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McMurtry Speirling warps time, resets Goodwood Hill Climb record

It was at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed that British firm McMurtry debuted the Speirling, a tiny (it’s just 126 inches long) but powerful electric track car that does away with drag-inducing aerodynamic features in favor of a fan-powered ground effect system generating loads of downforce. We’re talking the ability to generate more than 4,400 pounds (up from 1,100 …

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Ford Won’t Let You Buy Your Leased EV When the Contract Ends

Ford Won't Let You Buy Your Leased EV When the Contract Ends

Ford has removed the end-of-lease buyout option for its customers who lease an EV such as an F-150 Lightning or Mustang Mach-E after June 15, 2022. Customers who’ve leased EVs prior to June 15 are in the clear; they can still do a buyout at lease end if they want. It comes as part of Ford’s plan to make its …

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Pierre Gasly signs with Alpha Tauri through 2023

Pierre Gasly will stay with Alpha Tauri for the 2023 Formula One season, the team confirmed Friday in a press release. “I’m happy to remain with my Scuderia Alpha Tauri team,” Gasly said in a statement. “This year’s new regulations have created new challenges for us and being able to plan our development with the team for the next 18 …

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GM Patent Shows a Way to Charge Two EVs from a Single Fast Charger

GM Patent Shows a Way to Charge Two EVs from a Single Fast Charger

General MotorsCar and Driver We’re really just getting started with electric vehicles, and the various ways they can be used to do things ICE vehicles can’t. That brings us to this GM patent application, showing a clever means of fast-charging two EVs’ batteries at the same time. Sure, charging at either 400 or 800 volts is neat, but imagine pulling …

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Learn the logic behind the US interstate numbers

The numbers on U.S. interstate highway signs may seem random, but they can actually be an important navigation tool. This short video shows how it all works. For starters, the interstate system is divided into majors, mediums, and minors. East-west majors get double-digit numbers ending in zero, with higher numbers for the more northern routes. That’s why the northernmost interstate …

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Harry Truman’s 1955 Chrysler New Yorker for Sale: $83,500

Harry Truman’s 1955 Chrysler New Yorker for Sale: $83,500

A restored 1955 Chrysler New Yorker that was once owned by President Harry Truman could be yours, if you don’t mind buying a vehicle that doesn’t run. Restorations were done inside and out, including new exterior paint, plenty of chrome touches, and a redone (but not currently working) 331-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 engine. Truman reportedly drove this 1955 New Yorker on …

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BMW created a secret 2018 M2 CSL prototype

BMW created a secret 2018 M2 CSL prototype

BMW recently revealed previously secret M5 CSL, M6 CSL, and V-8-powered M3 CSL prototypes, but the automaker had one more surprise in store. Feast your eyes on the 2018 BMW M2 CSL prototype that never made it to production. Sporting a carbon-fiber fixed rear wing and a roll cage, the M2 CSL prototype looks a bit like the M2 CS …

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The Precious Metals Thieves Take From Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converter thefts have been on the rise over the last few years and show no signs of slowing down, as the prices of the precious metals that they contain continue to skyrocket. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, catalytic converter thefts saw an incredible 325 percent increase from 2019 to 2020. Much of it can be related to …

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Polestar goes public on the Nasdaq as PSNY

Polestar goes public on the Nasdaq as PSNY

Polestar on Friday began trading on the Nasdaq in New York under the ticker PSNY. The Volvo spinoff EV brand announced plans in September 2021 to go public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deal. Also known as reverse mergers, these deals allow a private company to go public by being taken over by a SPAC, a company that’s …

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