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Next-Gen Hyundai Veloster Could Turn Up the Heat

With the Civic Type R expected to appear on lots any day now, and no end in sight to the continued popularity of the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R, consumers can be forgiven for not thinking about the Hyundai Veloster. The long-in-the-tooth model remains a valuable oddball for …

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Researchers Cast Doubt on Viability of Tesla’s Electric Big Rig

It’s not just the range — it’s the weight, too. Oh, and don’t forget about cost. These are some of the potential stumbling blocks facing Tesla’s introduction of an electric semi truck, say Carnegie Mellon University researchers in a peer-reviewed study expected later this month. Tesla has two trucks up its …

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How a Single O-Ring Almost Ended a Race Weekend

Our race weekend at New Jersey Motorsports park was months in the making and the MX-5 Cup car known as Marylin finally felt solid. We arrived late, so the plan was to pull the car off the trailer, complete an ABS calibration, and then head back to the hotel to get …

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Saab’s Comeback To Focus On EVs For Ridesharing

Remember Saab? Of course, the slightly left-of-centre Swedish automaker that withered and died under GM’s control before being sold off to National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and undergoing a series of false-starts on its road to redemption. NEVS is confident that this time things will turn out better, and has …

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Ford Adds Performance Parts For Mustang To Australian Catalogue

Ford Australia has announced that it will introduce a range of genuine Ford Performance components for the Mustang, bringing factory-backed upgrades to the iconic American sports car. Following a lengthy certification process, Ford is now able to offer a range of parts that might otherwise have only been available through …

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Mini Appoints Oliver Heilmer As Head Of Design

The BMW Group has announced a new Head of Design for its Mini brand, appointing Oliver Heilmer to the role. Heilmer has worked with the BMW Group for the last 17 years, in charge of BMW’s interior design from 2013 until 2016 and most recently as the president of BMW’s …

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