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2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition

2021 Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition

Special features for a somewhat special car

While everyone is going stir crazy over the Nissan Z Proto’s arrival, Nissan has quietly unveiled a special edition model for one of its veteran nameplates. It’s called the Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition, and, as the name clearly indicates, it’s a celebratory model of the Maxima’s 40-year run in the U.S.

Yes, the Maxima has been in America that long. It’s the longest-running nameplate in the country, and to mark that occasion, Nissan went all-out in dressing the Maxima 40th Anniversary with all the bells and whistles.

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe by Mansory

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe by Mansory

This is how you tune Porsche’s latest performance SUV

Mansory has built a reputation as one of the go-to tuners for those who are looking for extensive aftermarket programs for their vehicles. You’re in luck, then, if you own a Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe; the lord of audacious tuning projects is back with a new program for the German SUV, and it’s loaded with all sorts of upgrades, covering all the important sections of the Cayenne Turbo Coupe.

The new kit is available for all versions of the third-generation Cayenne, from the 2017 Cayenne to the 2019 Cayenne Turbo Coupe. Extensive upgrades to the exterior, interior, and the engine, as well as a new set of wheels, are all covered in Mansory’s new kit.

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2021 Audi E-Tron GT

2021 Audi E-Tron GT

A beautiful all-electric four-door coupé that’ll take Audi one step above

Announced at Audi’s Annual Press Conference in Ingolstadt earlier this year, the Audi E-Tron GT is a new all-electric four-door coupé destined to hit the market in 2020. Offered as part of the Audi electric onslaught in which the Ingolstadt-based company will reveal 20 new electric models by 2025, the Audi E-Tron GT will sit at the top of the Audi Sport division, and will be responsible for constructing an all-new character trait for Audi’s line of Sport vehicles. With models such as the Audi A5 Sportback and Audi A7, the company obviously has some proper knowledge of the four-door coupé design. The E-Tron GT will act as a flagship for this intriguing car segment.

Given the E-Tron GT will take technology, design features, cabin specs, and possibly drivetrain hardware from other E-Tron vehicles, we already know a thing or two about the new car. Marketed to fight against the likes of the Tesla Model S and similar entries from other manufacturers, the Audi E-Tron GT could be even more impressive than the recently introduced E-Tron Quattro SUV.

Update 9-18-2020: The Audi E-Tron GT was spotted in the wild yet again, and it looks like it’s ready to make its long-awaited debut. Check out the new spy shots below!

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Nebulus by BLACK BOX-RICHTER

2020 Porsche Cayenne Nebulus by BLACK BOX-RICHTER

All hands on deck for this scintillating program for the German SUV

With the arrival of super SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo now faces stiff competition from all corners of the market. The high-powered German SUV still commands plenty of respect and attention, but in those moments when it meets any of these new upstarts, a little aftermarket help wouldn’t be so bad to have. This program, in particular, offers a glimpse of what a Porsche Cayenne Turbo could end up as if enough aftermarket support goes into it. Mind you, this isn’t a one-tuner job; this is the work of several outfits, all coming together to build what could very well be one of the most impressive Cayenne Turbos on the market. There’s a heavy price to pay for this kind of work, but rest assured, German tuner HGP Turbo, Austrian vinyl wrap maker Black Box-Richter, clothing brand Nebulus, and designer Hajo Lemke of EightElevan Design developed a monster program for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

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2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner

2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner

The Bentley Continental GT goes further upscale with a new Mulliner package

The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner is a special-edition version of the Continental GT. As the name suggests, the coupe has been customized by Mulliner, the company’s bespoke division. Although it doesn’t look very different compared to the standard model, the Mulliner model stands out through numerous exclusive features inside and out. Designed for customers who want an even greater focus on customization, the 2021 Continental GT Mulliner is basically the range-topping version of the current luxury coupe. Engine choices are similar to the regular model, so you get to choose between the gasoline V-8 and W-12 mills. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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2021 Jaguar F-Pace

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar has introduced the 2021 F-Pace with some external tweaks, revised interior, and new engines under the hood

Jaguar has refreshed the F-Pace for 2021 model year, and it comes with quite a few changes. While the changes are subtle on the outside - so subtle that a layman won’t even notice it – the automaker has rejigged the cabin. The old screen is swapped with a new, larger touchscreen infotainment system, and there are new engine options available under the hood, including a hybrid that offers up to 33 miles of electric range. Will this help elevate the Jaguar F-Pace in such a competitive segment?

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2021 Porsche Panamera GTS

2021 Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche’s Sexy Four-Door Sports Car Just Got An Update for 2021

2021 marks the introduction of a revamped version of the Porsche Panamera. The improvements span across the entirety of trim levels, from the base six-cylinder version, through the GTS, all the way to the Turbo and Hybrid versions of the sports saloon. The GTS package has always been the perfect balancing point between performance and comfort, for all Porsche models. This is especially true for the Panamera, as the main purpose of a sports saloon is to balance these two aspects, in particular. The 2021 Panamera GTS does this balancing act and more.

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Ford F-150 Intrepid Supertruck by Mil-Spec

Ford F-150 Intrepid Supertruck by Mil-Spec

A supercharged V-8 engine, Baja suspension, and a strong road presence make this Mil-Spec F-150 a beast incarnate

Mil-Spec Automotive is known to turn civilian Hummers to monstrous beasts. But the company has worked on trucks as well, especially the Ford F-150. This time, the company again laid its hands on the world’s best-selling truck to give it a twist of its own. The last time the company played around with one, it gave the truck steroids and bumped up the power figures to 500 horses. This time, the Michigan-based company upped the ante and tuned the truck to make 675 ponies! Called the Intrepid F-150 Supertruck, there are a whole lot of other changes that make this Ford F-150 one-of-a-kind.

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2020 Jeep Wrangler CJ400 By Kahn Automobiles

2020 Jeep Wrangler CJ400 By Kahn Automobiles

Afzal Kahn and Chelsea Truck Company have given this rugged off-roader a premium twist

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most sought-after vehicles for tuners and aftermarket companies, thanks to its mod-friendly nature. While Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts offer hundreds of accessories for this off-roader, there are a lot of aftermarket companies that customize it in their unique ways as well.

One such unique, impressive build comes courtesy of none other than Afzal Kahn of the Chelsea Truck Company. Although the SUV is right up there in terms of ruggedness, what makes this different is how luxurious it is on the inside, something that’s uncommon on the Wrangler.

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2021 Audi RS6 Avant RS Tribute Edition

2021 Audi RS6 Avant RS Tribute Edition

The Tribute Edition features only aesthetic changes and is limited to merely 25 examples

There’s no denying that the Audi RS6 Avant is one hell of a beast. With almost 600 horses under the hood, this wagon can hit the 60 mph mark in no time. Such is its popularity that it has even become a popular vehicle amongst tuners.

It didn’t have a presence in the U.S. until now, but the automaker decided to bring it to our shores as well. Earlier this year, the German automaker announced the six-digit pricing for the U.S.-spec RS6 Avant. To make RS6 Avant’s arrival here even special, Audi has announced a limited-edition RS6 Avant “Tribute Edition” that pays homage to the yesteryear RS2 Avant.

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2021 Rolls Royce Ghost

2021 Rolls Royce Ghost

The second-generation Ghost is a slightly smaller Phantom with the same opulent features

The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost is the second-generation of the company’s luxury full-size sedan. Developed to replace an 11-year-old model, the 2021 Ghost features an in-house aluminum spaceframe and a new, slightly larger V-12 engine. The luxury sedan remains familiar on the outside, as the design is an evolution of the old model, but it boasts an all-new interior with state-of-the-art technology. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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2020 Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition by Carlex Design

2020 Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition by Carlex Design

This nautical-themed off-roader by the Polish aftermarket company looks exquisite

Carlex is known for its out-of-the-box themes and designs. A couple of months back, the aftermarket company came up with a Yachting Edition of the Mercedes-AMG G63, which was designed for a customer in Dubai. It looks like the design pleased the enthusiasts as well as the folks at Carlex because it has now come up with another Yachting Edition, but this time it is based on the Land Rover Defender. In all honesty, it looks as sweet as the G 63 itself and comes with a lot of new stuff inside, on the outside, and none under the hood.

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2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo

The Ghibli gets a V-8 engine for the first time

Maserati didn’t slap the Trofeo badge just on the Quattroporte. No, sir. Its smaller sedan also gets to wear it, along with the same V-8 that equips the Levante Trofeo and the said Quattroporte Trofeo.

The Ghibli Trofeo and the Quattroporte Trofeo are now the fastest sedans ever made by Maserati. We’ve already discussed the Quattroporte Trofeo, so let’s focus on the similarly-specced Ghibli, shall we?

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2020 Lamborghini Urus by Hennessey

2020 Lamborghini Urus by Hennessey

The Urus now makes 750 horses and takes 2.65 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark!

The Urus is arguably the most successful and the most important product for Lamborghini today. It was launched in September 2018, and the company has moved around 8,500 examples since then. Naturally, this meant there is a demand for the SUV, which makes it a favorite for the aftermarket tuners as well. We’ve seen renditions by companies like Mansory, but this time, Hennessey has laid its hands on the Urus. Result? A 750-horsepower beast that takes less than three seconds to hit the 60 mph from a standstill. Who would’ve imagined that someday, an SUV would achieve such ridiculous numbers!

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