Subaru Will Probably Kill Off Its Manual Transmission Because Eyesight Isn’t Compatible
In a bid to make its cars safer, Subaru will look to double down on its high-tech Eyesight suite of features. Unfortunately, that could mean the death of its manual transmission offering, which so far is not compatible with Eyesight.
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Is The Grand Tour In Trouble?
Rumors are swirling that The Grand Tour may be in trouble and that Amazon may be thinking of axing the show entirely after its third season. The unexpected revelation comes by way of the Daily Mail, which is reporting that the show may not be renewed for a fourth season. No reason was given as to why that is, but a “source” close to the show said that “there is nothing to suggest they are going to do another season. No one has signed anything and employees are wondering where everyone will go once filming wraps.”
2019 Zenvo TSR-S
Already nine years old as of 2018, the Zenvo ST1 has already made a name for itself as a potent supercar with extreme design and performance. Designed and built in Denmark, the ST1 remained in production until 2016, when it was replaced by the TS1, which gained certain changes in terms of aerodynamics and drivetrain. The TS1 was followed by the race-spec TSR in 2017. With the latter still new, Zenvo launched a new iteration of its only vehicle to date. It’s called the TSR-S, and it’s the company’s most radical car for street use.
Positioned between the TS1 GT road car and the race-only TSR, the TSR-S shares the looks of the original ST1. However, it borrows the revised aerodynamics of the TSR, as well as a number of unique features that improve performance on both the road and the track. As usual, the Danish automaker will keep production very limited, with only five examples to be built a year. Yes, this thing is just as exclusive as a Koenigsegg, but does it have the power and speed to go against it? Let’s find out in the review below.
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2018 Audi RS5
The second-generation Audi A5 was introduced in June of 2016 as a 2017 model with a fresh look and updated technology. As the cards usually play over at Audi, it didn’t take long for the brand to finish updating the high-performance RS5, and we got to see it in all its glory at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show. It boasts an all-new look that is more aggressive than ever with more defined lines, wider flaring of the fenders and rear quarters, updated technology, new materials inside, and – more important to most – an all new 2.9-liter, Biturbo, V-6 that delivers a cool 450 horsepower and 442.5 pound-feet of payment decimating torque that’s sure to make your inner manhood squeal like a little girl on Christmas. Of course, that’s the same horsepower figure of the outgoing model, but a serious increase of torque to the tune of 125.5 pound-feet.
So, what does all that mean for performance? Well, the new RS5 can hit the 62 mph sprint in as little as 3.9 seconds – an improvement of 0.3 seconds over the outgoing model – and it breaks even in top speed at 174 mph. That’s not bad, but if you want to feel upset about no increase in horsepower, you might want to take into consideration that this RS5 has a much smaller engine compared to the 4.2-liter V-8 that was found in the last-gen model. But, the RS5 really is about more than just engine specs and performance numbers, so let’s dive on in and take a look at the whole picture before this bad boy makes it into dealer showrooms later this year.
Update 03/12/2018: Audi has decided to sell the RS5 in the United States, and it has a significantly lower price than expected. Check out the details in the “Pricing” section below.
Customer Demand Ultimately Paved The Road For The BMW 8 Series
The return of the BMW 8 Series and the demise of the BMW 6 Series can be attributed to one thing: customer demand. The German automaker admitted as much at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show when it was asked about the reasons for the return of the 8 Series. Apparently, the public wanted the 8 Series to return after almost two decades of being on the sidelines. That demand spurred BMW CEO Harald Kruger to make the decision to bring the nameplate back.
Valerie Thompson set to beat the motorcycle land-speed record
To be referred to as “America’s Queen of Speed” is a feat that might require a lifetime of sweat and blood. But even after achieving a land-speed record for seven times in her lifetime already, Valerie Thompson doesn’t seem to pull back on the throttle anytime soon. She and her All American Team "7" Racing crew are traveling to Australia to break the all-time land-speed record of 376.363 mph.
The planet’s fastest female motorcycle racer will travel 8,500 miles from her hometown in Scottsdale, Arizona, all the way to Southern Australia with the BUB Seven Streamliner and her crew. They will attempt to break the land-speed record at the World Speed Trials at the 28th Annual Speed Week which is a new motorcycle-only event regulated by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the AMA.
Kia’s Teaser of the Next-Gen K900 Shows Us A Sign Of What’s To Come
Kia went to the Geneva Motor Show and had a good time showcasing its new Ceed compact, among its other reveals. But the automaker’s activity isn’t just limited to the subcompact segment. At the top of its totem pole sits the K900, and the newest version of the flagship sedan is all set to make its own debut in April. But, before that happens, Kia has released a few sketch renderings previewing the sedan, giving us a glimpse of what we can expect when it takes its bow in a month’s time.
Petrolicious Features A ‘90s Audi Wagon That’s Ready To Hit The Slopes
The calendar might be saying March, but all over the country, the white stuff keeps on falling. Of course, as Mark Birch will tell you, that’s no big deal if you’ve got the right vehicle. You see, this Four-Ring enthusiast is rocking a ’94 Audi RS2 wagon, which mates an eternally desirable five-cylinder power plant in the nose with quattro AWD grip in the corners. As a result, it can churn powder with the best of ‘em.
With a ski rack up top and loads of space in the rear, this German five-door has an impressive amount of cargo room to haul whatever you want. Throw some cold-weather rubber under the fenders, and it’s pretty much the perfect daily driver for the mountains. Unfortunately, finding spare parts for these rarities can be pretty tricky, as Birch found out after another driver took the bumper off his wagon in a crash.
But while firing up only on the weekends might improve the Audi’s chances of staving off another collision, this Audi doesn’t want to stay parked. “It wants to be used all the time. So we use it as a family quite a lot, we use it for going on holiday, going away for the weekend.” Birch explains. “It’s a great car, it’s meant to be used.”
We love this thing. It’s a do-anything, go-anywhere, AWD luxury car that’s comfortable when you need it and quick when you want it. Wagons for the win.
Dodge Goes Plum Crazy with Customization Options For The Challenger and Charger
The Dodge Challenger and Charger are two cars that don’t lack in personality. But in times when the names aren’t enough to get your juices flowing, Dodge is adding a cosmetic package that should get your juices flowing. It’s called the Shakedown Package, and it includes plenty of exterior and interior upgrades, all of which were added to make the Challenger and Charger models stand out even more than they already do.
Jeremy Clarkson, Man of The Grand Tour, Will Host Who Wants to be a Millionaire!
It’s official. Jeremy Clarkson is trading in his all-denim look for (hopefully) a suit and a tie when he takes the stage as the new host of the British version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The Grand Tour host will take the helm of the once-popular reality quiz show when it returns to British network ITV after a four-year absence. The show will officially return this spring for one week, running seven nightly one-hour episodes.
BMW’s electric supersport to beat the mighty HP4
The HP4 is an exemplary showcase of cutting-edge technology, exotic materials, skilled craftsmanship, design, and creativity. This tells us all about the experience, skillset and state-of-the-art know-how the folks at BMW have that make them rise above and beyond. But what if the same guys one day decide to power their machine with batteries and motors instead of pistons and shafts?
Don’t bother, because they have already done that a couple of years ago. The experimental vehicle eRR, created as a project with the Technical University of Munich, envisioned a BMW badge on an electric supersport motorcycle back in 2015 when the whole idea of electric powertrains was still in the concept stages.
The Techrules Ren RS Is High-Tech Speed At Its Weirdest
I remember when I first heard about the Techrules Ren last year, thinking to myself - “Hmm, that’s pretty interesting. Too bad it’s probably not gonna happen.” Could you blame me? The specs and tech on this thing are next-level weirdness, the sort of stuff we’re used to seeing on concept cars, not a model that would actually make it into the real world. Well, it looks like I couldn’t be more wrong because Techrules just released a final production version of the Ren at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. It’s dubbed the RS, and it looks to take on the world’s fastest track machines with its own innovative spin on speed.
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