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  • How you treat others is a good measure of the type of person you are. In life, there are particular situations where our interactions with fellow humans are challenged. Busy parking lots, for example, come to mind. There are cars and pedestrians both coming and going. People are driving around, all looking for the closest spot. It can be a madhouse, hampered by the fact that people are isolated in their cars with no real way to communicate to other drivers. Sure, there are turn signals and the occasional hand wave if you happen to catch someone's eye. Other than that, you can only hope that everyone else is a vigilant, patient, and polite as you. In these situations, besides traffic laws, there are unwritten rules of how we should behave. Letting others who were there first go first, not blocking lanes of traffic in the parking aisles, and generally not being a jerk will go a long way in achieving parking lot zen. These are the very things that hold the fabric of our civilized s..

    Watch This BMW Driver Throw Money in Anger At Another Car

    How you treat others is a good measure of the type of person you are. In life, there are particular situations where our interactions with fellow humans are challenged. Busy parking lots, for example, come to mind. There are cars and pedestrians both coming and going. People are driving around, all looking for the closest spot. It can be a madhouse, hampered by the fact that people are isolated in their cars with no real way to communicate to other drivers. Sure, there are turn signals and the occasional hand wave if you happen to catch someone's eye. Other than that, you can only hope that everyone else is a vigilant, patient, and polite as you. In these situations, besides traffic laws, there are unwritten rules of how we should behave. Letting others who were there first go first, not blocking lanes of traffic in the parking aisles, and generally not being a jerk will go a long way in achieving parking lot zen. These are the very things that hold the fabric of our civilized s..
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  • Shortly after revealing the new Khorramshahr medium range ballistic missile to the public for the first time, Iran released a never before seen video showing a successful test of the weapon, but did not give a date or place for the footage. The new development will undoubtedly have an impact on whether U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration decide to scrap a deal with Iran over its controversial nuclear program, but it also underscores long-standing concerns that the Iranian authorities have been working with the North Koreans and other allies to skirt their international obligations.Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), a military-political organization that commands immense influence on the country’s domestic and foreign policy, unveiled the Khorramshahr during a military parade on Sept. 22, 2017 as part of the country’s annual Sacred Defense Week. The events commemorate the country’s bloody war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988.The city of Khorramshahr ..

    Iran’s New Ballistic Missile Looks a Lot Like a Modified North Korean One

    Shortly after revealing the new Khorramshahr medium range ballistic missile to the public for the first time, Iran released a never before seen video showing a successful test of the weapon, but did not give a date or place for the footage. The new development will undoubtedly have an impact on whether U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration decide to scrap a deal with Iran over its controversial nuclear program, but it also underscores long-standing concerns that the Iranian authorities have been working with the North Koreans and other allies to skirt their international obligations.Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), a military-political organization that commands immense influence on the country’s domestic and foreign policy, unveiled the Khorramshahr during a military parade on Sept. 22, 2017 as part of the country’s annual Sacred Defense Week. The events commemorate the country’s bloody war with Iraq between 1980 and 1988.The city of Khorramshahr ..
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  • Once a hallmark of only the super-est of supercars, Audi has confirmed that the next-generation RS7 will be a card-carrying member of the 700-horsepower club. Speaking to Evo, Audi design head Marc Lichte says that the 2019 RS7 will be available with the customer's choice of two powertrain options: a tried-and-true twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 good for 650 horsepower or a range-topping plug-in hybrid system that nets out a downright excessive 700 ponies—550 of which comes from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 of its own. If all of that sounds familiar, the less powerful, non-hybrid engine can also be found in the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Bentley's new Conti while the headlining hybrid offering is the same system found inside Porsche's mind-bending Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. In the Porsche, the hybrid powertrain produces a total of 680 horsepower. Audi claims that its application will clear 700 thanks to additional development performed on the electric motors and battery. For ..

    Next Audi RS7 Will Be A 700 Horsepower Hybrid Monster

    Once a hallmark of only the super-est of supercars, Audi has confirmed that the next-generation RS7 will be a card-carrying member of the 700-horsepower club. Speaking to Evo, Audi design head Marc Lichte says that the 2019 RS7 will be available with the customer's choice of two powertrain options: a tried-and-true twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 good for 650 horsepower or a range-topping plug-in hybrid system that nets out a downright excessive 700 ponies—550 of which comes from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 of its own. If all of that sounds familiar, the less powerful, non-hybrid engine can also be found in the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Bentley's new Conti while the headlining hybrid offering is the same system found inside Porsche's mind-bending Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. In the Porsche, the hybrid powertrain produces a total of 680 horsepower. Audi claims that its application will clear 700 thanks to additional development performed on the electric motors and battery. For ..
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  • What if I told you ten years ago that a direct competitor to the Dodge Charger R/T was on its way to the U.S. from Kia? Understandably, you would laugh at me, but if rumors are to be believed, a new family muscle car might be coming from the most unlikely of brands in the form of a V-8-powered Kia Stinger.Kia Australia general manager of media and corporate communications Kevin Hepworth told Australian publication Car Advice that “We have not even considered a V-8 for Australia,” but that he believes “they’re developing one.” “There may be a possibility the US could pick it up,” Hepworth continued. “We’ve not heard about it [for an Australian launch]. We haven’t entered into discussion for a V-8.”Car Advicehas since updated its article stating that Kia Australia has reached out saying Car Advice heard something wrong due to an interrupted phone connection (yeah, sure) and basically that they won’t confirm nor deny a V-8 Stinger. Take that however you’d like.Car Advice sensibly specu..

    Rejoice, the Kia Stinger Might Get a V-8 Option

    What if I told you ten years ago that a direct competitor to the Dodge Charger R/T was on its way to the U.S. from Kia? Understandably, you would laugh at me, but if rumors are to be believed, a new family muscle car might be coming from the most unlikely of brands in the form of a V-8-powered Kia Stinger.Kia Australia general manager of media and corporate communications Kevin Hepworth told Australian publication Car Advice that “We have not even considered a V-8 for Australia,” but that he believes “they’re developing one.” “There may be a possibility the US could pick it up,” Hepworth continued. “We’ve not heard about it [for an Australian launch]. We haven’t entered into discussion for a V-8.”Car Advicehas since updated its article stating that Kia Australia has reached out saying Car Advice heard something wrong due to an interrupted phone connection (yeah, sure) and basically that they won’t confirm nor deny a V-8 Stinger. Take that however you’d like.Car Advice sensibly specu..
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  • They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - but this feat might follow a Mustang driver for the rest of his life. The man driving the mustang is in police custody and charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to run over two minors, reports KVVU.Most of the time, the accidents that Mustangs owners are teased about are the fault of the driver, though they are typically accidental in nature. This time, a fight between two friends may have resulted in the driver being a bit more actionable in the role of his accident. It was shortly after 3:30pm on Friday afternoon when police were called to Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas after reports that a man in a car was trying to run over two kids, who were later identified as a a woman who arrived at school to pick up her younger sister. The driver allegedly followed the woman to the school and an altercation happened between the two.But what was a verbal argument quickly turned into something much more serious when ..

    Watch This Mustang Driver Go on a Rampage Outside of a Las Vegas School

    They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - but this feat might follow a Mustang driver for the rest of his life. The man driving the mustang is in police custody and charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to run over two minors, reports KVVU.Most of the time, the accidents that Mustangs owners are teased about are the fault of the driver, though they are typically accidental in nature. This time, a fight between two friends may have resulted in the driver being a bit more actionable in the role of his accident. It was shortly after 3:30pm on Friday afternoon when police were called to Johnson Junior High School in Las Vegas after reports that a man in a car was trying to run over two kids, who were later identified as a a woman who arrived at school to pick up her younger sister. The driver allegedly followed the woman to the school and an altercation happened between the two.But what was a verbal argument quickly turned into something much more serious when ..
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  • While we may not consider the late 1970s as the finest era for General Motors, this particular 1977 Cadillac Coupe de Ville is an exception. Forget the Cadillac CTS-V with only 640 horsepower, this massive Coupe de Ville cranks out four-digit horsepower at the rear wheels thanks to a modified 6.0-liter LS V-8 engine.Owner Shawn Gilbert does not specify which LS is powering his Caddy other than that it’s a “six-liter.” Our best guess is that it’s an LS2, the most powerful stock 6.0-liter LS GM ever built. The LS2 saw duty in the mid-2000s under the hood of the C6 Corvette, Pontiac GTO, Cadillac CTS-V, and fast trucks like the Chevy SSR and Trailblazer SS. It was also used as the basis for a NASCAR engine.In stock form, the LS2 made 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque to match. After some heavy modification including a twin-turbo setup built by Big 3 Racing in Ohio, LSA heads, a Holley Dominator EFI system, and upgraded internals like pistons and rods, this LS is making 1,172 horsep..

    This 1977 Cadillac Coupe de Ville with a Twin-Turbo LS V-8 is 1,172 Horsepower of Malaise Luxury

    While we may not consider the late 1970s as the finest era for General Motors, this particular 1977 Cadillac Coupe de Ville is an exception. Forget the Cadillac CTS-V with only 640 horsepower, this massive Coupe de Ville cranks out four-digit horsepower at the rear wheels thanks to a modified 6.0-liter LS V-8 engine.Owner Shawn Gilbert does not specify which LS is powering his Caddy other than that it’s a “six-liter.” Our best guess is that it’s an LS2, the most powerful stock 6.0-liter LS GM ever built. The LS2 saw duty in the mid-2000s under the hood of the C6 Corvette, Pontiac GTO, Cadillac CTS-V, and fast trucks like the Chevy SSR and Trailblazer SS. It was also used as the basis for a NASCAR engine.In stock form, the LS2 made 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque to match. After some heavy modification including a twin-turbo setup built by Big 3 Racing in Ohio, LSA heads, a Holley Dominator EFI system, and upgraded internals like pistons and rods, this LS is making 1,172 horsep..
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  • We already know Robert Kubica is reportedly amongst the finalists for a 2018 seat at Williams, with competing drivers including Felipe Massa, Marcus Ericsson, and Jolyon Palmer also allegedly in consideration. With a private test session for Kubica supposedly in the works, and some time in Williams's simulator under his belt, the Pole's odds of a return looked to be escalating, but some news from Motorsport Italy has brought up some questions about his future in Formula 1. As it turns out, there's a chance Lawrence Stroll, the father of the Williams racing team's No. 2 driver Lance Stroll and the financial backing behind his motorsport career, may not be entirely comfortable with the idea of Kubica getting a seat alongside Lance in 2018.Lawrence Stroll is reportedly pressuring Williams to choose to retain Felipe Massa next year, or choose Paul di Resta, who filled in for Massa at the Hungarian Grand Prix when the Brazilian was prevented from racing by an illness. T..

    Lawrence Stroll May Be Concerned About Robert Kubica Driving Alongside His Son, Report Suggests

    We already know Robert Kubica is reportedly amongst the finalists for a 2018 seat at Williams, with competing drivers including Felipe Massa, Marcus Ericsson, and Jolyon Palmer also allegedly in consideration. With a private test session for Kubica supposedly in the works, and some time in Williams's simulator under his belt, the Pole's odds of a return looked to be escalating, but some news from Motorsport Italy has brought up some questions about his future in Formula 1. As it turns out, there's a chance Lawrence Stroll, the father of the Williams racing team's No. 2 driver Lance Stroll and the financial backing behind his motorsport career, may not be entirely comfortable with the idea of Kubica getting a seat alongside Lance in 2018.Lawrence Stroll is reportedly pressuring Williams to choose to retain Felipe Massa next year, or choose Paul di Resta, who filled in for Massa at the Hungarian Grand Prix when the Brazilian was prevented from racing by an illness. T..
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  • We at The Drive are big fans of hunting for interesting things on eBay. I personally have covered two recent unique eBay finds in articles from the realm of Movie/TV cars. A Off-Road-Ready Bentley Continental GT from the television series Supercar Megabuild seen on National Geographic UK and one of the Subaru WRX stunt cars from the future cult classic Baby Driver. If you were to hit up eBay right now and search we are sure you could find some unique cars worth a bid, but there are some items more rare than the car in the automotive world - car luggage and car owners manuals.As of this article, one of the highest priced pieces of automotive luggage is a luggage set for the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso. The price? A "Buy It Now" listing at $12,895.00. Suppose you want a matching golf bag for your GTC4Lusso, good news is they offer that as well, the bad news is it will run you $16,980.00 for just a Ferrari golf bag. If you are a fan of the prancing horse but the GTC4Lusso is too new a model fo..

    Take a Step Inside the Crazy World of eBay Exotic Car Luggage and Owners Manuals

    We at The Drive are big fans of hunting for interesting things on eBay. I personally have covered two recent unique eBay finds in articles from the realm of Movie/TV cars. A Off-Road-Ready Bentley Continental GT from the television series Supercar Megabuild seen on National Geographic UK and one of the Subaru WRX stunt cars from the future cult classic Baby Driver. If you were to hit up eBay right now and search we are sure you could find some unique cars worth a bid, but there are some items more rare than the car in the automotive world - car luggage and car owners manuals.As of this article, one of the highest priced pieces of automotive luggage is a luggage set for the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso. The price? A "Buy It Now" listing at $12,895.00. Suppose you want a matching golf bag for your GTC4Lusso, good news is they offer that as well, the bad news is it will run you $16,980.00 for just a Ferrari golf bag. If you are a fan of the prancing horse but the GTC4Lusso is too new a model fo..
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  • BJ Baldwin is a two time solo Baja 1000 off road winner off road racing champion native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is known for his off road driving, known for his viral video series Recoil, and occasionally known for practicing his second amendment right. For the most recent Hoonigan "A BREW WITH" episode Baldwin is featured. He almost finishes a beer before they ask him any questions.You may remember Baldwin recently visited the Hoonigan's Donut Garage for the 100th episode of the Hoonigan video series Daily Transmission. He thrashed his 800 horsepower Toyota Tundra based Trophy Truck named "Fedor" on the Hoonigan crews loading dock. There were donuts, figure eights, and jumping off the dock. After almost crushing his first beer, the Hoonigan crew got out some questions to Baldwin. They asked him some questions about his past like what his first car was. It was his moms Jeep Cherokee which he always ate tires up on off roading so when he got some money saved up he bought a $3000..

    Learn Everything About Off Road Legend BJ Baldwin

    BJ Baldwin is a two time solo Baja 1000 off road winner off road racing champion native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He is known for his off road driving, known for his viral video series Recoil, and occasionally known for practicing his second amendment right. For the most recent Hoonigan "A BREW WITH" episode Baldwin is featured. He almost finishes a beer before they ask him any questions.You may remember Baldwin recently visited the Hoonigan's Donut Garage for the 100th episode of the Hoonigan video series Daily Transmission. He thrashed his 800 horsepower Toyota Tundra based Trophy Truck named "Fedor" on the Hoonigan crews loading dock. There were donuts, figure eights, and jumping off the dock. After almost crushing his first beer, the Hoonigan crew got out some questions to Baldwin. They asked him some questions about his past like what his first car was. It was his moms Jeep Cherokee which he always ate tires up on off roading so when he got some money saved up he bought a $3000..
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  • Carolina Potter reported her husband, Randy Potter, missing to the Lenexa Police Department in Kansas back in January. He reportedly took off from his home and never came in to work as scheduled, leaving his wife without any clues as to where he could be. The investigation had since continued on with no hints as to where he may have gone, and after eight months had passed, Mrs. Potter was still determined to find her husband. It was only last week that police found 53-year old Potter's remains in his truck at the Kansas City International airport.The Kansas City Starreports that the local PD was tipped off when someone reported a horrible smell coming from a parked truck at the airport. It was then that police investigated the scene, finding Potter's body after nearly a year of searching. It has since been ruled as an apparent suicide after believing for months that Potter had chosen to leave his family."A detective was assigned that same day” that Potter was reported missi..

    Man Found Dead After 8 Months Of Sitting in Airport Parking Lot

    Carolina Potter reported her husband, Randy Potter, missing to the Lenexa Police Department in Kansas back in January. He reportedly took off from his home and never came in to work as scheduled, leaving his wife without any clues as to where he could be. The investigation had since continued on with no hints as to where he may have gone, and after eight months had passed, Mrs. Potter was still determined to find her husband. It was only last week that police found 53-year old Potter's remains in his truck at the Kansas City International airport.The Kansas City Starreports that the local PD was tipped off when someone reported a horrible smell coming from a parked truck at the airport. It was then that police investigated the scene, finding Potter's body after nearly a year of searching. It has since been ruled as an apparent suicide after believing for months that Potter had chosen to leave his family."A detective was assigned that same day” that Potter was reported missi..
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