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Mecum Collector Car Auction - Orlando 2021 Day 4

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition

Bentley is launching a new variant of the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid. before it ever hits the market. The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean is a vehicle that exemplifies eco-friendly luxury.

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McLaren 765LT Spider

McLaren has followed up on the 765LT by introducing a drop-top version called the 765LT Spider. The 765LT came out as the range-topping model in the companys Super Series family. It shared its DNA with the 720S, but made more power, came with an aero-focused body, and featured a lot of carbon fiber components. The 765LT Spider is a convertible version of this beast and is limited to 765 examples, just like the standard coupe. It will start at a... [read more]

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Hotrod-A-Rama: Resurrected!

A little while back, I got a message from Dale Seaholm inviting me to a car show up in Oregon. As many of you may know, Dale is... continue reading

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A Super-Rare Porsche 964 "Flachbau" Has Come Up For Sale

Theres hardly been a more consistent sports car over the years than the Porsche 911. The 964-generation, in particular, made between 1989 and 1993 is one of the most sought-after generations, especially in its ClubSport RS and Turbo variants. However, there was a peculiar situation in 1993. The last 93 examples of the Porsche 964 had remained in inventory and the Porsche 993 was due. The only option was to make them more outlandish-looking, faster, and exclusive. Enter the 1994... [read more]

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The 2022 Taigo - Volkswagens First SUV Coupe Arrives In Europe

Volkswagen has launched a new coupe SUV the companys very first for the European market, jumping on the wagon started by the BMW X6 way back in 2008. This is the new TAIGO, but if it looks familiar, its because its not actually new its also known as the Nivus in Brazil. The TAIGO will be built in Spain and will slot between the T-Roc and T-Cross, but its really little more than a T-Cross with a less headroom. Higher... [read more]

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The Ford Bronco Is No Match For The Jeep Wrangler 4xe In Drag Races

The Ford Bronco has been at the Wranglers throat ever since it was conceptualized. Targeted to take it on from all the sides, the Bronco came out all guns blazing. However, Jeep has made some smart and methodical strikes to some of Broncos most vulnerable areas that have skewed the results back in balance. For starters, there was the announcement of the V-8 Wrangler hours before the Broncos much-anticipated debut. Then there was the adoption of electrification in the form... [read more]

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Mecum Collector Car Auction - Orlando 2021 Day 3

The Atlas ATV - Your Purpose-Built Runabout With Dacia Duster Power

Nostradamus had predicted that the world would come to an end in 2012. Hollywood even gave us a blockbuster 2012 and everything, and here you are, reading this. Regardless, say an Apocalypse does come, would your Defenders, Wranglers, and G Wagons cut the mustard?

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This Widebody Porsche Taycan Rendering Will Scratch Your NFS Underground Itch

Sometimes you see something on the internet and think why dont they make it in real life? This is exactly the case, at least to us, for this Porsche Taycan RWB rendering, which looks like it belongs in the latest Need for Speed game. The project is actually done by a digital designer that goes by the name Shashank Das. In fact, not long ago, we featured another creation of his an orange widebody Mazda RX-7, quite similar to what... [read more]

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We Deserve This Modern Interpretation of the Lamborghini Countach

Retro has definitely made a comeback, as we see an ever-increasing number of retro-futuristic vehicles. The Chevrolet Camaro, Alpine A110, and Mercedes SLS AMG are only some of the great examples out there. This makes us wonder, which iconic car will be next to get its own modern-day successor? It seems Lamborghini is currently busy making performance SUVs and transitioning to electric drivetrains, instead of giving us retro-inspired models. However, an independent design studio by the name ARC Design has... [read more]

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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach // Mecum Monterey 2021 // Aug 12-14

A New Mazda Trademark Makes Us Question The Future

Mazda kind of threw us for a loop back in May of 2021. There was word that the next-gen Mazda 6 will ride on an AWD platform and feature a new, powerful straight-six engine. It wasnt long before Mazda confirmed that the Mazda 6 was officially being discontinued in the United States with no word about that mythical next-gen Mazda 6 in sight. Now, surprisingly enough, Mazda has filed a new trademark for an all-new stylized R logo that could... [read more]

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Movie of the Week: Rhapsody in Steel (1933)

Here's a great film that was made for the 1933/34 Chicago Worlds Fair, also know by its bloated title A Century of Progress International Exposition'. The Ford Motor... continue reading

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Rolls Royce Ghost V-12 by Mansory

Rolls Royces design department hasn't had much to do in the last two decades. Their designs have certainly stood the test of time with subtle facelifts for their cars. Between 2003 and 2017, there were only two models: the Phantom and the Ghost. There were also coupe and convertible versions, but that was about it. Fortunately, there has been a renaissance in recent years. Both the Phantom and Ghost were completely redesigned from the ground up, and in keeping with... [read more]

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GM Was Smart Not To Produce The Four-Seater Corvette

Manufacturers have created a number of weird one-off concepts and design studies over the years. Some were brilliant ideas, while others incorporated components that were later employed in other vehicles. The folks at General Motor Design recently published photographs of a 1962 2+2 Corvette concept that never made it to production.

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This 85-Horsepower Superkart Almost Put A 710-Horsepower Ferrari 488 Pista To Shame

The Ferrari 488 Pista is no joke. It makes over 700 horses from its V-8 mill and can sprint to 60 mph from rest in under three seconds. With these specs, youd expect it to take on the best of the best in straight-line races. But, Driven Media had other thoughts and decided to pit it against an unlikely competitor a superkart. On paper, its no match to the Prancing Horse, but on the drag strip, the Ferrari faced stiff... [read more]

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You Might Not Like Whats About to Happen to the Chevy Camaro

Back in December of 2020 a report from Which Car claimed that the Chevy Camaro would live on until 2026, at which point the Camaro name could be called off altogether. Now a new report from Automotive News claims that the Camaro will be discontinued in 2024 along with the Malibu. After that, however, things could get very interesting.

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The BMW M4 CSL Could Make the M4 Competition Look Weak

The CSL moniker will be back with the latest, G82 generation, BMW M4. A prototype was spotted not long ago, with most of its camouflage taken off. It seems BMW is doing the same thing as Mercedes does with their upcoming SL., slowly uncovering parts of the car. The current M4 is already a very capable car with 473 horsepower (353 kilowatts) or 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) in the M4 Competition. As before, the M4 CSL promises to turn things... [read more]

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This Vertical Climb Shows You Exactly How Impressive The Rivian R1S Is Off The Road!

Rivian has been around for a long time now and we know almost everything about its upcoming products, the R1S SUV and the R1T pickup truck. They are essentially the same product in two different body styles. While the deliveries of the products have still not begun, Rivian has been teasing a lot of new specs and technology lately. The companys CEO, RJ Scaringe, recently tweeted a 25-second video of the R1S successfully attempting a steep climb in Moab, Utah... [read more]

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Mecum Collector Car Auction - Orlando 2021 Day 2

This Dodge Demon Proves Why Big Wheels and Low-Pro Tires Have No Place On the Drag Strip

The Demon is essentially a drag racer based on the Dodge Challenger platform. Dodge made this beast for those people who wanted more from the Challenger Hellcat. A Supercharged V-8 is the appropriate engine of choice for the Challenger. Due to high demand, Dodge built a limited number of Dodge Demon's that took the Hellcat equation and pushed it to a new dimension.

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This Dodge Demon Proves While Big Wheels and Low-Pro Tires Have No Place On the Drag Strip

The Demon is essentially a drag racer based on the Dodge Challenger platform. Dodge made this beast for those people who wanted more from the Challenger Hellcat. A Supercharged V-8 is the appropriate engine of choice for the Challenger. Due to high demand, Dodge built a limited number of Dodge Demon's that took the Hellcat equation and pushed it to a new dimension.

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This Is the Range Rover-Based Bentley SUV That You Didnt Know About

The SUV craze led to many manufacturers turning away from tradition in order to capitalize on the demand for luxury and performance SUVs. As a result, vehicles like the Bentley Bentayga spawned. The model is largely believed to be the brands first SUV. What most people dont know, however, is that there was another SUV wearing the Bentley badge back as early as 1996. That said, because the model was specially commissioned and wasnt part of the brands official lineup... [read more]

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Where In the Hell is David Perry?

One of the truly great things about having a passion for old cameras and photography is that I can merge that passion with others. Some of the best... continue reading

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Jeep Wrangler Black Hawk by Chelsea Truck Company

The Chelsea Truck Company, by KAHN Design, is synonymous with giving some truly astounding makeovers to Wranglers, Defenders & G Wagons. They recently took the wraps off of their latest mod, based on the Jeep Wrangler, which looks really menacing. As ever, they have created something really special with the Black Hawk variant for 2021.

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A Tesla Model S Plaid Struggles to Beat A Ferociously Tuned Shelby GT500

The new 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid takes on Ken Bjnnes in a tuned 1,100 horsepower Palm Beach Dyno Mustang GT500 at MITM Elite for a series of rolling races, followed by a quarter-mile pass by each car. Can the Model S Plaid come out on top?

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We Now Have Proof That Tesla Is Trying to Dethrone the Porsche Taycan At The Nrburgring

Tesla was quite active at the Green Hell before the Covid hit us, but it seems like its back there again; this time, with a prototype of the Model S Plaid. The only logical explanation for the red prototype to be there is it gunning for a record lap. The company had unofficially set a record back in 2019, but is back two years later to set another record that could possibly be an official attempt to dethrone the Porsche... [read more]

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More People Are Warming Up To Electric Cars Than You Realize

The world has never been the same since the invention of lithium-ion batteries and their widespread use since the early 90s. The importance of its role in our daily lives can't be understated. It powers everything from our smartphones and electronics to its more recent use in electric cars and grid-scale energy storage. Regardless of their applications, current lithium-ion batteries have some drawbacks. It contains a liquid electrolyte solution, and if it is not managed correctly or damaged in an... [read more]

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Thanks to Toyota, Lexus Could Have a New Baby Crossover In The works

The Toyota Yaris Cross, basically a high-riding hatchback with crossover ambitions, is one of Toyotas newest vehicles and the companys only subcompact crossover. Now, it looks like Toyota is going to share that love with Lexus, however, this news might not be a big deal if you live in the United States. The Tiny Lexus will share market designations with the Yaris Cross, which is currently only available in Europe, Japan, and Australia. According to the report, the Lexus crossover... [read more]

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Mecum Dallas 2021 // Sept 8-11 // Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Superwagon vs Hot Sedan: Watch The Audi RS6 Take On The BMW M550i In Straight-line Races

The Audi RS6 is a supercar trapped in a family-haulers body. The V-8 engine makes 600 horses in this iteration and can sprint to 60 mph from rest in under four seconds! The wagon has proved time and again that you can have just one vehicle that can do family and work duties during the week and fulfill the adrenaline cravings over the weekends. It again arrived at a drag strip, courtesy of CarWow, to take on a sedan thats... [read more]

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Mecum Collector Car Auction - Orlando 2021 Day 1

A Sunday Morning in LA

I had to be down to Southern California for business over the weekend and decided to stay the night before flying home. Not living around L.A., it's easy... continue reading

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Can a 500 Horsepower Genesis G70 Take On a 600 Horsepower R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R?

Yes, its another drag race, courtesy of the YouTube channel Hoonigan. This one is a bit odd, as we have two cars, we never expected to see go head to head. On one side, we have a Genesis G70 3.3 twin-turbo thats literally brand new. On the other side, we have a barely stock R33 Skyline GT-R. Its all or nothing for the GT-R as its title for the best tuner car is on the line. The Genesis is down... [read more]

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Believe It or Not, Toyota Wont Let You Resell Your 2022 Land Cruiser 300!

Toyota launched the 13th-gen Land Cruiser a couple of months back. Monikerd the Land Cruiser 300, this new generation succeeds the Land Cruiser 200 that was in production for 14 years. It is, however, forbidden fruit in the U.S. as the company has pulled the plug on it here. Just as the hype of the new SUV was dying down, a report by Creative311 has brought it back to the headlines. According to the publication, Toyota is asking the owners... [read more]

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Brabus 800 - The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Receives The Brabus Treatment

Earlier this month, Brabus revealed its latest creation based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S coup the Brabus 800. The German tuner has given it a typical Brabus treatment. It comes with a black exterior, big wheels, oodles of carbon fiber elements and components, and of course, a power boost.

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This Mercedes SLR McLaren by MSO is Rare, but Is it Worth Bugatti Chiron Money?

Built between 2003 and 2009, the Mercedes SLR McLaren was a modern-day tribute to the 1950s 300 SLR. The super Gran tourer preceded AMGs SLS and GT models, both inspired by the 300 SL. Throughout its production cycle, there were some limited edition versions, such as the 722 Edition. There was also a race-prepped version of that, which you could buy. There is, however, a much rarer version of the Mercedes SLR McLaren, which was presented in a Seen through... [read more]

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Watch a Ford Bronco take on a Jeep Wrangler at the Drag Strip

The Acceler8 YouTube Channel pit a Ford Bronco against a Jeep Wrangler on a drag strip. The SUVs go head to head in two races, and a surprise third race. Keep reading to find out which one is faster.

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Hyundai Isnt Done With the Mid-Engined RM19 Superhatch

Hyundais mid-engined halo car has a history that dates back nearly a decade, and thats just the history that we know about. Its been more than a year since we really last heard about what was going on with the car now known as the RM19 Concept but weve finally heard something fresh. As it turns out, Hyundai didnt forget about it. On the contrary, the company has actually been busy making some modifications that includes a new engine. Does... [read more]

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Ferrari 550 Maranello Short Wheelbase by RML

Combining modern hardware with a timeless classic shape is a dream for many automotive enthusiasts. Although there are more than a few companies that engage in such activities, very few actually go the extra length to achieve a more vintage driving experience. British company RML has done just that with this beautiful interpretation of the iconic Ferrari 250 GT SWB, based on the Ferrari 550 Maranello. RML has a long history of making bespoke chassis setups for various applications, including... [read more]

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Hyperions Hydrogen EV Hypercar is a Collection of Crazy Numbers

Plug-in and full hybrid vehicles are mostly viewed as a transition between internal combustion engines and EVs. In 2019, just two percent of light vehicles, sold in the US, were hybrids and for 2020, things have remained about the same. In the EU only one percent of vehicles are plug-in hybrids. However, with the recent talk about hydrogen, Hyperion Motors takes the opportunity to change the fate of hybrid vehicles. Their XP-1 hypercar took eight years to develop and now... [read more]

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Old Heap Now Is $1000 Showpiece

You gotta give Dave credit for the initiative of not only building this hot rod in the first place, but also having the foresight to prepare both a... continue reading

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale by Novitec

Novitecs love for Ferrari is never-ending. It wasnt too long ago when the aftermarket company came up with an N-Largo treatment for the F8 Tributo. Within a month, Novitec has launched another model, this time, based on the SF90 Stradale. The Novitec SF90 Stradale nudges the horsepower to just over 1,000 horses while also increasing the torque by almost 50 pound-feet. Apart from this, it also comes with an upgraded exhaust system, a suspension setup, and a more-than-subtle aesthetic makeover... [read more]

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Watch 1,450 Horses Get Unleashed On A Drag Strip In This Epic Mercedes vs BMW battle

Mercedes came up with an AMG C63 Black Series almost a decade back. The team at Carwow brought it to the drag strip to take on an F80 BMW M3. Both these vehicles, however, are tuned and make 1,450 horses combined. While the BMW features a pair of hybrid turbos, the Mercedes features a supercharged under the hood. They go up against each other in a series of rolling and drag races. Which tuned car do you think will win... [read more]

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This 1969 Ford Mustang Started Life as a Hyundai Accent

Many car enthusiasts lust after a high-performance supercar or a classic muscle car. Sadly, both are out of most peoples reach. This, in turn, creates a market niche for studios specializing in building replicas. After showing us their Honda Civic-based Lamborghini Aventador project, Dream Customs India is now showing us something even more bizarre. Im sure youre familiar with the 1969 Ford Mustang a car that has achieved global stardom. The Indian studio has taken a 2009 Hyundai Accent a... [read more]

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Ultra Rare Street Legal AMG CLK GTR to go Under the Hammer at Pebble Beach

If you've ever wanted to own a road-legal race car, well here is your chance, provided youve got some deep pockets that is. Real deep. The CLK GTR is a road-going race car that Mercedes-Benz produced in the late 90s to comply with racing regulations that required them to make a set number of road-going variants. Only 25 were built, with 20 being coupes and 5 being roadsters. This particular example was number nine of those 25. Also, aside from the name... [read more]

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Audis New RS Q E-Tron Off-Roader Takes Extreme to the Next Level

Audi is planning to participate in the 2022 Dakar Rally with what has to be one of the most extreme off-roaders weve seen so far this year. The RS Q E-Tron is an EV, yet theres also a TFSI gasoline engine borrowed from DTM that serves as a range generator that will allow it to run constantly without charging. If this is the reason Audi decided to ditch Formula E, then I have to admit that I whole-heartedly agree with... [read more]

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Retro is Back!! Behold, the R5 Turbo 3 by Legend Automobiles

The trend of Retro modding has really taken off over the past few years. It was only last week that we got you a story on the Gemballa Marsien, designed by Alan Derosier. Well, Alan has now worked his magic on yet another icon. This car is one of the most celebrated Class B rally cars of not just the 80s, but of all time. The Renault R5 Turbo. Renault themselves are yet to give us a successor to the... [read more]

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1952 Ferrari 340 America Chassis No. 0202A // Mecum Monterey 2021 // Aug 12-14