Autos

PistonHeads Lists Rare Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI RSX

A rare Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 RSX is up for sale over at PistonHeads. The 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 RSX is just one of 30 ever built by Ralliart UK — only 10 were painted the Satellite Silver color — and was first owned by a lawyer in Hong Kong where it was kept in pristine condition for 14 years. The legendary RSX Evo VI saw upgrades from its standard counterpart in the form of the removal of ABS, plated differentials, a faster steering rack, titanium turbo impellers, Recaro SR seats, and 30 extra spot welds on the body shell. Together, the RSX shed around 180 pounds. With the help of Ralliart/Extreme, this Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 RSX went through a tune that saw performance enhancements by way of a Ralliart three-point strut brace, AP six-pot brake calipers, Proflex suspe...

Ford Unveils the Hardcore 400 HP Bronco Raptor Off-Roader

Fans of offroading are spoilt for choice — you could have the Jeep Gladiator, a Mercedes-AMG G63, Land Rover’s new Defender, and now, Ford‘s brand-new Bronco Raptor. While the Bronco was an already formidable competitor to those SUVs listed above, it has now been given an overhaul by Ford Performance (responsible for the F-150 Raptor) to become the Bronco Raptor, an Ultra4 Racing-inspired machine that’s powered by the American marque’s exclusive twin-turbo three-liter EcoBoost engine that’s set to deliver around 400 HP. Packing a Raptor HOSS 4.0 race-ready suspension system, a fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame, and standard 37-inch all-terrain tires, and coupled with the fact the Raptor is 9.8 inches wider than a four-door Bronco, this SUV is destin...

Porsche Shows off Its Highly Technical Taycan 4 Cross Turismo

During the first ever HYPEGOLF Japan Invitational event, held on Monday, December 6 at Tokyo’s Eagle Point Golf Club, German automaker Porsche took the opportunity to showcase its latest electric performance vehicle, the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. The 4 Cross Turismo is Porsche’s fast-functional iteration of the all-electric Taycan performance car with an extended cabin. With the Cross Turismo body shell, rear storage room expands to 446 liters of storage space, maximized to 1212 liters with the rear seats folded down. Beyond its functionality of storage, the Taycan features a 215 mile range, while maintaining performance feats like a 0-62 mph sprint time of 5.1 seconds through its stabilized four-wheel drive system and comfortable-and-sporty adjustable air suspension. For its att...

Acura’s 2022 Line-Up Debuts at Sundance Film Festival in Original Anime Series

Acura has created an anime series featuring its 2022 line-up of cars, which has debuted at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The four-part series of shorts, Chiaki’s Journey, features the marque’s new TLX Type S, MDX Type S and NSX Type S as well as a cameo appearance from Acura’s 2023 Integra. The series follows the titular hero’s vehicular quest for victory against her nemesis Erich Kang and can be viewed in full via Acura as well as Crunchyroll, IMDb, YouTube and Kotaku. “Acura is driven to create products that embody our precision crafted performance DNA, and the fun, attention-grabbing nature of anime pop-culture will help build momentum for our new Type S lineup,” says Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura brand officer. “Chiaki’s Journey combines anime with Acura’s ‘Less Talk, More Dri...

Porsche Taycan Revealed as Formula E Safety Car

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been introduced as the new safety car for the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E season, making its debut in the opening race in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on January 28. In motorsports, a safety car, also known as a pace car, is used to limit the speed of race cars on the track in the case of an accident that may have occurred or bad weather. The new all-electric Porsche Taycan Turbo S safety car boasts 761 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, allowing it to quickly take the lead when needed. Interiors are modified to include a racing bucket seat with a six-point seat belt, advanced communication systems, and a fire extinguisher. The exterior paintwork displays the colors of all 11 teams competing in the upcoming competitions, the official colors of FIA and For...

Zacoe’s Widebodied Toyota GR Supra A90 Says Go Big or Go Home

Japanese cars and tuning companies go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that Zacoe — known for its reworkings of Lamborghinis, McLarens, and Porsches — has put its hand to the latest-generation Toyota GR Supra (A90). While recognizable, the Supra has been given a reworking front-to-back. Starting at the front, you’ll find a new bumper that’s adorned with a carbon fiber splitter and flared air intakes, before arching up towards the full carbon fiber bonnet. Air intakes on the fender and deep bulges accentuate the aggressive hood, while exaggerated side skirts are also trimmed in carbon and curve towards the rear where you’ll find flared wheel arches housing a set of satin gold rims that beautifully contrast the matte army green paint. At the rear, Zacoe a...

Airstream Unveils the eStream Electric Trailer Concept

Thor Industries’ luxury caravan brand, Airstream, known for its rounded aluminum campers, has introduced a first-of-its-kind eStream electric trailer concept. Exteriors resemble a sleek space pod with a rounded silver shell, black tinted windows, gradient front and rear lights, and light bars across the laterals while interiors display a modern aesthetic with staggered bedroom, kitchen, and living room areas equipped with a TV, microwave, and fridge. Solar panels on the roof allow the eStream hosts to operate off the grid for up to two weeks while enjoying the electric-powered amenities. Performance-wise, the eStream is equipped with a built-in electric drivetrain that pushes itself forward while being towed and packs a total of 80 kilowatt-hours of energy in its batteries, producing...

For BMW, the Future of Automotive Goes Beyond Electrification

There’s a misconception that electric cars are reserved for fintech bros driving Teslas in Silicon Valley, or that people who own a Nissan Leaf eat only what they drive. It’s an industry clouded in conspiracy theories, often driven by ideologies about oil companies stopping the progression of electrification (Who Killed the Electric Car?, for instance, looks into this further); however, there are plenty of other reasonable justifications as for why the electric vehicle (EV) industry is yet to boom like we thought it would have, taking our 2012 pipedreams into consideration. For Kai Langer, Head of BMW i design and a cognoscente of the electrified automotive world, the global infrastructure needs to evolve before EVs can truly take over. “Infrastructure has to change dramatically, but then,...

Hoonigan’s Latest Gymkhana Ride Is a 900HP 1983 Subaru GL Wagon

Hoonigan has now unveiled its latest vehicle for the upcoming Gymkhana: the 1983 Subaru GL Wagon. Unveiled in a new video over on its YouTube channel (which you can check out down below), driver Travis Pastrana introduces the latest car to join Gymkhana 2022, showing off a beautifully-liveried 1983 Subaru GL Wagon fully kitted out for the job ahead. While not much about its specific specs and tuning were provided, Pastrana says it pushes out roughly 900 horsepower, which is a whopping 10 times more than the wagon’s original model back in 1982. The driver also says that its boxy exterior will give him more control when jumping in the air and provide a better peripheral view around him as well when navigating through obstacle courses. Not much else is known about Gymkhana this year at ...

Porsche Releases Special Edition Targa 4 GTS Commemorating 50 Years of Porsche Design

Porsche Design has just marked its 50th anniversary with the release of a special project encompassing a new 911 Targa 4 GTS, a restored Targa S 2.4, and two new timepieces. While the 911 Targa 4 GTS’ performance specs remain relatively unchanged — it still packs a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine (473 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque), Porsche Traction Management (PTM) AWD, and the choice of either an 8-speed PDK transmission or 7-speed manual. Updates include an 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus, seat belts in Slate Gray, and the Sport Chrono Package with a Porsche Design Subsecond Clock. Limited to 750 examples, the special edition Targa also sees Satin Platinum details on the 20/21-inch center-locking 911 Turbo S wheels, the Targa bar and PORSCHE DESIGN logos on the doors. ...

Lamborghini’s Carbon Fiber Space Key Unlocks a Limited-Edition NFT

The Italian marque Lamborghini is renowned for its supercars such as the Huracán and Aventador, but now it wants to expand into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with the Lamborghini Space Key. Developed in collaboration with a yet-undisclosed artist, the Lamborghini Space Key is a piece of advanced carbon fiber that was sent to the International Space Station in 2019, and once it landed back on Earth, Lamborghini tested the carbon fiber composite before making it a part of this special key. Speaking on the composite and subsequent NFT, Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, said: “Innovation is a deeply rooted part of the Lamborghini DNA. As a leading company for carbon fiber composite materials within the automotive sector, we pushed boundaries two an...

This Porsche Carrera GT Just Sold for a Record-Breaking $2M USD

Earlier this month, the auction site Bring a Trailer sold its most expensive car ever — a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT for $1.9M USD — and now it hasn’t just smashed its own record, it has broken the record for the most expensive Carrera GT ever sold, totaling $2M USD. The Carrera GT, which originally cost $448,300 USD, has been going up in price ever since it was first released. Just a few months ago in September 2021, a 2004 example sold for $1.3M USD — and that was only the beginning. Much like other modern classics, as well as most Porsches in general, prices for pre-owned rarities are only going up as people turn towards cars that are more geared towards driving and purity, something the Carrera GT excels in. It does this thanks to it packing a naturally aspirated 5...