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PostHeaderIcon Apple CarPlay iOS 13 Hands-On Videos Are Here

Apple’s big announcement at the beginning of June touched on the preview of a new iOS 13 interface which is due this fall. Through it, Apple will unlock a series of changes that will also heavily influence the way Apple CarPlay works as well as its design. Now, it didn’t take long for the first Apple CarPlay hands-on videos to pop up on YouTube, so here’s what’s different in terms of both design and usability.

PostHeaderIcon Is This the Best Tesla Pickup Rendering That We’ve Seen So Far?

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To be honest, this is my favorite segment right now – I’m talking about the electric pickup truck segment – and it’s the Rivian/Tesla war that has gotten me so intrigued. We saw Rivian come out with both camper and specialized kitchen concepts for its R1T truck recently. While we have seen Rivian truck in reality, the Tesla pickup truck is still – as Mark Hanna would say – Fugazi. Tesla has kept it a secret and has been fairly successful doing it. This has led to people flexing their brain muscles and trying to render the truck in the most creative and imaginative ways. However, we came across this one particular rendering that is perhaps the best one we’ve seen to date!

PostHeaderIcon Is This the Best Tesla Pickup Rendering That We’ve Seen So Far?

 Be prepared for different cab configurations

To be honest, this is my favorite segment right now – I’m talking about the electric pickup truck segment – and it’s the Rivian/Tesla war that has gotten me so intrigued. We saw Rivian come out with both camper and specialized kitchen concepts for its R1T truck recently. While we have seen Rivian truck in reality, the Tesla pickup truck is still – as Mark Hanna would say – Fugazi. Tesla has kept it a secret and has been fairly successful doing it. This has led to people flexing their brain muscles and trying to render the truck in the most creative and imaginative ways. However, we came across this one particular rendering that is perhaps the best one we’ve seen to date!

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Ford Explorer ST does well in first video review

The 2020 Ford Explorer ST is the fastest and most powerful ST-branded Ford ever… and it’s an SUV. But is it a better SUV than the one it replaced, especially now since it has been pushed upmarket along with its price point and it may face rivals that bear a premium badge? Well, this is the very first video out on the hottest version of the new Explorer ST (or any version of it for that matter) and it suggests the Explorer definitely has improved in virtually all areas.

PostHeaderIcon Want to Know How AMG Builds a 416-Horsepower Engine? See For Yourself

Mercedes-AMG has revealed an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that, at least as far as output goes, is poised to become the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world. It’s called M 139 and as far as specs are concerned, its output – as much as 416 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque — is an absolute doozy. The staggering figures translate to a specific output of 208.9 horsepower per liter, higher than what you can expect to get from today’s supercars. Then again, Mercedes-Benz and its in-house performance arm, Mercedes-AMG, are known for being at the forefront of innovation. This isn’t anything new, except the actual engine, which we’ll eventually see on the automaker’s next generation of “45” models, including the A 45 Sedan, GLB 45, CLA 45, and CLA 45 Shooting Brake.

PostHeaderIcon Someone Put the 2020 Toyota Supra on a Dyno and Toyota Lied Big Time

Imagine for a moment that Toyota lied to us. Imagine that Toyota was required by BMW to keep the advertised performance figures of the Supra below a certain level. After all, the BMW Z4 delivers 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque and its Toyota equivalent couldn’t come close to that now, could it? Well, what if Toyota said “screw BMW” and secretly did right by its enthusiasts? Toyota Rated the Supra at 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque – at the crank. That means that by the time that power gets to the wheels, it’s been reduced by as much as 25 percent due to slippage and transitional losses in the transmission, driveshaft, and rear axle. So, at the wheels, the Toyota should lay down around 270-ish horsepower and around 300 pound-feet. Oddly, enough, the Supra is capable of more. A hell of a lot more!

PostHeaderIcon See How the Audi e-Tron, Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX, and VW T-Cross Perform in our Mega Crash Test Video

You would think that with modern technology, advanced materials, and organizations like the NHTSA and IIHS, every car on the road would be as safe as possible. But, we don’t live in a perfect world and, as such, that clearly isn’t the case. Some SUVs are safer than others as are some cars and trucks. It’s easy to look at a few crash tests and think that the most mangled car is just outright dangerous to be in. That’s also not the case as, sometimes, the cars that look the worst are actually the safest because all that exterior mayhem actually prevents mayhem from happening inside the cabin.

All of that said, crash tests are fun to watch, and it’s fun to see how some of the worlds most popular vehicles actually perform in their worst moments. So, we’ve compiled a video that showcases the Audi e-Tron, Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX, and VW T-Cross during their crash testing. Which one came out the best? Watch the video below to find out!

PostHeaderIcon The Karma SC1 Concept Was Built in Just Nine Months – Here’s How Karma Did It!

The Karma SC1 Concept was one of the coolest – if not the coolest – cars at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. It was showcased next to the new Karma’s only, to this date, production model, but it stood out way more thanks to its crazy flamboyancy, butterfly doors – yes; those are still a thing – and some pretty crazy tech. That tech, by the way, included 5G connectivity and a “humanized communication system.” But, it wasn’t really any of this that really made the SC1 so cool. In fact, the car is very deceiving.

The SC1 Concept was designed to showcase Karma’s future design language, and the biggest deception of all is that excessively long hood that, without a doubt, screams “I’m hiding a BIG V-12.” But, sadly – and maybe even surprisingly – that wasn’t the case. In fact, this rolling interpretation of the future didn’t have anything under the hood. Since it is a “vision” car, we speculated that it’s probably packing a pretty intense electric drive system; one that’s probably good for anywhere between 700 and 900 horsepower. But, the world will never know. Still, there’s something more that makes a car like this, with all that 5G, humanized connectivity, special.

It’s the fact that it was built, from the ground up, in just 9 months. And, that’s been done by a company that has next to no lineup and is still clawing its way from the ashes that resulted from the Henrik Fisker mishap. Now, just a month or so after the SC1’s debut, Karma has released a whole collection of videos to showcase just how such an intense car was built to perfection (minus the drivetrain, of course) in just 9 months. Check the serious out below!

PostHeaderIcon The 6 fastest front-wheel drive cars around the Nurburgring Norschleife

Modern front-wheel drive hatchbacks are now considerably faster around a track than some of the supercars we used to drool over in the 1990s. The proof is their lap times around the fabled Nurburgring Nordschleife – times that just keep on dropping with every new hardcore hot hatch that bursts onto the scene.

The front-wheel-drive record for the Nordschleife seems to tumble every time a manufacturer that knows hot hatches releases a new model. The most recent one is the new 2019 RenaultSport Megane Trophy R, the lightened, stiffened, hardcore version of the Megane RS that took the record away from the latest Honda Civic Type-R. But that’s not to say cars that previously held the record aren’t blisteringly fast in their own right, even if they are now in third or fourth position, or even lower.

Here are the six fastest front-wheel drive cars ever made, rated by their lap times worst to best

PostHeaderIcon Dieter Zetsche steps down as Daimler CEO, drives off in a BMW i8

Many agree that competition is constructive, and that it brings about progress, and that is probably the case when it comes to the rivalry between two premium German giants, Mercedes and BMW. And, now that the CEO of the former, Dieter Zetsche, has stepped down after over a decade at the helm, the latter has made a rather amusing tribute video to honor him. The video is called “Retirement is about exploring your wide open future.”

PostHeaderIcon Dieter Zetsche steps down as Daimler CEO, drives off in a BMW i8

Many agree that competition is constructive, and that it brings about progress, and that is probably the case when it comes to the rivalry between two premium German giants, Mercedes and BMW. And, now that the CEO of the former, Dieter Zetsche, has stepped down after over a decade at the helm, the latter has made a rather amusing tribute video to honor him. The video is called “Retirement is about exploring your wide open future.”

PostHeaderIcon Dieter Zetsche steps down as Daimler CEO, drives off in a BMW i8

Many agree that competition is constructive, and that it brings about progress, and that is probably the case when it comes to the rivalry between two premium German giants, Mercedes and BMW. And, now that the CEO of the former, Dieter Zetsche, has stepped down after over a decade at the helm, the latter has made a rather amusing tribute video to honor him. The video is called “Retirement is about exploring your wide open future.”

PostHeaderIcon 2019 BMW 3-Series G20 video review

Whenever BMW launches an all-new 3-Series it’s a big deal because throughout its many generations (the latest one is the seventh generation) it has often been called the class benchmark. People not only praised it for its sharp handling and tight body control, but also for its excellent build and the feeling of it being well engineered. Now there’s a new 3-Series, known as the G20 generation, and we tried it out to see if it holds its position on the throne

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC reviews are in – the Tesla Model X should be worried

Mercedes jumped on the electric car bandwagon quite late compared to its German rivals, Audi and BMW, and even other manufacturers with which it’s not in direct competition. Its first fully electric vehicle is the EQC SUV, a tall car that is about the same size as the current GLC, but unlike that car, it runs on battery power alone so it does away with tailpipe emissions altogether.

PostHeaderIcon Dodge Viper ACR Race Car Fire Suppression System in Action: Video

All race cars that are used in officially regulated races are required to, in one way or another, have some kind of fire suppression system in tow just in case the worst happens to happen. Some of these systems are quite similar to those found in heavy industry systems, just downsized to fit and work in an automotive application. And, such is the case with the first suppression system on this 2008 Dodge Viper ACR – a clone of the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X.

This specific model has two different fire suppression systems – one specifically for the engine bay and one for the cabin. Now, this system is similar to the fire suppression system for airplane engines – physical action is required to activate them, as you’ll see when the levers inside this 2008 Viper are pulled.

Should a fire happen to start inside the car’s engine bay, the driver can simply pull the emergency lever, and the suppression gas will flood the engine bay and, at the very least, help contain the fire until the car can come to a stop and the driver can safely evacuate the area. The same idea goes for the cabin suppression system but, as pointed out in the video, it’s not something you really want to experience as if it is necessary to deploy at high-speed, you’ll be lucky to breathe long enough to get the car to a stop. But hey, at least you’ll be a good looking corpse, right? Either way, check out the video to see the fire suppression system in action.

PostHeaderIcon Flying Spur Teaser: Taking Leather to All-New Dimensions

We still have no idea of when the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur is going to make its debut but, now that Bentley has teaser the side profile, retractable emblem, and now the interior, we’re pretty sure it’s coming sooner than later. The most recent teaser, which you can see below, showcases a very small part of the interior. Well, to be more specific, it showcases a piece of the interior door trim that Bentley is, apparently, very proud of.

Outside of the contrast stitching, polished metal, wood trim, and piano black elements, the real takeaway here is the diamond pattern leather that Bentley is boasting as “new material.” In reality, it’s really nothing more than shaped leather and just about any automaker could create it if they really wanted to, but I suppose we should give credit to Bentley’s “team of exceptional craftsmen and women,” right? Of course, I’m probably being a little harsh here – after all, Bentley has to keep coming up with new things to keep the Ultra Luxury thing working for it – there’s only so many materials on the face of the earth that actually qualify for use in a car like the Flying Spur.

That said, give the video below a watch to check it out for yourself. The leather’s pattern really is pretty damn cool, and we’re pretty sure that the Flying Spur’s cabin will turn out to be a very nice place to hang out for short or long periods of time.

PostHeaderIcon Alfa Romeo Stelvio Flexes its Way to More Lap Records

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is no stranger to breaking lap records, smashing the production SUV record at the Nurburgring back in 2017. Another SUV — the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC — has since usurped that crown from the Stelvio, but the Alfa SUV isn’t done adding lap records to its name. The go-faster version of the Alfa SUV recently set lap records at Silverstone, Donington Park, and the Indy Circuit at Brands Hatch, further separating itself as one of the fastest and most powerful models in its segment. It has stiff competition, sure, but don’t let that take the shine away from the Stelvio Quadrifoglio and what it has accomplished since it burst onto the scene back in 2016.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review roundup

Toyota recently organized an official launch event for its all-new 2020 Supra that it held on and around the Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia. It was many journalists’ first look at the car, but there was an embargo on their first impressions at first, and it has since lifted. As such, reviews have started to pour in.

PostHeaderIcon Video: How Fast Can the McLaren Senna Really Go?

The McLaren Senna represents the pinnacle of McLaren engineering. It’s the result of the British automaker’s goal to build a more potent machine than the P1 hypercar without having to rely on the latter’s hybrid technology. McLaren achieved that goal when it turned it into a ground-breaking, lightweight supercar that defied even our highest of expectations. But as impressive as it was from a technical standpoint, the Senna still had to prove that its performance chops are as good as advertised. That opportunity finally came when the Senna did a top speed run at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds in Merritt Island, Florida. The results, as you might expect, came with a few surprises.

PostHeaderIcon 2019 BMW Z4 video review roundup – is it the posh compact roadster we’ve been waiting for?

BMW built the previous Z4 roadster until 2016 and we’ve had to wait over two years for the new one to debut and to hopefully improve upon the original Z4’s formula. The 2019 BMW Z4 has a new and bespoke platform, probably the best design in the series, and much more tech than ever before. Now journalists have finally gotten their hands on it, and this is what they have to say!

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