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 2021-01-16 22:00 

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A Reminder That Filming Yourself Driving A Race Car Is An Incredibly Bad Idea...

15-year-old stock car driver Taylor Gray has raised quite a stir on social media today after posting a Snapchat video of him using one hand to film himself while cruising around the Daytona International Speedway at full blast. So, here's your regular...

 2021-01-16 21:00 

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Finland Is Getting Two World Rally Championship Events This Year In Place Of Rally Sweden...

COVID-19 has already wreaked havoc on the 2021 World Rally Championship schedule, and its path of destruction continues. The iconic, snow-covered (well, most of the time) Rally Sweden has long been nixed from the calendar, but various other changes had it...

 2021-01-16 20:00 

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NASA's Curiosity Rover Celebrates 3,000 Days On Mars...

Curiosity, the rover that's been exploring the planet Mars since it touched down on the Red Planet on August 6, 2012, just celebrated its 3,000th day on Mars on January 12, 2021....

 2021-01-16 19:00 

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Watch This 2021 Toyota GR Supra Drift All By Itself...

Drifting is already cool, but autonomously drifting in the name of science is a hell of a lot cooler. The Toyota Research Institute has paired up with Stanford University to develop safer cars for regular drivers by getting its 2021 GR Supra to drift on i...

 2021-01-16 18:00 

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Here Are The Changes NHTSA Made To Its Autonomous Driving Regulations...

If you haven't noticed, autonomous vehicles have been a massive topic of conversation despite the fact that most automakers aren't actually all that close to releasing an autonomous passenger vehicle. In fact, we don't really have a ton of coh...

 2021-01-16 17:00 

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Open Windows May Reduce COVID-19 Risk In Cars: Study...

COVID-19 has completely changed the face of travel as we know it, with massively reduced numbers of people taking flights and public transportation—but our cars have remained a mystery. How safe are we in our vehicles? What are our risks?...

 2021-01-16 16:00 

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Race Teams, I Am Begging You: Please Use More Colors In Your Liveries...

I'd like to ask you to take a moment to imagine something. You've just wrapped up your COVID-19 vaccine regimen and have planned your first trip to the race track in over a year. You arrive with your mask and your folding chair, prepared for the m...

 2021-01-16 15:00 

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Pitbull Now Co-Owns A NASCAR Team...

NASCAR is gaining its second celebrity co-owner ahead of the 2021 racing season. Grammy-award winning singer Pitbull—yes, Mr. Worldwide himself, Armando Christian Perez—is taking on an ownership role at newly formed Trackhouse Racing. Because,...

 2021-01-16 14:00 

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What Vehicle Changed Your Long-Held Opinions?...

If there's one thing that's true about people passionate about something, it's that they've probably got strong opinions that are tough as hell to change. Whether that's your opinion on a football team or your exceptional hatred for ce...

 2021-01-16 01:15 

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Netflix's Kevin James-Led NASCAR Sitcom Looks Like A Start-And-Parker...

The first official trailer for Netflix's The Crew was released on Friday, and boy does it look bad. The show, which will debut on the streaming app on February 15th, follows a NASCAR race team as the team boss retires and places his young daughter at ...

 2021-01-16 00:30 

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This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Brochure Makes One Of The Weirdest Claims I've Seen...

I always like it when old car ads or brochures go out of their way to tout features and details that are, to modern eyes, absolutely baffling. I'm not sure what exactly causes the car-buying public to decide what they find important or interesting, bu...

 2021-01-15 23:00 

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Marco Andretti Will Step Down From IndyCar, Still Plans To Run The Indy 500...

After 226 races and fifteen years of racing in IndyCar, Marco son of Michael of the Andretti clan is retiring from the family business. Once held in high opinion as the future of American racing talent, Marco puts pause to his career after two race victor...

 2021-01-15 21:45 

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Here Are The Dumbest Car Questions I Asked On Yahoo Answers As An Awkward Teenager...

Oh boy. Get ready for some awkwardness, for I just rediscovered my old Yahoo Answers account, and it is overrun with supremely ignorant questions about cars, and embarrassing queries about balding and muscle gain (and also uses of the term "swole."...

 2021-01-15 21:00 

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The GR010 Hybrid Is Toyota's Hypercar Challenger For Le Mans Glory...

The era of the hypercar top class in global endurance racing is finally here, arriving with the reveal of the Toyota GR010 Hybrid racecar today....

 2021-01-15 20:20 

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Bike And Carmakers Just Want Our Rides To Talk To Each Other...

It is possible that, pretty soon, your bike will be able to talk to cars on the road and ask them to scoot a bit....

 2021-01-15 19:40 

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Dakar Buggy Driver Ditches His Co-Driver In The Middle Of A Stage...

No matter what happens in the Dakar Rally, no matter how bad it gets, you don't abandon your teammate. And yet one driver competing in the Side-by-Side class reportedly did just that yesterday, in the middle of the world's most grueling rally raid...

 2021-01-15 19:00 

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10,000 Miles In A 700-HP Slammed SEMA-Build Subaru...

Chris Petruccio drove more than 10,000 miles on a coast-to-coast-to-coast road trip in a built-for-SEMA show car pushing 700 horsepower and riding on eight degrees of negative camber. Spoiler alert: Chris and his wildly modded Subaru survived the double c...

 2021-01-15 18:13 

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Our Crazy Pals Over At DARTZ Are Actually Working On An Affordable City EV...

I have a soft spot for a company that makes cars of a kind I'll never own — wildly opulent, often armored SUVs. It is still best known, I think, for a particular choice of upholstery (you use whale penis leather one time) but recently it's m...

 2021-01-15 17:35 

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Articulated Bus Plunges Off New York Overpass, Injures 9...

A Thursday night commute went wrong when a New York MTA articulated bus crashed through an overpass railing and plunged 50 feet down to the road below. At least nine people were injured and the bus dangled over the Cross Bronx Expressway for hours....

 2021-01-15 17:00 

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Again: Please Leave The Corvette Alone...

Every year or so — maybe more often, I have trouble keeping track — a report will float the idea of making a Corvette SUV or crossover, or perhaps even making Corvette a standalone brand in the GM stable. A report this week suggests both are i...

 2021-01-15 16:30 

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Worlds Are Colliding With This Nissan Office Van And I Can't Take It...

I'm loving what I'm seeing out of the Tokyo Auto Salon this year. Adorable Copen speedsters and overlanding Honda Fits are bringing exactly the levity the world needs after the year we've had (and, at this rate, the one we're about to). No...

 2021-01-15 16:00 

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The Legend Of PB Blaster...

My dad swore by PB Blaster, and later I would too....

 2021-01-15 15:30 

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Do You Care About Car Safety Ratings?...

Erin dropped this question in Slack last night and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Since I started driving, I'd be that less than half, and probably substantially less than half of my driving has been done in cars that were less tha...

 2021-01-15 15:00 

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Trump Gave Automakers Another Parting Gift...

Trump has hurt automakers, Hyundai is big into hydrogen fuel cells, and BMW is done with subscriptions. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 15, 2020....

 2021-01-15 14:30 

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The Dacia Bigster Concept Embodies No Nonsense...

Lada and Dacia announced a new partnership today, the most important Dacia news since the Spring Electric. That isn't all: Dacia gave us the Bigster Concept....

 2021-01-15 13:42 

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Blip: Formal Freaky Friday...

Hey! It's finally Friday! I hope you're enjoying it like this 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is, with, um, a kooky necktie. I can't figure out if the tie was to suggest the 'Cuda could be "dressed up" or if the psychedelic nature of the t...

 2021-01-15 13:30 

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Uber Wants To Fight Climate Change But It's Not Doing Enough...

Uber announced that its Uber Green initiative will see broader adoption in 2021, with the company expanding the service to include more than 1,400 North American locations....

 2021-01-15 13:00 

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At $9,999, Will This 1979 Mazda RX-7 Survivor Survive Our Scrutiny?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $9,999, Will This 1979 Mazda RX7 Survivor Survive Our Scrutiny?...

 2021-01-15 02:49 

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Toyota To Pay Record $180 Million Fine For A Decade Of Clean Air Act Violations...

There is yet another auto emissions scandal bubbling up, and this time it's on Toyota. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan announced Thursday that Toyota would pay a $180 million fine for violations of the Clean Air Act. This is the largest ci...

 2021-01-15 00:30 

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The Lotus And Alpine Partnership Could Lead To An Electric Sports Car And A Formula E Team...

In addition to launching an extremely interesting electric hatchback 5 concept on Thursday morning, Renault, by way of its Alpine sub-brand, announced a partnership with Lotus to build, well, something. There aren't many details on the joint venture, ...

 2021-01-14 23:45 

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Cool Tool: This OBD-II Monitor Tracks Your Car's Vitals In Real Time...

Over the past few weeks we've looked at a new take on hand impact drivers, ratcheting serpentine belt tools, and flexible claw pickup tools to make retrieving lost hardware and tools easier. This week's tool, the OBD-II monitor, can save your car ...

 2021-01-14 23:00 

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Ferrari Driver Charles Leclerc Has Coronavirus...

On Thursday Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc announced that he was the fifth Formula 1 driver to contract Coronavirus. Previously, drivers Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, and Sergio Perez were forced to sit out of rounds during the 2020 season as a result of ...

 2021-01-14 21:45 

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The Age Of The Digital Car Key Is Finally Upon Us...

The idea of using your phone or smartwatch as a car key has been kicking around for a while, and some vehicles — usually more expensive ones — are already outfitted to let you do it. However, the implementation has been wildly inconsistent acr...

 2021-01-14 21:05 

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The Sondors Metacycle Is The Inexpensive Electric Commuter Motorcycle I've Been Waiting For...

The average American commute is a paltry 12 miles. The average American drives no more than 25 miles per day. A small electric motorcycle isn't for everyone, but more than half of Americans could benefit from zipping around town on something like this...

 2021-01-14 20:30 

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Fun Is Dead At Smart...

We have an update on Smart's future. It's looking less of an evolution and more of a total rebranding. Smart is likely to build not just one, but two SUVs. And if that's not nuts enough, the brand wants to shake off its playful image and go pr...

 2021-01-14 20:05 

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Tesla Claims Model Y Boasts Lowest SUV Rollover Risk Ever In NHTSA Crash Testing...

The Tesla Model 3 quickly earned a reputation for safety. Our look at the engineering of the Tesla Model Y crossover, which is based on the 3, revealed even more structural improvements. Now Tesla claims the Model Y is the safest SUV ever tested by the Na...

 2021-01-14 19:35 

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My 2004 Jetta Is About To Be A Pile of Rust! What Car Should I Buy?...

Caleb has a 16-year-old Volkswagen Jetta with 200,000 miles that is not long for this world. He wants something to replace it that seats four, looks "professional," but is also still fun and relatively affordable. What car should he buy?...

 2021-01-14 18:55 

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The Most Shameless False Advertising You'll Ever See Was The Art On '90s Racing Game Boxes...

One of the great things about the internet, among all the horrible ones, is that the abundance of online information makes research simpler. I know this is stupidly obvious when written out, but if you were, for instance, buying a video game in the '9...

 2021-01-14 18:05 

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Lada Announces New Niva For 2024 And We Find Ourselves In The Niva Mood...

The greatest Soviet car of all time, the Lada Niva, will be reborn, and it's partly a result of Renault's ambitious new business strategy involving the Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ and a road map established for the new Niva....

 2021-01-14 17:30 

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Nobody Seems To Have An Answer To Autonomy's Biggest Problem But I Have An Idea...

I'm finding myself banging on one particular autonomous vehicle drum more and more recently. It's the annoying drum that many AV enthusiasts (and, I'm gonna say, especially Tesla-stans) like to ignore the most: The sobering but accurate fact t...

 2021-01-14 16:40 

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Patents Show Nissan's New Z Looking Exactly Like The Prototype...

The Nissan Z Proto looked awfully production-ready when we first saw it in September and filings at Australia's patent office, found by CarExpert and apparently registered in November, provide further indication the final version will look just like t...

 2021-01-14 16:10 

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GM Finally Gave Wall Street What It Wants...

GM's stock price reached an all-time high this week after CEO Mary Barra gave a speech at the virtual version of CES. Her keynote address talked about GM's commitment to EVs, and not for the first time. For once, Wall Street seems to like a legacy...

 2021-01-14 15:40 

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Renault's New Electric Renault 5 Concept Looks Pretty Fantastic...

Renault had already announced they'd be digging in their past for inspiration for new electric vehicles, and at today's Groupe Renault strategic plan presentation/key party (unconfirmed) the first of these resurrected and electrified nameplates we...

 2021-01-14 15:00 

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Traffic Deaths Soared Despite Pandemic Lockdowns...

Traffic deaths were up in the first nine months of 2020 in the U.S., Subaru needs semiconductors, and Nikola. All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 14, 2020....

 2021-01-14 14:30 

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Which Underappreciated Car Do You Think History Will Remember Fondly?...

Sometimes you just don't know what you have until it's gone, and we see our fair share of that in the automotive realm. Respectable cars can simply arrive at the wrong time, go misunderstood or fail to live up to the astronomical hype they've ...

 2021-01-14 13:45 

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Blip: The Other Singer...

I just realized that the vast majority of posts on Jalopnik tagged with "Singer" are about the builder of lovely restomod Porsche 911s I'll never be able to buy. But before that, Singer was a British carmaker that'd been in business since ...

 2021-01-14 13:30 

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Marvel At The Deep Discounts And Slick Deals On EVs That Too Few Folks Want...

If you have been looking for a cheap green car, or if you love bargains on cars that hardly anyone wants, listen up. Chevy and Toyota are offering incentives that are nearly unprecedented on their EV and FCEV models — vehicles that are often overloo...

 2021-01-14 13:00 

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At $3,500, Is This 1999 Porsche Boxster A Hot Deal Or A Potential Heartbreaker?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $3,500, Is This 1999 Porsche Boxster A Hot Deal Or A Potential Hand Grenade?...

 2021-01-14 01:15 

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The Volkswagen Group More Than Tripled Its Electric Vehicle Sales In 2020, Still Fell Short Of Tesla...

2020 as a whole was not a kind year to many. Volkswagen, in particular, saw a global sales decline of 15.2 percent. Things looked particularly dire in the first half of the year, but the VW Group saw a significant recovery in the fourth quarter. One brigh...

 2021-01-14 00:30 

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The Feds Want Tesla To Recall 158,000 Cars Because Touchscreen Failures...

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X cars because of "media-control unit" — the touchscreen and associated tech— failures....

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