Update: 2022 Maserati MC20 Cielo to Launch on May 25
One of the first open-top MC20 prototypes has left the gates of Maserati’s old Modena plant. They picked a different style for the car’s camouflage this time around with a blue cloud livery. I mean it is a convertible after all and this cloud theme probably signifies opening up to the blue skies.
Update 5/17/2022: Maserati has announced that the MC20 Spyder would officially go by the name "Cielo" and that it will be fully revealed on May 25, 2020.
The Fisker Ronin Will Birth Its Own Unique Segment
Fisker Automotive seems to have made it a mission to give us cars that defy current trends. While it certainly is risky business, the company’s latest creation – the Fisker Ronin – is one that might actually be embraced wholeheartedly by the public. That’s because the Fisker Ronin brings back a body style that we haven’t seen in over 50 years – the four-door convertible. Moreover, it boasts impressive figures, which could make even those looking at a Tesla Model S Plaid reconsider.
This Widebody Supra Has Fast and Furious Written All Over It
When Toyota announced the relaunch of the Supra name, everyone was hoping that the legendary “Fast and Furious” spirit of the A80 would also be revived. Of course, many people ended up disappointed when they realized that the new Supra is nothing more than just a rebadged BMW Z4. But, where Toyota failed, tuners are trying to make things right and some of them really end up making the Supra looking like it is ready to play a leading role once again.
A New Ford Thunderbird Could Serve As a Direct Rival to the Chevy C8 Corvette
Ford Thunderbird (or the T-bird) was announced for the first time in 1953 as a direct competitor to the just launched – at that time - Chevrolet Corvette. In just a year it went from an idea to a prototype and was unveiled to the public during the 1954 Detroit Auto Show. Sales started shortly after for the 1955 model year. The Thunderbird was produced without interruption for ten generations - from 1955 to 1997, then discontinued until it was brought back to life in 2002. However, the eleventh generation was produced only for 3 years, so in 2005 the name was discontinued again.
This 2023 BMW X6 Prototype is Hiding A Lot and Very Little at the Same Time
Pretty much all BMW models are going under the knife for a refresh. One of those models is the X6, and our spy photographers have spotted it testing again. This isn’t the first time it’s been spied, though. The facelift edX6 as well as the X6 M have been seen testing with camouflage several times. The X6 doesn’t seem to boast a lot of changes when compared to the outgoing model, but there is enough the keep it fresh for a year or two more.
This LS7-powered, 1965 C2 Corvette Proves There Is Still Place For Custom-Built Pro-Touring Muscle Cars
In how bad of a state does a car need to be in order to be given up on? Apparently, it doesn’t matter for Greg Thurman, who saved a 1965 C2 Corvette that has been sitting in the desert for 30 years with much of its body missing. If you are a purist and hope to see a fully-restored, all-authentic C2 Corvette, you will be disappointed, because when Greg finished with the C2 Corvette, it became what can only be described as the pinnacle of custom-built, Pro-Touring American muscle cars.
This 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance Offers the Same Performance as a 911 GT3 Cup
The future is electric, there is no doubt about that, and if the 911 will remain gas-powered for a little longer, things will be different for the entire 718 lineup. Porsche announced that as of 2025 both the 718 Cayman and Boxster will be replaced by an electric sports car. This will be the third electric car in Porsche’s lineup, next to the Taycan and the upcoming Macan EV.
A first glimpse at what the electric sports car could look like was offered back in 2021 when Porsche unveiled the Mission R Concept at the 2021 IAA Mobility show. Designed as a race car, the Mission R Concept has evolved even further, and it has now become the 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance – a running prototype that will celebrate its premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 23-26, 2022.
$39,990 Isn’t A Bad Starting Price For The 400-Horsepower Nissan Z!
After the seventh-gen Z broke cover in August last year, Nissan has, at long last, officially announced the prices of its long-awaited and much-hyped sports car. The 2023 Nissan Z will kick off with a starting price of $39,990 plus destination, which brings it to a grand total of $41,015.
The Subaru Legacy Evolves for 2023 with New Tech and a Fresh Face
With the SUV revolution, budget sedans are becoming rare and old. But, Subaru has kept the Legacy sedan alive by updating it for the 2023 model year. The updates include an aggressive front fascia, an updated driver assistance system called EyeSight, an updated infotainment system, and a turbocharged engine for the Sport trim. The updates were very important since it competes with well-known rivals such as the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Hyundai Sonata.
Lexus May Outgrow the Umbilical Cord That Tethers it to Toyota
Back in late-2021 when Toyota and Lexus showcased an entire range – by range we mean 17 – concepts, nobody was surprised to see so many SUVs. In fact, out of the 17 models revealed, only a handful were cars, and all but one of those cars were wearing a Lexus badge. The highlight of the entire event, if you discount that potential Toyota MR2 successor, was the Lexus Electrified Sport Concept. The sheer popularity of SUVs and crossovers mixed in with their ability to support larger batteries (and more range) means the potential for cars like the Lexus Electrified Sport is dwindling by the day. Fortunately, Lexus doesn’t see it that way, because to Lexus, SUVs aren’t everything.
The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors
With the Nissan Z about to go on sale, the Japanese company finally handed out press cars in order for us to find out how it stacks up to its competitors. Hagerty was lucky enough to get two cars – a manual and an automatic - and pit them not just against one another, but against a GR Supra, a Mustang Mach 1, and as a bonus, a 2010 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage. The results are as much surprising as they are not.
Lamborghini is Learning to Embrace the Challenges and Advantages of Going Electric
Brands like Lamborghini are synonymous with thoughts of exotic beauty, performance, and emotion. It’s that way by design, and all three factors have been brought together time and time again to form some of the world’s greatest cars. This holds true for modern cars like the Lamborghini Aventador, for example, or the Lamborghini Sian and the Lamborghini Urus. But, even if you look to the past, models like the Gallardo, Diablo, and the Murcielago all follow the same basic recipe: performance and beauty come together to create an emotional experience – an experience that is capable of striking deep into the heart of nearly every automotive enthusiast on the planet.
This time-tested recipe, however great it is, seems to be in danger as the industry shifts into full-scale electrification. Venturing into the unknown leaves us with doubt that the element of emotion can survive in a world without internal combustion engines. The truth is that it can, and it will, because brands like Lamborghini won’t let it die.
2023 Nissan Z Driven – What It’s Really Like to be Behind the Wheel
Nissan has taken everything it’s learned from the Z lineup thus far and improved on it in ways we never thought were possible. The old, aging V-6 is gone, only to be replaced by the same V-6 found in the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 with some major improvements. The same platform resides underneath, only it has been updated for improved handling, better safety, and more structural rigidity. Factor in the revised suspension, retro look, and impressive cabin, and this is arguably the best Z in existence.
Alfa Romeo Alfetta May Return As a Mid-Size Sedan, Sometime Between 2022 And 2026
The long-needed “good marriage” of Alfa Romeo is finally a fact. While the brand was in a rather rough spot, despite churning out a series of great models – the 4C, Giulia, and Stelvio – being under the banner of Stellantis is certainly opening new possibilities. By new possibilities, we mean new models, and, according to a 2021 article from Alfisticrew.com, Alfa Romeo may be working on another rear-wheel-drive, sports luxury sedan, and it may happen sometime between 2022 and 2026.
Volkswagen Puts America’s Big Three On Notice By Reviving the Scout Name For Its EV Brand
The original Scout was an off-road vehicle produced by International Harvester from 1961 to 1980. The model was built in two different generations and was offered as a two-door truck with a removable hardtop. It was aimed at models from Jeep. Many considered the Scout as one of the most influential vehicles ever made and the world’s first modern SUV.
These days it is actually very difficult to find a Scout in good condition, but don’t worry, Volkswagen has you covered.
The Delage D12 Has Record-Breaking Ambitions
Back in 2021, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS equipped with a Manthey performance kit became the fastest road-legal production sports car on the 13-mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife track. With a lap time of 6:43:30, the GT2 RS stole the title from the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series which did the same lap in 6:43:62 just a year before.
Many of you may have never heard about Delage lately, but for sure you will hear a lot about it soon. The company that built the D6 and the D6 in the 1930s is making a comeback, and it plans to do it in style. In an interview with Motor1 Laurent Tapie, French entrepreneur, and the new CEO of Delage, announced that the company plans to beat the street-legal record around Nurburgring with its future supercar, the D12.
Say Hello to The Tesla ’Model T’, The Most Ridiculous Model 3 You’ll Ever See
Almost anything with Tesla stamped on it is hot these days, and the EV auto giant’s sedan, the Model 3 is no exception. But, you know what’s even hotter? Well, a Model 3 with Tank tracks of course, which is exactly what The Real Life Guys from Germany has done.
Clearly, these folks are into the category of doing some pretty crazy stuff on their channel, I mean they’ve done everything from putting together a homemade submarine to a bathtub with a rocket. This Model 3 with tank tracks follows that same theme.
The Four Horsemen Of High-performance Sports Cars Gather For An All-out Drag Race
While drag racing fast cars only tells you so much about their performance capabilities, it’s always fun to see who comes out on top. Currently, these four – theAcura NSX Type S, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Chevrolet C8 Corvette, and Porsche 911 Turbo S – are some of the hottest high-performance cars on the market. ’Throttle House’ arranged for them to meet for a drag race. Can the C8 Corvette punch above its weight against the turbocharged opponents?
At $142 Million, The Mercedes "Silver Arrow" Could Be The Most Expensive Classic Car In the World
It is a well-established fact that for the longest time, the highly coveted title of the world’s most expensive car was held by a 1964 Tour de France winning Ferrari 250 GTO which fetched $70 million at a private auction. But, all this while, the 1955 Mercedes 300SLR, which currently is a part of Mercedes’s heritage fleet, was valued at over $100 million. However, it was never active in the running for the title of the world’s most expensive car because nobody would have put their money on Mercedes parting ways with the car that not only cemented the auto marque’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship, but even birthed the German automaker’s racing endeavors in the post-war era.