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Volvo 40.2 conceptVolvo’s handsome V40 compact hatchback sold overseas won’t get a repeat. That’s according to the Swedish brand’s European boss, Lex Kerssemakers, who has revealed that Volvo will replace the V40 with a high-riding model of some sort. “We need to do something more creative, which is why we decided not to replace the V40 directly,”…

2020 Toyota SupraWith a 335-horsepower turbocharged inline-6, the 2020 Toyota Supra likely isn’t on its way to break any lap records, but chief engineer Tetsuya Tada laid down his best guess for a Nürburgring Nordschleife run. Speaking to Road & Track at this week’s 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tada said in a Tuesday report he…

Cadillac electric crossover SUV based on GM BEV3 modular platformFor nearly two decades, General Motors’ luxury division, Cadillac, has been under repair. The latest strategy shift to make Cadillac GM’s electric car leader is its last chance at success, according to a senior GM executive. Mark Reuss, GM’s newly minited president who also has oversight over the Cadillac brand, told Reuters in a Monday report…

2020 Toyota SupraDespite numerous air vents on its body, the 2020 Toyota Supra does not actually make use of them for any sort of cooling or aero functions. However, they can be made functional. The Supra’s lead engineer, Tetsuya Tada, told Road & Track in a Wednesday report that the blocked off plastic vents can turn functional, and were developed with a…

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the the pinnacle of the pony car’s six-generation lineup, and it’s the most powerful production Ford ever made. It’s designed to be a “track-ready car” Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann told Motor Authority. A track-ready car should be taken to the race track and Ford’s fine with 2020 Shelby GT500 owners…

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500The king of the sixth-generation Mustang arrived Monday when the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While its power output is a talking point, racers took note of its standard hood pins. Ford said the new snake will have over 700 horsepower from its monster 5.2-liter V-8…

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500The supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 could be heard throughout most of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday as Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann cold-started, and revved, the snake at the Blue Oval’s booth for Motor Authority. It’s really loud. (Note to readers: I stood about…

2020 Porsche 911Porsche’s new 911 Carrera S was always going to be faster than the model it replaces, but the difference is quite substantial, even though there’s only a 23-horse power differential between the two. Porsche has an official Nürburgring lap time for the car, and it’s a full 5.0 seconds faster than the outgoing model. Toyota has been spotted…

2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dynoTexas tuner John Hennessey created the 1,000 horsepower Exorcist and a 605-hp VelociRaptor 6×6 pickup truck, but there’s a line even he won’t cross. It’s the Ford GT. Hennessey told Motor Authority in his “qualified opinion” a V-8 engine simply won’t fit in the current Ford GT supercar. Hennessey owns a 2018 GT, so it’s not as if he hasn’t popped…

2020 Toyota Highlander spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienToyota engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for a redesigned Highlander. The current generation of the popular three-row family hauler arrived for 2014 and was given a mid-cycle refresh for 2017. This redesigned model is expected in late 2019 as a 2020 model. The prototype is heavily camouflaged but details of the vehicle’s face can be…

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