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Between coronavirus shutdowns and parts supply issues the Bronco’s launch has faced so many obstacles it makes the Rubicon Trail look like a freshly laid drag strip. And now, in an email to customers, Ford admits it doesn’t know when production roadblocks will be resolved.
Launch control systems are designed to let drivers of any skill level perform the perfect getaway on smooth, straight pavement. But as this driver discovers, they don’t work that well on curves.
Kia has dropped three teaser images of the all-new 2022 Kia Sportage that will be revealed in Korea in July. The updated SUV gets a bold new nose and huge curved dashboard screen combining the instruments and infotainment display, much like the one in the EV6.
If you’re in the market for a premium performance sedan, you could go for a traditional, ICE-powered car like the BMW M5 CS, or embrace the electric future by choosing something like the Audi RS e-Tron GT. Top Gear’s Chris Harris helps you pick.
It’s tempting to blame the impending death of the manual transmission on the explosion in the popularity of EVs. But the need for safety technology like automatic emergency braking systems that don’t marry well with manual ’boxes is likely to be the real killer, says Automotive News Canada.
Alfa Romeo is on the ropes, but it hopes an upcoming small crossover twinned with a new entry-level Jeep will help turn its fortunes around. Most versions will come with ICE power, but a BEV option will give Alfa its first ever EV. But is it a case of too little, too late?
YouTube’s Throttle House duo pulls together the Mustang Mach 1, BMW M2 CS and Civic Type-R LE to find out which of the three special edition performance cars feels the most, well, special.
With modified cars, it’s all a matter of taste – in this case, really bad taste. If the bright yellow paintwork isn’t enough to turn you off, the bizarre fender-mounted spare wheel will certainly do it.
What Else Is Making The News
This Stargate-Esque Portal Connects You With People 376 Miles Away in Real-Time
Two cities in Poland are helping their inhabitants connect via a giant portal that looks like something straight out of the Stargate sci-fi franchise, Gizmodo reports. The device doesn’t have the ability to teleport people between the two cities – at least not yet – but it looks pretty cool.
Watch This Honda Drive Right Up The Side Of A Tesla Model 3
Getting rear-ended in stationary traffic is always an unpleasant surprise, but not as surprising as looking across to see a Honda SUV using your Model 3 as a ramp to launch into a two-wheeled stunt driving display. The footage was caught on the Tesla’s cameras and uploaded to Teslacam Stories on YouTube.