Brabus Restored The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing To Perfection
When you hear the words “by Brabus” you automatically think about a heavily modified vehicle, however, the story here is a little bit different. It all starts with "Cars" - the famous series by pop art pioneer Andy Warhol (1928 to 1987). Daimler-Benz AG asked Andy Warhol to paint the "Cars" series back in 1986 to mark the centenary of the automobile. It asked for a total of 80 pictures showing 20 selected vehicles that marked the company’s history. Warhol could not complete the series: up until his death he realized a total of 36 paintings and 13 large-scale drawings, and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” is represented in one of these paintings.
2022 Subaru BRZ Review - Proof That Second Chances Are Well Worth It
Subaru didn’t have to change much about the BRZ. Since its debut in 2013, it has been almost in a class by itself — and a highly desirable one at that. Still, it wasn’t quite perfect. The interior was basic and dated, and not in an endearing way. The cabin was buzzy on the highway. There was basically no visual distinction from its Toyota 86 twin. And while its 200 horsepower was just right for some tastes, others felt the ideal output could be higher. Fix those things without wrecking something else, and the BRZ would be just about perfect, at least for someone who wants that type of vehicle.
There was no promise though that we’d even get a second generation. Toyota and Subaru could have put their development dollars somewhere else rather than on a low-volume affordable sports coupe. But sure enough, a redesigned BRZ (and a renamed Toyota GR86) hit the market for 2022, priced from $27,995. Subaru could have badly screwed up this redesign, especially from an enthusiast perspective where it could have diluted the BRZ’s appeal while chasing other mainstream rivals. But thankfully, that isn’t the case and if you liked the old BRZ, you’ll probably like the new one even more.
Alpina D4 S Gran Coupe Tries To Keep Diesel Relevant
In the States, people show next to zero interest for diesel-powered cars, but in Europe, they are still a big thing. Gasoline-powered cars are starting to see more attention, and while you may think that emissions have a lot to do with this, you are wrong: the main reason is the price of diesel which is trending higher than the price of gas.
Well, in a world where people are not paying much attention to diesel cars anymore, Alpine launched the DS4 Grand Coupe. Based on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, the DS 4 takes its design inspiration from the Alpina B4 and the engine from the D3 S. The model is priced at €79,700 (about $84,000 at the current exchange rates) and deliveries should start in early September.
An Inflatable Parachute For Riders Sounds Crazy, But It’s Happening!
As much as we love motorcycles, it is a risky affair which is why riding gear has such a huge market in the world. Thanks to this, many companies have tried all kinds of things to increase rider safety, even including airbag systems which are growing slowly but surely becoming mainstream. But how can riding gear get even safer? Well, according to Sweden-based Airbag Inside, the answer is inflatable parachutes!
Time Capsule: Here’s All You Need To Know About The BMW M3 Touring
BMW M3 Touring: If you’re a fan of super wagons, or even wagons for that matter, there’s no way this is an alien term to you. BMW has stayed away from the performance wagon segment for a very, very long time, but has finally decided to snatch its share of the pie by coming up with the 2023 M3 Touring. The M3 Touring’s history spans over two decades, but it is entering production only now. Well, better late than never, because we are hyped about the M3 Touring and can’t wait for it to come out. There aren’t a whole lot of details available about it yet, but here’s everything you need to know about it – the ideation, inception, conception, cancellation, execution, and finally, the production. Quite a revelation, right? (Okay, I’ll stop with the wordplay now).
Don’t Expect Electric Lamborghinis to Be All That Different
Hardcore performance automakers like Lamborghini have yet to enter the electrified car market, and the days of the thirsty V-10s and V-12s are coming to an end. Lamborghini design boss, Mitja Borkert, has now confirmed that the brand’s design will not change drastically when the new EV comes in around 2028 and that future cars will still “look like spaceships.”
The Porsche 911 996 From "Gone In 60 Seconds" Goes On Sale
Car enthusiasts likely remember the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”. While the original movie was from the 1970s, the remake from 2000 featured some impressive vehicles, more familiar to the younger audience. Among them was a Porsche 911 "996" Carrera, which was actually, the first car “boosted” in the movie. Now, that very car is for sale, but there’s more to this “996” that meets the eye, as it pretends to be a much newer car than it actually is.
This Electric Conversion Kit Transforms Your BMW Motorcycle Into An EV
Have you ever wished you could just swap your ICE bike’s engine with an electric motor, essentially going electric without breaking the bank? Well, it looks like your wish has come true, as Netherland-based Luuc Muis Creations (LMC) has introduced an electric conversion kit for BMW R-series bikes.
The Impreza 22B Gets A New Lease On Life Thanks To Prodrive
Subaru has a long and storied history when it comes to small, affordable, and fun cars. The boy racers inside all of us have a soft spot for the iconic Impreza RS, WRX, and STI. It just so happens that, at least back in the day, a lot of development for those Imprezas was done through motorsport, specifically off-road rallying.
Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
With the “regular” 911 (992) GT3 out and official, all eyes are now headed towards the GT3 RS. As expected, the more hardcore version of the already hardcore GT3 will feature more of everything - except for the weight, of which it will have less. The most important thing is that the latest most track-focused normally-aspirated 911 is underway, and here’s what we can expect.
Updated 6-21-2022: The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spied one last time prior to its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Check out the spy shots below!
Ferrari Looks Forward to Electrification For One BIG Reason
It’s pretty much inevitable at this point that cars are heading toward an electric future, and supercar manufacturers like Ferrari—who are known for their screaming V-8s and V-12s—have no choice but to transition to electric vehicles (EVs). While that may seem like a boring future where Ferraris will seem to be no different from other silent, electric performance vehicles, the Italian supercar manufacturer argues that won’t be the case.
A Mini with a Hayabusa Engine Gives Nightmares To A Ford Mustang
Drag racing two very different vehicles usually result in a thrilling outcome. CarWow’s latest drag battle features an almost stock, Ford Mustang GT, and a classic Mini Cooper that has been heavily modified. At first glance, it hardly sounds like a fair race, but the Mini has dropped the standard blender in favor of a Hayabusa motorcycle engine. It seems like a classic race between horsepower and lightweight, in which the Mustang has a lot more engine displacement and horsepower while the Mini relies on lightness and high revs.