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California Dealer Has 16 Brand-New Dodge Demons at More Than 2X MSRP

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was the king. Limited-production, high-octane, built for the drag strip, it was the ultimate peak of Dodge's ever-growing mountain of horsepower, 840 supercharged ponies when filled with race gas. When the Demon debuted, Dodge put safeguards in place to prevent dealers from hoarding allocations and charging ridiculous markups. Thanks to a discovery by Jalopnik, we know those precautions weren't quite foolproof.
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Manual Porsche 911 GT3 Will Be Sold in California After All

Porsche reports the relevant authorities have found a way around the noise regulation that put its Golden State debut in jeopardy. Earlier this month, we reported on a curious case surrounding Porsche's new 911 GT3. The new car would be available only with the PDK gearbox in the state of California, with the manual model unable to pass the required noise test to go on sale. Now, we have word straight from Porsche that the issue has been solved, and residents of the sunny state will be able to purchase whichever GT3 takes their fancy.
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Good news! Manual Porsche 911 GT3s can be sold in California after all

When the new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring made its debut last week, its arrival came with one major caveat: no manual transmission option for buyers in California. Not only that, but no manual option for any GT3 model in the Golden State. Sad stuff, to be sure. But thankfully, a bummer no more. Porsche confirmed Tuesday that it will be able to sell manual GT3s in the state of California right from the get-go -- the way it should've been all along.
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Porsche, California Reach Deal Over 911 GT3 Manual Trans Fiasco

On June 15, Porsche showed off the subtle version of its hot 911 GT3. The GT3 Touring Package brings all the high-revving excitement of the track-happy 911 without as much visual pop, but a bizarre bombshell was part of the debut. Some problematic red tape in the California government prevented Porsche from selling new GT3 models in the state, but only when equipped with an old-school three-pedal manual transmission.
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Sheriff's divers recover 13 stolen vehicles from California Aqueduct

Sheriff’s deputies pulled 15 cars out of the California Aqueduct last week with almost all of them having been reported stolen. Members of both the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Dive Team and the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force, or SANCATT, conducted the operation on Friday. The vehicles...
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Showing Up On California Highways — Can It Catch The Tesla Model Y?

The Mustang Mach-E is making its debut on Los Angeles highways, an indication that it is catching on in California, the largest U.S. electric car market. While the Tesla Model Y continues to dominate anything electric and was the best-selling EV in the U.S. in the first quarter according to Cox Automotive and Kelley Blue Book, I’ve been seeing more and more Mach-Es in my travels across Los Angeles, which includes Interstate Route 5, 405, and 118.
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Porsche Can't Sell Its 2022 911 GT3 With a Manual in California

Porsche can’t sell the 2022 911 GT3 with the manual transmission in California because it’s too loud, exceeding vehicle noise limits in the state’s Code of Regulations. The 992-generation 911 GT3 is powered by a 502-hp naturally aspirated flat-six that revs to 9000 rpm. Those in California who ordered the...

41 Percent Of U.S. Electric Vehicle Registrations Are In California

General Motors has plans to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, investing billions to develop and produce the latest-and-greatest EV technology in the hopes of accelerating mass EV adoption. However, according to a recent study, the vast majority of electric vehicle registrations in the United States are in just one state – California.
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Why the Manual-Transmission Porsche 911 GT3 Fails California's Noise Test

Porsche revealed the 2022 911 GT3 Touring this week—a comfier, more subtle version of the razor-sharp new GT3 that was introduced earlier this year. Buried at the bottom of Porsche's press release was a jarring, disappointing admission: "The seven-speed PDK gearbox will be the only transmission offered in California with the 911 GT3." That's right: The six-speed manual, a no-cost option that would seem to be ideal in the raw, visceral, naturally aspirated GT3, can't be sold in California, the state where you'd expect to see the greatest number of this sports cars sold.

The Sporty Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid U.S. Customers Want But Can’t Have

Subaru announced a new 2021 Crosstrek e-Boxer Hybrid "Smart Edition" in Japan. Customers in the U.S. can only look and not touch. When will Subaru launch a Crosstrek hybrid in the U.S. that's available for all customers? Subaru of America offers a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid, but its availability is limited. The 2021 Crosstrek "Smart Edition" e-Boxer hybrid was just announced in Japan, but it won't be coming to U.S. customers.