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The 2020 Shelby GT500 packs more power than the Ferrari F8 Tributo!

Ford just unveiled the final output of the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500. At 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, the 2020 Shelby GT500 is the most powerful, street-legal Ford ever and its 6.2-liter V-8 is the most power- and torque-dense supercharged V-8 in the world. What does this mean for the market? Let's find out.

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Ford F-150 by RTR Vehicles

We generally see sports cars and hatches in any tuner's garage. But nowadays, tuners seems to have taken a liking for pickup trucks as well. This one particular company called RTR Vehicles has been tweaking the Ford Mustang for over a decade now. The company has such a good reputation that Ford got into an agreement with them to sell RTR-modified Mustangs at Ford dealerships. Now, RTR has decided to add the F-150 to its lineup which will be also... [read more]

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Robots Cars and Drones Delivering Your Parts

Drones are in the news delivering your packages. How will you get your auto parts delivered in the near future. Wherever you listen to the show please SUBSCRIBE and rate and review the show. It would mean a lot to us. Thanks! Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

If you are anything like us, then we're expecting your devices - laptop, phone, or tablet - to feature a cool photo of a car? Why is that? Because in the year 2019, our childhood posters have been transferred to our personal (digital) items, which means your friends will also see it and as far as we're concerned, you must make an impression. In the wake of Porsche's big reveal of the track-ready 2020 718 Cayman GT4, we thought a... [read more]

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Cheap Midship Thrills: 5 Attainable Mid-Engined Cars from 2018

Having the engine in the middle or as close to the center of the car as possible is deemed ideal in order to have even weight distribution between the two axles. But over the years, the configuration has mostly been reserved for expensive exotics unattainable by only the wealthiest enthusiasts. Thats why cheaper cars that have adopted the configuration have always stood out and usually attract some manner of cult following. This article focuses on midship cars which you can... [read more]

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Officially Rated for 760 HP

Ford today finally dropped the bomb we've all been waiting for since the new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 was announced in January : its output figures. In fact, that's all the release said. Here it is in its entirety: Venomous strike: The all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful street-legal Ford everwith the most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V-8 engine in the world. Enough said. Indeed. The... [read more]

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Siebert Conversions

The other day I was at a local gas station and saw something I'd never seen before in person a 1947 Ford Siebert converted ambulance. I'd seen... continue reading

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Mustangs of the Hot Rod Power Tour

Twenty five years ago the staff of Hot Rod magazine got a wild hair up their collective butt and decided to drive their personal project cars, most of them having been in the magazine at some point, to the newly created Hot Rod Powerfest event in Norwalk, Ohio. Back then Pro Street was King and the big car shows of the day featured a lot of overdone trailer queens whose only under-power driving were to go on and off their... [read more]

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Porsche 718 Spyder Debuts with Flat-Six Engine and Sub-$100K Price

It's been three years since Porsche redesigned the Boxster and we're finally witnessing the return of the iconic Spyder model. First introduced in 2009 and relaunched in 2015, the Boxster returns wearing the iconic "718" badge, which makes it the first car to wear the full name of its spiritual predecessor, the 718 Spyder of the 1960s. Just like the previous Boxster Spyder, the new sports car features a flat-six engine, as surprising choice given that the current 718 Boxster... [read more]

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Is the all-new Peugeot 2008 the best looking crossover you can buy right now?

It seems you dont have to pay an arm and a leg to own a great looking crossover these days because you will soon be able to order the pretty new Peugeot 2008. Essentially a taller version of the companys rakish 208 hatchback, aimed at those who prefer a loftier driving position and more practicality, it also happens to knock the ball out of the park in terms of style.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 Autobahn Driven

For 45 years, the Volkswagen Golf has proudly carried the compact hatchback flag for Volkswagen. For 45 years, the Golf has established itself as one of the most popular models in its segment. And for 45 years, the Golf continues to be one of VWs most popular models. Generations have passed and versions have come and gone; through it all, the Golf name has remained front and center in the conversation on the best hatchback models in the market. That... [read more]

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BMW 8 Series Grows Bigger in Gran Coupe Trim, Goes After the Mercedes CLS

BMW has an interesting habit of turning its coupes into four-doors by adding a Gran Coupe badge. And it just did the same with the 8 Series, the sexy coupe that recently replaced the 6 Series in the lineup. Technically speaking, the 8 Series Gran Coupe replaces the 6 Series Gran Coupe, but this now four-door coupe is more than that. Let's find out why.

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How Our Volvo XC60 Shines After an Acura RDX Weekend

I have grown accustomed to the XC60s soft manners, including its easy handling, unassuming powertrain, and airy cabin. When I took home our long-term Acura RDX one weekend, the Volvo s focus on comfort became apparent. Sharper steering makes the RDX feel like a smaller vehicle than the Volvo, and I enjoyed the Acura s sporty throttle response. The sport seats on our RDX A-Spec tester, donning leather with faux suede inserts, feel more comfortable and supportive, plus they have... [read more]

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Tested: The Toyota Tacoma TRD Just Wants to Play in the Desert

The soaring temperatures and tough terrain of the Mojave Desert can prove burdensome for any four-wheeler. In the summer, the thermometer easily reaches triple digits; the area is also prone to flash floods and wind gusts of more than 60 mph. Although the geography is mostly flat, hills and rocks increase the chances of getting stranded. But when Toyota developed the Tacoma TRD Pro, it did so with that type of terrain in mindits shocks needed to absorb the vibrations... [read more]

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2020 Kia Soul GT-Line Turbo: Why Id Buy It Stefan Ogbac

What car should I buy? It's a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would associate online editor Stefan Ogbac drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors' picks here . I really love oddball cars, especially ones that wholeheartedly embrace their quirkiness. Thats one of the reasons why I would gladly buy a 2020 Kia Soul . Well known for its boxy shape, the Soul capitalizes on its ability to stand out in a crowd in... [read more]

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9 Used Luxury Sedans That Cost Less Than $40,000

Used luxury sedans with price figures that dont reach $40,000 provide value for money, at least if you know where to look. Dont do your homework on the subject and you could wind up spending more than you thought on a clunker. But if you know what youre getting yourself into, used versions of models like the 2018 Infiniti Q70, 2018 Mercedes E-Class, and 2018 Audi A7 can be yours at prices that suit your budget and financial well-being. There... [read more]

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The Aska Hybrid is a Unique Take on the Flying Car

The idea of the flying car has been around for 80-something years, and yet, were no closer to finally achieving that feat as we approach the third decade of the new millennium. That doesnt mean people havent tried, though. In the last 10 years, projects like the Terrafugia Flying Car have taken shape. Google founder Larry Page has also taken a stab at building a flying car with Kitty Hawk, and, more recently, the PAL-V has come to existence. Now... [read more]

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2020 Cadillac CT6 Gets Big Price Bump, But More Standard Content

Cadillac s large luxury sedan is hanging in there despite slowing sales. And for 2020, its about to become a lot pricier, according to a report from CarsDirect . Dropping the 2.0- and 3.0-liter engines, Cadillac will offer the CT6 with two powerplants: the 3.6-liter V-6 and twin-turbo 4.2-liter Blackwing V-8 . This move puts the cheapest CT6, the V-6-powered Luxury model, at $59,990, an increase of $8,500 from the starting price of the 2019 model. The Luxury model gains... [read more]

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Revealed! Is the 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe the Variant to Get?

Some cars are secrets, their reveals big surprises. The 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is not. You remember it from the 2018 BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept (which wasnt really a concept), a litany of spy photos, and a teaser last month that pretty much gave it all away. After two years of teasing and nearly three months after BMW previewed it to the media, the four-door Gran Coupe version of the excellent 8 Series is finally here. You... [read more]

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Apple CarPlay iOS 13 Hands-On Videos Are Here

Apple's big announcement at the beginning of June touched on the preview of a new iOS 13 interface which is due this fall. Through it, Apple will unlock a series of changes that will also heavily influence the way Apple CarPlay works as well as its design. Now, it didn't take long for the first Apple CarPlay hands-on videos to pop up on YouTube, so here's what's different in terms of both design and usability.

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Honda Celebrates its Heritage by Restoringa Chevy Pickup?

Honda is celebrating its 60th anniversary in the United States with a blast from the past with classic motorcycles and a replica of the delivery truck it used during its early years. When it first arrived into the U.S. market back in 1959, Honda bought a fleet of Chevrolet Apache 10 pickups to use as delivery vehicles for the products it was importing over from Japan. Back then, Honda only sold motorcycles and would use its trucks to ship its... [read more]

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Say Hello to Truckla, a Tesla Model 3 Pickup

Inventor and YouTuber Simone Giertz, a.k.a. The Queen of Shitty Robots, didnt want to wait for Tesla to build its electric pickup, so she built one herself. Chopping up a Model 3 , she turned it into what she says is the worlds first functional Tesla electric pickup. I got tired of waiting for Tesla to release their pickup truck, so I cut up my Model 3 and made my own, said Giertz on Instagram . She calls her new... [read more]

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2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes C-Class

The rivalry between the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class is the automotive equivalent of the rivalry between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The stakes are different, sure, but there are no two models that are linked to one another than the 3 Series and the C-Class. Its fitting, too, that just as Mercedes unveiled the 2019 C-Class a few months ago, it didnt take BMW long to roll out the next-generation 3 Series. With both models offering something... [read more]

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2020 Lexus GX Gets a Makeover, New Off-Road Package

Having been introduced for model year 2010, the current-generation Lexus GX is quite an old vehicle. And it continues this way into the 2020 model year, although the three-row SUV gets a few key updates. First up are the design changes. The 2020 Lexus GX dons an updated version of the brands signature spindle grille, with a new 3-D pattern inside. Complementing the bolder mouth are new triple-beam LED headlights. Inside the cabin, Premium and Luxury models receive new Gray... [read more]

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Kyle Bush Ties Rusty Wallace in All-Time Wins

Kyle Busch won his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series of the season at the Pocono 400 during the first weekend of June 2019. It was his 55 th win in the series, which put him in the No. 9 spot on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series listthe same ranking as Rusty Wallace. The Busch-Wallace two-fer is right behind Dale Earnhardt with his 76 wins. No. 1? Richard Petty with 200. NASCAR.com described the pivotal moment of the race, held... [read more]

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12 Important Facts You Need to Know about the Mercedes EQC

The Mercedes-Benz EQC against anything Tesla. Tesla is not all though. The EQC will enter the ring against the I-Pace, against the Audi E-tron Quattro, and against the upcoming BMW iX3. That is the playground for the expensive, yet, it seems, highly popular electric SUVs. Cant even imagine what kind of bloodshed we should expect to see in the near future. Regardless of this, these are the most important facts about the Mercedes-Benz EQC.

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Convert your Model A Tudor to a Woody?

I love the automotive how-to articles in old Popular Mechanics issues- Some tips are actually very practical for cars of our era, other projects are downright bizarre (I'm... continue reading

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Jeep Gladiator Maximus 1000 by Hennessey

Jeep kept us waiting for almost three decades to bring out the Gladiator. It launched the concept truck back in 2005, but the production-spec truck was launched this year. However, it was worth the wait because Jeep managed to create an all-round truck that could be used as a daily-driver, as an off-roader, and also as a work truck. However, that Gladiator couldn't be considered a 'beast' in any sense. It neither looked intimidating, nor had the firepower to make... [read more]

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Review: New Ford Explorer Goes Telluride and Highlander Hunting

After selling more than 7.7 million to date, one of the most iconic three-row family SUVs of all time has been reinvented yet again. The 2020 Ford Explorer gets a major overhaul, as the latest in a line of SUVs that stretches back three decades . The 2020 Explorer is now on a new platform, and surprisingly, its a rear-drive architecture with all-wheel-drive capability available on all trims. And the Explorer family has exploded into new realms. In addition to... [read more]

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2019 Chevrolet Blazer Driven

Think about what makes a Chevy Camaro different from other cars. Its engines are powerful and its suspension is beautifully composed. Its headlights and windows are sinister little slits. You spin its big dashboard vents to adjust the climate control. The new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer transfers some of that Camaro magic into the midsize crossover class. The exterior design certainly evokes that sporty coupe rather than the Blazers heritage as a hardy off-road machine. And inside, sure enough, you spin... [read more]

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2020 Cadillac CT4: Why Id Buy It Frank Markus

What car should I buy? It's a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would technical director Frank Markus drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors' picks here . What? I gotta buy a new car now? I just bought an SUV ( 2019 Chevrolet Blazer AWD Premier ), and my two-car household rule is to keep each vehicle for eight years, buying a new one every four so theres only ever one payment. But fine... [read more]

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The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has a new 414 horsepower 4.0-liter boxer-six

Porsches press blurbs are usually more about a cars technical prowess, the engineering behind it, and yet, for the new 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, the tone is a bit different. The automaker is trying to emphasize the fact that the new GT4 stirs your emotions and that the experience of driving it is joy, most of which is derived from the flat-six engine that powers it.. This is a significant difference to all other models in the 718 lineup... [read more]

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 has a new 414 horsepower 4.0-liter boxer-six

Porsches press blurbs are usually more about a cars technical prowess, the engineering behind it, and yet, for the new 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, the tone is a bit different. The automaker is trying to emphasize the fact that the new GT4 stirs your emotions and that the experience of driving it is joy, most of which is derived from the flat-six engine that powers it. This is a significant difference to all other models in the 718 lineup... [read more]

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Hot Hatchbacks with 300+ Horsepower: A Complete List

Hot hatches have a major problem on their hands. Perhaps one they will not be able to overcome. Ever. This is the plot: You are in your late twenties or early thirties, and you want something mad, rowdy, and catchy for yourself, but, as usual, the budget is a bit tight. A hot hatch seems to be the perfect fit for your dream Sunday morning stint in the mountains (or the occasional illegal drag race in the middle of the... [read more]

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2020 Renault ZOE EV has sharper looks, more range and two motor options

Our readers from North America may not really be familiar with the Renault Zoe, but it i actually the best selling all-electric vehicle in Europe, so the fact that a new one has been launched is a pretty big deal. Its definitely an evolution of the old car and not a dramatic, revolution, but it addresses some key concerns people had with it in the past in order to make it even more enticing for city types who dont want... [read more]

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2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder First Look: It Weighs How Much?

The Boxster has always seemed like an underdog that showed promise, but never quite lived up to its potential. Its the little sibling to the Porsche 911 and the softer, roofless sidekick of the sharper Cayman. The mid-engine layout of the Boxster and Cayman is inherently better handling than that of the 911, thanks to centralized weight yielding a shorter moment arm and aiding rotation, but for years Porsche reserved proper powerplants for the 911. Even when Porsche did decide... [read more]

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1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet // Mecum Monterey 2019

2020 Porsche Cayman GT4 First Look: 414 HP, Hardcore Hardware

At last, the all-new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is here! Short of the new Toyota Supra or the forthcoming mid-engined Corvette, we cant think of a more anticipated sports car of late, and after endless speculation, tons of rumors, frenzied spy shots , and late-night debates among ourstaffers, the newest junior member of the Porsche GT family ticks all the right boxes. For starters, it packs an all-new 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six. Thats right, in the era where only 10... [read more]

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1949 Mercury Custom

I purchased my 1949 Mercury about 2 years ago from Mike White of Climax Mi. who built the car in the 1990's. I have made some minor changes adding wide whites, 1951 Mercury skirts, and Oldsmobile spinners, a 51 Crestline steering wheel, and miscellaneous 50s style items to it. The car has a 1974 Nova front clip with disc brakes and power steering, 350 Small Block Chevrolet engine and GM 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission and a '96 S10 rear axle... [read more]

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Toyota Confirms it's Building a Limited-Production Hypercar

Toyota has confirmed that it will produce a hypercar and even teased the model in a recently released video. The Japanese automaker is producing such a vehicle so it can race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Starting in 2020, the series will introduce its new hypercar class, a segment that requires road-based models to have a production run of at least 20 units over two years. The Toyota GR Super Sport will be the automakers entry in that... [read more]

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Best Cars For Single Guys

A car makes a man, or so the saying goes. However its interpreted, its no secret that for single bachelors, a car is more than just a car. It can be an extension of your personality, a tool to flaunt your lifestyle, an expression of your interests, or a combination of all these things. It can even be used to attract members of the fairer sex, something the worlds bachelors will freely admit to. Its one thing, though, to be... [read more]

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1968 Lincoln Continental

This 1968 Lincoln Continental belonged to my parents. They purchased it in 1970 when I was eleven years old. It is the coolest! I love the suicide doors. My Dad dove her until 1982. He parked her in the garage with 127,386 miles until 2002, occasionally driving her. He had the 462 engine rebuilt along with the transmission. Slowly restoring what he could. Before he passed away in 2009, he gave the car to me. Ive put in: shocks, tires... [read more]

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How to Build a 7-Second, 175-MPH Nissan GT-R

Kenny Tran and the folks at Jotech Motorsports in Dallas were the first to develop twin-turbo kits for the VQ engine powering the 350Z, so they were more than prepared when Nissan released the GT-R in 2009. Jotech cars were running 10-second quarter miles by 2010, much quicker than the 11.6 seconds we recorded in our first test of Godzilla , though we do not test acceleration on adhesive-treated drag strips. In the intervening years, Tran and his team continue... [read more]

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Mecum Denver 2019 // July 12-13 // Colorado Convention Center

Danny Thompsons 488-MPH Challenger 2 Goes on Display in Florida with 406-MPH Original Challenger

It has been a busy time lately for the Worlds Fastest Piston-Powered Man, Danny Thompson. He recently went up to the Museum of Speed in Wilsonville, Oregon, to retrieve his 448-mph record-setting car, Challenger 2. He then towed it down to the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame museum in Buellton, California (Mendenhalls Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana), so that he and the car could both be inducted into the 2019 class. Also inducted were Team Vescos 503-mph Turbinator... [read more]

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2020 Toyota Camry arrives in Europe - What are its chances against the Skoda Superb?

The Toyota Camry is available in Europe for the first time in decades, sold as a luxury sedan that undercuts the usual luxury sedan suspects on price. The model is a firm favorite not only in America, but also in Russia, yet it has not been available for European buyers who where offered the Avensis sedan instead. Now that the Avensis was phased out in mid-2018, there is space in Toyotas Euro range for a large-ish sedan and the global... [read more]

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Photoshoot Road Trip: The McCullough Roadster

The Photoshoot Road Trip: Part 2 After shooting the FnA Roadster from Part 1, I stayed the night on a truly picturesque lake at Ray Roberts State Park.... continue reading

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Heres Everything We Know About the New Ford Bronco

I read a lot of Bronco stuff in my research for this article and let me tell you right away that we are in for the ride of our lives. Ford has some balls and, if we are lucky, it will probably give us just what we wanted - a retro looking 2020 Ford Bronco with live axles, three doors, a cool no-roof mechanism, a modern engine, and a freaking spare tire slapped at the back. A gazillion rumors have... [read more]

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Is This the Best Tesla Pickup Rendering That Weve Seen So Far?

To be honest, this is my favorite segment right now - the electric pickup truck segment - and it's the Rivian/Tesla war that has gotten me so intrigued. We saw Rivian come out with both camper and specialized kitchen concepts for its R1T truck recently. While we have seen Rivian truck in reality, the Tesla pickup truck is still - as Mark Hanna would say - Fugazi. Tesla has kept it a secret and has been fairly successful doing it... [read more]

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2019 Mazda6: Why Id Buy It Alisa Priddle

What car should I buy? It's a question consumers ask themselves every day, but what would Detroit editor Alisa Priddle drive? Keep reading for the answer, and see other editors' picks here . Im mad that automakers arent making as many sedans any more. My choices are limited, and that makes me angry. Ideally, I want a small car that looks luscious, has a manual transmission, lets me take the top off, and is affordable. And I am stymied. I... [read more]

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