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Torqtube Sunday Weekly (201912)

March 23, 2019

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You can now buy the Bentley Continental GT with a V8

If Bentley’s twin-turbocharged W12 feels like a wee bit…much, we have good news. Say hello to the Bentley Continental GT V8, which as you might have guessed, swaps the big, heavy, thirsty 12-cylinder engine for a comparatively parsimonious twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8. “But it’s a Bentley” we hear you cry. “Why wouldn’t you just get the biggest, best, most powerful one?...

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Looks Like a Big Macan

After years of rumors, predictions, and spy photos, Porsche has finally done what many automakers already have: Turned its full-size SUV into a "coupe." This is the 2020 Cayenne Coupe, and from most angles, it basically just looks like a big Macan. As extreme as some of the Cayenne Coupe sketches were, the final product is a bit less aggressive...

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Court sides with Jaguar Land Rover in Chinese Evoque copycat case

Four years after Chinese brand Land Wind revealed the X7 SUV, a nearly identical copy of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, the British luxury brand has scored a win in Chinese court. Autocar reported Friday that the Beijing Chaoyang District Court sided with Land Rover and found Jiangling Motor Corporation, the Chinese automaker that produces Land Wind vehicles, in...

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Porsche To Launch More 911 GT Variants Than Ever Before

Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume says the German automaker is putting a greater focus on GT models for the 911’s 992 generation. During a recent interview with Evo Magazine, Blume said that implementing an expanded GT program similar to the 991-generation helped boost sales of the old car immensely in its final year of production. In fact, Porsche sold more...

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Next-Gen Toyota 86 Confirmed, Will Also Be Co-Developed With Subaru: Report

Toyota officials have confirmed that a successor to the affordable, drift-happy 86 sports car is currently under development. The automaker's European marketing lead Matt Harrison confirmed the model's continuation to Autocar, describing the 86—sold as the GT86 in Britain—as "a successful 'halo' product for us," one that benefits the Toyota brand even if it doesn't sell particularly well.

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Volvo Will Install Cameras And Sensors In Cars To Combat Drunk Driving

Volvo will introduce in-car cameras and sensors to monitor drivers for signs of intoxication and distraction. If necessary, the technology will allow the car "to intervene if a clearly intoxicated or distracted driver does not respond to warning signals and is risking an accident involving serious injury or death," the company said.

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Hyundai Tucson N Line revealed with stiffened chassis, sportier styling

The Tucson N Line is due to go on sale in the UK later this year and follows on from the i30 N Line launched in 2018. Tweaks to the standard Tucson, Hyundai's best-selling model in Europe, include a stiffened chassis, revised bumpers, new black-painted 19in alloy wheels and a sportier interior. “This is an understated sporty car with some...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe debuts with more power, tech, and updated looks

The updated 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe bowed Monday ahead of its formal unveiling at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April. Like the standard 2020 GLC-Class that debuted earlier this year, the GLC Coupe features refreshed styling with a new infotainment system and a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine underhood. It goes on sale late this year first...

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It Looks Like the Dodge Charger Is Getting a Widebody Variant

Dodge may soon port over the Challenger coupe's widebody setup to its Charger SRT sedan sibling, if this concept car shown at Spring Fest (SF14), a festival in California celebrating Chrysler's LX-platform cars, is any indication. Dodge calls this a "design concept," but it looks pretty darn real to us. The key change that the Widebody brings to the Charger...

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BMW Just Confirmed and Teased the 2021 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

The much-rumored BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, a car we already spotted on public roads as a camouflaged prototype, was just confirmed by the German automaker. The four-door coupe will make its public debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and will be a global vehicle.

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Bugatti: We need 2.5 years to finish and deliver La Voiture Noire

Remember when we saw the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire leaving the Geneva Motor Show floor earlier this week? Did you find something weird about the car – no engine sound and brake callipers rotating with the wheels (check the video below at the 2:10-minute mark)? Well, there’s a pretty good explanation for that. Our colleagues at Carscoops were eager...

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The Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project Is Back On and Going for the Land-Speed Record

The Bloodhound supersonic car project that’s been racing toward a 1,000-mph land record for the past decade was saved from death last year, and for quite a while since, its website has shown the same message: “The new owner has been busy working ... out if its [sic] possible to save the ... project.”

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Lamborghini LM002 Successor Considered, Manual Transmission Not Happening

Only 347 left the assembly line, featuring the 5.2-liter V12 from the Countach, a tubular steel frame, and riveted aluminum panels for the bodyshell. The Rambo Lambo came to be as the heir-apparent of the Cheetah and LM001, which were powered by Chrysler and AMC eight-cylinder engines. “Domenicali would not comment past the fact that Lamborghini has looked into the...

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Faraday Future posts "For Sale" signs, as Evergrande backer announces first EV

Faraday Future has been selling like crazy lately. Only, not its cars. The company announced last week that it is seeking a buyer for its original factory site in Las Vegas, where it announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show that it would build its future FF91 and FF81. It also announced then that it had sold its Gardena, California,...

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Toyota, Suzuki to jointly build new hybrids, compact cars

Toyota and Suzuki have announced a new agreement to collaborate on the production of even more hybrid-electric vehicles and compact cars for each other. The new agreement comes after the two companies had an initial partnership back in 2017 for R&D and the new deal seeks to strengthen their ties in the ever-changing global automotive industry. Based on the latest...

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300mph Koenigsegg Jesko hypercar sells out, but you can still get one

If you want an example of Koenigsegg’s latest world-beating hypercar and aren’t yet on the list to buy one, we have some bad news. Every one of the 125 cars mooted for production, from 2020 through to 2026, is spoken for. Yes, even though Koenigsegg has only just started delivering the Regera, four years on from its debut, it has...

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Audi’s Wicked New Turbo-Four Race Engine Pumps Out More Than 610 HP

Four-cylinder racing engines making big power is nothing new, but a four-banger designed to make big power and last an entire season is. Audi has unveiled its engine for the 2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season: a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that it says produces more than 610 horsepower and can run for approximately 3,700 miles.

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New Fisker electric SUV for 2021 previewed

Fisker Inc., the new electric-car company from Fisker Automotive founder Henrik Fisker, has released details of an electric SUV model that it's planning to put on sale from 2021. The company says the as-yet-unnamed car will have a starting price of less than $40,000 (equivalent to just over £30,000 at the time of writing). A range of nearly 300 miles...

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ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH: AMR PRO AND VOLANTE VARIANTS PLANNED

The Aston Martin Vanquish will be revived as a mid-engined supercar to take on the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and the company's boss has already alluded to additional variants that are in the pipeline. Speaking with the UK's Top Gear, Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, said the V6-powered competitor to the F8 Tributo and Huracan Evo will get Volante...

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Limited edition Lister LFT-C announced: 666bhp for £139,000

Lister has announced a convertible version of its tuned Jaguar F-Type, called the LFT-C. The limited-edition model will be priced from £139,000 when it reaches the UK market this summer. Only 10 units will be built, with each featuring a numbered solid silver plaque on the engine cover. The LFT-C uses the same tuned 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine as the...

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GM Announces Next Production Chevy EV, Orion Investment

General Motors will be announcing “a major new investment” in “future technologies” at 10 a.m. Friday morning. The press conference will be held in Michigan at the Orion Township plant. Orion is home to Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Sonic and GM Cruise vehicle production. While GM has not gone into details, Autoblog reports that the facility will add a new...

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NISSAN TITAN MIDNIGHT EDITION ESSENTIALS: MURDERED-OUT

This is the most truck-like truck currently on the market: It still has a stiff ride, and it still has a demure interior. That isn’t to say the interior feels cheap or unattended to -- it checks all the boxes I want from a pickup truck interior. It’s not swathed in leather and chrome. It’s a truck, for truck’s sake....

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Skoda Scala vRS on its way with Golf GTI-rivalling power

Following the reveal of the Skoda Scala late last year, officials have voiced interest in a performance-oriented vRS variant. Sitting in the same size category as models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Hyundai i30, a performance model would have some strong competition to contend with. The car would be the third vRS model after the Octavia and Kodiaq, and...

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2020 BMW M division models to receive new 500bhp engine

The flagship model to use this new engine will be a new M4 Gran Coupé (imagined by Autocar above), the first time the four-door coupé has featured a full-fat M variant. It will be joined once again by two-door coupé and cabriolet variants, beside the M3 saloon. The 3.0-litre powerplant, which carries the internal codename S58, is a development of...

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