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November 15, 2020

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Treat yourself with this matching Porsche and private jet

Air travel has been out of the question for many this year, what with, you know, the ongoing global pandemic and all. Which makes the timing of this announcement between Porsche and Brazilian executive jet builder Embraer, seem, er, somewhat odd. Still, if you’re after a matching luxury sports car to go with your £8 million (approx. RM43.77 million) private...

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Hyundai expands lineup of plug-in SUVs, hybrid cars

Hyundai plans to expand its electrified lineup from a couple hybrid cars to five plug-in hybrid and battery electric crossover SUVs by the end of 2022, the South Korean automaker announced Wednesday. Its electrified lineup of 10 vehicles will roll out to consumers throughout 2021 and 2022. In addition to the 2021 Hyundai Elantra hybrid and 2021 Sonata hybrid sedans,...

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The New Bronco's Built-in Slide-Out Tailgate Makes it Easy to Sleep Out of the Back

Planning on going on some adventures with the new Bronco you ordered earlier this year? Well, you might want to leave the tent at home, because according to Ford, you'll almost certainly have enough room to sleep inside. The company today released a collection of quick facts and data on the 2021 Bronco four-door's rear seating and storage area, giving...

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Bruce Meyers, dune buggy creator, finally sells Meyers Manx business

Fifty-six years after rolling out his first hand-built Meyers Manx – the original dune buggy – Bruce Meyers is parting ways with the company he created. The 94-year-old Meyers and his wife, Winnie, have sold the Meyers Manx business to an investment firm named Trousdale Ventures whose chairman, Phillip Sarofim, vows to create a new generation of dune buggies with...

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Honda Is Premiering the New Civic on Twitch!

In what seems like a first for an automaker, Honda is revealing the 11th-gen Civic on a little website called Twitch. If you’re not a gamer (video game player) you might not have heard of it. It’s a place where people can go to watch other people play video games and talk. Sounds crazy right? Don’t knock it until you’ve...

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Yes, even the 2022 BMW iX EV gets that huge grille

BMW is serious about going electric. In recent years, they expanded their plug-in hybrid line-up and added mild-hybrid tech to most of their cars. Now, they're taking it to a new level with their flagship electric crossover, the iX. BMW didn't just get an X5 and stick in an electric motor. The iX is a unique vehicle with its unique...

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Porsche Kept These Six Hypercar Designs Hidden Underwraps, Until Now

As part of its "Porsche Unseen" campaign, Porsche has just unveiled six new hypercar concept designs the public has never seen before. Porsche currently doesn't have hypercars in the pipeline, although it has filed a design patent possibly for a hypercar. Nonetheless, the German sports car maker has explored such an idea through a number of concepts. Six of these...

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Ford Unveils The 2022 E-Transit Electric Van

Well, it looks like the company has started its journey in the segment by unveiled the electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van, the E-Transit. The van comes with connected services, an on-board generator, a range of 126 miles, and most importantly, a starting price of under $45,000. Will the E-Transit be as successful as the standard Transit?

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New 2022 Kia Sportage to receive dramatic design overhaul

The next-generation Kia Sportage SUV has been spotted testing in Europe for the first time, ahead of a likely unveiling in late 2021. In its current form, the Sportage is Kia's best-selling model in the UK, coming second to the smaller Niro this year only in September. It's available in four trim levels with a choice of three engines: naturally...

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Callaway's 2021 Camaro ZL1 Becomes a 750-HP Wild Cherry With Full GM Warranty

When discussing Chevrolet models there are always plenty of options to satisfy all types of fans, with many of them lovingly turning their attention to the ubiquitous Camaro. Still, the choice narrows down when it comes to established aftermarket players that are worthy of hard-earned greenbacks. And even fewer have the right to claim the highest amount of power and...

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The Rezvani Hercules 6x6 is a wonderfully ludicrous off-road beast

Are you seeking a pickup truck with two rear axles, protection against EMPs, night vision, and well over 1,000 horsepower? Well, at long last, your search is over. Welcome to the Rezvani Hercules 6×6. This truck draws heavily on the FCA parts bin, though one would never know it at first glance. The whole exterior is an exercise in brute...

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The Ferrari SF90 Spider Is A Near-1000bhp Convertible Missile

With a combined 986bhp served up by its V8 hybrid powertrain, driving a Ferrari SF90 is going to be a full-on experience. You’re probably not going to want the distraction of a missing roof, we’d wager For anyone fancying that, though, Ferrari has an answer, in the form of the inevitable SF90 Spider. Although a lot of manufacturers are now...

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Mazda previews straight-six, affirms upcoming crossover with Toyota hybrid system

Buried in Mazda's generally bleak second-quarter earnings report were a few juicy nuggets of news. Though the company had an operating loss of $502 million and sales are down 21 percent in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hiroshima-based firm has big plans for the future. Enthusiasts and environmentalists alike should take note. Firstly, Mazda showed an image of...

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RIVIAN R1T AND R1S GETTING EXCLUSIVE PIRELLI SCORPION TIRES

With the Rivian R1T pickup and R1S SUV launch coming soon, Pirelli have announced they have been selected as the sole tire provider for the startup EV manufacturer. The pair of vehicles will use three tailor made versions of the Pirelli Scorpion tire, each with a specific use case and target user. Each of the three tires are in the...

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Toyota steps up to support Mirai fuel-cell car with 7 more hydrogen stations in California

Toyota North America confirmed Thursday that the second-generation version of its Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car is arriving at some California dealers later this year. To help support the model, which will be made in much higher numbers than its predecessor, Toyota announced a partnership with Iwatani Corporation that will boost the number of retail, publicly available hydrogen fueling stations by...

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Porsche's 904 Living Legend Concept Might be the Ultimate Example of 'Adding Lightness'

Imagine a 1.2-liter Ducati L-twin, screaming its desmodromic song just inches behind your head—spinning to 11,000 rpm, pushing something like 200 hp, and propelling your beautiful little carbon-fiber Porsche, which weighs a hair under a ton, through space. It's a minimalist's fantasy, the notion of a sports car reliant on a lack of weight rather than an abundance of horsepower...

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Zagato delivers its first reborn Iso Rivolta GTZ

Iconic Italian coachbuilder Zagato has finished the first of 19 new Iso Rivolta GTZs and delivered it to a lucky customer in Switzerland. Zagato announced the return of the Rivolta earlier this year, five decades after the original ceased production in 1970. Like its forebear, the new car mates American muscle with Italian styling.

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Hyundai Elantra N Confirmed, Will Likely Have 275 HP

Hyundai has confirmed that there will be an N performance version of the new Elantra sedan. This model will sit above the existing N Line model and should offer the same 275-hp turbo-four as the Veloster N. The Elantra N will likely arrive sometime in late 2021 or early 2022. The three-door Hyundai Veloster N hot hatchback will soon gain...

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Audi RS6 GTO Concept unveiled as new student project

Audi has taken a leaf out of Skoda’s book by giving its apprentices a chance to test their skills and develop a purpose-built project. This one-off RS6 is the fruit of their labour – and it marks 40 years of Quattro while commemorating the firm’s legendary 90 Quattro IMSA-GTO. The student team behind the RS6 GTO Concept were heavily influenced...

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The 2021 Cadillac Escalade's headline feature is AR navigation

You can easily spend more than 80 grand on a 2021 Cadillac Escalade. But the amazing screens it comes with might just make this huge, luxury SUV worth that princely asking price, especially when you factor in one killer feature they help enable: augmented-reality navigation. The new Escalade comes standard with more than 38 inches of diagonal display area. Its...

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2021 Nissan Qashqai: New platform, ePower and maybe a hot version

Nissan has teased the new Nissan Qashqai ahead of its full reveal in Spring 2021. Sensibleness in the form of a new platform (CMF-C), the latest driver safety systems and hybrid engines are the big announcements. But an accompanying Zoom chat with Nissan Europe's vice president for product planning, Marco Fioravanti, revealed that Nissan aren't ruling out hot versions. Pricing...

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BMW M5 CS To Debut In December With 626 HP, 155 LBS Weight Loss

Earlier this week, the BMW M5 CS was driven at the Hockenheim by sport auto's test driver Christian Gebhardt, supposedly teasing us with the performance that the limited-run M5 would offer but without the exact power figures. We also saw maps of the Nürburgring on the M5 CS's headrests from that video, which could hint at a record-breaking run for...

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Gordon Murray Group unveils plans for new global headquarters

The 54-acre site, situated alongside the M3 motorway, was formerly the home of the BOC Corporation until it closed in 2007. The firm’s all-new 130,000 sq ft facility, built on the existing land, will house the Group’s automotive design, engineering, research and development teams, plus sales and marketing and a heritage centre in due course. It’s a £50 million pound...

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S resets Nurburgring lap record

Thanks to various tweaks introduced for the 2021 model year, the beast managed to lap the notoriously challenging German circuit in just 7:27.800. That’s an improvement of 2.3 seconds over the previous record. And this is the full 20.8km length of the track, including the long main straight. Mercedes-AMG says the record was broken with a completely factory vehicle, although...

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