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LA Auto Show - 2020 Nissan SentraFugitive and ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn isn’t done talking. It appears he’s just getting started. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Ghosn told his defense attorney Nobuo Gohara, a former prosecutor, that “Nissan will go bankrupt in two to three years.” Ghosn reportedly made the ominous statement during more than 10 hours of interviews in 2019…

2020 Vanderhall Edison three wheelerThe streets of Beverly Hills are lined with shops with tall glass windows, glitzy hotels with gold trim, squeaky-clean Mercedes-AMG G-Wagens, and a Rolls-Royce or two. It takes something special to stand out from the crowd. Apparently, all it takes is $34,950. That’s exactly what the all-electric Vanderhall Edison 2 will cost when it arrives…

Joby Aviation eVTOLToyota has been looking to the skies for awhile now. Not with an airplane like rival Honda, but with flying cars as a means of mobility. Last week, Toyota announced it had invested $394 million in the Group C round of funding for Joby Aviation’s electric vertical take off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. In addition, Toyota will share its…

2019 McLaren Indy 500 teamFormer Formula One driver Fernando Alonso’s quest to win the Indy 500 will have to come with another team. The 38-year-old, two-time F1 champion’s contract with McLaren ended at the end of 2019, the automaker confirmed Monday. “Fernando is a world-class competitor and we wish him well for the future,” a team spokesman said, according…

Skijoring | GP Ice Race photosAfter a successful re-launch in early 2019, Porsche scion Ferdinand Porsche and his business partner Vinzenz Greger have announced plans for another GP Ice Race to be held February 1-2, 2020, in Zell am See, Austria. Among the early entrants is Austrian paralympics skier and racing driver Reini Sempl, who will compete in his 500-horsepower…

2017 Ford F-550 Super Duty IndomitusFor those who thought the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 was king of the pickup trucks, “Indomitus” would like a word with you. First spotted by CarScoops, the so-called Indomitus pickup is for sale through Unique Specialty & Classics of Mankato, Minnesota. It started life as a 2017 Ford F-550 Super Duty, but then went way off the deep end to…

2020 BMW M8 CompetitionWe drove the 2020 BMW M8 on the track and the street and found that it excels at both. The luxury coupe is big, but it cooks and is comfortable, too. With up to 617 horsepower, it’s greatest strength is straight-line acceleration. The rear seat may not be entirely hospitable, but the M8 coupe is more well-rounded than the supercars in its price…

Cruise Origin driverless vehicleAs rainy weather and rush-hour congestion tested drivers’ patience and attention outside, Cruise revealed its fourth-generation driverless vehicle inside, near its San Francisco headquarters. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann really put it bluntly when introducing the company’s next-generation vehicle that’s connected, autonomous, shared…

First production SSC TuataraSome might think a lot of headlines would surround the production and delivery of what could become the world’s fastest street-legal production car. Those people would be wrong. SSC North America said in July that the Tuatara hypercar was in production with the first example set to be delivered to its owner on Aug. 16 at The Quail, A Motorsports…

2020 BMW M8 CompetitionLast year, BMW revived the 8-Series and with it came everything good about a large grand tourer: power, comfort, estate-like creature comforts, cutting-edge technology, and lovely design for both the coupe and convertible. For 2020, BMW added the M8 to prove that maybe, just maybe, you can have it all. Starting at $133,000 and quickly climbing…

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