Tag Archives: 2018

2018 Lexus LC 500h first drive: a glimpse into grand touring’s future

It's clear that the path forward in the auto industry involves electrification. No market segment will be immune from it, though some will take longer to hop on the electrification train. Toyota is the current king of hybrids, with its Prius and Camry models. The Japanese automaker's luxury division, Lexus, is no stranger to hybrids as well...

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2018 Ford F-150 Raptor sees price hikes

Ford was definitely onto a good thing when it launched the original F-150 SVT Raptor almost a decade ago. The desert-racing pickup truck is now into its second generation and it's priced quite a bit higher than the original. Per Cars Direct, Ford's latest order guides for the 2018 F-150 range reveals a starting price of $52,170 for the Raptor Super Cab and...

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2018 Ford Shelby Super Snake boasts new looks, more power

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT is an impressive bit of kit straight out of the box, especially when equipped with its Performance Package Level 2 handling upgrade. However, if you're the type that isn't satisfied unless we're talking insane levels of performance, Shelby American may be worth a close look at. The Ford tuner extraordinaire has been offering a Super...

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6 things to know about driving a lifted pickup truck

They go by various names: bro trucks, monster trucks, bruisers, mud trucks, the list goes on. Nissan has named its highly modified Glacier White Titan XD, appropriately, “The Beast.” With a Rough Country 6-inch (!) lift kit, MKW M91 20-inch wheels wrapped with Mastercraft MXT 35-inch tires, EGR fender flares, a ZROADZ 50-inch LED light bar, a...

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2018 Dodge Demon is done, final car thunders off the line

It was easily the most anticipated car of 2018 but Dodge's Challenger SRT Demon, like all good things, must come to an end. That end actually took place on Wednesday where the very last Demon, example 3,300, rolled off the line at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' plant in Brampton, Canada. The car doesn't have an owner yet. And no, FCA isn't planning to lock it...

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Hennessey’s 1,000-HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trachkawk does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds

Texan tuner Hennessey has been cooking up serious power for the already seriously powerful 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Out of the box, the super Jeep pounds the pavement with 707 horsepower. Hennessey's HPE1000 version? This one reportedly cranks out over 1,000 horsepower at the crank. Enough oomph to get the big pig rig moving from a standstill up...

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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive review: fighting for attention

Born into a prizewinning family, the 2018 Porsche 718 GTS may never be the champion of anything—not in the Porsche lineup at least. That doesn't mean it's not winner. The 2018 Porsche 718 GTS adds 15 horsepower and 8 pounds-feet of torque above the Cayman S or Boxster S, cuts 0.4 inches from the ride height from either, and stops quicker...

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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive review: the way forward for a classic

The scene in the rearview mirror of the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is remarkably clear. It's all high-definition vineyards and crystal-clear coastline, for as long as I dare look back. Why it's so clear: Engineers fitted thinner rear and side windows that are not only 6 pounds lighter, but also skip a defroster and the unforgivable clutter of...

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AWD Tesla Model 3 detailed, Performance model sprints to 60 mph in 3.5 sec

Tesla is finally ready to give the Model 3 show more go. CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter early Sunday morning to announce specs for all-wheel-drive and Performance versions of the Model 3. Musk tweeted that AWD Model 3s will feature a dual-motor setup similar to the Model S. Reportedly, one motor will be optimized for power while the other for range. ALSO...

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