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August 16, 2020

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BMW Malaysia launches FOUR new M cars at once

What is a sign of things getting better? Surely, BMW Malaysia’s efforts earlier tonight could be one prime example. In its special ‘Secret Garage @ M Town’ event, the firm chose to launch not one, not two, but FOUR brand new M models locally. Presented here were both the M8 Coupe and M8 Gran Coupe, thus seeing the firm effectively...

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An All-New Subaru BRZ Is Coming in 2021

A new Subaru BRZ will hit production in early 2021, according to a product slide leaked on the enthusiast forum GR86.org. The slide maps out Subaru's entire upcoming release schedule, including a new WRX in fall 2021 and a redesigned STi in fall 2022. This news comes along with the first full-body spy photos of the 2022 Subaru BRZ, seen...

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the 2020 Indy 500 pace car

A 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the pace car for the 2020 Indianapolis 500, which will be held Aug. 23, Chevy announced in a press release Wednesday. General Motors president Mark Reuss will drive it. Chevy and the Corvette have become fixtures at the Indy 500. No other brand and vehicle, respectively, have handled pace-car duties more...

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The Next Rolls-Royce Ghost Gets All-Wheel-Steering and an Unbelievable Suspension

Whenever a new Rolls-Royce makes its way to the world, you can safely assume it’s going to be better than the car that it’s replacing. And the next-gen Ghost looks to follow suit, at least if we’re taking Rolls-Royce’s animation of the upcoming car’s suspension for gospel. If you’re planning on adding the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost to your collection, you’ll...

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Jeep Gladiator Farout is the ultimate tool for social distancing

It looks like Jeep has just made the ultimate 4x4 vehicle for exploring the great outdoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With overlanding expeditions becoming more prominent amongst 4x4 enthusiasts, Jeep wants in on the action as they recently revealed a unique Gladiator specifically built just for that purpose. This is the Jeep Gladiator Farout concept, and it looks out of...

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2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed Is A 626 HP Luxurious Super SUV

While new details about the Bentley Bentaya Hybrid seemed shocking, the king of the family – the 2021 Bentayga Speed -- continues to mesmerize. The range-topper Bentayga Speed is a great marriage between superb performance and utmost opulence. Let’s see what this opulent supercar in SUV body has to offer. The new Bentayga Speed represents extreme in power in the...

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Hyundai Kona Electric Sets New EV Range Record With 630+ Miles Per Charge

The Hyundai Kona Electric is capable of running for more than 630 miles on a single charge. This is the result of a trial that Hyundai conducted at the Lausitzring track in Germany. The test included three Kona Electric crossovers that traveled 633, 636, and 637 miles without having their batteries recharged. The result exceeded Hyundai’s goal of running the...

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Ford GT Heritage Edition Teased, Reveal Set For Sunday

Ford will help close the Peterson Automotive Museum’s Car Week on Sunday with a surprise – the 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition. The Dearborn-based automaker blasted a short, though revealing teaser video across social media Friday afternoon, saying the model would be “coming soon.” The video lays the new GT over the No. 98 Ford GT40 Mk II, the basis...

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Facelifted 2020 Porsche Panamera laps Nürburgring in 7:29.81

The all-electric Taycan might have overshadowed Porsche’s four-door Panamera in recent months, but the marque is hoping to shine some light on its more traditionally motivated executive by revealing a facelifted version later this month. To kick off the new model’s launch, Porsche has revealed a series production example lapped the Nürburgring around 13 seconds quicker than the previous model,...

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2021 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: facelift previewed in new images

Jaguar is readying an extensive mid-life upgrade for its XF range, and we've now seen the Sportbrake variant testing with minimal disguise. Following the updated XE and tipped to arrive before similar revisions to the F-Pace SUV in the coming months, the executive car will benefit from design updates along with a raft of technological improvements aimed at restoring its...

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Honda Self-Balancing Concept Is Meant for Disabled Racers and Moto GP Lovers

So you’re a Moto GP racer. Last season, while trying to overtake the soon to be second place racer, your rear tire was clipped from the outside and you were thrown over the bike. Not too big a deal, as you’ve been through it before. But this time you somehow end up underneath the bike and are dragged till you...

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Jaguar's building 12 replicas of the first E-Types ever, and selling them in pairs

Few cars are as admired, and as instantly recognizable, as Jaguar’s iconic E-Type, which turned heads right from its launch in Switzerland in March of 1961. And now you can own one directly from Jaguar — or rather two, since they’ll only come as a pair. That original unveiling in Geneva included an event where invited guests saw the “9600...

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The Three-Seater Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004S Is A Surprise Bargain*

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is taking on the ACO’s new ‘Hypercar Class’, which means the company has to make a road-going version of its new racer. You’d be forgiven for thinking a ludicrous price tag is inevitable - that’s usually the way with limited-run supercars from boutique companies, and indeed, Glickenhaus’ 003S was £1.5 million. But no - the 004S is...

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer finally nearing its reveal

A few days ago, Jeep posted a somewhat cryptic teaser image to Twitter with a dictionary definition of the word "grand." No images or details were given with it, but it was obviously hinting at a new vehicle release coming up. Now we know that they weren't talking Grand Cherokee, but rather the long-anticipated 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The confirmation...

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THE HYPERION XP1 IS A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF AMERICAN HYPERCAR

Electric cars are starting to make inroads into the U.S. market, even if their total market share remains a blip on the sales charts. From a cultural perspective, the proliferation of the EV represents a state of progress for many. However, not all electric vehicles are made equally. Not to be bothered with the *antiquated* battery tech employed by other...

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New 2021 Skoda Enyaq electric car teased in sketches

Skoda is readying to launch its first electric SUV - the Enyaq iV - and these new official sketches give us our clearest look yet at the firm’s Volkswagen ID.4 sibling ahead of its official launch on 1 September. When it goes on sale in 2021, the Enyaq will be Skoda’s first EV based on the VW Group’s new MEB...

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First electric Bentley due in 2026 will say no to rare-earth magnets

The first all-electric Bentley production model, due in 2026, could set new standards for sustainability. Bentley announced earlier this month that it is undertaking a research project to develop an "e-axle" that is fully recyclable, and eliminates the rare-earth magnets used in many current production electric cars. Wearing the bizarre acronym OCTOPUS (Optimized Components, Test and simulatiOn, toolkits for Powertrains...

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2021 Ram 1500 TRX debut confirmed for August 17 (video)

The Ram 1500 TRX is going to be one hell of a pickup truck. For starters, the bonnet is very likely to try and conceal a 6.2-litre supercharged V8. Yep, the Hellcat engine that we’ve seen in the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s not been confirmed yet how much power the beast...

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Porsche Design Wristwatch Configurator Offers 1.5 Million Ways to Match Your Car

As you probably gleaned from any of the special releases during the past half-century, automotive themed watches are nothing new. Neither are a low-production batch of watches designed to complement some ultra-high-end sports car or luxury sled, usually tailored to the aforementioned special edition car's mono-spec color, trim, and edition nameplate. Elsewhere, watchmakers will tether a portion of their lineup...

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The Speed Demon streamliner becomes world’s fastest piston-powered car

Just like it does every Speed Week, the Speed Demon team came to the salt in 2020 with a proverbial quiver full of engines and its collective mind filled with lofty goals. The perennial 400-mph team aimed to set the AA Blown Fuel Streamliner record with its newest engine, a big-block Chevy that debuted in 2019. However, that wasn’t the...

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Jaguar Land Rover Cuts That Carsick Feeling in Self-Driving Cars

Jaguar Land Rover is working on making sure self-driving vehicles don’t make riders queasy, a problem autonomous vehicles are known to have. JLR's research has determined that gradual starts and stops and smooth cornering can both reduce the chance of motion sickness. The automaker says its new system will reduce motion sickness by 60 percent.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line debuts: Small sedan lineup grows bigger

When it arrives later this year, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line sedan will offer an uprated 1.6-liter turbo-4 that makes 201 horsepower, an increase of 54 hp over the standard sedan. The Elantra N Line also will offer a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic to drive the front wheels. Hyundai didn't specify any performance details,...

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Maserati's Got A 200 MPH Ghibli Now Hot Damn

A Maserati Trofeo (Italian for “Trophy”) is kind of like a BMW M or Mercedes AMG; it’s the Italian automaker’s hot-version trim. And new-for-2021 are Trofeo production performance versions of the Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, both promising entry to the 200 mph club. The Levante Trofeo SUV has of course been out for a couple of years. That vehicle will...

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2021 Mercedes S-Class interior puts the yacht into land yacht, in a good way

Mercedes-Benz S-Class has pretty much always been -- since its introduction -- the gold standard for what a luxury car should be. Not only that, but it has consistently moved the goalpost for what luxury is going to mean in the future. That's why it's such a big deal that Mercedes showed uncamouflaged photos of the forthcoming Sonderklasse's interior on...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM608,000 2015 Porsche 911 3.0 CARRERA S HighSpec OriMileage

RM608,000 2015 Porsche 911 3.0 CARRERA S HighSpec OriMileage Odo: 22000 km, USED previous next BEEMER Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm, Sat 9.00pm-5.00pm Days: Monday-Satuday Spoken: English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese Location: Petaling Jaya FOLLOW SHOP SHARE THIS POST Compare Favourite PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Show Seller Number Model : Porsche 911 3.0 CARRERA S 991.2 High Spec Year : 2015/18 True Year *Previously Bought in...

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