Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
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.

Today, Kirby’s focus has shifted toward following industry news, and he has a sincere passion for one-off and tuned vehicles, car toys (especially LEGO brand,) and anything else even closely related to cars. You can also, on occasion, catch him playing Need for Speed – old and new as he still loves to play NFS: underground 2 – and he’s recently found a love for Forza Horizon 4 after putting off trying it for months.

Kirby joined the TopSpeed team way back in 2009 and has since written more than 12,000 articles and has been featured on a number of other outlets thanks to his die-hard dedication and ability to reach out and obtain exclusive information that you can’t find anywhere else but TopSpeed.com.

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The 10 Coolest Cars In Forza Horizon 4

The 10 Coolest Cars In Forza Horizon 4

From massive trucks to all-electric hypercars, these cars stand out as the coolest in Forza Horizon 4

Picking the ten coolest cars in Forza Horizon 4 is more difficult than you’d expect. There are almost 600 cars to choose from, and a lot of them bring something unique to the table.

From the quirky old-timers like the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale to modern powerhouses like the 2019 Bugatti Divo, you can run through the entire gamut of available cars in Forza Horizon 4 and have difficulty picking 50 of the coolest cars, let alone just ten. But through sheer force of will, we were able to narrow down the list to just ten rides. These, as far as we’re concerned, are the ten coolest cars in Forza Horizon 4.

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The Lotus Evija is So Fast That It Puts the Ferrari SF90 and Bugatti Chiron to Shame

The Lotus Evija is So Fast That It Puts the Ferrari SF90 and Bugatti Chiron to Shame

British all-electric hypercar could change the performance car segment as we know it

The Lotus Evija is a monster all-electric hypercar that Lotus is developing to turn the performance car industry on its head. With potential rivals like the Rimac C_Two, Tesla Roadster, and Pininfarina Battista all in varying stages of development, Lotus is moving along with its development of the Evija, determined to set the bar in a segment that technically doesn’t exist yet.

As the development of the Evija continues, the folks over at Top Gear got to slip behind the curtain and get precious information regarding the Evija’s ungodly performance capabilities. Expectations are already running high, but this early in the hypercar’s development, it looks like the Evija will have the performance chops to not only live up to the hype but far exceed it, too.

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Watch a 2019 Volkswagen Passat Fail Miserably During Chinese Crash Testing

Watch a 2019 Volkswagen Passat Fail Miserably During Chinese Crash Testing

Not a good day in the office for the China-facing Volkswagen Passat

If you’re from China and you’re in the market for a new four-door sedan, you might want to steer clear of the Volkswagen Passat. The German sedan of Chinese roots was recently subjected to a safety test by China’s C-IASI (that’s the country’s equivalent of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), and to the surprise of many, the Passat recorded one of the worst performances of any car in the crash test.

A video of the C-IASI’s crashworthiness assessment shows the Passat undergoing several crash tests that end in a similar fashion: the sedan gets beaten up pretty badly. The Chinese Passat’s poor performance in the crash tests has bought into question the quality of the model relative to Passat models that aren’t built in China, including Passat models that have received good safety ratings in American crash tests. Is this a case of one Passat being much safer than the other?

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Dumbest Move of the Week: The Bronco Name Will Be a Sub-Brand

Dumbest Move of the Week: The Bronco Name Will Be a Sub-Brand

Ford’s curveball could stain the Bronco nameplate

The highly anticipated arrival of the Ford Bronco is officially scheduled for July 13, and while we already know that Ford is revealing three models of the Bronco — the two-door, four-door, and the Bronco Sport compact crossover - we didn’t expect the Bronco to be more than just a model within Ford’s SUV lineup.

That’s not the case because “Bronco” will be more than that; it will be its own comprehensive sub-brand under the Ford umbrella, complete with its own unique “Built Wild” tag line. While this comes as surprising news for a lot of people, it’s not that surprising if you think about the heritage of the “Bronco” name as far as Ford is concerned. The Blue Oval’s trying to milk that heritage for what it’s worth, which brings us to where we are now.

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Take a Look Back at Per Eklund's 850-Horsepower Saab 9-3 As it Makes Its Record-Setting Pikes Peak Run

Take a Look Back at Per Eklund’s 850-Horsepower Saab 9-3 As it Makes Its Record-Setting Pikes Peak Run

The legendary run set a record that couldn’t be touched for 12 years.

Per Eklund is a Swedish rally driver that built an impressive and highly successful career from 1973 to 1997. He never made it to the top of his sport, but Eklund is still regarded as one of the finest rally racers of his era. One of his most impressive feats, however, took place after his active years in rally racing. It was in 2000 when Eklund drove his Saab 9-3 Viggen 4x4 at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Competing in the Pikes Peak Open Wheel category, Eklund set a record time of 11:21.58 that remained untouched for 12 years until Frenchman Romain Dumas eclipsed the Swede’s time by almost two minutes with a time of 9:46.181. The record has been broken numerous times since 2012, and the current record holder is Clint Vahsholtz, who shot up the leaderboard in 2017 when he drove his Ford Open to a time of 9:35.747. As impressive as these record times are, it’s hard not to be impressed with Eklund’s performance in 2000 when he was at the ripe old age of 54 years old. For his record to last as long as it did speaks to his abilities behind the wheel of a rally racer.

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The Toyota RAV4 Prime Is Somehow Quicker Than the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0

The Toyota RAV4 Prime Is Somehow Quicker Than the 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0

The wonders of instantaneous torque never ceases to amaze

In the 20-plus years that it’s been around, the Toyota RAV4 has evolved from a humble crossover that was looking to break into a small but fledgling segment to one of the most popular models in what is the most popular segment in the industry today.

When was the last time you heard a RAV4 beat a full-blown sports car like the Supra in a sprint-to-60-mph time? What’s that? Never? Well, consider this the first of what looks to be repeat performances from the suddenly performance-oriented Toyota RAV4.

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BMW Takes Subscription Models Too Far, Wants You To Pay to Use Things Like Heated Seats and Safety Features

BMW Takes Subscription Models Too Far, Wants You To Pay to Use Things Like Heated Seats and Safety Features

There are positive and negative ramifications to this move

BMW is taking a page out of service-based pricing by turning a lot of traditional car options into software services that can be enabled (and disabled) at any point in them.

The German automaker made the announcement in a VR presentation that was streamed live from company headquarters in Germany. BMW tackled a series of digital updates to a lot of its models, but the most significant part of the presentation involved plans to turn a lot of its options into software services that that can be enabled through the new MY BMW app.

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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Arrives As The World's Quickest and Most Powerful Muscle Car

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Arrives As The World’s Quickest and Most Powerful Muscle Car

Dodge isn’t done making mountain-shaking muscle cars

Just when you thought the Dodge Challenger couldn’t get any more mental, the SRT Super Stock arrives with its chest puffed out and already claiming the title of the world’s fastest and most powerful muscle car. Wider than the SRT Hellcat Redeye and sporting fat and sticky radial tires, the Challenger SRT Super Stock upends the Redeye as the most powerful muscle car in the world. It comes with the same powerhouse engine, but output is tuned to 807 horsepower. The Super Stock joins the demented Challenger SRT Demon as the only two muscle cars with more than 800 ponies on tap.Dodge hasn’t mentioned a price tag for the Super Stock, but expect it to cost a little more than the Hellcat Redeye’s $80,190 sticker price, and order books should open summer of 2020.

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Shmee Wants to Give You the Low-Down on the Lamborghini Aventador-based Mansory Cabrera

Shmee Wants to Give You the Low-Down on the Lamborghini Aventador-based Mansory Cabrera

An extreme makeover for an already extreme supercar

YouTube personality Shmee recently took a trip to the Mansory headquarters in Germany to take a look at the tuner’s three new projects that it created to celebrate its 30th anniversary as a company. One of those three models is the Mansory Cabrera, a ridiculous aftermarket creation based on the already ridiculous Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

In typical Mansory fashion, the Cabrera goes extreme in ways Lamborghini never did when it created the Aventador SVJ. Shmee was on hand to give us a close look at the Cabrera and all its infinite glory.

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2020 Ford GT "Le MANSORY"

2020 Ford GT "Le MANSORY"

An aftermarket masterpiece in every sense of the word

Mansory has belatedly pulled the covers off of its latest masterpiece, the Ford GT “Le Mansory.” Initially scheduled to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the Le Mansory is the product of everything the German tuner stands for.

Modifications abound inside and outside of the Ford GT. It’s hard to expect anything less from Mansory, but this is no ordinary project for the tuner. The GT Le Mansory is limited to just three units, making it one of the rarest projects Mansory has ever created. Are you not intrigued?

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One of the World's Best and Largest Auto Shows Could Be Dead Forever

One of the World’s Best and Largest Auto Shows Could Be Dead Forever

Tears will flow if the Geneva Motor Show never returns

Organizers of one the world’s best and biggest auto shows have closed the door on the possibility of the event returning in 2021 after this year’s show was cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Here's Everything You Need to Know About Mickey Thompson - the First American to Hit 400 MPH

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Mickey Thompson - the First American to Hit 400 MPH

One of the greatest American-born race car drivers

Mickey Thompson was a lot of things to a lot of people. He was a racer, a businessman, and a promoter, all rolled into one. He was also the man behind several off-road sanctioning bodies, including SCORE International, which sanctions the famous Baja 1000 race. Thompson, though, is mostly known for one thing: he was the first American to ever to hit 400 mph.

Such an achievement has been lost to history, particularly the younger generation. But those who know about Thompson’s legacy will attest that, on top of his achievements, he remains one of the greatest American race car drivers in history whose impact on the sport remains to this day. Motor Trend saw fit to produce a short documentary of Thompson’s life and career, and if you didn’t know who Mickey Thompson was before this, go watch the documentary. You’ll know everything you need to know about one of the best racers to ever put on a racing helmet.

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Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Extreme Turbo Systems

Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Extreme Turbo Systems

This Turbocharged C8 Corvette Is Just As Powerful as a Lamborghini Aventador S

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is awesome in it of itself. With 495 horsepower on tap in the Z51 guise, the 2020 Vette can set a blistering pace, taking only three seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. So if a 495-horsepower Corvette C8 Z51 is already capable of such speeds, imagine what a 736-horsepower Corvette C8 is capable of when it goes under the tuning ringer.

Extreme Turbo Systems — the name says it all — recently worked on a bone stock Corvette C8 Z51 with the goal of raising its power to supercar levels. The tuning firm even released a video of the Vette C8 strapped to a dyno rig, undergoing serious testing. The video isn’t particularly exciting, but make no mistake about it, this Corvette C8 Z51 isn’t your typical 2020 Corvette. You might even say that this Vette can give the Lamborghini Aventador S a serious run for its money.

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After More Than A Decade, Bentley Ends Production Of The Mulsanne

After More Than A Decade, Bentley Ends Production Of The Mulsanne

It’s been an incredible ride for one of the world’s finest super luxury sedans

Production of the Bentley Mulsanne has finally ended, closing the chapter on the model’s 11-year run as the British automaker’s flagship model. Over 7,300 units of the Mulsanne were handbuilt at Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire in the U.K., including the final production model, which also happens to be the final example of the limited-run Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner. With the Mulsanne now set for retirement, the Flying Spur takes its place atop Bentley’s model hierarchy as the brand’s new flagship model. The Mulsanne occupied that spot for more than a decade, but now that the model is headed for the sunset, it’s high time to clear that spot for the next-in-line Flying Spur. The Mulsanne had a great run, but like all great runs, there’s always a finish line ahead, and the Mulsanne has finally crossed it.

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Randy Pobst Is Here To Teach You The Difference Between American and German Four-Cylinder Engines

Randy Pobst Is Here To Teach You The Difference Between American and German Four-Cylinder Engines

A 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE and a 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman lock horns to see which of the two runs the roost

When you’re at the height of boredom and you happen to have a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE sitting in your garage, there is a multitude of ways to get rid of the boredom pangs and have some fun behind the wheel of your turbocharged muscle car.

Veteran racer Randy Pobst needed something to do, and so, he rang up a friend who happens to own a 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman to join him on an empty strip of road for a nice comparison test between the two turbocharged four-cylinder-powered performance machines. The objective of the test is simple. Pobst and his buddy wanted to find out which of the two is the better performance car.

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10 Classic Cars You Should Own In Forza Horizon 4

10 Classic Cars You Should Own In Forza Horizon 4

There are no lemons in this list, just 10 of the most sought-after classics in automotive history

Forza Horizon 4 is rich in automotive options. From penny-pinching rides to exorbitant exotics, the expansive car simulator has all of them in spades. The game is also rich in classic cars, and while some of these cars sometimes don’t get the shine as modern performance cars get in the game, there’s a case to be made that owning these classics will elevate the status of your virtual car garage.

The list of classic cars in Forza Horizon 4 runs long, and identifying the 10 best classic cars to own in the game proved to a far more challenging ordeal than we thought it would be. But we managed to trim down the choices and all have one thing in common: they’re as desirable in the video game world of Forza Horizon 4 as they are in the real world.

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The Lexus LC F - Successor to the LFA - Has Reportedly Been Cancelled

The Lexus LC F - Successor to the LFA - Has Reportedly Been Cancelled

This development is a major buzzkill to those who have been waiting years for the LFA’s successor

It’s been a decade since Lexus unveiled the LFA supercar and punched its ticket as an accepted performance car brand. Toyota’s premium brand has rolled out some impressive performance models in the ensuing years, but what it hasn’t done is present the official successor of the mighty LFA.

The Lexus LC F — the high-performance variant of the LC luxury coupe — was supposed to be that model, except that might not happen anymore after reports surfaced that the LC F project has been discontinued by Toyota in light of all the uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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This Documentary About the Lamborghini Huracan EVO Reveals How Unique It Really Is

This Documentary About the Lamborghini Huracan EVO Reveals How Unique It Really Is

Go behind the scenes and learn about how Lamborghini’s masterpiece comes to life

The Lamborghini Huracan Evo is arguably one of the finest supercars Lamborghini has ever built. The sophistication and attention to detail that comes in the development of the Huracan Evo are on full display on a daily basis at Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

Lamborghini has so far kept that process under wraps, but the Italian automaker finally pulled the curtains on what goes on behind the development of its supercar masterpiece. This episode of Welt Documentary goes behind the scenes at Lamborghini’s stomping grounds, giving our very first look on how the company’s dedicated group of designers, engineers, and builders brings the Huracan to life.

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Here's What a Homemade F1 Engine Looks and Sounds Like

Here’s What a Homemade F1 Engine Looks and Sounds Like

The crackling noise is all there, and it’s music to our ears

Formula One engines are probably the most complicated engines in the automotive world. They have low displacements and high rotational speed, set up to run up to as much as 15,000 rpm. They’re also incredibly expensive to build: Formula One teams typically spend around $8 million on an F1 powertrain.

All this isn’t surprising. What is surprising, on the other hand, is how someone managed to recreate the sound of a Formula One engine from the confines of his garage.

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Forza in Real Life? This Drift Camera Rig Is As Close As You'll Get

Forza in Real Life? This Drift Camera Rig Is As Close As You’ll Get

Enjoy watching real-life drifting through the eyes of a video game camera angle

Ever wonder what it’s like to watch real-world racing from the perspective of video games? This video provided by YouTube channel Frenemies gives us a close look at what’s become possible for the viewing audience of Formula Drift.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GP 63 Bi-TURBO by G-Power

2020 Mercedes-AMG GP 63 Bi-TURBO by G-Power

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door can now flex muscles it didn’t know it had

G-Power’s reputation is one of the foremost BMW tuners in the land. That reputation has laid the foundation for the German tuner to branch out to other automakers, including Bimmer’s crosstown rival, Mercedes-Benz. Take this program for the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4-door, for example. In keeping with tradition, G-Power is presenting a three-stage engine upgrade program that pulls some sickening power and performance figures out of the AMG GT 4’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. On top of that, G-Power’s new kit for the power-packed four-door luxury Merc-AMG also includes a new set of wheels and a smattering of other cosmetic upgrades that help elevate the AMG GT 4-door’s stature higher than where it’s already at. If you thought the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door is the most subdued of all AMG GT models, then prepare to be blown away with what G-Power is offering for the high-powered sedan.

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The Best Ceramic Coating for Cars - Reviewed and Ranked

The Best Ceramic Coating for Cars - Reviewed and Ranked

Protect your car from the elements with any of these ceramic coatings

As more car owners become more proactive in protecting their cars from Mother Nature, ceramic coatings have become more prevalent options among the population, at least compared to traditional car wax.

It’s not a surprise, really. Ceramic coating offers a lot of benefits, including heightened durability, longer-lasting results, and, of course, a more attractive exterior look. As the popularity of ceramic coating for cars continues to grow, it’s important to know which of these products are worth your money. Given what ceramic coating does to protect your cars from the elements, choosing the best one that suits your needs will go a long way in protecting your prized steeds. Consider these ten products, then, when you’re in the market for a ceramic coating for your car.

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10 Common Car Mods That Are Illegal in the United States

10 Common Car Mods That Are Illegal in the United States

Better be careful what modifications you put in your car

Car modifications have become integral parts of car culture that it’s hard not to go a day without seeing at least one car that’s received modifications from the automotive aftermarket world. But just because modifications are popular, that doesn’t mean all of them are legal. As the aftermarket industry has evolved through the years, certain modifications began skirting state and federal laws of the U.S.

As such, measures were taken to curtail a lot of these modifications. Some have become illegal in some states while others have become illegal across the board. So before you decide to install a cold air intake or strap on lightbars on your car, consider first which modifications are legal and which ones are illegal in your neck of the woods. Check out this list we made of the most popular modifications performed on cars that are either illegal or, at the very least, frowned upon.

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Simple Steps to Remove Window Tint

Simple Steps to Remove Window Tint

Removing your car’s window tint is easier than it looks if you know what you’re doing

Car window tint is one of the more underrated accessories that you can put on your car. It doesn’t matter if you want to be protected from the sun’s heat or you just enjoy an extra amount of privacy, the tint that you put on your car will go a long way in achieving those goals. Unfortunately, even the most durable car window tint can be subjected to degradation over time.

At some point, you’re going to have to remove and replace them with a new tint. The good news is that the process of removing window tint is easier than it sounds, provided you follow this step-by-step guide on how to do it.

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The Best Car Scratch Removers Reviewed

The Best Car Scratch Removers Reviewed

These car scratch removers can restore your car’s shine

No matter how careful you are with your car, there’s very little that you can do to prevent it from getting scratched up. Car scratches are as inevitable as Monday morning blues, and just like the pains that come with waking up on the first day of the workweek, we have to manage our expectations on our cars getting scratched up.

Fortunately, there are ways to eliminate car scratches and restore our prized rides back to their shiny prominence. A lot of these products can be used at home and they won’t cost you more than an arm and a leg in the process of buying them.

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2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo by Novitec

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo by Novitec

German tuner unleashes the beast out of Ferrari’s newest supercar

Just as customers are now receiving their Ferrari F8 Tributos, a new aftermarket program is already available for Maranello’s successor to the 488 GTB. As most have likely guessed correctly, this program comes to us by way of Novitec, the Italian tuner that’s best known for its work on some of Italia’s finest supercars. This new program for the F8 Tributo is a chop off the old block for the German tuner. It’s tricked out with an impressive engine upgrade, a new set of wheels, and improvements to the suspension that should make the F8 more potent on the road and track. The package also comes with an aerodynamic body kit, but as it is with early bird tuning kits, the aforementioned aero kit remains in the oven and will be launched at a later time. Still, it’s hard not to like what Novitec already has on the table for the F8 Tributo. After all, it’s not easy to turn a 700-horsepower supercar into a bonafide spitfire.

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The Fastest Cars of Grand Theft Auto V

The Fastest Cars of Grand Theft Auto V

These are the cars that you should be on the lookout for in GTA V

The virtual world of Grand Theft Auto V is home to a lawless world where reckless driving, stealing, and outright killing often go unpunished. Such a world demands all kinds of spoils, and in the case of exotic cars, there’s no shortage of them in GTA V.

The fictional version of Los Angeles is where the rich come to play, and there are enough high-powered performance cars throughout the game to drive without conscience. With so many of these vehicles all over the city, it begs the question: which one is the fastest of them all? Well, this list of the fastest cars in GTA V should shed some light on the cars that you probably should be looking for when you’re trying to get away from the po-pos.

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10 Cars That You Should Pick Over a Supercar Anyday

10 Cars That You Should Pick Over a Supercar Anyday

These vehicles exude fun in their own way

Supercars are some of the most fun cars to drive, but their steep price tags inhibit a lot of people — myself included — from driving one, let alone actually buying one. In the absence of any form of financial resources to actually scoop up a six-figure exotic, there are other options on the table that allow us to have our proverbial cakes and eat them, too. Truth be told, there is a multitude of vehicles in the market today that allow us to enjoy some of the thrills provided by supercars without forcing us to fork over our life savings. We picked out the best 10 vehicles that will make you forget about owning the newest Ferrari. These vehicles don’t have to be fast or powerful, but they all are fun to drive.

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This 1986 Lincoln Commercial Will Remind You of Just How Long GM Has Been Badge-Engineering Cars

This 1986 Lincoln Commercial Will Remind You of Just How Long GM Has Been Badge-Engineering Cars

Like it or not, badge-engineering cars makes for good business

A lot of automakers partake in the act of rebadging, including General Motors. The General has been rebadging cars about as far back as its own existence, and while there are some pros and cons to the practice, the act of rebadging cars also opens automakers up to a little ribbing from its rivals.

Take this 1986 commercial by Lincoln, for example. Have a look at it and you’ll understand why rebadging cars, while cutting down on production costs for the automaker-in-question, is something that you could be made fun of.

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The Best Car Phone Mount For 2020

The Best Car Phone Mount For 2020

A proper car phone mount can help prevent accidents and keep you and your passengers safe

Car phone holders, or car phone mounts, are often overlooked accessories. A lot of car owners don’t even use them. But these mounts are important car accessories, especially with new laws in place prohibiting us from using our smartphones while we’re driving. Notwithstanding the dangers of using our phones while we’re driving, car mounts help us maximize our smartphones while we’re on the road.

Ideally, a proper car mount can hold our phones so we don’t have to touch them while we’re driving. These mounts hold our devices in optimum positions that make it safe for us to view them while we’re driving. Some car phone mounts even charge phones while they’re in place. These are the many things that are car phone holder can do, so the next time you see one, you might want to buy it. Not only will it help you while you’re driving, but, more importantly, it ensures that you don’t break any laws and keep the people around safe from potential dangers.

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You Can Own a Lamborghini Huracan for $130,000 But It's Been Passed Around Like a Dirty Diaper

You Can Own a Lamborghini Huracan for $130,000 But It’s Been Passed Around Like a Dirty Diaper

We’d be very afraid to bring a UV light inside this Huracan

A unique Lamborghini Huracan is now up for grabs on eBay. It carries a listed price of $130,000, making it an intriguing prospect for supercar hunters in the ‘Bay. But before you make an offer for this Huracan, consider the fine print first. This Lambo is owned by Royal Exotic Cars, a Las Vegas-based exotic car rental company that has had this Huracan in the fold since the business started in 2015. It’s logged 188,000 miles, making it the “Highest-Mile Huracan in the WORLD.” If that’s not enough, Royal Exotic Cars founder Houston Crosta claims that almost 2,000 people have driven the Huracan since it was first offered for rental in 2015. Knowing all of that, would you still make a bid for this Lamborghini?

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The Best Racing Games of All Time

The Best Racing Games of All Time

There’s a 40-year history of some of the best car racing games of all time

Car racing is one of the backbone genres of the video game world. That’s been the case since Pole Position arrived in arcade parlors in the early 1980s. Forty years later and the pixelated days of car racing games have morphed into a world of beyond-realistic racing simulators that have become more and more realistic as new titles are released. In that span, several classic games entered our lives, leaving their mark in several different ways. We pay homage to these ten iconic car racing game titles, or as I like to call them, the ten best racing games of all time.

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Best VR Headset for Sim Racing

Best VR Headset for Sim Racing

These VR headsets can give you a realistic sim racing experience like you’ve never seen before

VR headsets have become the rage these days among sim racers, and as the technology in this corner of the gaming world continues to advance at a rapid pace, expect VR headsets to become even more integral accessories in the overall racing simulator experience.

As exciting as that future looks, don’t look too far ahead, either. There are already a handful of VR headsets that are currently out on the market that will satisfy your virtual reality needs. From high-powered headsets that provide the crispest of graphics to ones that immerse you in a gaming world you didn’t think was possible, these are the best VR headsets for simulation racing that you can buy today.

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If You Can Get Past The Language, This Top Gear-Style Testing of Chinese Cars Is a Blast to Watch

If You Can Get Past The Language, This Top Gear-Style Testing of Chinese Cars Is a Blast to Watch

Big Crazy Car is the show we didn’t know we loved

The Jeremy Clarkson era of Top Gear will always be the gold standard of motoring shows, but there’s a show in China called Big Crazy Car that should make Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond proud.

The show is in Chinese, obviously, so unless you understand the language, it’s going to be a little tough to follow. But the action — and comedy — are all on point, something we didn’t think we’d get from a show that we had never heard before until now.

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Little Known Facts and Secrets About Cristy Lee

Little Known Facts and Secrets About Cristy Lee

There are a lot of things you don’t know about one of the most famous female personalities in the auto world

Cristy Lee is arguably one of the most famous women in the auto industry. As one-third of Motor Trend’s All Girls Garage show — she was until her departure from the show this year — Lee has become a staple in the heart and minds of car enthusiasts for a long time.

Lee is undoubtedly one of the most interesting personalities in today’s automotive scene. But as popular as she is — and she’s very popular — there are parts of her life that not everyone knows about. Part of that is because of her preference to keep her life private, but even if she tries to do that, she’s so popular that it’s hard to keep the lid of her personal life closed. Here are some things you didn’t know about Cristy Lee…until now.

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In a Bold Move To Prolong Death, Nissan Could Be Killing Off The Only Models Anyone Cares About

In a Bold Move To Prolong Death, Nissan Could Be Killing Off The Only Models Anyone Cares About

Could we be saying goodbye to the Nissan Z and GT-R?

Nissan is in dire straits, and the Japanese automaker could be making some tough decisions that could spell the end of some of its most popular models. Like most automakers that have been affected by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Nissan is scrambling to keep itself above water in the wake of tanking car sales all over the world.

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Dodge Needs Money, So the Durango Hellcat is a Top Priority

Dodge Needs Money, So the Durango Hellcat is a Top Priority

There’s nothing quite like a 707-horsepower SUV to get people excited about cars again

Like most automakers these days, Dodge is bleeding money in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the whole world. And like most automakers, Dodge is reopening its business in an attempt to stem the tide and bring some much-needed cash flow back to its coffers. A big part of that plan, at least according to Mopar Insiders, is to prioritize the launch of the Dodge Durango.

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A Porsche 911 GT3 and a Taycan Roll Onto a Frozen Lake

A Porsche 911 GT3 and a Taycan Roll Onto a Frozen Lake

The Porsche Ice Force Pro Experience is more than proving grounds for would-be Porsche drivers. Unlike most “Experiences” that Porsche offers all over the world, Ice Force Pro is different, in part because it’s located 110 miles north of the Arctic Circle in a place called Levi, Finland. The 76-acre plot of frozen awesomeness lets you test your driving and drifting skills in the snow.

Even better, it lets you do it in a range of Porsche models, ranging from the 911 Carrera 4S, 911 GT3, and yes, the all-electric Taycan. Carfection recently took a trip to Ice Force Pro — just before the global quarantine shut almost everything down — to see what it’s like to drive and drift these Porsche models — specifically the Taycan — with studded tires, in an environment that’s as white as cotton.

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Top 10 Best Cars for New Drivers

Top 10 Best Cars for New Drivers

Understanding that what you want doesn’t necessarily mean what you need

It goes without saying that buying your first car is a big deal. It’s one thing to just go and buy one car that suits your fancy; it’s another thing entirely to buy one that does more than that.

There are a lot of things to consider when buying your first car. Does the car suit your taste? Does it have a spacious interior? Is it fuel efficient? How well does it ride? Is it fast? Is it powerful? While you’re not obligated to answer all these questions, you need to find the ones that you want answers to. That’s going to shape your decision-making process. Of course, the ultimate question still has to be answered: how much does it cost? Get an idea on what you can and can’t buy, and you’re on your way to taking that next big step in your life.

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Callaway Is Working on a Body Kit for the C8 Chevy Corvette, And You'll Probably Want It!

Callaway Is Working on a Body Kit for the C8 Chevy Corvette, And You’ll Probably Want It!

Callaway Cars is arguably one of the most recognizable American specialty manufacturer in the business today. It’s been around since 1977, and in the 43 years that it’s been around, the company has been responsible for a lot of builds, programs, and projects, including its main series of projects, all of which are identified with a “C,” followed by a specific project number. The most recent of these projects was the C21 Aerowagen, a coach-built shooting brake version of the Chevrolet Corvette C7 that was launched in 2017.

This introduction is important because Callaway is in the process of building a special program for the all-new Corvette C8. It’s unclear if this project will be identified as the “C22,” but it remains no less significant in part due to the Corvette C8’s status as the first-ever mid-engine Corvette in the nameplate’s long and illustrious history. For now, the program isn’t close to being completed, but that didn’t stop Callaway from previewing a few of the program’s more notable items, including a new generation of the company’s famed “Double-D” exhaust system. There’s more to this program than the exhaust, and, needless to say, we can’t wait for what Callaway has in store for the mighty Corvette C8.

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10 Modern Cars Destined to Be Classics

10 Modern Cars Destined to Be Classics

There’s no science to cars reaching "classic car" status, but these 10 rides have as good a chance as any to get there

Every car that is considered a classic these days started life like all other cars that came before and after it. These classics, though, stood out from the rest of its kind, whether it was due to their exclusivity, memorability, or simply because so many people loved them. There’s no exact science to determine which car has “potential classic car” written all over them; a series of events or circumstances typically tips the balance in their favor. Some cars take a while to be considered a classic whereas others — like the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — are already there despite them being in the market only recently. With so many cars to choose from that arrived in the last decade or so, we identified 10 models that have the potential to become classics in the future. How long it’ll take for them to get that level is another question entirely. But in the case of this exercise, all 10 of these rides have the chance to reach that level.

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How Japan's Car Culture Has Changed Over the Years

How Japan’s Car Culture Has Changed Over the Years

Despite the cultural shift, the country is still one of the beating hearts of the industry

Japan is known for a lot of things. From its incredible food to its hilarious game shows, every corner of culture is occupied, in some capacity, by Japanese culture. That sentiment holds in the world of cars.

Japan is home to some of the biggest automakers in the world. Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda all call the Land of the Rising Sun home. Japan’s status as one of the epicenters of the automobile industry is a big part of the country’s vibrant and undeniably unique car culture. That extends to all sorts of aspects of the car world, whether it’s manufacturing, innovation, motorsports, and yes, even street racing.

Understanding Japan’s car culture and how it has evolved through the years requires a look into all these aspects, though it’s largely through the spectacle of street racing where we can see a big part of this cultural shift. There’s obviously more to it than that, but it’s still one of the best places to start if we’re going to talk about the how Japan’s car culture has changed over the years.

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Watch a 4,000-Horsepower Corvette Defy Gravity on the Drag Strip

Watch a 4,000-Horsepower Corvette Defy Gravity on the Drag Strip

The perils of a 4,000-horsepower drag car come in full view

Anytime you’re driving a car that’s carrying an engine with 4,000 horsepower on tap, you better be ready for the consequences that come with that kind of insanity. Driver Daniel Pharris found this out first-hand when the obscenely tricked-out Chevrolet Corvette C7 that he was driving went completely vertical during a drag race event at the Tulsa Raceway Park.

Fortunately, Pharris escaped the harrowing ordeal with all of his appendages intact. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the C7 as parts of the car literally tore off when its nose pointed to the sky. If you didn’t know what a 4,000-horsepower drag car is capable of, this video is a good example on why you shouldn’t take these cars lightly.

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The Best Chevy Camaros of All Time

The Best Chevy Camaros of All Time

The muscle car nameplate has a long history of rolling out memorable models

Very few cars in the history of the American car industry are as famous as the Chevrolet Camaro. The Ford Mustang can give the Camaro a run for its money, and so too can models like the Dodge Challenger and the Camaro’s own cousin, the Chevrolet Corvette. As iconic as those models are, the Camaro is no less important. It’s one of the first American-made performance cars to capture the hearts and pockets of Americans, and while the Camaro did have an almost decade-long sabbatical in the 2000s, the nameplate still stands as one of the most famous nameplates, not just in the U.S., but all over the world. The Camaro has been around since 1966, and in that time, Chevrolet has rolled out more than its share of memorable Camaro models. Here are the 10 best Camaros of all time, at least as far as we’re concerned.

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Dirt 5 Has Been Announced With Cross-Gen Capability

Dirt 5 Has Been Announced With Cross-Gen Capability

Enjoy the game in either the PS4 or Xbox One, as well as the PS5 and Xbox Series X once the next-gen consoles arrive later this year

The Dirt video game racing franchise traces its roots to 1998 with the release of Colin McRae Rally. There have been 13 different game titles since, and now, the franchise is all set to launch Dirt 5, the 14th title in the franchise. Dirt 5 arrives just three years after Dirt 4 with an unprecedented level of improvement that should put smiles on the faces of long-time fans of the franchise. Once Dirt 5 arrives in October 2020, it will be available for current-generation gaming systems, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will also be available on next-generation platforms — the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X — sometime in 2021.

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The Big Secrets Behind Misfit Garage

The Big Secrets Behind Misfit Garage

There’s so much that we still don’t know about the hit Discovery Channel show

Anybody who’s ever seen Misfit Garage on the Discovery Channel knows how popular the show has become since it first aired in 2014. The show has become a fixture in the TV calendar of car enthusiasts, and with its popularity still ever-present, Misfit Garage continues to roll along, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the car projects that happen inside Fired Up Garage.

The stars of the show, Tom Smith and Jordan Butler, have become household names in the business, but as much as we’ve come to know anything about these guys and the business they’re in, there are still a lot of things that we still don’t know about what happens behind-the-scenes. So let’s pull the curtains and find out a lot of interesting things about Misfit Garage.

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2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO by Novitec

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO by Novitec

The Italian tuner is a master in excess

The Lamborghini Huracan EVO is one of those cars that arguably needs little to no improvement. It already packs a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces 631 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It can split a 60 mph time in just 2.9 seconds and it peaks at a top speed of 201 mph. Lamborghini set up the Huracan EVO to be a monster, but as we’ve seen over and over again, even the fiercest of monsters have levels that they can go up to. That job doesn’t fall on Lamborghini; that falls on the shoulders of aftermarket tuners like Novitec.

The Italian aftermarket company is known far and wide for its elaborate programs for Italy’s finest exotics. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Prancing Horse or a Raging Bull, Novitec can build tuning programs like nobody’s business. Take this kit for the aforementioned Huracan EVO, for example. It’s not enough that the mighty Lambo is what it is; Novitec wants to make it better, and that’s exactly what it did. From an aerodynamic body kit to a new set of wheels to an engine upgrade program, Novitec’s aftermarket program for the Huracan EVO is as extensive as it gets.

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2020 Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Special Edition

2020 Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Special Edition

Our friends in the U.K. should be looking forward to this one

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Mazda is giving loyal fans a reason to celebrate with the launch of the MX-5 R-Sport Limited Edition. Available only in the U.K., the MX-5 R-Sport Limited Edition is a fresh take at the beloved roadster, complete with exclusive touches in the exterior and interior.

The Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Limited Edition is a fresher and bolder version of a roadster that’s not lacking in impressive design qualities. Only 150 units of the special edition MX-5 will be available. Each model is priced at £27,700, which converts to around $34,600 based on current exchange rates. It’s unclear if the special edition MX-5 will be sold in the U.S., though knowing how these things work, don’t get your hopes up.

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2020 Toyota GR Supra RZ Horizon Blue Edition

2020 Toyota GR Supra RZ Horizon Blue Edition

Special edition Supras are beginning to show up

The A90-generation Toyota Supra is now more than a year old, which means its time to expect some updates to roll out for the sports coupe. To its credit, Toyota is wasting little time getting that ball rolling with the arrival of the special edition Supra Horizon Blue Edition. Based specifically on the RZ trim of the sports coupe — it’s a JDM model — the GR Supra RZ Horizon Blue Edition arrives with a steady diet of new and exclusive features, none more obvious than the splashy Horizon Blue paint finish. The Toyota GR Supra RZ Horizon Edition is limited to just 100 units, all of which are earmarked for the Japanese market.

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2021 Volkswagen Golf R Mk8

2021 Volkswagen Golf R Mk8

The king of the Golf lineup has been spotted in the wild!

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen! It’s been a long road to get to this point, but now we’re finally getting our first look at the next-generation Volkswagen Golf R. A test mule of the big daddy Golf R was recently spotted doing some test runs in the snow, and yes, this particular prototype is wearing nothing but fresh paint.

There’s no camouflage in sight, allowing us to see the next-generation Golf R in all its glory. Specific details in the prototype present clear markings of the Golf R’s DNA so unless Volkswagen has a surprise for us with a different Golf-based hot hatch, what we’re looking at here is the next-generation Golf R.

There’s no set timetable on when the Golf R is expected to arrive, but with the just-as-new Golf GTI expected to debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen could hold off the Golf R’s debut for later in the year. Or it could join the Golf GTI in Geneva. Either way, the all-new Golf R is here.

Update 4/29/2020: The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R was recently spotted doing some on-track testing with no camouflage. Check out the special Spy Shots section below to check them out and learn more about it.

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The Coolest Cars from Gotham Garage

The Coolest Cars from Gotham Garage

The custom car shop is responsible for some of the most incredible builds you’ll ever see

As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, those of us who have been on home quarantine are running out of shows to watch. Fortunately, there is one show on Netflix that gearheads from all walks of life can sink their teeth into to help pass time.

If you haven’t heard of the smash hit Car Masters: Rust to Riches, now’s as good a time as any to get acquainted with Mark Towle, Constance Nunes, and the folks over at Gotham Garage. Car Masters: Rust to Riches takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at some of Gotham Garage’s most famous custom builds. From Hollywood replica cars to insane one-off creations, Gotham Garage has built just about every kind of custom car you can think of. We’ve even compiled a list of some of the shop’s most memorable builds, including one of my favorite custom car creations of all time. Go, Speed Racer!

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2021 BMW M4 Coupe

2021 BMW M4 Coupe

Mere days after we saw a prototype version of the all-new BMW M4 prancing around in test mule form comes its hardtop sibling, which, not surprisingly, is also decked in full camo regalia. To be fair, this isn’t the first time that the BMW M4 Coupe was spotted in the wild.

Back in December, we caught a glimpse of the sports coupé being unloaded from a car transporter. That sighting didn’t amount to much, but this fresh batch of spy photos shows the M4 Coupe — still wrapped in heavy camouflage — in its more natural state, engaged in test runs in and around the streets of Germany.

Just like its roofless sibling, the all-new BMW M4 Coupe is set to debut sometime this summer ahead of its market launch at the end of the year. But before any of that happens, BMW will continue doing test runs of the M4, hopefully with fewer camo wraps in the succeeding sessions.

Update 4/28/2020: The BMW M4 Coupe was spied testing once again, and this time we’ve gotten a look at the interior. Check it out in our special Spy Shots section below!

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The Best American Car Brands

The Best American Car Brands

From Ford to Tesla, Chevrolet to Jeep, these car brands proudly carry America on their shoulders

The United States of America is home to some of the biggest automakers in the world, and for more than 120 years, American-made car have been deeply ingrained in the history of the business. These days, some of America’s biggest car brands have become global brands, dominating several markets all over the world. American car makers like Ford, Chevrolet, and Jeep are as popular in other countries as they are in the U.S.

Upstarts like Tesla have also become major players in the business on the back of their aggressive pioneering efforts in auto-related technologies. Then there are brands like Cadillac that are coming back in big-time ways. Through the years and for more years to come, America will remain home to some of the biggest and most popular car manufacturers in the business.

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The Best Car Cover 2020

The Best Car Cover 2020

There’s more to a good car cover than simply covering your car

Protecting our cars from the elements is an important yet overlooked part of the car ownership experience. A car cover, for example, is regarded for the basic purpose of protecting our cars from the elements, be it dust, fallen leaves, or the freezing cold of the winter season. But car covers have more use than those mentioned, at least as far as the really good quality ones are concerned.

It’s not enough that they just “cover” the car; these car covers can also protect our rides from UV rays, rust, and yes, would-be car thieves. Don’t sleep on the importance of a quality car cover. More importantly, go get yourself one that can protect your car from the elements of natural or artificial varieties. These are the best car covers you can find in the market. Take your pick on which one suits you and your precious ride the best.

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The Best Realism Mods for GTA V in 2020

The Best Realism Mods for GTA V in 2020

If you thought Grand Theft Auto V couldn’t get more immersive, well, guess again

A video game as expansive as Grand Theft Auto V can be consumed for years on end with any drop in interest. But as time passes, keeping these games fresh is important in maintaining interest and excitement behind them.

Developers typically update their games through scheduled downloadable content releases, and while these DLCs are quite appealing, we live in a world where updates and upgrades don’t always have to come from the developers. The rise of mods, or “modifications,” has made our video game experience more exciting. Though not legal in all respects, a lot of these mods exist for one reason: to make the games more exciting.

That’s especially true for a game like GTA V, which has one of the most enthralling graphics packages you’ll see in a video game. But even the best ones need some improvements, right? That’s where these graphics mods for Grand Theft Auto V come into the picture… in numerous ways. These are the best GTA V mods you’ll find on the internet. Trust us when we say that they’re awesome.

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It's Time for You to See How a Tuned Nissan GT-R Holds Up Against a BMW M8 Competition and a Ferrari GTC4Lusso

It’s Time for You to See How a Tuned Nissan GT-R Holds Up Against a BMW M8 Competition and a Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Godzilla still has some bite left

There once was a time when the Nissan GT-R could lay the smackdown on some of the finest supercars in the world. But with the current-generation Godzilla now more than a decade old, it’s safe to say that it doesn’t intimidate the way it used to in the past.

So, what exactly beguiled the folks over at Carwow to have a current R35 GT-R race against a BMW M8 and a Ferrari GTC4Lusso? The answer, of course, lies in what we don’t see. This particular GT-R isn’t a stock model; it’s been tuned to produce the kind of power that can rival the M8 and GTC4Lusso, making this race more interesting than it deserves to be.

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This Brabus Documentary is a Good Way to Fight Quarantine Boredom

This Brabus Documentary is a Good Way to Fight Quarantine Boredom

A fascinating 50-minute look into the world of one of the world’s most popular aftermarket companies

The aftermarket world is both fascinating and mysterious. It’s fascinating for all the reasons that make tuning programs appealing to a lot of car owners. It’s also mysterious for all the reasons that we don’t know exactly what happens when a specific tuning program is developed. Well, if you want a peek behind the proverbial aftermarket curtains, this 50-minute documentary featuring German tuner Brabus is a must-watch. From 900-horsepower sedans to massive SUVs that turn into Autobahn bullets, Brabus has built and developed some of the most impressive tuning programs for Mercedes and Mercedes-AMG models. Through this documentary, we finally get the chance to see the magic behind the madness.

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Grand Theft Auto VI Is Coming; We Just Don't Know When

Grand Theft Auto VI Is Coming; We Just Don’t Know When

Expect a bigger and more expansive world, just not at once

Seven years after the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games has reportedly begun development of the critically acclaimed game’s successor. The game has no title yet, but it is safe to assume that it will be called Grand Theft Auto VI.

Specific details about GTAVI have yet to be revealed, but word has it that it will be a “moderately sized release” with regular software updates coming in to expand the overall gaming experience. In whatever form it arrives, expect Grand Theft Auto VI to be just as big — maybe even bigger — than its predecessor. That’s the only direction Rockstar Games can take after GTAV’s incredible run of success and popularity that, after seven years, has yet to show signs of slowing down.

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10 Cars That Make Perfect Lowriders

10 Cars That Make Perfect Lowriders

Drop it like it’s hot with these body-bouncing lowriders

Lowriders have been a part of American car culture since the 1950s. Interest and attention in the subculture have increased in subsequent decades to the point that lowriders aren’t just found in the U.S.; they’re found all over the world.

The essence of a good lowrider hasn’t changed over time, but the interpretation of one has become far more sophisticated in recent memory. There are many different avenues that now come in building the perfect lowrider. But if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed, it’s the choice of cars among those who want to get in on the fun. These 10 cars have long been favorites in the lowrider community. Years can pass, but you can be sure that these rides will remain near and dear to the heart of people who make this subculture as fun and as vibrant as it already is.

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2020 Toyota Supra GR450 by Manhart Performance

2020 Toyota Supra GR450 by Manhart Performance

This is the kind of Toyota Supra that we deserve

In the short time that it’s been around, the Toyota Supra has become an aftermarket darling. Tuners have taken to building programs for the A90 Supra with as much fervor as the nameplate commands. Even companies known for building kits for other automakers have turned their attention to the Supra.

Count Manhart Performance on that list. The German house that’s best known for tuning BMW models has prepared a comprehensive program for the Supra that includes an engine upgrade program, suspension tweaks, new wheels, and a host of aesthetic modifications to the exterior and interior. The result is a raunchy Japanese sports car that now lives up to the revered Supra nameplate.

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Someone Used The COVID-19 Pandemic To Set a New Cannonball Record

Someone Used The COVID-19 Pandemic To Set a New Cannonball Record

It’s unclear if the record will be recognized once their identities are revealed

While a lot of Americans are hunkered down at home observing state and federal laws amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a group of individuals have reportedly set a new Cannonball Run record, traveling from New York’s Red Ball Garage to California’s Portofino Inn in just 26 hours and 38 minutes.

That time upends the existing record of 27 hours and 25 minutes that was set last November 2019 by the trio of Arne Toman, Doug Tabbutt, and Berkeley Chadwick. The identities of the individuals who reportedly set the new record are still unknown, but Ed Bolian, a Cannonball insider told Road and Track that the run appears to be legitimate based on his analysis of multiple sources.

Regardless if the record was set or not, doing it in the middle of a pandemic strikes a lot of people as a callous and insensitive attempt at glory. It’d be interesting to see if the record-setters will identity themselves knowing the massive backlash they’re likely to receive.

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Top 10 Three-Wheeled Vehicles We Would Love To Drive

Top 10 Three-Wheeled Vehicles We Would Love To Drive

One less wheel doesn’t make these rides less fun to drive

Three-wheeled vehicles remain novelties in the automotive world, but there’s no mistaking that these gimp-legged cars have gained popularity in recent years. From companies like Morgan to Campagna to lesser-known firms like MEV and Elio, it’s hard not to look at these three-wheeled vehicles and see them as nothing more than fad cars.

The truth is some three-wheeled cars have established fan bases by offering something different than what most car customers are accustomed to. Some of the three-wheelers in this list never made it to production, but some have become people-pleasers in their own right. Whatever their status, they all share one thing in common: we’d love to drive them.

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Top 10 Most Realistic Car Tuning & Racing Games

Top 10 Most Realistic Car Tuning & Racing Games

Car customization is an integral part of the video game racing experience

Car racing games are fun, and one of the reasons why they’re fun is the realism that comes with playing these games. It’s not enough to get immersed in the incredible graphics that these games provide; there also needs to be realism in how these cars drive and how much wear and tear they get on their bodies.

For that reason, car customization has become an important aspect of a good car racing game. Not only does it add to the realism of the entire video game racing experience, but more importantly, it gives us a chance to put our tuning hats on and work on our cars as if we actually own and care for them. These 10 games take car customization to a whole new level.

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Top 10 VR Racing Games

Top 10 VR Racing Games

These games are as realistic and as immersive as they come

Virtual reality gaming has exploded in popularity in recent years on the strength of technological innovation. There once was a point in time when VR gaming was thought of only in the imagination of people. Those days are gone, especially in the world of video game simulation racing where several video game titles and franchises have transitioned their wares into the realm of VR gaming.

These days, popular titles like Gran Turismo Sport, Project CARS, and Driveclub all support VR gaming. New games are also arriving specifically for this new platform, and with video game technologies continuing to advance at a rapid pace, it won’t be long before VR racing becomes the norm rather than the exception. Ahead of that inevitably, we have picked out the best VR racing games that you can play today. Immerse yourself in this new world of video game racing. The realism behind all of it is going to make your head spin.

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Here Are the Six New Cars Coming with the Forza Horizon 4 Series 21 Update

Here Are the Six New Cars Coming with the Forza Horizon 4 Series 21 Update

The update comes at the right time to combat cabin fever

As we continue to fight off boredom amidst the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Playground Games is dropping a parachute of fun to get our competitive juices flowing again. Forza Horizon 4 is a few days away from receiving a much-needed update that includes a total of six new cars. Of the six, four will be available through seasonal unlocks while the other two will be available courtesy of the returning Horizon Promo feature.

The Series 21 update comes at the perfect time for gamers everywhere, many of whom have been kept at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the very least, Playground Games is doing its part to keep us entertained.

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Top 10 Cheap Cars That Are Really Fast

Top 10 Cheap Cars That Are Really Fast

Fast cars don’t have to break your bank account

Most of us have the dream of one day owning a car that can satisfy our need for speed. But not every one of us can afford a car that can quench that thirst. That’s why, in the absence of the capacity to spend big bucks on fast, powerful, and expensive cars, we instead look to the used-car market to find cheap cars that also happen to be fast.

There’s no shortage of options in this ecosystem. You can buy any car you want for a fraction of the cost of buying a brand-new model. You’re going to have to spend a little extra restoring some of these affordable fast cars, but that’s part of the challenge — and excitement — of diving deep into this pond. You spend a little and spend a little more until you have the car of your dreams, one that’s fast, powerful, and cheap, all rolled into one. Take a look at these 10 cheap fast cars to get you started.

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2020 BMW M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power

2020 BMW M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power

German tuner gives current-generation M5 some serious grunt

With a 4.4-liter turbocharged V-8 engine producing 591 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, the BMW F90 M5 packs a mean punch. The performance sedan is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. It’s also capable of maxing out at 155 mph, though if you take the limiter off, the M5 can blitz its way to a top speed of 186 mph. All these numbers paint a clear picture of the M5’s performance capabilities, and, at least on the surface, the numbers are impressive. Then again, the F90 M5 is still teeming with untapped potential, and when there’s room for improvement, a tuner like G-Power is there to answer the bell. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the orange metallic body wrap-wearing BMW F90 M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power, and it is a monster in every sense of the word.

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Top 10 Cars Women Love Seeing Men Drive

Top 10 Cars Women Love Seeing Men Drive

Drive these cars and watch your Q rating shoot up to levels you never thought it could reach

Cars may serve the primary purpose of transporting people from point A to point B, but that’s not all there is to it regarding these four-wheeled rides. Just as important are the optics that come with owning a specific type of car. One such optic is the appeal these cars have towards the opposite sex.

Yes, it’s vanity manifested on four wheels, but that’s the world we live in now. The vehicle you drive says as much about your appearance as the clothes you wear or the hairstyle you’re sporting. Gone are the days when cars were thought of as just modes of transportation; today, they’re an extension of your image. That’s especially true when we’re talking about how your car affects the other gender’s perception of you.

If you’re a man, the kind of car you drive is a big barometer to your appeal to women. Drive a clunky lemon and your appeal rating drops faster than an anchor in the ocean. Drive a truck or a sports car and your appeal shoots up to heights unseen. It is what it is, and in that light, these are the cars you might want to drive if you want the fairer gender to see you in a new — and more positive — light.

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Lamborghini Steps Up in Fight Against COVID-19, Starts Production of Face Masks and Shields

Lamborghini Steps Up in Fight Against COVID-19, Starts Production of Face Masks and Shields

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures

Add Lamborghini to the growing list of automakers that have stepped up to help medical frontliners in their fight against the COVID-19 virus. The Italian automaker has started production of face masks and protective shields for health workers at Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna, Italy.

Lamborghini is targeting a production rate of 1,000 face masks and 200 face shields per day. The supercar brand is the latest automaker to lend a helping hand to the medical frontliners who have had to fight a staggering number of recorded cases in Italy. As of April 1, 2020, Italy has recorded 110,574 cases of those affected by the virus. Of that figure, a total of 13,155 people have died while 16,874 have recovered from the deadly virus.

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Rare Hot Wheels Of Your Childhood That Are Worth A Small Fortune Today

Rare Hot Wheels Of Your Childhood That Are Worth A Small Fortune Today

Some of these Hot Wheels cost more than brand new, real life cars

The Hot Wheels fandom is real, and it also happens to be lucrative. As one of the most popular toy lines in history, Hot Wheels has become more than just its own product; it’s become a frenzied hobby under the toy and collectible ecosystem. And like most hobbies that have developed a strong fan base, collecting Hot Wheels castings has become a lucrative endeavor.

Rare versions and unreleased prototypes command top dollar these days, and the amount that they typically go for will make your eyes pop out. Some Hot Wheels castings are understandably more expensive than others. That’s especially true for the models we identified on this list of Hot Wheels that are worth a small fortune these days.

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Automakers Promote Social Distancing with Updated Logos

Automakers Promote Social Distancing with Updated Logos

Mercedes joins Volkswagen and Audi in tweaking its logo to help fight the COVID-19 virus

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, several automakers have made updates to their logos to promote social distancing, regarded by doctors and health experts as one of the key ways in preventing the spread of the virus.

Volkswagen, Audi, and most recently, Mercedes-Benz, have taken to social media to promote social distancing. To slam the point home, all three German brands unveiled modifications to their logos to reflect the social adjustments we all have to make as a society to stop the virus in its tracks. Across the board, the message is clear: if you don’t want to spread the virus, keep your distance from everyone else.

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10 Sports Cars Anyone Can Buy For Under $5,000 And Look Rich

10 Sports Cars Anyone Can Buy For Under $5,000 And Look Rich

Adventure awaits searching for sports cars under $5,000

There once was a time when $5,000 could score you a decent sports car. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Today, finding new sports cars for under $5,000 is as difficult as you expect it to be. Finding any new car for under $5,000 is a search that will leave you empty-handed.

Fortunately, there are ways to score good deals on cars for under $5,000, including those of the sports car persuasion. You’ll have to look long and hard for these bargain finds and you have to accept that none of these cars are fresh off the line. But if you set your expectations right, you can unearth some good to great deals on fast cars under $5,000.

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Supercars You Can Buy for $50,000 or Less

Supercars You Can Buy for $50,000 or Less

These performance machines come on the cheap

Most of today’s supercars are well out of the budget of normal folks. That’s a fact. We can argue until the cows come home, but there are reasons why exotic cars routinely command six-figure price tags.

But just because that’s the case for brand-new models, that doesn’t mean you can’t find cheap supercars. Most of of what counts as affordable supercars are typically the ones that are pre-owned. There are a lot of used supercars for sale, ranging from old Italian exotics to modern American performance machines. If for nothing else, this proves that just because brand-new supercars are out of most people’s financial reach, that doesn’t mean you can’t find sweet deals for used exotic cars for sale. We’ve compiled a list of these cheap supercars that you can buy for less than $50,000.

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2020 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

2020 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

May 25 can’t come soon enough...for more reasons than one

A year after announcing that it had become an official video game partner for Gran Turismo Sport, Mazda has unveiled its new digital ride for the game. Called the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, the GT3-class racer is as enthralling and as captivating as you expect it would be.

That’s not a surprise given that the racer pilfers some of its design cues from the obnoxiously raunchy RX-Vision Concept that Mazda unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The low-riding, slinky racer is the creation of Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s global design boss. The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept isn’t available in Gran Turismo Sport, at least not until May 25, when it arrives as part of an online update. It will join the Atenza Gr.3 as the second GT3-class Mazda in the game.

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10 Cheap Cars You Didn't Know Make Perfect Tuners

10 Cheap Cars You Didn’t Know Make Perfect Tuners

You don’t have to spend a bucket to get these cars some aftermarket lovin’

For as long as automobiles have been around, tuners have never been too far behind. These companies are the ones you go to when you want to get more out of your factory-stock vehicle. Tuners come in all shapes and sizes, too. Some are famous for their outlandish tuning programs while others specialize in those subtle upgrades that add up to create a compelling package. The goal of these aftermarket companies is to provide something better than what automakers are willing to give. In turn, modifying cars has become an art form as much as it is a business.

Still, a tuner is only as good as the car that it’s working on. Whereas most cars are perfectly suited for customers once they leave the factories, some are begging to be modified. Whether it’s an old Japanese sports car, a classic German icon, or an Italian thoroughbred, there are cars that, no matter in what form they come out of those factories, become all the more appealing once they receive the aftermarket treatment. Even better, some of these cars can be had for rock bottom prices, making them perfectly suited for tuners all over the world.

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10 Best Project Cars To Start A Home Build

10 Best Project Cars To Start A Home Build

Build the car that you want with these project car candidates

No matter how many cars are built by automakers these days, there’s still no substitute for the kind of purity and authentic love you can have for a project car. This kind of car is the one that you spend hours upon hours, days upon days, and months upon months trying to build.

Project cars are based largely on existing models, but when these models aren’t built or tuned in the manner that you want them to be, you take it upon yourself to do it, rebuilding it to your taste and preference. Some project cars take years to build, and the cost of doing it can go as high as you’re willing to take it. But the results speak for themselves. Project cars are your creations, and they are the most fulfilling ones to drive. They are built according to how you want these cars to look and run. Here’s a list of cars that make great project cars for every gearhead.

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Top 10 Fastest Used Cars Under $20K

Top 10 Fastest Used Cars Under $20K

These performance cars are cheap, fast, and have all had previous owners

With the prices of cars increasing, a $20,000 used sports car has become harder to obtain these days. Not too long ago, you could afford a decent runner for $20,000 and still have enough change to buy a few cosmetic kits. But that’s no longer the case today, or at least, not for the most part. Look hard enough, though, and you can still score some good deals on used sports cars for $20,000 or less. These cars aren’t world-beaters by any stretch of the imagination, but they should still have enough juice to get the adrenaline flowing. They’re out there in the world. All you need to do is look for them.

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Top 10 Fastest Cars In Forza Horizon 4

Top 10 Fastest Cars In Forza Horizon 4

Buckle your (virtual) seatbelts if you decide to drive any of these exotics in the game

Forza Horizon 4 is one of the best car racing games you can play in any gaming console. Since becoming a part of the massive Forza video game franchise, the Horizon series of games has provided gamers with an immersive, arcade-style gaming experience that puts you on the open road. Of course, any road — real or virtual — isn’t worth much without the cars that run roughshod over them.

On that end, Forza Horizon 4’s collection of over 450 cars is a list that runs as long as a grocery list these days. That list includes some of the fastest cars you’ll ever get to drive. It’s a list that’s as impressive as it sounds, and if you’re ranking all the cars based on which is the fastest, these ten models stand out from the rest of the game’s vast automotive library.

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10 Cars That Prove that the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is a Better Value For Your Money

10 Cars That Prove that the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is a Better Value For Your Money

You’re not going to find another performance car with the same kind of credentials as the Corvette C8 at the price it’s offered

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is arguably one of the most important models in the nameplate’s entire history. We all know that it’s the first-ever mid-engine Corvette, and while that distinction is special enough on its own, there’re more to it than that, too. The base version of the Corvette C8 packs an equally new 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The numbers don’t really scream “supercar!” in the way other models on this list do, but this is one of those times when brochure numbers are a bit misleading.

The ‘Vette C8’s new LT2 engine is a proper race-bred engine built specifically for this iteration of the Corvette. It’s the fastest revving V-8 engine that General Motors has and, despite the impressive output, the LT2 V-8 also scores top marks in fuel efficiency. The Corvette C8’s Tremec-sourced eight-speed dual-clutch transmission was also made specifically for the Corvette C8, checking all the boxes for efficiency along the way. Line those up together and the Corvette C8’s ability to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds and hit a top speed that should reach 190-plus mph is beyond impressive, especially when you consider that this model costs less than $60,000. Simply put, there’s no other car in the market today that can give you that kind of bang for the buck that’s required to buy one. Yes, that includes the supercars on this list.

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2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition

2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition

There’s exclusive, and then there’s Bentley exclusive

Bentley is adding a new member to its growing lineup of exclusive bespoke creations. The newest addition is called the Continental GTC Equestrian Edition. Limited to just a single unit — yes, there’s only one in the world — the Continental GTC Equestrian Edition makes for a suitable follow-up to the outlandish Bacalar roadster that the boys from Crewe, England unveiled earlier this month. Though not as over-the-top as the Bacalar, the Continental GTC Equestrian Edition is a sultry one-off that draws inspiration from the popular hobby among the rich and famous. It features extraordinary and exclusive details that no other Continental GTC carries, justifying its billing as a true one-of-one creation. The Bentley Continental GTC Equestrian Edition is already spoken for, and, as you might expect, the one-off model was specially commissioned by a client who’s fond of thoroughbreds.

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2021 Jaguar XJ EV

2021 Jaguar XJ EV

Not much is known, but the all-electric XJ is currently under development

It’s no secret that Jaguar has eyes on launching an all-electric version of the XJ sedan, and just as we started lamenting the lack of tangible evidence of an all-electric XJ, a batch of spy photos fell on our laps and, lo and behold, we get our first look and what looks to be the all-electric XJ.

Granted, the spy photos don’t show the heavily wrapped sedan doing blitzing test runs, but, rather, they show the sedan getting transported to an undisclosed location where it could potentially do those blitzing test runs. We’ll take our victories where we can get them, though, and this batch of spy photos is validation — to a certain extent, at least — that the Jaguar XJ EV is actually a real thing. Expect more spy photos to come in the near future. Hopefully, those photos will show the sedan with its wheels touching the ground.

Update 3/9/2020: The Jaguar XJ EV Prototype has finally be spotted. Check out the first set of prototype spy shots in our special “Spy Shot” section below!

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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA

Can we get a side of hot sauce on this raunchy ride?

Alfa Romeo isn’t the first brand you think of when it comes to lightweight performance sedans. But the Italian automaker is looking to flip that narrative with the arrival of the Giulia Quadrifoglio GTA.

Lighter, faster, and more powerful than any version of the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Giulia GTA — it stands for Gran Turismo Alleggerita or “Grand Touring Lightened” — represents a complete makeover of the Giulia sedan.

Significant changes can be seen in the exterior, interior, and drivetrain departments, so much so that you’d be excused for thinking that Alfa Romeo has lost its marbles and has decided to dive in the deep end of the performance sedan pool. Not that we’re complaining; the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA has the vibe of a king slayer. It certainly looks like one.

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2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO

2020 McLaren Verdant Theme GT by MSO

Green never looked this good

The McLaren 765LT is getting all the deserved shine today, but that doesn’t mean we should sleep on the other model that the British automaker unveiled as part of its Geneva Motor Show offering.

The McLaren GT Verdant Theme by MSO isn’t an entirely new model as it is based on McLaren’s showstopping GT supercar. Where it stands out is the level of customization it received from MSO, McLaren’s in-house personalization department.

Certainly, MSO’s work on the GT speaks for itself. The supercar wears an exclusive paint finish unlike anything MSO has offered in the past. The exclusive touches continue in the interior, and the results are as mind-blowing as you’d imagine them to be.

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2020 Alpine A110 Légende GT

2020 Alpine A110 Légende GT

Alpine delivers the goods with a fresh interpretation of the A110 sports car

Alpine’s return to automotive prominence hit another milestone with the unveiling of the A110 Legende GT. Billed as the “most refined interpretation of the A110 to date,” the A110 Legende GT breaks away from its contemporaries with a smattering of exclusive touches, including an all-new paint finish that will be seen for the first time on the A110.

There is, of course, more to the Legende GT than a fancy new paint. The special edition also boasts a bespoke exterior that matches the exclusivity of the interior. Alpine only plans to release 400 units of the A110 Legende GT. The special edition sports coupe is available to order in France with a starting price of €69,300. That’s around $77,000 based on current exchange rates.

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2021 Bentley Mulliner Bacalar

2021 Bentley Mulliner Bacalar

Bentley’s world-famous coach-builder ups the exclusivity ante with jaw-dropping speedster

Add Bentley to the growing list of automakers that have taken the bold step of introducing a roofless speedster in their vehicle portfolio. The British automaker took to the Interwebs to introduce the Mulliner Bacalar, a $2-million open-top sports car that was named after a lake in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, features paint made using rice husk ash, and interior trim that includes wood accents taken from trees that fell way before Jesus was born. The Mulliner Bacalar is a showstopper in every sense of the word. It looks like one. It’s powered like one. Most importantly, it costs like one.

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2022 Mercedes EQ B

2022 Mercedes EQ B

The electric Mercedes GLB takes one step closer to its live introduction

Mercedes’ lineup of electric crossovers and SUVs continues to take shape with a fresh batch of spy photos of a model that looks a lot like the Mercedes GLB-Class. Except this isn’t the GLB; this is the GLB’s all-electric alter ego, the EQ B. The spy photos were taken in Sweden where the EQ B is undergoing winter testing. Mercedes hasn’t divulged the juicy details of the EQ B, but it is believed that, among other things, it will largely take the form of the GLB, albeit with a few minor tweaks to reflect is all-electric stature. No timetable has been given on when the Mercedes EQ B will launch, but we do know that the all-electric crossover will not hit the U.S. market until 2021.

Update 2/28/2020: The Mercedes EQB has started to take on its official electrified look in our latest batch of spy shots. Is a debut imminent? Find out what we know in our special “Spy Shots” section below!

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Micro Machines Returns with a Bang

Micro Machines Returns with a Bang

New play sets will arrive in stores beginning with the fall of 2020

One of the most popular toy car lines from the 1980s and 1990s is making a comeback. It’s been a while since we last saw Micro Machines on toy shelves, but the once-popular line of toy cars and sets is returning for the first time in 12 years. The first play sets of the new Micro Machines are on display at the 2020 New York Toy Fair.

Those who are interested in bringing back the nostalgic days of the 1990s can start doing so when the first Micro Machines play sets arrive sometime in the fall at a cost of $50 each - that also includes three exclusive Micro Machines vehicles.

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Glickenhaus SCG 004C Spotted Testing, Looks Ready to Rumble

Glickenhaus SCG 004C Spotted Testing, Looks Ready to Rumble

The newest racer from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is on track to compete in Europe this year

Previously seen only in computer-generated pictures, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004C race car finally appeared in public, and it looks every bit like the showstopper those CG images hinted at. The race-spec version of the 004 supercar was spotted performing some test runs at the Cremona Circuit in San Martino del Lago, Italy.

Wearing nothing but naked carbon fiber panels, the 004C looked completely at home and in its element, racking up precious testing and development ahead of its competitive debut in this year’s VLN Series in Europe. There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the status of the SCG 004C and its street-version alter ego, the SCG 004S. Now those speculations can be put to rest. The SCG 004C is now out and about and judging by its track test runs, it’s ready to take a bite out of the competition.

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2020 Aston Martin DBX by Q

2020 Aston Martin DBX by Q

British automaker’s first SUV gets the bespoke treatment

Other than Bentley’s Mulliner division, Aston Martin’s Q by Aston Martin bespoke division is arguably one of the best custom arms among all the luxury car brands in the business. Q by Aston has been responsible for some of the most provocative special edition Aston Martins in recent memory, and now that the brand’s first-ever SUV is on the market, Q by Aston is flexing its muscles yet again. The Aston Martin DBX by Qmarries all the qualities of what a special edition Aston Martin should look like. It’s dripping in the kind of bespoke goodness that Q by Aston stakes its name on. The Aston Martin DBX by Q by Aston Martin makes its world debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.

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Could You Stomach Watching Every Fast and Furious Movie for $900?

Could You Stomach Watching Every Fast and Furious Movie for $900?

You’re going to do a lot of eyework, but it should be worth it if you’re planning to marathon all the movies anyway

Fast 9 is speeding into cinemas this April, so expect full-blown marathons from F&F fanatics to start soon. One dealership in New York is raising the bar on the marathon-viewing experience by offering $900 to someone willing to put their Fast & Furious fandom to the test.

It’s not free money, though. The individual who’s willing to take the dealership up on the offer must watch all eight Fast and Furious movies and the Hobbs & Shaw spinoff. From there, a series of tasks is also required, including sharing the whole experience on social media. Do all of that and you will take home $900 for all you trouble. Is $900 worth all that effort? It will be for someone who has enough time on his hands.

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Mythbuster: The Truth About JDM Cars

Mythbuster: The Truth About JDM Cars

JDMs are some of the most fascinating cars you’ll ever see

JDM cars, or “Japanese Domestic Market” cars, are arguably some of the most desirable vehicles in the world. They’re not the fastest, most powerful and most expensive cars in the world, but the limited access to these rides, plus the fact that a lot of them are exceptionally built, has made JDM cars the darlings of automotive markets outside of Japan.

Maybe it’s because we don’t get access to them as much as we want. Maybe it’s because we’ve waited for so many of these cars to become available outside of Japan. All of these factors have played into the growing mythical status of JDM cars to the extent that, with most of them now available for importing, our fascination for these Japanese vehicles is now being met with the opportunity to acquire them. We’ve learned a lot about JDM cars over the years, and if you’re one of those who still need to get caught up on what these cars are about, here are some facts about JDM cars to get you started.

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10 Best V-8 Sports Cars

10 Best V-8 Sports Cars

There’s no creampuff on this list

Thee are a lot of V-8-powered sports cars in the market today. Some will wow you with their sharp and dramatic looks. Others will combine performance and luxury in one package. Then there are those that are just incredible in every facet that a V-8-powered sports car should be.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best sports cars that run a V-8 engine, and while you might be initially surprised by our choices, know that they represent some of the best V-8 sports cars you’ll ever get to drive.

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Best Xbox One Racing Games

Best Xbox One Racing Games

From racing simulators to open world adventures, Microsoft’s gaming console offers everything and all things in between

When it comes to car racing video games, it’s hard to find a better console that’s home to as many diverse games as the Xbox One. Microsoft’s pride-and-joy console offers anything your gamer heart desires. Do you want a race simulator that’s as realistic as it gets? How about an open-world racing game? Perhaps you’re just looking for an old-fashioned car racing arcade game, then? Xbox One offers all of these games in spades, and we picked the best ones so you can spend countless hours playing without feeling sorry about it.

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Supernatural: 9 Things You Don't Know About Dean Winchester's 1967 Chevy Impala

Supernatural: 9 Things You Don’t Know About Dean Winchester’s 1967 Chevy Impala

It’s probably one of the most famous Hollywood cars of this generation

Supernatural is the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series. It’s been around since 2005, and this season will be its last. It’s been a hell of a ride — no pun intended — for Sam and Dean Winchester, and the latter’s loyal steed, the “Metallicar.”

That’s the nickname given to the 1967 Chevrolet Impala that has been a part of the show since the beginning. The Impala has become so important to the show’s history that fans even gave it the “Metallicar” nickname. Sure, the show doesn’t revolve around Dean’s ride, but it wouldn’t be the same without it, either. And as most famous Hollywood cars go, there are a few interesting things about the “Metallicar” that you might not know about.

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2020 Aston Martin DBS ‘59' and Vantage ‘59'

2020 Aston Martin DBS ‘59’ and Vantage ‘59’

Ultra rare Astons celebrate automaker’s iconic 1959 Le Mans victory

Aston Martin is rolling out a pair of special edition models to celebrate the automaker’s historic one-two finish at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. Appropriately dubbed the “59 Edition” models, 24 units of the DBS Superleggera and 59 units of the Vantage AMR have been given the special edition treatment.

Both models take their exclusive styling cues from the race-winning DBR1 racer, which roared to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1959, beating powerhouse teams from Ferrari and Porsche on its way to victory.

The super rare Astons were commissioned by the automaker’s dealership in Gloucestershire, England. The cost of owning the DBS Superleggera 59 comes up to £325,000 — that converts to around $420,000 — while the Vantage AMR 59 is priced at $209,995. Sadly, all 24 units of the DBS Superleggera 59 are already accounted for, though there might still be available units of the Vantage AMR 59.

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10 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked Fastest to Slowest

10 Fastest Cars in the World Ranked Fastest to Slowest

Slow is a relative term here

The list of the 10 fastest cars in the world is a list of excess. Where else can you find a list where the "slowest" car can still carry a top speed of 217 mph, enough to melt your eyeballs and rearrange your facial features?

This list contains the fastest and most powerful production cars to ever roam our roads. Some have reached mythical status, owing to the impact they had in creating the supercar industry. Some aren’t as influential, but they can still destroy any car they line up with, either in a drag race setting or just a complete top speed run. Feel free to check out these models. Just make sure you have something to wipe the drool off your faces.

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Rumor: Bugatti Chiron R - One of Many Chiron Derivatives - Will Come to Geneva

Rumor: Bugatti Chiron R - One of Many Chiron Derivatives - Will Come to Geneva

Prepare yourselves for another Bugatti bombshell

Just like the Bugatti Veyron that came before it, the list of special edition and one-off Bugatti Chirons continues to grow. Rumor has it that the newest addition to the Chiron family will bow at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show wearing the “R” badge.

The Bugatti Chiron R, as folks are calling it, has been spotted in the wild, completely covered to preserve its identity. Bugatti is expected to show off the Chiron R, which was developed and tuned for handling purposes more than outright speed as evidenced by the large fixed rear spoiler sitting at the back of the hypercar. All the important details involving the Chiron R are expected to be revealed in Geneva, including all the important performance figures that will determine what kind of hypercar this bad boy is.

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2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition

2020 Lotus Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition

Special edition Elise is forbidden fruit for all of us in America

Lotus is paying homage to Australia’s most famous race by launching the Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition. Limited to just six units — yes, six — the Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition is as exclusive as it’s going to get. The special edition sports car boasts exclusive features befitting its status, none more prominent than a rare paint finish that hasn’t been used in a Lotus since the Lotus Esprit that starred in the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.

In addition to the exclusive paint, the Elise 250 Bathurst Edition also comes with interior upgrades and mechanical improvements. The sports car’s 1.8-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine, on the other hand, remains in stock form. The cost of owning one of the six Lotus Elise 250 Bathurst Edition models sits at AUD109,900.

That converts to around $73,760 based on current exchange rates. Unfortunately for us here in the U.S., all six units of the Elise 250 Bathurst Edition are exclusive to the Australian market.

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Best PS4 Racing Games

Best PS4 Racing Games

From realistic simulators to expansive open-world stories, these PS4 car racing games are the best in the industry

Video games have become so intrinsically part of our lives that not a day goes by without us subconsciously playing something, whether it’s on our smartphones, tablets, or other hand-held devices. Gaming consoles, in particular, are the best ones to have if you want the full gaming experience, especially when it comes to car racing games.

This is where the Sony PlayStation 4 comes in. It’s arguably the best gaming console in the market today and there’s no shortage of car racing games available to play on PS4. From realistic racing simulators to story-driven, open-world games, you can get your fill of every type of car racing game that you can get your hands on. Obviously, some games are better than others in a variety of ways. To help ease your burden, we’ve picked out the 10 best PS4 racing games that are currently available on the market. There’s enough variety in this list to satisfy your discerning car racing game urges.

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Constance Nunes Loves Cars - Here Are 10 Instagram Posts That Prove It

Constance Nunes Loves Cars - Here Are 10 Instagram Posts That Prove It

It’s time to get introduced to one of the rising stars of the Netflix show "Car Masters: Rust to Riches"

American model and certified car enthusiast Constance Nunes is no stranger to the car-loving population. As one of the stars of the hit Netflix show, Car Masters: Rust to Riches, Nunes has become one of the most recognizable faces in the car industry. There’s no doubt her presence in the show has contributed to her stature dramatically shooting up, but Nunes is more than just a pretty face in a car restoration show. The American born model of Portuguese descent is also a certified car enthusiast whose first, second, and third passions in life involve working on cars. In addition to her involvement in Car Masters, Nunes also works on personal builds and is heavily involved in a lot of car clubs in Southern California, and her experience in the industry also includes years spent working in the service departments of automakers like Acura, Audi, BMW, and Ford. We can see her on Car Masters most of the time, but rest assured, we’re going to see and hear more of Constance Nunes in the coming years.

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