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I just returned from the Greenwich Concours where the show field featured an East Coast Hot Rod class (much like what I shared from the Audrain show) curated... continue reading
One of Kia's cheapest sedans, the Forte, entered 2022 with some exterior design changes and a few added features to make it look modern among the competition. The automaker had unveiled the new Forte or its alias K3 for the home market in April 2021, but the global debut took place later in 2021. In this review, we will cover every aspect of the new 2022 Kia Forte and see how it competes with the competition.
Theres no denying that in its short time in existence, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has seen its fair share of controversy. It started off when the name was officially announced, and to be honest, even a year in, not everyone is convinced that Fords first important EV is worthy of the Mach name. Is the Mustang Mach-E a true Mustang? Is it worth the price? How does it stack up against its non-Tesla competitors like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and... [read more]
Fresh from the release of the all-new Chevy C8 Corvette Z06, weve learned some very interesting detail about the Z07 package and how it changes the behavior of the Vette on the street and the track. Not only that but how the Z07 package is different and why the tire pressure strategy youve memorized is probably wrong now. This is a rundown of the secrets of the C8 Corvette Z06s new Z07 Performance Package.
Alfa Romeos performance SUV gets going without any generational upgrades but a few more standard driver assistance features and the introduction of new trim. Other standard convenience features addition include a wireless charging pad, heated front, and rear seats, and a few more.
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Debuts With Two Plug-In Hybrid Options, All-Wheel Steering, And A Whole Lot Of Other Features
Whats touted as the worlds first luxury SUV has been around since 1970 and the current generation has been there for nine years now. As per todays standards, most of us would say its been too long in the tooth. In fact, it even has new competitors now in the form of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the Lexus LX600. But, the automaker has finally debuted the fifth-gen Land Rover Range Rover and it comes with some significant changes. It... [read more]
Okay, so the 2023 Corvette Z06 is finally here, but how does it stack up against the standard model. Well, lets find out
The Toyota Highlander has been a titan of sales to soccer moms and families for years. Now, there is a new version of the Highlander, the Bronze Edition, starting at $43,880.
The EV revolution has given rise to countless new automotive brands the world over, be it Tesla, Rivian or Lucid in the United States, Rimac in Europe, or Nio in China, the list really is a long one. Vazirani Automotive, based in India, also wants a slice of that pie. They showed off the stunning Shul electric hypercar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in 2018. The automaker is now following up with a new all-electric concept car, dubbed... [read more]
Most days at the Atomic Lab you will find me sitting at a computer terminal typing away while the YouTube algorithm plays videos on the homemade TV overhead.... continue reading
Rental car company Hertz was in pretty bad shape in 2020, but things have now turned for the better. The company exited bankruptcy earlier this year, and thanks to a massive order of 100,000 Teslas, both companies stock prices soared, pushing Tesla's company value at more than $1 trillion.
The C8 Corvette came out a couple of years back and we have been waiting for the new Z06 ever since. The time is finally here. The company has hyped it enough to keep us on our toes and it seems to be worth the wait. The 2023 Z06 comes with a new LT6 5.5-liter, flat-plane crank naturally aspirated V-8 engine that puts out 670 horses; 175 horses more than the standard C8. The engine redlines at 8,600 rpm and... [read more]
Gone are the days when Legos were just building blocks for small kids. Once people realized they can be fun for adults also, Legos suddenly became a serious passion. Companies realized this, too, and started making models of all shapes, sizes, and types. The latest Lego artifact that has caught our attention is this 1:8 scale model of the GTA Spano. It isnt just a model; it comes with a set of motors that makes it mobile. In fact, it... [read more]
Since the 2013 model year, the ILX has come a long way without the need of introducing a new generation. But the 2022 model year is just as same as the2019 facelift which makes no sense. However, it is the cheapest Acura to wear its expensive badging and in our opinion, it is still a good-looking car. So what might be the things that could have been better?
After pulling the plug on the regular Golf, Volkswagen retained the GTI and R with the new generation in the U.S. A more powerful 315 horsepower pumping 2.0-liter engine is powering the Golf R and with that comes AWD as standard. The interior gets more sophisticated as it gets a bigger infotainment display and a fully digital instrument console along with ambient lighting and other goodies. Is the new 2022 Golf R the ultimate hot hatch in the segment?
Luxury SUVs are expensive, but that term can vary depending on someone's purchasing power. While a Land Rover Range Rover Sport is already out of reach for most of us, a Bentley Bentayga easily costs twice as much. Does this mean that the Bentayga is two times better than the Range Rover Sport?
With the Pagani Huayra being on the market for the better part of a decade actually it will be a decade as of 2022 the world has been expecting a successor. Now, we dont exactly have all of the specifics, but a new report quoting none other than Horacio Pagani has shed some light on a few things that we can expect. The most important development is that it will remain true to its internal combustion roots with no hint... [read more]
Restomods are everywhere nowadays. One particularly wealthy man will be getting his Lamborghini Countach restomod made by Lamborghini themselves.
For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking about hidden fuel fillers. Historically, I appreciate those hidden behind license plates as often I find things like hinged... continue reading
The talks of the new Corvette Z06 started within a few days after the standard C8 was launched. The car was spotted testing in the past as well. After making us wait for a couple of years, the company decided to announce in August this year that the Z06 is coming soon. The countdown had then begun, and we are now around 24 hours away from its official debut at the time of writing this article. The 2023 Corvette Z06... [read more]
If you are a fan of 1980s science fiction cinema, you will love what Porsche has done, in order to celebrate Back to the Future day. At the same time, Porsche is celebrating the Electrify America and Europe Ionity charging networks exceeding 1.21 gigawatts. Whats the connection, youre asking? In Back to the Future, the time-traveling DeLorean required the same 1.21 gigawatts in order to run back to the future. Now, the future is here.
The SEMA show in Las Vegas is a haven for the automotive aftermarket community and industry. Unfortunately, it was canceled in 2020 for obvious reasons, but it is back for 2021, and Toyo Tires will have some wild cars features in their Treadpass exhibit.
Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car's exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.
The age of the muscle car is long gone as emissions, practicality, and motion-sensing take up the majority of the consumer space. It is understandable as the modern car has sophisticated comforts that were thought of as space-age technology thirty years ago. However, automakers gave in to the mainstream tradeoff, leading to bland design languages and lackluster engagement on the road. The muscle cars of the past were manual, heavy, and quite loud. Brands that based their flagships on this... [read more]
Just in case you are tired of watching drag races, Hoonigan has raised the bar by pitting two real-life versions of fictional vehicles against one another. The two contenders couldnt be any different even if they wanted. The famous Warthog, which is a military vehicle from the Halo franchise takes on probably the fastest DeLorean in the world. One is One of the cars has twice the horsepower, but also twice the weight, while the other isnt exactly famous for... [read more]
Americans have a soft spot for the Lexus LX, thanks to its genuine off-road capability and bulletproof reliability while still offering a high degree of luxury. The all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600 carries on that tradition whilst also debuting a number of firsts for the Lexus brand.
German engineering has been severally praised for being some of the best in the automotive world. It may have something to do with the fact German automakers do not generally compromise on anything. Germany is also the home of some of the best automotive brands, including Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Audi. It goes without saying that performance is one of the reasons behind this, so German engines are thought of as engineering marvels. The following are some of the best engines... [read more]
There are some performance wagons in the market today, like the Audi RS6 Avant, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate, and even the upcoming BMW M3 Touring. But, scout deeper and youll find loads of aftermarket performance wagons. Jamie from Officially Gassed OG found two hot ones and decided to pit them against each other. These are the Subaru WRX STI Wagon, which has been here before, and the Volkswagen Golf R Estate. They both make around 500 horses each and come... [read more]
Automotive designer Frank Stephenson uses his YouTube channel to provide competent judgments and interesting ideas that help expand our knowledge on aesthetics and car design. In his latest video, he discusses the three models from one of my favorite car brands of all time, Jaguar.
Toyota is proud of the achievements it has made when it comes to its hydrogen tech. Just over a week ago, the Toyota Mirai achieved a Guinness World Record by driving for 845 miles—the furthest distance ever traveled by a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on just a single tank of hydrogen. Now though, Toyota is scaling down its hydrogen fuel cell technology, and we mean that quite literally.
Chevrolet Performance has unveiled a new big-block ZZ632 V-8 crate engine with 632-cubic-inch or 10 liters of displacement, of that, produces, wait for it, a little more than 1,000 horsepower and a monstrous 876 pound-feet of torque.
Im not buying another car. End of discussion. How many times have you heard that? Or said that yourself. Once you have one, its easy to daydream about... continue reading
A BMW X1 prototype with a quad-exhaust setup was recently spied and it made us wonder if it is the SUVs standalone M model. But, the company has stated in the past that there will never be a pure M model based on the front-wheel-drive platform. So, this means that the prototype that was spotted was an X1 M35i and not a full-blown M model. Well, not sure if were happy or sad seeing this camouflaged prototype.
Politicians around the world are doubling down on their commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The United States is no exception, and this trend will definitely continue until we've achieved carbon neutrality or zero emissions. As the world heads toward this eco-conscious future, high-performance sports cars and supercars with gas-guzzling internal combustion engines (ICE) could soon be a relic of the past. The effect of these ever-stricter emission standards has led Ford to make performance changes to the Mustang GT... [read more]
Nowadays, every brand has a performance flagship the market is aware of. These cars are heavily marketed, so a large percentage of the population considers them for purchase, but once in a while, automakers release a really good model that checks all of the boxes and does not impose them as much. Once in a while, they can be spotted on the street, and it elicits gasps of envy, but the moment passes, and you return to whatever it is... [read more]
While it's definitely a no-brainer that the Ford Mustang GT is as American as the Big Mac or the Apple Pie, there's also a bit of science that proves how deeply American a car actually is.
You probably already know that the Bob Hirohata 1951 Barris Kustom Mercury is selling at Mecum's Kissimmee sale in January of next year. I've asked a few experts... continue reading