Inside the Industry

Air Race pilot Muroya and Lexus announce partnership

(October 23, 2021) Pathfinder Co., represented by air race pilot Yoshihide Muroya, and Lexus have announced that they have signed a team partnership agreement and jointly taken up the challenges of making history by winning the first Air Race World Championship, an air race series starting next year, and of helping to create the future by contributing to the creation of an even-better carbon-neutral society.

Chevrolet Performance unveils 1,004-horsepower crate engine

(October 22, 2021) DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has introduced the ZZ632/1000 crate engine — the largest and most powerful crate engine in the brand’s history. The naturally aspirated 632-cubic-inch V-8 produces 1,004 horsepower and 876 lb-ft of torque.

For 2022 the 'most luxuriously appointed' GMC Sierra ever

(October 23, 2021) DETROIT — All-new technologies — including trailering-capable Super Cruise — along with new levels of premium craftsmanship and capability make the new 2022 GMC Sierra the most advanced and luxurious Sierra ever. The lineup is led by the new Sierra Denali Ultimate trim, the most advanced and luxuriously appointed Denali model ever and the most advanced and luxurious pickup in its class.

Paul Cowland learns to drive 1903 Knox for London to Brighton run

(October 22, 2021) LONDON — Hagerty is a partner of the 2020 RM Sotheby’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, taking place on Sunday Nov. 7,  and Hagerty will take part in the famous event in its 1-cylinder 1903 Knox, a regular participant in the event. The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the world's longest-running motoring event, the first run taking place in 1896 to celebrate the Locomotives on Highways Act 1896, which liberalized motor vehicle laws in the United Kingdom. Today, participating cars must have been built before 1905.

Continental Drift — A new film from Bentley Motors

(October 22, 2021) CREWE, England — As customer deliveries of the new Continental GT Speed begin, Bentley Motors is releasing a new film capturing and celebrating the incredible dynamic ability of the GT Speed. Called "Continental Drift" and filmed at an abandoned air base on the Italian island of Sicily, the film shows the scope of performance of Bentley’s pinnacle GT, including incredibly precise drifting through dramatic locations.

Harnessing 1.21 gigawatts — Less time charging, more time traveling

(October 22, 2021) STUTTGART, Germany — Not so long ago, harnessing 1.21 gigawatts meant a trip Back to the Future. Today, harnessing 1.21 gigawatts is a little less fraught and a lot more practical, being contained within a rapidly expanding network of chargers readily available to the Porsche Taycan.

Ford Maverick Hybrid gains EPA rating of 42 mpg city, 37 mpg combined

(October 21, 2021) DEARBORN, Mich. — The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup — the first standard hybrid pickup in America — is now officially America’s most fuel-efficient hybrid pickup with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg city. The 2.5-liter hybrid has an EPA-estimated rating of 37 mpg combined, 33 mpg highway and an EPA-estimated range of more than 500 miles on a single tank of gas.

SAMA gives Nissan Z top honors at Miami auto show

By Paul Borden

(October 21, 2021) MIAMI — The 2021 Miami International Auto Show opened this past weekend in Miami Beach, and though there were considerable no-shows, there also were several interesting vehicles on display on the Miami Beach Convention Center floor.

Rare Renault Clio V6 being auctioned by Collecting Cars

(October  21, 2021) An incredibly rare 2005 Renault Clio V6 showing only 980 miles from new is set to break auction world records for the mid-engined hot hatch when it goes under the hammer this week. Bidding is underway and ends at 2:20 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Land Rover offers first glimpse of new Range Rover

(October 20, 2021) WHITLEY,  UK — Land Rover has proided a first glimpse of the new Range Rover ahead of its world premiere on Oct. 26. Across five decades of pioneering innovation, the Range Rover has led by example. It has earned an unmatched status as the ultimate luxury SUV for royalty, politicians, business leaders and celebrities across the world, combining peerless refinement and unmatched capability.