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Hyundai Gas Chambered an Olympic Athlete to Prove Hydrogen Cars are Better for the Environment

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Yes, what youre seeing is a person, on a treadmill, breathing car exhaust as they do their usual training routine. That person is Hyundai Spains brand ambassador and an Olympic athlete, and that vehicle is a Hyundai Nexo a purely hydrogen-powered vehicle that Hyundai says emits absolutely zero emissions. Of course, thats not exactly true as hydrogen-powered vehicles emit water vapor, but well leave that argument for another time. The reason this actually works is because as the vehicle breaks... [read more]

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In Our 30th Year Thanks for Making Us Your Favorite Car talk Show

By Nordstrom's Automotive Inc.
BMW Issues a recall of the Toyota Supra. Take a listen and figure that out (: Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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Six Generations of the Ford Explorer

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The Ford Explorer has been around for almost 30 years. In that time, the SUV segment has evolved in ways no one couldve dreamed of. Through it all, the Explorer has remained one of the segments backbones, a pillar from which the SUV world has stood on for close to three decades. The Explorers life reads like a Hollywood script, too. It started off with a bang, establishing itself as one of the most popular SUVs on the market. That... [read more]

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Now We Have a Damn Good Reason to Say that the Volkswagen Amarok Is Better Than the Ford F-150 Raptor

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Drag races are fun and theres no denying that. But when you think about drag races, you seldom see trucks take a fierce stance and go up against their counterparts. However, Carwow thought that pitting four popular mid-size trucks against one another would be a good idea. The publication decided to invite two German and two American guests to prove their mettle in a straight-line dash. The guests of honor include the likes of Mercedes X-Class, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger... [read more]

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Will Future Cars Have CO2-Negative Carbon Fiber? Technologue

Carbon fiber seems relatively good for the environmentit makes cars and planes so much lighter that they get way better gas mileage, right? True, but this simple analysis forgives the fact that cured carbon-fiber structures are extremely energy-intensive to produce. Thats why BMW sourced the carbon fiber for its i3 and i8 cars from Moses Lake, Washington, where hydroelectric energy drastically lowers the footprint of its carbon. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich have discovered a process that... [read more]

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Audi RS7

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Audi updated the RS7 for the 2020 model year, and it came with some major improvement across the board. The most important of which is, arguably, the 48-volt mild-hybrid system that doesnt add any additional power output into the mix, but it does improve fuel efficiency. Paired with the 4.0-liter V-8, the sexy silhouette that is the RS7 will increase your pulse to the tune of 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque enough for a 3.6-second sprint to 60... [read more]

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Does the 2020 Chevy C8.R Have What It Takes to Win Championships?

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car has arrived, and it is a doozy. The Corvette racer is all set to make its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 25, 2020. But before it lays the smackdown on the race track, the Corvette C8.R takes its turn under the spotlight where its properly getting the attention it deserves. The Corvette C8.R isnt just a race car; it also happens to be Chevrolets first-ever mid-engine race car to compete... [read more]

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Could Hvding's $330 Airbag Helmet Prevent e-Scooter Death and Injury?

Anxious to jump on the shareable e-scooter craze, but less psyched about all those news stories highlighting the likelihood that you'll suffer debilitating brain injuries during a ride? A helmet is the obvious solution, but who carries one of those around 24/7? Luckily, there is hope for Bird and Lime and other e-scooter riders who don't want to choose between skull safety and fashion: Hvding. What the what? Hvding is a Swedish company with a novel helmet alternative that every... [read more]

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20 of the Best 3-Row SUVs for 2020

If youre looking for a family vehicle with seating for more than five, chances are youre in the market for either a minivan or an SUV. The latter segment is currently growing and dominating the automotive industry. Even if youre looking exclusively at SUVs with a 3rd row, there are plenty to choose from across the mainstream and luxury segments. Here are our picks for the best SUVs with 3 rows for 2020. Kia Telluride With its rugged good looks... [read more]

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Aston Martin took the DBS Superleggera and morphed into a limited-edition grand tourer known as the DBS GT Zagato an Italian coachbuilt beauty that isnt sold on its own but paired with a DB4 GT continuation that is the spitting image of the iconic model with the same name from back in the 1060s. Under the hood of the DBS GT Zagato sites a 5.2-liter V-12 that pumps out a cold-hearted 760 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque through an... [read more]

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 vs. C8.R: Heres How the Race Car is Different

Road cars and their endurance racing counterparts may look alike, sometimes sharing body panels, headlights, and even engine architecture, but in general, the stripped out, lightened race cars you see competing at Le Mans and elsewhere are nothing like the vehicles you can go out and buy. Chevy says its Corvette C8.R , however, shares more parts with its production equivalent than any other Corvette race car to date. Though that may be true, the list of changes from road... [read more]

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The Kinetik 07 Is Said to Offer Trans-dimensional Driving Dynamics

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Fresh from the wild land of Bulgaria comes the Kinetik 07, a two-seater, road-legal, track car thats not only electric but rides on top of Caterham underpinnings. Right now, the Kinetik 07 is merely a prototype, but it was revealed among a group of potential investors and could, one day, be Bulgarias first zero-emission sports car. The dynamic of the car outside of unique look and lack of a roof, lies in its capabilities and ability to adapt to the... [read more]

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Heres How You Get 1,000 Horsepower Out of a 2020 Toyota Supras B58 BMW Engine

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
With testing from Car & Driver and Motor Trend,, we know for a fact that the BMW-sourced B58 inline-six that powers the 2020 Toyota Supra is even more powerful than advertised. But how powerful can it get? Is it tunable to 600 horsepower? Maybe 700 or 800 horsepower? What about 1,000 horsepower? Well, that four-digit figure is exactly what Papadakis Racing is trying to accomplish. That figure isnt that unheard of for the Supra. Maybe not the 2020 A90-gen Supra... [read more]

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Coupe vs. Convertible

Chevrolet has finally revealed the 2020 Corvette C8 convertible , which ditches the traditional soft top for a power retractable hard top. We've already examined the 2020 Corvette Convertible next to its front-engine predecessor. Now, let's see how the drop-top's styling compares to its targa-roof counterpart. Which C8 body style is more attractive? Take a look below and decide for yourself. When you look at it next to the coupe, the convertibles styling differences aren't immediately apparent from the front... [read more]

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Watch Someone Jump a Ford F-150 Raptor 90 Feet to Its Death

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Have you ever seen trucks jump on dirt tracks? Of course you did. Those cars, however are the monsters that equipped to fly. However, heres one person - who Im going to refer to as Gods child because he is so very special who thought that even a regular truck thats meant to roll over the roads can take flight. What do you think happened? His black beauty went up in the air and crash-landed before being paralyzed with damage... [read more]

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Breaking News: 2020 Widebody Charger Hellcat Is Here!

When Pontiac coined the term wide-track to describe their potent performers in the early 1960s, it was innately understood by enthusiasts what that impliedmore grip equals better performance. The actual improvement from this visual sleight of hand was modest, but it was real, and it was popular. Seemingly overnight, manufacturers everywhere took to the low, wide look, cashing in at the dealership. The wide-track look became a de facto symbol of performance, even when it wasnt convincingly in evidence. Dodge... [read more]

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HOT ROD Drag Week 2020 Tracks!

Its that time, boys and girls! We are officially announcing the track list for HOT ROD Drag Week 2020. After coming off a year of all-new venues in the Northeast, its high time we revisit some old friends in the Midwest. Well be kicking off the week at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, for test and tune and Day 1. Then its over to Ohio and Summit Motorsports Park, the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indy, and Byron Dragway... [read more]

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GM-UAW Strike Further Extends Wait for 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray

Weve waited more than 50 years for a mid-engine Corvette, and as the GM-UAW strike drags on, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 buyers could tag an extra few weeks or more onto the delivery date. U nionized GM workers have been on strike since September 15 as the two sides work to hammer out a new deal after the last four-year contract expired at midnight September 14. GM stockpiled as much inventory as possible ahead of time but the reality is... [read more]

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BMW is Sticking With the Concept 4s Ridiculous Grille

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
By now, youve surely seen all the hatred plastered across the internet over the Concept 4s big, ridiculous grille. And, its not surprising since BMW has already said that this concept previews its design language for the next-gen 4 Series and, potentially, other models as well. Despite all the negativity after the Concept 4s debut, BMW refuses to step back and will instead move forward with it regardless of what you, I, or even its most loyal fans and customers... [read more]

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Under the Lights

Whats going on here?! The bartender shouted as I walked out into the empty street. Oh, I just wanted to get a shot of your sign, I replied,... continue reading

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport First Look: German for Passport

Two for the cost of one. It's Volkswagen s new doubling-up strategy to get more variants per platform to give customers more choice, and it costs VW less to do so. The first test is the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport midsize crossover, a five-passenger version of the larger seven-seat Atlas. It's the same tactic Honda used with the Passport, which is a shortened version of the Pilot. VW will do the same thing in the compact SUV space with plans... [read more]

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Best Small Luxury SUVs

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Name a carmaker that doesnt offer at least one SUV/crossover as part of its current lineup. Thats right; you cant. Everybody is building high-riding cars because everybody wants one these days. Premium slash luxury carmakers make no exception. In fact, the likes of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and especially Porsche have seen their income boosted by boxy or hunchback-shaped cars to such extent that they decided to invent niches of niches. Thats how you can now choose from a roster of crossovers... [read more]

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Toyota RAV4

By info@topspeed.com (Jonathan Lopez)
Originally arriving in 1994, the Toyota RAV4 is one of the Japanese brands older nameplates, especially within the crossover segment. In the quarter century since the debut of the original RAV4, demand for crossovers has grown substantially, and sales of the compact Toyota have grown with it, eventually becoming the Japanese brands number-one seller in the U.S. However, the RAV4 last got a redesign in 2013, so to keep it fresh, Toyota just pulled the sheets on a new fifth-generation... [read more]

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The 2019 Volvo XC60 After One Year: Would We Recommend It?

I was excited to learn I would chaperone our new Volvo XC60 , but that feeling was short-lived. The crossover arrived early, and I was still finishing up my year in the fuel-efficient but somewhat clunky Kia Niro , so my colleagues got the keys. For two months, I looked longingly at the red beauty in our parking lot, until it was finally time to take home the small crossover with the stately waterfall grille and piercing Thors Hammer lights... [read more]

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How Ant Anstead of Wheeler Dealers and Master Mechanic Found His 1965 Ford Mustang

Quick Stats: Ant Anstead host of Wheeler Dealers and Master Mechanic Daily Driver: 1965 Ford Mustang (Ants rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: see below Favorite road trip: Coastal roads through Cornwall Car he learned to drive in : Austin Metro First car bought: 1977 MG Midget Weeks after MotorTrend TVs Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead sold his beloved MG Midget he called Bridget, he regretted it. More than 20 years later, he still regrets... [read more]

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2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Review: Off-Roading in an Enormous Seven-Seat SUV

Its been a long 12 years since the current-generation Toyota Sequoia came to life. During that time, the U.S. has elected two presidents, Americans went through tough economic times in the Great Recession, Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in his Tour de France wins, and Britain voted to leave the European Union . Yet in all that time, the second-generation Sequoia has been left largely unchanged. The three-row body-on-frame SUV has received minor upgrades since it originally launched, but for... [read more]

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Ford Mustang by Austin Cindric and Tucci Hot Rods

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
This years SEMA Auto Show is expected to host some of the finest aftermarket vehicles of the year. Thats the typical run of the order when it comes to the worlds biggest tuner show. The Ford Mustang will undoubtedly be well-represented in the event, as is the case pretty much every year. This time, though, three custom-built, one-off Mustangs will be at SEMA, including this dandy of a build from Team Penske race car driver Austin Cindric and aftermarket tuner... [read more]

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Top 7 Most Luxurious SUVs

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Once upon a time, the term luxury SUV described models that you could barely count on one hand. Today, the term luxury SUV describes a thriving ecosystem of some of the finest and most premium sport utility vehicles in the market. The growing popularity of SUVs has ignited interest in these models, resulting in the kind of demand that many thought was impossible as recently as a decade ago. And as more exotic brands hello, Aston Martin, and Ferrari enter... [read more]

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These are the Custom Ford Ranger Project Trucks of SEMA 2019

If theres one thing you can count on every year at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, its Ford bringing a fleet of modified vehicles to populate its massive booth. Today, the Blue Oval reveals the Rangers and Transit vans it plans to exhibit, though you can count on seeing many more customized Fords at its show stand Ford says it will have more than 50 vehicles on display. We still have yet to see the F-Series trucks, SUVs, and... [read more]

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The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is Going Desert Racing

Bow-Tie truckers, start your engines The Silverado follows the Colorado ZR2 into the Best in the Desert Racing Series that kicks off at the Laughlin Desert Classic today. Chevy s Silverado race truck is based off of a LT Trail Boss truck and will compete in Deserts 1200 Stock class. It packs a 6.2-liter V-8 thats good for 420 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.   The race truck sports a long-travel suspension, front and rear... [read more]

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Cadillac XT4 - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Philippe Daix)
Back in 2018, Cadillac finally decided that it was tired of missing out on sales in the compact SUV market and launched the XT4. This compact crossover was designed to compete against the best in the market, including the BMW X1, Mercedes GLC, Infiniti QX50, and Lexus NX, among others. Now that the XT4 has been on the market for well over a year, we decided it was time to get behind the wheel and see how it really holds... [read more]

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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid Is Powerful, Efficient, and Very Red

A new Toyota vs. Ford rivalry is beginning, and were not talking about Supra vs. Mustang. With the new 2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid, Toyotas best-selling compact SUV sets the stage for a two-row SUV battle between the 2021 RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid and the 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. You can see the 2021 RAV4 PHEV here in the models new Supersonic Red paint color, or check it out for yourself when the new Toyota makes its official debut at... [read more]

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2021 Toyota Mirai Concept Revealed: Ugly Duckling Becomes Beautiful Swan

For 2021, Toyota is wadding up the design of its fuel cell electric Mirai and starting fresh. Almost nothing at all is expected to carry over from the current-generation car, which is welcome news for those of us who have regarded the current Toyota Mirai s visage in much the same way Perseus did the mythological monster Medusa. And perhaps the internal mandate that super-efficient Toyotas be wrapped in hideous sheetmetal has at last been rescinded. I mean, remove your... [read more]

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2020 Corvette C8.R First Look: Think of it as a Mid-Engine C8 Z06 Teaser

We knew mid-engine Vette fun was not strictly for the street. So did Chevy , which started work on both the street and race car simultaneously, in the same room, six years ago. But now we have the details of the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R , the brands first mid-engine Corvette race car, and a precursor to what we can expect in the Z06 sorta. Dont let the engines fool you. The race carCorvettes first clean-sheet race car design since the... [read more]

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You Can Now Order the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL With a Diesel, But The Cost Is Almost Unbearable

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Well, this is some big news that will interest all the Jeep Wrangler fans out there. JLWranglerForums has received a scoop on the pricing of the diesel engine option. As it turns out, the famed 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be available as optional on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL for $6,000. This includes the price of the eight-speed automatic gearbox as well. But theres a catch. Although the premise of this engine making its way under the hood of the... [read more]

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Ford Ranger Military Truck by Ricardo Is Battle-Ready

Who needs a Ranger Raptor when you can order a midsize monster like this? Meet a Ranger that can not only attack the trail but can also fight on the battlefield. Ricardo, the British military outfitter, modified a 2019 Ranger for defense and security operationsalthough it looks like it might also be perfect for battling a zombie apocalypse. Upgrades include a rollover-protection system mounted to the roof rack, a ring-mounted weapon system in the bed, armored ballistic underfloor panels, and... [read more]

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Corvettes Galore! 2020 C8 Corvettes Highlight the 5,000+ Gathered at Carlisle

Fueled by the C8 Corvette, the Corvettes at the Carlisle Show Set a New Attendance Record in 2019 Located just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Corvettes at Carlisle, presented by Corvette America has become a mecca for Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world, and this 37th edition lived up to that honor. The folks that organize the event thought this one would be a down year due to a Corvette caravan that travels to Bowling Green, Kentucky, every five years... [read more]

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Want the Hardest-Core Chevy Colorado ZR2? Meet the GM Defense ISV Army Truck

Think the new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 , the midsize pickup truck's hardcore off-road trim, is impressive? Its primary changes from before include less stylingseriously, Chevy just straight-up made most of the front end part of the grille or intake. Underneath, it still has the same lifted suspension, beefy tires, and 44 equipment to chase goats up rocky paths. But what if that '21 ZR2 isn't crazy enough? Perhaps you'd like it with even less bodywork and a stronger dose... [read more]

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Iconic 1950s Formula 1 Build: Ant Anstead Master Mechanic Preview

Wheeler Dealers Ant Anstead is taking the summer off to focus on his dream build on the new series Ant Anstead Master Mechanic! Sign up for a free trial of the MotorTrend App and start streaming now! We all wish it was easy to take a hiatus from everyday life to work on the project weve always dreamed of building, and its a wish shared by Wheeler Dealers co-host Ant Anstead. With the show taking a short break, Ant finally... [read more]

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Infiniti QX50 - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Brady Holt)
Infiniti was early to what has become one of the industrys hottest market segments: the compact luxury crossover. The 2008 EX35 was much more of a car than an SUV, a slightly elevated, slightly roomier version of the acclaimed G35 sports sedan. Infiniti bet big that buyers would sacrifice utility for performance and it bet wrong. Despite beating most competitors to the market, and even after numerous upgrades over the years (including a longer wheelbase and a name change to... [read more]

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The Races At Cypress Gardens?

This is entirely off-topic, but frankly I don't give a damn. This exact footage was sent to me years ago by a museum that was going under. I... continue reading

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Georgia Super Speeder Law

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
The Georgia Super Speeder Law (also known as the HB160 law) has been in effect since January 1st, 2010 in the state of Georgia, and as some of us learned the hard way, it will poke a hole in your wallet if youre caught speeding. The Super Speeder fee is, in fact, used to fund the states public hospital system, where 60 percent of all trauma-care patients come from crash-related events. Stick with us as we tell you everything you... [read more]

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Jeep Gladiator by FiftyTen

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Jeep Gladiator changed the way the compact pickup market was looked at. We finally have a hardcore truck that is as versatile as any other truck it competes against. Weve covered the Gladiator as a daily driver, an off-roader, and a work truck; but, how about as an adventure truck? We guess this was the only thing left on the list. Heres FiftyTen, a German company that makes camping gear. The company recently teased a foldable camping gear earlier... [read more]

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2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Review: Two Things We Like and Two We Dont

After sampling the updated 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax in an off-road park near Dallas, we discovered that this old half-ton truck is still quite capable. The most important 2020 Tundra TRD Pro addition is that the off-road oriented truck is now available in both Double Cab and CrewMax body styles. But thats not the full story. Here are two things we liked and two things we didnt about the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. We Like: Exterior Design... [read more]

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Design: We Dive Deep on the Sonatas Radical New Look

Rarely in the world of affordable midsize sedans is bold design a priorityjust look at the newly revamped but bland-as-a-boiled-potato Subaru Legacy . Thats not the case with the new Hyundai Sonata . As part of the design process, the Hyundai team looked back toward the sixth-generation Sonata that we first drove back in 2010. They see that car as an icon vehicle that really put us on the map as an automaker that values design, and they aimed to... [read more]

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2020 Porsche 718 Spyder First Test: Ultimate Drivers Delight

High-revving, naturally aspirated sports cars are a dying breed. The 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder (and its hardtop twin, the 718 Cayman GT4) is one of these relics, from the same tree as the more affordable Mazda MX-5 Miata and Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ duo, cars that prioritize driving enjoyment and creating a connection with the driver. Free-breathing sports cars like these provide a breath of fresh air in a time when nearly everything has some form of electrification or... [read more]

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Watch a Dodge Demon Bring Shame to the McLaren 720S, Porsche 911, and Ferrari 488

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was designed for one thing and one thing only: scare the living bejeezus out of just about any production car that shows up at a dragstrip. With 808 horsepower on 94 octane gas and up to 840 horsepower, if you feed it with 100 octane gas, the Demon blitzes through the quarter-mile the quarter-mile in about 9.6 seconds at over 140 mph, dwarfing the already menacing Challenger SRT Hellcat in the process. It's also one... [read more]

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Hyundai Elantra Sport - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Philippe Daix)
The Hyundai Elantra isnt exactly a spring chicken, being on the market for two decades as of 2020. Over the years, its gone through five generational shifts, with the most recent taking place in 2015 with a major facelift happening in 2019. The Elantra of today is completely different than the car it once was and has moved on from its econobox roots into all-new territory where its design and driving dynamics can compete with great authority over the models... [read more]

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Fully Automated Cars May Wear Out In A few Years

By Nordstroms Automotive Inc.
AVs could be crushed in four years. Could it be true? You decide. Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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