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Good morning and welcome to our daily roundup of automotive news from around the world starting with…

Wagoneer McWagon face? Jeep is asking fans for names for electric SUV coming in 2024

Jeep originally unveiled the new truck as the Wagoneer S, but now wants your help in choosing a permanent replacement for that placeholder name. Play nice now…


Chevrolet FNR-XE Concept is a sexy electric sports sedan for China that we want too

GM plans to introduce 15 new electric vehicles across its brands by 2025, some of which will remain in China while others will make it to North America. We’re hoping the production version of this D-segment sport sedan, due in late 2023, makes the boat.


Sony and Honda could put PS5 consoles in their electric cars to challenge Tesla

The new joint venture that Honda recently formed with Sony will leverage its music, movies and possibly even the PlayStation 5 to give it an edge over the competition. Tesla, on the other hand, looks like it may add Apple Music to his cars.


Lamborghini Aventador SVJ caught at 152 MPH in a 55 MPH zone

“Do you know why I stopped you today, sir?” The police officer is unlikely to have bothered with that line in this case given that the Aventador he was chasing was going almost three times as fast as in California.


Happy Tanks Giving! Massachusetts car dealership giving away $50,000 worth of fuel

The Norwood gas station owner followed up his April Fuels Day stunt with an even bigger giveaway just in time for a bank holiday weekend AAA estimates become affect almost 49 million drivers traveling across the country.


The new Praga Bohema is a $1.3 million Nissan GT-R powered supercar

The R35 Nissan GT-R’s bi-turbo V6 isn’t exactly lacking in grunt, but Praga is sending it to Litchfield in the UK for a dry-sump conversion and an upgrade to 700bhp (710bhp). Factor in the high-carbon Bohema’s featherweight curb weight of 2,200 lbs and you’ve got the recipe for zero to 100 mph in under 2.3 seconds.


Bertone teases new supercar to announce brand revival

Bertone, the legendary design house behind classics like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, Lamborghini Countach, Citroën XM and countless others, is being brought back from the dead by two brothers and has teased a very special supercar to celebrate this revival.


Hyundai rebuilds the 1974 pony coupe concept with the Giugiaro

Hyundai’s plans to put its angular 1974 coupe concept into production and bring it to America fell through. Still, nearly 50 years later, the Korean company is collaborating with original designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio to recreate the Pony Coupé show car.

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Video of near misses going viral in UK pedestrian crossing

A Bradford man who lives near a dangerous crosswalk that has gone viral on social media and racked up more than 1.6million TikTok views has asked for help, saying he fears someone is “dying on my doorstep ” becomes. BBC News reports.


GoPro’s Black Friday deals are among the best in years

Have you thought about taking pictures of your favorite car on the go? Then you’ve probably thought about getting a GoPro action camera and now is the perfect time to pull that trigger. The company’s Black Friday deals include 15 percent off everything on the site, says TechRadar.

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Listen to Cadillac Racing’s LMDh 5.5L V8 Roar to Life on Track

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It was a It’s been a few months since we checked in at Cadillac, but it appears its Cadillac Racing Team and newest addition, the V-LMDh car, is ready for IMSA’s new GTP class, which debuts in January. The proof is in the sound.

Sure, this is only a minute-long video, and it takes almost 20 seconds to get to the good part when you hear the car start. The car emits this almost comically screeching high-pitched electric whine (like Formula E cars) before the 5.5-litre V8 springs into action. Then it’s mean. It’s demanding. It is Run.

The road was long for the competitors in the Grand Touring Prototype class Porsche leads the development and homologation with the hybrid battery mandatory for every car. Then, in June bmwthen Cadillac and finally Acura all the way in August, revealed their cars and hopeful race-ready challengers. Their biggest setback at this point was that they had to start testing and ironing out the hiccups in tuning their factory engines for production, which work well with the hybrid systems.

After the last race of the 2022 IMSA season at Road Atlanta, we all got a little insight into the development of the manufacturers. There the LMDh cars completed their first lap of group testing, although Porsche was absent (as they had more than enough miles under their belt. Maybe it was a nice touch?). But next week the gang Everyone be in Daytona for a final round of testing before meeting again in January at the same track for the Roar Before the 24 and forthcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona.

I haven’t had a chance to hear either of these cars in person, but I will next week. My list of attractions and Experience – and who to talk to – is extensive. I’m curious though, what are you guys excited about the results of the tests? What are you most looking forward to as this new prototype class enters the season? Let me know what you would like to see or hear in the comments below.

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Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice

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This year marks the debut of an Edmunds Top Rated award, honoring a vehicle that exceeded our expectations and delivered something truly new. The Edmunds Top Rated Editors’ Choice Award 2022 goes to the brand new Rivian R1T.

“The Rivian R1T 2022 is the first all-electric pickup on the market and offers an impressive combination of on- and off-road performance, cutting-edge technology and thoughtful utility.”

The R1T is the first all-electric pickup on the market and offers an impressive amount of cutting-edge technology and thoughtful utility. It’s slightly larger than a typical mid-size truck and has a stylishly futuristic look without being too outlandish.

Power comes from four electric motors, one at each wheel, which combine to produce an exceptional 835 hp. In our testing, the R1T accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and in the Edmunds EV range test it covered 317 miles on a full charge. And although the Rivian weighs as much as a heavy-duty truck, it’s undoubtedly the best-handling truck we’ve ever tested.

Trucks are meant to haul things, of course, and the R1T certainly lets you do that. Maximum towing capacity is a whopping 11,000 pounds. It has roomy seating and some clever storage spaces, including a signature transmission tunnel that sits between the cab and the cargo bed. And for off-road fans, there’s plenty of room to avoid rocks and ruts thanks to short body overhangs, a smooth underbody and height-adjustable suspension.

Rivian made a strong impression with its R1T. And with the R1S SUV coming soon, we expect the excitement to continue.

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Five Cars Rented By President Biden’s Secret Service Detail Destroyed By Fire

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A fleet of vehicles for hire from President Joe Bidens Secret service personnel during his Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket were destroyed by fire the day after he left.

The vehicles had been rented from the Biden party, consisting of a Chevy SuburbanFord Explorer, Infiniti QX80, a Ford Expedition and a Jeep Gladiator. They caught fire in a parking lot at Nantucket Memorial Airport and although no one was injured in the blaze, authorities are investigating the blaze.

Footage taken at the scene and shared on social media shows the front fascia of all five cars was badly damaged, but the fire was extinguished before completely engulfing all five vehicles.

“Around 5:22 a.m., airport shift personnel observed an active fire in the rental car overflow area via the airport’s closed-circuit television system,” Nantucket Airport said on Twitter. “Employees activated the warning system and responded to the fire at Airport-3, where they were met by responding units from the Nantucket Fire Department and Nantucket Police Department. Combined fire agents responded and contained the fire. Several vehicles were damaged.”

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The Nantucket Current says the flames spread to within 40 feet (12 m) of the airport’s 25,000-gallon jet fuel tanks. All five vehicles are owned by hertz with a report stating the Ford Expedition was involved in a battery recall, but the battery had not been replaced at the time of the fire.

President Joe Biden had been in Nantucket with his family for Thanksgiving and had visited the Nantucket Police Department during his trip.

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