Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.

Tudor was lucky enough to be in Wales just as Sebastien Loeb was securing his 8th World Rally Championship title during Wales Rally GB 2011 and wrote a guest blog for ITV News covering the rally atmosphere in Cardiff. It was love at first sight with rally racing and it still goes on to this moment. Tudor likes his (dream) cars beautiful, with power coming in second place.

Tudor joined the TopSpeed team in early-2019 as an automotive lifestyle editor, but his unique knowledge of cars and the automotive world in general led him to the finer aspects of more focused automotive journalism. Within a few short months, Tudor was promoted to Assistant Content Manager and now assists in content management alongside writing automotive reviews, news, and guides.

Word of advice: Avoid conversations involving hunchbacks like the BMW X5 and X6 or the Audi Q5 and Q7 unless you like being given the cold shoulder.

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2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Pandem

2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette by Pandem

Bless your C8 Vette with that Bosozoku vibe

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.

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2021 Ford Mustang R67 by Aviar Motors

2021 Ford Mustang R67 by Aviar Motors

The classic Mustang appearance paired to a Tesla twist

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.

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Would You Like the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL If It Looked Like This Rendering?

Would You Like the 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL If It Looked Like This Rendering?

A new SL is coming and the AMG version might as well look like this

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.

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2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche’s uber-sedan gets a mid-career nip and tuck

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.

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Car for Sale: One-Off 2014 Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2

Car for Sale: One-Off 2014 Aston Martin Rapide Jet 2+2

When it comes to unique cars, the Bertone Jet 2+2 takes the cake with ease

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.

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Here's What You Get When You Order a $31,000 Electric Supercar From Alibaba

Here’s What You Get When You Order a $31,000 Electric Supercar From Alibaba

You get scammed, that’s what you get

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.

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You Have to Love Watching Ken Block Hoon The All-Electric Ford Fiesta ERX

You Have to Love Watching Ken Block Hoon The All-Electric Ford Fiesta ERX

Rest assured, this electric, rally-ready Fiesta is just as mean as the ICE one

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.

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This Bugatti Type 35 Hot Rod Render Dances On the Border of Blasphemy

This Bugatti Type 35 Hot Rod Render Dances On the Border of Blasphemy

Here’s something to make Ettore Bugatti roll in his grave

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.

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The Electrified AMG S-Class Could Boast Supercar-Like Power and Performance

The Electrified AMG S-Class Could Boast Supercar-Like Power and Performance

Yes, we’re talking about the Mercedes-AMG S63e and S73e flagships

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 10 Coolest Cars of 2020, So Far

The 10 Coolest Cars of 2020, So Far

2020 is brimming with cool cars of all shapes and sizes

2020 wasn’t the best year mankind got to enjoy, and even with big-name car shows cancelled by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had quite some interesting cars making their debuts this year. Here’s a list of the coolest 10 of the bunch

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The Bugatti Divo Is As Easy to Drive as a Volkswagen Golf

The Bugatti Divo Is As Easy to Drive as a Volkswagen Golf

There’s way more to the Bugatti Divo than a blistering price tag

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.

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New Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV Will Pack a Hefty Punch

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV Will Pack a Hefty Punch

It will be the sort of hybrid that serves performance first and foremost

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.

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2021 Volvo P1800 Cyan

2021 Volvo P1800 Cyan

A masterful recreation of an automotive classic

Those with an eye for motorsport know who Cyan Racing is. What they didn’t know – us included – was how apt at bringing back an iconic Volvo the racing team really was. That, of course, changed when they introduced the P1800 Cyan.

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This BMW M3 Model Car Restoration is Oddly Mesmerizing

This BMW M3 Model Car Restoration is Oddly Mesmerizing

In case you didn’t know, restoring diecast cars is a thing

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.

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The C8 Chevy Corvette Is Easily Dominated by a Hennessey-Tuned C7 Corvette Z06

The C8 Chevy Corvette Is Easily Dominated by a Hennessey-Tuned C7 Corvette Z06

That’s hardly a fair duel but this is Hennessey

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.

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2021 Czinger 21C

2021 Czinger 21C

Digitally designed, robotically assembled, possibly groundbreaking

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.

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Doug DeMuro Is Here To Show You How Weird and Quirky the Cadillac Allante Was

Doug DeMuro Is Here To Show You How Weird and Quirky the Cadillac Allante Was

Right here, you might have the automotive illustration of the word ‘overkill’

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.

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Here's How the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Made FWD Fun

Here’s How the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Made FWD Fun

Volkswagen found simple yet effective solutions that make the Golf GTI a hoot to drive

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.

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The 2021 Audi Q2 Is More Impressive Than Ever

The 2021 Audi Q2 Is More Impressive Than Ever

The compact premium crossover segment is one bloody arena and the Audi Q2 must perform - hence the facelift

Audi’s Q2 was brought to life to do battle against the likes of Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, Mini Countryman and to some extent, Volkswagen T-Roc. Four years after its inception, Audi is improving the recipe with more gear and extra technology.

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Would the Mazda CX-30 Be More Desirable With a 250-Horsepower Turbo Engine Under the Hood?

Would the Mazda CX-30 Be More Desirable With a 250-Horsepower Turbo Engine Under the Hood?

The CX-30 is already a hoot to drive, can more power improve on that?

If the latest report is to be believed, Mazda is cooking up a turbocharged version of the CX-30, which is expected to crank out 250 horsepower. The CX-30 is one of the most pleasing crossovers you can get as far as the driving experience is concerned, so the idea of extra grunt should, in theory, boost its desirability.

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Doug DeMuro's Latest Video Will Make You Miss the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Doug DeMuro’s Latest Video Will Make You Miss the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Watch this and try not to cry knowing the Lancer Evo is gone

In a way, we can say that the memory of the Lancer Evo is still clean, because Mitsubishi didn’t use the name on a crossover…yet. But with the Eclipse Cross out and about, God knows what might be in store for the Lancer and the Evo nameplate.

Now, if we made you angry, we’re sorry. Here, there’s a 23-minute video of Doug DeMuro dissecting the Lance Evo. It should make you feel better.

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2021 BMW M3 Touring - Everything We Know

2021 BMW M3 Touring - Everything We Know

BMW is finally responding to the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Wagon and Audi RS4 Avant taunts

Munich decided to offer a high-performance wagon based on the 3 Series and the BMW M division got involved immediately. After years of hopes, prayers, and fervent wishes, BMW is finally offering an M3 Touring (read: wagon). This is everything we know about it.

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10 Best RC Cars

10 Best RC Cars

All sizes, shapes, and price tags

In a world where tablets, smartphones, and apps make for a lot of a child’s play arsenal, RC cars have the potential to get your kiddo out in the open where he can enjoy same real, palpable action by controlling his own RC car. And who knows, maybe he’ll even turn into an out-and-out petrolhead with a successful career in motor racing or off-road racing..

Needless to say, the RC car market is filled with avenues. We’ve picked 10 RC cars that suit all preferences and pockets. Let’s check them out, shall we?

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Here's A Rare Look Into How Bare The Inside of a Tesla Model 3 Pikes Peak Racer Is

Here’s A Rare Look Into How Bare The Inside of a Tesla Model 3 Pikes Peak Racer Is

The laws of physics still apply to EVs

Alright, there’s no hiding from the fact that Teslas are super fast in a straight line. But taking your Tesla Model 3 to a drag race and enlisting it at Pikes Peak are two very different dishes.

Pikes Peak is one of, if not the most dangerous motorsports competitions. So you don’t just show up in a high-powered, light-as-a-feather car and race up the mountain, but you also need to take the road condition into account (smooth asphalt is a commodity there) as well as the possibility of flying off a cliff.

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This Gamer-Designed Ford Race Car Is Clearly the Future of Racing

This Gamer-Designed Ford Race Car Is Clearly the Future of Racing

Racing in the digital world, that is

Thank the coronavirus pandemic for the recent rise to fame of esports. The nasty thing we hate that goes by the name of COVID-19 has acted as a catalyzer for online sim racing, although the movement still existed before the virus.

And it’s about the time when big-name carmakers are joining the fray that you know there’s a lot of potential (money, too) in this form of racing. Yet, perhaps one of the most appealing selling point of esports is the audacity of some race cars. Enter Team Fordzilla’s P1 concept.

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1968 Porsche 911 Syberia RS by H&R

1968 Porsche 911 Syberia RS by H&R

This beautiful machine has it all

Some might say that building, buying, and hooning a Safari 911 is a blasphemy. We digress. Porsche has such a solid connection with the world of rally racing (including Dakar and Monte Carlo back in the day) that a Safari-style Neunelfer feels as natural as breathing.

And while a lot of entities have been performing this sort of conversions on vintage 911s, we didn’t expect one such contraption to come from suspension specialist H&R. But it did, and it’s awesome.

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Yet Another Ramcharger TRX Rendering Screams For Production

Yet Another Ramcharger TRX Rendering Screams For Production

We need this SUV in our lives ASAP

With the Bronco out of the bag, perhaps Dodge should think seriously about coming up with a proper rival for FoMoCo’s SUV. That rival could be a revival model of the Ramcharger, and given the recent rumors saying a Raptorized Bronco is coming in the near future, why not make it a Dodge Ramcharger TRX? Dodge obviously has the firepower and a potential platform, courtesy of the Ram 1500 TRX.

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2021 Ariel Nomad R

2021 Ariel Nomad R

Supercharged Honda engine and 2.9 seconds from naught to 60 mph

Ariel Motors knows to deliver one thing and one thing only: serious fun, on and off the road. The company first offered the Atom, but it extended its portfolio to include the Nomad, a bonkers, dust-raising off-road machine based on the Atom.

The latest and meanest Ariel Nomad is the R and you’re here to know everything there is to know about it.

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Here's Why the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Is the best Scooby Ever

Here’s Why the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Is the best Scooby Ever

The Blob Eye WRX STi is still very relevant today

There was a time when carmakers rejoiced at the thought of being able to offer performance sedans to the masses. The likes of Mitsubishi and Subaru spruce to mind almost instantly, although the former has been plagued by the SUV disease and dropped the Lancer Evo altogether.

Subaru, on the other hand, is still selling the Impreza in various declinations - not WRX STi, though, which is sad. None of them, however, will give you the nostalgia like the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi with Prodrive goodies.

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2021 Lexus LS

2021 Lexus LS

Minor nips and tucks for the LS flagship

The LS is Lexus. Or Lexus is LS. Whichever you want to put it. The luxury sedan debuted in 1989 and marked Lexus’ entrance on the U.S. market, but it also went on to become the company’s main pillar and foundation.

After more than 30 years, the Lexus LS is still doing battle against the German trifecta made of BMW’s 7 Series, Audi’s A8, and Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class. That’s why Lexus won’t compromise when it comes to its flagship sedan. Hence the updated 2021 LS we’re about to discuss.

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McLaren's Next Big Model Will Use This New Ligthweight, Hybrid Architecture

McLaren’s Next Big Model Will Use This New Ligthweight, Hybrid Architecture

It’s one step at a time towards fully-electric cars for McLaren

With the likes of Lotus and Pininfarina already tangled in the electric supercar dance, McLaren will want to stay in the game and the unveiling of a new hybrid-dedicated platform does exactly that.

Now, McLaren has been playing with the idea of a hybrid, later-to-be all-electric supercar for some time, and from what we can tell, the company is slowly but surely taking the necessary steps towards a shift in paradigm. This new hybrid architecture means well see the hybrid McLaren launch in 2021.

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Someone Built Their Own Tesla Cyberquad, and It's Awesome

Someone Built Their Own Tesla Cyberquad, and It’s Awesome

Burnouts, sprints, jumps, powerslides, it can do pretty much everything

We all know that the Cybertruck launch came with a bit of a surprise, we’ll-throw-this-in-for-your-entertainment moment when Elon Musk presented Tesla’s first pickup truck and the Cyberquad.

The Cybertruck has been getting all sorts of attention online ever since, yet the Cyberquad remained a mystery. Some claimed it was, in fact, just a dressed up Yamaha Raptor 700, but at the same time Yamaha denied working with Tesla. That said, one youtuber did get some ‘help’ from Yamaha in building his own Cyberquad replica.

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Could This Aston Martin Vantage Shooting Brake Solve the Company's Financial Problems?

Could This Aston Martin Vantage Shooting Brake Solve the Company’s Financial Problems?

No, this is not one of Zagato’s works of art

Aston Martin has a weird history with shooting brakes or estates, if you wish. The company never went for an out-and-out wagon, but instead was satisfied with low-volume cars. Think of the one-off Rapide-based Bertone Jet 2+2 Shooting Brake or the more recent Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake, both reserved to One Percenters.

Then, what’s with this rendering of a practical Vantage?

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This Custom Mid-Engine Mini Is the Definition of a Pocket Rocket

This Custom Mid-Engine Mini Is the Definition of a Pocket Rocket

Although pocket ballistic missile would be a better description honestly

Engine swaps, we’ve see quite a few. Burly V-8s replacing puny flat-fours or screaming V-10 engines giving new life to Japanese sports cars and muscle cars alike. A motorcycle engine powering a Mini, however, is not something you see every day.

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2020 Mazda MX-5 GT Sport Tech

2020 Mazda MX-5 GT Sport Tech

New range-topping U.K. trim unlocks more goodies for the 2020 MX-5

Let’s be honest: the current-gen Mazda MX-5 ‘Miata’ is becoming pretty long in the tooth. The fourth-gen MX-5 (codenamed ND) was shown six years ago and entered the market in 2015. So it’s only natural that Mazda is doing its best to keep it fresh and appealing. This time, the Japanese carmaker focused on the U.K. market, with the so-called GT Sport Tech treatment. Here’s what it’s all about.

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Christian von Koenigsegg Demonstrates That Supercars Can Be Practical, Too

Christian von Koenigsegg Demonstrates That Supercars Can Be Practical, Too

Or better said, the Koenigsegg Gemera is practical

What’s the first thing you look at whenever a new hypercar is presented? Torque? Horsepower? The kind of engine/drivetrain it offers? Maybe what sort of wicked aerodynamic setups it flaunts? All of the above? Regardless of your answer, practicality is the last thing one cares about or expects from such a vehicle. Somehow, Koenigsegg’s Gemera made a selling point out of it.

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Doug DeMuro's Review of this E34 BMW M5 Will Hit You With Some 90s Nostalgia

Doug DeMuro’s Review of this E34 BMW M5 Will Hit You With Some 90s Nostalgia

It’s easy to forget about such a performance gem

With single-turbo or twin-turbo engines so popular today in BMW’s stable, it’s easy to overlook the fact that back in the late 1980s-early 1990s, the Bavarians built a performance sedan that had some BMW M1 DNA baked in under the hood. That performance sedan was the E34 M5, which happens to get the DeMuro treatment - and a Doug score, of course.

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The Lucid Air Will Be The Fastest Charging EV On the Market At Launch

The Lucid Air Will Be The Fastest Charging EV On the Market At Launch

High range, ultra-fast charging, what’s next for the Lucid Air?

It was only earlier this year that we reported how Lucid’s Air sedan might offer a range well above the 500-mile bracket, becoming the first EV to break that barrier. Now, another report discusses how the yet-to-be-launched Lucid Air will offer super-fast charging capabilities.

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This Shelby-Powered F-150 Raptor Might Fire Back At the Ram 1500 TRX

This Shelby-Powered F-150 Raptor Might Fire Back At the Ram 1500 TRX

It’s all about action and reaction, really

If you think that Ford won’t react to Ram’s mind-bending 702-horsepower 1500 TRX, well, you’re wrong. In fact, it’s highly likely that Ford has been brewing this move for quite some time now and a fresh report quoting a “well-sourced informant” says the supercharged V-8 inside the Shelby GT500 is go for the F-150 Raptor.

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2021 Subaru Forester Buyer's Guide - Price and Trim Levels

2021 Subaru Forester Buyer’s Guide - Price and Trim Levels

Here’s what’s new about the 2021 Subaru Forester

Subaru is keeping the Forester fresh for the 2021 model year with subtle tweaks. In the process, the base sticker takes a hike, going from $24,495 for the 2020 Forester to $24,795 for the 2021 Forester. Granted, the $300 bump in price isn’t that much, not when it’s justified by the list of features.

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This Review of a 1200-Horsepower, Twin-Turbo Cadillac Escalade Will Make You Want One

This Review of a 1200-Horsepower, Twin-Turbo Cadillac Escalade Will Make You Want One

Unfortunately, you can’t have one, unless you convince the owner to sell you this LSXCALADE

The Cadillac Escalade is the perfect sample of SUV-grade luxury in the car world, right? Well, yeah, just not this 9-second quarter-mile, LSX-powered twin-turbo Escalade. ThatDudeInBlue had a chat with the owner and went for a drive he won’t forget too soon.

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The Mercedes-AMG S63 Is About to Creep Into Supercar Territory

The Mercedes-AMG S63 Is About to Creep Into Supercar Territory

As if the current S63 wasn’t an absolute beast already

As we wait for Mercedes-Benz to unveil the brand new S-Class, rumors have already started swirling on the upcoming S63 based on the said S-Class. As it turns out, the AMG S63 that’s going to be based on the incoming S-Class will be a supercar-beating luxo-barge aided by electricity, if we are to believe a recent report.

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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S by Prior Design

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S by Prior Design

We hope to see this on the street ASAP

EVs don’t get a lot of attention from tuners and for good reasons. Few electric cars on the market can claim and back up dynamic driving and there’s no point in dressing up a Nissan Leaf in a Liberty Walk widebody kit, is there?

Now, Tesla’s cars are capable of delivering high levels of performance and we’ve seen some kits tailored to imbue aerodynamics and whatnot. But then the Porsche Taycan came, and we were wondering when will someone find a way to make it wider and meaner.

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The Australian-Spec Chevy C8 Corvette Won't Wear a Chevy or Holden Badge

The Australian-Spec Chevy C8 Corvette Won’t Wear a Chevy or Holden Badge

We have both good news and bad news for future C8 Corvette customers from Australia

The Chevrolet C8 Corvette can hardly be called a new car anymore. Sure, it’s the latest Corvette, but as it approaches its first year on the market after getting loads of attention from journos, bloggers, vloggers, and influencers, it’s not new anymore. Unless you happen to live in Australia, that is, where the C8 Vette hasn’t arrived yet. When it does, it will not be sold under the Chevrolet or Holden blazon.

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Porsche Looks to Save Naturally Aspirated Engines With Electric Motors

Porsche Looks to Save Naturally Aspirated Engines With Electric Motors

That might not be a bad idea after all

The automotive world is on the brink of losing two elements that turned so many people into car nuts and kept them there: the manual transmission and the aspirated engine.

We live in the era of the turbo mill. Naturally-aspirated engines are rare birds these days, and in an ironical twist of fate, some carmakers are offering manual gearboxes as optional features (some at no cost, like Porsche does for the current 911). And speaking of Porsche, hear this out: the sports car manufacturer actually believes naturally-aspirated engines can be saved by the electric motor.

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2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

The Ghibli gets a V-8 engine for the first time

Maserati didn’t slap the Trofeo badge just on the Quattroporte. No, sir. Its smaller sedan also gets to wear it, along with the same V-8 that equips the Levante Trofeo and the said Quattroporte Trofeo.

The Ghibli Trofeo and the Quattroporte Trofeo are now the fastest sedans ever made by Maserati. We’ve already discussed the Quattroporte Trofeo, so let’s focus on the similarly-specced Ghibli, shall we?

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New 2023 Ford Mustang Will Stay On The Market For Almost a Decade

New 2023 Ford Mustang Will Stay On The Market For Almost a Decade

The new Ford Mustang will live a long life fighting rival muscle cars

The incoming 2023 Ford Mustang will eventually replace the current S550 generation, and once it does, it will install itself in the pony car/muscle car market and won’t leave for eight full years, if the latest reports are true.

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2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition

2021 Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition

A James Bond-inspired road car that we can actually own - well, us, but some rich folks

That Aston Martin is in a bit of a financial pickle these days is no secret. Still, the company found the time to give a new twist to its long-time collaboration with the James Bond franchise, which will celebrate its 25th 007 movie once No Time To Die airs.

The said twist includes a special edition Aston Martin Vantage and a DBS Superleggera, but it’s the former that we’ll examine closely in the lines below.

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2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Inspired by racing, but not necessarily reserved to racers

Ford is once again reminding its customers that buying a GT is the closest thing to getting your hands on a piece of motorsport history thanks to a new special edition. It’s called the Heritage Edition - of course it is - and it’s a nod back to Ford’s 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race win.

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2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

The raunchy sedan just got raunchier and that’s a good thing

We’ll call it how we see it: the Maserati Quattroporte is a bit (too) long in the tooth. And while the exterior might tend to disagree, the more eloquent clues can be found inside the cabin, which has a strong, dated vibe.

However, Maserati won’t let the Quattroporte fade into oblivion just yet and has prepared a Trofeo version for its larger sedan, as it did for the Levante SUV, hoping it will do better battle against the likes of Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and BMW 7 Series.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Sedan

2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Sedan

We take a closer look at the spiced up Hyundai Elantra N Line

Hyundai has been pushing pretty Elantra numbers over the past three years, with sales comprising between 175,000 and 200,000 units sold yearly. It’s no surprise then that the South Koreans gave the greenlight to a more attractive, N-badged iteration of the Elantra sedan, albeit not in the same verve as a fully-fledged N car, but dressed in what Hyundai calls the N Line treatment.

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2021 BMW 545e xDrive PHEV

2021 BMW 545e xDrive PHEV

Here’s a BMW 5 Series that’s both more frugal and more dynamic. What’s not to like?

BMW is dead serious about its electrification ambitions. And to prove the use of electricity isn’t solely justified by a bump in performance - a la Porsche, if you wish - the Bavarians just dropped the 545e xDrive 5 Series, a PHEV version of its core model, one than can run purely on electricity when needed. But, yeah, it will also pull its own weight and more on the Autobahn, so no need to worry about sluggish behavior. Here’s all you need to know.

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Car For Sale: Michael Jordan's 1996 Mercedes S600 Lorinser

Car For Sale: Michael Jordan’s 1996 Mercedes S600 Lorinser

Here’s your chance to lavish in the same seat that held basketball legend Michael Jordan

Just like any other superstar athlete, Michael Jordan knew his sports cars and supercars. He’s known to have owned anything in between a Corvette C5, Ferrari 550 Maranello, slant-nosed Porsche 911 Turbo, Corvette C4 ZR-1, and the W140-generation Mercedes-Benz S600 tweaked by Lorinser.

The latter is now up for sale, if the ad on Beverly Hills Car Club is to be taken seriously.

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This Detail Video of the Manthey Racing Kit for the Porsche 911 GT3 Will Give You the Itch

This Detail Video of the Manthey Racing Kit for the Porsche 911 GT3 Will Give You the Itch

The 911 GT3 RS is a complete sports car, but this kit somehow builds on that quite nicely

Mansory and company, do take notes. This is how you improve on a presumably well-rounded recipe that offers staggering performance right off the factory gate WITHOUT messing up with its design. Let’s check out this 911 GT3 by Manthey Racing.

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2021 Audi S3 Sportback and Sedan

2021 Audi S3 Sportback and Sedan

Audi is sharpening its knives in the premium hot hatch segment

Created to do battle against the likes of BMW M135i, Mercedes-AMG A45, and to some extent, the VW Golf R, Audi’s squeaky-new S3 Sportback (and Sedan) debuts two decades after the original S3 hit the shelves. And we like what we’re seeing.

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If You Think the Lamborghini Huracan Sounds Good, Wait Until You Hear the Lamborghini Urus by Hennessey

If You Think the Lamborghini Huracan Sounds Good, Wait Until You Hear the Lamborghini Urus by Hennessey

We can’t say no to a screaming Lambo, not even if it’s just on video

John Hennessey and company simply couldn’t refrain from giving the Lamborghini Urus a power upgrade. Make no mistake, the Urus is loaded in the performance department as it is, but this is Hennessey, so a dish made of car steroids is always welcome.

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The Best Car Buffers and Polishers - Review and Buying Guide

The Best Car Buffers and Polishers - Review and Buying Guide

In need of a new car buffer or polisher? Here’s our selection and where to find them

We get it. Taking care of your car is close to a sacred ritual and the right tools turn it from a weekend chore into a pleasure. When it comes to buffing or polishing your cars, the options aren’t short on the market, so we tried to simplify things for you with these 10 buffers that come in all sizes, shapes, and price tags. Check them out.

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1961 - 1972 Volvo P1800

1961 - 1972 Volvo P1800

We take a good look at the sports car made famous by Roger Moore in The Saint

Volvo and sportiness didn’t exactly go hand in hand 50 years ago, although one car with nippy ambitions stood out from the Swedish carmaker’s lineup. That car was the P1800, which came to change Volvo’s fortunes in the sports car arena after the resoundingly unsuccessful, fiberglass-bodied P1900. Volvo churned out 39,414 P1800s between 1961 and 1972, in three derivatives: P1800 S, 1800 S - S stood for Sverige or Sweden, and 1800 E - E stood for einspritzung, which means fuel injection in German.

These days, you can get a P1800 for as much as €49,500 (around $58,000) on used car websites such as Classic Driver.

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A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

The Porsche 911 gets better by the generation and here’s the hard proof

With every new 911 generation, Porsche doesn’t forget to mention that it is the best 911 to date and equally important, the best 911 it can be at the moment of launch. This, however, doesn’t make past-gen 911s weak, for the simple reason that Porsche wholeheartedly invest all its know-how into its core sportscar, regardless of the age they came to be.

So when Throttle House dropped a video that compares the current 2020 911 to the 2010 911, our interest piqued.

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Is a 2020 BMW X6 M50i Faster Than Jaguar's Supercharged F-Pace SVR?

Is a 2020 BMW X6 M50i Faster Than Jaguar’s Supercharged F-Pace SVR?

Here’s a half-mile race that’s supposed to shed some light on the matter

If you told us two decades ago that we’ll have SUVs fitted with bumped-up V-8 engines roaming the streets, able to pull off insane 0-60 figures, we would have sent you home for a nap to cure that drunkenness. Fast forward 20 years and drag racing performance SUVs is becoming the norm, so here’s today’s duel: the BMW X6 M50imeets the F-Pace SVR. Care for a bet?

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Ken Block Will Bring Dominance to the 2020 Projekt E Series With an All-Electric Ford Fiesta

Ken Block Will Bring Dominance to the 2020 Projekt E Series With an All-Electric Ford Fiesta

Electric racing is a thing now and it isn’t going away

By now you all (should) know who Ken Block is and what he does for a living, so we’re going to cut the blabber and get straight to the point: he’ll be hooning an all-electric Ford Fiesta prepared by STARD in the Projekt E racing series. Now let’s explain what’s what.

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Is There Anything Better Than the Sound of This Five-Cylinder Audi Coupe at Goodwood?

Is There Anything Better Than the Sound of This Five-Cylinder Audi Coupe at Goodwood?

This Audi Coupe is special in the given context for more than just one reason

If you’re anything like us, then you’re surely missing a day well spent near and around the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb. Ask anybody who attended the show even once and you’ll know that the smell of gasoline and the eardrum-battering engine sounds go hand in hand with the amazing stories each car has to tell. This Nothelle-Kamei Audi Coupe from 1981 is the perfect example.

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Weird Comparison: Honda Civic Type R vs Mini John Cooper Works GP

Weird Comparison: Honda Civic Type R vs Mini John Cooper Works GP

These two are not exactly direct rivals, but they’re both hot hatches priced similarly… hence this video

There’s no shortage of hot hatches on the market - in fact, the niche is becoming a rather cutthroat arena slowly but steadily. There’s also no doubt that two of its hottest representatives come from Honda and Mini, in the shape of the Civic Type R and the bonkers John Cooper Works GP. These two happen to make the subject of a recent comparo by Edmunds. Care to see which one came out on top?

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Everything You Need to Know About Torque

Everything You Need to Know About Torque

Wondering what torque is and how it gets your car going? You’re in the right place

We’ve learned in our previous article - Everything You Need to Know About Horsepower - that torque and horsepower are related when discussing cars. This time, we will, however, focus more on torque, how it works in cars, and how is it calculated, all while trying to answer whatever questions you may have.

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2021 Nissan Ariya

2021 Nissan Ariya

Nissan flexes its EV muscle harder with the 2021 Ariya all-electric crossover

In the wake of the success it had with the LEAF EV, Nissan is extending its ambitions in the crossover segment with the futuristic-looking Ariya, an all-electric crossover based on the Ariya prototype shown in 2019 in Tokyo.

As you’d expect, the styling cues flaunted by that Ariya - inside and outside - have a clear correspondent in Japanese tradition. The Ariya is available in 2WD and 4WD guise. Customers can also pick from one of the two available battery packs. We’ll get into more detail below.

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Here's How the Retro-Styled Honda E Holds Up Against the Classic Civic

Here’s How the Retro-Styled Honda E Holds Up Against the Classic Civic

The Honda e has future classic written all over it

Honda likes to play a lot with heritage when it comes to what its cars look like. The Japanese brand also did quite a neat job in feeling the recent rise in awareness and love for classic cars and cleverly styled the Honda e EV accordingly.

We must admit, seeing the nippy electric car next to the original Honda Civic not only makes us want the EV even more, but also realize just how many retrolicious cues went into it in the first place.

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The Fastest Cars of the 1980s That You've Forgotten About

The Fastest Cars of the 1980s That You’ve Forgotten About

Contrary to what some might think, the 80s had their fair share of fast cars - not all are remembered properly, though

We get it, it’s easy to forget about a car built 20 or 30 years ago. It’s also true that some cars get superstar status and some don’t, despite the fact that they might deserve it. On that note, we took a hard look back at the 1980s and picked some of the spiciest, somewhat underestimated cars that came to be during that timeframe.

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Frank Stephenson Explains How The World's Fastest Animals Helped Shape The McLaren P1

Frank Stephenson Explains How The World’s Fastest Animals Helped Shape The McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is part mad performance, part genius design approach

We believe that if every car designer out there shared his approach on various models via YouTube, just like Frank Stephenson does, the world would be a better world. While that happens (do not hold your breath, though), here’s a another captivating video where Mr. Stephenson explains why the McLaren P1 looks the way it looks.

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Throttle House Says the Land Rover Defender is a $75,000 Ford Bronco Fighter

Throttle House Says the Land Rover Defender is a $75,000 Ford Bronco Fighter

Is the $75,000 Land Rover Defender Really a Ford Bronco Fighter?

Brands bringing back past-glory monikers is the norm these days and with no signs of this trend slowing down, reviews such as TH’s latest video are bound to pop up on the internet sooner or later.

Now, the video argues that the 2020 Land Rover Defender is a Bronco fighter, which is actually very debatable, for a variety of reasons - however, the two cars are quite similar to some extent.

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Unique Car for Sale: Low-Mileage, Carbon Fiber Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by SpeedKore

Unique Car for Sale: Low-Mileage, Carbon Fiber Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by SpeedKore

This is an obvious case of "shut up and take my money"

Hey, look what we found on Bring a Trailer: it’s a carbon-fiber-bodied 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon built by SpeedKore. And it only has less than 200 miles on the odometer! And it’s only one of five such cars built by the Wisconsin-based tuner!

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Everything You Need to Know About Horsepower

Everything You Need to Know About Horsepower

We try to answer your every horsepower-related question

We all use the term horsepower, we hear and read it whenever people are talking about cars, but what exactly is horsepower and how it came into usage? The answer to that question and much more await you below.

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Jason Cammisa's Review of the Porsche Carrera GT Exposes its Race-Bred Naughty Nature

Jason Cammisa’s Review of the Porsche Carrera GT Exposes its Race-Bred Naughty Nature

Trying to explain the GT’s personality needs a trip to the supercar’s roots

It’s hard to find new angles of looking at the Porsche Carrera GT. The German raucous supercar - we are being polite and not calling it a widowmaker - has been reviewed and then reviewed some more.

Jason Cammisa, however, in a video for ISSIMI looks at the origins of the Carrera GT and how they turned it into a vicious car that’s always waiting to bite.

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The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Isn't So Pure Next to a 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Isn’t So Pure Next to a 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV

You know what they say, class is permanent

Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulia with very high hopes as redeeming itself as a producer of thrill-inducing, beautiful but also sporty sedans. To some extent, the luscious Giulia had the desired effect, but it still needs some smoothing around the corners if it wants to take on the die-hard Germans.

The same can be said about the Giulia QV, which certainly got the performance and looks right, but still struggles on the reliability front when it comes to mechanical and electrical systems. But how does it fare when driven next to its spiritual predecessor, the GTV?

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The Often Forgotten Lotus Carlton Was the Ultimate Sleeper Sedan

The Often Forgotten Lotus Carlton Was the Ultimate Sleeper Sedan

The Lotus Carlton could strike fear into the heart of every Ferrari owner back in its day

Those with an interest in classic British sports car might remember the Lotus Carlton as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This year, the Lotus Carlton turns 30 and as far as we’re concerned, it’s still the same bonkers car that came to be in 1990. We even have a video to support our statement.

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If You Have Enough Money, You Can Have Anything - Even a Factory-Built Toyota RAV4 Limo

If You Have Enough Money, You Can Have Anything - Even a Factory-Built Toyota RAV4 Limo

Will we be seeing this stretched RAV4 on the streets of Las Vegas, then?

Regular people like to work on their hobbies once the 9-to-5 program is over and done with. Not the industrious folks over at Toyota’s Takaoka plant in Japan. No, sir. There, 200 members of the staff decided to use their off-hours time to put together this Toyota RAV4 limo.

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Mini JCW GP3 F350 by Manhart

Mini JCW GP3 F350 by Manhart

This pocket rocket gets more oomph, the Manhart way

When you think about Manhart Performance, the first thing that pops up in your head is either a tweaked Audi, BMW, Mercedes, or Porsche. However, the company also does its magic on Lambos, Bentleys, and, well, Minis. Their latest work takes the already nippy Mini John Cooper Works GP to new heights in style.

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This Porsche 911 4S by Delta4x4 Looks Ready For Dakar

This Porsche 911 4S by Delta4x4 Looks Ready For Dakar

In a growing pond of safari-style Porsche 911s, this one stands out

Let us refresh you memory on what off-road-ready 911 Carreras have surfaced on the internet so far. We’ll give you two examples: the RUF Rodeo and the Gemballa Avalanche 4x4. Yes, the latter is still a concept, but so is the 911 4S by Delta 4x4. However, Delta plans to build it using the 992 911 Carrera 4S as a platform and if that’s not making you drool, we don’t know what will.

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This LS7-Powered, Lingenfelter-Modified 2001 Cadillac Catera Is The Car You've Been Looking For

This LS7-Powered, Lingenfelter-Modified 2001 Cadillac Catera Is The Car You’ve Been Looking For

This is the perfect sleeper sedan

Back in the mid-1990s, Cadillac wanted to flaunt an entry-level competitor which would take on counterparts from BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz. Initially introduced as a concept named LSE, the Catera made it to the market in 1996 and stayed there until 2001. The car in question here is from the 2001MY, but it’s been… well, tweaked. And not by Cadillac.

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Will Someone Be Dumb Enough to Pay $1.49 Million for the Very Last First-Gen Tesla Roadster Built?

Will Someone Be Dumb Enough to Pay $1.49 Million for the Very Last First-Gen Tesla Roadster Built?

We get it, the Roadster holds some importance in modern automotive history, but one and a half million dollars is too much

Ladies and gentlemen, we are going to make a quick detour to Switzerland today, where the last Tesla Roadster ever built popped up on Car For You, a local car sales website. Nothing unusual so far, until you get to see how much the owner is asking for the Roadster.

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Here's What Made the Ferrari F50 So Intricate

Here’s What Made the Ferrari F50 So Intricate

Impressive specs and performance aside, the F50 came at a troubled time for Ferrari

Back in the early 1990s, Ferrari was facing a major crisis. The death of founder Enzo Ferrari in 1988 was still hanging heavy on the future of the brand and although successful and in high demand at first, the F40 was beginning to fade away. It was time for a new supercar to take its place and it came in 1995 as the Ferrari F50.

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This Video Review Explains Why the 2020 Porsche 718 GT4 Seamlessly Blends the Line Between Track and Street

This Video Review Explains Why the 2020 Porsche 718 GT4 Seamlessly Blends the Line Between Track and Street

Porsche basically managed to balance the 718 Cayman GT4 to perfection

Porsche dropped a 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated mill inside the latest iteration of the 718 Cayman. That’s how the GT4 gets 414 horsepower at 7,600 rpm and 309 pound-feet of twist at 5,000. Oh, end the engine redlines at 8,100 rpm, which is more like something you’d see in a race car than in your run-of-the-mill daily driver. Except this is Porsche, and the 718 Cayman GT4 can do both - equally well.

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The Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) Just Out-Tracked the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro and Porsche 918 Spyder!

The Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) Just Out-Tracked the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro and Porsche 918 Spyder!

What a machine is this 911 Turbo S!

With every new 911 generation, Porsche conveys pretty much the same message: that the current Neunelfer is the best it can be. The same applies to the 911 Turbo S range topper and to show we’re not just blowing meaningless words in the wind, here’s a video that stamps yet another seal of approval on the current Turbo S’ prowess.

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2020 Audi R8 V10 Quattro Limited Edition

2020 Audi R8 V10 Quattro Limited Edition

We are sad to see the R8 V10 Quattro go, but this limited edition makes up for it

Audi USA is churning out a special batch of R8 V10s - 30 units, for that matter - to mark the retirement of the 2020 Audi R8 V10 Quattro from the carmaker’s lineup in the U.S. Fret not, R8 fans, as Audi will keep selling the range-topping R8 V10 Performance for the 2021 model year.

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Can the Mercedes SLR McLaren Beat a Couple of Modern Supercars in a Drag Race?

Can the Mercedes SLR McLaren Beat a Couple of Modern Supercars in a Drag Race?

Video takes a look at how the SLR fares against the likes of Ferrari GTC4 and Aston Martin DBS

Born from the know-how of two renowned houses - those of McLaren and Mercedes-Benz, the SLR came to existence with a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 good for 617 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. The year was 2005.

Fast forward to 2020, and Carwow sets out to discover whether the SLR still has it. In doing so, Mat Watson pits the SLR against the Ferrari GTC4 and Aston Martin’s DBS. Sounds like we’re in for a treat.

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The Science Behind Nissan's VQ Engine is Beyond a Stroke of Genius

The Science Behind Nissan’s VQ Engine is Beyond a Stroke of Genius

The VQ is that mill that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves

Nissan’s family of V-6 engines falling under the VQ nameplate has an aluminum block and a DOHC setup with aluminum heads. It came to replace the VG series in 1994 and ever since, it’s been a loyal presence in Ward’s 10 Best Engines rankings.

How did Nissan manage to design and build such a terrific engine? This video will run you through every tech aspect of the VQ.

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The Cost of Daily Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Will Make You Weak in the Knees

The Cost of Daily Driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Will Make You Weak in the Knees

Noblesse oblige, as they say in France

Buying, owning, and daily driving a sports car or a supercar is no different than getting around in an econobox in the sense that the cost doesn’t stop with the acquisition. This goes for any car, but of course, things get spicy when the vehicle in question is a Porsche 911 GT3 that’s also weekend raced every now and then. Let’s listen to what this YouTube-famous owner has to say.

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You Have to See This 1968 Ford Bronco With the Heart of the Shelby GT500 That Stopped by Jay Leno's Garage

You Have to See This 1968 Ford Bronco With the Heart of the Shelby GT500 That Stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage

The end result of a collabo between FoMoCo, SEMA Garage, and LGE-CTS

There are a couple of companies offering jaw-dropping restomodded vintage Broncos (not on the cheap, though) but nothing beats a Shelby GT500 powered 1968 Ford Bronco unicorn like the one that found a new home inside Jay Leno’s car collection.

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Is the Ferrari 812 Superfast A True GT? A Trip from The UK to France Holds The Answer

Is the Ferrari 812 Superfast A True GT? A Trip from The UK to France Holds The Answer

This front-engined Ferrari has got the performance, but what about long-distance comfort?

You’d think the Ferrari 812 Superfast has been turned over its every side by pretty much all the car journos that matter at the moment and you’d be right. However, Harry Metcalfe of Harry’s Garage wanted to see if the super-fast Superfast can be used as a good old grand tourer, as Ferrari claims. Hence this 35-minute experiment transposed into a YouTube video.

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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Arrives With The Most Powerful Engine From AMG

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Arrives With The Most Powerful Engine From AMG

Holy smokes, Mercedes-AMG didn’t play around with this Black Series GT

Rumors talked about it for a couple of years, some spyshots gave us even more reason to get excited and follow the topic, but it was finally a press release from Mercedes-AMG that brightened our day.

This, folks, is the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, featuring the most beefy engine ever developed by the house of AMG.

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Now You've Seen it All - A Saturn Sky With a 2JZ Engine Swap

Now You’ve Seen it All - A Saturn Sky With a 2JZ Engine Swap

The new engine came with new visual and mechanical tweaks, too

It was in the mid 2000s when GM put its Kappa platform to work underneath what would become the Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice. Also known as the Opel GT in Europe, the Saturn Sky was rater short-lived, staying in production for just three years, during which it failed to make a splash.

There is one Saturn Sky, however, that lives on lavishly courtesy of his owner, who shoehorned a 2JZ engine under the hood.

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How Would You Feel About a 400-Horsepower, AWD Honda Civic Type R?

How Would You Feel About a 400-Horsepower, AWD Honda Civic Type R?

As good as this sounds, we’re still waiting for official word from Honda

The redesigned 2020 Honda Type R is still a fresh addition to the Japanese brand’s lineup but rumors about the next-gen Type R have been swirling on the interwebs for quite some time now.

Those familiar with what’s been written and predicted about the new generation Honda Type R know that the hot hatch has been touted with every possible powertrain: a hybrid one, an all-electric setup, and a pure-ICE configuration.

Basically, we know nothing about what’s going to motivate the new Type R yet a rumor from Japan takes the cake in terms of outrageousness.

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Here's How a 2013 Audi RS5 Stacks Up Against a 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback

Here’s How a 2013 Audi RS5 Stacks Up Against a 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback

Let us say that the 2013 RS5 aged very well

Audi RS5Bridging the generation gap between two performance-focused models, one that’s older and one that’s newer, is never an easy task for carmakers. The newcomer is expected to be better in every aspect, but what happens when the old one is still capable of exciting the senses?

Throttle House’s new versus old Audi RS5 head-to-head makes for a neat case study.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Is this the ultimate Toyota RAV4 ever made?

Toyota introduced the RAV4 Prime in Los Angeles as the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever built. At the same time, the Prime’s powertrain makes it the most frugal RAV4 out there, so it’s safe to say that Toyota check a lot of boxes with this one. He’s your guide on the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime.

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Here's What a Pro Racer Thinks of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Here’s What a Pro Racer Thinks of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

This pony was built to go fast, indeed, but not just in a straight line - and that’s a big deal!

After his extensive review of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S which, by the way, is under no circumstance just a straight-line special but a well-rounded package. Let’s hear the expert, then!

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This is Probably What the Lamborghini Diablo Would Look Like if it Was Designed Today

This is Probably What the Lamborghini Diablo Would Look Like if it Was Designed Today

But then again, would it be a good idea to modernize the Diablo?

Design has always been a big deal at Lamborghini and the brand’s DNA is best reflected in the audacious styling cues flaunted by its supercars. We’re not including the Urus here, although for a performance SUV, it certainly looks spicier than anything that’s out there at the moment.

That said, do we really need a Lamborghini Diablo adorned with modern design elements?

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2020 Lamborghini Sián Roadster

2020 Lamborghini Sián Roadster

The infinite-headroom Sian is here and it’s already sold out

Lamborghini will assemble just 19 Sian Roadsters. They’re all sold at the time of writing, by the way, so all that’s left for us to do is drool at the photo gallery while squeezing in one or two details about the Roadster’s character. Here’s the essential info on Lamborghini’s new V-12, yet-unpriced marvel.

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This 2003-2004 SVT Cobra Terminator Is the Car You Probably Forgot About

This 2003-2004 SVT Cobra Terminator Is the Car You Probably Forgot About

Savagegeese dissects the Cobra Terminator like nobody did before

The SVT Cobra Terminator was the end result of SVT boss John Coletti’s impression that the at-that-time new Mustang wasn’t quite up to the task performance-wise. So the 2002 Cobra R&D was sent from Team Mustang to Team SVT, and what came out, well, you know pretty darn well what came out.

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This RX Vision - 918 Mashup Is Proof Mazda and Porsche Should Build a Hypercar Together

This RX Vision - 918 Mashup Is Proof Mazda and Porsche Should Build a Hypercar Together

Looks aside, care to think what might power this thing?

It’s easy to get yourself lost in the sea of digital renders popping up these days on the interwebs. With artists becoming more and more visible, we’re constantly bombarded with wannabe futuristic vehicles, modern twists brought to classic cars, or simply all-new concoctions that are never going to see daylight in real life.

Now try to guess where this Mazda RX Vision GT3 - Porsche 918 Spyderhodgepodge fits in.

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This Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Rendering Is What the Next-Gen AMG GT Should Be

This Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Rendering Is What the Next-Gen AMG GT Should Be

While visually attractive, this SLR design has virtually zero chances of becoming a real car

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was, if you wish, an example of fusion (car) food done right. A stint between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, the SLR had one paramount task - two, in fact.

On one hand, it had to pay proper respect to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, while on the other, it had to generate F1 race car-level thrills on public road even for the noob driver. For that, it packed a 617-horsepower supercharged V-8 and an all-carbon fiber chassis, among other delicacies.

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This 1997 Acura Integra Type R Review Will Have You Willing to Pay $60,000 for One

This 1997 Acura Integra Type R Review Will Have You Willing to Pay $60,000 for One

Looking at the used Integra Type R market, that’s not a hefty price, trust us

If you could get into the possession of a ’90s Japanese sports car without paying a dime, what would it be? For some, the poison would be the Acura Integra Type R because 1) the car’s an icon and a blast to drive and 2) used Integra Type Rs cost an arm and a leg these days.

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