2021 Geneva International Motor Show canceled, show up for sale

The coronavirus pandemic has taken down another auto show.

The group that runs the Geneva International Motor Show, The Foundation “Salon International De L’Automobile,” announced on Monday that the 2021 Geneva show is canceled and that it prefers to sell the rights of the show to Palexpo SA, the venue where the event is held.

Scheduled for March, the 2020 Geneva show was canceled in late February due to the coronavirus pandemic. The committee and council of the foundation conducted a survey of the event’s exhibitors and found that the majority of them would likely not participate in a 2021 show and would prefer a 2022 show.

The lack of a 2020 show had a major financial impact on the Foundation, which claims the cancellation of the 2020 show resulted in a loss of $11.55 million. The Foundation asked the Canton and State of Geneva for a loan to cover

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BeamNG.drive: The Ultimate Crash Simulator

I remember the first time I played Papyrus’ NASCAR Racing in 1994 and discovered that if I crashed my car into something, it showed damage. Immediately I spun my car around and began running the track backwards. The other cars did their best to avoid me, but the algorithm controlling them couldn’t keep up. I was hooked. I never won a race, but the virtual wreckage I created was epic.

BeamNG.drive: It’s All About Crashing

Fast-forward a quarter-century, and now we have BeamNG.drive, a video game where there is nothing to do but crash. BeamNG.drive isn’t a racing game, but a soft-body physics simulator—one that can realistically determine and illustrate damage to deformable objects (like, say, cars) in real time. Realistic handling behavior is modeled as well. The handling is great, but the crashes are spectacular—metal deforms, windows explode, and hubcaps and headlights assemblies go flying. The IIHS has nothing

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Rivian’s punishing the R1T off-road to ensure it’s capable of adventures

As the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck inches toward production, the company released video showing torturous testing of a prototype.

It’s hard to think of an automaker development process that involves drifting on pavement, rock climbing, and high-speed runs through sand with the same vehicle, but that’s exactly what Rivian has put the R1T through.

Unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the R1T is about the size of current mid-size trucks, but with performance numbers that put sports cars to shame. Rivian previously quoted 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds. Off road, Rivian has said the R1T will be able to perform a “tank turn,” spinning 360 degrees in place.

Rivian R1T

Rivian previously quoted a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds and a 1,763-pound payload capacity. In addition to the bed, the R1T features a “frunk,” as well as a tunnel behind the cab that can

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1972 Datsun 240Z Brings $110,240 on BaT: Auction Roundup

It’s time for another week’s roundup of Bring a Trailer auctions, and the big news this week is that BaT has been sold to Hearst Autos. A press release made clear that BaT would continue to be run as it has traditionally, at least for the time being, with the same staff and founder Randy Nonnenberg, who we spoke to recently, at the helm. For years, as BaT’s auction business increased in volume, the rumor mill had been ripe with talk of BaT buyout offers from various parties including traditional auction houses and classic car insurance brokers, but it appears Hearst Autos was the only group able to seal a deal. This week’s auction highlights include a restored Datsun 240Z and six other collectible classics.

1972 Datsun 240Z

Yes, $110,240 is still a lot of money for a 240Z. No, this was no ordinary 240Z.

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S, Lamborghini SCV12, Mercedes-AMG One: This Week’s Top Photos

Porsche has a new generation of its 911 Turbo S out, and we took a spin this week. The car packs 640 horsepower, or enough to run the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds, and it has one of the sexiest rears of any car in production right now.

2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0

Porsche also announced some updates to the 718 sports car line for 2021. Among the updates is availability of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission on the 4.0-liter 718 variants, including the hardcore 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Boxster Spyder.

Teaser for Lamborghini SCV12 debuting in summer 2020

Teaser for Lamborghini SCV12 debuting in summer 2020

Lamborghini revealed the first photos of its Aventador-based SCV12 track car. The new car, which packs more than 830 hp, is due this summer and could be the last Lamborghini V-12 without turbocharging or electrification.

2021 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150

Ford unveiled a new generation of its best-selling F-150 for 2021. The

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These Archival MG Photos Remind Us Why British Cars Are So Charming

We’ve daydreamed lately about classic cars, even more so than usual. Whether it’s just summertime wistfulness or the siren’s call of Bring a Trailer, we can’t get enough of the vintage stuff. Specifically, MG and its many Lilliputian sports cars have us in a nostalgic tizzy, owing to their adorable and ever-eager demeanor and endless accessibility. Plus, is it just us, or have the MGA and MGB only gotten more beautiful with age?

Regardless, we couldn’t help ourselves from putting together a set of MG-specific photos as part of our ongoing archival deep dive series. We didn’t limit ourselves to any particular model, but most of this is of the post-war variety. As always, we picked out a few of our favorites, but make sure you don’t miss the full gallery.

Ferrari 330 P4 and MG MGB

Imagine the sound the MG MGB driver

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