Month: July 2018

Ford is going all truck, all the time, with one major exception—the Mustang—and what an exception it will be, especially in the form of the coming 2020 Shelby GT500. (A second surviving “car,” a new Focus-based model called the Focus Active, sounds more like a crossover to us, as does the 2020 Mach 1 EV.)
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Wall Street’s expectations for Twitter have been appropriately reset as evidenced by the recent nosedive in the company’s stock, according to Nomura Instinet, which upgraded shares to neutral from reduce on Tuesday. “Dealing with traffic and content quality on these platforms as well as protecting users’ privacy comes at a cost and is likely to
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Twelve-cylinder engines, especially ones from Maranello, will always make our hair stand on end, but there’s something just so right about Ferrari’s mid-engine V-8 models. So right, in fact, that we get excited whenever the manufacturer introduces a new one even if it’s not an entirely new car. This brings us to the 488 Pista
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The global esports industry is on fire and, now, some investors are getting bullish on the industry. “No question this is changing the landscape for media companies and how people are participating in sports,” Tim Seymour, co-founder and managing partner at Triogem Asset Management, a hedge fund, said on “Fast Money” Monday. Last weekend, the
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Last month, Porsche announced the production version of the Mission E concept would be called the Taycan. Confusingly pronounced “TIE-con,” the German automaker’s first fully electric vehicle will go on sale next year. Today, Porsche released more information on the Taycan’s production specs. Impressively, they aren’t all that different than the ones Porsche originally quoted
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A transverse-engine Chrysler 300 replacement was part of the company’s last product plan, but that looks to be off the table, as does a Pacifica-based three-row SUV. Chrysler appears to be evolving into a maker of bland people movers designed for the latest autonomous tech, so we predict a bland commuter sedan to accompany the
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When the Aston Martin DBX finally goes on sale late next year, it will be a big change for the British automaker. After years of only building coupes, convertibles, and one very coupe-like sedan, the DBX will be Aston Martin’s first SUV. And if the latest rumor is correct, there will also be a big change
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Rumors of a new, more on-road-focused Land Rover model have been swirling since at least last year, and a U.K. trademark filing for the name “Road Rover” is the latest evidence that the brand known for its off-road capability is preparing to branch out with a more civilized offering. Autocar reports that Land Rover applied
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Caterpillar reported record second-quarter earnings per share Monday and bumped up its full-year forecast. The big machinery exporter also said it would offset a sizable second-half profit hit from the tariffs by raising prices. “Caterpillar delivered record second-quarter profit per share,” CEO Jim Umpleby said in a statement. “Based on outstanding results in the first
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BMW is no stranger to slicing a pie into ever-thinner pieces, as evidenced by its prolific (some might say confusing) lineup of numerically inconsistent body styles, and its practice of applying coupe terminology to practically anything with four wheels. Now, BMW has taken that power of multiplication to its performance lineup. M Competition is a
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Let’s start with that engine. Out with the rorty twin-scroll turbocharged N55 3.0-liter inline-six, and in with the M3’s single-scroll twin-turbo S55 3.0-liter inline-six, which ups the horsepower from 365 to 405 hp—a decent bump in a car that weighs around 3,500 pounds. As before, power is put to the rear wheels through either a
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