Immerse Yourself in the Heaven That Is the Porsche 919 Hybrid Testing at Spa
Porsche came back to top-level sports car endurance racing in 2014 with the 919 Hybrid, a 900 horsepower beast powered by the combination between a V-4, turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine and an electric generator unit sending power to the front axle. Basically, when the batteries were fully loaded and giving all the power to the front axle, with the traditional engine powering the back axle, the 919 was AWD car but not just any AWD car - one that managed to win Le Mans three times on the trot, doubling that with a trifecta of World Endurance Championship titles.
This Rendering of a 993-Gen Porsche 911 Safari Will Make You Question Your Automotive Beliefs
Old Porsche 911s turned rally cars are not a novelty. We’ve seen a couple of them over the years and all we can say is that our garages wouldn’t mind one. Actually, Porsche built such contraptions in the early 1970s, after it got out of racing in the WRC, and while there are no such plans for the future, here’s a batch of 993-based 911 ’Safari’ renders that might turn into reality should someone crazy enough see them.
I Bet You Can’t Score 100-Percent on This Car Emoji Quiz
The same outlet that tested your speed compared to Tesla’s emergency braking system now wants to see if you can identify some of the world’s biggest car manufacturers in a new emoji quiz. These aren’t new emojis, so you’ve seen them before and used them before. So, put your knowledge and logic to the test and see just how well you score in the new emoji quiz game below. I’m willing to bet that you can’t get 100-percent!
Fair warning: some are harder than others, so make sure you put on your thinking cap!
This Modern Interpretation of the Dodge Deora Concept Just Made the Future Chevy El Camino Weap in Fear
Unveiled in 1967, the Dodge Deora is one of the craziest concept cars of the 1960s. Based on the Dodge A100 pickup, the Deora was built by brothers Mike and Larry Alexander and showcased at the 1967 Detroit Autorama, where it won no fewer than nine awards. Chrysler liked the design so much that it leased the truck for two years to display alongside its factory concept cars. The Deora inspired a Hot Wheels model car and resurfaced in the early 2000s when it was restored. The Deora was auctioned off for $324,500 in 2009. More than ten years later, the Deora was reimagined as a modern concept car.
Here Are the Latest Updates on the 2021 Ford F-150
Despite the pandemic, Ford seems to be working hard on making sure the all-new 2021 F-150 isn’t delayed for long. Few details have already leaked and some are announced by Ford itself, but there are a lot of things still unknown. With uncertainty all around, there is a lot of buzz surrounding America’s best-selling truck. Here are all the updates about the 2021 Ford F-150 to date.
Ferrari Is The Latest Indy Hopeful
Ferrari, the most celebrated manufacturer in the history of the Formula 1 World Championship, a winner of 16 Constructors’ Championships and 15 Drivers’ Championships, hasn’t raced at the Brickyard since the ’50s but this may be about to change as the suits in Maranello are apparently considering to expand the team’s activity across the Atlantic and enter the NTT IndyCar Series sometime after the new rules come into effect in 2022.
A New Video Showcases Every Aspect of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade
The Cadillac Escalade has had a roller coaster ride its whole life. The first Escalade was introduced in 1998 and looked like a ripped-off version of the GMC Yukon Denali. Fortunately, GM and Cadillac improved things within a couple of years and launched a much different version with its own identity. Since then, the Escalade has been hitting rough patches all along. The 2021 model, that marks the fifth generation of the Escalade, and Cadillac has taken things up a notch in almost all aspects. It has the pizzazz and desirability quotient that the previous iterations didn’t.
A lot of details are splurging as we are approaching closer to the luxurious SUV’s release. Here’s a video by TheStraightPipes that covers the SUV in a highly detailed manner. This is what the folks from the channel highlighted about the 2021 Escalade.
2020 Lexus RX450hL - Driven
The Lexus RX invented the luxury crossover. It invented the luxury hybrid. And it’s consistently America’s best-selling luxury SUV. That’s why the current-generation RX’s shortcomings have been so surprising. It debuted in 2016 with polarizing styling, limited cargo space, no available third-row seat, cumbersome controls, and missing infotainment features.
At least based on the sales numbers, buyers registered no objections. They either embraced or accepted the RX for what it is, continuing to be drawn to its quiet ride, rich leather, and promise of headache-free reliability. But Lexus has steadily improved the vehicle since that 2016 debut. It added an extended-length three-row model for the 2018 model year, known as the RX L. Now, the 2020 RX features an upgraded infotainment system and tweaks to the styling and suspension.
This Modified Suzuki Jimny Can Swim Too
The Jimny is a capable off-roader and it has proven its mettle time and again. However, a car kit maker that goes by the name ‘Dutton’ has transformed this little off-roader into an amphibious vehicle called the Dutton Surf. Although a lot of such attempts have been made in the past, what makes the Dutton kit so special is its simplicity. This kit doesn’t involve a lot of complications and it is fairly easy to maneuver it in water. Carfection has posted a video on its channel highlighting the features of the Dutton Surf.
Here’s Your First Look at the Dyson EV That Wasn’t Meant for This World
Remember Dyson’s EV? We do, but not in a positive way. In October 2019, the ambitious project was shut down by James Dyson because he couldn’t figure out a way to make it commercially viable and not because of R&D struggles, as some initially believed.
Fast forward to May 2020 and we get a look at the car, but not because it debuted or anything, but because Mr. Dyson spoke to The Times (subscription required) and revealed some interesting details about the car.
You Could Definitely Survive the Apocalypse With This Custom Toyota 4Runner
With everything that is going on this year, it feels like we’re heading towards an apocalypse. Perhaps, that is why we’re seeing so many converted vehicles lately. Here’s another fine example that was listed on Craigslist. JBA Motors has posted an ad for this 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 Custom that looks Armageddon-ready. The brute has less than 300 miles on the odo, which makes it practically brand new.
If You Can’t Wait to See the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, This Rendering Should Fill the Void
The Mercedes-AMG GT lineup has evolved into a full-blown nameplate that includes no fewer than four different models, all backed by convertible variants. Mercedes also builds two race-spec cars for the GT3 and GT4 categories. But the German firm isn’t planning to stop here. A Black Series model is also underway and it will slot at the top of the range, just above the AMG GT R model. This new coupe should debut by the end of 2020, but this new rendering gives us a good idea of what to expect.