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Porsche plows into spectators at Idaho car show; 11 hurt

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera  (Porsche) BOISE, Idaho –  A Porsche plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show, injuring 11 in a horrifying scene that saw bystanders scrambling to tend to the injured, authorities and witnesses said. Police say the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated while leaving the Cars and Coffee event, lost control and ...

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Ford dealer builds its own 650-horsepower F-150 Lightning

Remember the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning? The performance pickup lasted through two generations of the F-150 but eventually bowed out with the arrival of the 2004 model, never to return. That is, until now. This Lightning isn’t built by Ford, though. It’s a tribute truck built by the dealership Pioneer Ford of Bremen, Georgia, and it has a stout 650 ...

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq test drive: The most fuel-efficient car ever

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, at 58 mpg combined, is the most fuel-efficient car without a plug ever sold in the United States. It’s a historic achievement and its arrival should be a momentous occasion. Unfortunately for Hyundai, it’s momentous like a tree falling in an empty forest with no one around to hear it is. Yes, people still like fuel-efficient ...

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2018 Ford Shelby Raptor roars with 525 horsepower

Ford’s F-150 Raptor is an impressive machine straight out of the box, but is there room for improvement? Shelby American seems to think so as the Ford tuner extraordinaire has built a Raptor with more power and torque, plus a host of other mods. Related Image Expand / Collapse Shelby already offers an F-150 Super Snake with a supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 delivering upwards ...

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Prince George's $52 school shoes nearly sell out

Posh parents can’t get enough of Prince George’s sense of style — and now the loafers that George allegedly wore to his first day of primary school have nearly sold out online. Arriving at London’s Thomas Battersea on September 7 hand-in-hand with his father, Prince William, the pint-sized fashion icon was outfitted in the school’s official boys’ uniform for summer — rocking ...

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GM-owned Cruise Automation reveals production-ready self-driving car

General Motors-owned Cruise Automation has revealed what it claims is the first mass-producible car capable of driving itself. In a blog post, Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt said the Chevrolet Bolt-based vehicle is equipped with all of the sensors and redundant equipment to safely put it on the road without a driver when the software to operate it is fully-developed. Related ...

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In a high-tech world, car designers still rely on clay

Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car’s curves look just right, they rely on one of the world’s oldest materials: clay. Every vehicle by every major carmaker, from Mercedes to Tesla to Toyota, is formed in clay long before it ever hits the road. Automakers hire sculptors ...

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