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Fisker Won’t Be Producing Any More Oceans, Says Company That Produces Them

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 2:15pm

Fisker just can’t catch a break. The automaker is still currently teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. And despite huge discounts on the Ocean, the vehicle is mess ofissues. If a recent earnings call is to be believed, however, the Ocean itself might not matter much anymore.

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Nantucket Is Already Sick Of Its New Tesla Cybertruck Owner

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 2:01pm

Riding aboard the Steamship Authority ferry, a Tesla Cybertruck finally made its way to Nantucket last Thursday, and once it was off the boat, its owner wasted no time becoming enough of a nuisance that he earned his own local news article. Later the same day, the Nantucket Current published an article with the…

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Corvettes for Sale: Chassis 007 Corvette C5-R GT1 Race Car

Corvette Blogger - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 1:16pm

This C5-R Corvette racecar was chassis number 007 built by Pratt & Miller as a spare car, and it was sold to SRT in Belgium where it raced in Belcar, GT FFSA and FIA GT.

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The Best 11-Foot-8 Bridge Wreck Videos of All Time

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 1:08pm

Life is full of small pleasures, like your first sip of morning coffee, an uncommonly good day, or watching very tall cars get absolutely creamed by one very low bridge.

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Pharrell's Rad-Era Car Auction Is Going On Right Now

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:45pm

Some of the coolest and weirdest cars from the late-1900s are up for auction right now, but I can promise you won’t find a good deal among them. Multi-hyphenate music star Pharrell Williams started an auction company recently, called Joopiter, and has teamed up with New York high-end car collection business Morton…

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King Of The Baggers Might Be The Dumbest Idea Anyone Has Ever Had, And I Couldn't Possibly Love It More

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:37pm

Headed into MotoGP weekend in Austin, Texas, I really didn’t know what to expect. Despite getting my first motorcycle at 19, it was still my first time attending a race. It was hot and very loud, which wasn’t much of a surprise. As it turns out, MotoGP still has grid girls, which was more of a surprise since I’d…

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2026 BMW iX spied with updates

Motor Authority - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:30pm
BMW looks to be readying the first major update for the iX since the electric midsize SUV arrived for the 2022 model year. A camouflaged prototype for the updated iX has been spotted, revealing some of the design tweaks BMW has planned. The changes on the outside are likely to be minor. The headlights feature new daytime running lights similar to...

[ACCIDENT] Off-Duty Firefighter Comes to the Rescue of a Driver in a Burning C8 Corvette

Corvette Blogger - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:22pm

A C8 Corvette Stingray driver was knocked unconscious following a two-car accident with a BMW Sedan. As flames erupted in the Corvette, an off-duty firefighter sprang into action and helped pull the driver to safety.

Continue reading [ACCIDENT] Off-Duty Firefighter Comes to the Rescue of a Driver in a Burning C8 Corvette at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Boeing Focused So Hard On Making Money That SpaceX Beat It

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:10pm

Back in 2014, the United States held its own little internal space race. NASA chose two companies to bring us back to the International Space Station, providing them with funding to build a crewed space vehicle: One established, long-proven aerospace engineering firm, and one upstart run by a guy who names all his…

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Guys Will See This And Just Think ‘Hell Yeah’

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:00pm

Dudes Rock and “hell yeah, brother” have long been two pillars of what I decide to post about on this website, and I think I have found something else that follows through on that ethos. You see, I stumbled across an Instagram video that shows a “Talladega Nights” Wonder Bread NASCAR stock car tearing it up on the…

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Review: 2024 Lexus GX 550 towing reveals virtues and hassles

Motor Authority - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 11:46am
The excitement surrounding the 2024 Lexus GX 550 seems warranted. It’s the first time in 14 years the nameplate is new. One way the new GX improves over the outgoing model is in towing capacity, which improves from 6,500 to 9,063 pounds. I hooked up 5,000 pounds of fiberglass walleye boat to see how well the GX tows. During a week of towing...

The Amphibious TVR Scamander Is Everything The Cybertruck Wishes It Was

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 11:40am

Peter Wheeler, the enigmatic CEO who built TVR from a British also-ran into a company with strikingly-designed world-beating supercars, was truly like nobody else. An actual engineer with actual talent, Wheeler worked diligently to develop some of the most interesting cars ever made road legal. This designation…

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McLaren, Formula 1 Determine That Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Is Actually Not Political

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 11:25am

Miami Grand Prix organizers may not have allowed presidential candidate Donald Trump to host a high-dollar fundraiser at its Formula 1 event, but that didn’t stop Trump from making a big appearance on race day. The former president apparently requested to visit McLaren Racing’s garage, The Race reports, and McLaren…

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NASCAR's Tightest Ever Finish Was Too Close For Computers To Call

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 11:25am

The NASCAR Cup Series finish at Kansas Speedway on Sunday night was virtually a dead heat, the closest finish in series history. The finish was so close, in fact, that electronic timing and scoring had the wrong car in first place. Plus, Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix had its own surprise winner as Lando Norris took the…

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Tesla's Executive Exodus Is Leaving Elon Musk Alone At The Top Of Tesla

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 11:10am

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is further isolating himself at the top of the automaker’s pyramid as his number two, Tom Zhu, goes back to his responsibilities as VP of Tesla China. Zhu has long been the leader of Tesla’s operations in the country and was one of the key figures in the automaker’s Shanghai Gigafacgtory project.

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Ford dreams up frunk with screen for insane tailgating

Motor Authority - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 11:05am
Since including frunks on its Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning EVs, Ford has been coming up with creative ways to utilize that space. The latest in a series of frunk-related patent filings could turn EVs into epic tailgating machines. Published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) April 16, 2024, and originally filed by Ford...

2025 Genesis GV80, 2024 Lexus GX: Today's Car News

Motor Authority - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 11:00am
The Genesis GV80 has been extensively updated for 2025, and impressively the starting price is roughly the same as 2024's pricing. Among the updates are some styling tweaks, a new dash, new color and wheel options, plus the option of a coupe-like body style. In our first test of the 2024 Lexus GX 550, we walked away shocked at how balanced the...

Titanic Tourist Sub Was Destined To Kill Everybody On Board From The Very Beginning

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:53am

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since OceanGate’s Titan submersible disappeared. Surely, that happened at least three years ago, right? After several days of searching, experts determined that the sub most likely imploded, killing everyone on board. Debris and possible human remains were eventually…

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Japan's Kansai Airport Proves It's Possible To Run An Airport Without Losing Luggage

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:16am

Japan’s Kansai airport, located on a slowly sinking artificial island in Osaka bay, opened in September of 1994, and despite handling millions of bags per year, has never lost a single piece of luggage. According to reports from Forbes, the airport prides itself in its ability to get every piece of luggage from the…

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2024 F1 standings: McLaren shows return to form

Motor Authority - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:00am
The sixth round of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship got underway on Sunday with the Miami Grand Prix, which saw a McLaren driver on top of the podium for the first time since 2021. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri both showed plenty of pace in Miami, though Piastri wasn't able to capitalize due to an incident with Ferrari's...

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