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2022 Honda CR-V spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienHonda has been spotted testing a prototype for what's likely to be its next-generation CR-V. The CR-V has grown in size over the years from a compact into a small crossover that in some markets can even be ordered with a third row. It appears the trend will continue with the new sixth-generation model which should arrive later this year as a 2022...
Posted: March 1, 2021, 1:45 pm
Aussie Invader 5RIn January we learned that the United Kingdom's Bloodhound project aiming to set a new land speed record for a steerable car had come to a halt due to a lack of funding. However, Bloodhound isn't the only team attempting to break the record speed of 763.035 mph set in 1997. Another is Australia's Aussie Invader which is developing a rocket-powered...
Posted: March 1, 2021, 1:00 pm
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-EFord CEO Jim Farley is calling for more battery production in the United States to ensure stability of battery supplies, but that might also be good for carbon emissions, according to a recent report. "We need to bring large-scale battery production to the U.S., and we'll be talking to the government about [that,]" Farley said at the Wolfe...
Posted: March 1, 2021, 1:00 pm
2022 Land Rover DefenderEver since the modern Land Rover Defender's reveal in 2019, fans have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of a V-8 option. Well, we can confirm that Land Rover will finally deliver with the 2022 Defender which reaches dealerships this summer and will offer up Jaguar Land Rover's familiar 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 as the range-topping...
Posted: March 1, 2021, 12:00 pm
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTIWhat kind of vehicle is the 2021 Volkswagen Golf? What does it compare to? The 2021 Volkswagen Golf hatchback takes its final spin before the redesigned eighth-generation model launches for 2022. When it returns, it’ll only come in five-door GTI and Golf R performance-oriented models, whereas for 2021 it can be had as a Golf TSI or Golf GTI...
Posted: March 1, 2021, 12:00 pm
Teaser sketch for self-driving Volkswagen van due in 2025Volkswagen in 2025 will launch a self-driving version of its upcoming electric van based on the ID.Buzz concept first shown in 2017, the automaker said last week. Together with the announcement, the automaker presented a teaser sketch that shows the self-driving van and likely hints at the final design for the production version of the ID.Buzz...
Posted: March 1, 2021, 11:00 am
2023 Maserati GranTurismo test mule spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienA test mule for Maserati's long-awaited redesign of the GranTurismo has been spotted for the first time. A test mule is where the engineers hide the new mechanical package under a makeshift body, typically borrowed from an existing vehicle, in this case an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. This test mule was spotted in a fleet of Maseratis that...
Posted: March 1, 2021, 7:00 am
Ammo NYC paint protection film video screenshotIf you want to keep your car's paint looking new, paint protection film is a great option. The name is pretty self-explanatory, but this video from Ammo NYC founder and car-detailing evangelist Larry Kosilla shows just how versatile this material can be. It turns out you can use paint protection film on more than just cars. Kosilla starts out with...
Posted: February 28, 2021, 4:00 pm
Michelin Pilot Sport EV tire for electric carsFrom the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air to the Audi E-Tron GT, Mercedes-Benz EQS, and Polestar 2, this year marks an acceleration of electric car models geared for those expecting strong performance combined with the refinement of a luxury car—or close to it. To Michelin, which hopes to sell eight times the number of tires for EVs that it...
Posted: February 28, 2021, 1:00 pm
2021 Audi R8 V10 RWD SpyderWhat kind of car is the 2021 Audi R8? What does it compare to? The 2021 Audi R8 is a V-10-powered mid-engine supercar related to the Lamborghini Huracán. Offered as a coupe or roadster, it’s a visual stunner with thrilling acceleration and track-ready handling. Rivals include the Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan GT-R, and...
Posted: February 28, 2021, 12:00 pm
1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe that was owned by Carroll Shelby | Worldwide photosA 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe that was owned by Carroll Shelby, and driven by a number of racing legends, is being offered for direct sale by The Salon at Worldwide Auctioneers in Auburn, Indiana. The Daytona Coupe, CSX 2469, was purchased by the current owner directly from Carroll Shelby, who had commissioned the car built by Shelby American...
Posted: February 28, 2021, 11:00 am
Gunther Werks Porsche 911 SpeedsterCalifornia's Gunther Werks returned this week with another carbon-bodied stunner based on the 993-generation 911. This time the company delivered a wide-body speedster to complement its coupe from a few years back. The first model based on Hyundai Motor Group's E-GMP dedicated electric-vehicle platform was revealed this week in the form of the...
Posted: February 27, 2021, 1:00 pm
2019 Hyundai Kona ElectricWhere is the $25,000 Tesla being developed? What company announced this week it might build a Fisker EV? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending February 25, 2021. Hyundai carried a couple of our biggest headlines of the week, but for very different reasons. First, it revealed...
Posted: February 27, 2021, 1:00 pm
2021 Audi TTSWhat kind of car is the 2021 Audi TT? What does it compare to? The Audi TT is an all-wheel-drive coupe and roadster with pedestrian hatchback roots cloaked in style and thrills. It competes with the Porsche 718, BMW Z4, Toyota Supra, Jaguar F-Type, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Is the 2021 Audi TT a good car? The TT is fun in any form. Its looks border on...
Posted: February 27, 2021, 12:00 pm
GTO Engineering's Project ModernaGTO Engineering, an expert restorer of classic Ferraris based in the United Kingdom, recently tested the waters with its own sports car matching the styling and mechanicals of Ferrari's 250 GT SWB. Despite costing about a $1 million, still a bargain compared to the real thing, GTO Engineering's own 250 GT SWB Revival was successful enough to spawn...
Posted: February 27, 2021, 11:00 am