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US government sues Elon Musk, may be removed as Tesla boss
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29th Sep 2018
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US government sues Elon Musk, may be removed as Tesla boss

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk, CEO and chairman of Tesla, accusing him of fraud over tweets and statements he made in early August claiming he had secured funding to take the electric car maker private. According to the SEC, the Tesla CEO "had not discussed specific deal terms with any potential financing partners, and ... allegedly knew that the potential transaction was uncertain and subject to numerous contingencies".
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Derek Fung
Fiat 500 1957 Edition returns to the US
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28th Sep 2018
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Fiat 500 1957 Edition returns to the US

Fiat has brought back the 500 1957 Edition to the United States, following strong sales of the vintage-styled micro hatch during the 2016 model year. The 1957 Edition is available as a US$995 ($1370) package for the high-grade 500 Lounge, adding 16-inch retro-inspired wheel options, retro Fiat badging, ivory door trim panels, white exterior mirrors, and a two-tone exterior finish (white roof on the hatch and black soft-top for the convertible).
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James Wong
Drivers don't trust safety tech, rely on it anyway - report
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27th Sep 2018
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Drivers don't trust safety tech, rely on it anyway - report

The latest crop of advanced driver assistance systems is misunderstood and misused by many drivers, according to a new report by the US AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. According to the research, drivers are increasingly relying on these systems despite not being aware of how they work, or their limitations.
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Chris Gething
McLaren 720S v Porsche GT2 RS drag race - video
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27th Sep 2018
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McLaren 720S v Porsche GT2 RS drag race - video

The McLaren 720S and Porsche 911 GT2 RS are two of the fastest supercars on the market right now – but which one is quicker in a straight line? A new video posted on YouTube by Motorsport Magazine aims to answer that question, pitting Britain against Germany in a winner-takes-all drag race. Power in the McLaren comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making 530kW of power and 770Nm of torque, while the Porsche makes 515kW and 750Nm from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat six.
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James Wong
2016-18 Mini Countryman recalled
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27th Sep 2018
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2016-18 Mini Countryman recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the current-generation 'F60' Mini Countryman with the three-cylinder petrol engine, over concerns about the high-pressure fuel pump. According to the company a crash protection plate wasn't installed for the high-pressure fuel pump, meaning the pump could be damaged in a severe front-end accident. If the fuel pump is damaged, there's a risk of fire.
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Scott Collie
2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled
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27th Sep 2018
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

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James Wong
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27th Sep 2018
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

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James Wong