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A car or automobile is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for between one and six people, typically have four wheels and be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods. This definition includes cars and smaller SUVs - but not motorcycles, buses, trucks or vans. The term automobile is derived from Greek 'auto-' ("self") and Latin 'mobilis' ("movable"), referring to the fact that it "moves by itself".

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The P4/5 at the Concours d'Elegance

The Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina (more commonly known as the Ferrari P4/5) is a one-off supercar made by Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari but redesigned by Pininfarina for film director and stock exchange magnate James Glickenhaus. The car was an Enzo Ferrari but the owner James Glickenhaus preferred the styling of Ferrari's 1960s race cars, the P Series. Glickenhaus supervised the project throughout its design and construction and the end result is faster than the original car. The project cost Glickenhaus US$ 4 million and was officially presented to the public in August 2006 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elégance, but in July 2006 some images were leaked and Glickenhaus allowed Ultimate Car Page to show the early designs. (more...)

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Tesla ships Ludicrous+ power mode

2017-1-11 , ?Tesla just pushed the software update to the performance models of their Tesla Model S P100D, allowing it to accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) from 0 in 2.4 seconds, down from the 2.5s of the previous iteration.[1] The software update increase the power of the 2 AC electric motors which make up the powertrain by 35 hp (26 kW), making the net power output 780 hp (582 kW). This update makes the P100D the second fastest accelerating production vehicle of all time, and the most number 1 most produced quickest accelerating vehicle of the 2010s. Even more wondrous is the fact that the title was taken by a nearly 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) four door liftback, and eclipsed the two door Porsche 918 Spyder.

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Nicolaus Otto

Nicolaus Otto

Nicolaus August Otto (June 14, 1832 Holzhausen, Nassau - January 26, 1891 Cologne) was the German inventor of the internal-combustion engine, the first engine to burn fuel directly in a piston chamber. Up until his invention, all engines were external-combustion engines and fuel was burned in a separate compartment.

In 1864, Otto co-founded an engine manufacturing business in Cologne. Along with his business partner Eugen Langen he established "N.A. Otto & Cie.". This company exists today as "Deutz AG", who boasts the fact that they are the world's oldest engine manufacturers, with over 140 years of experience. (more...)

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1948 -- Honda is founded
1999 -- Thomas Stallkamp is ousted as president of troubled DaimlerChrysler

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If you can find a better car, buy it!

--Lee Iacocca's pitch to buyers of the K-car line that saved Chrysler Corporation from insolvency in the 1980s

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