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A New Device Save Children's Lives From Hot Cars

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A 12 year old girl comes up with a device to save children from being trapped in a hot car. Don't forget the code "Hoodie" when visiting our partners to save money. A 1973 Mustang gets help. Automotive Safety. Automakers getting back to manufacturing cars and parts. Tesla ramps up cars and their stock. 2008 Chevy with a ring. Oil pressure issues. 5.4 Ford Cam Phaser Issue or engine issue? Remanufactured Engines. Removing a steering wheel. Pontiac Fiero Repair. Press... [read more]

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo First Look: It's Quicker Than the Old Turbo S!

Right on schedule, the latest 992-generation Porsche 911 variant is the new 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo. Notice we didnt tack an S to the end of that nameplate, though. Yes, if the hair-ripping, face-shredding, world-turning 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is too rich for your blood, the base Turbo and Turbo Cabriolet are here to fill the gap between the future 992-series Carrera GTS and the range-topping Turbo S. Since the 997-generation 911 more or less cemented Porsches modern model... [read more]

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How to Buy a 2021 Ford Bronco At a Discount, No Haggling Required

Youve probably heard of auto employee discounts at new car dealerships before. Sometimes carmakers run everyone gets employee pricing promotions. But there are actually a few ways you can participate in these employee pricing plans without being an actual employee, a relative of an employee, or working at a company supplier. And with the new 2021 Ford Bronco s debut getting fans excited even while the 44's $100 reservation system doesnt prevent dealer markups , were going to tell you... [read more]

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Fiat Chrysler and PSA Choose New Name for Merged Company, and It Sounds Like a Medication

Stellantis will be the name of the new company created by merging FCA and PSA . Well give you a minute to try to process that. Were still absorbing it ourselves. FCA wasn't a great name in the first place, and took some getting used to, but at least it was easy to say. Adding PSA to thatso, FCA-PSAwould be too much alphabet soup, though, and the firms have too many large brands to smoothly integrate into the corporate name... [read more]

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Ford Won't Sell a 2021 Bronco With a Stick Shift AND the Best Off-Road Pack

The 2021 Ford Broncos cool and unusual seven-speed manual transmission (with a dogleg shift pattern that includes a crawler gear at the bottom left position and six, typically placed, forward gears for day-to-day driving), is the sort of thing that gets our attention. For one, theres no denying the extra level of connection you get from driving a manual transmission vehicleif you get it, you get it. And that crawler gear, combined with the Broncos robust four-wheel-drive systems two-speed transfer... [read more]

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Face/Off: What Would the 2021 Ford Bronco Look Like as a Jeep? And Vice-Versa!?

Look, we get it, this is sacrilege. We're slapping God in the face, going against nature, all of that, but we just couldn't help ourselveswe just had to know what the 2021 Ford Bronco would look like with a Jeep Wrangler s face. And then, once we had that mongrel rendered, our curiosity for what the Wrangler might look like with the new Bronco s face got the best of us. So, we rendered that, too. You either are very... [read more]

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Report: Next-Gen Jaguar XJ Flagship Sedan Delayed Until Late 2021

If you havent heard by now, the next Jaguar XJ will embrace battery-electric technology . However, due to the global pandemic thats stricken the automotive industry, the British brand is reportedly slowing down the development of its upcoming flagship sedan. We expected to see the new XJ as soon as early 2021, but it turns out that may no longer be the case. According to Autocar , the reveal of the big EV Jag wont happen until the end of... [read more]

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2021 Toyota Avalon Adds Nightshade Edition, Summer Tire Option for TRD

When the Avalon first hit the road in 1994, the model became the plushest and most comfortable sedan you could buy from Toyota. Now in its fifth generation, little has changed. The Avalon remains the most comfortable and spacious sedan Toyota offers. For 2021, the full-size sedan gets a host of upgrades and a new trim to make sure it remains a viable alternative to Americas ever-growing love affair with crossovers and SUVs . The newest news is the addition... [read more]

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2021 Toyota Camry First Look: Evolving the Formula

The current-generation Camry has been with us for three years, meaning its more than halfway into its life cycle. That said, its aging rather gracefully. The Camry is one of the best-selling sedans on sale right now, and Toyota wants to keep the ball rolling as it moves into 2021. In order to keep the perennial mid-size sedan fresh, Toyota has made a number of meaningful changes to the Camry for 2021. Outside, a number of small updates to the... [read more]

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2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Adds Style but No Extra Horsepower

When we tested the new Toyota Corolla sedan at our 2020 Car of the Year competition , we were surprised by how much fun it was to drive. Now, Toyota is looking to maximize the sporting potential of its ( newly minted ) smallest four-door with the new Corolla Apex Edition. Not only is it literally the apex predator of the Corolla range, it also aims to quite literally clip apexes both on and off track. Toyota plans to make... [read more]

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Fords Revealing of the 2021 Bronco Just Proved that GM Has No Idea What Its Doing

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The year was 2018, and everyone was hyped up about the Chevy Blazer nameplate making a comeback. It was a good year before politics took over newsfeeds, and a pandemic sent the world into turmoil. Then, out of the blue, Chevy hit us with a glorified crossover that was essentially a Chevy Equinox blended together with Camaro looks. This wasnt the Blazer we wanted, it wasnt the Blazer we needed, and there was just as much hate for the new... [read more]

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A $15k Challenge!

OK I got an idea. I am handing you all an imaginary $15,000 in cash. With that money, I challenge you to come up with three different ways... continue reading

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2020 McLaren GT vs. 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S: When Joy and Function Collide

The person who first suggested using the term Gran Turismo as a car model has been lost to history, as has their reasoning. But we do know that person was working for Italys Alfa Romeo, which used the term on a version of the 6C 1750 in 1930 to describe a sporty touring car designed with a flexible frame for better ride quality on the bad roads of the time. Nearly a century later, the letters GT have been applied... [read more]

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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Arrives With The Most Powerful Engine From AMG

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Rumors talked about it for a couple of years, some spyshots gave us even more reason to get excited and follow the topic, but it was finally a press release from Mercedes-AMG that brightened our day. This, folks, is the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, featuring the most beefy engine ever developed by the house of AMG.

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Mazda RX10 Vision Longtail is the pinnacle of KODO design backed by a turbocharged engine

Back in 2015, Mazda unveiled the rotary-powered Rx-Vision sports car . Now Maximilian Schneider, an exterior designer at Mitsubishi Motors Japan, gives us a look at its descendent, the Mazda RX10 Vision Longtail, a stunning new hydrogen-powered super car concept inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR that won Le Mans in 1995. The Mazda RX10 Vision Longtail follows the same KODO design language thats saw the development of a straight six hybrid Skyactiv-X engine powered new Vision Coupe slated for... [read more]

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2021 Ford Bronco: How the Wrangler Fighter Went From Foam Concept to Reality

When Jim Hackett took over as chief executive officer of Ford in 2017, he brought with him a design approach he calls minimum viable prototypes.In short, Hackett's mentality is that an automaker ought to avoid sinking too much money into expensive prototype vehicles, which oftentimes results in a company feeling financially compelled to see a potentially sub-par project to completion. Ford used this approach to create the 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric crossover , as well as the 2021 Bronco SUV... [read more]

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Ford Everest by TTN Hypersport - the Ford F-150 Raptor SUV That Should Have Been

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Aftermarket companies are the guilty pleasure of any customization aficionado. Whether it is a power boost or an aesthetic upgrade, these companies do the most unthinkable things and sometimes make us wonder how good the product would be as a factory-made model. The latest example of this is a build by TTN Hypersport, a custom shop in Thailand. TTN has dared to rebuild the Ford Everest into a wild vehicle that essentially looks like an F-150 Raptor SUV. Ford, can... [read more]

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10 Cars With the Best Power Output Per Liter

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
Back in the day, if you wanted more power, you had to have an engine with a big volumetric capacity. Take, for instance, Malcolm Campbell's Campbell-Napier-Railton Blue Bird record-breaking car of 1931 that was a 25-foot-long behemoth powered by a 23.9-liter airplane engine developing 1,450 horsepower. Nowadays, however, with the advent of turbocharging as well as other clever mechanical solutions, we no longer need engines the size of a bedroom to get the oomph we want. Point in case? Each... [read more]

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The 2021 Ford Broncos Off-Road Trail Map Navigation System Will Leave Jeepers Jealous

If you want to get way out into the woods, desert, or mud with a 2021 Ford Bronco , youll be happy to know that the company has an onboard solution to help get you back homeno external GPS device needed. The new Bronco has features baked into its SYNC 4 system that will allow users to create, share, and navigate off-road routes right from the integrated 8.0- or 12.0-inch central infotainment screenjust the thing to set this new off-road... [read more]

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The Ford Broncos Door Storage Solution Sets the Standard for Off-Road Vehicles

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The all-new Ford Bronco has finally made its much-anticipated debut and the initial impressions are very positive. Ford has not only equipped stuff that enthusiasts crave for in an off-roader, but has also upped the ante tremendously. The manual gearbox, for instance, comes with a creeper gear that makes off-roading a lot more fun. Among a host of other impressive features, theres something that the purists and camping aficionados would appreciate the removable doors and roof.

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Limited-Run 2020 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE Is the Color of Money

The Polaris Slingshot is an emotional purchase. Why else would anyone spend north of $25,000 on this roofless tricycle without room for more than two people or really any of their stuff? Need practicality and, well, a real roof? Then go out and buy yourself a generic crossover SUV . The Slingshot, however, combines near-motorcycle-like dynamics without the hassle of obtaining a motorcycle license (well, in most states). It also offers the comfortable seating position of a car and wild... [read more]

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The Tesla Model Y With Track Mode Can Straighten Curves Like Nobodys Business

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Tesla Owners Silicon Valley group asked Elon Musk on Twitter if the company has plans to launch a Track Mode for the Model Y and the CEO replied in the affirmative. Despite a few flaws in its build and build quality, the Model Y has started well and is raking in good sales numbers for Tesla. So, the addition of a Track Mode will lure a lot more people and make this a complete package overall.

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2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport Reservation and Buyers Guide

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been revealed, and Ford is already taking pre-orders as long as youre willing to put up a $100 deposit. So, youve made the decision to reserve your very own, but the question now is: what Bronco do you get and which is right for you? Well, weve compiled all the spec, trim, and color brochures for you to download and go over for yourself, and were embedding them below with a brief breakdown of whats... [read more]

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Mercedes GLE Sports Line Coupe by Wald International

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The 2016-2019MY Mercedes GLE Coupe was a standout ride. Taking its roots from the GLE family that was born from the remnants of the departed ML-Class, the GLE Coupe looked the part of a proper coupe-SUV. Sadly, it didnt perform like one, though thats partly attributed to the presence of its AMG alter-egos: the GLE 63 Coupe and the GLE 63 S Coupe. Still, the GLE Coupe remains a darling among Mercedes fans, crossover and SUV enthusiasts, and, in this... [read more]

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The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is the Broncos Not-So-Rugged Little Brother

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Ford just took the off-road SUV market by storm with the Bronco, reviving the iconic nameplate after almost 25 years. Although it captured all the hype, the Bronco isn't the only SUV that Ford introduced today. It also launched the Bronco Sport, a slightly smaller crossover aimed at vehicles that aren't as rugged as the Jeep Wrangler. The Bronco Sport also boasts vintage styling cues inspired by the original Bronco, but it looks decidedly more modern. The Bronco Sport is... [read more]

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2021 Ford Bronco Sasquatch Package Explained: Yes, You Can Get 35-Inch Tires on the Base Bronco

With its body-on-frame underpinnings, standard four-wheel drive, and torque-rich turbocharged engine, the base 2021 Ford Bronco is a formidable off-road machine right out of the box. But lets say you want even more off-road capability from the Blue Oval's new SUV while still staying withina budgetoutside, say, the higher-end 2021 Bronco Wildtrak. Enter the Sasquatch package. Available across the lineexcept on the Wildtrak, which comes standard with its goodiesthe Sasquatch package turns even the entry-level, $29,995 Bronco into an all-terrain... [read more]

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Ford Bronco vs. Bronco Sport: What's the Difference?

After several delays due to the health crisis, Ford has unveiled the new 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport SUVs on the same day, which is bound to cause some confusion among car shoppers. Ford has created an off-road brand with the Bronco name, but these two vehicles are completely different, save for the horse badge and the tough-guy boxy design aesthetic. So lets compare and contrast the two Broncos so that you know what to look for when... [read more]

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Now Youve Seen it All - A Saturn Sky With a 2JZ Engine Swap

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
It was in the mid 2000s when GM put its Kappa platform to work underneath what would become the Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice. Also known as the Opel GT in Europe, the Saturn Sky was rater short-lived, staying in production for just three years, during which it failed to make a splash. There is one Saturn Sky, however, that lives on lavishly courtesy of his owner, who shoehorned a 2JZ engine under the hood.

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Does the 2021 Ford Bronco Have a Manual Transmission?

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
After a 24-year hiatus, the Bronco moniker has returned to the auto scene and has everyones attention. The off-roader comes with retro styling and cues, much to the please of the purists. However, one other thing that made the Bronco exciting was the prospect of a manual gearbox mated to the drivetrain. The initial leaks had suggested the presence of a seven-speed manual transmission, and now that the Bronco has made its debut, the same is confirmed - as long... [read more]

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Spec Comparison: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. Jeep, Subaru, and Others

Weve examined how Fords truncated, tallened, and toughened-up Escape compares against Jeeps Renegade , Compass , and Cherokee ; now lets size the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport up against the wider compact SUV competitive set. Bear in mind that the Escape is primarily tasked with broad-market appeal, so its offerings span a wider price, performance, and capability spectrum. The Bronco Sport is more focused on enabling adventure travel, but its not the only one on this list with such a... [read more]

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Here Are all the 2021 Ford Bronco Wallpapers You Could Ever Want

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The day has finally come and gone the new 2021 Ford Bronco has been revealed. Powered by either a 2.7-liter V-6 or a 2.3-liter inline-four, the bronco can be had with either 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque or 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Clearly designed with off-roading in mind, Ford is finally looking to put Jeep, and the Wrangler to be more specific, in its place. Over the course of the next two weeks, were going... [read more]

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Midwest Drag Racing in Color circa 1965

Here's some very tidy footage of a Nebraska local drag race around 1964 or 65, if I had to guess by the newest cars I could spot. Nothing... continue reading

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Which Jeep Is the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Gunning For?

Fords coming after Jeep, aiming the big Bronco directly at the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited . But which of Jeeps three front-drive-based models is the closest rival for Fords Escape -based Bronco Sport? Lets examine what we currently know or surmise about the Bronco Sports size, price, performance, and capability and find the closest Jeep match. --> Size-WiseExterior In terms of exterior wheelbase and length dimensions, Jeeps Compass is the closest match to the Bronco Sport, at 103.8 and 173.0... [read more]

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What Are Head-Up Displays? And Are They Worth It?

As cars get packed with more technology, the way information is delivered changes, too. Analog gauges are disappearing, and screens are taking over, showing everything from your speed to a full map right in front of you. Adding to the sea of change is the head-up display; once a tech feature exclusive to luxury brands, mainstream vehicles now have them, as well. The Two Types of Head-Up Displays The most common type of head-up display projects info onto the vehicles... [read more]

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How Would You Feel About a 400-Horsepower, AWD Honda Civic Type R?

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
The redesigned 2020 Honda Type R is still a fresh addition to the Japanese brands lineup but rumors about the next-gen Type R have been swirling on the interwebs for quite some time now. Those familiar with whats been written and predicted about the new generation Honda Type R know that the hot hatch has been touted with every possible powertrain: a hybrid one, an all-electric setup, and a pure-ICE configuration. Basically, we know nothing about whats going to motivate... [read more]

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport: Here's How Much It Costs

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport may play little brother to the Bronco , but the former model's starting price of $28,155 comes in at just under $2,000 lower than its bigger, body-on-frame kinand $2,175 more than the similarly sized and somewhat related Escape. No, the Bronco Sport is not the best off-road model in the Blue Ovals line of vehicles, nor is it the best value. What Ford seems to position it as, though, is a jack-of-all-trades option that combines... [read more]

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2021 Ford Bronco First Look: More Than Nostalgia

Thunderclouds threaten as our group stands in the middle of Johnson Valley OHV Area, looking at two pre-production versions of the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco . One is a Cactus Gray four-door Badlands hardtop, but we cant take our eyes off the Cyber Orange two-door Black Diamond Bronco with the removable roof fully removed. It looks utterly fabulous. A concept car come to life, driven straight off the auto show stand to an off-road paradise known for King of the... [read more]

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Can't Buck Ford's New Bronco? The MotorTrend App Is Teeming With Bronco Builds and Mayhem

Have you heard theres a new Ford Bronco coming to showrooms ? The upcoming SUV is what those in the biz refer to as a BFD, and MotorTrend has you covered with content that details how the new one measures up to its predecessors, as well as how the Blue Oval's off-roader ought to fare against its cross-town rival, the Jeep Wrangler . Theres a lot of Bronco history, too. And almost all five Bronco generations have been featured in... [read more]

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The Ford Bronco Has Arrived and We can Smell Fear from Jeep Dealers Everywhere

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
It has been a long time coming, but Ford has finally unveiled the 2021 Bronco. The new Bronco will be available as a two-door, four-door, and Sport avatars and will be available with your choice between two engines, a lot of off-road equipment, and over 200 aftermarket accessories to choose from. The off-roader, as seen earlier, draws a lot of retro cues and comes with a host of tech features that will make the off-roading experience much better.

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Sneak Peek: Barn Find 1959 Studebaker Pickup

This 1959 Studebaker Scotsman pickup was a genuine barn find, transformed from an out-to-pasture farm truck into an amazing custom truck that we will be featuring soon. Stude pickups are cool, but the classic truck world is a two-party system dominated by Blue Ovals and Bowties. Studebakers are like a third party, with no chance of toppling the big two, but filled with dedicated followers. Robert Solgat has been one of those followers, even before he owned this truck. Robert... [read more]

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10 Classic Ferrari Cars That You Probably Forgot About

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Ferrari has been building supercars and sports cars for more than 70 years now and, needless to say, many of them are downright legendary. But not every vehicle with a Ferrari badge is iconic. Enzo's company had its fair share of flops, while some were built in very limited numbers and were simply forgotten over time. Others are nowhere to be found and some simply don't get the love they deserve. Here's a a list of 10 classic Ferraris that... [read more]

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A BMW M3-Powered Toyota Supra GRMN Is in the Works, But Theres a Catch

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
With the 2020 Toyota Supra being based so heavily on the BMW Z4, you can imagine that it had a very strong offering of aftermarket options by the time it launched. After all, just about anything that will mechanically improve the Z4 will improve the Supra too, right? Well, imagine for a moment, if you will, an A90 Toyota Supra with the S58 engine thats found in the X3 and X4 M and the upcoming next-gen M3 and M4. That... [read more]

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The Subaru Impreza 22B is THE Legend Among Legends

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Launched in 1992, the Impreza quickly became Subaru's most iconic nameplate. Although it's an affordable compact at the core, the Impreza became famous for WRX versions and the rally-inspired WRX STi. But even though the STi is known as the most radical variant of the Impreza, being built with technology from rally racing, Subaru once offered an even more menacing variant. It's called the 22B STi and it was produced for only five months in 1998 to celebrate the company's... [read more]

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The New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Could Have 720 HP Or More Thanks to 3D Printed Pistons

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a beast of a car that, as of today, delivers a cool 700 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter, flat-six. Its fast enough to get to 60 mph in a spleen splitting 2.7 seconds and tops out a respectable 211 mph. Those numbers represent an improvement of 0.8 seconds and six mph over the model it replaced. One could argue, then, that the next-gen 911 GT2 RS doesnt need more... [read more]

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Heres How a 2013 Audi RS5 Stacks Up Against a 2020 Audi RS5 Sportback

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Audi RS5Bridging the generation gap between two performance-focused models, one thats older and one thats newer, is never an easy task for carmakers. The newcomer is expected to be better in every aspect, but what happens when the old one is still capable of exciting the senses? Throttle Houses new versus old Audi RS5 head-to-head makes for a neat case study.

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Heres How to Watch the Reveal of the 2021 Ford Bronco

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
To be quite honest, Ford is probably rewriting the book of digital vehicle reveals with the new Ford Bronco Family being shown off in more ways than any other car that has come before it. If you have social media, you can see it. If you visit YouTube, you can see it. If you dont do either, then theres a chance youll either see it on the TV or at a local dealer. Seriously, for is going that hard with... [read more]

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Jeep Teases 392ci V-8-Powered Wrangler Rubicon JL Concept

The competition may be heating up in the form of the reborn Bronco , but Jeep isnt ceding anything to those guys across town. Today, Jeep revealed the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept, which brings to physical life the idea of a factory V-8powered Wrangler. Believe it or not, Jeep has never offered a Wrangler with a V-8 from the factory. Ever since the Wrangler was launched with the YJ generation as a 1987 modelthe current generation is the JLpower-hungry enthusiasts... [read more]

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Audi A6 Allroad By ABT Sportsline

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Audi RS4 Avant and the RS6 Avant have stolen the limelight from their Allroad counterparts in recent times, but that doesnt mean the latter is any less worthy. Although the A4 Allroad has been on our shores for quite some time now, Audi recently introduced the A6 Allroad as well. After working on the Avant series, Kempten-based aftermarket tuner, ABT Sportsline, has now decided to get its hands dirty with the A6 Allroad. ABT has given the A6 Allroad... [read more]

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