The 2023 Honda Civic Type R’s Nurburgring Ambitions Exposed
Honda gave us a glimpse of the upcoming Civic Type-R a few days back. The company released two images of the hot hatch that were wrapped in camouflage, but gave us a fairly good idea about its styling cues. But, to us enthusiasts, two images aren’t enough. So, here are some more shots of the Civic Type-R taken by our photographers. The only fly in the ointment is that this car has got red skin as well. Nevertheless, we get to see it in action this time and with fewer clothes than the first time it was spied.
2023 Land Rover Discovery Metropolitan Edition
Land Rover is updating the Discovery family for the 2023 model year by adding a new trim version to the lineup. Called Metropolitan Edition, the new model will be built on the R-Dynamic HSE specification and will now sit on the top of the Discovery family. In the States, the model will be priced from $75,300 - quite an increase over the Discovery’s base price of $56,600, but is it worth it?
Alfa Romeo Puts the Giulia to the Front of the Pack With Big Updates for 2022
Alfa Romeo may be in a tough position, but there’s no denying the company gave us some pretty good models in recent times. Under Stellantis’ banner, the brand is planned to become a global premium brand – something that starts with Alfa Romeo’s gradual transition to electrification, said to happen in 2027. Meanwhile, one of their most important models – the Giulia – is getting refreshed for the 2022 model year. The Italian sporty sedan has already proven a worthy alternative in the segment, and 2022 will see an updated version of it.
2022 Maserati Ghibli and Levante F Tributo Special Editions
Maserati is paying tribute to its racing history with the launch of the F Tributo Special Edition. The new edition will be offered for the Ghibli and Levante models and will be available in both United States and Canada. Prices for the Ghibli F Tributo start from $101,390, while the Levante F Tributo starts from $106,590.
Is This Latest Model S Prototype A ‘Track Pack’ For The Plaid Or Is It The Plaid+?
When Tesla decided to up the ante with the Model S, it had two versions in the pipeline – the Plaid and the Plaid+. However, in June 2020, Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the Plaid+ is canceled since the “Plaid is just so good”. Seeing the Plaid, I’m quite sure no one really needs more power and performance; well, not right away, though. But, a lot of us were wondering what it would’ve been like.
If you belong to that set, then here’s some news for you. It looks like the Model S Plaid+ isn’t dead because it was recently spotted testing at the Nürburgring; or is it just a Track Pack? Whatever it is, it is exciting.
The Lancia Delta Name Returns, But Don’t Get Excited Quite Yet
Most of you will probably agree that “they don’t make them like they used to” when it comes to cars. Granted, the performance of modern cars is much more accessible compared to, let’s say, something from the 1980s, but there’s a reason most poster cars are from a few decades ago. One such car is the rally-dominating Lancia Delta and although there have been modern recreations like the Delta Futurista, it hasn’t had a proper successor…until now.
2021 Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept
When Ford announced the new generation Expedition, it also announced the addition of the new Timberline trim - a model described by Ford as "the most off-road-capable Expedition ever."
Now, Ford took this off-road capability even further with the announcement of the new Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept. It will be displayed at the Overland Expo East at Oak Ridge Estates in Arrington, Virginia this upcoming weekend and the in November at the 2021 SEMA Show.
Here’s What To Expect From Alfa Romeo’s 5-Year Onslaught of New Cars
It seems Alfa Romeo is one of those brands that refuse to step away from traditions and move on with the times. Over the last decade or so, the Italian company has come up with some great models, but their business strategy hasn’t been what you would call sustainable. However, this may be about to change, as the Italian car company recently stated that we will be getting a new model every year until 2026, and from 2027 onwards, all models of the brand will be electrified.
Honda launches all-electric EV Sub-brand - e:N
Honda held a virtual event online to showcase their EV strategy for the Chinese market, via their new EV sub-brand e:N. The Japanese brand unveiled two production-ready electric vehicles: the e:NS1 and the e:NP1. Apart from these two EV’s we also got to see three electric concept cars. The e:N SUV Concept, e:N GT Concept, and e:N Coupe Concept.
What EVs Have the Best Range in 2021?
The earliest modern electric vehicles were successful purely because they dared to challenge the notion that a car could run on anything other than petrol. The public embraced the change, though, but the problem lay in the capacity to fulfill the requirements fossil fuel had adequately done until then. The technology behind them was also in the rudimentary stages, so cars had only enough battery power to get them to work, and they had to be recharged for the trip back. It caused an increase in range anxiety both for the new owners of electric vehicles and the automakers. They were worried these cars would not have the ability to fulfill obligations before reaching charging points. However, this problem is becoming less relevant for today’s electric cars, whose ranges are getting longer by the day. The following list boasts EVs that can crack above 250 miles before you have to plug them in.
2022 Infiniti Q60
If you are planning to buy a two-door coupe with a powerful engine, it doesn’t have to be the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, the BMW 4 Series, or the Audi A5 with all the handling finesse. What if you want to cover long distances in comfort? There you go, Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti has the Q60, a luxury two-door coupe that has almost all the required specs and features including a good ride quality reminding you of a Gran Turismo. However, of all the good sides, there are a few caveats which we will talk about in this detailed review of the 2022 Infiniti Q60.
2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio GT Junior
Back in September 2021, Alfa Romeo announced the special editions Giulia and Stelvio ’6C Villa d’Este.’ The two models paid tribute to the 6C 2500 SS Coupé produced by Alfa Romeo in the 1940s. Now, a month later, the Italian company announced the Giulia and Stelvio GT Junior - two special edition models that pay tribute to the GT 1300 Junior - a very successful Alfa Romeo model built between 1966 and 1976.
Bill Thomas Cheetah: The Forgotten Cobra Rival Commissioned By Chevrolet
When it comes to high-performance cars, the phrase “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” is still, very much, true. But it was in the 1960s when those words were most notably put into action. The Shelby Cobra is one of the most legendary cars from the 1960s. It was also very successful in motorsports and Chevrolet didn’t like that. So, they turned to an old Chevy associate – Bill Thomas. He, in turn, came with a car even crazier than the Cobra – the 1963 Cheetah.
2023 BMW M3 Touring Spied Testing At The Nürburgring!
Spotting the BMW M3 Touring is like spotting a Mewtwo. It’s a beautiful Pokémon, but it’s rare. The last time we spotted the M3 Touring was back in 2020. Now, almost a year later, it has been spied again testing at the Nürburgring. However, there isn’t anything different this time around, and our spy photographers informed us that it even had the same registration number as the prototype from last year.
Drag Race: 850 Hp Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak vs 600 Hp Honda Civic Type R
The Hoonigan crew is very good at justifying seemingly pointless drag races, between two very different machines. We are very glad they do since today we have another epic stand-off between two high-horsepower machines in the “This vs That” series. “This” is a Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak and “That” is a stock-looking, but highly modified Honda Civic Type R.
2022 Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition
After making its debut in the Paramount Pictures’ action film “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins,” the limited-production Hyundai Sonata N Line Night Edition is now finally available at dealerships. It will be limited to only 1,000 units - offered in either Phantom Black or Quartz White - each with a starting price of $34,750.
The 2022 Lexus LX 600 Breaks Cover As A Luxurious Land Cruiser 300
Toyota decided to pull the plug on the Land Cruiser in the U.S. to the dismay of a lot of people. However, it looks like the auto group had bigger plans for the SUV. The SUV has a loyal fan following, but it was a little rough for the asking price. So, while the Land Cruiser has retired, it will be sold Stateside in the form of the Lexus LX 600 – an SUV with better creature comforts, but with the DNA of the rugged Land Cruiser. The LX 600 is, in its essence, a suited-up Land Cruiser 300 It comes with a whole lot of tech features on the inside, and even sporty and luxurious trims to cater to all types of customers in the segment.
The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition
Here’s Your Chance to Buy the Lo-Res, Poor-Man’s Cybertruck!
The Lo-Res Car has to be one of the strangest automobiles out there, even as far as concept cars go. It’s no wonder that it eventually made it to the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. They acquired this extremely rare vehicle three years ago, and the car is now being auctioned for no reserve at BringATrailer.com. It is being offered on a bill of sale and does not have a title or registration for use on the street.
This Lamborghini Huracan EVO’s Self-Confidence Was Shattered When It Faced The Tesla Model S Plaid
Brooks from DragTimes brought two of his prized possessions from his collection to the drag strip. One of them is the Tesla Model S Plaid and the other, a Lamborghini Huracan EVO. The Huracan EVO is no slouch by any means, but it was no match for the Model S Plaid. All the Lamborghini models will be electrified by 2024, so until, then, the Lamborghini models might face humiliation this way against the likes of fast EVs.
This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities
When we talk about performance versions of the Honda Civic, we usually mean the Type-R. With that being said, Honda recently teased us with some videos of the current, eleventh generation of the Civic. The eleventh-generation Civic debuted in April, and now we are looking at the Civic Si, which will follow soon. The car was spotted testing around the Thunderhill Raceway, in California, where it would compete in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.