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Ousted Ford exec Raj Nair lands at firm that builds Ford GT

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Raj Nair, the former president of Ford North America who left the company earlier this year following an internal investigation into "inappropriate behavior," has a new gig as a top executive at the Canadian auto supplier that builds the Ford GT.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan brings straight-six power to the traditional sedan

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The final piece of the inline-6-powered, midsize Mercedes-AMG lineup has been added: the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sedan that will use the same 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six as the CLS53, and E53 coupe and cabrio. Producing the same 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, it features the same 48-volt ultra-mild hybrid assist combined with a starter-generator and a small electrically-driven compressor in the intake tract to help reduce turbo lag.

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Mexican truckers travel in fear as highway robberies bleed economy

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Glancing constantly at his rear view mirror, truck driver "El Flaco" journeys the highways of Mexico haunted by the memory of when he was kidnapped with his security detail by bandits disguised as police officers two years ago.

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UK facing shortfall of electric car charging points

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News 22 May, 2018

83,500 new electric charging points are needed as study predicts one million EVs will hit UK roads by 2020

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China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to German automakers, Tesla

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China will steeply cut import tariffs for automobiles and car parts, opening up greater access to the world's largest auto market amid an easing of trade tensions with the United States.

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One-off Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon supercar crashes again

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Almost exactly a year after a rare $1.5 million-plus Koenigsegg Agera RS crashed during testing in Sweden, it's happened again. To the same, repaired supercar.

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2018 Nissan GT-R and 370Z Quick Spin Review | Nearing retirement age

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With a smooth ride and good power, the Z feels good around town, but flog it in the hills and its age starts to show. The six-speed is geared perfectly, and there's plenty of bottom-end torque, but the motor is buzzy over 4,500 rpm, and the softly sprung suspension gets floppy when you're pushing hard. Overall grip is disappointing.

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Workhorse begins HorseFly autonomous drone package deliveries

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Last year, we saw Workhorse Group demonstrate its Horsefly for the first time. The Horsefly is an autonomous drone that launches from the roof of a delivery truck to take a package to its final destination. At the time, it seemed like implementation would be a long way off, but last week, Workhorse announced the its Horsefly has begun delivering packages as part of an FAA-approved pilot trial in Loveland, Ohio, near Cincinnati.

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Elon Musk admits Tesla Model 3 has a braking issue, promises fix

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Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted late on Monday there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will be rolling out in a few days.

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New Lexus NX 300h Sport trim revealed

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News 22 May, 2018

Racier new Lexus NX 300h Sport unveiled, priced from £36,500 and due on sale next month

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All-electric DS 3 Crossback set for the Paris Motor Show

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News 22 May, 2018

DS will be raising its EV game in Paris with an all-electric DS 3 Crossback SUV

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Americans are even more wary of autonomous cars now

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In the wake of recent autonomous vehicle crashes including an Uber fully autonomous test car killing a woman pushing a bike, and a semi-autonomous Tesla Model X hitting a concrete divider, AAA conducted another study of the public's perception of such cars. It's a follow-up to a study conducted at the end of the past two years. According to the study, Americans distrust autonomous vehicles more than they did at the end of 2017.

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New ‘Magnum P.I.’ has fake Ferrari, fake Tom Selleck

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Wait, that's the new "Magnum P.I."? That guy? Really? I mean, he doesn't need to have a mustache. Or a Hawaiian shirt. Or really short shorts. But come on, there's nothing displayed by Jay Hernandez in the above "Magnum P.I." trailer that says "I have charisma and likability comparable to Tom Selleck." Now, is that even possible? Probably not, Tom Selleck is, well, Tom Selleck. But much as Chris Pine successfully captured Captain Kirk's bravado without doing a William Shatner impression, such a

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Watch an air jet keep a motorcycle from wiping out

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The future will be cool, because it has motorcycles with jet thrusters. No, not flying motorcycles, they're still very much ground vehicles. But they're still really cool, because they could save you some nasty injuries and expensive repairs.

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Consumer Reports, Edmunds observe significant problems with Tesla Model 3 test cars

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The Tesla Model 3 has finally been making its way into the eager hands of owners, and since Tesla hasn't been providing test vehicles to the press (as every other car manufacturer does), publications have been relying on those owners to lend or rent them their cars for evaluation purposes. We did just that for our Tesla Model 3 First Drive.

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2019 Chevy Corvette Z06 spied testing with ZR1 wing, roll cage, lots of orange

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The Chevy Corvette line is pretty well rounded at this point, starting with the plain old Stingray up to the beastly, hardcore ZR1, with the Grand Sport and Z06 filling in the gaps. But it looks like yet another Corvette niche could appear, as evidenced by the above spy shots. They show a Corvette Z06, but with a ZR1 wing and more. And by more, we mostly mean "orange."

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Sharpen your hunting knife on your car window? | Car Hacks

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Life hacks are all the rage these days. Unfortunately, most of the tricks found across the web aren't actually very helpful. While using dental floss to cut a birthday cake might be a decent party trick in a pinch, it's probably not something you'll use very often.

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