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A Tesla Touchscreen Mix-Up Killed Angela Chao: Report

Chao with husband Jim Breyer - Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images)
Chao with husband Jim Breyer - Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images)

Angela Chao — billionaire sister of former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and sister-in-law of Mitch McConnell — died last month when her Tesla Model X sank in a manmade pond on her 900-acre Texas ranch. She was trapped in the car as it flooded, unable to open the unpowered doors, as friends and rescue crews tried to find a way to break in. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims the Tesla’s touchscreen-based shifting interface may have contributed to her getting in the water to begin with. - Steve DaSilva Read More

Michelin CrossClimate 2 Is No Longer The King Of All-Season Tires According To Tyre Reviews

Screenshot: Tyre Reviews
Screenshot: Tyre Reviews

When it comes to buying tires, the default advice for a long time has been to just get the Michelins. They won’t be as cheap as some of the other tires the shop sells, but you’ll get a fantastic tire that’s essentially guaranteed to be either the best or one of the best tires available for your car. Plus, they’re warrantied to last far longer than many no-name budget tires. That said, in a head-to-head comparison test, they aren’t exactly guaranteed to destroy every other tire on the market every time, as our friends over at Tyre Reviews recently proved. - Collin Woodard Read More

2026 Alfa Romeo Giulia Will Be A Dodge Charger In A Custom Italian Suit

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Photo: Alfa Romeo

The current Alfa Romeo Giulia certainly has its flaws, but it’s also gorgeous and an absolute delight to drive. So when the electric version finally lands (now in 2026), we’re really hoping it gets a nicer interior and better reliability without losing its excellent driving character. Unfortunately for us it’ll be a while before we find out, but while speaking to Motor1 recently, CEO Jean Philippe Imparato did reveal the new Giulia will be built on the same STLA Large modular platform as the Dodge Charger Daytona EV. - Collin Woodard Read More

Government Crackdown On Illegal Diesel Mods Created Black Market For Sketchy Tunes

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Photo: Ford

If you have something really heavy to tow, you would think a new heavy-duty pickup truck would be more than enough to handle it. The 2023 Ford Super Duty, for example, can be ordered with a 6.7-liter turbodiesel that makes 1,200 lb-ft of torque, and it can tow up to 40,000 pounds. For many diesel enthusiasts, though, that’s not enough to do any “real” work, and the only solution is to get rid of the emissions equipment, the planet and the law be damned. And with the Environmental Protection Agency finally cracking down on illegal diesel mods, a new black market has sprung up. - Collin Woodard Read More

Exactly How Bulletproof Is The Cybertruck? Man With Lots Of Guns Finds Out

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Screenshot: JerryRigEverything

The Tesla Cybertruck is supposedly the perfect car for surviving the apocalypse. Not only can you equip it with a $3,000 tent, but it’s also bulletproof. Take that, roving gang of post-apocalyptic car thieves. OK, so technically, the glass itself isn’t actually bulletproof, so that could end up being a problem if anyone ever shoots at you, but at least the body panels will keep you safe, right? Well, as one YouTuber found out recently, that really depends on what kind of guns the bad guys have with them. - Collin Woodard Read More