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Richard Hammond's car and motorcycle collection (photo via Silverstone Auctions)Richard Hammond plans to start his own classic-car restoration business, which will be the subject of a Discovery+ streaming series scheduled to air in the United Kingdom later this year. But first, Hammond is selling off some of his collection. The sale, to be handled by Silverstone Auctions and scheduled for August 1, will help fund the new…

1980 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 owned by Tom Hanks (photo via Bonhams)Tom Hanks isn’t known as a car fanatic, but he did commission a 1980 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser restomod, which is headed to a Bonhams auction August 13. Hanks apparently never heard the slogan “LS swap the world,” because this Land Cruiser sports an L35 4.3-liter Vortec V-6 in place of the more popular General Motors V-8 engine. With a…

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL Roadster spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienSubaru has released a new photo of its next-generation WRX and confirmed the car’s debut for August’s 2021 New York International Auto Show. The new WRX looks to feature an evolutionary look, but its mechanicals will be completely revised. The next generation in the line of Mercedes-Benz SL sports cars is out testing and almost ready for its…

Teaser for 2022 Subaru WRX debuting August 19, 2021Hold onto your butts, a new Subaru WRX is finally coming. On Tuesday Subaru confirmed that the next step for this performance-car staple, the 2022 WRX, will debut August 19 at the New York International Auto Show. The automaker also released a new teaser shot to join a previous shot shown in June. No details have been released but we already have…

McLaren 765LT SpiderMcLaren last year launched a hardcore version of the 720S supercar known as the 765LT, and the automaker on Tuesday added an open-top version in the form of the new 765LT Spider. The car is the spiritual successor to the much-loved 675LT Spider, and it improves upon its predecessor in almost every way. While the 765LT may be one of McLaren’s…

Rivian R1SRivian last week announced it raised $2.5 billion in its most recent round of funding, bringing the total funding raised by the electric-vehicle startup since 2019 to $10.5 billion. The key backers in the latest round include Amazon and Ford, both of which already have significant stakes in Rivian. The company will use the additional funds to add…

Vinfast VFe36New Vietnamese car brand Vinfast on Tuesday named former Opel chief Michael Lohscheller as its CEO. His replacement at Opel has been confirmed as Uwe Hochgeschurtz, previously head of Renault in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Lohscheller had been running Opel since 2017, after the brand was sold by General Motors to PSA Group. He was…

2022 Toyota TundraThe new generation of the Toyota Tundra is finally coming after more than a decade, and the wait to see the redesigned full-size pickup truck is almost over. Toyota has been drip-feeding information on its its 2022 Tundra for weeks and on Tuesday we got another look at the interior. The collage of photos (shown below) reveals more of the Tundra…

2021 Lucid AirA string of electric-vehicle startups have all gone public in the past year via a so-called reverse merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) whose shares are already listed, and the latest to join the party is Lucid. Lucid in February agreed to a merger with Churchill Capital Corp IV, and the deal was finally approved last week…

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid at the Nürburgring - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienPrototypes for the Tesla Model S Plaid were a regular sight at the Nürburgring during the development phase back in 2019, and now the electric super hatch has made a return in what could be preparation for a potential record attempt. The Model S Plaid started deliveries to customers in early June and it’s possible the version currently…

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