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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 23, 2020. 10 comments

What Do You Want To Know About The Electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE?

What Do You Want To Know About The Electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE?

Mini is back to building an electric car. Like last time, the yellow-colored accents and two-door body style are back, but the drivetrain guts are all different—and mostly

BMW i3 parts. And now it’s called the Mini Cooper SE .

(Full Disclosure: Mini was kind enough to cover airfare, lodging, and food for me to visit Miami, Florida for a night to drive the new Mini Cooper SE.)

I won’t be able...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 22, 2020. 17 comments

Tesla Reaches $100 Billion Valuation

Tesla Reaches $100 Billion Valuation
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Tesla’s valuation would leave Dr. Evil quivering, bombs might get in the way of a new factory in Germany, the EU has to deal with Trump, airbags aren’t your friend, and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

1st Gear: Eleven Zeros

After a decade of ups and mostly downs, Tesla has...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 18, 2020. 23 comments

The 2021 GMC Yukon Can Spin In Place, But You Aren't Supposed To Know That

The 2021 GMC Yukon Can Spin In Place, But You Aren't Supposed To Know That
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

The new

2021 GMC Yukon reportedly has some surprising tricks up its sleeve, at least according to a talkative GM engineer at the crossover’s debut event earlier this week.

Last month, we already saw EV startup Rivian show off its so-called “

Tank Turn ,” where the electric hub motors at each wheel allow each side of the vehicle’s wheels to spin in different...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 17, 2020. 10 comments

This Could Be Tesla's First Car Designed In China

This Could Be Tesla's First Car Designed In China

Considering I still don’t know whether to take the Tesla Cybertruck reveal seriously or not, Tesla has revealed a new, refreshingly reserved design sketch in an effort to recruit design talent for its plans in China.

Tesla just opened its Shanghai Gigafactory, where it plans to build the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y for the local market. With that established, the company now wants to open a new...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 17, 2020. 20 comments

The Leaked 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Facelift Doesn't Fix Anything

The Leaked 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Facelift Doesn't Fix Anything

On any given day, the Chevrolet Equinox is as far out of my imagination as the likelihood that I will ever be completely free of debt. But today, the upcoming refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Equinox has leaked online in China, and it’s pretty terrible.

Here is what the Equinox currently looks like:

This is, on the whole, fine. I don’t know why anyone would buy unless you got some sort of family...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 16, 2020. 8 comments

The New Genesis GV80 Boldly Targets, Uh, Lexus From 2008

The New Genesis GV80 Boldly Targets, Uh, Lexus From 2008

The

2021 Genesis GV80 debuted yesterday as the fourth model of the new luxury brand’s first real lineup, and the first SUV, which means they’re going to sell more of them than anything else. But why did Genesis copy Lexus’ weird handwriting input system? The 2020 Genesis GV80 Is A Valiant First Effort

Korean brand Genesis has unveiled its first in what is sure to be a series of luxury SUVs...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 15, 2020. 22 comments

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S 192-Mile Range Now Makes It The Least Efficient EV, Beating Itself

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S 192-Mile Range Now Makes It The Least Efficient EV, Beating Itself

There were a lot of words spilled when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claimed the

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo could only achieve an estimated range of just 201 miles, making it the least-efficient electric car on sale today. But it’s more powerful sibling, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S , is even worse.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo gets an estimated 201 miles with an average of 69 MPGe....

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 15, 2020. 20 comments

Here's How Every Tesla Performs In A Drag Race Against Each Other

Here's How Every Tesla Performs In A Drag Race Against Each Other

We’ve seen just about every Tesla take on all sorts of cars, from other electric vehicles like the Porsche Taycan, to the best combustion engines have to offer with stuff like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. But just how tight in performance is the entire range of Teslas against each other?

Remember Rory Reid, former host of Top Gear? Reid teamed up with some other dudes and AutoTrader to pit...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 14, 2020. 23 comments

Hot Damn You Can Buy A Mother Lode Of Good Cheap Swiss Military G-Wagens

Hot Damn You Can Buy A Mother Lode Of Good Cheap Swiss Military G-Wagens
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

If you ever wanted a timeless collection of military vehicles reminiscent of any cheap action movie villain’s private military force, a specialist tuning company for Mercedes-Benz has an army of Swiss military G-Wagens for sale now.

Last week, Jethro Bovingdon—one of the

new hosts of MotorTrend’s upcoming Top Gear America series —tweeted that a ton of old...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 14, 2020. 18 comments

The Next Subaru WRX STI Is Probably Going To Look Like This Hot Japanese Wagon

The Next Subaru WRX STI Is Probably Going To Look Like This Hot Japanese Wagon

Subaru showed off the new

Subaru Levorg STI Sport concept wagon at the Tokyo Auto Salon and if history is any indication it’s probably almost exactly what the next Subaru WRX STI is going to look like. That’s a very good thing.

Back in 2013, the first Levorg wagon concept previewed the then-upcoming Subaru WRX, which debuted two years later in 2015. If Subaru hasn’t learned anything since...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 10, 2020. 18 comments

Even Jeep Has To Slow Down Production

Even Jeep Has To Slow Down Production
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Jeep has to idle a plant to adjust to decreasing demand, Boeing knew the 737 Max was a bad plane, Carlos Ghosn lost his money and gets a video game, and all that and more in The Morning Shift for Jan. 10, 2020.

1st Gear: The Cherokee Takes A Break At The Shit Factory

Car sales, globally, are...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 10, 2020. 19 comments

The 2020 Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra Proves Just Because You Have No Taste Doesn't Mean You Have To Buy Ford

The 2020 Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra Proves Just Because You Have No Taste Doesn't Mean You Have To Buy Ford
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

Up until now, Harley-Davidson has slapped its questionable styling treatments on a special Ford F-150—through Ford up until 2013, and then after through an aftermarket vendor. But Harley is branching out, and you can get the same tacky treatment on a

2020 GMC Sierra now. The 2020 GMC Sierra HD Is A Monstrous High-Tech Workhorse

“This truck is capable of towing...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 08, 2020. 14 comments

The Hot Motorcycle-Inspired Suzuki Swift Sport Katana Widebody Has Just One Big Problem

The Hot Motorcycle-Inspired Suzuki Swift Sport Katana Widebody Has Just One Big Problem

Suzuki still makes cars, just sadly not for America. A good one is the

Suzuki Swift Sport Katana widebody coming to this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, based on the recently revived Suzuki Katana motorcycle. I’ve just got one big problem with this widebody hatchback, though. I Am Still Mad We Never Got the 2005 Suzuki Swift Sport In America

Gas prices hit a record high in 2004 of all of $1.738 a...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 06, 2020. 12 comments

The 250-Mile Fisker Ocean Will Be Way Cheaper Than The Tesla Model Y

The 250-Mile Fisker Ocean Will Be Way Cheaper Than The Tesla Model Y

Henrik Fisker, the designer behind cars like the BMW Z8 and the Fisker Karma, has struggled to keep a car company afloat in the past. But he’s trying again with the Fisker Ocean, a 250-mile range electric crossover with a price that steeply undercuts the upcoming Tesla Model Y.

To be clear, this is now Fisker Inc., not the old Fisker Automotive that launched the Fisker Karma—that car became...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 03, 2020. 23 comments

How A NASCAR Fan Got Sponsors To Buy Him A Tesla Model 3 With A Dale Earnhardt Tribute

How A NASCAR Fan Got Sponsors To Buy Him A Tesla Model 3 With A Dale Earnhardt Tribute

In the years since his death in the 2001 Daytona 500,

Dale Earnhardt Sr. has become probably the most well-respected driver in American racing. The Intimidator inspired a generation of NASCAR fans, and people continue to pay tribute by throwing his livery on all sorts of stuff, including this Tesla Model 3.
Here Is Proof Of Everybody's Immense Respect For Dale Earnhardt Sr.

In all his years...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 03, 2020. 9 comments

Electric Audi R8 May Come Back Next Year To Lead New EV Push: Report

Electric Audi R8 May Come Back Next Year To Lead New EV Push: Report

Audi has already made two attempts to electrify the

Audi R8 , with it only ever going into limited production back in 2015before abruptly dying against all good reason . The future of the R8 nameplate has been uncertain for some time, but Autocar is claiming we may see another electric version next year to kick off Audi’s performance electric transition. Audi Might Develop An Electric...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jan 02, 2020. 21 comments

Tesla's Decade Of Survival

Tesla's Decade Of Survival

In June of 2008, the very-wealthy co-creator of PayPal, Elon Musk, and then-California Governor (and actor) Arnold Schwarzenegger, confirmed codename WhiteStar. This was not the plot to an Expendables movie. This was reality, and the groundwork for the Tesla Model S had been set.

Project WhiteStar was the second phase of Elon Musk’s master plan for Tesla, which he had been chairman over since...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 31, 2019. 24 comments

Carlos Ghosn Rumored To Escape House Arrest By Hiding In Instrument Case

Carlos Ghosn Rumored To Escape House Arrest By Hiding In Instrument Case

A very weird rumor floating around is saying that

Carlos Ghosn , the former chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, escaped Japanese house arrest and fled to Lebanon this past weekend by reportedly hiding in a musical instrument case ahead of a trial for his alleged financial misconduct. Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Now In Lebanon After Japanese House Arrest: Report

Carlos Ghosn,...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 31, 2019. 5 comments

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Now In Lebanon After Japanese House Arrest: Report

Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Now In Lebanon After Japanese House Arrest: Report

Carlos Ghosn , the former CEO of Nissan and former chairman of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, is reportedly no longer under court-ordered house arrest in Japan and is now in Lebanon. Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn Arrested Over Alleged Financial Misconduct (Updated)

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and might face expulsion after Nissan says that he…

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 30, 2019. 11 comments

Here's Why Alfa Romeo Fell Flat On Its Face In America

Here's Why Alfa Romeo Fell Flat On Its Face In America
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

The decade of Alfa Romeo that barely was, saving money with the government, something about Tesla, and another thing also kind of about Tesla! We’re counting down to the new

decade in this, the last Morning Shift of the year, on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. 1st Gear: Alfa Rome-no

Let’s talk about Alfa...

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