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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 22, 2019 at 03:04. 20 comments

Brits Are Pissed About Mercedes-Benz Tracking Down Customer Cars For Repossession: Report

Brits Are Pissed About Mercedes-Benz Tracking Down Customer Cars For Repossession: Report

British publication The Sun, a sometimes terrible and occasionally entertaining tabloid across the pond, is reporting that concerns are boiling among human rights groups, former government ministers, and some legal experts about Mercedes-Benz using vehicle location data to track down customers who default on their finance program payments.

To be clear, in the written terms and conditions of...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 21, 2019 at 04:20. 10 comments

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant Looks Too Good Not To Come To America

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant Looks Too Good Not To Come To America

There’s a new sporty wagon today, and it’s the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant . It’s reportedly supposed to be revealed later, but here it is, for your eyes, in all its long-roof glory, waiting for your appreciation and acknowledgement. It even might come with a surprise.

Here's a Silly Rumor I Heard: The 2020 Audi RS6 Wagon Could Come to The U.S.

I’d like to tell you about a vicious cycle regarding the...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 21, 2019 at 02:25. 15 comments

Put Me On The First Nuke To Mars

Put Me On The First Nuke To Mars

He’s tweeting about nuking Mars again.


I’m there. Let’s do this. 

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 21, 2019 at 01:30. 11 comments

Trump's Attempt To Rollback Full Efficiency Standards Is Blowing Up In His Face: Report

Trump's Attempt To Rollback Full Efficiency Standards Is Blowing Up In His Face: Report

The Trump Administration’s attempts to scale back Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions regulations isn’t going smoothly lately, with much of the auto industry rejecting the proposal, the State of California ignoring the proposal, and even the EPA is reportedly struggling to scientifically justify said proposal.

Other than that, things seem fine.

New details of just how disorganized and...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 20, 2019 at 21:20. 18 comments

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQV Beats Tesla And Volkswagen To The Electric Van Game

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQV Beats Tesla And Volkswagen To The Electric Van Game

Elon Musk has talked about making an electric Tesla van for a while, Volkswagen has teased the return of itsiconic bus as an EV , but Mercedes-Benz beat everybody to the punch in this critical segment with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQV —an electric van that seats up to eight and runs a claimed range of over 200 miles. At least in Europe.

The Mercedes EQV Is an Elegantly Practical Electric Van...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 20, 2019 at 07:00. 18 comments

The Only Good Twitter Account Shows You The Rarest Cars On Craigslist

The Only Good Twitter Account Shows You The Rarest Cars On Craigslist

The account is very simple. It is called “Rare Cars” (@rarecars), and it tweets out Craigslist listings for rare cars. Or at least that’s what people want you to think.

The thing is, the account just tweets out anything a Craigslist user lists as rare, even if it is, in fact, an extremely not-rare white 2017 BMW M3. But when the account finds something good, it’s extremely good, like a...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 19, 2019 at 21:30. 11 comments

Lincoln Is Coming For Cadillac And It Shouldn't Be A Hard Fight

Lincoln Is Coming For Cadillac And It Shouldn't Be A Hard Fight
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

The new Cadillac XT6 doesn’t seem to stand a chance against the new Lincoln Aviator , some United Auto Workers idiots are in trouble for not handing out watches, a dealer owner faces five centuries of jail time, and Trump is blaming everyone but himself for the recession scare. All that and...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 17, 2019 at 07:00.

Aston Martin Valhalla: Now We're Talking

Aston Martin Valhalla: Now We're Talking

Aston Martin has been promising us three new mid-engine cars, which is exciting. We’ve seen the highest performance model, the Aston Martin Valkyrie, in action already, but now the new Aston Martin Valhalla has also moved beyond the show floor stage with a “dynamic concept.”

To reiterate, the Valkyrie is the V12 mid-engine hypercar that costs like a billion dollars a will sit at the...

Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 16, 2019 at 06:00. 13 comments

Jamming A Tesla Drivetrain Into Your Favorite Sports Car Isn't As Easy As You Think

Jamming A Tesla Drivetrain Into Your Favorite Sports Car Isn't As Easy As You Think

If you want to get a car sideways, it helps to have a lot of torque on the rear wheels. Considering how long some high performance electric vehicles have been around, it’s no wonder that somebody would go and try to take something like a Nissan 350Z and throw in some Tesla hardware to make it really run.

That’s exactly what the folks on the throtl YouTube channel are doing, or at least trying...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 15, 2019. 12 comments

Even The Base C8 Corvette Has A Claimed Top Speed Of 194 MPH

Even The Base C8 Corvette Has A Claimed Top Speed Of 194 MPH

Not only can you buy the base mid-engine 2020 C8 Chevy Corvette for under $60,000, but that shockingly good-sounding deal also comes with a claimed top speed of nearly 200 mph.

Following Chevy’s confirmation that the C8 will start at just a hair under $60,000 , literally $59,995, it also confirmed something else about the sports car—it should be pretty damn fast. GM claims the 1LT base...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 14, 2019. 8 comments

Actually The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Makes Almost 500 HP For Some Reason

Actually The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Makes Almost 500 HP For Some Reason

When the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator hybrid was introduced last year, it was promised to have an estimated 450 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. It turns out Lincoln was apparently way underselling it then, because the official numbers are now up to a ridiculous 494 HP and 630 lb-ft of torque, exactly what you want in your luxury crossover.

CarBuzz and AutoGuide are both reporting that a spec...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 13, 2019. 20 comments

Maybe The BMW i3 Should Have Been A Mini All Along

Maybe The BMW i3 Should Have Been A Mini All Along

Mini claims to have received over 45,000 deposit orders for the new electric Mini Cooper SE , and considering that’s about double the European sales of the BMW i3 last year running similar hardware, maybe the i3 should have always been a Mini.

The Electric Mini Cooper SE Is a Lot of Fun. But Is That Enough?

This new electric Mini Cooper SE is a perfect example of what BMW’s trying to do with...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 13, 2019. 22 comments

The 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch Will Reportedly Cost Lincoln Navigator Money

The 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch Will Reportedly Cost Lincoln Navigator Money

Everyone’s favorite Texas-inspired luxury pickup trim is returning to the SUV segment with the 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch , and at a reported starting price of $74,290, putting it square in competition with the new Lincoln Navigator , which should mean it’s a tough sell.

Ford Can’t Make Lincoln Navigators Fast Enough Because It’s Not Used To Making Many

Sales of the 2018 Lincoln...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 09, 2019. 18 comments

Dead: BMW 3 Series GT, BMW 6 Series GT, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

Dead: BMW 3 Series GT, BMW 6 Series GT, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

BMW just Thanos-snapped its weird humpback lineup, unceremoniously killing the BMW 3 Series GT, BMW 6 Series GT , and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe for the 2020 model year.

The idea of hatchback sedans should be pure, and simple, and practical, and enjoyable. The ungodly awkward shape of the 3 Series GT was none of that, except maybe practical. The 6 Series GT was an improvement over the old 5...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 08, 2019. 16 comments

The Acura NSX Is Finally Available In Yellow Again

The Acura NSX Is Finally Available In Yellow Again

Is yellow the best color for a car? Probably. Is the return of the original NSX’s Indy Yellow paint job now the best color option on the 2020 Acura NSX? It absolutely is.

Let The Yellow Cars Be The Flowers Of Your Meadow

Your legs feel frozen. A blinding light streaks across the sky, disappearing in dread over the…

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Acura may be struggling to move buyers to take the new NSX,

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 08, 2019. 17 comments

Someone Filmed A Modern IndyCar Race With A Camera From 1968 And It's So Much Better

Someone Filmed A Modern IndyCar Race With A Camera From 1968 And It's So Much Better
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFGIF via Nick Shirrell

Everyone loves to talk about the glory days of racing, but YouTuber Nick Shirrell is proving to us all that maybe all you need is an old camera, some film to run through it, and the right soundtrack to make a modern IndyCar race feel a huge measure more nostalgic and entertaining.

This isn’t Nick’s...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 07, 2019. 14 comments

Here's Why There's 4,000 Pounds Of Manure Stacked On This Racecar

Here's Why There's 4,000 Pounds Of Manure Stacked On This Racecar

Almost 20 years ago, an ingenious racing team bought thousands of pounds of top soil and manure to calibrate the downforce of its race car.

Last week, a tweet featuring a photo of a champ car with dozens of bags of manure stacked on top went viral on Twitter. It wasn’t some sort of prank, or some weird sponsor’s advertising stunt. It was all part of the calibration process for the car’s...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 06, 2019. 23 comments

UAW Vice President Sentenced In Major Corruption Scandal With Fiat Chrysler

UAW Vice President Sentenced In Major Corruption Scandal With Fiat Chrysler
The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   

UAW executives sentenced after betraying the workers they’re meant to protect, Trump’s EPA isn’t willing to compromise on emissions, Maserati isn’t making money anytime soon, and so much more for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

1st Gear: Fiat Chrysler Allegedly Paid For Friends In...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 06, 2019. 22 comments

I Continue To Be Impressed By The Ragdoll Physics Of Motorcycle Racers

I Continue To Be Impressed By The Ragdoll Physics Of Motorcycle Racers

It’s in the nature of a racing motorcycle to try and buck its rider off, and it’s always impressive when a rider manages to hold on for dear life when the going gets really very rough. Science can not explain how Steven Odendaal managed to hold on to his bike during last weekend’s Czech Republic Grand Prix.

Cut to the clip:

You can watch an extended highlight over on the MotoGP YouTube channel...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Aug 06, 2019. 10 comments

The Bugatti SUV Will Be Dumb

The Bugatti SUV Will Be Dumb

The latest rumors indicate Bugatti may be developing an SUV as a second production model alongside the Chiron. As someone who normally doesn’t give a shit about companies wanting to make money with SUVs, this one makes me feel a little sick.

I Don't Believe Bugatti for a Second

Bugatti has to be one of the last automakers out there that has either does not offer an SUV or has …

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