Can An R8 Beat The Most Powerful Audi, The RS e-Tron GT, In Straight-Line Races?
Audi is arguably the most proactive company that’s adopting electrification. The company has many all-electric vehicles in its portfolio already, and one of them is the RS e-Tron GT. The RS e-Tron GT is the most powerful Audi vehicle that you can buy today. The folks at Carwow pit this beast against a car that can be considered its fuel-powered alter-ego, the Audi R8. Do you think the Audi R8 can defeat the RS e-Tron GT in a series of races?
Audi 100 Coupe S/GT - Is This The Muscle Car That Audi Never Gave Us?
A 1972 Audi 100 Coupé S/GT, rebuilt by Niklas Frisk from Sweden, has now been restored to its former glory as a sporty vehicle for everyone to appreciate. He meticulously recreated the Audi Coupé that we see here, making a few subtle changes that have dramatically altered the looks of the car. For instance, several metal body pieces are from Volkswagen, with some parts also sourced from a motorcycle. It took 5,000 hours of relentless effort to painstakingly recreate this masterpiece.
Land Rover Defender SVR To Feature A 600-Horsepower BMW-Sourced V-8 Under The Hood!
As far as SUVs go, the Land Rover Defender has been the talk of talks in recent times. That is a big achievement, given the variety of SUVs. Not to mention the crazy demand. We already know that, for 2022, the Defender will get a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with 525 horsepower (391 kilowatts) and 461 pound-feet (625 Nm). We expect this to be the familiar from Jaguar 5.0-liter supercharged V-8. However, this will not be the top version for long, as something bigger is coming. This, of course, being the Defender SVR, which will reportedly put out in excess of 600 horsepower, from a BMW engine.
This Pristine 1994 Jaguar XJ220 With 1800 Miles On The Clock Could Fetch Close To Half-a-Million Dollars At An Auction!
2023 Honda Civic Type-R
What is considered by many to be the ultimate hot hatch – the Honda Civic Type-R – will return for 2023. Many wondered what is to become of the Type-R since the normal version was already announced for 2022. However, thanks to the recent footage, we know that the next hot version of the Civic is on its way. As with most spy shots, the car is still cloaked in camouflage, but we still get a good idea of what to expect.
When An F1 Car Takes On A Tuned Lamborghini Huracan and a Tuned Nissan GT-R, It’s Nothing But Chaos!
The folks at Carwow uploaded yet another drag racing video, but this time threw an unusual contender in the mix against two supercars. The Lamborghini Huracan and the Nissan GT-R are pit against a Formula 1 car on the drag strip! To make sure things aren’t lopsided, the Huracan and the GT-R are tuned to make 1,200- and 1,300 horses combined! Do they stand a chance against the F1 car?
All-Carbon ATS Corsa RR Turbo Serie Carbonio is a Lethal Track Weapon
Audi Might Have a Big Surprise At the 2022 Geneva Motor Show
Audi showed up to the Shanghai Auto Show with the A6 E-Tron Concept, a car that seemed more like a futuristic A8 than an A6, and one that had production written all over it. It could also become the brand’s first electric wagon, but we’ll leave that discussion for another time. Until now, we’ve heard nothing about when we’d see a production version, but a new report says that A6 E-Tron is slated for production very soon.
2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition
Land Rover set out to tell a story with its latest special edition – The Defender Trophy Edition. It’s designed specifically to pay tribute to the Defender’s long-standing expedition legacy. It’s inspired by the Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy and is based on the 2022 Defender 110 P400 X-Dynamic SE (boy that’s a mouthful.) Production will be capped at 220 units, some of which will undoubtedly be equipped with the Extended Black Exterior Pack that you see on the model in these images.
As you’d expect from Land Rover, the Defender Trophy Edition comes standard will all kinds of extra all-terrain equipment including a roof rack, front under shield, deployable ladder, winch installation kit, air compressor, an deep-sided floormats. The list continues with a tow hitch receiver, ClearSight RearView, and Air Suspension. This limited edition will be available from August 2021, and will be priced at $90,000. If you’re in Europe, I’m sorry to break your heart, but this is a U.S. only affair.
Watch Four Micro EVs Drag Race For What Seems an Eternity
It’s clear that EVs are already a big part of modern-day motoring. It seems another endeavor is to make personal transportation more accessible for younger people. One of these cars, in particular, can be driven by 14-year-olds, which is a bit worrying. Our colleagues from “What Car” present the four contenders. These are Citroen AMI, Renault Twizy, Micro Electric, and Reva G-Wiz. The actual race starts at 4:00, in case you want to skip straight to it.
Audi Is Befuddled About What a Sports Car Really Is
Following Audi’s last teaser for the Grand Sphere concept – a flagship sedan with RS6-like proportions and potentially a hint at the next-gen A8, Audi has shown off another teaser. This time, we’re looking at the Sky Sphere which is, appropriately, a roofless car that also features sporty proportions. However, there’s something about this specific concept that doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Lamborghini’s V-12 Super Hybrid - Infused With Sian DNA and Prepped for a Sumer Debut
A few months ago, Lamborghini made it very clear that it will not give up on the V-12 engine. In fact, not one but two Lamborghini V-12 models are set to debut in the near future, one of which was the Ultimae. We also know what the other one is going to be. The Lamborghini Aventador is officially a decade old and a successor is due. As we mentioned a while back, the Aventador successor will feature a V-12 hybrid powertrain, based on the Sian. Moreover, according to CEO Stephan Winkelmann, it will debut later this year.
Senner Tuning Squeezes An Extra 10% From The Tesla Model 3 Performance
Tuning cars has gotten a lot harder since EVs have hit the market, and there’s usually no real need for more power, so what are you to do? Well, Senner Tuning set out to squeeze even more range out of the Tesla Model 3 performance. It actually managed to do so, squeezing out an extra 60 km of range or around 37.28 miles. What’s even more impressive is that it happened without altering the better or playing with Tesla’s software.
The big highlight of this tune, believe it or not, is the new suspension system. The stock springs and shocks were removed and replaced with KW Variant 3 coilover suspension. This system allows for stepless body lowering and adjustments to control both the compression and rebound stages. The big point here, though is the new lowered stance that actually improves the ride and reduces wind resistance by around 7-percent on a Model 3 RWD, so you can expect a similar enhancement with the Model 3 Performance. The next step was adding in new weight-optimized tires and rims that reduced rotating mass by as much as 40-percent – something that can increase range by as much as 57 km. The wheels you see here are lightweight Kharma rims from Cor.Speed Sports Wheels. The measure 20 inches and feature a two-tone finish from left to right.
In the end, all it took was a revised suspension and lighter wheels to push the Model 3 Performance’s range to 634 km or 387 miles.
The 2023 BMW M2 Will Look Way Different Than You Expect
It seems BMW has decided to distinguish the M versions from their regular counterparts even more. We already saw it on the BMW 3 and 4 Series, and their respective M versions. Now, we see it on its smallest sibling – the M2. Although the car is still heavily camouflaged, the kidneys are perfectly visible. Perhaps BMW did that in order to put to rest potential worries that, like the M3 and M4, the M2 will have the much-debated long kidney grilles.
2021 Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition
2022 McLaren 765LT Spider
McLaren has followed up on the 765LT by introducing a drop-top version called the 765LT Spider. The 765LT came out as the range-topping model in the company’s Super Series family. It shared its DNA with the 720S, but made more power, came with an aero-focused body, and featured a lot of carbon fiber components. The 765LT Spider is a convertible version of this beast and is limited to 765 examples, just like the standard coupe. It will start at a shade under $400,000.
A Super-Rare Porsche 964 "Flachbau" Has Come Up For Sale
There’s hardly been a more consistent sports car over the years than the Porsche 911. The 964-generation, in particular, made between 1989 and 1993 is one of the most sought-after generations, especially in its ClubSport RS and Turbo variants. However, there was a peculiar situation in 1993. The last 93 examples of the Porsche 964 had remained in inventory and the Porsche 993 was due. The only option was to make them more outlandish-looking, faster, and exclusive. Enter the 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S – arguably the most sought-after version of the 964 and this particular one, listed for sale on “RM Soeheby’s”, is even more special than the rest.
The 2022 Taigo - Volkswagen’s First SUV Coupe Arrives In Europe
Volkswagen has launched a new coupe SUV – the company’s very first – for the European market, jumping on the wagon started by the BMW X6 way back in 2008. This is the new TAIGO, but if it looks familiar, it’s because it’s not actually new – it’s also known as the Nivus in Brazil. The TAIGO will be built in Spain and will slot between the T-Roc and T-Cross, but it’s really little more than a T-Cross with a less headroom. Higher trim levels will come with VW’s new IQ Light LED matrix headlights and an illuminated radiator grille.
The TAIGO will only be offered with FWD and, believe it or not, will only be offered with a gasoline engine. There’s a 1.0-liter three-cylinder or a larger, 1.5-liter four-banger with output ranging from 95 to 150 horsepower. A five-speed manual will be standard on three-cylinder models while four-cylinder models will come with a six-speed. VW plans to offer an options seven-speed DCT if you’re willing to pay for it. This is no performance coupe SUV, though, so top speed will sit at 210 km/h or about 130 mph. It will be sold in 28 different European countries, but pricing wont’ be available until closer to its official launch.
The Ford Bronco Is No Match For The Jeep Wrangler 4xe In Drag Races
The Ford Bronco has been at the Wrangler’s throat ever since it was conceptualized. Targeted to take it on from all the sides, the Bronco came out all guns blazing. However, Jeep has made some smart and methodical strikes to some of Bronco’s most vulnerable areas that have skewed the results back in balance. For starters, there was the announcement of the V-8 Wrangler hours before the Bronco’s much-anticipated debut. Then there was the adoption of electrification in the form of the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid. While you can get the V-8 conversion, you can’t get a plug-in hybrid setup installed on the Bronco, thus giving the edge to the Jeep product.
While the off-roading prowess of the Bronco is as good as – if not better – than the Wrangler 4xe, the on-road performance is not. To test this out, the folks at The Fast Lane Car decided to test this out by pitting the two for a series of straight-line races.
The Atlas ATV - Your Purpose-Built Runabout With Dacia Duster Power
Nostradamus had predicted that the world would come to an end in 2012. Hollywood even gave us a blockbuster “2012” and everything, and here you are, reading this. Regardless, say an Apocalypse does come, would your Defenders, Wranglers, and G Wagon’s cut the mustard?
This Widebody Porsche Taycan Rendering Will Scratch Your NFS Underground Itch
Sometimes you see something on the internet and think “why don’t they make it in real life?” This is exactly the case, at least to us, for this Porsche Taycan RWB rendering, which looks like it belongs in the latest “Need for Speed” game. The project is actually done by a digital designer that goes by the name “Shashank Das”. In fact, not long ago, we featured another creation of his – an orange widebody Mazda RX-7, quite similar to what we see here, in terms of modifications.
We Deserve This Modern Interpretation of the Lamborghini Countach
Retro has definitely made a comeback, as we see an ever-increasing number of retro-futuristic vehicles. The Chevrolet Camaro, Alpine A110, and Mercedes SLS AMG are only some of the great examples out there. This makes us wonder, which iconic car will be next to get its own modern-day successor? It seems Lamborghini is currently busy making performance SUVs and transitioning to electric drivetrains, instead of giving us retro-inspired models. However, an independent design studio by the name ARC Design has given us a glimpse of what a Lamborghini Countach would look like if it was made in 2021.
A New Mazda Trademark Makes Us Question The Future
Mazda kind of threw us for a loop back in May of 2021. There was word that the next-gen Mazda 6 will ride on an AWD platform and feature a new, powerful straight-six engine. It wasn’t long before Mazda confirmed that the Mazda 6 was officially being discontinued in the United States with no word about that mythical next-gen Mazda 6 in sight. Now, surprisingly enough, Mazda has filed a new trademark for an all-new stylized R logo that could be hinting at something big.