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Genesis has announced US prices and specs for its new crossover, which reveal it’s both cheaper and better equipped than its German rivals. Even the base four-cylinder car gets a power tailgate, 14.5-inch infotainment system and all-wheel drive.
The Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne and Audi RS Q8 are being recalled to have new engines fitted, though we don’t imagine the consequences of not having the work done would be as spectacular as this video of a truck hurling its pistons into the crowd during a dyno pull.
The Bright orange 1994 Supra that co-starred in the first two F&F movies is up for auction with Barrett-Jackson. Despite what the wild exterior styling might suggest, the car is mechanically stock, and its legendary 2JZ straight six is hooked up to a four-speed automatic.
While fans of Dodge muscle are still thinking of crazy places to transplant a Hellcat motor, including a 1948 school bus, Dodge itself is trying to work out how to replace its V8s in a future dominated by EVs.
Koenigsegg’s hybrid hypercar should be too wide and too powerful for the twisty roads in and above Monaco, but that doesn’t seem to bother the 2016 F1 champ, who gives the Regera a proper workout without worrying about dinging the stunning exposed carbon bodfywork.
The Italian-built tribute to the last great two-wheel drive WRC car is supercharged and turbocharged, just like the original, but swaps fibreglass for carbon fiber panels for an expected curb weight of just 1000 kg (2200 lbs).
Hyundai’s announcement about the US specification for the Ioniq 5 revealed the EV will be more powerful than the version sold in Europe, but just as interesting was the company’s decision to drop details about its upcoming Ioniq 6 sedan and 7 SUV that will land in 2022.
What Else Is Making The News
All-New 2022 Honda Civic Sedan Walkaround
This video went out on Honda’s own YouTube channel, so don’t expect any bitingly honest critiques about build quality and ergonomics. But it gives us our best close-up look yet at this year’s new grown-up Civic.
You Can Almost Feel The Dust In Your Eyes Watching this WRC 10 Gameplay Trailer
If you’re casting around looking for ways to get your 2021 console-based driving kicks now that Gran Turismo has been pushed back to next year, the latest trailer for WRC 10 showing Croatia Rally’s narrow, rutted roads is definitely worth a look.