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A Sunday Morning in LA

I had to be down to Southern California for business over the weekend and decided to stay the night before flying home. Not living around L.A., it's easy... continue reading

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Can a 500 Horsepower Genesis G70 Take On a 600 Horsepower R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R?

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Yes, its another drag race, courtesy of the YouTube channel Hoonigan. This one is a bit odd, as we have two cars, we never expected to see go head to head. On one side, we have a Genesis G70 3.3 twin-turbo thats literally brand new. On the other side, we have a barely stock R33 Skyline GT-R. Its all or nothing for the GT-R as its title for the best tuner car is on the line. The Genesis is down... [read more]

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Believe It or Not, Toyota Wont Let You Resell Your 2022 Land Cruiser 300!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Toyota launched the 13th-gen Land Cruiser a couple of months back. Monikerd the Land Cruiser 300, this new generation succeeds the Land Cruiser 200 that was in production for 14 years. It is, however, forbidden fruit in the U.S. as the company has pulled the plug on it here. Just as the hype of the new SUV was dying down, a report by Creative311 has brought it back to the headlines. According to the publication, Toyota is asking the owners... [read more]

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Brabus 800 - The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Receives The Brabus Treatment

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Earlier this month, Brabus revealed its latest creation based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S coup the Brabus 800. The German tuner has given it a typical Brabus treatment. It comes with a black exterior, big wheels, oodles of carbon fiber elements and components, and of course, a power boost.

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This Mercedes SLR McLaren by MSO is Rare, but Is it Worth Bugatti Chiron Money?

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Built between 2003 and 2009, the Mercedes SLR McLaren was a modern-day tribute to the 1950s 300 SLR. The super Gran tourer preceded AMGs SLS and GT models, both inspired by the 300 SL. Throughout its production cycle, there were some limited edition versions, such as the 722 Edition. There was also a race-prepped version of that, which you could buy. There is, however, a much rarer version of the Mercedes SLR McLaren, which was presented in a Seen through... [read more]

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Watch a Ford Bronco take on a Jeep Wrangler at the Drag Strip

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
The Acceler8 YouTube Channel pit a Ford Bronco against a Jeep Wrangler on a drag strip. The SUVs go head to head in two races, and a surprise third race. Keep reading to find out which one is faster.

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Hyundai Isnt Done With the Mid-Engined RM19 Superhatch

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Hyundais mid-engined halo car has a history that dates back nearly a decade, and thats just the history that we know about. Its been more than a year since we really last heard about what was going on with the car now known as the RM19 Concept but weve finally heard something fresh. As it turns out, Hyundai didnt forget about it. On the contrary, the company has actually been busy making some modifications that includes a new engine. Does... [read more]

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Ferrari 550 Maranello Short Wheelbase by RML

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Combining modern hardware with a timeless classic shape is a dream for many automotive enthusiasts. Although there are more than a few companies that engage in such activities, very few actually go the extra length to achieve a more vintage driving experience. British company RML has done just that with this beautiful interpretation of the iconic Ferrari 250 GT SWB, based on the Ferrari 550 Maranello. RML has a long history of making bespoke chassis setups for various applications, including... [read more]

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Hyperions Hydrogen EV Hypercar is a Collection of Crazy Numbers

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Plug-in and full hybrid vehicles are mostly viewed as a transition between internal combustion engines and EVs. In 2019, just two percent of light vehicles, sold in the US, were hybrids and for 2020, things have remained about the same. In the EU only one percent of vehicles are plug-in hybrids. However, with the recent talk about hydrogen, Hyperion Motors takes the opportunity to change the fate of hybrid vehicles. Their XP-1 hypercar took eight years to develop and now... [read more]

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Old Heap Now Is $1000 Showpiece

You gotta give Dave credit for the initiative of not only building this hot rod in the first place, but also having the foresight to prepare both a... continue reading

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale by Novitec

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Novitecs love for Ferrari is never-ending. It wasnt too long ago when the aftermarket company came up with an N-Largo treatment for the F8 Tributo. Within a month, Novitec has launched another model, this time, based on the SF90 Stradale. The Novitec SF90 Stradale nudges the horsepower to just over 1,000 horses while also increasing the torque by almost 50 pound-feet. Apart from this, it also comes with an upgraded exhaust system, a suspension setup, and a more-than-subtle aesthetic makeover... [read more]

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Watch 1,450 Horses Get Unleashed On A Drag Strip In This Epic Mercedes vs BMW battle

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Mercedes came up with an AMG C63 Black Series almost a decade back. The team at Carwow brought it to the drag strip to take on an F80 BMW M3. Both these vehicles, however, are tuned and make 1,450 horses combined. While the BMW features a pair of hybrid turbos, the Mercedes features a supercharged under the hood. They go up against each other in a series of rolling and drag races. Which tuned car do you think will win... [read more]

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This 1969 Ford Mustang Started Life as a Hyundai Accent

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Many car enthusiasts lust after a high-performance supercar or a classic muscle car. Sadly, both are out of most peoples reach. This, in turn, creates a market niche for studios specializing in building replicas. After showing us their Honda Civic-based Lamborghini Aventador project, Dream Customs India is now showing us something even more bizarre. Im sure youre familiar with the 1969 Ford Mustang a car that has achieved global stardom. The Indian studio has taken a 2009 Hyundai Accent a... [read more]

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Ultra Rare Street Legal AMG CLK GTR to go Under the Hammer at Pebble Beach

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
If you've ever wanted to own a road-legal race car, well here is your chance, provided youve got some deep pockets that is. Real deep. The CLK GTR is a road-going race car that Mercedes-Benz produced in the late 90s to comply with racing regulations that required them to make a set number of road-going variants. Only 25 were built, with 20 being coupes and 5 being roadsters. This particular example was number nine of those 25. Also, aside from the name... [read more]

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Audis New RS Q E-Tron Off-Roader Takes Extreme to the Next Level

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Audi is planning to participate in the 2022 Dakar Rally with what has to be one of the most extreme off-roaders weve seen so far this year. The RS Q E-Tron is an EV, yet theres also a TFSI gasoline engine borrowed from DTM that serves as a range generator that will allow it to run constantly without charging. If this is the reason Audi decided to ditch Formula E, then I have to admit that I whole-heartedly agree with... [read more]

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Retro is Back!! Behold, the R5 Turbo 3 by Legend Automobiles

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
The trend of Retro modding has really taken off over the past few years. It was only last week that we got you a story on the Gemballa Marsien, designed by Alan Derosier. Well, Alan has now worked his magic on yet another icon. This car is one of the most celebrated Class B rally cars of not just the 80s, but of all time. The Renault R5 Turbo. Renault themselves are yet to give us a successor to the... [read more]

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Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
The Volkswagen Passat is officially dead in the United States. Well, not quite yet, but its definitely taking its last breaths as Volkswagen prepares the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee for production of the Atlas, Atlas Cross, and all-electric ID.4. As the U.S. market bids farewell to the Passat, its going to honor it in the only way it knows how a special edition. The car you see here is just one of four configurations, with a total of 1,973 examples... [read more]

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Yamaha OX99-11: The Formula One Powered Supecar Designed by a Motorcycle Manufacturer

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Yamaha is a company mostly associated with motorcycles and musical instruments. There are also the occasional collaborations between Yamaha and certain carmakers mostly (but not limited to) Toyota where they design engines for high-performance vehicles. Some more notable examples are the Toyota 2000GT, Ford Taurus SHO, Lexus LFA, and others. What many dont know, however, is that in the 1990s, Yamaha decided to build a car of its own. It was called the OX99-11 and although it ultimately failed, there... [read more]

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Aston Martin Simplifies the DB11 V8 Before It Goes Electric

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Aston Martin is aiming for electrification in the foreseeable future and the planned changes for the Aston Martin DB11 aim to simplify the model lineup and make room for the electric version for the car. The DB11 was introduced in 2016 and, for two years, was produced alongside the V-12 Vanquish, before completely taking over as the brands flagship model. Now, the DB11 will have a more simplified lineup, to accommodate the eventual arrival of the gran tourers EV version.

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Mercedes-Benz Posaidon S 63 RS 830+

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
The Mercedes-AMG S63 is no slouch with 612 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, but what if thats not enough? Well, according to famed tuner Posaidon, its not, and thats why were looking at this tuned version of the S63 today. The same 4.0-liter V-8 lives under the hood, but it now features revised turbos with upgraded ball bearings, new air induction, and a revised exhaust system with new downpipes and sports catalytic converters. In the end, the Posaidon S... [read more]

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2022 Nissan Pathfinder - What You Need to Know

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Nissan unveiled the all-new fifth-generation (R53) Pathfinder back in February. It was scheduled to go on sale in the summer. Well, the wait is finally over. The Pathfinder went on sale earlier this month. This model has been overhauled from the ground up. It receives a far more rugged exterior and a modern yet functional interior. There are four trims to choose from. S, SL, SV, and top-spec Platinum.

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Dallara Stradale EXP - The Track-Only Version Of The Standard Stradale Comes With Performance And Aero Upgrades

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Dallara made a very strong impact with the Stradale. While it managed to tag itself as a street-legal car, the Stradales latest iteration, the Stradale EXP, has jumped the fence and entered into the track-only territory. It comes with a larger wing at the rear, a center-mounted exhaust system, and an aggressive rear diffuser. The roofless car will also have a top speed of 180 mph and can generate up to 2,755 pounds of downforce!

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MINI Has introduced a MINI Anniversary Edition to Honor Six Decades of Partnership with John Cooper

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
The MINI brand began collaborating with John Cooper 60 years ago in September 1961, and that bond continues to this day; MINI's top performance variant still bears the JCW name - with a John Cooper Works badge - and this new special edition has been launched to commemorate that very relationship between the two brands that spans six decades.

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An Altered from the Archives

Just like the old song says, Im on the road again. By the time you read this, Ill be up in Washington soaking in as much hot rod... continue reading

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The New Mercedes SLs Interior Is Clearly Inspired by Jar Jar Binks

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Mercedes is slowly undressing the next-generation SL and by now we have a pretty good idea of how it would look when it finally comes out. We also know that its the first SL, developed by AMG, alongside their AMG GT model, so it will be, by far, the sportiest interpretation of the model yet. Something else we recently found out about the German gran tourer is how the interior looks and, it appears, the interior designers, although theyve done... [read more]

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Mercedes Benz Vision EQXX Teased With 620 Miles of Range

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Daimler is in pursuit to develop world's most energy-efficient electric car. The Mercedes Benz EQXX is expected to travel 6.2 miles on a single kWh of charge, beating the current-best Lucid Air's efficiency by over a mile. Their Mercedes Benz Formula 1 team, among others, has provided assistance in the development of their new flagship. The German automaker gave us a taste of how they want to transition to electric, during the strategy day event for investors on October 6, last year. That... [read more]

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Dont Wait Too Long to Buy a New Aston Martin Vantage or DB11

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Quite recently, we talked about the 2022 revisions for the Aston Martin DB11, which aim to simplify the models lineup, in order to make room for a future EV version. With that being said, we now know with certainty that Aston Martins internal combustion engine days are numbered, as the next-generation Vantage and DB11 will be fully electric. Tobias Moers Aston Martin CEO confirmed it in an interview with Automotive News Europe. "The succession of our traditional sports segment has... [read more]

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The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Vigilante Is One Of The Most OutrageousVintage Off-Roaders That We Have Ever Seen

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
The Grand Wagoneer name is making a comeback after three decades. But, for fans of the old one made until 1991, Texas-based Vigilante, which specializes in restoring vintage Jeeps, has now created a resto-mod of the classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Vigilante has managed to retain the Grand Wagoneer's well-known iconic styling.

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This Tesla Model S Plaid Roars And Grunts Like A Dodge Hellcat!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Switching to EVs isnt just the next step into the future. Its a friggin paradigm shift. One of the things that is putting off a lot of people is how silent EVs are. If youve been driving an internal combustion-engined car for decades, EVs will disappoint you in the aural department. While many governments have mandated that EVs come with external speakers to notify pedestrians about the EV approaching them, Tesla has taken this to the next level. Tesla allows... [read more]

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This Cobra Jet 1400 EV Is World-Record Fast

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Renowned Drag Racer, Bob Tasca III, drove a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 to a quarter-mile time of 8.12 seconds at 171 mph at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, shattering the previous record of 8.27 seconds established in its debut last October. Because this new class isn't that hot yet, the Mustang Cobra Jet has been breaking its own quarter-mile record for full-bodied all-electric racing vehicles.

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The Last Peaceful Place on Earth

Bonneville. Every year around this time I start sharing stories and videos about it, telling every damn hot rodder with a pulse to go just once in their... continue reading

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Volvo C40 Recharge - The Swedish Automakers Crossover With A Sloping Roofline

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Volvo announced the C40 Recharge for the U.S. market back in March this year. It is essentially a crossover version of the XC40. The U.S. market is known to welcome crossover coupes with arms wide open and Volvo accepted the invitation. For the 2022 XC40, Volvo introduced two new trims Plus and Ultimate. But, the C40 will be offered only in the top-spec Ultimate spec. Aside from the looks, it comes with a premium cabin and a ton of creature... [read more]

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Cyberpunk 2077 Is Getting Trolled Hard by Disgruntled Fans

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Cyberpunk 2077 has been somewhat disappointing. In addition to not living up to players expectations, the game has been notoriously buggy. There have been literally zero updates on the open-world, first-person shooter for a while, other than the occasional filler content, across Cyberpunks social media channels. The game did come back to PlayStation stores, where it previously topped the download charts, but players are still waiting on those free DLCs and much-needed updates, said to arrive by the end of... [read more]

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Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Audis R8 track-only lineup is getting bigger and better. The R8 LMS has 83 driver titles and 106 additional championship victories under its belt already. To make sure this record only gets better in the future, the company has come up with an Evo II iteration of the LMS GT3. It features a new wing, a redesigned air intake, and an upgraded suspension setup amongst other things. It breaches the half-a-million-dollar mark after price conversion.

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BMWs Return to The Big Grille Actually Dates Back to 1996 and This 7 Series Concept Proves It

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The topic of BMWs large kidney grille is still a much-debated one. The prolonged grille design is actually a design cue that dates back to the 1930s, with cars like the 1936 BMW 328. Now, the long kidney grills have made a return, with most of BMWs current lineup proudly wearing it (or shamefully, depending on how youre looking at it). However, BMWs recent decision to bring back this grille design isnt as recent as you may think. Back in... [read more]

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Watch A Scania Skip Truck and A Scania Grab Truck Gang Up On A Volvo Pump Truck On A Drag Strip

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The folks at Carwow organized a different type of race this time. They got hold of three big lorries (known as Trucks Stateside, but well stick to calling them lorries to avoid confusion) to compete against each other in a series of drag and rolling races, along with a brake test. They all do different kinds of stuff. One of them is a grab lorry, the other with a concrete pumping machine, and the final one a skip lorry. In... [read more]

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Take a Nice Tour of the Koenigsegg Jesko Before Seeing It Exercise Its Grunt

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Hypercars are at the top of the automotive food chain. They have the best drivetrains, the most advanced tech, and are the most capable. The Koenigsegg Jesko is one of the latest and best examples of that. And although most of us will not be able to afford one, we can at least watch in awe as Koenigsegg founder and CEO, Christian von Koenigsegg, gives us a tour around the pre-production Jesko before engaging in some spirited driving.

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Ford GT40 Electric by Superformance and Everrati

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Founded in 2019 by Justin Lunny, Everrati as a company specializes in converting iconic vintage cars into electric cars. It is riding the wave of the current EV revolution where people certainly want to go electric, but at the same time dont want to give up on some of the most timeless shapes from Automotive history. Everrati and countless other startups are addressing this demand for Resto-modding. With the latest project, the company wants to work on one of the... [read more]

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The Trophies

I'm running a little late this morning, so I figured I would turn back to my inbox for content. After my last post on the found Orange County... continue reading

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The Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Badlands - The Original Velociraptors Little Brother

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Hennessey, the famous Texas tuner and producer of some absolutely insane automobiles, adds another special edition to its repertoire, this time based on the Ford Bronco. It's not their first, as they debuted the full-fledged Ford Bronco VelociRaptor with a 750 horsepower V-8 engine last October. This is, however, that VelociRaptor's little brother.

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The Nano of Combat Vehicles? The MBPV from Tata

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Indian automaker TATA Motors has created the MBPV "Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle, not as a typical combat vehicle, but instead, it is a protective mobile solution that operates in confined spaces.

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Tang Orange Pearl Is The Right Color For the Koenigsegg Jesko

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
I think we can all agree that certain cars are made for a certain color. When it comes to super-fast high-performance machines, there are usually two ways to go about it. Either go for a dark and sinister look (think of the Koenigsegg Thor and Vader models of the Agera) or you can go with a very bright, visible from 10 miles, exterior finish, which is exactly the case here. What we are looking at is a rare pre-production version... [read more]

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Mercedes-Benz E450 Wagon - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Philippe Daix)
Being on the market since 2017, it might seem logical to glance over the Mercedes E-Class until a new-gen model arrives in a few years. That actually couldnt be further from the truth because the E-Class lineup was refreshed for 2021 with new technology, and updated appearance, and a more efficient powertrain. Weve been itching to see how the new E-Class stands after its most recent refresh, so Mercedes let us spend a week with the E450 Wagon. It didnt... [read more]

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A New Chinese EV Crossover Will Have Over 620 Miles of Range

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
EVs have slowly been rising in popularity and have proven to be an alternative to the internal combustion engine, at least to an extent. The introduction of solid-state batteries is expected to bring EVs to the next level, although they are far from mass production. However, the Chinese carmaker GAC could get ahead of the game with their latest Aion LX. While many EVs currently on sale struggle to do 350 miles on a single charge, the new Aion LX... [read more]

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