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If You Think the Lamborghini Huracan Sounds Good, Wait Until You Hear the Lamborghini Urus by Hennessey

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
John Hennessey and company simply couldnt refrain from giving the Lamborghini Urus a power upgrade. Make no mistake, the Urus is loaded in the performance department as it is, but this is Hennessey, so a dish made of car steroids is always welcome.

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Daytona Beach Racing in Color 1949!

Adding to Ryan's post from yesterday, this has to be the earliest NASCAR sanctioned beach racing footage I've ever seen in color! The National Association for Stock Car... continue reading

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Hyperion XP-1 Revealed: 1,016 Miles of Range, 60 MPH in 2.2 Seconds, Top Speed of 221 MPH

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The Hyperion XP-1 has literally been in the works for five years, after the then-five-year-old energy company released a very random teaser for a car with extreme supercar proportions. It was five years after that before we saw or heard anything else about it, which came in the form a revised teaser image with an even better-looking silhouette. Suddenly, in July of 2020, energy company, Hyperion, confirmed that the hydrogen-powered XP-1 hypercar was almost ready to enter the world with... [read more]

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2021 Porsche Panamera Beats the Mercedes GT 63 S Around the Nrburgring

Its hard to believe, but the Porsche Panamera is already due for a mid-cycle refresh. The current Porsche sedan debuted for the 2017 model year , finally ridding itself of the hunchback rear end that ruined the last-generation Panameras otherwise sleek profile. To prove that it hasnt been resting on its laurels and basking in the cars triumphant redesign, Porsche took the upcoming refreshed Panamera to Germanys Nrburgring Nordschleife to break some records. The refreshed Porsche Panamera, which is set... [read more]

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Review: The Nearly 300-HP 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line Drives Like a German Car

Cars require untold numbers of engineers to go from paper to sheet metal, so it always seems unfair to lay the success or failure of one at the foot of just one of them. Thats the nature of leadership, though. You take the win or the loss. Albert Biermann didnt personally choose the parts and calibrations that make the 2020 Hyundai Sonata N Line drive like it does, but his philosophy has been so faithfully executed in the way it... [read more]

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Ford Kuga PHEV Stop-Sale Could Spark Worry in Ford Mach-E Customers

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Ford launched the Kuga PHEV in the U.K. earlier this year, and so far, its been performing quite well, planting itself as the 10th best-selling car there in July of 2020. However, theres a big problem brewing, with Ford being forced to recall and temporarily suspend global sales of the Juga PHEV because at least four have caught on fire. This problem seems limited to the Kuga PHEV, and Ford is only recalling models produced prior to June 26th, but... [read more]

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350k Miles On A Car Is Nothing To Take Lightly

By Nordstroms Automotive inc.
A Chevy Uplander with 340k miles. How to keep a car going longer. When to sell a car. Transmission troubles. Fuel injection and an idea for a hot date with a scanner. Air Bag Failure. Engine Diagnostics. Automotive Electrical Problems. Fuel Tank Gauge. Classic Cars. Berkley Classics. Whats an old car worth? Dodge Dakota with low miles. Body Control Modules. AFM Active Fuel Management. Engine noise. Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line First Look: Filling In For the Disposed Civic Si?

After dropping news that the Elantra GT hatch will be discontinued , Hyundai is having a go at lifting our spirits with the introduction of the 2021 Elantra N Line sedan. The sporty compact sets itself apart from the rest of the Elantra lineup with an extra dose of power, snappier design, and a sporty bent. It also continues Hyundai's slow-drip introduction of its N performance sub-branding in the U.S. and takes takes up a position in the thin sporty... [read more]

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Evolution of the Charger: The Car that Built Dodges Reputation for Muscle

For the midseason return of Roadkills Junkyard Gold , Steve Magnante is at Stephens Performance, an all-Mopar junkyard in Anderson, Alabama, looking over 3,000+ cars spread across 58 acres. Whats he looking for? The most popular car Dodge ever built, the Charger! Related: Sign up to the MotorTrend App today to stream the best car shows and binge on burnouts! Watch 3,200+ hours of the best in automotive entertainment, including every episode of Roadkills Junkyard Gold, Wheeler Dealers, 25+ seasons... [read more]

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Evolution of the Charger: The Car that Built Dodges Reputation for Muscle

For the midseason return of Roadkills Junkyard Gold , Steve Magnante is at Stephens Performance, an all-Mopar junkyard in Anderson, Alabama, looking over 3,000+ cars spread across 58 acres. Whats he looking for? The most popular car Dodge ever built, the Charger! Related: Sign up to the MotorTrend App today to stream the best car shows and binge on burnouts! Watch 3,200+ hours of the best in automotive entertainment, including every episode of Roadkills Junkyard Gold, Wheeler Dealers, 25+ seasons... [read more]

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2021 Ford Explorer Sees Major Drop in Prices

Completely redesigned for 2020, the Ford Explorer is fun to drive and offers a well-rounded hybrid variant . While theres a lot to like about the SUV, our biggest complaint has been that interior quality doesnt match up to the sticker prices. Now, it appears Ford will remedy this situation with deep price cuts across the Explorer lineup. The base 2021 Ford Explorer costs $33,470, a price decrease of $540. But other trims see much steeper cuts. Take the XLT... [read more]

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BMW Nixes M8 Coupe and Convertible From 2021 U.S. Model Line

BMW has a large list of updates for its 2021 model year vehicles. Most of the changes to the German automaker's vehicles are minor, however, theres a very significant and large hole in the portion of the list related to the 8 Series: the M8 coupe and convertible are no more. And were unsure of when (or if) the duo will be back. Dont worry, if you dont mind a couple of extra doors the M8 Gran Coupe remains available... [read more]

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The Best Car Buffers and Polishers - Review and Buying Guide

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
We get it. Taking care of your car is close to a sacred ritual and the right tools turn it from a weekend chore into a pleasure. When it comes to buffing or polishing your cars, the options arent short on the market, so we tried to simplify things for you with these 10 buffers that come in all sizes, shapes, and price tags. Check them out.

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Kia Stinger Revitalized and Enhanced

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Updated Kia Stinger to Launch in Korea for the 2021 Model year Global Launch, Including North America, will Happen in 2021 as a 2022 Model New Powertrains Could Provide More Power Improved Appearance and Interior Materials New Infotainment Tech In Mid-April we reported that the second-gen Kia Stinger was coming for the 2021 model year, but just a week or two later, we found out that the Kia Stinger might end up being canceled, along with hopes that a second-generation... [read more]

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The First-Ever BMW M3 Wagon Is HappeningBut Will It Come to America?

The BMW M3 has been around for more than 30 years, and in that time there have been sedans, coupes, convertibles, and even a pickup truck. (Google that last one if you don't believe us.) But one form the M3 has never taken? A factory-built BMW M3 Touringthat's a station wagon in BMW-speak. That changes now. BMW has officially confirmed that G80-generation BMW M3 will get a wagon variant in addition to the four-door sedan and closely related two-door M4... [read more]

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Car Week 2020 Isn't CanceledIt's Going Virtual Thanks to the Petersen Automotive Museum

There's nothing quite like standing on the freshly cut and sharply manicured grass at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance .It's one of the most exclusive, prestigious, and frankly, expensive displays of automotive enthusiasm in the world. The famous car show happens on the lawn of the beautiful Pebble Beach Golf Links' 18th hole and attracts stars and cars from around the world, and puts a cap on a wonderful week of similarly jaw-dropping events held all over California's Monterey Peninsula... [read more]

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Bentley Bentayga Speed

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
In production since late 2015, the Bentley Bentayga received its much deserved mid-cycle facelift in June 2020. Less than two months have passed and the British automaker revealed the updated Bentayga Speed model, which means the old Speed goes out of production after only a year on the market. Changes are similar to those seen on the regular model, while drivetrain specs remain unchanged. However, the Speed is now your only option if you want a Bentayga with a W-12... [read more]

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The T.50 Fixes Everything That Gordon Murray Didnt Like About the McLaren F1

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
The McLaren F1 was, for almost 15 years, the world's fastest car and it still is the fastest car powered by a naturally aspirated engine. Beyond the impressive performance, though, the F1 is a civilized grand tourer capable of seating three adults and, because of McLaren's unique maintenance and repair program, it's virtually indestructible. But it isn't perfect and the one man that has kept a record of all of its flaws is Gordon Murray, the F1's designer. Now, as... [read more]

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2021 Toyota Sequoia, Now as Old as Its Tree Namesake, Gets Minor Updates

The Toyota Sequoia mega-SUV soldiers on. Mostly unchanged from 2008, it receives a few minor updates for the 2021 model year. Along with a new Nightshade edition, the 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro trim replaces its available Army Green paint color with a bluish-green option called Lunar Rock. While it may be old, the Sequoia remains competitively priced with rivals. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia starts at $51,465, an increase of $120 over the previous model year. At this starting price... [read more]

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Apparently You Can Turn the Porsche Boxster Into a 1960s F1 Car

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
As a fan of 1960s Formula One racing, it's really painful to watch the modern version of the sport, which is more about technology and strategy rather than talent and innovation. And you can't really own 1960s F1 cars since they're massively more expensive than classic road cars from the era. But a dedicated enthusiast took matters into his own hands and turned an old Porsche Boxster into an F1 car inspired by the 1960s design.

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Hyperion XP-1 Tries Elevating Hydrogen Performance the Way Tesla Did for EVs

Like Seinfelds Frank Costanza on Festivus, Hyperion chief executive officer Angelo Kafantaris aired his grievances to MotorTrend about the publics view on hydrogen-powered vehicles. think electric is different from hydrogen, Kafantaris told us in a recent phone interview. We really need to explain to them that electric is the future and hydrogen is the way to get there, not heavy batteries. Sometimes, though, its better to show than tell, which is what Hyperion hopes to achieve with its forthcoming XP-1... [read more]

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2021 Chevrolet Camaro Sweetened By Wild Cherry Design Package

As hinted by a leaked order guide back in May, the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro receives new Wild Cherry Design packages. Now, thanks to GM, we have more official details on what those packages include apart from sharing a name with the 1970s band behind the song Play That Funky Music and the only good flavor of Pepsi. Related:New Chevy LS427/570 Crate Engine Is the Camaro Z/28's LS7 On Steroids Wild Cherry Tintcoat is new to the Camaro's exterior color palette... [read more]

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Volvo P1800

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Volvo and sportiness didnt exactly go hand in hand 50 years ago, although one car with nippy ambitions stood out from the Swedish carmakers lineup. That car was the P1800, which came to change Volvos fortunes in the sports car arena after the resoundingly unsuccessful, fiberglass-bodied P1900. Volvo churned out 39,414 P1800s between 1961 and 1972, in three derivatives: P1800 S, 1800 S - S stood for Sverige or Sweden, and 1800 E - E stood for einspritzung, which means... [read more]

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Range Rover Ranks Amongst The Top Ten in The Automotive Industry's Most Desirable Builds

Usurping the traditional role of art, cars like movies and music are collaborative creations, projecting a collective yearning and an aesthetic proposition to the world. With a multitude of distinct styles, mechanics, and silhouettes present in the automotive industry, high-end motorsare not the only desirable builds available. In fact, when ranked amongst the top ten most Insta-worthy rides, most classic series knock their limited edition counterparts, right out of the park. Range Rover Ranks Amongst The Top Ten in The... [read more]

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Daytona Beach Picture Thread

About twenty years ago, I was approached by a Florida based hot rodder with an idea He wanted to bring racing back to Daytona Beach. By the... continue reading

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This Is Probably Your First Good Look at the Lynk & Co 03+ Performance Sedan

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Established in 2016, Lynk & Co is a Chinese brand owned by Geely, the same group that owns Volvo. Lynk & Co cars are positioned between those from Geely and Volvo, so they're pretty much entry-level premium products. Although it's a very young company, Lynk & Co has already introduced six different models in three years, all based on the Compact Modular Architecture that underpins the Volvo XC40 and the Polestar 2. Among them there's the 03, a compact sedan... [read more]

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Car for Sale: Super Rare 1 Of 3 1969 M505 Adams Brothers Probe 16

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
One of the rarest sports cars in history is up for auction at Bonhams: the 1969 M-505 Adams Brothers Probe 16. Only three models were ever made, and all three units are still around, though the location of one unit (chassis number: AB/2) is unknown. Meanwhile, one of the three units can be yours, provided, of course, that you have deep pockets to pay for it. Bonhams estimates that this example of the M-505 Adams Brothers Probe 16 (chassis number... [read more]

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The Need For Electric Cars Just Killed the BMW M Next Supercar

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
When BMW revealed the 2019 BMW Vision M Next Concept, it served a couple of purposes. The official purpose was that it represented BMWs take on how driving pleasure might look in the future, but it was also said to preview the future of BMWs M-badged models and the company's new hybrid powertrain. However, this debut happened six months after it was discovered that BMW was planning a 700-horsepower hybrid supercar to take on Ferrari and Lamborghini, among others. When... [read more]

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Is The DBX SUV a True Aston Martin? Carfection Sets to Find Out

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Aston Martin has a lot riding on the DBX SUV, and that might be the understatement of the year. The DBX marks the first time the British automaker is venturing into the land of SUVs. Its no secret that, like most automakers, Aston wants to capitalize on the immensely popular crossover/SUV market that has already reeled in rivals like Lamborghini, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce. The DBX is the first salvo, and while it does look the part of a slick and... [read more]

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Cool Car for Sale: 2001 BMW M5 E39 Titanium Silver Metallic

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
BMW E39 is widely considered as the best BMW 5 Series ever built. The automaker produced it from 1998 to 2003. It isnt just about the classic looks, but also the fact that it came through in a transition period wherein companies were adopting a lot of tech features. So, this was one of the last BMWs to have the mechanical-feel to it and arguably the best drivers car that BMW has offered to date. If you scout the pre-owned... [read more]

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2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed First Look: Still *the* 626-HP, 190-MPH SUV

Last week, Bentley gave us a glimpse of a future that becomes reality today . The opulent SUV you see before you is the 2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed, which pairs the new Bentayga's look with the tried-and-true existing mechanicals of the outgoing Bentayga Speed , just introduced last February. That means this exceptional fast SUV stays quick, and looks good doing it. 2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed: Whats New? The short answer is that the new 2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed puts... [read more]

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Can You Handle the Ford SkyRanger Drop-Top Pickup's Radness?

Wait a second, you might be thinking, I vaguely remember the Dodge Dakota convertible, but Ive never heard of a Ranger drop-top. Youre not losing your mind, reader. Took us a second to remember it. And yes, the famous (and rare) Dodge Dakota convertible is one of the only relatively modern convertible pickups made in the last 40 years, joining a very select group that includes the Jeep Gladiator and Chevrolet SSRas well as the even older Ford Bronco pickup... [read more]

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Chevy C8 Corvette Recalled for Frunked-Up Front Trunks Capable of Trapping You Inside

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has just been recalled for the first time because its front trunk might not open beyond the 10 minutes that pass after youve turned it off. According to a release by Chevy , the new Vette fails to comply with S4.1 of Federal/Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 401, Interior Trunk Release. Essentially, the C8 enters a sleep mode 10 minutes after its been off and the electronic front trunk release may not work as a... [read more]

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2022 Audi S3 First Look: Anonymous No More?

The outgoing Audi S3s understated appearance doesnt quite match its strong power output and hearty exhaust note, but that all is fixed now that Audi has given the sporty compact a makeover. It will no longer be such an outward wallflower. With a full redesign, Audi has equipped the S3 with a more memorable exterior design to go with its even greater power. Dominating the new S3's front end is a more assertive grille flanked by large air inlets. The... [read more]

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How We Value Cars: IntelliChoice Ownership Costs Explained

Purchasing a new car can be an exciting, emotional, from-the-gut decisionand it can be a punch in the gut when you later discover how much it costs to insure or fuel that car, or how little its worth when its time to find new wheels. Ownership costs, rather than the mere transaction price, should be at the forefront of your purchasing criteria. Luckily for you, MotorTrends partner, IntelliChoice, has you covered. IntelliChoices 5-Year Cost to Own and Best Overall Value... [read more]

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The Lucid Air Might Offer More Than 500 Miles Of Range

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
It hasnt been long since we reported that the Lucid Air might beat out the best Tesla Model S with up to 442 miles of range. Considering that the Air starts out at just $60,000 this could put it in a position to effectively dethrone the Tesla Model S. Now, however, a new report from Ars Technica claims that independent testing has confirmed an estimated range of more than 500 miles on a single charge. If this report is true... [read more]

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2021 Chevrolet Camaro Sweetened By Wild Cherry Design Package

As hinted by a leaked order guide back in May , the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro receives new Wild Cherry Design packages. Now, thanks to GM, we have more official details on what those packages include apart from sharing a name with the 1970s band behind the song Play That Funky Music and the only good flavor of Pepsi. Wild Cherry Tintcoat is new to the Camaro's exterior color palette for 2021, replacing the previous Garnet Red paint option. Those who... [read more]

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The Worlds Fastest Gamer Is Now A Race Winner, In Real Life

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
The enforced stoppage of any and all motorsports-related activities during the global lockdown earlier this year has prompted most high-profile drivers to slide their backsides in sim rigs and duke it out in online racing championships. Now, as real racing has resumed in many places, those drivers get back to work driving real cars and James Baldwin is quick to follow, only he never did this prior to the lockdown.

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Is This Video Proof That the First-Gen Audi S8 Was The Best Luxury Performance Car Ever?

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
There's a lot of argument today when it comes to picking the best RS car Audi ever produced. Old-school gearheads claim it's the RS2 Avant because it was produced with help from Porsche, while others claim the old RS models are no match for the modern variants. But people seem to forget that Audi also built performance versions of its full-size sedan, the A8. Granted, the S8 isn't a full-fledged RS model, but it packs a big punch and it... [read more]

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2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 First Drive Review: Nipped, Tucked, and Still a Flying B

This is more than just a casual midcycle refresh of Bentleys strong-selling SUV: Every single exterior panel of the 2021 Bentley Bentayga , apart from the roof and the doors, is new . So, too, is the infotainment system and all the switchgear and vents at the center of the dash. And although a quick read of the spec sheet suggests much of the hardware is carried over, our first drive of the 2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 reveals an SUV... [read more]

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BMW i3

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
BMW is one of the most proactive automakers to advance towards electrification. The company has not just announced new electric models, but will also electrify the existing lineup. Recently, it revealed the iX3, which carries over all the shenanigans of the regular X3, but with an electric powertrain. Recently, the electric version of the 3 Series was spotted yet again and it seems to be on the same transformational path as the electric X3.

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Ford Should Bring Back the Convertible Ranger PickupYou Know, the SkyRanger!

Wait a second, you might be thinking, I vaguely remember the Dodge Dakota convertible, but Ive never heard of a Ranger drop-top. Youre not losing your mind, reader. Took us a second to remember it. And yes, the famous (and rare) Dodge Dakota convertible is one of the only relatively modern convertible pickups made in the last 40 years, joining a very select group that includes the Jeep Gladiator and Chevrolet SSR as well as the even older Ford Bronco... [read more]

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Watch Randy Pobst Drive the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Corvette C51 At the Same Time

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Corvette are two of America's most iconic cars. But they're also two different animals. The Mustang spent most of its career in the pony and muscle car market, while the Corvette was aimed mostly at sports car and grand tourer buyers. With the Corvette transformed into a mid-engined car for the eighth generation, the gap between these nameplate is even bigger now. But which one is the fastest around a track? To find out... [read more]

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Tesla Model S vs. Lucid Air: Which One Wins the Range Wars?

Tesla is crushing its EV competition in key metrics such as range, acceleration, and semi-autonomous driving technology. Among the many new electric vehicles arriving in the coming years is the Lucid Air , an electric sedan that threatens to topple the Tesla Model S range domination. Although official EPA figures have not yet been released, Lucid is providing some ambitious range estimates for the Air. By how much could the Lucid Air surpass its biggest rival? Find out in this... [read more]

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2021 Lucid Air First Ride Review: 450 Miles on One Charge!

The 2021 Lucid Air electric sedan has been unofficially measured at 517 miles of range with its biggest battery. That number would beat Teslas longest-range Model S by a whopping 29 percent. The Lucid Air we rode in traveled 490 miles on a single charge. Acceleration is face-melting, and an even more lurid Lucid Air is coming with greater power. We rode in both models. --> Its 8:09 a.m., and were doing 66 mph on the 580 in the Bay... [read more]

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Fiat 500X - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Philippe Daix)
The Fiat 500X is somewhat of a quirky vehicle. For starters, Fiat isnt exactly the most popular brand here in the United States, and when you pair that with the fact that its really more of a jacked-up hatchback than a true crossover. As youll read a little later on in this in-depth review, the 500X, outside of its standard all-wheel-drive actually fails when it comes to doing a lot of usual crossover things like carrying lots of cargo. But... [read more]

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The Limited Edition Delage D12 Marks The End Of a 67 Year Engineering Hiatus

Built like a futuristic Formula 1 race car, the D12 by French automaker, Delage, marks the end of a 67 year engineering hiatus, since its heydays in the 1920s and 30s. Founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris, the company officially collapsed in 1953, due to stiff post-war competition, allowing French arms and 20th century automobile manufacturer, Socit Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements Hotchkiss et Compagnie, to fully absorb the remainder of their assets. The Limited Edition Delage... [read more]

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Watch the Old Land Rover Defender Keep Up with the New Defender and Jeep Gladiator

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Land Rover brought back the 2020 Defender after a four-year hiatus and it is quite impressive. But, the new body and feel gave it more of an urban vibe than the classic off-roader pizzazz that the Defender is generally known for. So, to see how it weighs in the present scenario, the folks at TFL decided to take it off-roading along with the old Defender and the rugged Jeep Gladiator. Can it match its rivals as an off-roader, or has... [read more]

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Hop Up looks to Bonneville for 1952

We are well into Speed Week now, so I'm keeping the Bonneville articles coming! Today's gem is from the September 1952 issue of Hop Up, where Bonneville Previews'... continue reading

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A RWD Mini Cooper and 502-Horsepower Honda Engine Create the Power-To-Weight Ratio of a Bugatti Veyron

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
The Mini was conceived by Alec Issigonis to be the ultimate city car, small in proportions but featuring a groundbreaking platform that made it surprisingly spacious on the inside. It sold in over five million copies and is considered one of the most influential designs ever. So good was BMC's biggest hit that it even made waves in the racing world, both on the rally stages and on the circuits of the world. It is, then, not that surprising that... [read more]

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