Family Cars

Models

view grid view horizontal compact blog view
This Supercharged Lowrider '68 F-100 Is Absolutely Droolworthy

This Supercharged Lowrider ’68 F-100 Is Absolutely Droolworthy

It is powered by a Mustang V-8 crate engine and comes with unique touches all around

The world can never have enough lowrider trucks, especially if they’re vintage and are customized tastefully. Autotopia recently covered a customized 1968 F-100 that looks great and features a Mustang V-8 crate engine. The truck was originally a magazine project for Classic Trucks, but went on sale last year and was purchased at an auction by the current owner. Looks neat, doesn’t it?

Read more
Can An Old Tesla Model 3 Beat The New Model 3?

Can An Old Tesla Model 3 Beat The New Model 3?

They are almost identical in all the aspects, but the results are not

There have been so many races in the past where the Tesla Model 3 has obliterated supercars on a drag strip. But, how does it fare against the refreshed Model 3? The folks at Carwow brought the old and the new Model 3s on a drag strip to see if the new one is any better than the model it replaces. They have the same power specs and almost weigh the same, too. So, is there anything that can make the new Model 3 quicker and better?

Read more
You're Going To Like the New Volkswagen ID5 More Than the ID4

You’re Going To Like the New Volkswagen ID5 More Than the ID4

Volkswagen is coming up with a more stylish EV than the ID.4

Volkswagen recently announced the ID.4 GTX. With it, the German brand announced the beginning of its sporty EV lineup. What’s more important, however, is that during that same presentation, the new ID.5 was shown for the first time and with it, an ID.5 GTX was confirmed. This is the latest vehicle to utilize VW’s MEB platform for EVs. Moreover, the ID.5 will be a sleeker version of the ID.4. Think of it as an ID.4 Coupe.

Read more
Will Electric Trucks Be As Effective As Internal Combustion-Engined Trucks In The Foreseeable Future?

Will Electric Trucks Be As Effective As Internal Combustion-Engined Trucks In The Foreseeable Future?

It may all seem superficial at the moment, but we’re not yet ready to replace conventional work trucks with electric trucks

Electric pickup trucks are all the rage right now. They are heavy on tech features, look futuristic, are quick enough to put supercars to shame, and come with power figures that will leave your jaws dropped. But in the midst of all this, we’ve lost sight of what matters the most – can it be used as a capable work truck? Yes, automakers have announced impressive towing capacities and whatnot, but are they worthy enough to replace your fuel-powered ‘work’ truck today?

Read more
The Restoration Of This Forgotten, BMW E31 850i Will Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside

The Restoration Of This Forgotten, BMW E31 850i Will Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside

This 1991 BMW 850i gets much deserved love from its new owner

YouTube is full of people creating automotive content. The amount of car content is staggering and ever-increasing, but among the oddest bunch of people on YouTube are the “automotive masochists”. Although not the first one to come to mind (that would probably be Hoovie’s Garage), “M539 Restorations” is a channel focused on the unenviable task of bringing old BMWs back from the dead.

Sreten – the founder of the channel – is an IT guy, but you’d never guess from watching him engaging in this sadistic endeavor. This is actually part four of his “project Marseille” – he names every project after a city and this is the codename of his 1991 BMW 851 E31. He previously got “this glorious turd” running, and now, he’s going to attempt to get it driving.

Read more
The Volkswagen Golf May Only Have One Generation Left Before Retirement

The Volkswagen Golf May Only Have One Generation Left Before Retirement

As crazy as it sounds, the Volkswagen Golf could soon find itself in retirement…. But why?

When Volkswagen introduced the new 2020 Mk.8 Golf, we got to feast eyes on the Golf GTI, GTD, and GTE, a blend of trims that pretty much covered every desire imaginable. Later we got to lay eyes on the 2021 VW Golf R and Golf GTI Clubsport. I don’t need to tell you why any of these models is special, but did you know that only the Golf GTI and Golf R are sold here in the United States? That’s right! Outside of these two models, the rest of the Golf lineup is a forbidden fruit. It might seem a little early to think about the next-gen Golf considering the 8th generation is still practically brand new, but will there be another generation? And, what happens after that? Well, with the way the automotive industry is changing, that’s a very good question.

Read more

Latest TopSpeed Renderings:

2021 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition

2021 Infiniti Q50 Signature Edition

The Signature Edition comes with some aesthetic upgrades inside out and is Infiniti’s attempt to spruce up the Q50’s sales

Infiniti has introduced the new Q50 ‘Signature Edition’ to spice up its model range a bit. The luxury sedan has been on the market for the better part of the last decade, and it was getting lost in the highly competitive segment. The automaker had refreshed the car recently and even came up with a powerful, sportier version called the ‘Red Sport 400’. For 2021, Infiniti has opted for subtle exterior and interior upgrades and selected a ‘classy’ approach. It is said to be a limited-production edition, but the company hasn’t announced how many Signature Editions will be produced.

Read more
Is The Audi S8 Good Enough To Take Down The RS6 Wagon?

Is The Audi S8 Good Enough To Take Down The RS6 Wagon?

Both the vehicles boast similar power outputs and performance specs, but the different body styles make the race unpredictable

There’s no question that Audi has created a monster in the form of the RS6 super wagon. Wagons are generally considered boring people and luggage haulers, but when they make 600 horses and look sexy, they suddenly become the most practical performance vehicles money can buy you. The RS6 boasts of insane performance specs, but can its own family member, the S8, beat it on a drag strip? The folks at Carwow thought it would be a good idea to find that out and it’s not a bad idea.

Read more
Ford To Resurrect The 'Lightning' Moniker On The Upcoming Electric F-150

Ford To Resurrect The ’Lightning’ Moniker On The Upcoming Electric F-150

It is a smart move since ’Lightning’ has a strong recall with the yesteryear Ford performance truck

Ford launched two new vehicles in the last couple of years, but we noticed patterns when it came to naming them. One is to revive an old moniker from the ashes – the Bronco – and the other one is to attach the legacy of a loved badge on its electric vehicle –the Mustang Mach-E. For its next EV, which is arguably the most important product for the Blue Oval and will pave the way for its future, the company has combined both these patterns. We’re talking about the upcoming electric F-150, which the company could call ‘Lightning’.

Read more
The Kia EV6 Is A Formidable Rival To The Porsche Taycan, Too!

The Kia EV6 Is A Formidable Rival To The Porsche Taycan, Too!

The EV6 rivals the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y primarily, but it has enough potential to take on the much-more expensive Porsche Taycan

Electrification is the way to go whether you like it or not. Enough and more has been said about the advent of EVs, so we won’t get into that. Every automaker is coming up with their own new offerings, but there are some that stand out. The Kia EV6 is that stand-out model. Built from the ground up, the EV6 doesn’t seem like a half-hearted attempt from the automaker just because it needs to have a presence in the EV market. It is based on a new platform, a new design philosophy, and excels in most of the departments. It isn’t a perfect product, obviously, but it has a lot going in its favor and that’s precisely why it should be the talk of the town and why Porsche should be a little worried.

Read more
The Rise and Fall of Saab - A Story Of Interesting Intent, Success, And Failure

The Rise and Fall of Saab - A Story Of Interesting Intent, Success, And Failure

Saab is dead for now, but it might come back - can it grow past its troubled history?

Made by trolls in Trollhattan, this is the story of one of the greatest car companies in the world - from birth to success and then to its death and troubled resurrection. Today, we’re going to talk about how SAAB went from a safety and Turbo icon to just another General Motors casualty, like Pontiac, Saturn, and Oldsmobile.

Read more
Thanks to Electric Vehicles, Even Volkswagen Can Be A Major Performance Brand

Thanks to Electric Vehicles, Even Volkswagen Can Be A Major Performance Brand

The beauty of electric vehicles is, arguably, that harnessing pure performance is really easy

In case you haven’t noticed, outside of a few entry-level cars like the Hyundai Kona EV and Chevy Bolt, for example, electric cars are pretty fast. And the cost to make even an entry-level EV fast isn’t all that high. EVs are opening the door for automakers to expand their performance lineups exponentially, and Volkswagen will be one of the first as the GTX badge be slapped onto an entire fleet of high-performance EVs. So, which model will we see next?

Read more

Latest Wallpapers:

This 1959 Chevy Apache Work Truck Restomod Includes A V-8 Engine That Makes Over 500 Horses

This 1959 Chevy Apache Work Truck Restomod Includes A V-8 Engine That Makes Over 500 Horses

It is based on a new platform, comes with an all-wheel-drive system, and features many other modern touches while looking old-school

American trucks from back in the day are some of the hottest restomod projects that aftermarket companies and individuals are taking up today. We generally see a lot of Ford F100s go through the restomod process, but here we have a truck that isn’t quite as popular. This is a 1959 Chevrolet Apache work truck that was part of the ‘Task Force’ series launched by the bowtie back in the 50s. The restomod includes putting the Apache on a new chassis, tossing in a V-8 engine, and fitting a four-wheel-drive system to make it a practical, daily driver work truck, as opposed to a pavement pickup like the yesteryear GMC Syclone.

Read more
Alfa Romeo's Next SUV Won't Come To The U.S. Because We Like Them Big

Alfa Romeo’s Next SUV Won’t Come To The U.S. Because We Like Them Big

If you want an Alfa Romeo Brennero, You’ll Probably Have To Move To Europe

Back in 2018, we learned that Alfa Romeo was going to expand its lineup with a Large SUV, and sure enough, we ended up with the Stelvio. It didn’t take long for the company to follow up with news that there would be a smaller SUV, and our first decent look was the Tonale concept. We’ve been waiting for that smaller SUV to be revealed in production guise, and while that hasn’t happened, there is word that an even smaller model is on the way. The only caveat here is that it’s going to be so small, Alfa Romeo won’t bother to bring it to the United States.

Read more
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

2022 Volkswagen ID.4 GTX

A sportier take on the standard ID.4, the GTX comes with a dual-motor-setup, all-wheel-drive system, and improved power outputs and performance specs

Volkswagen has decided to step on the gas (pun unintended) and launch a new range of performance EVs with the ‘GTX’ badge. The automaker has introduced its first car under this series based on the ID.4 called the ID.4 GTX. The EV comes with significant performance upgrades over the standard model and also comes with some aesthetic changes. An additional motor, enhanced power outputs, and new headlight detailing are some of the differences here. The performance, however, comes at the cost of the range since Volkswagen has made use of the same battery pack as the standard ID.4. What is more important to you?

Read more
2021 Lynk & Co 06

2021 Lynk & Co 06

Lync & Co 06 is the latest compact Chinese SUV and it might become a global model

The Chinese automotive industry has been steadily gathering momentum and they are now offering some viable alternatives, especially in the more affordable price range. Not long ago, Geely’s upscale brand, Lync & Co introduced its newest model – the 06. Regardless of the name, this is actually the smallest and also fifth model of the luxury brand. The Lynk & Co is a compact SUV, aimed at younger buyers.

Read more
Mercedes-AMG Confirms High-Performance EV That Can't Beat A Tesla Model S

Mercedes-AMG Confirms High-Performance EV That Can’t Beat A Tesla Model S

While I appreciate the honesty, revealing the estimated 0-60 mph time wasn’t the smartest move

Not that there was any other way to go about it, but it’s finally official. Mercedes is carrying the internal combustion engine ethos to the EV segment, too, concerning the AMG. The automaker will introduce high-performance AMG models to the EQ electric sub-brand soon. The company announced that it will be launching two EVs very soon, with one of them probably debuting later this year.

While sounds exciting at the onset, the company gave an idea about the performance numbers and it turned out to be a damper. To put things into perspective, the AMG EQ won’t be able to beat the Tesla Model S also. Not a very smart strategy, is it?

Read more
This is Probably The Craziest Audi RSQ8 You've Ever Seen or Heard

This is Probably The Craziest Audi RSQ8 You’ve Ever Seen or Heard

Even the Lamborghini Urus will feel inferior standing next to its sharp-dressed German cousin

The RSQ8 is one of the hottest Audi models to receive aftermarket treatments. We’ve seen Mansory, Lumma Design, and ABT Sportsline come up with their iterations of this sporty SUV. While most folks would opt for models from these aftermarket companies, some prefer a mix-and-match approach. One such example is this insane build that was uploaded on Auditography’s YouTube channel. It looks radical and is one of the loudest RSQ8s to have graced our planet. And, did I mention it makes over 750 horses?

Read more

Latest spy shots:

The W124 Mercedes 500E Was Amazing, But You Should Thank Porsche For That

The W124 Mercedes 500E Was Amazing, But You Should Thank Porsche For That

One of the most unexpected collaborations spawned one of the most significant 1990s cars - the Mercedes 500E

Among the vast array of automobiles being produced over the years, there are some that not only define a segment but invent it. The Mercedes W124 500E is one such car. Even to this day, the 500E is being revered by car enthusiasts across the globe, as the first true performance sedan. In this video, Hagerty’s Jason Camisa explains in detail all you need to know about the mighty German sedan, and there’s a lot you need to know.

Read more
The Plan to Saving Alfa Romeo is, Apparently, Raising Prices and Delaying Models

The Plan to Saving Alfa Romeo is, Apparently, Raising Prices and Delaying Models

At This Point, Alfa Romeo Is Dead But Too Lazy to Lay Down

Following the FCA-PSA merger that created Stellantis, Alfa Romeo has a new design boss, but whether or not the company is going to survive the next five years is still being called into question. Recent news that the Tonale was being delayed by three months doesn’t help but the latest interview between Auto News and Alfa’s new CEO is, well, troubling.

Read more
Here's Yet Another Look At What An Apple Car Could Be

Here’s Yet Another Look At What An Apple Car Could Be

This time around a would-be Apple SUV is being imagined and we’re getting mixed feelings

The Apple Car saga is far from over. The ongoing story has already witnessed its fair share of plot twists and with no way to predict what the Apple Car will look like – if there will ever be one – pixel manipulators are coming in hot with all sorts of design studies. Here’s what an SUV-shaped Apple Car might look like.

Read more
Hennessey Wants To Give The Ram TRX and Durango SRT A Hellephant Swap

Hennessey Wants To Give The Ram TRX and Durango SRT A Hellephant Swap

Because 6.2-liter V-8s making 700+ horsepower is for amateurs, right?

When you hear about a Hennessey build, you know it’s going to be fast and powerful. And it’s not just supercars, either, as the company has injected even SUVs and trucks with doses of steroids in the past and continues to do so. Recently, the company uploaded a video on YouTube wherein John Hennessey talks about his plan to plonk Mopar’s Hellephant engine into the Ram 1500 TRX and the Dodge Durango SRT.

Read more
The Supercharged Ford F-150 Raptor R Sounds Mean

The Supercharged Ford F-150 Raptor R Sounds Mean

The Raptor R has been spotted and it sounds awesome even when it’s not roaring

The world is waiting to hear about the upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor R after Ford announced it at the standard third-gen Raptor’s debut. It was only a matter of time before we would get glimpses of it, and that time has come. A video clip of the truck was uploaded to YouTube and you can see it in flesh wrapped in camouflage. While Ford managed to hide the design elements to an extent, they couldn’t keep the beast silent. You can hear the supercharged beast grunting here, and even at idle, it sounds so good. Can you at least release some audio clips of it, for the time being, Ford?

Read more