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Hyundai is joining the table for a slice of the luxury vehicle market with the launch of its premium car brand Genesis. It will initially have a lineup of two models, one of which is the existing namesake sedan, the other, a flagship car, to launch next month. Hyundai was the only major automaker without a separate luxury brand, U.S. News reports.
This Bentley weighing 5,000 lbs. powers past 200 mph while scorching across the Aussie Outback, and it was all perfectly legal. There’s a 120-mile stretch of road deep in dusty Australia that was derestricted by local authorities; ideal for the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine to flex its muscles.
“The very best rides of SEMA 2015, day one,” Car and Driver
The SEMA 2015 Show may be closed to the public, but Car and Driver brings us some of the best and wildest rides in pictures, including a Volkswagen bus looking like a blown-up piece of bubblegum about to burst. The show, which opened on Tuesday and runs to today, is an automotive specialty products trade event with a whole lot of hot new products in one place.
In his vision of the future, Tesla boss Elon Musk believes that owning a car that’s not fully autonomous would only happen for sentimental reasons. Like owning a horse. In just 15-20 years, “automakers will be rolling out fully autonomous vehicles,” but Tesla is well ahead of that curve, according to Musk.
“Long-lost Lunar Rover prototype is found in scrapyard,” Yahoo! Autos
Imagine owning a moon buggy. This is the story of a Lunar Rover prototype that, lost for 50 years, turns up in a scrapyard.
See you next week for more automotive news. Drive safe.