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2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6 review update: tilting at benchmarks

2018 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD V6The Kia showroom of today isn’t the Kia showroom of ten, or even five, years ago. The 2018 Stinger? It’s proof that Kia no longer is happy with being an economy-car benchmark. Now it’s aimed its sights at the big luxury brands and their sport-sedan standard-bearers. The 2018 Stinger is a five-door hatchback that looks like a sedan, and acts like a…

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VW ID R claims electric car record at Goodwood with 43.05 run

Romain Dumas drives the Volkswagen ID R at 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill ClimbThe Pikes Peak record-smashing Volkswagen ID R has already toppled another top time. VW brought the electric time attack special to this week’s 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to blitz the event’s hill climb and set a new record for electric cars. And on Saturday, with Romain Dumas once again donning his lightweight race suit and…

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Nio EP9 sets fastest time for street-legal cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Nio EP9 at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of SpeedNio EP9’s electric hypercar has set the fastest time for a street-legal car in the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s famous hill climb. The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday’s Supercar shootout event, which eclipsed the previous time of 47.07 set by a McLaren P1 LM by Lanzante in 2016. Doing the driving was Scottish racing driver Peter…

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Tesla sales, rebates ending, oil studies, and dirty tricks: The Week in Reverse

Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]Which brand’s electric cars won’t get a tax credit after next year? Which electric car is in extremely short supply? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 13, 2018. Friday, we listed the best deals on green cars for July, for readers who are out shopping for a car this…

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Tesla sales, rebates ending, oil studies, and dirty tricks: The Week in Reverse

Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]Which brand’s electric cars won’t get a tax credit after next year? Which electric car is in extremely short supply? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 13, 2018. Friday, we listed the best deals on green cars for July, for readers who are out shopping for a car this…

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German banks now suggest classic cars as investments

1974 Porsche 911 Turbo (930)These days, collector cars and classic vehicles are often viewed as assets similar to wine or fine jewelry. German banks have reinforced the narrative and have now begun suggesting clients actually invest in classic cars. The investment advice comes from booming gains on vintage cars, especially those of German origin, in the country. Bloomberg…

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2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design review update: cheeky and fun, but not without foibles

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-DesignVolvo has spent the past two years checking off a lot of tasks: big SUV, mid-size SUV, sedan, wagon. Now it’s time for its maiden voyage into the small crossover SUV world, and with the 2019 XC40, Volvo takes on accomplished vehicles already on the road: the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the Audi A3. With the XC40, Volvo may not be…

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Edition

964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and WilliamsThis year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was one of the biggest on record. There were quite the number of attractions at the British event, and not just from the local automakers. One of the highlights this year was a collaboration between California’s Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams…

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Jay Leno drives the Superformance Corvette Grand Sport

Jay Leno drives the Superformance Corvette Grand SportSuperformance is the go-to team creating new versions of some of the greatest cars ever built. If you want a Shelby Cobra, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, or even a Caterham, then you need to talk to Superformance. One of its more recent creations is also arguably its greatest, and that is the recreated 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport…

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