Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition is built for boat enthusiasts

  • Polish car-customization firm Carlex Design just dropped images of its latest offering — a lavish Land Rover Defender catered to the yachting community. 
  • Dubbed the Defender Yachting Edition, the SUV boasts a brushed-silver exterior and a custom interior with wood flooring.
  • Carlex also offers a yacht-themed package for the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen and the Mercedes X-Class pickup, which isn’t available in the US. 
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Sometimes when you’re on the road, you can’t help but wish you were out at sea — traffic and the sound of the pavement miles away. Or at least, that’s probably how the owners of luxury yachts feel. 

Luckily, Polish customization company Carlex Design exists. The firm dropped designs for a yacht-themed Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen earlier this year, and now there’s a new member of that lineup: the Land Rover Defender. 

The Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition, which Carlex recently shared details

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Lucid Gravity, Maserati Grecale, new McLaren Sports Series: Today’s Car News

California EV startup Lucid has only just unveiled its world-beating Air sedan, but it’s already teasing what comes next. The company’s next model will be an SUV based on the same platform as the Air, and it’s set for production in 2023.

Another SUV headed for production much sooner is the new Grecale from Maserati. This is the Italian brand’s long-awaited SUV based on the platform of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The two SUVs will also share a production site.

McLaren is working on its next-generation Sports Series range and a prototype has been spotted. Interestingly, the car’s design looks to have been revealed in the tester’s digital instrument cluster which was captured by our spy photographer.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

Lucid Project Gravity SUV teased, production to start in 2023

Maserati Grecale: Alfa Romeo Stelvio-based SUV coming

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Raging wildfires in California force power outages

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New wildfires ravaged bone-dry California during a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than 200 people trapped by flames and ended with the state’s largest utility turning off power to 172,000 customers to try to prevent its power lines and other equipment from sparking more fires.

California is heading into what traditionally is the teeth of the wildfire season, and already it has set a record with 2 million acres burned this year. The previous record was set just two years ago and included the deadliest wildfire in state history — the Camp Fire that swept through the community of Paradise and killed 85 people.

That fire was started by Pacific Gas & Electric (PCG)power lines. Liability from billions of dollars in claims from that and other fires forced the utility to seek bankruptcy protection. To guard against

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Harlem Community Board Knocks City’s 5th Avenue Redesign

HARLEM, NY — The city’s plan to redesign a stretch of Fifth Avenue in Harlem, including the addition of a two-way protected bike lane, was met with a cool reception from that neighborhood’s Community Board 11 on Tuesday, who complained that the Department of Transportation had failed to seek their input before going ahead with the project.

The DOT announced Tuesday that it had begun work on the project, which has been planned since 2017. The bike lanes will connect Marcus Garvey and Central Parks, while the redesign also includes pedestrian islands, curb extensions and dedicated left turn lanes along a 10-block stretch from 110th to 120th streets.

But members of CB11’s Public Safety & Transportation Committee told a DOT representative Tuesday night that they had never taken a position on the project when the department had asked about it in the past, in part because residents had reservations about

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AutoNation Supports U.S. Military Personnel with Free Vehicle Sanitization from Coast to Coast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), AutoNation, America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, today announced that it will offer U.S. military personnel from coast to coast, free vehicle sanitization, every Tuesday beginning September 15, 2020 through November 11, 2020.

U.S. military personnel are encouraged to stop by any AutoNation store on Tuesdays for a free Clorox® Total 360® sanitization treatment for their personal vehicle. Eligible military include: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard or Coast Guard, Reservists Serving on Active Duty, Delayed Entry/Enlistment Program (DEP), Retired Military, Reserve Retirement, and Early Retirement (TERA). The process is easy; eligible members of the military show their Military ID, sit back and relax. In just a few minutes they will drive off in their vehicles that have been sanitized with an EPA-approved disinfectant registered for use against Covid-19. Military personnel should

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Monza classic offers glimpse of F1’s exciting future

The Italian Grand Prix was one of the most unexpected race results in Formula One’s recent history, with a new race winner and a podium featuring three drivers with a combined age of 71 years old.

The outcome hinged on a few key moments and decisions but F1’s rule makers hope the next set of regulations will make the drama of Sunday’s race more of a norm.

A glimpse of F1’s future?

In what was looking worryingly like Formula One’s most predictable season in recent memory, Monza threw up a genuine shock.

That much was clear from the face of race winner,

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You Can Now Customize Your Own Porsche Design Watch



a clock on the side of a watch: To match your Porsche, if you're lucky.


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To match your Porsche, if you’re lucky.

It seems robust scientifical theory that the unique part of the brain that makes many people go all gooey-eyed at the site of a tricked out 911 is also triggered in a similar fashion by the sight of a high-end mechanical watch. It stands to reason. Especially if they are both Porsches.

Porsche, at any rate, is proceeding on that assumption. With its “Exclusive Manufaktur” service, future Porsche owners here in the U.S. are able to personalize their new cars with an array of special custom details. And now, launched just this week in the U.S. market via Porsche Design’s website (and also through Porsche dealerships across the country), a new configurator system extends that near-bespoke idea to watches.



a close up of a watch: One of many (so, so many) possible custom configurations.


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One of many (so, so many) possible custom configurations.

Prospective watch owners can now create their own personal take

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A Look At Some Awesome Classic Cars Destroyed In The California Wildfires

Wildfires have recently been roaring along the west coast, so far burning 900,000 acres of forest in Oregon, 2.5 million acres in California, and 480,000 acres in Washington according to the New York Times. Many of those forests were the stomping grounds of some awesome old cars, which are now destroyed. Let’s have a look.

I’ll begin by saying that human and animal lives, homes, and livelihoods are far more important than cars. That said, this is a car website, so let’s pour a quart of Dexron III/Mercon transmission fluid out as a sign of respect for these lost automobiles.

The incredible photo above, taken by David McNew on Sept. 8 and distributed by Getty Images, shows a Willys CJ-3A with seat cushions and tires that have succumbed to the heat of a wildfire near Shaver Lake, California. Originally sold as farm equipment, the CJ-3A was the slightly-more-comfortable-but-largely-the-same successor to

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Oyo: We won’t spare those involved in prison escape

Christopher Oji, Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command has commenced an orderly room trial on the police Inspector that allowed a suspected serial killer, Sunday Sodipo, to escape from a police cell.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, vowed on Monday to round up all those involved in the escape of the suspect and to re-arrest Sodipo.

Commissioner Enwonwu also gave a stern directive to his men to be on the alert with a view to dealing decisively with criminal elements in the State.

The police chief told reporters that the criminal suspect, Sodipo, 19, escaped from police custody at Mokola police division, Ibadan on Tuesday, August 11, at about 7 pm. According to him, an Inspector of Police, who was not on duty, collected the keys to the cell and opened the cell to take the suspect to have his bath and from there,

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The Global Automotive Heat Shield Market is Predicted to Attain CAGR of 8.6% by 2023

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Aug 24, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
According to Market Research Future (MRFR), The global automotive heat shield market is expected to expand with a CAGR of 8.6% from 2018 to 2023 (forecast period). The report includes a COVID-19 analysis of the global automotive heat shield market. It offers a detailed overview of market segments, emerging trends, growth, market forecasts, and challenges for evaluating current market opportunities.

The heat shield in the automotive sector is used to combat the excessive heat produced by the internal combustion engine. Automotive heat shields are most widely used to cover the engine body to protect the components and body frame from heat damage. The heat shield reduces the temperature of the bonnet by reducing the intake temperature. The automotive heat shield has a wide range of sizes and is simple to install on

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