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McLaren CEO Calls For New 'Weight Race'
  To Help Britain Lead Lightweight Technology Development
Britain can become a world leader in lightweight materials that could help create more efficient future vehicles, Mike Flewitt, the CEO of luxury British sportscar and supercar maker McLaren Automotive has said today. Delivering his keynote speech to automotive leaders and policy makers at the SMMT industry summit in Central London, Mr. Flewitt called for a future “weight race” to replace the more traditional “power race”.
Bold defines new 2019 Chevy Blazer
  Attention-grabbing midsize SUV offers style and versatility
Chevrolet is raising the bar on crossover design with the introduction of the 2019 Blazer as the newest member of the industry’s broadest, freshest crossover and SUV lineup since 2015. The all-new contemporary midsize SUV is rooted in attention-grabbing design with seamlessly integrated customer-focused technologies and superb functionality.
Brabham launches BT62 track car monster
  Limited edition run of 70
Building on a remarkable 70-year racing pedigree, David Brabham has announced Brabham’s return to manufacturing at a gala event in central London, with the global launch of Brabham Automotive’s first product, the stunning BT62. The Brabham BT62 continues the legendary ‘BT’ naming convention established by founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac in the 1960s and honors the legacy of the marque’s greatest and most memorable cars.
The First Ever 2019 BMW M2 Competition
  Top speed of 174mph with optional M Drivers Package
Today, the BMW Group showed off its latest pride – the BMW M2 Competition. The 2019 BMW M2 Competition replaces the BMW M2 Coupe while retaining the compact dimensions, characteristic BMW M proportions and the BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, rear wheel drive and a standard manual transmission with an optional M DCT transmission that have made the M2 beloved by many enthusiasts.
Buick Enspire All-Electric Concept SUV Debuts in China
  Sculptural beauty meets advanced battery electric technology in Chinese concept SUV
The Buick Enspire all-electric concept SUV, an exploration of Buick’s bold design ideas and innovative technologies for future mobility, made its global debut in China. Buick’s eMotion electric propulsion technology generates a maximum power of 410 kW, enabling the concept to sprint from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds. The Enspire is able to travel up to 370 miles on a single charge and can recharge to 80% in 40 minutes
Chevy unveils 2019 Camaro
  New bold look
Chevrolet today introduced a reinvigorated 2019 Camaro lineup with distinctive designs, new available technologies and the first-ever Turbo 1LE. Highlights include:
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  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems, including available navigation
  • New available Rear Camera Mirror*
  • New available Forward Collision Alert*
10 Best Track Cars of 2018
  by Ali Arsham
Recently we got to sample some of the best track cars of 2018 around the fabulous Laguna Seca Raceway - Dodge Challenger Hell Cat Widebody, Mini Cooper John Cooper Works, Lexus RC-F, BMW M5, Volkswagen Golf R, Subaru STI RA, Kia Stinger GT AWD, Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio, Mustang GT, and the Mercedes AMG GT R. See how we rated them.
Highlights from the NY Auto Show
  This week in Manhattan
Design, technological innovation, energy efficiency, power and performance were just some of the features of the new cars and trucks unveiled by the world's automakers at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.  We review some of the highlights:

We drive the Lexus LC500h
  by Ali Arsham
In a world of generic cars that look alike, the Lexus LC500h stands out.  It looks like nothing else available today and Lexus did an amazing job with the original LF-LC 2012 concept car that became the LC500h. The styling of the LC500h is simply stunning and it stands out in a crowd. The interior styling does not disappoint either.  The inside is typical Lexus with beautiful styling and fantastic materials that really fit the price point of the LC.
Mercedes-AMG GT R new pace car
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Mercedes-AMG will use the most powerful Official FIA F1 Safety Car of all time in the 2018 Formula 1 season: the 430 kW (585 hp) AMG GT R  will have its debut as the Official FIA F1 Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia from 25 to 27 March 2018. Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle as into the AMG GT R.
GM's Path to an All-Electric, Zero Emissions Future
  Journey to Zero, Zero, Zero
General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra speaks at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Her appearance consists of an opening speech followed by a Q&A session. GM is well on their way to bringing at least 20 new all-electric models to market by 2023 – their next step toward a zero-emissions world. They are optimistic about EVs because last year, automakers sold 1.2 million plug-in electric and plug-in hybrids around the world.
Volkswagen Unveils All-Electric I.D. Vizzion Concept
  Electric all-wheel-drive system delivering up to 413 miles of range
Starting in 2020, Volkswagen will be launching the I.D. Family, a range of newly-developed electric vehicles with long driving ranges and visionary design that will come to market in quick succession. Three I.D. models have already been presented as concept cars: the compact I.D.; the I.D. CROZZ SUV; and the I.D. BUZZ microbus. At the Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen will present the newest member of the I.D. Family: the I.D. VIZZION sedan. It drives autonomously, is operated by voice and gesture control, and thanks to artificial intelligence, will be capable of learning.
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