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The 2024 Range Rover Velar Offers Advanced Connectivity With a Reductionist Design

Range Rover has unveiled its all-new 2024 Velar SUV, featuring a reductionist design approach that offers a slew of high-tech upgrades. The car manufacturer has revamped the model several times since its introduction in 2017, though the 2024 model provides a much-needed move toward advanced connectivity.On the exterior, alterations are subtle: the new model includes new front and rear lights with technical, jewel-like constructions, a restyled grille and a new rear bumper. Additionally, the car is available in two new colorways: Metallic Varesine Blue and Premium Metallic Zadar Gray.Inside, the car receives some more obvious changes. The previous two-screen infotainment system is replaced with a new "floating" 11.4-inch curved glass touchscreen display in the dashboard's center. Operating ...

This One-of-a-Kind Bugatti Chiron Profilée Has Auctioned for $10.7 Million USD

RM Sotheby's recently auctioned off a one-of-a-kind Bugatti Chiron Profilée. The unique hypercar sold for $10.7 million USD, making it the most expensive new car ever auctioned. The vehicle sold earlier this week at the Paris auction, where the hypercar is also the last purely gas-powered Bugatti that will be ever sold. Not only is this the most expensive Bugatti sold at auction, it is also the most expensive Chiron. The sale of the Chiron Profilée has surpassed the pre-sale estimate of $4.6 million to $6 million USD. The bespoke model was originally intended to be put into production, however, the project was canceled after it sold all 500 slots earlier than expected. The car is finished in a model-specific Argent Atlantique and features a redesigned shape with a different front splitter ...

How to Drift With Arisa Mizuhara and the Toyota GR86

For the latest installation of Hypebeast’s How To series, we’ve tapped Arisa Mizuhara, a professional rally car and drift driver from Japan. In this presentation, she breaks down some simple steps on how to drift utilizing the Toyota GR86. View this post on InstagramA post shared by HYPEBEAST (@hypebeast) While already a global star in the sport, Mizuhara continues to make her presence known through her social media accounts like Instagram and her very own YouTube channel TokyoDriftGirl-Arisa-, where she showcases her life and role in the world of drifting and rally car racing. In some episodes, she’s seen building out cars, profiling car parts and of course, getting behind the wheel for some viral worthy drifting clips. Some of today’s most popular automotive platforms like Hoonigan, GT C...

Apple Reportedly Filed Patents for Adjustable Tinted Windows for Semi and Fully Autonomous Vehicles

As tech aficionados patiently wait for the official reveal of the Apple Car, new details have emerged regarding patents and trademarks filed. While the tech giant has not made any major announcements regarding its electric vehicle, many have followed Apple's steps closely, keeping an eye on the types of patents that they are seeking. Most recently, Patently Apple reported that Apple has filed two new patents for its secretive Project Titan, relating to "adjustable tinting windows." Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published patent applications from Apple that are specifically related to adjustable exterior lighting systems for future semi and fully autonomous vehicles. According to the patent, Apple is seeking adjustable windows that may feature adjustable layers incl...

Ferrari’s ‘LA PROVA’ Short Film Tells the Journey of a Son and His Connection to His Father’s Automobiles

Ferrari has just released a short film that merges 75 years on a single timeline using three iconic sports cars. Named La Prova (The Test), the 10-minute film shared the journey of an artist who grows into his father's shoes with the aid of his father's Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, Ferrari Testarossa, then the 296 GTB.Created by Ferrari's arm in Hong Kong, Blackbird Concessionaires, the entire project was miraculously shot using only iPhones. Frank Liew of Blackbird Concessionaires comments, "One great thing about the filming process was that because everyone is so comfortable using a phone it led to a very cooperative environment during location visits. Almost everyone has an iPhone – so everyone involved on the team would have ideas about cool or interesting ways we could capture the a...

Garage Visits: Get Familiar With Race Service’s Hispanic Content Creators and the New Toyota GR Corolla

Hypebeast’s latest Garage Visits series puts the spotlight on car culture hub Race Service, some of its Hispanic content creators, and the new Toyota GR Corolla.Race Service is an LA-based creative agency that has revolutionized the way car content is produced for social media and other digital platforms. Through its signature action cinematography, viral-worthy concepts and glossy documentary style cuts, RS has ushered in more dynamic ways of filming, photographing and telling stories of the cars, people and brands that make up car culture globally. Additionally, Toyota, a brand continually profiled by Race Service and a name that’s been synonymous with street car culture, brings its new GR Corolla to RS for a quick spin and closer look.What makes Race Service naturally run its course are...

Rezvani Launches Sci-Fi Inspired 2023 Vengeance SUV

Rezavni Motors, an American automaker founded by Ferris Rezvani, has officially launched its 2023 Vengeance SUV, a gigantic off-road SUV that looks like something straight out of a superhero movie.The Vengeance was designed by digital artist Milen Ivanov who took inspiration from cars in video games and sci-fi movies for the futuristic build. Coming standard with the vehicle is a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 420 horsepower and a ten-speed automatic gearbox with an electronic range selector. Optional 3.0L Turbo Diesel and 6.2L supercharged V8 engines are also available. A panoramic sunroof lies overhead, a hands-free power liftgate opens at the rear, and seating is arranged in either 7 or 8-passenger layouts. Other standard features include a heads-up display, collision warning w...

RM Sotheby’s to Auction off Ultra-Rare 2003 Ferrari Enzo

RM Sotheby's is no stranger to offering up some of the world's finest exotic sportscars and hypercars. Now, the house is set to auction a 2003 Ferrari Enzo.To this day, the Enzo model, which was birthed in 2003, remains one of the premier models from the automaker. Appearing in classic black, the 2003 Ferrari Enzo is constructed from carbon fiber and aluminum. Additionally, the model's design was inspired by grand prix cars and features a rakish nose, ground-effect aerodynamics, and a small active spoiler. Giving the car its power is a 5,998-cc V-12 engine that produces 651 horsepower.The 2002 Enzo has been well taken care of – being of the possession of just two owners and has been serviced several times throughout its existence. Additionally, the car features just 17,474 kilometers (abou...

This Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi Camel Trophy From 1997 Could Be Yours

The Camel Trophy was an off-road vehicle-focused competition that was hosted every year between 1980 and 2000. Land Rover was the official sponsor of the event for 19 years, which resulted in positive publicity for its automobiles and the overall brand as they proved worthy of handling the contest's extreme terrain and weather conditions. And now one Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi Camel Trophy has resurfaced from the 1997 competition in Mongolia has resurfaced. The best part? It could be yours.This one of 20 4x4 machine is prepared with a myriad of aesthetic and functional details. Its playful paint job is anchored by a golden yellow hue and comes adorned with Land Rover logos beneath the rear-most side windows, Sony insignias and Camel Trophy emblems on the driver and passenger doors. Addit...

Aptera Has Officially Finished Its Solar-Powered EV

Since the reveal of Aptera Motors' futuristic three-wheeler back in 2020, the company has officially announced that it is starting production on its solar-powered EV.Calling it the "Launch Edition," the car is the debut model from the San Diego-based startup. While the Launch Edition Aptera is not all that different looking from the car that was initially teased in 2019, the sleek teardrop shaped-car and its two fenders over the front wheels feature a two-tone finish. The car also comes with a dynamic lighting package and welcomes owners to add their own custom changes to the vehicle. With a drag coefficient of 0.13, the EV is more aerodynamic than its rival, the Mercedes-Benz EQXX which only has a drag coefficient of 0.17. Like the exterior, the interior all sports a minimal and clean aes...

Audi’s New Activesphere Concept Integrates Mixed Reality Headsets

Audi has officially revealed its new Activesphere EV concept, the fourth concept car from the pioneering Sphere family which offers a glimpse at the automaker's all-electric, autonomous future.Introducing a whole new body style, the Activesphere was built for off-roading, balancing rugged performance with elegant design and state-of-the-art features. Highlights of the coupe-style SUV include the "active back" which allows the car to transform its elegant Sportback rear into a pickup bed for sports equipment at the push of a button. Quattro all-wheel drive is supported by 22-inch wheels fitted with all-terrain tires and for further elevation, adaptive air suspension can raise and lower the car by 1.5 inches.For maximum visibility, glass surfaces are placed at the bottom of the doors as well...

Tesla’s Cybertruck Won’t Be Entering Production Until 2024

It looks like those eagerly awaiting the rollout of the Tesla Cybertruck will have to keep on holding out. The futuristic-looking truck was first unveiled in 2019, with Tesla saying that it planned to debut the vehicle on the market by the end of 2021.That deadline was eventually pushed back to late 2022, though in March of that year, Tesla delayed production a third time, moving its planned start date to mid-2023.Although Tesla has since been working steadily towards that goal – shipping out production equipment specific to the Cybertruck to its Gigafactory Texas headquarters – the release date for the vehicle has once again been pushed.Speaking on the company’s recent Q4 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk responded to a question on if the Cybertruck would still be heading into production this ...