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2022 Porsche 911 GTS coupeStart with the balance, poise, agility, and stability of a rear-engine car 58 years in the making. Add more power, bigger brakes, extra traction, and all the right performance equipment. What you get is a great car made even better. That’s the formula for the 2022 Porsche 911 GTS. Offered in coupe, cabriolet, and Targa body styles, with…

Seized JDM cars head for auction (photo via Apple Towing Co.)The United States Treasury Department on Monday auctioned off a collection of seized JDM cars and parts—including a handful of R34 Nissan Skyline GT-Rs. But there’s a catch. First spotted by The Drive, the cars appear too new to qualify for the U.S. 25-year import exemption for non-homologated vehicles. As a result, winning bidders won’t be…

2022 Acura RDXAcura on Tuesday unveiled an updated version of its RDX. Due at dealerships in November as a 2022 model, the updated RDX brings further refinements to what was already one of the best options in the small premium crossover segment. The RDX is really the vehicle that kicked off Acura’s current brand renaissance, as it brought a winning combination…

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive (EQS 450+)Although Mercedes-Benz was relatively early to the electric-vehicle game with its B-Class and SLS AMG Electric Drive models launched a decade ago, as well as an investment in Tesla before it went public, the German auto giant has had a rocky start when it comes to volume EVs. There was the EQC originally due here in 2020, though the small…

2022 Ford Expedition Stealth PerformanceThe Ford Expedition has been updated for the 2022 model year. There are new styling elements as well as new tech in the cabin, but the big news is the addition of two new grades, one of which is aimed at fans of the great outdoors. BMW’s popular X1 compact crossover is about to be redesigned and we have spy shots of a prototype. This time around…

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor teaserThe Ford Bronco’s back, but the Blue Oval isn’t done. A hotter, wilder Bronco is in the works with even more off-road capability, power, and attitude. On Tuesday Ford CEO Jim Farley teased the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor on Twitter. The teaser both confirmed the Raptor name and that the long-travel Bronco will arrive in 2022. Hold on to your butts…

2021 Tesla Model S PlaidTesla has branded its most advanced driver-assistance tech Full Self-Driving, but the feature is nowhere close to delivering a fully self-driving experience. In fact, it still requires driver monitoring 100% of the time as it often makes mistakes. The new head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has a problem with that. In an…

2023 BMW X1 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienThe BMW X1 is already one of the better looking options in the compact crossover segment, and it looks like designers will up the wow factor for the next-generation model. Fresh prototypes for the redesigned X1 have been spotted, revealing some of the new styling themes. We should see it arrive in 2022 as a 2023 model. Even with the camouflage…

2022 Porsche Macan GTSPorsche will launch an electric Macan in 2023. This won’t just be an electrified version of the current Macan but a true next-generation model based on Volkswagen Group’s new PPE modular electric-vehicle platform designed for premium cars. Porsche has indicated that its current gas-powered Macan will be sold alongside the electric version for a…

Lotus E-Sports platform (Project LEVA) for short-wheelbase electric sports carsLotus on Tuesday provided a first look at a new modular platform being developed for its electric sports car code-named Type 135, which is due in 2026. The platform, referred to internally as E-Sport (previously Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture, or LEVA for short), is one of four platforms that will underpin Lotus vehicles this decade…

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