Nissan gives early glimpse of 1st new Z sports car in over a decade – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

(CNN) — On Tuesday night, Nissan unveiled the Z Proto, offering up an early look at what will be the first new version of its Nissan Z sports car in more than a decade.

The Z Proto, which Nissan calls a “development study vehicle,” is a “near-production protoype,” according to the company.

Nissan’s Z cars have long had a passionate following and early models have become collectibles. Original 240Zs that arein good condition are worth about$20,000 today, according to collector car appraisers at Hagerty. But an extraordinary 1971 model with only 21,000 miles sold on the auction website last January for $310,000.

The lastproductionversion, which is sold as the 370Z in the US, was introduced in 2009. It hasn’t been substantially redesigned since then.

The Z Proto has a number of design elements drawn from earlier model Z models. The shape of its hood and headlights are reminiscent of

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Multi-vehicle crash in Goose Creek and North Charleston kills at least 3 people | News

Crashes involving eight vehicles on Goose Creek Boulevard and Rivers Avenue led to the deaths of three motorists and shut down traffic for several hours on Monday. 

According to Goose Creek police, the driver of a Ford F-150 was traveling south on Goose Creek Boulevard about 11:40 a.m. when he struck the rear of a Nissan Cube, also traveling south. The collision forced both cars across the median into northbound traffic.

Then, the Nissan was struck by a northbound Chevrolet SUV, while the Ford continued south in the northbound travel lane and entered North Charleston. At that point, traveling east in the westbound lanes of Rivers Avenue near Otranto Road, it struck several other vehicles before stopping, police said.

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Topeka man arrested following vehicle chase through Shawnee County – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

A Topeka man is in custody following a vehicle pursuit early Thursday that began in southwest Shawnee County.

According to a news release from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Thomas C. West Jr., of Topeka, was arrested and booked Thursday morning into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with multiple traffic- and drug-related charges, including possession of an opiate.

At approximately 2:15 a.m. Thursday, a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a maroon Chevrolet pickup truck in the 7800 block of S.W. 61st Street. According to the sheriff’s office, the pickup began to slow down and then took off at a high rate of speed, heading north on S.W. Auburn Road.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver initiated a pursuit that continued into the City of Topeka, where Topeka Police Department officers assisted with

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A Visit to Ellie’s Garage: Virginia Teen, Father Restore Car | Virginia News


FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — When Ellie Dufilho, 15, starts driving next year, it will be behind the wheel of her own custom-built vehicle.

Not only that, it will be a complete rebuild of a classic model—the 1965 Ford Falcon—that she and her dad, Matt, did themselves at their Spotsylvania County home.

The pair created a YouTube channel—Ellie’s Garage—to document their endeavor and it has led to opportunities for Ellie, a home-schooled sophomore, to write articles for vintage car magazines and national auto-parts dealers, and an invitation to be the special guest at the next national meeting of the Falcon Club of America.

“As an adult woman in the world, she’s going to be able to not only listen to a mechanic and know what they’re talking about, but be able to not have to take her car to a mechanic at all,” said Ellie’s

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Area organizations cooperate on bicycle reclamation | Local News

Bonne Terre Police Chief Doug Calvert said the city makes every effort to find the owners of the bikes, but if they’re unclaimed, “they start to pile up.” Calvert said they keep the bikes 6-12 months before they’re given up.

Bunch said he remembered a program out of Potosi Correctional Center in which inmates worked over unwanted or unclaimed bikes for dispersal to needy kids during the holidays. He said for a while, Bonne Terre’s ERDCC prison inmates helped refurbish the bikes to make them road-worthy again.

“That first year, about 50 bikes went to Head Start and to halfway house residents to look for employment or go to work,” Bunch said. “We got nice thank you notes from the guys at the halfway house. But last year, that program ended, and Shared Blessings stepped up.”

Shelly Bess, executive director of Shared Blessings, said there’s a growing row of bikes

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CAMPO, San Marcos host transportation open house, survey through Sept. 28 – News – Austin American-Statesman


Transportation survey,

virtual open house set

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, in collaboration with the city of San Marcos, has announced the San Marcos Platinum Planning Study Virtual Open House and online survey, which will run through Sept. 28.

The study aims to identify needs and strategies to support potential transportation and development planning efforts in the community.

The study will focus on evaluating three transportation corridors: Guadalupe/Texas 123, Texas 80/Hopkins Road, and a potential new north-south connection east of Interstate 35. It will suggest improvements for transportation users including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The study will also examine several activity centers to create concepts for transportation and connections to housing, jobs and services.

Participants may attend the virtual open house by visiting to see an overview of the study and complete an interactive survey.


Deadline nears to apply

for redistricting panel

The city auditor

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Car review: 2020 Lexus GS350 – News –

The 2020 Lexus GS350 is $58,335 as tested. The All-Weather Package added $290; 19-inch wheels, $660; power trunk, $400; park assist, $500; heated steering wheel and open-pore trim, $800.

I’ve never been convinced that the latest thing is always the best. I take the long-term approach to life and tends not to be an early adopter. Best to stick with simple and familiar.

Well, the GS may not be so simple, but it’s certainly familiar. The latest generation of GS was introduced for the 2016 model year, and its age is really starting to show. And while the 2020 is the end of the GS line, don’t write it off your list just yet.

The 3.5-liter V-6 engine creates 311 horsepower, plenty of oomph for a standard sedan. The translates into nice acceleration, with a 0 to 60 of 5.8 seconds, according to Car and Driver.

The all-wheel-drive test model

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Heat wave heads to Bay Area this weekend | News

“Overall, we’re moving into our warmest time of year, late August into early September,” the weather service said.

The sweltering temperatures prompted a statewide Flex Alert on Friday due to an expected increase in electric demand, mostly due to residential air conditioning.

Residents are urged to conserve electricity, especially during the late afternoon and early evening, when the grid is most stressed.

Consumers are urged to set air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights, and use major appliances before 3 p.m. and after 10 p.m.

The Peninsula will be under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, according to the weather service.

Santa Clara County is under an excessive heat watch from Aug. 14-19. The county has opened cooling centers and advised the public to drink plenty of water, stay in air-conditioned areas, whenever possible,

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Cuba Shuts Down Interprovincial Transportation Due to New COVID-19 Fears | World News

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban state media reported on Saturday interprovincial transportation would be shut down and a curfew in Havana extended until the end of the month as a surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital spreads to other areas.

While most of the country remains at a new normal with schools and retail activity open, local authorities have been tightening enforcement of wearing masks, social distancing and other measures for fear of spread and imposing quarantines wherever cases appear.

Cuba had mostly contained its novel coronavirus outbreak by the end of June, by isolating patients and contacts, and eased lockdown restrictions.

But it tightened them again in Havana by August and has yet to contain a spike in cases there with around 200 reported over the last week.

There have been smaller outbreaks in a handful of Cuba’s 14 provinces.

Now central Ciego de Avila province has suffered the

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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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