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Almost 10m less cars built in 2021 as supply chain issues hit production

Nearly 10m fewer cars were built this year due to supply chain issues and a semiconductor shortage, analysts say.

Research by market intelligence group LMC Automotive estimated a 9.6m global shortfall in the number of light vehicles produced through 2021. European carmakers are expected to have suffered the biggest hit, producing 3m fewer vehicles as they struggled to get hold of supplies.

Semiconductors have been one of the biggest pain points in global supply chains, with delays, production disruption and hoarding spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic leading to a severe shortage.

The crisis is still running, LMC said, with the situation for car makers unlikely to substantially improve until the second half of 2022, and the gulf between chip demand and supply taking until 2023 to close.

Justin Cox, the group’s head of global production, said the outlook had improved slightly in recent weeks as emergency measures boosted production.

“I

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Kevin Hart Now Owns SpeedKore Built 1970 Charger With 1000-HP

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This one has seat-belts.

Kevin Hart has impeccable taste in cars, especially muscle cars, with an affinity for Dodge muscle car, specially old school Dodge muscle cars. The comedian first became a subject of Motorious coverage back a few years ago when he gifted his touring entourage their favorite collectible cars, and went on to captivate our readers with his saga of the 1970 ‘Cuda, known as “Menace”, both when he bought it, when someone else wrecked it while he was in the passenger seat, and the chaos that unfolded. Now, Kevin Hart has embarked on a new automotive journey behind the wheel of a 1000-horspower 1970 Dodge Charger.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the infamous wrecked ‘Cuda, read the update here.

SpeedKore built the full carbon fiber body Mopar muscle car, dubbed “Hellraiser”, with a 7.0-liter Hellephant enigne

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That Time Subaru Built a Flat 12-Cylinder Engine for F1 Racing

Subaru’s racing efforts are renowned by enthusiasts far and wide, as the underdog Japanese brand scored legions of fans—and championships—during the 1990s and 2000s as one of the dominant players in World Rally Championship (WRC) competition. (Its wide lineup in the Gran Turismo PlayStation game series didn’t hurt, either.) In short order, four-wheel drifting glory became a key part of its identity, fostering tons of press and boosting global sales of the company’s all-wheel-drive turbo sedans and wagons.

Far less ink has been spilled about the automaker’s less successful bid to shine in the context of a different motorsports institution. In fact, well before rally ever entered the picture, Subaru was determined to highlight its engineering prowess and turn the heads of enthusiasts who had largely written off the quirky brand—by cracking the ranks of Formula 1.

To get started, all it needed was an engine. Unfortunately, that powerplant turned

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