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New Lexus Interface Says Goodbye to Trackpads in 2022

New Lexus Interface Says Goodbye to Trackpads in 2022
Lexus makes some pretty great vehicles, but if there’s been one complaint about their cars in the last decade or so, it’s their dated and counterintuitive infotainment system. Well, good news. Lexus Entune and its wonky trackpads and control pucks are going away.
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Your Best Chance to Own a McLaren Elva is with This LEGO Set

Your Best Chance to Own a McLaren Elva is with This LEGO Set
McLaren and LEGO have teamed up to deliver the new Speed Champions McLaren Elva kit. While some LEGO hypercars available are extremely complicated and expensive Technic kits, this one doesn’t fall into that category. This tiny replica of one of the most exclusive open-top speedsters in the world has just 263 pieces.
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MINI Hitches a Ride on a Looking Glass Bus

MINI Hitches a Ride on a Looking Glass Bus
No passengers are allowed on the MINI “Looking Glass” bus. It’s made for looky-loos only. The yellow double-decker bus making rounds in New York City this month is a rolling showroom for an actual 2020 MINI Convertible – visible through two large panes of glass.
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Hy-Vee Indy 500 Sponsorship Backs Ferrucci and Rahal

Hy-Vee Indy 500 Sponsorship Backs Ferrucci and Rahal
The Indianapolis 500 returns on May 30, 2021, and I’m looking forward to watching all 200 laps of high-speed action as these 550-to-700 horsepower open-wheel race cars take to the track. Midwest grocery chain Hy-Vee will be there this year, throwing their support behind two great drivers from the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team.
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The Electric Ford F-150 Has a Name, and It’s “Lightning”

The Electric Ford F-150 Has a Name, and It’s “Lightning”
Recently, we heard a rumor about the name of Ford’s upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck, and now we can confirm it. The new truck is bringing back the F-150 Lightning moniker, previously used in the late 1990s for Ford’s performance pickup.
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Massive Expansion Coming to the National Corvette Museum

Massive Expansion Coming to the National Corvette Museum
Located near Chevrolet’s Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the National Corvette Museum has announced that it is working on a big expansion to house more exhibits. The project will add 30,000 square feet to the museum and will include rotating exhibits.
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Honda Performance Development K20C1 Crate Engine Could be the Heart of Your Racer

Honda Performance Development K20C1 Crate Engine Could be the Heart of Your Racer
Honda Racing has announced a limited-edition Honda Performance Development K20C1 crate engine and an HPD-developed controls package. The engine is developed specifically for racing and off-highway applications and is sold through new HPD dealers. The crate package will be available to anyone with deep enough pockets.
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Ford Performance Bronco 4600 Racing in the ULTRA4 Stock Class

Ford Performance Bronco 4600 Racing in the ULTRA4 Stock Class
Recently, we talked a bit about the Bronco 4400 that Ford will be racing in the unlimited class of the ULTRA4 racing series. Ford has pulled the covers off of another SUV that will run in the same series, but this time in the stock class.
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Watch a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Do Burnouts with Buggy Wheels

Watch a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Do Burnouts with Buggy Wheels
Anyone who has seen the YouTube channel WhistlinDiesel knows the channel is all about tearing up cool cars and doing crazy things. The latest crazy thing saw the guys purchase a Challenger Hellcat and then bolted on wheels designed for a horse and buggy.
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LEGO Launches Porsche 911 Creator Set That Makes Two Different Cars

LEGO Launches Porsche 911 Creator Set That Makes Two Different Cars
LEGO makes some very cool building kits that allow car guys and gals to build some of the world’s most iconic sports cars. The company has unveiled a new build kit that is two kits in one.
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David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale
Back in the ’80s, you could find many budding car guys and gals sitting in front of their TVs watching Knight Rider. David Hasselhoff was the star of the show, but it was his talking Pontiac Trans Am sidekick K.I.T.T.
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Teslas Can Now Fart Instead of Honk Their Horns

Teslas Can Now Fart Instead of Honk Their Horns
Tesla recently launched firmware update 2020.48.25, bringing significant updates to various systems for their electric vehicles. The release includes a variety of useful enhancements, but the best one is the ability for users to customize their horn sounds using a Toybox feature called “Boombox.”
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AddArmor Ferrari 458 Speciale Can Stop a Speeding Bullet

AddArmor Ferrari 458 Speciale Can Stop a Speeding Bullet
One of the coolest Ferrari’s ever made is the 458 Speciale. It’s a very special car; the word is even in its name. A company called AddArmor builds all manner of armored vehicles for well-healed and security-conscious people.
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LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR is the Affordable Way to Own One

LEGO Technic McLaren Senna GTR is the Affordable Way to Own One
LEGO has a long history of building very cool model kits based on some of the world’s most iconic sports cars. One of the latest LEGO Technic kits is this McLaren Senna GTR. The kit is certainly the most affordable and likely only way for the masses to own a Senna GTR at just $49.99.
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Win a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck

Win a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Shelby F-150 Truck
Fill your garage with two amazing vehicles. This giveaway includes both a limited-run Ford Mustang GT500 and a Shelby F-150 pickup, both rocking supercharged V8 engines. The duo is valued at over $200,000. One lucky entrant will win both while helping to support charities.
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