Rolls-Royce’s EV Plans Are Starting To Materialize, And There’s a Shadowy Secret
Just because Rolls-Royce has been tight-lipped about its electrification plans doesn’t mean they don’t have any. At least, that’s what this scoop suggests. According to Autocar, the British automaker is developing a new EV from the ground up rather than plonking an electric powertrain in any of its existing models. A patent for ‘Silent Shadow’ filed late last year further fuels these reports. Will this new model mark the beginning of a new EV era for Rolls-Royce?
Hennessey Introduces a 1,000-Horsepower Ram 1500 TRX That Takes Just 3.2 Seconds to 60 MPH
Back in September 2020, Hennessey announced the introduction of a six-wheeled iteration of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX called the Mammoth 6x6. The super-exclusive truck was limited to just three examples and was priced at half-a-million bucks a pop. Even though it sounded super exciting, a more practical version of the truck would’ve been a better option. It looks like Hennessey has answered our wishes.
The aftermarket company’s latest project is a 1,000+ Horsepower ‘four-wheeled’ version of the Ram 1500 TRX. It comes with a host of other mechanical additions and features. Hennessey has also announced that it will build 200 examples of this truck.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA
After launching the rather expensive EQC, Mercedes has now come up with a slightly more affordable EV that could be a game-changer for the brand. Called the EQA, it is essentially a GLA that comes with some cosmetic changes and of course, a heart transplant. Interestingly, Mercedes has used a different approach for this car.
The EQA isn’t a wild-looking electric vehicle with radical styling cues and neither is it a rocket off the line, which seems to be the norm in the segment. Not everyone likes to take off the moment you press the A-pedal, after all. So, if the quick, push-you-back-in-the-seat cars are not your thing, here’s a refreshing electric vehicle that will make you smile and let you drive it calmly.
2020 GMC Canyon - Driven
GMC Canyon has been around for quite some time now, and together with the Chevy Colorado, it is raking up respectable numbers for General Motors. The Canyon is positioned as a more premium and stylish version of the Colorado. Thanks to the growing competition, GMC has had to put its best foot forward to not let the newcomers like the Jeep Gladiator take a share of its pie.
To make sure of this, GMC has rejigged the 2021 Canyon’s lineup by making some big changes. For starters, the top-spec Denali trim has gotten all the more premium, while the All-Terrain trim is dropped in favor of the exciting new AT4 trim that is present on the big brother Sierra as well. Will these changes and additions be able to induce more sales for GMC?
The 2021 Hummer EV Pickup - Nearly 200 Accessories At Launch
GMC teased the Hummer EV’s reincarnation almost a year back and unveil to debut it in May 2020. However, the pandemic played a spoiler and the company finally debuted it in October 2020.
The electric supertruck came with a lot of features that make it a unique proposition. It’s no secret that owners love to customize their trucks to their taste. It looks like GMC understands this, after all, it knows a thing or two about trucks (duh!). Now, a report suggests that the automaker will introduce nearly 200 accessories at launch.
The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All
While Tesla keeps rolling out over-the-air updates frequently, it has never really refreshed the Model S and the Model X. The Model 3 is an exception, but even that didn’t come with any major changes. There have been no real facelifts so far, no new generations; just software updates. It didn’t matter until now because none of its products had real competition, but it looks like times are changing and Tesla is feeling the heat.
According to Electrek, Tesla is planning to refresh the Model S and the Model X after all. The production lines for these two models have been shut down longer than expected, thus hinting at a design refresh. High time!
Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race
The folks at Carwow are here again with yet another exciting drag race; this time between two cars from the same family. The Audi RS 6 and the Lamborghini Urus belong to two different categories altogether and aren’t in the same price bracket either. But, they feature the same engine, the same racing DNA, and almost identical specs on paper. How often do you see such close battles on a racing strip?
2021 Abarth 595 Hercules Wide Body by Pogea Racing
The Abarth 595 is a pocket rocket that makes you grin every time you drive it. If you are someone who prefers driving a slow car fast instead of a fast car slow, this needs to go on your bucket list. And, it looks like Pogea Racing understands that. The company has brought out a Hercules version that doesn’t just look sinister, but also comes with a significant power boost that will plaster a wide smile on your face.
2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai initially launched the Ioniq as a hybrid car, then as an electric one, and finally as a plug-in hybrid. But, in 2020, the company decided to relaunch it as its sub-brand that will consist of all-electric models only. Fast forward to the present day and we already have a glimpse of its first vehicle, the Ioniq 5 mid-size crossover. Hyundai released three teaser images of the Ioniq, a month before it makes its full-fledged debut.
2021 Ares Design Defender Spec 1.2
Land Rover Defender is one of the most popular choices for tuners and aftermarket companies to show off their skills and creativity. This time, it’s Ares Designs’ turn to show off what it could make of this butch SUV. Called the Defender Spec 1.2, it comes with changes inside out. The exterior includes stuff like carbon fiber bodywork and a panoramic roof and the interior benefits from some luxurious touches. Even the four-cylinder engine is swapped in favor of a V-8 engine for that extra grunt and roar.
The BMW X2 Is Getting Bigger, Will Share DNA With the iX2 EV
The X2 was introduced in 2018 and is the youngest of the German SUV lot. It was introduced to fill the vacuum between the X1 and the X3. Given how the market is shrinking and automakers are trying to capitalize on every possible opportunity, the X2 made sense. In its essence, it came in a package slightly smaller than the X3 but with more features and better specs than the X1. However, according to Autobild.de, BMW is giving the X2 bigger dimensions for the 2023 model. Do we really need it?
People Are Going Crazy Over The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat
When Dodge launched the Durango’s 710-horsepower alter-ego, it took the auto world by storm. The automaker made it clear that it would be a limited-run model and production for the same would last for just six months. But, thanks to the crazy demand for this three-row monster, Dodge has decided to extend the production timeframe before taking the model off the assembly lines in June 2021, according to Mopar Insiders.
This Truck Is a 2014 Ford Raptor With a 1979 Face And It’s Retrolicious
Restomods have a special place in our hearts. But, there are two sets of people here – one who want it to be as old-school and stock as the original, and the other who prefer the retro aesthetics and modern features. For the latter, we’ve got an amazing build right here by Sweet Brothers Restomods. On the outside, you see a truck from the 70s, but everything else about it is from the 21st century. A perfect blend of both worlds, innit?
Everything We Know About the $25,000 Tesla EV
It wouldn’t be wrong to say what the EV market is what it is today because of Tesla. The Musk-led company has revolutionized this segment in the last decade or so. The company has got four mass-market, mainstream cars at the moment – the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and the Model X – and others like the Cybertruck and the Roadster that are yet to arrive or are niche products.
While the S3XY range is doing very well in the market, neither of them can be called ‘affordable’ cars. In the past, Musk had made it clear that Tesla won’t be making any cheap cars, but at the Tesla Battery Day last year, he set a cat amongst the pigeons when he said that the company will build a $25,000 car. It became the talk of the town even though not much is known about it. But, here’s everything you need to know about this affordable Tesla EV.
Before we get going, do note that there is no concrete information about the $25,000 EV and most of the things are mere speculations based on the few details we already know. So, take it with a pinch of salt.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Instead of introducing a brand new model in the rather popular three-row SUV market, Jeep played it smart and decided to offer the Grand Cherokee SUV itself with an extra set of seats. Called the Grand Cherokee L, Jeep decided to capitalize on this 27-year old popular moniker instead of building a new vehicle from the ground up that may or may not have been successful.
Jeep has sold over 200,000 examples of the Grand Cherokee annually in the last four years, so there’s no reason why the three-row Grand Cherokee L won’t be a hit. But, is it just about extra seats, or does the Grand Cherokee L bring something new to the table?
2021 NIO ET7 EV
In the first quarter of 2020, Chinese EV automaker Nio had almost gotten knocked out of the auto scene. But, thanks to an investment of $1 billion from the local government, Nio managed to get a second lease on life. It revealed the updated version of its electric, the ES8, and there’s no looking back ever since. Nio is growing leaps and bounds and the launch of its latest EV is a testimony to that.
The new electric sedan is called ET7. It will be offered with three different battery sizes, with the biggest of them all claiming to deliver 620 miles on a single charge! With pretty decent performance figures and tech features, can the ET7 take on the Tesla Model S successfully?
The Tesla Model Y’s Sentry Camera Will Melt Snow So It Can Always See
Tesla cars are loaded with weird, unorthodox features and gimmicks. But there are some of them which are absolutely fantastic, one of them being the Sentry mode. There have been numerous instances in the past where the Sentry mode has recorded suspicious activities done to and around the car and has proved very helpful. Thanks to this post on Reddit, we’ve now come across another nifty little feature that helps keep the Sentry mode on guard even in the toughest conditions – a heater that melts away the snow on it.
2020 Jeep Compass - Driven
Jeep Compass has been in the market for over a decade now and has become a staple moniker in the segment now. This two-row SUV is one of the rare models in this segment that can actually be taken off the roads without doubting its abilities. Of course, it’s no Cherokee, but it does a lot better than its rivals in this aspect. Although it features a heavy 2.4-liter engine, the power outputs aren’t that great and the nine-speed automatic gearbox makes the whole drive even more lethargic. However, it comes with a nice interior setup, decent tech features, and aesthetics that will please all and offend none. So, should you pick the Jeep Compass over the Honda CR-V or the Ford Escape?
2021 BMW 5 Series
BMW updated the 5 Series sedan for the 2021 model in May 2020. It looks sharper and sportier on the outside, features notable changes on the inside, and comes with a new mild-hybrid system for the six-cylinder engines. There are some tweaks made to make it aerodynamically more efficient, too.
2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
Ever since the uber-luxurious automakers ventured into high-riding vehicles, they’ve become less niche and more mainstream. Just like the Urus and the Cullinan have raked up big numbers for Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce respectively, the Bentayga has done that for Bentley. While you can maintain exclusivity and uniqueness at that price point, you still have to keep your finger on the pulse; the case in point here being the hybrid technology.
Bentley introduced the Bentayga Hybrid in 2020 and it soon became one of the most popular variants in the SUV’s lineup. Within a year, the British automaker has introduced the facelifted version that comes with refreshed styling inside out and updates on the tech front. The 2020 Bentayga Hybrid was the company’s first hybrid ever; so, does the 2021 model overcome any shortcomings?
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L - Bigger Than Ever With Impressive Tech
Jeep has been milking the Grand Cherokee moniker for over 27 years now and it is still one of the top-selling models for the automaker. The SUV is showing its age in the current iteration, but that doesn’t mean the demand is going low. So, instead, Jeep decided to tap into another niche with the same formula. Called the Grand Cherokee L, this SUV rides on an extended platform and has a third row of seats.
This V-8 Tesla Swap Came Together Quite Nicely
In case you missed it, Rich Rebuilds started a Tesla V-8 swap sometime back and uploaded a video about the same. What makes this swap unique is that people have converted internal combustion-engined cars to EVs, but not the other way around. Some folks have attempted it, but none have managed to reach completion. Rich embarked on the same journey, but he has managed to successfully plonk a V-8 engine under the hood (or the frunk, if you’re a stickler for terminologies) of the Tesla.
MG’s New Supermini EV Could Give the Honda E and Mini Electric Some Troubling Competition
MG isn’t exactly one of the top desired brands in the market currently and neither does it move cars in huge volumes. However, it plans to change that with the launch of the Supermini – a compact electric hatchback that could bring in big numbers for the brand. It will go up against the likes of Renault Zoe, Honda E, and the Mini Cooper SE.
Watch a Tuned Nissan GT-R Stare Down the Barrel of a Lamborghini Huracan and an Audi R8 V10
Lately, YouTube is filled with EVs obliterating internal-combustion engined supercars. So, this comes as a breath of fresh air. The folks at Carwow organized an old-school, triple-threat drag race between a Lamborghini Huracan, an Audi R8, and a Nissan GT-R. While the GT-R seems out of place here in terms of factory specs, it is a tuned version that can give the rivaling V-10s a run for their money.
Volkswagen’s Mobile EV Charging Robot Is Kind Of Cute
Automakers are coming up with multiple ways to counter range anxiety. Other than developing batteries that offer more miles per charge and fast charging options, there are portable chargers that can be hitched to the back of your ride, too.
Now, Volkswagen has developed a mobile charging robot that can walk up to an EV on its own, charge it up, and walk out of there without any human intervention.
Ford’s Late Delivery of the 2021 Bronco Is Sending Would-Be Customers to Jeep
Ford unveiled the 2021 Bronco in a grand fashion and received an overwhelming response. There was a lot of pressure on the automaker to create a product that was good enough to go up against the very well established Jeep Wrangler. Ford managed to pull it off and people loved the Bronco - the 190,000 reservations it received prove so. But, with constant delays, it looks like people are losing patience and Ford is suddenly losing customers to none other than Jeep.
2022 Infiniti QX55
Back in November, Infiniti launched a new vehicle called the QX55. The QX55 is not out there just to compete with its German counterparts; it also carries the weight of serving as the successor of the flop QX70 and also the automaker’s first SUV coupe offering in the market. The SUV coupe market is filled with mature and seasoned offerings from several automakers, but can the Infiniti QX55 stand out and make a name for itself?
2020 Genesis G70 Sport - Driven
The 2020 Genesis G70 is just a two-year-old car, but you cannot call it an amateur by any means. The company has managed to crack the code to make a sedan that is strong on performance, drives well in the real world, comes with all the bells and whistles, and feels luxurious inside-out. In a horde of other luxury sport sedans that include the Germans and the Japanese, this South Korean is the underdog that has all the potential to beat its rivals.
A top-spec 2020 G70 recently arrived at Top Speed’s headquarters and here are our impressions.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E Might Live Up to the Mustang Name After All
Slapping the Mach-E EV with the ‘Mustang’ moniker drew a lot of flak with the muscle car fanboys. At the onset, it seemed to be a way to promote Ford’s first fully-electric vehicle and add some credibility to it. But, it looks like the tables have turned and Ford is trying to justify the ‘Mustang’ badge on the Mach-E; or well, at least that’s one way to look at it.
Speaking with Road and Track, Ford’s Global Brand Director subtly hinted that the Mach-E could get even more powerful in the future. So, are we talking about 600+ horses here?
Can a Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport Beat The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race?
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has started appearing in YouTube videos lately and it looks as fierce in the real world as it did in the images and videos released by the automaker. It lived up to its ‘Raptor-killer’ name when it defeated the Ford F-150 Raptor in a drag race. However, another iteration of the F-150 by Shelby, monikered as the Super Snake Sport, recently beat the TRX in a straight-line race quite comfortably, thus leading a lot of us to believe that this is the next big thing.
With 770 horses under the hood and some serious performance figures matching it, the folks at Throttle House brought it to the drag strip once again; this time to take on a raging bull embodied in an SUV – the Lamborghini Urus. Can the F-150 Super Snake Sport prevail this time, too?
Tesla Rolls Out A Holiday Update That Turns Your Car Into A Boombox
Tesla’s holiday update this year includes a feature known as ‘Boombox’. It makes use of the external speaker to turn your car into a, well, boombox. While it can be used as a source of entertainment to play your media, it can also be used to create fart sounds. Well, if that kind of humor amuses you, go ahead, install the upgrade, and scare the unsuspecting folks who pass by your vehicle.
The World’s First V-8-Swapped Tesla Model S Is In The Works
We’ve seen a lot of internal combustion-engined cars converted to electric cars. It isn’t as complicated as going the other way round. In fact, no one has successfully managed to convert an EV to a fuel-powered vehicle ever… until now. Rich Rebuilds, the YouTuber known to work on discarded, damaged Teslas, is here with a ridiculous project that no one has ever finished – plonking an internal combustion engine in a Tesla. But, Rich is on the verge of achieving it by swapping the electric powertrain with a V-8 engine.
Check Out What The Rivian R1T Can Do With Christmas Lights
Like many other automakers, Rivian is also in the Christmas spirit. The automaker used its R1T pickup truck to power 20,000 Christmas lights and make it a ‘lit’ night for families at the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center. Obviously, it caught everyone’s attention. It wasn’t a subtle Christmas ad, say, like Ford’s Griswold ad, but it at least showed off the truck’s potential. If only we knew how long it can power so many lights.
The Best Cool Car Accessories To Bring In The New Year
Looking at how 2020 turned out to be, most of us are looking forward to 2021. While we are trying to bring in more positivity (pun unintended) into our lives in the coming year, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to equip our cars with some cool accessories. A lot of people wouldn’t have taken long trips in their cars or driven them to their heart’s content this year, so how about pampering yourself with some nice car stuff to kick off the new year on a good note? Here’s a list of five cool car accessories (plus a bonus accessory for EV owners) that would be a perfect way to bid adieu to 2020.
2021 Alpha Ace EV
New electric vehicles generally have a futuristic, unorthodox design language that sets them apart from the present horde of fuel-powered vehicles. But Alpha Motor Corporation has turned the clock back to build a car that seems to belong to the 60s or the 70s. Dubbed as the Ace, this little coupe comes with a minimalistic cabin and an estimated range of over 250 miles.
This GMC Boulder Is How GM Can Take On the New Ford Bronco
Ford unleashed the new Bronco in all its glory earlier this year. It sure put the Jeep Wrangler on red alert, but other than that, it doesn’t really have any other competitor. Rendering artist Ryan Schlotthauer, however, has imagined the Boulder, a baby Hummer of sorts that has the potential to take on the Bronco and the Wrangler head-on. GM, can you just hire him already?
Toyota’s TRD-Sport Trailer Is THE Perfect Camping Accessory
Adventure lifestyle is the next big thing and automakers are capitalizing on it by rolling out accessories and equipment. This generally includes stuff like tents, and awnings that can be fixed onto your ride. But, what if you got a part of a vehicle that can be hitched to your vehicle? Confused? Well, Toyota has come up with a TRD-Sport Trailer, which is essentially a Tacoma pickup truck’s bed with all the overlanding stuff installed on it. Ridiculously good, isn’t it?
Check Out the Ford F-150 Electric As It Plays In The Snow
Now that the 2021 Ford F-150 is out of the box, the company can focus (pun unintended) on developing the electric version of the truck. It’s been in the works for quite some time now, but the first time we saw it in action – and that also officially confirmed its presence – was when Tesla challenged it to a towing capacity test and the electric F-150 allegedly towed over a million pounds. Apart from that, the company teased the truck a few months back along with the announcement of the new Rogue facility.
But, it seems like the company has already starting hyping it up. Ford released a teaser video that showcases the electric F-150 playing on ice like it’s no one else’s business.
The Ford Mach-E Saves Christmas for the Griswolds
Remember the famous Christmas lights scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Well, the Griswolds are back after two decades to reprise that scene, with the only change being the addition of a Ford Mustang Mach-E this time. Ford has roped in Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo to play Clark Griswold and Ellen from the Christmas-themed movie. Does Griswold manage to have a drama-free Christmas this time at least?
2021 Elation Dogo 001 Hypercar
We hear about new electric hypercars every other day, but the next update comes after many months or even years. That’s not the case with Elation and its offering. The Northern California-based automaker revealed renderings of its first hypercar, the Freedom, around a month back, and is already following up on it before people forget about it. Elation has showcased a few images of the first prototype of the Freedom called the Dogo 001 and it gives us a glimpse of the future. Are you ready for the Freedom?
Toyota Chief Akio Toyoda Thinks Mass Transition to EVs Could Be a Very Bad Thing
A complete transition to EVs is inevitable whether we like it or not. When enthusiasts complain about moving to electric vehicles, it’s one thing; but when an automaker says the same, it isn’t exactly the right thing.
Toyota’s CEO, Akio Toyoda, recently said that electric vehicles are overhyped and could cost hundreds of billions of dollars to make the switch. This, coming from the CEO of a company that hasn’t been at the forefront of electrification sounds like a case of sour grapes, doesn’t it?
New Report Says The Apple Car Will Arrive in 2021, But We’re Not Holding Our Breath
Apple was one of the earliest adopters of autonomous technology in cars and even received permission to test them on public roads in the U.S. in 2017. This was after it shelved its plan to build a car. In fact, a test mule was spotted around that time in form of a Lexus RX, which made this a not-so-secret tech that Apple was working on. But, in 2019, the company let off 200 people from the team working on the autonomous technology, thus igniting rumors of this tech going down, too.
Fast forward to the present day, a report suggests that the Apple car is very much alive and is, in fact, two years ahead of its schedule. However, no evidence or proof is backing this claim.
Watch The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Take On The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport
The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX arrived as the “quickest, fastest, and the most powerful mass-produced truck in the world” earlier this year. It took a few months to settle in and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the TRX has been a bully so far. It has decimated the trucks it has faced, especially its primary rival, the Ford F-150 Raptor. However, it looks like it has finally met a bigger badass; on paper, at least.
The folks at Throttle House brought the Ram TRX face-to-face with the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport – a 770-Horsepower beast that might be the one to take down the former. Can it beat the Ram in straight-line races?
The Audi RS6 Avant Goes Head-to-Head With The Tesla Model 3 In An Interesting Series Of Races
There are enough and more internal combustion-engined versus electric vehicle races on YouTube and most of them end up having the EV beat its rival quite comfortably. But, this time, things could be a little different seeing the cars and their specs on paper.
The folks at Carwow decided to pit the Tesla Model 3 against the Audi RS6 Avant. The Model 3 has beaten some of the most loved cars in the past in straight-line races, but could things be any different this time?
2021 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Ford F-150
Ford was preparing for the 2021 F-150’s launch for quite some time. The hype surrounding the world’s best-selling truck was immense, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works and Ford had to settle for a rather subdued launch.
Still, people had their eyes glued to the screens to watch the live steam of the truck’s debut and to see what’s new this time around. The 14th generation needed to be a step up in all the aspects given how Ram and Chevy have upped the ante in the last few years. There are improvements in most of the departments, however, there are also a few things that we would’ve liked better. So, here’s a guide that compares the 2021 F-150 to its predecessor in terms of exterior, interior, tech features, engine options, towing capabilities, and price.
2021 Ford F-150 by PaxPower
Ford revealed the 2021 F-150 a few months back and it seems like a complete package. The exterior feels fresh and the interior comes with new features like Max Recline Seats and Interior Work Surface. When it comes to the drivetrains, Ford even introduced a new hybrid mill for the 2021 model along with a power boost on some of the existing engines.
One thing missing, however, was the Raptor version of the truck. Ford is still working on it and hasn’t introduced the 2021 F-150 Raptor, but just like the Bronco and the story of the missing V-8 engine, PaxPower has swooped in to capitalize on the opportunity.
PaxPower has introduced a few packages for the 2021 model year F-150 that come with bigger tires, heavy-duty steel bumpers, and a massive power boost that makes it more powerful than the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.
Bollinger B1 and B2 Revised - Real Body on Frame, Real Boxy
Bollinger was one of the first automakers to enter the electric pickup truck segment. The company introduced the B1 SUV and the B2 pickup truck a few years back, and they looked quite boxy and old-school, a little too quirky and retro when compared to the fluid designs of the new segment entrants. But, as is with any concept vehicle, the production version comes out looking a little more sedate and mainstream. The Bollinger twins are no exception.
The automaker revealed a few renderings of both the EVs and despite the changes, they look quite good.
2020 BMW X7 Dirt Edition 2 By Manhart
Manhart is known to come up with extraordinary builds. This time around, they’ve laid their hands on the BMW X7 and gave it an armored, military vehicle look. Called the Dirt Edition 2, this X7 boasts of a rugged-looking matte wrap on the outside coupled with smoking-hot black wheels, a raised stance, and a power boost for the V-8 engine under the hood. The Wuppertal-based tuner calls it the Dirt Edition, thus implying that this is a follow-up to the first dirt edition SUV that was based on the BMW X6 almost a decade back.
A Ford F-150 Raptor Isn’t Really A Raptor Until It Has Tank Tracks
The immense mod potential in a vehicle is not limited to just hatches and sedans; even pickup trucks can be modified and customized to a crazy extent. Take Westen Champlin for instance. Instead of upgrading the tires to a bigger or a different set, he got some new shoes altogether. Champlin has fitted tank tracks on his Ford F-150 Raptor and it has become a beast that can conquer just about any terrain. Were we doing Raptor the wrong way until now?
2020 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV
Jaguar has come up with the Vision Gran Turismo SV, a concept car for the Gran Turismo video game that’s coming up for the PS5 in 2021. Following up on last year’s Vision Gran Turismo Coupe, this all-electric car comes with four motors that churn out almost 1,900 horses combined!
The company calls it the “ultimate virtual endurance racer” and pays homage to many models from the past. The circuit board livery even has references to the 1951 C-Type and the 1954 D-Type’s Le Mans debuts. Can we have a production version of this, please?
This Dyno Video Proves That Ford’s New 7.3-Liter V-8 Deserves the "Godzilla" Name
Ford’s Godzilla engine needs no introduction. The automaker introduced this in the Super Duty truck series not too long ago. This V-8 pushrod displaces 7.3 liters and makes 430 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque. But, it looks like the engine is a lot more capable than its rather subtle state of tune in the production engine form.
Ever since the company started offering it as a crate engine, builders have been trying to extract every ounce of power from it. Merkel Racing Engines decided to do the same, and with minimal mods, they were able to achieve four-digit power figures. Is this engine a beast or what?
2021 Lamborghini SC20
Lamborghini’s Motorsport division, Squadra Corse, is back with another one-off project called the SC20, following the SC18 Alston and the SCV12. With a blue and white theme all around, the supercar takes inspiration from a lot of other bulls from the company’s portfolio. It features a V-12 engine that makes 759 horses, and, to make the deal even sweeter, Lamborghini has said that the SC20 is road legal!
2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities
People buy pickup trucks to haul and tow a lot more compared to any other type of vehicle. Even though trucks have gotten better in terms of aesthetics, ride quality, premium features, and so on, the biggest selling points are hauling and towing prowess.
No matter what, this is one thing that automakers can’t compromise on. With the number of trims, engine options, and body styles offered on trucks these days, it can get confusing to get a hang of which truck offers what kind of ratings. So, here’s a comprehensive look at the best trucks you can buy in the U.S. today – the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Ram 1500.
2020 Audi RS5 by ABT
ABT Sportsline is here with yet another Audi build, this time taking the RS5 under its wings. The aftermarket company offers the car in a shiny, attention-greedy color with big 21-inch gold-finished wheels. The interior comes with a few premium add-ons, too. ABT has also upgraded the suspension setup. However, the highlight of the build is the extra oomph to make it a more powerful and quicker beast than it already is.
2020 Land Rover Defender - Driven
The Land Rover Defender needs no introduction. After a long run, the company sent it on a hiatus in 2016, only for it to return in a freshed, modern avatar to keep up with the competition. It came out looking a little less old-school, but still as rugged as ever.
This time, it wasn’t just the sturdy build that made it a compelling off-roader, but also the modern gadgets and gizmos that could put the other off-roaders out there to shame. The top trim is dangerously close to the six-digit price territory, but will that stop people from buying it? Or will customers look at other cheaper alternatives, like the Toyota 4Runner and to an extent, the Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Lamborghini and Bugatti’s Future in Electrification Hangs In The Balance Between Desire and Necessity
The automotive scene is constantly evolving since the dawn of cars. However, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that at the moment, we are in the midst of a paradigm shift from internal combustion engines to electric-powered vehicles.
TopGear recently spoke to Stephan Winkelmann, the head of Lamborghini and Bugatti, who didn’t give out any details other than saying that the brands will try to keep the combustion engine for as long as possible. Well, at least there’s hope.
2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Powertrain
One of the most important aspects of a truck is its towing and payload prowess. We see automakers improve their ratings quite often, and that has to do with the structural changes made to the truck. However, this is rendered useless if you don’t offer a powerful mill under the hood to pull all the weight.
Truckmakers are known to offer multiple engine options, but you can’t have them in any body style or trim level. All of this can get quite confusing, so we decided to compare them all. We’ve already covered the 2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, so this time, it’s the 2021 Ram 1500’s turn to be compared to the king of the jungle.
Watch The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Take On The BMW X6M Competition And The Audi RSQ8 In A Drag Race
Performance-heavy SUVs sprinting in all their glory are a treat to watch. With the kind of power these SUVs have under the hood coupled with the well-sorted overall dynamics, they don’t shy away from going all berserk in a straight-line race.
The folks at Carwow brought in three German beasts and decided to pit them against one another in a drag race. There’s the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, the BMW X6 M, and the Audi RS Q8. Which one do you think will win?
Aptera’s Three-Wheeled EV Could Be the Future That We Were Promised
Electrification is nothing short of a paradigm shift in the auto industry. It has created an opening for startups to make an entry into the industry because every automaker has to start from the bottom here. Thanks to this, we’ve seen numerous new companies like Rivian, Lordstown, Fisker, etc. that have the potential to make it big because they have come up with unique, breathtaking technologies.
Unlike most EV startups that come up with a four-digit-horsepower super or hypercar, a new automaker called Aptera has introduced a three-wheeled electric vehicle. While that itself is enough to grab attention, what makes it stand out is that it is a “Never Charge” vehicle. Talk about countering the range anxiety issue!
If You Didn’t Like The NIssan Kicks, You MIght Want to Look Again
Nissan’s entry-level crossover Kicks got revamped for the 2021 model year. The Japanese automaker has revised the styling a little bit and added a few more features as part of the standard package. But, other than that, it is still the same. The company’s primary target market for the Kicks is the younger generation, and perhaps that’s why Nissan has opted for tech changes over anything else. Makes sense?
The 2021 Nissan Armada Is More About Tech Updates Than Appearance
Modern-day vehicles see new generations and models come in every 5-6 years on an average. Nissan, however, milked the first-gen Armada for over a decade before bringing in the second-generation in 2016 as a 2017 model. So, expecting a lot out of a mid-cycle refresh would be a cardinal sin.
Nissan has updated the full-size Armada for the 2021 model year and it comes with a refreshed face and derriere, and some major tech improvements inside the cabin. These are the things you expect from a refresh, but given Armada’s history, we are pleasantly surprised to see these many changes.
2021 Ford F-150 Tremor
The 2021 Ford Bronco Might Be Awesome, But It’s Also Delayed
The 2021 Ford Bronco had a great debut. The leaks before the launch gave away enough for speculations to bumble, but still maintained the surprise element. The hype generated by Ford’s PR was “built to last”, and when it finally debuted, it came with ample features to be touted as an extremely desirable proposition. The company rolled out the configurator, too, so people could spec their Broncos in time for the spring deliveries. But, it looks like the wait is going to get inevitably longer.
Ford announced that due to the pandemic, the Bronco’s launch is pushed from the spring to the summer of 2021.
The Badger Hydrogen-Electric Pickup Might Be Dead, and Nikola Might Not Be Far Behind
It all started when Tesla launched the Cybertruck and Nikola hopped the wagon to mock the automaker. Nikola’s then-CEO offered Elon Musk its unused truck design for free that looked a lot more conventional. That was the first time we saw the design, or – for that matter – got to know about the design’s existence because Nikola had no intentions of actually launching the truck.
As time passed, Nikola decided to enter the segment with this design and called it the Badger. Details would roll out from time-to-time, and it looked very promising in theory. But it looks like the truck was never meant to be because it is officially dead before it could even debut.
2021 Ford F-150 Venom 800 By Hennessey
Aftermarket companies are snapping at new vehicles like hungry vultures; a case in point being the Ford Bronco. Companies like PaxPower, Saleen, and Hennessey, to name a few, have already made big announcements about it without even getting the car in flesh yet. Now, Hennessey has scalped another popular product from the house of the Blue Oval – the 2021 Ford F-150. Following up on the Venom 775 treatment given to its predecessor, the 2021 iteration is being built with extra horses, better performance figures, and beefier looks. Hennessey also announced that it will be making just 100 examples of the Venom 800.
Watch The Mercedes Unimog Conquer Everything That Comes In Its Way
Mercedes-Benz has a fairly rich experience in building vehicles that feel at home off road. No, I’m not about talking about the G-Class. The company has many other vehicles that are more suited to such trails, and the Unimog you see here is one of them. It is an all-terrain truck that the company has been building for many decades now. Mat Watson of Carwow and Mat Watson Cars recently took a ride in one of them at the company’s off-roading facility in Germany. Is this one of the best off-road trucks that are in production today?
Battle of Brutes: AMG GLE 63, Audi RS Q8, and BMW X5 M Competition
Gone are the days when ‘performance’ was limited to the low-slung, two-door supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren. Every segment today offers performance vehicles; be it hatches, pickup trucks, or SUVs. The folks at Throttle House decided to test out three of the best mid-size performance SUVs that you can buy today and here’s how they fare against each other.
This Race Between a Lamborghini Aventador SV and a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Might Upset You
The days where fuel-powered cars used to fight amongst themselves are gone. Now it seems like they’ve all united to fight against electric vehicles and try to preserve the records that they’ve set. The folks at Lovecars have picked out two cars for a drag race, each of them being one of the best performers in their respective worlds – the Lamborghini Aventador SV and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. Who do you think is going to win?
2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Not too long ago, Jaguar updated the F-Pace for the 2021 model year. The SUV came with a lot of changes inside out. Now, the company has updated the performance version of the SUV – the F-Pace SVR. It comes with a few external tweaks, mostly that enhance the ride quality, some changes inside the cabin, and the biggest of them all, increased torque output and better performance figures. Does the SVR now qualify to be the best performance SUV that Jaguar has to offer?
2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Towing and Payload Capacities
For any prospective truck owners, towing and payload capacities play a major role when they’re choosing their future acquisition. Automakers realize this, too, and try to up the ante with every new model they release. The segment’s top two contenders – Ford and Chevrolet – also did the same with their 2021 model year trucks, the F-150 and the Silverado 1500. Given the number of permutations and combinations these companies have to offer in terms of trims, body styles, engine options, and drive layouts, it could get very confusing to filter out the data. So here’s a comprehensive towing and payload guide for these two trucks that break down the essentials for you.
The 2021 Ram 3500 Can Tow More Than Ever Before
The launch of the TRX is old news now and it looks like Ram has started tweaking the rest of the lineup as well. Last week, the company launched the fourth phase of the ‘Built to Serve’ series trucks, and now it has updated the Heavy-Duty truck for the 2021 model year.
The Ram 3500 HD now boasts of a higher tow rating and a higher peak torque. A few tech features are also introduced, but in terms of aesthetics, it remains the same. Will these improvements help draw more customers to the brand?
This Throw Down Between the Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram TRX Is What 2020 Has Been Missing
Until the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX came out, Ford F-150 Raptor was the only full-size off-road truck that seemed to have made an impact in the market. The TRX was coined as the Raptor killer early on, but Ram took everything up a notch, leaving the F-150 Raptor unscathed to a large extent. However, we’ve been waiting to see these two go up against each other for the longest time, and thanks to TFL, it has become a reality.
The folks at the publication pit the Raptor and the TRX in a drag race wherein the latter won comfortably, but now they face each other on even grounds; or in this case, uneven grounds. Do you think the Ram 1500 TRX can down the Ford F-150 Raptor on beaten paths?
Car for Sale: 1988 BMW E30 M3
BMW M3 needs no introduction. The new model with the kidney grille has faced a lot of flak, but that’s because the yesteryear models had set the bar so high. One such M3 from the 1980s has arrived at the Bring-a-Trailer auctions and it looks absolutely droolworthy. This ’88 belongs to the first-gen of the M3s ever produced by BMW. This particular example comes with a four-cylinder engine, a manual gearbox, and has over 80,000 miles on the odo.
Watch in Amazement As a Tesla Model S Fights It Out With a Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Since the dawn of electric vehicles, all the records set by internal combustion-engined supercars and hypercars are in danger. The same applies to drag races and quarter-mile runs, too. We’ve seen numerous races where EVs have obliterated some of the most beloved fuel-powered counterparts.
Here’s another race where a V-10 takes on a dual-motor setup. We’re talking about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and the Tesla Model S. Both the cars are closely matched in terms of performance, but the race wasn’t as close as expected. Will the Italian bull touch the finish line first, or will the silent assassin prevail?
Classic Car For Sale: 1973 BMW 3.0 CS
The old Bimmers have a charm that the new ones just cannot match. An E9 from the 70s has arrived at Bring-a-Trailer and it certainly looks like one to collect. The German automaker built the E9 from 1968 to 1975. Apart from its classic, stellar looks, the car was also a performance beast back in those days. BMW even built a homologation of this series in the form of the 3.0 CSL model, which was quite successful as a racing car, especially in the European Touring Car Championship and the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft.
The car that the auction site has here is a 3.0 CS, which is the tamed version of the 3.0 CSL, but comes with equipment from the latter. Although it spent most of its years in the U.S., it is now up for sale in Canada. Interested?
Naran Automotive Comes Up With A 1,000+ Horsepower Hyper Coupe
Amidst the horde of EV hypercars, U.K.-based automaker Naran Automotive has come up with a 1,048-horsepower internal combustion-engined hypercar. This bespoke build doesn’t have a name yet, so, let’s just call it Naran for now. Naran will be powered by a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine that’s not supplemented by any electric motors or batteries whatsoever. The automaker says it will build only 49 examples of this beast and each one can be highly customized as per the owner’s needs.
2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Powertrain
Pickup trucks play a very important part of the American automotive culture. Companies like Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram have capitalized on it and offer their products in various combinations. Ford and Chevrolet offer six engine options each and their spread clashes with each other, but while maintaining exclusivity over the other. For instance, the Ford F-150 is offered with a hybrid engine, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 isn’t. The Silverado is offered with three transmissions, but the F-150 only with one. All-in-all, it boils down to your requirement at the end of the day and what fits your bill the best.
We’ve compiled a list of all the engine options offered on the 2021 models of the F-150 and the Silverado, and what trim levels they are offered on.
GM Just Showed How Cool the Hummer EV Could Have Been
There’s been so much buzz surrounding the Hummer’s resurgence since the beginning of this year. Right from the Super Bowl advertisements to the delay in launch. Finally, last month, GMC launched the Hummer EV in all its glory. While the talking point was how it went from being a fuel guzzler in its past life to an environment-friendly vehicle, there were some talks about its looks as well. It seems to have a strong road presence, but no one called it a handsome truck exactly.
Now, GM revealed a few sketches of what the Hummer EV could’ve been and we can’t stop banging our heads against the walls. That good? Oh yes!
The Baja 1000 Just Let the SCG Boot Prove That It’s Infinitely Better Than the Ford Bronco R
Ford entered the off-road Bronco prototype, the Bronco R, at last year’s Baja 1000 and it took a lot of people by surprise because the Bronco was not unveiled yet. It couldn’t complete the race, but it managed to add to the ongoing buzz surrounding it. This year, the Bronco R completed the race, but couldn’t beat its rival, the SCG Boot. The SCG Boot just scored its second consecutive Class 2 victory despite a punctured tire during the run. Is the Boot on the verge of becoming a legend in the Class 2 category?
Tesla’s Electric Semi Could Run up to 621 Miles Between Charges
People have major range anxiety when it comes to passenger EVs; so you can imagine how commercial truck operators must feel about electric cargo haulers. Back in 2017, Musk had said that the upcoming commercial Semi would achieve as much as 500 miles of range on a single charge. It seemed almost impossible back then, but battery technology has taken huge strides. Three years later, Tesla is now talking about a 600+ miles range. Does it still seem unbelievable? I don’t think so.
2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition
Ram’s fourth phase in the five-installment ‘Built to Serve’ truck series is officially announced. The automaker is celebrating America’s five armed forces and has now launched the fourth edition of the series. This ‘Built to Serve’ edition offers a maritime land force-inspired theme. Ram will offer 2,000 trucks in this installment in Tank and Flame Red shades. The production for the same will begin in early 2021.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus
The Nautilus was seemingly lost between the compact Corsair and the larger Aviator. For the 2021 model, Lincoln decided to give it a refresh and make it relevant again. It continues to be powered by the same engine and more or less looks the same from the outside – save for the three new exterior shades.
However, the biggest change comes inside the cabin, where Lincoln has put a lot of effort. It looks vastly different and is heavy on technology. The highlight is the new 13.2-inch touchscreen that runs on the SYNC 4 infotainment system. Will this help get some extra volume for Lincoln?
Watch The Ram TRX and The Ford F-150 Raptor Come Face-to-Face In This Four-Way Drag Race
It is always fun to see big, bulky trucks ripping the roads in a straight line. There are numerous videos online where you can find any combination of two trucks going up against each other. But, the one that you wouldn’t have seen so far and is arguably the most-anticipated war is the Ram 1500 TRX versus the Ford F-150 Raptor. However, this, too, is ticked off the list, thanks to the folks at TFLTrucks. The guys brought together the two behemoths on a drag strip along with the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Ram Rebel. Who are you rooting for?
Super Rare Car for Sale: No. 1 1993 Cizeta V16T - Owned By Sultan of Brunei
Most of the supercars you see come up for sale in the used market are generally rare and have very few miles on the odo. They sell for a fat amount almost always. Other than the condition and desirability of the vehicle, there is another factor associated with it – history.
For instance, have you heard of the brand Cizeta? It isn’t as famous as your Shelby or Aston Martin, but it is still commanding a lot of attention lately because one of its rare models was owned by none other than the car czar, the Sultan of Brunei, and it’s up for sale now!
Amazing Car for Sale: 1964 Aston Martin DB5
If you are a James Bond fan, you would’ve seen this car many times in the movies. In fact, it even made an appearance in Skyfall. The one that was driven by Sean Connery in the movies was in fact sold for $4.6 million in 2010. That’s the kind of fanfare this car has ever since. But, that doesn’t mean the car had no role to play.
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was powered by a six-cylinder engine and was in production for just two years. Off the 900 examples built in that period, one of them has arrived at Bring-a-Trailer’s auction and has bids near the half-a-million mark. Care to take part?
Cool Car for Sale: 2006 Shelby Cobra CSX1000
Continuation models aren’t a new concept. Shelby and AC introduced the CSX1000 in early 2000s and built just 14 of them. One of them is up for sale on Bring-a-Trailer! It features a blue paint with white racing stripes and an all-aluminum V-8 engine under the hood mated to a manual gearbox. This 2006 CSX1000 has 1,700 miles on the odometer and has been in the possession of just one owner so far. The car is going for close to $200,000.
Amazing Car for Sale: 2007 Saleen S7 LM
Saleen has built some high-performance cars since its inception, but the most prominent one is the S7. This mid-engined, hand-built sports car stayed in production for about a decade. The S7 was powered by an all-aluminum V-8 engine that produced 550 horses in its first run until 2005 and was then updated to make 750 ponies in the later model years.
The S7 was a high-profile car and you don’t see many on the road or up for sale very often. However, one example from 2007 has arrived at Bring-a-Trailer and it is already commanding a price of over half-a-million bucks!
2020 Buick Encore GX - Driven
The Buick Encore GX is marketed as a small luxury SUV and it lives up to its name. It comes with a lot of features in the base trim and offers two engine options and drive layouts for you to choose from. The SUV looks decent on the outside, is as spacious as its rivals on the inside, and generates enough grunt to keep you happy pottering around in the city. For tasks like carrying your grocery and taking your kid to school, this urban commuter does its job well. But, expecting anything beyond it is a cardinal sin. With a fairly low starting price and heavy discounts on offer, will you choose this over the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1?
The 2021 Ford F-150’s Max Recline Seats Mean You Can Sleep Comfortably Anywhere
The 2021 Ford F-150 came with a whole lot of new things, like a hybrid mill, 12-inch touchscreen system, and a Pro Power Onboard Generator, amongst other things. One other impressive feature are the Max Recline Seats.
These are seats that essentially flip down almost 180 degrees so you can take a nap on work sites. Instead of just having the existing seats to fold flat, Ford worked from scratch to make sure you don’t end up with sprains and aches if you decide to have a siesta.
Elation Hypercars Unveils A 1,900-Horsepower Electric Beast
There is no dearth of electric hypercars on the market these days, but we have another new entrant. What makes this one special is that it’s the first electric hypercar to be built in the States. Northern California-based Elation Hypercars has come up with its first electric hypercar called the Freedom. This handmade EV will make 1,414 horses in the base form and over 1,900 horses in the optional top-spec. Oh, and the price? Well, it starts at $2 million. Any takers?
2020 Audi RSQ8 by Mansory
Audi wagons and SUVs are a hit among tuners. We’ve seen ABT, Lumma, and many other aftermarket tuners come up with special signature twists on these vehicles. Now, Mansory has laid its hands on the Audi RS Q8. What’s surprising is that the RS Q8 doesn’t go through a radical, bizarre aesthetic-twist, as we saw in the case of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Coastline, the Lamborghini Urus Venatus, and the Mercedes-AMG G63 Star Trooper. I mean, the changes are more than evident, but it isn’t dressed in colors that would win it a prize at a fancy-dress competition.
2021 Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition
Unlike all the random special edition trucks from various automakers, this one actually justifies the tag. Ram recently introduced the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Ram Power Wagon and comes with a significant amount of changes inside out. The Power Wagon has been on market for 75 years, stretching its heritage to World War II. The 2021 Ram Power Wagon 75th Anniversary Edition will arrive at the dealerships by the end of the year and is priced at almost $67,000.
The 2022 Honda Civic Has Arrived, And It Doesn’t Overcompensate
After a five-year run with the 10th generation model, Honda has unveiled the prototype of the 11th generation Civic on Twitch. The car looks smart with a fresh face and derriere, and comes with better technology and safety features. This new design will be seen on the sedan, hatch, the Si, and Type-R models. Honda said the 2022 Civic will arrive something in late spring of 2021, which means we could see the actual production models in a few months from now.
Ford Didn’t Even Bother To Check if the Coyote V-8 Would Fit in the 2021 Bronco
When the Bronco was unveiled, a lot of us were disappointed by the absence of a V-8 mill. But, we still had hopes that it could become a reality someday. However, Ford made it clear that a V-8 will not be offered here. Although we had our deliberations, this confirmation from Ford served as the final nail in the coffin.
It has now come to light that Ford was sure about not offering one right from the start. In fact, it even built the Bronco without bothering to check if a V-8 engine could be plonked in or not! Speaking with Ford Authority, Bronco’s Chief Engineer, Eric Loefller said that they hadn’t even given it a shot during its development days.
Ford Unveils The 2022 E-Transit Electric Van
In an interview recently, Ford’s CEO, Jim Farley said, “There’s been a lot written about the electrification of our industry and Ford’s bet is different. We’re betting on a full lineup of commercial electrified vehicles.”
Well, it looks like the company has started its journey in the segment by unveiled the electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van, the E-Transit. The van comes with connected services, an on-board generator, a range of 126 miles, and most importantly, a starting price of under $45,000. Will the E-Transit be as successful as the standard Transit?
Rivian Reveals the Trim Levels and Pricing of the R1T and the R1S
Rivian created a splash when it announced and showcased the R1T pickup truck and the R1T SUV. The products looked stunning, came with some brilliant features and specs, and was touted to be the segment leader with these offerings. We kept getting updates on the products ever since, but Rivian hadn’t officially launched it with all the details. Now, after many years, we have some concrete information. Rivian has announced the packages, pricing, and some more information for both these vehicles. Brace yourselves, folks; it’s finally happening!
2021 Land Rover Discovery
The Discovery has been in the market for over three decades now. Currently in its fifth iteration, this Land Rover has proved its mettle over the years and is an all-rounder in this family of off-roaders. It comes with all the bells and whistles on the inside, a seven-seat layout, and is a true off-road capable family SUV. The Discovery is currently in its fifth generation and Land Rover has decided to update it for the 2021 model year.
The 2021 refresh sees a lot of new updates, like refreshed aesthetics, a lot of improved tech features, and most importantly, new engines, one of which is mated to a mild-hybrid system. Does the facelift make the Discovery all the more relevant in this competitive segment?
2020 Rezvani Hercules 6x6
If I were to ask you to name a six-wheel-drive truck a few years back, chances are you could recollect just one – the Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6. Even the non-enthusiasts were aware of its existence. But, lately, the scene is changing and there are a lot of 6x6 trucks available. Hennessey has not one, but two – the VelociRaptor 6x6 based on the Ford Raptor and the Mammoth 6x6 that’s based on the Ram 1500 TRX.
However, there’s another new entrant from Rezvani Motors that comes with insane performance figures and a sky-high price tag. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you, the Rezvani Hercules 6x6!
Mopar Reveals New 807-Horsepower Hellcrate Redeye Supercharged HEMI Crate Engine
FCA’s crate engine lineup is steadily growing with the addition of some tasteful mills. The group’s parts and accessories division, Mopar, unveiled the most powerful version of the Hellcat engine that can be plonked into any vehicle of your choice.
Dubbed as the Hellcrate Redeye crate engine, this 6.2-liter V-8 mill will dish out 807 ponies and 717 pound-feet of torque. Could it BE any better? (high five if you read that in Chandler Bing’s voice!)
Cool Car For Sale: 2018 Ford GT
The mid-engined Ford GT first debuted back in 2004 and was in production for a couple of years. Based on the credibility of the GT40, which recorded four consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans wins from 1966 to 1969, this moniker is significant in the company’s history.
In 2015, Ford announced that the GT was being brought back after a decade-long exile. The car is selling like hotcakes and a number of special editions are already launched, but there’s no denying that the GT is still quite an exclusive car. However, one example recently arrived on Bring-a-Trailer and has caught our attention.