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It Cost Amazon $250 Million To Get Clarkson, Hammond, And May?

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The last few months have been an emotional roller coaster for Top Gear fans. First, Jeremy Clarkson caused a fracas. Then he was fired from Top Gear. Naturally, James May and Richard Hammond refused to continue doing Top Gear without the smoking, swearing, drinking, totally inappropriate but hilariously funny Clarkson. Yesterday it became...

FCA profits surge in second quarter

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles makes big gains on the bottom line in Q2, improving net profit by 69 percent to 333 million euros. NAFTA numbers more than doubled. Continue reading FCA profits surge in second quarter FCA profits surge in second quarter originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:16:00 EST. Show More Summary

Top Gear follow-up with Clarkson, Hammond, May coming to Amazon streaming

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Overnight, Amazon Prime Instant Video announced that it had secured the rights to a new a motoring show headed by former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The online shopping giant has also signed up Andy Wilman, the long time executive producer of Top Gear. The foursome have signed a “landmark […]

Shell to Cut 6,500 Jobs as Prolonged Market Downturn Looms

By Rakteem Katakey (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it’s preparing for a “prolonged downturn” by cutting thousands of jobs and slashing billions of dollars in investments over the next two years. The shares gained the most in almost six months. Show More Summary

Activists Block Shell's Arctic Drilling Quest

Greenpeace protestors dangling from a bridge on Thursday in Portland, Oregon, halted an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in northern Alaska before it can

Bomb threat closes Ford Romeo Engine Plant [UPDATE]

A bomb threat to Ford's Romeo Engine Plant has closed the factory. Police have arrived on the scene with bomb-sniffing dogs. Continue reading Bomb threat closes Ford Romeo Engine Plant [UPDATE] Bomb threat closes Ford Romeo Engine Plant [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:20:00 EST. Show More Summary

Tartan Prancer - The Griswold’s Family Truckster For The 21st Century: Video

The Warner Bros release of the remake of the well-known National Lampoon’s Family Vacation film from 1983, introduces the automotive world to one of its most important stars. Meet the Tartan Prancer; the people mover that will ferry the ‘new’ Griswolds across the US as they embark on 'the family holiday'. Show More Summary

Report: Suitcases Found Near Wing Part Suspected From MH370

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Suitcases have reportedly been found on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, the same location where debris resembling a flaperon suspected of being from MH370 was recently discovered. The Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister has said, “it is almost certain that the flaperon is from a Boeing 777.” Read more...

Next Generation Honda Civic And Accord Will Be More Attractive

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Takahiro Hachigo — the new president and CEO of Honda Motor Company — has a vision that will fuel some new designs for Honda Automobiles. With advancement of the automaker’s global operation structure and the development of new products, Hachigo plans to step up the competition going forward. Show More Summary

Greenpeace Activists Hang from Bridge to Block Shell Icebreaker

  A group of twenty six Greenpeace activists have suspended themselves from a bridge in Portland, Oregon in an effort to stop Shell icebreaker from heading back to Alaska where it is needed for the company’s arctic drilling operations. Show More Summary

U.S. Maritime Administration Funds Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a refueling station. Show More Summary

Georgia judge slashes verdict to $40M in Jeep fire case

A Superior Court judge in Georgia has reduced the damages Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be ordered to pay to the family of Remington Walden, who died three years ago in a Jeep Grand Cherokee fire. Continue reading Georgia judge slashes...Show More Summary

Kevils’ timeless BMW R100 Scrambler

Custom BMWs are all the rage right now. But one workshop in England was producing stunning airheads way before they were cool. Kev Hill and his crew at Kevil’s Speed Shop have been at it for six years, and over seventy builds have rolled out of the workshop in picturesque Devon. Show More Summary

Yamaha’s VMAX SHO 115 vs. Evinrude’s E-TEC 115

Can Yamaha’s new SHO outboards give the tried-and-true two-stroke a run for its money?

2015 Ford Edge Titanium (CNET On Cars, Episode 70)

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Brian Cooley reports that Ford's revised Edge hasn't lost its own, how to spot a flooded car (and run the other way), electric turbos are coming and the top 5 cars for high resale value.

2016 Mitsubishi Challenger revealed

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The third-generation Mitsubishi Challenger has been unveiled at an event in Thailand. Known in Asian markets as the Pajero Sport, the new car, like the generations before it, is based on the Triton ute. Under the bonnet, the new Challenger is powered by a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine. Although Mitsubishi has yet to release output figures, […]

We're At Mid-Ohio For The Honda Indy 200

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

And by “we” I mean me, specifically. I’m here at the legendary Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course all weekend to cover the Honda Indy 200. This is not only the first time I’ve covered an IndyCar race, but the first time I’ve ever been to one, period. I’m pretty excited to be here. Read more...

Deadmau5 Keeps Trolling Ferrari With His Nyanborghini Purracan

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier this year we reported on Ferrari’s Cease And Decist to Canadian DJ and car-lover Deadmau5. Ferrari was none too happy with the musician’s custom Purrari livery, featuring the internet’s own Nyan-cat: Read more...

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, Aug. 1-2, 2015

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? Read more...

Ferrari 488 Spider, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, 2016 Mazda MX-5: This Week’s Top Photos

Like the famous gated shifter, Ferrari's naturally aspirated V-8s are now a thing of the past. But with 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque on tap, we can't imagine drivers will resent the snails on Maranello's new 488 Spider all that much. Cadillac's first CTS-V arrived on the scene with all the subtly of Hell's Angels partying in a...

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