Kinetik Automobili Makes the First Electric Supercar from Bulgaria But Its Future Is In Danger
When we think of electric vehicles, usually the first to come to mind is Tesla - the brand that started the modern-day EV revolution. Then there’s Rimac and their Nevera hyper EV, or some of the more mainstream names like Porsche, with their Taycan. What probably doesn’t come to mind is a small Bulgarian manufacturer called Kinetik Automotive. The small carmaker is currently cooking an epic EV roadster, but unfortunate events have caused a temporary cease in development.
Aston Martin Accidentally Teased a New Version of the Valkyrie Hypercar
It looks like Aston Martin isn’t done yet with the Valkyrie series. A recent scoop tipped off to Jalopnik reveals a heavily modified version of Aston’s upcoming hypercar. Unlike some renders, we can be rest assured that this new aggressive avatar of the Valkyrie is for real as it was found on Aston Martin’s official website.
Queen of the Ring, Sabine Schmitz, Honored With Her Own Corner At The Nürburgring
After a prolonged fight with cancer, professional driver and TV presenter, Sabine Schmitz passed away, earlier this year in March at the age of 51. Following a change.org petition, one of the corners at the famed Nürburgring has been dedicated to paying homage to the German racer. More than 10,000 people supported the proposal on the very first day, and the number of voters eventually surpassed 50,000. The plea drew a lot of attention, and suffice it to say, action was taken.
Hoonigan’s 2JZ Supra-Swapped Ford F-150 Frightening Has Sprung to Life
The yesteryear Ford F-150 Lightning was one heck of a truck, especially in its second generation. It came with a supercharged V-8 mill that was officially the world’s fastest production truck at that time, hitting a top speed of 147 mph in a run in 2003. Now, no one in their right minds would swap this engine for something else, but the folks at Hoonigan did; and we love it!
Presenting, the Ford F-150 Frightening: an SVT Lightning that’s now powered by the 2JZ engine from the Toyota Supra. The team took it to a dyno, and the results are quite impressive for a shop truck.
The 2022 Honda Civic Performs Pretty Well Against The Toyota Corolla and The Mazda 3 On the Drag Strip
The folks at Throttle House brought three ‘regular’ cars on a drag strip. These urban commuters are daily drivers that are meant to be economical, practical, and comfortable. No one actually purchases them solely considering how they perform in straight-line races. But, now that they’re here, we are actually curious to know which sedan trumps.
So, the contenders here are the Toyota Corolla, the Mazda 3, and the brand new 2022 Honda Civic. Which Japanese car do you think will win?
Volkswagen Debates Bugatti’s Fate As the Pressure of Electrification Rises
Recently, a new consortium offered close to $9.2 billion in order to buy Lamborghini off VAG. Theoffer was turned down and a new offer was made. That offer, too, was apparently turned down, but that doesn’t mean the German concern is not in the midst of deciding what to do with its assets. Bugatti has enjoyed a good run under VAG ownership and the French manufacturer continues to come up with limited editions based on the Chiron. With that being said, it appears not all is as good as it looks on the outside. Volkswagen Audi Group is currently debating on whether Bugatti should continue to be a part of the company’s portfolio or not and a certain Croatian manufacturer might take the opportunity.
You’ll Never Believe How Much Ken Block is Selling His F-150 Hoonitruck For
Ken Block startled his followers and the motorsport world by announcing the end of his over-decade-long partnership with Ford at the beginning of 2021. After a decade of living and breathing the vehicles with the blue oval, several of his renowned gymkhana and rallycross vehicles have gone up for sale in the six months following that announcement. Since the year began, Block has been steadily selling several modified Ford cars in his garage.
The most sought-after of his vehicles from his fleet is now up for sale. Yes, the Hoonitruck is for sale. Here’s what you need to know.
Toyota Gives Us A Clear Glimpse Of What The 2022 Tundra Will Look Like
The images of the 2022 Tundra had leaked online a few days back. So, Toyota decided to publish one image (yeah, just one!). This is enough to satisfy the itch for now, but we’ll need more soon. Do you hear, Toyota? Anyway, the pic of the 2022 Toyota Tundra is in the TRD Pro form. It comes with a major design change after a long time.
Spy Shots: The 2022 Mercedes AMG SL Moves Closer To Production
A while back we shared everything we knew about the soon-to-be-unveiled Mercedes AMG SL. The normal version of the upcoming SL was spotted running tests last year and, not long after, the AMG version showed up in camouflage – a couple of times. Each time, we got footage of it, it revealed more and more of its design, and now, it’s almost “naked”, as it seems the roadster has “undressed” most of its camouflage.
For Better or Worse, 2026 Marks the End of the Audi Brand as we Know It
Audi finally revealed the production version of the E-Tron GT in early 2021, and to our surprise, it was a lot more than just a rebadged Porsche Taycan. This was a very important thing to take note of as it signals at least some uniqueness for the future of the Audi Brand as it shifts into full scale electrification. That shift, which was once thought to be closer to a decade away, is now on the horizon as new reports say that the Audi brand is about to take a big leap forward much sooner than expected, leaving the brand as we know it in the past. The future is a lot closer that we all though, folks.
The GTV Could Save Alfa Romeo But Skepticism Is Warranted
At this point, I wouldn’t blame you if you felt bad for the Alfa Romeo brand. It’s been on the verge of death for a while now, but the brand’s new CEO and help from the newly formed Stellantis have raised a little hope. And, despite the cancelled plans to revive the GTV and 8C, we’ve recently learned that the company is still considering a new GTV, and now we know that it won’t be an SUV. In fact, if the GTV really is brought back to life, it’ll take on some pretty heavy hitters from BMW and Tesla, among others. Is there still hope for the Alfa Romeo brand? Let’s look at this new development and find out.
Lincoln Teases Its First Global Fully Electric Vehicle
Lincoln has been around for a while. In fact, next year the luxury brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. With this, Lincoln will also turn a new page in its history by unveiling its first fully electric model. This is the beginning of a new chapter, as the brand’s first EV will be followed by three more models, said to be the foundation of Lincoln’s new portfolio of fully electric vehicles. Moreover, we have a pretty good idea of what Lincoln’s first EV will be like.
Paul Walker’s ’10-second’ Orange Supra Fetched $550,000 At Auction!
Do you remember Paul Walker’s 10-second Supra from the first Fast & Furious movies? The one that was painted in a mesmerizing orange shade from the first movie in the franchise? Yeah, well, that orange car was part of the Barrett-Jackson auction held on June 18 and 19, 2021 in Las Vegas and it sold for over half a million bucks! How about that!
3,400-Horsepower Battle: Audi R8 vs. Audi TT vs. Porsche 911 Turbo
We’ve seen different kinds of drag races where a tuned car goes up against other stock models, or the older models are given a dose of steroids to keep up with the new models, etc. But, when did you last see three fast cars, all tuned, take on each other? Well, the folks at Carwow brought the Audi TT RS, the Audi R8, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S on a drag strip to see who wins. Each of them has been tuned to make over 1,000 horses. This is one of the most unpredictable races these guys have come up with so far. Who do you think will win?
2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé
Mercedes has refreshed its AMG-spec GT 4-Door Coupé for the 2022 model year. It comes with a few nips and tucks on the inside and out, while the engine outputs are carried over as it is. But, there are some other new additions under the skin. The V-8 models now feature an adaptive suspension setup, active rear-axle steering, and heated steering wheel. The automaker has even introduced a new MANUFAKTUR Exclusive Edition package for the mid- GT 53 trim that features a new exterior shade.
This Turbocharged K24 Lancia 037 Tribute Could Be Your Perfect Project Car
The car marketplace is as vast as the universe itself and every now and then we see some very ambitious projects. This is exactly the case with this one. Someone decided to take on an ambitious project to make a Lancia 037 Tribute car. The original 037 Stradale was built in just 200 copies and if one goes on for sale, it usually has a steep asking price. Apparently, an enthusiast got inspired by the Kimera EV037 and decided to build his own 037. For one reason or another, the project car is now looking for a new owner and, luckily, the current bid is nowhere near what the original costs.
2021 Porsche 911 Turbo St GT Street R by TechArt - The Porsche 911 Unhinged
It was only a matter of time before TechArt get their hands on the Porsche 992 Turbo S. The 911 Turbo has been known to wipe the floor with much more expensive cars and now, Turbo S owners will have the opportunity to order the TechArt package, which turns the 911 Turbo S into the GT Street R. As always, the good people at TechArt have touched both the aesthetics and the performance of the car and, as expected, the results are epic.
This Hand-Made AMG GT R Speedster Is Beyond Rare
It seems there’s a retro-inspired speedster trend going on in recent times. McLaren Elva, Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, and Aston Martin V-12 Speedster and the upcoming Speedster DBR-1 all came because of it. Although Mercedes beat them to it, with the SLR Stirling Moss, the company hasn’t made anything like it in a while. Because of this, German private collector Roland A. Bussink has taken it upon himself to rectify this. The result is a unique and highly exclusive Bussink GTR SpeedLegend.
2022 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 - A New Look and Bigger Attitude
Lamborghini launched the first ever Huracan Super Trofeo back in 2014. It was essentially a hardcore track machine built to enter the world of GT3 racing. Fast forward to 2017, the company revealed the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO that benefitted from an aerodynamics package. Fast forward to the present day, the Italian automaker has rolled out its successor, the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2 that will take part in the Super Trofeo in 2022.
Watch a Toyota Yaris GR and A BMW M3 Square Off In A Strange Drag Race
Have you ever wondered which car would win between an old BMW M3 and a new generation Toyota Yaris? Well, CarWow answers that question for you. The British Youtube Giant is famous for putting together some unusual drag races. They even did one with tipper lorries, believe it or not.
BMW M’s First Official Drift Cars Put Down More Than 1,000 Horsepower!
A few months back, BMW revealed that its performance arm was dipping its toes in the drifting scene. The automaker was backing the Hountondji brothers who are famously known as the Red Bull Driftbrothers. BMW handed them two pre-production M4 Competitions eight weeks back, and the duo has now revealed the monsters. All the exact specs are yet to be revealed, but we do know that the cars make more than 1,000 ponies! The Hountondji brothers will take these cars to the 2021 season of the Drift Masters European Championship in Greinbach, Austria.
RML Short Wheelbase - A 60s Throwback Without Any of the Drawbacks
TheRML Group based in Britain, has quite the portfolio, having built cars like the only road-legal Aston Martin Vulcan. They’re now working that same magic based on one of the Automotive worlds most prestigious cars, the 250 GTO SWB. The company posted some new photographs of the interior of its RML Short Wheelbase.
The Emira Marks the End of an Era For Lotus
We are just weeks away from the launch of Lotus’ all new sports car. The one that we already know is dubbed the Emira. So what makes the Emira so special? Well, the fact that it is an all-new gas-powered sports car in an era where every other automaker is switching to some form of hybrid or electric drivetrain. But is there more?