2023 Acura Integra, another unique Ferrari, Mahindra Roxor is now copyright-free: your morning brief

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Ford, GM, Mercedes, Volvo, BYD, JLR pledge to end ICE production by 2040

Six major car manufacturers have pledged to stop producing fossil fuel-powered vehicles by 2040. Ford, General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, BYD and Jaguar Land Rover announced during the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Greenpeace Germany is however not satisfied with the concerns raised that more producers have not added their names to the list. Notable absentees include Volkswagen AG, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, BMW and Hyundai, among others.


The 2023 Acura Integra prototype relaunches the iconic nameplate, it will start at around $ 30,000

The design of the new Acura Integra has finally been revealed, with the Civic-based five-door sedan resembling a smaller TLX with a liftback. While it may not be the reimagination that some had hoped for, it remains a harmless and somewhat striking design with many neat features. There are JewelEye LED headlights with ‘Chicane’ LED DRL badges, subtle embossed Integra lettering, 19-inch five-spoke wheels with a matte finish with high-performance Brembo brakes and Indy Yellow calipers. Acura has confirmed that the Integra will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, presumably lifted from the Civic Si. Like the Si, it is equipped with a six-speed manual and LSD.


The retro-influenced BR20 is Ferrari’s latest unique special

Ferrari has lifted the veil from its latest unique special. Named BR20, it is based on the GTC4 Lusso but adopts an elegant, fastback design that is inspired by cars such as the 410 Superamerica and the 500 Superfast. It is complete with flying buttresses and classic style circular taillights. Ferrari did not disclose who commissioned the car, or what “BR” in the name means, although it could be speculated that the letters could be the initials of the “longtime customer” who was apparently fully involved in the design process of the car. their very special car.


UAW official accused of embezzlement of over $ 2 million in Union funds

Another UAW worker was charged as the lengthy corruption investigation continues. This time, UAW Local 41 Financial Secretary / Treasurer Tim Edmunds was charged with embezzlement of more than $ 2 million in union funds, money laundering, and personal spending spree. The 53-year-old is said to have drained union accounts of around 2 million using the group’s credit cards for personal purchases, cashing local checks and transferring money to his accounts. If convicted, he faces more than 20 years in federal prison.


2022 Mahindra Roxor introduced, now looks like a jeep in the witness protection program

What is effectively a facelift, the Mahindra Roxor 2022 is the latest version of the controversial Jeep lookalike, which is now being offered to American customers after a lengthy legal battle with the Stellantis-owned off-road maker. It now sports a more generic looking front end. The Roxor 2022 is available in Open Cab Base and Closed Cab All-Weather configurations. It has 62 hp from a 2.5-liter diesel engine, with a top speed of just 55 mph (88 km / h).


2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS spied fully disguised ahead of upcoming debut

Our spies captured Porsche’s upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 RS without any disguise. The aggressive body kit takes a step up from the Cayman GT4 and features a prominent splitter and larger side fins. There are NACA-style sockets on the hood and the front fenders have integrated gills. The wheels have race-style center locks and there are extra cooling vents where the rear windows used to be.


What else is making the news?


Elon Musk sells $ 5 billion worth of Tesla stock

Elon Musk sold around $ 5 billion (£ 3.7 billion) of shares in the electric carmaker. However, is reported these documents show that approximately one fifth of the shares were sold on the basis of a pre-established exchange plan prepared in September. His move comes when Democrats proposed a “billionaire tax,” which would tax the richest on unrealized gains, including unsold shares.


The world’s only USB-C iPhone retails for $ 86,001

The world’s first and so far only USB-C iPhone sold on eBay for a winning bid of $ 86,001. A robotics engineer, Ken Pillonel, has replaced the iPhone X’s lighting port with a USB-C port that has been reported as fully functional. Many expected Apple to adopt USB-C in their phones, being featured on their iPad and MacBook products. However, it now appears that the iPhone can skip USB-C altogether and opt for a portless option.

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