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Ferrari's Vettel sets lap record and take pole position for Chinese Grand Prix

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Ferrari made Formula One rivals sit up and take notice after an ominous show of speed in qualifying for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position with a lap more than half a second faster than that of Valtteri Bottas, the fastest of the two Mercedes drivers in third place. The German's best time of one minute, 31.095 seconds -- a Shanghai circuit record -- turned up the heat on a chilly afternoon with Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen joining him o

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Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production

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Tesla's affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS's Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little more insight into how the production process has fallen short. While escorting King through the company's Fremont, California-based factory, Musk conceded that Tesla might've been too many robots involved in its car production process and that the company would benefit from having more humans on the line. And when King opined out

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Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

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JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren't officially ready for it, but that support is finally here... more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a relatively recent Google phone running Oreo -- that means a Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P.

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Move your trailer with the push of a button

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RVR is a remote control trailer mover designed for commercial and consumer use. The aluminum bodied trailer mover comes in three different models that are able to move up to 3,500 lbs, 5,500 lbs, and 9,000 lbs. The remote controlled RVR starts at $2,100. Learn more at trailervalet.com Transcript: Move trailers by pushing a button? RVR is a remote controlled trailer mover by Trailer Valet. It was built to improve the maneuverability of trailers for commercial or consumer use. It features heavy d

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Tesla emails show automaker offered cash to quiet discrimination suit - UPDATE

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Tesla doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to employee relations. Reports from the automaker's factory in Fremont, California, talk about speed over quality and that forced overtime was the cause of some preventable injuries. Today, The Guardian reports that company emails show that Tesla wanted to silence an employee that was allegedly the victim of racial discrimination with cash, so long as the details were kept out of the media.

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McLaren 570S Spider Canada Commission is for our northern neighbors

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McLaren's MSO custom division seems to stay quite busy. Every few months they seem to have a new special configuration to offer buyers. Sometimes they're a bit silly or unimpressive, but other times they create something really unique and cool. This McLaren 570S Spider falls into the latter category. It's called the Canada Commission, and the company will build just five of them exclusively for our northern neighbors.

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One of six Ferrari Sergios heads to auction in Monaco with £3m price tag

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One of six 458-based Ferrari Sergios is due to go across the block at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale in May.

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New BMW X5 spied both inside and out on public roads

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It's been a busy week for the engineers in Munich. Last Friday, we caught a pretty decent look at the upcoming BMW 8 Series coupe and convertible. On Monday, spy photographers captured photos the new BMW X7 testing out on public roads. We even got a couple shots of the interior. Today, we have a good look at the X7's smaller sibling, the new BMW X5.

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Final Dodge Demon and Dodge Viper to be auctioned off for charity

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A little while ago we wrote about the Dodge Viper factory being recommissioned into a museum that will hold the historic cars originally evicted from the Walter P. Chrysler museum. Now, what happened to the last Viper that factory built? It's getting auctioned off, in good company.

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Jaguar Land Rover to cut output and jobs due to Brexit, diesel slump

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Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters.

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Mercedes-Benz Collection subscription service launches in Nashville, Philadelphia

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Here comes Mercedes-Benz jumping into the monthly subscription-service craze, launching its pilot program in Nashville and Philadelphia. It'll be called the Mercedes-Benz Collection.

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L’Ultimo Pagani Huayra painted like Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes-AMG racer

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Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 driver and four-time F1 world champion has a bit of history with Pagani. Back in 2012, he custom ordered a 760 horsepower Zonda, one of the last to roll of the production line. In addition to the boost in power, Hamilton fulfilled all of our enthusiast wishes and had the car fitted with a manual transmission. Now a Huayra commissioned by Brett David, CEO of Prestige Imports, will wear the colors of Hamilton's F1 car.

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Data show challenges of moving Detroit Auto Show to October

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The future of Detroit's North American International Auto Show may still be in flux, as organizers mull whether to leapfrog the annual event from January to October, but new numbers around media coverage from this year's show illustrate why moving the event isn't exactly a no-brainer.

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Mystery DS concept car teased

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An all-electric concept car is on the way from DS; a debut in Beijing could be on the cards. Here’s what we know now…

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Custom Toyota FJ Cruiser convertible could be yours

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Toyota's FJ Cruiser SUV ticked off most of the boxes the original FJ40 Land Cruiser did. It had two-door styling (thanks to hidden half-doors) and plenty of off-road capability from a traditional four-wheel-drive system and good ground clearance. But unlike the FJ40, the Cruiser never had a convertible option. At least one person decided that was necessary and had one converted to a convertible sometime in its life, and now it could be yours.

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Crash test videos show how rust compromises safety

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These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

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Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1,000 UK jobs

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UK’s largest carmaker slashes 1,000 jobs due to falling diesel sales

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Hennessey upgrade takes Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to 1,012bhp

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Hennessey has teamed up with Jeep to give the already monstrous Grand Cherokee Trackhawk more power

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