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Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE is shockingly quick at the Nurburgring

We can't tell you about how it drives yet (that's coming soon), but we can tell you the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE can lap the Nürburgring in supercar territory. The number in question here is 7:16.04, and if you start comparing that with other published lap times from manufacturer's tests, you'll notice that this puts the brash Camaro in fast company. Let's start first with its close family relation, the regular ZL1. "Regular" is a bit of a misnomer, because it packs a supercharged…
Lots of aero, barely street-legal tires, and high-tech suspension do wonders.
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Audi A8's active suspension will even protect you in a crash

Audi has revealed yet another system of the upcoming Audi A8 that uses the car's 48-volt electrical system. In addition to a fancy stop-start function, the A8 will have a suspension that can be actuated by electric motors. At each corner of the car is a separate motor connected to an arm that can press down or pull up on the suspension. These motors are controlled by a computer that monitors the road with a camera to determine how the motors should react to improve ride quality and handling.…
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For thousands of US auto workers, the downturn is already here

LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Wall Street is fretting that the auto industry is heading for a downturn, but for thousands of workers at General Motors factories in the United States, the hard times are already here. Matt Streb, 36, was one of 1,200 workers laid off on Jan. 20 - inauguration day for President Donald Trump - when GM canceled the third shift at its Lordstown small-car factory here. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze sedan, the only vehicle the plant makes, have nosedived as consumers switch to…
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Rear-drive Subaru, Mercedes' welded differential: We talk to 'Baby Driver's' stunt driver

If you're like us, you're probably pretty excited about the upcoming Edgar Wright film, Baby Driver. It's a heist movie centered around car chases, all with some musical accompaniment. What really stood out to us in the trailer was that the driving looked like what we've seen in stunt videos, rather than the absurd action of the Fast and Furious franchise. And now, having spoken with one of the stunt drivers for the film, Jeremy Fry, it sounds like the driving is just what we expected, and…
Stunt driver Jeremy Fry told us what goes into the movie's stunts.
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Desirable at last | 2018 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid First Drive

Toyota's designers and engineers come across like happy dogs that have finally been allowed to run around the backyard after staring at it forlornly through the screen door. The squirrel they've missed out on menacing, however, has been creating cars that people might actually desire to behold, drive, and own. "We wanted to go beyond the dependable Camry we've had all these years," said Chief Engineer Masato Katsumata. In this case, "dependable" is quite clearly loaded to also equal "dull" and…
This time around, the Camry will be more deserving of its popularity.

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When it's time to negotiate a lease on new car, few items appear quite as mysterious as the money factor. It probably won't appear on your lease contract, and there's a good chance your salesperson may not even know what it is, but understanding the…
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