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Making the Case for a Tesla Cybercar

Making the Case for a Tesla Cybercar

An electric car that could revolutionize the market

The Tesla Cybertruck put the car industry in shock with its outlandish design,incredible performance, and the best range ever announced by the American automaker. All this at an incredible starting price of $39,000! The Cybertruck quickly prompted rumors that Tesla could also create its cheapest model yet, thanks to its revolutionary exoskeleton: enter the Cybercar. That new vehicle would be perfect to serve as the Robotaxi fleet Elon Musk talked about in recent years, but what would a Cybercar look like and what will it bring to the market?

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Why the Mercedes EQA EV Won't Be a Hatchback

Why the Mercedes EQA EV Won’t Be a Hatchback

The EQA would be cool as a hatchback, but it would come with a major compromise that just isn’t acceptable
It’s a small crossover based on the 2021 Mercedes GLA Battery placement in the floor Could still take cues from EQA Concept Should go on sale sometime in late-2020 249-mile range, 60 kWh battery

Mercedes has finally unveiled the new GLA, and during the presentation, we were treated to a teaser of the Mercedes EQA EV – a model once believed to be an entry-level hatchback. The image was clear enough that we can confirm the EQA will, in fact, be a very small crossover, one that we’ve seen in the prototype form in the past. This raises a big question, though. Why isn’t the production version of the Mercedes EQA going to take after the Concept EQA that was shown off by Mercedes back in 2017, and what happened to the hatchback body style?

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2020 BMW M8 vs 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63

2020 BMW M8 vs 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63

When it comes to super-fast luxurious German coupes, it all boils down to the BMW M8 and the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe

Until recently, BMW didn’t offer a righteous rival for the S-Class Coupe. Subsequently, the Mercedes-AMG S63 was ruling the realm without a competitor in sight, but that changed when the M8 was born.

Although the S-Class Coupe/AMG S63 is a shorter, two-door version of the larger S-Class sedan and the M8 was designed as fully-blown coupe right off the bat, it fits nicely into the same ballpark as the juiced-up Mercedes-AMG S63. So in our quest to see which is better, we’re taking a good close look at what they have to offer on paper.

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2021 Mercedes GLA Teaser and What We Know

2021 Mercedes GLA Teaser and What We Know

Merc’s second-generation BMW X2 fighter is all set to take center stage

Mercedes is preparing to debut the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class on December 11th, but before the second-generation crossover arrives, the German automaker dropped a new teaser showing the new GLA-Class’ side profile and parts of the rear section.

The familiar design echoes the looks that we’re now familiar with from Mercedes’ new batch of compact cars. The carmaker took a few design liberties in rendering of the GLA-Class — the wheels and tires are abnormally large — but for the most part, the second-generation crossover carries a host of new design features that should make the GLA Class look sportier than in previous forms.

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Penalties for Driving Without Insurance in California

Penalties for Driving Without Insurance in California

Here’s what you can expect if you’re caught driving without insurance or get into an accident without insurance in California.

Driving without auto insurance or other proof of financial responsibility is actually a big deal, but the penalties for doing so vary by state. In some states, it’s actually a felony to drive without auto insurance. In others, you get off rather easy with little more than a fine and a harsh warning for your first offense – unless you’re in an accident, in which case, you could find yourself in a real jam. What is California’s law on auto insurance? Well, here’s what you need to know.

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What is a Rebuilt Title?

What is a Rebuilt Title?

Thinking of buying a rebuilt title car? Here’s what you should know first.

There’s a lot of confusion when it comes to cars with rebuilt titles. Essentially, this title is given to a damaged car that’s been initially deemed salvaged by an insurance company but through repairs, it was brought to its initial functioning state.

A rebuilt title is also called a reconstructed title, so there’s no difference between the two. But to better understand the concepts, we’ve come up with a short guide we thought would be useful for those who are interested in rebuilt cars.

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What Does a Hit and Run Accident Report Have In It?

What Does a Hit and Run Accident Report Have In It?

Hit and Run is never good, but this is what you need to know about the report and what happens after

A Hit and Run accident report is a document created by the police department detailing the events of a hit and run accident. This can include various information depending on the state where the accident occurred.

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What is an FS-1 Document?

What is an FS-1 Document?

An FS-1 document is, essentially, proof of insurance the serves as proof of financial responsibility. It’s similar to the SR-22 document required in some states for those convicted of a DUI or DWI, or the Proof of Insurance that drivers are required to carry in other states. North Carolina, however, is the only state that uses an FS-1 document.

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Small 2019 SUVs Ranked From Worst to Best

Small 2019 SUVs Ranked From Worst to Best

You can find here 13 small SUVs and understand their place under the sun

Small SUVs barged into the market completely changing the automotive landscape and the expectations of fellow drivers. Suddenly, the performance and driving enjoyment that were rather high on the imaginary list of features that customers religiously craved for gave up place to cargo space and connectivity. Now, I am here to rank 13 small SUVs from worst to best. Trying to be as objective as possible, I have compared several main features trying to get a clearer picture. I am comparing the size, engine, cargo capacity, price, and connectivity. The 13 SUVs ranked here do make the bulk of all small SUV segment. Not one of them is longer than 177 inches, and all but one have a wheelbase shorter than 106 inches.

Interestingly enough, some of the most recognizable names that built up the small SUV kingdom aren’t here anymore. SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, the Honda CR-V, or the Mazda CX-5, somehow do not feel as little as they did a decade ago. Plus, all of them overshoot my length/wheelbase limit.

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2021 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2020 Jaguar F-Type Visual Comparison

2021 Jaguar F-Type vs. 2020 Jaguar F-Type Visual Comparison

How does the 2021 Jaguar F-Type stack up to the current model?

The 2021 Jaguar F-Type has just made a very quiet debut with no live stream and no crazy jaguar-like stunts. You can visit our one-live-stream page to see videos that were launched along with the new F-Type or you can stick around here to see how the 2021 Jaguar F-Type compares to the current model. There are certainly some changes, not only cosmetically, but mechanically as well. We’ll try to keep it brief, but there’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get to it.

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Most Powerful Cars and SUVs Under $30,000 in 2019

Most Powerful Cars and SUVs Under $30,000 in 2019

You can have an all-new vehicle with 395 horsepower for $30,000

These are the most powerful vehicles under $30,000. Some of them offer an insane amount of raw power for the money, and we can thank the good ol’ capitalism and the competitive market for that.

Horsepower wars realistically started when the second car was invented, and, whether you like it or not, horsepower sells. This list, thankfully, shows that we live in a time when you can get the most bang for your buck, all thanks to your unsatiated need for speed and raw power. To give you a glimpse of the sheer horsepower insanity behind the sub-$30k price cap, let me tell you that you can have a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with 310 horsepower for less than that. If you, however, like the appeal of a muscle car, then the Ford Mustang EcoBoost with 350 pound-feet of torque and 310 horsepower could soothe your need for power.

Despite the incredible power/price ratio of 300+ horsepower for less than $30,000, this is not the most you can get for your money, as you’re about to find out.

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Black Friday Car Deals 2019

Black Friday Car Deals 2019

If you’re looking for a new car, Black Friday might be your lucky day... or it might not.

Black Friday might be the day synonymous with risking death to get a great deal on a year-old TV, but it’s also the perfect time to get a good deal on a new car. Black Friday can net you some pretty sweet new car deals that include 0% financing, “employee pricing,” no payments for 90 days, and even a decent chunk of cashback. The trick is to know where to look, so we’ve put together a list of the best new car Black Friday deals that we can find.

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The 10 Best 2019 Black Friday Amazon Deals for You and Your Car

The 10 Best 2019 Black Friday Amazon Deals for You and Your Car

Here are some of Amazon’s 2019 Black Friday best car accessories deals

Black Friday is here folks and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to put our money where our mouth is and make a move for those items we’ve been saving in our online shopping baskets for months now. We’ve assembled a list of useful items that you and your car might benefit from using. They’re all available on Amazon so if you see something you like, make sure you take advantage of the Black Friday deals!

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2020 Ferrari 812 GTS vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet

2020 Ferrari 812 GTS vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet

As far as grunty open-top luxury cars go, the 812 GTS and the S 65 can be considered the creme de la creme

They might share the same engine configuration, but the 2020 Ferrari 812 GTS and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet are two very different dishes. One’s naturally aspirated while the other uses the magic of forced induction. One is a purpose-built supercar while the other is the open-top version of one of the most luxurious full-size sedan you can buy today.

But here at Top Speed we have a knack for dissecting things, so we thought an in-depth comparison between the 812 GTS and the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabrio would be equally useful and interesting, even as they come from two different worlds.

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Ford F-150, Rivian R1T, or Tesla Cybertruck? The Electric Pickup Truck Battle Has Already Begun!

Ford F-150, Rivian R1T, or Tesla Cybertruck? The Electric Pickup Truck Battle Has Already Begun!

None of these companies have a threatening advantage over the other two

The latest segment to be hit by the electrification bug is pickup trucks. Although some electric firms - Tesla and Rivian - have been into electrification for years, mainstream automakers have also decided to jump in before it gets too late. The Tesla and Rivian war has been on since the two decided to enter the electric pickup truck foray. The two have been approaching the segment differently and have kind of eased into their spaces. Now that Ford is developing an electric powertrain of its own for the F-150, things could get even more exciting. I’ve listed out five possible scenarios that may or may not be hypothetical.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Tesla Cybertruck

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla pickup should be here this year and we have the low-down on it

Tesla is about to take the pickup world by storm with an all-electric truck that will most likely be revealed this year. The vehicle that’s set to be shown this year won’t be the final production-spec model, though, as we’ve come to expect from Tesla, but it will be a very close preview of that model.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trim Level Breakdown

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trim Level Breakdown

You can have your pick of the pot if you’re willing to wait

November 17, 2019 will forever be remembered as the day Ford unveiled the controversial Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. We’ve looked at, gone through, and peeled off just about every conceivable layer of the Mustang Mach-E, and now it’s time to look at each of the Mach-E’s trims from affordable to most expensive. Here’s the breakdown.

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2020 Toyota Supra lineup for SEMA 2019

2020 Toyota Supra lineup for SEMA 2019

Toyota brought four cool Supra-based concepts to SEMA 2019

Toyota’s usual lineup for the SEMA Show is centered mostly around SUVs and trucks, but the 2019 edition brings the fifth-generation Supra into the spotlight. The Japanese carmaker took the 2019 SEMA Show by storm with a handful of modified Supras, either built by aftermarket tuners or developed by Toyota itself to preview upcoming parts and accessories. Here’s the four most interesting coupes you’ll find on the show floor.

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How Fast Does the New Aventador Track-Only Car Have to Go to Be The Fastest Lamborghini Ever?

How Fast Does the New Aventador Track-Only Car Have to Go to Be The Fastest Lamborghini Ever?

The 200 miles per hour barrier is a thing of the past for Lambo

In order to even begin understanding what to expect from the upcoming track-only Aventador, we must first look at Lamborghini’s supercar roster from two standpoints: one of them relates to Sant’Agata Bolognese’s road-going cars over the years, while the other has to do with its race cars currently involved in various motorsport competitions around the world.

Lamborghini Squadra Corse already released a CGI-filled teaser video that drops small hints at its upcoming track-only beast under the “purest track experience” punchline. Join us as we try to anticipate what can such a car deliver in terms of performance, especially acceleration and top speed...

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Ferrari's One-Off Creations is A List of the Most Desirable Prancing Horses of All Time

Ferrari’s One-Off Creations is A List of the Most Desirable Prancing Horses of All Time

It literally can’t get any better than a one-off

Back in 2008, Ferrari launched its One-Off personalization program to a lot of fanfare at that year’s Geneva Motor Show. The goal was to give Maranello’s most important clients the opportunity to create their own Ferraris. It’s been over a decade since that announcement, and it’s safe to say that Ferrari’s program has become a resounding success. Every year, a number of one-off Ferraris enter our lives, commissioned by an individual who Ferrari deems as one of its VIPs. Models like the 2012 Ferrari SP Arya, 2014 Ferrari SP FFX, and 2018 Ferrari SP38 Deborah have been built. Each of these one-offs is unique from every other Ferrari in existence, largely because they came to life as a result of someone’s vision for his or her perfect Ferrari. The 2019 Ferrari P80/C is the latest one-off Ferrari to arrive, but given the success Ferrari has had with the program and the growing demand among customers to get their own “1of1s” — there’s a five-year waitlist, in case you qualify — the P80/C won’t be the last one-off Ferrari in the world. On the contrary, this first ten years of the whole program could be just the beginning of what will most likely turn into one of Ferrari’s most successful customer-centric programs in its long and illustrious history. In case you haven’t paid attention over the last ten years, check out some of the most memorable one-off models that Ferrari has created.

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7 Of The Best Resto-Mod Cars

7 Of The Best Resto-Mod Cars

Resto-mods offer the best of both worlds: old school styling with new school performance, but they never come cheap

The world of resto-mods is the promise land of beautiful, vintage, bodyworks on top of modern, state of the art, powertrains with performance figures that embarrass modern sports cars. Be it an Alfa Romeo on steroids, a Mercedes bettered by AMG themselves, a Bronco that looks 35 years old but very much isn’t under the skin, the variety in restomods is ever increasing with quality as the main differentiator between the good, the really good and the exceptional.

The automotive industry has created some real design icons over the years, cars like the Mercedes 300 SL, the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA, or the Porsche 911 remain etched into the minds of many petrolheads. Such emblematic designs seem to never age but, sadly, the engineering-wise, they are all outdated. Of course, you get a kick out of driving them merely because you get a chance to do it in the first place, but some want even more than that.

A select few look at classic cars as a starting point for a tough undertaking: transforming these icons of the past in machines that are able to keep up with whatever’s new on the road right now. The key is to have everything come out in pristine condition – hence the term restoration in ‘resto-mod’ – while modifying what’s under the skin. Some choose to start from existing cars while others do something more radical - building their own chassis from the ground up and then wrapping everything up in a retro bodywork that clearly reminds you of their inspiration. The Eagle E-Type and the Singer Porsches fall in the latter category.

Whichever road you choose, resto-mods are a brilliant – yet highly expensive – way to experience classic cars re-imagined in with technology that was barely on the drawing boards when some of these cars were new.

Keep reading to find our seven resto-mods picks

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The 10 Best Ferraris Of All Time

The 10 Best Ferraris Of All Time

From classics to current exotics, Maranello has a long and rich history of performance car excellence

Picking the ten best Ferraris of all time is not an easy exercise, but somebody had to do it. Sports cars don’t come finer than those with a Prancing Horse badge, and in the 70 years that it has been around, Ferrari has built some of the finest and most desirable performance cars in the history of the industry. A lot of Ferrari models have climbed the ladder to iconic status, and even some of today’s models are on their way there, too. It took a lot of work — and arguments — but we managed to narrow down our choices for the ten best Ferraris of all time.

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The Best Tech Features in the Volkswagen Golf Mk8

The Best Tech Features in the Volkswagen Golf Mk8

The eighth-generation hatchback is loaded to the brim with new technology

The Volkswagen Golf is arguably one of the most recognizable models in Volkswagen’s lineup. That stature comes with the pressure of standing out in a sea of hatchbacks looking to take some shine away from the famous nameplate. Now that the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf (Mk8) is here, it looks like the competition will have its hands full trying to catch up with the Golf Mk8. See, there are a lot of things to like about the Golf Mk8, but arguably the most important of these things is the incredible amount of new technologies Volkswagen was able to pack into the hatchback. Believe me when I tell you, the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf is so tricked out in new technology, it’s hard to imagine how Volkswagen managed to fit all of them into the hatchback.

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