Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.
You think Thanksgiving and Christmas getaways on the road are bad? Spare a thought for motorists taking to the highways for “Golden Week” in China. This epic 50-lane traffic jam on the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway might well have taken the shine off the holiday celebrations.
“Ferrari unwraps radical new F12 TdF,” Autoblog
Any new Ferrari is surely worth a look. “The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has never been in need of a performance boost but Maranello has given it one just the same,” says Autoblog. With enhancements all over, to the bodywork as well as the engine, the F12 TdF clocks 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and can hit 211 mph.
“Driving Bigfoot: at 40 years young, still the monster truck king,” Yahoo! Autos
As monster trucks go, this one has a gargantuan reputation. Bigfoot, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is still king, according to Yahoo! Autos. After all, those are big shoes to fill. Ezra Dyer drives the latest 1,730 hp model with its “Raptor-esque body and retro stripes” that is the “21st iteration of the truck.”
“Better and better: Ford Focus RS output revised upward – yes, again,” Car and Driver
This promises to be some hot hatch, and it keeps getting hotter as the launch date gets closer. Ford has revised the output of the 2016 Focus RS’s turbocharged, intercooled 2.3-liter engine upwards to a galloping 350 hp, and 350 lb-ft of torque.
“Tesla Model X buyers could get $25,000 tax break,” Los Angeles Times
If you’re in the market for a Tesla vehicle then price may not be your primary concern. But if you’re plumping for the new Model X, you might get a hefty $25,000 tax break. How so? As the Los Angeles Times reports, “its gross vehicular weight” could mean it qualifies for “a federal tax break designed for heavy equipment.”
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