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This 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance Offers the Same Performance as a 911 GT3 Cup

This 718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance Offers the Same Performance as a 911 GT3 Cup

The Porsche Mission R morphs into the718 Cayman GT4 ePerformance just in time for GFOS

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.

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Lexus May Outgrow the Umbilical Cord That Tethers it to Toyota

Lexus May Outgrow the Umbilical Cord That Tethers it to Toyota

SUVs might not be something automakers can ignore, but that doesn’t mean they have to make up the entire portfolio

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.

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Lamborghini is Learning to Embrace the Challenges and Advantages of Going Electric

Lamborghini is Learning to Embrace the Challenges and Advantages of Going Electric

Building an electric car that evokes the same sense of emotion won’t be easy, but it’s definitely doable

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.

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Volkswagen Puts America's Big Three On Notice By Reviving the Scout Name For Its EV Brand

Volkswagen Puts America’s Big Three On Notice By Reviving the Scout Name For Its EV Brand

Production of EVs under the Scout name should start in 2026

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.

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Say Hello to The Tesla 'Model T', The Most Ridiculous Model 3 You'll Ever See

Say Hello to The Tesla ’Model T’, The Most Ridiculous Model 3 You’ll Ever See

Just in terms of sheer presence, the Model T trumps the Cybertruck by a mile

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.

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2023 Polestar 2 Specs, Pricing, and Complete Buyer's Guide

2023 Polestar 2 Specs, Pricing, and Complete Buyer’s Guide

The Polestar 2 has been updated for the 2023 model year, but is it enough to pose a threat to the Tesla Model 3?

The Polestar 2 has been with us for quite a while now, and over the years, the Swedish EV brand has been giving it incremental updates. For 2023, however, the updates are much more pronounced, especially under the skin, though it’s not significant enough to be considered a mid-cycle facelift. Due to these updates, the Polestar 2 has been given a price increase across the range. The Polestar 2 Single Motor now starts at $48,400 (+$2,500), while the Dual Motor version now starts at $51,900 (+$700). These prices do not yet consider the $7,500 federal tax credit and $1,400 destination fee.

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2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Redline Edition

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Redline Edition

Chevy hopes that a few tricks to the exterior and interior look will improve sales

It was the 2017 Chicago Auto Show when Chevrolet displayed an entire lineup equipped with the Redline package. Ranging from the small Cruze, up to the sporty Camaro and even higher to big trucks like the Silverado, they all got the same update. Now, just when we thought Chevrolet got rid of that Redline package upgrade, the company decided to prove us wrong. The name is back, and it will be used for the 2023 Bolt EUV lineup.

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BMW and McLaren's Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

BMW and McLaren’s Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

Will we see another iconic car like the McLaren F1 out of this deal or is there even more to it?

The record-setting and iconic McLaren F1 set a new standard for what a supercar should be, but part of what made all of that possible was the unique BMW-derived V-12 that gave it life. Over the decades since this legendary collaboration, there was nothing noteworthy between the two companies. In April of 2022, however, a new rumor claimed that the two would once again collaborate, only this time they would work together to build an all-new electric sports car platform. Neither BMW nor McLaren jumped on the opportunity to confirm or deny the rumor.

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600 Miles Of Range, 0-60 mph In Two Seconds; The Fisker Ronin Could Be A Game-Changer!

600 Miles Of Range, 0-60 mph In Two Seconds; The Fisker Ronin Could Be A Game-Changer!

The Fisker Ronin will also be the world’s first four-door electric convertible!

Shortly after Fisker announced the electric Ocean SUV, we were offered details about a second project set to arrive in 2024. Named Pear (no, not the fruit, but an abbreviation of ’Personal Electric Automotive Revolution’), this model will be another SUV inspired by the Ocean and with a driving range of 250 miles.

However, it looks like 2024 will be a big year for Fisker, as the company just teased the third model. It will be called ’Ronin’ and will be unveiled in August 2023, with production starting in the second half of 2024.

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Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer?

Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer?

Doug DeMuro takes a closer look at the quirks and features of the Bavarian automaker’s latest performance EV

In his latest video, Doug DeMuro got to check out the new BMW i4 M50, which is supposedly the Bavarian automaker’s all-electric take on the 4 Series Gran Coupe. As with any Doug video, this is an in-depth tour of the first-ever all-electric BMW to be given the full M treatment. Granted this is an M Sport model rather than an out and out M, but with 536 horsepower on tap, I don’t see anyone complaining.

It’s no surprise that with that the i4 M50 is aimed squarely at the Tesla Model 3 Performance. The Polestar 2 was yet another noteworthy model that also goes up against the Tesla. Coming back to how the i4 stacks up against the Model 3 (457 horsepower), while it is more powerful as opposed to the Tesla, the Model 3 has a considerably longer range at 315 miles as opposed to the BMW’s 270 miles.

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Nissan GT-R EV – It's Happening, We Just Don't Know When

Nissan GT-R EV – It’s Happening, We Just Don’t Know When

Nissan won’t abandon the Z or GT-R, though their futures are still shrouded in mystery

It seemed like it took forever, but Nissan finally revealed an all-new Nissan Z, but what about the aging Nissan GT-R? That car has been in production for 15 years, and there’s literally no sign of a new-gen R36 GT-R being in the works. This comes despite the fact that noise regulations have killed its presence in Europe and safety regulations have killed its presence in Australia, leaving just the U.S. and Japan as the primary markets. Nissan isn’t planning to kill off the GT-R as once previously expected, though it is already looking well into the future beyond the next-gen model whenever that will actually happen.

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Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan is confident that the Nismo performance brand will live on well into the electric era

The transition into electrification and the sheer speed in which that transition has escalated has called the future of high-performance names into question. When it all started, we all wondered what would happen to names like AMG, BMW M, SRT, and Nismo, among many others. AMG, for example, has fully embraced electrification as part of its future business model and Dodge’s SRT brand will soon have its hands in an “electric muscle car.” What about Nismo, though? The Nissan Leaf EV has been around for a while, but the brand hasn’t exactly dived headfirst into electrification. So, does Nismo have a future?

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The Latest BMW i5 Prototype Finally Features Production Headlights

The Latest BMW i5 Prototype Finally Features Production Headlights

The headlights will adopt a different design than the i7 - is that for good or bad?

With both the i4 and the i7 revealed, BMW will focus its attention on developing the next i5. Prototypes of the electric version of the 5 Series were spotted out in the wild for quite some time now, but the latest ones reveal a few more details.

Since the development of the next i5 continues, the new prototypes received the production headlights for the first time.

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LiDAR Will Play A Key Role In The Future Of Driverless Cars

LiDAR Will Play A Key Role In The Future Of Driverless Cars

’Innoviz Technologies’ is one of the forerunners in the rapidly growing LiDAR space that is set to unlock the full potential of autonomous vehicles

A couple of weeks ago, the 2023 BMW 7 Series along with an all-electric variant dubbed the i7, broke cover for the 2023 model year. Now, the Bavarian automaker’s flagship sedan is significant for the U.S. market, in that it is the very first vehicle to pack the hardware that supports Level 3 autonomous driving, set to be rolled out next year.

To learn more about this state-of-the-art autonomous driving technology, I recently got the chance to catch up with the Co-founder and CEO of Innoviz Technologies, Omer Keilaf, based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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The Upcoming DeLorean's Full Length Light Bar Finally Reveals Itself

The Upcoming DeLorean’s Full Length Light Bar Finally Reveals Itself

You’ve seen the gull-wing doors and the louvers of the upcoming EV already, here’s a proper look at the derriere set against a stunning red backdrop

In more DeLorean news, the automaker has teased us with yet another clip that shows off the upcoming all-electric sports car’s full-length light bar and the backlit logo, set against a red backdrop. First we saw the gull-wing doors and the louvers, and now the light bar. The automaker sure knows how to keep the hype, eh?

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Tug-of-War: Does The AMG G63 Come Out On Top, Or Does It Succumb To The BMW X7 And iX?

Tug-of-War: Does The AMG G63 Come Out On Top, Or Does It Succumb To The BMW X7 And iX?

Watch the BMW X7, the iX, and the AMG G63 engage in a few rounds of tug-of-war

The ‘Carwow’ team, spearheaded by Mat Watson, staged a tug-of-war between three SUVs that belong to different segments. One is a new EV, the other, its sibling, a luxurious family SUV, and the final one, an iconic off-roader. We are talking about the BMW iX, the BMW X7, and the Mercedes-AMG G63. Since this is a tug-of-war, you’d expect the G63 to be the winner, since it comes with a lot of tech and equipment that has to do with traction and stability. But, is that really the case?

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The Tata AVINYA Is A Swanky New MPV Concept That Looks Like Its Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Film

The Tata AVINYA Is A Swanky New MPV Concept That Looks Like Its Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Film

Built on an all-electric EV-specific platform with a 310-mile range, the AVINYA showcases the Indian Auto giant’s global aspirations

Tata Sons, the Indian conglomerate that also runs Tata Motors, the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover, took the wraps off a suave new EV concept called the ’AVINYA’. The name is derived from the mother of all Indian languages, Sanskrit, and AVINYA means Innovation. Unveiled in Mumbai, India, this new concept showcases the next generation of EVs that’ll take Tata global.

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Electrification is Quite Literally Killing Front-Driven Sub-Compact Cars

Electrification is Quite Literally Killing Front-Driven Sub-Compact Cars

Before too much longer, the route of electrification could lead to sub-compact cars becoming non-existent

When the world fell in love with SUVs, we also did automakers a favor. See, larger vehicles actually bring higher profit margins while smaller cars usually have razor-thin profit margins, if they even profit at all. Even with such a small profit margin, compact cars are somewhat of a necessity as they provide an entry point to a brand’s lineup and quite often lead to consumers purchasing larger cars with a higher profit margin in the future. This shift to stricter emissions regulations and electrification, however, is making it harder to justify having subcompact models, because they are becoming more expensive to produce yet must maintain their attractive entry-level price point. BMW is the latest automaker to recognize this and is currently weighing its options and reconsidering the future of its front-drive compact vehicles.

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The Gecko Goes Electric: Wiesmann Project Thunderball Continues The Botique German Automaker's Neo-Retro Flair

The Gecko Goes Electric: Wiesmann Project Thunderball Continues The Botique German Automaker’s Neo-Retro Flair

Known for putting together some pretty mental tail happy sportscars, Wiesmann ditches its Bavarian heart for electric motors

Wiesmann is back!! The Thunderball is a muscular electric sports car from the boutique automaker based out of German and for those of you recall, it is thankfully every bit as intimidating as its internal combustion engine cousin, but now in EV guise. This is state-of-the-art German engineering, for the purist in all of us.

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Why the Lotus Eletre Is Uniquely Innovative

Why the Lotus Eletre Is Uniquely Innovative

Were Lotus engineers thinking clearly when they designed the new Eletre?

The Lotus Eletre is probably the most un-Lotus ever, with a massive curb weight, lots of digital screens, and SUV body style. It does, however, offer the performance you’d expect from a Lotus, but there are some interesting quirks to it. From its aerodynamic features to some interesting design queues, and for better or worse, this is the Lotus Eletre.

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Tesla Model S - Twitter Edition??

Tesla Model S - Twitter Edition??

With Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, it begs the question if future Tesla’s will see a dedicated Tweet button on the Yoke

With Elon Musk’s $44 billion take over of Twitter, I wonder what’s in store next for the likes of Tesla. Is a limited-run Twitter Edition Tesla Model S a possibility? Well, digital artist musartwork has rendered a Model S clad in Twitter blue sitting low on white Rotiform rims. Will such a car have Twitter integrated into the Model S’ infotainment system or a dedicated Tweet button on the Yoke? I don’t know that, this is pure speculation. But never say never. This is Elon Musk we’re talking about here. The sky is pretty much the limit.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro

The work truck model of the F-150 Lightning comes with a maximum range of 300 miles and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds

Ford launched theF-150 Lightning EV last week and it mostly drew positive responses. The talking point was the sub-$40,000 price for the commercial variant, which would result in being cheaper than the standard F-150 after factoring in the federal tax credits and state incentives. The automaker had not revealed the specs for it then, but we do have them.

The company has coined this commercial trim as the F-150 Lightning Pro. As a sub-$40,000 EV, it looks alright on paper. But, look at it as a work truck – which it is – and you will be disappointed.

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It's Imperative That Ford Launches a Ranger EV ASAP

It’s Imperative That Ford Launches a Ranger EV ASAP

Ford and Volkswagen could corner a new market with a smaller electric pickup truck

At this point, it would be a miracle if we see the Tesla Cybertruck this decade, the GMC Hummer is too expensive, GM can’t sell EVs to save its life, yet the Ford F-150 Lightning is already sold out. What does that tell you? The American public wants electric trucks, but they don’t want to pay a fortune for them and, while the Cybertruck is cool, it’s gimmicky and won’t appeal to the wide range of people that actually buy trucks. A Ford Ranger EV, however, would be more affordable than all of the aforementioned trucks, it would be usable in day-to-day life, and it would just make sense. As it turns out, it might happen sooner than we all thought.

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