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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.

Maserati F Tributo Special Editions honor its racing history

Maserati F Tributo Levante

Maserati is celebrating its racing history with the debut of the F Tributo Special Edition versions of the Ghibli and Levante. Exactly 95 years ago, Maserati made its racing debut with the Tipo26, which won the 1,500 cc class at the Targa Florio with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel. 28 years later, Maserati made its F1 debut on January 17,...

Honda will only sell EVs and fuel-cell vehicles by 2040

honda suv:e concept

Honda has made a big announcement today, since its new CEO Toshihiro Mibe has confirmed that the automaker will only sell electric and fuel-cell vehicles by 2040. Honda has set a timeline, which will see EVs and FCVs accounting for 40 percent of its sales in 2030 and 80 percent in 2035 and 100 percent by 2040. The first new...

2021 Toyota Mirai Review: Hydrogen no longer needs to look weird

2021 Toyota Mirai Review

When the first generation Toyota Mirai debuted, we were intrigued by its fuel-cell powertrain, but its quirky styling left much to be desired. Now five years later Toyota has completely revamped the second generation 2021 Mirai, which is instantly better in every way. What you'll immediately notice is that the weird dorky styling from the first generation has been...

2022 Mini John Cooper Works starts at $33,750

2022 Mini John Cooper Works

Mini has unveiled the updated 2022 John Cooper Works hardtop and convertible models. On the outside the facelift adds new headlights, an updated grille, modified side scuttles on the side panels and a rear diffuser. Under the hood both models are powered by 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 228 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. With the 8-speed automatic transmission the...

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser leaked again

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser

We have some leaked photos of the next-generation Toyota Land Cruiser, thanks to CocheSpias.net. The low res pictures reveal that the new 300-series model will look a lot more modern than the current 200-series, although the shape hasn't changed much. While we like that Toyota is getting ready to release a new Land Cruiser, the chances of it coming to...

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT orders start on April 28

Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition

If you've been wondering when Ford will start taking orders for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT, we have good news for you. Ford is going to start taking orders for the GT on April 28. The Mach-E Club forum received a copy of an email that Ford sent to dealers, which confirms when it will start taking orders for the...

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge earns Top Safety Pick+ award

Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Glacier Silver

The Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that the 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 electric crossover has received its highest safety rating - Top Safety Pick+. To qualify for the award a vehicle has to receive good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests — driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints....

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E earns Top Safety Pick award

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford has announced that the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover has received the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn the Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must receive good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests — driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints....

Toyota Corolla Sport GRMN might have 296 hp and all-wheel drive

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition

We're eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Toyota Corolla hot hatch, which might be called the Corolla Sport GRMN. It's been reported that it will be powered by the same turbocharged three-cylinder as the GR Yaris, but now we're hearing some specs. A new report from Japan's Car Sensor claims that Toyota has set a goal of improving the performance...

Ferrari 812 Superfast Limited Edition might be called the Versione Speciale

Ferrari 812 Superfast Limited Edition

Ferrari has released the first photos of the 812 Superfast limited edition, which is rumored to be called the Versione Speciale. The successor to the F12 is is more powerful and looks even cooler than the standard version. Under the hood there's a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that generates 819 horsepower, that is 30 more hp. The engine also...