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While the kangaroo has often been known in popular media as a cute and cuddly mammal that hops along Australian forests and prairies all day, the stories hide the reality of just how dangerous things can become when these adorable animals and their wicked kicking power begin bounding across the road (similar to the problem faced by U.S. motorists in high deer areas). Volvo has stepped up to the challenge of curbing driver-roo crashes, and has developed an all new technology that can detect kangaroos.
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Well, the Chicago Cubs won't be winning the World Series this year, but Back to the Future II got nearly everything else right. And to celebrate, Toyota has given us the truck that Marty would've driven, had he stayed in 2015. So let's dust off our Members Only jacket and check it out...
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With the 2016 Nissan Maxima currently making its way into showrooms, the company has announced an all new Maxima SR Midnight Edition, which not only makes the Maxima much more sinister in appearance, it also highlights Nissan's sponsorship of the BET experience in Los Angeles, California.
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With multiple brands creating futuritstic Gran Turismo Vision concept cars in recent years, Dodge is the latest brand to formally enter this growing trend with the teasing of a special concept vehicle that aims to push the boundaries of eco-friendly performance and exterior design.
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We know the all-aluminum Range Rover is one of the capable off-roaders on the planet. Now the 2015 Range Rover has taken that ability to a whole new level. That’s right, the new Rover, and its jock twin, the 2015 Range Rover Sport, can literally drive themselves off-road…
Jaguar has taken the wraps off the future of its popular F-Type sportscar earlier today by unveiling a new member to the family: the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe. The model will bring all-wheel drive to the F-type lineup for the first time ever in a bid to increase sales, while also making the F-Type a four-season performance star.
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If you’ve watched TV in the last month, then you’ve probably seen those commercials with Matthew McConaughey riding around in a 2015 Lincoln MKC, contemplating the deeper truths of life. Well, Jim Carrey saw them too, and he teamed up with the comedic masterminds at Saturday Night Live to make some perfectly executed parodies. Prepare to laugh...
NOOOOOO!!! MONICA!!! Those were the famous words, yelled by rapper-turned-actor Ja Rule, as Paul Walker hit the NOS and flew past him in the street race scene on the first Fast & Furious movie. When the film came out in 2001, this heavily modified Integra GS-R was a rockstar in the tuner world. It graced magazine covers and served as inspiration for countless Integra-owning boy racers. And now it can be yours, if the price is right!
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In the car world, being a Ferrari test driver has got to be the best job in the world. “Heya, Luigi, take’a this 458 out an see’a if it breaks’a”. So you tear out of the factory, bound for Ferrari’s private 1.9-mile test track outside of Maranello. Then you bomb the freshly built supercar around Fiorano’s curves and straightaways until something goes ’Bam!’. Such is the life of the lucky bastard in this video. And you get to watch as he beats the livin' hell out of a Giallo Modena yellow 458. Turn your speakers up so you can hear that V8 wail.
In the right hands, a Ferrari can do amazing things. It reacts to your input much faster than a normal car, and that allows you to cover large tracts of land very quickly. They can also make you look like a complete idiot, if you allow your ego to take the wheel. Our tool of the day discovered this fact the hard way. And it is funny.
Volvo Earns ''Acceptable'' Rating in 2014 IIHS 40 mph ''Small Overlap'' Test. They Did MUCH Better 22 Years Ago with an '81 model...
Imagine driving down a five lane—two in either direction with a turn lane in the center—street lined with houses. You're in the nearer-to-center lane—at the 45 mph speed limit, of course—and notice a small pickup back out of a far away driveway into the curb-side lane of your half of the road. You think nothing of it, seeing as how they’re starting to roll forward in a different lane, as expected. But just as the “Why are they going so slow?” question sounds in your brain, the truck's driver decides to make an abrupt left turn directly into your path when you’re two car-lengths away.
Instantly you’re HARD on the brakes and diving for the center turn lane in a vain attempt to miss the collision, knowing that turning any further will only put you in the path of oncoming traffic and make things worse. And that’s the last thought your brain gets out before your beloved 1981 Volvo wagon’s right front corner plows into the offender’s 1990 Toyota pickup at its left front tire.
Welcome to the REAL world of 40+ mph “small overlap” impacts, 1992-style. And, as I’m sure you’ve guessed from all the driving and typing I’ve done in the 22 year interim, I was (relatively) unhurt. The other guy(s), well, not so much…
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