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Toyota Will Fix That Viral GR86, But the Bigger Warranty Question Remains

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 1:00pm

If you walk into a Toyota dealership today, you may be lucky enough to find a GR86 in the showroom. If you purchase the lightweight, rear-drive, affordable sports car, you’ll get a one-year NASA membership and complimentary track day. You’ll even get a discount on a helmet. But judging by one GT86 owner’s experience,…

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All the Reasons My Flight From Newark Was Delayed or Canceled

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:40pm

After this year’s New York ePrix, I experienced my first awful flight in a long time. I was caught in the wave of poor weather and staffing-related delays and cancellations — and from what I’ve gathered, my miserable trip wasn’t even as bad as some of the others that folks have been experiencing. Nonetheless, let’s…

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GT7's Tomica Town Is a Meticulous Stroke of Genius. Here's How it Came to Be

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:20pm

If you’ve played Gran Turismo 7 or its predecessor, GT Sport, you may be familiar with “Scapes” — a mode where you can photograph the game’s uncannily real-looking digital car models in real environments. Each Scape — there are more than a thousand — is actually a 2D image itself, shot with a special camera and imbued…

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This 'One of One' McLaren F1 is Heading to Auction

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 12:00pm

You’ve been making all sorts of excuses as to why you haven’t bought a McLaren F1 yet. Now’s your time to shine. RM Sotheby’s is auctioning what they are calling a “one of one” F1 on August 18.

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California's EV Rebate Programs Are Shutting Down

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:40am

California wants residents to purchase EVs in droves, to continue building it’s green-supporting reputation. But like nearly all new vehicles, the prices for them aren’t getting any cheaper and thousands of people are still shut out of buying them because of unaffordability. While there are rebate programs at the…

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Feds Investing $5 Billion in Nationwide EV Charging Network

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:20am

All 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico submitted plans this week for a slice of $5 billion dollars in federal funds to build a cross-country EV charging network. The money could build 500,000 direct-current fast chargers, hopefully soothing American range anxiety fears in our patchwork quilt of a nation.

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The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Will Start at $37,495

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:00am

Volkswagen of America has announced pricing for the 2023 ID.4, and it’s coming in at a lower price. The 2023 ID.4 will start at an MSRP of $37,495, while previous year models started at $41,230 before federal tax incentives.

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Toyota Sales Are Going From Bad to Worse

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:40am

Toyota is seeing its sales go from bad to worse as supply chain issues take hold, EV startup Lordstown Motors saw its first ever profit, and Boeing workers at three U.S. plants agreed on a new contract. All that and more in The Morning Shift for August 4, 2022.

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GM Will Make Electric Corvettes In Many Shapes and Sizes: Report

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:20am

There’s been a lot of talk of future Corvettes as of late, between the long-rumored hybrid E-Ray version of the C8, to a potential battery-electric ‘Vette crossover riding on GM’s Ultium platform. More ‘Vettes are indeed coming, the rumor mill tells us — and the brand expansion won’t stop at an SUV.

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Lucid Will Barely Make Any EVs This Year

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 9:58am

Things are going from bad to worse for EV maker Lucid. The company again cut production targets this week. Supply chain and logical challenges mean the electric vehicle company has a demand that its supply simply cannot keep up with, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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What's Your Favorite Race Track to Drive?

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 9:30am

If you’re reading this website, chances are you enjoy performance vehicles (if not, welcome, we’ll get you yet). You might even own one yourself, anything from a dirt-cheap Miata to a top-tier supercar. But no matter what you own, it’s rare that you’ll really get to wring it out on the street — all those pesky speed…

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U.S. Automakers Demand Changes to EV Tax Credit Proposal That Favors EVs Made in the U.S.

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 9:00am

Automakers in the U.S. are pushing back against Senator Joe Manchin’s EV tax credit proposal due its domestic supply and production requirements. The proposal would restore credit eligibility to some EVs by removing the current cap of 200,000 vehicles sold, which ruled out subsidies for popular models from Tesla,

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Traffic Jams: Chastity Belt - 'James Dean'

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 8:30am

I’ve been in a musical slump lately when it comes to finding new things to listen to, which means I’ve turned back to my playlists from 2016 and 2017 to revel in the comfort of my favorite music from college. And now we’re here, back in the land of Chastity Belt, one of my favorite all-woman acts.

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At $1,650, Would You Roll the Dice on This 1999 Mercedes SLK 230 ‘Mechanic’s Special?’

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 8:00am

By all appearances, the complicated convertible hard top on today’s Nice Price or No Dice SLK seems to work as it should. The same can’t be said for the fuel system, however, making it a tow-away with a bargain price tag. Let’s see if it’s really worth breaking out the wrenches.

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How a 3D Printer Could Help Solve All Your Car Problems

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 7:00pm

I’m looking to get back into motorcycling, and that means digging out my Shoei RF-1200 helmet from the top shelf of my closet. It’s a great helmet, comfortable and protective in equal measure, but it has a flaw that I’ve always hated: A ridge, running across the front of the chin bar, that makes mounting a GoPro up…

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The Dollywood Express Carries More Train Riders Than 10 Different U.S. Cities

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 6:30pm

While the concept of high-speed rail lines linking the country’s major metropolitan areas has captured the imaginations of many Americans, the public transportation infrastructure used for commuting is far more likely to impact a more localized area in the U.S. That’s keeping in mind that major cities in our country…

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2022 Acura MDX Type S: What Do You Want To Know?

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 6:00pm

Acura is on a mission to reinvent itself, injecting some much-needed performance into a brand that had lukewarm offerings at best. Part of that performance injection is bringing back the Type S label. While historically its been reserved for cars, it’s been absent from Acura for the last few years. The first…

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Porsche Will Build its Own E-Bike Motors, Sell Them to Other Brands

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 5:30pm

For only slightly more than the cost of full interior deviated stitching on a new Taycan, you can actually buy an e-bike from Porsche. And Porsche has big ambitions for its e-bike business — something we’d heard evidence of last year, when the company announced its majority stake in the e-bike manufacturer Greyp (like

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