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CFO Brought On To Get Faraday Future On Track Apparently Headed For The Door After Eight Months 

Just eight months after joining the company to help it “secure a sustainable path forward,” Faraday Future’s chief financial officer, Stefan Krause, appears to be likely headed for the exit door in the coming days, multiple people familiar with the matter told Jalopnik. A decision could come as early as Tuesday,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Volkswagen Really Wanted To Prove It Could Make A Cab-Over Vehicle Safe-ish

I’m someone who absolutely and unironically loves cab-over designed vehicles, which is why I’ve always hated smug clamholes telling me that “the crumple zone is your legs” or other frustratingly accurate comments about the relative lack of safety of such hood-free designs. Volkswagen must have been sick of all those…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Thank You Lotus

The Lotus Exige Cup 430 is another fantablous-looking car with a jaw-dropping spec sheet and just enough creature comforts to be street legal somewhere. If there was ever an ode-to-stuff-fanboys-like, this is it served up on a carbon fiber platter.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women

For the last eight years, baseball fan-turned-writer Becca Schultz has presented herself online as Ryan Schultz, a false identity she assumed when she was 13 years old, duping and harassing women on Twitter along the way. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Story Of That Used Honda With The Amazing Ad Gets Weirder As CarMax Offers $5,000 For The Cat

Remember about a week ago when we showed you that incredibly well-done ad for a used 1996 Honda Accord? Then remember yesterday how we told you the price got so crazy high on eBay the auction was cancelled? Well, the auction was cancelled again, CarMax made a bonkers video offer, and the guy who’s selling […]

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Why So Many Ford Focus RS Owners Are Freaking Out About Failing Head Gaskets

The Ford Focus RS is a magnificent 350 horsepower all-wheel drive drift machine, so you can imagine how thrilled folks were to be able to actually drop the $35,000 to own one of their own. You can also imagine, then, how upset those same folks were when their engines started failing after only a few […]

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Chinese-Backed Electric Car Startup NIO Raises $1 Billion

The Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup NIO raised more than $1 billion in its latest fundraising round, Reuters reported on Wednesday, breaking away from a crowded field of young Chinese-funded car firms who’ve notably struggled to raise money for their own ambitious endeavors.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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‘Real Life Iron Man’ Sets Record For Fastest Jetpack Flight

We’ve been waiting to get our hands on real life jetpacks for almost a century now. And while you can’t buy them at Costco yet, they seem to be one modest step closer to reality. Richard Browning, test pilot for the British tech company Gravity Industries and “real life Iron Man,” just set the Guinness […]

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Your Daily Reminder That We Need To Seriously Revamp Our Infrastructure To Support Autonomous Cars

If the future autonomous pod you see above is ever going to successfully navigate around town, it’s going to need clearly-painted roads to drive on, flawless traffic signals and functioning pedestrian crosswalk lights. There’s a lot of work to be done—and some cities are starting to come to grips with that reality, …Read more… Continue […]

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What Happens When NASCAR’s Championship Contenders All Crash (UPDATED)

You can’t avoid complicated with NASCAR anymore, and two of its newer rules could potentially put huge wrinkles into the sport’s title races—wrinkles that could determine or de-crown a champion on the spot.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Introduces ‘Chill Mode’ So Owners Can Tone Down Acceleration Speeds

More importantly than zero emissions and saving the planet and all of that stuff, electric cars have a lot of torque. That means they can accelerate like small land rockets that’ll make you lose whatever you ate last, but apparently not everyone wants that in a car. Weird.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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All Of The Hilarious Burns Texas Motor Speedway Publicly Served NASCAR Drivers This Weekend

Texas Motor Speedway pulled the equivalent of bunny ears in the class photo on nearly every NASCAR driver who walked its stage this weekend, and it was like taking 40 trips to burntown each day: When the track a driver, a snarky joke about them would pop up on its giant television screen for fans […]

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I Need To Drive Something While I’m Waiting For My Tesla Model 3! What Car Should I Buy?

Daniel is one of the thousands of people who plopped down a deposit for the much-hyped and lately production-troubled Tesla Model 3. Well, it looks like it’s going to be awhile before he gets one of his own and needs something cool in the meantime. What car should he buy?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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