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Tesla Settles Another Deadly Autopilot Crash Case Without Going To Court

Jalopnik - 5 hours 24 min ago

Good morning! It’s Wednesday, May 29, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know.

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What Imaginary Car Feature Do You Want To Exist?

Jalopnik - 5 hours 34 min ago

We live in a world where car technology is not only cool but also wildly futuristic. Some cars have the ability to take on the bulk of driving tasks while others are packing in more horsepower than ever before. And yet, the world of the fictional, or imaginary, car is so much more fruitful than anything we could come…

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Lancia returns to rallying with its new Ypsilon

Motor Authority - 5 hours 49 min ago
Lancia's rebirth continues with the announcement on Monday the brand is headed back to rally racing. There was a time when the Italian brand, today part of the Stellantis fold, was dominant in rallying, including in the sport's infamous Group B class. This was on the back of icons like the Delta S4 and the 037. For its return, Lancia will use its...

Bark Air Offers Fancy Chartered Jet Flights For Pampered Pooches And Their Opulent Owners

Jalopnik - 5 hours 49 min ago

Flying sucks. From the moment you leave your house in a rush to the moment you land you’re surrounded by miserable sweaty humans who are also equally excited for their travel day to be over. Adding a dog into your travel day must make things ten times as stressful, as airports aren’t exactlydog friendly. To address…

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These Automakers Are The Best In The World, According To Our Readers

Jalopnik - 6 hours 4 min ago

Earlier this week we asked our readers to tell us which automaker is currently the best in the world. While there was a wide variety of answers, it’s difficult to deny that Japanese manufacturers have garnered a favorable reputation. The only American automaker that had any significant support was a divisive choice,…

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Exec responsible for Porsche 918 Spyder now CEO of Bentley

Motor Authority - 6 hours 34 min ago
Bentley on Tuesday named Frank-Steffen Walliser, a veteran of fellow Volkswagen Group brand Porsche, as its new CEO. Walliser will take over the role on July 1 from Adrian Hallmark, who in March announced plans to join Aston Martin as its new CEO starting on Oct. 1. Hallmark will replace Amedeo Felisa, who is retiring. Walliser has been at Porsche...

At $29,995, Would You Toy With The Idea Of Buying This 2013 Ford F-150 Tonka Truck?

Jalopnik - 6 hours 34 min ago

With maturity comes wisdom, and with immaturity comes today’s Nice Price or No Dice F-150 Tonka truck. Let’s see if this “big boy (or big girl) toy” is worth anything more than play money.

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2025 Audi RS Q8 spied at the 'Ring

Motor Authority - 7 hours 34 min ago
Audi's Q8 received a mid-cycle update for 2024, but missing from the lineup was the fire-breathing RS Q8 variant. It turns out development of the updated RS Q8 is still happening, as a camouflaged prototype has just been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. Given the thin camouflage gear it was wearing, the debut is likely close. An arrival...

GM dreams up magnetic levitating seats

Motor Authority - 8 hours 34 min ago
General Motors is looking to patent a magnetic levitation system that would replace conventional seat adjusters. As described in a patent application filed by GM with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2022, but only published by the USPTO on May 2, magnets would be embedded in the seat rails and enable the use of opposing...

Michigan Motorsports’ Lumberjack LS Cam Chops Like Paul Bunyan

Corvettes Online News Feed - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 7:08pm
Michigan Motorsports has built its outstanding reputation on having a massive stock of the top name brand parts for the LS and LT platforms. More recently, the family-owned shop has begun developing their own line o

2025 BMW 3-Series gains updates, including mild-hybrid power

Motor Authority - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 6:45pm
An updated BMW 3-Series arrives in showrooms later this year as a 2025 model. The update is the second for the current compact sedan, which arrived for the 2019 model year and was given its first update for 2023. The latest update mirrors changes made to the related 4-Series for 2025. At the top of the list is the addition of a 48-volt mild-hybrid...

2025 BMW M3 with all-wheel drive adds 20 hp

Motor Authority - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 6:30pm
The BMW M3 gains a round of updates for 2025, but one thing hasn't changed: the availability of a 6-speed manual in a rear-wheel-drive sport sedan. The configuration is offered in the base M3, which continues with a 473-hp rating for 2025, or the same as last year. The next rung up the ladder is the M3 Competition, which features an 8-speed...

[VIDEO] Old School Police Cruiser Gives these Corvettes a Run for their Money

Corvette Blogger - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 6:06pm

This old school Palmetto, Florida police car armed with a light bar and some engine upgrades took on all comers at Bradenton Motorsports Parkway including two Corvettes.

Continue reading [VIDEO] Old School Police Cruiser Gives these Corvettes a Run for their Money at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

New Visible Carbon Fiber Sill Plates Can Now Only Be Ordered on 3LT/3LZ Corvettes

Corvette Blogger - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 5:33pm

According to the latest distribution updates, GM has now restricted the ordering of the LPO Visible Carbon Fiber Sill Plates for only 3LT and 3LZ Corvette orders.

Continue reading New Visible Carbon Fiber Sill Plates Can Now Only Be Ordered on 3LT/3LZ Corvettes at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Finding a New Road, Part 7: You Take the Wheel of this 25th Anniversary 1978 Corvette

Corvette Blogger - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 3:50pm

Up for sale is this 25th Anniversary 1978 Corvette featured by Steve Burns in his Finding a New Road Series for CorvetteBlogger.com. The award-winning special edition Corvette went through judging and is now up for sale at Hemmings Auctions.

Continue reading Finding a New Road, Part 7: You Take the Wheel of this 25th Anniversary 1978 Corvette at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Toyota Will Make Fun, Gas Engines Right Up Until They're Banned Outright

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 3:10pm

Enthusiasts have been hesitant to embrace EVs in the past, and who could blame them? You just can’t reproduce the thrill of a naturally aspirated engine or the whine of a turbocharged eager oxygen breather. It seem’s Toyota feels the same way.

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Guess What ‘Hellcat Mike’ Got Arrested For

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 2:53pm

The type of guy who puts Hellcat in his name has to have a serious devotion to Dodge’s monstrous V8-powered cars. As it turns out, he earned that name by stealing Hellcats and swapping their motors into the cars of paying customers. He and three other men were booked on various charges including engaging in organized…

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Indy 500 Proves Why It's The Greatest Spectacle In Racing Yet Again

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 2:48pm

The Indianapolis 500 captivated racing fans around the world on Sunday despite a four-hour rain delay. The instant classic at the Brickyard looked even better when compared to the day’s other events, a dull Monaco Grand Prix and a rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600. It’s Tuesday, May 28, 2024 and this is Racing Recap, your…

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Tesla May Be Struggling, But The U.S. EV Industry Has Actually Seen Solid Growth This Year

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/28/2024 - 2:35pm

From layoffs at Tesla, Rivian and others to big price cuts on the Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, Hertz selling off its fleet of electric vehicles, Tesla’s deliveries being down and even Volkswagen delaying the ID7's U.S. launch, it could be easy to get the impression that the EV industry is dying. As Blo…

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