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Rivian R1T cold-weather testing commences in frigid Minnesota

Rivian R1T cold-weather testing commences in frigid Minnesota

American EV startup Rivian has begun cold-weather testing for its newest R1T all-electric pickup truck. Situated far north near the Canadian border in Baudette, Minnesota, the R1T is seen frolicking in the largest cold-weather testing facility in North America across acres of ice, snow, and forest, where temperatures regularly dip below -30 degrees Fahrenheit during the cold season.

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Nissan’s STARC gasoline engine-generator claims world-leading 50-percent thermal efficiency

Nissan’s STARC gasoline engine-generator claims world-leading 50-percent thermal efficiency

As we know, the internal combustion engine is approaching its twilight, but Japanese carmaker Nissan has other plans. In its recent press release, Nissan's STARC engine concept (Strong, Tumble, and Appropriately Stretched Robust Ignition Channel) claims to achieve 50-percent thermal efficiency, a noticeable improvement over a regular gas engine's 40-percent efficiency.

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Carroll Shelby’s personal 1966 Cobra 427 Super Snake is going to auction (again!)

Carroll Shelby’s personal 1966 Cobra 427 Super Snake is going to auction (again!)

Carroll Shelby was not only an iconic automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur. Expectedly, the guy is a huge car nut and owns an impressive lineup of vintage classics, like the car you see here.

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Aston Martin Valhalla may receive a Mercedes-AMG powertrain, and why we’re not surprised

Aston Martin Valhalla may receive a Mercedes-AMG powertrain, and why we’re not surprised

British luxury automaker Aston Martin and German automotive giant Mercedes-Benz are no strangers to inking deals. In 2013, Mercedes claimed five-percent of Aston Martin in return for the former’s AMG V8 motors and infotainment system. Last year, Mercedes-Benz got a bigger 20-percent chunk of Aston Martin for the German carmaker’s EV technology.

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This Coyogar Mercury Cougar by Ringbrothers is packing a Ford Coyote V8

This Coyogar Mercury Cougar by Ringbrothers is packing a Ford Coyote V8

Custom car builder and parts maker Ringbrothers has unveiled its newest 1969 Mercury Cougar restomod. Affectionately called the Coyogar, it’s a masterful interpretation of the highest-selling vehicle from Ford’s now-defunct Mercury brand. This first-gen Cougar restomod is a feast for the senses, but wait until you see what’s under the hood.

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2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch gets brown leather and a Western charm

2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch gets brown leather and a Western charm

For the first time ever, the 2021 Ford Explorer is getting a King Ranch version this spring. The King Ranch name is derived from a ranch in Texas and has been offered in previous generations of the F-series pickup trucks for the past 20 years. As expected from a King Ranch Ford SUV, the newest Explorer is brimming with Western vibes.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Launch Edition starts at under $75,000

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Launch Edition starts at under $75,000

Prepare your wallet if you’ve been pining for the newest V8-powered 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. As it turns out, the Launch Edition arrives first this spring with a $74,995 (including $1,495 destination) base price. It’s a lot of money for a Jeep, but you’re getting a lot in return, including that marvelous 392 cubic-inch motor.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has more range, more power, and a lower base price

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has more range, more power, and a lower base price

That’s right. Mitsubishi will continue selling the 2021 Outlander PHEV alongside the all-new, Rogue-based 2022 Outlander. The Japanese carmaker is burning the midnight oil in conceptualizing a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) based on the new model, but Mitsubishi is not leaving anything to chance.

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Rolls Royce Phantom Tempus Collection is a bedazzling tribute to parts unknown

Rolls Royce Phantom Tempus Collection is a bedazzling tribute to parts unknown

We’ve seen extraordinary renditions of the Phantom before, but none are as festive and mysterious as the new Phantom Tempus Collection. Arriving in coincidence with NASA Perseverance’s Mars landing, the newest Phantom Tempus is limited exclusively to 20 units worldwide. Clients from around the world have already taken each build slot.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 debuts with retro styling and ultramodern features

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 debuts with retro styling and ultramodern features

This is it. You're looking at the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, the first all-electric vehicle built using the automaker's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Ioniq 5 is also the first all-new electric vehicle from Hyundai's Ioniq sub-brand. Starting life as the 45 EV Concept in 2019, the Ioniq 5 is essentially a concept coming to life, and it brought along a host of tech features befitting of a modern EV.

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GMA T.50 S Niki Lauda is Gordon Murray’s tribute to a racing legend

GMA T.50 S Niki Lauda is Gordon Murray’s tribute to a racing legend

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – and if you are, we can’t blame you – you probably know the GMA T.50 is one hell of a supercar. Underneath that carbon-fiber body is a plethora of engineering feats unheard of in a modern hypercar. With that in mind, we’re expecting nothing less than bonkers in the newest GMA T.50 S Niki Lauda, Professor Gordon Murray’s tribute to racing legend, racing colleague, and dear friend Niki Lauda, who sadly passed away in his sleep in 2019.

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2021 Karma GS-6 is a more affordable Revero GT

2021 Karma GS-6 is a more affordable Revero GT

The 2021 Karma GS-6 is essentially a Revero GT with a lower price tag. According to Karma, the Revero GT nameplate will return soon as a more upmarket vehicle, probably in the form of the brand’s Revero GTE all-electric car. But for now, you’re looking at the GS-6, an extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle with the same electrified powertrain as BMW’s i8.

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