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GM’s China venture to recall 1.44 mln cars over engine issue

A Wuling logo is seen on an electric vehicle (EV) at a SAIC-GM-Wuling dealership in Beijing, China, September 20, 2020. REUTERS/Yilei Sun

BEIJING, July 16 (Reuters) – SAIC-GM-Wuling, General Motors Co’s (GM.N) China joint venture with SAIC Motor (600104.SS) and a smaller company, will recall 1.44 million cars under Wuling and Baojun brands in China due to an engine component issue, China’s market regulator said.

The Liuzhou-based joint venture also sells Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, the top-selling electric vehicle in the world’s biggest car market.

A representative for the venture did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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937-HP Aston Martin Valhalla Gets Fresh Approach and AMG Engine

  • The Aston Martin Valhalla started out quite different from the car we see here today, in part because of company changes including the arrival of former AMG head Tobias Moers as Aston’s new CEO.
  • Instead of the expected V-6, the mid-engine Valhalla will get a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 sourced from AMG.
  • The first customers should get the Valhalla in late 2023, and they’ll pay around $800,000 for it, which is much less than the seven-figure prices that were expected when the car was first discussed.

    Aston Martin first confirmed it was planning to produce two other mid-engine supercars to follow

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    EU set to call time on combustion engine within two decades

    • EU to propose CO2 curbs that make combustion cars unfeasible
    • Carmakers already accelerating switch to electric motors
    • Firms want commitment to build public charging network
    • Questions over EU view on phasing out plug-in hybrids

    LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – The European Union is set to propose measures on Wednesday, as part of a broad climate package, that signal the end of petrol (gasoline) and diesel car sales within 20 years, and accelerate a switch to electric propulsion.

    Many carmakers have already announced huge investments in electrification, partly in anticipation of tougher emissions targets, but want to know whether the EU

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    Forza Horizon 5 will have over 320 new car engine sounds

    Forza developers PlayGround Games have today shared some exciting news regarding the engine sounds in the upcoming Forza Horizon 5. The team confirmed they have over 320 new car engine sound sources.

    In the latest Forza Horizon 5 Let’s Go! episode, PlayGround Games have talked about the car engine sounds and improvements they’ve made to the overall audio. The team recorded over 320 new car engine sources, which they used to make an authentic sound for vehicles in the game.

    The devs were excited to confirm that each car in Forza Horizon 5 will sound unique and different, which is

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    Forza Horizon 5 will feature greatly enhanced car engine audio

    The next Forza game sounds like it will push the series to entirely new heights. In fact, one of the ways that Playground Games intends to do this is in a quite literal sense. Forza Horizon 5 will address one of the most frequent complaints from its predecessor: the car engine audio quality.

    In a recent series of videos, the developers demonstrated the enhanced quality of the audio recordings used for various car engines in Forza Horizon 5. The jump in quality is going to be immediately obvious for anyone familiar with Horizon 4. 

     

    Crank up the volume

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    Forza Horizon 5 previews its overhauled car engine sound design

    Forza Horizon 5 just debuted a brand new preview of in-game car audio.

    Just below, you can check out the brief video showcasing how Forza Horizon 5 is going to sound when it launches later this year. Introduced by Playground Games lead audio designer Fraser Strachan, we’re treated to right around two minutes’ worth of glorious car engines.

    Throughout the video after Strachan’s brief introduction, we see a handful of different vehicles revving up their engines, demoing just how well Playground Games have designed the car audio for Forza Horizon 5. There’s all sorts of cars used for the showcase,

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    These Car Modifications Are Illegal In The US

    The Fast and the Furious isn’t just one of the most exciting film franchises of all time, but it also introduced the weird and wonderful world of car modifications to the larger American public, most of whom thought that “car modifications” meant adding a bumper sticker.

    Updated July 2021: If you’re planning to modify and customize your car, you’ll be happy to know we’ve updated this article with some more laws and regulations regarding what you can and cannot do. These laws differ from state to state, so they may or may not apply to your particular build.

    Many thousands

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    The V-8 Fights Back

    Jason Paige SmithCar and Driver

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    Rich Benoit is learning to deal with the hate. What he’s doing “goes against a lot of people’s core beliefs,” he says. “Their reaction is visceral.”

    Just for the hell of it, Benoit and his pals Steven Salowsky and Joshua Dodge are packing an LS V-8 into the least likely candidate for a Chevy small-block swap: a Tesla Model S. They call it the FrankenTesla or ICE-T (short for Internal Combustion Engine–Tesla) and are documenting the project on the YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds, which has 1.15 million subscribers.

    Many of those viewers first tuned

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    Red Bull have the best car, engine and driver

    Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes that the team now have the best car, engine and driver, after a run of five consecutive wins.

    Nine rounds into the 2021 season Red Bull have a healthy lead at the top of the constructors’ championship, while Max Verstappen is 32-points clear of Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ standings.

    Verstappen has won the last three races, including two dominant wins at the Red Bull Ring double-header where he secured victory from pole comfortably on each occasion.

    Asked by Motorsport-Magazin.com whether Red Bull have the best car and engine, Marko responded: “And the better

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    Why Do Electric Cars Look The Way They Do? Because They Can

    Illustration by Clark MillsCar and Driver

    ev of the year

    What should the cars of the future look like? How smooth, how tall, how spacious should they be? For more than a century, most automotive designers have had to work around an internal-combustion engine and transmission. Gas, diesel, and hybrid powertrains need room to spin and breathe—sometimes to the detriment of passengers. We’re so used to stumbling over the hump of a driveshaft tunnel and giving up kneeroom for the sake of a set-back engine that it never occurred to most of us that anything could be different. But in the future, especially

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