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The Incredibly Rare 1981 Monteverdi Safari, an International Delight

We’re back again with more Monteverdi today, and I’m determined the Rare Rides series will cover all of Monteverdi’s vehicular offerings. European design, American power, and Swiss attention to detail combined with very high prices to make all the company’s models Rare Rides. We’ve covered two earlier Monteverdi offerings previously, in the 1970 High Speed 375/4 sedan, […]

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Ford Calls Out Suppliers for Leaks

The good ship Ford has been quite leaky lately. And the automaker is pinning the blame on its suppliers. Images of the Bronco, Bronco Sport, and Maverick compact pickup have all leaked before those vehicles were introduced (the Maverick, of course, has not yet been unveiled, while the other two have). These images have hit […]

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This Tesla Video Makes Battery Production Look Cool

Beyond the desire to know how many miles you’ll get out of it, the battery is probably one of the least interesting parts of the package for most folks splashing out on a new electric car. The look, the handling, the comfort, and the little extras are going to take center stage, leaving the humble […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Nissan Maxima Wagon

Even as Toyota kept the Cressida a rear-wheel-drive first cousin to the sporty Supra (sales of that car continued here well into the 1990s), Nissan moved the formerly-Z-based Maxima to a front-wheel-drive platform for the 1985 model year. The new, roomier Maxima continued to be loaded with futuristic electronic gadgetry and a Z-Car engine, and […]

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2020 BMW X5 M Competition Review – Ridiculousness

2020 BMW X5 M Competition 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (617 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 553 lb-ft @ 1,800-5,690 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 13 city / 18 highway / 15 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) N/A city, N/A highway, N/A combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $114,100 (U.S) / $124,500 (Canada) As Tested: $128,245 (U.S.) / $141,500 […]

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GM Teases Part of Its EV Plans at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show, typically held in Las Vegas in January, is virtual this year. Because of the coronavirus, as I am sure you’d expect. Tuesday’s keynote speech came from General Motors and following up on the launch of a new logo last week – one meant to work in concert with the company’s electric-vehicle […]

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