Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Hyundai Kona EV
The current generation Hyundai Kona has been with us since the 2018 model year, which means that the brand’s popular subcompact SUV is definitely ripe for a major update. While we’ve seen prototypes of the 2024 Hyundai Kona already undergoing testing since February of this year, this will be the first time that we’re seeing its electric version.
2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Review: A Luxury SUV for the Masses
The Genesis GV70 is a brand new compact luxury SUV that hit the market not too long ago. Manufactured by parent company Hyundai, the GV70 is now the second SUV to sell under the Genesis name, next to the bigger GV80. Priced to compete in the affordable luxury category, the GV70 faces some stiff competition.
In the time since the GV70 has gone on sale, I have seen quite a few of them on the road and have wondered what it is like to drive. Luckily, I was able to get the keys to a pristine example for a week to find out how exactly it stacks up against its rivals. Do you want to know where it lands? Well, let’s find out together.
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With This 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
Unveiled at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show, the second generation SLK-Class was a marginal upgrade compared to the first-gen model. Besides the sportier looks, Mercedes added a faster mechanism for the retractable roof and Airscarf system, which enabled neck-level heating for both the driver and the front passenger. However, it was known from the start that an AMG variant would be offered with bonkers performance. So in collaboration with the Affalterbach-based performance division, Mercedes introduced the SLK55 with a brawny 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V-8. This 2009 iteration of the SLK55 AMG has been tuned and now comes with a supercharger and some raw performance.
Exo Cars: DIY Supercar Slayer or Enthusiast Pipe Dream?
Every car enthusiast at some point has wondered what driving a go-kart on the street is like. You might have also heard about a growing automotive niche subculture known as "Exo Cars". The concept is simple. Take donor car, remove the entire body and build a custom tube frame chassis on top. Throw away safety, aerodynamics, and basic livability for one thing: lightness.
The idea is that light cars go fast. Yet, is it that simple? Is this the magic solution that enthusiasts on a budget can consider? Will your Exo-Miata be able to keep up with a 911 GT3 because it’s a couple hundred pounds lighter? There are a lot of compromises and risks one must take to make this a reality.
This McLaren Sabre is the Epitome of Exclusivity
If you thought that the Senna looked boring to the core, you might want to look at the McLaren Special Operation team’s most bizarre-looking hypercar based on the Senna. Meet the Sabre, a McLaren special edition hypercar limited to 15 examples, all of which were sold in the U.S. market. Not only was this car built painstakingly by MSO, but it’s also the fastest non-hybrid McLaren car ever made. This car is the 11th of the 15 examples and is up for auction during Mecum’s Monterey auction from August 18–20, 2022.
The 2024 Ford Mustang Will Punch Above its Weight Class
The eighth-generation Ford Mustang has been the subject of rumors for a very long time, and an official debut will finally happen on September 14, 2022 – the first day of the Detroit motor show. The new generation Mustang - internally known as the S650, will be updated inside and, while retaining the current engine lineup, it will offer some significant performance improvements. A recent report from Ford Authority reveals that the updated V-8 engine should deliver as much as 500 horsepower in at least one configuration.
Is This Mini Cooper S MC40 Edition A Future Classic?
Depending on the generation, people tend to think of completely different vehicles when the name Mini is mentioned. Some remember the tiny British classic built by Morris and Austin between 1959 and 1993 while others think of the Mini Cooper, built under BMW ownership since 2001. While this particular R53 example listed for sale on Classic Cars belongs to the latter, it has a connection to the original. We are talking about one of 1,000 Mini Cooper S variants that commemorate 40 years of Paddy Hopkirk’s win at the Monte Carlo Rally while driving a classic Mini. This might be among the most underappreciated modern classics out there.
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Mercedes-AMG SL53 PHEV
Mercedes has just unveiled the new generation SL-Class in three different trims: SL 43, SL 55, and SL 63. But the work is far from done, as more hybrid models are also under development. We’ve already spotted the SL63 E-Performance out for testing, and now it seems that Mercedes will also offer a second hybrid option, but with less power. The new model, most likely set to be named SL 53 PHEV, was caught testing in the Austrian Alps free of camouflage.
This Non-Hybrid McLaren Artura Has GT4 Ambitions
The McLaren Artura opened up a new era of supercars for the brand. It’s the first model McLaren Automotive has ever produced that comes with a V-6 engine and a plug-in hybrid system. However, not everyone wants their supercar to have a degree of electrification, and instead wants that pure, raw visceral noise provided by this vehicle’s V-6 twin-turbo engine. Say hello to the McLaren Artura Trophy.
Everything We Know About The Next-gen Honda S2000
The revival of iconic nameplates in the automotive world seems to be a common and welcome occurrence in recent times. Many of them come from Japanese carmakers with vehicles like the Nissan GT-R, Nissan Z, Toyota GR86, Toyota GR Supra, Acura NSX, and others. While we recently talked about the next-generation Toyota MR2, which is said to arrive sometime in 2025, Honda is also preparing for the return of one of its most iconic models – the Honda S2000. Rumors have been circulating for a few years now, and here’s everything we know about the revival of the Japanese roadster.
Is Max Verstappen the Best Driver in Formula One?
Last season, Red Bull Racing won their first driver’s championship since 2013. The energy drink giant fought through season after season of adversity and losses. Now with renewed confidence and pedigree, Red Bull looks to add more.
Leading that push for continued dominance is 24-year-old Dutch phenom Max Verstappen. One of the most polarizing drivers on the grid, you either love him or hate him. After the controversial last race that decided the fate of the previous season, all eyes were on the young world champion.
Manhart Has Turned The Land Rover Defender Into An All-Terrain Performance SUV
The mad scientists at Manhart are mostly known for enhancing the performance and visuals of BMW models. In recent years, the tuner branched out to other vehicles such as Audis, Minis, and even vehicles like the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV600 or Tesla Model 3, which received a "grill" from the German tuner. Now, Manhart has gone to town on the new Defender 110 and the results are, as expected, quite impressive. The real question is, can you still drive it everywhere?