Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.

His automotive adventure started reporting on various motorsport events as a sports writer before moving onto a full-time auto career with various sites, including This Week In Motors and Autoevolution. He’s a proud member of the TopSpeed team since early 2014.

Although he’s into just about any type of vehicle, Ciprian is not your typical car enthusiast. Ask him to choose between a BMW M4 and an Audi RS5, and he’ll gladly trade both for a beat-up ’Cuda. Nothing annoys him more than car electronics, and he just hates it when performance cars lack a third pedal. Additionally, he can give you several reasons why there’s still no replacement for displacement. Don’t let his grumpiness fool you though; he’s more than excited to provide the latest news and reviews on the most interesting cars in the industry. Nuts about any form of classic motorsport and muscle cars, Ciprian’s currently working on a time machine that would take him back to the 1960s for a long vacation alongside Dan Gurney and Jim Hall.

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This Chevy Camaro ZL1 Wants to Beat the Porsche 911 Carrera S, But Can It?

This Chevy Camaro ZL1 Wants to Beat the Porsche 911 Carrera S, But Can It?

The Camaro ZL1 is much more powerful than the 911 Carrera S, but is it quicker?

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is arguably the coolest GM-made muscle car you can buy nowadays. It packs a big, supercharged V-8 engine and comes with a whopping 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels.

With that kind of power, the Camaro ZL1 packs more oomph than many sports cars out there and it even comes close to entry-level supercars. But can it actually compete with a full-fledged sports car beyond the horsepower war? The folks over at Throttle House wondered the same thing and brought together a Camaro ZL1 and a Porsche 911 Carrera S.

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In Short Sprints The Porsche 911 Turbo S Will Always Be Faster Than a McLaren

In Short Sprints The Porsche 911 Turbo S Will Always Be Faster Than a McLaren

The Porsche 911 Turbo is quicker than supercars with better power-to-weight ratios

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S is an impressive car when it comes to performance. At 641 horsepower coming from a twin-turbo flat-six engine, the 911 Turbo S is just as fast as much more powerful supercars, largely thanks to its AWD system and tremendous launch control. But how does it compare to other cars that have similar output and power-to-weight ratio? Well, the McLaren 600LT, for instance, is no match for the German coupe in short sprints.

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Would You Buy This Custom Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Convertible for $95,000?

Would You Buy This Custom Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Convertible for $95,000?

Here’s that Challenger SRT Hellcat convertible you always wanted but couldn’t buy from Dodge

The current Dodge Challenger is built on a really old and dated platform, but this hasn’t stopped it from competing on a solid level with the more modern Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. That’s because Dodge designed high-performance versions such as the Hellcat and the Demon. However, there’s one field where the Challenger can’t compete: the convertible market. Although the original was available as a cabriolet, Dodge didn’t not create a drop-top version of the third-gen Challenger. But if you’re dying to drive one, Fair Oaks Motors is selling an after market conversion. The good news is that it’s based on the cool SRT Hellcat and it retails for less than $100,000.

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2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo

Mazda adds turbocharged, 250-horsepower engine to the CX-30

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo is the range-topping version of the CX-30 subcompact crossover that features a turbocharged version of the SkyActiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The most powerful engine available in the CX-30, the turbo-four joins the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter on the U.S. market and the 2.0-liter gas and 1.8-liter diesel engines on other parts of the world. Rated at up to 250 horsepower depending on the type of fuel, the 2021 CX-30 Turbo is the most powerful version of the crossover built to date.

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Porsche Project 411 Concept - A Look to the Porsche 911's Future?

Porsche Project 411 Concept - A Look to the Porsche 911’s Future?

This is the coolest Porsche concept yet, but it’s not made by Porsche

Big automakers usually employ tremendously skilled designers, but production cars are rarely as exotic as the concept many of these artists create. There are many reasons for that, and most of them have to do with practicality and costs. Independent designers, on the other hand, aren’t limited by regulations like these, so they often produce more extreme and spectacular digital models. The Project 411 by Mossawi Studios is one of them. A tribute to the iconic Porsche 911 Spyder, it could be a glimpse into the 911’s distant future.

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This New Video Shows How the Porsche Cayman Has Evolved Over the Years

This New Video Shows How the Porsche Cayman Has Evolved Over the Years

Are you fan of the Porsche Cayman? Here’s all three generations compared

It’s been 24 years since Porsche introduced the Boxster as a smaller and more affordable version of the iconic 911. The roadster was joined by the Cayman coupe in 2005. The Cayman is now in its third generation, and enthusiasts are still debating which one is the best and which one is the purest driver’s car. The folks over at EverydayDriver set out to answer this question by comparing Caymans from all three generations. They’ve test a 987-gen Cayman R, a 981-gen Cayman GTS, and a 982-gen 718 Cayman GTS, rating their stying, performance, and handling.

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2021 McLaren Senna GTR LM

2021 McLaren Senna GTR LM

The McLaren Senna GTR LM is a series of unique cars that pay tribute to McLaren’s 1995 Le Mans campaign

The 2020 McLaren Senna GTR LM is a limited-edition version of the Senna GTR. A customer-commissioned series, the 2020 Senna GTR LM was designed as a tribute to McLaren’s 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans campaign, which saw the F1 GTR win the race for the very first time. The 2020 Senna GTR LM is limited to five units, each designed as a homage to the five F1 GTR race cars that finished the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans in first, third, fourth, fifth, and 13th positions. The 2020 Senna GTR LM shouldn’t be confused with the 2020 Senna LM.The latter also celebrates 25 years since McLaren won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it’s also limited to five cars, but it was commissioned by two U.S. McLaren dealerships. And while the Senna LM is based on the regular Senna, the Senna GTR LM is built around the track-only Senna GTR model.

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The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear

The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear

The Aston Martin Victor is inspired by Vantage and DBS models of the 1970s

Aston Martin has recently expanded beyond its usual three-vehicle lineup. It also offers an SUV now, a track-only supercar called the Vulcan, and two more performance cars, including the Valkyrie, are set to follow. Now, Aston Martin is flexing its Q division muscle with a unique supercar called the Victor. It’s inspired by the V8 Vantage model of the 1970s and 1980s and the DBS V8 from the late 1970s, also known at the RHAM/1, developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It combines technology from the Valkyrie, Vulcan, and One-77, and it looks really cool on the outside.

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Porsche Is Preparing Another Facelift For The Recently Updated Macan

Porsche Is Preparing Another Facelift For The Recently Updated Macan

The Porsche Macan is about to be updated for the third time

The first-generation Porsche Macan was launched in 2014, which means that it’s six years old as of 2020. Given that modern car life cycles take five to six years, it’s about time for a redesign. But it seems Porsche wants to keep the current Macan on the market a while longer. At least that’s what a set of new spy shots we just received suggest.

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Is This Fan Rendering An Accurate Prediction of the upcoming Nissan 400Z Nismo?

Is This Fan Rendering An Accurate Prediction of the upcoming Nissan 400Z Nismo?

Nissan will eventually build a 400Z Nismo and this is what it could look like

After years of rumors and speculation, Nissan finally unveiled the successor to the 370Z. Although the Z Proto is a concept car and not a production model, it’s an accurate preview of the next Z car, rumored to be called the 400Z. Now that the Z Proto is out in the open, performance car enthusiasts the world over are wondering whether Nissan will offer a Nismo version. And renderings of the 400Z Nismo are already flooding the internet.

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Bugatti Could Soon Be Sold Off to Rimac

Bugatti Could Soon Be Sold Off to Rimac

Bugatti could change ownership after more than 20 years; Bentley and Lambo could leave VW too

Revived in 1987 by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli, Bugatti was acquired by the Volkswagen Group in 1998. Under German ownership, the French brand introduced the Veyron and the Chiron, as well as a handful of one-off supercars, all powered by massive W-16 engines with more than 1,000 horsepower. Come 2020 and Bugatti could be sold off, and rumor has it the French company may end up with Rimac Automobili, the Croatian firm that produces electric supercars, drivetrains, and battery systems.

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The Nissan Z Proto could lend its design to a 400Z convertible and this Is What it Could Look Like

The Nissan Z Proto could lend its design to a 400Z convertible and this Is What it Could Look Like

The Nissan Z Proto looks hot without a roof

Nissan just unveiled the Z Proto, a concept car that previews the next-generation Z, likely to be called the 400Z. With the Z Proto out in the open, there is all sorts of speculation as to what it could spawn. The rumor mill includes a convertible and a Nismo version, as well as the fact that it could borrow its engine from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. A convertible version would be particularly interesting given that Nissan no longer offers such a version of the 370Z, but the Japanese company hasn’t made that decision yet.

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2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner

2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner

The Bentley Continental GT goes further upscale with a new Mulliner package

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner is a special-edition version of the Continental GT. As the name suggests, the coupe has been customized by Mulliner, the company’s bespoke division. Although it doesn’t look very different compared to the standard model, the Mulliner model stands out through numerous exclusive features inside and out. Designed for customers who want an even greater focus on customization, the 2021 Continental GT Mulliner is basically the range-topping version of the current luxury coupe. Engine choices are similar to the regular model, so you get to choose between the gasoline V-8 and W-12 mills. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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The Hyundai Tucson Has an All-New Look and Some Impressive Features

The Hyundai Tucson Has an All-New Look and Some Impressive Features

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson looks futuristic and packs loads of modern tech

After only five years on the market, the third-generation Hyundai Tucson was discontinued to make way for a brand-new model. The fourth-gen SUV is a big departure from its predecessor in terms of exterior design, but it also brings new and innovative technology to the table. The fourth-gen Hudson is also the first to offer a hybrid drivetrain. The SUV was launched without the usual diesel options, and it remains to be seen if Hyundai will add any later on.

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The Updated Ferrari Portofino Caries an M Badge, More Power, and a New Transmission

The Updated Ferrari Portofino Caries an M Badge, More Power, and a New Transmission

The Ferrari Portofino M revives Modificata badge with extra power and new gearbox

It’s been just a week since we spotted Ferrari testing a facelifted version of the Portofino camouflaged from nose to rear, and the Italian automaker has already unveiled the revised model. It’s called the Portofino M, and it features a range of upgrades inside and out, a beefed-up V-8 engine, and a brand-new transmission. The first Ferrari to be unveiled entirely online, the Portofino M marks the return of the "M" badge. Short of Modificata, which indicates extensive updates, this badge has been used on a couple of cars in the 1990s and 2000s. Notable examples include the 575M Maranello from 2002 and the F512 M, the third iteration of the Testarossa, in 1994.

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The Nissan Z Proto and 400Z Could Have Looked Like a Juke

The Nissan Z Proto and 400Z Could Have Looked Like a Juke

Nissan considered a Juke-inspired Z car, but it eventually went with retro styling based on the 240Z

Rumored for quite a few years, the Nissan 400Z is still a long time away, but the Japanese firm just unveiled the Z Proto. As the name suggests, it’s some sort of concept/prototype that previews the upcoming 400Z. It’s heavily inspired by the iconic 240Z, but it also features styling cues from the 300ZX and from the outgoing 370Z. But Nissan also released a video that showcases the design development of the Z Proto, and it seems that the Japanese brand considered various options, including one that’s inspired by the old Juke.

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Next Year Acura Could Grace The World With an NSX Spider and NSX Type R!

Next Year Acura Could Grace The World With an NSX Spider and NSX Type R!

The highly anticipated Acura NSX Type R could debut in 2021

Acura revived the iconic NSX back in 2016 as a hybrid sports car, and nothing much has changed since then except for a mild upgrade for the 2019 model year. But it seems Acura is planning to roll out two new variants of the NSX: a Spider and a hardcore Type R. Excited? Well, don’t lose it yet because these new models won’t arrive until late 2021.

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2021 Maserati MC20

2021 Maserati MC20

Maserati returns to the supercar market with a twin-turbo, V-6 coupe

The 2021 Maserati MC20 is a mid-engined supercar that the Italian company unveiled in September 2020. The brand’s first supercar since 2005, the MC20 is considered a spiritual successor to the MC12, although the two are far from related. Not only the 2021 Maserati MC20 is smaller, but it’s also powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine instead of a V-12, and it features a less aggressive exterior design. The 2021 Maserati MC20 is likely aimed at supercars like the Ferrari F8 Tributo, McLaren 720S, and Lamborghini Huracan Evo. The 2021 MC20 is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 that’s described as "100% Maserati." However, this mill is actually loosely based on Ferrari’s F154 V-8 engine and features parts from other FCA powerplants. The 2021 MC is Maserati’s fourth production mid-engined vehicle, following the Bora (1971-1978), Merak (1972-1983), and MC12 (2004-2005). Let’s find out more about the 2021 Maserati MC20 in the review below.

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Check Out This 1955 Packard Caribbean That Rolled Into Jay Leno's Garage

Check Out This 1955 Packard Caribbean That Rolled Into Jay Leno’s Garage

This 1955 Packard Caribbean features a self-leveling suspension

One of the most iconic luxury car brands that no longer exist, Packard was established in 1899 and disappeared in 1959, five years after it purchased the failing Studebaker Corporation. Packard rolled out its final Detroit-built cars in 1956, and the Caribbean was one of them. A 1955-model-year version was recently featured by Jay Leno’s Garage, and it’s a great reminder of how cool the Caribbean is. Not to mention how it doesn’t get the recognition it deserves nowadays.

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Check Out These Spy Shots for the Next-Gen BMW M4 GTS!

Check Out These Spy Shots for the Next-Gen BMW M4 GTS!

Hotter BMW M4 spotted on public roads and it could be a new GTS

BMW has yet to introduce the next-generation M4, but it’s already working on a beefed-up version of the upcoming coupe. Our paparazzi just sent us a couple of photos showing a camouflaged BMW M4 that looks notably different than the production model that will debut later this year. Specifically, it features a center-mounted exhaust system and, more importantly, a rear wing. This can only mean one thing: we’re looking at the upcoming BMW M4 GTS.

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Maserati's "Brand-New" V-6 Engine Is Actually Based on a Ferrari V-8

Maserati’s "Brand-New" V-6 Engine Is Actually Based on a Ferrari V-8

The Maserati MC20’s V-6 engine isn’t as unique as the company claims

Maserati introduced the MC20 supercar with a twin-turbo V-6 engine called Nettuno. The company claims that this engine is new and "100% Maserati," but the mill actually shares parts with powerplants found in Ferrari and Alfa Romeo models. As speculated long before Maserati unveiled the car, the Nettuno engine is derived from a Ferrari V-8 and is similar to a V-6 that Alfa Romeo offers in high-performance versions of the Giulia and Stelvio.

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Spy Shot Alert: 2021 Ferrari Portofino Seen For the First Time!

Spy Shot Alert: 2021 Ferrari Portofino Seen For the First Time!

The updated Ferrari Portofino could feature a more poweful V-8

Back in 2017, Ferrari replaced the California T, its retractable-top grand tourer, with the Portofino. A much-improved version with a redesigned exterior and a more powerful turbo V-8 engine, the Portofino is about to get a mid-cycle refresh. As these new spy photos show, Ferrari is testing a camouflaged Portofino near Maranello, meaning that the 2021 model year could bring a revised version of the grand tourer. But are there any significant changes to talk about?

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The Maserati MC20 Actually Sounds Decent In This New Video

The Maserati MC20 Actually Sounds Decent In This New Video

Here’s what the Maserati MC20’s V-6 engine sounds like

Maserati just unveiled the MC20, a spiritual successor to the iconic MC12 with more than 600 horsepower on tap. But while it’s powerful enough to leave the MC12 behind, the MC20 is viewed by purists as a less attractive alternative due to the fact that it’s powered by a turbocharged V-6 engine. Granted, sports car fitted with V-8 and V-12 engines sound better when you floor it, but this new footage of the MC20 proves that Maserati’s new V-6 doesn’t sound half bad.

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Meet the Maserati Grecale - a Reworked Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Meet the Maserati Grecale - a Reworked Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Maserati’s second SUV is called the Grecale and arrives in 2021

It’s been only four years since Maserati joined the SUV market with the Levante, and the Italian brand confirmed that it will introduce a second hauler in 2021. The midsize Levante will be joined by a smaller, compact-sized SUV that will share underpinnings with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It’s called the Grecale, it will arrive in the first half of 2021, and it will be offered with an all-electric drivetrain alongside the usual gasoline mills.

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Maserati MC20 vs Maserati MC12

Maserati MC20 vs Maserati MC12

We’re comparing Maserati’s modern flagship supercars

Maserati just unveiled the MC20, its first proper sports car in more than a decade. Launched some 14 years after the iconic MC12 was discontinued, the MC20 is considered by many a spiritual successor to the

Ferrari Enzo

based supercar. But is this new car a proper successor to the MC12? Does it have what it takes to fill the void left after the MC12 was discontinued? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

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2020 Aston Martin Victor

2020 Aston Martin Victor

The Victor is a unique Aston Martin based on the mighty One-77

The 2020 Aston Martin Victor is a bespoke, one-off supercar developed by the company’s Q division. Built around a carbon-fiber monocoque from the One-77, a car that Aston Martin offered from 2009 to 2012, the Victor draws styling cues from the V8 Vantage of 1970s, as well as the race-spec DBS V8 (also known as the RHAM/1) that Aston Martin built in the late 1970s for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The 2020 Victor is powered by a naturally aspirated V-12 also sourced from the One-77, but some drivetrain components come from the much newer Valkyrie supercar. Q by Aston Martin built just one, so it’s one of those supercars that you can only hope to see in the metal at a fancy auto show.

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Would You Pay $3,000 For A Dual-Clutch Transmission in Your Porsche 718 Boxster or Cayman GTS?

Would You Pay $3,000 For A Dual-Clutch Transmission in Your Porsche 718 Boxster or Cayman GTS?

Porsche updated the 718 Boxster and Cayman. New PDK transmission available

The GTS 4.0 versions of the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, basically the only naturally aspirated models you can buy, are now available with a new seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission (PDK).

These gearboxes are similar to those offered in the 718 Boxster Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4. They make both models quicker from 0 to 62 mph, but they also cost £2,300, which converts to roughly $3,000 as of September 2020. Is the premium worth it? Let’s find out!

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Maserati Confirmed An All-Electric MC20: Here's What We Know

Maserati Confirmed An All-Electric MC20: Here’s What We Know

Maserati is planning to introduce at least three EVs in 2021

Maserati just unveiled the MC20, a spiritual successor to the MC12. Unlike its predecessor, it features a twin-turbo V-6 engine instead of a naturally aspirated V-12, but it will be the company’s first flagship sports car in years and it will also go racing. More importantly, the MC20 will become available with an all-electric drivetrain. Here’s what we know about the upcoming sports EV.

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New Genesis G70 Arrives With New Athletic Elegance Design Philosophy

New Genesis G70 Arrives With New Athletic Elegance Design Philosophy

The new Genesis G70 borrows from the bigger G80, but it’s also sportier than before

Back in 2017, Genesis introduced the G70. The third model from Hyundai’s premium division, the G70 was aimed at compact vehicles like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4, among others. Its success in the U.S. was rather limited compared to the German competition, but the G70 snatched some awards. Come 2020 and Genesis is updating the sedan for its mid-cycle facelift. Although its official debut won’t happen until October, Genesis did release a few images and some details about the compact four-door.

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If You Really Want a BMW M3 Touring, Sign This Change.org Petition

If You Really Want a BMW M3 Touring, Sign This Change.org Petition

BMW isn’t bringing the M3 Touring to the U.S., but some enthusiasts are trying to convince the Germans

BMW recently confirmed that it’s developing a wagon version of the M3. It will arrive in 2021 and it will be the first Touring version of the nameplate. It will be just as powerful as the sedan and likely nearly as quick.

However, the M3 Touring won’t be sold in the United States, where wagons are slow sellers and almost all major companies drop them from the lineup. But some enthusiasts aren’t willing to give up just yet and started a petition on Change.org, hoping that BMW will change its mind.

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Breaking: Here's the Maserati MC20 Before You're Supposed to See It

Breaking: Here’s the Maserati MC20 Before You’re Supposed to See It

2021 Maserati MC20 leaked before official unveiling

The 2021 Maserati MC20, the company’s first full-fledged sports car in a really long time, is set to debut today, September 9. The unveiling will take place in the evening, but we can already have a look at the new MC20 thanks to a handful of photos that have surfaced the web earlier than they should have.

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Here's What the New Hybrid Mercedes-AMG S63 Could Look Like

Here’s What the New Hybrid Mercedes-AMG S63 Could Look Like

The new Mercedes-AMG S63 will arrive in 2021 and it will be a hybrid

The brand-new, W223-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuted in early September, but the German company showcased only the regular models so far. Both AMG and Maybach versions are underway, but we might not seem them in the metal before 2021. However, this rendering of the AMG S63 sedan gives us a first look at the company’s upcoming performance sedan.

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Jaguar's Continuation 3.8-Liter Engine for Old E-Types is Downright Expensive

Jaguar’s Continuation 3.8-Liter Engine for Old E-Types is Downright Expensive

Jaguar now offers newly built 3.8-liter engines for classic models, but you still need to source parts

Jaguar is offering a few cool performance-oriented models nowadays, but it’s also building limited-series continuation cars. As of 2020, the Jaguar Classic workshop rolled out three continuation series for the iconic XK SS, E-Type Lightweight, and the Le Mans-winning D-Type.

But Jaguar Classic is now also offering a continuation series of its inline-six XK engine in a 3.8-liter format. The XK mill was first introduced back in 1949, but it remained in production for more than four decades, until 1992. However, the 3.8-liter variant was short-lived. First used in the XK 150 in 1958, it was discontinued in 1968, when it was replaced by a larger, 4.2-liter version. This continuation engine is the perfect choice if you’re restoring an old Jaguar, but it’s decidedly expensive.

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2020 McLaren Senna LM

2020 McLaren Senna LM

The iconic LM badge returns to celebrate McLaren’s Le Mans success

The 2020 McLaren Senna LM is a limited-edition supercar build by the McLaren Special Operations division. Designed to commemorate 25 years since the iconic McLaren F1 GTR won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, the 2020 Senna LM is a spiritual successor to the P1 LM, which in turn followed the iconic F1 LM. Unlike other versions of the Senna, the Senna LM wasn’t commissioned by McLaren. This supercar, limited to just five units, was commissioned by the McLaren Orlando and McLaren North Jersey dealerships, so it’s a U.S.-exclusive model.

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Nissan's Latest Teaser for the 400Z Hints at a Manual Transmission!

Nissan’s Latest Teaser for the 400Z Hints at a Manual Transmission!

The 400Z debuts on September 16 in prototype form

After many months of rumors and teasers, Nissan finally confirmed that it will unveil the next-generation Z car in 2020. The big unveiling will take place on September 16, but Nissan says it will reveal a "Z Proto" car, which probably means a prototype or concept version of the upcoming replacement for the 370Z.

With a little bit more than a week left until then, Nissan rolled out a new teaser video that showcases a few important details about the sports car. Nissan’s upcoming Z car is dubbed the 400Z by the automotive media, but this nameplate has yet to be confirmed.

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2020 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept

2020 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept previews the return of the iconic luxury SUV

The 2020 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a production-ready concept vehicle that previews the arrival of the modern Jeep Wagoneer. Set to arrive in 2021, the SUV will revive the Wagoneer name after 30 years. Described as a "premium extension" of the Jeep brand, the SUV will become available in two versions, the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer, with the latter to offer more space and more luxury.

The Grand Wagoneer concept looks ready to go into production, but Jeep will probably drop a few fancy features before it puts the SUV on the assembly line. Let’s have a closer look at the three-row hauler in the review below.

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Volkswagen ID4 Interior Revealed, But It's Nothing New

Volkswagen ID4 Interior Revealed, But It’s Nothing New

The Volkswagen ID.4’s interior looks like the ID.3, and that’s good news

The Volkswagen ID.4, the company’s second dedicated electric vehicle, is set to debut on September 23, but the German carmaker has already unveiled the crossover’s interior. Not surprisingly, it looks a lot like the ID.3, the compact five-door hatchback that Volkswagen introduced in 2019.

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The 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is the Most Expensive Dodge Money Can Buy

The 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is the Most Expensive Dodge Money Can Buy

The 2021 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak runs the quarter-mile in just 7.5 seconds

Dodge just announced pricing for the 2021 Challenger Drag Pak and at $143,485, not including destination and taxes, it’s the most expensive vehicle you can buy from the American brand. The Drag Pak makes the Challenger SRT Super Stock, priced from $81,090, seem affordable, but we’re looking at completely different vehicles here. Although they share the same Challenger body and platform, the SRT Super Stock is a street-legal muscle car, while the Drag Pak is a full-fledged race car that you can only drive at the drag strip.

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The Hottest and Most Talented Female Race Car Drivers

The Hottest and Most Talented Female Race Car Drivers

Who said women can’t compete on race tracks?

Racing has been a male dominated sport ever since the automobile was created. And that won’t change anytime soon. However, women have also driven cars at a competitive level since the early days.

Camille du Gast and Helene Van Zuylen raced as early as 1901, while the first woman to join NASCAR did it in 1949. Nowadays, the sports is still dominated by men, but there are hundreds of women competing in all series and on any level. Here’s out top 10 list of the hottest and most talented female race car drivers.

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2021 Rolls Royce Ghost

2021 Rolls Royce Ghost

The second-generation Ghost is a slightly smaller Phantom with the same opulent features

The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost is the second-generation of the company’s luxury full-size sedan. Developed to replace an 11-year-old model, the 2021 Ghost features an in-house aluminum spaceframe and a new, slightly larger V-12 engine. The luxury sedan remains familiar on the outside, as the design is an evolution of the old model, but it boasts an all-new interior with state-of-the-art technology. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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Watch a 500-horsepower Tractor Set A Lap Record at the Nurburgring

Watch a 500-horsepower Tractor Set A Lap Record at the Nurburgring

The fastest tractor is also the slowest vehicle to lap the Nurburgring

Car enthusiasts have been fascinated by lap records since the early days of racing. The Nurburgring madness started in the 1970s with Formula One and Group C race cars and extends to road cars in the 1990s. 30 years later and it’s common to see automakers test production models at the ’Ring. And it’s not just sports cars. They are testing family sedans and SUVs as well and sometimes use them to set new records around the German track. If you think that a lap record contest for SUVs is a bit ridiculous, you’d better buckle up. Someone just drove an agricultural tractor around the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

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This Company's F1 V-10 Engine Would Be the Ideal Swap For Your Next Race Car Project

This Company’s F1 V-10 Engine Would Be the Ideal Swap For Your Next Race Car Project

Judd still builds customer V-10 engines and they sound downright amazing

V-10 engines have never been massively popular in production cars. Companies like Dodge, BMW, Chrysler, Toyota, and Porsche used to offer one at some point, but in 2020 there are just two V-10 cars on the market: the Lamborghini Huracan and the Audi R8. The V-10 was the engine of choice in Formula One from 1989 to 2006, but its use in motorsport was limited beyond that. But there’s one company that still produces a V-10 based on the old F1 design and you can buy it today for that cool engine swap you’ve been waiting for.

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Eight cool Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept features that won't make it on the production model

Eight cool Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept features that won’t make it on the production model

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept comes with impressive features, but not all of them will go into production

After years of rumors and speculation, Jeep finally revived the iconic Wagoneer though the Grand Wagoneer concept. The production model won’t arrive until 2021, but this so-called concept vehicle doesn’t seem very different from what we will get in showrooms. However, it showcases a range of cool and fancy features that most likely won’t make in on the production model, despite its luxury-oriented status. Here’s a list of items you should expect to find on the upcoming, factory-built Wagoneer.

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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the fastest, most powerful Wrangler ever produced

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the fastest, most powerful Wrangler ever produced

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler hybrid is more powerful than the Ford Bronco!

The Jeep Wrangler is legendary for its rugged design and impressive capability on the unbeaten path. And that’s mostly why the idea of an electrified Wrangler seemed ridiculous until recently. But Jeep is slowly electrifying its lineup and, somewhat surprisingly, it picked the Wrangler as the first nameplate to benefit from a full-fledged hybrid setup. And the result is the fastest and most powerful Wrangler developed so far!

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer - Everything You Need to Know

2022 Jeep Wagoneer - Everything You Need to Know

The iconic Jeep Wagoneer is set to return in 2020 with Ram 1500 underpinnings

Discontinued in 1991, after almost 30 years in production, the iconic Jeep Grand Wagoneer has been rumored to return since the late 1990s. Chrysler first confirmed the nameplate in 2011, stating that it would go into production in 2013, but the Grand Wagoneer was postponed to 2015 and to 2018.

The SUV returned into the spotlight in 2019 when spy shots revealed a full-size Jeep built on a Ram 1500 truck frame and Jeep eventually confirmed the nameplate for a 2020 revival. The SUV is scheduled to debut on September 3 and even though Jeep is still mum on details, we already known a few things about the full-size hauler.

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After Nearly 30 Years, The Jeep Wagoneer Is About to be Reborn

After Nearly 30 Years, The Jeep Wagoneer Is About to be Reborn

Jeep Confirms That The Grand Wagoneer; 7-Seat SUV Debuts September 3

Jeep just released a couple more teaser images for the upcoming Grand Wagoneer and confirmed that the seven-seat SUV will make its public debut on September 3. That’s less than two weeks until the iconic Grand Wagoneer makes its highly anticipated comeback after almost 30 years. And judging by the teasers, it will be Jeep’s most luxurious vehicle yet.

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2021 Ferrari 812 GTO

2021 Ferrari 812 GTO

The 2021 Ferrari 812 GTO is an upcoming version of the 812 Superfast grand tourer. A return of the "GTO" has been rumored since before Ferrari upgraded the F12berlinetta into the 812 Superfast. Ferrari has yet to confirm that such a model is underway, but our paparazzi spotted a slightly modified and camouflaged 812 on the go. With Ferrari set to unveil two new models by the end of 2020, the 812 GTO could become a reality, and the "GTO" badge would return after exactly ten years.

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2021 Mercedes S-Class Arrives To Redefine Automotive Luxury

2021 Mercedes S-Class Arrives To Redefine Automotive Luxury

The new Mercedes S-Class boasts more tech than ever, mild hybrid drivetrains

The sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is turning seven years old in 2020, so the German company acted accordingly and introduced a brand-new version of the sedan. In the absence of auto shows due to the coronavirus pandemic, the seventh-generation S-Class, codenamed the W223, broke cover online with revised styling, a brand-new interior with modern tech, and a pair of electrified drivetrains for the U.S. market.

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The Enyaq iV is Skoda's First Electric SUV And Its Most Powerful Vehicle Yet

The Enyaq iV is Skoda’s First Electric SUV And Its Most Powerful Vehicle Yet

Skoda joins the electric SUV market with the Enyaq iV; it’s available in RS spec too

Once a company that built a handful of compact cars, Skoda has recently expanded to include a midsize sedan, and since 2016 it entered the SUV market with no fewer than three models. Come 2020, and Skoda is taking yet another step toward new heights with the Enyaq iV, an all-electric crossover. Although this isn’t Skoda’s first EV, being preceded by the tiny Citigo iV, the Enyaq iV is the company’s first vehicle built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, which is dedicated exclusively to zero-emission models. The Enyaq iV is essentially Skoda’s own variant of the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4.

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The Rolls-Royce Ghost Returns With Evolutionary Styling and A New V-12 Engine

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Returns With Evolutionary Styling and A New V-12 Engine

The New Rolls-Royce Ghost Has Some Phantom DNA

While most carmakers keep their vehicles on the market for five to seven years per generation, Rolls-Royce doesn’t redesign its nameplates unless they get close to or even surpass the 10-year mark. The old Phantom survived for an impressive 14 years, while the outgoing Ghost is now in its 11th year in showrooms. Come 2020, and the full-size model was finally redesigned to join the newer Phantom and the Cullinan, the brand’s first-ever SUV. Just like the Phantom, the new-generation Ghost remains familiar on the outside, but it brings a new platform, engine, technology, and a more comfortable interior to the table.

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The Hyundai Palisade's Interior Smells Like Garlic, Owners Say

The Hyundai Palisade’s Interior Smells Like Garlic, Owners Say

Owners complain that the Hyundai Palisade stinks. Literally!

The Hyundai Palisade is so popular that the Korean company is struggling to keep up with demand. But this may soon change as many owners are complaining that the SUV’s interior smells like... garlic. The Palisade Forum contains numerous reports on the matter, with at least four threads touching this issue and numerous owners complaining about foul odours.

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Check Out the Massive Panoramic Roof on the New 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Check Out the Massive Panoramic Roof on the New 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The 2022 Grand Wagoneer will be the most luxurious Jeep yet, and these teasers prove it

The new-generation Jeep Grand Wagoneer is just around the corner with an official unveiling set to take place on September 3. The iconic nameplate is returning after three decades and Jeep is busy rolling out teasers to create more hype. The latest teaser photos reveal new details from the cabin, as well as a top view that confirms a massive panoramic roof. But it also contains an Easter egg.

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Aston Martin Finally Has an Electric Car And It's Crazy Cute

Aston Martin Finally Has an Electric Car And It’s Crazy Cute

Introducing the DB5 Junior - Aston Martin’s Newest Electric Model

Aston Martin just introduced an all-electric version of the DB5. Wait; what? Wasn’t the DB5 discontinued back in 1965? Yes, it was, although the company built an additional 25 chassis in 2020, but this EV is not an authentic DB5. It’s a two-thirds scale version of the iconic grand tourer. It’s called the DB5 Junior to reflect its smaller scale, and it’s being built in cooperation with The Little Car Company.

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This Rendering Could Preview That Weird, Rolls-Royce Shooting Brake

This Rendering Could Preview That Weird, Rolls-Royce Shooting Brake

If Rolls-Royce is building a shooting brake, it should look like this

Earlier this week, someone spotted a rather weird looking Rolls-Royce prototype on public roads. Hidden under camouflage, it looked familiar up front, but the rear end looked more like a hearse or a really boxy wagon model. It also appeared to have beefier wheel arches. The spy video sparked rumors that Rolls-Royce may be building a new one-off model, and some went ahead and rendered a shooting brake version of the Wraith. And it looks surprisingly cool.

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This 600-Horsepower Ford Falcon XR6 Comes From Sleeperville

This 600-Horsepower Ford Falcon XR6 Comes From Sleeperville

Here’s why you don’t need a V-8 engine to drive a brutal sedan

Back in 2016, Ford ended production at its Victoria-based plant in Australia, a decision that also put an end to the Falcon, a local nameplate that was first introduced in 1960. With more than 50 decades on the market, the Falcon was extremely popular in Australia, where it competed against another iconic local car, the Holden Commodore, built by GM. Both were discontinued, and both are dearly missed. But Australian streets are still packed with Ford Falcons, and while some are downright mundane, some of them have been turned into high-performance sleepers. FastLowLoud just showcased an XR6 Turbo model that cranks out a whopping 600 horsepower.

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You're Going to Like the New Mid-Range Four-Cylinder In the 2021 Kia Stinger

You’re Going to Like the New Mid-Range Four-Cylinder In the 2021 Kia Stinger

The 2021 Kia Stinger arrives with new 2.5-liter engine and bigger displays inside

The Kia Stinger is barely three years old as of 2020, but the Korean automaker decided it’s time for facelift. As most mid-cycle upgrades, it doesn’t add much in terms of styling, but it brings a brand-new engine and some tech. The range-topping, 3.3-liter V-6 remains largely unchanged, while the old 2.0-liter four-banger carries over with no changes, but the Stinger now comes with a new mid-range option in the form of the 2.5-liter turbo-four.

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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Is Coming in Hot - Here's Another Teaser

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Is Coming in Hot - Here’s Another Teaser

Here’s a new teaser for the upcoming, 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The new-generation Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one week away from making its global debut, and the company just posted a new teaser on social media. This time in the form of a 15-second video, the teaser doesn’t show specific details, but it gives us a glimpse at the SUV’s outline from the front.

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This Rendering of a Modern Chevy Camaro IROC-Z Is More Evidence That GM Could Do Better

This Rendering of a Modern Chevy Camaro IROC-Z Is More Evidence That GM Could Do Better

Chevrolet should revive the Camaro IROC-Z, but we may have to wait for a new Z28 first

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been on the market for five years as of 2020, yet GM developed only a handful of special-edition models. On top of the SS, there’s only the ZL1, as the Z28 nameplate was seemingly abandoned.

Ford, on the other hand, developed more than 10 variations of the sixth-gen Mustang, including revivals of the iconic GT350, GT500, Bullitt, and Mach 1. Chevrolet could definitely do better with a new-generation Z28, but, as this new rendering shows, a modern IROC-Z model is also a good option.

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Does the Gordon Murray T.50 Embarrass Today's Supercars?

Does the Gordon Murray T.50 Embarrass Today’s Supercars?

Here’s why the Gordon Murray T.50 is the best modern supercar out there

Gordon Murray, the mastermind behind the iconic McLaren F1 and several Formula One cars, recently unveiled the T.50, a modern take on the British supercar. In a market packed with incredible supercars, the T.50 stands out through its center-mounted driving seat and rear fan, but it’s also a classic take on the concept thanks to its lightweight construction, naturally aspirated engine, and manual transmission. Some say that the T.50 embarrasses today’s supercars and Engineering Explained details why in its latest video.

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10 Road Cars That Are Barely Street Legal

10 Road Cars That Are Barely Street Legal

By barely street legal we mean it’s almost too close to call

Supercars are by far the most extreme road going vehicles ever built. They deliver performance similar to race cars, they can be driven with great results on race track, but they were actually designed for public roads, as most of them come with a host of convenience features and state-of-the-art technologies.

However, there are high-performance cars that were actually designed exclusively for the track, but they were also built in road-going specs because carmakers were forced to do it for homologation. These cars are barely legal for street use and were among the most extreme vehicles during their introduction. Here’s a list of the coolest such creations.

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The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Looks Wild In The Latest Spy Shots

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Looks Wild In The Latest Spy Shots

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is coming back with wilder aerodynamics and more power

The latest-generation Porsche 911, dubbed 992, arrived in 2019 and as of August 2020 the German company has unveiled both the Carrera and Turbo models in coupe, cabriolet, and targa body styles.

But we’re still missing the hardcore GT3 and GT3 RS models, as well as the extreme GT2. There’s no word as to when these variants will arrive, but our paparazzi just spotted the GT3 RS testing in the wild. And it looks more aggressive than ever.

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Porsche Just Gave the 2021 Panamera An Update Worthy of Praise

Porsche Just Gave the 2021 Panamera An Update Worthy of Praise

The Porsche Panamera facelift comes with more power and updated exterior design

The second-generation Porsche Panamera was unveiled in 2016, so 2020 is the perfect time for a mid-cycle facelift. Porsche just unveiled the updated Panamera with extensive changes on the outside, a mildly upgraded interior, and a couple of new engines. Porsche also changed a couple of trim designations, replacing the old Turbo with a Turbo S model.

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The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Is Obese Compared To the Original 911

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Is Obese Compared To the Original 911

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S is the Heaviest 911 Ever

It’s been almost 60 years since Porsche introduced the 911 and the nameplate continues to be the epitome of the sports car market. The 911 has come a very long way since then. It’s available in a wide variety of models, now with turbocharged engines, rear- or all-wheel drive, coupe or drop-top, winged, or plain simple in appearance. The 911 has also evolved into a technology-packed machine, a trait that makes it heavier than before. The latest-generation 911 is obviously among the heaviest, and the Targa 4S model sets a new record.

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Why Is BMW Testing This Weird Mid-Engined 8 Series Mule?

Why Is BMW Testing This Weird Mid-Engined 8 Series Mule?

BMW is testing what appears to be a mid-engined 8 Series

Our paparazzi just spotted a partly camouflaged BMW 8 Series near the Nurburgring track. Judging by the body elements that are hidden, it appears to be a facelifted version of the big coupe, but some other details suggest that BMW may be testing something entirely different, including some sort of mid-engined mule. What is Munich up to?

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Check Out This Video Review for the 1979 Mercedes S-Class W116

Check Out This Video Review for the 1979 Mercedes S-Class W116

The first-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class is almost 50 years old!

Car reviews are a great way to find out things about a new vehicle you might be interested in. It’s also a great way to "get closer" to highly expensive luxury cars and supercar you can’t afford, and you may never get to see in the metal. But car reviews are even better when they’re about classic cars, especially when the vehicle in question is the first-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The folks over at Autogefuhl just put together a 30-minute video review of a 1979 version, and it will teach you everything you need to know about the first limousine that featured an "S-Class" badge.

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2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan Black Badge

2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan Black Badge

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan joins the Black Badge family with more power and dark bling

The 2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge is a version of the Cullinan, the British company’s first-ever SUV. Designed for "younger, more adventurous clients," the Black Badge is basically a package that adds darker trim on the outside and extra, unique features on the inside. It also comes with extra power and torque, so it can also be considered a higher performance version of the standard Cullinan. The SUV is the fourth Rolls-Royce available with the Black Badge treatment, following the Wraith and Ghost in 2016 and the Dawn in 2017. Let’s find out what makes it special in the review below.

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SUV Drag Race: Aston Martin DBX vs Lamborghini Urus

SUV Drag Race: Aston Martin DBX vs Lamborghini Urus

Is the Lambo Urus as quick as they say it is?

Both Lamborghini and Aston Martin launched their first-ever SUVs in recent years. Because haulers sell like hotcakes, and high-performance SUVs are as hot as they get. And both are impressively quick, to the point where they can rival full-fledged sports cars. On paper, the Urus is the quickest and fastest SUV there is, but is it quicker than the Aston Martin DBX in real life?

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Did You Ever Think You'd See a Normal Looking V-6 Mustang Than Can Run 9-Second Quarter-Miles?

Did You Ever Think You’d See a Normal Looking V-6 Mustang Than Can Run 9-Second Quarter-Miles?

This V-6 Mustang runs the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds!

When it comes to drag racing, V-8 engines are the norm. Supercharged, turbocharged, or naturally aspirated, V-8s are the number one choice for the drag strips. Sure, you can still find imports that use V-6, inline-six, or even inline-four mills here and there, but when it comes to American cars, it’s hard to find one that’s not powered by a V-8. But then there’s people like Joshua Blume, who built himself a V-6 Mustang that runs the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds.

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Nine Early Electric Cars From The 1990s That We Forgot About

Nine Early Electric Cars From The 1990s That We Forgot About

These are the EVs that started it all in the 1990s

As of 2020, there are around 50 different electric cars available on the market, with more than half of them built by mainstream automakers, including Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Tesla, and Volkswagen. And that’s a massive number compared to the early 2010s when only a handful of EVs were available. If we roll back to the 1990s, when only a handful of companies were working on EVs, we can see that the electric car market has evolved at an impressive rate in less than three decades. But who took the world’s request to create green cars seriously and built working battery-powered vehicles in the 1990s? Let’s find out in the list below.

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BMW is Finally Building an M3 Wagon, So Here's a Look at the Company's Previous Hot Grocery Getters

BMW is Finally Building an M3 Wagon, So Here’s a Look at the Company’s Previous Hot Grocery Getters

BMW build only two M wagons in the past, but developed a couple of prototypes as well

BMW recently confirmed that it’s working on a wagon version of the M3. And that’s big news because BMW never offered an M3 Touring model since the nameplate was introduced back in the 1980s. The German company did sell station wagon versions of the M5, but these were restricted to a couple of generations and sold for a very short time. Here’s the shortlist of the only high-performance wagons that BMW has built in recent decades.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Sets New EV Range Record With 630+ Miles Per Charge

Hyundai Kona Electric Sets New EV Range Record With 630+ Miles Per Charge

Hyundai says the Kona Electric will do more than 630 miles per charge, but there’s a catch

The Hyundai Kona Electric is capable of running for more than 630 miles on a single charge. This is the result of a trial that Hyundai conducted at the Lausitzring track in Germany. The test included three Kona Electric crossovers that traveled 633, 636, and 637 miles without having their batteries recharged. The result exceeded Hyundai’s goal of running the cars for 1,000 km (620 miles).

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Here's the upcoming BMW M3 Touring before you're supposed to see it

Here’s the upcoming BMW M3 Touring before you’re supposed to see it

The M3 Touring is still two years away, but here’s an accurate rendering

BMW just confirmed that it will produce a wagon version of the hot M3 and released a teaser of the vehicle’s rear end. The beefed-up wagon won’t hit showrooms until 2022, but it will most likely borrow the front section from the M3 sedan, a car that will break cover in September. Thanks to this new rendering, we don’t have to wait until then to see how the M3 Touring will look like.

source: https://www.motor1.com/news/438995/bmw-m3-touring-fan-rendering/

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The 2024 BMW M5 Could Essentially be a Hypercar in a Luxury Car Body

The 2024 BMW M5 Could Essentially be a Hypercar in a Luxury Car Body

A New Report Says that the Next-Gen BMW M5 Will Offer As Much as 1,000 Horsepower

The current-generation BMW M5 has been on the market since 2017, and the mid-cycle facelift from 2020 guarantees that we will find it in showrooms for another two to three years.

But the German carmaker is already working on the next-generation model, and it seems that it will be more radical than we think. Rumors suggest that the M5 nameplate will include both plug-in hybrid and electric versions, and a new report claims that BMW is also working on an extreme variant with around 1,000 horsepower. Yes, that’s not a typo, the next-generation M5 could be a four-door hypercar.

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Take A Fun Walk Around the Very First Bugatti Divo Produced with Shmee

Take A Fun Walk Around the Very First Bugatti Divo Produced with Shmee

Shmee Just Became One of a Handful of People that Will Get to Lay Hands on the Very First Bugatti Divo

YouTube’s Shmee150 needs no introduction. He started out as a supercar vlogger in 2010 and it just a few years he gained a massive following and became a supercar collector, now owning desirable cars like the Ford GT, McLaren Senna, Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, and a McLaren 675LT Spider. On top of having a cool garage filled with rare cars, he also gets to get up close and personal with exclusive cars most of us may never see in the metal. In his latest YouTube video, he’s getting a close look at the Bugatti Divo. And not just any Divo, but the very first, chassis no. 1 customer car.

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Porsche Panamera Turbo Laps the Nurburgring in 7.29.81, But It's Not The Fastest Sedan

Porsche Panamera Turbo Laps the Nurburgring in 7.29.81, But It’s Not The Fastest Sedan

Porsche claims new record for "executive cars," but the Panamera Turbo isn’t the quickest four-door

Porsche just confirmed that the next-generation Panamera Turbo lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:29.81 minutes, which is a new record in Nurburgring’s official raking for "executive cars." However, despite previous rumors, the next-gen Panamera Turbo isn’t the quickest four-door sedan on the German track.

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BMW Is Actually Making an M3 Touring Wagon, But Is It Coming to the U.S.?

BMW Is Actually Making an M3 Touring Wagon, But Is It Coming to the U.S.?

BMW Announces and Teases First Ever M3 Wagon

The iconic BMW M3 has been making enthusiasts happy since 1986, but despite the nameplate’s 34-year-long presence on the market, the German automaker did not produce a wagon version. This decision is rather strange given that both Mercedes-Benz and Audi offered AMG and RS variants of their compact wagons, but BMW finally came to its senses in 2020. The Bavarian carmaker just confirmed that it is testing the first-ever M3 Touring and that a production version will arrive sometime in 2022.

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo isn’t as powerful as the Turbo S, but it’s also more affordable

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo is a version of the 992-generation 911. Slotted under the range-topping Turbo S, the 2021 911 Turbo is the second-most powerful vehicle from the lineup. It shares its twin-turbo, 3.7-liter flat-six engine with the Turbo S, but output is down from 641 to 572 horsepower. Likewise, torque decreases from 590 to 553 pound-feet of torque. But the 2021 911 Turbo is notably more powerful than the 911 Carrera S, and it charges from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed

2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed

The Bentley Bentayga Speed Now Looks Like the Continental GT, still the fastest in the world

In production since late 2015, the Bentley Bentayga received its much deserved mid-cycle facelift in June 2020. Less than two months have passed and the British automaker revealed the updated Bentayga Speed model, which means the old Speed goes out of production after only a year on the market. Changes are similar to those seen on the regular model, while drivetrain specs remain unchanged. However, the Speed is now your only option if you want a Bentayga with a W-12, as the big mill is no longer available on the regular SUV.

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Apparently You Can Turn the Porsche Boxster Into a 1960s F1 Car

Apparently You Can Turn the Porsche Boxster Into a 1960s F1 Car

This 1960s-inspired Formula One car started out as a Porsche Boxster

As a fan of 1960s Formula One racing, it’s really painful to watch the modern version of the sport, which is more about technology and strategy rather than talent and innovation. And you can’t really own 1960s F1 cars since they’re massively more expensive than classic road cars from the era. But a dedicated enthusiast took matters into his own hands and turned an old Porsche Boxster into an F1 car inspired by the 1960s design.

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This Is Probably Your First Good Look at the Lynk & Co 03+ Performance Sedan

This Is Probably Your First Good Look at the Lynk & Co 03+ Performance Sedan

Could the Volvo-based Lynk & Co 03+ pose a threat to the BMW 3 Series?

Established in 2016, Lynk & Co is a Chinese brand owned by Geely, the same group that owns Volvo. Lynk & Co cars are positioned between those from Geely and Volvo, so they’re pretty much entry-level premium products. Although it’s a very young company, Lynk & Co has already introduced six different models in three years, all based on the Compact Modular Architecture that underpins the Volvo XC40 and the Polestar 2.

Among them there’s the 03, a compact sedan that’s now available in a sporty version with a "+" badge. Sports sedans are something you see very often coming from China, so YouTube’s Wheelsboy got his hands on one to find out what it’s all about.

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Is This Video Proof That the First-Gen Audi S8 Was The Best Luxury Performance Car Ever?

Is This Video Proof That the First-Gen Audi S8 Was The Best Luxury Performance Car Ever?

The first-generation S8 was the best performance full-size sedan of its era

There’s a lot of argument today when it comes to picking the best RS car Audi ever produced. Old-school gearheads claim it’s the RS2 Avant because it was produced with help from Porsche, while others claim the old RS models are no match for the modern variants.

But people seem to forget that Audi also built performance versions of its full-size sedan, the A8. Granted, the S8 isn’t a full-fledged RS model, but it packs a big punch and it combines it with luxury features in a unique way. The S8 badge goes back to the first-generation D2, a sedan that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

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Watch Randy Pobst Drive the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Corvette C51 At the Same Time

Watch Randy Pobst Drive the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Corvette C51 At the Same Time

Shelby GT500 vs Chevy Corvette Z61 on the race track: Which car is faster?

The Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Corvette are two of America’s most iconic cars. But they’re also two different animals. The Mustang spent most of its career in the pony and muscle car market, while the Corvette was aimed mostly at sports car and grand tourer buyers. With the Corvette transformed into a mid-engined car for the eighth generation, the gap between these nameplate is even bigger now. But which one is the fastest around a track? To find out, MotorTrend took the range-topping Shelby GT500 and the C8 Corvette Z51 to Virginia International Raceway and put 24 Hours of Daytona winner Randy Pobst behind the steering wheel.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

Merc’s new performance crossover is primed and ready for its turn in the spotlight

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is a higher performance version of the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class, a subcompact premium crossover that slots between the tiny GLA and the compact GLC. Unveiled in 2019 with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines, the GLB is now available in a performance-oriented trim and with an AMG badge. Since a full-fledged AMG 45 model is not yet available, the 2020 AMG GLB 35 is the range-topping model of the GLB-Class lineup. The performance crossover comes with a familiar AMG 35 package that includes some extras on the outside, better tech on the inside, and a powerful four-cylinder engine that generates a robust 302 horsepower. Let’s find out more about this hauler in the review below.

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We Can Finally Say That the 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe Will Be Rear-Wheel Drive

We Can Finally Say That the 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe Will Be Rear-Wheel Drive

The next-gen BMW 2 Series won’t feature the 4 Series’ awful grille

In production since 2013, the current BMW 2 Series is a bit long in the tooth as of 2020. But we know that the German company is working on a new-generation version because we keep seeing it being tested in various locations. Our paparazzi just sent us a new batch of spy shots, and it seems that the upcoming 2 Series will look a lot more muscular than the outgoing model. But there’s more good news to consider.

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Car for Sale: Super Rare, Numbers Matching 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback With Low Milage

Car for Sale: Super Rare, Numbers Matching 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback With Low Milage

This rare 1970 Shelby GT500 looks cool in Acapulco Blue

The Mustang Shelby GT saga started in 1965 with the GT350, a sportier, lightweight version of the ’Stang. But Ford and Carroll Shelby took things up a notch in 1967, when he introduced the GT500, a not-so-light but significantly more powerful version of the Mustang. The GT500 remained in production as the range-topping Mustang until 1969, but unsold 1969 models were given 1970 identification numbers. With just 380 units rebadged for 1970, this fastback is hard to find, and low-mileage, well-maintained examples are extremely rare. If you’re looking for one, the folks over at Mecum Auctions are offering an example with just 57,000 miles on the odometer at the Kissimmee Summer Special in late August.

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10 Useless Car Features Automakers Got Away With

10 Useless Car Features Automakers Got Away With

Here’s 10 car features that shouldn’t exist

The automobile has come a long way from being a horseless carriage in the early 1900s to a fast, comfortable, and entertaining means of transportation in 2020. Modern cars are now packed with features and technology that are supposed to make a living with and driving a car easier, but while some are actually useful, others are downright useless. The worst part is that some of those useless features are very expensive. So here’s our list of 10 useless car features that carmakers got away with.

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Jeep's First EV Will Subcompact SUV That Is Smaller Than the Renegade

Jeep’s First EV Will Subcompact SUV That Is Smaller Than the Renegade

A new baby SUV with electric power will arrive in showrooms by 2022

Jeep recently unveiled its first hybrid vehicles based on the Compass and Renegade SUVs, but the FCA-owned brand is also working on an all-electric hauler. Recent intel claims that the upcoming crossover will be even smaller than the Renegade and that it will benefit from technology by PSA, following the recently announced merger between FCA and the French group that owns Peugeot, Citroen, and Opel.

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Let's All Take a Minute to Be Thankful the Ford Mach-E Didn't Happen in the 1960s

Let’s All Take a Minute to Be Thankful the Ford Mach-E Didn’t Happen in the 1960s

This 1968 Mustang-based SUV looks like really bad idea compared to the Mach-E

Are you upset that Ford used the "Mustang" and "Mach" badges on an all-electric crossover? Well, things could have been worse. Whether it should carry a Mustang badge or not, the Mach-E looks pretty cool. But we can’t say the same about a crossover based on the first-generation Mustang. Yes, we know that Ford never designed such a thing, but Instagram’s wb.artist20 just rendered this crazy idea, and it looks awkward, to say the least.

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2021 Gordon Murray T.50

2021 Gordon Murray T.50

The Gordon Murray T.50 Is the Spiritual Successor to the McLaren F1 and Takes Aerodynamics to a Whole New Level

The 2021 Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 is a supercar designed and built by Gordon Murray, the mastermind behind the iconic McLaren F1. A lightweight, aerodynamic car powered by a naturally aspirated V-12 engine, the T.50 was designed as a spiritual successor to the F1, with a focus on the driving experience rather than extreme performance. The T.50 shares many similarities to the old McLaren F1, but every aspect has been improved through the use of new-generation materials and modern technology. Let’s find out more about the T.50, described as "the most driver-centric supercar ever built" in the review below.

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1993 McLaren F1

1993 McLaren F1

Arguably the most iconic supercar of the 1990s

Update: The Spiritual Successor to the McLaren F1 - the Gordon Murrage T.50 - has launched with a similar three-seat configuration and ultra-lightweight, Cosworth-built engine, and the most impressive aerodynamic system of any supercar on the market today. Check out our full review of the Gordon Murray T.50 or all of our recent coverage of it

The McLaren F1 was unveiled in May 1992 and was the company’s first road-going production car. The idea was born in the late 1980s, when Gordon Murray, the technical director of McLaren’s Formula One, began sketching the F1 as a three-seat supercar. Appointed as head of McLaren Cars in 1991, Murray convinced Ron Dennis to build the vehicle and played a key role in the design of the F1. It was unlike any other supercar launched up to that point. It had a race-inspired design, a three-seat configuration with the driver seat in the middle, and a comfortable ride for a vehicle of its kind. It was also the first production car to use a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and the first to bring high-tech and expensive materials such as titanium, magnesium, Kevlar, and gold under the same roof.

Not only powerful and quick, the F1 was also the world’s fastest production car. Its record endured from 1992 until 2005, when Bugatti unleashed the ludicrous Veyron. The F1 spawned a couple of special-edition models such as the LM and the GT, but it was also used as a base for the GTR race car. Essentially a standard F1 with aerodynamic improvements, the GTR went on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its first year on the race track.

Some 25 years have passed since its introduction and the F1 is already considered a classic. Usually changing owners for millions of dollars, the F1 is one of the very few multi-million-dollar supercars built in the 1990s.

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The Gordon Murray T.50's Rear Fan Revives Technology Used By Radical F1 and Can Am Race Cars

The Gordon Murray T.50’s Rear Fan Revives Technology Used By Radical F1 and Can Am Race Cars

Fans as aerodynamic devices go back to 1970 and the extreme Can Am racing series

In 1992, McLaren debuted the F1, by far the most innovative production car of its era. Designed by Gordon Murray, the F1 needed less than 30 years to become a full-fledged classic, and it’s regarded as one of the greatest supercars ever built. It’s 2020, and Murray made a spectacular comeback with the T.50, a supercar developed and built by his own company, Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA). A spiritual successor to the F1, the T.50 also features a naturally aspirated V-12 engine, carbon-fiber construction, and three-seat layout, but it incorporates even more groundbreaking technologies. Among them, there’s a rear-mounted fan that helps to create downforce, thus eliminating the need for a massive wing out back. And this specific feature reminds me of two iconic "sucker cars" from the past, namely the Chaparral 2J and the Brabham BT46.

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Is the Gordon Murray T.50 the True Successor to the McLaren F1?

Is the Gordon Murray T.50 the True Successor to the McLaren F1?

Here’s why the Gordon Murray T.50 and the McLaren F1 are very similar

The Gordon Murray T.50 supercar just broke cover and many already view it as a spiritual successor to the iconic McLaren F1. And this isn’t surprising, because not onlywas the T.50 was designed by the same man that penned the F1, but they also share many similarities, from the front end design and the naturally aspirated V-12 to the lightweight carbon construction and the central driving seat. But how similar are they? And is the T.50 actually a modern version of the McLaren F1? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

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Car for Sale: Must-See Toyota MR2-Based Ferrari F355 GTS

Car for Sale: Must-See Toyota MR2-Based Ferrari F355 GTS

This rebodied Toyota MR2 looks like an authentic Ferrari F355 GTS

Are you a fan of Ferraris from the 1990s and their wedge-shaped designs? Can’t afford one? Well, someone is selling a Toyota MR2 that’s been rebodied to look like an F355 GTS and it doesn’t look bad at all. And it costs $16,000, a fraction of what you can expect to pay for a used Ferrari F355 in 2020. But is it worth it?

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Here's Why Cars Don't Need Manual Transmissions to be Great

Here’s Why Cars Don’t Need Manual Transmissions to be Great

Manuals can be fun, but modern cars perform better with automatic gearboxes

The manual transmission is slowly dying. It probably won’t disappear for good, as some carmakers might still offer it as an option, but the overwhelming majority of passenger cars will feature automatic gearboxes in the near future. And gearheads are very upset. I’m also a fan of the manual transmission, and I couldn’t really see myself drive an automatic, but the truth is automatics are much better nowadays. These smart gearboxes know when to shift, and they do it quick, which improves both performance and fuel economy. While in some cases and depending on road conditions, fuel economy might still be a bit better with a manual, automatic cars are clearly quicker than three-pedal models. And the folks over at Donut Media just put together a list of great 13 cars that never had a manual to prove a point.

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Want More Power and Better Handling? Try the Mustang Shelby GT350SE or GT500SE

Want More Power and Better Handling? Try the Mustang Shelby GT350SE or GT500SE

The Signature Edition package adds Shelby gear to the GT350 and GT500

A while back, Shelby introduced the Carroll Shelby Signature Edition package for the Ford Mustang. The bundle turned the regular Mustang GT into a more aggressive pony design-wise and replaced the standard V-8 with a supercharged unit capable of 825 horsepower. Now, Shelby is extending the Signature Edition to the GT350 and GT500 models. These new packages are much thinner on the performance front, but they’re also notably more affordable. The Signature Edition is available on the 2020 Shelby GT500 and 2015-to-2020 Shelby GT350 models, including the GT350R. Like all Shelby conversions, every Signature Edition car will receive a Shelby CSM number and will be documented in the official Shelby American Registry.

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2021 Lamborghini Essenza SCV12

2021 Lamborghini Essenza SCV12

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is the most poweful Lamborghini ever! But you can’t drive it on the road

The 2021 Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is a track-only supercar produced by Lamborghini. Unveiled in 2020, it’s developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the company’s racing division, and designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile. A bespoke design that looks nothing like Lamborghini’s other vehicles, the Essenza SCV12 is limited to only 40 units and comes with its own racing program. Like other bespoke customer track cars from the past, such as the Ferrari FXX K and the McLaren P1 GTR, all examples of the Essenza SCV12 remain with Lamborghini outside specific customer events. Labeled as a direct descendant to the Miura Jota and Diablo GTR, the Essenza SCV12 is powered by a V-12 rated at more than 818 horsepower, which makes it the most powerful Lambo V-12 supercar developed so far.

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Is Volvo's Polestar Division Working On An Electric Version of the Iconic P1800?

Is Volvo’s Polestar Division Working On An Electric Version of the Iconic P1800?

New Spy Shots Suggest That Volvo is Preparing Something Special for the P1800’s 60th Anniversary

Polestar went through a drastic transformation in recent years. Once a small shop that built mildly hotter versions of existing Volvo models, Polestar is now a full-blown performance division that creates unique designs. Its production car lineup includes the Polestar 1 and 2, both electrified, and it seems that the brand is already working on something. But based on the spy shots we received, it’s not a brand-new model. It seems that Polestar is testing an electric version of the iconic P1800, a car that Volvo built back in the 1960s.

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The 2021 Ford Bronco's Optional Tube Doors Bring Something the JL Wrangler Can't

The 2021 Ford Bronco’s Optional Tube Doors Bring Something the JL Wrangler Can’t

The 2021 Ford Bronco’s tube doors are safer than the Wrangler’s

Ford recently unveiled the highly-anticipated 2021 Bronco, but we still don’t know much about its accessories. A recent leak confirms that the SUV will be available with tube doors, but unlike the Wrangler, the Bronco will also feature airbags for increased safety.

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No Oil Test: Honda vs. Ford vs. Peugeot - Which Lasts Longer?

No Oil Test: Honda vs. Ford vs. Peugeot - Which Lasts Longer?

Driving without coolant and oil? Don’t try this at home kids!

As a driver, you should know that driving your car with the oil light on isn’t a good idea. The oil light usually pops on when the oil level drops or there’s insufficient oil pressure. Driving with the oil light on may cause extensive and expensive damage to the engine. But how long will a car’s engine run if you drain it of all coolant and oil? The folks over at Carwow tested this out on three different cars, a Ford Focus, a Peugeot 206, and a Honda Civic.

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Here's What Gordon Murray T.50's Epic V-12 Sounds Like on the Dyno!

Here’s What Gordon Murray T.50’s Epic V-12 Sounds Like on the Dyno!

The Gordon Murray T.50 could break cover on August 4 in prototype form

Gordon Murray is an automotive legend. He designed many successful Formula One cars for Brabham and McLaren, as well as the iconic McLaren F1. So it’s natural to be excited about his upcoming supercar, the T.50. A spiritual successor to the F1, the T.50 is described bu Murray as "the gratest road-car V-12 ever made." It’s not yet ready to go into production, but Murray unleashed a video of the V-12 engine on the dyno and it sounds incredible.

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