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June 30, 2019



BMW has made it perfectly clear that its range of M performance cars will be getting electrified in the not-too-distant future. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to kick the gasoline habit entirely, or that they have to be eco-conscious snoozefests. To put us all at ease -- and heck, maybe even get us excited for the day when you...

The new Audi Q7 now features 34 per cent more Lamborghini

In the battle of The Big Obnoxious Grilles, this is the BMW X7’s chief enemy: the new Audi Q7. Just look at that octo-mesh on the front. They should have called it the Hannibal. But the tweaked Q7 is more than just a new set of LED lights up front and out back. Inside, for instance, it’s gone very upmarket,...

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Cost $74,000

Just last week, we learned the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will serve up 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque from its 5.2-liter supercharged V-8. Now, Jalopnik reports the new GT500 carries a $70,300 MSRP, based on an order guide the website obtained from a dealer source. A Ford spokesperson confirmed to R&T that this number is accurate, and...

Manual transmission locked in for Aston Martin's new Vanquish

Aston Martin's mid-engined Vanquish supercar due around 2022 will feature an available manual transmission, the automaker's CEO has confirmed. "I've already made a commitment that I want to be the last manufacturer in the world to offer manual sports cars and I want to honor that commitment," Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told Car Sales in an interview published Friday....

Who Needs Retro Liveries? Porsche 935’s Carbon Body Looks Rad In The Raw

Porsche has, so far, showcased the 935 Clubsport in several custom liveries, but we haven’t got the chance to see it with no paint on it whatsoever. Until now, that is. Why would anyone want that, you ask? Well, it’s because of the way the 935 Clubsport is built, with the steel and aluminum body of the 911 GT2 RS...

In spite of tougher standards, European cars get dirtier

European automakers need to sell many more electric cars, but their customers aren't buying. Instead, they're buying more gas powered SUVs that emit more pollution than the cars they drove before. The ramifications for automakers could be dire if they can't sell more electric cars by next year. The European Union is scheduled to introduce the strictest standards for global-warming-related...

Rumor: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution To Return And It Won't Be A Crossover This Time

Mitsubishi might be bringing back the Lancer Evolution performance sedan, and this time we’re told they’re not going to turn it into a crossover as they did with the Eclipse. Back in the days of the import tuner era, the Mitsubishi Lancer was a famous car featured in movies and TV shows. Renowned for its all-wheel-drive performance and impressive power...

Pikes Peak date for Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Concept

The updated 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody may have just been announced, but it is ready to go racing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. A race-prepped concept version of the latest Mopar muscle car will compete in the Exhibition class at the 97th running of the famed motorsport event. Despite the gruelling demands of the 14,115-foot climb...

Ford Will Cut 12,000 Jobs in Europe as Part of Ongoing Restructuring Plans

According to a memo from CEO Jim Hackett published by the Detroit Free Press, only 500 people are getting the ax right now. By August, Ford will have cut 7000 employees, at a savings of $600 million per year. Hackett was paid $17.8 million in 2018, or 276 times that of the average employee's salary of $64,000, according to Bloomberg....

Ferrari Is Bringing Three Brothers to the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the perfect excuse for some of the world’s most amazing cars (and bikes) to gather for a few days on Lord March’s driveway that acts as a hillclimb course. This year, the venue near Chichester in West Sussex will welcome a special delegation straight from Maranello as Ferrari will officially display for the very...

This 1,000 HP Tractor Went Over 100 MPH and Blitzed The Tractor World Speed Record

What happens when you pair Williams Formula One team with British industrial equipment manufacturer JCB? You get one hell of a fast tractor that can absolutely destroy the previous British tractor speed record—and a soon-to-be released documentary about the whole process. The numbers on this bad boy are pretty impressive. The 7.2-liter diesel engine generates 1000 horsepower and 1,843 pound-feet...

2019 VW Beetle Final Edition Review: Saying Bye-Bye to the Bug

Back in the 1970s, the idea that Volkswagen might stop making the Beetle was unthinkable. The car and the brand that built it had become synonymous, and no one could imagine that VW would give it up to start building conventional models. Even the company itself—despite having the Rabbit and Dasher waiting in the wings—said the Beetle would live to...

Peugeot e-Legend: specs and technology in detail

The Peugeot e-Legend concept was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018, featuring a fully electric drivetrain and autonomous technology that could appear on future models. Inspired by the Peugeot 504 Coupe, but featuring some modern styling cues, the e-Legend contains a 100kWh battery capable of returning 370 miles of range. Two electric motors – one for the...


Volvo has unveiled its new XC90 Armoured, a seven-seat crossover capable of surviving a bomb blast. A project two years in the making, the Armoured is rated for 'VR8' protection. That means it has ballistic protection from every direction, and will protect you against attack from explosives, but it won't stop full copper alloy jacket bullets. If that's a real...

Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition unveiled

Bentley has revealed the GT Convertible 1 Edition by Mulliner: a special edition model inspired by the classic supercharged Blower from 1929. Just 100 examples will be produced. Using the 6.0-litre W12 GT Convertible as a starting point, the 1 Edition features a range of bespoke cosmetic upgrades. There’s two colours to choose from: Dragon Red II (deep red) or...

Tesla Model 3 Spoofed Off Highway With GPS System Hack

The spoof simply sent the Model 3 off its intended route. Tesla has made it clear that it's the driver's job to maintain control of the vehicle at all times. So, in a real-world situation, this shouldn't be a dangerous issue. However, the fact that the system can be easily hacked is surely a concern. Once we enter a time...

Final C7 Corvette Sells For $2.7 Million At Auction

With the mid-engined Corvette C8 nearing its most-anticipated global launch, the inventory of the C7 Corvette has shrunk and shrunk way too fast. In fact, Chevrolet has stopped selling the front-engined supercar last June 23, 2019 in the U.S., while European dealers will follow suit on August 31. The last of the C7s, however, has its future written in stone...

Audi Sport boss: We are fighting for V10 in next-gen R8

Audi Sport is fighting to ensure the V10 remains an integral part of the next-generation R8, despite the increasing likelihood the flagship supercar will go all-electric in its next generation. Speaking to Autocar at the recent Nurburgring 24-hour race, Audi Sport managing director Oliver Hoffmann suggested there was a strong desire to see the free-revving, naturally-aspirated engine live on in...

Singer Vehicle Design celebrates 10th anniversary at Goodwood

It’s hard to believe it, but Singer Vehicle Design, known worldwide for its incredible restored and modified reimaginings of the classic Porsche 911, is ten years old in 2019. As part of the brand’s tenth anniversary celebrations, it will bring two cars to the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, and has announced details on a third, named the “Mulholland” commission....

Toyota Dealer Takes Delivery Of the First GR Supra, Paid $2.1 Million For It

John Staluppi is the lucky man, president and chief executive officer of the Auto Atlantic Group. In other words, the guy who owns a handful of Toyota dealerships will be driving a two-seater sports car that retails at $55,250 for the Launch Edition. Let those numbers work their magic, then consider that $2.1 million is 38 times the price of...

Genesis planning to launch Tesla rival with new pure-electric EV

enesis has been on a roll with its vehicles, taking on big names like BMW and Mercedes-Benz and taking home awards. But now it’s targeting an American manufacturer: Tesla. In 2021, Genesis will be launching its first pure electric car, reports Australia’s Drive, and it will come in two different body styles: a sedan and an SUV. Genesis has not...

Volkswagen Enters Car Sharing Market; Launches WeShare In Germany

Volkswagen is entering the growing car sharing sector with WeShare. The company launched WeShare in Berlin today with 1,500 e-Golf vehicles. With this the Volkswagen brand is bringing 100 percent electric fleet. These will be followed by 500 additional e-up! vehicles at the beginning of next year and the first units of Volkswagen's new full-electric ID.3 when it is introduced...

2020 Chrysler Voyager minivan is here to help make roadtrips great again

Thirty-five years after the first Plymouth shuttled families to the Grand Canyon, Chrysler on Thursday gave us the first look at a Voyager for a new generation. The 2020 Chrysler Voyager will replace base editions of the Pacifica and go on sale this year. Chrysler didn't say how much the Voyager would cost when it hits dealers but it's not...

SSC Tuatara Enters Production; First Car To Be Delivered In Q3

For those who haven’t lost faith in SSC North America, we have some extremely good news to share. A company representative has e-mailed to inform us that the production of customer cars has commenced and the very first one will be delivered to its rightful owner in the third quarter of this year. The car is inching closer to...

KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - 2014 BMW 320d 2.0 DIESEL M Sport JAPAN SPEC RM142,000

NEW STOCK !!! NEW STOCK!!! NEW STOCK!!! Welcome Test Drive,Will Give For Good Service And Best Price!!! BMW 320D 2.0 DIESEL M-SPORT JAPAN SPEC Car Chassic Number 1163 Manufactured 2014 Year Unregister,LOCAL AP HOLDER Car Specification: * Blue Colour Exterior * Black Colour Interior * Japan Spec * Twin Power Turbo Engine ( Diesel) * 184 Hp/ 380Nm * 7.4...

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