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2018 Lincoln MKC First Look: Tweaked But Not Totally New

The Lincoln MKC might be based on the Ford Escape, but when we first drove the MKC back in 2014, we were impressed with how well it differentiated itself from its nonluxury sibling. It wasn’t competitive enough to win our most recent comparison test, but with a comfortable ride and generally attractive styling, it moves …

Do’s And Don’ts Of Your First Driving Lesson

On the off chance that you don’t know how to drive, you can agree to accept a driving course and take driving lessons. On your first day in the class, you may get somewhat apprehensive. In any case, try not to be anxious on the grounds that your teacher will be there to answer every …

ELECTRIC VW RACE CAR AIMS FOR PIKES PEAK RECORD

Volkswagen announced today that it’s developing an all-wheel-drive electric race car to compete at next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The goal? Set a new hill climb record for electric cars. But Volkswagen says it’s about more than setting a record. This project is also about working to transform Volkswagen’s image as an automaker. In the wake of the …

HENNESSEY VENOM F5 TO DEBUT AT SEMA Billy Rehbock

The Hennessey Venom GT made headlines by topping the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s top speed with a 270.49-mph run. Now, the Texas-based tuning house is dead-set on beating that feat with their next world-beater, the Hennessey Venom F5. The triple exhaust-tipped hypercar is named after the most intense category of tornado in the world, an F5 on the …

MERCEDES-AMG G65 FINAL EDITION IS A V-12 G-WAGEN SEND-OFF

To celebrate the coming demise of the Mercedes-AMG G65, Affalterbach is offering an exclusive Final Edition that is limited to just 65 examples. If you want one of these last luxury SUVs, expect to pony up at least $367,497. Since 1979, the G-Class has been recognized for its off-road ability by four-wheel connoisseurs around the world. …

STEPHAN WINKELMANN NAMED CEO OF BUGATTI

Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bugatti and Bentley, will retire at the end of this year as earlier reports have suggested. His replacement at Bugatti will be former Audi Sport chief Stephan Winkelmann, while Adrian Hallmark from Jaguar Land Rover will take the helm at Bentley. Winkelmann leaves his role as Managing Director of Audi Sport after having joined in the spring of 2016. …

FORD BRINGING SEVEN 2018 MUSTANG SHOW CARS TO SEMA

Ford always brings out a fleet of wild show cars to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. For this year’s show, Ford Performance is displaying seven tricked-out 2018 Mustangs. Here’s a sneak peek at what FoMoCo is cooking up for pony car fans. 2018 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE BY SPEEDKORE PERFORMANCE GROUP 8 PHOTOS Speedkore …

LYFT GETS $1 BILLION INVESTMENT LED BY GOOGLE’S PARENT COMPANY

Lyft announced that CapitalG, the investment division of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Inc., will invest $1 billion in the ride-hailing company. That investment values Lyft at $11 billion. But from the sound of it, Alphabet intends to work closely with Lyft going forward, as CapitalG partner David Lawee will also join Lyft’s board. As Automotive News reports, …

Apple removed several privacy apps in China — now two senators are demanding answers

United States Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy this week sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook demanding answers after the iPhone maker removed a number of privacy-providing apps from its Chinese App Store. In the letter, the senators said China had an “abysmal” human rights record with respect to freedom of expression and free access to information online and offline. Cruz and Leahy …