REVIEWS

Watch a Bugatti Chiron Sport race a French Navy fighter jet

Posted in REVIEWS on May 20, 2021

Bugatti is done chasing speed records, but it's finding other ways to demonstrate what the Chiron's mighty W16 engine is capable of. It brought a Sport model to a naval base in France and put it head-to-head against a jet. On paper, the comparison is hardly fair. Driven by Pierre-Henri Raphanel, a former pilot who is now Bugatti's official driver, the Chiron Sport is powered by a quad-turbocharged engine rated at 1,500 horsepower. Made by Read More »

How to reserve the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

Posted in REVIEWS on May 20, 2021

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is out, and Ford is allowing folks to reserve it via a dedicated reservation site. If you’re interested in being one of the first buy a new Lightning, you can find the Ford link you’re looking for right here. If you still haven’t read all about the Lightning yet, you can check out our detailed breakdown of it here. There’s a $100 deposit required to reserve a spot in line, Read More »

Watch the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning live reveal here

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is going to be officially revealed tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET. You can watch the live reveal at the embedded YouTube video at the top of this post.  We’re still not 100% sure what form the live reveal will take. Ford released a simple pre-roll video of the Bronco when it was revealed, but there’s every chance that Ford takes a new tack with the electric F-150. After all, the Read More »

Which one of these wild one-offs should become a Hot Wheels model?

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021

Hot Wheels is zig-zagging across America in search of the nation's wildest custom-built cars. The 2021 edition of its Legends Tour is largely digital due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, but the new format hasn't quelled the enthusiast community's creativity. The toymaker released images of some of the cars that could become a Hot Wheels model. Judges selected 10 cars from hundreds of submissions received in May 2021, though only five are pictured in our Read More »

Possible BMW M8 GTS spied with a big wing and bright orange accents

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021

One of our spy photographers has caught a very interesting-looking BMW M8 testing at the Nürburgring, recently. What's so interesting? Well, it was wearing bodywork and color accents we haven't seen since the company released the hardcore BMW M4 GTS. As you can see, there are two really standout features. At the front, the two huge kidneys have been opened up without any slats. And they now feature vivid orange paint. Around the back, there's Read More »

New Winnebago Solis Pocket is the brand's smallest camper van

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021
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Winnebago, the brand whose iconic boxy motorhomes with the big "W" logo were a fixture at campgrounds back in the '70s, has since branched out into other RVs including camper vans. The company has just introduced its latest, the Solis Pocket, which is both its smallest and most affordable offering, but one that still packs a lot of features. As surfaced by Motor1, the Winnebago Solis Pocket is based on the Ram ProMaster van with Read More »

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD is manual, rear-drive, electric, awesome

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021
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We got our first good glimpse of Opel's electrified Manta restomod about a month ago, and now it has been fully revealed. We love just about every aspect of it. Besides looking gorgeous, the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD sounds like it should be quite entertaining with its manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Yes, you read that right, this Manta is still rocking the same four-speed manual transmission it had when it left the factory in Read More »

Digital car key feature is coming with Android 12

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021

Last year, Apple announced CarKey, a way to unlock your car with your iPhone. Today, Google is following suit — the company just announced that Android 12 will include digital car key technology that lets you lock, unlock and start your car. Google says that the feature will use Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology so that you can unlock your car without even removing your phone from your pocket — provided, of course, that your phone Read More »

Audi adds navigation-on-demand capability to four 2021 models

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021

Audi took a step towards offering à la carte over-the-air options by making navigation-on-demand available on four of its 2021 models. It also announced it can beam an extra-cost lighting package to some variants of the E-Tron. Called Function on Demand, the feature is being inaugurated by the 2021 A4, 2021 A5, 2021 Q5, and 2021 Q5 Sportback. Its potential extends far beyond navigation and connectivity, but the initial offering is limited to the firm's Read More »

Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins joins Aston Martin as 'driver ambassador'

Posted in REVIEWS on May 19, 2021
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LONDON — James Bond movie stunt driver and W Series racer Jessica Hawkins has joined the Aston Martin Formula One team as 'driver ambassador'. The team of four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll said in a statement on Wednesday that she will work with partners and "across a variety of disciplines". If somewhat vague on detail, the new job could involve the 26-year-old Briton showing off some of the skills featured in the Read More »