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July 12, 2020

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You'll need to hurry if you want a Proton Saga Anniversary Edition

Proton has officially, albeit virtually, taken the covers off the Proton Saga Anniversary Edition built to commemorate the nameplate’s 35th anniversary. As described earlier, the Anniversary Edition is defined by yellow accents on the bumper trims, grille, dashboard and dials, with the primary vehicle colour being a black hue seemingly inspired by the iconic Proton Knight. The Saga’s 15-inch alloys...

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This Is the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

After months of spy shots and rumors, Mercedes-Benz has finally released an official video of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series on YouTube. The car, leaked earlier today on Instagram, sports significant body modifications over the standard GT, and will likely be the most powerful AMG GT Mercedes plans to build. Some of the most easily identifiable changes can be...

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No street-legal car will be able to catch the Lotus Evija from 0-186 mph

The Lotus Evija battery-electric hypercar hasn't entered production yet, but it already appears to have broken at least one record. The Evija (pronounced "E-vi-ya") could be the quickest street-legal car from 0-186 mph, according to the company's estimates. Lotus previously said the Evija would do 0-186 mph in less than 9.0 seconds. Top Gear noted that this beats internal-combustion supercars...

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2020 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X: More Power Now, Fresh Sheetmetal Later

The Chicago Auto Show, traditionally a truck-heavy event, turned out to be the only major auto show in 2020. Pickups got their due as usual, such as the updated-for-2020 Nissan Frontier I’m driving here. As we learned in Chicago the Frontier isn’t tear-it-up-and-start-over new but does have a fresh powertrain, starring a 3.8-liter direct-injected V6 making 310 hp—a 41-hp improvement...

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Mugen bringing back the MF-10 wheel for your EK9, DC2, S2000, NSX

A few years back, Spoon Sports reintroduced the SW388 wheel. Ever since it was offered in the market, it has proven to be a big hit to Honda owners around the world. In fact, it has been fitted to both old and new Honda models. These include the new Civic Type R and the standard Civic sedan. Soon, another popular...

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Meet AXL: Scania’s Enormous, Cabless, Self-Driving Truck

Scania’s team of engineers have concocted up an incredible concept truck called AXL, giving onlookers a jaw-dropping glimpse into the future of heavy duty vehicles. At first glance, the truck is sure to make onlookers do a double take - there’s no driver, let alone a cab to sit anywhere in sight. That’s because the Scania AXL is fully autonomous...

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Jaguar Trademarks "EV-Type" - Is This a Hint at an Electric F-Type Successor or an Electric E-Type Revival?

The EV-Type name could hint at spiritual successor to the E-Type, a next-gen F-Type EV, or even a production version of the Vision Gran Turismo! Trademarks are funny business – sometimes automakers file them just to hang onto a certain name, and other times they manifest into official product names. And now, Jaguar has trademarked the name “EV-Type,” leading us...

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Rimac C_Two Will Teach You How To Be A Better Driver Using AI

So you own a fantastic hypercar, drive it to your local supercar meets, maybe do some weekend trips with it, but you don't actually have the chance to extract more performance out of it. A track day is too daunting, and some actual high-performance driving lessons can't seem to fit into a busy schedule? Rimac is coming up with an...

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Ares Panther ProgettoUno – reborn De Tomaso Pantera hits the road

If you’ve ever wondered why nobody has yet reimagined the De Tomaso Pantera – a completely legitimate thing to wonder, we feel – then you might want to bookmark Ares Design. Announced in 2017, ‘Project Panther’ was proposed as a modern take on the aforementioned 1970s supercar. Familiar yet modernised styling was a given, while the powertrain would be sourced...

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Nissan Ariya EV previewed in video ahead of launch next week

Nissan is about to launch its second dedicated electric car for Europe, the Ariya SUV, with a new preview video revealing a debut date of 15 July. The video doesn't fully give the game away, but it does give us enough of a glimpse to see that the Ariya retains much of the design of the 2019 concept car that...

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2020 Daihatsu Taft Goes on Sale in Japan, Is Both Adorable and Rugged

Most Americans haven't even heard of the Daihatsu brand. It traces its roots to 1907, making it one of the oldest Japanese automakers, but is now just a spinoff from the Toyota mothership. Outside the country, Daihatsu is known for only a handful of cars. There's the D-Compact Wagon, which got re-branded as the Scion xD, the Terios, and the...

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Jeep adds its EcoDiesel V6 to the Gladiator lineup

When Jeep introduced the Gladiator pickup truck for 2020, fans were treated to a product for which they had been asking for ages. Another item on their wish list was checked off today, when Jeep officially announced the Gladiator will be available this fall with a torquey diesel engine. How torquey? Try 442 lb.-ft. of twist, a sum that should...

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Why The New Aluminium Frame Morgans Use Even More Wood

Having used pretty much the same design on the Plus Four for decades, Morgan has massively switched things up for the new version. Under that bodywork - which it must be said, doesn’t look all that different from the old car’s - is a bonded aluminium frame, replacing the old-school ladder setup. Leaf springs and live axles have made way...

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2021 Ford Bronco leaks ahead of Monday's debut

The 2021 Ford Bronco will finally make its debut on Monday, July 13. And with only days to go until the big unveiling, cue the leaked photos. The Bronco6G forum published this photo of a yellow, two-door Bronco on Friday, showing the new SUV in all its glory (well, except for the part covered by a big plume of sand)....

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European court rules Ferrari doesn't own the 250 GTO's design

Europe's intellectual property authority opened the door to dozens of replicas when it ruled Ferrari no longer owns the rights to the 250 GTO's design. The company's legal team is now trying to at least protect the car's name. Ferrari developed the 250 GTO, but that's not enough to ensure the overall design remains its intellectual property. It trademarked the...

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2021 CORVETTE STRIPE PACKAGE TEASED, AND MORE

It has been almost a year at this point since Chevrolet unveiled the mid-engined Corvette to the world. In the time since the event strewn with decades of anticipation, the C8 has had a bit of a challenging go. With delays related to both a UAW dispute and the global pandemic, the cars haven’t exactly been flying out of the...

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New Aston Martin DBX SUV: first car rolls off Welsh production line, plus all the specs and details

Four years on from breaking ground at a new factory at St Athan in Wales, the very first showroom ready Aston Martin DBX SUV has rolled off the line at the firm’s latest UK manufacturing facility. The DBX - of which 80 per cent will be built for export - is anticipated to become the brand’s best seller overnight, and...

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London black cab spawns range-extended electric delivery van

The company that made London's iconic black cab greener is now doing the same with delivery vans. London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is using its extended-range electric taxi as the basis for a new van. Called the VN5, it's currently available to order, with deliveries of right-hand drive vehicles for the United Kingdom scheduled to begin later this year. LEVC...

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Lamborghini Sian Roadster revealed, most powerful drop-top ever

Just like the Sian coupe, the new Roadster features an advanced V12 hybrid powertrain. It consists of a 577kW V12 petrol engine, paired with a 25kW electric motor assist system. Combined, the mega unit develops a colossal 602kW. This is enough to see 0-100km/h done and dusted in 2.9 seconds. It also has a top speed of over 350km/h. The...

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$400K-Plus 2021 Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos Carries Secret Messaging

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and criminal mastermind Professor James Moriarity set aside their differences to create a car? The two famous characters from Arthur Conan Doyle's crime novels operate on opposite sides of the law but share a passion for puzzles, so would make sense if they designed something like the 2021 Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos. Make no mistake,...

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Hottest Honda Civic Type R breaks Suzuka lap record

Honda’s Civic Type R Limited Edition just earned its R rating by smashing the front-wheel-drive lap record at the Suzuka F1 circuit. The Limited Edition, of which just 600 are headed stateside, lapped the 3.6-mile track in two minutes and 23.993 seconds. Suzuka’ famous three-quarter-mile back straight and 130R corner gave development drivers the chance to prove the Limited Edition’s...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets Updated Infotainment, 3D Display

The next-generation MBUX infotainment system will have facial recognition, a fingerprint scanner, and more voice-activated features. Mercedes has unveiled features of the next-generation MBUX infotainment system coming to the new S-class, including a 3D instrument cluster, "Hey Mercedes" access for all four passengers, and augmented reality in the head-up display. We also learned that the new HUD and profile log-in...

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New 2021 Mazda 3 compact car upgrades to three available engines

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact car will offer three available engines when it goes on sale, including a new entry-level inline-4. Following the news of the return of a larger turbocharged engine, Mazda revealed a smaller 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 to complement the 2.5-liter engines available in the sedan and hatchback, the automaker announced Wednesday. The smaller 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes...

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The 2021 Lexus LS Gets A Touchscreen And More Self-Driving Tech

The fifth-generation LS made its debut over three years ago now, in Detroit no less. Which means it’s just about time for a mid-cycle refresh. This time, it comes with a touchscreen. Lexus revealed the global refresh today, and while the exterior looks more or less the same as it does now, the interior gets some improvements, along with Lexus’s...

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