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Land Rover Defender Visual History: How the Off-Road SUV Got Here

With the emergence of the Land Rover Defender as our 2020 SUV of the Year—and this Defender marking the first ground-up redesign in the British off-roader’s history—we wanted to take a look back at the rugged SUV’s roots to show just how big a step this new model takes for the storied Defender nameplate. Here is […]

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McLaren’s Upcoming PHEV Sports Car Leaked in Patent Drawings

Pour one out for McLaren’s line of Sports Series models, because the British brand’s entry-level model’s production cycle is soon coming to an end. In its place, McLaren will launch a gasoline-electric hybrid sports car (possibly code-named P16) built on a new carbon-fiber architecture that’s known internally as MCLA. While the brand recently teased images […]

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Maybach Up a Minute: Mercedes’ Ultra-Luxury GLS Is One Pricey SUV

Mercedes is finally introducing a proper Bentley Bentayga competitor. The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS goes on sale later this year, and although it’ll essentially cost an arm and a leg, it won’t be as expensive as other ultra-luxury SUVs. Mercedes is asking $161,550 for the Maybach GLS, which features just about everything but the kitchen sink. […]

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Flame Hoops? The Weird Science Behind the World’s Fastest Car’s Wild Engine

We’ve come to expect speed records to be set by deep-pocketed global car companies like the VW Group’s Bugatti brand, which has the budget to produce crazy complicated quad-turbo W-16 engines. So when the Washington state–based and independent SSC Tuatara managed to set an official two-way average speed record of 315.7 mph (!) running a small-block […]

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This 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Was Cut Apart for Safety

Here’s a little fun fact for you: If you get into a violent car wreck, it really doesn’t matter what sort of vehicle you’re driving. Because if emergency workers need to get you out of that car, no matter how nice it is, they’re cutting it apart to retrieve you. They’ll use saws, the Jaws […]

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