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Ringbrothers 1969 Dodge Charger CAPTIV packs a Hellcat V8

Ringbrothers 1969 Dodge Charger CAPTIV packs a Hellcat V8

When it comes to taking old derelict cars and bringing them back to like-new condition, there are many ways that a car can be restored. For example, some people want to restore classic muscle cars from the 60s to completely stock condition just as they were from the factory. However, some people want to take iconic muscle cars like a 1969 Dodge Charger and combine its classic old-school looks with modern hardware and appointments, something known as a restomod.

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General Motors CarBravo aims to change how people shop for used cars

General Motors CarBravo aims to change how people shop for used cars

Traditionally, GM dealerships selling new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and other GM umbrella brands sold used cars from all manufacturers, often taken in as trades for new vehicles. However, there is increasing competition in the used car market, with some dealerships only selling used cars, such as Carvana, CarMax, and others. When the pandemic hit, many people began looking for different ways to purchase new and used vehicles, including services that never required them to step foot in a dealership. General Motors has announced a new way for people to shop for used vehicles called CarBravo.

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2022 VW ID.4 EV price and range changes are coming to the US

2022 VW ID.4 EV price and range changes are coming to the US

Volkswagen has revealed plans to increase the price of its 2022 VW ID.4 electric vehicle in the United States by $765 USD. The price change will impact the entire model range, including the Pro RWD, and arrive alongside the other changes VW has planned for its 2022 EV model in the US.

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Mitsubishi reveals Ralliart, Adventure, X, and Leisure style autos at TAS 2022

Mitsubishi reveals Ralliart, Adventure, X, and Leisure style autos at TAS 2022

We don't see a lot from Japanese automaker Mitsubishi in the US. The company had some very appealing sports cars, such as the Mitsubishi Evo and the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Unfortunately, those cool vehicles were discontinued in the US, and the only Mitsubishi model you're likely to see cruising the streets today is the Outlander SUV or the Eclipse Cross.

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Incredible Hennessey Venom F5 V8 spits flames on the dyno

Incredible Hennessey Venom F5 V8 spits flames on the dyno

Hennessey is primarily known for taking cars, trucks, and SUVs from various manufacturers and giving them significantly more power, improved suspension, and modified styling. One of the biggest projects Hennessey has ever undertaken is its Venom F5 supercar. Hennessey wants the vehicle to be the most powerful production car ever made and is seeking the top speed crown.

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Ford’s threat to price gouging F-150 Lightning dealers is huge

Ford’s threat to price gouging F-150 Lightning dealers is huge

For many years now, some of the dealers in Ford's network have been acting shady when it comes to highly desired Ford cars and trucks. One of the most despicable practices as far as many Ford fans are concerned is the extremely common occurrence of dealerships adding "market adjustments" to the MSRP of high-performance and off-road Ford vehicles. For example, anyone who's tried to purchase a high-end or limited-edition Mustang has had to deal with dealerships that tack thousands and thousands of dollars onto the MSRP, simply because they can.

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Chevy Silverado EV RST First Edition truck is already sold out

Chevy Silverado EV RST First Edition truck is already sold out

One of the biggest Chevrolet announcements in recent months was its unveiling of the Silverado EV during CES 2022. When Chevrolet announced the truck, it said there will be several trim levels coming, but the very first version of the Silverado EV will be the RST First Edition. The First Edition will come with every conceivable option and a massive price tag.

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Incredible vintage 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL racer heads to auction

Incredible vintage 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL racer heads to auction

Racing cars with real racing pedigree frequently bring significant sums of money when they change hands. The car in the images below is a 1982 Mercedes-Benz SL Trans Am racing car purposely built to tear up the track. The car was raced by the DeAtley Motorsports/Michelob race 000 in its day. The car is hitting the auction with Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, and the auction ends on the 16th.

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Volvo Ride Pilot autonomous driving feature to launch in California

Volvo Ride Pilot autonomous driving feature to launch in California

Many automotive manufacturers have been working to develop autonomous driving capabilities for their vehicles. The ability for a car to drive itself without supervision from a human is an interesting prospect that many feel will usher in a much safer era for our highways around the country. The benefit of autonomous driving is that the sensors and systems enabling the car to drive itself never get distracted and are always on the lookout for hazards making safety a priority.

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Toyota teases new GR GT3 Concept for Tokyo Auto Salon debut

Toyota teases new GR GT3 Concept for Tokyo Auto Salon debut

Every year in mid-January, an event is held in Tokyo called the Tokyo Auto Salon. Many Japanese automakers reveal special vehicles at that event, and unfortunately, many of them will never come to the US. Toyota has confirmed that at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022, running from January 14 through January 16, it will reveal a new sports car called the GR GT3 Concept. Toyota will also reveal a fully tuned version of the GR Yaris along with the new concept car.

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Volvo is integrating YouTube and Google Assistant into its vehicles

Volvo is integrating YouTube and Google Assistant into its vehicles

Volvo is a company that made its name on safety, and like many other automakers, it's currently working on transitioning from traditional vehicles to electric vehicles only. While completing its transition from a mix of EVs and combustion-powered vehicles to pure electric vehicles will take some time, Volvo is looking towards that future and aiming to solve some of the problems it sees arising for owners.

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Bizarre issue in Honda vehicles leaves the clock stuck in 2002

Bizarre issue in Honda vehicles leaves the clock stuck in 2002

Owners of various Honda and Acura vehicles that have integrated GPS systems have encountered a strange problem that began on New Year's Day. The issue is that clocks on vehicles impacted by the bug are stuck in the year 2002. Reports indicate the clock issue affects Honda and Acura vehicles from model year 2004 up to model year 2012.

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