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BMW M1 reborn as 591bhp two-seat plug-in hybrid

Vision M Next concept previews a carbonfibre-bodied petrol-electric supercar which will become the new BMW M flagship. BMW’s M performance car division is developing a long sought-after successor to the 41-year-old M1 supercar. Previewed by the Vision M Next making its debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the advanced carbonfibre-bodied coupé is planned to go on sale early next decade, with BMW’s head of development Klaus Frohlich responding to questions about its production liklihood by saying: “We deliver on what we promise”. The Vision M Next will introduce a new 591bhp plug-in petrol-electric…

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2020 Jaguar XJ: electric-only saloon teased at Frankfurt

Jaguar’s design chief promises that electric-only XJ, due in 2020 and set to be built in UK, will offer bold and unconventional styling. Jaguar has given a sneak peek of its next-generation electric-only XJ flagship saloon with a teaser image shown at the Frankfurt motor show. The brief image of the new XJ’s rear was shown during a video played at the firm’s press conference, where sister firm Land Rover revealed the new Defender. It shows a classic saloon-style rear end, with thin rear lights that feed into a light strip running the…

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Top Longest Range Electric Car

by Brian Jones Which electric car has the longest range? That is the question. If you’re in the market for an EV, you don’t want to spend your money on something that won’t take you where you want to go. Instead, you’ll want to invest in the longest range electric car. As more automakers create EVs in their lineup, the range continues to grow. This is great for consumers that want the flexibility to travel further distances. With increasing competition, we figure it would be helpful to see the various ranges…

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Zacua electric car on sale in November

By mexiconewsdaily The first electric car made completely in Mexico by a 100% Mexican company and specifically designed for motorists in the country’s cities is expected to go on sale in November. Two zero-emissions coupe models — the M2 and the M3 — made by Motores Limpios will initially be available under the brand name Zacua, derived from the Nahuatl name of a bird species found from Mexico to Panama and one intended to evoke the qualities of innovation, efficiency and environmental respect. Company director Jorge Martínez says the initiative was born…

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ELECTRIC CARS AREN’T ENOUGH. TESLA IS NOW GOING VEGAN

The Tesla Model X, with its double-hinged falcon wing doors, looks like something from the future — and it just might be. The world’s first all-electric four-by-four SUV can hit 60mph in 3.2 seconds, a top speed of 155 mph and drive 250 miles per change. And now you can get the seven-seater with faux-leather seats. When you think of luxury cars, you often think leather seats and that “new car smell” but what if you have plenty of money to spend, but don’t want it lined with animal skin? It’s…

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Would you buy a 750-hp electric muscle car?

John Wayland has spent a fair chunk of his adult life tinkering with a 10-second Datsun 1200 coupe. That’s good enough to garner the guy a spot in our book of personal heroes, but the fact that the car gets down the quarter with two nine-inch electric motors instead of a small-block V8 puts him in a category all his own. Now he wants to build electric conversions for classic muscle cars, starting with the Ford Mustang.  Hemmings has a brilliant write up on Wayland and his business partner Mitch…

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Treasure trove of classic cars sells for £20 million

A treasure trove of classic cars found languishing in a barn for 50 years has sold for £20 million. The star attraction in the collection of rusting cars was a “lost” vintage Ferrari California Spyder, which sold for £11.8m on its own. The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (EPA) The 59 cars were gathering dust and hidden under piles of newspapers in garages and outbuildings when they were discovered late last year by the grandchildren of the late owner. The “once-in-a-lifetime” find on a farm in France was…

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Watch A Beautiful Time-Lapse Of A Flathead Ford V8 Rebuild

The Ford flathead V8 is perhaps the most iconic V8 engine ever built. Its launch marked the beginning of affordable V8s in America, and ultimately helped spawn hot rod culture. Here’s a gorgeous time lapse showing the magnificent contraption getting a full rebuild. Chevy’s small block V8 might be the most popular V8 of all time, but who knows if that engine ever would have debuted had it not been for Henry Ford’s decision to make an affordable, powerful V8 for the masses. Launched in 1932 with 221 cubic-inches of…

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