If You Buy a 2022 Mazda2 In Europe, You’re Basically Buying a Toyota Yaris
Learn Everything About the Ferrari SF90 From The Man In Charge of Its Design
Here’s What It’s Like to Live With the Taycan In Real Life
People have been raving about the Porsche Taycan ever since it debuted. Car journos and vloggers launched controlled it, drifted it, and drove it on the track, screaming in pleasure from behind the wheel.
Being a Porsche, the Taycan must deliver heavily on the performance front, which it does, regardless of trim and powertrain configuration. But what’s it like to live on a daily basis with Porsche’s first-ever EV? After all, excellent daily-driver traits are quintessential for Porsche, so how does the Taycan fare in this department?
2020 MINI Vision Urbanaut Concept
Try to predict what mobility will look like in the next 15 or 20 years judging by the current prototypes from a couple of companies and if your imagination allows it, you’ll be looking at a very diverse environment.
I mean, Uber wants to take ride sharing to the skies, flying car startups are slowly making headway, and pretty much every carmaker out there has some sort of self-driving prototype in mind. And most often than not, these contraptions are designed like mobile living rooms or work spaces on wheels. Another thing in common is their promise to cut down on dead time since they ditch the human driver in the first place.
Lamborghini’s V-12 Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon
The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 wasn’t brought to life just because Lamborghini had a fraction of its yearly budget left in the tank and wanted to burn through it. Now more than ever, it’s clear that the Aventador-based Sián was created with an eye on the brand’s future.
More precisely, the brand’s future in relation to ICEs, and specifically, to its V-12 engine which according to a new report, will live on to throne inside the Aventador’s replacement, albeit as part of an electrified powertrain.
Here’s What the 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth From An Alternate Universe Looks Like
We know we’ve been bombarding you with a lot of Subaru BRZ-related content lately especially of the how-would-it-look-in-STI-clothes variety, so let’s switch it up a little, shall we?
Just check out this 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth digital unicorn that Abimelec Arellano created and somehow managed to flawlessly piece together. I mean, come on, this looks like it’s fresh out of an unpublished, secret book of Blue Oval concepts that never made it into production.
The Maserati Rekall Can Become a Reality Only If You’re Willing to Pay for It
We feel forced to interrupt our usual schedule for an absolute gem of a post uploaded on Instagram by Maserati Fuoriserie, the Italian carmaker’s arm that handles the sort of personalization that usually ends up in one-of-a-kind cars for supposedly very happy and proud customers.
In the said post, Maserati is actually asking for help to turn the so-called Rekall into reality and hoping it would spur the interest of (possibly wealthy) wannabe customers, it even dropped five photos of the design study.
A New Rendering Shows How Much Potential the 2022 Subaru BRZ Really Has
The Subaru BRZ has that sweet cult car status because of the general aura surrounding the Subaru as a car brand. Such popularity is similar to the love other Japanese brands get from the U.S. car-aficionado public - think Toyota or Honda - and whenever these makers drop a new model, the rip curls reaches every corner of the car world and other related areas.
X-Tomi Design’s take on a would-be Subaru BRZ STI hasn’t gone unnoticed so following the same thematic, it’s time to bring a marvellous set of renders to your attention, this time signed by Khyzyl Saleem.
2021 Audi TTS Coupé and Roadster competition plus
Audi is looking to keep European customers entertained with another special edition for its TT sportscar. The treatment targets the TTS, which is essentially the bridge that gaps the regular TT and the hooligan TT RS, with more power and new, albeit subtle design elements.
2020 Bugatti Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel”
Few people know that Ettore Bugatti sometimes found inspiration in aviation and he even designed aircraft engines back in 1915, a hobby that culminated in 1937 with a full aircraft design mean to break speed records.
The brand itself has worked with race drivers that had a love affair with flying, including the likes of Albert Divo, Robert Benoist, Meo Costantini, and even Roland Garros drove a Bugatti Type 18. The Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel” (French for legends of the sky) is here to celebrate that bond.
Honda Had a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve When Designing The 2022 Honda Civic
Last week was a big one for Honda and its followers alike. There’s always great buzz whenever a new generation Civic is announced and Honda’s unveiling of the 2022 Civic prototype made no exception.
Now, we’ve already learned what we had to learn from the Japanese carmaker’s PR talk, but it’s time to delve deep into the 2022 Honda Civic topic with a little help from Gary Robinson, Head of Product Planning at American Honda.
Kia Builds Two Sorento Concepts To Prove Its Wild Nature
Kia’s rise in the car world has been nothing sort of spectacular and we can clearly see it today in cars such as the Telluride or the all-new 2021 Sorento. Speaking of which, the Koreans’ American arm has been brewing two Sorento-based off-road concepts and we can’t get enough of their coolness. Meet the Sorento Yosemite Edition and Zion Edition.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
2021 Toyota Mirai
On sale from December 2021, the new Toyota Mirai comes to pick up from where the first-generation left off. We already saw it take a bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2019 and Toyota just announced the FCEV is ready to go on sale.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new 2021 Toyota Mirai, whether you’re looking to buy one or not.
2021 Audi SQ5 TDI
If there’s a crossover you could call balanced from a visual standpoint in Audi’s lineup that would be the Q5 and subsequently, its performance-oriented SQ5 cousin. Maybe it’s just us, but it just looks right and well-proportioned and as of now, those who love oil burners can now buy Audi’s diesel-centric take on performance.
Here’s all you need to know about the SQ5 TDI.
Lego And McLaren Show Senna GTR Technic Set And We’re Reaching for Our Credit Cards
Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic
In case Frecce Tricolori doesn’t ring a bell, well, they’re the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic demonstration team. The name translates to Tricolour Arrows, with tricolour coming from Italy’s flag, which wears green, white, and red.
As the squad is preparing to turn 60 next year, Garage Italia wanted to mark and celebrate the event with a special attire designed for the Dallara Stradale.
The 2021 Audi SQ2 Combines Fresh Looks With Better Tech
The facelifted SQ2 won’t make the trip to the U.S. as it remains an EU-only affair, but at least it looks sharper than the car we saw take a bow two years ago, so that might mean something for prospective customers from Europe.
Mind you, the makeover is strictly of a cosmetic nature, so power and torque gains are off the table.
2021 Kia Sorento
The Sorento came to market in 2002 and has since been one of Kia’s top-selling models in the US of A. We’re taking a closer look at the 2021 Sorento, a car that has come a long way from its inception to the all-rounder mid-size SUV it is today.
Right now, the Sorento comes with three powertrains, including a hybrid, and we’re told a plug-in hybrid is expected to show up next year. The 2021 Kia Sorento goes on sale in the U.S. by the end of 2020, so let’s see what it brings to the table.
2022 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai has went full German on the new 2022 Hyundai Tucson’s design and that’s not a bad thing. Not at all. In fact, it shows the Korean carmaker’s competitiveness in a cloak-and-dagger segment. However, you need more than a pretty or sci-fi face to make it in this arena.
We’ll know more about what the 2020 Tucson feels like inside and out once we take it for a spin. For now, here’s what the crossover has to offer on paper.
You Might Want to Think Twice About Putting Big Wheels On Your EV
Since electric powertrains have started crawling inside our cars, manufacturers had to find ways to make said powertrains as efficient as possible. Aside from battery chemistry, size, and other such factors, an EV’s ability to travel more miles on a full charge is also an affair of aerodynamics and rolling resistance.
In the video below, Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained shows why big wheels impact an electric car’s driving range.
This Audi RS6 GTO Is the Car We All Deserve But Can’t Have
There’s something innate at Volkswagen Group about allowing trainees to develop their own ideas in terms of what a car should look like.
Just look at what Volkswagen has been doing in the past years at Wörthersee, where a wacky Golf is unveiled with clockwork precision every year, and it’s entirely imagined and designed by the brand’s apprentices. And Audi just copied the recipe.
2021 Aznom Palladium
Who thought the hard-working Ram 1500 pickup could ever challenge the likes of Rolls-Royce or Bentley? Obviously, this is not stock a Ram 1500 and while the jury is still out on the way this thing looks, it’ll catch your attention with its peculiar name first and foremost.
Meet the Aznom Palladium, an Italian coachbuilder’s take on a luxo-barge it likes to call a “hyper-limousine.” That said, bear with us for specs and whatnot.
Is This REALLY The Fastest Nissan 350Z On The Planet?
We’ve seen our fair share of tuned Nissan 350Z over the sports car’s long career. Some are good examples of what a tweaked Z should be while other are festivals of tasteless work. Mountainpass Performance’s 350Z falls in the first category. Even more, it’s built with racing in mind (not street racing, though) and it even packs an electric motor.
The 2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl Just Redefined Gorgeous
Normally, we don’t get this excited over a new color brought to adorn this or that supercar, but we have to stand up and admit that on the 2021 NSX, the Long Beach Blue treatment looks absolutely marvelous. Plus, it brings back one of the rarest body colors available for first-gen NSXs, so what’s not to like, really?
Restoring a Lamborghini Countach Die-Cast Is Hard Work, But The Result Will Leave You Drooling
We’re so used to buying a new thing to replace a broken one that we’ve forgot all about the art of repairing something. Luckily, not all videos on YouTube are about Mustangs hitting the crowd while leaving car meets.
Good Restore, for example, has developed quite a following by doing exactly what the name says: restoring to perfection old, rusty die-cast models. Today’s patient is a beaten-up Lamborghini Countach and its transformation is simply mesmerizing.
Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?
BMW kind of broke the internet with the new M3 and M4. By slapping the sedan and coupe with the bucktooth grille introduced by the 4 Series, the Bavarians did enough to spark a lot of controversy among gearheads.
Since then, we’ve seen tuning companies trying to capitalize on BMW’s grille by offering kits that decrease those vertical kidneys to more eye-friendly proportions and even big-name designers giving their two cents on it. But maybe the problem wasn’t the grille, but the rest of the car. Maybe the M4 looks better with a more utilitarian vibe to it.
A Ferrari F40 and a McLaren P1? You HAVE To See This Drag Race
The McLaren P1 could very well be the Naomi Campbell of supercars. With such sleek, perfectly rounded shapes, the spiritual successor of the F1 looks better today, six years from its inception, than pretty much ever new car we can think of.
The Ferrari F40, launched by Maranello to mark four decades in the business of making thrilling sports cars, was a declaration of turbo force as much as it was a design masterpiece.
And now, the two are locking horns in a drag race.
Ladies: Buy Your Man This Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO Set and He’ll Definitely Do the Dishes for a Year
The Ecto-1 is one of those iconic movie cars people don’t talk too much about these days. I guess we’re all too busy salivating at the sight of James Bond’s vehicles throughout the years to even realize how much we miss gems like the Ecto-1.
Have no fear, Ghostbusters fans! Lego is making sure the Ecto-1 reaches your desk and stays in other people’s memories, too, with a new interpretation of the iconic ghost-busting car. Yup, Lego is making a new Ectomobile set.
The Bentley Brand As You Know It Is On The Verge of Death
Whether they like it or not, carmakers need to adjust to the times and for now, the electrification trend looks like the way the car industry is heading. While automakers like Ferrari are claiming they’ll stay loyal to the internal combustion engine, others are going head first into electrification.
Bentley is one of them, most likely pushed from behind by the whole Volkswagen Group’s change of direction in recent years, following what we all know as Dieselgate. The luxury carmaker has outlined some ambitions plans for the future, including full range electrification by 2026 and a fully-electric lineup by 2030.
You Can Now Have a Matching Plane and 911 Turbo S Because Opulence
Porsche is teaming up with Embraer on a project called Duet. No, they’re not dancing together or anything cheesy like that. Instead, the two brands have developed matching versions of some of their sportiest products: namely a 911 Turbo S and the Phenom 300E.
2021 Audi Q8 TFSI E Quattro (Hybrid)
Call it what you will but to our eyes, the Audi Q8 is a neatly executed example of what a “SUV-coupe” must look like. That or our brain has been bombarded with some many iterations of this car body style that we’ve learned to live with it.
In any case, Audi is not about superficiality and that’s why the Q8 can now be ordered with a new powertrain. A plug-in hybrid one, to be more precise, featuring a larger battery pack and two system outputs.
Gordon Murray T.50 or Aston Martin Valkyrie? What Would You Pick?
The 5 Fastest RC Cars You Can Buy Today
Mankind’s need for speed transcends full-size cars and motorsport to stretch into video games and toy cars, too - RC cars, to be more precise.
So whether you’re looking to impress you pals with your brand-new lightning-quick RC car or you just enjoy raising a rooster tail after a heavy rain on your street, here are some of the fastest RC cars you can buy (and maybe race) today.
It’s Not a Flying DeLorean Time Machine, But A Real Car That Has Finally Taken Flight
It’s got retractable wings, folding tail elements, and a parachute deployment system. At the same time, it’s shaped as a car, it rides of four wheels, and with the wings hidden, it looks like a supercar of sorts with rear wheel spats and a massive spoiler in the back. This is Klein Vision’s AirCar and it just took flight for the first time, getting us one inch closer to flying cars.
2021 KTM X-Bow GTX
The KTM X-Bow has been under constant evolution since its inception back in 2008. The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has been working closely with a handful of suppliers that helped turn the X-Bow into a better and better track machine as years went by.
Today, we’re having a look at the GTX, the latest and most hardcore version of the KTM X-Bow. And yeah, it’s a full carbon-fiber affair this one.
The Man Behind the Maserati MC12 Shares Thoughts On the New MC20
The MC20 was trumpeted as a sort of a comeback for Maserati, further proof that the Italian carmaker is alive and kicking and not just churning out special editions for its aging lineup.
At the same time, the MC20 is the first supercar to come out of Modena since 2004’s MC12, which was based on the Ferrari Enzo. Maserati also likes to brag that the MC20 is 100-percent Maserati, yet Frank Stephenson believes it lacks personality, a paramount trait for a super sports car that’s also of Italian ilk.
This Is Probably The Cleanest Acura NSX Type R That You’ve Ever Seen
The Honda NSX Type R was all about shedding weight. It came to serve those customers that wanted even more from the beautifully-balanced NSX with better track performance and the lack of your regular creature comforts.
Honda built just 483 units of the NSX Type R and they were all offered on the Japanese market, hence the right-hand-drive layout. The example you’re about to admire went through a restoration that not only does it a lot of justice, but also makes us forget its age.
2020 Mini Countryman X-raid
Mini owners aren’t exactly off-road nuts, not even when their cars come fitted with Mini’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive. That, however, might change with a little input from Dakar Rally specialist X-raid.
The team behind Mini’s resounding victories at Dakar is now using its rally and motorsport expertise to beef up your Countryman. You know, in case grocery-getting becomes boring.
The Ford Escape ST Could Humble The VW Tiguan R and Hyundai Tucson N Line
As crossovers and SUVs remain crowd favorites, carmakers are looking to further milk the cash cow by offering souped-up versions for their high-riding people and grocery carriers. The latest rumor to hit the internet has to do with Ford and the fact that the Blue Oval believes slapping the ST badge on the Escape is “a fantastic idea.”
Sing Praise to Prior Design As They Fix the BMW M4’s Grille
It’s safe to say that BMW’s new take on the front grille for the 4 Series, M3, and M4 has rapidly split its fan base in two camps. Even we raised a lot of eyebrows while looking at the press photos but a recent first contact review with the 4 Series taught us that the loathed grille looks a lot better in the metal.
Still, this aspect hasn’t stopped Prior Design from developing a fix for those wanting a more traditional grille approach on their M4.
Ares Design Looks To Fix All That’s Wrong with the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
It’s one thing to have the likes of Callaway turn your Corvette into a shooting brake or simply slap it with a widebody kit and it’s a whole different affair to turn the coupe into an out-and-out speedster.
That said, Ares Design doesn’t seem to get any rest when it comes to tweaking the C8 Corvette. The tuner’s latest project is all about turning the C8 Corvette into a sleek and quick speedster.
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S by Techart
TechArt has had the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S in its sights for a while now and it’s finally time for the Porsche-savvy tuner to unload the goodies.
The TechArt treatment for the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S is a comprehensive one and touches on almost every aspect, from exterior tweaks to a power bump and mechanical upgrades.
This Alpine A110 Almost Sounds Like an F1 Car
That’s It - AMG Should Definitely Take On Ferrari and McLaren
Since the Mercedes-AMG One supercar is still in hiding, pixel manipulators are taking matters into their own hands. The latest one to do so is Rain Prisk, who imagined a hypothetical Affalterbach born and raised supercar aimed at the Audi R8, as he puts it.
2021 BMW 4 Series Track Review: Sharper Than Ever
The first-generation 4 Series still looks good to this day. It’s even better to drive, thanks in particular to the 50:50 weight distribution between the two axles and BMW’s affinity for a driver-centric experience - and by that, I don’t mean just the fact that the cockpit points every button, knob, or screen at whoever is sitting behind the wheel.
That genuine appetite for spirited driving is still present in the new 2021 BMW 4 Series, albeit wrapped up in a polarizing package. What I’m really trying to say is that this book should under no circumstances be judged by its cover. That would be a mistake.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Just Got an Appetizing Boost In Performance
Porsche is in full swing looking to revamp the entire Panamera lineup and as such, it just introduced three versions of the facelifted model - the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, 4 E-Hybrid, and Panamera 4S. Obviously, the icing on the cake is the S E-Hybrid, which now packs even more power than before.
700 Horsepower - Is That Enough for the Audi RS E-Tron GT?
Audi’s incoming e-tron GT, a car that’s been developed side by side with Porsche’s Taycan, is slated for a debut next year. Therefore, the 2021 e-tron GT will share the same 800-volt electric architecture like the Taycan, and previous rumors tipped it to produce in the region of 590 horsepower.
A new report from AutoExpress, however, speaks about a power output of around 700 horsepower. Could this be unlocked via a high-spec model sitting at the very top of the e-tron GT range? It’s possible, but we’re still waiting to hear more from Audi on that front.
Maserati Needs to Build Cars Like This GT Targa
You could argue that the arrival of Maserati’s MC20 sports car has been a sort of breath of fresh air for the Italian carmaker. While every static review, vlog, or walkaround of the MC20 has been ecstatic (pun intended), there have been people arguing that the MC20 is far from the animal we knew as the MC12.
However, perhaps some of the naysayers could be silenced if Maserati decided to build this GT Targa.
Quit Wasting Time And Learn The Real Story Behind the GMC Syclone
The GMC Syclone is undoubtedly one of the most bonkers cars ever built by GM. It could whoop a Ferrari’s ass in a straight-line race back in 1991 and just under 3,000 units were produced, all painted black - except for the Marlboro Editions, which were red and white.
In case the Syclone still has the power to unearth some nostalgia for you, here’s a video that will refresh your knowledge on the performance pickup truck.
Someone Finally Talked Some Sense Into Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’ Designers
Meet the restyled 2020 Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi’s attempt to make amends for its confusingly-styled crossover that also wears a legendary moniker of a car that is no more.
The Japanese carmaker says it’s been tweaking a lot of stuff inside and out, so let’s see what does that mean exactly.
2020 Renault Megane eVision
Renault is outlining its EV mobility plan with a sleek-looking concept called eVision which heralds the use of a new battery pack, “one of the thinnest on the market.” The production model derived from the concept will sit on the CMF-EV platform, but it’ll take at least one year before we see it in the metal.
We Drove 8 Electric Cars Over 1200 Miles in Real Conditions So You Don’t Have To
Electric cars are not absolute newcomers to the car industry anymore. Over the past five years or so, most carmakers have churned out at least one electric car with plans to release a handful of others over the coming decade or so. The charging infrastructure has grown, too.
While this is obviously good news, it also leaves us (and the customer) with quite a big pond of EVs to choose from. To add more to the confusion and indecision, electric cars come in all shapes and sizes, set in motion by just one electric motor, two, or even three, and, obviously, very different price tags. Long story short, picking your next electric car might leave you scratching the top of your head. We get it.
Watch a Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi 80 V8 BiTurbo Duke It Out Autocross Style
Lamborghini never built a car with autocross or rally racing in mind. Other types of racing, like GT3, for example, are covered by Sant’Agata Bolognese via its Squadra Corse arm, which races the Huracan GT3 Evo on various tracks around the world. Autocross, however, wasn’t and isn’t on Lamborghini’s list.
2021 Opel/Vauxhall Crossland
Opel (or Vauxhall in the U.K.) is refreshing the Crossland crossover, which now drops the X from its previous name (Crossland X) and puts on a face inspired by the new Mokka - which also dropped the X with the new generation.
That front end design is called Opel Visor and we expect it to pop up on other future products coming from the PSA-owned brand. Here’s what the facelifted Crossland has to offer.
2020 Subaru Gymkhana STI
Travis Pastrana will be taking the reins from Ken Block in Gymkhana 11, Subaru sniffed out the opportunity and that’s how the one-off, bare-carbon Gymkhana STI was born.
Subaru and Gymkhana are no strangers to each other, as the first two instalments saw Ken Block smoke the living rubber out of a WRX STI. After a long collabo with Ford, the Gymkhana franchise is back to its roots and we absolutely love what we’re seeing.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Makes the Standard GTI Look Like a Girl’s Car
Whenever the Clubsport badge is attached to a Golf, you know that’s going to be a special car. In this case, the Mk8 Golf-based GTI Clubsport promises to keep day-to-day usability intact while it spices up everything else, including your weekend spent on the Nürburgring.
This 1400HP R32 Nissan Skyline Left The Track to Be a Hillclimb Monster
These days, you can convert pretty much every car into a drag race monster. The required hardware and software can be found in abundant volumes and every wannabe drag racer is just one crate engine way from drag strip fame - unless, of course, you can splash the cash on a McLaren 720S and end all your competitors.
On the same hypothesis, you can easily take a drag-ready Nissan R32 Skyline and turn it into a hillclimb machine. In our opinion, this professional reorientation suits the R32 way better, because believe it or not, it was developed and built with racing in mind right off the bat.
Lexus J201 Concept
2021 Peugeot 508 PSE
Peugeot’s Sport Engineered division got its hands on the 508 sedan and what came out is a special edition packing 355 horsepower and 520 Newton-meters of torque courtesy of a hybrid powertrain. Here’s all you need to know about the Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered.
Here’s the Bonkers ’69 Ford Mustang That You Never Knew Existed
The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Is Actually Very Low Stock
Just like the Demon, the Challenger Super Stock was built with the drag strip in mind. There are some quintessential differences between the two, but one of them stands out more than the others.
As things stand right now, the Super Stock is going to be way more limited than the Demon, at least as far as the 2020MY is concerned.
Audi Is Dead Serious About Catching Up With Tesla
As polarizing as it is, Tesla has a great merit in the whole dynamics that sit behind the current wave of electric cars reaching the market. In simple words, Elon Musk’s company acted as the spark that ignited the trend.
Sure, some external factors such as Dieselgate only added more momentum to the EV movement, but credit must be given to Tesla nonetheless. From that point of view, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Audi is hot on the trails of Tesla as it looks to “catch up” with the electric car maker.
Group B Rally Toyota Corolla Looks Ready To Feast on Gravel
Back when Toyota threw the Corolla into the fiery pits of the World Rally Championship, it had big shoes to fill: the Corolla’s predecessor, the legendary Celica Turbo had written history for the Japanese carmaker. But so would the Corolla, although to less resounding extent.
Debuted in 1997 during Rally Finland with underpinnings taken from the E110 road-going Corolla, the rally car won four rallies (Monte Carlo, Catalunya, and New Zealand in 1998 and China in 1999) and secured the World Manufacturers’ title in 1999.
But what if the Group B was to make a comeback and Toyota built a rally car to do battle there?
This Porsche 356 Is All The Eye Candy You Need This Week!
The 356. That’s the car that started the long-lasting Porsche sportscar saga in Gmünd, Austria, under the close supervision of Ferry Porsche and Karl Rabe. Later on, production of the 356 was eventually moved to Stuttgart, but all in all, the lightweight sportscar was assembled between 1948 and 1965 in five variants: 356/2, 356, 356A, 356B, and 356C.
The car you’re about to meet can be found in Australia, where it has been enchanting its owners since 1965. It’s a 1964 Porsche 356 painted in Signal Red, rocking a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder (air-cooled, of course) boxer engine.
2020 Hyundai RM20e
Laugh all you want, but EVs aren’t just ready to take over the streets, but also the world’s track and rally stages; from Ken Block’s electric rallye Ford Fiesta, to Formula E, to Hyundai’s hip-shattering RM20e.
Yes, Hyundai developed and built a race-ready EV that goes like hell.
Can You Guess What Cars Inspired the Beijing Radiance?
Beijing, touted as a new brand under the BAIC umbrella, has unveiled the Radiance at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, which kicked off on September 26. Instantly, the back of our minds flashed back to 2019, when Infiniti revealed the Qs Inspiration prototype, meant to preview a sporty electric sedan aimed at the Chinese market.
BMW Chops Off the 4 Series’ Roof and Makes It the 2021 4 Series Convertible
Whatever trace of summer we have left is beginning to fade away but BMW can’t be bothered. Munich has just introduced the second-generation 4 Series Convertible and before you start looking for an answer to the question ‘why now?’, know that it will only go on sale in March 2021, just in time for a new sunny season.
The U.S. gets four variants at launch: 430i, 430i xDrive, M440i, and M440i xDrive. Scroll down for a better look at the 2021 4 Series Convertible.
The BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe Just Got Some New Competition
Is This Impressive Rendering A Look Into The Future of Mercedes?
If the car industry has learned us anything so far it’s that carmakers like to play with concept vehicles but they’re also part work. More often than not, a concept car has led a car brand’s direction and approach for the years to come and we’re not only talking about design cues and whatnot, but also that brand’s vision of mobility.
In that context, we can’t ignore two of Mercedes-Benz’s most stunning concepts, the 2015 F 015 prototype and the more recent Vision AVTR, unveiled at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas. Both are about luxury first and foremost but also about a new avenue that might spur other carmakers to join the bandwagon: a reinterpreted interaction between human, machine, and nature.
Then we stumbled onto this unofficial design study, dubbed the Mercedes-Benz Vision Duet Concept.
The Ford Mustang’s V-8 Is Here to Stay - At Least For Now, Anyway
Yes, car manufacturers are switching to smaller engines aided by forced induction. Some are even electrifying their powertrains, mixing petrol units with e-motors, but that doesn’t mean the V-8’s days are numbered - yet.
Take Ford, for example. According to a report by Ford Authority, the carmaker maintains a positive position as far as V-8s are concerned and has no intention of killing off this particular cylinder configuration in the foreseeable future.
Doug DeMuro Reviews the Lamborghini Centenario And You Have to See It
The Lamborghini Centenario shook the world at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, when it was unveiled to celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini’s 100th birthday. Aside the waves it sent through every car-centric medium at the time, it’s even more striking today, four years later, as it continues to look like an alien of a car.
2021 Ford Puma ST
Ford has unveiled the 2021 Puma ST, the spiciest iteration of the Puma crossover; we doubt there will ever be an RS badge slapped to the Fiesta-based small SUV that Ford assembles in Craiova, Romania. That said, here’s all you need to know about the new Ford Puma ST, which inherits the same 1.5-liter, three-cylinder powerplant Ford debuted in the Fiesta ST.
It’s Never Boring When You Put a McLaren 720S and a Ferrari F8 On the Quarter-Mile
The McLaren 720S has claimed a lot of victims on drag strips all over the world through a combo of lightness, punchy performance, and bonkers off-the-line acceleration. So, how will it fare against Ferrari’s F8 Tributo, a car that has all the chances of becoming its nemesis? This video from Drag Times offers the answer.
The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 Has Some Interesting Thoughts on the Ferrari Roma
M Performance Parts for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Take Extreme Even Further
The M3 and M4 cats are out of the bag. Both of them get a twin-turbo inline-six first introduced by the X3 and X4 M crossovers and both can deliver up to 503 horsepower in Competition trim. Standard stuff aside, BMW is letting customers spice up its polarizing coupe and sedan with a long list of M Performance bits and bobs.
Take a 20-Minute Vacation With the 2020 Drako GTE
It can reach a top speed of 206 mph, it uses four permanent-magnet electric motors and it packs 1200 horsepower and 6000+ pound-feet of torque. This, ladies and gents is the Drako GTE. We know you’ve read the specs and devoured the official pictures, but the GTE is ever-surprising. Let’s check out Vehicle Virgins’ latest video of the lightning quick Drako GTE.
The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prove That More Power Doesn’t Mean More Speed
The much-awaited 2021 BMW M3 and 2021 BMW M4 are out of the bag and aimed directly at the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and coupe. Affalterbach’s heavy hitters offer ridiculous levels of performance thanks to a beautifully engineered V-8, but the Bavarians look ready to hit back with a souped-up inline-six mill, just like the previous generation, only with more more yet similar performance.
The BMW M3 And M4 Can Finally Be Optioned With AWD
All-wheel drive has come a long way since its inception. In fact, it evolved to such an extent that it has become synonymous with performance, be it delivered by a supercar, sports car, or hypercar. BMW’s own stable is a good place to observe how AWD is trickling down Munich’s performance lineup. After the current M5, the new M3 and M4 also get the M xDrive treatment.
Cool Car for Sale: 1991 Lamborghini Diablo GT Tribute
Lamborghini only concocted the Diablo GT late in the supercar’s career but ask any Lambo nut and they’ll tell you it was well worth the wait. The GT had a radically tweaked body kit, a bigger engine, and a spartan interior.
Sadly, the U.S. didn’t get the GT as it was an Europe-only affair, but some eager owners imported a few examples Stateside. The car we’re showing you today is not a pure Diablo GT, but one that was redesigned to look like it.
VinFast President: An Old BMW X5 With a GM V-8 That’s Built In Vietnam
VinFast sounds more like an app of sorts that lets you check a car’s service history by introducing its VIN and getting details on when, where, and why it was repaired. However, VinFast is Vietnam’s only domestic car brand, which became independent in 2018, after it bought GM’s remaining operations in Vietnam.
At the helm of the company sits CEO Jim DeLuca, who also happens to be a former General Motors employee, but the owner is Vietnam’s richest man.
Why are we telling you all this? Well, VinFast just introduced its first SUV, a hot-rodded luxo-barge called the President, that’s based on the F15-gen BMW X5.
2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Pandem
Widebody kits look good on virtually any car. Whether it’s a drift-spec Toyota Supra or a humble Daihatsu Copen, everything can be tricked out to please the eye with a neatly-designed, flared-out body kit. Including the mid-engined Chevy C8 Corvette, as Pandem was kind enough to demonstrate.
2021 Ford Mustang R67 by Aviar Motors
Ford is yet to gift the Mustang with an all-electric powertrain. Of course, we now have the Ford Mustang Mach E electric SUV but indisputably, that’s not even close to what the Mustang stands for. There’s also the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, but that’s hardy a road-legal vehicle.
That said, Aviar Motors set up to do what Ford won’t for the time being. In the process, the Russian EV start-up found time to bake in a 1960s twist into its all-electric Mustang, which instantly doubles the (silent) muscle car’s cool factor. Here’s all you need to know about the Aviar R67.
Would You Like the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL If It Looked Like This Rendering?
There’s no hiding from the fact that the 2020 SL is an old car. Sure, it still has some fire in its belly as far as attractiveness stands, but all its bones are old and so is the tech that gives them life.
The good news is that Mercedes-Benz knows it’s time to churn out a new-generation SL, and it’s bound to arrive in 2022. Here’s what it might look like according to this render that’s based on recent spyshots of 2022 SL test mules doing their pre-production dance.
2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
It’s been a busy past month for the Porsche Panamera. Porsche’s sporty sedan lapped the Nürburgring in 7:29.81, claiming the executive class lap record, occasion that also marked the debut of the revised 2021 model.
New for 2021 in the Panamera stable is the 4S E-Hybrid cranking out 552 horsepower as well as the hotter, 620-horsepower Panamera Turbo S. It’s the latter we’ll be discussing today.
Car for Sale: One-Off 2014 Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2
Don’t get us wrong. The Aston Martin Rapide is a special car itself. It was the first four-door Aston Martin to make it into production and a declaration of beauty as far as its design went. One particular customer, however, wanted all that and more luggage room – after all, the Rapide only offered 317 liters of trunk volume, which is hatchback territory – and that’s how the one-off Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2 was born.
Here’s What You Get When You Order a $31,000 Electric Supercar From Alibaba
People scamming other people into buying bogus products isn’t new. But with the raise of e-commerce, it has become a lot easier to deceive the naïve buyer into sending you hefty cash payments for a product that’s completely different than advertised.
In this case, the merchandise was a car, marketed as a Chinese-made electric supercar priced at just $31,000. This itself should have been an eyebrow raiser, but not for this guy, who ordered one off Alibaba and got a badly-built, cheap-looking electric microcar of sorts instead.
You Have to Love Watching Ken Block Hoon The All-Electric Ford Fiesta ERX
Ken Block needs no introduction by now. The inventor of Gymkhana has gathered a huge fan base on- and off-line, and for good reason: he’s been sitting behind the wheel in cool rides since forever. Speaking of those, this time around, Mr. Block gets to shakedown the living daylight out of the all-electric Ford Fiesta ERX that he actually raced over the last weekend in FIA’s World Rallycross Project E race series. And as usual, some tire slaying ensued.
This Bugatti Type 35 Hot Rod Render Dances On the Border of Blasphemy
One of the most successful racing cars ever just got a digital makeover that will make purists cover their eyes and run away screaming. We, however, decided to meet the creation with an open mind, something we advise you to do as well. That said, meet the Bugatti Type 35 that got a hefty American twist.
The Electrified AMG S-Class Could Boast Supercar-Like Power and Performance
It was only last week that we talked about the incoming Mercedes-Benz S580e, a plug-in hybrid model packing 510 horsepower that’s also capable of traveling for about 62 miles relying solely on electricity.
Now, we’re back on the topic with Affalterbach’s take on the S-Class, namely the upcoming so-called S63e and S73e performance sedans.
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The Bugatti Divo Is As Easy to Drive as a Volkswagen Golf
Bugatti was pretty blunt in describing the Divo, claiming the Chiron-based derivative was, in fact, tailored specifically for the corners. And while we might know everything Bugatti wanted us to know about the Divo, nothing compares to the good ol’ driving impressions.
TopGear drove the $5.8-million Bugatti Divo and found some interesting stuff, including the way the Divo handles at low speeds, around the city.
New Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV Will Pack a Hefty Punch
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class was introduced to the world via a book-size press release and north of 300 pictures. It has been dissected and talked about by every car-centric outlet worth its salt but we all missed one important detail about Mercedes’ new flagship: it will spawn a pretty potent hybrid version.
2021 Volvo P1800 Cyan
This BMW M3 Model Car Restoration is Oddly Mesmerizing
It’s quite often that we hear about a restoration project that unearths the lost soul of a sports car or a very, very rare automobile. Heck, some people even add their own wacky twist when restoring a car, but what happens when you stumble upon an old, rusted, dirt-covered diecast car?
The answer is pretty straightforward: you bring it back to its former glory through a process that, for some reason, is highly satisfying to watch.
The C8 Chevy Corvette Is Easily Dominated by a Hennessey-Tuned C7 Corvette Z06
Unlike Chevrolet, Hennessey isn’t interested in selling stock cars. Hennessey makes money out of its tuning kits, so don’t be so surprised that the tuner pitted a HPE850-imbued C7 Z06 against a factory-spec C8 with the latter not standing a chance. This video reeks of marketing and nothing but marketing.
2021 Czinger 21C
Czinger is not a new name in the car realm. Those of you who remember the 2015 Divergent Blade know it was conceived by Divergent Technologies, whose CEO and founder is Kevin Czinger, who is now also leading California’s Czinger Vehicles. Their first hypercar is called the 21C and it should have made a proper physical debut in Geneva, but it wasn’t meant to be. Still, the 21C is an amazing, forward-thinking hypercar and we’re here to get you up to speed with it.
Doug DeMuro Is Here To Show You How Weird and Quirky the Cadillac Allante Was
Back in 1987, Cadillac was looking at ways to break into the luxury cabriolet segment which at that time was ruled supreme by the Mercedes-Benz SL. Looking to blow everyone and everything out of the water, Cadillac went to Pininfarina and asked for help in the design department, promising to handle every other mechanical aspect of the vehicle.
What came out was the Allante.
Here’s How the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Made FWD Fun
Perhaps equally popular and recognizable as the Golf nameplate is the GTI badge. It has been honoring the Golf moniker since 1976 and during that time, it became synonymous with fun driving as well as daily driving suitability.
Along the years, Volkswagen refined the recipe and it’s safe to say that the 2020 Golf GTI is the most advanced of its kind. VW never went astray from the FWD setup in the Golf GTI, but it had to find ingenious solutions to keep it relevant and engaging.