Chris Forsberg’s 370Z Rally Car Tribute: Sideways Gravel Shreds!
Believe it or not, Nissan is no stranger to rally racing. Back in 1996, the Japanese company raced at the Paris-Dakar Rally with a modded Terrano, albeit with zero success.
However, back in 1970, Nissan took a Datsun Bluebird 510 and made it into a rally car - dubbed the 1600SS - that won the East-African Safari Rally. One year after, in 1971, Nissan came back with a safari-style version of the 240Z. It, too, won the rally. That particular car is celebrated today with a one-off build based on the 370Z.
2021 Ares Design S1
The Ares Design S1 is an upcoming supercar built by Ares Design, the company led by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar. The exotic-looking S1 is based on the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette, borrowing the chassis, engine, gearbox, and electronic underpinnings from the American mid-engined sports car. Powered by a reworked, naturally aspirated V-8, the S1 packs 705 horsepower, some 200 horses more than the Corvette C8. Is the S1 just a beefed-up Corvette or a brand-new vehicle with Chevy underpinnings? Let’s find out in the review below.
BMW Made the 4 Series Ugly Because It’s Okay With You Making It Look Better
It’s been a while since the 4 Series was launched and understandably, some people haven’t been able to get over its looks - yeah, we’re looking at you, bucktooth grille. BMW, on the other hand, seems to have accepted the 4er’s polarizing nature and has no problem whatsoever if customers modify the coupe’s front design.
Kia Builds Two Sorento Concepts To Prove Its Wild Nature
Kia’s rise in the car world has been nothing sort of spectacular and we can clearly see it today in cars such as the Telluride or the all-new 2021 Sorento. Speaking of which, the Koreans’ American arm has been brewing two Sorento-based off-road concepts and we can’t get enough of their coolness. Meet the Sorento Yosemite Edition and Zion Edition.
The Totem Electric GT Is A Guilt-Free Alternative To the Alfa Romeo GTA
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is an all-time classic. Based on the Giulia Berlina of the mid-’60s, this sporty two-door model racked up countless wins for Alfa Romeo on the tracks where the GTA built its giant-killer reputation.
Now, some 55 years later, Totem Automobili is finally ready to reveal to us the Electric GT, a hand-built, modern take on the GTA that packs 518 electric horsepower and 518 and 692 pound-feet of torque. Detractors, however, argue this is nothing more but an exercise in automotive sacrilege. Read on to find out why.
2020 Mini Countryman X-raid
Mini owners aren’t exactly off-road nuts, not even when their cars come fitted with Mini’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive. That, however, might change with a little input from Dakar Rally specialist X-raid.
The team behind Mini’s resounding victories at Dakar is now using its rally and motorsport expertise to beef up your Countryman. You know, in case grocery-getting becomes boring.
Sing Praise to Prior Design As They Fix the BMW M4’s Grille
It’s safe to say that BMW’s new take on the front grille for the 4 Series, M3, and M4 has rapidly split its fan base in two camps. Even we raised a lot of eyebrows while looking at the press photos but a recent first contact review with the 4 Series taught us that the loathed grille looks a lot better in the metal.
Still, this aspect hasn’t stopped Prior Design from developing a fix for those wanting a more traditional grille approach on their M4.
Ares Design Looks To Fix All That’s Wrong with the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
It’s one thing to have the likes of Callaway turn your Corvette into a shooting brake or simply slap it with a widebody kit and it’s a whole different affair to turn the coupe into an out-and-out speedster.
That said, Ares Design doesn’t seem to get any rest when it comes to tweaking the C8 Corvette. The tuner’s latest project is all about turning the C8 Corvette into a sleek and quick speedster.
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S by Techart
TechArt has had the new 911 Turbo and Turbo S in its sights for a while now and it’s finally time for the Porsche-savvy tuner to unload the goodies.
The TechArt treatment for the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S is a comprehensive one and touches on almost every aspect, from exterior tweaks to a power bump and mechanical upgrades.
Lexus J201 Concept
Check Out The Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer Built For Rapper Future
If you’re a fan of restomods, you probably know that Ringbrothers is one of the best names in the business. The Wisconsin-based company is know for building tremendous restomod vehicles out of classic muscle cars, all of which stole the show at specific events across the U.S. in recent years. But the company also has an affinity for old American SUVs like the Chevrolet K5 Blazer. A while back they built the Seaker, a 430-horsepower, LS3-powered Blazer. Come 2020 and Ringbrothers unveiled a new custom SUV designed for American rapper and singer Future.
Here’s the Bonkers ’69 Ford Mustang That You Never Knew Existed
2021 Audi RS4-S Avant By ABT
ABT’s love for Audi continues, and this time, the result is a quicker and more powerful RS4 Avant. Called the RS4-S, the German wagon has been given some steroids and additional equipment by the Kempten-based aftermarket tuner.
Apart from the power boost, the RS4 also comes with an ABT exhaust system, carbon fiber elements, new wheels, and so on. Is this one of the best aftermarket RS4s we’ve seen in recent times?
Manhart MH4 GTR One-Off
BMW’s M4 DTM Champion Edition is a rare breed of a car. Introduced in 2006 to celebrate Marco Wittmann’s DTM championship win, the M4 DTM Champion Edition was as incredible as it was limited. Only 200 examples exist, but all 200 were developed not only to look more aggressive than the previous-generation M4 but, more importantly, to be much more powerful.
The 493-horsepower M4 DTM Champion Edition was a beast, but even beasts can grow bigger claws. That’s where Manhart Racing comes into the fold. The German tuner known for its impressive programs for BMW models has prepared a tuning program for the special edition M4. The kit includes new wheels, interior upgrades, and, of course, a software tune to the coupe’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine.
2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class By Kahn Automobiles
Kahn Automobiles is back with another customized creation - this time it’s the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The automaker’s pickup truck attempt wasn’t very successful, but mods like this make the truck look desirable.
The X-Class by Kahn Automobiles has been customized aesthetically and doesn’t receive any mechanical changes. The company claims that the ethos behind the truck is ‘catwalk chic’ (whatever that is), but the end result looks pretty neat.
This Hayabusa-Powered Fiat 500 Is Exactly What the World Needs Today
The Fiat 500 isn’t a car that you’d consider a fast and powerful one. In its raciest form, the 500 boasts a 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir engine that produces 135 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Those are decent figures for a car that can do supermarket or drugstore runs, but it’s not exactly a car that can make a statement in a hill climb race.
So, what is there to do if you have a 500 and you want to run roughshod over whatever hill climb course you choose? You take a page out of Roman Gurschler’s playbook and you turn your cutesy 500 into a 4x4 monster.