2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake
Recent footage from the Nurburgring indicates that the 2022 Genesis G70 will also be offered as a shooting brake. Yet another proof of the Korean brand’s continuous expansion is the more practical version of the G70, which is almost ready for debut. We know this because the car has been spotted on numerous occasions, so a debut should be just around the corner. The sedan version of the car is already a formidable competitor. When the G70 Shooting Brake hits the market, it will compete with the VW Arteon Shooting Brake.
The Electric 718 Boxster Is Coming To Lead Porsche Into A New Era of Sports Cars
Electrification is a big deal and, eventually, every sports car that we know and love will lug around battery packs and motors instead of gas tanks and engines. It is, quite literally, an inevitability. That’s why rumors that the Porsche 718 is going electric make a lot of sense despite being largely unfounded. After all, it is the next logical step after the Taycan’s success since the 911 will be the last model of Porsche’s lineup to make the transition. We recently learned that Porsche decision-makers were weighing options on what to do with the next-gen 718, and it looks like a decision has been made, as new reports say an electric Porsche Boxster Concept is about to be revealed!
It’s Amazing What You’ll Find In The Peterson Museum Alone At Night
The Hoonigans YouTube channel is the place to go if you are looking to see some of the most interesting and madly-modified vehicles, as well as some truly crazy stunts. This video is a bit different, however, as it takes us into the Peterson Automotive Museum. The place is home to well over 100 cars and some of the most unique ones are held in “The Vault”. These include some of the first vehicles ever made, movie cars, “001” chassis cars (the first of their kind), as well as some awesome concept cars.
Jay Leno Drives All The Cool Cars, Like This 1971 Marcos GT
When we talk about well-styled classic British sports cars, the first one to come to mind is usually the Jaguar E-Type. Then there are the lightweight cars like the MGB, Triumph Spitfire, and Austin Healey. The Marcos GT is one of those “other” cars that are slightly more obscure and not quite as well-known to most. Luckily, Jay Leno once again does a great job at introducing us to what he believes is “the most unusual and prettiest sports car of all time”, and he’s not alone.
Can The New VW Golf R Beat The Audi RS6 Avant On A Drag Strip
The RS6 Avant needs no introduction. It is arguably the hottest daily driver that offers a perfect blend of performance and practicality. ‘Archie Hamilton Racing’ bought the wagon on a drag strip to pit it against Volkswagen’s reinvigorated hot hatch, the Golf R. It comes with improved power outputs, a new all-wheel-drive system, torque vectoring, front and rear locking differentials, and launch control, amongst other things. With all these accolades, can the four-pot turbocharged hatch beat the twin-turbo V-8 super wagon in straight-line races?
The Lotus Elise Could Live On, Maybe Even As The Toyota MR2
As the automotive industry forces brands like Lotus to shift gears and find a new direction, amazing cars like the Elise, Exige, and Evora have been sent to the guillotine to make way for something new. Lotus sent the Exige and Elise off with a proper burial in way of a pair of “final editions” which was followed by news that the Evija is still on schedule and that the new car – the one that is essentially replacing all three of these now-buried models – known as the Emira, would be the very last gasoline-powered Lotus. Now, however, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel, at least for the Lotus Elise, anyway.
Affordable Ferraris That Could Make Great Future Investments
Whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it’s common knowledge that owning a Ferrari signifies certain success in life. Of course, owning a Ferrari comes at a great financial cost (and sometimes more, if your wife does not approve), so it’s better to make sure you can afford one in the first place, before taking the leap. That said, even Ferraris aren’t safe from depreciation, unless they are highly exclusive, and these few models, listed below, are a perfect example.
Maintenance costs can still be sinfully expensive, but on the plus side, some of these cars have already bottomed out in terms of price, which means they could be a good investment in the long run.
The 1935 Voisin C25 Aerodyne Is The Coolest Car You Probably Didn’t Know About
The automotive industry had many ups and downs since the automobile became popular in the 1900s. The first major downturn happened in the late 1920s when The Great Depression hit the world. In the United States, the economic depression put many luxury carmakers out of business. In Europe, however, some low-output companies survived, although they eventually went bankrupt after World War II. One such carmaker is Voisin, which was founded by aviation pioneer Gabriel Voisin. This French company produced only a handful of automobiles in the 1920 and 1930s, with the most iconic being the C25 Aerodyne.
A Decade Apart: Manual 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
With every new 911 generation, Porsche doesn’t forget to mention that it is the best 911 to date and equally important, the best 911 it can be at the moment of launch. This, however, doesn’t make past-gen 911s weak, for the simple reason that Porsche wholeheartedly invest all its know-how into its core sportscar, regardless of the age they came to be.
So when Throttle House dropped a video that compares the current 2020 911 to the 2010 911, our interest piqued.
Ferrari Testarossa Explained - How it Was an Amazing 23-Year-Long Mistake
The Testarossa is one of the most beloved Ferrari models and that’s because of the way it looks. The increasingly wider rear fenders, the big strakes on the doors, and the cleanly cut front fascia gave it a unique look among the wedge-shaped cars of the era.
Its appearance in the Miami Vice TV series also contributed to its fame. However, the Testarossa wasn’t the car most enthusiasts thought it was. It was more of an experimental vehicle born out of customer complaints about its predecessor. It was a mistake that Ferrari promptly corrected by returning to front-engined V-12 cars in the 1990s, but it was an amazing car. The latest video from ISSIMI explains just that.
2018 Lotus Exige Type 49 and Type 79
The third-generation Lotus Exige is six years old as of 2018 and a bit long in the tooth. A brand-new model is underway, but the Brits are keeping things interesting for the current model by building all sorts of special editions. At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lotus paid tribute to two of its most iconic race cars with the Exige Type 49 and Exige Type 79.
Both cars celebrate the company’s past glory in Formula One. The Exige Type 49 marks 50 years since Graham Hill won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in the Type 49, while the Exige Type 49 marks 40 years since Mario Andretti did the same with the Type 79. The former race from 1967 through 1970 and won two championships, while also scoring podiums in each season. The Type 79’s career was a bit shorter, from 1978 through 1979.
Both Exige models were crafted by Lotus Exclusive, the brand’s recently established bespoke division. Let’s find out more about them below.
Continue reading to learn more about the Lotus Exige Type 49 and Type 49.
This Is, Probably, The Fastest Toyota MR2 In Existence
When it comes to lightweight and affordable sports cars, the Mazda MX-5 is probably the first vehicle you think about. But the Toyota MR2 is an equally interested option, mostly because it features a mid-engined layout. Unlike the Miata, the MR2 is no longer available, having been discontinued in 2007. This didn’t stop a drag racing enthusiast from turning an old MR2 into a drag strip monster. Meet the fastest and most powerful MR2 ever.
How The Porsche 959 Rally Legend Redefined The Nature of Supercars
For most of its long and illustrious career, the Porsche 911 acted as the brand’s range-topping sports car through turbocharged models like the Turbo, Turbo S, and GT2. But the 911 was at times superseded by supercars like the 959, Carrera GT, and 918 Spyder.
The 959 was Porsche’s first supercar and it’s by far the most intriguing when it comes to the reason it was designed. Unlike its spiritual successors, the 959 was born out of Porsche’s desire to join Group B rally racing. But development took longer than expected and by the time the 959 was ready for production and homologation, Group B was cancelled. Porsche eventually raced it at the Paris-Dakar Rally, winning the grueling event in 1986. It’s been almost 35 years since the 959 won the race and Porsche is celebrating with a special "Top 5 Series" video.
Here’s Why the Ferrari F50 Is Better Than the F40
The F50 is one of the greatest Ferraris ever built. Loved by purists for its naturally aspirated V-12 engine and F1-inspired technology, the F50 is already a full-fledged classic, despite being only 25 years old as of 2020. But the F50 has also been overshadowed by the F40, its spiritual predecessor. Tiff Needell thinks that is unfair and took a red F50 for a spin on the Scottish highlands to prove his point.
2020 Bugatti Centodieci
The 2020 Bugatti Centodieci is a limited-edition version of the Chiron. Just like the 2019 La Voiture Noire, the 2020 Centodieci is a significant departure from the Chiron it is based on, sporting a notably different exterior. While the La Voiture Noire is a tribute to the Type 57 SC Atlantic from the 1930s, the Centodieci pays homage to the Bugatti EB110, a supercar built from 1991 to 1995. The 2020 Centodieci is limited to only 10 units.
The Centodieci is the fifth official variant of the Bugatti Chiron. It joins the Chiron Sport, the 110 Ans Bugatti model that celebrates the company 110th anniversary, the La Voiture Noire, and the track-prepped Divo. Since Centodieci means 110 in Italian, it also celebrates 110 years since Bugatti was established by Ettore Bugatti in Molsheim, France.
Apple Design Cues On Modern Cars? This Is Just Weird
Cars and smart devices may sound like an odd mix, but nowadays pretty much any big corporation is having a go at making cars. Some years ago Google tried it and now manufacturers like Huawei have announced their first car. We also know that Apple is working on a car and is aiming for a debut in 2024. But what happens when you take already existing cars that we know, and apply design elements, taken straight off the Apple product lineup? These five renderings answer the question.
The Story of the Chevy Corvair Rotting Away In the Darien Jungle
This is a Chevrolet Corvair, and it sits here, in the middle of the Darien jungle, less than a mile away from Panama’s border with Colombia. It’s been here for exactly 60 years, with trekkers brave enough to cross the inhospitable Darien Gap wondering what an American made, compact four-door sedan is doing rotting away between North and South America. Keep reading to find out how and why and how this particular red Corvair got into the jungle of Panama.
Buying the best truck battery is easier said than done. A good battery not only provides power to crank start your truck but also powers all the electronics in your vehicle. Choosing the right battery becomes even more important so as to have the extra power for cold and harsh weather. We have listed a detailed review of the top 5 best truck batteries with pros and cons, that should be on your list. The recommendations come along with tips for choosing the right battery for your needs.
Chevy Was Caught Testing the C8 Corvette Z06’s Launch Control System
It has been some time since the C8 Corvette was launched. This means it’s time for the hotter C8 Corvette Z06 to arrive. Many test mules have been spotted in the past, and now we have another. What makes it better this time is that you can hear it rev to its 9,000-rpm redline. The Z06 was caught testing its launch control system at the company’s Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. Is this what bliss sounds like?
2021 Ferrari Portofino by Mansory
Ferrari unveiled the Portofino at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. Launched as a successor to the California T, the Portofino sits at the bottom of the company’s hierarchy. Being the entry-level model, it is one of the most important products for the Italian automaker. The sales numbers reflect its popularity, and that is perhaps why it is quite a hit amongst aftermarket companies, too.
German aftermarket company, Mansory, has come up with its unique take on the Ferrari Portofino. Surprisingly, it isn’t as wild asother Mansory builds we’ve seen so far. The forged carbon elements along with the yellow and black theme make this Italian car with a German twist look sweeeeet. And, did I mention it now makes over 700 horses and takes just three seconds to sprint to 62 mph?
You Have to Check Out This Ferrari Testarossa Restomod
Ferrari built around 10,000 examples of the Testarossa from 1984 to 1996 and that makes it one of the most popular mass-produced products from the Italian brand. The moniker paid homage to the 1957 World Sportscar Championship winner, the 250 Testa Rossa sports racing car. Also, ‘Testarossa’ in Italian translates to ‘red head’ and the car came with red-painted cam covers. The car might be many decades old, but there’s no denying it still looks charming.
So, to balance this out and create a perfect mix of new tech and timeless looks, a Swiss aftermarket company, Officine Fioravanti, is undertaking a restomod operation that gives the car a heavy performance boost.
The Sole Surviving Lykan HyperSport Stunt Car From Fast and Furious 7 Is Being Auctioned
Remember that scene from Fast and Furious 7 where the “We’re a family” gang gatecrashes a party in a skyscraper and tries to steal a chip from the uber-sexy Lykan HyperSport? Yeah, the red car that goes flying through three different skyscrapers before crashing? Well, W Motors produced 10 Lykan HyperSports for the movie out of which nine were crashed and one survived with a few battle scars. That scarred car is going up on auction as an NFT, courtesy of W Motors and RubiX Market.