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Let Jay Jeno Tell You About This 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Mulliner Sedan

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
The Bentley 8 Liter came to life during uncertain times. One year before its debut, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 hit and come 1930, its effects were still rippling through the world economy. That's why Bentley assembled just 100 units of the 8 Liter in a two-year span, between 1930 and 1932.

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Toyota GR Yaris Meets Its Match in the Mini John Cooper Works GP

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The world of hot hatches offers a whats what of some of the finest pieces of automotive engineering in the world. For cars so small to offer so much performance potential, hot hatches are the Lords gift to those who want to satisfy their need for speed without bleeding their pockets dry. These days, the hottest among the hot hatches is the Toyota GR Yaris. This 257-horsepower juiced up critter is arguably one of the best cars Toyota has ever... [read more]

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Cupra el-Born

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
The SEAT brand we know now is very different from the SEAT we knew a decade ago. The wind of transformation has been blowing over the Volkswagen Group-owned carmaker lately and SEAT has been enjoying a new life thanks to a revised lineup brimming with good-looking cars. In the process, the Cupra nameplate - used to designate the sportiest models of the SEAT bunch - evolved into a standalone brand and without wasting any time, it has come up with... [read more]

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Theres More to BMWs New Kidney Grille Than Meets the Eye

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
By now, a lot of you have your opinions of BMWs new and very controversial kidney grille. Seen in models like the M3 and M4, the front kidney grille is, for better or worse, a visual conversation starter. But as much as it captures our attention, very little has been said about the functions of the kidney grille and, more importantly, what you can find behind the new nose. See, theres more to the kidney grille than meets the eyes... [read more]

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If Youre Upset About The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Just Wait Until You See What Chevy Does With the Corvette

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
When Ford announced that its first electric crossover will be called the Mustang Mach-E, die-hard Mustang fans lost it and started complaining about how FoMoCo diluted the iconic nameplate. If you're a Chevy Corvette fan, get ready to see your beloved badge on an electric crossover too, because GM is reportedly considering an all-electric Corvette SUV. A new report says that GM already "has designers working on several Corvette-brand concept vehicles" and that a Corvette crossover could go on sale... [read more]

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Explained: Subaru BRZs 2.4-Liter Engine and Why It Doesnt Need a Turbo

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
A lots been made of the new Subaru BRZ and its naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. The good news that came with the bigger engine the first-gen BRZ was powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine was that it came with 23 more horsepower and 28 more pound-feet of torque. For power-starved fans of the BRZ, the new Subies output of 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque was a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, there is a... [read more]

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Toyota GR Super Sport

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
2020 didn't suck entirely for the car world, and other than the usual suspects, we were teased with a handful of upcoming hypercars. For example, Toyota took to Le Mans to unveil its first-ever hypercar in front of the public. While unveil is a big word, really - we only saw a heavy-camouflaged prototype lapping the Circuit de la Sarthe track, the presentation came with a couple of specs and numbers. Until Toyota decides to fully loosen its lips on... [read more]

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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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Ares Design Defender Spec 1.2

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Land Rover Defender is one of the most popular choices for tuners and aftermarket companies to show off their skills and creativity. This time, its Ares Designs turn to show off what it could make of this butch SUV. Called the Defender Spec 1.2, it comes with changes inside out. The exterior includes stuff like carbon fiber bodywork and a panoramic roof and the interior benefits from some luxurious touches. Even the four-cylinder engine is swapped in favor of a... [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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The BMW X2 Is Getting Bigger, Will Share DNA With the iX2 EV

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The X2 was introduced in 2018 and is the youngest of the German SUV lot. It was introduced to fill the vacuum between the X1 and the X3. Given how the market is shrinking and automakers are trying to capitalize on every possible opportunity, the X2 made sense. In its essence, it came in a package slightly smaller than the X3 but with more features and better specs than the X1. However, according to Autobild.de, BMW is giving the X2... [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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