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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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Toyota Tacoma leads small pickups in latest IIHS crash tests

The Toyota Tacoma double cab received the highest scores in the latest round of small pickup crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Related Image Expand / Collapse Of the eight pickups tested, four earned Good ratings, but none qualified for the organization’s Top Safety Pick awards due to underperforming headlamps and their lack of automatic emergency ...

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Bollinger Motors unveils four-door version of its electric SUV

Electric off-road vehicle startup Bollinger Motors only introduced its first two-door pickup/SUV in July, but it has already unveiled its next model. The Hobart, New York-based company is planning a four-door follow-on to its back to basics-styled battery-powered B-1 truck. Related Image Expand / Collapse The four-door’s wheelbase and overall length are both stretched nine inches, making room for the ...

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