TLX Type S LEAD

The News for May 29th, 2020

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: Acura stuns with the new TLX and TLX Type S, BMW updates the 5 Series with new styling and a mild hybrid system, Ford ...
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Lamest Classics: It's Time for Onanism in a Volvo 940

Lamest Classics: It’s Time for Onanism in a Volvo 940

I’m writing this on National Masturbation Day (mildly NSFW link) , which means you’re reading this a day late to use that as an excuse. Not that you need an excuse. The whole point of the “holiday” is to lessen the stigma associated with masturbation, and contribute to the conversation ...
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Last Call: More Lego awesomeness

Last Call: More Lego awesomeness

As if classic Group B rally photos weren't already cool, @_fraser73 has recreated tons of iconic scenes in Lego! It's not even just the super iconic photos either, it's also a bunch of candid shots. Most of the shots include the Lego and original photo but he also adds a ...
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john oates porsce 356 outlaw design

Bid on John Oates’ Porsche Design timepiece for a charitable cause

John Oates, the musician from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame duo Hall & Oates, is quite the car guy. He has a collection of cars that are actually interesting and not just a bunch of latest exotica, like some celebrities. For his seventieth birthday he got himself a ...
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Off The Road Again - Episode 20

Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 20 – Mark Harling & Bean Trailers

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 and truck, maybe even some rally cars. Chris & Ross welcome Mark Harling to the show. Mark is the owner of Bean Trailer. Bean ...
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The 2021 Acura TLX Type S in white

This is the 2021 Acura TLX Type S (and the normal one is here too…)

This is the new 2021 Acura TLX. More importantly, this is your first clear look at the TLX Type S. Acura is getting serious with its sedan, and this all-new version looks the business. The standard car gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It's good for an impressive 272 horsepower ...
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Driving shot of the next Nissan Z

Nissan teases next Z in new video

Nissan has announced a plan to get itself back on track. The automaker knows it's in terrible shape at the moment and Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida believes a four-part plan is what the ailing brand needs. Is it enough? We're the wrong ones to ask, but we are excited to ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Why don't car designers account for a front license plate?

Hooniverse Asks: Why don’t car designers account for a front license plate?

The license plate. A seemingly arbitrary sequence of letters and numbers, or a clever personalized message showing off your dazzling personality. It may have even been manufactured using prison labor.  If you have a vehicle, you have a plate. Probably two. Mounting your plate to the back is easy. There ...
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Last Call: The most alpha move is to have people pay you to lose

Last Call: The most alpha move is to have people pay you to lose

Sure you could win money, ya known, winning the race, but what about making money from losing? This guy is willing to lose so you look cool in front of all your peers for $250! Sure your own personal ego might be thrashed because of what you just did but ...
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2020 e 350 rear 4matic

Review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz E 350

Last year, I wrote a lengthy Hagerty article about the W212 E-class Mercedes, which was manufactured from 2009 until 2016. In the process, I looked up all the engine specs and various driveline components. I also looked at a hundred of pictures of that vehicle. In a Stockholm Syndrome-like way, ...
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Last Call: Could Tesla Model 3 convertibles become a new norm?

Last Call: Could Tesla Model 3 convertibles become a new norm?

As summer fast approaches you don't want to be caught with your car's top on while everyone else soaks in all the wonderful rays, especially in California. Lucky for you, this Newport based company will chop the roof off your Tesla Model 3! The issue here is that the price ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Are you looking forward to any local car shows?

Hooniverse Asks: Are you looking forward to any local car shows?

COVID-related restrictions are lifting throughout the country. Some things are returning to normal. Or at least, our new normal. And that means local car shows will be firing back up, especially as we swing into summer soon. Are there any local car shows you're looking forward to seeing reappear? Are ...
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Last Call: How do you get in a MotoGP crash and keep going?

Last Call: How do you get in a MotoGP crash and keep going?

As you can see, this is a pretty gnarly crash and it makes me cringe to even watch. I know the riders have a bunch of protection with the helmet and suit but still. Whenever I see any MotoGP race on TV and their knees are literally scraping on the ...
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911 TARGA LEAD

The News for May 22nd, 2020

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: Porsche debuts new 911 Targa, Alpina has a new super SUV and it's built in America, GMC shows off removable roof panels of Hummer EV, ...
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Quick Spin: 2016 VW e-Up! Service Loaner Edition

Quick Spin: 2016 VW e-Up! Service Loaner Edition

Some time ago, I wrote up the Mercedes-Benz C-Class I’ve been driving to work and back. Since getting handed the keys to it I’ve bought a couple of other cars, in a staggering display of man maths, but I’ve also kept the Benz around since no-one else has use for ...
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Last Call: The GT-R50 will be a super rare classic in the future

Last Call: The GT-R50 will be a super rare classic in the future

The first production model of the Nissan GT-R50 was made and I personally think it looks pretty cool. But I might be a little biased. The R35 was the car that made me want to learn more about cars back when I was a kid so it will always be ...
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