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Hennessey Venom F5 aerodynamics testingThe first of three phases of testing for the Hennessey Venom F5 is complete ahead of the supercar’s planned public debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in May. Hennessey announced Tuesday that a test car hit 200 mph during aerodynamics testing. That speed—achieved on a 2.2-mile runway at a former United States Air Force base in…

BMW iX production  -  DingolfingBMW is the latest automaker to announce production plans for solid-state batteries. In a Monday press release, BMW said it will have a prototype solid-state battery ready by 2025, and a production-ready version by 2030. These batteries would power the next generation of BMW electric cars, which are scheduled to start rolling out in 2025. While…

Prince’s Purple Rain motorcycle | EscapePrince, the unforgettable pop icon of the 1980s and beyond, was one of the most eccentric singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, filmmakers and actors the world has seen. He brought us top-charting songs like “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Raspberry Beret” and “Little Red Corvette.” Today, April 21, marks the fifth anniversary of his death at…

2023 BMW X1 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienThe BMW X1 is already one of the better looking options in the compact crossover segment, and it looks like designers will up the wow factor for the next-generation model. Fresh prototypes for the redesigned X1 have been spotted, revealing some of the new styling themes. The testers are still at a relatively early stage judging by their makeshift…

Ferrari 812 Superfast special editionThe Cadillac Lyriq battery-electric crossover has finally been revealed in production guise. It’s due to enter production in the first half of 2022 and will be arriving at dealerships shortly after as a 2023 model. We’re glad to report the production Lyriq is almost identical to the striking show car. We’ve got our first drive review up on the…

Ferrari 812 Superfast special editionFerrari on Wednesday unveiled a hardcore version of its 812 Superfast that likely serves as a sendoff for the model line, similar to how the automaker launched the F12 TDF at the end of the F12 Berlinetta’s run. Ferrari hasn’t revealed the name of the car just yet, referring to it only as the versione speciale, Italian for “special…

2023 Cadillac LyriqCadillac on Wednesday revealed the production version of its highly anticipated Lyriq. The battery-electric crossover was first teased last summer in concept form, and we’re glad to report the production version looks almost identical to the striking show car. The Lyriq is due to reach dealerships in the first half of 2022 as a 2023 model, and…

1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI - Photo credit: Bring A TrailerA ’90s-era Subaru has managed to sell on Bring A Trailer for a six-figure sum. And we’re not talking just slightly into six figures. The final price paid for the car was a staggering $312,555. Motorsport fans will immediately recognize the car and the reason it’s so expensive. The car is a 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI, one of just 424 examples…

Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV Cabrio concept - 2021 Shanghai auto showLatvia’s Dartz plans to launch an electric convertible under recently revived Russian brand Freze. The convertible will be based on a production version of the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV Cabrio concept that was unveiled on Monday at Auto Shanghai 2021.The pint-sized convertible concept is an open-top version of Wuling’s Hong Guang Mini EV hatchback…

McLaren's headquarters in Woking, United KingdomMcLaren has been hit particularly hard by the slowdown effects of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, and has resorted to selling its famous McLaren Technology Center located in Woking, United Kingdom, as it looks to recover. On the market since last fall, the site now has a new owner. Announced on Tuesday, the new owner is Global Net Lease…

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