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Alpine Signs Esteban Ocon For Another Three Years

Image: AlpineOn Wednesday French Formula One concern Alpine locked in its 2022 lineup, extending Esteban Ocon’s contract through the end of 2024, where he will continue to partner former World Champion Fernando Alonso through at least the end of next season. The 24-year-old joined the team formerly known as Renault last season for a two-year contract....

Volkswagen Says The ID.4 Is The 'Most Affordable All-Wheel-Drive Electric Vehicle On Sale In The U.S.'

Photo: VolkswagenI have been interested to see how Volkswagen is marketing the ID.4 in the U.S., since it doesn’t seem to have much discernible edge on its competition, despite being pretty good. On Thursday, in announcing the ID.4 AWD, it opted to go the “most affordable” route. Now, this is a car that still starts at $43,657, so Volkswagen’s definition...

The LiveWire One Is A Familiar Bike With A New Name

Image: LiveWireThe Harley-Davidson LiveWire is dead, long live the LiveWire One. After a somewhat choppy start to its electric offerings, Harley has decided it will spin off LiveWire into its own brand with multiple electric motorcycles under that brand. Considering Harley began life with the Model 1 way back at the dawn of time, it’s only fitting that...

Here's The Basket-Case Nissan 240SX $1,000 Buys You These Days

Screenshot: StayTuned“This car has its own ecosystem,” Tony Angelo remarks through a mask as he blows rat turds, dirt, sticks, and what are hopefully acorns out of the engine bay of his SR20-swapped Nissan 240SX. Sitting for 14 years, the car is now mostly rust. This is what $1,000 gets you if you’re looking for an S13, I guess.The car in question (“Moldy...

My Car Ran Low On Oil. Here Are The Tests I Ran To Assess The Damage

Image: David Tracy/Bradley Brownell (Art: Jason Torchinsky)My 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s oil pressure sensor broke, shooting 10W-30 all over the highway, leaving the engine dangerously low in lifeblood. My colleague Bradley, who was at the helm, dumped in gallons of oil to make up for the bleeding before coming up with an ingenious fix. Still, I was...

Super-Heated Car Surfaces And 180-Degree Asphalt Pose Horrifying Burn Risk Durning Southwest Heatwave

Tobias Deardorff (L) and David Vanoni put on sunscreen before passing out water and ice pops to the homeless on June 15, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of central Arizona, which is expected to be in effect through the weekend. Photo: Photo by Caitlin O’Hara/Getty Images (Getty Images)We...

Canoo Plans To Build Its Assembly Plant In An Oklahoma Town You've Probably Never Heard Of

Image: CanooThe last few months have been pretty rough for electric startup Canoo. From executives leaving, to a partnership with Hyundai falling through, to an SEC investigation announced just hours after pricing was released for its minibus lifestyle vehicle, Canoo’s chances of actually getting a vehicle to production are starting to look slim. It’s...

Let's Figure Out What Kind Of Chrysler They're Talking About In The B-52 Song 'Love Shack'

Screenshot: YouTubeIt’s pretty definitively summer now, and if the coming of summer doesn’t fill you at least with some residual, school’s-out-tinged joy, then I suppose all I have to offer you is pity. Summer should also mean something else to anyone with a pulse: the 1989 B-52 song “Love Shack.” That song famously references a gigantic Chrysler,...

Midnight Purple R34 GT-R On Bring A Trailer Is The Stuff Of Gran Turismo Legend

Image: Bring A TrailerThe R34 Skyline GT-R is of course one of the most desirable performance cars of its era, maybe of all time. But within that subset of highly-coveted Nissans is an even rarer group — the Midnight Purple cars. And one of them recently hit Bring a Trailer.Only 546 R34 GT-Rs were finished in either Midnight Purple II or Midnight Purple...

Mercedes Makes A Simple Fix To The Simple Problem That Cost Lewis Hamilton A Race Win

Photo: Clive Rose (Getty Images)It wasn’t immediately clear how Lewis Hamilton failed to make the first turn following the late race restart at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix two weeks ago, though we quickly learned the reason for the error after the race. Hamilton had triggered the “brake magic” function on his W12's steering wheel, which adjusted his...

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