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The XPeng AeroHT Flying Car Is a Giant Drone with Four Wheels

The XPeng AeroHT Flying Car Is a Giant Drone with Four Wheels
Futurists have dreamt of flying cars for decades, with notable contributions from HG Wells, The Jetsons, Blade Runner, and The Fifth Element. But our dreams of flying over traffic jams have yet to come true. Now and then, we’ll see a prototype of a flying car that looks like an airplane and a car had a love child, but none of them have ever been mass-produced.
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Classic AMC Pacer Commercials Celebrate The First “Wide Small Car”

Classic AMC Pacer Commercials Celebrate The First “Wide Small Car”
The reputation of the AMC Pacer certainly precedes itself. But the late 1970s bubble-shaped car certainly has its fans, too, if nothing else but for its kitsch factor. Or its appearance in Wayne’s World. Whether you love or hate the Pacer, there’s no question that it’s an iconic part of automotive history.
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2023 Nissan Ariya Prices Announced for All Trim Levels

2023 Nissan Ariya Prices Announced for All Trim Levels
Nissan’s battery electric crossover is coming out for the 2023 model year, and we now know how much it will cost. The base model of the Ariya will start at $43,190. That’s the front-wheel drive model with the smaller 63 kWh battery pack.
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Orange You Glad There’s a 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor?

Orange You Glad There’s a 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor?
If you want the most off-road capable Ford truck, you go for a Raptor. But if you want a Ford truck with more modest off-road ambitions and rugged looks, their Tremor off-road package is a great choice.
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The Six Ugliest Concept Cars of All Time

The Six Ugliest Concept Cars of All Time
While concept cars are often thought of as futuristic objects of desire, oftentimes the designs are so “outside of the box” that they just end up being awful. These cars may have innovative features or design attributes, but they all have one thing in common – they’re so ugly that you’d need to tie a steak around their bumpers to get a dog to chase them.
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Airstream Heritage Center Celebrates the Silver Bullet

Airstream Heritage Center Celebrates the Silver Bullet
Airstream, maker of the iconic “silver bullet” fleet of Airstream travel trailers and touring coaches has opened the impressive Airstream Heritage Center inside the company’s headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio. The attraction celebrates Airstream’s rich history with a museum collection documenting 90+ years of innovation and a wish list of 15 awesome vintage Airstream models.
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Dodge Durango R/T HEMI Orange Appearance Package Is Freshly Squeezed

Dodge Durango R/T HEMI Orange Appearance Package Is Freshly Squeezed
Dodge has revealed a new appearance package for its Durango R/T SUV. The package is called Durango R/T HEMI Orange, similar to the Orange package that debuted last year on the Dodge Challenger and Charger. The SUV’s orange details are inspired by the color of the original HEMI engine.
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Hyundai Reveals Some Cool Camper Vans for Europe

Hyundai Reveals Some Cool Camper Vans for Europe
Hyundai has revealed a replacement for the Starex minivan it sells overseas. The futuristic-looking new model is called the Hyundai Staria, and it’s available in several versions. Two of the models shown are campers known as Camper 11 and Camper 4.
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Chevy’s 632 Cubic-Inch Crate Motor Is a Beast

Chevy’s 632 Cubic-Inch Crate Motor Is a Beast
At SEMA 2021, Chevrolet revealed a new crate engine called the ZZ632/1000. It’s a massive 632 cubic-inch power plant that uses electronic fuel injection rated for 1004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft. of torque. Chevy says it’s the most powerful crate engine it’s ever produced using EFI technology.
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Ford Patents Manual Transmission with No Clutch Pedal

Ford Patents Manual Transmission with No Clutch Pedal
A Ford Global Technologies patent was discovered by Muscle Cars & Trucks, showcasing a new kind of manual transmission system that could make its way into Ford vehicles like the Mustang. The patent, granted in November 2021, describes a transmission with a stick that the driver would move through shift gates manually, just as you would in a traditional manual transmission.
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Concepts from Future Past: Pininfarina Model X

Concepts from Future Past: Pininfarina Model X
Italian design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina has contributed to the design of some truly awe-inspiring cars, from the original Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider to just about every Ferrari built since the 1950s. One of the stranger designs to emerge from Pininfarina has to be the Model X.
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Nuro’s Third-Generation Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Revealed

Nuro’s Third-Generation Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Revealed
Nuro is a California-based vehicle tech company that makes autonomous delivery vehicles. Their new third-generation vehicle is fully-autonomous, runs on electricity, and Nuro says this design can be produced at scale. It was designed from the ground up to need no human behind the wheel and lacks any seating or controls for humans.
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Tesla to Remove Passenger Play Video Game Capability

Tesla to Remove Passenger Play Video Game Capability
The NHTSA has kicked off an investigation into Tesla regarding distracted driving concerns stemming from the ability to play video games while the car is moving. The investigation began after an owner discovered the Tesla Passenger Play feature allowed the driver to play video games while the car was moving.
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Car Buyers Paid an Average of $900 Over MSRP in November

Car Buyers Paid an Average of $900 Over MSRP in November
Anyone who’s had to purchase a new vehicle this year knows that not only are pickings slim, but dealers across the country are adding hundreds or thousands of dollars over the MSRP. While adding so-called market adjustments is common in the automotive industry, typically, it’s on vehicles like limited-edition sports cars.
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Ford Uses Recycled Ocean Plastic in the Bronco Sport

Ford Uses Recycled Ocean Plastic in the Bronco Sport
One of the biggest industries in the world is fishing in the oceans. Commercial fishers often use plastic nets to catch fish in large quantities. Many of those nets are lost in the seas or discarded when torn, leading to significant amounts of pollution and the death of many marine animals caught in the nets.
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