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This 2020 BMW M5 Celebrates 35 Years of Bavarian Goodness

A forthcoming special edition celebrates 35 years of the BMW M5. However, production is limited to 350 units globally with 35 for the U.S. More than a looker, this special 2020 BMW M5 can reach nearly 200 mph.  The BMW M5 is celebrating 35 glorious years of sport-luxury driving. Commemorating this event is the 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years. Yeah, it’s quite a mouthful. However, this special version of the M5 Competition is limited to 350 units globally, and only 35 will make it to the U.S.A. Be...
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McLaren GT: A Brief Walk Around This Unique Grand Touring Car

The McLaren GT is an entirely new model and the brand’s first true grand touring car. To increase everyday ease of use, braking and steering were optimized for lower speeds. Although intended for long distance driving, the new McLaren GT is still quick as lightning.  McLaren has been on a roll lately, as far as street cars are concerned. They are looking at expanding in a certain way as a company. No, they are not going to make an SUV or a crossover. Perish the thought. No, for a while now, th...
Tags: Autos, Mclaren, North America, Sirius, Pontiac, Alcantara, Bowers Wilkins, SSG, Car News, Tony Borroz, Speedtail


2020 Toyota Supra: The Best Toyota Sports Car?

The 2020 Toyota Supra is the first Supra in the United States in 21 years.  Toyota GAZOO Racing applied their vision when engineering the new Supra.  Expect the Supra in July with a fairly reasonable MSRP considering the performance.  Much has been said about the fifth-gen, 2020 Toyota Supra. We all know how the Supra is a rehashed version of the new BMW Z4, but that’s not exactly right. And while we’re still left pondering on the fine line between Toyota and BMW sports cars, I think it’s time...
Tags: United States, Porsche, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Nissan, Skyline, Nissan Skyline, Alcantara, Supra, GTE, Overview, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Car News, Alvin Reyes


2020 Hyundai Sonata: Right On The Money (Again)

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata strikes an ideal balance between performance and price. A range of interior technology helps drivers stay connected on their daily commute. Two engines are available and both return an EPA-estimated 30 plus mpg combined.  Hyundai debuted the 2020 Sonata earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show. Whatever it brings to the table this time you better get used to it, because you’re going to be seeing a lot of these things around. Hyundai figured out the swee...
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McLaren 600LT Spider Arrives In The USA: Sign Us Up!

In terms of performance, the McLaren 600LT Spider is on par with the 600LT Coupé. Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires increase on-track dynamics and driver engagement. The 600LT Spider is the fifth car to carry McLaren’s Longtail (LT) namesake. You know when a company’s press release starts with an apology, it’s bad news. To wit: “While all examples of the limited volume McLaren 600LT Coupé have been allocated . . . ” And as your anguished cries join mine, we can all take solace in the fact we could...
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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster: And The Order Books Shall Be Opened

Gorgeous and rare, the Porsche 911 Speedster is a special edition like no other.  The flat-six engine revs to an impressive 9,000 rpm as it cranks out 500 horsepower.  Expect it at U.S. dealers near the end of the year but the ordering window is now open. Step aside you plebes! Porsche has finally opened its order book for the 2019 911 Speedster, and they are taking names, numbers, and cash (lots of cash) from those well-heeled enough, and desirous enough, and anybody else wanting their 70th a...
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2020 Toyota Highlander: The Truck-Like Station Wagon

The Toyota Highlander SUV receives an extensive overhaul for 2020. A gasoline V6 is available as well as a hybrid option with all-wheel drive. Interior features include wireless charging and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.  For those that look at the new Subaru Outback and say, “I need a little more truck than that,” might I direct your attention to the 2020 Toyota Highlander. If the Outback is a station wagon with off-road capabilities, consider the Highlander to be a truck with station wagon cap...
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2020 Acura RDX Hits Dealerships: A Brief Walk Around

The 2020 Acura RDX is now on the showfloor for a starting MSRP under $40,000. Designed and built under Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance mantra, this current generation RDX is the product of an extensive overhaul. The 2020 RDX features a VTEC turbo engine, 10-speed transmission, and an available torque vectoring all-wheel drive system. The A-Spec variant is there for those who want a bit more flash and flare. The 2020 Acura RDX arrives with some clout as well, recently named as the “Best Com...
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2020 Subaru Outback: A Brand New Beast (With A Few Old Tricks)

The Subaru Outback receives updates across the board for the 2020 model year.  For the first time in the model’s history, the Outback has a turbo engine option.  Safety features are numerous as are the connectivity and infotainment features.  The 2020 Subaru Outback is here, and when I say new, I mean all new. New body, new interior, new safety features; lots and lots of new stuff. The only thing that isn’t entirely new is Subaru’s fantastic boxer engine and the use of all-wheel drive. But why...
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2020 Hyundai Venue: Budget-Friendly But Balanced 

The 2020 Hyundai Venue arrives as the seventh and smallest in the brand’s growing SUV line. Although exact pricing has not been announced as this time, expect it to start under $20,000.   The four-cylinder engine is enhanced for performance and fuel economy, according to Hyundai.  Say hello to the 2020 Hyundai Venue. There’s a lot of talk about modern styling and bold design and stuff like that when it comes to the seventh SUV in Hyundai’s lineup. They talk about the Venue’s safety, utility, a...
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2020 Cadillac CT5: Reviving the American Sport-Luxury Sedan

Inspired by the Escala concept, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is the replacement for the CTS. Cadillac’s Super Cruise system for the CT5 utilizes LiDAR map data and high-precision GPS. Two engines and three different trim levels will be offered when the CT5 becomes available.  The 2020 Cadillac CT5 needs to fulfill a demanding role. It strives to resuscitate the dying sports sedan segment while giving buyers a worthy alternative to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and BMW 3-Series. Unfortunately, i...
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2020 Lincoln Corsair: The Skull & Bones Clubhouse On Wheels

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair looks quite promising, with strong levels of performance and luxury. As the market shifts away from sedans, Lincoln is looking to capitalize on new consumer tastes. “Lincoln now has a full family of SUVs to exceed the needs of our clients,” says the brand’s president. Lincoln rolled out a new SUV, the Corsair, at the 2019 New International York Auto Show. And this just might be the one that saves Lincoln. Lord knows it won’t be another cool sedan, which is all Lincoln ...
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS: Inside The S-Class of SUVs

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is the brand’s most luxurious SUV. It’s bigger inside for 2020 to give passengers more comfort and space. An available powertrain combination produces over 500 lb-ft. of torque.  SUVs are, or at least started out, as barely civilized work trucks designed to haul people and their stuff from point A to B no matter the road conditions. Over time, people wanted a less truck-like demeanor and more car-like comfort. Which leads us directly to this, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G...
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2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary & GT-R NISMO: Godzilla Gets Bigger Teeth & New Clothes

New for 2020 are the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition and GT-R NISMO. The GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition harks back to the Nissan GT-R Skyline R34. The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO receives carbon fiber body panels to save weight. Nissan fans rejoice! The Japanese car maker has something good in store for the 2020 Nissan GT-R supercar. Making its debut at the New York International Auto Show is the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, and alongside it, the new GT-R NISMO. But for the new variant...
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2020 Mustang 2.3L Performance Package: From Engine Swap To Reality

This special 2020 Mustang began as a on-off passion project with a Focus RS engine swap. The Mustang team went to Spain to convince management there to help them with the engine. The 2.3L High Performance Package provides the 2020 Mustang with a more responsive power band.  A five-person skunkworks project in the Ford Performance garage, an engine swap, and a trip to Spain. Each played an important part in Ford’s new 2.3L High Performance Package for the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost. With the ...
Tags: Spain, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Mustang, Ford Motor Company, Pirelli, Valencia Spain, Focus RS, Ford Performance, Car News, Widmann, Carl Widmann Mustang, Ford Motor Company Related, Ford Performance Focus RS, Valencia Engine Plant


Acura TLX PMC Edition: A Brief Walk Around

The 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition is hand-built at the company’s Performance Manufacturing Center. A special exterior color using nano pigment technology was developed for the limited edition TLX. The TLX is the first Acura model to receive “PMC Edition” treatments; MDX will follow shortly.  Another surprise for this year’s New York International Auto Show was Acura’s roll out of the 2020 TLX PMC Edition. The PMC, which stands for Performance Manufacturing Center, is sort of like Acura’s version ...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Honda, Acura, Alcantara, PMC, Mercedes AMG, NSX, New York International Auto Show, Marysville Ohio, Car News, Performance Manufacturing Center, Tony Borroz, Performance Manufacturing Center PMC, Acura ELS Studio, Acura Power


2019 Audi TT RS: This Little Guy (Really) Packs A Punch!

The 2019 Audi TT RS features a powerful 2.5-liter TFSI engine. Styling treatments include 20-inch wheels and red brake calipers. The new TT RS joins the Audi Sport model line and is available now.  Audi is showing off the latest hot rod version of the TT sport coupe, the TT RS. The RS goes a long way to dispel any notions of the TT being all show and no go thanks to a *check notes* – holy smokes! How much power does this little guy have?! Jumpin’ August Horch on a pogo stick, are you kidding? ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Audi, Android Auto, Audi Sport, TT, Genghis Khan, TFSI, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, New York International Auto Show, Car News, Tony Borroz, Jumpin August Horch, Kyalami Green


2019 Porsche 911 Speedster: Consult Your Doctor Before Driving!

Gorgeous and rare, the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster makes its debut in New York.  The flat-six engine revs to an impressive 9,000 rpm as it cranks out 500 horsepower.  Expect it at U.S. dealers near the end of the year but the ordering windows open soon. Who says nothing interesting ever comes out of the New York International Auto Show? Porsche just dropped a new 911 Speedster powered by the engine found in the GT3 and GT3 RS. And great googly-moogly can this thing rip. They’ll sell it to anyon...
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Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan: The Nemesis For Audi & BMW Hot Shoes

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan shows how big things can come in small packages.  Under the hood, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine provides over 300 horsepower.  The individual AMG-tuned drive modes are complimented by a special “RACE-START” feature.  Mercedes-Benz recently dropped one of their typically huge press releases on their (relatively) small A 35 performance sedan. And small though it may be, it is still very much a Mercedes. Given the performance, it’s still very much an AMG. It...
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VW Tarok Concept Has Potential But Will We Actually See It?

The VW Tarok concept is about balance more so than brute force. VW says they don’t have plans to bring it to the U.S. market. However, it will be on display during the NY Auto Show.  Could the traditional players in the U.S. truck market soon see a new participant in the game? Well, no says Volkswagen but reading between the lines, it does seem like a strong possibility. Meet the VW Tarok concept, a lean, mean hauling machine, set to enter production in South America in the near future. VW wil...
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Dodge Debuts Stars & Stripes Edition Charger & Challenger

According to a recent study by mTAB, a global market research and analysis firm, Dodge has the highest percentage of active military buyers among all U.S. manufacturers. When it comes to performance cars, Charger and Challenger hold the highest percentage of active military buyers in that segment. The findings are part of mTAB’s “New Vehicle Customer Studies: October 2016-September 2018.” To celebrate the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, Dodge is rolling out the Stars & Stripes Edition fo...
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2020 Audi R8: The German Supercar In Italian Clothing

The 2020 Audi R8 receives updated styling and new Decennium limited-edition trim. The R8 V10 also gets 30 more horsepower when compared to the the previous model. Audi is still offering the R8 V10 Performance version with a whopping 602 horsepower. Audi fans, mark your calendars. The 2020 Audi R8 will make its first appearance at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. What better way to introduce the next-generation of Tony Stark’s favorite supercar than in the glitz and glamour of the...
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Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept: A Glimpse of Magnificence?

Mitsubishi says the Engelberg Tourer Concept can handle any and all weather conditions. Total driving range of the plug-in hybrid – engine and batteries combined – is over 430 miles. A special home charging system with solar panels accompanies the Engelberg Tourer Concept. The Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer is more than a glimpse of magnificence from the once-mighty Japanese diamond star. It is proof that future crossover vehicles – whether plug-in hybrids or full-electric – will be far from bori...
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Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition: The ‘Blower’ Reimagined

The Continental GT Number 9 Edition pays homage to Bentley’s racing heritage.  Bespoke elements include a popular race car and aviation finish from the 1920s and ‘30s.  Mulliner will handcraft only 100 of the Number 9 Edition cars, making them a rare collector’s item.  Here’s a limited edition I can get behind: the Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner. That’s a bit long-winded, so I’ll go with the Number 9 Edition. True, it’s more of a grand tourer than an outright sports car, b...
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Aston Martin AM-RB 003: One Rare Grocery Getter

The AM-RB 003 joins the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro as the third mid-engine Aston Martin. A material called FlexFoil, developed by FlexSys Inc. and validated by NASA is found on the car. It was called Project 003, now Aston Martin has made it official, saying they will produce an all new, mid-engine sports car called the AM-RB 003. The Aston Martin AM-RB 003 joins the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro as the third mid-engine car from the brand. The RB in there stands for Red Bull (that would be ...
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2019 Ram Heavy Duty: Drugstore Cowboys Need Not Apply

Hey Cool! I get to write about a truck for once. Normally this is Carl Anthony’s end of things, but this time the truck news finally ended up on my desk. I like trucks. They’re no BS, no screwing around kind of deals. They’re tools that exist to get the job done, and everything else; the bells and whistles, the frills and things like that, just don’t really matter. In this case, we’re talking about the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty. Posers Need Not Apply Before we get into how good of a tool the 2019 Ra...
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2020 Acura TLX: Letting Those Colors Fly!

From nano pigments to powerful engines, the 2020 Acrua TLX has a lot going for it. Starting MSRP is fairly modest, although there are plenty of ways to upgrade the car.  The Acura/ELS premium stereo is good for all kinds of music, from Metallica to Manilow.  No Aprils Fools joke here! The 2020 Acura TLX arrives with a long list of premium features, four new exterior colors, and two performance-inspired powertrains. According to data from Urban Science, the TLX outpaced segment competition from...
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2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback: The Bulldog For The Budget-Minded

The 2020 Toyota Yaris is ideal for anyone living on a strict budget.  It packs a lot of punch with a peppy engine and plenty of connectivity. Safety features are numerous, including three advanced braking systems. We no sooner take the 2019 Yaris sedan on an extensive test drive, and Toyota is already previewing the 2020 Yaris Hatchback! Zipping through Denver and around the mountain curves outside the city, the 2019 Yaris is a blast to drive. The little car hugged the road and entertained us ...
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2019 VW Arteon: Tremendous Value But Will It Actually Sell?

The 2019 VW Arteon arrives at dealerships this month. Front-wheel drive models start at $35,845; $37,645 for all-wheel drive. VW says the Arteon combines the space of a sedan with the design of a coupe.  So they’re really making this thing? “This thing” being the 2019 VW Arteon, a top-of-the-line, all bells and whistles halo car VW seems to think everyone wants. Every so often, VW does something like this. They made a Passat with half of a Veyron engine, a W8, 15 years ago. They made this big ...
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Nissan IMQ Concept: The Future of Hybrid Crossovers Is In Good Hands

The IMQ concept is Nissan’s vision for the future of transportation.  The concept’s styling and design is inspired by Japanese kumiko woodwork. Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology is one of the IMQ concept’s top safety features.  Nissan is riding high on the success of the Nissan Leaf. We give credit when it’s due, so kudos to Nissan for being one of the EV pioneers in the industry. And while the Nissan IMx and IMS electric vehicles are still fresh in the minds of Nissan lovers alike, the Ja...
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