Robert Moore
Robert Moore
Editor-in-Chief and Automotive Expert - Robert.moore@topspeed.com
Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.

By the age of 19, while he was still in college, Robert was working as a part-time mechanic, and by the age of 20 he passed his final test for the State of Michigan to earn the title of Master Mechanic. From the age of 20 to 27, Robert worked as a full-time mechanic, eventually earning the title of lead mechanic at the age of 23. Robert’s other passion, writing, was always on the forefront of his mind, however, and after 7 years as a mechanic, he took his toolbox home and started his career of freelance writing for various automotive sites. Today, Robert’s primary position is working as Topspeed.com’s Editor-in-Chief, but he continues to work out of his own garage, doing everything from basic repairs to certified and professional performance upgrades to American, European, and Asian vehicles.

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Lexus May Outgrow the Umbilical Cord That Tethers it to Toyota

Lexus May Outgrow the Umbilical Cord That Tethers it to Toyota

SUVs might not be something automakers can ignore, but that doesn’t mean they have to make up the entire portfolio

Back in late-2021 when Toyota and Lexus showcased an entire range – by range we mean 17 – concepts, nobody was surprised to see so many SUVs. In fact, out of the 17 models revealed, only a handful were cars, and all but one of those cars were wearing a Lexus badge. The highlight of the entire event, if you discount that potential Toyota MR2 successor, was the Lexus Electrified Sport Concept. The sheer popularity of SUVs and crossovers mixed in with their ability to support larger batteries (and more range) means the potential for cars like the Lexus Electrified Sport is dwindling by the day. Fortunately, Lexus doesn’t see it that way, because to Lexus, SUVs aren’t everything.

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Lamborghini is Learning to Embrace the Challenges and Advantages of Going Electric

Lamborghini is Learning to Embrace the Challenges and Advantages of Going Electric

Building an electric car that evokes the same sense of emotion won’t be easy, but it’s definitely doable

Brands like Lamborghini are synonymous with thoughts of exotic beauty, performance, and emotion. It’s that way by design, and all three factors have been brought together time and time again to form some of the world’s greatest cars. This holds true for modern cars like the Lamborghini Aventador, for example, or the Lamborghini Sian and the Lamborghini Urus. But, even if you look to the past, models like the Gallardo, Diablo, and the Murcielago all follow the same basic recipe: performance and beauty come together to create an emotional experience – an experience that is capable of striking deep into the heart of nearly every automotive enthusiast on the planet.

This time-tested recipe, however great it is, seems to be in danger as the industry shifts into full-scale electrification. Venturing into the unknown leaves us with doubt that the element of emotion can survive in a world without internal combustion engines. The truth is that it can, and it will, because brands like Lamborghini won’t let it die.

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The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Will Cost You More than $1,000 Per Horsepower

The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Will Cost You More than $1,000 Per Horsepower

In fairness, only 50 will be built, so the excessive price does include a bit of exclusivity

BMW’s Hommage lineup launched back in 2008 with the M1 Hommage, a model that essentially celebrated the legendary M1’s 30th birthday. Unfortunately, BMW never brought back the M1 beyond that concept or made a successor to it (unless you count the M8, which we wouldn’t), but the 2015 3.0 CSL Hommage concept will be making a comeback. A wide-eyed, big-grilled, thick-bodied concept from 2015 entering production in 2022? It sounds pretty crazy, and it might be, but wait until you hear how limited and how expensive it’s going to be.

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BMW and McLaren's Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

BMW and McLaren’s Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

Will we see another iconic car like the McLaren F1 out of this deal or is there even more to it?

The record-setting and iconic McLaren F1 set a new standard for what a supercar should be, but part of what made all of that possible was the unique BMW-derived V-12 that gave it life. Over the decades since this legendary collaboration, there was nothing noteworthy between the two companies. In April of 2022, however, a new rumor claimed that the two would once again collaborate, only this time they would work together to build an all-new electric sports car platform. Neither BMW nor McLaren jumped on the opportunity to confirm or deny the rumor.

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2023 Nissan Z – What Really Changed Under the Skin

2023 Nissan Z – What Really Changed Under the Skin

The Nissan Z is riding on an aging platform, but there’s a lot of new baked into this generation

The truth is that, at its core, the Nissan Z is underpinned by a platform that’s been used for decades. And, with the Infiniti engine under the hood with the very same output found in the Red Sport models, it’s easy to assume that Nissan simply cobbled a bunch of stuff together from existing parts bins into a new body and called it a day. That actually couldn’t be further from the truth, though, and you’ll be surprised to know just what happened below the skin to make the Nissan Z so new that it will drive better than any Z car that came before it.

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The Ferrari Purosangue Straight Up Needed A V-12 Engine

The Ferrari Purosangue Straight Up Needed A V-12 Engine

Ferrari’s CEO implies that there just wasn’t another logical option because exclusivity is key

Right in the midst of the one-off Ferrari SP48 Unica being revealed, Ferrari released a social posting and a new webpage hinting at a new V-12 engine along with the phrase “Heart of a Thoroughbred.” Ferrari was quite vague about the engine otherwise, however, ’Purosangue’ translates to ’thoroughbred’ in Italian, so it was easy to draw a line between the two. The engine could have also been for the production version of this GT Chassis that was spotted testing in late April, but now we know for sure this V-12 will at least land in the Purosangue first.

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BMW M2 With the iDrive 8 Infotainment System Caught On Camera

BMW M2 With the iDrive 8 Infotainment System Caught On Camera

It’s becoming apparent that the 2023 BMW M2 is going to be THE car to have

The next-gen BMW M2 has been spotted on so many occasions this year alone that it’s almost ridiculous. It lost some camo back in February 2022, was spotted on the Nürburgring in March 2022, seen with M Performance parts later on in March 2022, and now we’ve seen it again. This time, however, we got a pleasant surprise in our newest batch of spy shots, and you won’t believe what we’ve found.

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Nissan GT-R EV – It's Happening, We Just Don't Know When

Nissan GT-R EV – It’s Happening, We Just Don’t Know When

Nissan won’t abandon the Z or GT-R, though their futures are still shrouded in mystery

It seemed like it took forever, but Nissan finally revealed an all-new Nissan Z, but what about the aging Nissan GT-R? That car has been in production for 15 years, and there’s literally no sign of a new-gen R36 GT-R being in the works. This comes despite the fact that noise regulations have killed its presence in Europe and safety regulations have killed its presence in Australia, leaving just the U.S. and Japan as the primary markets. Nissan isn’t planning to kill off the GT-R as once previously expected, though it is already looking well into the future beyond the next-gen model whenever that will actually happen.

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Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan is confident that the Nismo performance brand will live on well into the electric era

The transition into electrification and the sheer speed in which that transition has escalated has called the future of high-performance names into question. When it all started, we all wondered what would happen to names like AMG, BMW M, SRT, and Nismo, among many others. AMG, for example, has fully embraced electrification as part of its future business model and Dodge’s SRT brand will soon have its hands in an “electric muscle car.” What about Nismo, though? The Nissan Leaf EV has been around for a while, but the brand hasn’t exactly dived headfirst into electrification. So, does Nismo have a future?

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The Ferrari Purosangue Might Have a Dirty Secret

The Ferrari Purosangue Might Have a Dirty Secret

Against all odds, a new V-12 engine might land in the Purosangue

While automakers like BMW and Mercedes are downsizing their engine offerings in models like the 7 Series and even the Mercedes-AMG C43, super high-end automakers are instead using electrification to keep their legendary ICEs alive. Lamborghini has already announced a new hybrid V-12 while Bugatti has something big in the works for its next-gen supercars. Now, against all rhyme and reasoning in a time when downsizing and electrification are the key to survival, Ferrari has teased a new V-12 engine that will make its way into a “game-changing” model this summer. Now, folks, the writing is on the wall.

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The Supra's Six-Speed Manual Is a Weird Mix of BMW, ZF, and Toyota

The Supra’s Six-Speed Manual Is a Weird Mix of BMW, ZF, and Toyota

A few companies had their hands in the Supra’s six-speed manual, but all were consensual – we promise

Rumors of a manual transmission for the Toyota Supra have been floating around since the car was launched, but they really started to pick up steam in early 2022. We first learned that there might be a catch and/or limited availability, and then a leak exposed a little more information about it. By the time April 2022 came around, Toyota revealed that the manual transmission was coming, and by the end of the month, it revealed the new 2023 Toyota Supra with the availability of a manual transmission. Of course, with the Supra being so closely related to the BMW Z4, which is available with a manual transmission, it seems a little silly that Toyota would take so long to add it to the options menu. As it turns out, though, there was a damn good reason.

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Mazda Abandons Its Vision In the Name of Profits

Mazda Abandons Its Vision In the Name of Profits

All the cool concepts of the past, including the Vision Coupe Concept, will remain in the past as Mazda shifts priorities

Mazda’s potential future has been in a tug-of-war battle between rumors, consumer desires, and profitability. Over the last year or so, Mazda has confirmed that it has some very bold plans for the future, and there was even word that the next-gen Mazda 6 would make use of the brand’s new six-cylinder engine and RWD platform. Sadly, Mazda shot down any hope of a RWD Mazda 6 happening anytime soon back in March 2022, but the good news is that it won’t give up on the recipe that makes the MX-5 Miata so amazing. Now, however, it looks like any fun associated with the Mazda brand outside of the MX-5 could be left in the past.

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The Vanquish Name Is Dead, But Aston Martin's Ambition is Not

The Vanquish Name Is Dead, But Aston Martin’s Ambition is Not

Aston Martin is still going to take the fight to Ferrari but not with the Vanquish name and not with the car we expected

Aston Martin showcased three cars at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the Valhalla, the Valkyrie, and the AM9 aka the Vanquish. Two of the three models have surfaced with the V-12 Valkyrie already living and the V-8 Valhalla aimed at the 2024 model year. A lot has changed since these three cars were revealed, the company has practically reinvented itself, and that was showcased in full with the evolution of the Valhalla. The AM9 Vanquish is set to be the third car in Aston’s mid-engined sports car lineup, and it will be a direct competitor to the Ferrari 296 GTB,but the concept we originally saw won’t be the final product. In fact, it probably won’t even wear the Vanquish name. Everything has changed now, and it’s probably for the better.

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Electrification is Quite Literally Killing Front-Driven Sub-Compact Cars

Electrification is Quite Literally Killing Front-Driven Sub-Compact Cars

Before too much longer, the route of electrification could lead to sub-compact cars becoming non-existent

When the world fell in love with SUVs, we also did automakers a favor. See, larger vehicles actually bring higher profit margins while smaller cars usually have razor-thin profit margins, if they even profit at all. Even with such a small profit margin, compact cars are somewhat of a necessity as they provide an entry point to a brand’s lineup and quite often lead to consumers purchasing larger cars with a higher profit margin in the future. This shift to stricter emissions regulations and electrification, however, is making it harder to justify having subcompact models, because they are becoming more expensive to produce yet must maintain their attractive entry-level price point. BMW is the latest automaker to recognize this and is currently weighing its options and reconsidering the future of its front-drive compact vehicles.

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C8 Corvette ZR1 Details Leaked, And It's Going to be Awesome

C8 Corvette ZR1 Details Leaked, And It’s Going to be Awesome

The C8 Corvette ZR1 isn’t going to be the range-topping model for long, but it’s worthy of praise

Chevy just teased a new version of the C8 Corvette that won’t only be the first hybrid Vette in history but also the first AWD Corvette in history. And, it wasn’t that long ago that we spotted the C8 Corvette E-Ray doing some on-road testing, and while the Hybrid Vette is next on the list, what’s coming after will be an even bigger deal. I’m talking about the C8 Corvette ZR1, and a new report has shed some light on what we can expect. The ZR1 is now in development and while the Z06 is better because it doesn’t have forced induction, we can now say that won’t be the case for the ZR1.

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Toyota Just Fixed All That Was Wrong With the GR Supra

Toyota Just Fixed All That Was Wrong With the GR Supra

The Supra can now be had with less weight and a six-speed manual

Toyota was recently caught putting serious development effort into a high-performance automatic transmission, and we speculated that it could be just what the GR Supra needs to take things to the next level. As it turns out, though, that doesn’t matter because Toyota just announced something even better.

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The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again

The Mercedes-AMG C43 Proves Four-Cylinders Are Better….Again

Who needs a big engine when Mercedes can build engines that put out more than 200 horses per liter?

The 2022 Mercedes C-Class may have brought some S-Class tech to the middle class, but it also brought some significant change under the hood. The entire C-Class lineup, AMG models included, will only be offered with four-cylinder engines. In short, Mercedes is making good use of its somewhat outrageous M139 inline-four, the same one that manages to produce 381 horsepower in the AMG A45 and 416 horsepower in the AMG A45 S. Now, Mercedes has revealed the new AMG C43, and like the rest of the C-Class it features another version of the M139, this time tuned to just a hair over 400 ponies, and that’s for the base C43

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It's Imperative That Ford Launches a Ranger EV ASAP

It’s Imperative That Ford Launches a Ranger EV ASAP

Ford and Volkswagen could corner a new market with a smaller electric pickup truck

At this point, it would be a miracle if we see the Tesla Cybertruck this decade, the GMC Hummer is too expensive, GM can’t sell EVs to save its life, yet the Ford F-150 Lightning is already sold out. What does that tell you? The American public wants electric trucks, but they don’t want to pay a fortune for them and, while the Cybertruck is cool, it’s gimmicky and won’t appeal to the wide range of people that actually buy trucks. A Ford Ranger EV, however, would be more affordable than all of the aforementioned trucks, it would be usable in day-to-day life, and it would just make sense. As it turns out, it might happen sooner than we all thought.

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How Elon Musk's Acquisition of Twitter Could Help Tesla

How Elon Musk’s Acquisition of Twitter Could Help Tesla

Tesla might not pay for advertising, but now it can advertise for free

One of the most interesting things about Tesla is that it has a $0 budget when it comes to advertising. Of course, with all fanboys out there constantly advertising and pushing the brand, paying for advertising would be kind of silly. Now, however, Elon Musk might have an all-new trick up his sleeve.

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Chevy Corvette Hybrid – The First AWD Vette in History

Chevy Corvette Hybrid – The First AWD Vette in History

Chevy has finally confirmed the Corvette hybrid and Corvette EV, and they are coming sooner than you think

While Ford launched the GT supercar with an outrageous-for-a-Ford price tag, extreme rules for purchase, and very limited availability, GM was busy putting together the new mid-engined C8 Corvette. As a car that has become known as an affordable exotic with the performance credentials to match its appearance, it was only missing one thing: electrification. That’s about to change, however, as Chevy has just confirmed that the Vette Hybrid is on the way, and while that’ll be a first for the Vette nameplate, there’s an even more important first coming with it.

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Toyota Gears Up for Change with Something Unexpectedly Opposite

Toyota Gears Up for Change with Something Unexpectedly Opposite

The manual transmission for the Toyota Supra isn’t the only thing the brand is cooking up

After more than a year of rumors, Toyota finally confirmed that the Toyota Supra would be offered with a manual gearbox. It’s also said that a Supra GRMN with AWD is in the works, but all of this has been mostly overshadowed by the launch of the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla. With 300 horsepower, AWD, and a glorious six-speed manual transmission, it’s the ultimately little hot hatch. But, is it enough? Well, as it turns out, Toyota is cooking up something that might change the very nature of the GR Corolla, GR Supra, and even the GR Yaris.

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Why BMW Still Won't Build an M7

Why BMW Still Won’t Build an M7

Why build an M7 when your flagship goes beyond traditional M capability?

BMW just revealed the all-new 7 Series, with the all-new i7 taking the center stage as the brand’s largest and most powerful EV to date. One of the craziest features is the new 31-inch theatre display in the rear seat, but a lot of people are having a hard time looking past the larger-than-life grille. Now that the new 7 Series and i7 have been detailed to the fullest, people are starting to wonder whether or not there will be an M7 or, perhaps, an i7 M.

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Would the BMW 7 Series Look Better Without Split Headlights?

Would the BMW 7 Series Look Better Without Split Headlights?

It would seem that it’s the split headlights that tie the front end of the 7 Series together, or does it?

The luxury cinema on wheels, that is the new 2023 BMW 7 Series, is nothing if not controversial. Its front-end design is so polarizing that it falls into the love-it or hate-it category with absolutely no middle ground. Naturally, keyboard warriors and digital artists have been going crazy since the new 7 Series was revealed, and now we’ve come across a rendering that actually does the 7 Series a bit of justice. So, would it look better without the split headlights? Actually, yes it really would.

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Once Again, BMW Goes On the Defensive About its Horribly Awesome Big Grilles

Once Again, BMW Goes On the Defensive About its Horribly Awesome Big Grilles

The BMW 7 Series isn’t designed to please you, so shut up already

It has happened. BMW has taken the 7 Series and made it as hideous as physically possible. Or, perhaps, it made it more beautiful that ever. I guess it depends on your perspective, but one thing we can all agree on is that there is no middle ground – just like the BMW X4 and X6, you either love it or you despise it. Regardless of what side you fall on, though, it’s okay, because if you don’t like it, it’s quite literally not designed for you and BMW doesn’t care about your opinion.

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How PlayStation's Gran Turismo Changed The Future of Aston Martin

How PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Changed The Future of Aston Martin

If it wasn’t for Gran Turismo, Aston Martin may have never built a mid-engined sports car

Aston Martin has made a name for itself by producing some of the most amazing sports cars in the world and, believe it or not, a mid-engined Aston Martin was once about as alien as the original thought of an Aston Martin SUV, which is now known as the DBX. But, while the DBX came to life due to market trends and demand, Aston’s entire mid-engined future came to life because of a digital concept for a video game. I’m talking about the Aston Martin DP-100 and PlayStation’s Gran Turismo racing game.

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Lotus Will Aim to Dethrone Porsche with the 600+ Horsepower Type 133 Electric Sedan

Lotus Will Aim to Dethrone Porsche with the 600+ Horsepower Type 133 Electric Sedan

Cars like the Type 133 will only exist because of the Eletre, but it’ll have its own personality

I never thought I’d see the day that Lotus has a sedan on the market, yet here we are in 2022, the company’s entire sports car brand is dead, and it’s launching into the future with an electric SUV. This is the result of Geely ownership, but that doesn’t mean that Lotus’ future will be tainted compared to its past. In fact, the Eletre only exists because it will make money and, ultimately, fund other more Lotus-like electric sports cars. The first of that range, however, won’t be a typical two-door coupe but instead an all-electric sedan. Known internally as the Lotus Type 133, it too will be built in China, but it will also have a look and personality all its own. Now, we’ve learned a little more about it and how it will compete in the market.

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2023 Ferrari 296 GTS – The Girl Next Door Goes Topless

2023 Ferrari 296 GTS – The Girl Next Door Goes Topless

If you’ve got 14 seconds to spare, you can enjoy some extra sun in the latest prancing horse

In June of 2021, Ferrari launched its very first V-6 supercar with a Ferrari badge (the Dino didn’t carry the Ferrari name), and now it’s time for something a little more practical. I’m talking about, of course, the Ferrari 296 GTS, which doesn’t come with any extra cargo capacity, creature comforts, or new tech. Well, with exception of the new retractable roof that needs just 14 seconds to open and close.

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BMW Sees Danger in Abandoning the Internal Combustion Engine

BMW Sees Danger in Abandoning the Internal Combustion Engine

“If you are not selling combustion engines, someone else will”

Every mainstream manufacturer and a handful of startups have started bowing to regulations, government influence, and the youngest generation of drivers to sink significant money into electric vehicles. It’s a noble thing that might be good for the environment, and it’s definitely good for an automaker’s bottom line, but are we to a point where it’s safe for all automakers to shift into an electric-only strategy? Well, there are a number of things to keep in mind, one of the most important being whether or not our electrical infrastructure can actually handle it, and then you’ve got the sheer cost, with one Mercedes executive recently saying that EVs won’t be getting cheaper anytime soon. The bottom line is that, right now, not everyone can afford to shell out EV money, and now BMW’s CEO Oliver Zipse, looks to that fact to explain why automakers should rely too heavily on all-electric strategies – at least not yet, anyway.

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The Deus Vayanne Electric Hypercar Promises 2,200 Horsepower

The Deus Vayanne Electric Hypercar Promises 2,200 Horsepower

It might seem like another one of those vaporware cars that we’ll never hear about again, but this one has some solid brass behind it

There for a while, it seemed like there were more startups with dreams of some extreme high-performance supercar than there actually were supercars. Supercar startups aren’t exactly quite so prominent these days, probably because most of those that did surface were built on hopes, dreams, and a rendering will little else to give the world. Now, we’re here to look at the Deus Vayanne and, make no mistake, it comes from a very new startup, though, there’s actually a real-life prototype, and the company isn’t going it alone.

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2023 Alpina XB7 – What to Expect in 2023

2023 Alpina XB7 – What to Expect in 2023

The Alpina XB7 goes into production in December 2022 for the U.S. market and should hit the road in the first quarter of 2023

BMW just launched the updated X7 with a new design, updated iDrive 8 infotainment system, and a new hybrid assist system that increases efficiency across the board and supplies a boost of power to the entry-level xDrive 40i. These updates will also carry over to the Alpina XB7 as well, the highlight of which will be an impressive increase in horsepower that will be enough to put the XB7 at the top of the hierarchy.

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The Nissan GT-R Might Not Be Dead After All, and Its Successor Will Be Electrifying

The Nissan GT-R Might Not Be Dead After All, and Its Successor Will Be Electrifying

While the current GT-R is more than a decade old and due for retirement, its successor may not arrive for at least 4-5 years

Nissan may have just launched a new Nissan Z with a peppy V-6 under the hood, but regulations and laws have forced it into the category of dying breeds. These emissions regulations are one of the prime reasons why the Nissan Z isn’t going to be available in Europe and why the Nissan GT-R is about to go out of production with no successor in sight. There is hope on the horizon for a GT-R successor, and it will all rely on Nissan’s ability to perfect solid-state batteries.

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Lexus Says No to an LC F but Yes to Something Even Better

Lexus Says No to an LC F but Yes to Something Even Better

Will we live in a time when Lexus takes on the Mercedes-AMG GT? It seems it’s quite possible, if you can believe that

It’s been a year or so since rumors began to swirl that Lexus was building an LC F - a high-performance take on the LC500 grand tourer. As it turns out, Lexus did actually build a turbocharged concept on the LC platform, but it never passed the evaluation stage, which means that while cars like the LC still have a future at Lexus, the LC F is never going to happen, at least not in the way we all expected it to anyway. There is a noticeable gap within Lexus’ performance lineup, namely the LFA and the IS, and what’s coming to fill that gap might be better than an LC F could have ever been.

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Honda Just Vowed to Replace the NSX With Something Even Better

Honda Just Vowed to Replace the NSX With Something Even Better

Honda will go all-in on electrification, including the launch of two all-electric sports car flagships

Honda has finally spilled the beans and laid out its electrification plans for the rest of this decade. Its plans are quite robust and even a little bold, with the goal of producing two million EVs annually on a global scale by 2023, introducing new solid-state battery technology, and – believe it or not – launching not one but two all-electric sports car flagships, one of which will be a successor to the NSX.

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2023 BMW X7: New Tech, More Power, and Better Looks – What's not to Like?

2023 BMW X7: New Tech, More Power, and Better Looks – What’s not to Like?

Even the base X7 comes with significant enhancements for 2023, including more poooowwwwwwwer

Despite a somewhat hefty price tag, the X7 is BMW’s best-selling SUV, so it only makes sense that the company could go all it when it’s time to freshen things up a bit. Make no mistake, the BMW X7 isn’t all-new for the 2023 model year, but there is a whole lot of new
things built right into it, including a sportier front end, a revamped cabin, new technology – BMW’s iDrive 8 – and even some extra power thanks to a new hybrid assist system.

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Evomax Challenges the Limitations of What's Possible With the Porsche 964

Evomax Challenges the Limitations of What’s Possible With the Porsche 964

This is definitely Porsche 911 restomodding done right

If you’re a Porsche enthusiast or a restomods enthusiast, and you’ve never heard of Evomax, then you’ve been missing out. It is a relatively new company that follows a philosophy similar to that of Singer in which it modernizes and upgrades Porsche 964 Turbos. The company now offers four different models, with the latest being the Targa, but what’s more important is how the company proves just how much is truly possible with the 964 generation of the Porsche 911.

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Bentley's EV Future Brings Some Unexpected Surprises

Bentley’s EV Future Brings Some Unexpected Surprises

The Mulsanne’s replacement won’t be anything like the car we’ve known for the past decade, that’s for sure

The very last Bentley Mulsanne rolled off the production line in June of 2020, marking not only the end of an 11-year run for the brand’s flagship model, but the end of Bentley’s 6.75-liter V-8 – the longest-serving V-8 to be in continuous production. With the Mulsanne officially out of the picture, what happens next? Well, as it turns out, the company is already working on a replacement for the Mulsanne, but it’s going to be radically different, and it’s going to stir things up a whole lot as it sets the tone for the brand’s future as we close out this decade and move into the next.

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This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Is Beyond Special

This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Is Beyond Special

It’s said to be just one of 22 thanks to its extensive list of options

The Dodge Charger Daytona was basically a homologation special that Dodge was forced to build so that it could compete in NASCAR. Despite its slightly off appearance, that massive rear wing and the nosecone were so effective that it was quickly banned from racing, but not before it racked up a handful of wins, of course. The car you see here is just one of 70 examples that were built in 1969 with the 426 Hemi V-8, but that’s not where this car’s claim to rarity ends.

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Confirmed: Lamborghini Aventador Successor to Feature V-12 Hybrid Powertrain

Confirmed: Lamborghini Aventador Successor to Feature V-12 Hybrid Powertrain

We’re not talking about the same V-12 engine paired with a hybrid – this will be an all-new V-12 developed from the ground up

2021 was a big year for Lamborghini as it saw sales increase over 2019 “by” six-percent, and over 2020 by roughly 23-percent. Most of the improvement in sales can be attributed to the brand’s understanding of its consumer base and the launch of the Lamborghini Urus which has, quite literally, become a problem. It won’t be long before Lamborghini bids farewell to ICE-only power, and part of that transition involves the next-gen Aventador or its successor as it probably won’t carry the Aventador name. That successor is quite a special vehicle and while we don’t know much about it, it’s been largely assumed that it would be a hybrid of some kind. Now, we’ve received confirmation that it will, in fact, be a hybrid, but there’s a lot more to it than that.

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Maserati Doesn't Want to Share The MC20's Reworked Ferrari Engine

Maserati Doesn’t Want to Share The MC20’s Reworked Ferrari Engine

Apparently, when you slap a new head on a Ferrari engine, the trick is to keep it proprietary because it’s totally all yours

One of the big things that made the Maserati MC20’s reveal so special was that it was supposed to be powered by a totally new V-8 that was built in-house by Maserati – something that would have marked an end to the company borrowing engines from Ferrari. Later on, we learned that the Nettuno V-6 was at least Ferrari derived, and after that, we learned that it was essentially Ferrari’s F154 engine with a different head – something that increased its compression to 11:1 but otherwise, it’s mostly identical. Now a new report claims that Maserati doesn’t want to share its reworked engine to keep it “proprietary.”

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Mazda Refuses to Give Up on the MX-5's Unique Recipe, Regulations be Damned

Mazda Refuses to Give Up on the MX-5’s Unique Recipe, Regulations be Damned

Mazda won’t give up on the MX-5 Miata, but it won’t be replacing the current model for at least a few years

Mazda has positioned itself in the opposite corner of other automakers. While the rest of the world is embracing electrification, we have Mazda aiming to go upmarket and launching a brand-new inline-six, RWD platform in the CX-60 crossover. Unfortunately the brand has had to ditch its plans for a new RWD Mazda 6, though it has been working on electrification to an extent with models like the MX-30, for example. All of this has led us to wonder what will happen to the Mazda MX-5, whose compact nature isn’t exactly the most compatible with full electrification. So, what’s the case, then? Well as it turns out, Mazda isn’t going to abandon the MX-5 at all, and it’s not planning to change the recipe, either.

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Volkswagen's Bold Plan and Upmarket Aspirations

Volkswagen’s Bold Plan and Upmarket Aspirations

Volkswagen wants to shy away from mass-produced cars and become a premium brand – is it the right move?

Volkswagen tried to save face post-dieselgate by being one of the first to say it would embrace electrification and, by 2035, every new Volkswagen product sold in Europe will be electric. Even the brand’s strategy in the U.S. is bold, kicking off with the new Volkswagen ID.4 and the ID.Buzz, both of which will be followed by even more exciting electric vehicles. The goal is to compete with the likes of Tesla, Rivian, Lucid, and Fisker, among others. To accomplish this, the brand is already investing oodles of money into production plants and development, but now the company is planning something even bigger, and it means your next Volkswagen might not be as affordable as the last.

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Mercedes Executive Fears EVs Could Remain Expensive For the Foreseeable Future

Mercedes Executive Fears EVs Could Remain Expensive For the Foreseeable Future

Supply and demand will play a huge factor in the consumer cost of EVs, but when will they catch up to mainstream cars?

It’s no secret that you have to pay for the latest and greatest technology, but over time, the latest and greatest becomes cheaper as it becomes more readily available. As the tech spreads across the global market, the cost of material and manufacturing begins to lower, and that reduction in cost ultimately passes down to consumers like you and I. This is already happening with electric vehicles to some extent with cars like the Nissan Leaf – a car that was once quite pricey – now available for less than $30,000 in some markets, which makes it the cheapest EV that you can buy today.

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The Toyota GRMN Supra Gears Up to be a Monstrous Beast

The Toyota GRMN Supra Gears Up to be a Monstrous Beast

A new report throws BMW’s S58 inline-six around again, but is AWD a possibility?

It’s been a year and a half since rumors about Toyota working on an M3-powered Toyota GRMN Supra, but the rumor mill has been quite busy lately. Just this year alone, we’ve heard that the BMW Z4 is done as of 2025 with the Supra potentially following, and there have been two rumors about the GR Supra with a manual transmission Now, the GRMN Supra is back in the mix, and the latest rumor is building on the previous ones.

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The Mercedes-AMG SL43 Is As Strange As It Is Revolutionary

The Mercedes-AMG SL43 Is As Strange As It Is Revolutionary

The SL43 ditches the traditional V-8 found in other SL models for a four-cylinder and an electric exhaust turbo – the first of its kind on a production car.

It’s been about six months since Mercedes revealed the all-new SL Roadster – a car that is designed to make up for the mundane car that came before it with a number of unique features and enhancements. A new AMG GT coupe is expected to arrive as a sidekick to the SL, and an entry-level version of the SL has been rumored for months. Now, that car has arrived, and the rumors were right – it’s powered by a four-cylinder engine. This isn’t your typical four-cylinder engine, though, and it still boasts some impressive power thanks to clever engineering.

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History Could Repeat Itself as BMW and McLaren Ponder New Joint Venture

History Could Repeat Itself as BMW and McLaren Ponder New Joint Venture

The two brands that once created the legendary McLaren F1 could partner up on an electric sports car

It’s been decades since BMW and McLaren shook hands and built one of the most legendary cars in the world: the McLaren F1. One could argue that the McLaren F1 essentially kickstarted the modern supercar market, and to this day, it’s still the fastest naturally aspirated production car in the world. It’s something that was only made possible by McLaren’s amazing aerodynamic engineering and that glorious naturally aspirated V-12 that was built by none other than BMW. Now, it looks like history could repeat itself as a new report claims that McLaren and BMW are in talks of another joint venture, but this time the stakes are even higher than before.

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Alfa Romeo Plans an Electrified Future for the Giulia Because it's Not All About SUVs

Alfa Romeo Plans an Electrified Future for the Giulia Because it’s Not All About SUVs

Alfa Romeo’s focus remains on SUVs for now, but the brand doesn’t intend to give up on sedans anytime soon

After years of being in bad shape, Alfa Romeo is finally starting to turn things around for itself, and it’s all thanks to the Stelvio and Tonale SUVs. Outside of these, Alfa Romeo is planning a smaller SUV, which is believed to be called the Brennero, and more recently we learned that the company was gearing up to take on the BMW X5 and X6. Obviously, Alfa Romeo is trying to take every little piece of the overly profitable SUV segment that it can, but this isn’t where the company will always focus all of its efforts, but it’s not just about SUVs.

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1974 Dodge Challenger: Abandoned and Worthy of Love

1974 Dodge Challenger: Abandoned and Worthy of Love

This Challenger Rallye has definitely seen better days, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be brought back to its former glory

Despite its muscular appearance, the early 1970s Dodge Challenger wasn’t exactly a beast on four wheels, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t earn its place in history. This 1974 Dodge Challenger Rallye, which was apparently left to rot in a yard for years, would make the perfect restoration project.

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You've Never Seen A Ferrari LaFerrari That's As Rare or Unique As This One

You’ve Never Seen A Ferrari LaFerrari That’s As Rare or Unique As This One

This prototype has, apparently, put in some serious testing hours before its retirement, and it’s now up for sale

2013 will always be known as one of the most active years for supercar production with not one, not two, but three supercars all going into production within the short time frame of about five months. The McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder were two of those cars, with the third being the Ferrari LaFerrari. Internally known as the F150, the LaFerrari would follow the path of other great models like the 288 GTO, F40, F50, and the iconic Ferrari Enzo. The LaFerrari is quite rare, with only 499 examples being built which was followed by 2109 examples of the open-top Aperta. There were three other cars, though. Well, test mules, to be exact, and the car you see here today is the first of three. It’s the definition of rare because it’s not exactly a LaFerrari, but it paved the way for the car you know as the LaFerrari today.

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Why the Lotus Eletre is a Necessary Evil and How it Will Shape the Brand's Future

Why the Lotus Eletre is a Necessary Evil and How it Will Shape the Brand’s Future

There’s a very important reason the Lotus Eletre has to exist, and it actually boils down to more than just selling SUVs

Lotus recently unveiled its very first electric crossover, the Eletre. Despite being a crossover, it actually holds true to some of the ideals that make Lotus the brand it is today. It’s capable of hitting 60 mph in 2.95 seconds, has a top speed of 161 mph, and it even has a decent range of around 600 km or 372 miles. During its reveal, though, Lotus intentionally avoided one subject, and that was weight. It’s not surprising as the Eletre is now the heaviest vehicle in Lotus history, with Lotus engineers “aiming for” a curb weight of 2,000 kg or 4,409 pounds. This doesn’t not factor into the ideals that make a Lotus a Lotus, though, and neither does the body style, so what gives? Well, I’m here to tell you that the Lotus Eletre is quite literally necessary for the brand’s survival.

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This Abandoned 1970 Dodge Challenger Needs Some Serious Love

This Abandoned 1970 Dodge Challenger Needs Some Serious Love

This poor Dodge Challenger has been used, abused, and forgotten about, but it’s not past the point of no return

The 1970 Dodge Challenger that you see here has most definitely seen better days. One could even argue that the Photos do it a lot of justice. However, even with that being said, I think we can all agree that it’s not as bad as you’d expect after hearing that it’s been left sitting for 47 years. It’s not just some random barn find, though, nor was it stored under a cover. The truth is, this specific Challenger was parked out in the open 47 years ago and forgotten about.

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MG Prepares to Take on the World with a New Range of Vehicles

MG Prepares to Take on the World with a New Range of Vehicles

For once, an automaker isn’t trying to reinvent itself with some crazy hypercar

MG, short for Morris Garages, is a British automaker that once built an amazing and enjoyable range of sports cars. Once an icon, MG failed to adapt to changes in the market and as demand dwindled, MG failed to maintain relevancy in a lot of places, including the United States. MG is still around, of course, but it only sells a handful of budget models, all of which are built in China. None of these, however, compared to the models of years past, and most enthusiasts will agree the brand certainly isn’t what it used to be. That, however, could change in the future, as the brand is gearing up to take the world by storm.

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Future Alpine Cars to be Packed with F1 Aero and Technology

Future Alpine Cars to be Packed with F1 Aero and Technology

Alpine has some very impressive things planned for the future

In the grand scheme of things, it hasn’t been that long since the Alpine brand was rebooted with the launch of the Alpine A110. Since then, the brand has focused solely on that model, releasing various models based on it, like the A110 GT4, A110 Sport, A110 SportsX, and the A110 Legende GT. There was even word that an SUV would be coming next, and we even made a rendering of what it might look like, but it never happened. Fast forward to today, and alpine has even joined forces with Lotus to become a full-on EV company. That was back in January 2021, and since then, very little has come out of the brand except for an updated A110 and that cool A4810 Project by IED. The Alpine A110’s successor, which will obviously be electric, is supposedly in the works, but now we’ve learned just what the company has been working on for the past few years, and its future cars will probably surprise you.

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The Lotus Eletre Will Be the Heaviest Vehicle in Company History

The Lotus Eletre Will Be the Heaviest Vehicle in Company History

As it turns out the Eletre is quite the porker, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be light for its segment

Lotus recently launched the all-new Eletre SUV, a model that’s been criticized for looking a bit too much like the Lamborghini Urus – or an evolution of it. There’s also some criticism around its billing as the “world’s first hyper SUV” when it doesn’t exactly post hypercar-like power or top speed, the latter of which comes in at 161 mph, by the way. 100 km/h or 62.1 mph is said to come in less than three seconds, but as of today, power output has only been disclosed at “from 600 horsepower.” Hyper SUV? Doesn’t seem like it, but that could just be consequential as a pair of new reports expose not only the Eletre’s weight but what else Lotus has planned for its future.

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Something Else Just Died with the RWD Mazda6

Something Else Just Died with the RWD Mazda6

It looks like Mazda doesn’t see a business case in bringing back Mazdaspeed, but it might not be a big deal

Mazda has a whole lot going on with the Rotary engine making a comeback and the bold plans to move the Mazda brand even further upmarket, which was kicked off with the launch of the all-new CX-60. With the CX-60 being Mazda’s most powerful vehicle ever and plans to launch a new RWD Mazda 6 powered by the brand’s new inline-six, it seemed as if Mazda was all set to take on both the premium and performance segment. Factor in Mazda’s already sporty handling, all-new powerful engine, and RWD, and it’s hard not to scream Mazdaspeed. But, as it turns out, the RWD Mazda6 isn’t going happen and Mazda isn’t looking to re-launch a full-blown performance division.

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Electric Porsche 911 – The Secret Lies in Solid State Batteries

Electric Porsche 911 – The Secret Lies in Solid State Batteries

Thanks to the success of the Taycan, Porsche has been forced to rethink its electrification strategy

Talk about an electric Porsche 911 has been circulating for the better part of a decade, and back in late 2017, Porsche’s CEO, Oliver Blume, straight up told us that it wouldn’t happen in the next 10 years. In 2020, Frank-Steffen Walliser – the head of Porsche’s sports car line – said that the 911 would be the brand’s last car to go electric. The 992-gen 911 has since been ruled out to feature any form of electrification, which was backed up by the fact that Porsche was struggling to electrify the 911 without ruining its iconic nature. Now, however, it looks like Porsche might be onto something, and we could still see an electrified 911 before the end of this decade.

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This Tesla-Powered Porsche 944 Is Electric Restomodding Done Right

This Tesla-Powered Porsche 944 Is Electric Restomodding Done Right

The Porsche 944 wasn’t exactly an iconic model, but this one might be

Switching a car like the BMW E9 Coupe to Tesla power might be enough to trigger a certain demographic, but what about this Tesla-powered Porsche 944? The Porsche 944 might be considered a beloved classic, but it wasn’t exactly iconic, and it certainly wasn’t one of the best cars to roll off the Porsche assembly line. In fact, one of the 944’s biggest faults was a lack of power. The 944 Turbo, which is what this car is based on, wasn’t exactly a turd at the time, and it had its merits, but it didn’t exactly have a reputation for being the smoothest car on the road, either.

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The 2023 BMW X5 and X6 Are Going to be Epic

The 2023 BMW X5 and X6 Are Going to be Epic

The 2023 facelift for the BMW X5 and X6 is going to be huge in several ways

It hasn’t been that long since I told you that the BMW X5 M and X6 M were going to change dramatically with the 2023 facelift. Now, a new report from BMW Blog that also cites company insiders say that it’s the entire X5 and X6 lineup that’s going to go through drastic changes in 2023, and we have the dirty details, the most important of which is some serious performance enhancement.

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This Armored Aston Martin Vantage Could Invoke Your Inner James Bond

This Armored Aston Martin Vantage Could Invoke Your Inner James Bond

You wouldn’t know it from looking at it, but this Vantage can stop a .44 Magnum!

Bordering between the line of spy worthy and presidential, this Aston Martin Vantage is not your run-of-the-mill sports car. AddArmor by Quality Coachworks has instilled this particular Vantage with on-road protection suited for anyone with some less-than-ideal rivals. It features a B4 level of protection, which means it can stop a number of bullets, including the .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, and 9mm Parabellum.

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Alfa Romeo Sets it Sights on the Heart of BMW

Alfa Romeo Sets it Sights on the Heart of BMW

Alfa Romeo hopes to jump in the ring with the big boys before the end of the deade

Alfa Romeo has been in a weird place lately. After canceling plans to revive the 8c and GTV, the company killed off the 4C spider and delayed the Tonale. The Tonale has since made its debut as the company’s first plug-in hybrid, but a new compact SUV was supposed to happen this year, and it has naturally been pushed further into the future. There are even rumors that a larger-than Giulia competitor for the 5 Series was in development, but that has also gone nowhere. Now, the same man that swore the key to saving Alfa was to raise price and delay models, has set the company’s sights on the BMW X5, X6, and – believe it or not – the BMW 7 Series.

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Trigger Alert: This Tesla-Powered BMW E9 Will Piss You Off

Trigger Alert: This Tesla-Powered BMW E9 Will Piss You Off

If you’re a Bimmer purist and have a safe space, you might want to go hide in it because this video might hurt your feelings

The BMW E9, aka the Batmobile, is a legend among legends and far rarer than cars like the BMW Z8 or even the BMW 2002. It was produced from 1968 to 1975, and over that period only 30,765 examples were built. Sadly, there are few left that are actually attainable with many being restored to the point that they are worth a small fortune and two marriages, and most of those that haven’t been probably lost to the scrap pile. Every now and then, you hear about one that won’t break the bank, and today we’re here to talk about one that is, well, definitely unique. It’s not a real CSL, which is probably a good thing considering what’s been done to it, but it still might be hard to stomach the complete transformation that this E9 Coupe has gone through.

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New Rendering Proves the Maserati Grecale Should be a Three-Door Hatchback

New Rendering Proves the Maserati Grecale Should be a Three-Door Hatchback

This is definitely what the Grecale should be, though it’s not meant for this world

The Maserati Grecale was recently revealed as the brand’s new compact crossover to compete with models like the BMW X3, Porsche Macan, and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, among others. It follows the typical recipe with four doors, mild ride height, and a slightly sloping roof, all of which come together to make it look more like a raised hatchback than a real SUV. What if Maserati changed up that recipe, though? What if the Grecale was actually a three-door crossover instead?

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The BMW i7's Role in the World Has Been Revealed

The BMW i7’s Role in the World Has Been Revealed

The BMW i7 could be a gathering of all BMW’s knowledge into one incredibly awesome model

BMW is about to churn out some awesome, old-fashioned, fuel-guzzling vehicles over the next couple of years. Cars like the new and apparently brutal BMW M3 CS, the facelifted X5 and X6 M, and even the M3 Touring are just a small part of the brand’s immediate plans. Then you must factor in the modernized BMW XM that will have a hybrid V-8, which may actually trickle down to the first-ever BMW M7 – if you can believe that. Despite all of this, the brand’s long-term future is in electrification and its success into the next couple of decades will downright depend on it. The transition to electrification will be slow, but the first big step will be the i7. Now, BMW’s CTO, Frank Weber, has briefed us on the brand’s future in electrification and the BMW i7.

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The Mercedes GLC Will Have A Six-Cylinder After All, But Don't Get Too Excited

The Mercedes GLC Will Have A Six-Cylinder After All, But Don’t Get Too Excited

The C-Class engine downsizing routine is still in full effect, but the GLC will have one little exception

As you know by now, the entire Mercedes C-Class lineup will soon be powered by four-cylinder engines, and that even includes the wild AMG C43 and wilder C63. The V-8 engine has, essentially, been replaced with a four-pot and an electric turbo. The full verdict isn’t in as to how well this is going to work out, but the same story will play out for the entire GLC – the SUV equivalent to the C-Class – lineup, or at least that’s what we thought.

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BMW X5 M and X6 to Change Dramatically with the Upcoming Facelift

BMW X5 M and X6 to Change Dramatically with the Upcoming Facelift

Rumor has it that BMW will only offer the updated X5 M and X6 M in Competition form, but there’s good news too

It has been almost three years since rumors about a new BMW engine started to surface. It was said to be a new V-8, that we now believe is called the S68 and will carry on the legacy of the twin-turbo, hot-V layout. This engine, which could end up being the very last of its kind due to extreme efforts toward electrification, will first launch in the production version of the BMW XM, but has also been expected to trickle down to other models. A new report from Bimmerpost Forums claim it could even land in the X5 M and X6 M

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The BMW M3 CS Will Be a Brutal Machine for its Size

The BMW M3 CS Will Be a Brutal Machine for its Size

New leaks point at some significant horsepower, standard xDrive, and plenty of carbon fiber too

2022 is going to be one of the biggest years for BMW in a long time. Not only does it represent 50 years of BMW M, but we’ll also get to see the first-ever M3 Touring and there’s a hybrid M5 that could debut this year too. But, next year is going to be a big deal too, and at least part of that is thanks to the new M3 CS. While there’s little hope of seeing the M3 CS outside of spy shots this year, a new report claims that it’ll now enter production in March 2023 – three months ahead of schedule. But, that’s not all that we’ve learned, and what’s coming next is huge!

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The BMW M7 Could Happen After All, But It Won't Take the Throne

The BMW M7 Could Happen After All, But It Won’t Take the Throne

BMW has never built an M7, but that could change in the very near future

BMW never took the time to build an M7 because that’s not what the 7 Series is about – it’s about luxury and comfortable driving (or riding) and not warping a big sedan around the track. With the new BMW i7 on the way, it was assumed that BMW wouldn’t build an M7 because it simply doesn’t need to, but now we’ve learned there might be a change of heart inside the walls of BMW HQ.

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The RWD Mazda 6 Has Been Put On Ice Indefinitely

The RWD Mazda 6 Has Been Put On Ice Indefinitely

It’s a sad day for Mazda fans, but it’s all because of SUVs

Mazda has primed the next 10 years for a lot of excitement. Earlier in 2022, we found out that Mazda was bringing the rotary engine back and then we learned that the company is looking to take its business to the next level with some very bold plans. Aspirations to introduce a new and powerful inline-six engine, coupled with a few EVs, new crossovers, and a focus on luxury echo the brand’s desire to move a bit upmarket. One prime example was the plan to introduce a new RWD Mazda 6 with that very same inline-six engine. It was expected to be the brand’s first big step into the future, but it seems that step is no longer going to happen as a Mazda executive just squashed all hopes of the RWD Mazda6 and a two-door coupe of the same nomenclature.

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An Audi RS 6 E-Tron Avant Isn't Off the Table

An Audi RS 6 E-Tron Avant Isn’t Off the Table

Audi could very easily build an RS6 E-Tron Avant, but will it do it, and when will we see it?

Audi has proven not only that it can build fast station wagons, but that it has no problem doing it. And, while it wasn’t the first brand to slap a go-faster family hauler on the road, Audi RS wagons have their own cult following. That following is primarily in Europe, where wagons are much more popular, but we were graced with the RS6 Avant in the U.S. back in 2020, so we don’t always miss out. Obviously, the company will continue to build wagons for the foreseeable future, but will the company’s venture into electrification kill its desire to remain in the fast-wagon market? As it turns out, Audi is already thinking about what to do.

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Lamborghini Huracan and Urus – How A Brand Says Goodbye to ICE-Only Power

Lamborghini Huracan and Urus – How A Brand Says Goodbye to ICE-Only Power

Four new Lamborghinis in just a few months? Now this could get exciting

Remember when I told you that Lamborghini was going to have a very busy year, including the reveal of the hybrid Lamborghini Aventador for 2023? Well, as it turns out, before Lamborghini turns its attention to full scale hybridization and, eventually, electrification, it’s going to bid farewell to ICE-only cars with two new versions of both the Huracan and the Urus. Once these four cars are released in the coming months, all Lamborghini vehicles from that point on will either be hybridized or electric, with the first electric model scheduled to arrive sometime in the middle of the decade. But wait, there’s more.

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Pickup Trucks: Can Audi Succeed Where Mercedes Failed?

Pickup Trucks: Can Audi Succeed Where Mercedes Failed?

What would you think about a pickup truck with an Audi badge plastered across the tailgate?

The idea of a luxury-level truck isn’t anything new. Some of the range-topping models from the Ford F-Series and the Chevy Silverado range certainly hit close to that border. Mercedes even tried to give it a go with the X-Class, but the approach was super lazy (it was basically a Nissan Navara with Mercedes emblems). Now, it looks like Audi is at least considering the idea of dipping its toes into the pool. Could it be that Audi doesn’t only want to pick up were Mercedes failed but actually compete with higher-range models of the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux? Well, this isn’t just some random rumor, and the concept is coming from someone with a lot of influence within the walls of Audi.

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This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 is the Pinnacle of Collectability

This 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 is the Pinnacle of Collectability

This Mustang went under the digital hammer once and failed to sell, will it change owners this time around?

Outside of, say, the Shelby GT500, the Mustang Boss 429 – offered between 1969 and 1970 – is, arguably, the most desirable Mustangs on the planet. The 385-based 429 engine plays a big role in that status, but that’s only a part of what makes this specific car special. Wearing chassis stamp 0F02z109085 and Kar Kraft serial number KK2131, this Boss 429 is in pristine condition and still has the original engine under the hood.

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This 1967 Ford Mustang Could be the Perfect Restoration Project

This 1967 Ford Mustang Could be the Perfect Restoration Project

Despite needing some repairs, this Mustang has certainly withstood the test of time

Mustangs, especially of the classic variety are a hot ticket item for both collectors and those looking to start a new restoration project. Rarely do these two worlds collide, though, as we’re talking about two very different types of people….and vehicles. The 1967 Ford Mustang that we’re talking about today, however, might have some appeal to both sides because, while it might need some repairs here and there, it certainly looks as if it has withstood the test of time better than most cars left abandoned to rot in a garage.

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Confirmed: The Porsche 718 Goes All-Electric in 2025!!

Confirmed: The Porsche 718 Goes All-Electric in 2025!!

The next-gen Porsche 718 will only be sold as an electric car

It’s been two years since Porsche’s R&D Chief, Michael Steiner, told us that the electric 718 wouldn’t happen anytime soon, and in the time since then, there have been some developments. A year after his statement, we learned that Porsche was still undecided about what to do, but eventually we learned that an electric 718 Boxster Concept was going to be revealed “sometime soon.” With rumors floating around about the electric 718 since 2019 and the assumption that it would be based on the Mission R Concept, we’re happy to report that Porsche has finally confirmed that the 718 EV is happening. But, you might not want to get too excited just yet.

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The Porsche 911 Hybrid Is Coming into Focus as New Details Emerge

The Porsche 911 Hybrid Is Coming into Focus as New Details Emerge

It’s all about performance, baby, and you won’t even have to plug it in

The concept of an electrified Porsche 911 goes back at least half a decade, but things have changed a lot since then. As an example, back in 2018, we were told that adding any type of electrification to the 911 wouldn’t happen anytime soon. Of course, part of the problem with electrifying the 911 is packaging it all together without ruining everything that the 911 is. The good news is that Porsche has managed to sort some things out and, while the 911 still won’t go full-on electric anytime soon, the hybrid 911 is coming faster than you think, and now we have some preliminary details.

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The BMW i7 Will Arrive in April as the Pinnacle of Electric Performance and Luxury

The BMW i7 Will Arrive in April as the Pinnacle of Electric Performance and Luxury

As a spiritual successor to the V12-powered BMW M760i, the i7 has big shoes to fill, and it doesn’t sound like it will be a problem

The BMW i7 isn’t just coming to fill the empty throne at the top of BMW’s sedan lineup, but it’s also set to be the world’s first all-electric luxury sedan. Or, at least that’s what BMW says, anyway. We’re going to find out just how good it’s going to be because BMW has confirmed that the i7 will debut in April. There aren’t many details to go by at this point, but BMW says it will be “the only luxury sedan to offer drivetrain variety.” Wait, what?

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Abarth Will Soon Step into the World of Electrification – Can You Guess With What?

Abarth Will Soon Step into the World of Electrification – Can You Guess With What?

A new report claims that Abarth isn’t only developing an electric hot hatch but that it’s almost done with it too

Abarth falls under the Stellantis umbrella, but it’s nowhere near as mainstream as brands like Dodge, Chrysler, or Jeep. No, it’s more of a niche company, and it focuses exclusively on Fiat products. Neither of these companies have ventured too deeply into electrification, but that’s about to change as Abarth is reportedly working on a new electric hot hatch. It’ll be based on the zero-emission Fiat 500e, and it’s scheduled to launch sometime in 2023.

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Prodrive Hunter Revealed As A Road-Going Ferrari of the Desert

Prodrive Hunter Revealed As A Road-Going Ferrari of the Desert

This road-legal rally raider features exotic materials inside and supercar-like performance under the hood

It’s been a couple of years since we talked about the BRX Hunter, a model we described as the most extreme Dakar rally car ever built, and now the first of 25 road-going counterparts has been revealed. Known as the BRX Hunter T1, this first example is built for Bahrain’s Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and borrows so much from the Dakar rally car that it’s actually a little hard to tell the difference. Prodrive chairman, David Richards, previously called the Hunter T1 a “Ferrari of the desert,” and its sole purpose of existence is to be the fastest cross-country production car in the world.

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Subaru Canceled The WRX STI Because Regulations Change Way Too Quickly

Subaru Canceled The WRX STI Because Regulations Change Way Too Quickly

What does it mean for the Subaru WRX STI, and the STI brand as a whole? Well, let’s just say, electrification will play a key role from here on out

Three months into 2022 and two years into one of the hardest decades in recent memory, and here comes Subaru killing off the WRX STI with next to no explanation. In Subaru’s press release, it said that “Subaru Corporation is exploring opportunities for the next-generation Subaru WRX STI, including electrification” but also said that a next-gen STI with an ICE “will not be produced based upon the new WRX platform.” So the hints were there that the brand could be working on, say, a hybrid-powered WRX STI (or an equivalent rally-bred car) or that an electric variant of some kind could arrive sometime in the future. Now, however, we’re learning a little about why Subaru canceled the WRX STI, and it does make sense, to some extent.

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Imagine a World Where Cupra Had Porsche Technology and Underpinnings

Imagine a World Where Cupra Had Porsche Technology and Underpinnings

There’s a good chance it will never happen, but could you imagine if future Cupra models had a significant amount of Porsche DNA?

Cupra was launched before the calendar switched to the 2020s to serve as SEAT’s in-house and resident performance arm – similar to the way Genesis is the luxury arm of Hyundai, for example. However, as SEAT and its Cupra arm fall under the Volkswagen umbrella, you can imagine there’s not a lot that separates them from other lower (as in Non-Porsche and Bugatti) VAG brands. The Cupra brand has expressed interest in separating itself from SEAT and other VW products, but so far, little movement in that direction has happened. After all, the Cupra Born, the company’s first EV, looks so similar to the Volkswagen ID.3 that it might as well be a fancy rebadge job at best. But, with so many brands under the VAG umbrella, what if the company borrowed technology from other brands, like say… Porsche?

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Ferrari Has A Good Plan to Keep Its Hybrid and Electric Supercars “Normal”

Ferrari Has A Good Plan to Keep Its Hybrid and Electric Supercars “Normal”

While Ferrari isn’t going all-in on electrification just yet, the brand is already working on solving the ever-existing packaging issues created by bulky batteries

Back in 2019, Ferrari decided it was going to delay its plans for electrification and, despite rumors that it had anything to do with financial stability, that just wasn’t the case. The brand was actually trying to decide just what kind of company it wanted to be in the future. Almost a year later to the day, Ferrari came right out and said that while the plan was to go all-electric by 2030, the brand will, in fact, never go full-electric and will try to keep the iconic V-12 alive by any means necessary. Almost a year after that, Italy started poking the European Union to allow for exemptions from the proposed engine bans of the future for both Ferrari and Lamborghini. This doesn’t mean that Ferrari will abandon electrification altogether – after all the SF90 Stradale is hybrid. But, what about the Ferrari EV that’s supposed to arrive in 2025? Well if this patent is any evidence, it won’t stray from the mid-engined driving dynamic offered by so many of Ferrari’s best cars.

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Acura's Focus Falls a Little Outside the Norm, and That's Okay

Acura’s Focus Falls a Little Outside the Norm, and That’s Okay

Acura has no interest in following traditional EV naming schemes, nor is it focused on a sub-compact crossover

What in the world is Acura doing? Every automaker under the sun is pushing out SUVs like it’s all they know how to do, and here’s Acura with its current lineup that includes two sedans, two crossovers, and a supercar known as the NSX. Another SUV is on the cards, right? Wrong – Acura just revealed the all-new Integra, and it’s planning to focus on that for a while. Even better yet, the rest of the world is focused on shifting to EVs and Acura has little concern. There’s a new one coming in 2024, but we don’t know anything about it, and at this point, it seems Acura might not either. Acura’s strategy here is a little weird, and the future is certainly going to be interesting, and Acura’s plan for the Integra is, well, unexpected.

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Alpina and BMW Are Officially A Couple – Here's What It Means

Alpina and BMW Are Officially A Couple – Here’s What It Means

BMW has taken the plunge and acquired Alpina, opening a new path into the future

BMW M models are great – they provide awesome performance, outrageous handling, and hard-to-rival on-track performance. But, if you want something that’s over the top and tuned more toward luxury and comfortable driving, that’s where Alpina comes in, at an added cost, of course. Alpina has made a name for itself by catering to people who want an ultimate driving machine but spend 99-percent of the time on well unmaintained public roads and not on the track. Alpina’s special tuning turns any BMW into a magic carpet that floats seamlessly down the road, generally looks better on the outside, and has a few extra luxury bits on the inside. Up until this point, Alpina has worked closely with BMW and even had the ability to access vehicles before they were released to the public but worked independently. All of this, however, will change in the near future as BMW just acquired Alpina, something that secures the latter’s long-term future but calls into question what it all means for the Alpina brand.

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Jeep's New Inline-Six Comes to Fill the Void Left By AMC's Infamous Flat-Six

Jeep’s New Inline-Six Comes to Fill the Void Left By AMC’s Infamous Flat-Six

A new combustion engine in the middle of the electric revolution?

With cars like the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and the launch of new hybrid Keeps in Europe, it’s easy to think that Jeep and its parent company Stellantis could be steering deep into electrification. This is especially true when you consider Jeep’s first electric vehicle that’s expected to arrive early next year. All of this is certainly accurate, but Jeep and parent company Stellantis is still sinking money into research and development of new combustion engines. The latest of which is, apparently, a brand-new inline-six that will be showcased first by Jeep before it trickles over to other sister brands.

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The New 2023 Lamborghini Aventador Looks Fantastically Hybrid

The New 2023 Lamborghini Aventador Looks Fantastically Hybrid

This is it; this is the Lamborghini Aventador Hybrid, and you can see it in all its glory!

The 2023 Lamborghini Aventador has been spotted on the road for the first time, and while it’s been photographed at quite a distance, there’s still a lot we can make out from this unique Aventador prototype. This specific Aventador prototype was spotted wearing the traditional black and white camo, but the most notable thing outside of the design changes are the yellow stickers posted on nearly every body panel. These stickers serve as a warning to emergency response teams that this is a hybrid electric vehicle in the event of a tragedy but also serve as a warning to us that this is an Aventador hybrid.

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Manual Toyota Supra Rumors Pick Up Steam In New Leak

Manual Toyota Supra Rumors Pick Up Steam In New Leak

Toyota won’t make any comment, but a press release should arrive in late April

It hasn’t even been a month since I told you that the BMW Z4 was most likely going to be canceled in 2025 and, thanks to its shared DNA, the Toyota Supra may follow a similar path. Just a day after that news broke, we learned that the Toyota Supra could finally be offered with a manual transmission, with the caveat that it could be a Japanese-market special. As it turns out, and if a recent leak turns out to be legitimate, there was some truth to that rumor, and it’s not exactly as bad as you might think.

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The BMW M3 Superwagon Could Launch Very, Very Soon

The BMW M3 Superwagon Could Launch Very, Very Soon

In a weird twist, the M3 Touring – the first and last of a dying breed – could launch before the updated 3 Series

The BMW M3 Touring – the first-ever wagonized M3 – has been in the works for a very long time. We saw the 2023 M3 Touring testing at the Nürburgring way back in October of 2021, which means it was in development for at least a year before that point. By early 2022, BMW had actually confirmed the M3 Touring. Despite being a forbidden fruit here in the U.S., the M3 Touring is one of the most anticipated BMWs in recent memory, and now we’ve learned that it could be revealed this summer with sales likely to commence before the end of fall.

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This Toyota-Audi Mashup of an MR2 is All Kinds of Weird

This Toyota-Audi Mashup of an MR2 is All Kinds of Weird

Four years went into building the “Typhoon” and it’s a lot more than a funky looking MR2 that’s been cobbled together

The second-gen (W20) generation of the Toyota MR2 has found its place in the history books thanks to just how customizable it really is. It was never a slouch on its own, with models like the Japanese-market GT-S being good for 218 horsepower and the US-market MR2 Turbo delivering a cool 200 horsepower (and a glorious five-speed manual transmission, by the way). With some minor upgrades, the stock engine can handle delivering around 300 ponies without fail, but if you go all in, a second-gen MR2 can be good for impressive amounts of power. The car you see here, however, if you haven’t noticed, goes far beyond any of the modified MR2s we’ve ever seen.

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A Free-Breathing Porsche 911 Carrera Isn't in Your Future

A Free-Breathing Porsche 911 Carrera Isn’t in Your Future

Yeah, Porsche does have another naturally aspirated flat-six, but it’s not designed for the 911, nor will Porsche try to make it work

Porsche dropped the naturally aspirated engine from the 911 lineup, with the exception of the GT3 models, which means even the base 911 Carrera is force-fed as much air as possible. Back in early February 2022, we spotted the very first prototype of the facelifted 2023 911 Carrera doing some cold-weather testing. Just a few days after that, a second prototype was spotted with some interesting changes that hinted the naturally aspirated flat-six would be making a comeback. With the 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS range being powered by a naturally aspirated flat-six, the rumors began to swirl out of control as it would, actually make sense. After all, the 394-horsepower, 4.0-liter mill definitely emits a nice soundtrack. Now we know that the 911 Carrera won’t be going back to its free-breathing roots, and the reason is a bit surprising.

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The Next-Gen LFA Will Be A Multi-Flavored Delicacy

The Next-Gen LFA Will Be A Multi-Flavored Delicacy

Apparently, the Lexus LFA will have two successors, and there’s something special about both of them

It’s only been a few years since Lexus told the world that demand would dictate whether or not there’s a second-gen LFA, and just eight months after that, it was announced that the LC F – the spiritual successor to the LFA – was canceled. In 2021, we learned that Lexus hadn’t given up on the idea, but we’d have to wait, and when Lexus revealed the Sport Concept. We learned that it would, in fact, inspire the LFA’s successor and that the wait may have been coming to an end. So, the next-gen Lexus LFA is going to be electric, and this was expected, but what we’ve learned now borders on the line of insanity. According to a new report, Lexus is prepping two LFA successors, and only one is electric – how’s that for a twist?

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BMW EVs Will Be Restricted to Traditional Charging Methods

BMW EVs Will Be Restricted to Traditional Charging Methods

BMW looked into battery swapping as a solution to charging downtime, and determined that it’s “not expedient”

Outside of things like available range and the sheer cost of batteries, the time it takes to charge an EV – especially if you’re not at a high capacity DC fast charger – can be a hard pill to swallow. DC fast charging, however, goes a long way to getting us back on the road fast. Tesla’s supercharger network, for example, can give you 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes on the fastest charging option. That’s not bad. Some companies want the whole process to be faster, and perhaps even faster than the time it takes to refuel an ICE vehicle. This is where the concept of battery swapping comes in. Some companies have decided to make it a priority, while others, like BMW, see it as a complete waste of time.

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Kia Plots Two Electric Pickup Trucks to Take on the Big Boys

Kia Plots Two Electric Pickup Trucks to Take on the Big Boys

It’s not going to happen until roughly 2027, but Kia is really going to get into the electric pickup market

Hyundai and Genesis are planning to launch a total of 17 EVs between both companies by the end of the decade, so it should be little surprise that Kia is also increasing its efforts – they are all related, after all. There’s an oddity to this announcement, though, as Kia is also planning to launch not one, but two zero-emission electric pickup trucks.

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BMW Is Pushing its B58 Straight-Six to New Peaks

BMW Is Pushing its B58 Straight-Six to New Peaks

BMW is in the process of upgrading the B58 straight-six and it could spread across the lineup

BMW’s B58 straight-six is found in a number of non-M models ranging from the base X5 to cars like the BMW M240i and even the Toyota Supra. Power output for most models comes in at 335 horsepower while the version in various M40i models tops out at 382 ponies. Now, however, a new version of that B58 is in the works, and it will push the B58 designation to all-new heights.

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This Rendering is Proof that the Kia EV6 Should be a Three-Door Hot Hatch

This Rendering is Proof that the Kia EV6 Should be a Three-Door Hot Hatch

If Kia wanted to take on the electric Golf R of the future, this would definitely be a step in the right direction

Electric cars are certainly starting to take a hold of the evolving automotive market, but batteries are still big and heavy, range is still an issue, and packaging is still being fine-tuned. That’s why we have cars like the Porsche Taycan – it’s sporty but large enough to support a decent-sized battery – and the Ford Mach-E, which obviously has enough space to house a large battery. Automakers are venturing more into smaller cars too, but the idea of something compact and sport that can offer decent range and performance isn’t something that’s really on the menu yet. The Kia EV6 does come pretty close, though it’s more of a low-slung four-door crossover than the sport hatchback it could really have been. What would the EV6 look like if it was a sporty hatchback? This rendering from X-Tomi answers that question well.

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This Super-Rare Renault Clio V6 Phase 2 Just Sold For Stupid Money

This Super-Rare Renault Clio V6 Phase 2 Just Sold For Stupid Money

When it’s one of just 18 in the world, a six-figure price seems justified, even for a Renault

The Clio V-6 is, in general, a unique and famous vehicle. There haven’t been many cars that have followed its lead, but it did change the perception of what a hatchback can be, which includes having a mid-engine layout. Renault Sport went above and beyond in developing the Clio V-6, and that’s a big part of what makes it famous. The 3.0-liter naturally aspirated V-6 in the Phase 2 model, like the one you see here, was good for 255 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. With a curb weight of just 1,400 kg, it had an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 182 horsepower per ton and could hit 62 mph in as fast as 5.8 seconds. This, along with the mid-engine layout, is what made the Renault Clio V-6 special, but it’s not the reason this specific model sold for a record-shattering £90,000 or about $120,000 at current exchange rates.

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This 1962 Ford Thunderbird Could Be Just One of 40 in Existence

This 1962 Ford Thunderbird Could Be Just One of 40 in Existence

This M-Code roadster is peak Thunderbird in all the right ways, and it could easily sell for six figures when it crosses the auction block

If your memory of the Ford Thunderbird only includes the 10th-generation coupe that was nearly identical to the Mercury Cougar or the failure that was the radically and retro-styled 11th-gen model, then you’ve been ripped off. See, when the Thunderbird was first launched in 1955, it was a stylish two-seat coupe that was as bold as it was interesting. It was produced in mass numbers and was even switched to a four-seat layout after 1958 before being completely redesigned in 1961. That’s where the 1962 Thunderbird that you see here comes into play. The thunderbird itself might not be rare, but this one certainly is, and I’ll explain why.

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Not Even Porsche is Immune to the War in Ukraine

Not Even Porsche is Immune to the War in Ukraine

As it turns out, Porsche buys something very important for its cars from the region, and it’s had to halt production on its two most important models

If I were to ask you what Porsche’s most important model is, it would be one of two answers. You’d either say that it’s the Porsche 911 because it’s so iconic or you’d say it’s the Porsche Taycan because you’re head over heels in love electric cars. Neither of these are the right answer, though. Porsche’s most important models are the Macan and the Panamera, mainly because they are at the top of the brand’s best-selling list. This has turned into a problem, though, as Porsche can no longer continue production because it’s missing a very vital component for both models, and it’s all because of the Ukraine-Russia war.

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The Rare Lamborghini Countach 5000 S Hasn't Seen the Sun in 20 Years

The Rare Lamborghini Countach 5000 S Hasn’t Seen the Sun in 20 Years

Imagine having one of the rarest Lamborghinis in America and letting it sit rotting for 20 years

The past few years, it seems like someone opened the flood gates for barn finds because every time we turn around, there’s another amazing car that’s been found rotting away in a barn or a garage. Most are usually muscle cars, but every now and then, some lucky guy stumbles across an exotic Ferrari or Lamborghini. European supercars are rarely forgotten about, and rare ones never suffer that fate – or at least that’s what we thought. Today, we have a video of a very rare Lamborghini Countach 5000s that hasn’t seen the light of day in some 20 years. Hard to believe, right?

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Condensed and Shared DNA Is Stellantis' Secret to Success in Electrification

Condensed and Shared DNA Is Stellantis’ Secret to Success in Electrification

All 14 of Stellantis’ brands will share four different platforms and three different software sets, but what does that mean?

You’ve heard the term “skateboard platform” before, and I’m sure you understand the concept – you have a single platform that can be used to support a number of different designs from cargo movers to three-row people haulers and everything in between. It’s also common knowledge that automakers use the same platform for different models and even lend that technology to sister companies. Stellantis, however, is looking to take that one step further but sharing just four different EV platforms and three sets of software between all 14 of its car-making brands.

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Steven Spielberg To Direct New “Bullitt” Film, and It's Not a Remake

Steven Spielberg To Direct New “Bullitt” Film, and It’s Not a Remake

It might not be a remake of the original film, but it still has HUGE shoes to fill

The Ford Mustang is no stranger to the big screen, with movies like “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Bullitt” being the most memorable among many, many others. Bullitt was such a memorable film that Ford even designed a handful of special Mustangs that drew inspiration from the unmistakable Mustang in Bullitt. Now, we’ve learned, that Bullitt is coming back, but not in the way you think.

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A Ford Everest Raptor Isn't off the Table

A Ford Everest Raptor Isn’t off the Table

If there’s enough demand for an Everest Raptor, Ford will probably be happy to oblige

Following the reveal of the Ranger Raptor in late February 2022, Ford quickly pulled the sheets off the new Ford Everest – an SUV based on the Ford Ranger (so basically, a Ford Ranger converted into an SUV) with an all-new engine, three rows of seating, and an attractive go-almost-anywhere attitude. That attitude could soon change, though, as Ford is open to an Everest Raptor should there be a high enough demand for one.

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