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Thursday, September 19, 2019

What We Know about the Flat-Plane-Crank V-8 That Will Power the C8 Corvette Z06, ZR1, and Hybrid

The 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray has arrived, but there will be many more high-performance Corvette models to come. We expect that the Z06, ZR1, and hybrid versions will use a 5.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 engine in various states of tune, making between 600 and 1000 horsepower. The Z06 is likely to arrive first, possibly sometime in 2020, with the ZR1 and hybrid...

Dodge Challenger SUV Rendering Is So Wrong, It’s Right

A gas-guzzling V8 or an all-electric powertrain? While the Dodge Challenger Demon is not going back into production anytime soon, other, more mainstream versions of the American muscle remain on sale. Not only that, but the two-door Dodge is actually enjoying...

Bollinger’s Electrified Rides Get Adventure-Ready Off-Road Upgrades

We were ecstatic when Bollinger announced their B1 SUV and B2 Pickup Truck, combining power and modern technology to form road-going tanks with aggressive styling to match. Now the company is leveling up their B1 and B2 rides with the Bollinger All-Electric Vehicle Upgrade Kits based on online community requests, prepping them for outdoor adventures...

Weekly Craigslist Hidden Treasure: 1990 Volkswagen Corrado

One of VW’s best driver’s cars. Ever. When you think of Volkswagen hatchbacks, typically the Golf comes to mind. And why wouldn’t it? After all, the Golf is one of VW’s best-selling and most popular cars and its hot hatch variants, the GTI and Golf R, are highly regarded. In overseas markets, there was also the second-gen Sirocco, which was...

The new Audi Q7 now features 34 per cent more Lamborghini

Anti-roll suspension, rear-wheel steering and many screens refresh Audi’s school bus In the battle of The Big Obnoxious Grilles, this is the BMW X7’s chief enemy: the new Audi Q7. Just look at that octo-mesh on the front. They should have called it the Hannibal. But the tweaked Q7 is more than just a new set of LED lights up...

AWD vs RWD vs FWD DRAG RACE: Golf R vs Boxster vs Megane Trophy.

It’s four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive, as the Renaultsport Megane Trophy, Porsche Boxster GTS and VW Golf R clash in a three-way dance. Which of these sleek, souped-up, European beloveds will come out on top? Join Mat Watson as he finds out…

This Is What the Pure V8 Exhaust of the Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Sounds Like

The upcoming 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Corvette may be moving its V8 engine behind the driver, but that doesn’t mean it has to lose any of that glorious rumbly exhaust you expect from America’s sports car. Here’s four pure, skin-clearing, life-fulfilling minutes of mid-engine Corvette exhaust noise: I don’t care where the engine is. I don’t care how much...

Tesla Says It’s Identified the Cause of That Viral Model S Fire in China

Tesla makes some revisions after its viral car fire in Shanghai, Carlos Ghosn backs out of a last-minute press conference, Ford gets its data exposed, more automakers team up on self-driving cars, and Geely’s interest in Volvo trucks. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, June 28, 2019. 1st Gear: About That Viral Car Fire A surveillance...

This lawnmower does 0-100mph in 6.3 seconds

Honda’s Mean Mower V2 has a better power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Chiron Honda’s just nabbed itself a Guinness World Record. Its latest ‘Mean Mower’ – which uses the 200bhp 999cc four-cylinder engine from the company’s CBR1000RR motorcycle – is officially the fastest lawnmower from 0-100mph. Because that’s apparently a thing. W Series driver Jess Hawkins set the record last month...

2021 Mercedes GLA-Class Rendering Looks Convincingly Sporty

GLB, GLC, GLE, GLS, G – Mercedes-Benz already has a variety of SUV models, and that’s not including the different body styles which are available for two of them. It could have easily dropped the basic GLA model, but this was shoehorned into a different role instead. The first good spyshots for the 2nd...


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