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HD Black Bow Tie Affair: Chevy Silverado 4, 5, and 6 Class Trucks

HD Black Bow Tie Affair: Chevy Silverado 4, 5, and 6 Class Trucks
Mere months after witnessing Chevrolet reveal its all-new generation of Silverado trucks at the Detroit Auto Show, the Bowtie Brand has returned for another round of ruggedness. Referred to simply as “Silverado Class 4, 5, and 6 chassis cab trucks,” the American monsters pictured here are the brand’s first swing at hardcore conventional cabs, and are set to kick-start into production later in 2018, with order guides arriving this spring.
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6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger

6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger
Ford has brought forth a lot of neat machines over the years, and has discarded quite a few as well. From the questionably named “Probe” to the bucking “Bronco,” Americans have bought, owned, and mourned the loss of a multitude of Blue Oval automobiles over the years, with the Ranger being one of the most sorely missed here in the US.
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10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show
If cars are indeed your thing, then what is the equivalent of having tasteful amounts of sex appeal? Does it go beyond beltline curves, carbon fiber, Alcantara, and aluminum? The vehicular landscape is one that comes littered with both staggeringly good and bad design touches, and while concepts like Infiniti’s insanely sleek Q Inspiration stirred the Detroit auto show this year, there’s a lot to love about Chicago’s shindig a couple weeks later as well. Chicago’s McCormick Place is the sort of split-hall structure that can accommodate throngs of buyers and journalists alike, a vaulted wonderland hell-bent on giving your feet blisters and an automotive experience like no other.
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Driving the Nissan 370Zki: A Crash Course in Extreme Snowmobiling

Driving the Nissan 370Zki: A Crash Course in Extreme Snowmobiling
When opportunity comes knocking it is often best to answer. Preferably with a hearty “Hell yeah!” and especially when it involves a Nissan 370Z that’s been converted into an over-sized snowmobile on steroids. This is exactly what happened to Nissan’s chief Truck and SUV Brand Communications specialist, Kevin Raftery; who upon accepting the offer to take the snow-throwing Fairlady Z out for a spin in the Grand Tetons, found himself assisting in the creation of Nissan’s latest video adventure.
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A Day at the Track with Audi Sport

A Day at the Track with Audi Sport
My first Audi was a phantom black 2011 Audi S4 with a manual gearbox and a V8 under the hood. In 2013, I traded the S4 for a 2014 Audi RS5 Cabriolet, also with a V8 (this time 450 hp), but with a dual-clutch transmission and soft top (I still miss that S4 stick at times).
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Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Launched into Orbit

Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Launched into Orbit
Elon Musk has taken his red Tesla Roadster, put a “spaceman” behind the wheel (in a SpaceX spacesuit prototype) and then put both into the nose cone of the massive Falcon Heavy rocket. Both the Roadster and spaceman were successfully sent into orbit in spectacular fashion, and without so much as a hitch along the way.
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Top Anthropomorphic Cars from Film and TV

Top Anthropomorphic Cars from Film and TV
In the past few years, it seems like automakers are competing to create the smartest cars on the road. From lane assistance and intelligent cruise control to parking assistance and – before we know it – wholly autonomous vehicles.
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Concepts from Future Past: American Motors Astra-Gnome

Concepts from Future Past: American Motors Astra-Gnome
I have a strange affinity for unusual concept cars. One of the wackiest designs I’ve stumbled across in my travels has to be the American Motors Astra-Gnome, a “space age” concept that dates back to 1956. The car was designed by Richard Arbib as a look forward towards the future, incorporating design elements that made it look like hovercar of sorts – though it still rode on wheels.
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2018 Jaguar E-PACE First Drive Review: Small, but Mighty

2018 Jaguar E-PACE First Drive Review: Small, but Mighty
When you think back just a few years, Jaguar was almost exclusively a maker of luxury sedans like the XF and XJ. Fast forward to 2018, and the Brits not only make one of the best sports cars on the road, but they’ve released not one, but two crossover SUVs.
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Bugatti to Use 3D-printed Titanium for Chiron Brake Calipers

Bugatti to Use 3D-printed Titanium for Chiron Brake Calipers
Bugatti has announced that it will be making a change to new Chiron cars that will see the vehicles shed a bit of unsprung weight. The weight savings will come in the form of lighter brake calipers.
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7 Surprises from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

7 Surprises from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is the most iconic OEM motor vehicle meet in the United States, every year drawing hundreds of thousands of car shoppers and members of the media alike through its doors at the Cobo Center.
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Inside the Infiniti Q Inspiration: The Future Looks Fantastic

Inside the Infiniti Q Inspiration: The Future Looks Fantastic
Rarely do I get all antsy in my pantsy over a concept car, but when Infiniti rolled out its “Q Inspiration” creation at the 2018 NAIAS in Detroit, I was flat-out floored. Packing more smarts and sex appeal than Jennifer Lawrence at a wine tasting, and rolling out on stage under its own power, the sensationally shaped 2+2 sedan is exactly the kind of creativity many of us wish to see in the brand moving forward. In order to get a better grasp of what all of this futuristic foreplay means for the luxury Nissan offshoot, I sat down with the new Executive Design Director for the brand, Karim Habib, and came away with a healthy cache of key insights.
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2019 Hyundai Veloster Revealed: Is it Better in Every Way?

2019 Hyundai Veloster Revealed: Is it Better in Every Way?
For those of you who yearn for a coupe-style hatchback, yet still value easy access to the back bench, there is one option that stands out from the swarm: The Hyundai Veloster. I was left both intrigued and puzzled by the Rally Edition model, with its wild blue aero and aesthetics setting off both interior and exterior accents.
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2019 Ford Ranger Revealed: Return of the Badass Half-pint Pickup

2019 Ford Ranger Revealed: Return of the Badass Half-pint Pickup
Remember the step-side Splash edition of the Ford Ranger, with its bright yellow paint scheme and vibrant 90s era “splashed” decal accents? Yeah, forget that noise. None of that crap will be getting brought back on the reborn 2019 version of the pickup, and in their place buyers are sure to find a far more focused machine.
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3E-D18 Robotic Concept Is an Autonomous, Off-road Workhorse

3E-D18 Robotic Concept Is an Autonomous, Off-road Workhorse
While lots of car companies turned up at CES 2018 with things like EVs, hybrids, and driver-assistance tech, Honda brought along something altogether different from the crowd. The 3E-D18 Robotic Concept is an off-road capable vehicle that can be operated without need for a driver.
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