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A Polestar 1 Stars in the First Trailer for Need For Speed Heat

posted by on 14 August 2019 in Industry News News Polestar News

Need for Speed is coming back on November 8th and the first trailer doesn’t just make the game look like a blast, it features an endlessly modified Polestar 1. Set in the fictional Palm City—which is in no way similar to any Floridian cities how dare you suggest that—Need for Speed Heat features all the […] More…

The Airbag You Don’t Want? IIHS Cuts a Popular Safety Device Off at the Knees

posted by on 9 August 2019 in Industry News News

One particular airbag could be doing more harm than good, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. After looking at recorded “injuries” in more than 400 small- and moderate-overlap front crash tests, researchers at the institute turned the spotlight on a seldom-thought-of safety device: the knee airbag. While these types of […] More…

The Last New Saab (NEVS*) 9-3 Aero is Set to Be Auctioned Off by NEVS

posted by on 7 June 2019 in Industry News News

This 2014 Saab 9-3 Aero is likely the oldest new car you’re likely to see on sale today. And weirdly that probably means it’ll be one of the more expensive old new cars you see on sale today. And that’s because it’s the last of its kind. Built in 2014, it was the car to […] More…

Aftermarket Leaders Unite Against Changes to California Assembly Bill 1824

posted by on 20 February 2019 in Industry News News

In response to the heavy-handed changes to California Assembly Bill 1824, and in defense of their loyal enthusiast consumer-base, several top brands in the performance automotive aftermarket have banded together. An amendment to California Assembly Bill 1824 was proposed in June of 2018 by then-Governor, Jerry Brown, as part of the state’s budget process. The […] More…

Koenigsegg and (Sorta) SAAB Partner to Make EVs and Expand Hypercar Operations

posted by on 29 January 2019 in Industry News News

NEVS, the name given to the leftovers of SAAB, and Koenigsegg announced a wide-ranging partnership on Tuesday that will allow the two to work on everything from hypercars to EVs. First, NEVS, owned by Evergrande—a Chinese real estate concern—has made a 150 million EURO (roughly $171 million) investment in Koenigsegg. For that it gets a […] More…

Sponsored: Newparts.com is Your Source for OEM Replacement Parts

posted by on 26 October 2018 in Industry News News

Newparts.com was founded by a team with a deep understanding of automotive diagnostics and repair.  From those early years, we learned that a car is just as important to its owner whether it’s a show car, a track car or a daily driver. So we decided to build the site we always wished we had […] More…

Sweden Builds Electric Highway Capable of Charging EVs as They Go

posted by on 17 May 2018 in Industry News News

Stockholm, Sweden is now the site of a road capable of charging electric vehicle batteries. Developed by government-funded eRoadArlanda, a group of property, technology, and automakers, the road sits close to Stockholm’s Arlanda airport. It comprises a 1.2-mile long stretch with an integrated electrical rail that charges a fleet of custom-designed, pass-through trucks using the […] More…

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is no Longer in Production

posted by on 5 April 2018 in Industry News News

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is officially out of production, with the final example of the Swedish supercar having rolled off the assembly line this week.  The final Agera RS produced is actually a replacement car for the Agera RS ‘Gryphon’, which was totaled during a shakedown test in wet conditions at a test track in Sweden […] More…

Chinese Automaker Geely Snapping Up a Near 10-percent Stake in Daimler: Report

posted by on 23 February 2018 in Industry News News

Is a seemingly unstoppable Chinese automaker slowly amassing a significant ownership stake in Germany’s Daimler AG? That’s what sources tell Bloomberg. According to the news outlet, sources claim Geely Auto Group, which owns the Volvo, Lotus, and the mysterious Lynk & Co. car brand is steadily acquiring a $9.2 billion stake in the German giant. That […] More…

Nothing Lasts Forever Except Maybe your Saab (if You Sign on to a New Parts Warranty)

posted by on 22 February 2018 in Industry News News

One day, if we’re lucky, we’ll see a documentary showcasing old Saabs in their natural habitat. The slinky 9-3 plying the interstate between Burlington, Vermont and the Connecticut coast, a valiant 9000 prowling between a Denver lawyer’s office and home, and a black 900 convertible sneaking up on a rural farmers’ market. David Attenborough will […] More…