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Everything You Need to Know About The McLaren Senna

Everything You Need to Know About The McLaren Senna

McLaren’s Senna is a beautiful library of quirks and features

Named after beloved Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna, the McLaren Senna is an Ultimate Series model sharing apex predator status with the likes of Elva, P1, and Speedtail in the British supercar maker’s lineup.

At the same time, the Senna is part of a new breed of supercars that feature F1-derived technology, so it’s basically a competitor for the likes of Mercedes-AMG One and Aston Martin Valkyrie. As a result, it’s brimming with features that make it both unique and a beast on the road or on the track. Stick around for an in-depth run-through of the Senna’s quirks and specs.

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2021 Volvo XC90 T8 - Driven

2021 Volvo XC90 T8 - Driven

Volvo’s range-topping SUV sees some updates for 2021

One of the oldest models in Volvo’s current lineup is still one of its most important. Despite being a six-year-old design now, Volvo is still selling its XC90 like hotcakes. And to keep things fresh, it has tweaked it for the 2021 model year and is offering it with a host of different engine choices.

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2020 Jeep Compass - Driven

2020 Jeep Compass - Driven

It’s not the best vehicle in the segment, but it checks almost all the boxes quite comfortably

Jeep Compass has been in the market for over a decade now and has become a staple moniker in the segment now. This two-row SUV is one of the rare models in this segment that can actually be taken off the roads without doubting its abilities. Of course, it’s no Cherokee, but it does a lot better than its rivals in this aspect. Although it features a heavy 2.4-liter engine, the power outputs aren’t that great and the nine-speed automatic gearbox makes the whole drive even more lethargic. However, it comes with a nice interior setup, decent tech features, and aesthetics that will please all and offend none. So, should you pick the Jeep Compass over the Honda CR-V or the Ford Escape?

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The Renault R5 - A Legendary Hatchback You Probably Forgot All About

The Renault R5 - A Legendary Hatchback You Probably Forgot All About

Transformation level: 9000

There are moments when a carmaker’s ambitions go way beyond its financial or technological powers. But in pursuing said ambitions, only a select few companies managed to overcome any difficulties and deliver amazing car.

Take Renault, for example. Back in the late 70s and early 80s, the French firm simply couldn’t afford to fully develop a rally race car from the ground up. So it had to work with what it had, in this case the humble Renault 5, which through massive modding gave the raucous Renault R5 Turbo.

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Every Koenigsegg Regera Goes Through A 0-186 MPH Test Before Being Delivered

Every Koenigsegg Regera Goes Through A 0-186 MPH Test Before Being Delivered

Special cars deserve special quality control care

Every automaker that’s worth its name has a quality control procedure that needs to be followed before its products head to their respective owners. For some, these quality control procedures involve checking the engine, the interior, and the car’s electronics system. But for an automaker like Koenigsegg, quality control procedures take on different forms.

The Swedish automaker even has a particularly specific procedure it does to the Regera supercar before it’s delivered to its excited owner. According to the company, ever Regera — that’s 80 of them — is required to do a 0-to-186 mph sprint test before it leaves the care of the automaker. It sounds ridiculous for a car to undergo a speed test of that magnitude before it’s delivered to a customer, but remember, this is the Regera we’re talking about.

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Chris Forsberg's 370Z Rally Car Tribute: Sideways Gravel Shreds!

Chris Forsberg’s 370Z Rally Car Tribute: Sideways Gravel Shreds!

That’s a nice way to honor your rally-racing elders

Believe it or not, Nissan is no stranger to rally racing. Back in 1996, the Japanese company raced at the Paris-Dakar Rally with a modded Terrano, albeit with zero success.

However, back in 1970, Nissan took a Datsun Bluebird 510 and made it into a rally car - dubbed the 1600SS - that won the East-African Safari Rally. One year after, in 1971, Nissan came back with a safari-style version of the 240Z. It, too, won the rally. That particular car is celebrated today with a one-off build based on the 370Z.

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See How Mercedes Set A New Nurburgring Record With The AMG GT Black Series

See How Mercedes Set A New Nurburgring Record With The AMG GT Black Series

Mercedes releases behind the scene footage of its AMG GT Black Series ’Ring record

In October 2020, Mercedes-Benz took the brand-new AMG GT Black Series onto the Nurburgring to set a new lap record for production cars. In November, the Germans confirmed the record at 6:43.616 by releasing a video of the run. Almost two months have passed since then and the German firm is giving us a "behind the scenes" look at the record run and how the AMG GT Black Series was prepared for its impressively fast lap.

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2021 BMW 5 Series

2021 BMW 5 Series

BMW has refreshed the 5 Series for the 2021 model year

BMW updated the 5 Series sedan for the 2021 model in May 2020. It looks sharper and sportier on the outside, features notable changes on the inside, and comes with a new mild-hybrid system for the six-cylinder engines. There are some tweaks made to make it aerodynamically more efficient, too.

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Check Out How The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant Compares to the 1994 Audi RS2

Check Out How The 2021 Audi RS6 Avant Compares to the 1994 Audi RS2

It’s quirks and features galore as Doug DeMuro reviews the two in one video

Don’t know who Doug DeMuro is by now? Well, Google is your friend. Those who are indeed familiar with DeMuro’s style of reviewing a car know that the man is absolutely unbeatable when it comes to unearthing quirks or hidden features. For you, this video should be like a fat slice of cake with a double topping of Audi RS goodness.

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The Irreplaceable Isdera Commendatore 112i Is A Supercar With Porsche Headlights And Pagani Zonda Heart

The Irreplaceable Isdera Commendatore 112i Is A Supercar With Porsche Headlights And Pagani Zonda Heart

It will be auctioned off in February, so you should start mortgaging whatever you can

Bulbous at the front and obscenely long at the rear - that’s how the Isdera Commendatore 112i presents itself to the viewer, a McLaren Speedtail avant la lettre as many have pointed out.

Coming out of early-’90s Germany, the Commendatore shares its engine with the Pagani Zonda and the pop-up headlamps with the more inconspicuous Porsche 968 but, unlike either of them, Isdera never put the 112i into production. This, then, is your chance to own one of the rarest supercars out there.

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Every Car Model Collector Should Follow This Official Maisto Toys Instagram Account

Every Car Model Collector Should Follow This Official Maisto Toys Instagram Account

It’s full of toy cars photographed the right way

Instagram has become a platform that caters to everyone’s whims and fantasies. It’s a place where you can be anybody you want, provided you have a good camera and a good narrative to spin. Beyond that, Instagram is also a place where you can find quality spaces that you can go to and appreciate those accounts for what they are. Take Maisto’s official Instagram account, for example. You won’t find any facetious photos, troll posts, or scam-level products.

Instead, you’ll find photos of the company’s scale toy cars, photographed in ways that are detailed, creative, and downright stunning. From exotic supercars like the Ford GT to motorbikes like the BMW R nine T Scrambler, the photos in Maisto’s official Instagram account is full of some of the most incredible photos of toymaker’s products as taken by photographers and collectors who love their Maistos.

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Get Your Lotus Evija Fix From Non Other Than James May

Get Your Lotus Evija Fix From Non Other Than James May

The Lotus Evija is not yet in production, but James May managed to get his hands on one

The Lotus Evija was unveiled back in November 2019 as the company’s first all-electric production car. But the massively powerful EV has yet to hit public roads, as full-scale production is scheduled to commence later in 2021. This didn’t stop former Top Gear host and current Drivetribe member James May from getting his hands on one for a closer look. Sadly, there’s no driving footage, which suggests that the yellow Evija is not yet ready for that, but May gives us an in-depth look at the supercars features, interior, and technology.

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