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Layla – The Boat Tail Riviera

I tried to give you consolation…When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. – Eric Clapton

Pagani Huayra

Pagani, the pantomime horse of supercar manufacturers has done it again. It has built a machine that pushes the boundaries of what a supercar can be.

New McLaren MP4-12C

Looking for a way to spend that Wall Street bonus money? No? Well you’ve ruined my intro. Okay, let’s say you are. You’re in luck, because McLaren is making a new car. For about $244,000, you can be one of the gilded one-percenters to own the new McLaren MP4-12C.

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  • These Vehicles Offer the Highest Rates of Driver Death May 26, 2017
    After a notable decline in driver fatalities during the Great Recession, deaths are back on the rise. However, the increase is rather minuscule compared to every other decade since automobiles became North America’s preferred mode of transportation and the number is projected to go back down in the years to come. The averaged rate of driver deaths for […]
    Matt Posky
  • How Long Until Electric Vehicles Are Actually Cheaper Than Gasoline Models? May 26, 2017
    Electric vehicles haven’t quite caught up to internal combustion models in terms overall cost effectiveness. In fact, if it weren’t for government incentives, there would probably be significantly fewer early adopters willing to shoulder the financial burden for the rest of us. However, EVs will eventually become the cheaper option on the market — with or without […]
    Matt Posky
  • Lyft Lux Debuts, Gets Mighty Specific About What You Can’t Drive May 26, 2017
    Lyft, the ride-hailing company with nowhere near the amount of bad press as Uber, has launched a luxury black car service in five American cities as a challenge to its rival. Luxury models in “excellent” condition from model years 2011 and newer are qualified to shuttle around Lyft Lux passengers, assuming the seats are either […]
    Steph Willems
  • New Nissan Micra? No, but the Old Micra Will Stick Around in Canada May 26, 2017
    Nissan Canada has once again confirmed to TTAC that the next-generation Nissan Micra, already on sale in some global markets, is not destined for Canada. The existing Nissan Micra arrived in Canada in 2014, some four years after Nissan first introduced the fourth-generation Micra elsewhere. Micra production in Mexico has slowed somewhat in the early […]
    Timothy Cain
  • Here Are All the Vehicles German Auto Brands Sell and Build In the United States May 26, 2017
    “The Germans are bad, very bad. Look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S. Terrible. We’re going to stop that.” – President Donald Trump Through the first four months of 2017, Germany-based automakers and their respective subsidiary brands have sold 413,000 new vehicles in the United States. At a minimum, 28 percent […]
    Timothy Cain