South OC Cars and Coffee - Why It’s The Largest Weekly Car Show in the World
There are a million different things to do on a Saturday morning in Southern California. Being the center of the automotive universe, the area holds no shortage of car events on a daily basis. Yet, there is one weekly event held in Orange County that stands well above the rest: South OC Cars and Coffee.
Held every Saturday morning at 9 AM sharp at the San Clemente Outlets, this event brings out the best rides in the world on a regular basis. The absolute best part of the event? It’s completely free. There isn’t even registration. There is only one thing expected of attendees: respecting the location.
Pagani Zonda Revo Barchetta Brings Back A Long-Dead and Iconic Name
When it comes to the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the models Pagani displayed there, the first model that comes to mind is of course the Huayra Codalunga - a modern interpretation of the 1960s Le Mans race car. In fact, even the Huayra R was presented at the show. But very few know that Pagani brought back the Zonda name with the launch of a one-off model called Zonda Revo Barchetta.
Jenson Button Will Drive Updated Radford Type 62-2 At Goodwood Festival of Speed
Radford announced the Type 62-2 back in 2021. For those of you who do not remember, the Type 62-2 is a sports car based on the Lotus Evora that takes inspiration from the iconic 1960’s Lotus Type 62 racecar – hence the name. Only 62 units will be offered worldwide, and as previously reported, 12 of them will be offered with a special livery: John Player Special (JPS).
An updated version of the Type 62-2 will be on display at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will also climb the hill. The model will be driven by British racing driver Jenson Button.
New De Tomaso P72 Prototype to Lake Como Comes With Evolutionary Design Changes
The words De Tomaso is almost immediately associated with "Pantera." While this is no doubt the best-known model, De Tomaso had a very interesting history. It was founded in 1959 by Argentine-born Alejandro de Tomaso and, in the beginning, it built various prototypes and racing cars. From there it went to developing sports cars and luxury vehicles, like the Mangusta and Pantera. It was owned by Maserati for a while, was later sold to Ford, and then eventually back to De Tomaso. In 2009, under new ownership, it changed its name to De Tomaso Automobili SpA, and then in 2014, rights to the De Tomaso brand were acquired by Norman Choi. Under this ownership, De Tomaso is preparing its comeback. In 2019, at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, it unveiled the P72 just in time to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary. Now we’re looking at an evolution of that prototype.
Mostro Barchetta Zagato Powered by Maserati Pays Tribute To The Legendary "Il Mostro"
Back in 2015 Maserati celebrated its 100th anniversary. As part of the anniversary event, Zagato unveiled the Maserati Mostro during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The car paid tribute to a unique race car Zagato crafted for Maserati in the 1950s. The car was requested by Stirling Moss and constructed together with the precious support of the aeronautic specialist Frank Costin. Also known as "il Mostro" (Italian for "the Monster"), the race car was raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, though it failed to finish. Still, it remained the most powerful front-engined race car in the world until modern times.
Seven years later, Zagato also announced the Mostro Barchetta - the convertible version of the 2015 Mostro. It will be unveiled at the same Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event iin the category concept cars & prototypes.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4xe
Jeep is offering a new High Altitude Package for the 2023 Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe and Summit Reserve 4xe models. The new model made its world debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show and will be available for order starting from the second half of 2022.
2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek
The 2022 New York Auto Show happened this week, and one of the first vehicles to break cover was from Nissan. It is a bolder, off-road-inspired version of the Pathfinder called the Pathfinder Rock Creek. It will go on sale in the summer of 2022, along with the complete 2023 Pathfinder lineup.
The Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept Debuts In New York
Genesis House, New York, witnessed the Korean luxury brand’s latest concept at the ongoing New York Auto Show. The Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept, like previous concepts of the company, showcases the latest in Genesis design language. Genesis Chief Creative Officer, Luc Donckerwolke, led the initiative to evolve the brand’s signature Athletic Elegance design, in what could foreshadow the first EV-only Genesis sports coupe.
The Chrysler Airflow Concept Wears Its Graphite Tux For The New York Auto Show
Do you remember the Airflow Concept Chrysler unveiled at the CES 2022? It was a first glimpse of the company’s future design philosophy, and also the first step into electrification. The automaker plans to fully electrify its lineup by 2028.
Three months later, the concept is back into focus, but this time wearing different finishes for both, the exterior and the interior. The new version, called the Airflow Graphite, made its world debut at the 2022 New York Auto Show.
2020 Koenigsegg Jesko
The Koenigsegg Jesko is the company’s latest supercar, third megacar, and spiritual successor to the iconic Agera. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the Jesko boasts a power-to-weight ratio greater than 1:1, which means its engine generates more horsepower than the car’s total curb weight in kilograms. Koenigsegg offered similar versions of the One:1 and Agera, but the Jesko takes things one step further with an impressive downforce rating of 2,205 pounds.
Named after Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, the Jesko marks the debut of the firm’s latest carbon-fiber chassis and nine-speed multi-clutch transmission. It’s also supposed to hit at least 300 mph according to Koenigsegg, so it could improve the Agera RS’ 277-mph world record really soon. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
2021 Koenigsegg Gemera
The 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera is a two-door, four-seat hypercar developed by the Swedish company that gave us the Agera, Regera, and Jesko. But unlike its siblings, and despite having only two doors, the 2021 Gemera offers seating for four. And it does so via four equally comfortable seats, so it’s not just a regular grand tourer. The 2021 Gemera boasts a hybrid drivetrain under the skin, comprising three electric motor and a three-cylinder engine. As shocking as it may sound, the three-cylinder generates 600 horsepower, making it the most powerful of its kind in production, and works on a variety of fuels, including CO2-neutral methanol. Overall, the hybrid drivetrain pumps out an amazing 1,700 horsepower and 2,581 pound-feet of torque. Let’s find out more about the world’s first practical megacar - aka Mega GT - in the review below.
2022 Miami Concours was awesome
The Miami Design district orgnize the coolest supercar meet on the east coast. Not only the location is super posh, very similar to what Rodeo Drive is to the Beverly Hills but the area is also showcasing some really cool architectural designs. Cars are coming from local dealer like Curated but also some owners participating with their own vehicle.
2022 Nissan Frontier Project Adventure
Nissan brought the Frontier to the North American market back in 1997 and since then more four million trucks were sold. With the new generation, the company has bigger hopes, as the new Frontier is the first one dedicated for the North American market and it is not shared with the global model.
At the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan revealed three concept cars that will prove that only the sky is the limit when it comes to the customization possibilities of the Frontier. The first one - Frontier Project 72X - pays tribute to the Datsun 720, and the second one Project Adventure was built to invite American customers to explore the amazing sceneries of the U.S., no matter where they are located.
This Black Package Completely Transforms The Way The Jeep Grand Cherokee L Looks
If you follow the automotive news, you probably know by now that the Chicago Auto Show is mostly about special editions and various packages. This year will, of course, be no exception.
Jeep, for example, will display a very cool-looking Jeep Grand Cherokee L equipped with a Limited Black Package. According to the automaker, it "pairs legendary Jeep 4x4 capability with unique Gloss Black exterior accents and features for a unique blacked-out appearance." Don’t let this statement fool you as the package only adds a few black elements.
2022 Nissan Frontier Project 72X
The 2022 Chicago Auto Show opened its doors today for the media, and in two days, it will also be opened for the public. There will surely be a few things to see in there, so go ahead and pay a visit if you can.
At the Nissan booth, for example, you will see a trio of concept cars, all based on the 2022 Frontier. All three concept cars were designed by Nissan Design America to show the unlimited customization possibilities with the truck.