Sunday, August 28, 2022

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 In September

The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80, the brand's first electric executive sedan, gets its power from a 136 kW Front, 136 kW Rear Electric Motor and 87.2 kWh Battery and has a starting price of $80,920 (including $1,095 freight). The Electrified G80 and GV60 electric SUV, are now available at select U.S. retailers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Beginning in September, both EV models will also be available at select retailers across four more states: Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Washington.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 With 814 Horsepower

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, powered by an all-wheel-drive V12 engine with the 34 hp of the electric motor that delivers a total of 814 horsepower (rounded down to 800 in the name), will have just 112 units produced globally.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Coming In 4th Quarter

The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster is powered by a 690 horsepower 5.2-liter Twin-Turbo V12 engine mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with first deliveries scheduled to begin during Q4 2022.

Lamborghini Urus Performante SUV For $260,676 By Year End

The 657 horsepower Lamborghini Urus Performante SUV will cost $260,676 (excluding delivery and handling) and the first delivery will be before year end 2022.

Maserati MC20 Cielo

The new Maserati MC20 Cielo is powered by a 621 horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. The made-in-Italy Cielo, which means “sky” in Italian, is the spyder version of the new MC20 super sports car. The MC20 Cielo’s retractable roof takes 12 seconds to slide into the rear housing at driving speeds of up to 31 mph. 

McLaren Solus GT Coming To 25 Customers Next Year

McLaren  Solus GT, powered by a 829 horsepower 5.2-liter V10 engine and bespoke seven-speed, sequential shift transmission, debuted in the virtual gaming world before becoming reality and is limited to just 25 customer cars which all sold before the public reveal. The Solus GT brings to life the futuristic McLaren concept that featured in the Gran Turismo SPORT video game. The McLaren Solus GT is currently at the track-testing stage of its development process and will be delivered in 2023.

Bentley Mulliner Batur For 18 Customers Next Year

The Bentley Mulliner Batur two-door grand touring coupĂ©, powered by a 730 horsepower 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine paired with Bentley’s eight-speed double-clutch transmission for the most powerful Bentley yet, will be limited to 18 which have already been reserved with deliveries to begin in mid-2023. The Batur previews the design principles that are driving the development of the company’s first BEV due in 2025.

RUF Bergmeister - Porsche Inspired

The RUF Bergmeister all-carbon skinned roadster, powered by a 450 horsepower 3.6-liter single-turbocharged flat-six engine connected to a six-speed manual transmission, is inspired by the Porsche 906, the 909 Bergspyder and the 718 RS 60 Spyder hillclimb cars and was designed by Tony Hatter. 

Kia EV6 GT Coming In 4th Quarter

The all-electric Kia EV6 GT performance crossover, the most powerful Kia production vehicle produced, is powered by  77.4-kWh Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (80/10/10) battery pack which serves a front-mounted 160kW motor, combined with a rear-mounted 270kW motor, to produce a combined power output of 430 kW or 576-horsepower. The EV6 GT will be available nationwide at Kia retailers in this year's 4th quarter and buyers will receive a charging credit of 1,000 kWh at Electrify America stations, useable over a three-year period. Pricing is subject to an announcement closer to vehicle launch.

2023 Nissan Murano Starting At $34,995 Now

The 2023 Nissan Murano, in  S, SV, SL and Platinum trim levels, is powered 260 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine and front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and is on sale now starting at $34,955 (including $1,295 destination and handling).

Lincoln Model L100 Concept

The Lincoln Model L100 Concept, using next generation battery cell and pack technologies, paves the way for the brand to rethink mobility in the future.

Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster For $3 Million

The Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster, with 1,817 horsepower delivering a top speed over 300 mph, will be priced at at $3 million with only 30 to be manufactured in Texas beginning in late 2022, with validation of the model’s high-speed capabilities set to occur as the production rate levels out.

Acura Precision EV Concept

The Acura Precision EV Concept previews the brand's future design for its all-electric SUV coming in 2024. 

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept

The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept is battery-electric vehicle (BEV), is powered by new 800V Banshee propulsion all-wheel-drivesystem with a multi-speed transmission with an electro-mechanical shifting experience making Dodge’s first electric vehicle faster than a Hellcat in all key performance measures. It features a 12.3-inch center scree n that angles nearly ten degrees towards the driver, and the 16-inch instrument cluster is curved. The panoramic glass roof gives an open-air feel to the Charger Daytona SRT Concept, helping to include rear passengers in the vehicle experience. 

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Coming Spring 2023 For $225,250

The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 518 horsepower 4.0-liter high-revving naturally aspirated engine mated to a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) which has a shorter overall gear ratio than the 911 GT3 . The 911 GT3 RS offers Normal, Sport and Track driving mode, with track mode basic settings can be individually adjusted. The 2023 911 GT3 RS is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers by Spring, 2023. The starting MSRP is $225,250 (including $1,450 for processing, delivery and handling).

Friday, August 19, 2022

Test Drive: 2022 Lexus NX 350h - Perfect Size, Great MPG

During my 5-day test drive in Vancouver, I found the 2022 Lexus NX350h to be a perfect size growing from its previous dimensions into the very popular and competitive luxury compact SUV category plus delivering great fuel economy. The NX350h has the vehicle height that SUV drivers demand along with plenty of interior passenger and cargo space. The new exterior is sleek and appealing. The Lexus Interface, launched into market with the all-new 2022 Lexus NX series as part of Lexus’ Connected Technologies, enables Human Machine Interface through sight, touch and voice. The smartphone connection was quick, music selection easy and climate control intuitive using the standard 9.8-inch center touch display. The ride, acceleration, and comfort made it a lot of fun to drive.

The all-new 2nd generation 2022 Lexus NX 350h has the Lexus Hybrid Drive system which pairs the D4-S fuel injection 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder gasoline engine with two high-torque electric drive motor-generators and its AWD system employs a second, independent electric motor to drive the rear wheels when traction support is needed. The updated hybrid powertrain produces 239 combined system horsepower with a combined EPA-estimated 39 MPG. 

The Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 is loaded with features like Curve Speed Management and Intersection Support, Risk Avoidance Emergency Steer Assist, Left Turn Oncoming Vehicle Detection and Braking, Right and Left Turn Oncoming Pedestrian Detection and Braking, Road Sign Assist, and Lane Departure Alert w/Steering Assist. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada began producing the NX gas and hybrid models at the beginning of the year. For around $43,000, the NX350h has everything you'll want and need.

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Throwback Thursday - 1959 Porsche Carrera


                This 1959 Porsche Carrera just said look at me so I had to take a photo or two. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

2023 Dodge Hornet GT Coming In December For Under $30,000

The all-new 2023 Dodge Hornet, priced under $30,000, is powered by a 265-plus horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine and the Dodge Hornet R/T plug-in hybrid electric vehicle delivers 285-plus horsepower using a 1.3-liter turbocharged all-aluminum engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with 30 miles of all-electric range via a 15.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. A high-power inverter and 7.4-kW charging module allow for a full battery charge to be reached in approximately 2.5 hours using a Level 2 charger. Order today and expect delivery of the Hornet GT in December 2022 and the Hornet R/T in Spring 2023. 

2023 Subaru Ascent Starts At $35,120 This Winter

The 2023 Subaru Ascent 3-row SUV, offered in either 7- or 8-passenger configurations, has updated exterior styling and new safety and in-vehicle technologies and comes in Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Onyx Edition Limited, Limited, and Touring trim levels. Powered by a 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine paired with a high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) featuring an 8-speed manual mode function and steering wheel paddle shifters, allows up to 5,000-lb.towing capacity with standard Trailer Stability Assist. The 2023 Ascent will start at $35,120 (including $1,225 destination & delivery) when it arrives in Subaru retailers this Winter.

2023 Nissan TITAN Starts At $41,495

The 2023 Nissan TITAN, offered in choice of King Cab, Crew Cab and TITAN XD 4x4 models, is powered by 400 horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine paired with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission, with the S King Cab 4x2 starting at $41,495 (including $1,795 destination and handling). For 2023, TITAN Crew Cab SV is available with a new Midnight Edition package. The TITAN XD has an extended 151.6-inch wheelbase about 12 inches longer than TITAN models and a 6.5-foot bed, and is available only with four-wheel drive with a starting price of $49,135.

2023 Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid Starts At $39,785 Now

The all-new 2023 Kia Sportage Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), powered by a 261 horsepower 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6L turbocharged engine delivers an all-electric range of 34 miles and 84 MPGe (targeted), starts at $39,785 (including $1,295 destination). When connected to a Level-2 charger, the Sportage PHEV will take approximately two hours to fully replenish its battery. The Sportage PHEV joins the recently launched EV6 and the Sorento HEV and PHEV in Kia's electrified portfolio. Sportage PHEV X-Line Prestige AWD starts at $44,285. The Sportage PHEV is on sale in all 50 states now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

2023 Lexus GX 460 Black Line Special Edition

The 2023 Lexus GX 460 is powered by a 301-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine with up to a 6,500-lb. towing capacity and offers a GX Black Line Special Edition, limited to 3,000 units, coming with a Panoramic View Monitor as standard. A new Eminent White Pearl exterior paint is added to the color options that also include Obsidian and the Black Line-exclusive Nori Green Pearl. 

2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Starts At $37,495

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 electric compact SUV comes in Standard/Pro, S, and S Plus trim levels with the option of 62 kWh and 82 kWh batteries and rear-wheel- or all-wheel drive. The ID.4 with a new 62 kWh battery, powered by a 201 horsepower single, permanent magnet synchronous motor and an estimated range of 208 miles, will start at $37,495 (including a $1,295 destination fee). The ID.4 Pro with an 82 kWh battery has an EPA-estimated range of range of 275 miles, while ID.4 AWD Pro models add an asynchronous motor to the front axle, resulting in 295 horsepower and an EPA-estimated range of 255 miles. 

2023 Genesis G90 Starts At $89,495 Now

The 2023 Genesis G90, powered by a 375 horsepower 3.5L V6 T-GDI engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, starts at $89,495 (including $1,095 freight) while the 409 horsepower 3.5L V6 T-GDI w/ 48V e-Supercharger starts at $99,795. The 2023 Genesis G90 flagship sedan has just begun arriving at U.S. retailers.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2023 INFINITI Q50 Starts At $43,725 Now

The 2023 INFINITI Q50, powered by a 300 horsepower 3.0-liter VR-series twin-turbo V6 engine in the LUXE, SENSORY trim levels starts at $43,725 MSRP (including $1,075 destination and handling charge). The RED SPORT 400 has 400 horsepower. INFINITI's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available for an additional $2,000. INFINITI Premium Care includes up to three years of inspections, oil changes and tire rotations.

BMW i4 eDrive35 Starts At $52,395 Q1 2023

The new BMW i4 eDrive35, powered by a 281 horsepower single electric motor with an estimated 260-mile range, joins the BMW i4 eDrive40 and BMW i4 M50. US deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of 2023 with a starting base price of $52,395 (including $995 destination and handling). Utilizing DC fast charging, the batteries can be charged at a rate of up to 180 kW and, based on early testing, owners can expect to be able to charge the HV battery from 10% to 80% in 32 minutes.

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL Starts At $138,450 This Summer

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 2+2 seat roadster, powered by a Handcrafted 577 horsepower AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine, will start from $138,450 (including $1,050 destination and delivery charge) and the 469 horsepower AMG SL 55 will start from $179,150, with both engines mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission and featuring AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive technology. The all-new Mercedes-AMG SL will arrive in U.S. dealerships in the Summer.

2023 Chevrolet Colorado Coming First Half Of 2023

The all-new 2023 Chevrolet Colorado includes Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71, ZR2 and first-ever Trail Boss models. The 237 horsepower 2.7L Turbo is standard on the WT and LT delivering 3,500 pounds towing capacity while the 310 horsepower 2.7L Turbo Plus comes with the Z71 and Trail Boss and a 310 horsepower 2.7L Turbo High-Output on the ZR2 with up to 7,700 pounds towing capacity. All engines are mated to a second-generation eight-speed automatic transmission. A standard 11.3-inch-diagonal color infotainment touchscreen is the centerpiece of the cabin and is accompanied by a standard 8-inch-diagonal fully digital color instrument display, both of which are customizable. Production for the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado begins in the first half of 2023 with pricing and additional details to be released closer to the start of production.

MINI Concept Aceman EV

The MINI Concept Aceman, a purely electric drive, is an initial preview of MINI's future model generation’s new design bridging the space between the MINI Cooper and the MINI Countryman.

2023 Mazda CX-5 Arrives This Fall Starting At $27,975

The 2023 Mazda CX-5, available in eight packages, is powered by the 187 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with cylinder deactivation paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode and sport mode. The CX-5 2.5 Turbo has the 256 horsepower Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine. For 2023, the CX-5 is available with an all-new Rhodium White exterior premium paint color. Every CX-5 model includes complimentary Mazda Connected Services for three years. The 2023 CX-5 goes on sale with a starting MSRP of $27,975 (including $1,275 for destination and handling) and all 2023 CX-5 models will retain standard i-Activ all-wheel drive in the U.S. when they arrive in dealerships nationwide this Fall. 

2023 Honda Civic Type R Launches This Fall

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R, based on the all-new 11th generation Civic Hatchback, is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system. Pricing and additional details on the 2023 Civic Type R will be provided closer to launch this Fall.

Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car

The Cadillac CELESTIQ show car, previews the brand’s future handcrafted and all-electric flagship sedan. Highlights include five high-definition, advanced LED interactive displays, including a 55-inch-diagonal advanced LED display, Smart Glass Roof and General Motors’ Ultra Cruise, the next evolution of available hands-free driver assistance technology. Additional details on the CELESTIQ production model will be announced later this year. 

2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV Coming Next Summer

The all-electric 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV has driving range options up to an available GM-estimated 320 miles on a full charge (depending on the trim). The 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV 2LT and RS go on sale in Summer 2023, priced starting around $47,595 and $51,995, respectively. The SS follows later in 2023, priced starting around $65,995, followed by the 1LT and the PPV fleet model in Q1 2024. The 1LT will be priced starting around $44,995. The Blazer EV has an 11.5 kW onboard AC charging module for home charging and public charging, along with high-speed DC public fast-charging capability of up to 190 kW, enabling recharging of up to 78 miles of range to be added in approximately 10 minutes. Additional details and ordering information will be available closer to the start of production. 

2023 Ford F-150® Raptor R Arrives Later This Year

The new 2023 Ford F-150® Raptor R™, the most powerful F-150 Raptor ever featuring a new 700 horsepower 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine mated to a 10-speed SelectShift® transmission, gets a 5% increase in the front spring rate for comfortable ride quality, 13.1-inch ground clearance and 37-inch tires for improved obstacle clearing. The five-link rear suspension features extra-long trailing arms to better maintain axle position on rough terrain, a Panhard rod and 24-inch coil springs all optimized for stability while traversing desert terrain at high speeds. F-150 Raptor R will be available in eight color options with production starting late this year.

2023 Honda CR-V Coming Soon

The all-new 2023 Honda CR-V, the 6th-generation CR-V, is available in EX, all-new hybrid, CR-V Sport and Sport Touring trim levels, and arrives 2.7 inches longer on a 1.6-inch longer wheelbase and is 0.4 inches wider. The CR-V EX and EX-L is powered by an updated 190 horsepower 1.5-liter turbo engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) while the CR-V Sport and Sport Touring feature an all-new 204 horsepower 4th-generation two-motor hybrid-electric system with a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine that adds direct fuel injection and is mated to a pair of electric motors that are now mounted side-by-side and offers up to 1,000 pounds of towing capacity. A new 7-inch touchscreen audio system is standard on EX and Sport. The EX-L and Sport Touring have a standard 9-inch touchscreen. The 2023 CR-V is launching this Summer, with the Hybrid model launching later in the year.