Ford & Volkswagen are extending their partnership to share costs in developing of electric & autonomous vehicles. The deal includes investments in Argo AI. The two carmakers first announced their collaborative efforts for medium trucks and commercial vans in January.
The new 700-horsepower Ford GT debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 4. Just 45 units will be built, each with a starting price of $1.2 million. It is lighter and faster than the street-legal
The Bentley Continental GT just broke the production car record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30. The previous record was held by a Porsche 911 Turbo S. Bentley’s 626-horsepower grand tourer beat the Porsche’s time by 8.4 seconds.
The 2018 Dodge Demon is out of production, but Barrett-Jackson had four Demons up for sale at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut at the end of June. There are four of just 3,300 Dodge Demons in the world and they sold for a combined total of $561,000 at the Northeast 2019 collector car auction.
A Volvo XC90 co-developed with Uber was unveiled in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. It signals the next step in Uber’s self-driving ridesharing plans. It will be supervised by a trained Uber employee. Volvo and Uber aim to eliminate the need for human safeguards in the future.
A full-size Lego McLaren Senna took center stage at E3 as Microsoft announced the Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions expansion. The 1:1 replica took 5,000 hours to build and is composed of half a million Lego bricks. With the Forza Horizon 4 expansion, you’ll be able to pilot Lego Speed Champion models including the Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally.
German automotive parts company ZF is testing external airbags. Sensors anticipate a collision and deploy from underneath the vehicle sills milliseconds before impact. The company says these airbags can reduce the severity of injury by 40 percent.
Lamborghini’s Huracán Sterrato is an off-road supercar based on the Hurácan Evo. The one-off concept uses the Evo’s V-10 engine and adds a reinforced frame, skid plates, roll cage, and enhanced LED lighting.
Following its announcement of the latest V-Series cars, Cadillac brought out CT4-V and CT5-V prototypes to the track at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. The production vehicles are slated for release in 2020.