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From March 10th, reservations for the new Acura Integra will be open. The five-door liftback will start at around $30,000, but as yet, we haven’t been shown a production model, with only the prototype being previewed. The Integra is slated to replace the ILX and will be built in Marysville, Ohio.
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The DeLorean Motor Company teased what will be its first EV, set to debut later this year. The new model has been referred to as the DeLorean EVolved in the hashtags. It will be designed by Italdesign and is said to bring a focus on luxury.
The Superbowl is an event that brings the big bucks from a multitude of companies. Consumer search data firm EDO scored all of the national Super Bowl ads to see which drove the strongest customer engagement and ranked them accordingly. Perhaps surprisingly, it was Polestar’s no-nonsense approach that scored best — not just among car brands, but overall as well!
Canadian police have cleared the last remaining protesters blocking the Ambassador Bridge, finally reopening a crucial trade link between Canada and the United States. The news will come as a welcome relief, especially for the auto industry, which relies heavily on the trade route and has already been battered by the Covid-19 pandemic and a shortage of semiconductors.
A biopic focused on the story of Enzo Ferrari is now even closer to reality, with cast members and filming locations announced. “Ferrari” will depict the summer of 1957, with Enzo Ferrari coming to terms with the death of his son while his company is on the brink of bankruptcy. Adam Driver will play the role of Enzo, while other names confirmed include Penelope Cruz as Ferrari’s wife, Laura, while Shailene Woodley is set to play mistress Lina Lardy.
More photos have been revealed of what looks like it could be the all-electric spiritual successor to the Lexus LFA and will inherit the “secret sauce” of that flagship supercar. The concept was first revealed back in December as part of a mass reveal of 15 new electric concepts. Lexus says that it will be able to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in the low two-second range, and it will have a range of 430 miles (700 km) thanks to the possible use of solid-state batteries.
Footage dating back to August 2020 has just been made available showing an incident in which a Tesla on Autopilot slammed into a parked police vehicle in North Carolina. Immediately after the impact, an officer from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol jumps out of the way and pushes a deputy from the Nash County Sheriff’s office to safety. The doctor who was behind the wheel of the Tesla was allegedly watching a movie at the time.
What Else Is Making The News
UK Fuel Prices Hit Record High
Fuel prices in the United Kingdom have hit record highs, say the AA. Sky News reports that the average UK petrol price has surpassed £1.48 (approx $2) for the first time. Diesel too hit a new record high of £1.52 ($2.04) a liter.
Elon Musk Donated $5.7 Billion In Tesla Stock To Charity
Tesla CEO Elon Musk donated 5,044,000 shares in the carmaker to charity, reports. The news comes from new filings with SEC and was worth $5.74 billion. The name or names of the charity(s) have not been disclosed.
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