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Corvette ZR1

The very first Corvette ZR1 which rolled out of assembly lines in 1969 followed a classic Mako shark design. Fast forward half a century later, Chevrolet is set to unveil in 2019 its new ZR1 with more luxurious details, more powerful drivetrain, and more lightweight yet ultra-tough design that is guaranteed to bring back memories of the venerable ZR1 of the ‘60s. Under the hood of the 2019…

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Automatic Pro

Automatic’s original car monitoring device tapped into your car’s computer and shed light on tons of hidden data. Their latest, the Automatic Pro, is a marked improvement upon the original, also plugging into your vehicle’s OBD-II port and pulling the same data but this time unchaining itself from your smartphone thanks to an included and unlimited 5-year 3G subscription. Data pulled includes detailed daily/monthly breakdowns of mileage, distance, location data, and compiled driving score…

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Outdoors

TrailNest Roof Top Hammock

Hammock camping is convenient because they set up far faster than family tents. The TrailNest Roof Top Hammock sets up even quicker since you don’t need to worry about hunting down two perfectly-spaced out trees. The TrailNest mounts to your car’s roof rack and deploys its two arms in an instant. Then, connect whatever fancy hammock setup you’ve got going on, with or without a rain fly and bug net (but hopefully with). While…

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Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

It’s of course not a real thing yet, but the Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan excites us about things to come from the German automaker, in particular because this car (or at least the cars its design elements trickle down to) should sit in a middle-class-affordable price range. The car’s design is more minimal and continuous, with less creases and disruptive lines than its predecessor, and flush-sitting handles complement this. The…

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Dodge Demon

To the untrained eye, the Dodge Demon might look like more modern American muscle in the form of an all-red Challenger with a bigger hood scoop. But under the hood it’s packing a 6.2-litre Hemi SRT Demon V8 that outputs 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque — the most powerful of any V8 in a production car, ever — and that, perhaps unsurprisingly, makes it the fastest (or faster…

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Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e

It’s just a concept for now, but the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e represents what the luxury brand’s inevitable electrified future may look like. The drop-top would include a battery big enough to get about 310 miles of range like their petrol-powered grand tourers and also recharge quickly and sans cables via induction (think Qi phone chargers but on a much bigger scale). It’s fast, though just how fast we…

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McLaren 720S

It’s lighter, stronger, faster, and sculpted to resemble the curves and edges of the Great White Shark. Yet the McLaren 720S is still absolutely distinctive of the British automaker in the best way possible. Its flowing lines are aerodynamic while providing plenty of air to cool its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 M840T engine that’s capable of outputting 720 horsepower — good for a blisteringly fast 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds and…

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Volkswagen Arteon

Out goes Volkswagen’s Passat CC. Enter the Volkswagen Arteon. Slightly bigger, lower, and more aggressive than its predecessor, the new five door coupe — probably so-called for its fastback roofline — is an elegant departure from VW’s rather monotonous styling as of late. Its facade is adorned with standard LED headlights alongside the six chrome-plated crossbars of its sizeable grille. One of six turbocharged four-cylinder engines powers the thing, ranging from…

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Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s freshly-announced Range Rover Velar fills the open space between the British brand’s Evoque and Sport models in more than one dimension. Wrapped in curvaceous sheet metal, this is Land Rover’s most aerodynamic model to date as well as its most minimal both inside and out, with smooth lines left unmarred thanks to retractible door handles and LED light clusters plus an ultra-clean cabin decked out with two large touchscreens controlling…

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche’s sedan is getting a significant power and speed boost, but not by burning additional fossil fuels; it goes through enough gasoline already. The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid couples a 4.0-litre 550 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 to a 100 kW electric motor churning out another 136 horses for a grand total of 680 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Better yet it’s a plug-in, so you can roll…

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Gadgets

ClutchIt Magnetic Phone Mount

We wouldn’t trust most suction cup phone holders with the safety of our pricy smartphones. The ClutchIt Magnetic Phone Mount is about as versatile but a lot more secure thanks to powerful neodymium magnets on either end that articulate about a short machined 7075 aluminum arm on two rotating ball joints. You’ll of course need metallic surfaces on which to affix it so the gadget includes three magnetic metal pads backed…

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Insta-Chains Automatic Tire Chains

Rubber and ice don’t play well together. So tires often need a helping hand in terms of studs or chains, both rife with compromises. And while the far more convenient Insta-Chains Automatic Tire Chains won’t fit on compact cars they’re godsend for trucks, ambulances, and buses that regularly have to drive through treacherous conditions. The device turns on at the flip of a switch within the cab, spinning up a…

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Ferrari 812 Superfast

Not even its name is modest. The Ferrari 812 Superfast doesn’t play coy about its performance: this F12 successor boasts a 6.5-litre 789 horsepower naturally aspirated V12 that gets it from a dead stop to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and all the way up to a maximum speed of 211 mph. To keep this power in check the 812 also comes with Electric Power Steering for the first time in a…

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Pagani Huayra Roadster

Horacio Pagani claims the Pagani Huayra Roadster is the most complicated project the carbon fiber supercar manufacturer has ever untaken. That’s certainly likely considering this Roadster is not only roughly 200 pounds lighter than the Coupe it’s loosely based on but also far stiffer thanks to the utilization of Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax HP52 composite materials in its chassis, and all this despite its removable carbon and glass roof. A custom 764 horsepower…

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Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet

The Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet builds off the G-Class, elevating it to a degree of luxury that makes the latter look rather pedestrian in comparison. An significantly extended wheelbase would give room for lugging more gear but instead that space is put to better use with two first-class rear seats, pulled from the S-Class, with massage functionality, integrated inflatable air chambers for fine tuning comfort, and everything you need to kick back…

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Dodge Durango SRT 2018

The Dodge Durango SRT 2018 isn’t just a huge three-row SUV capable of lugging half a classroom’s worth of kids to sports practice and out-towing every other vehicle in its class. As its SRT moniker suggests it’ll also hold its own with many sports cars on the drag strip, if you’re into that sort of thing. A 3.9-litre HEMI V8 powers this truck, putting out 475 horses and nearly as much…

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Rides

Kahn Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pickup Truck

It’s not easy to update a classic while trying to retaining as much of its original essence as possible, but Project Kahn nailed it with their Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pickup Truck. The 2015 truck undergoes a 2-inch suspension lift, a fitting with a new bumper and façade complete with an aluminum sump guard, several LED indicator and side lights, front sports GTB seats made of quilted and perforated leather in dark…

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Kreisel Electric G-Class

Tesla’s already proven that green doesn’t mean slow, and the Kreisel Electric G-Class is a further proof of concept when it comes to electrifying large, bulky SUVs. The all-wheel drive Electric G-Class sports twin electric motors that provide up to 360kW (roughly 483hp) of power to all four wheels, tackling extreme slopes and uneven terrain easily. Put it on flat tarmac though and the truck can go from 0 to 62 in…

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2018 Ford Mustang

From the outside and at a glance you mightn’t tell the 2018 Ford Mustang apart from last year’s model — at least if you don’t notice its aggressive front-end, hood vents, and new rear bumper — but the numerous refinements and upgrades add up. Engine options one-up the previous V6 and include either a turbocharged 2.3 litre four-cylinder EcoBoost or a 5.0 litre naturally aspirated Coyote V8, either or mated to a…

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Jeep Shortcut

With military roots and a long history, the CJ is one of Jeep’s most renowned models — and that’s saying something considering the competition. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6-driven, Wrangler-based Jeep Shortcut concept boasts styling cues that embody the classic CJ including the iconic grille, wheel flares, and 17-inch red steel wheels, all while paring down body length by 26 inches to increase maneuverability on tight, winding trails. Inside it’s just as…

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Kia Stinger

Kia’s not a car company typically synonymous with fun or fast, but the 2018 Kia Stinger should change that, or at least begin to. The rear-wheel drive four-door sports either a 255 horsepower 2 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder engine of a twin-turbo V6 producing 360 horses, both coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission that should get your heart pounding. It was tuned and refined on Nurburgring to compete with cars…

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Bentley Continental Supersports

Performance needn’t give way to luxury, and here to prove it is the Bentley Continental Supersports. It’s the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever thanks to a 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque twin-turbo W12 engine that launches the hefty luxury sedan from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds and up to a 209 mph top speed — the fastest of any four seater in product — given enough…

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Faraday Future FF 91

We weren’t sure it’d ever see daylight, but the Faraday Future FF 91 is finally announced. While it’s on the bigger, bulkier side, the FF 91 cuts through criticisms like it cuts through air, though its all-wheel drive option and multi-motor setup — generating 1050 horsepower — certainly help, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in a record-breaking 2.39 seconds. This isn’t at the expense of range, mind you, since its…

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Lamborghini Aventador S

One look at the Lamborghini Aventador S spec sheet and you mightn’t think we’re shifting to a largely electric future — but then, this Lamborghini flagship isn’t your average daily driver, and eco-consciousness isn’t very high on its list of priorities. The updated model boasts a 740 horsepower naturally aspirated V12 engine, 40 more than its predecessor and enough to go 0 to 62 in 2.9 seconds. Around its carbon…

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