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PostHeaderIcon SpaceX is Officially Sending a Space Tourist Around the Moon!

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has made history on a number of occasions, and the Big Falcon Rocket, aka BFR, is said to be the rocket that will make history yet again, by sending folks to Mars. Before that happens, though, that rocket will be flying SpaceX’s first private passenger around the moon.

PostHeaderIcon Design Cut Build Creates a Bad Little Hitch Wagon: Video

The third season of Design Cut Build is in full swing, and as you might expect, Aaron and Iggy are once again making all kinds of impressive fabricated creations. The latest is a custom metal wagon that can link up with the trailer hitch of Chad’s SUV, so it’s straight to the drawing board to piece this thing together from scratch.

After laying it out in marker, the boys start by building the hitch tongue, followed by fabricating a straight rectangular wagon frame. Then they put together the endplates and mesh sides, and by then, the project really starts to look good.

At first, it might look like a pretty straightforward project, but like anything you build out of raw metal, you gotta take it step by step. Luckily, that’s exactly what the Design Cut Build is good at.

Hit play to see how it all comes together!

PostHeaderIcon VP of America’s Largest Porsche Dealer Scams Customers for $2.5 Million; Vanishes Without a Trace

Champion Porsche, the biggest Porsche dealer in America, just filed a lawsuit against its former vice president of marketing, outlining how he allegedly managed to defraud dozens of customers eager to pick up the latest top-end sports cars.

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PostHeaderIcon Volkswagen’s Mass-Produced 3D Parts Will Open Doors Never Thought Possible for OE Customization

Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, is usually utilized for the rapid production of prototypes and specialty parts. Now, however, Volkswagen claims a breakthrough development has readied this cutting-edge technology for mass production, opening up a slew of customer customization opportunities.

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PostHeaderIcon Tesla Gives Extra Range, Free Supercharging to Owners in the Path of Hurricane Florence

Thanks to the magic of over-the-air updates, Tesla has once again stepped up to the plate and delivered extra range, as well as free supercharging, to its customers in the path of Hurricane Florence. This move mirrors the same move the company made just last year for Florida residents right before Hurricane Irma made landfall. This special update has left Carolina-based customers with the following surprise message:

“We are temporarily enabling your car to access additional battery capacity, as well as free Supercharging, in preparation for Hurrican Florence. We hope this gives you the peace of mind to get to a safe location and will notify you before returning your car to its original configuration in mid-October. Badging on your display may adjust during this period. Safe travels.”

This temporary OTA update only affects those that previously purchased a Tesla Model S or Model X with a 75 kWh battery that was “software locked” to a capacity of 60 kWh. The option at the time made the car more affordable at the cost of a shorter range. It has, however, proven as-as a way that Tesla can offer some of its customers an unexpected and very much appreciated act of faith they need the extra go-juice the most. There’s no word as to when Tesla will return the cars to their original configuration or begin charging for Supercharging in the area again, but changes are the temporary update will remain in effect until long after the storm has passed.

Kudos to Tesla – it’s always nice to see an automaker help out its customers when it can. It costs the company next to nothing but can mean so much to those who have a desperate need for a few extra miles of range when getting out of mother nature’s way.

PostHeaderIcon Fifty-One Ferraris Prematurely Meet Their Maker After Super Typhoon Jebi Lays Waste To Japan

A Ferrari dealership located on Rokko Island in Japan suffered the wrath of Typhoon Jebi, causing damages to 51 of 53 new and used Ferrari models at the dealership. According to local media, some of the destroyed Ferraris had already been purchased, and we’re just waiting to be delivered. Dealership employees tried to block the floods caused by the typhoon with tarps and sandbags. Unfortunately, none of those preventive measures worked.

PostHeaderIcon Lexus Now Has a Flagship Yacht

Ah, the good life. Luxury cars, caviar, champagne, and of course, yachts. Sounds about right. Now, Lexus is expanding its offerings to include two of the four things I just mentioned, and neither fit on a cracker or in a glass.

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PostHeaderIcon Not Pleased With the 2020 Mercedes EQC’s Bland Design? More Radical Models are Coming

Mercedes-Benz’s future lineup of EQ electric cars will feature more distinctive styling than the recently revealed EQC all-electric crossover. The revelation comes from EQ sales and marketing chief, Jorg Heinemann, who told Autocar that the EQC is just the tip of the iceberg as far as the EQ brand’s design creativity is concerned. For now, Mercedes is more concerned about establishing a starting point for the entire EQ family without going too far out on a limb with its styling.

PostHeaderIcon Burt Reynolds, Star of “Smokey and the Bandit”, Has Passed Away at 82

Known for his charm, sex appeal, and swagger, not to mention his famous mustache, Burt Reynolds was one of those actors that was just impossible not to like. Today, Reynolds passed away after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 82.

Born in southern Georgia and later ending up in Florida, Reynolds’ early life revolved around sports, earning a football scholarship to Florida State University. However, following a series of injuries, Reynolds diverted his attention to a career in acting.

Early roles included a spot in the TV series “Gunsmoke,” but Reynolds is best known for his performances in major films like “Deliverance,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” and “Boogie Nights.” Reynolds also directed and produced throughout his career.

However, for us here at TopSpeed, “Smokey and the Bandit” is our go-to memory for Reynolds. Released in 1977, the film is an action comedy featuring the Pontiac Trans-Am, and depicts an illegal high-speed run to deliver beer from Texas to Atlanta in just 28 hours. Bo “Bandit” Darville (played by Reynolds) takes up the challenge, but after picking up the attractive hitchhiker Carrie (Sally Field), Bandit finds himself running from Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason).

We’ll definitely be rewatching that classic very soon.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Tesla Roadster is a Real Kick in the Ass for Koenigsegg

0-to-60 mph in 1.9 seconds

Koenigsegg has admitted to being bowled over by Tesla’s performance claims for its new Roadster to the point that company engineers went straight to work after realizing that the Roadster’s performance times were indeed possible. Speaking with Top Gear, Koenigsegg chief Christian von Koenigsegg admitted that Tesla had thrown the gauntlet, and it was up to his company to respond. In typical bravado fashion, Koenigsegg is embracing the challenge with plans that could set up an industry-altering showdown with Tesla.

PostHeaderIcon Richard Hammond Supposedly Gassed and Robbed in Saint-Tropez Villa

The family of The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond was reportedly the targets of a burglary while they were vacationing at Saint-Tropez, in France. According to the Sunday Express, Hammond, his wife Mindy, daughter Willow, and 12 other people were staying at a luxury villa in the posh coastal town on the French Riviera when intruders broke into their house and stole money and valuables, all while Hammond and the rest of the houseguests were sleeping.

PostHeaderIcon The Ford Mustang is the Last Car Standing as Ford Cancels Chinese-Built Focus Active Over Trump’s Auto Tariffs

Trump vs. Jinping is not turning out well for importers in the U.S. The latest car manufacturer to bear this brunt is the Blue Oval. Ford has canceled its plan to sell the China-built Focus Active in the States, thanks to the high-tax imposition on products imported from China. The result of this is that the Focus nameplate will become extinct by the end of next year Stateside. This makes the Mustang the last car standing in the company’s line-up.

PostHeaderIcon Look Everyone – It’s The Limo-Jet

The Limo-Jet is a limousine that’s wearing the body of a Lear Jet. It’s also a functional vehicle that was envisioned by Dan Harris and brought to life by Frank DeAngelo and Michael Kashevatsky. Now owned by Illinois-based Jetsetter, Inc., the Limo Jet is not only a work of immense creativity and ingenuity, but it’s also completely street legal. When was the last time you saw something like this? Never? You and all of us together.

PostHeaderIcon Little Red, the Long Lost Mustang Shelby GT500, Has Been Found

Monterey Car Week is here, which means we’re getting deep into the collector car world. Coincidentally, it was recently announced that one of just two original Shelby GT500 prototype vehicles has surfaced, which, fully restored, could potentially pull down several million dollars at auction.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Audi Eliminates Manual Transmission From Its U.S. Lineup

The traditional manual transmission is not preferred by the new breed of customers in the U.S., and that’s the bottom line. We’ve seen a lot of automakers lately, providing only automatics in their offerings. The latest to go fully-automatic is Audi. The German company is replacing manual transmissions with automatic and dual-clutch gearboxes across its entire line-up. Why, Audi, why?

PostHeaderIcon BMW’s New Patent Is All About Making Sure You Don’t Spill Your Champagne Ever Again

Just as other automakers are filing patents for new car layouts and technologies like Targa roofs and active aerodynamics systems, BMW is turning its attention on making sure that you never have to spill champagne in your car ever again. The German automaker known for its technical prowess in the auto industry has filed a patent for a beverage dispenser that can fill your glasses upwards from the bottom instead of you having to pour the drink over the top. First-world problems? You bet.

PostHeaderIcon Weekly Recap: 8/13 – 8/17/2018

The automotive industry has been busy this last week. We got to see the new BMW X7 in prototype form, and the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster was spotted for the first time too. Someone peed in BMW’s Koolaid afterleaking press images of the BMW Z4 ahead of its debut and SCG managed to drive the Ferrari 512 Modulo under its own power for the first time in history. To top things off, Aston Martin is working on another new supercar, Lotus wants to take on the big players, and Ford debuted the 2019 Mustang Cobra Jet. Check it all out in pictures in our cool video below.

PostHeaderIcon Exotic Car Leases Are a Real Thing and It’s Big Business

You don’t have to look hard to find some mighty impressive road cars these days. Whether the badge says Koenigsegg, Pagani, Bugatti, or Ferrari, the number of multi-million dollar vehicles available for purchase is staggering. But what if you don’t want to outright buy one of these machines? What if you’d prefer to lease one instead? Well, there are several companies out there that can help.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon You Can Now Rent a 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06 at Hertz

Hertz is a tried-and-tested name in the rental car game, and its latest offering is going to scratch a lot of sports car itches. As part of the company’s 100th-anniversary celebration, Hertz is offering 100 special edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06s at the cost of just $199 per day. Throw in other fees and taxes and that total bumps up to almost $300, but still, that’s a relative bargain to pay for the chance to spend a day with one of these black and yellow beauties.

PostHeaderIcon Investor Says That Only 1 Percent of China’s EV Startups Will Survive

Now, that’s pretty amazing

China may be ground zero for hundreds of startup EV automakers, but that doesn’t mean success is on the horizon for a lot of these companies. That’s the sentiment shared by NIO Capital Managing Partner Ian Zhu, who told Bloomberg that 99 percent of all Chinese startup electric car makers will fail to get off the ground because of a lack of significant investment in the technology.

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