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Cadillac Introduces 2020 CT5 Sedan at werd.com

Cadillac Introduces 2020 CT5 Sedan

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Cadillac is still betting that not everyone wants an SUV or crossover, as evidenced by the obvious effort that went into the 2020 CT5. The full-size luxury sedan got a nice design: a low hood, wide grill, and overall aggressive look.  Inside it features high-end wood trims, a rotary infotainment controller, and is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, both paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel & AWD models will be offered.

Fisker’s Affordable, All-Electric SUV is Coming Soon(ish) at werd.com

Fisker’s Affordable, All-Electric SUV is Coming Soon(ish)

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Niche electric automaker Fisker may not be niche for much longer. They just unveiled a forthcoming mid-priced SUV. The dates for its official release are a bit sketchy but the renderings look legit and early leaks mention a 300-mile range from a 80kWh + battery powerplant as well as a price tag somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000. Let’s hope we seen this on the road sooner than later.

Mercedes Rolls Out Convertible AMG GT R Roadster at werd.com

Mercedes Rolls Out Convertible AMG GT R Roadster

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Summer of 2020 will be pretty cool when you drop the top in your Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster. Powered by a four-liter AMG biturbo V8, it’s a 577 horsepower convertible that boasts a top-speed of 197 mph. Tricky features like rear-wheel steering, adaptive suspension, an electronically controlled locking differential, and a whole range of additional dynamic features will push all that power to the pavement for an insane al fresco driving experience.

Mercedes Gives the AMG Treatment to its Redesigned GLE 53 at werd.com

Mercedes Gives the AMG Treatment to its Redesigned GLE 53

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For 2021, Mercedes-Benz has created a performance-upgraded version of its mid-size GLE SUV. The forthcoming AMG GLE 53 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show where the 429-horsepower luxury ’ute is sure to draw a crowd. The powerplant is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder mated to both a nine-speed automatic transmission and the brand’s 48-volt light-hybrid system. High performance & highly efficient. The AMG Active Ride Control system keeps handling nimble both on & off-road.

The Bajaboard Pantera is an Off-Road Electric Skateboard that Goes 45MPH at werd.com

The Bajaboard Pantera is an Off-Road Electric Skateboard that Goes 45MPH

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We’ll say this: a helmet and a decent health insurance plan would both be great accessories to go with the Bajaboard Pantera. This all-terrain electric skateboard has a 10-horsepower motor that will push it to an eye-watering 45MPH. If a pothole ejects you at that speed, there’s definitely no way you’re running it out. The 1.1kWh battery gives it a range of 28 miles, but it’s not recommended for use on public roads.

Behold the 2019 F8 Tributo, Ferrari’s Most Powerful V8 Ever at werd.com

Behold the 2019 F8 Tributo, Ferrari’s Most Powerful V8 Ever

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Ferrari is rolling out 5 all-new models for 2019 and the F8 Tributo might just be the meanest stallion in the stable. The F8 replaces the outgoing 488 Pista and is powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that outputs a ridiculous 710 horsepower—which makes it the most powerful V8 Ferrari ever produced. This monstrosity of an engine is visible through a clear glass screen. The car will be officially unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show.

The 120 MPH SR/F is the Latest Electric Bike from Zero Motorcycles at werd.com

The 120 MPH SR/F is the Latest Electric Bike from Zero Motorcycles

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The SR/F from Zero Motorcycles looks pretty sweet and the numbers aren’t too shabby either. This sharp, battery-powered sportbike produces 110 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque snapping it to a top-speed of 120MPH with a roadtrip-worthy range of 160 miles. Zero offers over-the-air updates for the bike’s Cypher III software system as well as an optional fast-charge upgrade that cranks it from 0% to 95% in just one hour.

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid at werd.com

Range Rover Rolls Out The Sport HST Hybrid

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For 2019, the Range Rover Sport will be available in a new model called the HST, which features a new hybrid powertrain. This supercharged variant is powered by an all-new inline-six cylinder combined with a 48-volt hybrid system. It will also get all the styling updates seen on the gas-powered model, including carbon fiber trims and a fresh, new interior. Available in the UK now.

Bentley Bentayga Speed, The World’s Most Powerful SUV at werd.com

Bentley Bentayga Speed, The World’s Most Powerful SUV

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Bentley introduced the Bentayga about 3 years ago but it’s now being offered in an upgraded Speed model that will make it the world’s most powerful “SUV.” Powered by a 6.0-liter W-12 engine, the Bentayga Speed cranks out 626 hp and will hit a top speed of 190MPH. A ceramic braking system—the largest Bentley has ever built—slows it back down. Special paint details, a rear spoiler, Speed branding badges, and larger 22-inch wheels differentiate this model from the stock Bentayga. Available late 2019.

The Adapt-X Cargo Trailer Gives You Back Garage Space at werd.com

The Adapt-X Cargo Trailer Gives You Back Garage Space

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A cargo trailer will come in handy for transporting all kinds of cargo. The downside is where to store it when you’re not using it. With this in mind, Quebec-based Apogee Trailers developed its folding Adapt-X trailer. The trailer, constructed of lightweight aluminum using stainless steel hardware, is available in 4’ X 8’ & 6’ X 10’ sizes that can quickly be deployed by one-person in just 90 seconds, then when you’re done, fold up to a space-saving 38” deep for storage in your garage or shed.

Triumph Launches Gorgeous Thruxton TFC at werd.com

Triumph Launches Gorgeous Thruxton TFC

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Triumph just launched a new division called the TFC or Triumph Factory Custom, that will create limited edition customs, high-performance variants, and develop concept bikes for the future. The first one off the factory floor is the 2019 Thruxton TFC. Based on the stock Thruxton, the TFC is powered by a tuned 1200cc motor and features a carbon fiber body, special V&H exhaust, Öhlins shocks and high-performance Brembo braking systems among its many performance and aesthetic upgrades. Only 750 of these bikes will be made.

Rhino-Rack has a Wraparound Awning for your Mid-Size Adventuremobile at werd.com

Rhino-Rack has a Wraparound Awning for your Mid-Size Adventuremobile

Designed for small to mid-size vehicles, Rhino-Rack’s Compact Batwing Awning delivers 69 sq. feet & 270º of coverage from the sun & rain. It’s made of water-proof & mold-resistant fabric that offers UPF sun protection. It can be quickly & easily deployed by 1 person and is supported by lightweight, powder-coated aluminum legs that fold up & away when you’re ready to roll. The whole rack-mounted unit weighs just 40 pounds.

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover at werd.com

Cadillac is Working On an All-Electric Crossover

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The most interesting forthcoming Cadillac is two things that heretofore have never been combined under the luxury GM nameplate: it’s electric & it’s a crossover. So far all the world has seen are some Tesla-esque images. No stats. Not even a name. What we do know, it will be using GM’s “BEV3” electric vehicle platform.

Toyota Unveils 2020 GR Supra at werd.com

Toyota Unveils 2020 GR Supra

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It’s been more than twenty years since Toyota rolled out a new Supra, but it’s back. The 2020 GR Supra made its official debut at this week’s Detroit Auto Show. Developed with Toyota Gazoo Racing and based on a FT-1 concept, the 2-seater is powered by a turbocharged twin-scroll 3.0-liter inline-six that cranks out 335 horses. It offers 2 driving modes—normal & sport. In Sport mode steering feel, throttle response, and traction are tightened up nicely. And if you want to drown out the exhaust tone, it has a 12-speaker sound system & Apple Car Play inside.

Porsche Unveils 2020 911 Carrera S & Cabriolet at werd.com

Porsche Unveils 2020 911 Carrera S & Cabriolet

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For model year 2020, Porsche will roll out (at least) two new variants of the iconic Carrera: the 911 Carrera S and Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Obviously one is a hardtop and the other can go topless. Both models are a wee-bit wider & longer than the outgoing model. The 3.0-liter turbocharged flat-six engine makes 443 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, mated to an all-new eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that will crank from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 190 mph. Available for pre-order now.

For 2020, Land Rover is Bringing Back the Defender at werd.com

For 2020, Land Rover is Bringing Back the Defender

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The last iteration of the legendary Land Rover Defender was discontinued in 2016 but for 2020 it’s back and the design is all new. And more good news: it’s definitely coming to the USA. So far, all we’ve got is a fresh set of spy photos to ogle & we’re hoping we don’t have to wait too long into 2019 to see it undressed in all its boxy glory.

Bandit 9 Goes Full Chrome On This Classic British Bike at werd.com

Bandit 9 Goes Full Chrome On This Classic British Bike

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Generally speaking, the Royal Enfield Continental GT is a fun but modest little bike. Good for backroads and scenic Sunday spins. This one though, built-up and chromed-out by the crew at Bandit 9 is more of a showpiece. They gave it handmade tins and a rear cowl plus built custom parts for pretty much everything: headlight, fork, swingarm, speedo, pegs, levers, brakes, and on and on. All of it, as you can see, is dipped in mirror-like chrome.

This Little Camper’s Got Gull-Wing Doors & Lots More at werd.com

This Little Camper’s Got Gull-Wing Doors & Lots More

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The Migrator camper-trailer from Romania’s FIM Caravans is a modern take on the classic teardrop design. It features a low roof height, a rear galley, and an interior that’s all bed but it’s got a fiberglass body, gull-wing doors, and a skylight. Its angular body lines, LED lighting, and modular kitchen design as well as a full-pass through design set it apart as a fully modern mini-camper.