The BIGGEST BMW….EVER!

The all new BMW X7 is BMW’s biggest (literally) move to enter uncharted SUV territory. We all know BMW for its performance, looks, and luxury. They have the X-lineup currently made up of the X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, and X6. Honestly, consumers are losing track of the model numbers at this point..

Nonetheless, BMW has released the X7. I know I am not the first to tell you, and until you see it you may not believe it, but this thing is literally a yacht. You can choose to spec your X7 with either the xdrive40i or xdrive50i trim.

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The 40i puts out 335 hp and does 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, while the 50i puts out 456 hp and does 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The X7 seats 6-7 depending on if your choose captain’s chairs for your yacht. Additionally, you can choose to add massage seats if you really wanted to. In fact, there are too many options to list! You just have to go to BMW’s website and build your own.

Price: Starting at $73,900

Overall: The X7 is a tank! It seats up to 7 and does 0-60 in under 6 seconds while massaging your back and taking the whole soccer team to practice. This is an expensive vehicle, but you really do get a lot for your money that other automotive brands don’t offer at this time. The options are endless as long as you have the money. That being said, it is worth every penny.

Rating: 9/10

Images courtesy of BMW-USA https://www.bmwusa.com

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Another Cool Kia?

In recent automotive news, Kia has announced a new vehicle to their lineup called the “Telluride” and it’s exciting! They are gearing up to compete with the Volkswagen Atlas, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot. However, do we think the Kia brand is able to do that?

The times where Kia had poor build quality, questionable reliability, and very little popularity are over. Today, Kia is an extraordinary brand competing with highly recognized automotive companies, and honestly… kicking their butts. As we saw with the all new Kia Stinger, the brand has many tricks up their sleeves and we love that.

The 2020 Kia Telluride is a HUGE SUV with bold looks. The market in America has shifted towards big SUVs and foreign automakers have learned to adapt. However, Kia does classify this as a mid-size SUV so they claim not to be competing with a Suburban, but let me tell you it can!

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Starting at $31,690 the Telluride comes with a 3.8 Liter V6 pushing 291 hp @ 6,000 rpm with 262 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm. This is paired to an electronically shifting 8-speed transmission.

Fuel (18.8 gal fuel tank): minimum regular unleaded 87 octane or higher

MPG estimates for the front-wheel drive model: 20 city / 26 highway

MPG estimates for the all-wheel drive model: 19 city / 24 highway

It is worth noting that with some additional equipment you have a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

As far as interior is concerned, it is very BMW-ish. The dash truly does look like it is out of a BMW, or even a Mercedes. But again, that is a good thing, since you are getting a beautiful design for a great price.

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The best part? It comes with Kia’s crazy warranty: 10 years/100,000 miles

Our verdict: You are getting a lot of car for your money with the all new 2020 Kia Telluride. The warranty alone is enough to pull you in, but the overall looks of the vehicle really push you over the edge. The Telluride is bold, big, and well.. really cool! Of course, the more options you add the more expensive this thing gets and you could buy a decently optioned BMW or Mercedes at that point. But you won’t be able to seat 7-8 people, have a massive amount of storage, or come close to the industry-leading warranty that Kia offers.

Rating: 8.5/10

The 2020 Toyota Supra is OFFICIALLY Here!

Ladies and gentlemen, the day has come. We have been waiting for years for the next Toyota Supra to be revealed to the world, and today it finally was!

There will be 1,500 launch edition models with “special” features such as red interior option and red mirrors for $56,000. Otherwise, it starts at $50,000 for the base model and $53,000 for the premium.

It shares the same platform as the BMW Z4, which will put out 355 horsepower with 365 ft-lbs of torque paired with an 8 speed automatic gearbox. The Z4, however, puts out about 30 horsepower more than the Supra, so I am certain that a tune will bump that number up very quickly for the Supra. The Supra weighs right around 3,300 pounds and does 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds.

The interior is beautiful, and very BMW-like. However, I must admit that I am disappointed they did not keep the “fighter jet cockpit” appearance that we see in the MKIV Supra.

So, what do you think?

Personally, I think it has potential and once people start to modify them, they will truly look fantastic.

Happy Memorial Day! Check this out.

Many of you know “Tavarish” on Youtube and his latest project car. But for those who don’t, let us bring you up to speed. Tavarish bought a twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo that had previous fire damage (the cheapest Lamborghini in the country). He has made awesome progress, and if you’re interested, check out his channel!

Toyota Supra [CONFIRMED] but will it top the MKIV??

A lot of you are familiar with the Geneva Motor Show hosted in the Swiss city of Geneva. It is an annual international auto show where new ideas are put forth in the spotlight and car manufacturers proudly display what they have been working on. This year, March 2018, Toyota announced that the “Supra” will officially be making a comeback!

However, it will not be a production car (yet) and was unveiled as the GR Supra Racing Concept. But, we really did not get more information about it. Will it be the traditional rear-wheel drive? Inline 6? Automatic or manual? The one thing we did learn is that rumors are true, it will be co-developed with BMW, which in our opinion is a great thing. BMW has really pushed the limits with their M powered cars and know what they are doing, where as Toyota has really taken over the market with their technology and reliability. If we had to speculate, we assume the new Supra will get the smooth inline six that BMW is known for in their cars too. As far as rear-wheel drive is concerned, Toyota confirmed that it will be at Geneva, saying that it will be like all the Supras before it.

Now.. onto some controversial news. The new Toyota Supra may not come as a manual, which we are sad to announce. At Geneva, Toyota did not deny or confirm this, but the way they made it seem was that there will not be a manual option. So, car-nuts.. brace yourself for the reality and prepare to have it be automatic only. (But pray that maybe they will listen to us and have a manual option)

The truth is when we think of Supra, the first thing that pops into our head is the MKIV Toyota Supra from Fast and the Furious. There are avid Supra enthusiasts who love them all, including the MKIII. But in reality, you can find a MKIII on craigslist for a few thousand dollars and you really won’t get anybody excited when you drive it around. When it comes to the MKIV, the prices are sky-high and we honestly do not see them coming down anytime soon. It is literally an icon, which cannot be substituted. The problem that we see Toyota facing, is that they might not be able to top the MKIV Supra. There is something nostalgic about seeing the MKIV supra. It brings you back to the early 2000’s and brings back important memories. Seeing the supra in theaters on the big screen, and remembering how everybody drove crazy after going back to their cars in the parking lot having finished the movie. Will the 2019 Supra be able to do that? We don’t think so.. It may be just like the NSX, where people knew about it for a long time, and when it was released it was just too expensive and not that exciting. Toyota really has to make this one special if they want to top the MKIV, and I am interested to see what will happen in the near future.

Only time will tell, but here is your update on what we know about the 2019 Supra. Let us know in the comments if you are excited to see what Toyota plans to bring to the table!

Photos from: https://journal.classiccars.com/2018/03/06/new-toyota-supra/

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Happy Thanksgiving Car-Nuts!

Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, more gravy.. with a side of LAMBORGHINI! Check out this video from Shmee150 cooking his Turkey with the flames of a Lamborghini Aventador. (Yeah, his turkey is a Christmas turkey.. but hey, close enough)

Happy Thanksgiving Car-Nuts!

Acura NSX..supercar or sports car?

Let’s step back and reflect on the history of the Acura NSX shall we? The original Acura NSX was introduced in 1990, and the United States in 1991. It was a car that Honda developed to do it all. They wanted to make a car that could hang with the exotics, blow sports cars out of the water, and reliably cruise in the city. At the time, that was honestly impossible…or was it? The competition laughed in Honda’s face when they learned that they were going to try and develop such a thing. I mean who wouldn’t, Honda was, and still is, known as producing cheap economy cars.

So what did they do? They began developing the NSX. A mid-engine supercar with 42%/58% weight distribution, front and rear respectively. The design was so perfect that it does not matter if you have passengers, or a full tank of fuel, the weight distribution would remain the same. It was ergonomically designed, with plenty of visibility and even a full sized trunk! Why is the car so long you ask? Well, the tail of the car is actually designed for high speed stability, not just looks. Oh, and the chassis was constructed from aluminum too. When Honda reached out to suppliers, nobody believed that they would follow through. But after many hours of R&D, Honda developed a chassis that was 50% stronger than steel, but significantly lighter.

As for aero, it was not Honda’s primary focus. The car does sit low, and looks long, but they did not want any flares or wild scoops on this car. Quite frankly, they didn’t need it! The car sits low to the ground from factory, and instead of aero, they focused in on the suspension. The handling and stability on the NSX was something that truly challenged supercars of its time.

So did Honda build a supercar or a sports car? Many people do not view the NSX as a supercar, but after doing some research, their minds should quickly change. This was a car that truly challenged exotics and blew them out of the water too.

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The all new Acura NSX was named Road & Track’s car of the year. Starting at $157,800, it is a big price to pay for an Acura. But, before we call it just an Acura, lets dive deeper and inspect what the NSX is all about. The all-new Acura NSX is a 573 horsepower supercar, with a 0-60mph time of 3.1 seconds. (To give you some perspective, the Nissan GT-R’s 0-60 time is 2.9 seconds)

What powers this thing? A 3.5L twin-turbo V6 and 3 electric engines.

What is the chassis made of? Aluminum and carbon fiber of course! This combination weighs in at around 3,800 pounds.

Oh, and in case you’re trying to save the environment, it has an average mpg rating of 21/22 city/highway. That’s slightly better than the 14/21 city/highway you get from the Lamborghini Huracan.

So is this a Supercar or a Sports car? We honestly can safely say, it is in fact a Supercar. The history behind the NSX and its development just goes to show that if a company is determined, they can build anything. The NSX is proof of that. It competes with the Audi R8, the GT-R, Mercedes AMG, and many other modern supercars. If it was just a sports car, we would be comparing it to a 350z, Mustang, and Camaro.

 

 

(All images courtesy of nsx.acura.com)

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