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Ferrari Will Unveil LaFerrari Successor In 2024, Per Allegedly Leaked Document
A leaked document that purportedly reveals the plans for the next hypercar from Ferrari was posted to the Auto Pareri forum. According to the table, the car’s codename is F250, will be limited to 599 units, and will be unveiled in October 2024. A track-only XX version is said to debut in July 2026, while a Spider will be launched in October 2027.
Toyota BZ3 Is A Chinese-Market Tesla Model 3 Rival With A 373-Mile Range
China’s EV market has gained a new entrant, with the Toyota bZ3 sedan joining the bZ4X SUV. The Model 3 rival features a range of over 373 miles (600 km) on a single charge, and is cheaper than the Tesla. Although the Japanese automaker has said that the car has been designed specifically for the Chinese market, they haven’t explicitly ruled out the sedan appearing in other markets either.
GM’s Employee Benefits Now Include Transgender Medical Procedures And Add Cover For Unmarried And Same-Sex Partners
General Motors’ salaried employees are now free to add same-sex domestic partners and their children, or opposite-sex unmarried partners and their children to their health plans. Furthering the brand’s commitment to inclusivity, the company will also allow transgender staff to have access to medical procedures, including voice modification and facial feminization treatments.
Nürburgring Lap Times: These Are The Fastest Cars In 2022
We’ve updated our list of the fastest Nurburgring lap times for 2022 with the latest times from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Porsche Taycan Turbo S. We’ve also broken the list down into categories such as FWD cars, sedans, and more. Plus, find out why there are sometimes two different lap times listed for a car.
Hyundai To Cut Ties With Alabama Suppliers Using Child Labor
After investigations revealed that children as young as 12 and 13 were working at Alabama suppliers that relate to Hyundai, the Korean automaker has vowed to terminate contracts with any supplier found to be in breach of child labor laws. Hyundai has also ordered a broader investigation into its entire network of U.S. suppliers for potential labor law violations.
Protesters Glue Themselves To Ferraris At Paris Motor Show, Days After Similar Incident In Germany
Une dizaine de rebelles occupent le stand de voitures "d'exception" du salon de l'automobile. Ils dénoncent une industrie polluante qui cherche à laver son image avec des véhicules "verts" mais qui continue à promouvoir la voiture individuelle comme transport d'avenir pic.twitter.com/LnfD17C0HL
— Extinction Rebellion France (@xrFrance) October 21, 2022
Protestors decided that the best way to get across their message was to glue themselves to a handful of classic Ferraris. The French faction of Extinction Rebellion claimed responsibility, and their demands include a greater variety of public transport and a “ban on advertising for individual vehicles.” If gluing themselves to cars wasn’t bad enough, one protestor poured what could be paint or oil onto the cars. Eleven people were reportedly arrested.
Watch The Terrifying Moment A Train Smashes Through A Stranded Bus In The Netherlands
A bus that was heading back to its depot became stranded on train tracks in the Netherlands. Thankfully there were no injuries reported as the bus was empty, and the driver of managed to escape. The 85 passengers on the train, too were unharmed.
What Else Is Making The News
Rishi Sunak Becomes UK Prime Minister
Rishi Sunak becomes first British PM of colour and also first Hindu at No 10 https://t.co/3YfoDQ6Ugi
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 24, 2022
Conservative Party member Rishi Sunak has been announced as the new leader of the party and assumes the post of UK Prime Minister. It follows a torrid 45-day stint for Liz Truss, who had initially won out against Sunak during a member’s vote but soon left office amidst a government crisis.
WhatsApp Back Online After Global Outage
WhatsApp back online after worldwide outage https://t.co/tQ3FmI8XZx
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 25, 2022
Normal service has returned for the popular messaging application WhatsApp which faced a worldwide outage for many users. Meta confirmed the problem but did not give a cause, saying, “We have fixed the issue and apologize for any inconvenience,” reports the BBC.