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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

Hyundai Grandeur Concept EV is a nostalgic blast from the past

Hyundai Grandeur Concept EV is a nostalgic blast from the past

South Korean automaker Hyundai is giving us another blast from the past with the Grandeur Concept EV, a reimagined version of Hyundai’s flagship luxury car unveiled in 1986. Few are privy that the first and second-gen Hyundai Grandeur is essentially a rebranded Mitsubishi Debonair saloon. Hyundai marketed the Grandeur as the Azera until 2008, right when Hyundai’s Genesis luxury arm came into full swing.

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SP Automotive Chaos ultracar has 3,000HP and a $14.4M price tag

SP Automotive Chaos ultracar has 3,000HP and a $14.4M price tag

Greek automaker Spyros Panopolous Automotive (SP Automotive) has unveiled its first car: the Chaos. More than just a hypercar, SP Automotive claims the Chaos is the world’s first ultracar powered by a high-strung internal combustion engine combined with an undisclosed hybrid assist system.

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Manhart QV 600 is an Alfa Romeo Giulia with an upgraded 653HP turbo V6 engine

Manhart QV 600 is an Alfa Romeo Giulia with an upgraded 653HP turbo V6 engine

The Manhart QV 600 is what happens when brilliant German minds clash with Italian soul and artistry. Without question, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is an excellent sports sedan, and the Giulia GTA and GTAm are not bad, either. But then again, the Manhart QV 600 is a more hardcore interpretation of the Giulia QV, and it starts with a thing that matters most: having tons of power.

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Mansory Aston Martin DBX has two rear spoilers and an 800HP V8 engine

Mansory Aston Martin DBX has two rear spoilers and an 800HP V8 engine

German tuning house Mansory has shifted its sights onto the Aston Martin DBX. The results, as expected, are nothing short of extraordinary. We’ve all seen previous vehicle conversions by Mansory, and some are bordering on the extreme with bright livery, ultra-loud exhausts, and monstrous horsepower. It’s essentially the same deal with Mansory’s Aston Martin DBX.

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Novitec Ferrari F8 N-Largo Spider has an 818HP twin-turbo V8 engine

Novitec Ferrari F8 N-Largo Spider has an 818HP twin-turbo V8 engine

German tuning wizard Novitec has unveiled the Spider version of its Ferrari F8 N-Largo coupe. According to Novitec, the limited-edition F8 N-Largo coupe sold out in just a couple of days, with fifteen build slots disappearing in a cloud of dollars and haze. The tuning house is expecting the same type of reception from its newest Ferrari F8 N-Largo Spider. And like the coupe, only 15 units of the N-Largo Spider will ever be produced, making it among the rarest open-top tuned Ferraris in the world.

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Porsche digital chassis twin technology can predict servicing intervals and more

Porsche digital chassis twin technology can predict servicing intervals and more

Porsche is utilizing the digital world in a new and innovative light. The German automaker’s been working on a digital twin concept or “chassis twin.” It’s eerily similar to the ‘ghost car’ in Gran Turismo racing games, but it has more to do with enhancing the driving and ownership experience than improving your lap times.

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Arkonik Land Rover Defender by ex-Bugatti design chief Etienne Salomé is open-top perfection

Arkonik Land Rover Defender by ex-Bugatti design chief Etienne Salomé is open-top perfection

You don’t need the trained eyes of an automotive designer to relish the magnificence of Arkonik’s latest creation. Starting with a 1989 Land Rover Defender, famed Land Rover restomod specialist Arkonik sought the genius mind of former Bugatti designer Etienne Salomé in creating the Land Rover Beach Cruiser. It’s an open-top off-roading machine with vintage styling and a burbly V8 under the hood.

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AOE electric motorcycle is a hallmark of Scandinavian engineering and design

AOE electric motorcycle is a hallmark of Scandinavian engineering and design

Norwegian electric vehicle company AOE Mobility had something in store last Halloween for all kids aged 18 and up. AOE debuted its AOE Bike, an all-electric, zero-emissions motorcycle that wouldn’t look out of place in Tron, The Matrix, or any other virtual world – including the metaverse. The gorgeous, futuristic design is a given, but what really struck us is the available sidecar.

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2022 Honda Civic Si prices start at $28,315

2022 Honda Civic Si prices start at $28,315

The 2022 Honda Civic Si is shaping up to be the performance bargain of the year at first glance. With prices starting at $28,315 (including $1,015 destination charges) for the base Si trim, the Civic Si is about $7,000 more than a standard Civic sedan and about $5k dearer than a Civic Hatchback.

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Jetson ONE eVTOL enters commercial production in 2022

Jetson ONE eVTOL enters commercial production in 2022

Yes, there’s a Swedish startup called Jetson, and the company has come up with the ONE personal aerial vehicle. Established in 2017 by Peter Ternstrom and Tomasz Patan, Jetson immediately went to work in developing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles. After building prototype versions of the ONE in 2018, Jetson has recently unveiled the consumer model slated for delivery beginning 2022.

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Chevy Beast concept arrives at SEMA with a 650HP supercharged V8 engine

Chevy Beast concept arrives at SEMA with a 650HP supercharged V8 engine

We thought Chevy would be taking it easy at the 2021 SEMA show. Instead, Chevy is turning the world upside down with its Beast concept, a four-passenger concept vehicle based on modified underpinnings of a Silverado pickup truck. As expected, Beast is a machine for high-performance desert running and off-road driving, and it’s packing the heart of a C7 Corvette ZO6.

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Ford Bronco DR Desert Racer is a $200,000 off-road beast

Ford Bronco DR Desert Racer is a $200,000 off-road beast

No, you’re not looking at the much-awaited Ford Bronco Raptor. Still, the Bronco DR or Desert Racer is as close as you’ll get to an all-conquering, Baja-ready Bronco truck. The Bronco DR is a first of its kind and offers better off-road capabilities than any Bronco ever made. However, this badass Bronco is not street-legal, but where else can you get a Baja 1000 desert race SUV straight from the factory?

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