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Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi

Waymo One Self-Driving Taxi

Waymo, Google’s self-driving car program, has launched a taxi service. Available only in Arizona as of this writing, Waymo One works just like a ride sharing service like Uber, except the “driver” just there in case of emergency, and the car is fully autonomous.

Killing Tires with Potholes

Killing Tires with Potholes

We have some of the world’s worst potholes here in Chicago. To see just what sort of torture such bad roads can subject your car to, Warped Perception took a stripped down Mercedes E-Class and watched how the suspension, tires, and other parts behave in 4K slow motion.

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Audi e-tron GT Concept

Audi e-tron GT Concept

The concept version of Audi’s next all-electric car, which will be released in 2021. The e-tron GT Concept’s electric motors make 590 hp, it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5s, and has a top speed of 149 mph. Its range will be roughly 250 mi, and it can charge to 80% in 20 min.

2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911

The eighth-generation Porsche 911 doesn’t look that different on the outside. The changes are under the hood and behind the doors. Its 3-liter, twin-turbo flat six produces up to 443 hp. Inside, dash features a more modern and minimal aesthetic, with better ergonomics.

The Grand Tour Season 3 (Trailer)

The Grand Tour Season 3 (Trailer)

James plays a bagpipe, Hammond is trapped on a rickety bridge, and Clarkson – or maybe all three of them – destroys a helicopter in the silly yet thrilling trailer for The Grand Tour‘s third season. Premieres 1/18/19.

Orbis Electric Wheel

Orbis Electric Wheel

Orbis’ Ring-Drive wheel can be added to existing gas-powered cars, turning them into hybrid vehicles. For their proof-of-concept, they added two wheels to a Honda Civic Type R, adding a total of 100 hp and 140 lb-ft. of torque.

Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack

Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rack

Front Runner’s Slimline II roof rack is made from rust-free aluminum with a weatherproof powder coat. The kits are modular for easy adjustment and part replacement. The company offers various accessories for securing items, and you can also use bolts on the rack’s t-slots.

How Pros Fix Rims

How Pros Fix Rims

If you’ve got a nice set of wheels on your car, there’s nothing worse than running them into a curb or hitting a pothole and bending them. But it turns out rims can be made good as new, as the folks at Proformance Industries show us in this video from AMMO NYC.

Boslla Bullet LED Car Headlight

Boslla Bullet LED Car Headlight

The Boslla Bullet is an LED car headlight with four modes. There’s the white mode for clear conditions, neutral white for driving in snow, yellow for seeing through fog and rain, and flashing yellow for emergency situations. You just flick your lights on and off to switch modes.

Rocket Z 4×4

Rocket Z 4×4
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TechnoImpulse’s compact 4×4 all-terrain vehicle carries up to nine people and is powered by a 100 hp turbocharged diesel engine. It has large tires, a winch, and its small frame makes it ready for any terrain. We’re thinking it could use more seatbelts, though.

Icon Derelict 1949 Mercury EV

Icon Derelict 1949 Mercury EV

The latest masterpiece from Icon’s Derelict line is this 1949 Mercury Coupe that has been infused with electric power. Inside is a Stealth EV dual electric motor that produces 400 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. A Tesla battery gives it a range of up to 200 mi.

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren’s “Hyper-GT” is designed to be thrilling on the road or on the track. Its hybrid powertrain makes 1035 bhp, launching this sleek and highly-aerodynamic 3-seater from 0 to 186 mph in a bonkers 12.8 seconds – on its way to a 250 mph top speed.

Steve McQueen’s 1945 Willys Jeep

Steve McQueen’s 1945 Willys Jeep
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The King of Cool had lots of sports cars and motorcycles in his collection, but he also showed some love to World War II’s workhorse, the Willys Overland Jeep. This Jeep has been fully renovated and recommissioned to its specifications when it was in McQueen’s hands.

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Pulling Dents with Hot Water

Pulling Dents with Hot Water

Has your car been in a fender bender? Adam’s Life Hacks shows us how to remove dents by dousing the surface with boiling water, then pulling on the area with a plunger or suction cup. The hack works best on sheet metal or plastic panels, so it won’t work in all cases.

Kimblade Car Wiper Blade

Kimblade Car Wiper Blade

The Kimblade is a car wiper blade that uses a rectangular silicone blade with a water-repellent coating. Not only does this make the blade more effective and durable, it gradually applies the coating to your windshield. You can then buy refill blades as needed.

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

French automaker Peugeot dusts off the styling of their iconic 504 coupe and updates it with this pure electric concept car. The e-Legend has a 100kWh battery and dual motors to make more than 450 hp and 590 lb-ft. of torque, and is packed with tech like full autonomy.

Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2

Ferrari Monza SP1 & SP2

Ferrari’s limited edition Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 sports cars were inspired by the carmaker’s racing barchettas from the late 1940’s to the 1950’s. The SP1 is a single seater, while the SP2 seats two. Each has an 808hp V12 engine that lets them rocket from 0 to 62mph in 2.9s.

Driven: 2019 Cadillac XT4

Driven: 2019 Cadillac XT4

We recently headed up to Seattle, Washington to test drive Cadillac’s all-new XT4 compact crossover in two flavors. We were drawn in by its bold styling, zesty 237 hp twin-turbo engine, sporty handling, luxurious interior, and user-friendly tech. Read our full review on 95octane.

Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5

Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5

Aston Martin will produce 25 special units of the DB5 based on its appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger. That means outfitting the car with gadgets such as the revolving license plate. Each will sell for about $3.6M with deliveries starting in 2020.

Pedal Car Le Mans Start

Pedal Car Le Mans Start

A wonderful bit of footage from the 2018 Goodwood Revival in which an army of little kids run across the track like Le Mans racers used to do, quickly hop in their tiny cars, then pedal their way maniacally down the race track. Our legs hurt just watching this.

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Autoplush Plush Cars

Autoplush Plush Cars
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Swiss outfit Autoplush makes adorable plush toys inspired by automobiles. While the squishy Renault Twingo is likely to be most popular in Europe, the Mazda Miata and Fiat 500 have global appeal. Farmers don’t feel left out – they make a plush tractor too.

Volvo 360c Concept

Volvo 360c Concept

“Why fly when you can be driven?” That is the driving question behind Volvo’s electric and autonomous concept car. The 360c is meant as an alternative to short plane trips, letting you work, relax, and even sleep in a spacious cabin while the car drives itself.

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV

Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV

The EQC SUV is the first model from Mercedes-Benz’s pure-electric EQ line. The 402 hp AWD vehicle can go up to 279 mi per charge and go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9s, with a top speed of 112 mph. Its 80 kWh battery pack can charge to 80% in 40 min at DC quick charge stations.

Vanderhall Venice Speedster

Vanderhall Venice Speedster
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The Venice Speedster is the single-seater version of Vanderhall’s Venice three-wheeler, for those who enjoy experiencing the pleasure of driving alone. It has a 1.4L 180hp turbocharged four cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Nissan Camper Vans

2018 Nissan Camper Vans

Nissan’s new NV300 and e-NV200 Camper vans have an elevating roof that can be configured to fit a double bed. It also has a built-in kitchen that consists of a refrigerator, a sink, and water and gas installations. Sadly, they’re available only in Spain for now.

Cars & Curves Porsche Book

Cars & Curves Porsche Book

Stefan Bogner and Ben Winter’s Cars & Curves: A Tribute to 70 Years of Porsche features pictures of awesome sports cars, from the 906 to the Carrera GT, each in their natural environment. The beautiful photos are punctuated by essays about each featured car.

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