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Are you ready to do some more hot rod custom spotting? Here's around clip of driving footage from the late 40s in Southern California, this time around... continue reading
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Until a couple of decades ago, two-door SUVs were extremely popular. Time, as they say, is not kind to anyone, but that doesnt stop certain tuning studios from bringing them back to life, in the form of bold conversions. Thats exactly what Flat Out Autos has done with a 2018 Chevrolet Z71 Tahoe, which was shown at the 2021 SEMA Show.
Porsche is a car manufacturer that prides itself not only with first-class engineering, but also exclusivity. Porsche Exclusive Manifaktur has recognized the increased demand for custom colors, in recent years and has introduced the new Paint to Sample and Paint to Sample Plus options. After Porsches Sonderwunsch program, this is the next step in exclusivity for the German carmaker.
I got access to the Library of Congress yesterday and the first thing I did is sort of embarrassing I searched my own name. But after weeding... continue reading
Have you ever wondered what the Cybertruck is really missing? The answer is not a futuristic look - we can tell you that for sure! What the truck is really missing is a grille! Of course it doesn't need one since we are talking about an electric vehicle, but Superrenderscars came with the perfect solution.
Just a few months after its global reveal, Mazda USA has officially released every single detail we need to know about the 2022 CX-5, including pricing, powertrain choices, and features across its entire lineup.
Black cars have always been the cooler option. Partly because there is something sinister about a black muscle car like a Dodge Challenger. Even draping black on something as cutesy as a FIAT 500 makes it look that much better.
Hennessey has some serious plans for the next 10 years. After it will finish with the production of the Venom F5, the company plans another three more models. The first one - codenamed Project Deep Space - will be the worlds first six-wheel-drive, fully electric Hyper-GT. It will also be the world's most expensive electric vehicle - with an estimated price of $3 million.
WayRay is a Swiss deep-tech startup, has introduced the Battery Electric Holograktor, which is the world's first car with a holographic display that can superimpose items at any distance around the vehicle.
The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata, is a car that doesnt need much introduction. The Japanese take on the British, lightweight roadster, is in its fourth generation, with the current, ND generation being the most lightweight and quickest of all iterations. With that being said, rumors of the ND Miata being discontinued in 2022 have been circulating. However, those are false, since we will be getting another updated version of the current generation.
This just in: The Wild Ride with Jack Nicholson has recently been colorized. If you haven't seen gem before, let me warn you: It's one of Nicholson's worst... continue reading
Ferrari launched the F40 back in 1987 as a successor for the 288 GTO. It was designed by Pininfarina and instantly became a huge success. Despite Ferrari's wish to only build 400 units, high demand increased the production number to a total of 1,315 units, with 213 coming to the United States. But how would the Ferrari F40 would look if Ferrari were to start producing it today? Marcell Sebestyen - a senior exterior designer for Kia Europe - came... [read more]
The Genesis G90 first went on sale in the United States for the 2017 model year, which means that the flagship luxury sedan is nearly five years old. As such, an all-new model is definitely in order, and Genesis gives us a glimpse of the G90's successor.
The Hoonicorn is back on popular demand, for Season two of Hoonicorn vs the World. Apparently, the cars that featured in season one werent fast enough and so, to turn it up a notch, the Hoonigan Channel will soon be pitting Ken Blocks Mustang against some outrageously powerful cars, which according to the guys are some of the fastest on YouTube.
There are people out there who can be considered emissaries of motorsport. One of these people was Sir Frank Williams who, sadly, passed away yesterday on November 28, at the age of 79. The boss of Williams F1 was the epitome of a petrol head and devoted much of his life to motoring. The world of motorsports will certainly be an emptier place without him, but his legacy will remain.
The BMW M1 was the first standalone M model, and it was produced for just three years from 1978-1981. It has taken 40 years, but a new standalone M model has finally been revealed, and while its not the AMG-fighting sports car we all expected, it certainly harnesses everything that BMW M stands for. This angular, aggressive crossover isnt an electric car as you might have expected, either. In fact, it is powered by a brutal, hybridized V-8, and even... [read more]
When it comes to Japanese performance sedans, the new Acura TLX Type S has been the talk of talks lately. It debuted on 23 June 2021 and, despite its transversely-mounted engine, it promises an engaging driving experience, combined with perfect daily usability. But how will it fare against another Japanese performance sedan? The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion gives an answer by pitting the Type S against an Infiniti Q50 Red Sport.
Every automaker is on the cusp of announcing ambitious plans to switch to electrification. While some have jumped the wagon, some are still on the verge of doing it. The latest automaker to do so is the Japanese giant Nissan. Nissan has revealed its Nissan Ambition 2030 plan that includes 23 electrified models coming out of the automakers stable this decade. To give a glimpse of what to expect, Nissan has revealed four EV concepts. None of them are anywhere... [read more]
Nashville Original Low Mileage Collection // Mecum Kissimmee 2022 // Osceola Heritage Park Jan. 6-16
I have never done a Black Friday sale or really any sale at all. I typically price my stuff fairly and just let it sit until it's... continue reading
TechArt got its hands on the Porsche 911 Targa and turned it into a police car. Don't expect it to enter actual police duty, though. This tuned and dressed-up 911 Targa is a project between TechArt and TUNE IT! SAFE!, and it serves as a sort of symbolism for a worthwhile tuning initiative. That's because this special Porsche 911 Targa is a showcase that, according to TechArt and TUNE IT! SAFE!, "shows that appealing creative tuning does not have to... [read more]
Dodges muscle SUV is in its eleventh year of production and it will probably be the last before it gets a new generation. The changelog happens to be with the base SXT getting seven seats as standard along with blindspot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The brand decided to ax the SRT Hellcat trim with the beastly 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8, which is a bit of shame.
As part of their updated "Small but Beautiful" midterm plan, Mitsubishi Motors is doing a lot of things to bring back the brand's "Mitsubishi Motors-ness". The revival of Ralliart is one of them, but oh boy you'll be disappointed on how this famed motorsport sub-brand made its comeback.
The Carwow team brought in five German cars to face each other on the drag strip. The contenders include the Audi RS3, the BMW M2, the Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the Volkswagen Golf R. All the cars have very different setups some are naturally aspirated, some turbocharged; some are rear-wheel-drive, some all-wheel-drive that make this an unpredictable race. Which car are you betting on here?
Nissan just showcased the new 2021 GT-R T-spec. Godzilla will now be available in two iconic body colors along with a range of upgraded features.
It seems, in the world of modified cars, engine swaps are as common as ketchup on a hot dog (original, I know). There are certain engines that are considered to be the go-to platforms, for such things, e.g. LS, 2JZ, etc. as well as cars that are crying to accommodate either of them, in their engine bays. However, there are engine swaps that are much more uncommon, whether because of the engine choice or because of the car they are... [read more]
The Subaru WRX's launch was controversial, to say the least. It was mostly driven by the fact that the sports sedan looks like a crossover, no thanks to its sheer amount of body cladding. But what if you want a WRX, but in a body style that enthusiasts actually want, and with a design that's arguably more attractive? Say hello to the Subaru Levorg STI Sport R.
The boys are back! After their LOCHdown special, which aired back in July, this years next Grand Tour Special, which is also their Christmas Special dubbed Carnage A Trois, dwells a little deeper into French cars. Owing to the lockdowns which would have been in place when this film was made, the Grand Tour team really couldnt venture far to some exotic locales like Brazil or Namibia. So instead, they had to stick within the confines of the U.K. Nevertheless... [read more]
Brooks from DragTimes took his Ferrari SF90 Stradale to the drag strip for a fight against a McLaren 720S. The 720S isnt stock. It features upgraded intake, downpipes, and is tuned to make close to 900 horses at the wheel. This puts the power outputs very close to the SF90 Stradales. Do you think the British can one-up the Italian hybrid beast here, or will the latter prevail?
The Petersen Automotive Museum has confirmed a new exhibit that will discover the world of Hypercars, featuring some of the fastest and most exotic cars that money can buy, starting December 4, 2021. The Exhibit Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme will rotate up to 30 vehicles over the coming 18 months to showcase what a Hypercar really stands for, and why they continue to entice the automotive community the world over.
If youre following the EV scene closely, then Im almost certain youre aware of Alpha Motors. The company has been pretty active since late 2020 and has launched EVs across segments. Things started off with the Ace coupe, followed by the crossover called the Jax, a pickup truck named Wolf, and its alter-ego called the Superwolf. Now, the automaker has come up with yet another retro, quirky car called the Saga. Alpha Motors seems to be building quite a portfolio... [read more]
Assetto Corsa Competizione was officially presented back in 2018, with the versions for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 announced in June 2020. At Gamescom 2021, the game's developer - Kunos Simulazioni - announced that a version for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 will also arrive in February 2022. However, November 2021 brings some serious updates for the PC version, and the BMW M4 GT3 is part of this update.
Hyundai has paid homage to the 1986 Grandeur by electrifying it and equipping it with modern features. The Grandeur was Hyundais luxury flagship sedan introduced in the South Korean market and was an important product for it back then. The company is celebrating the Grandeurs 35th anniversary by reincarnating the 1986 Grandeur as an EV. Called the Heritage Series Grandeur, this electrifying retro-futuristic' resto-mod looks tasteful and reminds people of the car that paved the South Koreans way into the... [read more]
We love how the E-Class has been one of the benchmarks in the mid-size luxury sedan segment besides the 5 Series and the A6. It is still in its fifth generation and in that regard, Mercedes has given a facelift with updated looks and a lot of advanced electronics. The 2022 model year pretty much has all the features with fewer additions making the E-Class a complete no-brainer in terms of recommendations. So should you consider the E-Class or just... [read more]
1000 horsepower fire-breathing monsters are a common sight at almost any drag strip these days, but Im sure most people would like to know how some sports cars perform out of the box. Well in their latest video, Wheels shows a bone stock C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 taking on a Shelby Mustang GT350 and Shelby Mustang GT500. Let's see which one comes out on top. The showdown took place at the Mission Raceway Park up in BC, Canada.
With the death of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, many started to fat-shame the Subaru STI. With the latest generation recently unveiled, many hope that the Japanese, rally-inspired sedan will redeem itself. And while officially, a full-on STI model is yet to arrive, the recently unveiled, Japan-only WRX S4, is a good sign that this may happen soon.
Ever since the Tesla Model S Plaid arrived, it has taken the drag racing scene by storm. The mighty fast EV has downed big names like the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, the McLaren 765 LT, the Dodge Demon, the Nissan GT-R, and even the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, to name a few. Now, the McLaren 720S Spider took it upon itself to avenge the humiliation the Plaid has caused to those cars, and it has successfully done it. All hail the... [read more]
Nissan has been on a role of dropping tons of new cars and updating old ones. Whether it be a brand new electric crossover, or updating one of their most popular models, Nissan seems desperate to kick the sour after taste of the recent fiasco with the old CEO, Carlos Ghosn. The most recent example of this is the several changes the Japanese company has made to its mid-size sedan, the Altima.
The saying win on Sunday, sell on Monday still carries weight in the automotive world and Alpine is one of the latest examples. 2021 was indeed a good year for the small French carmaker. It ventured into Formula One and won the Grand Prix in Hungary while simultaneously pushing ahead with the Endurance program in the Hypercar category. The companys motorsport strife has been perfectly reflected by the revamped Alpine A110, which is even more exciting.
The holidays can be exhausting. Family, 5 pounds of turkey in your gut, and black Friday shopping can take a lot out of you. So relax and re-cooperate this week and weekend with TopSpeed's list of the best car-themed movies and shows on Netflix.
After 11 years on the market, the Ranger T-6 was finally replaced! The 2023 Ranger made its debut on November 24, 2021, and we know for sure a Raptor version is just around the corner. Now, thanks to X-Tomi Design we also have a better look at the next Ranger Raptor.
Prior to its debut about two months ago, sightings of test mules of the Nissan Z were quite common, and the car was spotted countless times. But since the new Z is now finally out, it seems like those test cars have ditched the camouflage.
Chinese carmakers have come a long way in a short time that much is clear. Now, they are going a step further, by taking on Tesla, with what looks likea Tesla? This is the Nezha S, also known as the Neta S (both names are used), which was unveiled at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show. While the shape may bear a striking resemblance to the Tesla Model S, the Nezha/Neta S is its own car. Moreover, it promises to beat... [read more]
Kia has pulled off the wraps of the all-new Niro small crossover SUV, nearly five years after the outgoing model made its debut in the United States. Prototypes of the 2023 Niro have been spotted testing prior to today's unveiling, so this is the first time we're seeing its Habaniro Concept-inspired design.
BMW is very serious about electrifying its future lineup. So far we've seen the iX and the i4, but the future will bring electric versions for pretty much every other car in the lineup. So far, the future i5 and the i7 are the ones that seem the most promising ones. A previous report suggested both cars will deliver in excess of 750 horsepower - making them the most powerful BMW road cars.