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Chris Bangle’s Mystery Comeback Car Was So ‘Liberating’ It Made A Designer Sick

Chris Bangle was gladly talking shit about one, or possibly all, of the major automakers during the Frankfurt Motor Show this past week, but that overshadowed one very important detail: he’s finally working on another car for a mystery company and claims it was so liberating it made one designer physically sick.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Who Was Ex-BMW Designer Chris Bangle Talking Shit About Here?

Chris Bangle was one of the few modern car designers who nearly reached household-name status—and not always because people loved his work. As head of BMW design from 1992 to 2009, he oversaw a transformation of the brand’s styling from boxy and conservative to radical and forward thinking. Sometimes it worked,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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People Just Don’t Use Fancy Luxury Car Tech If It’s Too Complicated

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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People Just Don’t Use Fancy Luxury Car Tech If It’s Too Complicated

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Japan’s Mysterious Aspark Owl Electric Supercar Concept Promises Ridiculous Acceleration

With a curb weight of under 1,900 pounds, and total electric motor output of 430 horsepower and 563 lb-ft (to all four wheels), the Aspark Owl—developed by a mysterious Japanese company that, as far as I can tell, is primarily a technical consulting firm—promises an absurd zero to 60 time of two seconds. Flat.Read more… […]

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This is the Borgward Isabella Concept, which is a prospective electric car that will probably never

This is the Borgward Isabella Concept, which is a prospective electric car that will probably never be manufactured. The company used it as a platform to talk about all of the SUVs it was flooding the European market with.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Honda Wins With This Fantastic Electric Retro-Future Concept

After a string of boring silver suppositories calling themselves “concept cars” at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show, Honda’s Urban EV concept is like a slap in the face with your favorite sandwich: surprising, but delightful. It’s an all-new electric platform for Honda, though the character and look are clearly based on…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA Shows How Mercedes Can Phone In An Electric Hatch With A TV For A Grille

It’s notable that the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA uses a large, color display screen in place of the grille, because that makes it easy to remove or change the big Mercedes tri-star badge and replace it with, say, any other company’s badge. If that happened, you’d never notice because this concept car, while sleek and…Read more… […]

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The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Is A Ridiculous 550 HP Ultra-Truck With Active Aero

Few vehicles out there are as immensely satisfying than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It angers snooty purists who hate that it exists, it’s fast and it can tow most other Porsches. The new 2019 Cayenne Turbo is quicker than ever, with a claimed 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, complete with active aerodynamics…Read more… […]

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The BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept Is Clearly Aimed At Tesla 

For years, Tesla’s been pretty much owning the luxury electric sedan space. But BMW, a brand built on driving that now stresses electromobility as its “top priority,” has Tesla in its sights with a future sedan that may look a lot like this. Meet the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept Is Clearly Aimed At Tesla 

For years, Tesla’s been pretty much owning the luxury electric sedan space. But BMW, a brand built on driving that now stresses electromobility as its “top priority,” has Tesla in its sights with a future sedan that may look a lot like this. Meet the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The 2018 Land Rover Discovery SVX Is Making Basic Ass SUVs Mean Again

Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations has turned out some pretty slick shit in its relatively short life so far; the Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar F-Type SVR are both filthy tarmac-torturers. But given Land Rover’s adventure pedigree we’ve been waiting for an off-road equivalent, and it looks like the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Audi R8 V10 RWS Is The First Rear-Wheel Drive R8

Like Subaru, when you think of Audi you probably think of all-wheel drive. Traction, glorious traction, pulling you through the corners and conquering the elements! But now Audi has moved the drivetrain of hooligans and psychopaths, rear-wheel drive, to its R8 supercar. Meet the Audi R8 RWS, for rear-wheel series.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II Is VW’s Electric Crossover Future

Behold! You are gazing upon the future of Volkswagen. It is not in peculiar diesel hatchbacks that find clever ways to skirt emissions regulations, but in clean electric cars built in crossover SUV bodies that Americans might actually buy. This is the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II concept.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The 1000+ Horsepower Mercedes-AMG Project One: This Is It

The biggest hole in Mercedes-Benz’s product lineup is likely something that can get to 124 mph in under six seconds, makes over 1000 horsepower from a 1.6-liter V6 with four electric motors, and tops out at about 217 mph. Oh, and it should look like a really, really pissed-off fish. That hole is now filled, […]

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