AMG Black Series through the generations

The AMG Performance Studio in Affalterbach didn’t leave us expecting very much. A studio is where you go to get a demi-wave or a manicure. It signally lacks the race-honed grittiness of a garage, a workshop or better still, a skunk works. AMG didn’t help themselves either, their initial press material crowing about how the studio could sell piano black plastic dash fillets for your S-Class. It’s hardly the stuff of legend.

And then in 2006, with little to no fanfare, the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 Black Series appeared. The SLK 55 AMG’s 5.4-litre atmo V8 had been tweaked from

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Xiaomi Said to Mull Investing in AI Chipmaker Black Sesame

Mobile phone giant Xiaomi Corp. is among investors considering joining a funding round of at least 1.5 billion yuan ($231 million) for Black Sesame Technologies Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

The fundraising would value the Shanghai-headquartered artificial intelligence and autonomous driving chipmaker at as much as $1.5 billion, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is private. Black Sesame’s backers in its previous funding round included Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of the people said.

Black Sesame is considering an initial public offering on China’s technology-focused Shanghai Star board as soon as next year,

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Infiniti Q60 Project Black Is Dead, Joins Q50 Eau Rouge in Car Valhalla

Remember the Infiniti Q60 Project Black S that the premium brand unveiled back in 2018 with F1 technology and rumored production plans? Well, it’s dead and buried! Just like the Q50 Eau Rouge, the Q60 Project Black S has been scrapped and won’t see the light of day.
Rumors of a production version of the Project Black S have been flying around ever since the concept car debuted in 2018. Infiniti built a couple of prototypes, tested them on the race track, and its creator, Ronald Krueger, was reportedly pushing it for production. So what happened?

Krueger left Infiniti to

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Tiger Woods: Investigators to examine data from the black box of the car golfer was driving in crash

The department told CNN in a statement it executed a search warrant for the black box but had “no additional information regarding the recovered data.”

Speaking to USA Today, Sheriff’s Deputy John Schloegl said Tuesday the development was just due diligence and he didn’t consider the probe a criminal investigation.
“If somebody is involved in a traffic collision, we’ve got to reconstruct the traffic collision, if there was any reckless driving, if somebody was on their cell phone or something like that,” Schloegl told the news outlet. “We determine if there was a crime. If there was no crime,
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Tiger Woods unable to remember driving on day of crash as authorities retrieve black box data

As the investigation into the Tiger Woods single-car crash from Feb. 23 continues, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has “executed a search warrant to obtain data from the black box in the car,” according to USA Today.

Woods crashed his Genesis SUV just south of Los Angeles in an area of town where, according to officers, a lot of car accidents take place because of the way the road is structured. At the time, the LASO said the crash was “purely accidental,” but that got walked back a bit Tuesday.

“The sheriff spoke about the information known at

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