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The Greatest Cars Deprived Of A Manual Transmission

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
By now, manufacturers (at least mainstream ones) have made it clear that the days of the manual gearbox are coming to an end. Shifting the gears yourself and working a third pedal will eventually become a lost art. Although we see it mainly in modern cars, this process actually started a while ago and some cars (or specific versions of them) that should have come with a manual gearbox were deprived of it.

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Can The McLaren 765 LT Score An Upset Victory Over The Tesla Model S Plaid On The Drag Strip?

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Brooks from DragTimes brought two of his best vehicles on the drag strip for a face-off. The contenders are a Tesla Model S Plaid and a McLaren 765 LT. The Plaid is invincible, but the McLaren is no slouch. The 765 LT was the quickest production car to a quarter-mile before the Plaid arrived, taking just 9.3 seconds at 150+ mph. So, this will be an interesting match-up. From the looks of it, the Plaid might claim the bragging rights... [read more]

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The Forgotten Mid-Engined Peugeot Oxia Concept From 1988 Was a Car Well Ahead of its Time

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
The Peugeot Oxia is a high-performance supercar concept that the French Automaker conceived back in the late 80s. It pays homage to the companys past and certainly was a technological revelation well ahead of its time. It was a supercar that would have gone up against cars like the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959 had it actually gone into production. To put that into perspective, the hi-tech Oxia had north of 600 horsepower, along with four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering... [read more]

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Sound of the Supercharger

A few people mentioned in Ryan's post about Frenzel Superchargers that the company had posted a video so you could hear the unique sound their blower makes. Centrifugal... continue reading

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2024: The Year Porsche Electrifies the Sports Car Segment

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Manufacturers are hard at work, transitioning to fully electric vehicles, and Porsche has already come up with a strategy that would allow for the gradual electrification of its existing lineup. Last year, Porsche gave us the Taycan its first fully electric production vehicle. It was a good exercise, which showed that there was indeed interest in a high-performance EV from Porsche. With this in mind, the German carmaker is already implementing its strategy to electrify its whole existing lineup by... [read more]

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This is the Nissan Z Race Car The World Deserves

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The long-awaited Nissan Z has finally been unveiled. With that out of the way, many wonder, whats next? We know there will be a NISMO version at some point and, no doubt, there will be a facelift in a couple of years, especially if they make it as long as the 370Z (I hope not). Nissan has a rich racing history and the Z is a big part of it, which is why independent automotive designer and illustrator, JONSIBAL is... [read more]

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What You Need to Know About The Lotus Emira

By info@topspeed.com (Josh Conturo)
It has been quite a long time since the British sports car manufacturer, Lotus brought out an all-new car. Several months ago, they released their last new model before they go hybrid and electric, the Emira, but they were keeping some crucial details close to the vest.

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Brabus 900 Rocket Edition

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
Brabus' previous Rocket 900 program was based on the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S. Now, the same treatment was applied to the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe. And no, it is not because the SUV's standard 603 horsepower are not enough, but because Brabus wants to continue its tradition of building the fastest cars in the world. And now it's time to meet the Brabus 900 Rocket Edition or, actually, the world's fastest SUV!

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Battle of the HEMI V8s: Dodge Durango SRT vs Dodge Durango Hellcat vs Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Although the performance SUV doesnt really make any sense whatsoever, it is an entity that continues to be popular and exists. Automakers will keep churning out such vehicles until there is a demand for them. For some people, the performance SUV really is all the car that theyd ever need. Which one amongst these family haulers from Stellantis is quickest, remains a hot topic, and what better place to find out than at the drag strip. The Wheels YouTube channel... [read more]

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Chevrolet Suburban Diesel - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Chevrolet debuted the twelfth-gen of the Suburban in December 2019. The SUV came out looking rejuvenated and reinvigorated. Introduced as the 2021 model year Suburban, the SUV was now based on a new platform, featured a new diesel engine option, and came with a range-topping High Country trim. Chevy even capitalized on space optimization, plonked in a new suspension setup, and turned all the screws in the right direction to make this a complete package. We recently laid our hands... [read more]

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The Elektron Truva Is The Latest Electric Hypercar From Elektron Motors

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Yet another high-performance EV, from a startup manufacturer is coming out. It seems Elektron wants to give us a new EV hypercar every year. In 2020, they showed us their Elektron One an all-wheel-drive EV with 1,341 horsepower. One year later in 2021 they announced a new project the four-motor, 2,300-horsepower Elektron Quasar. Now, Elektron Innovativ is showing us their latest project the Elektron Truva, which will be built in Italys motor valley, alongside brands like Ferrari and Pagani...

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What Engines Can We Expect In The 2023 Acura Integra?

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
By now, its obvious that Japanese carmakers are resurrecting some of their most iconic names from the past. Currently, we have the Toyota GR Supra, and the recently unveiled Nissan Z. Not too long ago, Acura CEO and Vice president, Jon Ikeda, confirmed that Acura Integra is also making a return as a 2023 model. With this in mind, many are wondering what engines it will come with. Here are the most likely engine options we could get..

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How Much Power Has The Shelby GT500 Lost After 182,271 miles?

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
When owning a performance car, every bit of horsepower counts. That said, over time, wear and tear takes its toll on performance and some of those horses run away. Of course, it mainly depends on how the engine has been treated, both in terms of driving and maintenance. Mileage also takes its toll on the mechanical components of a car. But just how much power (if any) is lost over time? This tired Mustang Shelby GT500 answers that.

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Honda Passport TrailSport

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
Back in July, 2021 Honda trademarked a new name: "TrailSport" - and everyone was asking what is the name going to be applied to. After that, at the beginning of September, 2021, we got a first teaser that revealed the answer: the TrailSport was going to be a sub-brand that will be mostly applied for SUVs and trucks. Its purpose? To "bring a more rugged design and off-road capability." And now, we have the first look at the first model... [read more]

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The Frenzel Supercharger Co. Is Back!

While I was in Hawaii this summer, I got a note from a couple of blokes in Australia about the Frenzel Supercharger Co. Apparently, they were thinking about... continue reading

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This Black-On-Black Lancia Delta Is All CGI But It Deserves To Live

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
To rally enthusiasts, the Lancia Delta HF Integrale is a legendary vehicle that doesnt need an introduction. To this day, the Italian hot hatch remains the car that has won the most World Rally Championships (WRC) in a row six. Although in 2018, Automobili Amos came up with a modernized version of the Delta. It wasnt the attainable hot-hatch we still crave. However, this doesnt stop pixel artists from coming up with their own version of the icon and Matteo... [read more]

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Low-Milage, Rare: And Sexy: Stunning 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette Coupe Heads to Bonhams Auction

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
It's not often that you see an extremely unique and outstanding automobile in great shape appear on the used car market, but this certainly has to be one of those rare instances. A 2009 Spyker C8 Laviolette is going to go under the hammer at the upcoming Audrain Concours Auction by Bonhams on October 1 in Newport, Rhode Island. The car seen here is one of just 58 examples ever made and is extra special as it is just one... [read more]

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Grocery Getter Drag Race: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Vs Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Coming up with a car that can both give you the ultimate driver satisfaction and be a usable daily driver is a tall order. Or at least it used to be. The two contenders in todays drag race prove that nothing is impossible. The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon to throw down on the drag strip and see, which is the ultimate grocery getter.

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The 2022 Ford Expedition Debuts With A Whole Lot Of Upgrades, Including A New Off-Road Trim

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Ford has raised the bar with the new Expedition. What couldve been a simple facelift for the 2022 model is actually a whole lot more. Apart from the regular cosmetic changes, the Ford has also introduced a new off-road, rugged trim called the Timberline. Ford had introduced the Timberline trim on the Explorer also earlier this year. But thats not it. A Stealth Edition is also now available, which, as the name infers, comes with blacked-out trims inside and out... [read more]

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The Gas-Powered Macan Wont Survive Beyond Its 10th Birthday

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Weve come a long way from the original idea that the 2021 Porsche Macan would only be offered with an all-electric powertrain. That was the story in 2019, which quickly turned into word that the next-gen Macan would be all-electric but would be sold alongside the current Macan something we called Porsches dual-Macan strategy. Now, it seems theres even more to the story, and you might not like what youre about to read.

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Can The Toyota GR Supra Shame The Mercedes-AMG C63 S In A Drag Race?

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Lately, it seems like its Toyota GR Supra against the world, as the car is constantly being pitted against other, more powerful vehicles. Whats impressive is that the Supra tends to come out on top, even when pitted against V-8-powered vehicles. Speaking of V-8s, YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has managed to secure a Mercedes AMG C63 S Coupe in order to go up against the GR Supra. Will it win or will it become part of the statistics?

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Its Official: The Ford Bronco Raptor Is Coming in 2022!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
After a lot of speculations and rumors, including a Ford employee spilling the beans on LinkedIn, we finally have an official confirmation the Ford Bronco Raptor is happening! Ford didnt reveal anything about the tougher Bronco version, but released a teaser video with the caption Ford Bronco Raptor Coming In 2022. Well, thats enough to get us all pumped up, isnt it?

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Lotus Has Revealed Specs Of The Flagship Emira V-6 First Edition

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Lotus announced that the Emira will be its last gas-powered car, thus marking the end of an era. The Emira, the automakers first new car in very many years, was launched a couple of months back, but with sparse details. Fast forward to the present day, and Lotus has finally revealed some specifics. Lotus revealed the specs and price of the Emira V-6 First Edition car. The car will make 400 horses, can be paired to either an automatic or... [read more]

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A Modified Honda Grom Takes On An Old-school Tuned Ford Bronco

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
The guys at the Hoonigan YouTube Channel are known for pitting some truly ridiculous builds against each other, in their THIS vs THAT showdowns. Its no different on this occasion either, with a modified 2015 Honda Grom taking on a tuned 1980 Ford Bronco.

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The Greatest Formula 1 Rivalries

By info@topspeed.com (Nicholas Waithaka)
Formula 1 is one of the most high-strung sports, involving peak performance cars, elite drivers and millions of dollars in investment and advertising. When the stakes are so high, it is not surprising for rivalries to emerge between the drivers. In fact, they are subtly encouraged and facilitated by the nature of the sport to encourage interest from the fans. Over the years, though, some of these spats were not superficial but quite heated due to the respective egos and... [read more]

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The Thunderbird of the Revival!

I've shared a video of this '59 Thunderbird racing at the Goodwood Revival before. The Bird belongs to Bill Shepherd, a Mustang dealer in the UK(!), and it's... continue reading

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2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Is Only A Little Over $1k More Expensive Than The Sedan

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
After being announced back in June, 2021, the new generation Honda Civic Hatchback is now officially on sale. The model will be offered in four trim levels, two engine specifications, you will be able to choose between two different transmissions Prices will range from $22,900 to $29,400. Just for comparison purposes, prices for the sedan range from $21,700 to $28,300. According to Honda, the new Civic Hatchback aims at young, active buyers and has been described as the "most fun-to-drive... [read more]

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Radford Type 62-2 John Player Special

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
Back in August, 2021, Radford announced the launch of the Lotus Type 62-2 - a car based on the Evora that pays tribute to Lotus Type 62 race car from the 1960s. Radford will only build 62 of these Type 62-2 models, and 12 of them will come with a special livery: John Player Special (JPS). The new Type 62-2 JPS made its world debut at the Goodwood Revival and will go into production at the end of 2021. First... [read more]

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The Fering Pioneer Has Fabric Doors And A Usable Range Of 4,350 Miles

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
Fering Technologies, is a startup based in the U.K. and they have announced a hybrid model, dubbed the Pioneer, that packs remarkable performance numbers and a range figure, that truly is staggering.

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

By info@topspeed.com (Amreetam Basu)
The Taycan Cross Turismo is a perfect combination of performance and comfort with added luxury from the house of Porsche. Like its sedan brother, the Cross Turismo delivers a spacious cabin, but has an enlarged cargo area and is practical in most cases. While the 2022 model year mainly remains unchanged, there are a few additions which we will talk about in detail in this in-depth review.

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Two Reputed Japanese Sportscars Learn It The Hard Way To Never Mess With The Porsche 911 Turbo S!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Porsche 911 Turbo S needs no introduction. It is in its elements almost always, but on the drag strip, it is nearly invincible. The folks at 'Carwow' decided to pit the German against two Japanese sports cars the Nissan GT-R Nismo and the Honda NSX. Knowing their credentials, it looked like they stood a chance, especially the Godzilla. But, neither of them were even in the Porsches league and got their asses handed to them multiple times.

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Schumacher NETFLIX Review

By info@topspeed.com (Josh Conturo)
Netflix is looking to cash in on F1's recent boom in America with their new documentary Schuma...

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Grocery Getter Showdown: 2021 Mercedes E63 AMG S Wagon vs 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
If youre an enthusiast who also happens to have a family, these two cars are definitely ones that have been on your shopping list. With cars like these, even mundane tasks like trips to the supermarket or family excursions are things you can look forward to because its not just the kids who get to have fun. YouTuber Sam CarLegion put out a video of two Grocery Getters taking on each other in a series of drag races. Looking to... [read more]

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7 American Cars That Are Quicker Than Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye And Cost Less

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is, without a doubt, a very quick representative of the modern American muscle car. Its 6.2-liter, supercharged, pushrod V-8 puts out 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet (959 Nm) of torque. That said, when it comes to American performance and muscle cars, there are others that match or even surpass the Hellcat Redeyes performance capabilities and at a lower cost too.

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Ford Fiesta Van

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
In the same time with the launch of the new-generation Fiesta, Ford added a new model to the lineup: the new Fiesta Van. The new model was built on the three-door Fiesta passenger car, but it offers extra load volume, making this the perfect grocery carrier in busy, European cities. The 2022 Fiesta Van will be offered in two trim levels: Trend and Sport, and first deliveries will be made in early 2022.

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The Snow Cruiser

If I had to pick a perfect period, it would land somewhere between 1935 and 1950. I'm enamored not only by the aesthetics of the period, but also... continue reading

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Porsche 911 (992) Targa Widebody By Ares Design

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
When you hear words "Ares Design" the first cars coming to your mind should be the S1 or the Panther ProgettoUno. The company even had a project based on the old Porsche 911 964 announced earlier in 2021. Now, it is focusing its attention on the new generation 911 Targa and has transformed it into the car that it should have been from the start.

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Emilia Hartford No Longer Has The Most Powerful C8 Corvette

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the most desired sports cars on sale today. So much so that GM is having difficulties keeping up with demand. The C8 is the first mid-engine Corvette to make it to production and, even before the arrival of any performance versions, the new platform has already proven to be very capable. Speaking of performance, ever since YouTuber Emilia Hartford built her own twin-turbo C8 Vette the most powerful one in the world we... [read more]

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This Is Probably The Slowest Drag Race You Will Ever See!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Mat Watson from Carwow conducted a very different kind of race recently. He didnt have any fancy cars this time. Instead, he drag-raced a Citroen Ami against a scooter, an e-bike, and two remote control cars. No prizes for guessing which one of these won, but this incredibly fun race will leave you in splits.

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This 1,000 HP VW Golf R32 Is The Perfect Daily Driver

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
Cars.co.za seems to be the go-to YouTube channel when it comes to quality car content from South Africa. Its always interesting to see how the car scene is in other regions of the world and this highly modified Mk V Volkswagen Golf R32 is a perfect example, as it is capable of making plenty of exotic cars cry on the drag strip.

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This One of 16 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Pinin Farina Spider Has Already Attracted A Bid of $1 Million

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Ferrari 500 Mondial was inspired by a design created by Dino Ferrari to freshen up the look of the old 166. The first three of the 500 Mondials were built by Scaglietti, a young coachbuilder from Modena. Later, Pinin Farina made 15 of these, although a Ferrari historian, Marcel Massini, notes that 16 were made. Either way, one of the Pinin Farina-built models has come up for sale on Bring-a-Trailer and it has already received a bid of $1... [read more]

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The New 2022 Toyota Tundra Breaks Cover With A New Hybrid V-6 And A Whole Lot Of Major Upgrades

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Toyota sold the second-gen Tundra for 14 years with a few nips and tucks in that period to keep it fresh. Despite the fairly strong sales, those were not enough and the truck was clearly outdated when compared to its American rivals, the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado 1500, and the Ram 1500. So, for 2022, the automaker decided to bring in the third-gen Tundra. The company has ditched the V-8 in favor of a V-6 thats offered in two... [read more]

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Did This Construction Company Just Save the Internal Combustion Engine?

By info@topspeed.com (Khris Bharath)
British heavy machinery maker, JCB has developed a combustion engine that works on Hydrogen. As with the entire industry, pushing for electric powertrains, JCB too initially jumped on the trend and soon realized that there are some major setbacks with battery technology for their applications. They feel that Hydrogen provides a better way to go green. What does this mean for the combustion engine? Well, Let's find out.

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Mazda CX-5

By info@topspeed.com (Amreetam Basu)
Mazda North American has announced that the 2022 CX-5, its best-selling SUV is finally getting some much-needed updates. The most important change is the addition of AWD as standard equipment across the lineup. However, it should also be noted that there are a few exterior design tweaks as well. But can it stand firm against the slightly lower-priced Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson?

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Mazda CX-5

By info@topspeed.com (Amreetam Basu)
Mazda North American has announced that the 2022 CX-5, its best-selling SUV is finally getting some much-needed updates. The most important change is the addition of AWD as standard equipment across the lineup. However, it should also be noted that there are a few exterior design tweaks as well. But can it stand firm against the slightly lower-priced Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson?

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Singer 911 DLS Attacks Nurburgring

By info@topspeed.com (Dim Angelov)
A few months ago, we talked about the Singer 911 DLS, which is a 500 horsepower, air-cooled, rear-engine, masterpiece, based on the 964-generation of the Porsche 911. Weve been hearing about the car since 2018, but it was just a few months ago when the first customer car was finally ready. To say that the 911 DLS is the ultimate interpretation of an air-cooled 911 is a bold statement, which is why Singer decided to take it for a spin... [read more]

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History of Dodge Logos

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Dodge revealed its electrification plans a couple of months back starting with an American eMuscle. Not a lot was revealed about the electric muscle car since it is far from its launch, but the company gave a few glimpses of it. While the teaser showed just silhouettes, we noticed that the car had borne a different logo. No, it wasnt a new logo. It was the Fratzog logo that the Dodge cars proudly wore back in the 60s and 70s... [read more]

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Subaru Forester Wilderness

By info@topspeed.com (Alina Moore)
Now in its fifth generation, the Forester is entering the 2022 model year with a series of updates necessary to keep the model fresh. Subaru gives the SUV a redesigned front fascia, with updated grille, headlights and fog light covers. But, the most important update to the lineup is the addition of a sixth trim level: the all-new Wilderness. With unique and functional exterior and interior appointments, and an elevated ground clearance, the 2022 Wilderness was described as the "most... [read more]

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This Porsche 959 Prototype Is One of Very Few Surviving Examples In Existence

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Developing a car from scratch starts with some drawing and calculations, then the building of test prototypes, then pre-production cars, and eventually the pilot production vehicles. Most of the time, test prototypes are usually destroyed when their use has been exceeded, yet here we are looking at a test prototype of the Porsche 959 a car that is believed to be one of the few surviving examples of the F-Series prototypes from 1985. Its currently listed for sale on Mechatronik... [read more]

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