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I Really Hope Preservation Becomes A Trend In The Off-Road World

The American southwest is heaven on Earth for off-road enthusiasts. There are big tracts of different terrain types you can legally run 4x4s and motorbikes across, which is awesome. To help keep things that way, people running the Mint 400 are being proactive about preserving these kinds of places.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Comment Of The Day: New World Order Edition

They’re everywhere. And the signs are all around us. Elon Musk is a perfect genius starboi, so his Model 3 manufacturing difficulties must be due to a nefarious source. Clearly, subterranean intelligent lizards wearing human managing engineer costumes worked together with our nations top leaders to attempt to stymie…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Breakdown Of Torque Vs Horsepower Using Toy Cars And Fun Charts

When I finally learned what torque was in high school physics, I was absolutely elated because finally there was a term taught in the classroom that could relate school with my car knowledge. If you needed a simple yet effective brush-up on torque and horsepower, here’s a video for you.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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On A List Of Cars That Needed More Horsepower, The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Was At The Top

Hm, you might say. I can think of many more cars that “needed” more horsepower than the GT500, which last had 662 horsepower and will soon have something in the 700 range. The Toyota 86, the Subaru CrossTrek, come to mind. Nah. No car makes you need more power than the GT500.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The 2018 Mini Countryman Plug-In Makes A Case For Short Range Hybrids

The 2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 has a long name and a smaller battery than almost any other plug-in hybrid in existence. But even though it’s a small step toward electric driving, it’s got a lot of personality for a car you connect to a wall socket.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Two More High-Ranking Tesla Employees Are Out Following Model 3 Production Issues

This month, Tesla said that issues with the production line for its Model 3 sedan are being addressed, but the hiccups have caused a months-long delay to the automaker’s manufacturing schedule for 2018. Now two high-ranking employees involved with launching the Model 3 line left the company in recent weeks, Jalopnik…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Hyundai’s N Performance Line Has A Good Reason For Not Caring About Nürburgring Times 

Nürburgring lap times, for carmakers, are like football games in college. Almost everyone participates, despite onlookers’ attention ranging from “don’t care at all” to “this is the most important thing ever” until someone wins—then, it’s a big deal. But Hyundai isn’t into ‘Ring records, for a strangely good reason. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ferrari’s CEO Is Either Dreadfully Indecisive Or Playing Us All

When looking at the qualities of a major company’s CEO, having consistent and confident ideas about the future is a good start. Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn’t have that. He’s more like a Magic 8-Ball that gives a different answer about his company’s direction every time someone asks.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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I Almost Feel Bad For The Guys Who Broke This Navy Helicopter

We’ve all been there, circling the parking lot, looking for just the right spot. And then you hit a curb, and you feel very dumb. I imagine that’s exactly how these U.S. Navy pilots felt after knocking off their $21 million MH-60S Seahawk’s tailwheel while trying to park at a New York City heliport.Read more… […]

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Toyota Finds No Problems After Supplier Reveals It Made Wonky Metal 

After Japan’s third-largest steelmaker, Kobe Steel, revealed last fall that it falsely labeled products it had supplied to over 500 companies across the world, automakers raced to figure out whether any safety issues emerged as a result of using the affected parts. On Wednesday, Toyota said it completed an internal…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What It Takes To Race In The Indy 500

It’s probably safe to say more women are involved in the world of motorsports than ever, but starting grids are still largely dominated by male racers. Pippa Mann, currently an IndyCar racer and one who finished 17th in last year’s Indy 500, is actively seeking to change that by building a community for female drivers…Read […]

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