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The Long, Tortuous Wait for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Like a kid waiting for Santa on Christmas morning, the wait for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup truck has seemed interminable.We first saw the Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where its quirky looks and bold aspirations attracted big crowdsand no shortage of skeptics. But Hyundai execs knew it was a risky segment and said the Santa Cruz was one of the most-researched vehicles they had ever created. They believed... [read more]

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Mopar 2021 Ram 1500 Special Edition Brings a Strong Sticker Game, Rarity

A new limited production pickup truck is strutting its stuff out of the Mopar Custom Shop at Fiat Chryslwe mean, Stellantis.Its called the Mopar 2021 Ram 1500 Special Edition, and it's best you dash any hopes that by slapping the Mopar name on Ram's Hemi-powered 1500 might result in a muscle street truck with beefed-up performance, an athletic stance, and a demeanor akin to the V-10 Viper truck of years past. Even though Ram has recently been enamored with the... [read more]

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Florida Police Seeking Driver of Drawbridge-Jumping Hyundai Santa Fe

Thousands of miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico, the driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe has attempted to mimic Santa's sleigh. The SUV crashed through traffic-control arms as a drawbridge in Daytona, Florida, was raising and jumped the gap to the other side. All jokes aside, the wayward Hyundai's flight was caught on security cameras, and Daytona police are seeking the driver, according to the local news station, WESH 2 . Daytona Beach Police are searching for the person who... [read more]

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Ram Electric Pickup Truck Might Arrive in 2024

By 2030, every nameplateincluding Jeep , Ram , Chrysler , Dodge , Maserati , and a plethora of other brandsunder the Stellantis umbrella (the company created in January by merging FCA and PSA Group) will offer an electric vehicle . In the run-up to 2030, the company plans to build plug-in hybrids of most models as part of an accelerated global electrification plan. New platforms are in the works to support pure electric vehicles, too, including one for body-on-frame pickups... [read more]

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Vermont Town Bucks Ford's Bronco Off-Roadeo Driving School From Local Ski Resort

The Ford Bronco Off-Roadeo training program isn't coming to Vermont. The Woodstock Inn and Resort blindsided the residents of South Pomfret, Vermont, when it disclosed a proposal that allowed its popular 189-acre ski area called Suicide Six to be used during the summer as an off-road driving school for owners of new Ford Broncos. Angry residents spoke out against the idea during a heated public meeting after which Adventure ORX, operator of the Off-Rodeo, was immediately advised to withdraw its... [read more]

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Heres Your First Look At The 11th Generation Honda Civic Sedan

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
We finally get to see what the new 2022 Honda Civic sedan will look like as Honda was kind enough to publish a picture of the road-going model, an evolution of the Civic Prototype unveiled in November 2020.

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Size Showdown: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. Midsize Pickup Trucks

Context matters. If you truly want to understand just how small the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup is, then you need to know how it measures up to larger midsize truck offerings. In this case, weve gathered key dimensional details of the Santa Cruz and pitted these figures against those of the Honda Ridgeline and the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab. The former shares its unibody construction method with the Santa Cruz, while the latter is the archetypal American midsize... [read more]

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Look: Return of the Compact Truck

Hyundai isnt fooling anyone, and to its credit, it isnt trying to. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a compact pickup truck, yes, but it isnt a truck for people who buy F-150s . It isnt even a truck for people who buy Tacomas . Its a truck for people who live in big cities and drive 45 minutes out of town to go hiking, mountain biking, surfing, or whatever on the weekend. How much truck do city people really... [read more]

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A New Retro-Inspired Porsche 911 Is Coming - This is What You Need to Know About it

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
We recently showed you images of another version of the 911 (992) out testing. It seems Porsche is not done with the latest generation of their iconic rear-engine sports car. The 992 currently represents the pinnacle of Porsche 911 evolution and it seems the brand really wants this to be the most complete 911 yet. After all the usual versions of the 911, retro-inspired models make a comeback.

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2011 Aston Martin Virage - Why Has Everyone Forgotten About It?

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Aston Martin is one of the oldest and most emblematic manufacturers to ever exist. Over the years, theyve had glorious racing history, as well as iconic models. That said, for one reason or another, some models are more memorable than others. When we talk about the Aston Martin Virage, most people remember the 1989-2000 model, also known as the Vantage V-8. In 2011, the name Virage was brought back, by utilizing the brands distinctive modern design. This is everything you... [read more]

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The Mercedes-Benz Logo - A Complete History

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Mercedes-Benz came into existence in 1926, when DMG (Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft) - founded by Gottlieb Daimler - merged with Benz & Cie, which was the company started by Carl Benz. Thats when the Mercedes-Benz logo as we know it was created.

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The Buick Y Job = First Factory Custom

The 1938 Buick Y Job is often touted as the first factory concept' car or as a GM experimental' car, but I would call this the first custom... continue reading

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GMC Syclone - The 90s Performance Truck That We Need Today!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Pickup trucks were always bareboned and were meant to be used as work vehicles. We saw a lot of performance, off-road trucks now, but there werent a lot of such options back in the day. Many automakers gave this a shot and no matter how good they were, they never made it big. One of the most prominent performance trucks from back in the day is the GMC Syclone. The Syclone hit the automotive scene in 1991 and took everyone... [read more]

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Audi Q4 e-tron

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Audi has jumped into one of the most popular segments today with two new electric offerings, the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron. These compact SUVs could be a game-changer for Audi and bring in huge volumes once launched. Both of them are essentially the same vehicle other than the sloping roofline on the Sportback, which seems to be quite a popular option these days. For now, the company has revealed the Euro-spec models and trim details, but we... [read more]

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Does Honda Make Electric Cars? Everything You Need to Know About Honda EVs

For an automaker so dominant across multiple segments , theres a significant hole in Hondas lineup. Compared to Ford and its Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet with the Bolt and Bolt EUV, and Nissan and its Leaf, Honda notably lacks a dedicated electric vehicle for the North American market. That will soon change. Current Honda Electric Cars If you live in the U.S. and want an electric Honda, you cant have one because the automaker doesnt sell any full-electric vehicles here. If... [read more]

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This Is the Sedan That McLaren Unfortunately Wont Build

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Sedans have been losing popularity even since the first SUV hit the market and that decline is still ongoing today. At the same time, a sedan kind of goes against the idea of a pure-breed sports car/supercar, which is why McLaren will never build one just like it wont build a crossover or an SUV. But what if?

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Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Audi is one of the most proactive brands in the electric market today. The company has added two more models based on the Q4 in its e-tron lineup today the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron. Sportbacks seem to be big sellers for automakers these days and this has prompted the German automaker to come up with the sloping roofline version as well as the conventional SUV body style for its Q4-based e-tron. Both the models have the same... [read more]

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2021.5 Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition First Look: Need Mo' NISMO?

Nissans latest take on its GT-R sports car comes in the form of the NISMO Special Edition. The limited-run model, which is due to arrive in the United States this fall, straddles the line between the 2021 and 2022 model years, which is why the Japanese brand instead intends to market and sell this car on our shores as a 2021.5 model. Model year semantics aside, buyers of this extra-special GT-R are due for a real treat. Well, visually at... [read more]

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What Is Ford Co-Pilot360? And Which SUVs, Cars, and Trucks Have the Safety Tech?

The automaker that implemented mass production and affordable cars over 100 years ago is now making modern driver-assist features more accessible. Ford offers the Co-Pilot360 active safety suite in some form on almost every model it sells. ( Ford GT drivers miss out, but something tells us they wont mind.) Read on for all the details on Ford Co-Pilot360. Ford Co-Pilot360 Features Ford offers all the active safety features youd expect in a modern vehicle. That starts with Pre-Collision Assist... [read more]

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Meet an Ultra-Rare SLR McLaren

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The Mercedes SLR McLaren started out as Vision SLR concept, unveiled at the 1999 North American International Car Show. The goal was to showcase what Mercedes had learned from their F1 engine supplier, McLaren. Then, they decided to put the car into production. Between 2003 and 2009, 2,157 cars were made in total. Over the years, a couple of special versions appeared, such as the 722 and Stirling Moss. The YouTube channel Seen through Glass is showing us another one... [read more]

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2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback First Look: More Model Y Alternatives

It isnt enough to just build an electric car anymore . As an automaker keen on satisfying greenies, you must commit to sustainability. That means low-emission/carbon-neutral factories, sustainable material choices, and leveraging renewable energy. Audis all-new, fully electric Q4 E-Tron electric crossover (and its fastback Sportback counterpart) checks all three boxes and then some. This isnt just another EV from Audiits a mission statement. The Q4 E-Tron kicks off Audi's ushering in of a new era for itself, and its... [read more]

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GMC Hummer EV: What Should You Be Getting - The SUV or Pickup Truck?

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
GMC introduced the Hummer EV supertruck last year and has now followed it up with the Hummer EV SUV. At the onset, it seems like a pickup truck that comes with a roof welded on the bed to make it an SUV. However, there is a lot more than meets the eye. Unlike the Rivian truck and SUV twins, the Hummer EV SUV has been placed as an inferior offering. There is a difference in specs, power outputs, and other... [read more]

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How Does This Porsche 356A Speedster Tickle the Fanboy In You?

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Khyzyl Saleem is back at it with a new drool-worthy set of renders that envision a tricked-out Porsche 356A Speedster. And by tricked out we mean a couple of 964 Carrera RSR-inspired styling cues and a whale tail of sorts.

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Porsche 911 992 Sport Classic

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
It seems Porsche is really counting on the 992 to be a successful model. Now that pretty much all versions of the latest Porsche 911 are accounted for, the German brand might also be bringing back the limited edition Sport Classic. A possible candidate for a new Sport Classic was caught testing at the Nrburgring quite recently. The Sport Classic first appeared with the 997 generation and was a throwback to the iconic Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. Judging by... [read more]

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Finding The Hirohata

Last month, it was reported that the Hirohata Merc is available for private sale. Rumors suggest that the Petersen Museum is the most likely new owner, but I... continue reading

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1969 Icon BR Ford Bronco New School First Drive: Icon Builds The Bronco Ford Wont

Its the wheels and tires that really give it away. Even the casual car fan will recognize theyre not even close to original. Serious car fans will notice a bunch of other tells, like the modern LED headlights, the blocky painted steel bumpers, and the Icon badging in place of the iconic Ford lettering and Bronco badge on the grille and fenders. It takes a serious Ford Bronco fan to notice the front turn signals are the wrong shape, the... [read more]

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Check Out These Shots of the Mercedes-AMG Project One Testing At The Nurburgring

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The Mercedes AMG One was recently caught, blasting down the Nurburgring. The hyper-hybrid was supposed to be on sale from 2019, but it was delayed. The camouflaged version spotted at the Green Hell is proof that the people from AMG are using the extra time to refine the car even further. With this in mind, the Mercedes AMG One is expected to be on sale sometime later this year. The car will be produced in a limited run of 275... [read more]

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2022 Honda Civic Sedan First Look: Small Car Royalty, Redesigned

This is it, Honda fans: Heres your first official look at the all-new 2022 Honda Civic sedan. In place of the industry-standard teaser that features a backlit silhouette or just a slice of the headlight framed against inky darkness, Honda bucks the trend with a full front three-quarter glimpse of its newest bread-and-butter compact sedan. Keen Honda enthusiasts know this isnt really our first look at the new 11th-generation sedan. The lovely dark orange 2022 Honda Civic Sedan Prototype shown... [read more]

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2022 Kia Carnival First Drive Review: So Long, Sedona

Drop the fantasy for a moment. As much as wed all love to project the rough-and-tumble, outdoorsy ruggedness associated with the deep-voiced sales pitches in SUV ads, how often are you really tackling anything more challenging than a gravel parking lot or a dusty fire road? Buyers in need of three-row seating but who wont capitalize on the off-road Sporting aspect of a sport utility vehicle can get loads more utility out of a less ostentatious, less understood class of... [read more]

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The Original Ford Mustang Could Have Looked A Bit Different

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
FoMoCo has made a habit out of sharing special details about the Mustang pony car during what the carmaker calls Mustang Week. This year, the Blue Oval released for the first time a series of notes about the Mustang and how it came to existence.

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2021 Lexus IS300 AWD First Test: Doesnt Drive a Day Over Seven Years Old

If Lexus had its way, you wouldnt think too hard about the 2021 Lexus IS300 AWD . The automakers media push surrounding the latest changes to its perennial compact sport sedan would have you believe a new schnozz, rump, touchscreen, and behind-the-scenes upgrades to its chassis constitutes an all-new ground-up redesign and not a simple midcycle refresh. In a way, Lexus is correctthis isnt a midcycle refresh. Or rather, it shouldnt be; that shiny new 2021 Lexus IS gleaming on... [read more]

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Ford's BlueCruise Has Autopilot and Super Cruise in Its Crosshairs

Ford's forthcoming Level 2 hands-free driving-assist system is abandoning the Active Drive Assist moniker in favor of something with a little more flair. Meet BlueCruise, the Blue Oval's answer to similar Level 2 setups from the likes of Tesla (Autopilot) and General Motors ( Super Cruise ). Ford's system is due to make its consumer debut in the second half of the year on 2021 F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models sporting the brand's Co-Pilot360Active 2.0 Prep package. Owners of these... [read more]

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This Possessed Jeep Gladiator Has An 850-Horsepower Dodge Demon V-8 Under The Hood!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Jeep Gladiator needs no introduction. It was one of the most anticipated products and it didnt let anyone down. What makes it even more special is that being an FCA product, or should I say Stellantis product, there is no dearth of customization options. But, heres one example that probably sets the benchmark for Gladiators. Presenting to you, courtesy of AutotopiaLA, the Jeep Possessed Gladiator. It is big, brawny, and comes with mods that can make purists go weak in... [read more]

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2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo Special Edition (Japan Only)

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
The current Nissan GT-R is one of the oldest cars on sale in the US, but Nissan doesnt seem to care. In fact, the Japanese carmaker has taken the wraps off a Special Edition version dedicated exclusively to Japan. We also know that a new-generation GT-R is under development, so is this the swan song weve all been waiting for?

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7 Unlikely Cars With Porsche DNA That You Didnt Know About

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The automotive industry is a dynamic one and collaborations between different car manufacturers are not that uncommon. Porsche is a name associated with great craftsmanship, great engineering, and tradition - all traits the 911 encompasses better than any other car. However, Porsche was not always doing well financially and, in the 1990s, they were willing to lend their expertise to other companies. Here are some of the brands most known and some less-known joint ventures, some of which may surprise... [read more]

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Best Hot Rod Trucks from Goodguys' 2021 Texas Show

Custom classic trucks were the main attraction at the recent Goodguys LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals. Thats exciting but not surprising. For one thing, this is Texas were talking about. They love their trucks here and boast the highest number of pickups per capita of any state in the USA. The Spring Lone Star Nationals was Goodguys season-opening show and the first event after a long dry spell of postponed events. More than 25,000 spectators showed up at the... [read more]

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2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible First Look: A Million Miles of Headroom

The 200-mph barrier is a big deal. While the recently announced Bentley Continental GT Speed coupe can break that barrier with ease, it now can do so with its top down thanks to the arrival of the Continental GT Speed Convertible. --> Mechanically, the GT Speed vert is identical to the coupe that broke cover earlier in the year. The big change is the addition of a folding soft-top instead of the regular Speeds swept roof. Power (650 hp) and... [read more]

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
With the regular 911 (992) GT3 out and official, all eyes are now headed towards the GT3 RS. As expected, the more hardcore version of the already hardcore GT3 will feature more of everything - except for the weight, of which it will have less. The most important thing is that the latest most track-focused normally-aspirated 911 is underway, and heres what we can expect.

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MG Shows Off Electric Cyberster Sportscar Concept for Shanghai Show

So far the EV revolution has largely resulted in the electrification of practical vehicles, with most new debuts taking the shape of sedans, SUVs, or trucks. Since the original Tesla Roadster , we havent seen much in the mainstream two-seater department. British automaker MG, known by enthusiasts for its heritage as a maker of small convertible sportscars , has introduced the Cyberster concept car as a radical departure from its current lineup of milquetoast gasoline and electric SUVs (built in... [read more]

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How Does the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Compare to an H2?

Hummers are big, right? Duh , youre thinking, thats not news. Always were, always will be . Its not, and youre right: the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is a big, big vehiclejust like its unabashedly, proudly oversized predecessor, the 20032009 Hummer H2 . Debuting just a few years after the first-generation Toyota Prius, the first non-military Hummer was a lightning rod for controversy, as its size (and more importantly, thirst) were outsized. The GMC Hummer (mostly) sidesteps the latter... [read more]

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This 2006 Lamborghini Murcilago Is Here To Remind You That Sometimes Older Is Better

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Lamborghini introduced the Murcilago back in 2001 as a successor to the Diablo. The Murcilago was in production for almost a decade. It was the first new car after 11 years and also happened to be the first under its new parent, Volkswagen. The Italian car was also the new flagship V-12 and worthy to be the face of the company. The car sold in decent numbers 4,099 examples to be exact and is still a hit with enthusiasts. If... [read more]

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This Bespoke Pagani Huayra BC Roadster "Supernova" Is The Definition of Sexy

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Pagani Huayra arrived on the automotive scene in 2011 as a spiritual successor to the Zonda. It derives its name from Huayra-tata, a Quetcha wind God. The company announced just 100 examples of the Huayra when launched and all of them we sold by 2015. This was followed by the Huayra Roadster, Huayra BC, Huayra Roadster BC, and the Huayra Imola. All of these are limited production models as well and Pagani will build just 100, 20, 40, and... [read more]

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The Nissan Z Is Special But Because Its The Definition of Affordable Performance

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Given the chance, Im willing to bet that 90-percent of the car-loving population would be more than happy to drive a Nissan GT-R or, even better yet, the Nissan GT-R Nismo. Of course, 89-percent of that original 90-percent will never get the chance to get behind the wheel, not because the GT-R is hard to find but because its hard to afford. If you were to cruise into a Nissan dealership right now, youd have to pony up at least... [read more]

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Hyundai Heritage Series Pony First Look: The 1980s Hatch Remastered

Grab a saddle, because Hyundai's got a Pony that's just begging for a ride. The company's Heritage Series Pony is a chic and contemporary take on its first foray into the automotive space. This Pony hatchback, though, is more than just a restomod with a modern electric heart it's also a piece of art. Yes, Heritage Series Pony is but one piece in a larger exhibition called Reflections in Motion, which is currently on display within the walls of Hyundai... [read more]

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Genesis Could Soon Dip Its Toes Into The Performance Pool

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Hyundais luxury brand Genesis is not slowing down. In addition to the SUV models that recently went on sale, the brand is also about to debut their new executive sedan the G90. With what is shaping to be an almost full Genesis lineup, the only type of car that is yet to make an appearance is a sports coupe. However, there are indications that this might change very soon, as Genesis is giving us subtle hints and the writing is... [read more]

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Essentially Brand-New 1983 Volkswagen Beetle from Mexico Asks Fifty Grand

Only on Craigslist can you find a pile of junk for free, a lost and found advertisement for a cat named Taco, an apartment rental, and a haiku discussion forum. Often the place of strange listings, Craigslist also is where a 1983 Volkswagen Beetle with only 122 miles on the odometer is currently listed for sale. According to the listing, the Mexican VW Beetle is in superb condition, complete, and originalso much so that the seats still have the factory... [read more]

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1973 Chevrolet Corvette Motion Manta Ray GT - The Definition of Rare

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The Chevrolet Corvette was always a beautiful car, but sometimes what comes out of the factory isnt exclusive enough. In the 1970s, many C3 Corvettes were subjected to various enhancements, making them even more unique. It was the era of flared fenders, flashy wheels, catchy graphics, and a complete lack of subtlety. One such example is this 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Motion Manta-Ray GT, which is one of only three cars customized by Baldwin-Motion.

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Leaves Car Event, Immediately Tips Over Chevy Silverado

At a Cars and Coffee meet in Loveland, Colorado, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver decided to let loose the full power of the car's supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 . What happens next won't surprise most car enthusiasts. Maybe a few hundred feet from where the driver opens up the throttle, the rear tires lose traction and the Challenger SRT Hellcat lurches to the leftright into the side of an unsuspecting Chevrolet Silverado 1500 passing by. The truck is pushed off the... [read more]

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Watch the BMW M4 Competition Take On The Audi RS5 And The Mercedes-AMG C63 S

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The rivalry between the three Germans can never end. Be it any segment or niche, they are waiting to rain on each others parades. This time, its on a drag strip, courtesy of Carwow. The Audi RS5, BMW M4 Competition, and the AMG C63 S competed against one another in a series of races to determine who the king is when it comes to straight-line dashes. Who have you got your money on?

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