Emelia Hartford’s Record-Setting C8 Corvette Might Have a New Owner
Emelia Hartford and her C8 Corvette have been all over the internet lately. It started with breaking the record for the fastest C8 Corvette, then getting booted at the LS Fest for being too fast (car not complying with the safety norms for a sub-10-second car), and then breaking its own record yet again.
Such is the car’s craze that Emelia has received a handsome six-digit offer where she would walk out cash positive. Is it time for her to move on to bigger things now?
The Range-Topping Fisker Ocean Extreme Will Put Most Sports Cars to Shame
It has been over a year since Fisker returned to the automotive scene with the Ocean SUV. The all-electric SUV was revealed with a smart exterior and interior, 250 miles of range, 2.9 seconds to 60 mph, etc. These impressive specs made sure the Ocean created a lot of noise and put companies like Ford and Tesla on notice.
Now the automaker has revealed that the Ocean will make over 500 horses, which is a stark improvement over the previously confirmed highest output of 302 horses.
Here’s Why the Porsche 996 was the Best Porsche 911 When it Came Out
The Porsche 911 is a car that doesn’t need an introduction. Since 1964, the rear-engine sports car from Stuttgart has set the benchmark for performance cars around the globe. That said, every family has a black sheep, and sadly, the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 has been branded as one. According to many, it was a deviation from Porsche’s traditional way of doing things, but we are here to tell you that the 996 was, in fact, superior to all its predecessors when it came out - here’s why.
The Land Rover Defender Gets the full Manhart Treatment with 550 Horses and a Body Kit
Since the mid-80s the Land Rover’s Defender’s name has stood for one of the most original and indestructible off-road vehicles in automotive history. Over the past 70 years, the model known solely by its brand name has only bee discreetly improved - until incompatibilities with pedestrian protection ultimately sealed its fate in early 2016.
Audi e-Tron vs Honda Civic Type-R vs BMW X4 - Three Different-Diet Vehicles On A Drag Strip
Drag races are fun when similarly spec’d cars race against each other. But, they are even more fun when you have vehicles from different segments and niches go up against each other. In this video by Carwow, the Audi e-Tron takes goes head-to-head against the Honda Civic Type-R and the BMW X4. All of them follow a different diet and that plays a major role in the result of the race. Do you think the instantaneous torque of the EV is good enough against a high-revving petrol mill and a torquey, powerful diesel?
2022 Porsche 911 GTS – Filling the Gap Between the Carrera S and 911 Turbo
Right on schedule, Porsche has launched the new 2022 911 GTS, the perfect mix between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Turbo. For the 992-generation, the 911 GTS features improved power output, the option for a seven-speed manual, optional AWD, and a host of other upgrades. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2022, with prices starting at $136,700 for the entry-level GTS and maxing out at $156,800 before options, taxes, and other fees.
Porsche Sets A New Lap Record for SUVs at the Nordschleife With its Upcoming Cayenne Coupe
There have been rumors for a while now about Porsche working on a new performance-oriented variant of its Cayenne Coupé. As always, the sense and nonsense of such a vehicle can be argued at length, but the fact that the folks at Zuffenhausen know a thing or two about how to make an SUV fast is no secret, and now we have even more proof.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed Has Finally Been Confirmed for 2021
Good News! After all three events were canceled last year due to the pandemic , the Goodwood Festival of Speed is back for 2021. This year celebrates some of Motorsports greatest legends, and you will get to watch some of the best cars and motorcycles take part as they tackle the 1.1-mile track come July. You can also tune in live for all the action.
Bugatti Goes Sensor Crazy To Ensure The Chiron Super Sport Can Easily Hit 273 MPH
We can all agree that the Bugatti Chiron and all of its derivatives are engineering feats. The Chiron has been around for a while and has pretty much set the benchmark for the luxury hypercar. However, the even more insane Chiron SuperSport is now in its final stages of development and engineers are working to perfect the recipe. The Chiron’s incredible hardware, be it the suspension, chassis, engine, or aerodynamics, all work together to achieve maximum efficiency. In order for them to perfectly work together, engineers are enhancing the software suite of the mighty Chiron.
Kinetik Automobili Makes the First Electric Supercar from Bulgaria But Its Future Is In Danger
When we think of electric vehicles, usually the first to come to mind is Tesla - the brand that started the modern-day EV revolution. Then there’s Rimac and their Nevera hyper EV, or some of the more mainstream names like Porsche, with their Taycan. What probably doesn’t come to mind is a small Bulgarian manufacturer called Kinetik Automotive. The small carmaker is currently cooking an epic EV roadster, but unfortunate events have caused a temporary cease in development.
Aston Martin Accidentally Teased a New Version of the Valkyrie Hypercar
It looks like Aston Martin isn’t done yet with the Valkyrie series. A recent scoop tipped off to Jalopnik reveals a heavily modified version of Aston’s upcoming hypercar. Unlike some renders, we can be rest assured that this new aggressive avatar of the Valkyrie is for real as it was found on Aston Martin’s official website.
Queen of the Ring, Sabine Schmitz, Honored With Her Own Corner At The Nürburgring
After a prolonged fight with cancer, professional driver and TV presenter, Sabine Schmitz passed away, earlier this year in March at the age of 51. Following a change.org petition, one of the corners at the famed Nürburgring has been dedicated to paying homage to the German racer. More than 10,000 people supported the proposal on the very first day, and the number of voters eventually surpassed 50,000. The plea drew a lot of attention, and suffice it to say, action was taken.
Hoonigan’s 2JZ Supra-Swapped Ford F-150 Frightening Has Sprung to Life
The yesteryear Ford F-150 Lightning was one heck of a truck, especially in its second generation. It came with a supercharged V-8 mill that was officially the world’s fastest production truck at that time, hitting a top speed of 147 mph in a run in 2003. Now, no one in their right minds would swap this engine for something else, but the folks at Hoonigan did; and we love it!
Presenting, the Ford F-150 Frightening: an SVT Lightning that’s now powered by the 2JZ engine from the Toyota Supra. The team took it to a dyno, and the results are quite impressive for a shop truck.
The 2022 Honda Civic Performs Pretty Well Against The Toyota Corolla and The Mazda 3 On the Drag Strip
The folks at Throttle House brought three ‘regular’ cars on a drag strip. These urban commuters are daily drivers that are meant to be economical, practical, and comfortable. No one actually purchases them solely considering how they perform in straight-line races. But, now that they’re here, we are actually curious to know which sedan trumps.
So, the contenders here are the Toyota Corolla, the Mazda 3, and the brand new 2022 Honda Civic. Which Japanese car do you think will win?
Volkswagen Debates Bugatti’s Fate As the Pressure of Electrification Rises
Recently, a new consortium offered close to $9.2 billion in order to buy Lamborghini off VAG. Theoffer was turned down and a new offer was made. That offer, too, was apparently turned down, but that doesn’t mean the German concern is not in the midst of deciding what to do with its assets. Bugatti has enjoyed a good run under VAG ownership and the French manufacturer continues to come up with limited editions based on the Chiron. With that being said, it appears not all is as good as it looks on the outside. Volkswagen Audi Group is currently debating on whether Bugatti should continue to be a part of the company’s portfolio or not and a certain Croatian manufacturer might take the opportunity.
You’ll Never Believe How Much Ken Block is Selling His F-150 Hoonitruck For
Ken Block startled his followers and the motorsport world by announcing the end of his over-decade-long partnership with Ford at the beginning of 2021. After a decade of living and breathing the vehicles with the blue oval, several of his renowned gymkhana and rallycross vehicles have gone up for sale in the six months following that announcement. Since the year began, Block has been steadily selling several modified Ford cars in his garage.
The most sought-after of his vehicles from his fleet is now up for sale. Yes, the Hoonitruck is for sale. Here’s what you need to know.
Toyota Gives Us A Clear Glimpse Of What The 2022 Tundra Will Look Like
The images of the 2022 Tundra had leaked online a few days back. So, Toyota decided to publish one image (yeah, just one!). This is enough to satisfy the itch for now, but we’ll need more soon. Do you hear, Toyota? Anyway, the pic of the 2022 Toyota Tundra is in the TRD Pro form. It comes with a major design change after a long time.
Spy Shots: The 2022 Mercedes AMG SL Moves Closer To Production
A while back we shared everything we knew about the soon-to-be-unveiled Mercedes AMG SL. The normal version of the upcoming SL was spotted running tests last year and, not long after, the AMG version showed up in camouflage – a couple of times. Each time, we got footage of it, it revealed more and more of its design, and now, it’s almost “naked”, as it seems the roadster has “undressed” most of its camouflage.
For Better or Worse, 2026 Marks the End of the Audi Brand as we Know It
Audi finally revealed the production version of the E-Tron GT in early 2021, and to our surprise, it was a lot more than just a rebadged Porsche Taycan. This was a very important thing to take note of as it signals at least some uniqueness for the future of the Audi Brand as it shifts into full scale electrification. That shift, which was once thought to be closer to a decade away, is now on the horizon as new reports say that the Audi brand is about to take a big leap forward much sooner than expected, leaving the brand as we know it in the past. The future is a lot closer that we all though, folks.
The GTV Could Save Alfa Romeo But Skepticism Is Warranted
At this point, I wouldn’t blame you if you felt bad for the Alfa Romeo brand. It’s been on the verge of death for a while now, but the brand’s new CEO and help from the newly formed Stellantis have raised a little hope. And, despite the cancelled plans to revive the GTV and 8C, we’ve recently learned that the company is still considering a new GTV, and now we know that it won’t be an SUV. In fact, if the GTV really is brought back to life, it’ll take on some pretty heavy hitters from BMW and Tesla, among others. Is there still hope for the Alfa Romeo brand? Let’s look at this new development and find out.
Paul Walker’s ’10-second’ Orange Supra Fetched $550,000 At Auction!
Do you remember Paul Walker’s 10-second Supra from the first Fast & Furious movies? The one that was painted in a mesmerizing orange shade from the first movie in the franchise? Yeah, well, that orange car was part of the Barrett-Jackson auction held on June 18 and 19, 2021 in Las Vegas and it sold for over half a million bucks! How about that!
3,400-Horsepower Battle: Audi R8 vs. Audi TT vs. Porsche 911 Turbo
We’ve seen different kinds of drag races where a tuned car goes up against other stock models, or the older models are given a dose of steroids to keep up with the new models, etc. But, when did you last see three fast cars, all tuned, take on each other? Well, the folks at Carwow brought the Audi TT RS, the Audi R8, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S on a drag strip to see who wins. Each of them has been tuned to make over 1,000 horses. This is one of the most unpredictable races these guys have come up with so far. Who do you think will win?