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Memminger Reworks the VW Beetle Roadster

Customization experts Memminger is known for its restorations of the Volkswagen Beetle, having made them since the mid-‘90s. Now the company has decided to show what it’d do if it were to create its own Roadster, named the 2.7 after the liter size of the air-cooled boxer engine. Providing 210 horsepower, it would use a 5-speed gearbox […]

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McLaren Debuts “Design Editions” Onyx Black 570S Spider

Customers of luxury automobile outfit McLaren may believe that there can be too much of a good thing: they were reportedly having trouble choosing bespoke colors, finishes, materials and interiors for their new 570S Spiders. To remedy this, the company has introduced its “Design Editions” program. This initiative will allow for purchasers to select from […]

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Tesla’s California Factory Is Under Investigation

The Californian Division of Occupational Safety and Health has announce that it is investigating Tesla over concerns about worker protections at the company’s factory in Fremont. Investigators didn’t reveal what had prompted the new investigation, although a spokeswoman for the state’s industrial relations department announced that the agency “takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of […]

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BMW Reveals the 2019 M2 Competition

BMW has officially unveiled the 2019 class of the M2 Competition. The manufacturers showcased the car in the run-up to the Beijing Motor Show, which has a litany of new features. These include 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six engine which produces 450 horsepower. The car comes with the option of a seven-speed M DCT double clutch […]

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Barbara Custom Creates the Futuristic BMW R80 “Black Mamba”

Paris-based Barbara Custom motorcycles has put its spin on the BMW R80 model with its futuristic “Black Mamba” concept. The bike maintains a number of elements that have ensured the BMW R-Series’ popularity — such as a flat-twin airhead engine and distinctive carburetors — as well as featuring a number of new adjustments and touches. New features include […]

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Chelsea Truck Co. Reveals Custom Land Rover Defender Bigfoot

Chelsea Truck Co. has  unveiled a special custom Land Rover Defender Bigfoot. In a statement, Chelsea Truck Co. shares the following regarding its latest creation: The Land Rover Defender is the true “people’s car.” With pragmatic sensibilities and no-nonsense styling that appeals to pretty much everyone, everywhere, the Defender can be found right the way from […]

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Period Correct Teams up With Emory Motorsports for “Parts Obsolete” Collection

Period Correct announces a collaborative collection with one of the leading suppliers for classic Porsche 356 and early Porsche 911 parts. Founded in 1975, Emory Motorsports’ Parts Obsolete gained recognition early on for its tenacity for finding rare and discontinued parts, and for its bold restoration projects involving the iconic Porsche 356 model — giving […]

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This Miniature Ride-On VW Van Lets Your Kids Take a Year Off Preschool to Go Find Themselves

Growing up in the ‘80s, I assumed I was part of the generation that had the best kids’ toys: G.I. Joe, Transformers, Voltron. But after discovering this flawless miniature Volkswagen Camper Van that can actually be driven by a couple of toddlers, I’m genuinely envious of four-year-olds.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Mercedes Launches Luxury Car Subscription Service

Mercedes is starting its subscription service, called Mercedes-Benz Collection. Details of the subscription are vague at this point in time, but it is known that the service will be tiered and part-rental, part-concierge. Within these tiers will be different levels of vehicle, although it’s currently unclear what will be separating the levels. The service will […]

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Uber Is Now Offering Car Rentals

Uber has teamed with car-sharing service Getaround to produce Uber Rent, a car renting service that finds and unlocks cars listed in the app to rent by the hour or day. A range of sedans and SUVs will be available for all your transportation needs and the service is expected to begin in Uber/Getaround’s home […]

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Toyota’s Latest Uniforms Are Being Designed by White Mountaineering’s Yosuke Aizawa

When Toyota sought to redesign the uniforms for engineers at its Toyopet facilities, it tapped a Japanese fashion heavyweight. Yosuke Aizawa of White Mountaineering joined the in-house team to create suits that elevated the previous designs’ functionality. Everything was taken into account, from the construction to the color; Aizawa worked with the factory to perfect […]

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The Miss R. Electric Supercar Has 1,341 Horsepower, On- and Off-Road Capable

XING Mobility introduced new footage of its Miss R electric supercar, the first of its kind with “on-road and off-road capabilities.” Although still undergoing testing, the company has stated the latest trails have been the “best validation of the battery technology and vehicle concept so far.” This has allowed the company to curate information on […]

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Hot Wheels Used Lando Calrissian to Prove That Cars With Capes Are a Wonderful Idea

All my life I’ve been told that a car with a cape is an incredibly stupid idea. Magnificent childhood doodles were critiqued for being “aerodynamically-challenged,” and “downright dangerous to other vehicles on the road.” But 35 years after I abandoned my crayons, Hot Wheels and Star Wars have finally proven that a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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