Jaguar with claws: 592-hp XE SV Project 8 Collector's Edition

A few years ago, and to much fanfare, Jaguar launched the F-Type Project 7. It was Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) unit's first Collector's Edition car. It now has a successor – with four doors. Jaguar has announced the XE SV Project 8 Collector's Edition, which will get its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Project 8 is as a 592-horsepower sedan that the automaker is calling "the most extreme Jaguar ever." It's powered by a specially tuned version of…
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California DMV investigates Uber's self-driving truck unit

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Uber says the trucks only test driver assist tech in California.
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The sixth-gen Camaro went on sale in 2015, with a steady progression of ever-more-powerful variations following in the intervening years. As wild and modern as the styling may be, everything becomes old hat after a while. It looks like Chevrolet agrees, with a whole slew of camo-covered Camaros slinking about outside of GM's Milford Proving Grounds. It looks like Chevy brought out the entire box of crayons for the party. A brief look shows us nearly every flavor of Camaro, from a base…
Look for a bump in power to complement the new looks.
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2017 BMW 530i's four-cylinder is perfectly adequate

For men and women of a certain age, the old adage to always buy the biggest engine available probably still rings true. "There's no replacement for displacement," say those who grew up in the muscle car era, because that used to be entirely accurate. Why buy a V6 when a V8 is an option? Well, I'm here to tell you that there are a couple of good reasons to step all the way down the ladder to a four-cylinder, at least in the case of the 2017 BMW 5 Series: Price and Performance. After spending a…
BMW's current 2.0-liter turbo is more powerful than the last naturally aspirated straight-six you could buy in a 5 Series in America.

Helio Castroneves fastest in final Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS - Helio Castroneves signaled he is ready to challenge for a record equalling fourth Indianapolis 500 win by setting the pace in final practice on Friday, while Fernando Alonso also fired a warning shot at the famed Brickyard. On a hot, humid day and cars in race trim, the popular Castroneves dominated what is known as 'Carb Day' at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He posted the fastest lap of 227.377 mph ahead of Japan's Takuma Sato on 226.802. Brazil's Tony Kanaan, the 2013…
"Today we ticked all the boxes," Fernando Alonso said.

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2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

If the body-on-frame, off-road capable SUV isn't fully dead, it's increasingly rare. But standing alongside holdouts like the Jeep Wrangler or Toyota 4Runner, the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma - midsize truck mainstays – are prepared to…
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