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JDM Inspired Custom E36 M3 Walks The Line Between Baller and Ugly
JDM Inspired Custom E36 M3 Walks The Line Between Baller and Ugly

5 Nov 2021, 20:29 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Max Motive Auto Sales of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is one of those classic car dealers we can't get enough of savoring their extensive inventory. But did you know they have a second location in the sunny Florida neighborhood of Boca Raton? We ...

 
Waymo Starts Mapping Streets of New York City, Attempting to Be the City's First AV
Waymo Starts Mapping Streets of New York City, Attempting to Be the City's First AV

5 Nov 2021, 16:48 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / "Can you take me to Carnegie Hall? Oh, and try to avoid FDR Drive, will you? It's rush hour." Before present-day, that perfectly reasonable set of instructions would have been too complicated for an autonomous vehicle to muster. Well...

 
Tesla vs VW, Did a Recent Company Meeting Reveal VW Is Salty Over Tesla's Success?
Tesla vs VW, Did a Recent Company Meeting Reveal VW Is Salty Over Tesla's Success?

5 Nov 2021, 14:34 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / You wouldn't expect the largest automaker to call Germany home to get flustered when foreign competition attempts to steal their market share. As it turns out, the inherent German stoicism associated with their auto industry may be more of a r...

 
Ready Your Checkbooks: 2022 Acura MDX Type S Hits the Road in December From $60,000
Ready Your Checkbooks: 2022 Acura MDX Type S Hits the Road in December From $60,000

5 Nov 2021, 13:46 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Watch out, M Division, Acura's been on a Type S frenzy lately, and it looks like they're ready to set their sights on the very same consumer base the Germans used to dominate. So before you bankrupt yourself with a $70,000 X3 M, you might...

 
Suzuki Launches S-Presso Special Edition, Makes Jeep Renegade Drivers Feel Jipped
Suzuki Launches S-Presso Special Edition, Makes Jeep Renegade Drivers Feel Jipped

5 Nov 2021, 12:42 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Americans missing out on the most interesting vehicles foreign manufacturers build is nothing new. Still, the special edition of the 2022 Suzuki S-Presso SUV is an omission that hurts. Not least because it's the affordable 4x4 Jeep Renegade&nb...

 
Greenpeace Ranks Toyota DEAD LAST In Emissions Efforts, Shares With Stellantis
Greenpeace Ranks Toyota DEAD LAST In Emissions Efforts, Shares With Stellantis

5 Nov 2021, 12:12 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Toyota is not an automaker that spends very much of its time at the bottom of most rating lists. Stellantis, on the other hand, owners of the Hellcat-producing Chrysler, is on the opposite of that spectrum. Based on the latest statistics from the C...

 
Yee, And Dare I Say, Haw, 2022 Tundra Named Texas Truck of the Year
Yee, And Dare I Say, Haw, 2022 Tundra Named Texas Truck of the Year

3 Nov 2021, 19:20 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Texans are known the world over for liking three things in varying orders, big stetsons, bigger steaks, and even bigger pickup trucks. Whether or not that's a blatant stereotype on par with all Germans wearing lederhosen is beside the point. B...

 
Lightly Tuned, Lifted Suburban 2500 Too Nice to Destroy on Overlanding Trip
Lightly Tuned, Lifted Suburban 2500 Too Nice to Destroy on Overlanding Trip

3 Nov 2021, 14:56 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Tuning month here at AE continues to go strong as we pay tribute to the best and brightest of the tuned, the built, the modified, and the customized performance vehicle. But the 2001 Chevrevrolet Suburban 2500 we have picked out for you blurs the l...

 
Trick Your Wrangler or Gladiator With OEM Style Through the New Jeep Graphic Studio
Trick Your Wrangler or Gladiator With OEM Style Through the New Jeep Graphic Studio

3 Nov 2021, 11:42 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / We like to laud Rolls-Royce for the ability to apply tens of thousands of different choices of shades and colors of paint for their exclusive Black Badge line of luxo-barges, if not far more. But what if your collar is as blue as the vast, Texa...

 
Volta Zero EV Delivery Truck Ready for Testing, Could Be Ready by End of 2022
Volta Zero EV Delivery Truck Ready for Testing, Could Be Ready by End of 2022

3 Nov 2021, 11:06 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / We're the kind of people that love watching big diesel trucks roll absolute coal down long stretches of asphalt. Most of the people who live in the world's biggest cities probably don't hold the same opinion. If we'd hazard to g...

 
The F-94 Starfire Was the Cold War USAF’s Vision of a Tuned Hot Rod
The F-94 Starfire Was the Cold War USAF’s Vision of a Tuned Hot Rod

3 Nov 2021, 07:35 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It's Tuning Month here at AE, a month where we pay tribute to all of the wrenchers, welders, and DIY gurus both in the industry and in their garage. The kind of people who turn everyday vehicles into unique and exciting rocketships. Most tuner...

 
The Curious Case of the Seventh-Gen Nissan Sentra NISMO
The Curious Case of the Seventh-Gen Nissan Sentra NISMO

3 Nov 2021, 03:47 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / In hindsight, the seventh-generation Nissan Sentra B-17 is a car one could argue was set up to fail from the word go. Yes, it sold in massive numbers and did well for Nissan's bottom line at the time. Overall quality issues with CVT failures g...

 
Bugatti Teamed With Duesenberg to Make This Engine 100 Years Before Collabing With Rimac
Bugatti Teamed With Duesenberg to Make This Engine 100 Years Before Collabing With Rimac

2 Nov 2021, 17:02 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Suppose you follow the latest updates in performance car news. In that case, you know that the supercar extraordinaires at Bugatti have just agreed to a revolutionary partnership with the EV wizards at Rimac. This news might come as a surprise if y...

 
Illinois Joins NY, Cali, and European Union, Uses Tax Incentives to Lure Buyers to EVs
Illinois Joins NY, Cali, and European Union, Uses Tax Incentives to Lure Buyers to EVs

2 Nov 2021, 14:34 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / It appears the global auto industry is going to have to drag the world kicking and screaming into the all-electric revolution taking place before our eyes. While most European Union members and several key states like California and New York have a...

 
Americans Have Trillions in Auto Debt, Could Be at Tipping Point
Americans Have Trillions in Auto Debt, Could Be at Tipping Point

2 Nov 2021, 13:39 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / There are more reasons to be pessimistic about the state of the auto industry than most people care to admit. With chip shortages and, well, everything shortages across the board, there's another issue lingering in the shadows that might be ev...

 
Custom Mustang X-1 Was Modeled After a Fighter Jet, LARPS as One Inside Air Force Museum
Custom Mustang X-1 Was Modeled After a Fighter Jet, LARPS as One Inside Air Force Museum

1 Nov 2021, 22:21 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / We've had an absolute blast detailing our recent trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. As one with basic inferencing skills might have already guessed, most of the exhibits on display are unique aircraft from the page...

 
2022 Dodge Durango Mopar Is a Tribute to the Biggest Name in Muscle Car Performance
2022 Dodge Durango Mopar Is a Tribute to the Biggest Name in Muscle Car Performance

1 Nov 2021, 16:17 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Some muscle car fans swear by the phrase "Mopar or no car." If you're one of these people, well, we just found you your new favorite SUV. Sure the Durango Hellcat is a world-contending beast of a family hauler, but the new 2022 Duran...

 
Here’s All That Remains After You Drop Nukes on a Fighter Jet
Here’s All That Remains After You Drop Nukes on a Fighter Jet

1 Nov 2021, 15:37 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / We'd like to believe that every prototype military aircraft goes on to have a long and successful career. But especially in the early days of the Cold War, it simply didn't work out this way. But when a fighter jet doesn't cut it for...

 
Spotlight USA: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Is an Aviation Geek’s Dream Come True
Spotlight USA: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Is an Aviation Geek’s Dream Come True

30 Oct 2021, 21:34 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Last time on Spotlight USA, we showed you the crown jewel of petrolhead activities in New York City, the USS Intrepid Air, and Space Museum. That museum had some genuinely fantastic aircraft on display, but some die-hard enthusiasts strive for some...

 
Arid Riyadh Desert Plays Host to Two Dutch Zenvo TSR-S Psyco-Supercars
Arid Riyadh Desert Plays Host to Two Dutch Zenvo TSR-S Psyco-Supercars

28 Oct 2021, 17:02 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The Danish hypercar manufacturer Zenvo first came to most people's attention when Jeremy Clarkson hooned their flagship ST1 around the Top Gear test track. To put it bluntly, it's a miracle the car made it back to Denmark in one piece (th...

 

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