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A twist on the concept of the art car

Here’s a twist on the concept of the art car: Instead of painting the vehicle’s exterior, Portuguese Land Rover restoration shop CoolNVintage and Lisbon artist Vasco Costa painted only the frame, undercarriage and just a few other parts of a 1983 Land Rover 110. “Which, of course, raises the question: Why? And why paint a car where no one can see it?” CoolNVintage asks itself in its news release. “Our cars eschew flash for the design mandate ‘form follows function,’ built for people who understand ‘journey’ the way we do,”…

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VW T-Roc R concept bound for 2019 Geneva auto show

Volkswagen will use next month’s 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to preview a new performance crossover SUV currently in the works. The vehicle is the T-Roc R we’ve spied testing at the Nürburgring, and its preview will come in the form of a thinly veiled concept, shown here in a teaser sketched released by VW on Thursday. Before you get too excited, note that the regular T-Roc isn’t sold in the United States so neither will the R version. That’s a shame because there might be a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5…

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Major refresh for 2020 GMC Acadia makes crossover more butch

GMC has given the Acadia a major refresh that sees the popular mid-size crossover SUV adopt the tough looks of the brand’s pickup trucks. But the updates, which are being introduced for 2020 and represent a mid-cycle update for the current generation on sale since 2017, extend beyond the superficial as they also include new powertrain and tech options. Starting with the new looks, we can see that the standard LED headlights and grille have taken on a more block-like design that lends the Acadia a tougher, more rigid look.…

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Ford Mustang may get a more powerful turbo-4

Ford ditched the V-6 engine for the 2018 model year, but that leaves buyers with fewer choices than rival Chevrolet Camaro customers. Ford is also stuck with a larger power gap between the standard 2.3-liter turbo-4 and the 5.0-liter V-8 than Chevrolet. It looks like Ford has a remedy for the situation coming for the 2020 model year. Hagerty reported on NHTSA VIN decoding documents on Thursday that show not one, but two 2.3-liter turbo-4 engine codes. The first is the same turbo-4 we’ve come to know in the Mustang with 310…

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