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Kia Shows Hints of Nine Future Electric Cars and Concepts

Weve seen Kias new logo , and now weve learned a more about the brands future plans, including seven all-electric models and three battery-powered concepts by 2027. Kia's intent is to stake out a leading position in the EV market, and it teased five of those future production models in silhouette. The models will be known as EV1 through EV9, part of a model-name reorganization we'll touch on in a bit. We don't know which models get which numbers, so... [read more]

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Is REE Automotive's Skateboard Chassis the Future of Commercial EVs?

Sure, you could always buy a prefab skateboard from Element or Zero, but the cool kids pick their ideal size deck and then select custom trucks and wheels to suit. Tel-Aviv-based REE Automotive reckons it should be just as easy to build your electric mobility as a service (MaaS) shuttle or delivery van . At CES 2021 , the company showed off its electric skateboard chassis concept comprised of its patented REEboards and REEcorners. REEboardsBackbone of the Electric Skateboard Chassis... [read more]

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The Stellantis Era Dawns: FCA Is Dead, Brands Like Chrysler May Not Survive

Another milestone in the tumultuous history of the company originally known as just Chrysler : On Saturday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group will merge to create Stellantis, the fourth-largest automaker in the world by volume. Stellantis will be listed on the New York, Milan, and Paris stock exchanges next week. There will be repercussions. Stellantis will start life with seven FCA brands and another four from PSA. That seems unmanageable. Every merger creates duplication and results in the death... [read more]

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Ferrari's Ass Is Mine' Shelby Cobra Once Owned By Paul Walker Up For Sale

A Shelby Cobra is a Shelby Cobra is a Shelby Cobraexcept when it isnt. Shelby managed to complete just over 1,000 original Cobras between 1961 and 1968; add another zero and triple, maybe quadruple, that to account for all the Cobra replicas shaking windows and terrorizing tire shops around the world. Carroll Shelbys drawn-out fight with RepliCobra peddlers was perhaps his toughest and highest-profile battle since he brought the fight to Ferrari at Le Mans back in the mid-1960s... [read more]

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Dax Shepard Is Building an LT4-Swapped Chevy 454 SS Pickup

Actor, automotive enthusiast, and co-host of the MotorTrend Apps new Top Gear America , Dax Shepard is building a Chevrolet 454 SS pickup with a supercharged LT4 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. HOT ROD Garage co-host Lucky Costa is doing the work at his personal shop and invited us to check in on his progress. Related: Stream Top Gear America January 29! Sign up for $2 per month today and start watching 8,000+ episodes of hit car shows, including the... [read more]

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Simplify, Then Add Partnership: Lotus and Alpine Collaborating on an Electric Sports Car

Two companies that are both defined by the relentless pursuit to do away with any and all unnecessary weight in their sports cars will soon be working together with nickel, cobalt, and lithium and taking a shot at electrification. That's right, Lotus and Alpine are collaborating on an electric sports car , and believe it or not, this is great news for the EV world. At the moment, one of the main problems with electric vehicles is they weigh significantly... [read more]

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Hill Climbing S550 Mustang with 12-inch Wheel Spacers!

YouTube has done it again! Unseen Builds decided to take its already extreme S550 Mustang , powered by a fully built 1,200-hp twin-turbo Coyote , to an even higher level by adding 24-inch wheels and 12 (yes, 12)-inch wheel spacers. Thats five 2-inch wheel spacers and a 2-inch adapter plate per corner. Dubbed The MUDstang, Unseen Builds is going to test how well it climbs a muddy hill, because why not? We love a good freak show like this S550... [read more]

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My Doctor the Car? Future Cars Might Monitor Drivers' Health and Wellbeing

Smile, youre on candid camera when youre in a modern car with sophisticated driver-assist systems. And in the near future, those cameras will be joined by lidar VCSEL and radar sensors, as well. Yes, the same gadgets that vehicles must use to perceive the environment sufficiently to drive themselves will soon be keeping tabs on you and your passengers inside, too. Ah, progress GazeSense Lidar VCSEL Driver Monitoring You may have seen those unflattering black-and-white images showing how a computer... [read more]

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Everything You Need To Know About The Lamborghini Huracan STO

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The 2021 Huracan STO is the most radical road-going version of the brands entry-level supercar. It takes everything great about the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and the Huracan GT3 EVO to create one of the purest race cars for the road the brand has ever made. Although other versions of the Huracan are capable performers in their own right, there is plenty that sets the STO apart. Heres everything you need to know about this V-10 Lamborghini race car for... [read more]

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Can (and Should) This 1972 Triumph TR7 Be Saved?

British sports cars have a well-deserved reputation for indestructible build quality and stolid reliability, and the Triumph TR7 is possibly the crown jewel of them all. Between Triumphs reputation for building affordable and credible sporting cars and motorcycles, coupled with the Shape of Things to Come styling, the 1972 Triumph TR7 was one of the greatest sales successes of its time and segment. This flaming orange example, still with its original Zenith carburetors (maybe not where youd expect them), is... [read more]

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Bummer Bus? Volkswagen's ID Buzz Electric Microbus Delayed Until 2023

If you have been counting the years until the U.S. gets the Volkswagen ID Buzz, the all-new, fully electric microbus redux, sit down and fret because your wait has gotten longer.The U.S. was supposed to get the ID Buzz next year , but the bus's launch is being delayed until 2023. The update came from Scott Keogh, CEO of Volkswagen of America, during a panel discussion as part of an Automotive News panel discussion in conjunction with CES 2021. The... [read more]

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Best FM Transmitter in 2021

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Listening to your favorite tunes while driving is one of the best things you, as a casual driver, can do when getting from A to B. FM transmitters serve as a bridge between older car audio systems that lack connectivity and your phone. That said, FM transmitters are just as useful with newer audio systems. Moreover, they are a simple plug-and-play solution that allows instant connectivity. The market offers a great variety of FM transmitters, but these are some of... [read more]

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BMW M3 CS

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2021 BMW M3 CS is an upcoming, higher performance version of the company's four-door sedan. A successor to the F80-generation M3 CS that BMW produced in 2018, the 2021 M3 CS will boast similar upgrades over the current M3. It will feature a more powerful engine, a range of aero-enhancing features on the outside, some exclusive trim on the inside, and it will be built in limited numbers. Find out what will set it apart from the current M3... [read more]

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Lifted Up

You walk up, extend your right hand and pull the handle. Your knuckles rest against the latest layer of paint on the big wooden door. Its cool and... continue reading

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People Are Going Crazy Over The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
When Dodge launched the Durangos 710-horsepower alter-ego, it took the auto world by storm. The automaker made it clear that it would be a limited-run model and production for the same would last for just six months. But, thanks to the crazy demand for this three-row monster, Dodge has decided to extend the production timeframe before taking the model off the assembly lines in June 2021, according to Mopar Insiders.

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This Truck Is a 2014 Ford Raptor With a 1979 Face And Its Retrolicious

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Restomods have a special place in our hearts. But, there are two sets of people here one who want it to be as old-school and stock as the original, and the other who prefer the retro aesthetics and modern features. For the latter, weve got an amazing build right here by Sweet Brothers Restomods. On the outside, you see a truck from the 70s, but everything else about it is from the 21st century. A perfect blend of both worlds... [read more]

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Everything We Know About the $25,000 Tesla EV

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
It wouldnt be wrong to say what the EV market is what it is today because of Tesla. The Musk-led company has revolutionized this segment in the last decade or so. The company has got four mass-market, mainstream cars at the moment the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and the Model X and others like the Cybertruck and the Roadster that are yet to arrive or are niche products. While the S3XY range is doing very well in the... [read more]

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Porsche Boxster 25 Years

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years is a limited-edition version of the company's entry-level sports car. As the name suggests, it celebrates 25 years since the Boxster went into production back in 1996. Limited to 1,250 units globally, the 2021 Boxster 25 Years is based on the sporty 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 and it pays tribute to the Boxster Concept, which Porsche unveiled in 1993 at the Detroit Auto Show. What sets it apart from the more regular Boxster GTS... [read more]

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Alpine Becomes An EV Brand And Something Even Bigger Is Brewing

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Rumors claiming that Renault will turn Alpine into an all-electric brand have been confirmed today. The French automaker announced that the marque most famous for the A110 sports will focus on EV vehicles for the future. Renault also released a teaser image that previews three upcoming Alpine models, a small hatchback, a compact crossover, and a brand-new sports car. All are connected to charging stations, so all three will feature battery-powered electric motors. But the French also announced that the... [read more]

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Sonys Car IS Actually On Public Roads, And Automakers Should Be Worried

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Sony took the automotive world by surprise by unveiling a production version of its first car, the Vision-S, at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2020. The Japanese corporation had little to say about it throughout the year, but come 2021 and the Vision-S is being tested on public roads in Austria. Is the Vision-S finally going into production? It might and based on the way it looks and the advanced technology it features, automakers should be worried.

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5 Cool 2021 CES Gadgets Your Next Car Needs

While much of the emphasis at CES 2021 was focused on autonomy (and related sensors), artificial intelligence , and bigger-picture tech, there were still plenty of little gizmos on virtual display promising a brighter driving tomorrow. Gadgets that solve little problems, like why your phone sometimes doesnt juice up properly in a Qi wireless charger , and how a WiFi camera can help you monitor precious trailer cargo or reverse a long rig into a tight spot, and even how... [read more]

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Nissan NV350 Office Pod Concept: Lets Never Return to the Office, Ever

Like most of the population, were wondering when we can return to our officesor at least we were until we saw Nissans NV350 Caravan Office Pod Concept, one of several concept cars Nissan is showing at the virtual 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon . The NV350 Office Pod turns work-from-home into work-from-wherever, and weve decided that we desperately, desperately need a fleet of them, if only to distance ourselves from our own families (we kid mostly). Based on the Nissan NV350... [read more]

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Muscle Car City of Ruins: Rick Treworgy's Classic GM Collection Heads to Auction

Whats better than being the mayor of Flavortown? How about being the proprietor of a larger city. Move over Guy Fieri, because Rick Treworgy lords over the land that is Muscle Car City . Or at least he will until Muscle Car City closes its doors for good on January 17, 2021. You see, Muscle Car City is a municipality in name only. In actuality, it's a museum that contains Treworgys massive car collection. Were talking hundreds of cars. Enough... [read more]

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Leaked! Production 2022 Nissan Z Spills the Tea in Patent Images

Its safe to say the next-gen Nissan Z is one of the most hotly anticipated cars . The Z Proto concept broke cover last year and brought a wave of excitement with it. Despite some speculation that Z Proto was just a 370Z underneath with some more handsome bodywork layered on top, were still excited for the next member of Nissans Z family tree. But what we all wanted to know was just how closely the production car would resemble... [read more]

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Renaults R5 Concept EV Is How You Say Back to the Future' in French

The iconic Renault 5 hatchback is getting rebooted as a sexy EV, informed by the iconic little Cinq of the past, but not necessarily beholden to it. In fact, you can say that about Renault in general, because this R5 Concept EV was revealed as part of a larger push to reinvent the French company for the 2020s and beyond that the company is calling Nouvelle Vague New Wave. Renault as a services company, as a tech company, et cetera... [read more]

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Mecum's Upcoming Muscle Car City Museum Auction Features Rare Chevrolet Chevelle Z16

ZL1, COPO, L88, SS, RS, Z/28, Z06without context, Chevys mid-century order codes are about as evocative as reading the back of a once-a-day vitamin bottle. Unsurprisingly, the docket of Mecum Auctions upcoming sale of Rick Treworgy's sprawling Muscle Car City is loaded to the air cleaners with these alphanumeric codes, and while its tempting to fixate on the incredible COPO Camaros and SS variants filling up the show floor of the former grocery store, we cant tear our eyes from... [read more]

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GM Poised To Build Honda Electric Crossovers, But Will They Have That "Honda Reliability?"

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The Honda-General Motors marriage will reportedly give birth to a pair of battery-powered SUVs for Honda and Acura. The partnership, which was announced by the two automakers in April 2020, will revolve around the Generals proprietary Ultium batteries.

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2021 Honda Ridgeline Prices Released: Refreshed, Truckier Model Ditches FWD Option

Rarely do mid-cycle updates of existing models accomplish so much change as Honda's 2021 refresh for the Ridgeline midsize pickup . The only unibody, car-based pickup truck on the market, the Ridgeline has long delivered admirable handling, ride comfort, and clever packaging thanks to its lack of a cumbersome separate frame. Thing is, while it's among the best midsize trucks you can buy , the pre-update Ridgeline resembled a Honda minivan with a pickup bed grafted on. For 2021, the... [read more]

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The Ford Bronco Was Apparently Raised By Goats And Were Not A Fan

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
As far as origin stories go, the Ford Broncos genesis is as weird as it gets. No doubt, Ford wants to integrate the SUVs Goes Over All Terran (G.O.A.T.) driving models into this commercial, and it did just that by adding goats into the tale of the Broncos birth. The ad is strange in so many ways that you might as well believe it if youre the type to believe that such a scenario a young, injured colt getting raised... [read more]

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The Surprising Performance Potential of Volvo Engine Swaps

Many fans of Swedish metal are eager to turn others onto the potential for Volvo performance. There are a surprising array of engine options and platforms that can make for the perfect oddball project. We've gathered some ideas to inspire you to consider a Volvo project car. Uncommon Performance: 1974-1993 Volvo 240 The humble Volvo 244 (sedan), 242 (coupe) and 245 (wagon) enjoyed nearly three decades of faithful service as the go-to car of choice for college professors, safety-conscious families... [read more]

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Philippe Daix)
From the outside, and to the 99-percenters, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan looks like an over-priced BMW or a reworked Phantom with a taller roof that was designed to keep the brand from falling into the abyss of irrelevant brands. In fact, you might actually be right to some extent. The Cullinan does look a lot like the Phantom in the front thanks to the big rectangular grille, boxy headlights, and square front end. And, the brand is owned by BMW, so... [read more]

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This Budget Merc is a Novice Knock-Out

There were some pretty killer '51 Mercury customs built in the early 50s- Maybe Fred Rowe, Jack White, or Bob Hirohata's sled comes to mind. Southern California gets... continue reading

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The New Manual M4 Is Heavier, And We Blame That Ungodly Grille

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
When it's not concocting videos of synthetically added Lamborghini V-10 sounds to its M2 sports car, BMW is hard at work educating the public on the new M3 and M4 performance brothers. In a recent video posted by BMW M on YouTube, we get to find out that the current M4 fitted with a manual is heavier than the previous M4 fitted with the dual-clutch transmission.

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2021 Dodge Charger or Nissan Maxima? Pros and Cons Review

Although the Dodge Charger and Nissan Maxima adopt a similar form factor, these full-size sedans go about their business in very different ways. The Maxima takes a more luxurious approach to its features and appointments while still trying to be fun to drive. Meanwhile, the Charger emphasizes power and performance more than comfort or technology. Deciding between the Charger and Maxima? Here are the pros and cons of each to consider. 2021 Dodge Charger: Pros Over the Maxima Engine Choices... [read more]

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2021 Kia Seltos SX Turbo vs. Subaru Crosstrek Sport: Which Is the Best?

Something surprised me when browsing our online buyers guide the other dayright now there are more than 17 subcompact SUVs on the market from mainstream automakers. Everyone from Chevrolet to Toyota competes in the space, and more vehicles join the segment every day. T he 2021 Kia Seltos is one of our favorite new subcompact SUVs to enter the fray; this 2021 MotorTrend SUV of the Year finalist impressed us with its killer style, great power, and exceptional value. But... [read more]

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