Detroit auto show organizers confirm calendar change, outdoor showcase

2020 North American International Auto Show teaserThe North American International Auto Show, more commonly referred to as the Detroit auto show, isn’t known for its sunshine and warm temperatures, but that will change come 2020. The show’s organizers, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) and its Executive Board, announced Monday plans to move the event from January to June. The 2020 show…

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Tesla Model S named car of the decade

2018 Tesla Model STesla is known as the car of the future. Now the collector-car community that venerates cars of the past has also taken notice. Collector-car insurer Hagerty Insurance named the Tesla Model S the greatest car of the 2010s. DON’T MISS: South’s good ol’ boy drag racers whupped by Tesla, not happy about it That may have been obvious for some Green…

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan has lowest drag of any production car

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class aerodynamic testingA car’s ability to slip through the air without creating too much drag is critical when it comes to fuel economy, and no car in production right now does it better than the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The compact sedan, unveiled to the world in April at the 2018 Beijing auto show, has a coefficient of drag (Cd) of just 0.22 and a front area of 2.19…

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Lamborghini confirms Aventador SVJ

2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienLamborghini’s new Aventador variant spied testing in recent months will be called the Aventador SVJ, the Italian firm confirmed Friday. Lamborghini diehards will recognize the name from the Miura SVJ of the 1970s, an extremely limited hardcore version of the Miura based on the one-off Miura Jota prototype developed by Bob Wallace to meet the FIA’s…

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Aston Martin testing manual-equipped Vantage?

2020 Aston Martin Vantage test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienIf CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission—but right now none of its cars come with a third pedal. The good news is that Aston Martin looks to be in the process of rectifying the issue. Engineers are out testing a Vantage mule believed to be equipped with a manual…

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Hamilton wins 2018 German Grand Prix after Vettel crash in final leg

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 German Grand PrixMercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton went from 14th on the grid to the top of the podium on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 German Grand Prix thanks to a combination of brilliant driving and lots of luck. Problems with his gearbox during Saturday’s qualifying meant the reigning world champion started the race at the Hockenheimring near the back of the…

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