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Aston Martin Valhalla: AM-RB 003 gets a name
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18th Jun 2019
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Aston Martin Valhalla: AM-RB 003 gets a name

Aston Martin has given its third mid-engined collaboration with Adrian Newey and Red Bull Racing a name, dropping the AM-RB 003 moniker for something with a bit more... presence. The limited-run hybrid coupe will be called Valhalla, named after the place warriors killed during combat are sent in Norse mythology. It's an evocative title, but it also fits into what Aston Martin calls a "fine tradition" of names beginning with 'V'.
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Scott Collie
Volkswagen confirms ID.3 battery warranty
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18th Jun 2019
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Volkswagen confirms ID.3 battery warranty

Volkswagen is promising the lithium-ion batteries in its upcoming range of ID. electric vehicles will retain 70 per cent of their capacity for eight years or 160,000km. That puts the German giant in line with the likes of Tesla and Nissan, both of which warranty their battery packs for eight years and 162,000km.
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Scott Collie
Autonomous Domino's pizza deliveries starting later this year
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17th Jun 2019
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Autonomous Domino's pizza deliveries starting later this year

Starting late 2019, some customers who order online from a participating Domino's store in Houston, Texas can choose to have their orders delivered by one of Nuro's autonomous vehicles. These customers can track their order through the Domino's smartphone app, and are given a PIN code to unlock one of the vehicle's storage compartments and obtain their pizza when it arrives.
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Derek Fung
World Rally Championship going hybrid in 2022
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17th Jun 2019
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World Rally Championship going hybrid in 2022

World Rally Championship cars will include a 'supplementary hybrid system' from 2022 onwards, as the category looks to keep pace with other global motorsports. The FIA will develop "common components and software for the first three years" of hybrid rally cars, with the goal of having electrification allow "the cars to run on pure electric power in cities and provide an electric power boost on special stages".
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Scott Collie
2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder teased
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17th Jun 2019
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2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder teased

Porsche has teased a harder-core 718 Boxster, the Spyder, ahead of a likely reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. In a video titled 'Are you ready?' we get a fleeting peek at what appears to be a hotter version of the Boxster. The car is described as "perfectly irrational" but details are hard to come by beyond that.
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