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September 13, 2020

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The 2020 Mercedes GLE Coupe has landed in Malaysia to take on BMW's X6

The Mercedes-Benz SUV catalogue in Malaysia now has a few extra pages following the introduction of the all-new GLS (more on that later) and GLE Coupe. The latter, now a beefier SUV-coupe mashup that's 39mm longer and 7mm wider than its predecessor, is offered here in GLE 450 and GLE 53 AMG configurations. Dressed in an AMG Line outfit, the...

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Ferrari's Formula 1 Cars Are Maroon This Weekend

Sunday marks the first-ever Tuscan Grand Prix, a race at Mugello scheduled to fill schedule space lost by the cancellation of other events earlier in the season due to COVID-19 restrictions. The race also marks Ferrari's thousandth Grand Prix entry, an event the team is celebrating with a special maroon livery.

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2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition gets performance upgrades, limited production run

Lexus is adding a limited-edition version of the RC F sports coupe to the lineup. The 2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition replaces the Track Edition model as the most hardcore RC F. It's also among the rarest: production is limited to 60 units. Named after the famous Japanese racetrack, Lexus said the new Fuji Speedway Edition is "far...

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Here's What's New in the 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5

Recently, mid-cycle updates have become more important, given the pace of evolution of interior tech. In previous decades, they did not make big enough leaps in the span of a single product cycle. But today, even a mid-cycle refresh can seem like the introduction of an all new generation of vehicle. And, at times, the exterior changes can be just...

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Lamborghini just built and sold their 10,000th Aventador

Ask any person what they think of when the name 'Lamborghini' comes to mind and they will instantly draw up images of a long, low-slung, V12, mid-engined wedge of a car. It has since been this configuration that the Italian automaker from San'tagata has built its reputation upon, and as of 2011, the Aventador was the model that would carry...

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Lamborghini Unveils New Road Bike With Cervelo

Most people the world over know that Lamborghini builds some of the world's best cars. The brand generally comes in right below Ferrari in terms of Italian performance and popularity. What people may not know about Lambo's long and storied history, is that the iconic Italian brand has also built farm equipment like tractors—though to be fair, the recent unveiling...

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Meet the Maserati Grecale - a Reworked Alfa Romeo Stelvio

It’s been only four years since Maserati joined the SUV market with the Levante, and the Italian brand confirmed that it will introduce a second hauler in 2021. The midsize Levante will be joined by a smaller, compact-sized SUV that will share underpinnings with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It’s called the Grecale, it will arrive in the first half of...

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New Car Smell Will Become A Thing Of The Past As Regulations Tighten

Nothing beats the cesspool of scent that comes with a brand new car – at least for most of us. In fact, this smell has been so attractive, a company in the United Kingdom started selling Eau De New Car. I'm pretty sure I don't need to explain how that smells like. However, this guilty pleasure might become a thing...

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1065bhp Lucid Air set to take on Porsche’s Taycan

The Porsche Taycan boasts mighty numbers and offers staggering performance to match, but US-based Lucid Motors has launched a rival all-electric saloon that’s set to be even more potent. With US deliveries beginning in early 2021, the range is said to start at under $80,000. The Air utilises an entirely new EV platform, with in-house designed powertrains allowing for clever...

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New Audi Q4 E-tron Sportback: production version spotted

Audi's fourth electric SUV, the Q4 E-tron Sportback, has been caught in disguise on public roads for the first time ahead of it going on sale in 2021. The Tesla Model Y rival will be sold in both normal and Sportback coupé form. The former was first previewed by a concept at the 2019 Geneva motor show, while the latter...

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2021 Maserati MC20 revealed, all-new mid-engine supercar

Maserati describes it as a “super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style”. It also says the MC20 features a racing DNA, remembering the new model is essentially a successor to the old Ferrari Enzo-based MC12. In the engine compartment sits a brand new engine called ‘Nettuno’. It consists of a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6...

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1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 "Carbon Edition" Costs $300k Before Options

Carroll Shelby and the Ford Mustang are joined at the hip since the 1960s, and those first examples of the high-performance pony also happen to be the most desirable out there thanks to their rarity. Thankfully, though, we live in a day and age where companies such as Classic Recreations offer turn-key cars with the blessing of Shelby American and...

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Jeep to install solar EV chargers on off-road trails to plug in hybrid Wranglers

The Wrangler 4Xe hybrid may soon be able to charge up in a handful of specific middle-of-nowheres, USA. Not very useful for the majority of us, but very cool for a few. Jeep North America head Jim Morrison confirmed the brand will be installing solar charging stations on trails in Utah and California, according to Roadshow.

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Here's Confirmation Of The Nissan 400Z's Manual Gearbox

We’ve already said that Nissan hasn’t left itself much time to squeeze in the de riguer new car teaser campaign for the ‘Z-Proto‘. But the Japanese manufacturer is damn well trying - the titbits of information are coming thick and fast ahead of the concept’s 16 September reveal. We’ve already seen Nissan vice president of design Alfonso Albaisa show a...

Monster Energy Yamaha's Italian rider Valentino Rossi sits in the garage before the start of the third free practice session ahead of the San Marino MotoGP Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on September 12, 2020. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)
Valentino Rossi quashes retirement talk

Seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has dismissed speculation he will be retiring from the sport at the end of the season, saying he is on the verge of signing a new deal with Petronas Yamaha. Rossi, 41, will leave the Yamaha factory team at the end of the season but is poised for a seat at the satellite Petronas Yamaha...

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C8 CORVETTE WIDEBODY KIT COMING FROM PANDEM

Now that the C8 Corvette is out and about, people are ready to make their stand out. Our first priority would be swapping out the rather lackluster stock wheels, but some people want to go way, way further than that. Enter Tra Kyoto, the Japanese parent company of legendary widebody companies Pandem and Rocket Bunny. Pandem has just announced a...

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Nissan has made more than 500,000 Leaf electric cars—in 10 years

Nearly a decade after the model was launched, Nissan has reported that it's produced more than 500,000 Leaf electric cars. The milestone Leaf was produced at the automaker's Sunderland, England, factory in August, but Nissan held off on announcing it until Wednesday to coincide with World EV Day. The car will go to an owner in Norway—Maria Jansen. "My husband...

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The MkVIII Volkswagen Golf Wagon Looks Predictably Great

The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen and Alltrack models perished in the United States after the 2019 model year. Now, we're left only to stare from afar at the recently revealed MkVIII models: the European-market Golf Variant (wagon) and Alltrack. Both show off the new Golf's design in a particularly impressive way. We're crossover crazy, sure, but even SUV diehards might begrudgingly...

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GTO Engineering’s Ferrari 250 GT SWB “Revival” is so much more than a replica

The car is the creation of GTO Engineering, the renowned Ferrari specialist near Maidenhead, U.K., founded by Mark Lyon 35 years ago. The idea is that, for around $1 million, this outfit will supply you with a brand-new Ferrari which is as close to a toolroom copy of a 250 SWB as you want it to be, so long as...

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2022 Genesis G70 Gets the Same Good Looks as G80

Genesis is giving its G70 sedan a significant redesign for 2022 that will make it look akin to its larger G80 sibling, which took styling tips from the first Genesis SUV: the GV80. The new G70 is also going to get a shooting brake (wagon) model, but we're not sure if it'll make its way to the U.S. market. Additionally,...

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General Motors, Nikola announce partnership that will include electric pickup truck

General Motors and Nikola announced Tuesday that the two automakers will partner on future vehicles for both automakers, including a pickup truck powered by hydrogen or batteries. That pickup, the Nikola Badger, will be unveiled later this year and GM will begin production of that truck in 2022, according to the companies. Nikola began taking reservations for the pickup in...

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The Electric Hummer Is A Water Sign

They say water signs are abnormally observant, intensely emotional, apt to get lost in thought, desiring of inclusivity, a bit on the mysterious side, and are limitless in their creative potential. Those born under the sign of the crab are summer babies, like me—born July 22nd. I don’t know what any of that has to do with Hummer, but apparently...

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Volvo Buses and Batteryloop partner to give old batteries a new life

You may not know this, but Volvo -- and that's AB Volvo, not Volvo Cars -- makes electric buses. They're notable because more and more cities, especially European ones, are implementing stringent emissions restrictions in their city centers, and that means that diesel buses are on their way out.

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Suzuki Jimny saved with new commercial version

Suzuki has unveiled a commercial version of the Jimny. It’s pretty much identical to the standard off-roader – and, most importantly, it will allow Suzuki to continue selling the car in Europe, even in the wake of the EU’s more stringent emissions regulations. Sales are expected to start early next 2021. From the outside, the Suzuki Jimny commercial looks the...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM530,000 EXHAUST VALVE, SPORT MODE, PDLS PLUS, PCM, UNREG Porsche Carrera 911

PORSCHE CARRERA 911 3.0 Car Chassis Number : 2838 Manufactured 2016 Year Unregister,LOCAL AP HOLDER (KL) Car Specification : * Red Colour Exterior * Black Colour Interior * Twin-Turbo 3.0-Litre * 370Hp / 450Nm * 4.4Sec 0–100 km/h * Seven-Speed PDK Dual-Clutch Transmission * Exhaust Valve Modes * Sport Mode * Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) * PLUS Headlamps *...

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