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Porsche 911 (964) By Ares Design

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The Porsche 911, in all of its generations, is a legendary machine. As some would say, it has mastered the art of having the engine in the wrong place. The classic 911 models in particular that are the most intriguing and often subject to modernization by tuning studios. The Italian coachbuilding company Ares Design has chosen to let its creativity loose upon the 964-generation 911 Turbo, resulting in one of the most epic recreations ever. Of course, there are other... [read more]

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Laugh All Day With This Video of a Sherp Going Through A Drive-Thru

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Mondays can be tough, especially if youre the type who has too much fun during weekends. You wake up early, go to work, and then lament that youre going to have to do the same thing over the next five days. Fortunately, we came across a video from the rabbit hole that is YouTube thatll make your Monday particularly hilarious. Its a video from the Rich Rebuilds YouTube channel, and it stars Rich Benoit driving his Sherp ATV to every... [read more]

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Not-So Fast & Furious: The Rejected Cars from the Fast & Furious

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
You can argue that the Toyota Supra Mk IV and the 1970 Dodge Charger became even more popular because of their appearance in the original movie. But while a lot of people associate these two cars and a slate of others with the franchise, there are just as many vehicles if not more that almost made it to the movie. Craig Lieberman was the technical director of the Fast & Furious, and according to him, a lot of cars were... [read more]

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GM Struggles To Build Reliable Cars, Thinks Youll Trust Riding In Its One-Man Drones

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Despite not being as flashy as previous editions, this year's Consumer Electronics Show aka CES still spawned some rad, futuristic concepts that, unfortunately, have every chance in the world of being nothing more than that. For example, GM showed two prototypes at CES 2021 - one for land transportation and one for air travel.

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Short but Sweet

Enjoy some very high quality color footage of a Southern California outdoor car show in a High School field, taken in the mid 1950s. The woman who posted... continue reading

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You Probably Wont Understand This Ferrari 488 Pista Video, But Youll Love It

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The Ferrari 488 Pista was placed on this earth for one reason: to go fast. The scarlet demon is powered by a 3.9-liter biturbo V-8 engine that produces 711 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. Its capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in only 2.85 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211 mph. Its going to take a special kind of supercar to match wits with the Pista, especially when it comes to setting lap... [read more]

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The 2021 Hummer EV Pickup - Nearly 200 Accessories At Launch

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
GMC teased the Hummer EVs reincarnation almost a year back and unveil to debut it in May 2020. However, the pandemic played a spoiler and the company finally debuted it in October 2020. The electric supertruck came with a lot of features that make it a unique proposition. It's no secret that owners love to customize their trucks to their taste. It looks like GMC understands this, after all, it knows a thing or two about trucks (duh!). Now, a... [read more]

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Ferrari F8 Tributo by Novitec

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Novitec is the rare tuner that has mastered the art of building subtle tuning programs that arent really all that subtle once the package is in place. Whereas other tuners turn on the wow factor with obscene aerodynamic upgrades or over-the-top engine modifications some even combine both Novitec is perfectly happy providing all-around programs that offer the required improvements without any of the unwanted excess. Take this new kit for the Ferrari F8 Tributo. You would think that a supercar... [read more]

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The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
While Tesla keeps rolling out over-the-air updates frequently, it has never really refreshed the Model S and the Model X. The Model 3 is an exception, but even that didnt come with any major changes. There have been no real facelifts so far, no new generations; just software updates. It didnt matter until now because none of its products had real competition, but it looks like times are changing and Tesla is feeling the heat. According to Electrek, Tesla is... [read more]

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Spyker Bankruptcy - Going the Way of Faraday Future in 2021?

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
2021 was supposed to be the year when Spyker finally introduced the production version of the B6 Venator, a concept that it first unveiled in 2013. The Dutch were also supposed to launch the D8 Peking-to-Paris SUV. Sadly, none of that will happen as Spyker filed for bankruptcy. Again. It's been almost six years since the Dutch company resumed operations following its first bankruptcy and Spyker no longer has the financial power to continue. But it might not be the... [read more]

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Youve Never Seen The 2021 Toyota Supra Look This Good - Video

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
There are cars that are meant to be driven properly and there are cars that most often than not, act like very expensive enhancers for the driver's ego. Just like its predecessor, the A90 Toyota Supra falls in the first category. Nevermind BMW's involvement in the project and those arguing the new Supra isn't as charming as the model it replaces and not a Toyota anymore. Come sunset, the new Supra looks best with a thick layer of mud on... [read more]

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This 2017 Audi R8 Widebody Has $100,000 In Upgrades, Low Mileage, And It Could Be Yours

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The second-generation Audi R8 is already six years old as of 2021, but it's still a cool and powerful sports car. But if you're among enthusiasts who view the Audi as a softer version of the Lamborghini Huracan, this widebody and supercharged R8 might change your mind. It has $100,000 in upgrades yet it's notably more affordable than a Huracan.

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This Electric Porsche 935 Moby Dick Is Going Into Production

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The iconic Porsche 935, first unveiled in 1976, made a comeback in 2019, when the German carmaker built a modern version based on the 991-generation GT2 RS. Only 77 were built and sold like hot cakes. Come 2021 and Bisimoto Engineering is working on its own tribute to the iconic 935, this time around in all-electric format and a slightly more modern design. It's called Moby X, a reference to the old 935/78 nicknamed Moby Dick for its longtail design.

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Alex Zanardi Can Speak Again, Continues Recovery After Monster Crash

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
Alex Zanardi, the ever-green race-driver-turned-Paralympian, continues his recovery and is finally able to speak to his family once again. The 53-year-old has been recuperating following what can only be described as a heinous crash that took place in June 2020 while the two-time CART champ was racing on his handbike. The collision with a truck, which occurred during the 'Obiettivo Tricolore' relay race, put Zanardi in an artificially-induced coma but the most recent reports coming out of Italy prove once... [read more]

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Cutting the Cord: EVs Are Moving to Wireless Battery Management

Batteries are fussy. You have to watch them like a hawk when charging or discharging them. Irregular voltage can hasten battery wear at best or trigger a fire or explosion at worst. So circuitry is included to monitor groups of perhaps 16 individual cells. These are currently connected to the main battery monitoring system by twisted pairs of copper wirewhich adds a lot of mass, cost, and opportunity for failure at all these connection points. At CES 2021 , there... [read more]

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Zinc-Air Batteries Are Light, Cheap, GreenAre They Ready for Cars?

It wont come as a surprise to you that the lithium used in most batteries largely comes from inconvenient places: Australia, Chile, China, Argentina, and Zimbabwe are among the leading producers. The U.S. ranks fifth in the world for zinc production, though, which makes the concept of a zinc-air battery exceptionally attractive to companies based here. The chemistry was first commercialized in 1932, but low current capacity and difficulty recharging has restricted their use to things like hearing aids. Taiwan-based... [read more]

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Blazing Saddle: Meet the Single-Seat Blaze EV Classic

It may be toylike, but the Blaze EV Classic is no toy. Theres definitely a Lotus/Caterham Seven (or, perhaps more accurately, Mitsuoka Zero1 crossed with a Datsun Type 11) vibe here, too, but this little single-seater is a much less performance-oriented machine. Plus, the little Blaze can beregistered in Japan as a moped. The differential is optional! How delightfully goofy this thing is. If the idea of a neighborhood electric vehicle has you thinking about golf carts and snowbirds, this... [read more]

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Cheap Classic Cars Under $5,000: Vintage Rides With Style on a Budget

We read all over the internet, kids these days dont want cars, but were pretty sure its not a lack of desire, but simply a lack of cash that keeps the classic car market in a mostly retirement age bracket. It only takes a few minutes of watching televised classic car auctions for anyone to think that a classic car is far beyond financial reach. However, we think that there are a multitude of classic car options if you think... [read more]

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iDriving Change: The History of BMWs Controversial iDrive Infotainment Knob

Our own Ed Loh called it an idea so simple, so elegant, yet so powerful it was to change the way the world interacted with the automobile. Arthur St. Antoine said it was a maddeningly convoluted convenience can make a simple task like changing radio stations a catalyst for manic depression. Theyre both talking about BMW iDrive, the controversial dial controller that BMW introduced in the 2001. Twenty years later, iDrive continues to evolveand it continues to attract controversy. Why... [read more]

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Cars Wed Like To See Make A Comback

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Thanks to the invention and refinement of the internal combustion engine over the years, weve gotten some truly amazing vehicles. More than a few of them reached legendary status, either because of their innovation, styling, performance, or simply because they had to prove something. Whatever the case, these cars had an aura about them thats not easy to replicate. And while some of these cars have modern-day successors, others are still waiting to be commemorated with their own modern version... [read more]

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Vrooms Super Bowl Ad Gives us a Cheeky Look at the Dark Side of Car Dealerships

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Super Bowl LV is still three weeks away, but commercials for the big game are already coming out. Weve always paid close attention to car commercials thatll air during the game, but there are ads that have already come out, including this cheeky commercial from Vroom that highlights the dark side of the car-shopping process. The 30-second spot aims to highlight Vrooms business structure, which allows you to buy a car online and have it delivered to your door, or... [read more]

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Turn Your Jeep Gladiator Into Scrambler, Honcho Clones Using These Retro Graphics

Remember that nifty Gladiator-based Jeep JT Scrambler concept from the 2019 Moab Easter Jeep Safari? As of this writing, Jeep has yet to put any Scrambler-specific accessories in its expansive Mopar catalog , but we reckon that neat-o concept got more than a few Gladiator owners riled up at the idea of retro-izing their new pickup. If you cant sit around waiting to Scramble while Mopar twiddles its thumbs, get in touch with Rider Graphix the companys voluminous catalog of... [read more]

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The First Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport to Land Stateside Is Downright Gorgeous

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Bugatti introduced the Chiron Pur Sport, a handling-focused version of the Chiron, in March 2020, but it took the French company until January 2021 to deliver the first customer car. And that's not surprising given that all Chirons are hand-built and that Bugatti's factory is rather small. The world's first Chiron Pur Sport was delivered in the United States and it's downright gorgeous thanks to its two-tone exterior finish and brightly colored interior.

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Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The folks at Carwow are here again with yet another exciting drag race; this time between two cars from the same family. The Audi RS 6 and the Lamborghini Urus belong to two different categories altogether and arent in the same price bracket either. But, they feature the same engine, the same racing DNA, and almost identical specs on paper. How often do you see such close battles on a racing strip?

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Charlie Wiggins

A few weeks back, I got a new neighbor. Willie T. Ribbs moved into a neighborhood near the Atomic World HQ. I hadn't seen him since I was... continue reading

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Dacia Bigster Concept

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2021 Dacia Bigster is a concept vehicle developed by Renault for the Romanian brand and unveiled in early 2021. An SUV measuring 4.6 meters (181.1 inches) long, the 2021 Bigster concept unveils a production SUV that will compete in the compact crossover segment. The Bigster will slot above the highly popular Duster in the lineup and will become Dacia's largest offering yet. Just like the Duster, the production version of the Bigster will probably be sold as a Renault... [read more]

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The Cool and Sad History Of The BMW 5 Series E60

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Produced from 2003 to 2010, the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series is almost a classic now, mostly because it spawned the only M5 model with a V-10 engine, as well as one of only two station wagon M5 up until now. But upon its release in 2003, the E60 5 Series was actually hated by many BMW purists, who didn't like the company's new design direction. Just like the E65-gen 7 Series launched in 2001, the fifth-gen 5 Series saw a... [read more]

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2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo First Test: Full Numbers for the Land-Based Missile

When you acquire a car with a prancing horse on the hood, you expect greatness. And the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo is indeed great. It delivers thrilling acceleration, lightning-quick shifts, and a gorgeously spare interior. As a daily driver, the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo provides an appropriate aura and mystique that make the hoi polloi turn their heads. Its Bumpy Road suspension mode gives you a magic carpet ride over freeway expansion joints and the peasantry. Similarly, under hard-driving or... [read more]

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Hyundai Elantra N TCR

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Like the other TCR cars before it, the Elantra N TCR is a race car you cant get to drive on public roads. It has been developed to serve private racing teams and its underpinned by the popular Elantra sedan; although not much is carried over from the original car except the chassis and well, the name.

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Starting Line: Moving Forward with Lessons Learned in 2020

Its early January as I write this, and the pages of the calendar have finally flipped on 2020. Good riddance, in my opinion. Id imagine a lot of folks reading this feel similarly. 2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us personally, as well as professionally for your humble author and my colleagues at MotorTrend Group. Though its very tempting to leave 2020 in the rearview mirror where it belongs, I believe there are things to learn amid the... [read more]

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The Legendary Small-Block Chevy V-8: A Look Back at Its Highlights

It's not unreasonable to say the Chevrolet small-block V-8 changed the face of automotive engine history. Innovative and technologically advanced when it debuted in 1955, it greatly influenced future V-8 engine designs, both inside General Motors and among the competition. Enthusiasts embraced it and an entire performance aftermarket sprang up around it. Over the years, variations of the small-block V-8 have been used in race cars, off-road trucks, boats, and even custom motorcycles. It can also be found under the... [read more]

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2020 Subaru Outback Infotainment Review: Pros, Cons, and a System Update

You cant miss it. An enormous Volvo-like touchscreen lives at the center of almost every 2020 and 2021 Subaru Outback , just waiting to be swiped and touched. The tech wasnt well received during 2020 SUV of the Year testing , but now that weve spent nearly 10,000 miles behind the wheel of our one-year 2020 Subaru Outback Onyx test car? Although some frustrations remain, a recent infotainment system update introduces a few positive changes. What the Outbacks Infotainment Screen... [read more]

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Best Brake Pads

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
We can all agree that there is an undeniable correlation between horsepower and stopping power. What goes fast needs to be able to stop fast. A component often neglected are the brake pads. They are an important component of a cars brakes since they transform kinetic energy into thermal through friction. Because of this, eventually, they eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Since the aftermarket is vast for such parts, both in terms of brands and types, finding... [read more]

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2021 Toyota RAV4 or Mazda CX-5? Each Compact SUV's Pros and Cons

The Toyota RAV4 has been around since the early days of the compact crossover , with the first versions sprouting up in the mid-1990s and doing battle with another segment founder, the Honda CR-V. Mazdas CX-5 is a much newer addition to the segment, having first arrived in 2012. Now in its second generation, the Mazda proves a worthy competitor to compact SUV segment stalwarts such as the RAV4 thanks to the automakers affinity for nimble handling and streamlined designs... [read more]

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Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is an upcoming, high-performance version of the company's midsize sedan. Set to become the range-topping version of the current CT5, the Blackwing will slot above the CT5-V. Performance-wise, the 2021 CT5-V Blackwing will be the first true successor to the CTS-V, as the CT5-V doesn't fill the bill in terms of power and torque. On top of a powerful V-8 engine with more than 600 horsepower, the 2021 CT5-V Blackwing will also feature a more... [read more]

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Everything You Need To Know About The Lamborghini SC20

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Lamborghini has been giving us some pretty epic one-off cars in recent times. Now, the brands motorsport division is giving us another one-off Lamborghini. The marques main models Huracan and Aventador often serve as a platform for some pretty epic and unique creations. Its something of a tradition for the Italian company and now the factory of madness in SantAgata is giving us yet another stunning creation, loosely based on the V-12 Aventador. Heres what you need to know about... [read more]

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Abarth 595 Hercules Wide Body by Pogea Racing

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Abarth 595 is a pocket rocket that makes you grin every time you drive it. If you are someone who prefers driving a slow car fast instead of a fast car slow, this needs to go on your bucket list. And, it looks like Pogea Racing understands that. The company has brought out a Hercules version that doesnt just look sinister, but also comes with a significant power boost that will plaster a wide smile on your face.

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America to Get Its Own Honda HR-V for 2022

Honda has just taken the wraps off the next-generation HR-V (known as the Vezel in Japan). If you like it, well, youd better buy a plane ticket, because it isnt coming to the United States. Instead, Honda will develop a separate version of the HR-V that Honda says will be designed to meet the distinct needs of U.S. customers, and will differ from the Honda Vezel/HR-V that will be introduced in other regions. Honda recently discontinued the Fit in the... [read more]

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Its Moving Time!

By Nordstroms Automotive inc.
Were moving into our new radio studios next week. Were bound to do something wrong. (: Noise under the rear of a car. Brakes, Rear Axle, Fuel Tank? Fixing Leaking Wheels. 1997 NIssan Maxima CV Boots Leaking. 2005 Buick Lesabre LeCasket. Leaking Coolant and the grandkids are scared of it. Ford Conversion Van Engine Good and Bad. Test driving a 2021 Toyota Hybrid. What's a Hybrid like. Chrysler 200 shifting lever is rough. Heater Makes Noise. Plugging in a Cold... [read more]

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This GM Design Gives Us Hope For The Future of Performance Cars

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
These two designs, rendered by Jingxu Zhan, are examples of what the future could look like for General Motors performance car lineup. Considering the nature of these futuristic designs and the two most recognizable performance cars under the GM umbrella, its entirely possible that Jingxu Zhan could be giving all of us a sneak peek of the future Chevrolet Corvette and Chevrolet Camaro. Raise your hands if you're intrigued.

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Citroen Ami

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2020 Citroen Ami is an all-electric vehicle based on the Ami One concept that the French company unveiled in 2019. Only 95 inches long and 55 inches wide, the Ami is in fact an elecric quadricycle rather than a full-blown car and it can be driven without a driver's license. This makes it accessible to people as young as 16 in most European countries (and 14 in France). Developed as a solution for city commuting over relatively short distances... [read more]

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Have a Few Laughs At BMWs Expense in "A Story of Generations"

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Its hard to believe that BMWs iDrive infotainment system is 20 years old this year. But it is, and if you need a little reminder of that, this short film from Bimmer will give you all the reminding you need. The film stars a grumpy, foul-mouthed BMW E65 7 Series and a much younger BMW iX. The two talking Bimmers argue about which of them is the better car. Curse words are uttered, feelings are hurt, and a resolution happens... [read more]

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Toyota Unveils the GR010 Hybrid Kicking Off the Hypercar Era

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
Toyota Gazoo Racing will campaign a brand-new car in this year's FIA World Endurance Championship, the top long-distance sports car series in the world. With both technical components and design cues taken from the multi-Le-Mans-winning TS050, the GR010 Hybrid is our first look at a novel breed of racing cars, the Le Mans Hypercars. Developed in conjunction with a road-going version that's set to be launched later on this year, the GR010 is powered by a 3.5liter V-6 twin-turbo engine... [read more]

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Hyundai Sonata N Line Takes on Honda Accord and Acura TLX in a Drag Race

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The new-generation Hyundai Sonata has, for the most part, received rave reviews from a lot of people. While it does lack the kind of power that youd expect it to have, the sporty sedan is still an engaging drive. Fortunately, there is a version of the new Sonata that addresses output concerns regarding the standard model and its 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. Truth be told, the Sonata N-Line, with its 2..5-liter turbocharged four-banger unit, is more than just a... [read more]

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Lexus LC 500 Inspiration

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration is a special edition sports coup that doesnt give you much of a choice in terms of available colors. Its only available in black, and its dripping in black from nose to tail. We didnt know Lexus was capable of making the LC 500 look cooler than it already is, but here we are. The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration is the embodiment of stealthy aggression, and were all for it.

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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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