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You could be this Lancia Stratos' new owner

There is a Lancia Stratos currently listed for sale on website Bring a Trailer. Built in 1974, it's a two-owner car with 44,000 original miles that has never been raced. Bidding is currently up to $311,000 with about six days left before the end of the auction, so this rare Italian could cross the $500,000 threshold.   

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Tax bill allegedly retains EV credit

The government's new tax bill keeps the $7,500 credit given to buyers who purchase an electric car, according to an anonymous source who spoke to Bloomberg. The House proposed getting rid of the credit as part of a broader tax cut plan.   

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China blacklists Faraday Future founder over debts

China put Faraday Future founder Jia Yueting on a list of defaulters, China Daily reports. He owes at least $70.2 million. An earlier report suggests the company doesn't have enough money to survive another month.   

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Alpine begins A110 production

Alpine has started building the A110, its first car since the mid-1990s, in its historic Dieppe, France, factory. The company invested over 35 million euros (about $41 million) into the facility to build the Porsche Cayman-fighting coupe.   

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Final McLaren Senna sells for $2.67M

McLaren sold the final Senna build slot for $2.67 million. The proceeds from sale will be donated to charity. To put that figure into perspective, the other 499 examples of the sold-out supercar retailed for about $1 million each.   

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Toyota, Panasonic could form battery joint-venture

Toyota and Panasonic are considering creating a joint-venture to produce prismatic batteries. They also want to collaborate on solid-state batteries, according to Autocar.   

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British insurer offers discount for Tesla owners

British insurance provider Direct Line is offering Tesla owners a five-percent discount when they use the brand's AutoPilot system. The company told Reuters it's encouraging use of the system while aiding research, so it presumably examines driving data.   

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Volkswagen confirms two new crossovers

Volkswagen will expand its North American line-up with two new crossovers. The first will be a coupe-like model, while the second will slot below the long-wheelbase Tiguan, according to Autoblog.   

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New Audi A8 gets Sport package

Audi has released a Sport appearance package for the brand-new A8. It adds more muscular-looking bumpers on both ends, specific alloy wheels, and side skirts. It's an indication of which direction the company will take the next S8 in.   

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Watch an Audi SQ7 race a Porsche Panamera

Top Gear recently staged an unlikely drag race: an Audi SQ7 against a Porsche Panamera. Both cars use an evolution of the same basic 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged diesel, but the SQ7 benefits from an electric compressor that virtually eliminates turbo lag. It's also a lot heavier; who wins?   http://bit.ly/2AE0lnb

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