Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

Why don’t pushrod engines have high redlines?

Pushrod engines may not be high-tech by today's standards, but they soldier on and have benefits of their own. One downfall, however, is their ability to rev. Pushrod engines tend to have rather low redlines. You won't find a GM small-block V-8 revving to 9,000 rpm, but there's a reason for it all. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to help us...

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Watch the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at play on the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is wrapped by a seemingly endless twisting, undulating sliver of tarmac that's as beautiful as it is dangerous. Certain sections of the road have no speed limits. It's the home of the most dangerous event on the motorsports calendar. It's also the perfect place to grab a 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS by the scruff, ring its neck a bit, and film...

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Icon is building an all-electric Derelict Mercury

Icon is perhaps best known for its many high-dollar bespoke-built vintage SUVs. Lately though, the Icon team has been cranking out a handful of other project vehicles, including cars, and each one has been more amazing than the last. We've seen a gorgeous Ford F-250, an impossibly cool Rolls-Royce, and now we have a 1949 Mercury that's hiding a silent...

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New 2019 Hyundai Veloster starts at just $19,385

Hyundai has reshaped and reworked its Veloster. After its debut at the Detroit auto show earlier this year, the 2019 Veloster will hit the U.S. market during the second quarter, which is any time now. We know a number of the specs of this quirky hatchback, and now we finally know how much it will cost. The base price of the Veloster is just $19,385. That...

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2019 Audi A8 priced, Level 3 self-driving tech not coming to US

Audi's A8 flagship sedan has been redesigned and we'll see it in showrooms this fall. Audi hasn't formally announced pricing but CNET reported Monday that the starting price for the big sedan will be $83,800, excluding destination. The pricing is in line with BMW's 7-Series and represents a $1,300 increase on the outgoing A8. The base model will come with a...

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet spy shots

Porsche is out testing a new generation of the 911, the 992, and the latest prototype spotted is for the car's Turbo Cabriolet variant. The new 911 will be revealed late this year or early next, initially in Carrera and Carrera S guises. The 911 Turbo should trail the basic models by six months to a year. We expect it to go on sale in the United States late...

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Might a flagship crossover for Lexus be called the LQ?

A trademark application for the LQ name filed by Toyota with the United States Patent and Trademark Office might end up being used for a new flagship crossover SUV for Lexus. The trademark application was filed on May 7, specifically for use on automobiles and structural parts thereof. The two letter naming convention isn't used by any current Toyotas but...

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Bernie Ecclestone pays $5M for Senna’s race-winning McLaren Formula 1 car

Bernie Ecclestone might not be running Formula 1 anymore but he's got no intention of cutting all ties with the sport just yet. At the Bonhams collector car auction held in Monaco last Friday, the British billionaire placed the winning bid on a McLaren F1 race car driven by the legendary Ayrton Senna. Including the buyer's premium, Ecclestone ended up...

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2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante spy shots

The first prototype for the open-top version of Aston Martin's Vanquish-replacing DBS Superleggera has been spotted. The tester was spotted outside Aston Martin's AMR Performance Center at the Nürburgring and is still at an early stage of development, as evidenced by the makeshift exhaust tips at the rear. While it may look like a DB11 Volante, the...

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DS 8 flagship in the works for 2020

PSA Group has a luxury brand called DS—the name is borrowed from the iconic Citroën DS introduced in 1955—that the French auto giant is building up into a genuine alternative to Audi and Mercedes-Benz. And any genuine luxury brand needs a proper flagship, but right now the DS lineup consists of a handful of compact cars, most of which are...

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