The go-to spot for car fanatics. News, releases and reviews. By @one37pm (a Gallery Media Group Co. )
The go-to spot for car fanatics. News, releases and reviews. By @one37pm (a Gallery Media Group Co. )
Chevy brings back the Trailblazer name to a mid-size SUV starting under $20,000. The 2021 Trailblazer will be cheaper than the Trax, but a bit larger in size. Two three cylinder engines will be offered with 137 and 155 horsepower. The Trailblazer Activ offers an offroad focused trim with Hankook Sport Terrain tires and different tuning for the dampers. The RS trim offers sporty cosmetics as usual. Thoughts on the 2021 Trailblazer?
The Aston Martin Cygnet is basically a more luxurious and upscale Scion Iq with 97 horsepower, but this one off V8 variant adds some spice to the microcar. The Cygent was discontinued in 2013 after two years of poor sales probably because it went for double the price of the Scion. This special project by Aston Martin's Q division gives the Cygent the performance it was missing with the 430 horsepower V8 from the Aston Martin Vantage, a swap to RWD, and Recaro racing bucket seats with full four-point harnesse. Should the Cygnet have been offered as a V8 variant? 📸 @tfjj
The Hyundai Palisade N is the April fools joke we would love to see be real. Only one model currently offers the N treatment which stands for Namyang (Hyundai's R&D center ) and offers hardcore and performance modifications. The render of the Palisade N shows the model with red accents, a rear spoiler, quad exhaust tips, and is lowered. If this trim was built it would also probably offer a more powerful engine. Thoughts?
The new Taycan SUV was just released as Porsche's first electric SUV! Although this is an April fool's joke, Porsche's first electric SUV is on the way as an electric Macan will be released in the next couple of years. Thoughts on this render or a Taycan SUV? 📸 @championporsche
This Mclaren F1 GTR Long Tail just came up for sale and it's the first of only 10 GTR Long Tails in existence. Only 106 Mclaren F1s were made and they have become one of the most desirable cars on the market with one recently selling for just under $20 million. Although this F1 was made for racing it has been converted to road-legal specifications. It is powered by the 600 horsepower BMW V12 engine. It is available at @tomhartleyjunior Thoughts?
The Mercedes E-Class All Terrain 4x4² might be the most rugged wagon the world has ever seen. Like the G500 4x4², the E-Class 4x4² is equipped with portal axles. This allows it to clear 420 mm of ground clearance which is more than twice the amount of the standard All Terrain. The 4x4² also includes wider fenders and is powered by a 333 horsepower twin-turbo V6. Sadly this vehicle was released as a concept in 2018, but never made it to production. Should Mercedes have built it?
Lego has released lots of build it yourself cars over the years and Dominic Toretto's 1970 Dodge Charger is the latest kit to join the Technic line. The Charger is a 1,077 piece kit that includes a lego replica V8 engine under the hood, a wheelie bar and NOS tanks in the trunk. This should help to hold over Fast and Furious fans as Fast and Furious 9 was pushed back to April of 2021. Which Lego car would you build while being socially distanced?
The 2021 Genisis G80 has been revealed with an upscale exterior and luxurious interior. The G80 is powered by a 300 horsepower turbocharged inline-four or a 375 horsepower twin-turbo V6. The interior showcases a 14.5-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. The Smart parking feature seen on Hyundai and Genesis products is also included on the G80 and allows you to move the car in and out of tight parking spaces through the key fob from in or outside the car. Pricing has not been announced yet, but should be around the $50,000 mark. Thoughts?
With most car manufacturing and releases on halt, we look back on some events we covered in the past. Here are some highlights from the 2019 @pebblebeachconcours Tour de' Elegance. The tour features a coastal drive with many of the vehicles that are to be displayed at the show. Some of the highlights included the one off Lamborghini Miura SVR, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, Aston Martin DB4 Zagato, and more! Which is your favorite?
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe are two German competitors starting under $40,000. Exterior designs are similar as the CLA is smoother while the 2 Series goes for a more angular design. The CLA has a more shiny interior with large circular vents. The CLA has two large displays that are visually connected and the 2 Series has two separated screens, one for the infotainment system and one for the instrument cluster. Each offers a variety of engine options with the entry level gasoline engine offering 136 horsepower in the CLA and 140 in the 218i Gran Coupe. Which vehicle do you prefer?
The latest creation from Mclaren and Lenzante is the Senna LM pictured here with the iconic F1 LM at the Mclaren factory. The Senna LM honors the F1 LM with its Papya Spark paint and OZ wheels. The Senna LM takes on a more hardcore version of the Senna and includes a 25 horsepower bump over the standard Senna. Special touches include a 24 karat gold-lined engine bay and four distinctive gold exhaust tips. Only 20 Senna LMs will be made. Which Mclaren do you prefer? 📸 @alexpenfold
The 2021 BMW 330E starts at $45,545 and has an EPA rated 75 MPGe. The 330E is a hybrid variant of the 3 Series that produces a combined 288 horsepower and can travel on 22 miles of pure electric power. New for 2021 is a feature called XtraBoost that provides a 40 horsepower boost for up to 10 seconds in sport mode. The 2021 330E is set to arrive this spring. Thoughts?
The 1,000 horsepower Hennessey Maximus is the Hellcat powered Gladiator Jeep wouldn't build. Hennessey is a American based brand known for their modifications of American cars. Besides extra power, Hennessey also made the Gladiator more off road ready. It includes a heavy-duty off-road axle, a King off-road suspension system with a six-inch lift, and Dana 60 front and rear differentials. They also included a large steel bumper with LED lights. Only 24 of the Hennessey Maximus will be made. Thoughts?
The 2021 Escalade Mobile Office is Lexani's latest creation that has its purpose right in the name. @lexanimotorcars Modifies vehicles inside and out to give them their most luxurious form. Lexani starts by extending the 2021 Escalade and then changing the seat layout to a four seat cabin. They also add magnetic ride control dampers which contribute to improved ride comfort. The cabin features a starlight, multiple iPad, and a flat screen tv. Thoughts on this vehicle?
The Mclaren Elva pays tribute to classic Mclaren racecars, but this specification takes it a step further. It is finished in a custom livery that is inspired by the M6A developed for the 1967 season Canadian-American Challenge Series. This was the company's first orange car which has become one of the most popular colors on Mclarens today. The Elva's livery also features Dove Gray stripes and Bruce McLaren's number 4 and signature. Thoughts on this livery?
The High Altitude package adds style and luxury to the Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator. The package adds color-matched bumpers, fenders, hard top, and other exterior parts. Running boards with an integrated step are also included as standard. The interior features leather throughout and the seats are even finished in richer nappa leather with quilted stitching. Standard technology includes an 8.1 inch touchscreen, an Alpine audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and passive entry. The High Altitude package will be available in the second quarter of this year. What kind of package would you like to see available on a Jeep?
That's a whole lot of Pista. @ferrarilakeforest showing off seven Ferrari 488 Pistas. The Pista is the hardcore version of the 488 which includes weight reduction, lots of carbon fiber, and is powered by a 710 horsepower V8. The Pista's track oriented development is stated right in the name as Pista is Italian for track. Which spec is your favorite?
This Maserati powered Moke has a V8 engine with almost 11 times the displacement of the original engine. Created by Lazareth, the Mini V8 M is powered by a 454 horsepower V8 and weighs less than 2,000 pounds. Lazareth has worked on Mokes in the past including a few years ago, when they turned one into an amphibious vehicle. No price was released as this vehicle is a one off. Thoughts?
The Apex AP-0 is a 649 horsepower electric sports car set to arrive in 2022. Apex is based in Hong Kong, but the car will be built in the U.K. While most electric cars are AWD, the AP-0 uses a single electric motor powering the rear wheels. The car has a range of 320 miles and a 190 MPH top speed. The car will also support Level 3 autonomous operation and will feature a holographic augmented-reality display that will be able to simulate driving on a racetrack. The AP-0 starts at around $195,000. Thoughts?
The ultimate vehicle to be chauffeured in? The Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet is based off a standard G wagon, but includes the 4x4's axles and is stretched by almost 2 feet. The rear features reclining massage "first class" seats, fold-out tray tables, and a partition that can go from clear to opaque. The rear is also covered by a power operated soft top for those sunny days. The Landaulet is limited to 99 units and all were originally sold out for $550,000. Thoughts? 📸 @wiresonly
In the wake of the current pandemic, Chinese automaker Geely will deliver a new vehicle to you, disinfect it, and then use a drone to deliver the keys right to your front door step. Not only will they provide a contactless delivery experience, the Icon electric SUV also comes with an N95-rated in-car filtration system. Geely has already delivered 10,000 cars through its online store. This service is currently only available in China. Thoughts?
The RSQ8 is Audi's super SUV with 591 horsepower from the same V8 powerplant that powers the Lamborghini Urus. The RSQ8 can do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, but it can also improve fuel economy by shutting down half of the cylinders for when you prefer to save some gas. It also has a Start-stop operation that is possible at speeds under 14 mph, perfect for Los Angels highways. The RSQ8 starts at $113,995 and will arrive later this year. Thoughts?
The Aston Martin Valkyrie has began public road testing as it nears production for the second half of this year. Aston Martin developed the Valkyrie with Red Bull Racing to bring a formula one experience to the road. The Valkyrie uses a Cosworth-developed V12 and hybrid system making a total of 1,160 horsepower. It does not redline until above 11,000 RPMs. Only 150 will be made at $3 million each. Thoughts on the Valkyrie?