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November 8, 2020

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This is the Aston Martin Vantage Dark Knight Edition

Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur (AMKL) has a knack of speccing an eye catching car or two for its Malaysian prospects. Following the one-off Vantage AMR Malaysia Edition built to celebrate Merdeka earlier this year, the company has taken a more incognito approach with its latest take on Gaydon's front-engined sports car. And it's called the Vantage Dark Knight Edition. It's...

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Genesis shows off the attractive 2022 GV70 crossover SUV

Genesis plans to expand its lineup with the launch of the 2022 GV70 crossover SUV, the automaker announced last week. The GV70 follows the 2021 GV80 flagship SUV, which is rolling out to dealers in the next month. Both crossover SUVs complement an impressive lineup of value-oriented luxury sedans from Hyundai's luxury sub-brand.

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Audi Is Making a 637-HP RS Version of Its e-tron GT

Audi revealed this week it plans to produce a high-performance RS version of its upcoming e-tron GT electric four-door. Based on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan, the RS e-tron GT will use two motors—one front and one rear—to produce a total of 637 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. With this setup, the car can rocket to 60...

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Give your car claws with the 807-horsepower Hellcat Redeye crate engine

The 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat Redeye V-8 is now being offered as a crate engine from Mopar. It's available to order now, with a starting price of $21,807. Essentially the same engine used in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the Hellcat Redeye crate motor produces 807 horsepower and 717 pound-feet of torque on 91-octane fuel....

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Nissan Navara Hints at Next-Gen Frontier Pickup

The Nissan Frontier midsize pickup has been plugging along in the U.S. since Chevy was building the S10, Dodge the Dakota, and Ford the Ranger Splash, and stayed around when those brands took a break from the smaller-than-full-size pickup segment. It saw just two major redesigns over 35 years.

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2021 Lexus IS 300h: Can hybrid sport sedans be fun?

For years, we've known the Lexus IS as a fun-to-drive compact executive saloon. With six-cylinder power under the hood and rear-wheel drive, it offers everything we want in a sport sedan. We can even forgive its thirst for fuel because it has a lot of thrills for a four-door.

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The Aznom Palladium is a..."Uniquely Styled" 710hp, Ram 1500 Coach Built Luxury SUV

Move over Pontiac Aztec, there's a new sheriff of ugly in town. It's called the Aznom Palladium, and it is a massive hippo-like SUV with a serious focus on luxury. Typically when you want to make the most elegant and beautiful vehicle, you call the Italians. However; it appears as though these COVID Times have affected their abilities a bit.

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The 2021 Radical SR10 is a No-Nonsense Race Car for the Road

The 2021 Radical SR10 is an evolution of the already iconic open-top, track-day car series produced by Radical Sportscars. Fitted with a new engine and a new drivetrain package designed for both performance and durability, the SR10 is also one of the very few Radical models fitted with a turbocharger. Unlike many of its predecessors, the 2021 SR10 packs a...

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Lighter cars possible thanks to tech from Israeli firm

A new lightweight carbon-and-composite car body structure could revolutionise the way electric cars are made in the next decade. Designed by Israeli defence and body panel company Plasan, it’s claimed to offer a weight reduction of up to 45% over steel bodies and 20% over aluminium bodies. Plasan has presented the new technology to global OEMs and motorsports companies, including...

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The Porsche-Inspired Mjotim e-Scooter, for When When You’re Feeling Extra Fancy

It would be a crime to say that e-scooter riders today don’t have a variety of options to choose from. 2020, with everything bad that brought along, came with the silver lining of the unprecedented boom of the two-wheel industry. But few of the options available are as elegant as this one is – if it was ever brought to...

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Bentley says it plans to ditch gasoline-powered cars by 2030

Bentley will transition itself into an all-electric car brand by the end of this decade as part of an effort to dramatically cut down on emissions and eventually become totally carbon-neutral. The storied British marque (now owned by Volkswagen) will drop all internal-combustion engines from its lineup by 2030, according to Automotive News Europe, in order to become a carbon-neutral...

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The Wildest-Ever VW Golf R Is Just What The GTI Needed

Volkswagen has this week graced us with an all-new Golf R, as expected now that we’re a few months into the shelf life of the 8th generation of Wolfsburg’s big-selling hatchback. It’s not the most powerful of the hot hatch crowd – the four-cylinder EA888 has its sane tuning limits when you have to bear in mind a three-year warranty...

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Strong demand for the Taycan helps Porsche recover in the United States

Porsche's sales in the United States, its second-largest global market, took a significant hit earlier in 2020 as lock-downs swept across the nation. Its recovery has been quicker than expected, and company CEO Oliver Blume told Autoblog that strong demand for the electric Taycan has helped it turn the situation around. "We're achieving a v-shaped recovery; a fast drop, followed...

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SUPERFORMANCE TEASES NEW ELECTRIC SHELBY COBRA REPLICA

If you want an Shelby Cobra, but can’t afford a 1 million-plus dollar original, there’s no better place to turn than Superformance. They’ve been making Shelby Cobras and other replicas since 1994, and they’re pretty good at it. But times are changing in the automotive industry, and electric powertrains are becoming ever more common, and are even being put in...

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Kandi claims $7,999 effective cost in California for 59-mile electric car, K27 cleared for road use

Kandi America announced Tuesday that the lowest-priced of its two small, Chinese-made electric cars has been EPA certified and cleared for California roads, and the company is preparing to start deliveries in the state. Considering both the federal EV tax credit and Kandi’s eligibility for the state’s $2,000 incentive, the Kandi K27 has an effective cost of just $7,999, the...

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USDA Certified Horse: Ford Offers Certificate of Authenticity to Modern GT350 Owners

It's only a matter of time until owners of lower-end Ford Mustang and Mustang GT models try to turn their four-, six, or eight-cylinder pony cars into knockoff Shelby GT350s. How, then, do you convince future Mustang fans your GT350 is the real deal and not just some clone? Well, you can fork over $129.95 to the Blue Oval's performance...

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See the 2022 Subaru BRZ unveiled on November 18

In a massive victory for fans of affordable sports cars, Subaru’s repeated hints of a new BRZ signal that the much-loved rear-drive coupe will not be a one-and-done generation. Now live on Subaru’s website is a short teaser video and countdown to the 2022 BRZ’s long-awaited reveal on November 18.

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Lego ECTO-1 Offers a Deluxe Ghostbusters Build Experience

Set to launch in the middle of the month, this new $200 Lego set blends nostalgia for the 1984 film with play features from the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie, due in mid-2021. Polish up your "Who you gonna call?" lines as you put together the latest version of the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor hearse. This is the third official ECTO-1 Lego...

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New BMW i4 set to lead charge of six new electric cars

The arrival of the new iX3 sees BMW tap into a potentially lucrative, but ultimately safe sector of the electric car market, with battery-powered SUVs growing in popularity. However, the firm’s next steps to expand its EV line-up will be far more adventurous, because we know that six new electric BMWs are on the horizon. These will include all-new models...

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BAC unveils its first Mono R and its wearing a livery from Wipeout

There's no getting around the fact that the BAC Mono is one hell of a cool (but very niche) vehicle. So, how do you go about turning something that's already kind of catnip for car weirdos into something that's even more unique and special? Well, you slap on the livery from one of the ships from the totally awesome (and...

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Volvo P1800 Cyan – WTC champions Cyan Racing reveal sensational restomod

Volvo has revealed new pictures of its P1800 Cyan restomod. Shown earlier in the year, it marries the classic lines of a car that predates the E-Type, 250 GTO and Porsche 911 with modern technology, including a bespoke chassis, body made from high-strength steel and carbonfibre and a 413bhp engine out of a title-winning racing car.

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2021 Lexus IS Gets Sporty Bits From TRD And Modellista

When the updated 2021 Lexus IS was introduced in June, it received quite considerable backlash because it looked similar to the model it replaces. It's actually expected since it was only a facelift, though admittedly, the fact that we're looking at the same compact sedan since 2013 was questionable. For Lexus fans who will still go for the IS against...

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Ares Design S1 Project Spyder revealed

Coachbuilder and automotive design company Ares Design co-founded by ex-Lotus boss Dany Bahar has revealed an open-topped Spyder version of the S1 Project, a mid-engined supercar that finds its underlying chassis and powertrain sourced from Chevrolet’s mid-engined C8 Corvette Stingray. As with the coupe, Ares Design is aiming to produce a total of 24 S1 Project Spyder units commencing from...

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Ferrari SF90 Spider prototype spotted with ‘ragtop’, literally

Manufacturers usually wrap their test mules and prototypes with disorienting colour themes, basically to cloud the view from any onlooker. Why? Because prototypes are not finished products and in most cases the final design is yet to be officially shown to the public. But this is the funniest concealing method we’ve ever seen. Some photos recently surfaced on Instagram showing...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM255,000 JAPAN SPEC,FULL LEATHER SEAT,UNREGISTER PORSCHE MACAN 2.0

PORSCHE MACAN 2.0T JAPAN SPEC Car Chassic Number 0401 Manufactured 2015 Year Unregister,LOCAL AP HOLDER (KL) Car Specification : * Japan Spec * Blue Colour Exterior * Black And Maroon Colour Interior * Sport Mode * Off Road * Drive Side With Semi-Electronic Seat * Paddleshift (+/-) Gear * Multi-function Steering * Reverse Camera * Power Boot * 18 ''...

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