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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

2022 Lexus RX 350 and 450h Black Line returns with higher production numbers

2022 Lexus RX 350 and 450h Black Line returns with higher production numbers

When Lexus unveiled the RX 350 and 450h Black Line last year, the Japanese automaker allocated 750 units (RX 350) and 250 units (RX 450h) for United States buyers. But for 2022, Lexus is ramping up production for the RX Black Line models due to popular demand. The 2022 RX 350 and RX 450h Black Line is now limited to 2,500 units, with the RX 350 getting 2,100 units and 400 units for the RX 450h.

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McLaren Albert Speedtail took 12 weeks to paint

McLaren Albert Speedtail took 12 weeks to paint

The McLaren Albert Speedtail is one of the final 106 Speedtails to be made. The 'Albert’ moniker pays homage to the first Speedtail prototype from 2018, with the Albert name derived from the McLaren F1 test mules of 1992. McLaren named the original MVY02 Speedtail prototype ‘Albert’ as a tribute to the original F1 supercar test mules.

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Lincoln Aviator Shinola Concept debuts August 11 at Pebble Beach

Lincoln Aviator Shinola Concept debuts August 11 at Pebble Beach

Lincoln has collaborated with Detroit-based luxury house Shinola in creating the Aviator Shinola Concept, which is not exactly a concept car per se. Instead, it’s a production Aviator littered with luxury touches inspired by Shinola’s sports watches, Runwell bicycle, and leather silhouettes.

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Lamborghini Aventador with Liberty Walk GT EVO body kit is limited to 20 examples

Lamborghini Aventador with Liberty Walk GT EVO body kit is limited to 20 examples

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini recently debuted Aventador Ultimae, a fitting sendoff to Lambo’s iconic V12 supercar. On the other side of the globe, Japanese tuning house Liberty Walk has announced the last ever body kit for the outgoing Aventador called the Silhouette Works GT-EVO. Liberty Walk has come up with a collection of quirky dresses for the Aventador, but the company claims its latest creation is the best and most extreme-looking of them all.

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2022 Acura NSX Type S debuts August 12, limited to 350 units globally

2022 Acura NSX Type S debuts August 12, limited to 350 units globally

The rumors were true, after all. Celebrating the final year of production for the Acura NSX hybrid supercar is an all-new Type S model with more power, sharper handling, and faster acceleration. Acura released a short teaser video of the NSX Type S before its global debut at Monterey Car Week on August 12, 2021. And from the looks of it, it seems the latest NSX Type S will not be overlooked by buyers wanting an extra dose of aggression and style from Acura’s underrated supercar.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT gets rugged accents

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT gets rugged accents

We previously reported about the all-new XRT trim for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe. At first, we were pining for a performance-oriented model like what Hyundai did for the Santa Fe N model destined for its South Korean home market, and we thought the XRT trim is the answer to our requests.

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Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost has 720HP and orange accents

Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost has 720HP and orange accents

German tuning house Mansory has unveiled its high-performance iteration of the Rolls-Royce Ghost. Mansory has already created quirky renditions of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and even a lawnmower, for crying out loud. And while some may look at Mansory’s Rolls-Royce Ghost as excessive or indiscreet, there’s no doubt the Mansory Ghost has an appeal of its own.

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Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50th-anniversary win at 24 Hours of Spa with three GT3 cars

Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50th-anniversary win at 24 Hours of Spa with three GT3 cars

Before Mercedes-AMG came to fruition, what was then known as simply AMG started life building a racing engine for the 300 SEL 6.3 sedan. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL already has a potent 6.3-liter V8 derived from the W100 Mercedes 600 flagship sedan in stock form. But for Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, founders of AMG, the 6.3-liter V8 mill’s 247 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque were not enough.

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Bowler debuts Land Rover Defender 90 for one-make rally series

Bowler debuts Land Rover Defender 90 for one-make rally series

Bowler is a UK-based pioneer in producing dedicated off-road competition vehicles. The auto builder has recently debuted its newest rally-prepped SUV, the Land Rover Defender 90. This hardcore Defender is not a concept but rather a competition-spec rally car specifically built to compete in the one-make Bowler Defender Challenge series in 2022.

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Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition features innovative sustainable materials

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition features innovative sustainable materials

Bentley claims its newest Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is a sneak peek into the carmaker’s vision of the future. Much like the unforgettable Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car unveiled in 2019, the Odyssean Flying Spur Hybrid is a showcase of innovative sustainable materials without compromising on style and luxury.

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Callaway Chevy Silverado SC602 Signature Edition trounces Ram TRX in a drag race

Callaway Chevy Silverado SC602 Signature Edition trounces Ram TRX in a drag race

American performance vehicle builder Callaway Cars has debuted its newest creation: The Chevy Silverado SC602 Signature Edition, now officially the best sleeper truck on the road. How fast? Hold your breath: This Chevy Silverado has trounced the mighty RAM TRX in a drag race. That’s saying a lot since Ram made it clear the TRX is “the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world.”

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This Porsche 911 Turbo S pays homage to Mexican driving ace Pedro Rodriguez

This Porsche 911 Turbo S pays homage to Mexican driving ace Pedro Rodriguez

In collaboration with Porsche Latin America, Porsche Mexico, and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, German automaker Porsche has built a custom 911 Turbo S in memory of the late, great Pedro Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the most successful Mexican racing driver of all time.

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