• Why the Land Cruiser is Toyota’s Biggest Mistake

    Over the past 20 years, the Land Cruiser has been Toyota’s biggest mistake. Today let’s pretend we know better than the marketing team of Toyota by having a look at what they’ve done wrong and why sales in markets like the US have plummeted. To understand this, we need to go back to the 1950 and 60s.
  • This Lamborghini Urus Baja Racer Doesn’t Care About Money

    The Lamborghini Urus has seen much debate around its true Lamborghini-ness as it is a large SUV, that is based on an Audi and even has one of the German manufacturer’s engines. If the Urus would have been an undeniable successor to the LM002, or "Rambo Lambo", and been fitted with the Huracan’s V-10 or Aventador’s V-12, many car enthusiasts would probably be more welcoming to the newest model in Lamborghini’s lineup.
  • Watch This Bone Stock Porsche Cayenne Do the Unthinkable

    When you think of the Porsche Cayenne, the image of a rugged off-road vehicle that can take punishment is hardly the first one to come to mind. In fact, despite its characteristic for a 4X4 vehicle tall statue, the German SUV is mostly associated with performance. Be that as it may, YouTube channel, Harrison Schoen, has decided to prove that the Porsche Cayenne is way more than a fast, soccer-mom SUV, despite commanding a premium price tag when new.
  • Why The BMW M550i Is Better Than the M5

    If you want to buy a fast, new BMW 5 Series, the obvious choice would be the BMW M5. However, BMW released the M550i in 2017 to bridge the gap from the 540i to the M5. With 456 horsepower and a 0-60 time under four seconds, the M550i was faster to 60 than the previous M5, featured more luxuries, and even came with all-wheel drive. When the all-new M5 was revealed in 2018, the M550i’s reign of being the fastest 5 Series was cut short since the former boasted 600 horsepower and 0-60 in the
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  • 2023 Maserati Ghibli - Performance, Price, and Photos

    It’s no secret that Pick Up Trucks and SUVs dominate today’s market. With several automakers scaling back on passenger cars, segments like sports sedans are shrinking by the day and now represent an even smaller chunk of the pie. As a result, if you happen to be one of those people who are still considering one, your choices are fairly limited. Once the stalwart of the luxury sport sedan class, the aging Maserati Ghibli still remains a compelling option for those looking to make a s
  • The 1967 Ford Bronco Proves You Can Blend Old-School With Modern Performance

    Ford shocked the world quite a few times these past years. First it was with the all-electric versions of the Mustang and the F-150, then with the unveil of the new generation Bronco - a name that made history in the past, but also with the announcement that the Mustang will soon be all-electric. And while the seventh generation Mustang was just unveiled, and it is still offered with a V-8 engine, the Bronco is already writing history. There are people out there that think the first-generation
  • Why The 80 Series Land Cruiser Is The Best 4x4 Ever Made

    Saying that a certain 4x4 is the best is a big statement. However, there is reasoning behind our suggestion. You see, the 80 series Land Cruiser may be the only vehicle that does everything great. Whether that is road driving or off-roading. The 1990s had seen Japan’s finest automotive creations and the 80 Series was one of them. Let’s have a look at what made it so good.
  • Jay Leno’s Mind Blown After He Tours SpaceX with Elon Musk

    Jay Leno usually reviews some of the most amazing cars in the world, and there is nothing we like more than watching him talk about them. But the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage is a little bit different. There is no car featured. Instead, it features one of the biggest car guys of the moment: Elon Musk. And while is Musk is at Tesla, this time Musk is at his other company: SpaceX. Jay Leno gets a private tour of the factory from the big guy himself. It shouldn’t actually be a s
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  • Everything We Know About Alfa Romeo’s Mid-engine Supercar

    Alfa Romeo is on the way to becoming a fully-electric brand. While there is still time, the Italian company, founded in 1910, is preparing for its first EV model, scheduled to arrive in 2027. While this is expected to be the next-generation Alfa Romeo Giulia, the brand is preparing something even bigger for the more foreseeable future. It will arrive in the form of a mid-engine, flagship supercar, and here’s what we know about it so far.
  • This Wildly Customized 1984 Porsche 911 Laughs In The Face Of Purists

    Porsche purists can be an incredibly loud and hard-to-please sect of the automotive fan base. Every Porsche owner has their own nerdy reasons for why one incredibly specific Porsche is the best Porsche. Then some people simply like Porsches because the cars are objectively so good at so many things, or perhaps because the German manufacturer has such a rich racing history that tends to make its way to the production line. Then there are some people that just like Porsches to anger the first gro
  • Defect Halts Orders for the Nissan Z Automatic, So Go for the Manual

    Orders for the retro-futuristic Nissan Z have been accepted since August 2022 and driving enthusiasts rejoice as the Japanese carmaker continues to offer an old-school driving experience in the form of a V-6-powered, rear-wheel-drive, manual-equipped, coupe. With that said, the Nissan Z can also be had with a Mercedes-sourced, nine-speed automatic, which in Nissan’s case, is manufactured by Nissan subsidiary, Jatco, under license. However, due to a potential rollaway issue on automatic-eq
  • Exclusive: How Some People Have Leveraged Leasing To Build An Exotic Car Collection

    The automotive landscape today is currently experiencing the sort of price trends that we’ve never seen before. While the exotic and classic auction car markets are no strangers to sky-high prices, even bread, and butter cars these days can cost you a pretty penny with buyers having to deal with astronomical prices be it for new or used cars. While buying a car through the more traditional route of cash or finance is one way of going about it, leasing remains another solid option.
    Ho
  • BMW May be Planning an Electric Hypercar With 1,300 Horsepower

    It has been over four decades since the original, true BMW supercar, the M1, left the block. Enthusiasts worldwide are yearning for a true successor to the M1 that could go fast and also participate in the who-has-more-horsepower game. However, the transition to hybrid and electric mobility has dramatically influenced the brand to build high-performance cars, like the 750-horsepower XM, which is BMW M’s most-powerful creation. But it seems that BMW could develop a serious performance mons
  • This Female-driven, 2,300-HP Dodge Viper Is The Fastest Grocery Getter You’ll Ever See

    For most people, the fifth-generation Dodge Viper is more than quick enough out of the box. Be that as it may, you have to admit that having the biggest engine ever put in a road-going vehicle, which also happens to come with forged internals, is a recipe for high-horsepower figures. With this in mind, Calvo Motorsports have been churning out fast Vipers for a long time, and this one happens to be the fastest “grocery getter” out there. That Racing Channel managed to get up close an
  • Why Ford Was Right Not To Hybridize The New Mustang

    The 2024 Ford Mustang was recently introduced, and it’s probably not what some people were expecting. If you are a Mustang fan, you probably don’t need convincing that not going the hybrid route with the S650 Mustang was the right move from Ford. While the company claims that this is an “all-new” model, it’s more of a thoroughly-revised S550. We have the same chassis and suspension architecture and, more importantly, the same engine options, although with some extr
  • Jeep Wants the Hemi-Killing Hurricane Inline-Six to Redefine Performance

    Stellantis debuted the new Hurricane Inline-six engine at the New York International Auto Show in April 1022 sporting improvements in both power and efficiency. The automaker chose to debut the engine in one of the largest vehicles in its portfolio, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The long-term goal of this new twin-turbocharged six-cylinder is to replace the iconic Hemi V-8, and its placement in the Wagoneer lineup is just the beginning.
  • The Ferrari Purosangue Might Be Too Popular

    With the presentation of the Purosangue, Ferrari finally entered the booming SUV market. The company came definitely late, but from what we have seen so far, well prepared. Unlike the company´s main competitors like Lamborghini and Aston Martin, for which SUV models account for a majority of their sales, Ferrari wants the Purosangue to make up no more than 20 percent of its annual production
  • Here’s Why The Porsche 911 GT3 Is Such A Highly Rated Sports Car

    The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS are pure perfection, merging everything we enjoy about the standard 911 with otherworldly performance, driving satisfaction, and hot-lap ability. The GT3 and GT3 Touring’s naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine roars to 9,000 rpm, creating 502 horsepower. The GT3 RS’s 518 horsepower is generated by the same engine, but its major technical improvements are its wild race-car aerodynamic components, which are inspired by GT and Formula 1 race
  • Porsche Could Be Worth Much Less Than Volkswagen Expected

    The analysts at HSBC Holdings Plc missed a beat to the valuation of Volkswagen AG`s Porsche unit. According to their results, Porsche could be worth between $45.1 billion and $56.7 billion. This is a lot less than the $60 billion to $85 billion dollars that Volkswagen actually expected.
  • This Ford GT40 Restomod Combines Classic Race Car Looks With a Modern Performance

    Ford GT and a V-8 are two things that go hand in hand, or at least they used to. The last-generation Ford GT succumbed to the downsizing trend and came with a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo EcoBoost. But when we are talking about replicas of the original Ford GT40, having a V-8 is a no-brainer. With this in mind, Doug from V’s Performance had something different in mind. After years of working closely with replica builder, Superformance, he has come up with, arguably, one of the most out-of-the-bo
  • The Lamborghini Huracan’s Successor Could Have an 800-Horsepower Hybrid V-8

    Launched in 2013 the Huracan was, until recently, one of the most successful models Lamborghini ever built. We say until recently, as in 2021, Urus sales surpassed Huracan sales, and by a lot actually: 5,021 vs. 2,586 units. Still, the Huracan remains a legend: it proved to the world that Lamborghini can build serious cars for both road and track. But, as all good things must come to an end, so does the Huracan. A successor is just around the corner, and just like the Aventador’s successo
  • BMW 1 Series M Coupe - Performance, Price, and Photos

    Most people like things that differ from the norm. If anything, the BMW 1M Coupe (referred to as 1M) is just that. It was a standout vehicle for the German luxury brand when new. Now, nearly a decade since its release, BMW enthusiasts still pine over these rare 1 Series models. So much so that you can find the same generation E9x M3 for tens of thousands of dollars cheaper than a 1M.
    But let’s be clear here, unlike its bigger brother E9x M3, the 1M has never really lost much value since n
  • What Is It like to Daily Drive a Classic Porsche 944 Turbo

    When most people think about a car they would use as a daily driver, a classic Porsche is extraordinarily far down that list. I’m not most people (to say the least), and here I am going to discuss what life is like using a classic Porsche for daily transportation. I’ve been in love with the Porsche 944 ever since I could remember, so it’s only fitting that I drive my 1986 944 Turbo just about everywhere I go. Here is some more information about my personal car; it is finished
  • Ford’s V-8 Might Not Die With the Seventh-Gen Mustang After All

    Ford just keeps pushing out showstoppers. With the newest generation of the Mustang debuting to an unfortunately dying market, Ford seems to have stopped caring about the push for electric vehicles overall. Sticking to its history and heritage, the V-8 is the lifeblood of the brand, having been in the majority of its cars since the 1930s and 1940s. With so many vehicles in its lineup still offering the V-8, the company might have more in store for the petrolhead owners it has gathered.
  • The BMW X4’s Reign of Quirkiness is Coming to an End

    BMW was the pioneer in developing the whole coupe-SUV segment and that was eventually followed by many European brands. While the X6 is a more robust and luxurious iteration of the body style, the X4 has been quite a good deal for the money it demands. BMW updated the X4 in 2021, which added a redesigned exterior, an updated dashboard, and mild-hybrid technology to the M40i trim. However, it seems that BMW might axe the X4 coupe-SUV to make way for a cleaner, greener, all-electric iX4. A close
  • The GMC Syclone Was a Visionary Ahead of its Time

    Now that the EV era has begun, reading about numbers like 0-60 mph in under five seconds is no big deal. But, back in the day, that was pretty darn impressive. And, when a pickup truck could achieve it, it was even more special. There were quite a few performance trucks back in the day, but not many made a splash (pun intended) as the GMC Syclone did. The Syclone hit the automotive scene in 1991 and took everyone by surprise. Not a lot of people could fathom a truck that could take on, or proba
  • Top 10 Fastest Lamborghinis Of All Time

    Lamborghini has come a long way in terms of performance and speed. After all, it was a company that started with tractors. Over the years, there have been countless models and variants of Lamborghinis, but which of those take the crown as the fastest? Below is a list of the 10 fastest models the company has produced.
  • Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport Review: A Big SUV For The Family

    The Toyota 4Runner first hit American showroom floors back in 1984. Fast forward to the present day, and we have seen five generations of the 4Runner since. There were a few facelifts along the way, with some new trim levels joining the line-up. In just this generation alone, there have been over 1 Million units sold since 2009.
    Boasting such incredible sales figures, I was curious about why so many people bought one. To find out just that, I was able to get the keys to a TRD Sport (a new model
  • A 1,000 HP Nissan GT-R Is What It Takes To Face A Ferrari SF90

    Ever since Ferrari launched the SF90 Stradale,
    very few cars have been able to face its strength and speed. And in fact, most of the cars that stood a chance were heavily modified cars, like for example a 950+ horsepower Turbo S that was able to keep up with the Italian supercar. In the latest video, the guys over CarWow have found another cool car that had a chance to beat the SF90. As no surprise we are again talking about a heavily modified car: a Nissan GT-R tuned by the guys over JM Import
  • Here’s Why The Manual Transmission Will Not Die Anytime Soon

    As the manual transmission is slowly getting phased out by the new generation of sophisticated, automatic transmissions, a few car manufacturers cling to the idea of driver involvement. While the dwindling demand for manual transmissions is one of the main reasons for many manufacturers to stop their offering, it is high-performance vehicles that are bringing the third pedal back. It seems there are enough driving enthusiasts out there for some car companies to keep the stick shift in productio
  • Have You Heard About The Eleanor Mustang?

    A love affair with a classic car can last a lifetime and beyond. And, if you are a classics-lover, there is a finite hierarchy of the best of the best, with everyone having their own opinion about what order and why. We tend to rate car movies, drivers, actors, and cars in this way. Plus, certain things about each classic will inspire us and make you feel giddy, like a kid waiting for presents on Christmas. There is Steve McQueen’s Bullitt, the Dukes of Hazard Charger, or even Kitt on Kni
  • The Honda S2000 Is an Unforgettable Thoroughbred Icon

    In the Automotive world, many cars are good; however, few are exceptional. Few are the ones that seem to get everything right, the ones that just stand out and make us question how much time and effort has gone into engineering and development. The Honda S2000 is one of those outlaws. When sitting at 8,700 RPM a few seconds before grabbing the leaver to engage the next gear you get the sense that those who made it, knew what they were doing. To pay tribute to this legendary machine, here’
  • This H-Tech Raptor Conversion Kit for the Traxxas RC Bronco is Perfection

    After 25 years of absence, the Bronco made a return as Ford’s top-performing 4X4 and of one of the most desirable off-road vehicles in America. The Raptor made things even more interesting and the Bronco a lot more enticing. With the launch of the Bronco, Traxxas built an RC version that was meant to offer the same off-road driving pleasure for people that couldn’t afford the real deal. With prices from $549, the Traxxas’ version is a lot more affordable. But who thought that
  • 10 Things Every Enthusiast Should Know About Vincent Motorcycles

    Who would ever have envisaged the British Motorcycle Industry being rescued by the Indians? Royal Enfield is owned by the Indian conglomerate Eicher, Norton has been taken over by TVS, BSA has been revived by Mahindra, and now, the mighty Vincent name has been bought by Bajaj. Of the three, the Vincent name has a mystique about it, but, why is that? In order to understand, we have to look back through history.
  • Vauxhall’s Performance Sub-Brand GSe Points To An Interesting Future

    Vauxhall introduces a new electrified performance sub-brand called GSe, destined to sit atop the current Vauxhall lineup. The name GSe stands for Grand Sport electric and refers to the long history of GSi models at Vauxhall. Therefore, Vauxhall confirms that models with a GSe badge are not only going to feature a sportier look but also offer higher performance.
  • Ferrari’s Dynamism Secures Its Future

    Ferrari is at a point where unfortunately many car manufacturers face their toughest decision. As many brands begin transitioning into the electric car market, it is a sink or swim time for the brand that only recently did what they had promised to never do. With its new CEO, Benedetto Vigna, taking the helm, its future looks a bit more hopeful, especially with him pushing Ferrari’s ethos of design and power for driving experience over anything else. From insisting it would rather go bank
  • 2022 Honda Civic Si: A Sport Compact Master Class

    Subtlety is a tricky task in the flashy automotive landscape, where our collective gaze yanks the direction of extreme horsepower or brash design. But, the sport compact class flies in the face of all that, dodging high-dollar pretensions and zeroing in on fun-loving all-rounders like the 2022 Honda Civic Si. First launched in the neon blitz of the 1980s, Honda’s long-standing Civic Si (Sport Injected) lineup helped shape the sport compact category as we know it today by carefully balanci
  • What To Expect from the BMW XM on September 27

    A new teaser video by BMW USA on Youtube confirms the debut of the flagship power SUV for September 27th. The video shows an illuminated grille in the front of the car flanked by the typical BMW two-piece daytime running lights. One level underneath, you can find the separated main headlights.
    This teaser confirms the design language of the show car from 2021 and continues the new design language first shown with the refreshed X7and all-new 7 Series. Compared to the concept car, the design seem
  • Porsche Just Learned It Can’t Always Have What it Wants

    For some time now, there have been talks about Porsche entering Formula One with help from Red Bull....
  • The 2023 Chrysler 300C Is One Last Shot Of Nostalgia

    When you think of legendary cars from the Chrysler Corporation, the first ones to come to mind are often the Dodge Charger and Challenger, Plymouth Cuda and Roadrunner, the Superbird and Daytona aero body cars, and in more recent times, the Dodge Viper. However, the Chrysler 300, despite not being among the company’s sportiest offerings, boasts almost 70 years of heritage. With this in mind, the current Chrysler 300 represents the end of an era, and Chrysler has decided to bid a proper fa
  • The Third-Gen Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 is a Six-Wheeled Supertruck

    The third-generation VelociRaptor based on the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the best-selling Hennessey models, so is no wonder the tuner comes with new versions of it. The latest one, the VelociRaptor 6x6, is already available for delivery, too. It comes with an eight-foot load bed, a significant power upgrade over the standard Raptor, and the promise that it will dominate both on- and off-road.
  • The New GranTurismo Ushers in a New Era of Performance for Maserati

    At the beginning of September 2022, Maserati made headlines with its first high-performance EV sportscar, the GranTurismo Folgore, which is said to deliver 1,200 horses from its tri-motor powertrain. While the numbers are pretty impressive, we were waiting for the gas-powered GranTurismo, which will be an authentic Italian sportscar in the good-old ICE flavor. Finally, the day has come. The ICE GranTurismo, which has the same V-6 engine as the supercar MC20, is out of the nest before its offici
  • 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV - Performance, Price, and Photos

    Compact crossovers today have replaced the mid-size sedan and have gone on to become one of the most popular types of vehicles. So clearly, if EVs want to take over the market, they must dominate this segment. However, there are a couple of things that have really prevented widespread EV adoption. Driving range, charging infrastructure, but more crucially, a high entry point and price. This is especially true since the average cost of a new EV today is still around $65,000.
    While models like th
  • The Deus Vayanne is Just the Start for William’s EV Platform

    The race for the electrified supercar is on and Williams Advanced Engineering wants to become a key player in supplying powertrain and chassis components. Currently, this high-performance electric vehicle race is championed by Croatian company, Rimac. With their latest product, the Nevera, Rimac has expanded to providing a platform for the Pininfarina Battista as well as supplying components to and partnering with other manufacturers. Williams aims to do the same with its new EV-R platform.
  • Top 10 Practical GT Cars That Can Do Everything

    There are the cars everyone wants, and there are the cars everyone needs. No matter what your garage’s budget is, at some point or another every automotive enthusiast must face the reality that their favorite driving machine isn’t life-proof. Even in the wealthy supercar territory, we still have super SUVs to do the jobs their low-to-the-ground counterparts can’t. However, not everyone needs an SUV or even a crossover to satisfy their practical needs; just a little trunk space
  • Defiant: Mercedes-AMG Won’t Ditch the Inline-Six or V-8

    The mass transition towards electrification and ever-stringent emissions regulations make all future development of internal combustion engines harder to justify. However, not everyone is ready to make the switch to fully-electric propulsion and there are, of course, those who don’t believe EVs are a long-term solution, but rather a patchwork until a more viable solution comes along. With that said, Mercedes AMG is ready to address the issue by keeping its V-8 and possibly inline-six engi
  • Breaking: The Audi R8 Successor Will Be Based on the Porsche 718 EV

    The future of the Audi R8 is already confirmed to be electric. However, what is unknown up until this point is how such an electric sports car will be made. It seems that the successor to the Audi R8 will share quite a lot from its future electric sibling from none other than Porsche.
  • 10 Quirks and Features Of The New 2023 BMW M3

    The BMW M3 has been around for a long time, 36 years to be precise, and unlike the 911, a whole lot has changed since its inception. Starting with a four-cylinder and then moving up to six-pot mill, then onto V-8, and again back to straight-six, the M3 has seen it all. BMW has been around the block a few times before it settled the M3 into its cozy inline six-cylinder home which it still resides in, to this day.
    The M3 has been through six different generations in the following order - the E30
  • Even a Mighty Hennessey Mammoth Cannot Defeat a Jeep Trackhawk Over a Quarter-Mile

    Holding the most powerful pickup truck medal, the Hennessey Mammoth 1000 TRX is insanely quick. If you are a braveheart, the Mammoth 1000 could reach 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, which is insanely fast for a truck and makes it equivalent to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT. Of course, high-performance trucks and SUVs are getting better by the day, and tuners like John Hennessey make things a little more overwhelming. However, to battle the Mammoth, folks at Carwow have brought a Jeep Trackhawk to see win
  • Every BMW Sedan, Coupe, and Convertible On Sale in 2022

    A BMW offers you luxury, comfort, and in most cases, blistering performance as well. The legendary M3 is probably the most famous or infamous Bimmer still on the market today. When other automakers design and test new cars, they use BMWs as the benchmark. BMW keeps adding new cars to its lineup, the newest of all being the all-electric i7 electric luxury sedan for 2023. This comes after the 2022 i4, which is basically just an all-electric 4 series. If you want maximum performance go for any of
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