Tech billionaire Elon Musk plans hyperloop high-speed acceleration and braking test

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Elon Musk has shared a picture of his futuristic tunnel for high-speed travel and it looks awesome. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) has the story. File photo taken in 2018 shows Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introducing the'Do You Trust This Computer' premiere in Westwood, California. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO says his companies' upgraded hyperloop transportation pod will undergo a test soon -- with the aim of reaching half the speed of sound and then braking in less than a mile. In a late Saturday night tweet, Musk teased the latest progress update in his effort to build a tunnel capable of whisking pods of travelers between cities at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour.


Rimac C Two electric hypercar shocks Geneva with 1,914 horsepower

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With 1,914-horsepower coming from four electric motors, the C Two can get to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds to edge out the new Tesla Roadster's 1.9-second claim and reach a top speed of 258 mph. Take it to the drag strip and it'll cover the quarter-mile in 9.1 seconds. Gets to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds. With a stiff carbon fiber monocoque foundation, carbon fiber roof, rear sub frame and structural 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack, the C Two has been developed to also be capable on a race track. With an adaptive suspension, Pirelli performance tires and six-piston Brembo calipers in all corners clamping down on carbon ceramic discs, the car is capable of covering two laps of the Nurburgring at full bore with a minimal drop in performance, Rimac says.


Mopar's first pickup truck

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' official accessories division Mopar is out with another of its special edition models, and for the first time it's based on a truck. Meet the Mopar '16 Ram Rebel, the latest in a long line of special Mopar-modded vehicles that started with the Mopar '10 Dodge Challenger. The vehicles are all fitted with official Mopar accessories designed to enhance the look and performance of the vehicles they're attached to. They also come with a special owners' kit that includes a "birth certificate" made from metal and listing things like specs and date of manufacture. Starting with a base 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4x4, the team at Mopar added a custom aluminum hood with matte-black graphic; a set of off-road wheel flares; 17-inch satin black wheels; a stripe package that runs along the flanks of the vehicle and around onto the tailgate; a skid plate; stainless-steel treadplates; and a serialized Mopar '16 glove box badge.


New Mopar is rare

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Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobile's performance parts arm, turns 80 years old this year. As part of that birthday celebration, the brand is releasing a limited number of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger. A total of 160 models will be offered, 80 of each in two color schemes applied by the Mopar Custom Shop. One version comes in Pitch Black and Contusion Blue and the other is Pitch Black and Billet Silver. A hand-painted Mopar 392 logo is applied to all cars.


Air Bag Inflator Ruptures, Driver Killed in Florida Crash

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Authorities identified the woman as Nichol Lynn Barker, 34, of Holiday, who was driving a 2002 Honda Accord when a 19-year-old man turned left in front of her in a 1999 Pontiac Firebird. The Accord struck the passenger side of the Firebird, causing the driver's air bag to inflate. Three other people in her car, including a 4-year-old girl, suffered only minor injuries according to a Highway Patrol press release. Steve Gaskins confirmed Thursday that Barker's car was equipped with the original Takata air bag. He said Barker died of blunt force trauma.