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Alvin Reyes is SlashGear's automotive and transportation writer. He has been covering the automotive industry for over a decade. His experience includes copywriting for an automotive company and marketing manager for an independent film company. Email

Liberty Walk has turned the Mitsuoka Orochi into a gorgeous racing machine

Liberty Walk has turned the Mitsuoka Orochi into a gorgeous racing machine

You probably heard of Japanese coachbuilder and automaker Mitsuoka, known for building retro-flavored renditions of modern cars, crossovers, and SUVs. Less than two years ago, Mitsuoka unveiled the Buddy, a modern Toyota RAV4 that resembles an old K5 Chevy Blazer.

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If the Toyota GR Yaris is sacred fruit, this GRMN variant is Eve’s apple

If the Toyota GR Yaris is sacred fruit, this GRMN variant is Eve’s apple

Japanese automaker Toyota started the new year by teasing us with a new GR GT3 concept and a tuned GR Yaris a week before the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon. What really struck our fancy is the GR Yaris since Toyota refuses to bring its "rally-bred pocket rocket" to Uncle Sam’s willing buyers. And now, Toyota has unveiled the GR Yaris GRMN, a limited-edition and more hardcore version of the brand’s world-beating hot hatch.

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Lamborghini broke sales records in 2021 with 8,405 vehicles sold

Lamborghini broke sales records in 2021 with 8,405 vehicles sold

Italian automaker Lamborghini is selling more cars than ever before. It broke its all-time sales record last year and sold 13-percent more vehicles than in 2020, representing 8,405 cars sold worldwide, the most in its 58-year history. The year 2021 was a breakthrough for the raging bull, and the company is setting its sights for future growth in an electrified realm.

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Noble M500 makes smashing debut with its analog charm and turbo V6 engine

Noble M500 makes smashing debut with its analog charm and turbo V6 engine

Low-volume British automaker Noble gave Autocar an exclusive first look into its newest M500 supercar. The concept is a follow-up to the M600 unveiled in 2009, but Noble designed the newest M500 to be less powerful yet more attainable than the former.

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Lexus and JAOS turn LX600 into a true off-road hero

Lexus and JAOS turn LX600 into a true off-road hero

Toyota’s luxury arm Lexus and off-road specialist JAOS* have collaborated to create a one-off Lexus LX 600 for the incoming Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS). Christened as the Lexus LX 600 Offroad JAOS version, the working concept has many off-road-ready features and accessories to improve the luxury SUV’s rugged capabilities.

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2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone comes fully loaded with luxury amenities

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone comes fully loaded with luxury amenities

Japanese auto giant Toyota recently unveiled the range-topping 2022 Tundra Capstone variant. Capstone is Toyota’s entrant in the burgeoning luxury pickup truck category, and it sits above the Tundra 1794 and TRD Pro trim models. The newest Tundra Capstone is only available in a crew-cab body style and a 5.5-foot bed, but it makes up for it with a slew of standard luxury amenities.

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Hennessey Venom F5 rockets to 250mph in full-bore F5 mode

Hennessey Venom F5 rockets to 250mph in full-bore F5 mode

After watching the Hennessey Venom F5 spit out flames on the dyno, the American tuner and automaker released a new video that gives us a taste of the F5’s propensity for speed. As you may know, the Venom F5 is Hennessey’s 30th-anniversary gift to itself and to 24 wealthy individuals lucky enough to obtain a build slot.

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Zacoe BMW M8 Gran Coupe gives 612hp GT a boy-racer vibe

Zacoe BMW M8 Gran Coupe gives 612hp GT a boy-racer vibe

Without question, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe is a formidable sport-luxury touring machine, most especially in Competition guise. But if you think the styling of your M8 Gran Coupe is too mild for your exotic palate, Australian tuning company Zacoe has the proper antidote to cure your boredom.

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Mansory Ferrari 812 GTS Stallone now available in eye-searing orange color

Mansory Ferrari 812 GTS Stallone now available in eye-searing orange color

Mansory unleashed the Stallone GTS in March of 2021, and it came with subtle Dayton Gray paint and a blue interior. Following that, the company has unveiled a new Ferrari 812 GTS Stallone, and for this model, Mansory has thrown all pretensions of subtlety out the window, giving the car an eye-searing orange paint job.

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2022 Honda Step WGN minivan is a sad reminder of what we’re missing

2022 Honda Step WGN minivan is a sad reminder of what we’re missing

Japanese automaker Honda has released a few details about its 2022 Step WGN minivan. The first-gen Step WGN debuted at the 1995 Tokyo Auto Show and featured Civic underpinnings, a single rear sliding door, and seating for eight occupants. However, the newest sixth-gen variant is longer, taller, and broader than its predecessors without altering its compact footprint.

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Manhart MH8 800 returns with tons of power and sporting appeal

Manhart MH8 800 returns with tons of power and sporting appeal

German tuning expert Manhart has a knack for tuning turbocharged V8 BMWs like the MH5 GTR (an extreme version of the M5 Competition model) and MHX6 700WB (an X6 M on steroids). It has now affixed its sights once more to the BMW M8 Competition coupe, and the new car has more of everything than the last MH8 800 that debuted more than a year ago.

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Gordon Murray T.33 Supercar GT with a mighty V12 engine is debuting soon

Gordon Murray T.33 Supercar GT with a mighty V12 engine is debuting soon

As the entire automotive industry makes a radical shift towards electrification, along comes Prof. Gordon Murray CBE with a follow-up to the bewildering T.50 fan car. And like the T.50, Gordon Murray Automotive’s (GMA) next project is set to become “the world’s finest supercar GT” and will feature a detuned version of the T.50’s bespoke Cosworth V12 gas engine.

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