AM General, a manufacturer of light tactical vehicles, teamed up with the Jeep Brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), to introduce the Jeep Gladiator Extreme Military-Grade Truck (XMT). This vehicle is designed to be a military communications truck, and is just one of many variants that AM General can develop to meet specific customer requirements. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been touted as the most capable midsize truck ever, with 7,650 pounds of towing capacity and up to 1,600 pounds of payload capacity, making it the ideal platform to develop this tactical vehicle. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tesla took home the highest safety honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the first time in the automaker’s history. That’s right, the Tesla Model 3 earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS after achieving a “good” performance in all six of its crash tests as well as performing well in a headlight test and in a test for its frontal-crash prevention systems. Where does all this testing happen? In the Tesla Crash Lab of course. Read more for a video showing just what happens in the lab.
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Capable of towing up to 3000 pounds and powered by a HD10 Rotax engine generating 82 hp and 69 lb-ft of torque sent to all six wheels, the 2020 Can-Am Defender 6×6 DPS just might be the ultimate ATV. That’s right, no matter the terrain, all six 27″ tires can be driven simultaneously with four- or six-wheel-drive. The front wheels use upper and lower arched A-arms, while the rear axles utilize a double torsional trailing arm setup. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Automotive designer Luca Serafini, the same person behind the Mustang SUV concept, has just revealed his latest project, the Alfa Romeo Montreal Vision GT concept, which would look right at home in the Gran Turismo Sport game. In addition to taking design cues from the new Ford GT, it does draw inspiration from the original Montreal as well, which was produced between 1970 – 1977. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Between 1981 – 1990, a very small number of 6×6 cab chassis Land Rover Defenders in Australia were made by JRA, and Classic Overland managed to get their hands on one of these gems. What did they come up with? A stealthy all-black vehicle called “Black Mamba”, powered by a 6.2L GM LS3 producing 430 horsepower. Even more surprising is that this donor vehicle was discovered in a South African fire station with only 30,000 km on the odometer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was the automaker’s fastest vehicle back in 2012, powered by a 6.4L HEMI V8 generating 465 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Now, there’s Trackhawk model which uses a supercharged 6.2L V8 pumping out a 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. However, both pale in comparison to Ferrada’s custom Grand Cherokee SRT8 with an insane 1,200 horsepower. Read more for a video and additional information.
Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4, Italian coachbuilder Zagato rebodied a handful of them and they ended up in the hands of a few lucky collectors. Technically speaking, the 5-95 Zagato is an LP570-4 at heart, which means it’s still powered by a 5.2L V10 producing 562 hp and 397 lb-ft of torque with permanent four-wheel-drive that enables it to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 3.4-seconds, while topping out at 202 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ferrari first introduced the 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and this convertible variant of the 458 Italia boasted an aluminum retractable hardtop that actually weighs 55-pounds less than a soft roof (Ferrari F430 Spider), and required just 14-seconds for operation. Despite these revisions, it kept the same 0-62 mph acceleration time as the coupé model, but has a lower top speed of 199 mph due to the added weight. Read more for additional pictures of the ash pile and a link to the lot.
Technically speaking, a subwoofer describes a loudspeaker that is specially designed to reproduce low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass and sub-bass, which are lower in frequency than those which can be generated by a woofer. Many vehicles use just a single subwoofer to enhance the bass, but this one went a bit overboard. So much so that they it apparently caused some destruction. Read more for the video.
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In its history as a luxury car manufacturer, Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in various motorsport categories, including Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, sports / touring races, and even rallies. They have competed both as a constructor and an engine supplier, with their first racing car making its debut in 1913, three years after the foundation of A.L.F.A., powered by a 6 liter straight-4 engine producing a 40-60 hp. Read more to see what a futuristic Alfa Romeo hypercar could look like.