JALOPNIK: Here’s Proof a Lexus can be Loud Enough to Re-Arrange Your Whole Face

January 15th, 2019 by
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Yes, I know, there are Lexuses (Lexii?) that sound good. But there aren’t too many that are LOUD. I’m talking Saturn-V-on-launch-loud. Proper noise. Like the unearthly noise coming out of this supercharged Lexus GS F. The regular Lexus GS F makes a quick-but-not-mind-bending 467 horsepower. And while that’s certainly a healthy dollop, you can always have more….

AutoBlog: The most expensive Mustang ever just sold for $2.2 million

January 15th, 2019 by
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1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake strikes again Shelby GT500 Super Snake Here’s the most expensive Mustang ever sold. Image Credit: Mecum The most expensive Mustang ever just sold at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction for $2.2 million. Let that sink in for a moment. The Mustang in question happens to be a 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Predicted to sell for $1.1-$1.2 million, it…

TTAC: Buy/Drive/Burn: Super Expensive Convertibles From 2001

January 15th, 2019 by
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The Buy/Drive/Burn series has been all about convertibles lately. We started with some $40,000 luxury entries from 2010, then upped the dollar figure with three more from 2009 that asked over $90,000 for the pleasure of their company. Today we step back in time to the year 2001, and spend even more money. The cheapest drop-top here is…

TTAC: 2020 Ford Explorer: Now Rear-drive, This SUV Aims to Blend In

January 15th, 2019 by
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Wednesday night, Ford pulled the wraps off its all-new 2020 Explorer at an event held, quite appropriately, at Detroit’s Ford Field. The model is a complete redesign of America’s all-time best-selling SUV. Since the introduction of the original, Ranger-based Explorer, over eight million units have found American homes. With that heritage in mind, the 2020…

JALOPNIK: VIDEO: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races TVR and Audi Quattro

December 8th, 2018 by
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Races TVR and Audi Quattro for Some Reason in Jeep Ad Jeep calls it “the ultimate test in straight-line speed,” to show off the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s peerless acceleration. It’s a test the 707-horsepower Jeep wins. Just for some reason I can’t work out, the competition is a 1991 TVR and an Audi Quattro….

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JALOPNIK: The 2019 BMW M850i Will Have a Dipstick (!)

December 8th, 2018 by
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Photo: BMW Many German cars, and most BMWs, don’t have dipsticks and haven’t for years. They’ve been replaced by sensors and systems that will give you a dashboard warning if anything seems awry. Because if you’re paying $70,000 for a car you probably don’t want to get your hands dirty. But! BMW confirmed that the…

JALOPNIK: Why You Should Keep the Receipts From Every Automotive Repair

December 8th, 2018 by
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Image art: Jason Torchinsky Every time you take your car in to a dealership for a repair or even a minor service, you get a receipt. Over 20 years, those receipts can pile up into a thick wad that you may be tempted to throw away. Don’t. Keep those receipts forever, especially if you plan…

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AUTOBLOG: Watch, listen as Chevy Corvette C8.R tests at Sebring

December 8th, 2018 by
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It doesn’t quite sound how we expected The mid-engine 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 is just around the corner, based on prototypes we’ve been seeing in mostly production-spec guise. As such, its racing counterpart, the Corvette C8.R is also just about ready. We’ve seen the race car a time or twobefore, but the video above, dug up by Jalopnik and posted by YouTube user Lanky Turtle,…

JALOPNIK: Dead: The 1000 MPH SSC Bloodhound Project

December 8th, 2018 by
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Project director Richard Noble with the Bloodhound SSC in 2015. Photo: AP Some sad news this morning for those who appreciate pushing the boundaries of science in pursuit of speed: the Bloodhound SSC project, a rocket car that’s been aiming to hit the 1,000 mph land record for years now, is dead. The project had been strapped…

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AUTOBLOG: 2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport Quick Spin Review | Yet another Lexus surprise

December 8th, 2018 by
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Like the LC and LS, the transformed ES wows with its engaging dynamics The 2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport truly cements that “driving like a Lexus” now means something far different than it ever did before. It’s not dull, it’s not anonymous and old ladies probably won’t like it. It should not be painted…

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