Tesla owners, are you getting excited to try the much-hyped FSD (Full Self-Driving) autonomous driving feature in Beta testing form? You had better make and keep a habit of keeping your eyes on the road. FSD Beta has now been expanded to ~2000 owners & we’ve also revoked beta where drivers did not pay sufficient […]
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Ford CEO Jim Farley was a champion of the idea of creating sub-brands around iconic Blue Oval nameplates, starting with Mustang and Bronco. With those models’ early success seeing their names spread beyond their core original Mustang and Bronco models, Farley thinks there is room to expand the concept to more nameplates. “We have so […]
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In honor of the R107 Mercedes-Benz SL’s golden anniversary, we dug up our June 1971 review of the then-new 1972 Mercedes-Benz 450SL. We’ve been told that our cars must change, that they pollute and maim … and this can no longer be; Congress and DOT have decreed it. Some believe that this is only a […]
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Genesis is making headlines recently. From the unfortunate crash that Tiger Woods suffered in a GV80 to the new GV70 compact crossover and X coupe concept, the Korean luxury brand seemingly can’t avoid the spotlight. And there’s more coming, too. Rumor has it that an electric GV70 is right around the corner (likely dubbed eGV70). There’s also […]
For the moment, it’s lonely at the top of the semi-autonomous mountain. In the U.S., Tesla’s massively popular and somewhat controversial Autopilot is challenged only by GM’s Super Cruise, though state-of-the-art Level 2 (and beyond) systems from Mercedes-Benz, Honda, and Ford are either on their way or available in other markets. Toyota is the latest […]
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Dear Honda Manufacturing of Alabama employees, Just a quick note to let you know that your 2021 Honda Odyssey EX-L (VIN ending in 7577) has arrived safe and sound, thanks to your colleagues at America Honda Motor Company and the folks at Scott Robinson Honda in Torrance, California. Thanks for painting it in such a […]
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Is it wrong that every time we fired up the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, we got a vivid mental image of our entire family screaming while we attacked a decreasing radius off-ramp, a gleeful cackle on our lips as the Dodge’s rear end hung out wide? It takes serious restraint—restraint that we’re not sure we […]
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The limited-edition 2021 Bentley Mulliner Bacalar was intended to be one of the stars of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. But COVID-19 had other ideas, and with Geneva’s sudden cancellation, Bentley was forced to forgo the pomp and circumstance of launching the Bacalar at an event that has in the past hosted the debuts of […]
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Few vehicles evoke a lineage of refined luxury like the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. The SL can trace its roots back to the groundbreaking 300SL that Mercedes sent racing—with success—in the 1950s. Fast and beautiful, the original SL was a technical triumph, with direct fuel injection and a space frame that necessitated those iconic “gullwing” top-hinged doors. A […]
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