The Alpina BMW i8 Didn’t Happen Because of Limitations in the i8’s Design
Whenever BMW unveils a cool model, Alpina usually modifies it into something even more exciting. Unfortunately, the i8 hybrid sports car was an exception from this rule.
Alpina did develop a beefed-up i8, as revealed back in 2019, but the performance hybrid never made into production. Alpina initially said that BMW didn’t agree for the project to go on, but the tuning company is now back to explain why the souped-up i8 remained just a prototype. As it turns out, turning it into a production model would have been too complicated and expensive.
Tesla’s Electric Semi Could Run up to 621 Miles Between Charges
People have major range anxiety when it comes to passenger EVs; so you can imagine how commercial truck operators must feel about electric cargo haulers. Back in 2017, Musk had said that the upcoming commercial Semi would achieve as much as 500 miles of range on a single charge. It seemed almost impossible back then, but battery technology has taken huge strides. Three years later, Tesla is now talking about a 600+ miles range. Does it still seem unbelievable? I don’t think so.
A New Rendering Shows How Much Potential the 2022 Subaru BRZ Really Has
The Subaru BRZ has that sweet cult car status because of the general aura surrounding the Subaru as a car brand. Such popularity is similar to the love other Japanese brands get from the U.S. car-aficionado public - think Toyota or Honda - and whenever these makers drop a new model, the rip curls reaches every corner of the car world and other related areas.
X-Tomi Design’s take on a would-be Subaru BRZ STI hasn’t gone unnoticed so following the same thematic, it’s time to bring a marvellous set of renders to your attention, this time signed by Khyzyl Saleem.
2021 Ram 1500 Built to Serve Edition
Ram’s fourth phase in the five-installment ‘Built to Serve’ truck series is officially announced. The automaker is celebrating America’s five armed forces and has now launched the fourth edition of the series. This ‘Built to Serve’ edition offers a maritime land force-inspired theme. Ram will offer 2,000 trucks in this installment in Tank and Flame Red shades. The production for the same will begin in early 2021.
The 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Debuts Unexpectedly With An N/A Engine And Manual Gearbox
A few days ago, the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 was unveiled ahead of time through a series of leaked photos that showed parts of the exterior and the cabin. As it turns out, those pictures were screenshots of an exclusive first look video that Carfection made with the 911 GT3 and Porsche’s Andreas Preuninger. The video is out, and we can finally take a closer look at the company’s track-prepped GT.
2021 Audi TTS Coupé and Roadster competition plus
Audi is looking to keep European customers entertained with another special edition for its TT sportscar. The treatment targets the TTS, which is essentially the bridge that gaps the regular TT and the hooligan TT RS, with more power and new, albeit subtle design elements.
Subaru Clearly Needs to Build a BRZ STI
The second-generation Subaru BRZ has arrived, and it looks like a winner. But just as everyone is celebrating the arrival of the new BRZ, a certain question that was left unanswered with the first-generation model has slowly crept back into the minds of Subaru fans where: are we finally getting the BRZ STI?
We’re no closer to getting the answer we desperately want, but that didn’t stop X-Tomi Design from whetting our appetites with a rendering of what a BRZ STI could look like.
2021 Lamborghini Huracan STO
The 2021 Lamborghini Huracan STO is a track-prepped version of the company’s familiar, entry-level supercar. Derived from Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and Huracan GT3 EVO race cars, the 2021 Huracan STO is the most radical road-legal version of the supercar yet. It packs a V-10 engine with 631 horsepower, a carbon-fiber body, a no-nonsense interior, and an aerodynamic package that makes it insanely quick and nimble on the race track. What sets it apart from the Huracan Performante and how fast it is? Let’s find out in the review below.
It’s not yet been 20 years since Y2K, and we’re already reaching for the rose-colored glasses when talking about the 2000s. It was a decade of rapid technological advancements, one where flip phones turned into smartphones and laptops were finally making some gains on desktop computers. It was, arguably, the decade of the Fast And Furious franchise, for the movie-going car guys, that went from glamorizing the tuner culture to being just another action franchise that happened to feature some exotics.
Above all, though, it was the decade of the electronic uprising in our sporty cars. The first flappy paddles found their way into up-market supercars, and even the more mundane machinery came with a host of electronic aids to keep them level and straight on the road. Some enjoyed having their skills behind the wheel complimented by the electronic suspension, self-leveling dampers, four-wheeled steering, and other clever robotics that made driving fast a bit easier. The purists, however, did not like the rise of electronic aids and kept searching for those cars that kept true to the old school setup of three pedals, a stick, and no help other than that given by your senses.
We’ve put together a list of 8 sports cars from the 2000s that you should still consider today. They offer the perfect blend between rawness and electronic advancement from a time when we didn’t hear doomsday preachers announcing the end of the manual transmission.
2020 Bugatti Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel”
Few people know that Ettore Bugatti sometimes found inspiration in aviation and he even designed aircraft engines back in 1915, a hobby that culminated in 1937 with a full aircraft design mean to break speed records.
The brand itself has worked with race drivers that had a love affair with flying, including the likes of Albert Divo, Robert Benoist, Meo Costantini, and even Roland Garros drove a Bugatti Type 18. The Chiron Sport “Les Légendes du Ciel” (French for legends of the sky) is here to celebrate that bond.
Best Radar Detectors - Reviewed
Although we do not condone speeding we understand that sometimes people need to drive above the speed limit. Whether you’ve been stuck in traffic and got an opening, you have to urgently get somewhere, or you just want to stretch your ride’s legs a bit, speed cameras could make your life difficult when you decide to “rest” your right foot on the gas pedal.
That’s where a radar detector may prove to be extremely useful, as long as they are legal in your region. There are countless offerings from various manufacturers, at different prices. If you are wondering which one to get, the list below might be the best place to start.
A Top Secret Supra Mk. 4 Isn’t The Sort Of Car You Expect To See On The Nordschleife
Kazuhiko ’Smokey’ Nagata is one of the most infamous car tuners to come out of Japan which is quite a bold statement when you consider that, well, the entire tuning scene of the late ’90s and early-to-mid-’00s that even took the US by storm, in part thanks to the Fast & Furious franchise, can trace at least some of its roots back to Japan.
But, then again, ’Smokey’ Nagata is the man behind Top Secret, the Japanese tuning shop that, among many others, gave us the world-renowned V-8-engined Skyline GT-R and the twin-turbo, V-12 Supra. This Supra looks identical to that one but there’s no V-12 under the hood. Still, it makes for quite a unique ride.
Porsche Invents Another Pointless Record With the Taycan
Anything can be turned into a world record these days, and you don’t have to look far to see where that’s happening. Mercedes-Benz just reclaimed the fastest luxury car and fastest production car at the Nurburgring titles a few days ago. Last month, the SSC Tuatara wrestled the fastest car in the world title from the Koenigsegg Agera RS, albeit in a controversial fashion. There’s a world record for every automaker these days, including Porsche, which set the Guinness World record for longest drift by an electric car with the Taycan, going sideways for 26 straight miles with an average speed of 29 mph. Even with all these records popping up, it’s hard to deny that the achievement was impressive, especially when you consider that driver Dennis Retera had to sustain the drift for almost an hour.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus
The Nautilus was seemingly lost between the compact Corsair and the larger Aviator. For the 2021 model, Lincoln decided to give it a refresh and make it relevant again. It continues to be powered by the same engine and more or less looks the same from the outside – save for the three new exterior shades.
However, the biggest change comes inside the cabin, where Lincoln has put a lot of effort. It looks vastly different and is heavy on technology. The highlight is the new 13.2-inch touchscreen that runs on the SYNC 4 infotainment system. Will this help get some extra volume for Lincoln?