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Now We Have a Damn Good Reason to Say that the Volkswagen Amarok Is Better Than the Ford F-150 Raptor

Drag races are fun and there’s no denying that. But when you think about drag races, you seldom see trucks take a fierce stance and go up against their counterparts. However, Carwow thought that pitting four popular mid-size trucks against one another would be a good idea. The publication decided to invite two German and two American guests to prove their mettle in a straight-line dash. The guests of honor include the likes of Mercedes X-Class, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger Raptor, and Ford F-150 Raptor. We have given out the winner already, but did Amarok have to break a sweat to take down its rivals?

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Audi RS7

Audi updated the RS7 for the 2020 model year, and it came with some major improvement across the board. The most important of which is, arguably, the 48-volt mild-hybrid system that doesn’t add any additional power output into the mix, but it does improve fuel efficiency. Paired with the 4.0-liter V-8, the sexy silhouette that is the RS7 will increase your pulse to the tune of 600 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque – enough for a 3.6-second sprint to 60 mph and a top speed that’s limited to 155 mph. The exterior design didn’t change all that much – the 2020 mode even has identical headlights – but the front fascia and grille have been revised to look sportier and more attractive. Despite the minimal aesthetic changes, we’ve decided to feature the Audi RS7 as our wallpaper of the day. ...

Does the 2020 Chevy C8.R Have What It Takes to Win Championships?

The Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car has arrived, and it is a doozy. The Corvette racer is all set to make its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 25, 2020. But before it lays the smackdown on the race track, the Corvette C8.R takes its turn under the spotlight where it’s properly getting the attention it deserves. The Corvette C8.R isn’t just a race car; it also happens to be Chevrolet’s first-ever mid-engine race car to compete in IMSA’s GTLM class. It’s also Chevrolet’s first clean sheet race car design racer since the C5.R debuted in 1999. Through all these firsts, the Corvette C8.R racer takes its place as Chevrolet’s next warhorse, succeeding a race car — the Corvette CR.7 — that won 16 races in its time, including the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. Can the C8.R replicate that kin...

A Deep Look Into Aston Martin’s Mid-Engined History

Aston Martin is known as a maker of exquisite and refined grand tourers, long-legged cars that offer enough panache to satisfy Ian Fleming’s James Bond on many an occasion. You could say Aston Martin knows every trick there is to know when it comes to building a front-engined GT car and that’s why they’re now looking to build more and more cars with the engine behind the seats. But the Valkyrie, the new Vanquish, and the AM-RB 003 aren’t the first of their kind in Aston Martin’s history. When you think of any DB model from Aston Martin, you imagine an elegant two-door tourer ready for long journeys with a sumptuous and well-appointed interior and a feisty engine in front of the windshield. The company’s one and only Le Mans winner, the DBR1, was also fro...

Ford Mustang R-Spec

Once you see it, you can’t quite unsee it and for all the good reasons. This is the Ford Mustang R-Spec, a GT-based limited-edition variant built in RHD only for the Australian market that features a plethora of Ford Performance parts, a Roush supercharger, and an active exhaust. That makes it the first supercharged Mustang to be sold through Ford dealers. With all the goodies that have been crammed in the R-Spec, power goes all the way up to 700 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque or about 170 horsepower and 180 torques over the Mustang Shelby GT350. At $67,500 in Oz, this could just be a great bang for the buck if you can get your hands on one of the 500 examples that will be made. It’s been five years since Australian Blue Oval fans have been mourning the loss of Ford Pe...

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato

Aston Martin took the DBS Superleggera and morphed into a limited-edition grand tourer known as the DBS GT Zagato – an Italian coachbuilt beauty that isn’t sold on its own but paired with a DB4 GT continuation that is the spitting image of the iconic model with the same name from back in the 1060s. Under the hood of the DBS GT Zagato sites a 5.2-liter V-12 that pumps out a cold-hearted 760 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. This baby can hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds on the way to an impressive top speed of 211 mph. To put that into perspective, the standard DBS Superleggera has just 664 horsepower and takes 3.4 seconds to get to 60 mph. It also has considerably less torque as well. With DBS GT Zagato making its timely debut not that long ago, we’...

The Kinetik 07 Is Said to Offer Trans-dimensional Driving Dynamics

Fresh from the wild land of Bulgaria comes the Kinetik 07, a two-seater, road-legal, track car that’s not only electric but rides on top of Caterham underpinnings. Right now, the Kinetik 07 is merely a prototype, but it was revealed among a group of potential investors and could, one day, be Bulgaria’s first zero-emission sports car. The dynamic of the car – outside of unique look and lack of a roof, lies in its capabilities and ability to adapt to the situation at hand.

Here’s How You Get 1,000 Horsepower Out of a 2020 Toyota Supra’s B58 BMW Engine

With testing from Car & Driver and Motor Trend,, we know for a fact that the BMW-sourced B58 inline-six that powers the 2020 Toyota Supra is even more powerful than advertised. But how powerful can it get? Is it tunable to 600 horsepower? Maybe 700 or 800 horsepower? What about 1,000 horsepower? Well, that four-digit figure is exactly what Papadakis Racing is trying to accomplish. That figure isn’t that unheard of for the Supra. Maybe not the 2020 A90-gen Supra, but the third-gen Supra was tuned to the moon and back, and four-digit horsepower numbers were – in a sense – relatively easy to attain if you know your stuff. The real question is whether or not the BMW B58 inline-six can handle a similar power output and, if so, how much of the engine has to be changed? Luckily, we have an en...

Watch Someone Jump a Ford F-150 Raptor 90 Feet to Its Death

Have you ever seen trucks jump on dirt tracks? Of course you did. Those cars, however are the monsters that equipped to ‘fly’. However, here’s one person – who I’m going to refer to as ‘God’s child’ because he is so very special – who thought that even a regular truck that’s meant to roll over the roads can take flight. What do you think happened? His black beauty went up in the air and crash-landed before being paralyzed with damage all around the body and some internal ones as well that we are not aware of. Fortunately, God’s child came out safe.

BMW is Sticking With the Concept 4’s Ridiculous Grille

By now, you’ve surely seen all the hatred plastered across the internet over the Concept 4’s big, ridiculous grille. And, it’s not surprising since BMW has already said that this concept previews its design language for the next-gen 4 Series and, potentially, other models as well. Despite all the negativity after the Concept 4’s debut, BMW refuses to step back and will instead move forward with it regardless of what you, I, or even its most loyal fans and customers think.

Best Small Luxury SUVs

Name a carmaker that doesn’t offer at least one SUV/crossover as part of its current lineup. That’s right; you can’t. Everybody is building high-riding cars because everybody wants one these days. Premium slash luxury carmakers make no exception. In fact, the likes of Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and especially Porsche have seen their income boosted by boxy or hunchback-shaped cars to such extent that they decided to invent niches of niches. That’s how you can now choose from a roster of crossovers and SUVs that come in all shapes and sizes, fitted with the latest tech-y bells and whistles, powered by efficient powerplants. In all honesty, it’s hard not to be drawn towards such a vehicle, especially under the (sometimes true) promise that they can deliver everything you need or want from them.

Toyota RAV4

Originally arriving in 1994, the Toyota RAV4 is one of the Japanese brand’s older nameplates, especially within the crossover segment. In the quarter century since the debut of the original RAV4, demand for crossovers has grown substantially, and sales of the compact Toyota have grown with it, eventually becoming the Japanese brand’s number-one seller in the U.S. However, the RAV4 last got a redesign in 2013, so to keep it fresh, Toyota just pulled the sheets on a new fifth-generation at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, bringing updated exterior styling, a redesigned interior, the latest safety tech, and a new architecture under the skin. Update 10/11/2019: Toyota has announced the all-new RAV4 PHEV that will debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Check out our new section belo...