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May 31, 2020


Here's Your First Official Look at the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

After years of rumors, NHTSA filings, and spy shots, Ford has finally confirmed it will bring back the Mach 1 nameplate to the Mustang lineup. Set to debut in Spring 2021, the company promises it'll be the "epitome of naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 performance." Ford has yet to release any specifications on the car this time, suggesting only that it...

The Hofele Mercedes GLS is like a Maybach with less grille

This is quite clearly a Mercedes-Benz GLS. Except, wait, no, stop the presses, hold your horses – say what? Actually, this is not a Merc GLS. Sort of. It’s the Hofele Ultimate HGLS, in fact. Well, that’s what it says here. Hofele is a German purveyor of posher Mercedes, you see. And it appears it got hold of the massive...

Vietnam's Vinfast to enter US with 300-mile electric SUV

Vietnam's Vinfast only unveiled its first vehicles in 2018 but the ambitious company already eyes an expansion outside its home market, and one of the export targets is the United States. Vinfast plans to show its first U.S.-bound vehicle, a battery-electric crossover SUV with a range of 300 miles, as early as the 2020 Los Angeles Auto Show. The show...

2021 Acura TLX Shows the Brand Is Serious about Building a Sports Sedan

Released to the world via YouTube, the 2021 Acura TLX arrives this fall and looks poised to change some perceptions of the brand. It stands on a new platform, too, with a 3.7-inch-longer wheelbase. The body itself is 2.9 inches longer, 2.2 inches wider and 0.6 inch shorter. Fundamentally, the TLX remains a front-wheel-drive-based sedan platform, though these new proportions...

2020 Kia Rio facelift coming this autumn

Kia has released the first images of its facelifted 2020 Rio supermini, ahead of sales beginning in the UK this autumn. The exterior styling is subtly revised with a narrower grille, wider bumper and new fog lamp surrounds. Every facelifted Rio gets full LED headlights with distinctive built-in running lights. The choice of colours is increased to nine with the...

Nissan will launch 13 models from A to the all-new Z

It's not every day that an automaker announces their entire product offensive for the year, but Nissan has set something unprecedented. Not only have they said the number of cars they'll be launching within 18 months, they listed down which ones will be launched within a year or so. With 13 cars to debut, There's a lot of buzz within...

The Real Story Behind The Hydrogen Supercar RMC Scorpion

The RMC Scorpion was a hydrogen-powered supercar that was first developed in 2008 by the Ronn Motor Company. The car was first unveiled at SEMA and was widely received. The outlandish supercar stunned all who were present, for many of them it was the first time seeing an eco-friendly car that didn't instantly make them want to turn away. The...

Nissan Reveals First Glimpse of Redesigned 2021 Frontier Pickup

The Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup has remained relatively the same since its introduction in 2004, but now Nissan is finally set to fully redesign its popular pickup. In a video showing a few of Nissan's soon-to-debut new models, including the revival of the Z sports car, we get the first look at the 2021 Frontier's redesign. The truck is getting...

Aston Martin Back in Production and Building Goldfinger DB5 Cars

Aston Martin has already lost its CEO this week, but that doesn't mean the beleaguered English sports-car maker is down and out. Some more cheerful news has come from Aston's former HQ in Newport Pagnell, now the base for the company's Heritage division. The company has restarted limited production of the iconic DB5, 55 years after the last of the...

The 2021 Ford Bronco Will Have a Seven-Speed Manual Transmission, But It’s Not What You Think

The 2021 Ford Bronco was supposed to debut this spring, but with the ongoing Covid situation, it is still unclear if that’s happening. However, Ford recently said that the Bronco will "have its world debut this spring." If true, this means the Bronco will be unveiled within a few weeks. In the meantime, there is some scoop on this vehicle....

Le Mans 24 Virtual Entry List Announced And Stacked With Stars

The joint venture between the ACO, FIA WEC, and Motorsport Games has attracted an all-star roster of drivers, bringing together endurance racing’s top manufacturers and teams and the world’s best esport squads. The aim is not to replicate the entry list for the 2020 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, round 7 of the FIA World Endurance Championship...

Mulholland Legend 480 is a TVR for 2020 - further details revealed

The Mulholland Group is best known for its work in motorsport, providing parts for the likes of F1 and WRC. To bring its expertise to a larger audience, however, it’s decided to create its very own sports car, bringing the TVR formula into 2020. Designed to be a ‘true successor for the TVR recipe for the 21st century,’ the two-seat...

Parts supplier ZF to cut up to 15,000 jobs

An internal memo written by ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider and seen by Reuters claims the firm will make “heavy financial losses in 2020” as a result of “the demand freeze on the customer side”. “These losses threaten our financial independence,” Scheider wrote. “The crisis will last longer, and even in 2022 we will fall noticeably short of our targets for...

2021 Dodge Challenger ACR Rumored Again: Under 4,000 Pounds, Two Engine Choices

And as you all know, this nomenclature stuck with the American automaker as well as Viper enthusiasts. For the 2016 model year, the Viper ACR used to retail at $121,395 as opposed to $92,500 for the entry-level specification. In addition to carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo and special tires from Kumho, the American Club Racer dominated the racetrack with 1,500 pounds...

Buick shows off a new Envision SUV for 2021, now with Avenir trim

Having recently relegated all its sedans to the dustbin of GM history, the Buick brand has turned its attention to refreshing its crossover and SUV offerings. The two-row Envision sits in the middle of its product lineup, between the small-footprint Encore and the bigger three-row Enclave. For 2021, Buick endows the Envision with front styling that more closely aligns it...

Porsche's Sports Car Boss Says Engines Will Get Bigger, But It's Not All Good News

This week we found out that the 992 Porsche 911 isn’t in line to receive the 4.0-litre ‘9A2 Evo’ engine used for the 718 Cayman/Boxster GTS, GT4 and Spyder. However, the 911 will be getting bigger engines a little further down the road, albeit not by Porsche‘s choice. Speaking to Australian publication Wheels, , Porsche sports car boss noted that...

Lamborghini wants to take you sim racing, then to Bologna

It gives me great pleasure to see all the excitement around sim racing, and with more and more manufacturers getting in on the game, there's an increasing number of opportunities for would-be racers to strut their stuff. Now Lamborghini's adding another top-shelf competition to the mix, one that could get you a trip to visit the factory in in Sant'Agata...

ATS Corsa’s 600-hp RR Turbo track car hits production, priced from $146,000

From Italy comes word that ATS Corsa, the new motorsports division of Automobili Turismo e Sport, has launched production of the RR Turbo, its 600-horsepower track car billed as ready to compete in a wide variety of race events. The company has also revealed pricing, which starts at 132,000 euros (about $146,000) for the Clubsport version and 164,900 euros, or...


If you know your Corvettes, you know Callaway Cars. Made famous by the legendary Sledgehammer in 1988, this C4 Corvette was powered by a twin-turbo Chevy 350 V8 that produced an absolutely absurd 898 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the Ferrari F40 produced just above half of that amount. What truly cemented its place in history, however,...

New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout

Mercedes is plotting a radical overhaul for one of its longest-running models: the Mercedes SL roadster. Due in showrooms in the next 18 months, the new model is being developed by Mercedes-AMG, with a focus on injecting a new level of performance. Last year, sports cars contributed to slightly more than one per cent of the brand’s total sales worldwide;...

Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid confirmed for Europe, likely for US

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe crossover will be offered with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in Europe. Hyundai has not confirmed either of them for the United States, but the plug-in hybrid seems likely to be the larger SUV that Green Car Reports was tipped would fit into the automaker's lineup for the U.S. later this year instead of the...

2021 BMW 4 Series front grille previewed, debuts June 2

The new model is set to showcase a controversial design, especially at the front. The teaser previews full-length grilles, which will no doubt be inspired by those on the 4 Series concept shown last year. There’s also some new headlights that incorporate BMW’s latest L-shaped LED daytime running lights. Aside from the fresh design the 2021 model will also finally...

LEGO My Lamborghini! You Can Now Buy a Lambo Supercar for $379.99

If you missed your chance to claim one of the 63 Sian FKP 37 supercars Lamborghini plans to produce, then you might want to take the opportunity to snag the 1/8th scale model of the car that Lego is creating in conjunction with the Italian automaker. Sure, it's not the real thing, nor is its name scaled down any, but...

How Gordon Murray’s T.50 becomes a 2160-pound, V-12 supercar

Gordon Murray always preferred to save weight rather than push a drivetrain to wild outputs, a process which would require the addition of heavier components to handle the extra power. That’s why he approaches car design from a weight-to-power angle instead of the usual power-to-weight perspective, stressing that “a heavy car can never deliver the dynamic attributes of a lighter...

KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM210,000 Ford Thunderbird 1962

Ford Thunderbird 1962 Convertible Power steering All power window Auto roof Auto gear Electric seat 6.5 v8 300 bhp

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