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Porsche Mulls Expanding Hybrid Technology to the 911

Porsche is on a mission to electrify its lineup.  Tightening emissions standards have forced many automakers to turn to alternative power sources. With the fully electric Mission-E on the horizon and the introduction of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the German sports car brand is now looking to add battery power to its most iconic model. According to Bloomberg, the next generation Porsche 911 will get a hybrid variant.

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Entry-Level Civic Type-R Coming?

The introduction of the Civic Type-R to the United States has caused a frenzy. Originally priced at $36,000, demand for the latest hot hatch has driven prices up as much as $20,000. The current Type-R is only available as a touring model, but according to The Truth About Cars, Honda is planning a new entry-level version for 2018.

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Toyota Combines Automatic and Manual Transmission?

Toyota is set to debut its next generation sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The GR HV is built by Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s racing division, and could feature an industry first. According to Shifting Lanes, the hybrid sports concept will be capable of both automatic and manual transmission shifts.

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Daimler Looks to Electrify Alabama Production Plant

Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz stopped sales on its diesel models in the U.S. in order to mitigate scrutiny during the aftermath of #dieselgate. The Three-Pointed Star has chosen to focus efforts on a new front.

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Mercedes-AMG Showcases Formula 1 Technology with Project ONE

Mercedes-Benz is out to set a new standard for hyper cars. Its AMG division is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and has used the occasion to debut a new concept vehicle. The Project ONE is the latest—and perhaps wildest—concept car recently premiered at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Are Electric Vehicles Losing Charge with Consumers?

Hybrid/electric technology is thriving. Battery prices have decreased. Efficiency has improved and the cost of ownership continues to decline. The problem? Consumer interest has declined over the last 5 years according to a recent J.D. Power survey

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2018 BMW M5 Gets 600 Horsepower, All-Wheel Drive

BMW's mid-size sedan speed sled is back, and more powerful than ever. With 600 horsepower, the five-seater is the quickest version of the high-performance sedan to date.

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Mazda Announces New Engine Technology

Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 is Mazda’s initiative to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Its key focus is to improve efficiency across its lineup and reduce emissions, up to 50 percent, by 2030. The introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles will greatly aid this effort but the internal combustion engine isn’t going away.

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Significant Hummer H1 Back On Auction Block

How much is too much for this massive off-roader?

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Used Value of Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Exhaust

Even if a vehicle is used, its exhaust can still sound brand new; especially when mated to 840 horsepower.

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