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Peugeot 9×8 ready for its first competitive close-up in July

Peugeot is ready with the 9×8 Hybrid Hypercar it will race in the World Endurance Championship racer starting this July. When the French automaker showed its novel design last year, the marquee feature was the lack of a feature: There was no rear wing, only the lip of a ducktail-like spoiler along the trailing edge. …

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Win one of the most luxurious off-roaders ever made

Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. No donation or payment necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes. See official rules on Omaze. We’ve written about quite a few Mercedes giveaways from Omaze, our favorite so far being the eco-friendly Sprinter camper van. …

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Mercedes-Benz SL-based Maybach and Mythos teased

Last week Mercedes-Benz announced they were going to cut several entry-level models and focus the majority of their efforts on expanding offerings at the high end of the market. Notably, that includes a new line even more exclusive than Maybach, named Mythos, where cars are made with the very intention of being collector’s items. Giving …

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Scott Dixon blazes to Indy 500 pole in record 234 mph run

INDIANAPOLIS — Not much rattles The Iceman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, not even record speeds. Scott Dixon smashed the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning record with a breathtaking qualifying run of more than 234 mph. His hands were shaking when he climbed from his car following his first run Sunday, but the New Zealander was unbothered and …

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2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty models recalled for airbag problem

Ford is recalling 2016 F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks due to an issue that would cause the airbag to not deploy as intended. The recall applies to 310,203 Super Duty trucks, encompassing the F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550. The root cause of this issue is the design of the steering wheel clock spring connector for …

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White House weighs use of emergency diesel reserve

The White House is weighing an emergency declaration to release diesel from a rarely used stockpile in a bid to address a major supply crunch and blunt rising prices, an administration official said on Monday. U.S. President Joe Biden has declared that tackling inflation and high gas prices is the priority of his administration ahead …

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2022 Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance Gallery

COMO, Italy — Held annually, the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance is, in many ways, Europe’s version of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It takes place in a beautiful location, and it brings together an impressive selection of rare and valuable cars. It’s a real treat for the eyes, the ears, and, if you’re into champagne, …

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A Hot, Deadly Summer Is Coming With Frequent Blackouts

Global power grids are about to face their biggest test in decades with electricity generation strangled in the world’s largest economies.  War. Drought. Production shortages. Historically low inventories. And pandemic backlash. Energy markets across the planet have been put through the wringer over the past year, and consumers have suffered the consequences of soaring prices. But, …

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