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VW unveils compact pickup concept, but not for US

Volkswagen used the São Paulo, Brazil motor show to debut a concept for a compact pickup truck on Tuesday. If the new truck, called the Tarok, looks pretty much production ready, that’s because it is. In VW’s announcement, the automaker said it is “certain” the Volkswagen brand will soon offer a production model based on the Tarok concept with “barely any changes” in Brazil. Add some production headlights and take away some of the LED light accents, and this is likely what the production Tarok will look like. Volkswagen Tarok…

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Radical co-founder launches rival track car

Radical Sportscars has been building some of the fastest track machines money can buy for the past two decades. Recently, one of the company’s co-founders branched off to start a rival track car brand. The result is Revolution Race Cars which on Saturday unveiled its first model. Going by the name The Revolution, the first model is a track car that weighs a little over 1,650 pounds and has 350 horsepower to play with thanks to its Ford-sourced 3.7-liter V-6. Revolution said it went with the Ford engine because of…

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2020 Porsche 911 spy shots and video

Porsche is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 911, the 992, which will be hitting the market next summer as a 2020 model. The latest prototypes, which show both the Carrera and Carrera S, are almost completely devoid of camouflage gear, and they also reveal most of the interior including a new digital dash. Most of the new details can be found at the rear which sports a wide spoiler spanning the width of the car. The taillights also consist of one long strip that appears to follow the curve…

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Jaguar launching new racing series for wealthy to play with XE SV Project 8

2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 It appears Jaguar has some spare XE SV Project 8s lying around because a batch of them will be tapped for a new one-make racing series. Top Gear reported on Oct. 26 that the brand will launch the Series Elite one-make race series with the XE SV Project 8 as the star car. Oh, and it’s exclusively for “high net worth individuals” who happen to be over 50 years old. Yes, this race series is only for “the mature driver,” as Jaguar put it.…

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