2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo - Performance, Price and Photos
Porsche made its foray into the world of mainstream electric cars with the Taycan sedan a couple of years ago and the model line-up has evolved quite a bit since then. They introduced a base model with a rear-wheel-drive variant and then went on to add some practical wagons in the form of the Sport Turismo and Cross-Turismo. Currently, you can choose from 14 different configurations of the Taycan.
While the Cross Turismo went on sale a while back, Porsche decided to expand the Taycan range with the GTS line, which broke cover at the L.A. Auto Show in November last year. This wagon ditches the body cladding and combines the practicality of the Taycan Cross Turismo with the driving capabilities of the standard Porsche Taycan. Also, a Porsche spokesperson confirmed to CarAndDriver that the Taycan Sport Turismo is currently only coming in GTS guise to the U.S. market.
This 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Is Our BaT Pick Of The Week
The SL-Class has a 68-year history, from the first 300 SL Grand Prix racing cars from 1954 to 2022 with the newly launched Mercedes-AMG SL. Mercedes had no intention of making a road-going SL until American importer Max Hoffman urged that it should because of the craze for personal high-end cars in post-WW2 America. So Mercedes took the chance and introduced the first SL at the 1954 New York Auto Show. Over the years, the SL-Class has become one of the more luxurious convertibles with great performance too. Like the SL600 from 2004, which is currently for sale on Bring a Trailer. It is a V-12 powered beast and packs loads of luxury for the price of a cheap Japanese sedan.
Leaked Memo Says GR Corolla Will Arrive At Dealers Sooner Than We Thought
As a result of an internal memo from Toyota getting leaked onto the GR Corolla Forum, we now know that the GR Corolla will be hitting showrooms in America in October of this year. This lines up with Toyota’s statement from back in March that the base Core level GR Corolla would go on sale in late 2022. However, it is unclear if this means all trims of the GR Corolla will be on sale or just the base Core trim as the leaked memo does not specify either way.
Plasan Wilder Is The First-ever Mid-engine Armored Vehicle
We normally don’t talk about armored vehicles as they tend to be as far from performance cars as possible in terms of driving dynamics. However, that was before we learned of the Plasan Wilder. Israeli-based company, Plasan, provides armored solutions for various military vehicles, used in different armed forces around the world, with their technology being applied to over 40,000 vehicles every year. One of their latest products, the Wilder, changes the paradigm of what a light armored vehicle is, and judging by the specs, it can only be described as the Lotus Elise of modern armored vehicles.
BMW Built A V12-Powered Z3 Roadster and and E34 M5 Convertible
The latest episode of "We are M" takes us to the BMW Museum in Munich, for the unique exhibition "BMW M. The most powerful letter in the world". The exhibition shows iconic automobiles, stunning classics, impressive prototypes, and legendary racing cars. Two of them however, got out attention: the BMW Z3 M Roadster V12 and the M5 E34 Convertible.
The Mercedes A-Class Might Not Be Around Much Longer, But This Brabus Upgrade Kit for it is Timeless
The new generation C-Class was launched in 2021, and it brings a lot of improvements when compared to the previous model. German tuner Brabus wasn’t very happy with the way the new C-Class looks and acts, so it has come up with an impressive list of updates for both the A-Class sedan and station wagon. The changes are applied to the models equipped with the optional AMG Line and bring modifications to both the exterior, interior, and under the hood.
10 Things That Make the Porsche 911 Turbo The Ultimate Sports Car
The 911 is one of the longest-running and most successful sports car nameplates in the world that has been redefining the rear-engined formula since 1964. Its origins can be traced back to the original VW Beetle. Over 58 years, the 911 has seen over seven generations, each perfecting the rear-engined formula, and now in its eighth generation, the 992-generation 911 is better than ever. So, let’s take a closer look at the 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo range and talk about 10 reasons why the Porsche 911 Turbo is the ultimate sports car.
Here’s How Much Horsepower a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Makes After 20 Years
In general, Italian cars are not known for reliability. While we won’t be getting into the argument of how true that is, we have to give credit where it’s due. Ferrari is, more often than not, associated with a level of engineering matched by few, and the brand’s flat-plane V-8 engines are second only to its sublime V-12 mills. That said, YouTube channel Auto Sportivo Bedford, together with former Car Throttle host, Alex Kerston (Autoalex Cars), finds out how well a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale holds up after 20 years, and by that, we mean how many of its “prancing horses” are still there.
The Formentor VZ5 Taiga Grey Edition is Cupra’s Big Attempt at Building Exclusive Models
Cupra announced the Formentor VZ5 (with VZ standing for “veloz”, which translates as “speed” or “fast”) back in February 2021, and now, more than a year later, the SUV is finally about to enter production. The VZ5 is the high-performance version of the Formentor - Cupra’s first vehicle developed from the ground up. The Formentor VZ5’s production kickoff will be celebrated with the launch of a special Taiga Grey version, limited to just 999 units.
Hyundai Veloster N Is Officially Dead For 2023, And Few Will Actually Miss It
The Citroen SM Mylord: An Exquisite French Convertible With a Cringe Name
While French vehicles are not particularly popular in some regions of the world, they were a force to be reckoned with 50 years ago. The Citroen SM is a perfect example because, like most Citroens, it scores innovative engineering solutions and a highly distinctive design. But while the Citroen SM was a fairly known vehicle, with some examples even sold in the US, there is a much rarer version you may have forgotten about. The SM was originally offered as a 2+2 luxury coupe, but not long after its debut, a convertible version was also introduced. This is all you need to know about it.
BMW M’s First Electric Car Is Definitely Coming and Will Be Faster Than the M4 CSL
By 2030, BMW will go full electric, as many of its competitors will. But, unlike the non-performance-oriented lineup, the M division finds it challenging to make battery-operated full-fat M cars, as the weight factor will snatch away the joy of driving them around racetracks. Of course, enthusiasts like you and me love the M3 and M5->art188713] because of the true character they hold. But let’s face it- electrification is the way to look forward, and CEO Frank Van Meel has confirmed it.
Legendary Drummer Mikkey Dee Puts The Pedal To The Metal In The Volvo FH Electric
Even today, when technology is easily copied, Volvo is still considered to be at the forefront of safety. The Swedish manufacturer is also one of the first brands to adopt electrification, and this now extends to their truck models. With that said, Volvo Trucks proudly introduces the FH Electric. Given the focus on electrification, this is the natural progression of the Volvo FH, which in 2014, was the first truck to receive Volvo’s I-Shift, dual-clutch automatic (with optional crawler gears from 2016). Now, this electric version is ready to rock and roll in silence (not literally roll) and legendary drummer, Mikkey Dee gets behind the wheel to share his impressions.
Jaguar is Bringing Back the C-Type, and the First One Has Already Been Built
Jaguar unveiled the C-Type in 1951 and production ended in 1953. But, despite the two years production run only 53 C-Type units were built, 43 of which arrived at private owners, mostly in the U.S. As you can imagine, finding one is very difficult, and when you do it gets very expensive. Usually, the C-Type is being sold at auction for more than $5 million. But now Jaguar has a solution: as part of the C-Type 70th anniversary, the company decided to build the C-Type Continuation - a model built to the original specs using data from the brand’s archive and by scanning an original model. Only eight will be built, and after more than a year of development, the first unit is finally ready to hit the road - just in time to celebrate 70 years since the C-Type won the Reims Grand Prix Meeting on 29 June 1952.
Rendering: This Is What The Rolls Royce Spectre Will Actually Look Like
Rolls-Royce is pacing up to launch its first-ever EV in the form of a two-door coupe, the Spectre, in 2023. We’ve all seen several spy shots and fly-by videos of this electric luxury coupe by this point, but now we have a couple of rendering from ArabsAuto.com that show just how the Spectre might look when it makes its premiere.