This Land Rover Defender From the ‘80s Has Been Completely Revamped
The 20th century Land Rover Defenders are a hot commodity today. A lot of tuners and aftermarket companies undertake restomod operations and give the erstwhile model a modern twist. AutotopiaLA has uploaded a video of a project done by Fusion Motorsport wherein a 30-year old red Land Rover Defender went under the knife. It came out with fresh skin, a new look, and even a new heart. Neat job, huh?
Watch The McLaren 765LT Go Head-to-Head With The Porsche GT2 RS In An Epic Battle
Both these cars need no introduction. The McLaren 765LT is essentially the track version of the 720S whereas the Porsche GT2 RS, well, it’s a frickin’ GT2 RS! Daniel Abt uploaded a video of these two cars drag-racing on his YouTube channel recently. If you’re familiar with both the cars, you know this race is quite predictable. But, we can’t ever get tired of watching either of these cars ever, can we?
The World’s Fastest Chevy C8 Corvette Strikes Again and Breaks Its Own Record
Do you remember the world’s quickest Chevy C8 Corvette that was booted from the LS Fest last month for being too fast? Well, that car is now in its natural habitat and doing what it does best. This C8 Corvette had set a record earlier this year for being the quickest to quarter-mile, taking just 9.41 seconds. The owner of the car, Emelia Hartford, and her team were working on it to make it even quicker, and within three months, they’ve broken their own record. It is by the smallest of the margins, but hey, a record is still a record.
The 2021 F-150 Raptor Doesn’t Give You The Same Bang For Your Buck Anyway
Ford unveiled the 2021 F-150 back in June 2020. The 2021 F-150 Raptor should’ve made its debut then, but the company pushed it for a later date. Eight months later, the automaker finally took the wraps off it, but again withheld information regarding its power specs. Fast forward to the present day, the power outputs quietly go live on the site. As it turns out, the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will continue to make 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque! So much wait and drama for what?
Tesla Model S Plaid Breaks Cover With 1,000 Horses and a $130,000 Price-Tag
Tesla took the performance capabilities of the Model S to the next level when it announced the specs for the Plaid and the Plaid+ models. The latter was scrapped a few days back, so for now, the only new trim coming to the fore is the Plaid. Tesla officially showcased and launched the car at an event that also saw 25 Tesla Model S Plaid being delivered to customers.
The Tesla Model S comes with some really impressive specs. Some of these include 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds, quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds, 390 miles of range, etc. But, all these impressive things will burn a hole in your pocket as the Model S Plaid starts at $130,000; $50,000 over the other Model S trim.
Can a 2010 Mercedes-AMG E63 Beat The 2021 AMG E63 S On A Drag Strip?
The Mercedes E-Class is an executive sedan and is offered in many different trims. The automaker’s performance arm, AMG, took it under its wings many years back and has been tuning it to make it one hell of a rocket on the tarmac. While the latest fifth-gen AMG E63 S comes with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8, the 2010 model lived by the principle ‘no replacement for displacement’. It featured a naturally aspirated V-8 that displaces at 6.2 liters. Purists prefer the free-revving N/A engine over turbos any day, but in this case, can it hold a candle against an 11-year newer model?
The folks at Throttle House decided to see how they go up against each other on a drag strip. Who are you rooting for?
2022 BMW X3 M Competition
BMW recently revealed a plethora of vehicles as part of the 2022 model refresh. One of them included the X3 M Competition. The German revealed the M models for the X3 and the X4 a couple of years back and have now refreshed it for the 2022 model year. It comes with nips and tucks on the inside and outside. Apart from this, the SUV also comes with a slight bump in the torque figures that results in quicker 0-60 mph times. Overall, not bad for what is essentially just a refresh.
Land Rover Defender 110 Is The Support Vehicle At The 2021 Red Bull X-Alps Adventure Race
Land Rover Defender is one of the toughest SUVs that money can buy you. The automaker reminded people of the same when it decided to send a fleet of Defenders to the Alps as support vehicles for the Red Bulls X-Alps adventure race. The Defender will be used to ferry people and supplies around, and will also act as recovery vehicles for the athletes.
This Custom 1956 Pontiac Starchief Makes 900 Horses and Costs $1 Million!
Restomods are fun and can be called the car’s second innings. While some are resurrecting it in its same avatar, some cars go through a tremendous transformation. This 1956 Pontiac Star Chief belongs to the elite club. Autotopia LA covered this insane restomod by Fusion Motor Company of a ’56 Star Chief that comes with gorgeous looks, a plush interior, and a 900-horsepower engine under the hood. Such builds don’t come cheap and neither is this one. It costs almost a million bucks!
BMW M3 Competition MH3 600 by Manhart
Just like ABT Sportsline is to Audi, Manhart is to BMW. The German aftermarket company is known to customize Bimmers quite tastefully. They look quite different from the stock models, but nothing too extravagant. Their latest build is a testimony to that. Manhart has come up with its own version of the 2021 BMW M3 Competition called the MH3 600. The car comes with a black-and-gold combination on the outside that looks swell. But, it’s not just this. It also makes over 100 horses more and features a different suspension setup and exhaust system.
2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
BMW’s gamble to come up with the 4 Series Gran Coupe paid. The company introduced it in 2014 to fill the vacuum between the 3 Series and the 5 Series. Given the vast lineup of both these models, no one really felt a need for a vehicle in between. But, as they say, it was something we didn’t know we need.
Fast forward to the present day, BMW has launched the second-gen of the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Apart from the little tweaks and enhancements in all departments, the biggest add-on to the 2022 4 Series Gran Coupe is the extra pair of doors that makes it all the more practical. Like it any better now?
2022 Ford Maverick - A New Compact Truck Aimed At The Hyundai Santa Cruz
Ford has come up with a new compact pickup truck called the Maverick. The Maverick was leaked and spotted multiple times in the past. Ford teased in last week and gave us a glimpse of what to expect. Now, the truck is finally out. The Maverick will serve as the entry-level truck in Ford’s lineup and will slot below the Ranger. It will be offered with two different engine options, including a hybrid, with front-wheel-drive configuration as standard and an all-wheel-drive system as optional. The best part, however, is its price. The 2022 Ford Maverick is launched with a starting price of $19,995. Not bad, huh?
Bugatti Debuts The Chiron Super Sport As The 14th Iteration Of The Chiron
On one hand, you have automakers that come up with anniversary or special editions of their models once in a while. On the other hand, you have Bugatti – a company that has been milking the Chiron with no end in sight. The latest iteration of the Chiron – the 14th model – is called the Chiron Super Sport. The company revealed it a day after teasing it. It is pretty much the same as the Super Sport 300 that was launched a couple of years back. Bugatti says this is more comfortable as a daily driver and has a higher top speed – 273 mph as opposed to 261 mph.
Secrets Exposed: Tesla Hasn’t Told Us The Whole Story About The Cybertruck
The Tesla Cybertruck was arguably one of the most anticipated vehicles of 2019. There was a constant buzz surrounding it the preceding year of its launch. Somehow, Tesla managed to keep it away from carparazzis very well. Not a single soul on earth got a glimpse of it, even when Tesla teased it at the Model Y’s launch. But sometimes, things come out in the open, like these secrets that give out a lot about the production-spec Cybertruck.
Courtesy of a patent filed by Tesla with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and an eagle-eyed Twitter user, a few things about the unconventional truck have surfaced on the internet, including its range!
Everything You Need to Know About The Upcoming Ford Maverick Compact Pickup Truck
Ford is finally adding a brand new pickup truck to its arsenal in the form of the Maverick. The truck had been spotted many times in the past, but the automaker finally confirmed its existence last week. The Maverick will be an affordable, compact truck that will slot below the Ranger in Ford’s lineup. The truck is all set to debut on June 8 on the company’s official social media channels.
Ford has been tight-lipped about the truck so far, but, that doesn’t mean nothing’s known. So, coupled with a few speculations and what’s out in the open so far, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Ford Maverick.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Takes On the BMW X4M Competition And Porsche Macan In An Epic Throwdown
Compact SUVs are the hottest selling vehicles today across the price segments. Almost every mainstream automaker has a compact SUV in its lineup that’s doing pretty well for it. If you’re ready to spend big bucks on a compact SUV, you can get some pretty hot machines. The folks at Carwow brought three such SUVs to a drag strip and put them in a series of races. These include two Germans – the BMW X4M Competition and the Porsche Macan Turbo, and an Italian – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
Do You Think A BMW E46 M3 Can Beat The Toyota GR Yaris On A Drag Strip?
The BMW E46 M3 is fast, but can it beat the hot GR Yaris in straight-line races? The folks are Carwow brought these two together on a race track for an off-beat series of races. The GR Yaris comes from Toyota’s performance arm, whereas the E46 M3 belongs to a class that is arguably the best generation – or at least right on top there – that BMW has ever produced. Who do you have your bets on?
The 2022 Ford Maverick Arrives June 8th As an Affordable, Compact Pickup
After months of speculation, Ford has finally announced that its compact pickup truck is coming and that it’s called the Maverick. The truck will make its debut on June 8. Not a lot is known about it yet, but the company released a couple of videos and images that give a glimpse of the side and the rear of the truck. Ford is hyping it up by saying, ‘The truck you didn’t see coming is coming’. Are you excited?
2022 AC Cobra Series 4-electric
AC Cobra is an iconic British sports car that has been around for almost six decades now. Back in the day, Carroll Shelby convinced AC Cars and Ford to join hands and create a sports car that could take on the likes of the Corvettes and the Ferraris on the race track. The car is still quite popular, with even replicas selling quite well.
With changing times, AC Cars has also decided to jump the wagon and electrify this iconic sports car. Moniker’d the AC Cobra Series 4–electric, the company calls it ‘The AC Cobra updated for a new age’. It doesn’t come cheap, though, starting at over $200,000.
Watch The New Rimac Nevera Absolutely Destroy The Ferrari SF90 Stradale On A Drag Strip!
The Rimac C_Two debuted as the Nevera hypercar in the production form earlier this week. The car came with some insane specs like a quad-motor setup, 1,700+ horses, carbon fiber monocoque, etc. The company said it can sprint to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds and to quarter-mile in 8.6 seconds. But, did you know this 8.6-second record was set during filming a video for Carwow? Well, at least that’s what they say in the video!
Mat Watson from Carwow and Rimac’s CEO, Mate Rimac, met on the drag strip for a race between the Ferrari SF90 Stradale and the Rimac Nevera. Forget about close; the Ferrari wasn’t even in the league as the Nevera ripped the 1,000-horsepower Italian beast to shreds like it was a toy in a dog’s mouth.
2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport
Toyota has been quite busy in the last few days. The automaker unveiled the new GR86, a carbon-fiber Supra, debuted the Corolla Cross, introduced the refreshed Tacoma TRD Pro, and even brought the bZ4x concept to our shores. Apart from all this, Toyota also introduced a new TRD Sport model to the 2022 4Runner’s lineup. If you want something that has more off-road vibes and street cred than the regular trims but not something as full-blown off-roader as the TRD Pro trim, then the TRD Sport will fit your bill.
2021 Toyota BZ4X Concept
The Toyota bZ4x electric crossover concept made its global debut a couple of months back. Now the automaker has revealed it in the U.S. The bZ4x is roughly the size of the RAV4 and will be launched in the production form later this year. The company hasn’t revealed a whole lot of details about it yet, but did mention that it will come with an all-wheel-drive configuration, which means it could have a dual-motor setup. The all-electric crossover will go on sale from early 2022.
The 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Arrives With An Increased Suspension Lift and FOX Shocks
What’s the best way to get someone’s attention? Scream? I guess that’s what Toyota thinks because it just launched an off-road trim of a pickup truck in a bright lime shade! Neither ‘Off-road’ nor ‘pickup truck’ can be associated with a lime exterior shade. But, Toyota seems to have done that with the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro.
The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro arrives in this new exclusive shade with some more off-road enhancements like an increased suspension lift, new shocks, etc. Sweet, huh?
The BMW iX Breaks Cover A Funky Steering Wheel and 300 Miles of Range
BMW’s flagship all-electric SUV, the iX, has arrived. The company calls it the SAV – Sports Activity Vehicle – pretty much like the X7. For now, the automaker has launched it in only a single trim, the xDrive50, but a more powerful M model will arrive in the future. The iX comes with a rather high starting price of $83,200. The SUV, err., SAV, will arrive Stateside along with the i4 in the first quarter of 2022.
2022 BMW i4 - This Is The German Automaker’s Answer To The Tesla Model 3
BMW unveiled the i4 digitally at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. A year later, the company has finally debuted the model along with its crossover sibling, the iX. The 2022 BMW i4 will be offered in two different trims, one of them being a performance version that makes over 500 horses. The i4 will launch Stateside in the first quarter of 2022 and will come with a starting price tag of $55,400.
The Rimac Nevera Is a $2 Million Compact Hypercar With Aggressive Ambitions
Three years after previewing the C_Two concept, Rimac has finally unveiled the production version called the Nevera. The Nevera is an all-electric, 1,900+ horsepower electric vehicle that can sprint to 60 mph from rest in just 1.85 seconds! It comes with a WLTP-estimated range of 342 miles and even supports fast charging with speeds of up to 500 kW. Rimac will build just 150 examples of Nevera and comes with a sticker price of €2 million (approximately $2.5 million) a pop. Are you willing to put your money on this Croatian product?
2021 Tesla Model S - Finally A Noteworthy Refresh
The Model S has been around for a decade now, but Tesla didn’t bother refreshing it much over the years. It was a hit and there was no competition; so it didn’t really have to. But, that’s not the case now and the company has finally stepped up accordingly. The 2021 Model S doesn’t come with a whole lot of changes on the outside, but there is a lot of new stuff inside. Tesla will also be coming up with the Plaid model later this year and Plaid+ next year. But, otherwise, does the 2021 model get any better?
What Happens When You Throw A Nissan GT-R Into The Mix With Two Germans?
The folks at Carwow brought the Nissan GT-R Nismo to the drag strip to take on the Porsche Panamera Turbo S e-hybrid and the Audi RS6 Avant. The Germans are powered by a V-8 engine, while the Nissan comes with a V-6. But, the latter holds a massive weight advantage over its rivals and it is called the Godzilla for a reason. Do you think it can take on and take down the Volkswagen’s subsidiaries?
2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock HPE1000 by Hennessey
Dodge unveiled a special-edition model of the Challenger Redeye Widebody last year called the Challenger Super Stock. The car comes with the famous 6.2-liter, V-8 supercharged HEMI engine that churns out over 800 horses. Hennessey brought this car over to its factory and equipped it with its HPE1000 Performance Upgrade package. The result? 1,000+ horses on paper, but around 800 horses on the dyno. In Hennessey’s defense, it is still more than the Challenger Super Stock’s dyno figures.
2021 Ferrari Portofino by Mansory
Ferrari unveiled the Portofino at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Launched as a successor to the California T, the Portofino sits at the bottom of the company’s hierarchy. Being the entry-level model, it is one of the most important products for the Italian automaker. The sales numbers reflect its popularity, and that is perhaps why it is quite a hit amongst aftermarket companies, too.
German aftermarket company, Mansory, has come up with its unique take on the Ferrari Portofino. Surprisingly, it isn’t as wild asother Mansory builds we’ve seen so far. The forged carbon elements along with the yellow and black theme make this Italian car with a German twist look sweeeeet. And, did I mention it now makes over 700 horses and takes just three seconds to sprint to 62 mph?
SSC Just Went Crazy With the Tuatara Striker and Tuatara Aggressor
SSC Tuatara was in the news for being the world’s fastest production car. We’ll not get into the drama that unfolded regarding the record-setting run since the company has some other news for us. SSC has unveiled two iterations of the 1,750-horsepower Tuatara called the Striker and Aggressor. What’s special about them, you ask? More power in one and higher power-handling capabilities, especially downforce, in the other. Crazy, right?
EV Electra Quds Rise - A Lebanese EV That’s Compact But Quick
The best thing about electrification is how it opened up avenues for new companies to come and compete in the market. Everyone has to start from scratch, be it your mainstream automakers or new startups. The only difference is how much moolah they have and are willing to invest. Had there been electrification, we wouldn’t see companies like Rivian, Lordstown, Elation, or even Tesla for that matter, come to life.
We hear about a new EV start-up every other day, and today, it’s a company called Electra from Lebanon. Electra revealed its first EV called the Quds Rise sometime back. The EV looks sporty overall, but the ‘inspired’ grille on the face makes it look like it’s pulled out of a kids’ movie. That aside, it seems an impressive attempt for a new company.
Can An Old Tuned BMW M3 Beat The New M3?
The new BMW M3 was the talk of the town for the longest time for its face. The company didn’t change it despite the outcry, but I guess it is time to move on. That aside, the car is still a great handler. The switch to the torque converter from a dual-clutch has also drawn polarizing opinions, but overall the new M3 is a delight on the tarmac.
The folks at Carwow pit the new M3 Competition against the old BMW M3 for a series of races and tests. But, the catch here is that the old M3 isn’t in its factory tune. The car comes with a power bump and makes 700 horses as opposed to the new M3’s 510. Will this play a big role in the result?
2022 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2
Lamborghini launched the first ever Huracan Super Trofeo back in 2014. It was essentially a hardcore track machine built to enter the world of GT3 racing. Fast forward to 2017, the company revealed the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO that benefitted from an aerodynamics package. Fast forward to the present day, the Italian automaker has rolled out its successor, the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 that will take part in the Super Trofeo in 2022.
A Dodge Viper Just Ran the Quarter-Mile In 6.8 Seconds
What according to you are impressive specs for a fast car on a drag strip? About 1,000 horses and a sub-10-second time? I’m sure a car that can achieve this will have your attention. But, what about a car that can make 3,250 horses and clock sub-seven-second times? You’ll probably tell me to get out of here, but hey, I’m not kidding.
Will Dugas, the owner of a second-gen Dodge ‘Juggernaut’ Viper, has managed to complete a quarter-mile in 6.8 seconds at the Hail Mary Derby! This is now officially the world’s quickest Dodge Viper. That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
2022 Cupra Born - The Volkswagen ID3’s Worst Nightmare
Cupra, SEAT’s performance brand, has rolled out an electric hatch called Born. At its core, it’s a Volkswagen ID.3 but the brand has done well to not give it away easily. The Born is based on the el-Born concept that was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This electric hatch looks similar to the ID.3 on the inside, but a lot more aggressive on the outside. It even comes with a performance package that makes it more powerful than the Volkswagen EV. While the VAG won’t matter which brand sells more as long as the volumes come from the same auto group, but will the Cupra Born cannibalize into the ID.3’s sales?
2021 Bentley Bentayga S
Bentley seems to have stepped on the gas here to pump the sales numbers and attract a wider audience base. After refreshing the Bentayga and the Bentayga Speed for the 2021 model year, the automaker has now announced a new trim in the lineup called the Bentayga S. It comes with a V-8 engine at heart and features a few aesthetic upgrades inside out. But, the highlight here is the introduction of the Bentley Dynamic Ride system. So, at the core, the USP of this fourth Bentayga model is its dynamic on-road performance.
Battle Of The Diesels: Volkswagen Golf GTD vs Skoda Octavia vRS vs BMW 120d
This time, the team at Carwow brought three diesel hatches and estates to race each other. The competitors were the Volkswagen Golf GTD, the Skoda Octavia vRS, and the BMW 120d. Heading into the race, the Golf GTD held the advantage over the others with strong specs and the lightest weight. But, will it be the same on the drag strip?
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition - Is It Really That Bad Ass?
Riding high on the success of the Ranger in Europe, Ford launched a special edition of the truck based on the Ranger Raptor. Called the Ranger Raptor Special Edition (no marks for creativity there), the truck comes with aesthetic upgrades and wide tracks. It rides on the same drivetrain without any power bumps. The automaker is pushing it as a ‘badass’ edition of the truck. But, what’s so badass about it?
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
Ford launched theF-150 Lightning EV last week and it mostly drew positive responses. The talking point was the sub-$40,000 price for the commercial variant, which would result in being cheaper than the standard F-150 after factoring in the federal tax credits and state incentives. The automaker had not revealed the specs for it then, but we do have them.
The company has coined this commercial trim as the F-150 Lightning Pro. As a sub-$40,000 EV, it looks alright on paper. But, look at it as a work truck – which it is – and you will be disappointed.
Tailgate Aerodynamics: Does Removing A Tailgate Really Result In Better Fuel Efficiency?
Do you remember that trend from back in the day wherein owners removed the tailgates from their pickup trucks? While some just left it open, a few put a safety net in its place. I can’t vouch for any of them, but I’m sure the reasoning behind it was to let the air flow through the net, thus aiding aerodynamics. In return, you’d get better fuel economy and better performance. If you wondered the same, I’m sorry to burst your bubble because that’s not the case. In fact, it would have adverse effects on your performance and economy.
2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 By Hennessey Performance
The latest car to undergo the Hennessey transformation is the 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. The tuner has equipped its famed HPE1000 package in this car and it now makes 1,000 horses. The changes on the outside and inside are subtle, but massive under the hood. We’re yet to hear about the official 0-60 mph time and the top speed, but it will certainly outperform the standard GT500.
Watch the Audi RS E-Tron GT, Porsche Taycan, and the Tesla Model S Go Up Against Each Other On A Drag Strip
The Tesla Model S has been obliterating other cars on the drag strips for years now. But, can it beat two of the hottest EVs as well? The folks at Carwow brought the Model S in its Performance avatar to the drag strip to take on the German duo of Audi E-Tron GT and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Germans are priced significantly higher than the Tesla Model S. But does that mean they are also quicker, faster, and more powerful?
2021 Maserati MC20 ’Aria’ By 7 Designs
New York-based design firm, 7 Designs, has come up with a body kit for the Maserati MC20. The company has come up with the Aria aero kit for the supercar that features eight components composed of carbon fiber. None of these are any crazy, oversized parts that affect the original look of the car. These are rather subtle and fully functional that add enough downforce to keep your 600+ horsepower beast in control at high speeds. The company will make just 25 examples of this aero kit, so don’t expect it to be cheap..
The Ford F-150 Lightning Could Undercut Every Other Full-Size Truck on the Market
It’s not been long since Ford launched the electric 2022 F-150 Lightning. There are a lot of talking points about it, but the highlight is its price. Ford had announced in the past that it isn’t looking at building EVs costing more than $100,000. This meant that the truck would top out in the high five-digit figures, but no one expected a sub-$40,000 starting price before federal tax credits. Account for the state incentives along with it and the effective price falls under $30,000 in some states!
Motor1 compiled a list of the prices after factoring in the incentives and discounts and it looks like the F-150 Lightning will be the cheapest full-size truck you can buy today!
Is The Lexus RC-F Track Edition Any Better Than The Mustang Mach-1?
Amidst all the buzz surrounding electrification, the guys at TheStraightPipes brought in two muscle cars for an epic V-8 showdown. Well, one of them is a true-blue American muscle, but the other is a Japanese. But, before we discount it, this car has managed to hold its fort in a segment ruled by the Mustang, the Challenger, and the Camaro. I’m talking about the Lexus RC-F.
The folks at the channel compared the Lexus RC-F Track Edition with the Mustang Mach-1 in various aspects. Which one do you think came out looking better?
The Ford F-150 Lightning Breaks Cover As A Sub-$40,000 Electric Truck
In July 2019, Ford came up with a one million-pound towing stunt. That was the first time we heard anything related to its electric truck. It served as an official confirmation that Ford was working on an electric F-150 to take on the likes of the Tesla Cybertruck and the Rivian R1T. Almost two years later, the truck has finally arrived.
Ford has revived the ‘Lightning’ moniker for its electric truck. The F-150 Lightning is the quickest and the most powerful F-150 ever. The maximum payload and towing capacity are rated at 2,000- and 10,000 pounds, respectively. The biggest revelation, however, is its price. The electric Ford F-150 Lightning starts at a shade under $40,000 for the commercial trim and $53,000 for the base trim.
2021 Kia Sorento - Driven
The 2021 model year marks the fourth generation of the Kia Sorento. The previous generations were soft, curvy, and rounded, but the 2021 model is boxy, sexy, and a lot sharper. The company has pinned the SUV on a new platform, and has introduced new hybrid and plug-in hybrid engine options. The cabin feels fresh, more spacious, and can be had with captain chairs in the second row. All in all, the family SUV is a huge improvement over the outgoing model. The 2021 Kia Sorento recently arrived at TopSpeed headquarters and we have to say, it is pretty darn impressive.
Check out our first sighting of the Bugatti Centodieci As It’s Put Through Hardcore Testing
Bugatti seems to have a special liking towards the Chiron. There are five spin-off versions of the supercar, with the latest one being the Centodieci. The Centodieci was introduced in 2019 as an EB110-homage model that will be limited to just 10 examples. There’s still some time before the car arrives, but one of the first prototypes was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring. Looks sexy, doesn’t it?
This Weird Test Mule Could Be the Ferrari V-6 Hybrid Nobody is Talking About
In the case of automobiles, there are two approaches to ‘save the environment’ currently. One is to adopt electrification and the other is to downsize the engine before eventually switching to electrification. Ferrari is working on both parallelly, or so it seems. The company is working on a V-6 hybrid engine, but not a lot is known about it.
A video, however, has now surfaced on the internet. It was uploaded by Instagram user Anna Maria Catalano and it shows a camouflage-wrapped hybrid supercar that sounds a lot tamer than you would expect a Ferrari to be. But, isn’t completely silent either, so it seems to be the V-6 hybrid undercover… literally.
Do You Think The CLA 45 Is Any Match For The Super-Hatch A45 On A Drag Strip?
The AMG A45 has changed the way people look at hot hatches. In fact,it might have created a whole new super hatch segment altogether. The A45 has proven its worth against the other hot hatches, but how does it fare against its own sibling, the CLA 45? Carwow pitted both these cars on a race track to see who would win. But, wait: there’s a twist. The CLA 45 is not stock. It makes 70 horses more than the AMG A45, but also much heavier. Who do you think will win?
Lamborghini Might Have a Dirty Little Secret
As it turns out, Lamborghini might have a surprise for us in the store. Hushed talks on the internet report that the automaker is prepping to launch a Sian-based hypercar to pay homage to the 50th anniversary of the Countach. But, nothing is official at this moment, so take it with a pinch of salt.
2021 Bentley Bentayga by Mansory
Mansory is famous for some super-wacky builds. Despite working on high-end luxurious cars, the company doesn’t hold back and makes the most ridiculous transformations. Take the Cullinan Coastline, or the G63-based Star Trooper Pickup, or even the Urus Venatus. But, whether you like them or hate them, there’s no ignoring them.
To give credit where credit is due, not all of them look bad. The latest build, for instance, looks pretty darn good. This is Mansory’s latest creation based on the facelifted 2021 Bentayga.
Pickup Truck Tailgate War: Which Automaker Offers The Best Tailgate?
Trucks are the best-selling products for most automakers who have pickups in their arsenal. The competition between the three American truckmakers – Ford, GM (Chevy and GMC), and Ram – is cutthroat and they are constantly finding ways to innovate. A few years back, they decided to do something about the tailgate and make them more functional and versatile. And, the result of this was more than just a piece of metal that opens and closes and safeguards the cargo kept in the bed.
The creative folks at Ram came up with the Multifunction Tailgate and the brains at GM came up with a MultiPro tailgate. Ford, despite being the best-selling truck brand for decades, is yet to catch up on this trend. But, it has made some tweaks and additions to its power tailgate. So, which one is the best?
2021 Acura TLX Type S Could Put Acura Back On The Performance Map
It’s been a while since the 2021 Acura TLX was launched, but the performance-spec model was yet to be revealed. The company has now finally taken the wraps off it. Called the TLX Type S, it comes with an aggressive face and an exclusive exterior shade. It was the official pace car at this year’s Acura Sports Car Challenge held between May 14 and May 16, 2021.
SVE Unveils the 700-Horsepower Yenko Silverado That Chevy Won’t Built
SVE has been associated with GM for a very long time. In over three decades, the aftermarket company has tuned over 65,000 vehicles. SVE made headlines when it revived the Syclone badge for Canyon-based 2019 and 2021 models.
The company even builds Silverado-based Yenko S/C editions. The company released an 800-horsepower version of the truck last year. Now, it has come up with a 710-horsepower iteration of this Yenko S/C called the California Edition. It will be available across the Silverado trim line and will be limited to just 50 examples.
Watch Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Wagons Take On Each Other In A Drag Race
Automakers may have pulled the plug on wagons in America – well, to some extent – but that doesn’t mean they’re boring vehicles by any means. In fact, if you’re ready to splurge a sizeable amount, you can get some fantastic offerings like the Audi RS6 Avant.
To prove to you that wagons can be serious fun, the folks at Carwow brought three Germans on the frag strip - an Audi RS6 C6, a BMW E61 M5, and a Mercedes-AMG E55. Which wagon do you think will win?
This Cobra 289FIA Replica Looks Absolutely Stunning
The Cobra 289 FIA has a rich track history. This 1960s model dominated tracks throughout the decade, taking down Jaguars, Corvettes, Aston Martins, and Ferraris. While the real deal is tough to get these days, you can get yourself a replica produced by Connecticut-based ERA Replica Automobiles. The car was reportedly acquired by Yankees legend, Reggie Jackson in 2012.
The ERA Cobra 289 FIA recently came up for auction on Bring-a-Trailer, and it can be yours if you act fast.
GM’s Creativity Continues, This Time With An Apocalyptic Off-Road Truck
The top-shots at GM are not interested in a hardcore off-roader, but it looks like the designers are. The company’s design page on Instagram is always buzzing with sweet sketches and creative posts, but their recent sketch takes it up a notch. The team came up with a sketch of an off-roader that looks like it’s ready to conquer the world. Are any video game developers willing to inculcate this into their games?
This 1,000-Horsepower Audi RS6 Avant Makes Short Work of the Alps
When we came across Auditography’s YouTube page, we were mesmerized by the video-editing skills. Not taking anything away from the tastefully modified cars covered on the channel, but it’s the editing that makes them look even more drool-worthy. The channel seems to be a fan of the Audi RS6 Avant because this is the second time a highly-customized example has been shot in the span of a month. Unlike the 700-horsepower blue wagon, this time, it’s a 1,000-horsepower red example that’s conquering the Alps.
Be Thankful That Jeep Won’t Make An Off-Road Minivan
Okay, so I’m quite conflicted about this idea. An off-roading minivan sounds pretty cool, but I don’t want to see it happen. It’s like machines and AI taking over the world; I want to know how it would be in reality, but I don’t want it to happen. Anyway, I digress.
Some renderings of a pretty cool off-road Jeep minivan surfaced on the internet sometime back and it became the talking point for a lot of folks. It looked so ridiculous that one could see the automaker get behind this idea. Jeep, however, dismissed the idea of coming up with a minivan anytime in the future, no matter how off-road-centric it could be. Ugh, that’s disappointing. Or wait, am I happy about it? I don’t know!
Check Out The Craziest Larger-Than-Life 6x6 Pickup Trucks We’ve Ever Seen
There is no dearth of 6x6 trucks in the market. Many aftermarket companies have cracked the code to creating fantastic six-wheel-drive pickup trucks. Not a lot of automakers make them, unless they are for military or non-civilian use, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of choices available for folks interested in these big brutes. While most of the 6x6 builds you see are generally based on the Jeep Gladiator, we’ve created a list of five impressive conversions from different automakers.
That Moment Your Chevy C8 Corvette Is Too Fast For The Drag Strip
The ultimate purpose of racing on a drag strip is to see how quick and fast your car is. The quicker the car, the better it is. But, did you know that being too fast could get you kicked out of the drag strip? Well, the world’s fastest Chevy C8 Corvette was booted from the LS Fest because it was too fast. There’s more than meets the eye, but at the onset, this is exactly what happened.
2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Brabus 800
When you think of high-end aftermarket companies, some of the top names that come to mind include Hennessey, Mansory, and Brabus. While Hennessey is known for outright performance builds and Mansory for the most radical and unusual mods, Brabus is a blend of the two. It is back with yet another Mercedes build, this time, for the AMG E63 S called the Brabus 800. New wheels and aerodynamic elements on the outside, plush treatment on the inside, and power enhancement to the existing V-8 make this Brabus build an absolute beast.
Watch the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and EVO Throw Down On The Track
Lamborghini Huracan EVO or the Huracan Performante: this question gave a lot of potential Lamborghini owners a headache. While one is newer and comes with an updated interior, the other one is quicker to hit the 200 mph mark and is lighter, too. The host of this video was in this boat but purchased the EVO over the Performante for a variety of reasons. But, he decided to pit the beast against a Performante to see how it fares. Which exotic model do you think would’ve won?
Ford Could Be Working on An Electric Bronco, But When Will We See It?
There are a ton of speculations out there about famous products and their future. The new Ford Bronco hasn’t even settled in yet, but there were talks about its future already. While some prefer having discussions amongst their peers, some folks decide to question the head of the company about it. A Twitter user questioned Ford’s President and CEO, Jim Farley, why there’s no Bronco EV yet and the boss hinted that there is one already in the works.
The Ford Bronco Has A Little More Heart Than Expected
Ford denied us the pleasure of driving a powerful V-8 Bronco, but it looks like the automaker is covering it up in different ways. Or, another way to look at it is Ford is rewarding the customers for taking longer than expected to deliver the Bronco. What the reward is, you ask? Well, you will be getting more power in your Bronco than the initial specs. This will be the case with both, the four-pot and the V-6 mills. Exciting news, isn’t it?
Ford Will Showcase The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning On May 19 - Are You Ready?
It’s official. The upcoming electric Ford F-150 will be called F-150 Lightning and it will be revealed on May 19. This the automaker’s second EV, and it has used a legendary moniker in both cases. After slapping the Mach-E with the Mustang badge, Ford has now brought back the performance truck ’Lightning’ badge from the 90s and early 2000s to use it on the electrified truck.
How Do The BMW M550i and the M5 Competition Fare Against a 1000-Horsepower M5?
Like the 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series also comes in various iterations to cater to the needs of all kinds of customers. From the plush and luxurious core models, to the fuel-efficient electrified trim, to the performance trims; the 5 Series has it all. Carwow brought the two performance models, the M5 Competition and the M550i on a drag strip for a series of drag races, rolling races, and brake tests. These two had another M5 giving them company, but it was tuned to make 1,000 horses and over 800 pound-feet of torque. We obviously know who the winner here is, but can the M550i trump the more powerful M5 Competition to take the second place?
Can The New VW Golf R Beat The Audi RS6 Avant On A Drag Strip
The RS6 Avant needs no introduction. It is arguably the hottest daily driver that offers a perfect blend of performance and practicality. ‘Archie Hamilton Racing’ bought the wagon on a drag strip to pit it against Volkswagen’s reinvigorated hot hatch, the Golf R. It comes with improved power outputs, a new all-wheel-drive system, torque vectoring, front and rear locking differentials, and launch control, amongst other things. With all these accolades, can the four-pot turbocharged hatch beat the twin-turbo V-8 super wagon in straight-line races?
Chevy Was Caught Testing the C8 Corvette Z06’s Launch Control System
It has been some time since the C8 Corvette was launched. This means it’s time for the hotter C8 Corvette Z06 to arrive. Many test mules have been spotted in the past, and now we have another. What makes it better this time is that you can hear it rev to its 9,000-rpm redline. The Z06 was caught testing its launch control system at the company’s Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. Is this what bliss sounds like?
You Have to Check Out This Ferrari Testarossa Restomod
Ferrari built around 10,000 examples of the Testarossa from 1984 to 1996 and that makes it one of the most popular mass-produced products from the Italian brand. The moniker paid homage to the 1957 World Sportscar Championship winner, the 250 Testa Rossa sports racing car. Also, ‘Testarossa’ in Italian translates to ‘red head’ and the car came with red-painted cam covers. The car might be many decades old, but there’s no denying it still looks charming.
So, to balance this out and create a perfect mix of new tech and timeless looks, a Swiss aftermarket company, Officine Fioravanti, is undertaking a restomod operation that gives the car a heavy performance boost.
The Sole Surviving Lykan HyperSport Stunt Car From Fast and Furious 7 Is Being Auctioned
Remember that scene from Fast and Furious 7 where the “We’re a family” gang gatecrashes a party in a skyscraper and tries to steal a chip from the uber-sexy Lykan HyperSport? Yeah, the red car that goes flying through three different skyscrapers before crashing? Well, W Motors produced 10 Lykan HyperSports for the movie out of which nine were crashed and one survived with a few battle scars. That scarred car is going up on auction as an NFT, courtesy of W Motors and RubiX Market.
2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Trio By ECD Automotive Design
E.C.D Automotive Design is famous for its highly customized Land Rover Defender rebuilds. This time, the aftermarket company has taken things up a notch by working on three identical Defender 90s one after the other, but each one is contrastingly different from the other. The rebuild on all the three SUVs involves extensive work inside out and even feature different V-8s under the hood. The company hasn’t revealed the exact prices of these builds, but the D90s start at $180,000.
This Supercharged Lowrider ’68 F-100 Is Absolutely Droolworthy
The world can never have enough lowrider trucks, especially if they’re vintage and are customized tastefully. Autotopia recently covered a customized 1968 F-100 that looks great and features a Mustang V-8 crate engine. The truck was originally a magazine project for Classic Trucks, but went on sale last year and was purchased at an auction by the current owner. Looks neat, doesn’t it?
Can An Old Tesla Model 3 Beat The New Model 3?
There have been so many races in the past where the Tesla Model 3 has obliterated supercars on a drag strip. But, how does it fare against the refreshed Model 3? The folks at Carwow brought the old and the new Model 3s on a drag strip to see if the new one is any better than the model it replaces. They have the same power specs and almost weigh the same, too. So, is there anything that can make the new Model 3 quicker and better?
Do You Remember The "OG" Ford F-150 SVT Lightning?
Back in the day, automakers like Dodge, Chevy, and GMC, tried to develop pickup trucks that were more than their towing and payload prowess. They came up with performance versions of their respective trucks, but could not break this perception people had about trucks and failed to create a niche. Ford, too, threw its hat into the ring with a product called the Lightning. The Lightning stayed around for a decade before going down the same way as its counterparts. But, does that mean it was a bad truck? No, sir!
With the moniker being resurrected again, we thought it would be a good time to remember the original truck and tell you everything you need to know before Ford blankets its legacy with its first electric truck with the same name.
The Ferrari 812 Competizione A is a V-12 Targa With 830 Horsepower
A couple of weeks back, Ferrari gave us a glimpse of the 812 limited-edition. Now, the company has taken the wraps off it. Christened the 812 Competizione, Ferrari has also unveiled its Targa-top twin called Competizione A. The Competiziones are the alter ego versions of the standard 812 Superfast and come with a lot of significant differences. The highlight, however, is its ability to rev to 9,500 rpm that makes it the highest-revving Ferrari road car to date!
Will Electric Trucks Be As Effective As Internal Combustion-Engined Trucks In The Foreseeable Future?
Electric pickup trucks are all the rage right now. They are heavy on tech features, look futuristic, are quick enough to put supercars to shame, and come with power figures that will leave your jaws dropped. But in the midst of all this, we’ve lost sight of what matters the most – can it be used as a capable work truck? Yes, automakers have announced impressive towing capacities and whatnot, but are they worthy enough to replace your fuel-powered ‘work’ truck today?
The Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Corolla Endurance Racer Sounds Pretty Good
The internal combustion engines are on the verge of getting knocked off into oblivion, but that doesn’t mean electrification is the only way to go. A lot of automakers are fighting to keep them alive for as long as possible before euthanizing them. Toyota is one of them, and it recently gave us a preview of the hydrogen-powered version of the GR Yaris’ engine. The automaker plonked it into a Corolla hatch and released a video of how it sounds. If this doesn’t give you the chills, we don’t know what will.
2021 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition
Infiniti has introduced the new Q50 ‘Signature Edition’ to spice up its model range a bit. The luxury sedan has been on the market for the better part of the last decade, and it was getting lost in the highly competitive segment. The automaker had refreshed the car recently and even came up with a powerful, sportier version called the ‘Red Sport 400’. For 2021, Infiniti has opted for subtle exterior and interior upgrades and selected a ‘classy’ approach. It is said to be a limited-production edition, but the company hasn’t announced how many Signature Editions will be produced.
Is The Audi S8 Good Enough To Take Down The RS6 Wagon?
There’s no question that Audi has created a monster in the form of the RS6 super wagon. Wagons are generally considered boring people and luggage haulers, but when they make 600 horses and look sexy, they suddenly become the most practical performance vehicles money can buy you. The RS6 boasts of insane performance specs, but can its own family member, the S8, beat it on a drag strip? The folks at Carwow thought it would be a good idea to find that out and it’s not a bad idea.
Ford To Resurrect The ’Lightning’ Moniker On The Upcoming Electric F-150
Ford launched two new vehicles in the last couple of years, but we noticed patterns when it came to naming them. One is to revive an old moniker from the ashes – the Bronco – and the other one is to attach the legacy of a loved badge on its electric vehicle –the Mustang Mach-E. For its next EV, which is arguably the most important product for the Blue Oval and will pave the way for its future, the company has combined both these patterns. We’re talking about the upcoming electric F-150, which the company could call ‘Lightning’.
The Kia EV6 Is A Formidable Rival To The Porsche Taycan, Too!
Electrification is the way to go whether you like it or not. Enough and more has been said about the advent of EVs, so we won’t get into that. Every automaker is coming up with their own new offerings, but there are some that stand out. The Kia EV6 is that stand-out model. Built from the ground up, the EV6 doesn’t seem like a half-hearted attempt from the automaker just because it needs to have a presence in the EV market. It is based on a new platform, a new design philosophy, and excels in most of the departments. It isn’t a perfect product, obviously, but it has a lot going in its favor and that’s precisely why it should be the talk of the town and why Porsche should be a little worried.
2021 Audi R8 LMS GT2 Exclusive Color Edition
You don’t really see Audi come up with such stuff, but the automaker has revealed a ‘Color Edition’ of its most powerful product - the R8 LMS GT2. But, in all fairness, it deserves to be pampered with such appearance editions, considering it is the German automaker’s flagship race car. Audi is offering it in six different exterior shades, each one looking better than the other. There are no changes made to the cabin or the drivetrain, but you can’t expect much with a premium price increase of just $13,000.
Watch The Toyota GR Yaris Absolutely Destroy The Yaris GRMN On A Drag Strip
The folks at Carwow brought the Yaris GRMN to the drag strip to take on the new GR Yaris. But, little did anyone know that the GR is playing on a different field altogether. This came as quite a shocker because you would consider the flagship GRMN, which stands for Gazoo Racing Meisters of Nurburgring, to be the better one on a drag strip. I mean, it literally has “Meisters of Nurburgring” in its name. But, that was not the case here.
The Baltasar Revolt is a Spanish, RWD, Electric Track Toy For The Road
The mainstream automotive market had a lot of big players, and it was close to impossible for new automakers to rise from the ground. But, the EV-olution has changed this. It allowed for a lot of new startups to venture into this world. Companies like Rivian, Lordstown, Bollinger, and even Fisker, to an extent, could get some limelight because of electrification.
There seems to be no end to this because a Spanish automaker called Baltasar has come up with an electric track car called the Revolt that looks swell and has some interesting specs and features.
2021 Ferrari 812 Superfast by Carlex Design
The curves on the Ferrari 812 Superfast can make any car enthusiast drool. The chiseled body with the cuts and creases in the perfect places make this one of the better-looking supercars you can see on the road today. The company is even coming up with a convertible version of the 812 this year, which will be the first time in over five decades that you can buy a new V-12 convertible from the brand.
Polish aftermarket company, Carlex Design, recently laid its hand on this beauty to give it a unique twist. Since the 812 Superfast is a looker anyway, Carlex did the smart thing to not mess around with the exterior, and instead, has tastefully designed the cabin to perfection.
This 1959 Chevy Apache Work Truck Restomod Includes A V-8 Engine That Makes Over 500 Horses
American trucks from back in the day are some of the hottest restomod projects that aftermarket companies and individuals are taking up today. We generally see a lot of Ford F100s go through the restomod process, but here we have a truck that isn’t quite as popular. This is a 1959 Chevrolet Apache work truck that was part of the ‘Task Force’ series launched by the bowtie back in the 50s. The restomod includes putting the Apache on a new chassis, tossing in a V-8 engine, and fitting a four-wheel-drive system to make it a practical, daily driver work truck, as opposed to a pavement pickup like the yesteryear GMC Syclone.
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 GTX
Volkswagen has decided to step on the gas (pun unintended) and launch a new range of performance EVs with the ‘GTX’ badge. The automaker has introduced its first car under this series based on the ID.4 called the ID.4 GTX. The EV comes with significant performance upgrades over the standard model and also comes with some aesthetic changes. An additional motor, enhanced power outputs, and new headlight detailing are some of the differences here. The performance, however, comes at the cost of the range since Volkswagen has made use of the same battery pack as the standard ID.4. What is more important to you?
2022 Aston Martin V12 Speedster DBR1
Aston Martin has come up with a DBR1-spec V12 Speedster which pays homage to the namesake 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours winner. This will be an optional package that brings about aesthetic changes to the exterior and the interior. There are no changes made to the powertrain specs. Aston Martin hasn’t even mentioned the price of this package, but expect the final cost of the V12 Speedster DBR1 to cross $1 million. That’s a lot of money.
Mercedes-AMG Confirms High-Performance EV That Can’t Beat A Tesla Model S
Not that there was any other way to go about it, but it’s finally official. Mercedes is carrying the internal combustion engine ethos to the EV segment, too, concerning the AMG. The automaker will introduce high-performance AMG models to the EQ electric sub-brand soon. The company announced that it will be launching two EVs very soon, with one of them probably debuting later this year.
While sounds exciting at the onset, the company gave an idea about the performance numbers and it turned out to be a damper. To put things into perspective, the AMG EQ won’t be able to beat the Tesla Model S also. Not a very smart strategy, is it?
Someone Paid Porsche 911 GT3 Money For this 1981 Porsche 924
The Porsche 924 was manufactured between 1976 and 1988. Although it was launched as a successor to the 914 and was supposed to sit at the bottom of the company’s model hierarchy, it came with a lot of significant bits and marked a lot of firsts for the company. It was the first street-legal Porsche to feature a front-engine and rear-wheel-drive layout. Not to mention, also the first car from the company to come with an automatic gearbox.
There were many iterations and models of the 924, one of them being Carrera GTS. The automaker built 59 examples of it and 15 of them were the quicker ‘Clubsport’ models. One of these 15 was on Bring-a-Trailer’s auction recently and it was sold for over a quarter-million dollars! That’s way more expensive than any new 911 that you can buy today.
This is Probably The Craziest Audi RSQ8 You’ve Ever Seen or Heard
The RSQ8 is one of the hottest Audi models to receive aftermarket treatments. We’ve seen Mansory, Lumma Design, and ABT Sportsline come up with their iterations of this sporty SUV. While most folks would opt for models from these aftermarket companies, some prefer a mix-and-match approach. One such example is this insane build that was uploaded on Auditography’s YouTube channel. It looks radical and is one of the loudest RSQ8s to have graced our planet. And, did I mention it makes over 750 horses?
Can the C8 Corvette Beat The Three-Row Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat On A Drag Strip?
Hennessey has been quite active on its YouTube page lately. The aftermarket company is planning to infuse its famed HPE1000 package into the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. But, before the SUV went under the knife, Hennessey decided to race it stock with some other sports car. Recently, the company brought the Durango SRT Hellcat and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to the drag strip and raced them both. This time, it’s the family SUV versus the Chevy C8 Corvette. Can it make short work of the C8 ‘Vette?
The BMW M3 Competition Is Lighter Than Claimed Because Politics
If someone tells you that a particular performance car’s weight figures are rigged, you would assume the company has listed it to be lighter than what it actually weighs. I mean, wouldn’t a lighter car hold more advantage over a heavier car? But as it turns out, that’s not the case with the Euro-spec BMW M3 Competition. The folks at MotorTrend weighed the car and found out that the BMW M3 Competition is actually 150 pounds lighter than what the company claims. Why, you ask? Because of EU regulations! Yeah, we were as confused as you at first.
Is The Old BMW M4 Better Than The New M4 And The New M440i?
Everything about the new M4 has been eclipsed by that monstrosity that BMW calls a grille. The car, otherwise, lacks nothing. The Competition trim makes well over 500 horses and is a big improvement over its predecessor. The folks at Carwow pit it against the old M4 and the current M440i in a fun inter-family battle. At the onset, the M440i doesn’t hold a candle against the two, but the all-wheel-drive system coupled with the launch control could bring in some spice to this triple threat match. Who are you rooting for?
2022 Squalo V-12 by GTO Engineering
Back in November last year, GTO Engineering, a U.K.-based company, unveiled renderings of a bespoke sports car that drew inspiration from GT racers from the 60s. Back then, the company introduced this beauty as Moderna, which was a clever wordplay on this car being a modern take of a car from Modena. Fast-forward to the present day and the company has finally revealed what the car looks like and what it will be called.
GTO Engineering has moniker’d this two-door sports car Squalo. It has been built by the company from the ground up and features a quad-cam V-12 engine. Pretty exciting, huh?
Hennessey Wants To Give The Ram TRX and Durango SRT A Hellephant Swap
When you hear about a Hennessey build, you know it’s going to be fast and powerful. And it’s not just supercars, either, as the company has injected even SUVs and trucks with doses of steroids in the past and continues to do so. Recently, the company uploaded a video on YouTube wherein John Hennessey talks about his plan to plonk Mopar’s Hellephant engine into the Ram 1500 TRX and the Dodge Durango SRT.
The Supercharged Ford F-150 Raptor R Sounds Mean
The world is waiting to hear about the upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor R after Ford announced it at the standard third-gen Raptor’s debut. It was only a matter of time before we would get glimpses of it, and that time has come. A video clip of the truck was uploaded to YouTube and you can see it in flesh wrapped in camouflage. While Ford managed to hide the design elements to an extent, they couldn’t keep the beast silent. You can hear the supercharged beast grunting here, and even at idle, it sounds so good. Can you at least release some audio clips of it, for the time being, Ford?