All About The Hellephant Crate Engine and Why You Should Care
Mopar made an enormous splash at SEMA this year, revealing the most powerful crate engine to ever come from an OEM. It’s called the Hellephant, and it’s got enough muscle to outrun just about anything on four wheels. But we wanted to know - what makes it tick, and how does it compare to what’s already out there? What’s more, where exactly will this thing find a home?
2018 Paris Motor Show - Worst In Show
The 2018 Paris Motor Show presented all its gems. Now, apart from hundreds of awesome presentations, great novelties, news, and cars, I am pressed to find the five worst of the show. So, I sunk into the depths of the Internet and my mind and found cars I could maybe describe as underwhelming. Worst? Well, maybe.
Interestingly enough, my list was populated by some of the most amazing manufacturers on earth. The reasoning behind the list is a simple one. I listed here all the cars I don’t actually find worthy of a car show such as the Paris Motor Show due to the lack of real novelties or proper updates.
2018 Paris Motor Show - Best In Show
The 2018 Paris motor show, officially called the “Mondial de l’Auto,” always provides cool car premieres and this year was no exception, in spite of the many notable absences. But even without manufacturers like Ford, Mazda, Volkswagen, Volvo or even Bentley among others, it provided plenty of new metal for us to examine.
PSA managed to shine on home territory, thanks to the lovely Peugeot e-Legend concept and 508 SW, as well as the new DS3 Crossback, but BMW also took center stage with three production car premieres. Mercedes showed off several new models too, including the EQC all-electric SUV and Skoda launched its first RS-badged SUV alongside the bold Vision RS concept.
Out of all the debuts from the show, I’ve tried to narrow it down to just five cars; here are the five most notable premieres.
Among the eminence of the automotive celebutante of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, a number of strange cars and unusual record-breaking efforts took place.
Porsche, Land Rover, Volkswagen, and McLaren took the show by a storm, but that hill climb, and the estate as a whole, saw so many oddities and extremes. I had to pick at least five of the best.
There’s a Car For Everyone: Some of the Most Interesting Vehicles We Saw at The Goodwood Festival of Speed
Every year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed brings out all sorts of automotive characters, and this year didn’t disappoint. We saw world debuts, concept vehicles, and some of the finest exotic cars in the world. On a more entertaining level, we also saw some interesting rides, some of which captured our hearts in different ways. Whether it’s an autonomous muscle car that had a slow and hilarious run up the hill or a jacked up, NASCAR-spec pickup truck driven by a former professional wrestler, there was no shortage of interesting rides that showed up at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
5 New Supercars Showing up at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed is taking place this week, and there are going to be some fine machinery making an appearance at the four-day long event. We’ve already been clued in on some expected headliners, including the debuts of the Porsche 911 Speedster and McLaren 600LT. But some lesser-known automakers are bringing their prized exotics to the grounds of Goodwood House. Whether it’s the Brabham BT62 or the Apollo Intensa Emozione, there’s going to be no shortage of supercars that will be in attendance at one of the industry’s most highly anticipated events.
2018 New York International Auto Show - Worst In Show
We saw loads of good stuff at the New York International Auto Show this year, including a variety of sultry luxury machines like the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport and Audi RS5 Sportback, not to mention the stunning new Essentia EV GT concept from Genesis. However, as is inevitable these days, we found plenty of less-than-desirable debuts as well, five of which we’ve listed here for your communal derision.
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2018 Geneva International Motor Show - Worst In Show
We went a little gaga in our list of the best debuts from the 2018 Geneva International Auto Show, including no less than five honorable mentions in addition to our regular list of five winners. But, as is tradition, we must now don our collective troll faces and single out those rides that not only failed to make the cut, but also elicited our ire and dismay. So read on for our list of the Worst In Show from Switzerland this year, and don’t forget to post your opinion in the comments!
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What To Expect At The 2018 Chicago Auto Show
We’re just a day away from the big sheet pulls at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and as each of the major automakers descend upon the Windy City, we’re gearing up and getting ready for all the good things to come with the following preview article. Included is six select models, including concepts, production vehicles, and a few special editions. Hit the jump to see what’s on the way.
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An Onslaught Of New Japanese Cars To Debut At The Detroit Auto Show
With so many Japanese brands building cars in the U.S. over the past few years, it’s a funny thing to think about that old rivalry between imports and domestic makes in this country. But indeed, that rivalry will be on full display at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, which is slated to kick off in just a few week’s time. Heading the list of debuts will be the traditional collection of crossovers and SUVs, but concepts, hybrids, and even a sedan or two will join them on the show floor this year, each vying for attention on the home turf of Ford and General Motors. As such, we’ve collected five of the biggest debuts hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun that are worthy of your attention in the following list. Let us know your favorites in the comments below.
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Five Cars From BMW, Volkswagen, And Mercedes You Won’t Want To Miss In Detroit
There’s no shortage of interesting and excellent debuts at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show this year, with highlights including a boatload of new trucks and SUVs, several enticing new models from the big Japanese automakers, and even some unexpected all-electrics taking a spot alongside the traditional Motor City muscle cars. Eager to get in on the action for themselves, the big German makes will also attend, with a variety of Teutonic offerings spanning the luxury segment, the sports segment, and the more affordable commuter segment. As such, we’ve lined up five Germanic debuts not to miss at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.
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Truck & 4WD Life: Rides In Detroit You Won’t Want To Miss!
Alternately known as the North American International Auto Show, the Detroit Auto Show is one of the most important auto-related events this side of the Atlantic, bringing together makes from around the world to show off their various wares and entice stateside consumers with the latest and greatest before they hit the showroom. Considering Detroit is home turf for Ford and General Motors, this town makes for the perfect venue to bring out new and updated SUVs and trucks, and indeed, the debut roster this year is heavy with entries from both of these popular segments. If you want a machine that rides tall and is capable no matter the job, Detroit is a great place to look, so to get you excited, we’ve compiled the following list of new SUVs and trucks slated to appear in Motor City in 2018.
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The Expected And The Unexpected Headed To The Detroit Auto Show
With the 2018 auto show season now in full swing, most of the major automakers around the world are once again planning their annual pilgrimage to Michigan, birthplace of ’Merican muscle, Motor City – Detroit. This is a city practically dripping with auto heritage, and as such, the domestic makes are offering 2018 Detroit Auto Show attendees a chance to get up close and personal with the latest and greatest V-8-powered RWD sports machines with a red, white, and blue soul. However, alongside the traditional tire-shredding performance machines, this year’s event will also include a few unexpected debuts, ranging from luxury-infused top-dollar land yachts to a Chinese-built battery-powered concept. It’s a new world out there, and even a bastion of the old school like Detroit isn’t immune to change. With that said, read on for a few expected (an unexpected) debuts headed to the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
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2017 New York International Auto Show – Visitor’s Guide
With the excitement of the Geneva International Auto Show now gone, it’s time for the U.S. to keep the ball rolling with the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). This is the place to be for East Coast enthusiasts and buyers, promising a huge number of cars on display and copious activities to sate your auto appetite. To get you pumped, we’re giving you the full rundown on all the big debuts, plus the details required if you wanna go there to see it happen in person.
As in years past, the 2017 NYIAS is expected to draw over a million attendees onto the show floor, where roughly 1,000 vehicles are spread across 950,00 square feet of exhibit space. All the major brands are there, while niche makes like Koenigsegg, Rimac Automobili, Spyker, and Lucid Motors are also on hand.
Read on for the details.
Updated 04/20/17: That’s a wrap from New York, folks! We’ve updated the guide with all the latest, check it out!
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Seven Wallet-Friendly Cars Unveiled in Geneva
The 2017 Geneva Motor Show has come to an end and it’s pretty obvious that this year’s event has been a massive success. With more than 60 vehicles on display, Geneva once again proved why its among the most important auto shows of the year.
But, while we drooled upon supercars like the Ferrari 812 Superfast, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, and McLaren 720S, Geneva also brought us quite a few cars for the average Joe. They might not be as spectacular when it comes to performance and technology, but they’re equally important to the automotive industry and deserve all the attention they can get.
Geneva may seem like an event that’s about the glitz and glamour of luxury and performance cars more than anything else, but this is mostly because we all dream of owning cars that can go fast, and keep us comfortable and connected with the latest gadgets. But, once we stop dreaming, we realize that we can’t afford a Lamborghini Huracan and that our daily driver is no-nonsense compact. When that moment comes, have a look at the cool, yet affordable cars you might have missed while rushing to find out how fast the Huracan is around the Nurburgring.
You might need a new daily driver soon. Just saying...
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