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There aren’t too many new releases in August, the silence before the storm of the holiday season, but one you might want to take a look at is Agents of Mayhem from the creators of Saint’s Row.

I wrote my in-depth review of the game yesterday, and while my opinion of it was mixed, I did come away liking it more than I didn’t, and I imagine that many people might end up having fun with it.

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The year 1992 certainly had its highlights and lowlights.

Models that were just being introduced for the 1992 model year include the Chrysler Concorde and Dodge Intrepid sedans, the questionable Kia Sephia subcompact, and the family minded Mercury Villager minivan, neither of which will you find on Classic Cars.com’s hot list of up-and-coming collectibles.

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Your current business vehicle provided excellent service for a long time, but it’s beginning to spend more time in the shop and less time on the road. Here are three of the most important ones and how they will impact the type of vehicle you purchase for your business.

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Holding up well for 47 years isn't easy. The blacked-out fiberglass hood and side stripes, the ducktail spoiler and the side-exit exhaust pipes (just ahead of the large rear tires) were all trademark muscle car cues in 1970, and the Challenger wore them extremely well.

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Tesla's Secret Sauce [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 13, 2017, 8:03 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Everyone knows that Tesla, Elon Musk’s electric car company, has yet to turn a profit. But with Tesla’s Model 3 now beginning to roll off the company’s California assembly line, Musk doesn’t care.

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Infiniti possesses no century of excellence to match the best European brands, no gravitas borne of a storied racing heritage or legacy of engineering greatness. For Infiniti, there is no remembrance of things past to inform and inspire design language of 21st Century luxury performance cars.

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A car in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, plowed through a crowd of counterprotesters marching against the “Unite the Right” alt-right and white supremacist rally that was shut down by state police earlier in the day.

Multiple cars just slammed into counter-protestor march and drove off.

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A car in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, plowed through a crowd of counterprotesters marching against the “Unite the Right” alt-right and white supremacist rally that was shut down by state police earlier in the day.

Multiple cars just slammed into counter-protestor march and drove off.

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Tesla Shows How Traditional Business Metrics Are Outdated [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 2:45 p.m. by HBR.org @ [source]

Elon Musk is having a moment.

Elon Musk is having a moment.

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Bought [0.26]

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017, 7:47 a.m. by Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes @ [source]

How much does it cost you in tolls to drive across town?

How much does it cost you to take a bus or subway across town?

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Auto insurance premiums are determined according to a rich stew of variables that include one’s driving record, age, gender, marital status, credit rating, the make and model of car driven, and the policy holder’s address.

For example, auto owners living in Michigan pay the highest rates in the nation, at an average $2,395 per year, according to Insure.com’s annual per-state analysis of car insurance costs.

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Last week, Tesla released its long awaited Model 3. I think we'll all collectively figure it out, but we don't actually have it today... ...Venture capital as it's configured today is very good at picking up science that's been developed, largely with federal funding, for 30 or 40 years, and then doing the last 2 to 5 years of applied development to get it into a commercial product.

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BMW creates some of the most high-tech cars we have yet seen.

Thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI), data-driven predictive analytics and other cutting edge technologies BMW is able to build the cars of today while at the same time envisaging and bringing to reality the cars of tomorrow.

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Ford Adds Good Neighbor Mode to 2018 Mustang GT [0.10]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4:01 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

When you ask a fan of the Ford Mustang or other American performance cars like the Chevrolet Camaro or Dodge Challenger what makes it so appealing, one of the most common responses is the sound. Unfortunately, for the fans of these cars, they don’t necessarily live in places where all their neighbors appreciate this visceral effect.

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Following the interview, a spokesman for the company told Bloomberg that Mr. Van Beurden plans to purchase an electric car as his next personal automobile. It's great that a CEO of a major integrated oil company makes enough money to afford a Tesla or one of the other very expensive electric vehicles being turned out by European and U.S. automakers.

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On a day when Elon Musk should be giddy, with Tesla achieving an 11-year old goal of creating a widely affordable electric car for the masses with the Model 3, its multitasking CEO seemed almost downbeat talking about the task ahead: Transitioning to high-volume production that’s at least five times and as much as 10 times what the Silicon Valley carmaker builds now.

Musk turned over key fobs to the first 30 owners – all Tesla employees – late Friday at its sprawling Fremont, California, plant.

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Phantom VIII’s introduction is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ second graceful pivot toward becoming a luxury goods design house specializing in cars, The House of Rolls-Royce.

Phantom VIII carries the process farther, not only because the car’s interior structure incorporates lessons-learned, making customization easier than on Phantom VII, but because of the “Gallery,” a glassed-in display case in the passenger-side and central dash where patrons can place commissioned fine art.

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British car production fell 14 % in June as against a year earlier and there are therefore calls that everything Brexit must be worked out and pronto. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that exports were driving production, with almost four out of five British cars shipped overseas in the first half of the year, the highest for five years.

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I’m continuing my series looking at digital transformation trends in various industries. Today, I’ll discuss how digital transformation has revolutionized the automotive industry.

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Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy Gooding & Co.

Number six of twelve built, and one of eight with left-hand drive, this 1966 275 GTB/C Competizione is one of the finest Ferrari Berlinettas in existence and to date rates as the most exciting Ferrari crossing the auction block this August in Monterey.

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In 1953, Ferrari introduced the 250 series competition cars, which culminated in the car every man and boy wants to own, the 250 GTO.

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