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Zen out with this time-lapse rebuild of a Pontiac GTO 389 V-8 engine

There’s something satisfying about time-lapse videos, which make daunting tasks look effortless. Rebuilding an engine is anything but effortless, but sped up and compressed to 10 minutes, it’s a pleasant ordeal to watch. Hagerty’s series of “Redline Rebuild” videos recently saved a beat up 389 Tri-Power V-8 engine. The 389 cubic-inch V-8 engine hails from the Pontiac GTO and features three two-barrel carburetors that pushed the engine up to 348 horsepower back in the day. Regular 389 V-8 engines made 325 hp. We don’t know the full story behind this…

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BMW iNext, Maserati Alfieri, Gordon Murray supercar: Today’s Car News

BMW is out testing prototypes for an electric SUV code-named the iNext. It’s due in 2021 and will offer up to 400 miles of range and Level 3 self-driving capability. The boss of Maserati has confirmed the reveal of the production Alfieri sports car at next year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Unfortunately, sales won’t start until 2021 or 2022. The man behind the McLaren F1 has announced plans for a new supercar. It will be powered by a naturally aspirated V-12, feature a manual transmission, and perhaps most important of…

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2022 BMW iNext spy shots

BMW is working on a technological flagship code-named the iNext, which the automaker previewed last September with the Vision iNext concept and has since confirmed is coming in 2021. A prototype for the iNext has now been spotted, revealing a few clues about the vehicle that in production guise could be badged an i5. The iNext is a battery-electric crossover SUV similar in size and shape to the X5. The roofline is lower, though, for a more aerodynamic profile, and the face of the vehicle should sport a unique treatment…

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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is forbidden fruit for US buyers

Americans still aren’t too keen on wagon body styles, and that likely makes the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake off limits stateside. However, the compact wagon made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday where it will join the CLA sedan in Europe. The CLA Shooting Brake is aimed at customers who perhaps wouldn’t put Mercedes-Benz on their vehicle shopping lists. The CLA-Class is a stepping stone into the luxury brand, and the CLA Shooting Brake provides more space for drivers and passengers and their cargo.…

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