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Problem Solved: How Volkswagen Improved Our 2018 Atlas SE’s Turning Radius

Everyone loves a good mystery. The quagmire of why our long-term Atlas had the turning radius of a Greyhound bus frustrated me from the first time I tried to make a U-turn. Unfortunately, without any point of reference, I chalked up the Atlas’ lack of agility to the fact that it’s a large three-row SUV. […]

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007 Aston Martin DBS Designed by Daniel Craig Costs $700,007

If you have money to burn, treat yourself to this ultimate in James Bond gadgets: a stunning Aston Martin DBS Superleggera designed by the latest 007, Daniel Craig. There’s no word on what Daniel Craig did to “design” this particular car, but the inky-blue beast is being offered in a run of just seven units, […]

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Saleen GT4 Race Car Debuts With 450 HP and a $225K Price Tag

Saleen is no stranger to GT racing, and its latest offering aims to bring the competition experience to drivers of varying skill levels. The company on Thursday in Las Vegas revealed its GT4 concept race car, based on the Saleen 1 (a.k.a. the Saleen S1) and intended to compete in SRO Motorsport Group’s GT4 series. […]

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Refreshing or Revolting: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

The 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe answers a question no one asked: What would a BMW competitor to the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class look like? Slotting below the 4 Series Gran Coupe, the 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe rides on a front-drive-based platform shared with the X1 and X2. For the U.S., the 2 Series Gran […]

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Nearly 150 Collector Cars Seized in an FBI Raid Head to Auction

In December 2018, federal agents from the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service raided the offices of DC Solar and the home of company founders Paulette and Jeff Carpoff, exposing the supposed maker of solar-powered generators and light towers for an $800-million-plus Ponzi scheme. Started in 2008, DC Solar attracted investments from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway […]

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