Alpine A110S Beats Porsche Panamera GTS On The Track, Loses Out To Renault Megane RS Trophy R

Author August 15, 2020

Alpine A110S Beats Porsche Panamera GTS On The Track, Loses Out To Renault Megane RS Trophy R

Renaultsport has created a stunning machine in the form of the Megane RS Trophy-R, which may be a front-wheel drive hot hatch, but can nevertheless beat some pretty agile sports cars such the mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Alpine A110S. The range-topping version of the series, which has the Porsche 718 Cayman T in its sights, was set loose at the Hockenheim-GP by SportAuto. The Germans recorded a time of 2:00, eight tenths of a second behind the Megane RS Trophy-R that shares its engine with the Alpine. Review: The Alpine A110S Is Very Good, But Can It Scare The Porsche 718 Cayman T? Further down the chart that can be found on FastestLaps sit the second-gen Porsche Panamera GTS and first-gen Audi R8 V8, with 2:00.20 and 2:00.65 respectively. The mega hatch king, in terms of power at least, the all-wheel drive 415 HP (421 PS / 310 kW) and 369 […]

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The BMW M8 Competition Can Hit 60 MPH In A Mere 2.5 Seconds

Author August 15, 2020

The BMW M8 Competition Can Hit 60 MPH In A Mere 2.5 Seconds

A recent test of the 2020 BMW M8 Competition reveals that it is not just the most accelerative BMW on the market but it also one of the quickest cars currently on sale. Powering the M8 Competition is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 with 616 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. Mated to this engine is an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission and an M-tuned xDrive all-wheel drive system. BMW’s official claim is that the M8 Competition needs 3 seconds to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) and 3.2 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h). However, while Car and Driver was recently testing the luxury grand tourer, they were able to launch it to 60 mph in an incredible 2.5 seconds. Watch Also: Family Feud – BMW M8 Competition Vs M5 Competition It’s important to note that Car and Driver uses a 1-foot rollout when testing the acceleration of cars. […]

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Is The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 S More Than A Jacked-Up A45?

Author August 15, 2020

If the Mercedes-AMG A45 S is a mega hatchback, then what do you call its high-riding sibling, the GLA 45 S? A super SUV? Not quite, because there are far more powerful ones out there. However, in the compact class, the AMG GLA 45 S sits at the top of the food chain. It still uses the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four as its hatchback sibling, which is the most powerful of its kind to have ever been fitted to a production car. How much power are we talking about? Try 415 HP (421 PS / 310 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque in this version that, unfortunately, is not available on this side of the pond. The non-S model, which is the one America gets, has 382 HP (387 PS / 285 kW) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm). Both are paired to an eight-speed DCT and 4Matic+ all-wheel […]

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Wagons, ho! Jeep teases upcoming three-row Grand Wagoneer

Author August 15, 2020

Jeep released a brace of teaser photos today, giving us a small preview of what is widely assumed to be its upcoming three-row SUV, the Grand Wagoneer. We say ‘assumed’ since the images only show part of a badge and an intentionally out-of-focus interior. Read More READ MORE: https://driving.ca/jeep/auto-news/news/wagons-ho-jeep-teases-upcoming-three-row-grand-wagoneer

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Stolen Dodge Charger Crashes Into Florida Garage, Driver Flees The Scene

Author August 14, 2020

Stolen Dodge Charger Crashes Into Florida Garage, Driver Flees The Scene

A Dodge Charger dramatically crashed through the garage of a home in Jacksonville, Florida earlier this week. Security camera vision from a house across the street captured the incident. The Charger can be seen veering off the road, going up the curb and over the front lawn of a neighboring house before slamming into the garage. The driver ran from the scene but less than a minute later, he briefly returned before bolting off into the distance again. Watch Also: See Houston Police Chase Dodge Charger SRT From Rowdy Texas Car Meet According to News 4 Jax, Mariam Boswell was sleeping alone in the home when the Charger crashed into her garage. At first, she didn’t realize what had actually happened. Boswell’s husband was out of town at the time but quickly returned home to find a broken AC unit, among other items. The crash also busted a generator that […]

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Another Day, Another “Used” 2018 Ford GT Is Heading To Auction

Author August 14, 2020

Another Day, Another “Used” 2018 Ford GT Is Heading To Auction

A low-mileage 2018 Ford GT is heading to auction later this month and could very well sell for seven figures. The GT in question is painted in Frozen White and includes the $15,000 gloss carbon fiber exterior upgrade with parts such as the front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser finished in carbon. In addition, it sports the $15,000 carbon fiber 20-inch wheels as well as the $10,000 Akrapovic titanium exhaust system. A look inside reveals a ‘Dark Energy’ configuration that was a $30,000 factory option and includes Sparco carbon fiber racing seats finished in Alcantara, six-point harness anchors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other key features found within are a 10.1-inch digital instrument cluster and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with navigation, Bluetooth, and Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system. Read Also: Ford GT To Get New Colors For 2021 Model Year Powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 with 647 hp […]

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This 2,200 WHP Nissan GT-R Can Go From 60-130 MPH In 2.5 Seconds

Author August 14, 2020

Sure, the R35 Nissan GT-R is getting a little old, but it remains as popular as ever among the tuning community. Take the GT-R in this video, for example. This GT-R has been built by T1 Race Development and the engine has been comprehensively overhauled. Most notably, it is running a set of 76 mm turbochargers and is pushing out over 50 PSI of boost. The result is 2,200 hp at all four wheels, meaning the engine is likely delivering well over 2,500 hp before taking into account drivetrain losses. Read Also: New Nissan GT-R Might Finally Arrive As A Hybrid In 2023 To try to make the most of the power, the car is rocking a set of massive drag radial tires at all four corners, but even so, it still suffers from some wheel spin if the conditions aren’t perfect. Nevertheless, that doesn’t hinder it from sprinting from […]

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Go For A POV Drive In The New 2021 VW Golf 8 GTI

Author August 14, 2020

Go For A POV Drive In The New 2021 VW Golf 8 GTI

The all-new VW Golf 8 GTI has arrived (in Europe) and in this POV video, we get our first look at what it is like to drive the hot hatch, more than a year before it arrives in the USA as a 2022MY in late 2021. Like the previous-generation Golf GTI, the new model is powered by the company’s EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 242 hp and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. These are the same figures as the Mk7 Golf GTI Performance but are still well below the horsepower and torque ratings of other front-wheel drive hot hatches. Shoppers can buy the new GTI with either a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or a six-speed manual. The reviewer in this clip was testing the six-speed and was able to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.3 seconds while hitting 124 mph (200 km/h) in 22.1 seconds. While testing out […]

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Head To The Track With This Barely Driven 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

Author August 14, 2020

Head To The Track With This Barely Driven 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

A rare 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup PCA Edition is currently up for grabs and it is an out-and-out race car in the truest sense of the word. The PCA Edition version of the 911 GT3 Cup was introduced two years ago for the Porsche Club of America. Just five examples were built and this particular model has only been driven for three hours at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. It is being sold with a factory spares package, a car cover, and an Iowa bill of sale. This 911 has a white paint that’s contrasted by Club Blau accents, including the graphics and the 18-inch centerlock wheels that also have red trims and are wrapped in Hoosier 275/35 front and 315/40 rear tires. It also has adjustable MacPherson struts at the front as well as multi-link rear suspension, while braking is provided by six-piston front and four-piston […]

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Corvette C8 Comes To GTA V Online As The Invetero Coquette D10

Author August 14, 2020

Corvette C8 Comes To GTA V Online As The Invetero Coquette D10

The 2020 Corvette C8 is a hot commodity that’s hard to come by thanks to the UAW strike and the coronavirus pandemic. However, that isn’t an issue online as the C8 has arrived in GTA Online as the Invetero Coquette D10. Introduced as part of the Los Santos Summer Special, which includes 15 new vehicles, the Invetero Coquette D10 is instantly recognizable as the Corvette C8 as it features the same overall shape as well as familiar headlights and side scoops. However, there are a number of differences including a new front bumper and revised side skirts. Also Read: Real-Life Bravado Banshee Is Looking For A New Home Besides the faux Corvette, the update includes an F1-inspired race car known as the Declasse DR1. There are also knockoffs of the Jeep Cherokee, Mitsubishi Eclipse and Volkswagen Golf – just to name a few. The update also includes additional customization as Rockstar […]

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