Archive | 2014

Report: Man who purposely crashed Bugatti Veyron in lake faces 20 years in prison

Remember that dude who was caught on video driving his Bugatti Veyron into a lake, later claiming he avoided a “low flying pelican,” only to change the cause to “dropping his phone?” Well, that man has been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud and currently faces up to 20 years in prison after the whole […]

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Report: Details for next-gen 2019 Volkswagen Golf emerge

Even though the full seventh generation Volkswagen Golf lineup is just hitting our shores, it’s actually been around since 2012 in Europe and Asia. So the current Golf isn’t exactly news and it should be no surprise details for the next-gen model have apparently surfaced by way of AutoCar in the UK. According to the […]

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Report: Wireless charging tech for EVs could surface in 2017

LeftLaneNews reports wireless charging could be a common feature as early as 2017, when the first consumer-ready system is launched. Electronics giant, Qualcomm, is known to be working on a new inductive charging system called Halo, briefly detailed by the company’s vice-president for business development and marketing, Anthony Thompson. “We’re in discussions at some level with all […]

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Report: Ferrari to build only 458 copies of 458 Speciale Spider

4WheelsNews apparently heard through the grapevine of rumors that the new Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider is going to be limited to just 458 production units worldwide. After Ferrari’s staff held an exclusive preview event at Pebble Beach recently, Ferrari privately showcased the new variant to its most esteemed customers. These include an updated 600hp engine and […]

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Tesla announces infinite mile warranty for Model S EV drive system

Tesla is looking once again to revolutionize the industry, now with an infinite mile warranty for the Model S’s electric drive system. In their latest press release, the Tesla Model S’s 85-kWh setup gets the “infinite” mile warranty, versus the previous policy’s four years or 50,000 miles. This basically means the policy also protects the […]

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Report: New Cadillac flagship could debut at Pebble Beach next year

Cadillac has something up their sleeves for the full-size executive segment, and it’s a large rear-wheel drive sedan to compete against the likes of the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and so on. Top Gear recently heard the new flagship could debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance next year. Not much else is known […]

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Toyota reengineers Land Cruiser 70 for Japan only, makes us all jealous

We’re sure that like us, you’re wishing some of your favorite automobile manufacturers would just go on a special nostalgia tantrum, reengineering and building, from new, classic models for the sake of, why the hell not. It’d be like rebuilding the Titanic, giving it air conditioning, top-spec steam turbine engines and the actual ability to withstand, if […]

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Report: Dodge Viper could get a supercharged V10

Chrysler is apparently on a supercharger binge and is interested in equipping the next Viper with one. Not that the current Viper’s 8.4L V10 isn’t enough, what with, 640hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. According to the Pentastar’s enthusiast site, AllPar, the supercharger could up the final rating to as high as 800bhp. This would help […]

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Report: Rumors suggest a Mazda Miata Coupe is on the way

AutomotiveNews apparently heard Mazda is preparing a Miata with a fixed roof in addition to the new MX-5 being revealed in just a few short weeks. This could be one of the many models popping up from Mazda’s new lineup changeover, which includes a new addition of the CX-3, a new CX-9, a Mazdaspeed3, and […]

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Report: Mazdaspeed3 in the works, CX-3 and CX-9 to follow later on

Mazdaspeed3 fans can get excited–AutomotiveNews recently heard of a new next-generation Mazdaspeed3, currently in the works as a 2016 model year. The current Mazda3 launched last year and the new Mazdaspeed version should be around when the current 3 gets a mid-cycle refresh in about two years. The second generation Mazdaspeed3 ceased production in 2013 […]

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