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2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt Test Drive: Not Just for the Cult of McQueen

The cult of the Bullitt Mustang is the real deal. Notice my choice of words there; the cult of the Bullitt Mustang . Im not talking about present-day fans of the 1968 Steve McQueen movie Bullitt , though Im sure there are at least a few thousand Bullitt die-hards out there who lavish more attention on the movie as a whole than they do on the specific Highland Green Mustang from the film. No, Im talking about the not-insignificant number... [read more]

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BMW M3 Competition

The 2021 BMW M3 Competition is a higher-performance version of the sixth-generation M3. Essentially a more powerful M3 with extra features inside and out, the 2021 M3 Competition is the range-topping model of the G80-generation sedan. An evolutionary design of the previous model, the 2021 M3 Competition stands out through a bigger-than-ever kidney grille and a twin-turbo inline-six engine rated at 503 horsepower. This rating makes the 2021 M3 Competition the most powerful M3 ever built.

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The 2021 BMW M3 Debuts With Massive Kidney Grille, Up To 503 Horsepower, And AWD

After months of teasers and speculation, BMW finally unveiled the new-generation M3, confirming what we already knew from the spy shots: the high-performance model features a pair of oversized kidney grilles in the front, a big departure from the standard 3 Series it is based on. The 2021 BMW M3 is also the first of its kind to be offered in two power versions: a base M3 and a more powerful M3 Competition model. Also a premiere for the nameplate... [read more]

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The 2021 BMW M4 Goes AWD, Packs Up to 503 Horsepower And Massive Grille

The second-generation BMW M4, the coupe version of the M3, just debuted for the 2021 model year. As previewed by spy shots of camouflaged or even camo-free prototypes, the high-performance two-door features a pair of oversized kidney grilles in the front, a significant change compared to the outgoing model. But the 2021 BMW M4 brings other premiers to the nameplate. It's the first of its kind to be offered in two power stages, as well as the first M4 available... [read more]

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Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition

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. Its called the Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition, and, as the name clearly indicates, its a celebratory model of the Maximas 40-year run in the U.S. Yes, the Maxima has been in America that long. Its the longest-running nameplate in the country, and to mark that occasion, Nissan went all-out in dressing the Maxima... [read more]

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Ford Adds The Sasquatch Package To Models With Seven-speed Manual Transmission

After what was a rather dumb move on Fords part, the company has officially confirmed that it will be offering the seven-speed manual gearbox with the Sasquatch Package. When the company announced this off-road package, it checked all the boxes and made even the lower trims off-road worthy. But, the only thing missing was the manual gearbox, and it didnt go down well with potential customers. Fortunately, Ford heard them and decided to offer it before it was too late... [read more]

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The Dan Gurney 1961 Impala

This one doesn't really fall in the custom' car category in the traditional sense of the word, but it definitely qualifies as a sleeper' in the racing world,... continue reading

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Cool Car for Sale: 1991 Lamborghini Diablo GT Tribute

Lamborghini only concocted the Diablo GT late in the supercars career but ask any Lambo nut and theyll tell you it was well worth the wait. The GT had a radically tweaked body kit, a bigger engine, and a spartan interior. Sadly, the U.S. didnt get the GT as it was an Europe-only affair, but some eager owners imported a few examples Stateside. The car were showing you today is not a pure Diablo GT, but one that was redesigned... [read more]

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VinFast President: An Old BMW X5 With a GM V-8 Thats Built In Vietnam

VinFast sounds more like an app of sorts that lets you check a cars service history by introducing its VIN and getting details on when, where, and why it was repaired. However, VinFast is Vietnams only domestic car brand, which became independent in 2018, after it bought GMs remaining operations in Vietnam. At the helm of the company sits CEO Jim DeLuca, who also happens to be a former General Motors employee, but the owner is Vietnam's richest man. Why... [read more]

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Teslas In-House Batteries Will Land In the New Roadster and Cybertruck First

As always, Musk made some interesting tweets just before Tesla Battery Day. One of them indicated that the upcoming Roadster, Cybertruck, and the SEMI will be powered by Teslas in-house batteries. However, before people start pointing fingers at Tesla, Musk also made it clear that they shouldnt expect anything until 2022. Well, at least we got some information on before the Battery Day officially commenced.

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A Hidden Ram TRX Easter Egg Hilariously Trolls The Ford F-150 Raptor

The arrival of the 2021 RAM TRX was more than just the debut of an incredible pickup truck; it was also a gauntlet being thrown in the direction of the current king of all trucks, the Ford F-150 Raptor. Theres no secret that the RAM TRXs purpose on this earth is to take down the mighty Raptor. Well, as far as motivations go, RAM included a rather hilarious easter egg on the TRX to remind its current and prospective owners... [read more]

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Sylwester Mateusiak Admits He Struggled To Complete The BMW R80 ESG 649

BMW R80 ESG 649 Despite its rustic and heavily worn out aesthetic, the BMW R80 ESG 649 is incredibly new. Regarded a unique piece amongst the most unique builds, this machine is anything but a mere caf racer. Conceptualized and constructed in one of Polands many premier custom workshops, the Eastern Spirit Garage is renowned for their quality over quantity philosophy, and their reputation for churning out fewer than a dozen builds over the past seven years. Sylwester Mateusiak Admits... [read more]

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Elon Musk and Teslas Battery Day - What To Expect

Tesla Battery Day is one of the most anticipated events in the EV world, and this year, the automaker has decided to hold it in conjunction with the annual shareholder meeting. This year was going to be all about the tech-related advancements from Tesla and not any new products per se, so there are a lot of hopes pinned on this event. The company has been working on battery technology for quite some time now and nothing concrete is known... [read more]

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It Looks Like The Cadillac CT5-V Isnt Even Meant to Be a Performance Car

A lot has been said about the Cadillac CT5-V since it first arrived in 2019 as the supposed replacement to the V Sport. Cadillac has gotten mixed reviews on every facet of the CT5-V. From its looks to its quality to its output to its performance, the CT5-V has become polarizing in so many ways. It also hasnt been immune to a myriad of issues, including, as The Smoking Tires Matt Farah found out, a less-than-stellar 10-speed automatic transmission that... [read more]

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This Chevy Camaro ZL1 Wants to Beat the Porsche 911 Carrera S, But Can It?

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is arguably the coolest GM-made muscle car you can buy nowadays. It packs a big, supercharged V-8 engine and comes with a whopping 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. With that kind of power, the Camaro ZL1 packs more oomph than many sports cars out there and it even comes close to entry-level supercars. But can it actually compete with a full-fledged sports car beyond the horsepower war? The folks over... [read more]

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2021 Nissan Maxima Gets Feature-Filled 40th Anniversary Edition

We dont completely agree with Nissans claim that the Maxima is a sport sedanits too soft and lacks the ultimate agility that aligns with the best of that breed, but we will go along with the idea that it's a sporty sedan.We appreciate its potent V-6 engine, well-tuned ride, and plush interior. For 2021, the Nissan Maxima gets a little but sweeterbut no sportierthanks a new special edition celebrating the nameplate's 40th anniversary in the U.S. We know, rightcan you... [read more]

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Touring Superleggera's Aero 3 Is an Ode to an Italian Legend

Before you consider the new Touring Superleggera Aero 3, think of Carrozzaria Touring Superleggera itself, the Milanese coachbuilder and design house that thrived in the 1930s-1960s. Youre instantly prone to visions of the gorgeous, streamlined, almost fragile-looking automotive creations that emerged from its doors. Those cars often did so with Tourings signature Superleggera or super lightweight construction methods, which stretch nearly paper-thin alloy panels over featherweight tubular structural frames. The first car to feature this Superleggera styling was a special... [read more]

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This Is The Most Efficient Classic Land Rover Ever Made

What started as guilt-trip driving around in an oil-burning-engined car to access the innermost parts of Australia resulted in a start-up that now converts, sells, and rents electric Land Rovers. Australia-based Jaunt Motors recently converted an old diesel Land Rover into an electric car, the reason behind it being to create an environment-friendly four-wheel-drive vehicle. The yesteryear SUV now comes with electric motors and Tesla batteries powering it. Is this the best way to enjoy classic, hardcore SUVs without feeling... [read more]

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe vs. Maserati Levante Trofeo: Hulking Hatches Compared

The automotive industry is an inherently forward-looking one. How far forward ebbs and flows, but at a minimum, its always focused on the next model year, the next model, and the next generation. Work begins five to seven years before the public can put a dollar down, and the next one is already in progress five minutes after the new one goes on sale. Although automakers work hard to keep up with the competition, schedules dont always align, and you... [read more]

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The Tesla Roadster Will Try to Straighten The Nrburgring in 2021

The news surrounding the Roadster has surely gotten us frustrated at some point or the other. It was unveiled in 2017 and was expected to hit the roads in 2020, but Tesla made it clear that the Roadster is not its priority and it will arrive later. Although its arrival date is pushed to 2022 for now, we do get constant updates about it every now and then. This time, it comes from none other than the CEO himself about... [read more]

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MSO McLaren Senna GTRs Get More Power, Classic Le Mans Liveries

McLaren is paying tribute to its success at the 1995 Le Mans with five special edition Senna GTR models. These cars boast special liveries as well as unique interiors. Plus, they offer a healthy boost in power over the standard track car. The British automaker's bespoke division, McLaren Special Operations, spent at least 800 hours painting each of the individual liveries. These mirror the liveries of the F1 GTRs that placed first, third, fourth, fifth, and 13thin McLarens very first... [read more]

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Aston Martin Slashes Prices on the DBX, Vantage

Good news if youre looking to buy an Aston Martin: The automaker is slashing prices by tens of thousands of dollars on certain models. Buyers will see price reductions on the 2021 Aston Martin DBX , Vantage Coupe, and Vantage Roadster. Initially, Aston Martin said that the DBX would go for $192,986. Now, Aston Martin has reduced that price by $13,000 to $179,986. This puts the SUV in line with the starting price for the Bentley Bentayga V8 . Meanwhile... [read more]

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In Short Sprints The Porsche 911 Turbo S Will Always Be Faster Than a McLaren

The new Porsche 911 Turbo S is an impressive car when it comes to performance. At 641 horsepower coming from a twin-turbo flat-six engine, the 911 Turbo S is just as fast as much more powerful supercars, largely thanks to its AWD system and tremendous launch control. But how does it compare to other cars that have similar output and power-to-weight ratio? Well, the McLaren 600LT, for instance, is no match for the German coupe in short sprints.

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Toyota GR Super Sport Hypercar Makes Surprise Debut at Le Mans

This years 24 Hours of Le Mans was all about Toyota . Again. For the third year in a row, the Japanese brand took the checkered flag at the famed French endurance race. But Toyota didnt simply make news for winning the race. In fact, the company made sure to steal the spotlight just before the green flag fell by publicly showing off a prototype mule of its forthcoming hypercar, the GR Super Sport . This was no static display... [read more]

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Give Him Both Or Give Him Death

I grabbed my daughter's board and started paddling out in the same way I'd drive up to a McDonald's and ask for a burger, and with no more... continue reading

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Yeah, Buddy: 2021 Ford Bronco Sasquatch Will Offer a Manual After All

Ford's launch of the reborn 2021 Bronco SUV couldn't have gone much better. Its retro-flavored styling struck the right balance between old-school and modern. The lineup is appropriately broad, with models aimed at city slickers and boulder bashers alike . And the First Edition sold out, saw its production doubled , and then sold out again. But one large misstep loomed: The rough-and-tumble Sasquatch package , the key to unlocking the Bronco's maximum off-road capability, couldn't be paired with a... [read more]

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe by Mansory

Mansory has built a reputation as one of the go-to tuners for those who are looking for extensive aftermarket programs for their vehicles. Youre 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 its 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... [read more]

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2021 GMC Yukon First Test: BiggerBut Is It Better?

The Sierra pickup truck may be the heart of GMC, but the Yukon has always been the soul. The original GMC Yukon Denali became a pop culture icon soon after its debut for 1999 given as much street cred as its big brother, the Cadillac Escalade . The new, fifth-generation 2021 GMC Yukon attempts to reinject that bit of cachet into the line with an updated Denali and a new-to-the-Yukon AT4 trim, both of which we had a chance to... [read more]

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We Dont Know Why, But Kia Is Doing Stunts with the new K5 (Optima) Sedan

For the 2021 model, Kia redesigned the Optima inside out and gave it a new moniker as well K5. The South Korean automaker is marketing this revised package as a sporty sedan, and perhaps, that explains the reason behind this new video. Kia released a short forty-second clip that shows the K5 doing a flat-spin. It looks like the automaker wants to break the association of the repackaged sedan as just an executive car used by owners to be chauffeured... [read more]

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Le Mans 2020 News Roundup: Peugeot and ByKolles Set To Build Hypercars, IMSA Releases Final LMDH Rules

The 88th running of the mythical 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most famous endurance race, may not have been the most exciting of the lot. The much-anticipated rain failed to make an appearance and the classes we expected to put on a show for us hardly did. So, while the race itself can be considered a letdown, the news that dropped on the build-up to Saturday's and Sunday's showdown have been particularly interesting. We now know more about... [read more]

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Would You Buy This Custom Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Convertible for $95,000?

The current Dodge Challenger is built on a really old and dated platform, but this hasn't stopped it from competing on a solid level with the more modern Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. That's because Dodge designed high-performance versions such as the Hellcat and the Demon. However, there's one field where the Challenger can't compete: the convertible market. Although the original was available as a cabriolet, Dodge didn't not create a drop-top version of the third-gen Challenger. But if you're... [read more]

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A Fully-Restored 1961 MGA Outlaw Will Showcase At The Annual Petersen Automotive Museum Digital Gala

Gracing the screens of spectators all around the world, the Petersen Automotive Museum will host a digital gala on 26 th September 2020. The event, which is part of an online auction by Bring a Trailer, will showcase a fully restored 1961 MGA Outlaw, a once-in-a-lifetime Porsche 935 driving experience with Bruce Canepa at the Sonoma Raceway, and a six-night stay at a Scottish castle where one lucky auctioneer will be served by a private chef and a full house... [read more]

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Nissan Is Still On the Fence About What the 2023 Nissan GT-R R36 Will Be

The current Nissan GT-R, while old as hell at this point, is still one dominating car, the likes of which very few cars from mainstream automakers can touch. With the reveal of the Z Proto and the 400Zs impending launch in 2022 or 2023, Nissan also has to plan out the next GT-R, which is allegedly scheduled to launch in 2023. How does an automaker push a car thats already over the top one that can lay waste to an... [read more]

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Hybrid Hat Trick: Toyota Wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Third Year in a Row

They say the third time's a charm, but for Toyota at Le Mans, it's more like the third time is just as charming as the last two. Toyota Gazoo Racing's No. 8 TS050 Hybrid race car took the overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing five laps ahead of Rebellion Racings No. 1 car and securing a third straight victory for Toyota in the 88th running of the most prestigious endurance race in the world, which was... [read more]

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What Brand Of Car Do You Remember From Its New Car Smell

1964 Pontiac Ventura Power Problems. Edelbrock Carb Headers. Old Gas. 2018 Cadillac 2019 Chevy Truck. Running A Generator From a Car Tank. Hurricane Damage. Vehicle Power Outlets. Car Smells. Please Share The Show with one person. 1999 Toyota Camry Transmission Cooler Line Replacement. 2007 Honda Ridgeline Dies. Used Car Problems. 2003 Impala Radio and Chimes. Goodyear Brakes Interview Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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Mazda CX-30 Turbo

The 2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo is the range-topping version of the CX-30 subcompact crossover that features a turbocharged version of the SkyActiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The most powerful engine available in the CX-30, the turbo-four joins the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter on the U.S. market and the 2.0-liter gas and 1.8-liter diesel engines on other parts of the world. Rated at up to 250 horsepower depending on the type of fuel, the 2021 CX-30 Turbo is the most powerful version of... [read more]

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The Ford F-150 Hybrid Makes the Ram 1500 Hemi Hybrid Look Bad in Towing Racing

Ford made us wait for the hybrid truck for a long time. It was in news earlier this year for offering a pathetic range, but Ford somehow managed to kill the news. When the company unveiled the 2021 F-150, the hybrid was showcased, and it showed a lot of potential. Although the truck is still some time away, we have finally gotten to see how it performs in the real world. A video was uploaded on YouTube by F150gen14 that... [read more]

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Lets Remember The Time A British Pop Band Went Racing

We're in the early noughties. Everyone's got Walkmans or iPod Nanos, everyone wears slightly oversized pants and shirts, and everyone blends colors that, really, shouldn't be blended. Then there's the music people are listening to as hard-edged stuff like metal, alternative, and grunge take a step back allowing electro-pop to take over with all its glitzy overtones. Riding the wave are numerous boy bands and girl bands that end up everywhere on the walls of kids and teens and among... [read more]

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Tesla Driver in Canada Earns Criminal Charges After Sleeping With Autopilot Engaged

A strange incident happened in Canada recently involving a couple of people, two seats that were fully reclined, and a Tesla Model S that was driving 140 km/h (87 mph) on Autopilot. As a report from Canadas federal police goes, a Tesla Model S driver was cited for a dangerous driving charge after he was caught sleeping with his seat fully reclined as his Model S was running at high speeds on one of the countrys highways. The Alberta RCMP... [read more]

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Porsche Project 411 Concept - A Look to the Porsche 911s Future?

Big automakers usually employ tremendously skilled designers, but production cars are rarely as exotic as the concept many of these artists create. There are many reasons for that, and most of them have to do with practicality and costs. Independent designers, on the other hand, aren't limited by regulations like these, so they often produce more extreme and spectacular digital models. The Project 411 by Mossawi Studios is one of them. A tribute to the iconic Porsche 911 Spyder, it... [read more]

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NASCAR at Le Mans: When a Dodge Charger and Ford Torino Raced in Europe

They're going to run what? Where? For how long? This was likely a common reaction when it was announced that two full-figured NASCAR stockers were going to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1976. Wasn't that a race in a faraway land called France, contested only by funny little furrin' cars? ATTENTION LE MANS FANS! MotorTrend is the EXCLUSIVE SPOT IN THE U.S. where viewers will be able to see all of the 24 Hours of Le... [read more]

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The Chevy Silverado Will Finally Have a Cool Tailgate

First, it was the war of whos got the biggest grille. Now the focus has shifted to tailgates. The main unique selling points of pickup trucks are cargo beds. While there isnt much you can do in that aspect apart from offering different types of Tonneau covers, or illumination, or different material for the base. Ram and GMC changed the game when they launch tailgates that can be used more efficiently. These tailgates became the talk of the town, but... [read more]

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This New Video Shows How the Porsche Cayman Has Evolved Over the Years

It's been 24 years since Porsche introduced the Boxster as a smaller and more affordable version of the iconic 911. The roadster was joined by the Cayman coupe in 2005. The Cayman is now in its third generation, and enthusiasts are still debating which one is the best and which one is the purest driver's car. The folks over at EverydayDriver set out to answer this question by comparing Caymans from all three generations. They've test a 987-gen Cayman R... [read more]

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2020 Honda e First Drive Review: Electrified Object of Desire

The 2020 Honda e and the original Acura NSX have a few things in common. They are both rear-wheel drive. They both roll on a staggered tire setup, the rears wider than the fronts. And they are both among the most desirable cars Japans most individualistic automaker has ever built. The Honda e is not Hondas first all-electric-powered vehiclethe company has been working on EV technology since the late 1980s and has released several production battery electric vehicles, including the... [read more]

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer: What We Know About the Full-Size SUV

The Jeep Wagoneer is coming back a legendary name from the brands back catalog , previously used on the ancestors of todays mainstream SUVs . It will complement the more luxurious Grand Wagoneer to create a family of three-row, truck-based SUVs for the Jeep brand, both of which target domestic and import stalwarts. Weve already seen the Grand Wagoneer concept , and we expect the regular Wagoneer to emerge as a slightly more mainstream take on the concepts broad strokes... [read more]

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McLaren Senna GTR LM

The 2020 McLaren Senna GTR LM is a limited-edition version of the Senna GTR. A customer-commissioned series, the 2020 Senna GTR LM was designed as a tribute to McLaren's 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans campaign, which saw the F1 GTR win the race for the very first time. The 2020 Senna GTR LM is limited to five units, each designed as a homage to the five F1 GTR race cars that finished the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans... [read more]

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The November Issue of HOT ROD is Available Now!

Run to your newsstand, and grab up a copy of the November issue of HOT ROD . Why? Because its pretty great, and youre going to want to read it. First of all, check out that gorgeous 34 Ford coupe on the cover. This car was built by Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop with a meticulous eye on the small details. From the chop, to the rake, to the spun aluminum wheel covers, theres just a ton of cool stuff... [read more]

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Ford F-250 - Driven

The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for over four decades now, and this legacy seems sufficient to introduce it. The company has a range of pickup trucks, ranging from light-duty to heavy-duty and for varied purposes. The list is exhaustive, but the bottom line is that if you need a full-size pickup truck, no matter what the budget or usage pattern, Ford has an offering for you, right from F-150 to the F-750. While the... [read more]

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Report: VW Group Considering Selling of Bugatti to Rimac

Reports from several sources out of Europe point to a Bugatti sale to Croatian automaker Rimac in the near future. The details are yet to be confirmed by the relevant parties, but the rumors are compelling. And the big takeaway here is that the future seems to be electric. Reuters is reporting the basics of the rumor in question: Rimac, the eponymous company from founder Mate Rimac, wants to acquire Bugatti from the Volkswagen Group . Over the years, Volkswagen... [read more]

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