240SX drifting

Rad Ventures explains why the Nissan 240SX is great

Rad Ventures is a new video series over on Hagerty's YouTube channel. It's hosted by Ryan Symancek, who is pretty darn good at flinging vehicles down dirt-covered trails. Now he's setting out to explore his favorite vehicles, and they hail from the '80s and '90s. First up, he's exploring the ...
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The News for February 26th, 2021

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: Gordon Murray Automotive debuts track-ready T.50s Niki Lauda, Ford adds King Ranch edition to the Explorer, Jeep announces launch edition 392 Wrangler pricing, new ...
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new toyota mirai

2021 Toyota Mirai: Major improvements to a niche machine

The 2021 Toyota Mirai is a good machine with an extremely limited market. It's a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. And right now there are not a lot of places to fill it up. It's only available for sale in California, in fact. But if demand for hydrogen rises and supply ...
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kyle leduc wheelie drift

Last Call: This is a wheelie good corner

Have you ever drifted a vehicle? How about a wheelie? Have you ever done both at the same time? Kyle LeDuc has and it looks amazing. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ken Block (@kblock43) Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be ...
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Apparently it's V8 week!

Apparently it’s V8 week!

If you've been paying attention to the automotive news this week, you'll see a trend. An 8-cylinder trend. Three of the biggest stories so far included: Do the math on all ...
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V8 Land Rover Defender water crossing

These are happy tears: Land Rover stuffs a V8 into the Defender

The new Land Rover Defender is a great machine. It's priced well, can go anywhere, and manages to blend its heritage appeal with modern styling and interior tech. I truly enjoy the time I've spend driving one and have honestly played the money game in my head to figure out ...
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Derek Powell & Top Gear America Staff – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 58

Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure but we also dabble in all things SUV, truck, and van, maybe even some rally cars. Ross & Chris welcome Derek Powell back to the show. Derek is an automotive journalist and a consulting producer for Top Gear America. Also making ...
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GR Yaris runs 12-second quarter mile

Toyota’s GR Yaris runs 12-second quarter miles right out of the box

Every time I learn more about the GR Yaris, I get that much sadder that we don't have the chance to buy it here. Toyota has created a homologated rally hatch. Word is that the automaker has done a damn fine job of creating an extremely funny machine. We know ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Have you tried any of those online ticket fighting services?

Hooniverse Asks: Have you tried any of those online ticket fighting services?

Some guy I know... let's call him Geoff. Let's say he allegedly got a ticket for rolling through a red light while making a right turn. The ticket for doing that is likely expensive and adds points to a driving record. That means a potential rise in car insurance prices ...
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Last Call: The Delta in Inspiration of the Ioniq 5

Last Call: The Delta in Inspiration of the Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 sure is pretty looking. But, gosh darn, it sure as hell reminds me of something. This does make sense though, as the Ioniq 5 designers started out shaping this thing with the 45 Concept Car. That vehicle took inspiration from Hyundai's old Pony concept car shown ...
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Harley's Pan America adventure bike has many promises to keep

Harley’s Pan America adventure bike has many promises to keep

More than 2-1/2 years after it was first announced as a coming model, Harley-Davidson's Pan America 1250 adventure touring bike has finally arrived. The news is big for a number of reasons, but mostly because Harley has bet their (rapidly-eroding) farm on the Pan America's success. It's not an over-exaggeration ...
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The 2022 Kia Carnival "Multi-Purpose Vehicle" looks amazing

The 2022 Kia Carnival “Multi-Purpose Vehicle” looks amazing

Last fall we brought you the preview of the latest Kia family hauler. Well, it's finally be unveiled for the North American market as of this morning. Behold, the 2022 Kia Carnival. Don't call it a minivan. The all-new 2022 Kia Carnival Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) replaces the outgoing Sedona, but ...
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Overland Africa Twin

Overland Expo and Honda team up to build an Overland Africa Twin

Are you ready for an Overland-prepped motorcycle? Some of you are saying "Duh, that's called a bike and a backpack!" while others may be ready to get your checkbooks out. Regardless, the one I'm specifically talking about today is a collaboration between the Overland Expo and Honda. The two have ...
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 front three-quarter

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an EV hot hatch with serious style

Hyundai just dropped info and pics on its upcoming Ioniq 5 electric vehicle. The automaker calls it a crossover but we're going with a hot hatch here because just look at this thing. Damn... this is a sharp one. Our only gripe on the outside would be that hard crease ...
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Lexus IS 500

Meet the 472 HP Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance

Son of a bitch, they did it! That was my first thought when the Twittersphere launched word that Lexus has stuffed a 5.0L V8 into the Lexus IS. You'll notice immediately that this is not a new IS F, but it does have the same naturally aspirated V8 that you'll ...
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Silber-Sau Benz

Magnus Walker samples the Mercedes-Benz Silber-Sau

The Red Pig is one of my favorite cars. Full stop. It's a racing Mercedes-Benz sedan that managed to snag 2nd place overall (1st in class) at the 24-hour of Spa back in 1971 and helped kickstart the AMG brand. The Mercedes Classic Center built a recreation of that car, ...
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