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June 7, 2020


The 590hp Maserati Levante Trofeo has landed in Malaysia

The market for ostentatiously fast and fancy SUVs in Malaysia has gotten a little bit bigger now that the Maserati Levante Trofeo is among us. The Trofeo spec takes the Levante to a whole new ball game with a Ferrari-sourced 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, closing the gap between Maserati’s most versatile offering and the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini...

This Is Probably the New 2021 BMW M4

A grainy picture of what looks to be the upcoming 2021 BMW M4 has appeared online, giving us our best look yet at the company's most significant performance coupe. Wider wheels, a sweet paint job, a more aggressive bumper, and a blacked-out version of that massive new grille design are just a few of the highlights we can see. Like...

New Pirelli tire automatically adjusts to temperature, driving conditions

Pirelli has introduced a new generation of its Cinturato P7 summer tires that, the company claims, can adapt to different temperatures and driving conditions. As a performance-oriented summer tire, the previous-generation Cinturato P7 had a fairly narrow bandwidth. It was considered decent for both wet and dry conditions but, as with all conventional summer tires, it was not suited to...

New Batmobile Gets Teased (Again) on Twitter

The Batman is scheduled to be released in theaters October 2021 with Robert Pattinson playing the Caped Crusader. Like Joker, the film is expected to bring a darker take on its title character, in this case focusing more on the detective aspect of Bruce Wayne's alter ego. Today we got our first full look at Batman's new ride. We got...

Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep offer job-loss protected finance on new cars

Alfa Romeo has introduced job-loss protection to its finance and leasing deals on new cars. The offer is intended to give buyers confidence in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The free-of-charge protection covers involuntary job loss, along with being unable to work due to sickness. It can be activated during the first 12 months of the finance agreement, waiving...

2020 Kia Picanto X-Line joins pocket 'crossover' market

Did you know the 2020 Kia Picanto is also available in a more "rugged" version? First launched during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Korean automaker has decided to reveal a new version of the X-Line weeks after launching the updated and upgraded hatchback. Borrowing design cues from high-riding crossovers, the 2020 Picanto X-Line dons a muscular and bold look...

Mazda 3 Set To Add Turbo Engines To 2021 Models

The hot hatch market in the United States remains a source of constant confusion for automakers. While Volkswagen manages to achieve perennial success with the Golf in GTI and R trim, Ford couldn't come close to selling enough Focus RS examples to keep the potent hatchback in the lineup. Meanwhile, lower-end products like the Mazda 3 can't seem to decide...

In Germany, All Gas Stations Will Be Required to Provide EV Charging

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic requires more than just allowing people to mingle in groups once again. There also has to be an economic plan to get a country’s economy back in order after months of industries sitting idle. Germany has just shared its plan, and it includes a larger incentive for EV purchases and a new rule that...

A Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake? Europe Has All the Awesome Cars

Volkswagen is looking to freshen up the Arteon - which it calls a Gran Turismo now - and with it, we’ll be getting the so-called Arteon Shooting Brake. What’s more, in the carmaker’s own words, the incoming Arteon update is "major", so let’s see what that could mean, because there’s not much given away in the press blurb. It’s hard,...

GM Trademarks ‘Zora’ Worldwide, Possibly For Flagship Corvette C8

Zora Arkus-Duntov – if that name sounds familiar to you, you are a certified Corvette fan. He's the first Chevy Corvette engineer. More importantly, Arkus-Duntov was a huge advocate of the mid-engine Corvette, which, as we all know by now, finally came to fruition in the model's eight-generation model. Arkus-Duntov's importance to Chevrolet and the whole Corvette community was so...

New Maserati Ghibli hybrid to spearhead electrified future

It might be one of the oldest and most historically significant brands in the business, but impending financial hardship is no stranger to Maserati. With yet another highly publicised road map to success laid out earlier this year, Maserati plans on hitting the latter half of 2020 running with a new MC20 mid-engined supercar in the wings, but its real...

Electric classic car firm Lunaz plots expansion, new models

Deliveries of the Silverstone-based firm’s debut model, electrified versions of the iconic Jaguar XK120 sports coupé, will begin in the final quarter of 2020, with order books now filled for the initial production run. The firm is now taking orders for the XK120 convertible and its XK140 sibling. The retro-styled EVs are visually unmodified but have their original petrol motors...

Armored Dodge Command Car Was Made for General Patton, It Can Be Yours

For WWII enthusiasts, anything related to Patton could be of great value. Especially a command car he may or may not have moved about in. Sitting in the gallery above is a Dodge WC-57, one of the many vehicles from this series (which after the war ended would evolve into civilian Power Wagon) the carmaker built for the American army...

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe plans to beat rivals with wild styling

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe dropped the covers early June for us all to see, and there’s a lot more to see in this model than previous generations. When Hyundai first teased the Santa Fe’s wild looks, we thought some wires were crossed somewhere. How could they put stick such an aggressive-looking aesthetic on a mainstream SUV? Well, this is...

There's Now A Toyota Hilux Called 'Invincible-X' And We're Not Even Mad

Some vehicles make a name for themselves by being very fast. Others for their beautiful styling. The Toyota Hilux, however, is known as being the vehicle that’s hardest to kill. Well, probably second hardest, after the Lada Classic, but that’s still quite a boast. We’re not even remotely mad, then, that Toyota has decided to call the range-topping version of...

Tesla 12-seat electric van coming with help from the Boring Company, report says

It's van time for Tesla, according to a report from the Mercury News. The newspaper reported Thursday that a 12-seat electric van from Tesla will be part of a new proposal approved by San Bernardino County, California. The small piece of information came out as part of a plan the local transportation agency voted on to pursue a proposal for...

Karma Automotive to offer Sports and Performance Packages on 2020 Revero GT

Although Karma Automotive is busy working on numerous electric vehicle projects, the company announced this week a new batch of options for its Revero GT plug-in hybrid. On 2020 models, customers will have the choice to upgrade the GT's capabilities and aesthetic with a Sports Package or a Performance Package. The Revero GT, which was originally born as the Fisker...


It’s been 10 years in the making, but that’s hardly slowing down the SSC Tuatara hypercar. The Washington state based company has been making big moves this year ever since the production vehicle was revealed in full last February. Now, the company has revealed some insane acceleration footage, and revealed some tasty new details to Top Gear. See what 1,750...

New all-electric Peugeot e-Traveller minibus revealed

Peugeot has unveiled a new, all-electric version of its eight-seat, van-based Traveller people carrier. It’ll be available to order in the UK from July and will offer fresh competition for the diesel-powered Ford Tourneo and Renault Trafic Passenger – while acting as a direct rival for the new all-electric Volkswagen Caravelle. The Peugeot e-Traveller is mechanically identical to the new...

World's largest commercial electric airplane flown for 30 minutes, can go 100 miles

A milestone in the quest to develop electric commercial aircraft occurred last week. The world's largest commercial electric airplane took to the skies, flying for 30 minutes over Moses Lake, Washington. The plane, a modified Cessna Caravan that normally seats nine people, was the product of two Seattle-area aviation companies, according to The Seattle Times. Startup MagniX supplied the electric...

2020 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition announced

A new special edition has been announced by Porsche, called the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition. It, as the name suggests, was created to commemorate traditional elements from classic sports cars. Specifically, 1950s and 1960s Porsche 356 and 911 models. Based on the recently-revealed 992 911 Targa, the bodywork is coated in a unique Cherry Metallic and is paired...

The 2021 BMW 4 Series' Big Grille Won't Take Over

How do you feel about the 2021 BMW 4 Series' face? Love it? Hate it? If you are among the former, then we have some bad news for you. Those among the latter group, however, will be pleased to learn the new 4's large, long, and narrow kidney grille shape will largely remain relegated to a few models and not...

Porsche Pulls Plug on GT Le Mans Efforts

Porsche announced today that it is hanging up its laurels and is terminating its factory support in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the end of the 2020 season. Porsche cited the financial crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic as its reason. “The decision to halt our factory involvement in the IMSA series was not...

New Audi E-tron GT: Porsche Taycan sibling seen ahead of LA debut

Audi's all-electric E-tron GT has been spotted in the closest disguised shots yet ahead of an expected production debut at the 2020 Los Angeles motor show. The EV grand tourer, a sibling to the Porsche Taycan, isn't set to hit showrooms until early 2021 after the unveiling. While the physical LA show itself hangs in the balance due to the...

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