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Czinger 21C Unleashed: 1,250 Horsepower, But Wait Until You See Its Top Speed

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Ladies and gentlemen, we are more than pleased to inform you that Czinger, the Los Angeles-based carmaker that caught our attention recently, has unveiled further details about its 21C hybrid hypercar. The Czinger 21C will walk that walk in March, at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, and it will do it with a V-8 built in-house and a pair of electric motors. Oh, yeah, and its blisteringly quick and fast, and Czinger plans to build just 80 examples, each priced... [read more]

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Can You Really Make a Tesla Bulletproof?

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
The Tesla Cybertruck launch will be remembered for a long time for a lot of reasons. The event paved the way for two trends that YouTubers just couldnt seem to get over. The first one was the tug-of-war tow test, and the other, the glass shattering test. In December last year, a Volkswagen Golfs glass was put to the same test, and to everyones surprise, it passed the steel ball test with flying colors. This time, YouTuber ItsYeBoi posted a... [read more]

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No Surf in Nevada

Rattling down Interstate 80 in Western Nevada, I caught a glimpse of an old car parked in a corral on the side of the road. I only saw... continue reading

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How Fast Can a Lamborghini Go in a Half Mile?

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Lamborghinis are very fast, and thats no secret. Pretty quick off the line, too. Even the big-boned Urus can hold its own in a 0-62 mph sprint, which it can dispatch in 3.6 seconds. But this video isnt about the Lamborghini Urus. Its about one of Lambos pure-breed, low-slung supercars and its ability to stretch its legs in the half mile. The Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster came out four years ago with bold claims: 50 kilos (110 pounds) lighter than... [read more]

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Supreme Teamed With Mac Tools on a Rolling Toolbox for Some Reason

Supreme, Mac Tools, and alcohol. What do these three things have in common? Absolutely nothing. Or maybe they do? Supreme recently slapped its logo on Macs T5025P Tech Series Workstation, which takes care of two of those three thingsand we have an idea how to tie in the third. Of course, this is only the most recent example of Supreme collaborating with a more industrial brand on a product launch; the Supreme X SOG hand axe and the Supreme-labeled Victorinox... [read more]

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The Secrets of the Mid-Engined 2020 C8 Corvette Development Mules

What once seemed like a pipe dream is now a reality, as the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette marks the decades-old sports car models move from a front- to a mid-engine layout. Developing the eighth-generation Corvette was a time-consuming affair that required more than simply swapping the engine from one end of the car to the other, though, and General Motors spent more than half a decade fine-tuning the dynamics of the C8. Of course, GM couldnt let the public know what... [read more]

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10 Must-Watch Storylines in NASCAR This Year

You hear it every year from drivers, usually right after the Daytona 500: The NASCAR Cup Series season really begins next week. Daytona really isnt representative Especially, you hear this from drivers who had a lousy Daytona 500, which this year opened the NASCAR Cup Series season on Feb. 18after rain forced officials to move the race to the day after its scheduled Sunday running. But theres a lot of truth in the statement, no matter where you finished in... [read more]

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10 Must-Watch Storylines in NASCAR This Year

You hear it every year from drivers, usually right after the Daytona 500: The NASCAR Cup Series season really begins next week. Daytona really isnt representative Especially, you hear this from drivers who had a lousy Daytona 500, which this year opened the NASCAR Cup Series season on Feb. 18after rain forced officials to move the race to the day after its scheduled Sunday running. But theres a lot of truth in the statement, no matter where you finished in... [read more]

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The Honda Civic Type R Sport Line Is the Classy Type R for Gentlefolks

If the Honda Civic Type R s towering rear wing is a little too much for your tastes, we have good news for you, because Honda will sell a more low-key variant of the model that sports a small decklid spoiler. Alas, the brand has no plans to bring the new trim, which wears the Sport Line moniker, to the United Stateswe have to imagine the massive demand the regular Type R is still fostering here has something to do... [read more]

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High Rollers: These Are the Most Expensive SUVs You Can Buy

SUVs were born out of a need for more interior space, ground clearance, and off-road capability. But somewhere along the line, high-performance and super-luxury SUVs permeated the market and changed how we view these utility vehicles. No longer are sports cars and luxury cars the only segments that epitomize conspicuous consumption. Keep reading for 10 of the most expensive SUVs on the market. 2020 Mercedes-AMG G 63 $157,445 The G-Class, a symbol of Mercedes off-road prowess since 1979, has undergone... [read more]

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This Mini Cooper Shares a Mind-Blowing Detail With the Bugatti Veyron

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
As you all know, the first Mini Coopers werent built with performance in mind. These cars had to be compact, offer decent storage options, and first and foremost, refrain from blowing a hole in the buyers budget. At some point in time, BMW took over and the Mini got fatter, even more fun to drive, and nicer on the inside. Heck, some Minis even received feistier versions badged John Cooper Works. But not even those can compare to the sheer... [read more]

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Meet BMW's Sweet New Diesel-Powered 3 Series M Wagon

Once again the United States is BMW s bridesmaid and not its bride, as the German automaker is bringing a handful of 3 Series models to the Geneva show that areof coursenot earmarked for U.S. sale. That's not to say they're not worth knowing about, though, and arguably the most lustworthy of the pack is the M340d. Available in both sedan and wagon forms, the all-wheel-drive M340d packs a 340-hp turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-six under its hood that receives occasional assistance... [read more]

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Tested: This 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Is as Quick as a Mustang

Strange, but true: A 255-hp Mercedes small luxury SUV could match a 310-hp Mustang muscle car in a drag race. OK, speed isnt the top priority of 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 buyers, but clearly this 2017 SUV of the Year still has tricks up its automotive sleeve. In fact, the updated-for-2020 GLC 300 smokes all but one of its competitors to 60 mph in MotorTrend testing. Thats cool, but can the GLC keep up with the class in more important... [read more]

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Next-Gen 2021 Volkswagen GTI MkVIII Teasedand It's Looking Good

It's increasingly unlikely Volkswagen will continue selling the standard Golf hatchback in the U.S., but the automaker has assured us the GTI is here to stay , a fact reconfirmed today by a VW rep to MotorTrend . And this teaser image is our best look yet at what the eighth-generation hot hatch will offer. The new Volkswagen GTI will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month with a new exterior design. The grille has been completely reworked, although... [read more]

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Its Time For The Shelby GT500 to Prove Itself Against the McLaren 720S

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
If youre a regular TopSpeed reader, then youre no stranger to what the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 can do in a straight-line race. Weve covered a lot of situations where the muscle car destroyed its peers in a drag race or it bravely held its ground in front of the likes of Ferrari 812 Superfast and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, even on a twisty track. This time, though, the GT500 found its match in the McLaren 720S. Not only that... [read more]

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Cool Things I Saw, Did, and Learned at the 2020 NASCAR Daytona 500

I have driven the famous 2.5-mile tri-oval at the Daytona International Speedway and I have experienced speeds of about 190 mph in a race car mere inches from the wall on its high banks. Full disclosure: Both happened on the same weekend but not at the same time. Dont get me wrong, both were sensational. My first time at the Daytona 500 was full of perks. I rode in a Toyota Supra with NASCAR rookie driver Christopher Bell at the... [read more]

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Mythbuster: The Truth About JDM Cars

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
JDM cars, or Japanese Domestic Market cars, are arguably some of the most desirable vehicles in the world. Theyre not the fastest, most powerful and most expensive cars in the world, but the limited access to these rides, plus the fact that a lot of them are exceptionally built, has made JDM cars the darlings of automotive markets outside of Japan. Maybe its because we dont get access to them as much as we want. Maybe its because weve waited... [read more]

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GMC Sierra Denali Goliath 700 by Hennessey

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
When you hear the name Hennessey suffixed to any vehicle, you know its going to be a monster in all senses. The company has been transforming SUVs, sedans, and pickup trucks from nimble creatures into absolute beasts since the early 90s. Lets say Hennessey drops massive amounts of gamma radiations into every vehicle to create Hulk versions of them. The company already deals with the Raptor, Mustang, F-150, and GT, and will soon be adding the 2020 Bronco as well... [read more]

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The $900K SLRV Commander 88 Is the Ultimate Overlanding Camper

Move over EarthRoamer and make room for another mighty overland RV behemoth: the SLRV Commander 88.This two-story monster sports a powered two-story roof, casts a shadow thats 39.4 feet long, and offers enough space to fit a family of eight with room to spare. In fact, a large family thatwanted to travel the Australian Outback together for months at a time commissioned and designed this monster of a recreational vehicle . build generally takes 12 to 14 months from order... [read more]

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Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0

By info@topspeed.com (Ciprian Florea)
The 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is a naturally-aspirated version of the existing 718 Boxster. Essentially an update for the current 718 Cayman GTS, the GTS 4.0 ditches the turbocharged, 2.5-liter flat-four engine in favor of a 4.0-liter flat-six mill. The engine is shared with the range-topping 2020 718 Boxster, but detuned in order to slot the GTS 4.0 lower in the lineup. Unveiled alongside an identical version of the 718 Cayman, the 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 hits... [read more]

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Interesting Alternatives to the 32 Ford!

Let's say you've been saving for a few years, and really have your heart set on building an original Henry Ford steel '32 Coupe or Roadster Nice choice.... continue reading

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Did We Just Catch a McLaren GT Hybrid in the Wild?

By info@topspeed.com (Philippe Daix)
The McLaren GT was introduced in 2019, and we know for sure that the mule we see here is, in fact, a McLaren GT. Be that as it may, it was caught in a residential neighborhood in France by a friend of Topspeed, and it certainly raises a few questions. First, why is there a camouflaged McLaren GT cruising around France? Second, why was it parked outside a residential area? Third, why do the wheels have Dyn Wheel written all... [read more]

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Nissan Armada - Driven

By info@topspeed.com (Philippe Daix)
Nissan launched the second-generation Armada the brands full-size, flagship SUV in 2017 and, while it was a huge step forward in terms of luxury (relatively used, of course) and rigidity, it was also knocked for its lack of technology. Comfortable seating and cabin space rank high on the list of notable features, but things like the infotainment system and instrument cluster feel dated. With this kind of impression, we thought it would be a good idea to spend some time... [read more]

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BMW Fan Boys Will Love This M5 vs M8 Drag Race

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Its safe to say that BMWs current car lineup isnt short of performance-oriented options. Of course, in this case, were looking at two of Munichs heavy hitters, going by the name of BMW M5 Competition and BMW M8 Competition. Both cars are responses to the competition, especially the one coming from Affalterbach: the M5 is BMW Ms response to the Mercedes-AMG E 63, while the M8 comes to do battle against the Mercedes-AMG S 63. But what if the two... [read more]

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Black Beast: This Is the 250th Bugatti Chiron

Bugatti only built 450 of its earth-shattering Veyron over a decade by the time production ended in 2015. Now, just four or so years into its production run, Bugatti has already built the 250th example of the Veyron's successor, the Chiron . The 250th Chiron rolled out of the Bugatti atelier inMolsheim, France, earlier today, completing the first half of the multimillion dollar hypercar's planned production run. Dubbed the Edition Noire Sportive, it's a blacked-out, matte carbon-fiber example with Noire... [read more]

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Roadkills Junkyard Gold, Season 3 Premiere! Mopar Junkyard

Steve Magnantehot rod historian, author, and host of Roadkills Junkyard Goldtravels the country uncovering the forgotten and hidden gems of the automotive world. Subscribe to the MotorTrend App for $2 per month to start watching today ! This time on Roadkills Junkyard Gold , Steve Magnante is exploring a Mopar-only junkyard in rural New Hampshire. Hes there to answer one question: Which came first, the Bird or the Bee? We arent talking high school biology hereSteve is exploring the differences... [read more]

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You Cant Beat This Show But Today It Was Beet

By Nordstroms Automotive inc.
Yes we spelled Beet the way we wanted to, you'll see why. Stay tuned to the podcast for great info from CarMax. They are hiring techs and more and have an amazing workplace. Listen as we interview them. Press "Play" below to listen to this episode

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Why the 2020 Honda Civic Type R's Slight Price Increase Is Entirely Justified

We love Hondas Civic Type R . We dont get many front-drive hot hatches here in the U.S., but with the Type R we get one of the best in the world, a thrilling pocket rocket with one of the most accomplished front-drive chassis in the business. Honda has updated the Civic Type R for the 2020 model year with a host of detail changes designed to make it not only even more fun to drive but also easier to... [read more]

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2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition First Look: Hot Gets Hotter

Honda Civic Type R chief engineer Hideki Kakinuma says theres more to come from Honda s hottest hatchback, that the company has yet to reach the limits of front-drive performance. The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition proves the point: Theres no bump in power over the regular Civic Type R , but the Limited Editions lighter weight, sharpened suspension, and recalibrated steering promise incremental improvements in both performance and handling. Only 1,000 Type R Limited Edition models will... [read more]

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2020 Honda Civic Type R Gets Cool New LogR Performance App

Can your smartphone help you become a better driver? Honda answers in the affirmative with its new LogR performance app for 2020 Civic Type R buyers. The app, which is available in both Apple iOS and Android formats, will sync with all 2020 Civic Type R models and monitor 15 different data points in an attempt to make performance drivers better at their craft. --> The app (the announcement of which accompanied the reveal of the new 2021 Civic Type... [read more]

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The History of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Although luxury trucks are a key profit center for modern automotive manufacturers, there was a time when only a single brand on the American market was brave enough to make the leap from ski station to valet station. It was the early 80s when AMC decided to go all-in on an aging platform by transforming its already decades-old Wagoneer into the Grand Wagoneer and open up an entirely new segment for U.S. buyers. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer beat the (still... [read more]

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Faster with Finnegan, Mid-Season Finale: Mud Drag Racing a Second-Gen Camaro vs. a Lifted Toyota Truck

Want to go fast? Want to do it cheap? On Faster with Finnegan, Mike Finnegan and his friends will show you the secrets behind making Roadkill-esque heaps into truly raceable junk! Subscribe to the MotorTrend App for $2 per month to start binge-watching today ! Finnegan and company are back at West Georgia Mud Park for a sloppy, bumpy, 400-foot drag race! This episodes weapon of choice is a second-gen Camaro (of unknown vintage) set up for dirt-track racing powered... [read more]

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As Far As Utility Goes, EVs Wont Work - Audi Just Proved It

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Range anxiety is the biggest con of any EV today. Even though companies are constantly improving range figures and charging times, the fear of a depleting battery is still one of the biggest reasons why people are apprehensive to make the shift. Things get worse when it comes to hauling and towing stuff. Since towing or hauling anything puts extra stress on the powertrain, the range is bound to take a hit; and Audis recent experiment just proved the same... [read more]

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2021 Kia Sorento First Look: Taking Inspiration From the Telluride

Its no secret that we love the Kia Telluride , our 2020 SUV of the Year , and were glad that the smaller Sorento will take a page from its playbook and adopt some of its bold design cues. The 2021 Kia Sorento has been completely redesigned and will debut March 3 at the Geneva auto show. Like the Telluride, the new Sorento has a boxy, prominent front end, and the expansive new grille makes the front appear even wider... [read more]

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We Aren't Getting the Toyota GR YarisBut a GR Corolla or GR C-HR Could Happen

Please Toyota , dont think of us as ungrateful when we asked that the GR Yaris hot hatch somehow make it to U.S. shores. We appreciate that we have the Toyota 86 , and that Toyota is committed to a second generation of the affordable two-seater with an available manual transmission. And we're over the moon that the 2021 Toyota Supra now comes in two forms: the 2021 GR Supra 2.0 with a 255-hp, 295-lb-ft 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and the... [read more]

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You Wont Believe What Lurks Under the Hood of This Toyota Hilux

By info@topspeed.com (Sidd Dhimaan)
Well, heres a Mercedes X-Class pickup truck with an older 6.2-liter Mercedes-AMG mill plonked under the hood. Oh, wait, Im sorry. Its a Toyota Hilux with an AMG engine. I wonder why I thought the X-Class pickup truck with an AMG engine wouldve been a good idea. Duh! The X-Class was better off as a rich man's Nissan Navara with the same interior and drivetrain, right? Anyway, heres one genius who plonked the previous-gen 6.2-liter AMG mill under the hood... [read more]

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The Lister Storm Got Teased on Twitter and We Want to See More of It

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
It looks like everybody wants to build an electric supercar these days, and more often than not, its small brands that come forward such ambitious plans. This time, we hear that Lister, a company that made big waves recently for its tuning work on some of Jaguars models, is en route to churning out a fully electric supercar.

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How to Make the Lexus UX Actually Bad-Ass

All good things come to an end, and in the case of this Lexus UX200 F Sport project car, that time is now After Super Street put nearly 16,000 hard-fought miles on their subcompact luxury SUV/crossover, their loan is up, but it wasnt without a few victories and more than enough eyebrow raises. So why in the hell would Super Street mess with a UX? Well, for starters, it was a brand-new Lexus model thats not exactly geared to the... [read more]

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10 Best V-8 Sports Cars

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
Thee are a lot of V-8-powered sports cars in the market today. Some will wow you with their sharp and dramatic looks. Others will combine performance and luxury in one package. Then there are those that are just incredible in every facet that a V-8-powered sports car should be. We've compiled a list of some of the best sports cars that run a V-8 engine, and while you might be initially surprised by our choices, know that they represent some... [read more]

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The Hot Rod Art of Daniel Marshall

I should start by saying I don't know Daniel Marshall personally, and I don't even know if he's a serious car guy, but his hot rod art was... continue reading

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 vs. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ Track Video: Sedan Showdown

If theres one undeniable positive about the rise of SUVs, its that its made automakers make sedans way, way more fun. Case in point: the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 and 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ (my, thats a mouthful!) that we had along for our 2019 Best Drivers Car competition last summer. Impressed with how much fun the two sedans were on our Highway 198 hill climb, we put hot shoe Randy Pobst behind the wheel of... [read more]

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2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S First Test: Lcherlich Mode

Heres a fun story: In 2004, Elon Muskhis pockets full of PayPal profitswalked into the offices of AC Propulsion in the L.A. suburb of San Dimas with some questions. Among them was whether theyd convert his Porsche 911 Turbo into an electric car. He was willing to pay a pretty penny (reportedly $250,000) for it. But Alan Cocconi, ACs live-wire founder said sorry, no thanks. So Tom Gage, Cocconis (likely bewildered) business partner, referred Musk to a promising EV start-up... [read more]

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Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4MATIC+ Coup

By info@topspeed.com (Robert Moore)
Mercedes-AMG has finally launched the GLE 63 S Coupe, the sleeker choice if you want high-riding performance without the boxy shape of the standard GLE. This is what you need to know about it.

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Can You Guess Where Aston Martin Is Getting Input From for the Valkyrie Hypercar?

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Aston Martin will build eight Valkyrie pre-production prototypes that will help its engineers fine-tune the upcoming V-12 hypercar to perfection. The first three prototypes, named VP1, VP2, and VP3, have already been given a run for their money at Silverstone, by none other than Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 drivers Max Verstappen and Alex Albon.

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie Is Developed With Input From F1 Drivers

By info@topspeed.com (Tudor Rus)
Aston Martin will build eight Valkyrie pre-production prototypes that will help its engineers fine-tune the upcoming V-12 hypercar to perfection. The first three prototypes, named VP1, VP2, and VP3, have already been given a run for their money at Silverstone, by none other than Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 drivers Max Verstappen and Alex Albon.

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Best Xbox One Racing Games

By info@topspeed.com (Kirby Garlitos)
When it comes to car racing video games, its hard to find a better console thats home to as many diverse games as the Xbox One. Microsofts pride-and-joy console offers anything your gamer heart desires. Do you want a race simulator thats as realistic as it gets? How about an open-world racing game? Perhaps youre just looking for an old-fashioned car racing arcade game, then? Xbox One offers all of these games in spades, and we picked the best ones... [read more]

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The Kia Telluride Is Selling So Well, Kia Calls It the Sell-u-ride

Kias new Telluride three-row SUV is insanely popular right now. We knew it would beit's so good, and we named it our SUV of the Year and based on reader interest and the fact that it's flying off dealer lots like cows in tornadoes, that's unlikely to change in the near term. In fact, Kia is so excited about its sales performance that internally its employees refer to the Telluride as the Sell-u-ride. At least, according to James Bell, Kia's... [read more]

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This 1964 Holman-Moody Ford Galaxie NASCAR Racer Was Abandoned for 40 Years

In the world of vintage Ford stock cars, John Craft is of the more knowledgeable authorities of the genre. Craft has authored several books on the subject, the most recent being an excellent biography of the ber-talented Bud Moore. Nevertheless, being an expert automotive writer/photographer hardly makes one a talented wrench-turnerexcept, in the case of Craft, he clearly is. --> Featured herein is Crafts 1964 Holman-Moody Galaxie , for which he performed every phase of the reconstruction/restoration, save for the... [read more]

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