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2019 McLaren Senna (VIN 005), via Barrett-JacksonBarrett-Jackson will play host to the sale of a 2019 McLaren Senna, a car that has been sold out since it made its debut in 2017. Any party interested will surely need a checking account with well over seven figures if they plan to play ball. The Senna headed to auction wears the VIN ending in 005 and is one of 500 cars McLaren built in the...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 11:00 pm
Australians retake biggest burnout world record at Summer Nationals 2019Australians kicked the new year off by retaking a record the country's gearheads have long held. The land down under is once again home to the world record for the biggest simultaneous burnout. Australia reclaimed the record from Saudi Arabia, which claimed it in 2017 with 119 cars participating to fill the surrounding area with smoke and dust. At...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 10:00 pm
1930 Ford Model A by Classic Car StudioA one-of-a-kind hot rod will grace the auction block on Friday during Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 1930 Ford Model A boasts a custom exterior with a steel interior, and there's a rival powertrain under the hood; it's sourced from Chrysler. If the hot-rodded Ford looks familiar, that's because it first surfaced last...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:00 pm
2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto showKia's group of conceptual Telluride crossover SUVs shown at the 2018 SEMA show may influence an off-road-inspired version of the new full-size family hauler. Following the model's debut on Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, Motor Trend reported that Kia could introduce an off-road version in the future, or at least offer...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 8:00 pm
2018 Ferrari 488 GTE race car with livery depicting all stages of Club Competizioni GTFerrari used the 2019 Autosport International motorsport meet in the United Kingdom last week to announce the launch of the new Club Competizioni GT program. Similar to the existing Corse Clienti program, which organizes track days for owners of Ferrari's historic Formula 1 race cars, Club Competizioni GT is designed for owners of the Prancing...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 7:00 pm
2008 Detroit auto showJohn McElroy doesn’t get too misty-eyed when he talks about moving the Detroit auto show from January. “It was 17 degrees outside when I left this morning. I am so glad it’s moving to June,” the longtime radio and television journalist said Monday. After decades as a blustery automotive extravaganza held in freezing winter...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm
Rendering of Jeep Gladiator Hercules Photo: Jeep Gladiator ForumJust three months into his current role as Jeep president in North America, former SRT chief for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Tim Kuniskis sat Monday in an upstairs office above the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The admitted car guy who prefers T-shirts and drag strips looked tired from the morning's show as he wore suit and tie but he...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 4:45 pm
Infiniti Q Inspiration, 2018 Detroit auto showNissan is working on a more powerful hybrid system for U.S. models. Geely gives a peak at its first electric model planned to go on sale worldwide. And our Twitter poll last week answered which electric pickup may cross the finish line first. All this and more on Green Car Reports. After ending a dispute with Faraday Future, Hong Kong investment...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 4:45 pm
Geely GE11 concept sneak peakIn time with the Detroit auto show, Chinese automaker Geely announced its first electric car planned to go on sale worldwide. Called the GE11, Geely's first global electric car is a sedan about the size of a Honda Civic or Insight, with a similar sloping fastback design. The company did not specify a battery size or range, but said that the car...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 4:00 pm
2020 BMW 7-SeriesBMW's given its 7-Series a major update, and the new looks will likely prove controversial. The car sports a new, much larger grille that BMW says has 40-percent more surface area than the grille on the outgoing model. McLaren's 600LT may sit in the British firm's entry-level Sports Series range, but there's nothing entry-level about this finely...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 4:00 pm
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 2018On Tuesday, Mercedes-Benz said that its new 2020 A-Class sedan will cost $33,495. Adding all-wheel drive to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220 bumps the price $2,000 to $35,495. Either way, the A-Class is now the least-costly new Mercedes in the U.S. Both prices include a mandatory $995 destination charge. The A220 is the only model offered—for...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 3:35 pm
2020 BMW 7-SeriesU.S. auto dealer boss: Climbing car prices "unsustainable" National Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market. Chinese...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 3:30 pm
Rivian R1T electric pickup conceptThe race is on to sell an electric car that doesn't look like an economy hatchback or a luxury sedan. With light trucks—pickups and SUVs—making up almost 70 percent of the market in 2018, automakers are scrambling to build these types of vehicles with all types of powertrains, including electric models. DON'T MISS: Rivian R1T...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 3:00 pm
Honda DealershipNational Automobile Dealer Association's CEO Peter Welch said Tuesday that climbing car prices will reach a point where they're not long sustainable. At the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Welch said that he fears more American buyers will be priced out of the market. Automotive News reported that the average new vehicle cost $35,377...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 2:56 pm
2019 McLaren 600LT SpiderLike a well-oiled machine, McLaren continues to churn out model after model, each just a little more desirable than the one before it. The latest arrival is the 600LT Spider, the open-top version of last year's 600LT coupe and the new flagship of McLaren's entry-level Sports Series range. For those unfamiliar with the LT designation, it's short...
Posted: January 16, 2019, 2:15 pm