This widowmaking R1-powered Bond Bug from 1973 is up for auction

Take one visibly unstable three-wheeler from the 1970s, and give it five times the horsepower and 200+ km/h (124+ mph) top speeds thanks to a screaming superbike motor ... This truly frightening, roided-out Bond Bug has just gone up for auction.

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World’s first $10-million car is back on the market

Twelve years ago, this Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder became the world’s most expensive car when it sold more than US$10 million. Now the rare open-topped V12 sports car, which was once owned by Hollywood actor James Coburn, is for sale again.

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Mitsubishi creates inflatable pickup camper for outdoors lovers

Mitsubishi Motors Germany is giving its L200 pickup a little more outdoor cred with several different packages and accessories for campers and hunters. The resulting L200 expedition trucks are the type of builds that are usually just one-off concepts.

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Lotus Evija Hypercar shreds out 2,000 horsepower at Goodwood

Lotus has finally given the Evija hypercar its first public debut, at Goodwood SpeedWeek. The all-electric monster is taking part in the event's high-octane activities – including the Supercar Run – using electrons instead of fire.

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Renault shows off the future of Mégane with electric eVision concept

Between Zoes, Twizys, Kangoos, Masters and Twingos, some 20 percent of Renault's vehicle sales since 2010 have already been fully electric, and the brand is planning to step things up into the performance sector with a brand new electric Megane hatch.

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Volkswagen limbos lower with the new Taos small SUV

Every time we think we've seen the last SUV from a given marque, it manages to squeeze in another. For Volkswagen, that's the new Taos, an entry level compact SUV with turbo power, a wide-stretched LED lighting signature and the latest tech goodies.

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Mercedes electrifies the backcountry with EQC 4×4² off-roader

The all-new EQC 4x4² concept is the first all-electric model of Mercedes' 4x4² series, promising rowdy, unrestrained off-roading powered by battery. Like the 4x4² models that came before it, the new EQC concept rides on clearance-upping portal axles.

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Volkswagen launches clever California Beach 6.1 camper van in the UK

Campers were trendy before 2020, but this year's events have cemented them as THE way to travel for the foreseeable future. Responding to the jump in demand, Volkswagen is expanding its UK camper van offering by reintroducing the California Beach.

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Waymo finally opens fully driverless taxi service to public

At launch, the Waymo One app-based robotaxi service had a trained vehicle operator assigned to every vehicle, ready to take over if needed. Now Waymo is ditching the safety driver and opening up a fully driverless service to the public in Phoenix.

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Scania tests out solar panel-covered plug-in tractor-trailer

While other truck companies look at fuel cells and electrics, Scania is experimenting with solarized plug-in hybrid trucks. The company believes its solar panel-decorated trailer will be able to deliver fuel savings between 5 and 20 percent.

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