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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If You Buy a 2022 Mazda2 In Europe, You're Basically Buying a Toyota Yaris

If You Buy a 2022 Mazda2 In Europe, You’re Basically Buying a Toyota Yaris

Mazda is willing to expand its range and Toyota might lend a hand

The partnership between Toyota and Mazda might spawn a new car, one that’s going to replace the current Mazda2 sold in Europe. If the rumors are true, then the new Mazda2 could be based on the Yaris Hybrid supermini.

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Learn Everything About the Ferrari SF90 From The Man In Charge of Its Design

Learn Everything About the Ferrari SF90 From The Man In Charge of Its Design

The SF90 isn’t just beautiful - it’s also a very efficient air-cutting machine

Ferrari is giving us a guided digital tour of the SF90 Spider with valuable inputs from Flavio Manzoni, the company’s design chief who has signed his name on the likes of F12 Berlinetta, 812 Superfast, and Monza SP1 and SP2.

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Here's What It's Like to Live With the Taycan In Real Life

Here’s What It’s Like to Live With the Taycan In Real Life

Switching to an EV requires some adapting, which has its ups and downs

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?

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2020 MINI Vision Urbanaut Concept

2020 MINI Vision Urbanaut Concept

Will the citizens of the future spend time in mobile living rooms? MINI thinks so

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.

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Lamborghini's V-12 Isn't Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

Lamborghini’s V-12 Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

Sant’Agata Bolognese understands all about treasuring one’s heritage so the V-12 will stay, but assisted by electricity

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.

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Here's What the 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth From An Alternate Universe Looks Like

Here’s What the 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth From An Alternate Universe Looks Like

Ford never built such thing as a Mustang Cosworth but still, what if?

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.

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The Maserati Rekall Can Become a Reality Only If You're Willing to Pay for It

The Maserati Rekall Can Become a Reality Only If You’re Willing to Pay for It

And no, Maserati isn’t bringing back the Shamal

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.

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A New Rendering Shows How Much Potential the 2022 Subaru BRZ Really Has

A New Rendering Shows How Much Potential the 2022 Subaru BRZ Really Has

Yes, it’s dressed in STI attire with that cool 22B vibe to it

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.

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2021 Audi TTS Coupé and Roadster competition plus

2021 Audi TTS Coupé and Roadster competition plus

More power and slicker looks for the European Audi TTS

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.

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2020 Bugatti Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel”

2020 Bugatti Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel”

Here to celebrate Bugatti’s connections with aviation and legendary pilots

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.

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Honda Had a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve When Designing The 2022 Honda Civic

Honda Had a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve When Designing The 2022 Honda Civic

The interior and powertrain are still covered in mystery, but the exterior has a nice story

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.

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Kia Builds Two Sorento Concepts To Prove Its Wild Nature

Kia Builds Two Sorento Concepts To Prove Its Wild Nature

These aren’t going into production but we would love it if they did

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.

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

The Maybach-ed S-Class is back and it’s full of chrome this time around

If we’re being honest here, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was just a matter of when not if. So here it is in all its chrome-y flashiness, coming to satisfy the needs and desires of those who believe the regular S-Class simply won’t cut it.

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2021 Toyota Mirai

2021 Toyota Mirai

Two trim levels, rear-wheel-drive architecture, and sleeker looks

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.

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2021 Audi SQ5 TDI

2021 Audi SQ5 TDI

Yes, TDI, because in Europe diesel is still a thing and Audi wants to capitalize on that

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.

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Lego And McLaren Show Senna GTR Technic Set And We're Reaching for Our Credit Cards

Lego And McLaren Show Senna GTR Technic Set And We’re Reaching for Our Credit Cards

830 pieces of track fury right on our desks

The Senna GTR can now write all the history it wants both on the race track and on your desk. Lego is partnering up with the British supercar maker on a Technic set that will recreate the Senna GTR using the tiny plastic bricks we all know and love.

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Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic

Garage Italia Just Made the Dallara Stradale Jet-Tastic

Dallara’s street-legal rocket gets fancy clothes to celebrate the Frecce Tricolori

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.

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The 2021 Audi SQ2 Combines Fresh Looks With Better Tech

The 2021 Audi SQ2 Combines Fresh Looks With Better Tech

Audi’s nimble SQ2 gets a mild mid-cycle facelift meant to keep it fresh and customers interested

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.

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2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sorento

New turbo engine, no V-6, and a plug-in hybrid variant: meet the 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.

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2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai’s best-selling car is out for Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V blood

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.

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You Might Want to Think Twice About Putting Big Wheels On Your EV

You Might Want to Think Twice About Putting Big Wheels On Your EV

More specifically, range is going to take a hit

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.

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This Audi RS6 GTO Is the Car We All Deserve But Can't Have

This Audi RS6 GTO Is the Car We All Deserve But Can’t Have

That’s what happens when trainees are allowed to run wild in a design studio

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.

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2021 Aznom Palladium

2021 Aznom Palladium

Not an SUV, but an all-terrain sedan that looks kind of deformed

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.

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Is This REALLY The Fastest Nissan 350Z On The Planet?

Is This REALLY The Fastest Nissan 350Z On The Planet?

Hard to tell, but it’s definitely one of the best-sounding 350Zs out there

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.

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The 2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl Just Redefined Gorgeous

The 2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl Just Redefined Gorgeous

Sweet way to bring back a rare color, Acura!

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?

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Restoring a Lamborghini Countach Die-Cast Is Hard Work, But The Result Will Leave You Drooling

Restoring a Lamborghini Countach Die-Cast Is Hard Work, But The Result Will Leave You Drooling

Just like the real Countach, scale models are intriguing to watch – when done right, of course

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.

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Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?

Is This BMW M4 Slaughtered or Innovation At Its Finest?

We’re inclined to believe it’s the second

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.

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A Ferrari F40 and a McLaren P1? You HAVE To See This Drag Race

A Ferrari F40 and a McLaren P1? You HAVE To See This Drag Race

Quite old meets not-so-new-anymore in top-shelf race off the line

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.

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Ladies: Buy Your Man This Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO Set and He'll Definitely Do the Dishes for a Year

Ladies: Buy Your Man This Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO Set and He’ll Definitely Do the Dishes for a Year

We’re getting another Lego Ecto-1 set and this time, bigger means better

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.

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The Bentley Brand As You Know It Is On The Verge of Death

The Bentley Brand As You Know It Is On The Verge of Death

Get a W12-powered Continental GT while you still can!

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.

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You Can Now Have a Matching Plane and 911 Turbo S Because Opulence

You Can Now Have a Matching Plane and 911 Turbo S Because Opulence

For when you need to match your aircraft with your landcraft

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.

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2021 Audi Q8 TFSI E Quattro (Hybrid)

2021 Audi Q8 TFSI E Quattro (Hybrid)

Audi is rounding up the Q8 range with a plug-in 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.

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Gordon Murray T.50 or Aston Martin Valkyrie? What Would You Pick?

Gordon Murray T.50 or Aston Martin Valkyrie? What Would You Pick?

Chris Harris is having a hard time making up his mind, so we’re asking you

It sucks being a rich dude these days. All these cars to choose from, each trying to wink at you in its own way, lots of decisions, decisions, decisions. So let’s say you had unlimited funds. What would you pick? The T.50 or the Valk?

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The 5 Fastest RC Cars You Can Buy Today

The 5 Fastest RC Cars You Can Buy Today

Get one of these and you’ll earn the bragging rights among your mates

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.

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It's Not a Flying DeLorean Time Machine, But A Real Car That Has Finally Taken Flight

It’s Not a Flying DeLorean Time Machine, But A Real Car That Has Finally Taken Flight

Meet Klein Vision’s AirCar and its successful maiden 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.

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2021 KTM X-Bow GTX

2021 KTM X-Bow GTX

All-carbon-fiber race car with Audi five-cylinder power

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.

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The Man Behind the Maserati MC12 Shares Thoughts On the New MC20

The Man Behind the Maserati MC12 Shares Thoughts On the New MC20

Turns out the MC20 lacks some drama and distinctiveness

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.

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This Is Probably The Cleanest Acura NSX Type R That You've Ever Seen

This Is Probably The Cleanest Acura NSX Type R That You’ve Ever Seen

It’s amazing how far artful restoration can take a car that’s almost 30 years old

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.

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2020 Mini Countryman X-raid

2020 Mini Countryman X-raid

Dakar know-how brought straight to your daily driver

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.

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The Ford Escape ST Could Humble The VW Tiguan R and Hyundai Tucson N Line

The Ford Escape ST Could Humble The VW Tiguan R and Hyundai Tucson N Line

And guess what: Ford actually likes the idea of an ST-badged Escape

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.”

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Sing Praise to Prior Design As They Fix the BMW M4's Grille

Sing Praise to Prior Design As They Fix the BMW M4’s Grille

BMW’s bucktooth grille design leaves a lot of room for tuners to fill in

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.

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Ares Design Looks To Fix All That's Wrong with the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

Ares Design Looks To Fix All That’s Wrong with the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette

Looks like the C8 ’Vette is already a suitable platform for such ample conversions

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.

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S by Techart

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S by Techart

This subtle tuning treatment covers all areas, basically

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.

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This Alpine A110 Almost Sounds Like an F1 Car

This Alpine A110 Almost Sounds Like an F1 Car

It is actually part car, part motorcycle

Some people acquire retro cars and turn them into glorified garage queens in the wake of a thorough restoration process. Some people acquire retro cars and turn them into hillclimb monsters. Care to guess which way Javi Graña went with his Alpine A110?

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That's It - AMG Should Definitely Take On Ferrari and McLaren

That’s It - AMG Should Definitely Take On Ferrari and McLaren

Until the AMG One hits the shelves, we’re stuck in Render Land

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.

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2021 BMW 4 Series Track Review: Sharper Than Ever

2021 BMW 4 Series Track Review: Sharper Than Ever

Say what you will about the bucktooth grille; the new BMW 4 Series remains a class act of dynamic balance

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.

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The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Just Got an Appetizing Boost In Performance

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Just Got an Appetizing Boost In Performance

Whenever electrification is involved, you can bet Porsche will take it to the extreme

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.

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700 Horsepower - Is That Enough for the Audi RS E-Tron GT?

700 Horsepower - Is That Enough for the Audi RS E-Tron GT?

Even more, is that enough to pique the customer’s interest?

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.

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Maserati Needs to Build Cars Like This GT Targa

Maserati Needs to Build Cars Like This GT Targa

Let’s forget about the MC20 for a second, shall we?

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.

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Quit Wasting Time And Learn The Real Story Behind the GMC Syclone

Quit Wasting Time And Learn The Real Story Behind the GMC Syclone

This right here, ladies and gentlemen, is the GMC Syclone in all its glory

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.

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Someone Finally Talked Some Sense Into Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross' Designers

Someone Finally Talked Some Sense Into Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’ Designers

The 2021 Eclipse Cross’ mid-life design is still funky, but better

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.

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2020 Renault Megane eVision

2020 Renault Megane eVision

Renault details plans about its future EVs with the eVision prototype

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.

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We Drove 8 Electric Cars Over 1200 Miles in Real Conditions So You Don't Have To

We Drove 8 Electric Cars Over 1200 Miles in Real Conditions So You Don’t Have To

As it turns out, not all electric cars are created equal

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.

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Watch a Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi 80 V8 BiTurbo Duke It Out Autocross Style

Watch a Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi 80 V8 BiTurbo Duke It Out Autocross Style

Yes, Lamborghinis can autocross

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.

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2021 Opel/Vauxhall Crossland

2021 Opel/Vauxhall Crossland

Simpler name and a new face: meet the revised 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.

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2020 Subaru Gymkhana STI

2020 Subaru Gymkhana STI

There’s a new kid on the Gymkhana block and it comes from Subaru

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.

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Makes the Standard GTI Look Like a Girl's Car

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Makes the Standard GTI Look Like a Girl’s Car

Volkswagen pumps even more goodness into the Golf GTI

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.

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This 1400HP R32 Nissan Skyline Left The Track to Be a Hillclimb Monster

This 1400HP R32 Nissan Skyline Left The Track to Be a Hillclimb Monster

To be honest, a drag race wasn’t what the R32 was built for in the first place

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.

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Lexus J201 Concept

Lexus J201 Concept

The LX570 like you’ve never seen it before

In an exercise of imagination, Lexus let its designers concoct the J201 Concept, an out-and-out overlanding monster set to make a debut at the Rebelle Rally. Oh, and it’s fitted with a supercharged V-8, in case you wanted to know.

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2021 Peugeot 508 PSE

2021 Peugeot 508 PSE

A Peugeot with 355 horsepower? Yes, it exists

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.

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Here's the Bonkers '69 Ford Mustang That You Never Knew Existed

Here’s the Bonkers ’69 Ford Mustang That You Never Knew Existed

Owned and hooned by Vaught Gittin Jr himself

Vaughn Gittin Jr is a man of surprises. When he’s not slicing tires in his Formula D Mustang RTR or drifting the Nurburgring in a Ford Raptor, Mr. Gittin drives the insane all-metal ’69 Ford Mustang RTR-X.

Yes, we know, you never heard of it.

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The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Is Actually Very Low Stock

The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock Is Actually Very Low Stock

Basically, it’s way rarer than a Dodge Demon

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.

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Audi Is Dead Serious About Catching Up With Tesla

Audi Is Dead Serious About Catching Up With Tesla

Enter Project Artemis

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.

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Group B Rally Toyota Corolla Looks Ready To Feast on Gravel

Group B Rally Toyota Corolla Looks Ready To Feast on Gravel

Who would you pick to drive it? We’re thinking Sébastien Loeb or Walter Rohrl

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?

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This Porsche 356 Is All The Eye Candy You Need This Week!

This Porsche 356 Is All The Eye Candy You Need This Week!

Porsche’s first sportscar continues to delight to this day

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.

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2020 Hyundai RM20e

2020 Hyundai RM20e

Hyundai is setting its sights on electric racing with an absolute beast: meet the 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.

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Can You Guess What Cars Inspired the Beijing Radiance?

Can You Guess What Cars Inspired the Beijing Radiance?

Remember the Infiniti Qs Inspiration concept from April 2019?

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.

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BMW Chops Off the 4 Series' Roof and Makes It the 2021 4 Series Convertible

BMW Chops Off the 4 Series’ Roof and Makes It the 2021 4 Series Convertible

The front grille remains of the bucktooth variety, though

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.

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The BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe Just Got Some New Competition

The BMW X4 and Mercedes GLC Coupe Just Got Some New Competition

This is Audi’s response to the likes of BMW X4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé

Audi is giving the Q5 the Sportback treatment but we won’t see it on the streets earlier than mid-2021. The Q5 Sportback carries on the SUV coupe theme we’ve seen from so many carmakers, so here’s all you need to know about it.

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Is This Impressive Rendering A Look Into The Future of Mercedes?

Is This Impressive Rendering A Look Into The Future of Mercedes?

The year is 2035 and Mercedes-Benz is selling this: do you buy one?

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.

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The Ford Mustang's V-8 Is Here to Stay - At Least For Now, Anyway

The Ford Mustang’s V-8 Is Here to Stay - At Least For Now, Anyway

Nope, Ford is not axing its V-8s

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.

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Doug DeMuro Reviews the Lamborghini Centenario And You Have to See It

Doug DeMuro Reviews the Lamborghini Centenario And You Have to See It

The Centenario is the kind of car that could just as well have debuted in 2030

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.

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2021 Ford Puma ST

2021 Ford Puma ST

Your Fiesta ST on stilts is served

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.

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It's Never Boring When You Put a McLaren 720S and a Ferrari F8 On the Quarter-Mile

It’s Never Boring When You Put a McLaren 720S and a Ferrari F8 On the Quarter-Mile

These cars are so evenly-matched on paper that we have no idea what to expect from a drag race

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.

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The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 Has Some Interesting Thoughts on the Ferrari Roma

The Man Behind the Ferrari F430 Has Some Interesting Thoughts on the Ferrari Roma

The Roma might be one of the best-looking grand tourers on the market, but it’s not a perfect 10

Don’t get us wrong. We absolutely love what Ferrari did with the styling as far as the Roma is concerned. However, while acknowledging the Roma’s sleek lines, Frank Stephenson also argues that from his standpoint, it could have been even better.

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M Performance Parts for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Take Extreme Even Further

M Performance Parts for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Take Extreme Even Further

If stock isn’t your thing and you don’t trust tuners, M Performance could be the best compromise

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.

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Take a 20-Minute Vacation With the 2020 Drako GTE

Take a 20-Minute Vacation With the 2020 Drako GTE

Is the Drako GTE worth the $1.3 million price tag, though?

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.

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The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prove That More Power Doesn't Mean More Speed

The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prove That More Power Doesn’t Mean More Speed

The new M3 and M4 brothers aren’t too different from their predecessors performance-wise, but will make a difference in other areas

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.

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The BMW M3 And M4 Can Finally Be Optioned With AWD

The BMW M3 And M4 Can Finally Be Optioned With AWD

Following the footsteps of the BMW M5, the 2021 M3 and 2021 M4 get a smart all-wheel drive setup for the first time ever

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.

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Cool Car for Sale: 1991 Lamborghini Diablo GT Tribute

Cool Car for Sale: 1991 Lamborghini Diablo GT Tribute

Few - if any - 1990s supercars were crazier than the Lamborghini Diablo, but the Diablo GT was something else

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.

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VinFast President: An Old BMW X5 With a GM V-8 That's Built In Vietnam

VinFast President: An Old BMW X5 With a GM V-8 That’s Built In Vietnam

Not only built in Vietnam but in limited numbers, too

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.

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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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