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What Bronco? Jeep Wrangler Previews Factory V-8 Engine on Eve of Ford Launch

The hardcore factory 44 competition may be heating up, but Jeep isnt ceding anything to those other guys across town. Today, Jeep revealed the Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept, serving up its idea of what a factory V-8-powered Jeep Wrangler could look like. This bombshell landed just hours before Ford is set to pull the sheets off its new Bronco . A Factory V-8 Wrangler? That's a First Believe it or not, Jeep has never offered a Wrangler with a V-8... [read more]

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How Reliable Is the Volvo S60? Here's Our Report After More Than 20,000 Miles

Over the course of a year, weve driven our 2019 Volvo S60 over 20,000 miles. The S60 has touched 10 states, been on a couple cross-country trips , and gone on multiple weekend trips . Although it hasnt seen much activity these past few months, our beloved Volvo has traveled a long way. And it hasnt disappointed us. Its looks and comfort continue to please us, and were satisfied with its technology and the way it handles. The S60 is... [read more]

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Mount Rainier Kenworth Tour Bus by Legacy Classic Trucks

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Idaho-based Legacy Classic Trucks had taken up a unique restoration project recently. The company laid its hands on a 1937 tour bus that served at the Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. Vintage tour buses are a popular sight at tourist spots, so retaining the essence of this bus was the most important thing about this restoration. Legacy Classic Trucks has managed to do it and it looks stunning. However, it is priced exorbitantly high. The company is selling... [read more]

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The Jim Hinds Roadster: Part 2

A few months back, Jive-Bomber featured the Jim Hinds Roadster as featured in the March, 1957 issue of Hot Rod Magazine and wondered how such a sweet little... continue reading

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The Lamborghini Sin Goes Topless For The First Time Since Its Debut

Following the success of its first-ever hybrid supercar in 2019, the Lamborghini Sin , goes topless for the first time since its debut. The all-new limited edition model delivers the marques famed performance with unique hybrid technologies in a roofless design. The Lamborghini Sin Goes Topless For The First Time Since Its Debut Heavily influenced by the first countach from 1974, the Sin roadster is conceptualized to be a futuristic interpretation of the coupe, with six retro-inspired hexagonal taillights, airstreamers... [read more]

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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive: Some Small Misses, But Big Wins

One of my oldest friends had bid farewell to her husband just weeks prior as he deployed overseas. Theyd packed up the apartment in Miami and shipped most of it back to our hometown on Californias Central Coast with the help of the Air Force, but her, the kids, and her car needed to get across the country in the middle of the pandemic. Theyd considered flying, but between the health risks and the cost of both plane tickets and... [read more]

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Can the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ Actually Blaze a Trail?

Trailblazer doesnt have to be a literal term. We talk about figurative trailblazers all the time, people or products that do things differently or break a glass ceiling. Although the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer may be an new product for the brand, it competes in an established segment, and both the marketing around our Activ trim level tester and the history behind the Trailblazer name suggest Chevrolet meant the literal definition. Lets put it to the test, then. The original Trailblazer... [read more]

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We Got A Hoodie Mystery To Solve

By Nordstroms Automotive inc.
Two stolen vehicles in Oregon crash into each other, a two for one for the authorities. Dumb Criminals A huge amount of Performance Cars stolen from a California dealership AC System Repair Head Gasket Cooling System Leaks A Land Rover with a Crankshaft Sensor issue. Low Power and Transmission Shifting Issues Flashing Overdrive Light Check Engine Lights Auto Repair Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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What in the World is this Strange Bugatti Chiron Test Mule Doing on the Road?

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Introduced in 2016, the Bugatti Chiron has already spawned eight variations ranging from simple special-edition models to unique cars like the La Voiture Noire. But the supercar firm isn't planning to stop just yet, and a new test mule spotted by our paparazzi proves just that. We don't know what it is yet, but we're looking at three different scenarios.

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The 10 Coolest Cars In Forza Horizon 4

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Picking the ten coolest cars in Forza Horizon 4 is more difficult than youd expect. There are almost 600 cars to choose from, and a lot of them bring something unique to the table. From the quirky old-timers like the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale to modern powerhouses like the 2019 Bugatti Divo, you can run through the entire gamut of available cars in Forza Horizon 4 and have difficulty picking 50 of the coolest cars, let alone... [read more]

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1954 Kaiser Special - One of the Most Beautiful Failures in Automotive History

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Founded in 1945 by automobile executive Joseph W. Frazer and industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, Kaiser-Frazer was one of carmakers that attempted to stop the supremacy of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Like other companies before and after it, Kaiser-Frazer failed, but it built a few cool automobiles in the process. The Manhattan, the Henry J, and the Darrin are somewhat famous, but it's the relatively unknown Special that deserves more attention. It was far from groundbreaking and its performance was... [read more]

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Jeep Teases Wrangler or Gladiator Sporting 392 Badge, Hinting at 6.4-Liter Hemi V-8 Power

The news lately has been wall-to-wall 2021 Ford Bronco , and thats quite understandable. Its going to be one of the most noteworthy new SUVs in recent memory. But while the Broncos been away , the Jeep Wrangler has been holding down the fort for open-air off-road-oriented SUVs. It helps that the Jeep already has a stacked powertrain options list, which includes a turbo-diesel V-6, a torque-rich turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine , and a traditional gas V-6 that makes 285... [read more]

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Breaking the Laws of Physics in a Hayabusa-Powered Radical SR3

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
Spa-Francorchamps is one of the world's most famous tracks and the Radical SR3 is one of the world's most successful open-top sport-prototypes. Pair the two together and what you get is some seriously intense action especially since what's at stake here is taking the Eau Rouge-Raidillon sequence of uphill bends flat out. It's even scarier than it sounds.

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Heres What a Pro Racer Thinks of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
After his extensive review of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S which, by the way, is under no circumstance just a straight-line special but a well-rounded package. Lets hear the expert, then!

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According to an Italian Speed Camera, The Ford Focus Is The Fastest Road Car On the Planet

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Imagine cruising down the highway at 703 kmh (about 437 mph) in a Ford Focus. You and I both know that this is downright impossible, and even if it was, the Ford Focus is the last car on Earth that youd want to do it in. Well, despite the logical conclusion that this didnt happen, an Italian speed camera in the most epic of epic glitches flagged an Italian driver at exactly that 703 kmh in a 70 kmh zone... [read more]

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Here Is the Ford F-150 Raptor SUV That Ford Never Built

Custom shops often take, shall we say, artistic liberties when building unique cars, and the results aren't always good (for evidence, take a gander at some of the show cars from the SEMA aftermarket bonanza ). This custom Ford Everest is a welcome exception, however, and gives us an idea what a Ford F-150 Raptor pickup could have looked like as an SUVhad Ford decided to build one itself. First off, what's a Ford Everest?Sold in markets outside the U.S... [read more]

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Swede Emotion: The Koenigsegg Regera Takes the Spotlight in Action-Packed Video

Christian von Koenigsegg is clearly in need of a new creative outlet. The founder of the hypercar company that bears his name is seemingly so bored that he's turned to making films about his cars. No doubt, Koenigsegg makes some stellar automobiles . But what we aren't too sure of is Koenigsegg's film-making chops. Still, with so many films on hiatus these days, we're thankful for any kind of entertainment. Especially the type where super sports cars are burning a... [read more]

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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Has a Frunk Problem

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Back in May we brought you a fun little tidbit about how the C8 Corvettes frunk acts as a speed limiter. Well, that was a fun twist, but the idea is that if the frunk isnt securely latched, there are visual and audible warnings inside and the cars speed is limited to 82 mph. Now, complaints are starting to show up in forums and directly to the NSHTA with claims that the C8 Corvettes frunk is randomly opening at speed... [read more]

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How Roadkill Happened, and Why It's Must-See TV

Im Freiburger. Thats Finnegan. This is the show where we play with cars and you point and laugh. And with that, David Freiburger launched Roadkill . Eight years and more than 100 episodes later, Roadkill is still going strong. In fact, its one of the most successful and widely watched automotive TV and video series ever, arguably second only to the BBCs lavishly funded and expensively produced Top Gear . And we did it all ourselves. I know. I was... [read more]

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2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Now Available to Order

Jeep said it would introduce a diesel-powered version of the Gladiator this year, and despite the worlds state of affairs, the automaker is keeping its word. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator diesel will hit dealerships in the third quarter of the year, and Jeep is now taking orders. As previously reported, the trucks turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 makes 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque . This mill pairs to an eight-speed automatic transmission thats calibrated for low RPM shifts. The... [read more]

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For Once, Ferrari Didnt Get Its Way, And Its About Damn time

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Ferrari has a horrible reputation for being overprotective of its name and brand image, easily to the point that it comes off as arrogant. Less than a year ago, the company even threatened to sue an Instagram user over posting a picture of his matching shoes on top of his very own Ferrari 812 Superfast thats how overly protective the company is. More recently, Ferrari has been in a dispute with Ares Design over the design of the Ferrari 250... [read more]

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The Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, and Aviator Catch Mono for 2020 and 2021

Lincoln brings the stylish Monochromatic package to its smaller Corsair, Nautilus, and Aviator crossover and SUV models for 20212020, in the Nautilus's caseafter originally introducing the kit on its flagship Navigator . As its name implies, the Mono package gives these American luxury vehicles a noir-appropriate look courtesy of black-painted wheels and body-color-painted exterior trim pieces, including the side mirror housings. The color these exterior items can take on, however, is limited. Lincoln offers the Monochromatic package with only a... [read more]

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Don Beneventi Collector Car Auction Interview

By Nordstroms Automotive inc.
The Don Beneventi collector car auction is coming. He has a collection of amazing low mile MSO cars and more for auction including a DeLorean! Check it out if your a collector or want to start. Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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Gesswein Mopar Auction Interview

By Nordstroms Automotive inc.
Gesswein Motors has collected cars for decades and they are coming up for auction. Many Mopars including Superbirds! Check it out! Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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Hummer H1 Supertruck by Mil-Spec Automotive

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Michigan-based Mil-Spec Automotive is quite the name when it comes to aftermarket mods. The company specializes in transforming civilian-model Hummer H1s to rather rugged beasts. The company had recently built a Ford F-150 as well, but it is back again to its niche. Mil-Spec has gotten hold of a Hummer H1 yet again and has transformed it into an apocalypse-ready off-roader. The company has made exterior and interior upgrades and bumped up the drivetrain power figures for a price tag... [read more]

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Hyundai Introduces Manual Transmission Without a Clutch PedalIs It Really a Stick Shift?

Its hard to put a finger on exactly why driving a car with a manual transmission is so much fun. Is it the control you feel selecting your own gears, that visceral connection formed between human and machine? Is it the satisfaction of knowing youre doing more work than 90 percent of other drivers on the road? Is it the challenge of gently feathering the clutch with your left foot and modulating the throttle as you creep uphill in bumper-to-bumper... [read more]

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The HCB Bowler EXRS Will Make You Want to Practice Extreme Social Distancing

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Bowler isnt a mainstream brand per se, but talk to any motorsport fan and he or she can go on and on about it hours together. The company built an SUV a decade back that is still fondly remembered by enthusiasts and off-roading fanatics. Bowler debuted the EXRS at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it caught everyones attention. This was quite an achievement considering that it was in the presence of brands and supercars that people drool over... [read more]

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We Have A Looking Glass Into the Ferrari Portofinos Future, and Something Big is Coming

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
A recent filing with the Environmental Protection Agency hints that Ferrari is planning a new model, which is right now only known as the 2021 Ferrari F164 BCB. At a glance, this probably doesnt tell you anything, but Ferrari fans and enthusiasts will tell you the F164 is the internal model code for the Portofino. With fuel economy figures for the 2021 Ferrari Portofino already submitted and a second submission for the Ferrari F164 BCB, were willing to bet theres... [read more]

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Prepare For Your Mind to Be Blown as You Watch a Jeep Trackhawk Take On a Lamborghini Urus

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
SUVs used to be all about utility back in the day, but now they're also available in high-performance trims. The Lamborghini Urus is one of finest examples out there, but companies like Mercedes-Benz and BMW build their own beefed-up haulers. When it comes to American oomph, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is just as exciting. But could it outgun the mighty Urus on the drag strip? Hennessey Performance also wanted to find out and staged a two-round race between them.

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Heres Your First Official Look at the AMG GT Black Series

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
It's been 24 hours since we saw the brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series in a handful of leaked photos, and the German company has now released the first official video with the performance coupe. Mercedes-Benz did not release any information on the car yet, but the video gives us a good look at the Black Series' exterior and confirms that yesterday's leak was legit.

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The Relaxation of Restoration

Patience is a virtue, at least thats what they say. When I was a little kid, I was as impatient as could be, especially when it came to... continue reading

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2020 Polaris Slingshot R First Drive

Everything about the Polaris Slingshot invites a reaction. What it is, what it looks like, who buys one, and how they accessorize it all produce hot takes made for a Twitter world. Its fitting, then, that I finally found the words to describe my feelings about the Slingshot on Twitter. Author, journalist, and photographer Linda Tirado shared a piece of advice. She was talking about something much more important than a car review, but the great thing about wisdom is... [read more]

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Genesis G70 Long-Term Update: And on the Seventh Day, He Drifted

(Editors Note: Normally, editor-in-chief Mark Rechtins long-term update would appear in this space. However, after Jethro Bovingdon, star of the Top Gear America series coming soon to the MotorTrend app , made off with our 2019 Genesis G70 for a couple weeks, we conscripted him to write this months installment.) When I was given the keys to the Genesis G70 3.3T for a recent Top Gear America filming stint, I was extremely excited. We dont get Genesis the marque in... [read more]

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This is Probably What the Lamborghini Diablo Would Look Like if it Was Designed Today

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Design has always been a big deal at Lamborghini and the brands DNA is best reflected in the audacious styling cues flaunted by its supercars. Were not including the Urus here, although for a performance SUV, it certainly looks spicier than anything thats out there at the moment. That said, do we really need a Lamborghini Diablo adorned with modern design elements?

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Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. RAV4 Hybrid: 5 Reasons to Splurge on the Prime and 5 More to Get the Hybrid

Until now, the Hybrid was our clear favorite in the popular Toyota RAV4 lineup. Not only is it much more fuel efficient than the regular RAV4 , it also offers a smoother ride. Now Toyota is rolling out another compelling entry: a plug-in hybrid RAV4. Dubbed the RAV4 Prime, this model has clear advantages and disadvantages compared with the RAV4 Hybrid. So which one should you buy? 5 Reasons to Buy the Toyota RAV4 Prime 1. You want to travel... [read more]

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Alex Innes, Head of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild Design on creating True Bespoke Luxury

The Rolls-Royce Phantom has been emblematic of the marque. In a world where Rolls-Royce is used as a synonym description for an object that is the pinnacle of its product class, Alex Innes, the Head of Coachbuild Design is often tasked with the unenviable task of making the Rolls-Royce of Rolls-Royces. Leading a team of extraordinary designers, engineers and craftsmen, the English marque has been responsible for some of the most iconic models of our time, while avoiding the pitfalls... [read more]

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Stolen Toyota Being Chased By Police Crashes Into Stolen Buick, Everyone Arrested

Say you're out and about in your Buick Regal . It's stolen, but why let that stop you from taking a little morning post-July-4th cruise? You're also under the influence of intoxicantsa separate very bad, no-good idea.Suddenly, out of nowhere, your rolling cocktail of felonies comes to a screeching halt when a Toyota Land Cruiser slams into your pilfered Buick. Ruh-roh . If this sounds implausible, well, truth is stranger than fictionand this story, which is true, is only just... [read more]

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Cancel Culture Comes For Ferrari's 250 GTO Trademark

Fun fact: You can trademark a shape. Ferrari did so in 2008 for its then-44-year-old 250 GTO sports car . And, now, Ferrari lost that trademark in a dispute with Ares Design, a custom-car shop located right down the street in Modena, Italy. The decision could pave the way for outside companies to build and sell GTO lookalikes. Ares, which wanted to build its own take on the rare 250 GTO, took Ferrari to the mat in the European Union... [read more]

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Lamborghini Discusses Its Post-Sin Roadster Electrification Plans

The Lamborghini Sin Roadster , like its hardtop predecessor, is the sort of Lamborghini that the company describes as coming out of its laboratory of the futureexperimenting with electrification techniques to figure out how to move the company into its next era of performance. We know some of the broad strokes of this plan, especially that the next Aventador will be a hybrid. But Lamborghini continues to drop hints about the specifics of its plans. Why electrification at all? For... [read more]

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You Just Might Be Able to Get a RWD Audi R8 In the United States Again

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Remember back in 2018 when Audi released the Audi R8 V10 RWS in a limited production run of just 999 examples? It didnt last long here in the States, but Audi kept it as a main part of its lineup over in Europe. Now, three years later, a new listing on the EPAs fueleconomy.gov website hints that its making a comeback to the U.S. Market in both coupe and convertible form.

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The Porsche Showdown Youve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
It's 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche's official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60... [read more]

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Back in Black Series: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Will Be a 700-HP-Plus Track Monster

Some AMGs have a dark side literally. They're called Black Series, and they're typically hardcore, track-prepped zeniths of a given AMG model line, although typical perhaps isn't the correct word to use. Black Series are atypical, in that they are quite rare; in recent years, only t he SLS AMG , SL65, and C63 coupe (and less recently, the CLK-based AMG before that) have been given the Black Series treatment in the U.S. So, it's been a while since we've... [read more]

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You Absolutely Have to Check Out Germanys Oldest Street-Legal Car - 1894 Benz Victoria

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The modern era saw the automobile break serious benchmarks. We can now buy supercars with more than 1,000 horsepower that can hit top speeds of more than 300 mph. But the early days of the automobile were much slower. Meet the 1894 Benz Victoria, one of the world's first road-legal automobiles.

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