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Ford F-150 Lightning lives again in Georgia
Ford hasn't built the F-150 lightning since 2004, and we're unlikely to see a next-gen model anytime soon. A dealer based in Georgia took matters into his own hands by dropping a supercharged V8 rated at 650 horsepower in the F-150's engine bay. Red paint and 22-inch alloys round out the look, which is inspired by the last Lightning. http://bit.ly/2fuhxCu
700-horsepower Audi RS 7 in the works?
The next Audi RS 7 will get a high-performance version powered by a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain. The setup will be similar to the one found in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, according to Evo, and it will boast about 700 horsepower.
Next Jaguar F-Type getting electrification
The next F-Type will be electrified, Jaguar has confirmed. The company has pledged to electrify its entire lineup starting in 2020, and the F-Type is no exception. Details about what form it will take aren't available yet; electrified could mean a mild hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or a full electric drivetrain.
Jaguar Land Rover looking to buy luxury brand?
Jaguar Land Rover is in the market for a luxury brand, according to Automotive News Europe. The brand wants to diversify its business while fending off competition from other luxury brands.
Uber's new CEO apologizes to Londoners
Taking a different approach than his predecessor, company chief Dara Khosrowshahi acknowledges "mistakes we've made" and promises to maintain internal reforms while appealing the license ban. http://bit.ly/2xFUhb7
NV officials not worried about Faraday Future's canceled factory
Nevada officials said they're not upset over Faraday Future's canceled factory near Las Vegas. At least four well-known companies are interested in turning the land into something productive, though additional details haven't been released yet. "We're pretty confident that something pretty significant will move forward in the very near future," said an official in an interview with The Nevada Independent.
Audi cools fuel cell plans
Audi is making large investments in electrification, but hydrogen-powered drivetrains aren't necessarily included in those plans. Volkswagen Group boss Matthias Mueller said Audi would build a hydrogen car "one of these days," Instead, the company prefers focusing on pure electric cars and plug-in hybrid models.
Jaguar to expand XF Sportbrake lineup
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is currently only available with a 380-horsepower engine. Autoblog has learned the British brand will soon expand the lineup with more powerful (and more affordable) models. Expect a 180-horsepower turbodiesel, and a 340-horsepower version of the V6.
BMW 8 Series to come in three body styles
BMW will offer three variants of its upcoming 8 Series. The basic version will be a coupe, like the 8 Series Concept (pictured). It will be joined by a convertible, and by a fastback-like sedan named 8 Series Gran Coupe. All three body styles will be eligible to wear the M8 nameplate.