Ford has all but reduced its definition of cars to one word: Mustang. That philosophy extends to the racing world as Ford has worked to replace its race car fleet with Mustangs. That continues with this week’s reveal of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang race car which will start competing next February. Ford Performance
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A whistleblower who alerted Uber officials to safety problems in the company’s self-driving program days before a fatal crash has a warning for the broader industry. Robbie Miller says auto and tech companies testing autonomous vehicles are driving too many miles on public roads, causing crashes at rates higher than human drivers and endangering motorists
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Day 1 Recap. We’re rolling in our stock 1967 Chevy II Nova for a one-week transformation from grocery getter to gasser in 5 days! Today’s build we have a lot of things to do. We’re going to dismantle the car, bolt in the front and rear suspension (straight front axle), and get the brakes going.
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Dealers, what are you doing to improve your foot traffic? In a new report from Blis looking at the state of the auto industry, data found that of all external factors, foot traffic is the only metric that dealerships can take action on to drive sales output, vs. “uncontrollable” variables such as consumer confidence. And
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In the end, the judges at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance couldn’t turn down a good party. The judges announced that the 1931 Bentley 8 Ltire Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer was the best in show, beating impressive Bugattis, Skittles-colored Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, and Mercedes-Benz—and the rest of the field—on Bentley’s 100th birthday. The 1931
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CAMDEN, N.J. — Subaru marketing has its dogs. And the brand has its history of owners keeping their vehicles for a long time. To promote the Crosstrek subcompact crossover, Subaru of Am- erica plans to combine the two. An ad that was to launch Monday, Aug. 19, on TV and digital video in 30-second and
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Ahead of the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Infiniti announced a new addition to its SUV lineup, the QX55. Based on the teaser sketch that Infiniti released, the QX55 appears to be a coupe-like variant of the recently released QX50, which means it’s got the BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe in its sights. “The
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McLaren Automotive has convertibles in its expanding lineup but doesn’t have a true, open-air roadster. That will change next year. During Monterey Car Week, the British exotic brand on Friday teased a photo of the unnamed two-seater, which will join McLaren’s Ultimate Series, following the P1, Senna and Speedtail. The automaker said the vehicle will
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Silicon Valley performance EV startup Drako Motors lifted the cover off of its upcoming GTE sport sedan on Friday at Monterey Car Week, giving us our first glimpse of the company’s vision for a four-door performance car with 1,200 horsepower. Yes, you read that correctly. Power comes from four permanent magnet hybrid synchronous motors each
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The auto parts industry has chalked up a decade of steady growth, but analysts and forecasters believe the strains of falling vehicle sales, rising material costs and huge demands for r&d spending could bring the party to an end. The combination of uncertainty over future technologies, lingering import tariffs and unsettled trade issues with key
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TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. lawmakers and European safety regulators are considering rules that could mandate “child presence detection” systems aimed at avoiding hot-car deaths of unattended children. That has suppliers scrambling to develop new systems for automakers, according to interviews with several high-tech suppliers at a recent industry conference here. “Everybody is looking at
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FRANKFURT — BMW’s new CEO, Oliver Zipse, urged employees to embrace change and to find innovative ways to help the automaker overtake rival Mercedes-Benz at a time when demand for luxury cars is waning. Zipse addressed staff in an internal email a day after his predecessor Harald Krueger stepped down. BMW has lost ground to
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