2021 Tesla Model S Convertible By Ares Design
Custom-made electric vehicles are a trend that’s slowly picking up. They aren’t as popular as internal combustion-engined cars for now since there aren’t a lot of moving parts in EVs that you can play around with. We’ve seen some tuners crack the system to unleash more power for a much cheaper price than the company offers. Apart from playing with the mechanicals, some aftermarket companies have worked on the body of EVs as well. From equipping it body kits and turning them into station wagons, we’ve seen it all already.
Now, however, a company called Ares Designs has transformed a Tesla Model S into a convertible. This isn’t the first time we’re seeing a convertible Tesla, but it is arguably the cleanest one we’ve seen.
The Toyota Supra and GT86 Could Soon Be Followed By The Celica
The iconic Toyota Celica could return after almost two decades to join the Supra and the 86 in the company’s sports car lineup. Toyota has recently trademarked the Celica name in the U.S., hinting that the affordable coupe discontinued in 2006 is ready to make a comeback.
Can The Tesla Model S Really Take Down the Aston Martin DBS In A Drag Race?
Tesla has taken down cars from many high-end brands, but there aren’t too many instances where it has gone up against Aston Martin. Courtesy of AutoTrader, we have a face-off between the two companies. Representing Tesla is the Model S Performance, and from Aston Martin’s corner, we have the DBS Superleggera Volante. The latter is in the same league as the McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488, so this will make for an interesting battle.
BMW M Electrification Is Coming, And It Is Happening Sooner Than You Think
By the end of the year, we might witness the debut of BMW M’s first-ever all-electric car. We’re not the ones saying it, it’s BMW itself. Even so, there are a lot of unknown puzzle pieces and before more official info comes our way, here’s what we know so far about BMW M’s plans to electrify, partially of totally, its range.
By 2028 The Ford Mustang Could Be An All-Electric Coupe
When Ford unveiled its first electric SUV, the Mach-E, with ‘Mustang’ in it, people lost their minds. The pony badge belongs to a rich heritage of loud, roaring muscle cars that has built a legacy of its own over the decades. Many of us kind of accepted it since it was a new model with the Mustang badge and not a replacement.
However, this new report has ticked us off again. According to Autoline Daily, the Mustang is going to go all-electric starting 2028. Nope, it won’t be sold alongside the regular, rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered pony. It will be the end of an era. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Volkswagen Brings Back Classic Color(s) to Raise 2021’s Spirits
Volkswagen has brought back one of its most famous colorways for a one-off showcase that’s sure to delight — and somewhat disappoint — fans who have lived long enough to remember the famous color scheme. Twenty-five years ago, Volkswagen launched the Polo Harlequin — it was called the “Harlekin” in Germany — to tremendous fanfare. The Polo Harlequin ended up being such a big hit that Volkswagen turned it into a limited-run production model.
Fast forward to 2021 and Volkswagen Netherlands decided to tap into the old magic well, bringing back the Harlequin name and colors on a one-off 2021 Volkswagen Polo.
If You Want to Get One of the First Cadillac CT5-V Blackwings, You Need to Pony Up $1,000
Cadillac’s highly anticipated Blackwing sedans are almost here, with both the CT4-V and CT5-V models set to debut on February 1, 2021. If you’re anxious to get one, you’ll be happy to know that preorders for both models will open the same day they debut. However, be prepared to pay a $1,000 deposit to reserve a spot.
11 Fast French Cars That Aren’t Bugatti
Normally the subject of French performance cars is spent with the mention of Bugatti models, which for decades have been making some of the fastest and most exquisite road-going cars in the world. But what if we have to think about fast road-legal French cars that aren’t from that brand? Believe it or not, there are more than a few such examples, ranging from mass-produced compact sports cars to quirky exotics with a very limited production run.
This Self-Driving Toyota Supra Drift Car Aims For a Safer Future
We’re all familiar with Toyota’s TRD (Toyota Racing Development). Other than looking to squeeze the best performance out of its cars for off-road or track use, the Japanese carmaker is also running TRI.
TRI stands for Toyota Research Institute, a division founded in 2016 which allows the Japanese brand to channel its efforts on making cars a safer place. Within TRI, Toyota is developing the Guardian, an automated safety system that learns how to spot a dangerous situation and react in due time. Right now, this advanced form of AI is learning how to drift a Supra.
Lottery Winner Scores a Chevrolet Corvette C8, But It’s Never Than Simple
A lucky individual from Georgia named Dennis Kahler scored a huge win when he won a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette C8 from a scratch-off Georgia Lottery ticket. He also pocketed a cool $250,000, which would’ve made anyone’s day.
Turns out, some jackpot prizes take time to bear fruit, especially if there’s no plan in place to actually award Kahler with a Corvette C8 the moment he won it. What was supposed to be a joyous moment for the lucky fella has turned into bouts of frustration after Kahler discovered that the Georgia Lottery didn’t set up a designated winner’s car or even acquire a Corvette C8 order slot.
Former PSA Chairman Says Tesla’s Valuation Makes No Sense
Tesla is a hot company with its own, growing community of fanboys that are relentless in sharing their beliefs. In some respect, it’s understandable – some of the world’s largest automakers could learn a thing or two from Tesla. But can the company continue as it has? As reported by pymnts.com, Tesla’s market value just hit $820 billion on January 8, 2021, pushing the company into the top 5. This puts the company under Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet. This means Tesla has seen a 700-percent growth in market value over the last year, and Wedbush analyst – Daniel Ives – saying Tesla could become a $2 trillion company within two years. Is it sustainable and how is it possible?
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO Tattoo Edition by Carlex Design
Carlex Design is renowned far and wide for its expertise in visual upgrades for all sorts of vehicles. Carlex has worked on different vehicle types, ranging from luxury SUVs like the Range Rover and Rolls-Royce Cullinan to performance machines like the Ferrari 488, McLaren 720S, and the current subject of our desire, the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro. Carlex even comes with appropriate names for its creation. This program for the mighty AMG is called the Tattoo Edition, and it’s an appropriate moniker given the surprises that await when you step inside the super coupe’s interior.
2020 Mercedes E450 Cabriolet - Driven
In a world where SUVs have all but taken over the market, there are fewer sedans and coupes to choose from. That reality is even worse for those looking for something with a top that gracefully stows away in the rear for unlimited headroom on demand. In fact, if you want a decent convertible these days, you’re only good option is either going with a roadster – like the Mercedes SLC or Jaguar F-Type – or something more conventional like the Audi S5 Cabriolet or the car we have here: A Mercedes E450 4Matic Cabriolet. Naturally positioned between the C-Class and the S-Class, the E-Class starts out right around $71,000, making it perfect for anyone who doesn’t want a smaller C-Class but can’t afford the six-figure price of the larger S-Class. So, what’s it like to live with the E-Class Cabrio? Well, I’m glad you asked, because we just spent a week with it and this is our story.
Rolls-Royce’s EV Plans Are Starting To Materialize, And There’s a Shadowy Secret
Just because Rolls-Royce has been tight-lipped about its electrification plans doesn’t mean they don’t have any. At least, that’s what this scoop suggests. According to Autocar, the British automaker is developing a new EV from the ground up rather than plonking an electric powertrain in any of its existing models. A patent for ‘Silent Shadow’ filed late last year further fuels these reports. Will this new model mark the beginning of a new EV era for Rolls-Royce?
2021 Renault 5 Prototype - A Glimpse Into The Future
The 2021 Renault 5 Prototype is a concept car that the French automaker unveiled during the presentation of its "Renaulution" strategic plan in January 2021. A modern tribute to the iconic Renault 5 produced from 1972 to 1996, the Renault 5 Prototype previews a production model that will arrive by 2025. The modern Renault 5 will be one of seven all-electric vehicles that the French brand wants to launch over the next four years, but apparently it won’t replace the Zoe or the Clio. What makes the Renault 5 Prototype special and how much of it will go into production? Let’s find out in the review below.
Hennessey Introduces a 1,000-Horsepower Ram 1500 TRX That Takes Just 3.2 Seconds to 60 MPH
Back in September 2020, Hennessey announced the introduction of a six-wheeled iteration of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX called the Mammoth 6x6. The super-exclusive truck was limited to just three examples and was priced at half-a-million bucks a pop. Even though it sounded super exciting, a more practical version of the truck would’ve been a better option. It looks like Hennessey has answered our wishes.
The aftermarket company’s latest project is a 1,000+ Horsepower ‘four-wheeled’ version of the Ram 1500 TRX. It comes with a host of other mechanical additions and features. Hennessey has also announced that it will build 200 examples of this truck.
2021 Toyota Supra 2.0
We all know an love - well, not all - the A90 Supra and its 3-liter inline-six mill which, yes, comes from BMW, the co-developer of the Supra-Z4 project.
One year after the Supra’s unveil, Toyota decided to come up with a lighter, cheaper, and presumably equally fun version that’s animated by a four-cylinder mill. Turbocharging is still on the table, as well as a lighter platform for even nippier on-road behavior, despite the natural drop in power. Here’s all you need to know about the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 2.0.
The Rimac C Two, Which Doesn’t Even Have a Real Name, Is Not Completely Sold Out
The Rimac C_Two has been in development for the better part of two years, and even though the final production version hasn’t been revealed, the Czech automaker hasn’t had trouble attracting prospective customers.
No, Rimac hasn’t sold the C_Two’s entire production run, but it has filled up the supercar’s production allocation for the first year. That’s the word from no less than Rimac’s head honcho Mate Rimac, who took to Facebook to clarify rumors that all 150 planned units of the C_Two are already accounted for.
To Compete With Tesla, The Porsche Taycan Just Got Cheaper - If You’re Willing To Sacrifice
The rear-wheel-driven Porsche Taycan comes to join the likes of Taycan Turbo S, Turbo, and 4S. It’s also the entry-level Taycan and the fourth variant on sale. Customers can opt for one of the two available battery sizes and Porsche says we should see the new variant in showrooms by the middle of March 2021.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA
After launching the rather expensive EQC, Mercedes has now come up with a slightly more affordable EV that could be a game-changer for the brand. Called the EQA, it is essentially a GLA that comes with some cosmetic changes and of course, a heart transplant. Interestingly, Mercedes has used a different approach for this car.
The EQA isn’t a wild-looking electric vehicle with radical styling cues and neither is it a rocket off the line, which seems to be the norm in the segment. Not everyone likes to take off the moment you press the A-pedal, after all. So, if the quick, push-you-back-in-the-seat cars are not your thing, here’s a refreshing electric vehicle that will make you smile and let you drive it calmly.
2020 GMC Canyon - Driven
GMC Canyon has been around for quite some time now, and together with the Chevy Colorado, it is raking up respectable numbers for General Motors. The Canyon is positioned as a more premium and stylish version of the Colorado. Thanks to the growing competition, GMC has had to put its best foot forward to not let the newcomers like the Jeep Gladiator take a share of its pie.
To make sure of this, GMC has rejigged the 2021 Canyon’s lineup by making some big changes. For starters, the top-spec Denali trim has gotten all the more premium, while the All-Terrain trim is dropped in favor of the exciting new AT4 trim that is present on the big brother Sierra as well. Will these changes and additions be able to induce more sales for GMC?
This Is, By Far, The Coolest Lamborghini Sian Video Ever Made
Lamborghini delivered the first Sian FKP 37 supercar to the United States in December 2020. We saw that almost live thanks to youtuber and car enthusiast TheStradman.
Come January 2021 and another customer is taking delivery of his Sian, but this one is a bit more special. Sold by a Florida dealer, this two-tone Sian was given the Prestige Imports treatment at Lamborghini Miami by means of a full paint protection film coating and a quick service check up. While this is regular business for a luxury supercar, the cool thing is that Prestige Imports documented the process and released an epic video of it.
2021 Porsche 911 (964) By Ares Design
The Porsche 911, in all of its generations, is a legendary machine. As some would say, it has mastered the art of having the engine in “the wrong place”. The classic 911 models in particular that are the most intriguing and often subject to modernization by tuning studios. The Italian coachbuilding company Ares Design has chosen to let its creativity loose upon the 964-generation 911 Turbo, resulting in one of the most epic recreations ever. Of course, there are other studios that have their own interpretations of the 911, so what makes the Ares 964 Turbo so special?