Ford Everest by TTN Hypersport - the Ford F-150 Raptor SUV That Should Have Been
Aftermarket companies are the guilty pleasure of any customization aficionado. Whether it is a power boost or an aesthetic upgrade, these companies do the most unthinkable things and sometimes make us wonder how good the product would be as a factory-made model.
The latest example of this is a build by TTN Hypersport, a custom shop in Thailand. TTN has dared to rebuild the Ford Everest into a wild vehicle that essentially looks like an F-150 Raptor SUV. Ford, can we expect something like this in the future?
The Ford Bronco’s Door Storage Solution Sets the Standard for Off-Road Vehicles
The all-new Ford Bronco has finally made its much-anticipated debut and the initial impressions are very positive. Ford has not only equipped stuff that enthusiasts crave for in an off-roader, but has also upped the ante tremendously. The manual gearbox, for instance, comes with a creeper gear that makes off-roading a lot more fun. Among a host of other impressive features, there’s something that the purists and camping aficionados would appreciate – the removable doors and roof.
The Tesla Model Y With Track Mode Can Straighten Curves Like Nobody’s Business
The Tesla Owners Silicon Valley group asked Elon Musk on Twitter if the company has plans to launch a Track Mode for the Model Y and the CEO replied in the affirmative. Despite a few flaws in its build and build quality, the Model Y has started well and is raking in good sales numbers for Tesla. So, the addition of a Track Mode will lure a lot more people and make this a complete package overall.
2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport Reservation and Buyer’s Guide
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been revealed, and Ford is already taking pre-orders as long as you’re willing to put up a $100 deposit. So, you’ve made the decision to reserve your very own, but the question now is: what Bronco do you get and which is right for you? Well, we’ve compiled all the spec, trim, and color brochures for you to download and go over for yourself, and we’re embedding them below with a brief breakdown of what’s in each one of them.
2020 Mercedes GLE Sports Line Coupe by Wald International
The 2016-2019MY Mercedes GLE Coupe was a standout ride. Taking its roots from the GLE family that was born from the remnants of the departed ML-Class, the GLE Coupe looked the part of a proper coupe-SUV. Sadly, it didn’t perform like one, though that’s partly attributed to the presence of its AMG alter-egos: the GLE 63 Coupe and the GLE 63 S Coupe.
Still, the GLE Coupe remains a darling among Mercedes fans, crossover and SUV enthusiasts, and, in this case, aftermarket tuners. Ward International took a stab at creating an aftermarket package for the flashy Mercedes coupe-SUV, one that includes aesthetic improvements, performance upgrades, and, a flashy set of new wheels to boot. In other words, it’s a typical “Black Bison” project from the same tuner that gave birth to the name. The only caveat is that this isn’t a Black Bison kit; Wald instead calls it the Sports Line.
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is the Bronco’s Not-So-Rugged Little Brother
Ford just took the off-road SUV market by storm with the Bronco, reviving the iconic nameplate after almost 25 years. Although it captured all the hype, the Bronco isn’t the only SUV that Ford introduced today. It also launched the Bronco Sport, a slightly smaller crossover aimed at vehicles that aren’t as rugged as the Jeep Wrangler. The Bronco Sport also boasts vintage styling cues inspired by the original Bronco, but it looks decidedly more modern. The Bronco Sport is based on the Escape, but it’s more capable off the beaten path, and it looks better. Let’s find out more about it below.
Does the 2021 Ford Bronco Have a Manual Transmission?
After a 24-year hiatus, the Bronco moniker has returned to the auto scene and has everyone’s attention. The off-roader comes with retro styling and cues, much to the please of the purists. However, one other thing that made the Bronco exciting was the prospect of a manual gearbox mated to the drivetrain. The initial leaks had suggested the presence of a seven-speed manual transmission, and now that the Bronco has made its debut, the same is confirmed - as long as you don’t go with the Bronco Sport, which is only available with an automatic transmission.
The all-new Bronco (the boxy one) will be offered with a choice of two transmissions – a seven-speed manual gearbox and a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The Subaru Impreza 22B is THE Legend Among Legends
Launched in 1992, the Impreza quickly became Subaru’s most iconic nameplate. Although it’s an affordable compact at the core, the Impreza became famous for WRX versions and the rally-inspired WRX STi. But even though the STi is known as the most radical variant of the Impreza, being built with technology from rally racing, Subaru once offered an even more menacing variant.
It’s called the 22B STi and it was produced for only five months in 1998 to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary as well as its third consecutive title in the FIA World Rally Championship.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota introduced the RAV4 Prime in Los Angeles as the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever built. At the same time, the Prime’s powertrain makes it the most frugal RAV4 out there, so it’s safe to say that Toyota check a lot of boxes with this one. He’s your guide on the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime.
Here’s How to Watch the Reveal of the 2021 Ford Bronco
To be quite honest, Ford is probably rewriting the book of digital vehicle reveals with the new Ford Bronco Family being shown off in more ways than any other car that has come before it. If you have social media, you can see it. If you visit YouTube, you can see it. If you don’t do either, then there’s a chance you’ll either see it on the TV or at a local dealer. Seriously, for is going that hard with the Bronco’s reveal. Of course, we’re embedding the video below, so you can also see the whole thing live, right here on TopSpeed.com
2020 Audi A6 Allroad By ABT Sportsline
The Audi RS4 Avant and the RS6 Avant have stolen the limelight from their Allroad counterparts in recent times, but that doesn’t mean the latter is any less worthy. Although the A4 Allroad has been on our shores for quite some time now, Audi recently introduced the A6 Allroad as well.
After working on the Avant series, Kempten-based aftermarket tuner, ABT Sportsline, has now decided to get its hands dirty with the A6 Allroad. ABT has given the A6 Allroad a generous power boost along with a few cosmetic upgrades and it certainly feels more desirable. Does this ABT package narrow down the gap between the A6 Allroad and the RS6 Avant? It’s not fair to compare the two, but it does.
1937 Mount Rainier Kenworth Tour Bus by Legacy Classic Trucks
Idaho-based Legacy Classic Trucks had taken up a unique restoration project recently. The company laid its hands on a 1937 tour bus that served at the Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. Vintage tour buses are a popular sight at tourist spots, so retaining the essence of this bus was the most important thing about this restoration. Legacy Classic Trucks has managed to do it and it looks stunning.
However, it is priced exorbitantly high. The company is selling this restored, bespoke bus for over half-a-million dollars. Well, I’d rather buy a ticket and take a ride in it if it were to be deployed at a tourist site than buy it!
Jeep Teases a Wrangler V-8 Right Before The Bronco’s Reveal
Just a couple of days before the highly anticipated launch of the 2021 Bronco, Jeep decided to have some fun. The automaker put up a post of Facebook showing the Wrangler’s hood with "392" written on it. It could even be the Gladiator’s hood, but given the timing, we’re more inclined towards it being the Wrangler’s hood.
Anyway, the 392 denotes a 6.4-liter, V-8 HEMI engine that enthusiasts have craved to have in the Wrangler, but the automaker never obliged. With the Bronco’s launch just around the corner, this is Jeep’s way of stealing the former’s thunder. Has it caught everyone’s attention? Oh yes!
According to an Italian Speed Camera, The Ford Focus Is The Fastest Road Car On the Planet
Imagine cruising down the highway at 703 kmh (about 437 mph) in a Ford Focus. You and I both know that this is downright impossible, and even if it was, the Ford Focus is the last car on Earth that you’d want to do it in. Well, despite the logical conclusion that this didn’t happen, an Italian speed camera – in the most epic of epic glitches – flagged an Italian driver at exactly that 703 kmh in a 70 kmh zone. One would think that glitches happen on occasion and someone would have noticed, but that isn’t the case. A few days later, the driver was issued an €863.60 ($974) speeding fine and 10 points, the latter of which is halfway to suspension if your license is clean.
2020 Hummer H1 Supertruck by Mil-Spec Automotive
Michigan-based Mil-Spec Automotive is quite the name when it comes to aftermarket mods. The company specializes in transforming civilian-model Hummer H1s to rather rugged beasts. The company had recently built a Ford F-150 as well, but it is back again to its niche. Mil-Spec has gotten hold of a Hummer H1 yet again and has transformed it into an apocalypse-ready off-roader.
The company has made exterior and interior upgrades and bumped up the drivetrain power figures for a price tag of $300,000 on this bespoke H1 Supertruck build. Now that Hummer has taken a complete U-turn on its personality and is ready to debut as an EV, this build should make some old-school off-road aficionados more than happy.
The HCB Bowler EXRS Will Make You Want to Practice Extreme Social Distancing
Bowler isn’t a mainstream brand per se, but talk to any motorsport fan and he or she can go on and on about it hours together. The company built an SUV a decade back that is still fondly remembered by enthusiasts and off-roading fanatics. Bowler debuted the EXRS at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it caught everyone’s attention. This was quite an achievement considering that it was in the presence of brands and supercars that people drool over.
10 years later, the EXRS has still not lost its charm and it can kick some ass, as you can see in this video uploaded by TheSUPERCARDRIVER on its YouTube channel.
The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S
It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.
Hyundai’s Intelligent Manual Transmission Means You Can Row Your Own Without Pressing a Clutch Pedal
The death of the manual transmission has been lurking for some time as laziness kicks in and sales continue to decrease. But, what if there was a middle ground where you can still shift on your own without dealing with finessing a clutch pedal? As it turns out, Hyundai has a solution for that, and it’s called the Intelligent Manual Transmission. That’s right; Hyundai now has a manual transmission that doesn’t have a clutch pedal. How the hell does that work?
2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
The third-gen Dodge Durango has been on the market for almost a decade, and now Dodge has instilled it will Hellcat power. With 710 horses in a three-row family SUV, Dodge has put the Durango on a pedestal and has taken the center-stage in the segment. The Durango is now the most powerful factory-built SUV on the planet. For a machine this big to sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds is a cardinal sin. But, what can we say; we still love it and are chuffed to bits with the announcement of the Dodge Durango Hellcat. One HELL of an engine, huh?
Watch a 2019 Volkswagen Passat Fail Miserably During Chinese Crash Testing
If you’re from China and you’re in the market for a new four-door sedan, you might want to steer clear of the Volkswagen Passat. The German sedan of Chinese roots was recently subjected to a safety test by China’s C-IASI (that’s the country’s equivalent of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), and to the surprise of many, the Passat recorded one of the worst performances of any car in the crash test.
A video of the C-IASI’s crashworthiness assessment shows the Passat undergoing several crash tests that end in a similar fashion: the sedan gets beaten up pretty badly. The Chinese Passat’s poor performance in the crash tests has bought into question the quality of the model relative to Passat models that aren’t built in China, including Passat models that have received good safety ratings in American crash tests. Is this a case of one Passat being much safer than the other?