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Porsche Classic restores one-off 1984 911 Carerra 3.2

Porsche Classic tackles many restorations, but recently, a special 911 arrived for an overhaul. The car is a 1984 911 Carerra 3.2 and it’s truly a one-off sports car. It was originally built for Tilman Brodbeck, who was the executive assistant to Porsche CEO Peter W. Schutz. At the time, Brodbeck wanted to experiment with something different when he was ready to lease a new company car. He chose a 1984 911 Carrera 3.2 and decided to outline the dark blue exterior color with another color. During the build process,…

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Italdesign publishes first image of sultry coupe bound for Geneva auto show

Last month, Italdesign shared that it had a new car coming to the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. A week out from the show, the firm released the first image of the car, which appears to be a sleek coupe. Thought to be called the DaVinci, the car is a concept that previews a new Italdesign-branded model currently in the works. Unfortunately, that’s all we’ve been told by Italdesign but the preview image provides a number of clues. To start, it’s very likely the coupe features either a plug-in hybrid…

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2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon conquers nearly anything

If it can’t climb up the hill, it’ll just pull itself over the hill. That’s life for the 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. For 2019, the Ram 2500 Power Wagon loses some weight, gains some useful technology, refines its edges, but loses zero capability. I flew out to Las Vegas to put the big, off-road rig through its paces, which included clawing up a rock-covered hill that was slicker than the side of the Luxor hotel. 2019 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Lighter, smarter, and modern The 2019 Power Wagon benefits…

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 gets tougher look, more tech

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 broke cover on Wednesday with the German automaker’s latest tech, a tougher look, and more power. Set to make its formal debut on March 5 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the refreshed compact GLC luxury crossover SUV gets updates to fall in line with its larger sibling, the GLE-Class. New front and rear bumpers, a two-bar grille, and LED head- and taillights work together to toughen up the luxury crossover’s soft look. Wheels ranging from 18- to 20-inches fill the wheel wells, while a massive…

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI racing to showrooms with $26,890 base price

Volkswagen’s new Jetta has been on sale since last year, but the enthusiast’s choice of the compact sedan is will soon head to dealers. On Wednesday, VW announced prices for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and the sporty sedan starts at $26,890, which includes an $895 destination fee. The brand said the Jetta GLI comes in three trims: GLI S, GLI 35th Anniversary Edition, and GLI Autobahn. Of course, prices climb with the trims. The 35th Anniversary Edition costs $27,890 and the range-topping Autobahn trim will set buyers back $30,090.…

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2020 BMW X6 spy shots and video

BMW’s X6 is set to introduce a sharper, more athletic look for its next redesign. Prototypes for a new generation of the coupe-like crossover SUV have been spotted and reveal many of the details we can look forward to. The design is very close to what we see on the latest X4. Overall, it’s much more muscular than what we find on the current X6, which is really just an update of the original X6 introduced for 2008. 2020 BMW X6 spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. A simple…

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Honda’s cutesy Urban EV concept transforms into e Prototype for Geneva auto show

Honda unveiled an adorable electric city car a couple of years back in the form of the Urban EV concept and upon the debut also confirmed that a production version was in the pipeline. Now Honda has provided a first look at the production version, albeit as a prototype. Called the Honda e Prototype, the cute hatch makes its debut next week at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show and enters production later this year. The vehicle is based on a dedicated EV platform that enables a relatively long wheelbase…

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2019 McLaren 720S Spider balances sun, performance, comfort

Among the hottest toys of the 1970s were the Kenner Super Sonic Power (SSP) race cars, which employed a central spinning wheel that propelled them over jumps, down the stairs, and into furniture legs in houses everywhere. The utter ubiquity of these toy cars led to innovations, such as a spark emitter on the spinning drive wheel to add excitement. They also evolved from regular dull molded plastic to luminous hues in a shiny chrome finish. Preferences are influenced early in life, and I’m left to guess that some McLaren…

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Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder lets the fresh air in

Lamborghini will bring not one, but two Huracán Evo models to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. On Tuesday, the Italian firm lifted the lid on the Huracán Evo Spyder, essentially an Huracán Evo coupe sans roof. The supercar maker said it worked hard to ensure the Spyder didn’t compromise the performance of the Huracán Evo coupe. Notably, the drop-top version maintains the coupe’s aerodynamic prowess and Lamborghini said the Huracán Evo Spyder has five times more downforce than the original Huracán Spyder. Airflow into the cabin is also minimized. Lamborghini…

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Pull out your berets as Peugeot is returning to US

Peugeot will return to the United States and Canada in the next decade, parent company PSA Group announced Tuesday. The announcement was made at a conference outlining PSA’s overwhelmingly positive financial results for 2018, which included sales of 3.88 million vehicles and a net profit of $3.7 billion. Peugeots were last sold in the United States and Canada in 1991, with the brand finally deciding to pull out after 33 years due to dismal sales. The Peugeot of today is very different, though, with its cars nothing like the small…

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