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Living up to its name | 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast First Drive

What's in a name? In the case of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, a numerical reference to its 800-(metric) horsepower, 12-cylinder engine and a not-so-subtle hint at its capability for extreme rates of travel. Only Ferrari, notorious for joyously naming its flagship "LaFerrari," could get away with the moniker. But once you get past the super-obvious nomenclature, it becomes hard to argue with this on-the-nose model name. If you're lucky enough to have sampled the standard F12 and one of the 799…
Superfast? Agreed.
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RWD Subaru? 'Baby Driver's' stunt genius tells us how he drove those scenes

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…
We chatted with the movie's behind-the-scenes star, Jeremy Fry.
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Watch motorcyclist kick moving car, trigger chain-reaction crash

A road-rage confrontation on a freeway north of Los Angeles caused a chain-reaction crash that put an occupant of a third vehicle in the hospital - and it was all triggered when a motorcycle rider kicked the side of a moving car. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Wednesday in Santa Clarita. A passenger in a trailing car started shooting video when he said a gray sedan cut off the motorcyclist. "Words went back and forth," he told NBC4. That's when the motorcyclist kicks the side of the gray…
California road rage at its finest.
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We couldn’t wait for the new Ford Ranger, so we drove one in New Zealand

Let's get this out of the way up front: The truck you see here isn't exactly like the one we'll get when the Ford Ranger returns to the States in 2019. But we think it's very representative, and it's certainly as close as we're going to get for a while. Did I mention we're impatient? For those out of the loop, the Ranger was last sold in the US as a 2010 model. That was a compact truck. In the years since, Ford started building a "global" Ranger for sale just about everywhere around the globe…
There were lots of sheep.
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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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Are there auto loans made specifically for students?

If you need to borrow money as a college student, you may have more limited options than if you had a full-time job with a steady income but you're not automatically disqualified. Some lenders have special programs for students, and there are other…
If you need to borrow money as a college student, you may have more limited options than if you had a full-time job with a steady income, but you're not automatically disqualified.

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