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Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ revealed as world’s fastest production car

Bugatti stunned the automotive world last week by announcing that it had cracked the 300-mph barrier with a specially prepared Chiron referred to as the Chiron Super Sport 300+. Now the automaker has revealed the version of the car that will be sold to the public. Speaking on Saturday at a private event celebrating this year’s 110th anniversary of Bugatti’s founding, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said just 30 examples of the Chiron Super Sport 300+ will be built. Pricing starts just below $4 million and even at this lofty figure the…

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The King of Rock’s famed movie car set to roll across the auction block

One of the most iconic pieces of Elvis Presley memorabilia, the custom built 1929 Ford roadster that the King of Rock and Roll drove in the movie “Loving You,” is heading to auction for the first time. Although Elvis drove the hot rod, dubbed the Elvis Roadster, on the silver screen, it didn’t actually belong to him. The film borrowed the Ford from its builder, famed hot rod pioneer John Athan, who built the car in 1937. But according to reports from the time, Elvis loved the car and attempted…

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Car thieves can steal cars in under a minute with tech sold on Amazon

Today’s cars are equipped with the latest security tech—things like remote locks and even engine immobilizers—but, as a new report shows, it’s actually getting easier to steal vehicles. The weak link in modern car security, according to a new report from the UK’s What Car, are the keyless entry systems and push button ignitions that are so commonplace today. Although those technologies make car ownership more convenient, since you never have to fumble with a fob or use an actually key, they’re making vehicle theft much easier for criminals. Back…

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Hoverboard inventor to reveal 250-mph flying sports car this year

Having successfully crossed the English Channel on his Flyboard Air hoverboard, French inventor Franky Zapata is now focusing his attention on his next project—a flying car that he says will debut by the end of the year. “I have my flying car to finish, it has to come out before the end of the year, so we’ll come home, take a little vacation, and then, with the whole team, get back on track,” he told France’s BFMTV in a Thursday interview that was discovered by Digital Trends. According to Zapata,…

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Singer celebrating 10 years at Monterey Car Week

Singer, the restoration and design house that was instrumental in stoking the popularity of older Porsche models, is turning 10. To commemorate the occasion, the company is hosting a celebration at this year’s Monterey Car Week. The famed Monterey Car Week is the perfect setting for Singer’s 10-year anniversary party. It was on the Monterey Peninsula back in 2009 that Singer showed off its first 911 Reimagined by Singer. First Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer, 2009 Back then, Singer was a relatively unknown company working out of a small shop…

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VW ID R used a quarter the energy of a gas car for Nürburgring lap

Two months ago, Volkswagen announced it had obliterated the previous EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its ID R time-attack special. Two months later, after crunching all of the data, the ID R also lays claim to the most efficient lap ever performed. The ID R used only a quarter the energy of gas-powered cars with similar performance when setting its lap record. In battery energy terms, the electric motors only used 24.7 kilowatt hours worth of energy. For some reference, that’s about the amount of energy a…

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Survey reveals those under 30 are passionate about car collecting

There is a belief among the senior citizens of car collecting that young people don’t appreciate such vehicles and that the hobby likely is in its waning days. But does that perception reflect reality? To find out, The Classic Car Trust has conducted what it believes is the first scientifically organized survey. In the past year, interviews were conducted with 500 people attending classic car shows in Italy, England, Germany, France and the United States. Interviewed were 250 people yet to reach their 30th birthday and another 250 ages 55…

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Blaupunkt offers classic car radio packed with modern tech

Classic car owners may love the experience of driving a vintage machine, but they may also miss some modern conveniences like Bluetooth connectivity when behind the wheel. Enthusiasts should be delighted to learn that car audio company Blaupunkt is bringing back a fan-favorite solution, only this time, it’s gotten with the times. The company revealed the SQR 46, a modern reincarnation of a beloved aftermarket radio from the 1980s. Since it’s been more than 30 years since the original’s introduction, it comes with a lot of today’s technology baked into…

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Audi Q3 Sportback, Jaguar XE SV ‘Ring record, Ford F-150 EV: Today’s Car News

The Q3 Sportback is the first strike in Audi’s coupe-like SUV offensive, and yes there will be an Audi Sport-tuned RS version. Unfortunately, Audi has ruled it out for our market. Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8 is the fastest sedan in production right now. It just lapped the Nürburgring in a time of 7:18.361, which is the fastest time for a sedan by a significant margin. Ford is working on a battery-electric F-150. Recently, the automaker gave a preview of the zero-emission pickup truck’s performance. You’ll find these stories and…

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De Tomaso P72, Pagani’s first car, BMW X7 pickup truck: This Week’s Top Photos

Do you miss the days when performance cars also had an element of beauty? Well, the same people behind the Apollo Intensa Emozione V-12 supercar is working on a revival of De Tomaso, and the first of the new genereation of De Tomasos is the P72 supercar. It’s a blend of old and new that results in a stunning piece of machinery. 2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Another beautiful car is the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante. But the 211-mph convertible will also dash along your favorite roads at…

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