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An hour of happy news, well unless your car is doomed (: Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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You Wont Believe How Well a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Can Run With a Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Track

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Flamboyant reveal events and fancily wrapped press releases aside, a sports cars true salt is less about its spec sheet and more about what it can do out on the track. Not on the street, because traffic laws pretty much act as an equalizer that limits a high-performance cars ability to, well, perform. The good ol circuit is still the place where a sports car/supercar/hypercar has to prove its mettle and as it has done on several previous occasions, the... [read more]

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Top 10 Cheap Cars That Are Really Fast

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Most of us have the dream of one day owning a car that can satisfy our need for speed. But not every one of us can afford a car that can quench that thirst. Thats why, in the absence of the capacity to spend big bucks on fast, powerful, and expensive cars, we instead look to the used-car market to find cheap cars that also happen to be fast. Theres no shortage of options in this ecosystem. You can buy... [read more]

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Nissan Wont Update the GT-R Because it Wants to Keep it "Affordable"

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Introduced in 2007, the current-generation Nissan GT-R is a bit long in the tooth. Rumors about a new-generation model have been flying around for years already, but it seems Nissan isn't yet willing to let the old GT-R go. So why is the Japanese firm still keeping a 13-year-old model in production? Well, Hiroshi Tamura, the GT-R's chief product specialist, explains that the supercar is difficult to redesign and keep it relatively affordable at the same time.

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Driver in a Gemballa Mirage GT Goes Postal in Manhattan

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
While we were nicely tucked in inside our homes doing our best to cope with isolation, some random dude decided its a good idea to take his 1 of 25 Gemballa Mirage GT out on the empty streets of New York. Nothing wrong here, of course, as long as he remained within the confines of the law. Which he didnt, causing him to end up crashing into multiple vehicles.

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Best BMW Cars Ranked

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
BMW, the maker with one of the most famous grille designs in the business, has been around for over a century and, in that time, has made some of the world's finest luxury cars although it's fast sedans and coupes that really put BMW's name on the map. Here you'll find our ranking of the 10 best Bimmers as well as some very honorable mentions. While the genesis story of Bavaria's leading automaker is still being misrepresented to this day... [read more]

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The Fisk 41

This morning, I had planned on posting a depressing outlook of our industry given social isolation. But, it was just too damned disheartening to carry through to the... continue reading

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Ford Needs Your Help to Identify This Mid-Engined Mustang

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
A front-engined pony car since its inception in 1964, the Ford Mustang has occasionally been imagined as a mid-engined sports car. In fact, Ford used the Mustang name on a mid-engined concept car it built in 1962. It's called the Mustang I and it sparked rumors that Ford might build a competitor for the Corvette. The idea was revisited in 1967 with the Mach 2 concept, but the production Mustang remained a front-engined vehicle to this day. But it seems... [read more]

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The 2020 Jeep Cherokee Gains a Third Latitude Trim, It Isn't Named Longitude

The Trailhawk trim, with its off-road tires and red-painted tow hooks, is the Jeep fan's jewel of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee lineup. But it isn't the most popular modelthat'd be the mid-level Latitude trim. Now, those (many) who are looking for a Latitude but with a more premium feel have someplace to turn: The 2020 Cherokee Latitude Lux, a new trim level boasting leather seats and other upscale standard features for a pretty reasonable $31,395. The new trim, first reported... [read more]

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Watch Hennessey's Maximus 1000 Show Why It May Be the Ultimate Bug-Out Jeep

Hennessey announced the Maximus 1000, its Hellcat V-8powered Jeep Gladiator pickup in May of last year. But after nearly a year of testingat least some of which took place in the desertthe crazy powerful modified Jeep is finally making its way to perspective owners. Oh, and Hennessey put together a sweet video showing just how extensive (and awesome) its testing really was . When we say testing we're using air quotes, because it looks to us like theHennessey crew had... [read more]

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S First Drive: Better Than Ever

So, whaddaya think? Jonny Lieberman asked with his arms folded, head tilted back and to the left, as Jonny does. He had just driven the 992-generation 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S to our photo location on L.A.s favorite twisty bit, Angeles Crest Highway. He lives a few miles from the base of the hill, so he knows this stretch of road by heart. Unreal! How did they do that? Its a blend of what the 991.2 Turbo S was and... [read more]

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Boss 302 Driver Drives Off Cliff After Ignoring California Quarantine Orders

Ford Mustangs have developed a bit of a meme-tastic reputation over the last few years, thanks to drivers speeding out of cars and coffee meetups and crashing. It's a case of those owners pushing their cars past their own abilities. Unfortunately, a recent incident on Angeles Crest Highway in California won't help shake the stereotype. A week ago, the driver of a Grabber Blue Mustang Boss 302 decided to ignore shelter-in-place orders and go for a drive in the canyonssadly... [read more]

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Rich Doofus Known to Crash Expensive Cars Expensively Does So Again in Midtown Manhattan

There is no New York auto show this year, but boy do we have a different kind of New York auto show for you. It happened just down the street from the Javits Center, where the canceled New York auto show would have taken place right about this time, too! Check out the carnage caused by the owner of what's left of this rare Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT on the Instagram posts below. View this post on Instagram Rough morning... [read more]

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Bitchin Boot Camp Week 4 Power Rankings: 1969 Camaro Custom Spoiler

Bitchin' Boot Camp is a building competition where 12 highly skilled fabricators are competing for the chance to join the Kindig-it Design crew. GET THE BEST DEAL EVER, just $1 per month for the MotorTrend App to start streaming 3,500+ hours of automotive entertainment today! **Watch out, there be spoilers ahead! If you dont want to read the results below, sign in to the MotorTrend App and get caught up!** Were halfway through Bitchin Boot Camp , and the judges... [read more]

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Near-Original 1969 Dodge Daytona Pulled Out of Storage After 45 Years

The accepted number of 1969 Dodge Daytonas produced in total is 503. No doubt, the 1969 Daytona ranks high on the desirability scale. The sole reason for the car's existence is due to NASCAR s homologation process in 1969. If it wanted to race its cars, Chrysler had to produce 500 road-going examples. In civilian trim, there were only two engines available: the 440 Magnum, rated at 375 horses, and the extra-cost 426 Hemi, which was rated at 425 horses... [read more]

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Battle of the MKIV Toyota Supras! Which Would You Pick?

Sometimes, in between incessant typing and photo editing, some of the editors go back and forth about this car vs. that car, and its usually based on a couple of past feature cars. So, we got to thinking that it might be fun to see what the fans think by pitting a few of our personal favorites against one another to see which one the masses prefer. Of course, its all in good fun and if nothing else, you might... [read more]

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Mazda 3 - Driven Review

By info@topspeed.com (Brady Holt)
Flying in to Newark International Airport last month, I arrived at the Budget Rent a Car counter and received the keys to a familiar staple of rental fleets: a 2019 Nissan Sentra wearing scratched-up Ignore Me Silver paint. Plenty of travelers would likely ask if, pretty please, anything else was available. This previous-generation Sentra (the car was fully redesigned for 2020) is generally reviled by anyone who appreciates a fine automobile. Its underpowered, it lacks handling poise, and its drab-looking... [read more]

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Bouncy House Kings Secret Car Collection Up for Sale

At some point, Bob Regehr had an idea. We dont know when or where it happenedin the shower? at the breakfast table? during a nightcap?but the idea was to create the Moon Walk bouncy house, an inflatable contraption for kids to jump in. At that point, Bob Regehr owned a few gas stations, but it was his invention that made him rich. And so Bob did what any of us would do upon coming into money: He bought a ton... [read more]

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Modern Cars That Will Never Be Collectibles, Part I

Modern classic is a phrase that's been used to describe any number of legitimately special automobiles produced over the last 25 years. Unfortunately, it's also been pasted across the windshields of cars that, while perhaps rare, interesting, or actually decent to drive, simply don't rise to that level. It takes more than power and intent to impress collectors down the road. We've compiled this grouping of 11 modern cars that were touted as potential automotive immortals when new but which... [read more]

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84-Mile 1990 Lamborghini Countach For Sale By Owner Who Keeps Buying It Back

Its 1990 and the world is your oyster. What to do? Maybe go off to the record store and pick up that Nirvana album from last summer everyones still talking about? How about catching a showing of Driving Miss Daisy ? It just won Best Picture at the Oscars. Or why not check out what new product the local Lamborghini dealer has in store? Those Countach 25th Anniversary Edition models are supposed to be real stunners. Fortunately, you dont need... [read more]

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Modern Mercury Cougar Coupe Render Mixes Luxury and American Muscle

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
The Cougar was a model concocted by the now-dead Mercury brand back in 1967. The Cougar was also Mercurys first pony car, a vehicle that slotted between Fords Mustang and Thunderbird. Unluckily, the the Cougar was discontinued in 2002, and Mercury would follow suit in 2010, when Ford signed, sealed, and delivered the brands closure. Luckily, someone thought of bringing back Mercury, specifically the Cougar coupe, albeit in the digital world.

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Instead of Buying a McLaren 765LT, Just Gat a Base 720S and a Porsche 718

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
McLaren just announced U.S. pricing information for the 765LT, and it costs quite a pretty penny at $358,000. That's a notable premium over the base 720S, which retails from around $300,000 before options. Needless to say, for the price of 765LT, you can buy a 720S, which is still awesome, and still have enough money for a second sports car, like the Porsche 718.

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You Will Soon Be Able To Perfectly Launch Your Tesla With The "Cheetah Stance"

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Musk had announced last year that the Cybertruck will be Teslas last new product in the near future. This year, the automaker will look to work on technologies and other such stuff. Planning for the production of the Cybertruck couldve also been one of the reasons. That said, Tesla has been proactive in rolling out new features and tech on its cars lately. It recently revealed a new exciting Track Package and Track Mode V2 for the Model 3 Performance... [read more]

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Everything You Should Know About The The Trans Am From Smokey And The Bandit

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Launched on the big screen in 1977, Smokey and the Bandit revolves around two bootleggers as they attempt to illegally transport 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana to Atlanta. The film was a sleeper hit, and following a poor initial performance, it went on to gross $126.7 million in North America, versus a budget of only $4.3 million. It was the second-highest-grossing movie of 1977 after Star Wars. On top of Burt Reynold's top-notch acting, Smokey and the Bandit... [read more]

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Fisker Is Teasing a "Rescue and Mil-Spec" Package for the Ocean SUV

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Fisker Ocean SUV was unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics. The company has had beautiful vehicles in the past, but none of them really hit the market. Henrik Fisker, the CEO of Fisker Inc., has the propensity to overcommit and under-deliver, so no one took him seriously when he announced in 2019 that Fisker is planning to build an affordable electric four-wheel-drive SUV with a range of 300 miles. However, Fisker not only revealed the SUV, but also announced... [read more]

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Audi RS6-R Avant by ABT

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Audi RS6 Avant is arguably one of the hottest wagons on sale today. This powerful family hauler seems to be every tuners wet dream these days. One such aftermarket company is the Kempten-based ABT. ABT is known to give a twist to almost all the Volkswagen Group cars. Recently, it revealed its version of the RS6 Avant itself, but it looks like that wasnt enough. ABT decided to work on this wagon again by equipping it with the Power... [read more]

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2020 Jaguar F-Pace 25t Checkered Flag First Drive

Theres a curious alchemy at work in the design and development of any new automobile, an unpredictable fusion of people, politics, and process. The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace 25t Checkered Flag is a case in point. The F-Pace is built on the same all-aluminum D7a platform architecture as the Jaguar XE and XF sedans and wagons . Jaguar Land Rover s D7a architecture also underpins the Range Rover Velar . Now, the F-Pace and the Velar are both SUVs and both... [read more]

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: 4 Features We Like and 3 We Dont

We first saw the new Hyundai Sonata last year at its reveal in the new Hyundai Design Studio in Soul, South Korea. We were impressed by its lavish design and technology for a mainstream midsize sedan. Since then, weve had a chance to drive it , and earlier this year at the Chicago auto show we saw its first green iteration. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid arrives with styling similar to the gas version, but its a little more powerful... [read more]

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McLaren Has Decided to Cut Production of the Elva From 399 to 249 Units

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
In late 2019, McLaren introduced the Elva, a unique, open-cockpit road car based on a race car design from the 1960s. The company's lightest road-legal vehicle, it's also McLaren's most powerful non-hybrid car. Priced from almost $1.8 million, the Elva was scheduled to be built in 399 units, but McLaren recently dropped that figure to 249. The decrease is the result of feedback from customers who think that the Elva isn't exclusive enough.

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Exactly 100 Years Ago on Daytona Beach

April 27th, 1920 to be exact. Tommy Milton ran over 156 mph on the sands of Daytona Beach, Florida breaking Ralph DePalma's 149 mph record that was only... continue reading

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Polestar Precept Concept: Up Close and Personal With the Sustainability-Crazed EV Concept

If Polestar 1 and Polestar 2 , the first vehicles from Volvo s new Polestar electric-powered performance and sustainable technology brand, have seemed somewhat familiar, thats understandable. Polestars CEO, Thomas Ingenlath, is Volvos former design chief, and Polestar design chief Max Missoni is still moonlighting shaping Volvo exteriors. The Polestar Precept concept is designed to move the needle and break free from Polestar's Volvo visual connection. Originally scheduled to have been revealed at the Geneva Show, the Precept hints at... [read more]

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ABT Pupil: 2021 Audi RS6-R Wagon Makes 690 HP!

The wait is almost over, and the $109,995 2021 Audi RS6 Avant s North American arrival is imminent. But what are fans of Audi s hotted-up wagon to do if the factory-spec RS6s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engines 591 horsepower just isnt enough to satiate their need for speed? Well, maybe ABT has the answer. The Germany-based tuning firms RS6-R is a limited-edition, tuned variant of the high-performance Audi wagon with an extra 99 horsepower over stock. That brings the Audi's... [read more]

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McLaren 765LT Has a Long Tail, and An Even Longer Price Tag

The 2020 McLaren 765LT is quicker, lighter, and even sexier than the 720S on which it's based. Oh, and as youd expect, it's also more expensive, as we now know from official pricing released by McLaren . The newest Longtail (that's the LT in the name) carries a price tag of $358,000. Of course, the 720S isnt cheap, either. Youll pay around $300,000 for a 720S at the minimum, and even more for a Spider . The 765LT is expected... [read more]

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Boss 302 Driver Ignores Quarantine Orders, Ends Up Driving Off Cliff

Ford Mustangs have developed a bit of a meme-tastic reputation over the last few years, thanks to drivers speeding out of cars and coffee meetups and crashing. It's a case of those owners pushing their cars past their own abilities. Unfortunately, a recent incident on Angeles Crest Highway in California won't help shake the stereotype. A week ago, the driver of a Grabber Blue Mustang Boss 302 decided to ignore shelter-in-place orders and go for a drive in the canyonssadly... [read more]

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Tesla's COVID-19 Ventilator Is Packed Full of Model 3 Parts

The news lately has been impossible to miss: As COVID-19 cases overwhelm hospitals in hard-hit regions, those regions beg for more ventilators to help the badly affected breathe. And there just dont seem to be enough. Ford and GM are building ventilators to meet the need, and the President is using the Defense Production Act to order companies to build more. Tesla , looking for a way to contribute to the desperate need, has rummaged around in its parts bin... [read more]

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Bouncy House Kings Secret Car Collection Up for Sale

At some point, Bob Regehr had an idea. We dont know when or where it happenedin the shower? at the breakfast table? during a nightcap?but the idea was to create the Moon Walk bouncy house, an inflatable contraption for kids to jump in. At that point, Bob Regehr owned a few gas stations, but it was his invention that made him rich. And so Bob did what any of us would do upon coming into money: He bought a ton... [read more]

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Top 10 Cool Cars For Under $5,000 You Should Buy

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Used cars come in all shapes and sizes and believe it or not, there are a lot of such vehicles out there that were blessed with the cool factor. All you need is know where to look and a tad of patience, because even if youre operating on a budget, cool used car alternatives can be found and take advantage of.

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Get the BEST DEAL EVER: Stream MotorTrend For $1 A Month

Looking for some automotive-themed diversions right about now? We bet you are. Looking for a deal? Arent we all. Then do we ever have an offer for you! For a limited time, new subscribers can sign up for the MotorTrend Streaming Service for just one dollar a month . What do you get for that buck? How about access to 3,500-plus hours of binge-worthy automotive entertainment, including 180-plus episodes of the seminal hit series Top Gear all in one spot... [read more]

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Coming Soon from Hyundai? A Performance Kona N, Spicier Elantra, and More

In recent years, Hyundai has bulked up or revised its American SUV lineup to include the subcompact Kona crossover, the Palisade large three-row, and everything in between. This year, the expansion and updates will only continue. What appears to be the 2020 production schedule for Hyundais Ulsan, Korea, plant has surfaced online, and if accurate, it reveals some important vehicles we can expect to see from Hyundai this yearand when: Santa Fe An updated Hyundai Santa Fe will arrive in... [read more]

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This Mid-Engine Chevy Camaro Looks Good, But Wont Happen

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Ever since the C8 Corvette got out of the bag, people have been wondering whether the Camaro is next in line for a layout revamp and whether GM and Chevrolet are going to give it the mid-engine treatment as well. While we do not believe that is going to happen anytime soon, if ever, there are some concept artists out there that have had a go at picturing a mid-engine Camaro. One of the first renders weve seen looked a... [read more]

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Ford F-150 by Mil-Spec

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Ford F-150 is the hot favorite pickup truck for tuners and heres another proof. Michigan-based Mil-Spec Automotive has laid its hands on this truck and transformed into a complete beast. Although a lot of tuners and aftermarket companies are customizing the F-150 in their own ways, this example actually stands out. Mil-Spec has made cosmetic upgrades on the outside, some plush changes on the inside, and a whole lot of changes to the mechanicals and drivetrain of the truck. From... [read more]

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2021 Nissan Rogue First Look: What to Expect from the All-New Compact SUV

The Nissan Rogue has been the automakers bread-and-butter model in the U.S. for years, having surpassed the Altima sedan as the brands bestseller in 2016. It hasnt been challenged as Nissan s sales volume leader since. So you know the Rogue is a hugely important model for Nissan, and any redesign thus carries tremendous expectations on its roof rack. The next-generation Nissan Rogue is expected to arrive soon for the 2021 model year, and although we dont have many hard... [read more]

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BMW M5 Hurricane RS by G-Power

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
With a 4.4-liter turbocharged V-8 engine producing 591 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, the BMW F90 M5 packs a mean punch. The performance sedan is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Its also capable of maxing out at 155 mph, though if you take the limiter off, the M5 can blitz its way to a top speed of 186 mph. All these numbers paint a clear picture of the M5s performance capabilities, and... [read more]

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Top 10 Cars Women Love Seeing Men Drive

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Cars may serve the primary purpose of transporting people from point A to point B, but thats not all there is to it regarding these four-wheeled rides. Just as important are the optics that come with owning a specific type of car. One such optic is the appeal these cars have towards the opposite sex. Yes, its vanity manifested on four wheels, but thats the world we live in now. The vehicle you drive says as much about your appearance... [read more]

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Second Chances: 10 Vehicles Where the Sequel Topped the Original

In the movie business, it's rare that a sequel outawesomes the original, but that doesn't stop studios from trying (and trying and trying). Although retreads have become big business in the world of entertainment, few would argue there's anything other than diminishing returns to be found at the end of reboot road. The automotive world, though,turns this particular wisdom on its ear, as cars are redesigned and replaced all the time. And given that, there are more than a few... [read more]

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The Mercedes EQS Will, In fact, Get AMG Tuning Comparable to that of an AMG S65

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
Back in 2016, Mercedes-Benz introduced EQ, a sub-brand that would handle its electric car lineup. The German firm has already introduced the EQC crossover and EQV van and it plans four more models until 2022. One of them is the EQS. Previewed by the Vision EQS concept, the EQS will become the brand's flagship model, essentially an all-electric S-Class with sleeker styling. Confirmed for 2021, the EQS will also spawn an AMG version that's said to be just as hot... [read more]

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COVID-19 Pandemic: 2020 Beijing Auto Show Postponed Until September

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2020 Beijing Auto Show was postponed until late September due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Original scheduled for April 21 to 30, the event will take place between September 26 and October 5. The Beijing Auto Show joins several major car shows across the world that had to either be canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Detroit Auto Show was canceled, New York was postponed but could be canceled as well, while the Paris Motor Show... [read more]

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1,300-HP Audi TT RS Is Faster Than Your Dream Car

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
These days, anythings possible in the world of tuning. But you already knew that. What you didnt know was that someone built a 1,300-horsepower Audi TT RS that can pull off mad half-mile runs. We bet the name Don Octane doesnt ring too many bells. Are we right? Well, get ready to put this German tuner on your follow list because their Audi TT is dubbed as one of the fastest in Europe. And theres proof to that.

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Heres a 1968 Chevy C10 Swapped With A Hellcat Engine!

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Each restoration project out there is unique in its own way. Heres one where this gentleman converted a 1968 Chevy C-10 into a fun-looking pickup truck. Not just that, it is now powered by a Hellcat engine! The owner found it in a mess and transformed it into a sweet-looking truck that has 745 horses under the hood. Hellcat engines have been a top choice for people looking to power their vehicles to glory. The 6.2-liter V-8 mill started making... [read more]

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