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2021 Genesis G80 First Drive | A dashing debutant comes into its own

Genesis carves its own space with this classy, athletic new luxury sedan

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VW may make Bentley a subsidiary of Audi

A new Audi-based SUV could be added to Bentley's lineup

Volkswagen plans to make British luxury carmaker Bentley a subsidiary of its Audi division as it seeks economies of scale among its top-end brands, German trade publication Automobilwoche reported. Bentley, for now overseen by the head of VW's Porsche business, Oliver Blume, will from next year be part of Audi, where VW group Chief Executive Herbert Diess believes it has more potential, Automobilwoche cited company sources as saying.

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This 7-in-1 trike will grow with your child

It's built for kids ages 6 months to 6 years old

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Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot

It will mix with actual traffic, but will have a safety operator on-board

The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region’s notorious traffic. State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County. While some projects are limited to college campuses or operate in dedicated lanes, this

Motorsports
Lewis Hamilton wins Portuguese GP for record 92nd F1 victory

He's now one victory ahead of Michael Schumacher

British driver Lewis Hamilton made Formula One history on Sunday, winning the Portuguese Grand Prix for a 92nd career victory to move one ahead of German great Michael Schumacher. Hamilton finished nearly 25.6 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 34.5 clear of Red Bull's Max Verstappen for his eighth win of another dominant season. Hamilton won his first F1 race in 2007 and first title the following year.

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Michael Andretti is investing in a search for the next Lewis Hamilton

He buys a stake in athletic development company that's going public

There is also another Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Dale Earnhardt amongst a goldmine of motor racing talent waiting to be unearthed. There could also be the next Serena Williams, Muhammad Ali or Tiger Woods all looking for a helping hand and Andretti wants a cut of that action as well.

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Hamilton wears '#EndSARS' T-shirt for pre-race interview

Nigerians are demonstrating against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit

Nigerians have been demonstrating for weeks against a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which rights groups have for years accused of extortion, harassment, torture and murders. "I've got to show this," Hamilton, Formula One's only Black driver, told Sky Sports television as he revealed a green T-shirt with #EndSARS written on it at the end of the off-grid interview.

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Ford Escort GL Station Wagon

Complete with four-on-the-floor manual transmission.

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Explore the ocean blue with this underwater drone

You can even attach a robotic arm extension

Auto startups chasing Tesla race past red flags to go public

The companies look to SPACs to go public, bypassing the scrutiny of an IPO

Missed out on the Tesla rally but still want to surf the electric vehicle wave? A stream of EV-related startups backed by blank-check firms are lining up to go public so there's plenty of choice. Instead, investors will be relying on rosy production, sales and revenue forecasts for new cars, trucks and batteries, all set to be jostling for a slice of markets that will be far more crowded than when Tesla's cars first hit the road.

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