electro-positive one. According to HRI, fluoride has the capacity to store more energy …

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Nissan Terra ASEAN NCAP Crash Test

The Nissan Terra has passed the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) with flying colors as Nissan’s midsize SUV offering for the ASEAN market achieved an overall score of 83.17 points, making it eligible to receive the highly-coveted 5-Star rating. For the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) …

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Chinese electrical vehicle manufacturing startup Xpeng Motors is certainly going to great lengths to catch up with—if not overtake—the competition. After announcing its first electric car to be launched December this year, the Alibaba-backed company is now unveiling its newly-forged strategic partnership with American tech company NVIDIA and its efforts …

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Jeep Gladiator

Jeep has finally revealed the Jeep Gladiator, the modern version of a nameplate and model it last produced in 1988 that “builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, best-in-class towing and …

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Porsche AG made a huge splash at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week when it revealed the latest version of its 911 sports car. The release marks the beginning of the eighth generation of the vehicle that put the Porsche name on the map. The all-new 911, codenamed 992, …

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Ford‘s iconic pony car was noticeably absent in this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, but it didn’t take long for the Blue Oval to quell nagging inquiries by releasing a tease of the 2020 Shelby GT500 on its Facebook page and confirming its launch on January 14 at the North …

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Mazda 3

Mazda has revealed the all-new Mazda 3 at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, nearly a month after teasing us what it’ll look like via a teaser photo. The all-new Mazda3 retains the brand’s ‘Kodo–Soul of Motion’ design language although the Japanese carmaker calls it a ‘matured’ version ‘that attempts …

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An electric motorcycle–or a vehicle–may not be something that surprises anyone these days. But then again, if it’s printed in 3D form, then it might be worth a second (or even third) look. Take the case of the Nera 3D-printed motorcycle. Everything’s printed here in 3D–except the battery and motor. …

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