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What Is The Carolina Squat?

What Is The Carolina Squat?

Why do people squat their trucks after all?

Since the automobile has become more mainstream, the car scene has witnessed many trends, some considered to be unnatural. Since the early 2000s, we’ve seen riced out, the rise of stance, and slammed cars, as well as other diversions from a car’s factory settings. The Carolina squat is another “car condition” we can add to the list. The Carolina squat affects mostly trucks, and like the other alterations, mentioned above, it is intentionally done by the owner of the vehicle. So what is the Carolina squat, and where did it come from?

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Engineering Explained Cracks Through GM's Sketchy Hummer EV Torque Figure

Engineering Explained Cracks Through GM’s Sketchy Hummer EV Torque Figure

11,500 pound-feet is the wheel torque; the motor torque is less than 10-percent of that figure

GMC revealed the Hummer EV and let out a few details about the supertruck. In all honestly, it is quite impressive on paper, although it doesn’t offer the same value proposition as, say, the upcoming Cybertruck. This is on paper comparison given that we’ve seen none of these trucks in flesh. GMC announced that the Hummer EV, in the top trim, will make 1,000 horses and 11,500 pound-feet of torque. The torque took a lot of people by shock because it seems unrealistic. If you thought the same, well, you’re kinda right, because there is a catch to this figure.

The automaker announced the torque at wheels instead of the torque at motors, and the latter is way less. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained broke down the math and concluded that the motor torque is around 1,000 pound-feet of torque. That’s quite a bit less in comparison, but it is not a minuscule number by any means and is on par with other gas- and diesel-powered heavy trucks on the market.

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The Coolest Features of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV

The Coolest Features of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV

If you ignore the price shock for a while, the stuff offered on the Hummer EV is actually pretty cool!

At a time when people are a lot more concerned about the environment, if you tell people you own a gas guzzler like a Hummer, they will stare at you utter disdain. But, GMC is here to change that image of the otherwise much-adored moniker. The company brought back the nameplate from the ashes and slapped it on an electric vehicle without harming its credibility of being big and bulky.

The Hummer EV is a monster and is being marketed as a supertruck. The company has finally unveiled the truck, and although it might draw a lot of polarizing opinions, there’s no denying that it comes with some rather cool features. Whether or not they’re worth the six-digit figure is a different question, but here’s a list of some of them that left us impressed:

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Apparently, People Really Don't Mind Paying $112,00 for the Hummer EV Edition 1

Apparently, People Really Don’t Mind Paying $112,00 for the Hummer EV Edition 1

The GMC Hummer EV is off to a cool start, but does this mean it will be successful?

General Motors just introduced the Hummer EV, an all-electric revival of the iconic hauler. The electric truck will enter production in the fall of 2021 with a limited-series Edition 1 model, with three regular trims to be added to the lineup from 2022 to 2024. Already available through $100 reservations, the Edition 1 sold out in just an hour.

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GM Really Missed the Mark With the GMC Hummer EV

GM Really Missed the Mark With the GMC Hummer EV

I Wouldn’t Go So Far As to Say I Hate the Hummer EV, But It’s Not What GM Needed

Now that the GMC Hummer EV is here, I have to admit that it is, at the very least, somewhat worthy of the hype that led up to its debut. It is instantly recognizable as a Hummer and even has the upright windshield. It also seems to be very capable on-road and off. The performance specs, although advertised in a somewhat sketchy manner (more on this later) do position the Hummer EV in a place to really compete. But the there are a few things about the Hummer EV that rub me the wrong way, including the price, the wait for something somewhat affordable, and why I’m pretty sure the Hummer EV probably won’t deliver the sales performance that GM is expecting. Let me explain…

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2022 GMC Hummer EV - Highlights and Photo Gallery

2022 GMC Hummer EV - Highlights and Photo Gallery

The long-awaited GMC Hummer EV has finally made it’s debut, and it comes to the party with a lot of noteworthy features and some pretty impressive performance. According to GMC, the new Hummer EV will be power by (and as expected) GM’s new Ultium batteries and the new Ultium Drive electronic motors. The Hummer will feature a total of three electric motors that, according to GMC, will deliver and impressive 1,000 horsepower and a “GM-estimated 11,500 pound-feet of torque.” It all reality, it’ll probably put close to 900 pound-feet to the ground, but we’ll leave that discussion for another time. GMC has offered up some pricing and trim information with the entry-level model commanding $79,995, but it comes with just two electric motors. It’ll be coined the “EV2” and will launch in spring of 2024. It will be preceded by the EV2x in 2023 (the lowest model that can do the CrabWalk) and the Hummer EV3X, which will be available in Fall of 2020 with a $99,995 price tag.

Check out the highlights and gallery below to learn more about the Hummer EV and see just what it looks like!

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GMC Hummer EV: What We Know So Far

GMC Hummer EV: What We Know So Far

Here’s the essential info with some speculation on the side

The new Hummer EV got all the buzz since the day GMC announced it will be teasing the new “truck” in a Super Bowl commercial. There were a lot of rumors regarding the Hummer’s revival, but none of them provided enough information and details about this revival.

In fact, even GMC has revealed only three details about the Hummer so far – the horsepower, torque, and 0-60 mph figure. Was it enough to create an itch in our brains? Of course! GMC has been tight-lipped about pretty much everything, but we should be able to get some more information about the Hummer EV until it debuts on May 20, 2020. Here’s what we know so far.

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2020 Hennessey Upgrades The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Harley-Davidson Edition By Tuscany

2020 Hennessey Upgrades The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Harley-Davidson Edition By Tuscany

The limited-edition Harley-Davidson Sierra knocks Hennessey’s door for a 700-horsepower upgrade

Earlier this year, Tuscany collaborated with Harley-Davidson to roll out a special edition GMC Sierra that was limited to just 250 examples. Around the same time, Hennessey had rolled out the GMC Sierra Denali Goliath 700. The truck came with 700 horses under the hood and transformed the simple Sierra into a magnificent beast. But, how do you combine the finesse of a Harley-Davidson edition truck and the performance of a Hennessey product? Well, you get them together!

An individual purchased the Harley-Davidson Sierra and took it to Hennessey for a performance upgrade. As the team says in the video, is this the Harley for a rainy day?

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Quit Wasting Time And Learn The Real Story Behind the GMC Syclone

Quit Wasting Time And Learn The Real Story Behind the GMC Syclone

This right here, ladies and gentlemen, is the GMC Syclone in all its glory

The GMC Syclone is undoubtedly one of the most bonkers cars ever built by GM. It could whoop a Ferrari’s ass in a straight-line race back in 1991 and just under 3,000 units were produced, all painted black - except for the Marlboro Editions, which were red and white.

In case the Syclone still has the power to unearth some nostalgia for you, here’s a video that will refresh your knowledge on the performance pickup truck.

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You'll Probably Love Watching These Trucks Smash Into Anti-Terrorist Barriers

You’ll Probably Love Watching These Trucks Smash Into Anti-Terrorist Barriers

Sometimes, you have to know the battles you know you’ll win

There’s nothing like crashes with surprising results that get our nerves flowing. That’s especially true when we’re dealing with trucks crashing into barriers, specifically those of the anti-terrorism kind. These crashes are spectacular, if not a little scary.

This video stretches almost three-and-a-half minutes and it’s full of metal on metal crime. Give it a watch and see what happens when terrorists think that they can just run over these barriers. Spoiler alert: these barriers have zero give.

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This Is Definitely What The Tesla Cybertruck Should Look Like

This Is Definitely What The Tesla Cybertruck Should Look Like

We’d pay money to see this version of the Cybertruck on Autopilot

The Tesla Cybertruck is, without question, one of the most polarizing vehicles in recent memory. It doesn’t abide by traditional design norms of a pickup truck, and yet, it’s the audacity in Tesla’s design that has kept the Cybertruck in the headlines.

Tesla got us talking about the Cybertruck more than most vehicles, and, at least to a select few, it jump-started enough creative juices that we get to see different renderings and “interpretations” of Tesla’s upcoming all-electric. One of these interpretations comes to us by way of automotive 3D concept artist Shubbak 3D.

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Honda Just Gave the Ridgeline Pickup a Fighting Chance, But Is It Enough to Make It Relevant?

Honda Just Gave the Ridgeline Pickup a Fighting Chance, But Is It Enough to Make It Relevant?

The refreshed truck is tweaked on the inside and outside, and comes with new optional packages

Honda Ridgeline is often left out when talking about trucks, but this stalwart has been around for over 15 years now. It isn’t built on a body-on-frame chassis as its rivals. However, if you’re looking for a truck that works as a good family hauler and doesn’t have a traditional truck appeal, the Ridgeline will fit your bill.

The company has now refreshed the truck for the 2021 model year, and it comes with a few changes on the outside, a refreshed interior, and a few appearance packages offered as optional gear. Things under the hood, however, remain the same. Will these cosmetic changes interest the potential compact truck customers?

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Mopar Officially Launches Aftermarket Accessories For The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Mopar Officially Launches Aftermarket Accessories For The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

The company will be offering more than 100 factory-backed accessories for the world’s most powerful truck

Ram launched the 2021 1500 TRX in August this year and it came with impressive specs and features. Given that it’s an FCA product, we knew that there will be no dearth of aftermarket accessories and that will give the truck a major edge over the F-150 Raptor.

The automaker even announced that will be available with more than 100 Mopar accessories like off-road lights, beadlock-capable wheel rings, and so on, right from the launch. Ram has now officially launched the products and gave out the part number and prices for a few of them.

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Amazing Car for Sale: 1989 Lamborghini LM002 - The Real Lamborghini SUV

Amazing Car for Sale: 1989 Lamborghini LM002 - The Real Lamborghini SUV

Lamborghini had built a little over 300 off-road trucks in previous century, and one of them is up for grabs now!

When we talk about Lamborghini’s history, the Miura, Countach, the 350 GT, and the Espada come to mind. One model, however, that barely makes it to the conversation is the LM002 – the company’s off-road truck.

This may come as a surprise for the non-Lamborghini fanboys, but yes, the Italian automaker produced an off-road truck in the past. Lamborghini made the LM002 between 1986 and 1993 and, surprisingly, only 328 examples were built. Of these, 49 were built for the U.S. market. Now, one of them has arrived at Bring-a-Trailer’s auction and we can’t stop admiring it.

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2021 2020 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition

2021 2020 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition

Special edition truck provides the best of two worlds

Ten years since Ram became a standalone car brand, the automaker’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobile, is celebrating that milestone by introducing a special edition 1500 called the Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition.

The special edition Ram 1500 is the latest in a long line of limited-run trucks that the automaker has released this year. It’s based on the new Limited Longhorn trim that effectively takes place of the Laramie Longhorn.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class By Kahn Automobiles

2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class By Kahn Automobiles

A bright-red pickup truck with a few aesthetic mods is up for sale at Kahn Automobiles

Kahn Automobiles is back with another customized creation - this time it’s the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The automaker’s pickup truck attempt wasn’t very successful, but mods like this make the truck look desirable.

The X-Class by Kahn Automobiles has been customized aesthetically and doesn’t receive any mechanical changes. The company claims that the ethos behind the truck is ‘catwalk chic’ (whatever that is), but the end result looks pretty neat.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition

2021 Jeep Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition

It features new wheels, all-terrain tires, and commemorative badges amongst other cosmetic changes

Jeep has introduced 80th Anniversary Edition on a few of its vehicles, with the Gladiator being one of them. This special edition brings about new additions on the outside and inside the cabin, but things are the same under the hood. The Gladiator hasn’t been a runaway success for Jeep, despite the hype it garnered before its launch. Will this edition shake-up the Gladiator and bring in sales for the automaker?

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