Day: May 21, 2022

Full Truck Alliance Shifts Up A Gear On Regulatory Easing Reports (NYSE:YMM)

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When are mass disruptions to your business cause for celebration?

The answer to that question should probably be “never,” as disruptions like the ones caused by the Omicron variant in China these last few months are always a reason for concern. But those woes, detailed in a business update last week from trucking app operator Full Truck Alliance (NYSE:YMM), don’t seem to have investors worried.

The company’s stock has surged 32% over the last two trading days and is up 60% from its all-time low reached in mid-March. That said, we should point out that even after the rally, the stock is still down by about two-thirds from its $19 IPO price last June.

In fact, the business update, which we’ll review shortly, is probably one of the last things on investors’ minds right now. Instead, they seem to be encouraged by a

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Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro First Ride: Next Level Performance

A preface to this first-ride review: I originally said, “Yes, Aston Martin, I will come down to the F1 Miami Grand Prix race, and I’ll be happy to drive the new multimillion-dollar Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.” That’s right, yours truly was supposed to take the wheel of the of the 1,000-hp UFO—a car initially designed to run a 3-minute, 20-second lap around the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe—at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway. I had recently eaten dinner with Aston CEO Tobias Moers on the launch event for his baby, the fantastic DBX707, and he assured me I would drive the Valkyrie. Trouble was, Moers officially “left” Aston Martin just ahead of the F1 weekend, and I didn’t get my time with the Valkyrie AMR Pro until two days later. I would no longer get to drive the car. Were the two situations related? Aston said

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2023 Lexus RX Peeks Its New Face, Headlights Out Ahead of Debut

While there’s not much we can make out from the teaser beyond the expected Lexus styling cues, which track with the recently introduced new-generation NX compact SUV (which arrived for 2022), we do anticipate the crossover will gain a lot beneath the surface. Look for a switch to Toyota/Lexus’s latest TNGA architecture, the adoption of the same dazzlingly large touchscreen display from the smaller NX, possibly some of that SUV’s newer and smaller engines to augment or replace the outgoing RX’s V-6, and maybe even the NX’s retractable electronic door handles.

Expect a hybrid to again be part of the mix, but, like the NX, it’s entirely possible the RX could adopt a plug-in hybrid version in addition to the strict gas-electric hybrid option it’s offered for the past 15 years or so. A more integrated third-row seating option—currently relegated to an oddly stretched RX L model (pictured in the

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2023 Nissan Z, Chevelle Super Sport, 2023 Lexus RX: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2023 Nissan Z, Trans Am Worldwide revealed a Chevelle throwback, and the 2023 Lexus RX received a reveal date. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

We had our first stint behind the wheel of the 2023 Nissan Z both on the street and the track. The verdict? The new Z34 generation may be based on the previous Z33 model, but the chassis enhancements, suspension changes, and extra power add up a compelling package.

The Pagani C10 was teased ahead of its Sept. 12 debut in Milan. The hypercar is set to replace the Huayra, and no more than 300 examples will be made. Buyers will be able to choose between a twin-turbo V-12 powertrain or an electric model.

Trans Am Worldwide introduced the 70/SS. A throwback to the 1970 Chevelle Super Sport, the 70/SS is a reskinned and upgraded Camaro with up

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