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Land Rover Smashes World Record

Land Rover and Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Terry’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Terry’s old record for a mile travelled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds. Terry Grant flipped ...

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China Floods Wreak Havoc, Block Roads and Railways; More Rain Due

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on this morning(Saturday) Weather authorities are forecasting more downpours throughout the country on Saturday, with floods and landslides expected in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Heavy rain and flooding hits ...

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Exclusive Design Sketches of First Fully-Electric Mini – To Be Presented In 2019

MINI has released a pair of exclusive detail design sketches as an early preview of the brand’s first fully-electric production model, which is set to make its debut in 2019. The first sketches of the production model coincides with the MINI Electric Concept making its UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018. Following on from the MINI E pilot ...

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World’s Lightest Electric Folding Bike Launched

British bicycle manufacturer behind the world’s lightest folding bike, Hummingbird, has broken new ground with the launch of an electric edition. Weighing in at 10.3 kg, it is the lightest folding e-bike available on the market. Hummingbird, which launched its revolutionary 6.9kg folding bike in 2017 (the world’s lightest), has developed a similarly elegant model with a battery-powered motor to ...

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New Toyota Supra To Debut at Festival of Speed

…Confirmed To Go On Sale Internationally Sports car fans will get a taste of the performance potential of the all-new Toyota Supra when a production prototype makes its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Toyota chief engineer Tetsuya Tada and master driver Herwig Daenens will race the reborn legendary coupe up Goodwood’s iconic hill climb ...

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Hyundai Cradle Partners Ionic Materials To Advance Battery Technology Development

 Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open innovation business, is investing in Ionic Materials, a privately held battery developer based in Massachusetts, to advance the development of battery technology and improve EV performance with solid-state battery innovation.  Ionic Materials is a materials technology company developing advanced materials for high-energy-density batteries that are safer and less expensive than current ones. ...

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Ford Calls on Drivers, Cyclists to ‘Share The Road’,

…Virtual Reality Experience Shows How As increasing numbers of people get on their bikes, flashpoints between drivers and cyclists are an all-too frequent sight in Europe’s cities. And while infrastructure that keeps different road users apart struggles to keep pace, Ford is launching a new campaign designed to help improve safety and reduce pollution and congestion. ‘Share The Road’ seeks ...

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Exclusive Nissan GT-R50 BY Italdesign Set for World Debut

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, England, on July 12. The first-ever collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign, the GT-R50 prototype shown at Goodwood could become the blueprint for an extremely limited run of hand-built production vehicles. The vehicle commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R, in 2019, ...

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