2020 Lexus RX – What’s new!

A mild front and rear freshening along with a new touchscreen interface keeps the 2020 Lexus RX and RXL in the forefront.

There’s a new kick-to-open rear hatch control plus two F-Sport packages.

There’s more to learn right here.

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2020 Hyundai Palisade – Drive Report

The Palisade is the new Hyundai flagship. It will seat up to eight, has a powerful V6, can tow a bunch, and is surprisingly luxurious for the price.

It’s well known that the Hyundai Palisade shares its architecture and powertrain with the Kia Telluride. The Telluride is also a very good new entry in the midsize SUV segment.

Different drivers have different priorities as well as likes and dislikes. Here’s my take on the Palisade. Just click here.  What’s your preference.

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2020 Toyota GR Supra – Track and Street

fullsizeoutput_29aThe first all-new Supra in 21 years has arrived. Co-developed with BMW and Toyota’s Gazoo Racing…thus the GR in GR Supra, with 335-HP it’ll get to 60 mph for stop in 4.1 seconds and top out at 155 mph.

In a coupe body with seats for two and automatic transmission only, the GR Supra makes for a great track car as well as a fun street car.

Read more about it right here.

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2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition pays homage to the Z heritage as well as a tribute to the BRE 240Z race cars. The BRE Datsun 240Z coupes were run by Peter Brock and his Brock Racing Enterprises team with the very talented John Morton doing the driving. Morton is legendary and went on to dominate US club racing in his 240Z.

Today’s 332-horsepower “Z” will deliver loads of fun both on and off the track for under $40,000.

Get more enthused right here.

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2020 Shelby GT500 -Track, Strip and Street

The new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a 5.2-L aluminum alloy 760-horsepower supercharged V8. It’s the most powerful street-legal Ford ever. The engine develops 625 ft.-lbs. of torque. This horsepower, together with huge Brembo brakes, will take the GT500 from 0 to 100 to 0 mph in 10.6 seconds.

A Tremec 7-speed dual clutch transmission can shift in 80 milliseconds. Zero to 60 mph is in 3.3 seconds. Ford’s official quarter mile ET is 10.7 seconds with trap speed at the big end in the realm of the low 130’s.

The American pony car horsepower war goes on! Learn more.

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2019 BMW X2 M35i – Drive Review

The 2019 BMW X2 is interesting and appealing. The M35i delivers a high level of performance and entertainment. The rear opening hatch makes it very functional and utilitarian. The exterior design is quite car-like. The interior is comfortable and well outfitted with premium materials.

The 302-horsepower X2 M35i is priced at $46,450.

Check it out here.

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon – a second look

fullsizeoutput_2b2The premium look of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon along with its roomy interior, large cargo space, and decent performance make it worthy of serious consideration. The Arteon is all-new for 2019 and a candidate for the North American Car of the Year award. Its dramatic coupe-like shape, typically reserved for premium sedans, is very striking.  Its got 268-horsepower, an 8-speed automatic and available all-wheel drive.

Check it out here.

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