Kirby

Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn’t know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.

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Modern Porsche 935 attacks Monza Circuit

Modern Porsche 935 attacks Monza Circuit

It’s just as mesmerizing to look at when it’s actually moving

Porsche’s year-long anniversary party turned up an unexpected guest in the Porsche 935. The Stuttgart-based automaker reimagined the long-tailed 70’s icon with a modern design topped off by a retro livery, showcasing it in all its glory at Laguna Seca last month. Shortly after the 935’s debut, the racer took some test runs at the Monza racetrack in Italy where it was performing some test runs ahead of its highly anticipated launch. Porsche plans to build just 77 units of the reimagined “Moby Dick,” with each model priced at $817,000.

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2018 Ford Edge ST by Blood Type Racing

2018 Ford Edge ST by Blood Type Racing

If you want to refine the Ford Edge ST, this is one way to do it

Blood Type Racing is returning to the SEMA Auto Show with a new creation. The noted tuner is mixing it up this year, ditching past automotive muses like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Ford Focus ST in favor of a Ford Edge ST. It’s a fitting challenge for Blood Type Racing; the Edge ST is the first SUV to come out of the Ford Performance team so, by default, it’s performance-ready on its own. But even that didn’t dissuade Blood Type Racing from going to work. The tuning specialist created an extensive program for the SUV, highlighted by an engine upgrade program that adds more power to a vehicle that already boasts an output of 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque to go with an ST-tuned suspension.

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2018 Ford Expedition Classic by LGE*CTS Motorsports

2018 Ford Expedition Classic by LGE*CTS Motorsports

This multiple personality Expedition is a nice addition to the garage

The Ford Expedition is arguably one of the most versatile SUVs in the market. It has the size, the technology, and the all-around capability that you’d want from a full-sized SUV. It’s also highly customizable, whether through Ford itself or through the aftermarket tuning scene. The Ford LGE*CTS Expedition Classic is a perfect example of the latter. It’s designed and built by noted designer Theresa Contreras, who focused on creating a “modern classic” interpretation of Ford’s popular SUV. There’s a lot to like about the this tuned Expedition, particularly its impressive presentation. We’ll get to see it up close at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas.

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2018 Ford EcoSport Big Adventures by Tucci Designs

2018 Ford EcoSport Big Adventures by Tucci Designs

This isn’t your sisters Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport’s standing as the Blue Oval’s smallest crossover isn’t stopping it from making a statement at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show. With assistance from aftermarket tuner, Tucci Designs, the EcoSport is showing off a more rugged “Big Adventures” personality that’s built for the outdoors. Bucci Design’s Ford EcoSport Big Adventures is one of five Ford crossovers and SUVs that’s appearing at SEMA when the world’s biggest aftermarket auto show opens its doors next month.

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Set the Speedtail Aside For a Second Because the Mysterious McLaren BC-03 Lurks in The Shadows

Set the Speedtail Aside For a Second Because the Mysterious McLaren BC-03 Lurks in The Shadows

A new supercar is rumored to be on its way, and the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept offers a clue on what it is

As everyone continues to wait with bated breath for the respective debuts of the Speedtail and 720S Convertible, another McLaren is brewing in the shadows. There are no definite details yet, but numerous rumors hint that McLaren’s MSO division is preparing a mysterious new supercar that’s tentatively called the BC-03. It is also believed that the BC-03 will draw inspiration from McLaren’s Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Concept and that only five units are planned.

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Is the 2019 BMW X7 Too Similar to the BMW X5?

Is the 2019 BMW X7 Too Similar to the BMW X5?

Like it or not, the X7 is here, and it’s here to stay

The BMW X7 has arrived, and it’s poised to take the reigns from the X5 as Bavaria’s new flagship SUV. The full-sized behemoth will have its hands full competing against the likes of the Mercedes GLS-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover. For the time being, at least, the X7 will also draw comparisons to the model it’s replacing atop the BMW SUV food chain. Fair or not, the X7 will be compared to the X5, in part to judge the merits of the X7 as Bimmer’s new flagship SUV. The latter now holds the keys to BMW’s SUV kingdom as all eyes will be on it to see if it can elevate the German automaker’s status in the market.

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New Patent Application Signals the Imminent Introduction of a Third Chevy FNR futuristic Concept

New Patent Application Signals the Imminent Introduction of a Third Chevy FNR futuristic Concept

The first concept to use the "FNR" name was a doozy

General Motors has renewed its patent for the name “FNR” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, suggesting that neither the General nor Chevrolet — the brand that used the name on a pair of concept vehicles — are done using the moniker. There’s no word yet on when Chevrolet plans to use the name again, but given its history, it could be used on a new concept that will debut somewhere down the road. The USPTO has yet to grant the patent renewal to GM, though it could only be a matter of time before it does.

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2019 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package

2019 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package

A lighter and more dynamic Audi R8 V10 Plus sounds enticing

It’s time for another Audi R8 Special Edition. The new SE, called the R8 V10 Plus Competition Package, receives a bundle of parts from the Audi Sports bin, included in part to help the supercar shed weight and improve its aerodynamic performance. Production is limited to just ten units, all of which are earmarked specifically for the U.S. market. Each unit of the R8 V10 Plus Competition Package costs $237,350. The special edition R8 arrives in dealerships in November 2018.

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The Porsche Taycan Will be Priced to Compete with the Tesla Model S - At Least in Base Form

The Porsche Taycan Will be Priced to Compete with the Tesla Model S - At Least in Base Form

Pricing of Porsche’s first-ever electric car could slot between the Cayman and the Panamera

The Porsche Taycan is arguably the most technologically advanced model Porsche has ever built, but it’s not going to be priced that way. In fact, the Taycan looks like it’ll be more affordable than we thought. A Porsche executive revealed that the Taycan will like carry a starting price of €80,000 or around $92,500 based on current exchange rates. That said, top-spec versions of the Taycan aren’t going to come cheap, potentially reaching €200,000, or a little over $230,000.

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Someone is Auctioning Off a 1942 WWII Army Truck Turned Camper!

Someone is Auctioning Off a 1942 WWII Army Truck Turned Camper!

You’re not going to find a cooler-looking World War II Army truck

It’s not the fanciest vehicle to hit the auction block this year, nor is it the most attractive one. But for those who have gravitated towards overlanders these days, might we suggest hitting up the Mecum auction next month to get a good look at this 1942 Chevrolet Army truck that’s been turned into a full-fledged camper. The owner of this astounding creation is offering the vehicle for auction during Mecum’s auction that runs from November 15 to 17 in Las Vegas. The auction house estimates that vintage camper selling anywhere between $45,000 to $55,000 depending on the makeup of the people who will attend the auction.

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Watch Hennessey's Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk HPE1200 Destroy the Quarter Mile

Watch Hennessey’s Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk HPE1200 Destroy the Quarter Mile

We don’t suggest you take this Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on, but if you must, you can always try

You don’t want to mess with the Hennessy-tuned Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, not when it has 1,200 horsepower to throw at you. If there are some brave souls who are willing to try to take down this Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, let this video of the SUV getting tested by the folks at Hennessey serve as a warning on what you’re getting yourselves into. Despite weighing 5,300 pounds, this 1,200-horsepower Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds on its way to posting a quarter-mile time of 9.66 seconds at 145.9 mph. Still think you can this beast on? You’re more than welcome to try.

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The Mercedes-AMG Project One is Delayed Until 2020 Because Mercedes is Struggling to Adapt that F1 Engine for Road Usage

The Mercedes-AMG Project One is Delayed Until 2020 Because Mercedes is Struggling to Adapt that F1 Engine for Road Usage

Who knew that infusing Formula One tech on a road car would be difficult?

Mercedes-AMG has admitted that the launch of the One hypercar has been delayed by almost a year. Initially scheduled to launch in 2019, Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers now estimates the launch to take place sometime in mid-to-late 2020, owing to delays tied into the development of the hypercar’s Formula One-derived engine. Mercedes-AMG is currently working with its High-Performance Powertrains (HPP) division to address the issues.

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Leaked Accessory List for the 2019 Ford Ranger Proves Ford isn't Playing Around

Leaked Accessory List for the 2019 Ford Ranger Proves Ford isn’t Playing Around

You can get anything from wide fenders and body graphics for your 2019 Ford Ranger

Ford’s not messing around with the list of accessories available to the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger. Leaked documents shown via the Ranger5G forum reveal an extensive list of accessories that includes bull bars, racks, carriers, tow hooks, cup holders, and different versions of roadside assistance kits. The list of accessories points to one inevitable conclusion: you’re going to have to drop a serious amount of money to get what you want.

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2018 Audi RS5 By ABT Sportsline

2018 Audi RS5 By ABT Sportsline

Audi’s mid-size performance coupe gets a shot of extra power and improved driving dynamics

ABT Sportsline is dialing up its aftermarket upgrade for theAudi RS5 by offering an engine upgrade program that was previously exclusive only to the limited edition RS5-R package. The new power upgrade is part of a comprehensive tuning kit that also includes changes to the RS5’s aesthetics and suspension. The result is a high-performance coupé rocking carbon fiber bits with a new 2.9-liter bi-turbo V-6 engine that now produces 510 horsepower and an improved suspension that paves the way for optimized driving dynamics.

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Tesla's Really Making Its Own Brand of Tequila

Tesla’s Really Making Its Own Brand of Tequila

It’s called Teslaquila, and it’s probably a real thing based on Tesla’s history with off-the-wall products

Leave it to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to turn seemingly harmless jokes and pranks and make something out of them. The under-fire CEO took a break from all his legal problems to show a “visual approximation” of Teslaquila, the company’s new tequila product. It’s unclear if Teslaquila is actually a real thing — it stemmed from an April Fool’s joke earlier this year — but considering that Musk once signed off on a flamethrower — that product netted Tesla $5 million pre-orders, by the way — it’s not unlikely that Teslaquila will be sold in liquor stores and groceries in the not-too-distant future.

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2018 Mitsuoka Rockstar

2018 Mitsuoka Rockstar

One of our favorite coachbuilders finally has a product worth celebrating

Japanese coach builder Mitsuoka has launched a new project build called the Rock Star. The Corvette Stingray-bodied Rock Star is a Mazda MX-5 underneath a classic Americanized body. The nod towards one of the most iconic pieces of American car history is a fresh approach from a coach-building company best known for building what is arguably the world’s ugliest sports car. Compared to the positively ghastly Orochi sports car, the Rock Star is, well, a rock star that should have no problem establishing fans and groupies alike.

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Does This Rendering of the Ferrari Purosangue Make You Feel Happy or Mad?

Does This Rendering of the Ferrari Purosangue Make You Feel Happy or Mad?

All eyes will be on Ferrari for the real Purosangue’s arrival

An online artist has released a rendering of the Ferrari Purosangue, or at least a rendering of the SUV’s rear section. The rendering doesn’t reveal the front end of the highly anticipated SUV, but this is one of the first renderings we’ve seen of Ferrari’s future SUV. Speculation surrounding the design of the Purosangue is at an all-time high after the Italian automaker confirmed plans to join the super-luxury SUV market. This rendering is not a sign of things to come, but it does point to what we can expect when the real Purosangue arrives.

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2018 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition by Hennessey

2018 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition by Hennessey

You don’t want to mess around with this F-150 Raptor

More than two months after unveiling the Ford Mustang Heritage Edition, Hennessey is back at it with another special tuning program, this time for the Ford F-150 Raptor. Filed under the same “Heritage Edition” name, the F-150 Raptor gets a steady dose of upgrades, covering aesthetic, mechanical, and performance upgrades. Hennessey ties a bow on its mad creation with an engine upgrade that jacks up the V-8 engine’s output to 758 horsepower.

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Bentley's Restaurant Atop The Tallest Mountain in the UAE Stayed Open For Seven Days

Bentley’s Restaurant Atop The Tallest Mountain in the UAE Stayed Open For Seven Days

There’s a reason behind the short lifespan of Bentley’s mountaintop resto

Bentley’s taste for luxury and opulence was on full display when it celebrated the Middle Eastern launch of the new Continental GT. Instead of going the traditional auto show route, the British automaker chose to celebrate the Continental GT’s launch in the market by opening a fine-dining restoring atop Jebel Jais, the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, at an altitude of almost 6,400 feet above sea level. World-renowned chef Colin Clague was also brought in to help create the restaurant’s menu. Plague combined traditional British and Middle Eastern cuisines in creating a five-course meal that was served to the restaurant’s guests. About the only downside to the restaurant was that it closed down after only seven days of operation.

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Audi Could Be Adding a New Take on Its Logo

Audi Could Be Adding a New Take on Its Logo

New patent filings point to the possibility that the German automaker has plans for introduce a new version of its current logo

Audi could be on the verge of revamping its logo after patent filings in the U.S. and Germany show two new versions of the German automaker’s iconic four rings logo. One logo resembles an outline of the current logo with the interconnected lines scrubbed out, making it look like an image of a cloud. The other logo features the same outline with only two interconnected lines. It remains unclear what Audi’s plans for these logos are, but the patent filings designate them for “vehicles and their structural parts; radiator grilles.”

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Watch this Insane Audi RS6 Hit 204 MPH From a Dig: Video

Watch this Insane Audi RS6 Hit 204 MPH From a Dig: Video

Tuned and ready to deliver!

The Audi RS6 Avant is a 605-horsepower machine of epic proportions. Unfortunately, the RS6 Avant isn’t available in the U.S. That leaves us in a bit of an emotional pickle when we see videos like this. For the record, the Audi RS6 in this video isn’t your standard RS6. It’s been tuned to produce a staggering 1,012 horsepower, and as you might expect, it showed out in ways that only a 1,012 horsepower Audi RS6 can.

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2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes C-Class

2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes C-Class

The two German icons face off in one of the most storied rivalries in the auto industry

The rivalry between the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class is the automotive equivalent of the rivalry between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The stakes are different, sure, but there are no two models that are linked to one another than the 3 Series and the C-Class. It’s fitting, too, that just as Mercedes unveiled the 2019 C-Class a few months ago, it didn’t take BMW long to roll out the next-generation 3 Series. With both models offering something new to the table, it’s only fitting that we compare both models to see which one has the edge over the other.

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Is Bugatti Sandbaggin' The Chiron's Top Speed? Hennessey Thinks So

Is Bugatti Sandbaggin’ The Chiron’s Top Speed? Hennessey Thinks So

The race to 300 mph now includes pot shots and back-handed compliments

John Hennessey thinks Bugatti is playing possum when it comes to the Bugatti Chiron’s top speed. Speaking with Motor Authority, the founder and owner of Hennessey Performance claims that the French automaker is “sandbaggin’” the abilities of the Chiron as the race to hit a 300-mph top speed heats up in the supercar world. If Hennessey’s claims are correct and Bugatti is intentionally downplaying the Chiron’s performance abilities, it adds another wrinkle to a budding rivalry that’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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Check Out This 3D-Printed, Solar-Powered EV Set to Conquer Antarctica

Check Out This 3D-Printed, Solar-Powered EV Set to Conquer Antarctica

It’s not a car in the traditional sense, but it is incredible how it came to life in the first place

It’s not the flashiest of rides, but the Solar Voyager electric buggy is special in its own right for a lot of different reasons. Created by Dutch couple Liesbeth and Edwin ter Velde, the Solar Voyager is a solar-powered electric buggy that the couple plans to take all the way to the South Pole as part of their Clean2Antarctica project. The Solar Voyager is unlike any car you’ve ever seen. It’s not really a car, at least not in the traditional sense. It’s a four-wheeled buggy that tows a pair of two-wheeled trailers that lug around ten bifacial solar panels. The couple is not only setting a goal to take the buggy to the South Pole, but it’s also part of a bigger plan to travel almost 1,500 miles in Antarctica, a journey that’s expected to last 30 days.

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All-Female Race Series Launched to Find Next F1 Star Driver

All-Female Race Series Launched to Find Next F1 Star Driver

W Series wants to put the spotlight on talented female race car drivers

A new international single-seater racing championship series for women will launch in 2019 with the goal of establishing a platform for female race car drivers and help them pursue their goals of competing in Formula One. The series, called the W Series, has the backing of former F1 driver David Coulthard, former F1 team manager Dave Ryan, and the F1 technical designer Adrian Newey. The W Series will feature six rounds scattered all over the world. It will launch in May 2019.

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Supercharged Drifting Smoke Show by CJ Pony Parts

2018 Ford Mustang GT Supercharged Drifting Smoke Show by CJ Pony Parts

You don’t want to mess with this tuned-up ’Stang

The Ford Mustang is, without question, one of the most heavily accessorized cars in the world, and we’re getting several servings of it when the 2018 SEMA Auto Show rolls around next month. For now, five different tuners have taken the challenge of giving the Mustang the aftermarket runabout, including CJ Pony Parts, which is presenting the Mustang GT Supercharged Drifting Smoke Show at the annual aftermarket spectacle in Las Vegas. Long name notwithstanding, the Mustang GT Supercharged Drifting Smoke Show comes loaded with upgrades, topped off by a slick Stars and Stripes graphic.

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2018 Ford Mustang GT by Galpin Auto Sports

2018 Ford Mustang GT by Galpin Auto Sports

Noted California-based tuner is bringing the heat at the SEMA Auto Show

Galvin Auto Sports is returning to the SEMA Auto Show with a new toy to showcase to the masses. The tuner’s new car-of-interest is a heavily decked-out Ford Mustang GT with enough kits and packages to make Jeremy Clarkson’s head explode. One look at this Galpin-tuned Ford Mustang GT and you might even mistake it for a Decepticon with its colors and all. Fortunately, it has no plans for world domination because, from the way it looks and presumably runs, this tuned Mustang GT will settle for being one of the stars of SEMA.

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2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2019 BMW 3 Series

2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2019 BMW 3 Series

Comparing the old and the new 3 Series shows how different the G20 model is

BMW has unveiled the seventh generation 3 Series, signaling a new era for the company’s iconic compact luxury sedan. The new 3 Series is a lot bigger than its predecessor, effectively questioning why we still call it a compact sedan. There’s nothing “compact” about the new 3 Series. Not only is it larger than any 3 Series on record, but it’s also lighter, more powerful, and filled to the brim with a lot of interesting tech features. At launch, the new 3 Series will be available in 330i and 340i trim levels. More versions, including the next-generation M3, will become available in the future. Pricing for the new 3 Series starts at $41,245.

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2018 Hennessey Lincoln Navigator

2018 Hennessey Lincoln Navigator

How does 600 horsepower sound on your full-sized Navigator SUV?

Hennessey has started rolling out a modified 2018 Lincoln Navigator that’s fitted with the tuner’s patented HPE600 tuning program. The custom tuned full-size SUV gets an increase in power, among other upgrades. The tuning package costs $19,950, and availability is limited to just 200 units for the 2018 model. If you’re interested in buying one, you can order the SUV though Hennessey or any authorized Hennessey Lincoln dealer.

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2018 Land Rover Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle

2018 Land Rover Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle

One-off creation is a preview of a potential high-functioning emergency response vehicle

Behind the glitz and glamour of the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Land Rover presented a one-off Discovery that it created for the Red Cross. The model is called the Red Cross Discovery Emergency Response Vehicle, and it was developed as part of an 18-month collaboration between Land Rover’s Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) and the Austrian Red Cross. The Discovery is unlike standard Discovery models. Among other things, it features state-of-the-art communications technology that’s there to help save lives.

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It Looks Like North Korea's Kim Jong Un Swapped his Mercedes for a New Rolls-Royce Phantom

It Looks Like North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Swapped his Mercedes for a New Rolls-Royce Phantom

North Korea’s leader knows how to ride in style

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known to have a taste for fancy luxury cars, and it appears that his latest ride is none other than a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Kim arrived at his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the luxury sedan — eagle-eyed observers saw the Rolls-Royce logo on the car’s wheel center caps — prompting speculation that the North Korean president has a new ride to go along with the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman Grand armored limousine that he used during his summit with his South Koran counterpart, Moon Jae-in, earlier this year.

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2018 Nissan Red Cross Ultimate Service Titan

2018 Nissan Red Cross Ultimate Service Titan

This one-off creation is here to save the day

Days after Land Rover showcased a one-off Discovery Sport that was developed specifically for the Austrian Red Cross, Nissan is doing the same for the American Red Cross with the introduction of the Ultimate Service Titan. As its name implies, the Ultimate Service Titan isn’t your typical Nissan Titan pickup. It’s a mobile command center that’s developed to respond to disasters and emergencies without breaking stride. The Nissan Ultimate Service Titan is the latest manifestation of a partnership between Nissan and the American Red Cross, one that, in the last five years alone, has raised $2.5 million in donations for the Red Cross. You can add the Nissan Ultimate Service Titan to that list now. The one-off emergency response vehicle debuted at the Miami Auto Show.

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2018 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept ll

2018 Porsche 911 Speedster Concept ll

This is not a concept anymore, ladies and gentlemen

The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept isn’t a concept anymore. It has evolved into a special edition model after the folks from Stuttgart introduced the 911 Speedster Concept II at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The 911 Speedster Concept II will be produced as a special edition model that’s limited to only 1,948 units. Porsche hasn’t announced pricing details for the limited edition roadster, but expect an announcement from the German automaker in the next few months. Keep yourselves updated because production of the 911 Speedster Concept II starts in the first half of 2019.

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2018 Honda Civic Deep Orange 9

2018 Honda Civic Deep Orange 9

Clemson University Students Build 600-horsepower Hybrid Civic

Graduate students at Clemson University have completed building one of the coolest Honda Civics you’ll ever see. It still looks like the current Civic, but a lot of what lies under the surface has changed, none more important than the car’s powertrain. No longer is this Civic running solely on a traditional gas engine. It still has one in the form of a 2.0-liter, supercharged, four-cylinder engine, but it also features an electric motor that helps bring the car’s total output to 600 horsepower.

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Marilyn Monroe's 1956 Ford Thunderbird Up for Auction Next Month

Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird Up for Auction Next Month

Here’s your chance to buy a car that was owned by arguably the most famous Hollywood actress in history

A 1956 Ford Thunderbird belonging to the late Marilyn Monroe is going up for auction at Julien’s Auctions’ Icons and Idols Auction on November 16. The iconic American actress owned the Raven Black Thunderbird between 1955 and 1962. The car has an estimated value between $250,000 and $500,000, though, considering the provenance behind it, including the fact that arguably one of the biggest Hollywood celebrities in history owned it, the selling price could go through the roof.

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A Porsche 356 Replica Got Shoved Into the Drink

A Porsche 356 Replica Got Shoved Into the Drink

Nobody saw this coming bu, thankfully, it was just a replica and not the real deal

A replica Porsche 356 found itself swimming in a canal after getting unceremoniously dumped in the water by a delivery van. The incident was brought to our attention by London-based publishing company Unbound, which tweeted the aftermath of the incident that happened near the company’s headquarters. It’s unclear what happened after the replica 356 went for a swim, but it was eventually fished out, looking, as Unbound put it, “forlorn” after getting dumped into the water. Either way, it’s highly unlikely that it’s going to function as well as it did before it took a dip in the canal.

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James Murdoch Reportedly Eyed To Replace Elon Musk as Tesla's Chairman

James Murdoch Reportedly Eyed To Replace Elon Musk as Tesla’s Chairman

Musk, on the other hand, is slamming the brakes on the report

James Murdoch, the son of billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch, reportedly has the inside track to replace Elon Musk as chairman of Tesla. The report comes from the Financial Times, which is quoting two people familiar with the matter. Tesla has not issued a comment on the report, though Musk, who is still the current CEO and chairman of the company, categorically denied the report, saying that it was “incorrect.” As it is, the younger Murdoch is a non-executive director at Tesla’s board.

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Porsche Isn't Getting Rid of Manual Transmissions Yet

Porsche Isn’t Getting Rid of Manual Transmissions Yet

Public outcry made Porsche reconsider its plans for the stick-shift transmission

As the rest of the industry slowly shies away from cars fitted with manual transmissions, Porsche has made a handful of about-turns on the matter. The latest word, coming from no less than Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zemmler, is that the German automaker will be offering manual transmissions “as long as there are customers who demand” one.

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2018 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Concept

2018 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Concept

Special edition F-150 pays tribute to Harley-Davidson’s 115th anniversary

Ford and Harley-Davidson have established a unique partnership in the auto industry. The latter has a long history of building custom and special edition H-D branded trucks, and the latest example of that is the 2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Concept Truck. Developed as a special edition version of the F-150 Super Crew trim, the new F-150 Harley-Davidson Concept was created with the help of Tuscany, a subsidiary of Fox Factory Inc. and a Ford Motor Company specialty vehicle manufacturer in the personal-use segment, to help celebrate the bikemaker’s 115th anniversary.

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20 People Die in Horrific Limo Crash in New York; Questions Raised Over Safety and Regulation

20 People Die in Horrific Limo Crash in New York; Questions Raised Over Safety and Regulation

Something needs to be done to make these vehicles safer on the road

The safety of limousines has again come under fire after 20 people were killed from a horrific crash in upstate New York involving a stretch 2001 Ford Excursion limousine. The accident, which occurred over the weekend, killed two pairs of newlyweds, four sisters from one family, two brothers from another family, the limo driver, and two pedestrians. Details on how the people died are still unclear, but the aftermath of the incident has put the spotlight — yet again — on limousine safety, specifically on measures that need to be made to ensure that an accident like this doesn’t happen again.

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The Top 5 Best-Looking Concepts From the 2018 Paris Motor Show

The Top 5 Best-Looking Concepts From the 2018 Paris Motor Show

These concepts deserve more than the audiences the attracted in Paris

The 2018 Paris Motor Show brought us a lot of good metal. Production cars made their debuts, special edition models were showcased, and a number of automakers even made surprise appearances. The show also featured a handful of concept vehicles, some looking more outrageous than others. Most of these concepts came to Paris as showcase pieces to preview an automaker’s plans for its future. Some were there for attendance purposes, while others were there as special edition models hiding under concept clothing. Regardless of their reasons for being there, some concepts stood out more than others, specifically the five models below.

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Three Burt Reynolds Movie Cars Sell for $330K in Vegas

Three Burt Reynolds Movie Cars Sell for $330K in Vegas

Proceeds of the auction went directly to the Burt Reynolds Institute

The last three cars belonging to the late Burt Reynolds were auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas in late September, raising $330,000 for the Burt Reynolds Institute in the process. Of the three cars, two were 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams, while the other was a 1987 Chevrolet R30 pickup truck. All three vehicles belonged to Reynolds’ car collection, and all of them were personally autographed by the recently deceased Hollywood legend.

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Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Drag Race Battle - Ferrari 812 Superfast Versus Tesla Model X P100D

Old school takes on the new school!

On paper, an SUV should have no business competing against a supercar in a drag race. But the cars in question, a Ferrari 812 Superfast and a Tesla Model X P100D, aren’t exactly too far apart in the performance category. One produces 588 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque, while the other has 790 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque on tap. Line them side-by-side on a drag strip and the question of who wins isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds. In the end, such a race took place at the Drag Times home track of Palm Beach International Raceway. As for which car won? Watch the video and find out.

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Upcoming 2020 BMW 2 Series Dubbed the "Drift Machine"

Upcoming 2020 BMW 2 Series Dubbed the "Drift Machine"

We all know now what identity of the new 2 Series, including the M2, will be

The next-generation BMW 2 Series is going to be built to drift, at least if there’s anything to take away from its “Drift Machine” internal nickname. BMW development chief Klaus Frohlich revealed the nickname of the next-generation version of the 2 Series range, which will include a successor to the award-winning M2 Coupe. Frohlich also admitted that he fought for the next-gen 2 Series’ identity, in part because of how important the 2 Series is to establish the performance identity of BMW’s entry-level model.

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Porsche Says It Can Cut Tesla's Charge Times In Half

Porsche Says It Can Cut Tesla’s Charge Times In Half

German automaker wants to stand out in a segment that’s exploding in recent years

As the electric car market becomes bigger and more populated these days, Porsche is looking for a way to stand out from competition, and a big part of that approach is developing technologies that will allow it to claim the industry’s quickest charging times. The Porsche Taycan electric sports car — it’s Porsche’s first all-electric model ever — is expected to showcase that with the ability to charge 80 percent of its battery in just 15 minutes.

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Budget Direct Renders the Evolution of 7 Timeless Models

Budget Direct Renders the Evolution of 7 Timeless Models

Don’t expect any of these models to go away anytime soon

There is no shortage of car models in the auto industry these days. Some models have gained followings while others have become flashes in the pan. Then there are the titans of the business, the models that have lasted the test of time and have been around, literally, for generations. In the course of their respective lifetimes, these models have evolved in more ways than one, none more evident than their designs. These seven models have been around for so long their designs have evolved considerably from when they first came out. Knowing their place in the business, these models are unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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2018 Ford Explorer Limited Luxury Edition

2018 Ford Explorer Limited Luxury Edition

Special edition Explorer adds a splash of luxury to the SUV

In a state where SUVs rule the roads, Ford dropped four larger-than-life special edition SUVs at the 2018 Texas State Fair. One of the four models is the Explorer Limited Luxury Edition, a unique take on the popular Explorer SUV that adds appearance upgrades on the vehicle’s exterior and interior. The Ford Explorer Limited Luxury Edition is joined by the Explorer Desert Copper Edition and a pair of Expedition special editions — the Expedition Stealth Edition and the Expedition Texas Edition — in the annual fair.

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Ford Reveals Fastest Police Vehicle In America

Ford Reveals Fastest Police Vehicle In America

You don’t want to see this police cruiser in your rear-view mirrors

Ford has released the Police Interceptor Utility, considered by the Michigan State Police as the fastest police car available for 2019. The new Interceptor is based on the yet-to-be-unveiled Explorer SUV. It replaces the outgoing Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility model and the Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan. The new Police Interceptor Utility is more than just a fast law enforcement vehicle; it’s also loaded with state-of-the-art technology the likes of which the production version of the new Explorer won’t have. That comes with the territory of being a cop car.

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Land Rover Teams With Clarks for New Men's Shoe Collection

Land Rover Teams With Clarks for New Men’s Shoe Collection

These shoes are dropping just in time for the 2018 holiday season

Land Rover has launched a new line of footwear, in collaboration with shoe brand Clarks. The new collection, called the “Life.Limitless” range, starts with three designs for Fall 2018, specifically the CLR.51N, CLR52.N, and the CLR53.N. Each shoe draws on a specific function and purpose that adheres to the core principles of the two brands. The partnership between Land Rover and Clarks will run for five years and will include two Life.Limitless releases every year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

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Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition

Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition

For those who want a well-dressed Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer was well-represented at the 2018 Texas State Fair after Ford brought a pair of special edition versions, including the Explorer Desert Copper Edition. Created to diversify its Explorer lineup, the Desert Copper Edition is based on the XLT trim of the SUV. The special edition Explorer comes with a number of upgrades in the exterior and interior. The automaker hasn’t said if the Explorer Desert Copper is going to be available to the public, but with the popularity of SUVs these days, don’t be surprised if the Explorer Desert Copper Edition arrives in a dealership near you sooner than later.

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Ford Expedition Stealth Edition

Ford Expedition Stealth Edition

Dressed-up Expedition will be available soon

Ford was a big participant at the 2018 Texas State Fair, making its presence known thanks to four special edition SUVs. One of those special edition SUVs is the Expedition Stealth Edition, and of the four SUVs, it’s the one that received the most upgrades. The Ford Expedition Stealth Edition, together with the Expedition Texas Edition, will be available to order later this year. Pricing details will be announced soon.

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Bugatti Could Flip the Super Luxury SUV Market If It Green Lights an SUV

Bugatti Could Flip the Super Luxury SUV Market If It Green Lights an SUV

The sentiment within Bugatti is that the company wants to add a second model

Just when you thought the super-luxury SUV market calmed down with Lamborghini, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce in the fold, Bugatti could enter the fray and turn the whole segment upside down. That’s the word that came out from no less than Bugatti’s own president, Stephan Winkelmann, at the Paris Motor Show. No confirmation has been made on the matter, but Bugatti is legitimately thinking about expanding its lineup, and an SUV reportedly has the inside track on getting greenlit if the company decides to give the Chiron hypercar a stablemate.

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Tesla Model 3 Sells Like Crazy, Leaves Hyundai, Nissan in the Dust

Tesla Model 3 Sells Like Crazy, Leaves Hyundai, Nissan in the Dust

The Model 3’s sales momentum should grow once production issues are fixed

Despite nagging production issues, the Tesla Model 3 is fast becoming one of America’s best-selling sedans. Monthly and quarterly sales totals in the last three months ending in September revealed that the Model 3 outsold all but four of the top sedans sold in the U.S., regardless of their size and price. In that time span, Tesla sold around 55,800 units of the Model 3, outselling far more established models like the Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Fusion, and Chevrolet Malibu. The only four models that outsold the Model 3 are the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, and Honda Accord.

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GAC Motors Reveals the 2019 GAC GS5 at the Paris Motor Show

GAC Motors Reveals the 2019 GAC GS5 at the Paris Motor Show

Chinese automaker wants to make a name for itself in the European market

GAC Motors has pulled the covers off of the GS5 SUV at the Paris Motor Show, signaling the Chinese automaker’s intent to become a major player in the European SUV market. The GS5 is the ninth model to come out of the GAC, which is only celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The relatively young automaker is banking on the GS5 to help establish the brand in a market that hasn’t been kind to Chinese auto brands in the past. There’s no timetable for the GS5’s launch in the European market, nor has GAC announced pricing for the SUV.

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The 2019 Smart Forease Concept Looks Adorable and Cute at the Paris Motor Show

The 2019 Smart Forease Concept Looks Adorable and Cute at the Paris Motor Show

Cutesy concept follows a long line of cutesy concepts from Smart

Smart is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and it’s bringing the Foresee Tiny Speedster to the Paris Motor Show to commemorate the occasion. The Foresee is the latest concept in a long line of concepts to come out of smart, taking after other memorable creations like the Crossblade and the Forspeed. As it is, the Foresee is still a concept, and a production model is unlikely in the cards.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Throws a Party Ahead of Paris Debut

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Throws a Party Ahead of Paris Debut

Merc’s new luxury SUV has the makings of a segment challenger

Mercedes has a strong presence at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, and one of its main offerings is the GLE-Class SUV. The SUV’s unveiling took place at the Hotel Molitor as part of the German automaker’s “Meet Mercedes” event. More than 400 guests were on-hand to witness the GLE’s world première, becoming the first group of people to see Mercedes’ new luxury SUV in the flesh. As a new model, the GLE is bringing a lot to the SUV table, including a new operating concept, a new engine lineup, and a suite of innovative driver assistance systems. The SUV will hit dealerships in the U.S. and Europe sometime in early 2019. Pricing details will be revealed closer to its launch date.

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The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Showed Up in Paris Wearing a Stunning Blue Tuxedo

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Showed Up in Paris Wearing a Stunning Blue Tuxedo

It’s lean, mean, and has a take-no-prisoners attitude

The color blue never goes out of style, so it’s fitting that in the Fashion Capital of the World, Mercedes-AMG unveiled the feisty A 35 in a resplendent blue shade that accentuates its sporting good looks. The hot hatch officially made its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show with a point to prove. While it does trace its roots to the A-Class, the AMG 35 is nothing like the model it’s based on. It looks angrier and more aggressive, and more importantly, it has a powerful 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can embarrass the socks off anyone who underestimates its performance capabilities. The Mercedes-AMG A 35 doesn’t have a price yet, but those details will be announced sometime in 2019. Unfortunately, it’s not coming to the U.S.

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Porsche Confirms the 2020 911 Speedster with yet Another Concept

Porsche Confirms the 2020 911 Speedster with yet Another Concept

It’s a concept in name only; this version is coming as a special edition model

Four months after introducing the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept, Porsche is bringing a second serving to the Paris Motor Show with the 911 Speedster Concept II. The new version of the 911 Speedster Concept is different compared to its predecessor in one fundamental way: it will be produced as a special edition model that’s limited to just 1,948 units. Porsche has yet to announce pricing details for the special edition soft-top roadster, but it did say that production of the 911 Speedster starts in the first half of 2019.

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Infiniti Spills the Beans on Sexy Project Black S

Infiniti Spills the Beans on Sexy Project Black S

Sick-looking coupe concept is a window to Infiniti’s future

The Infiniti Black S Prototype is proof that the technological divide between production vehicles and Formula One race cars is shrinking. The Hong Kong-based luxury brand of Nissan unveiled a modified version of the coupe at a private party in Paris, showcasing a hybrid electric powertrain developed by the Renault Sport Formula One team. The concept isn’t earmarked for production — not yet, at least — but it does offer a glimpse of Infiniti’s goal to use hybrid and electric powertrains on all of its models by 2021.

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2018 Ford Expedition Texas Edition

2018 Ford Expedition Texas Edition

Special edition model gives the Expedition a Texas-sized personality

Ford balled out at the 2018 Texas State Fair with a pair of special edition Expedition models, one of which was appropriately named the Explorer Texas Edition. Based on the 2019 Expedition Limited trim, the Texas Edition is perfectly identified by unique badging throughout its body. It’s short on visual upgrades like its counterpart, the Expedition Stealth Edition, but it stands out because of its emphasis on hauling, hence the inclusion of a cargo package and Ford’s Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package. The Ford Expedition Texas Edition will be available to order later this year. Pricing details will be announced soon.

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The 2019 Mercedes B-Class is Pulling into Paris for Tonights Debut but Here's a Teaser to Hold You Over

The 2019 Mercedes B-Class is Pulling into Paris for Tonights Debut but Here’s a Teaser to Hold You Over

We get a good look at the exterior and the overhauled interior

Leave it to Mercedes to get a jump on teasing the all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class days ahead of its unveiling at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The German automaker released a teaser video of the model, revealing a good amount of its exterior and interior designs. Major upgrades are in store for the next-generation B-Class as Mercedes works hard in shedding the model’s “ugly duckling” label.

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Is Audi Bringing a Race-Spec Version of The R8 To Paris?

Is Audi Bringing a Race-Spec Version of The R8 To Paris?

Mysterious model is scheduled to debut at the City of Lights this week

Audi Sport has released a mysterious teaser of a car that looks like the R8 supercar. Audi didn’t confirm that it’s the facelifted version of the supercar so if it’s not that, this model sitting underneath the sheets could be a race car based on the R8. The facelifted R8 is expected to arrive later this year so it’s possible that this model could serve as a preview of what we can look forward to when the new R8 debuts. There are no specific details about the car other than Audi’s plan to show the model at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. We’ll know more then.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Settles With SEC After Tesla Shares Take a Beating

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Settles With SEC After Tesla Shares Take a Beating

One single tweet cost Elon Musk his chairman role at Tesla

Elon Musk is stepping down as chairman of Tesla as part of a settlement reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The man behind companies like Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company will be allowed to remain CEO, but he must vacate his position as chairman of the board within 45 days and cannot seek re-election for three years. Tesla has also agreed to pay a $20 million fine as part of the settlement stemming from a tweet he posted announcing that he had secured funding to take Tesla private.

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Infiniti Project Black S Gets Hybrid Powertrain for Paris

Infiniti Project Black S Gets Hybrid Powertrain for Paris

Nissan’s luxury brand is setting a high bar with the updated Project Black S Prototype

Infiniti is bringing back the Project Black S Prototype with an updated powertrain made up of its 3.0-liter VR30 twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and a unique energy recovery system. The powertrain is one of a number of improvements Infiniti made on the concept, which was first unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Project Black S Prototype represents what Infiniti describes as the “very top end of electrification in the (Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi) Alliance portfolio. It also acts as a benchmark in the company’s pursuit to electrifying its lineup by 2021.

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Ford's F-150 Plant Celebrates a Century in Operation

Ford’s F-150 Plant Celebrates a Century in Operation

The factory’s longevity is a perfect example on why this industry is awesome

The Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and Ford isn’t holding back in letting everyone know about it. The facility is special, even remarkable, in a lot of people’s eyes because it’s the only production facility in the U.S. to manufacture cars uninterrupted for 100 years. And just as the complex its centennial anniversary, Ford is already adding more facilities inside the complex in preparation for the automaker’s future manufacturing processes.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado RST Off-Road Concept

2018 Chevrolet Silverado RST Off-Road Concept

This is the Silverado you want if you’re looking to go outdoors and have fun

Proving that auto shows have become less appealing these days, the 2018 Texas State Fair has become Chevrolet’s venue-of-choice in revealing the Silverado RST Off-Road Concept. The unique trail-inspired Silverado is one of four concepts that Chevrolet unveiled in the event. The RST Off-Road Concept is arguably the most rugged version of the Silverado among the four concepts it’s bringing to the Texas State Fair. It’s packed with off-road equipment and accessories to showcase the pickup’s might and adaptability when it ventures into beaten paths.

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2018 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade Special Edition

2018 Toyota 4Runner Nightshade Special Edition

If you want your 4Runner to look stealthy, you need to take a good, long look at the Nightshade Special Edition

Toyota has unveiled the 4Runner Nightshade Special Edition at the Texas State Fair. Based on the Limited variant of the 4Runner, the Nightshade Special Edition features aesthetic changes on the full-sized SUV. A series of black details highlight the changes, a lot of which give the 4Runner a darkened appearance. The 4Runner Nightshade Special Edition $1,740 to the 4Runner’s sticker price of $43,225.

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Merc Officially Names New Hypercar Mercedes-AMG ONE

Merc Officially Names New Hypercar Mercedes-AMG ONE

Seems like a lazy attempt to name what is otherwise an awesome hypercar

The Mercedes-AMG Project One is now officially known as the Mercedes-AMG ONE. The name change is the latest in a series of new developments surrounding the hypercar as it prepares to make an appearance at the 2018 Paris Motor Show next week. In addition to the new name, Mercedes-AMG also divulged more information about the hypercar’s aerodynamic capabilities. Production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE is expected to begin soon. The automaker plans to build just 275 units of the 1,000-horsepower machine, with all 275 units already spoken for.

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Toyota Assists In Dino Bone Dig

Toyota Assists In Dino Bone Dig

A pair of Tundras and a Land Cruiser are helping haul serious dinosaur bones

Toyota is lending a helping hand to a team of paleontologists from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis who are surveying an undisclosed site in northern Wyoming. The team of scientists, led by world-renowned paleontologists Dr. Phil Manning and Dr. Victoria Egerton, are in the area looking for fossilized dinosaur bones. Toyota is supporting the expedition by lending a pair of Tundra pickups and a Land Cruiser to help carry the scientists, their gear, and whatever fossils they dig up.

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Travis Pastrana Goes Full Throttle at Wild New NRX Track

Travis Pastrana Goes Full Throttle at Wild New NRX Track

There’s going to be a lot of air time when you’re around this course

Travis Pastrana didn’t mince his words describing the NRX track, calling it a “hell track for cars.” Pastrana knows a thing or two about hell track for racers. He’s competed — and won — in supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, and rally racing. But even with his accomplishments, Pastrana still paid reverence to the track that will be used in the Nitro World Games by taking us on a flying lap around the circuit.

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A Manual Transmission for the 2019 Toyota Supra Is a Possibility, But Not a Certainty

A Manual Transmission for the 2019 Toyota Supra Is a Possibility, But Not a Certainty

You all better make your voices heard if you want a manual-transmission Supra

Toyota has not shut the door on the possibility of offering the 2019 Toyota Supra with a manual-transmission; it just needs to make sure that there’s market demand for one. The automaker’s assistant chief engineer on the Supra project, Masayuki Kai, made that clear in a conversation with Road and Track. According to Kai, a manual-transmission Supra will depend entirely on the market reaction to the car, specifically the standard version that’s equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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McLaren Celebrates Launch of Forza Horizon 4 with Senna vs. Motocross Bikes Race

McLaren Celebrates Launch of Forza Horizon 4 with Senna vs. Motocross Bikes Race

It’s not really a real race, but it still makes for a good watch

Forza Horizon 4 is ready to drop in a week’s time, and to celebrate the game’s coming release date, McLaren brought a Senna to the Goodwood Festival of Speed to race with not one, not two, but three 450cc Motocross bikes. The race itself was a sham — the three bikes took shortcuts on the grass wherever they could — but the purpose to build excitement surrounding Forza Horizon 4’s arrival is real. The game this stores on October 2 and will be available to play on the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

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2018 Fiat 500 1957 Edition

2018 Fiat 500 1957 Edition

Special edition 500 revives the 1957 vibe

Fans of the Fiat 500 can’t seem to get enough of the 500 1957 Edition, so much so that the Italian automaker is rolling out a new version of the special edition model. The “new” 500 1957 Edition arrives this fall at a starting price of $20,740. There’s no stated cap on the model’s volume, but the package is available on hardtop and convertible versions of the 500.

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Hennessey Thinks 311 MPH is Possible With New F5 Venom

Hennessey Thinks 311 MPH is Possible With New F5 Venom

Automaker is calling its own shot with a top speed run that could send the Venom F5 straight to the record books

Hennessey claims that a prototype version of the Venom F5 is ready to begin testing sometime in 2019 with the goal of hitting 311 mph. Notice that Hennessey is overshooting the unicorn speed of 300 mph? That’s because the company believes that the F5 is capable of going well beyond the threshold number. Once the prototype version of the Venom F5 is ready to test its worth in the heavily anticipated top speed wars, we’ll know for sure if it can back up the hype surrounding its 1,600-horsepower bullet.

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Are Crossovers and SUVs Becoming Daddy's Car? Nissan Thinks So and Hopes It'll Boost Sedan Sales

Are Crossovers and SUVs Becoming Daddy’s Car? Nissan Thinks So and Hopes It’ll Boost Sedan Sales

Nissan’s betting big with the launch of the sixth-generation Altima

Just as almost every automaker is stirring into the SUV skid, Nissan is stirring against it with the launch of the sixth-generation Altima. The Japanese auto brand is pulling out all the stops with the new version of the midsize sedan that, according to the company, represents “one of the highest investments in the history of Nissan.” The new Altima sits on a new platform, a new engine, and a new all-wheel-drive system.

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Ford Subtly Calls Out The Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 in Latest F-150 Ad

Ford Subtly Calls Out The Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 in Latest F-150 Ad

Blue Oval is at it again with its chest-puffing

The Ford F-150 has been the undisputed king in the full-size pickup segment, and the Blue Oval isn’t getting tired of reminding everyone where the line behind the F-150 starts. Ford’s latest chest-puffing piece comes in the form of a 30-second commercial that reinforces the F-150’s leadership in the full-size pickup segment. Without specifically mentioning its rivals, Ford is throwing a bucket of reality to the rest of the market, letting everyone know that no matter what they do, they’re not going to beat the segment’s resident big dog.

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Jaguar XE 300 Sport Becomes First Car To Lap The Circuit de Charade in 30 Years

Jaguar XE 300 Sport Becomes First Car To Lap The Circuit de Charade in 30 Years

Forgotten French track was nicknamed the "French Nurburgring" when it was open

The Jaguar XE 300 Sport made history in the most unusual of ways by becoming the first car to lap France’s Circuit de Charade in 30 years. The five-mile circuit hasn’t been used since the late 80’s — it hosted the French Grand Prix five times between 1965 and 1988 — but Jaguar was able to work with local authorities and the track’s current owners to re-establish its original layout for the XE 300 Sport’s flying lap. In the end, the XE 300 Sport managed to clock a lap time of four minutes and nine seconds at an average of 72 mph.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6 by Hennessey

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Goliath 6x6 by Hennessey

This is the car you want to be in when the world is ending

Hennessey has once again thrust itself into the spotlight with another mind-bending creation, called the Goliath. As the name suggests, Goliath isn’t a pee-wee muscle car with turbochargers stacked one on top of the other. It’s not even a demented supercar that can hit 300 mph. Goliath is what its name says it is. Goliath is a Chevrolet Silverado-based 6x6 monstrosity that can probably withstand the apocalypse if it arrived today.

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An AMG Version of the Mercedes X-Class Is Not Happening

An AMG Version of the Mercedes X-Class Is Not Happening

Don’t get your hopes up, either, because there’s no changing Mercedes-AMG’s mind

Mercedes-AMG has shot down rumors of a high-performance version of the X-Class, ending speculation that the pickup would get a sportier alter ego. No less than AMG boss Tobias Moers dropped the hammer on rumor at the launch of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe in Texas recently. Those who have pined for such a model can now rest easy. Your calls won’t be answered. There will be no Mercedes-AMG X pickup in the near — or far — future.

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Ford Mustang RTR Drifts the Entire Nurburgring

Ford Mustang RTR Drifts the Entire Nurburgring

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is up to his old tricks again

Vaughn Gittin Jr. completed a full lap of the Nurburgring, doing so while drifting theFord Mustang RTR drift the whole way. The stunt was performed without the objective of setting a lap time. The achievement was no less remarkable, though, because Gittin Jr. became the first driver to drift a car in the 12.8-mile course.

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Watch Someone Offroad a 2016 Ferrari FF as it Screams for Mercy

Watch Someone Offroad a 2016 Ferrari FF as it Screams for Mercy

If you get squeamish with Ferraris getting run roughshod, this video isn’t for you

It’s been a minute since we a Ferrari FF made the news, and for fanboys of Scuderia’s recently discontinued grand tourer, this video of the FF getting the rough treatment isn’t something you’d want to see. The 30-second video shows a black FF getting wasted on a hilly patch of grass in what can only be described as wasted money. It’s unclear who the owner of this FF is, but based on how he seems to have little care for the supercar’s well-being, we’re guessing that he has no problems paying for whatever damages it may incur from his haphazard driving.

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2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt

Noted Porsche tuner partners with famous furniture brand to develop a program unlike anything you’ve ever seen

TechArt cut its teeth in the tuning world developing programs for Porsche models. Now it has a new one for the Cayenne Turbo, and it’s even partnered with high-end furniture maker Rolf Benz to develop the program. Exterior, interior, and drivetrain upgrades are all part of the menu, though there’s a good chance that all anybody’s going to be talking about is Rolf Benz’s involvement in the program.

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2019 Rezvani Tank X

2019 Rezvani Tank X

Automaker’s new SUV builds on what is already one of the most menacing models of its kind

Rezvani has come out of its lab with a new version of the Tank SUV, called the Tank X. The body of the Tank X remains the same, but underneath the imposing facade lies an engine option in the form of a 6.2-liter, supercharged, V-8 engine that’s been tuned to produce 707 horsepower and 710 pound-feet of torque. The Tank X starts at $259,000, though given Rezvani’s massive options list, that price tag could just as well say “your mileage may vary.”

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Las Vegas Golden Knights

2018 Ford Mustang GT Las Vegas Golden Knights

Fans of the Golden Knights should be tripping over themselves to own this one-off creation

Ford is no stranger to auctioning one-off Mustangs for charity. The latest ‘Stang to get bestowed with the honor is a 2018 Mustang GT that’s been customized to wear the colors of the Las Vegas’ professional ice hockey team, the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights. The one-off creation is up for bidding at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Sin City on September 29. All proceeds from the car’s sale will go directly to the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.

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8 Forgotten Concepts That Should Have Made it to Production

8 Forgotten Concepts That Should Have Made it to Production

From the "could-have-beens" to the "should-have-beens," these concept vehicles didn’t deserve the exits they received

Concept cars are often the result of an automaker’s desire to showcase possibilities. Very rarely, though, do these possibilities translate to reality. Some concepts get used as springboards for future production models. Some get used as blueprints for future technologies. But more often than not, a lot of concept cars get sent back to the shadows, never to be heard from again. It’s a shame because the concept cars on this list didn’t deserve that fates they received. These concepts should’ve been turned into production models. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, none of them did, and all we’re left with our thoughts of what could’ve been.

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6,000 Total Horsepower Comes To Play in World's Greatest Drag Race 8

6,000 Total Horsepower Comes To Play in World’s Greatest Drag Race 8

There’s a lot of power and Benjamins involved in this race

Motor Trend is back at it with the World’s Greatest Drag Race. The annual event pits 12 of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world in the ultimate test of acceleration. All 12 performance machines were present at the Vandenberg Air Force Base to see which among them can take the checkered flag in the latest installment of the World’s Greatest Drag Race.

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John Cena's 2017 Ford GT is Getting Passed Around Like a Dirty Diaper

John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT is Getting Passed Around Like a Dirty Diaper

It’s going up for sale — again

The Ford GT once owned by WWE superstar John Cena is back up for sale. It’s the fourth time — maybe fifth? — that Cena’s Ford GT is on the market and the second time in the past month alone. The Liquid Blue Ford GT last hit the auction block during Monterey Car Week back on August 25. Barely a month later — seriously, it’s only September 24 — the supercar us now listed in Mecum’s auction next month.

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Amazon Gives The Gift of Echo Auto to the Auto World

Amazon Gives The Gift of Echo Auto to the Auto World

Now you can take Alexa wherever you need to go

Older vehicles that have no access to Amazon’s Alexa can now enjoy the benefits of the AI app courtesy of the new Echo Auto device. Measuring just 3.3” x 1.9” x 0.5”, the Echo Auto is a handy device that can be connected to any car that has a stereo system and a driver or occupant with a smartphone. Echo Auto doesn’t pick and choose which stereo it’s compatible with. Even vintage AM/FM 8-track players are compatible with the device. The Echo Auto cost $49.99.

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Here's One Way You Can Buy a Lamborghini Aventador For Less Than $40,000

Here’s One Way You Can Buy a Lamborghini Aventador For Less Than $40,000

You’ll only get part of an Aventador, but you’re desk is going to be the coolest one in the room

For those who can’t afford a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador, might we offer you an alternative that’s a tenth of the supercar’s price tag? It’s still a Lamborghini Aventador, or at least it’s part of what looks like an Aventador. It’s not technically the Lambo supercar, but it is a desk that takes the form of the Aventador’s front section. It comes from Poland-based Design Epicentrum Manufacture, and it costs just €30,000, or just over $35,000 based on current exchange rates.

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The 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E is Getting Exclusive Tires From Pirelli

The 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E is Getting Exclusive Tires From Pirelli

Those special P-Zero tires should help the Rapide E achieve its performance claims

Pirelli’s been busy outfitting electric cars with its P Zero tires, but one specific EV model is getting the special treatment from the Italian tire maker. That EV is the long-awaited Aston Martin Rapide E. Not only is the Rapide E the first electric car to come out of Aston Martin, it’s also wearing a set of special P Zero tires that Pirelli created specifically for the Rapide E. The exclusive tires should help Aston Martin’s EV achieve its promised performance numbers when it goes on sale sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The updated SUV could pave the way for the next-generation model’s arrival.

Land Rover is already working on a next-generation Discovery Sport, but with the model still a few years away from arriving, a facelifted version of the current Discovery Sport is making test rounds. The prototype is wrapped in heavy camouflage, but the overall shape of the SUV suggests that there could be a lot of changes made to the updated Discovery Sport ahead of the next-generation model’s arrival in a few years.

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The Revolution is Coming, and It's Coming from One of Radical's Co-Founders

The Revolution is Coming, and It’s Coming from One of Radical’s Co-Founders

New 300-horsepower track car will tip the scales at under 1,500 pounds

Radical co-founder Phil Abbott is venturing into a new race car space with a new company called Revolution Racecars. Among the first orders of business is developing the Revolution, a two-seat track race car that has one purpose in life: speed. The company hopes to sell the 300-horsepower track car at a price approaching $130,000.

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2019 BMW X1

2019 BMW X1

Bimmer’s front-wheel-drive crossover is getting an update

The second-generation BMW X1 stormed into our lives only two years ago, but the German automaker is already preparing an updated model, as recent spy shots of a test mule X1 have shown. The prototype crossover is heavily wrapped in swirly camouflage, but we can still make out familiar elements of the model. The lack of meaningful updates lends credence to the belief that the updated front-wheel-drive-based crossover is in line for nothing more than a few nips here and a few tucks there.

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2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

You’re not going to want to mess with this pickup once it has you in its sights

Chevrolet and American Expedition Vehicles have teamed up to create a new no-frills, punch-you-in-your-mouth special-edition model based on the Colorado ZR2. Fittingly, the model goes by the name “Bison.” The upgrades to the burly Colorado are mechanical by nature, though it does have a sprinkling of vanity additions as well. The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison goes on sale in January 2019.

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2019 Ford F-150 SC 650HP by Roush Performance

2019 Ford F-150 SC 650HP by Roush Performance

This is a Ford F-150 tuning program done right

Roush Performance is pulling out all the stops with its new tuning package for the Ford F-150. The program comes with upgrades and modifications to the F-150’s exterior, interior, engine, and suspension. It’s as extensive a kit as you can find for the Blue Oval’s popular hauler. It doesn’t come cheap, though. The price of turning the Ford F-150 into the Roush F-150 SC adds up to $22,999, and that doesn’t include the price of the base F-150 unit.

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Earns a Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Earns a Land Speed Record at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Well-earned congralutations goes to Volkswagen and THR Manufacturing

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has entered the record books after setting the land speed record for its class and displacement at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Jetta set the record with a run that reached 210.16 mph, breaking the previous record of 208.472 mph. The achievement didn’t come with its share of problems, but ultimately, Volkswagen and the team behind this particular Jetta, THR Manufacturing, managed to troubleshoot their way into the record books, putting a successful lid on an attempt that was months in the making.

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2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition

2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition

Special edition pickup gets an exclusive paint finish

Vanity has never been one of Ram’s strong suits, but the hulking pickup brand is making an exception with the launch of the Ram 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition. Essentially an aesthetics package, the 2500 Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition takes advantage of the Mojave Sand beige color, which has become the fastest-selling shade on the Ram Rebel. Now, the color is appearing for the first time on a Ram Heavy Duty model. Only 1,500 units will be built, with each model priced at $54,830.

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Aston Martin is Cooking Up a Pair of Zagato Special Editions

Aston Martin is Cooking Up a Pair of Zagato Special Editions

One is a road-legal masterpiece while the other is a track-only monster

In line with the 100th anniversary of Zagato, Aston Martin is producing a pair of limited-run, special-edition models for the Italian coachbuilder. The models, called the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the DBS GT Zagato, are limited to just 19 units each. If you’re interested in buying these special edition models, Aston Martin is placing a “take-both-or-leave-them-alone” policy on both. That means you’ll have to buy both the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the DBS GT Zagato together. The cost of the two vehicles? Only £6 million, or roughly around $7.9 million, not counting local taxes.

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2018 BMW M5 by G-Power

2018 BMW M5 by G-Power

German tuner packs three stages worth of power for Bimmer’s mid-sized luxury sedan

BMW tuner extraordinaire G-Power has a new tuning upgrade for the BMW M5, and it’s packing three stages worth of power upgrades. The new program is dedicated to the current-generation M5 F90, and in addition to the extensive modifications to the M5’s 4.4-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine, the tuning kit also includes a number of aerodynamic changes to go with a new set of wheels.

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A Chinese Property Developer is Offering a BMW If You Buy Its Property

A Chinese Property Developer is Offering a BMW If You Buy Its Property

Would you take the developer up on offer?

A Chinese property developer is offering a BMW 3 Series or a BMW X1 to anyone who buys a three-bedroom unit or townhouse at its development property in Shanghai. The developer, China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co., is pulling out all the stops to lure buyers in the wake of lending curbs and funding constraints that have squeezed their finances. The giveaway is just one example of the lengths Chinese property developers are going to for the sake of boosting sales.

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