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2020 Mahindra Thar spied with production body. Unveil on 15th August
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2020 Mahindra Thar spied with production body. Unveil on 15th August

The next-generation Mahindra Thar will be unveiled on 15th August 2020. Ahead of the launch, the homegrown automaker continues to text pre-production models of the same on Indian roads. Latest spy images reveals new details related to this upcoming product. The design of the 2020 Mahindra Thar is an evolution over the current model rather than a revolution. The new Thar will be longer, wider as well as taller. Also, the new version will get a hard-top variant, unlike the older generation model. New design includes an all-new front fascia with a larger vertical-slat grille, new headlamps, LED DRLs, reworked bumpers at both ends, LED taillamp; among others. The Thar runs on a five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with gun-metal finish. shod with Ceat CZAR A/T all-terrain tyres wi...
2021 Mahindra Roxor teased. Continues retro-theme
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2021 Mahindra Roxor teased. Continues retro-theme

Mahindra will soon release a heavily updated version of its US-market Roxor off-roader. The Roxor off-roader will come with major design updates as a new teaser of Mahindra’s off-roader has taken over the internet.  Built and designed by Mahindra’s North American subsidiary MANA (Mahindra Automotive North America) situated in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Roxor is an off-roader and falls under the side-by-side category in the USA. The Roxor off-roader was first launched in the United States back in May 2018. Looking at the teaser, the new-look Roxor continues its retro-theme, without the Jeep influence, and now gets a much wider nose than before. The wider bonnet houses the wheels within its width, and the rest of the front end is rather bare This time Mahindra will ...
New Ghibli Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle in Maserati’s history
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New Ghibli Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle in Maserati’s history

The new Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects for Maserati, The choice to introduce the hybrid technology on the Ghibli saloon is no coincidence: this model, with over 100,000 units produced since its launch in 2013, perfectly embodies the Modena-based manufacturer’s DNA. In fact, the challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without altering the brand's core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. What's more, Ghibli Hybrid will retain the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati. The arrival of the new Ghibli Hybrid thus expands the Maserati range, which is now even more competitive and responsive to the demands of the market. Ghibli Hybrid is immediately recognis...
Carbogatto H7 – monocoque frame e-motorcycle
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Carbogatto H7 – monocoque frame e-motorcycle

Carbogatto H7 e-motorcycle gets its power from the MXUS electric Direct Drive motor which been integrated directly into the rear wheel. With a constant power of 3 kW and a peak of 6.5 kW, the motor pushes out 85 Nm of torque. The incredible advantage of this motor is that none of the parts wear away, all except the bearings. But even then, they only need to be changed after 93,000 miles (150,000 km). The motor also comes with four pre-selected modes for your riding; normal, dynamic, eco and safety. Safety mode has the feature of capping your speed at 15 mph (25 kph), even though the bike can normally do 0 to 28 miles per hour (45 kph) in 6.2 seconds. All electric motorcycle components finish in a curvy organic way. All efforts are made to remove unnecessary components an...
V8-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept
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V8-powered Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept Wrangler Rubicon 392 is just a concept for now, FCA says, “Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts have been asking us for a Wrangler V8, and our new Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept proves that we have the ability to make that happen." The new 6.4-litre (392 cubic inches) engine is the first V8 used by Jeep since that of the 1981 CJ, which produced just 125bhp and 220lb ft (298Nm) of torque. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept, by contrast, produces 444bhp and 450lb ft (610Nm), giving it a 0-60mph time of less than 5.0sec.  Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept Alongside the larger engine, Rubicon’s off-road-ability comes from Dana 44 axles, Fox shocks, a full-time two-speed transfer case, electric front- and rear-axle locking differentials, 37in mud-terrain tyres an...
720-hp V8 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is extremely powerful
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720-hp V8 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is extremely powerful

This is the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - a car that packs the most powerful series-production V8 engine that AMG has yet made. Directly inspired by the AMG GT3 race cars, it is fitted with a 720-hp V-8 engine and a plethora of changes that set it apart sharply from any other AMG GT, including the wild GT R. The result is a claimed 0-62mph time of 3.2sec, 0-124mph in 9.0sec and a top speed of 202mph (325kmph). The M178 engine, a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, has been modified so extensively that it receives its own identifier, now called the M178 LS2. A major change is the move away from a cross-plane crankshaft. The LS2 now uses a lighter, flat-plane crankshaft that spins more freely to allow for even more aggressive throttle response. The LS2 features a di...
New Ford Bronco is back after 24 years
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New Ford Bronco is back after 24 years

After a 24-year break, the Bronco is back. The Bronco was launched by Ford as a two-door Jeep rival in 1965 but has been out of production since 1996. The model features ‘heritage-inspired’ styling designed to evoke the Bronco’s history, with the firm saying initial design work was developed from a full-size digital scan of a first-generation model. The Bronco will be offered with a 2.3-litre Ecoboost four-cylinder engine producing 266bhp and 310lb ft (420Nm), and a 2.7-litre Ecoboost V6 offering 306bhp and 400lb ft (542Nm). It will be offered with a seven-speed manual gearbox that features a crawl gear as standard, with a 10-speed automatic also available. The Bronco will feature a new Terrain Management System that features what Ford terms GOAT – Go Over All Terrain – driv...
Supercar Blondie – the most popular female influencer in the world
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Supercar Blondie – the most popular female influencer in the world

Alex Hirschi known as "Supercar Blondie", is an Australian social media celebrity, presenter, and vlogger. What began as a casual hobby has blown into a full-time career filled with world-travels where she gets access to some of the most exclusive cars on the planet. She is best known for her automotive videos, which she posts on a regular basis on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Her Facebook page has more than 8 million followers, her Instagram over 6 million followers, and she has over 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Alex had a passion for cars at an early age. She learnt how to drive when she was just 11. The first car she owned was a Mitsubishi Lancer. Hirschi studied Journalism & Business at Queensland University of Technology before moving to Dubai in 2008. For...
World Women Bikers: Brittany on her life beyond motorcycles
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World Women Bikers: Brittany on her life beyond motorcycles

tnw: Introduce yourself?  Brittany: Myself Brittany “Bunny” Easter (@R3AMPUTEE) from Maryville, Tennessee and working as 911 Operator. tnw: Are you a Biker Girl or a Car Girl? Brittany: Biker Girl, Started out as a Car Girl though! tnw: How long have you been riding motorcycle? Brittany: I rode before my wreck for many years, but I only count my real riding for three seasons now.  tnw: Any specific reason you ride for? Brittany: I am an amputee.  I lost my leg on my bike back in 2015 when I totaled it into the side of the mountain.  When I am on my bike I am free again, free of judgement, free of reality, I am normal.  tnw: Describe on how you got to where you are with motorcycling today Brittany: When I lost my leg in 2015 I guess y...
Jet-car racer Jessi Combs is The World’s Fastest Woman – Guinness World Records
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Jet-car racer Jessi Combs is The World’s Fastest Woman – Guinness World Records

Jet-car racer Jessi Combs, who died last summer in Oregon while trying to beat a land speed record, has posthumously become The World's Fastest Woman, according to Guinness World Records. "The fastest land speed record (female) is 841.338 kph (522.783 mph), and was achieved by Jessi Combs (USA) in the Alvord Desert, Oregon, USA, on 27 August 2019," the Guinness announcement reads. "Jessi is the first person to break this record in more than 40 years." The previous record was set by American stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil, whose jet-powered, three-wheeled vehicle hit 512.7 mph in 1976 in the Alvord Desert. Combs, 39, was driving her famed North American Eagle, a 56-foot-long jet-powered car, when she died. Her goal was to top the current women's land speed record of 512.7 miles a...
Ducati Superleggera V4 001/500 rolls off the production line of the Borgo Panigale plant
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Ducati Superleggera V4 001/500 rolls off the production line of the Borgo Panigale plant

The first Superleggera V4 has come off the Borgo Panigale production line . This is the #001 of the 500 units scheduled in a limited and numbered series; the only motorcycle in the world approved for road use with a frame, swingarm and carbon fibre rims, is finally available.  The exclusivity of the materials and technical solutions adopted on the Superleggera V4 are also reflected in the maximum number of motorcycles envisaged: 500 numbered units accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The progressive numbering of the motorcycles (XXX/500), coinciding with the chassis number, is shown on the steering head, and on the ignition key.The first of the lucky owners of this fantastic bike has been invited to Borgo Panigale for a delivery ceremony and, in the nex...
Fashion brand Dior gives Vespa scooter a makeover
Customization, Fashion

Fashion brand Dior gives Vespa scooter a makeover

France and Italy has come together for this epic collaboration between the Parisian couture House and the iconic scooter brand with the Vespa 946 Christian Dior.  The two brands – both founded in 1946 – have come together to create a limited-edition scooter that marries their individual histories in one covetable item, set to land in Dior boutiques, as well as a selection of the Piaggio group’s Motoplex locations, next spring.  The Dior Vespa was designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director of Dior’s women’s collections and makes for the perfect link between the Roman designer’s work at the famed French luxury house and her Italian heritage. Coincidentally, 1946 marks the very same year that Dior opened the doors to its maison in Paris and the one in whic...
Royal Enfield ‘Kamala’ is custom Continental GT 650 by Sosa Metalworks
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Royal Enfield ‘Kamala’ is custom Continental GT 650 by Sosa Metalworks

The Kamala is indeed a one-of-its-kind. We haven’t seen anything like this modified Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 before.  Sosa Metalworks, known for some unique custom builds and this is an exquisite piece of metal artwork to say the least!    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5xe4ub63as&feature=emb_logo The Kamala is so extensively customised that it’s hardly recognisable that it is based on a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. Only a few stock parts and components have been used in this build including the fabulous 650 cc parallel-twin engine. Sosa Metalworks have tried to keep the custom frame of the Kamala as close to the stock bike’s frame as possible. Kamala doesn't come with a rear suspension and the suspension duties are performed by the front custom suspensio...
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS launched. Gets Mercedes’ latest MBUX multimedia system
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS launched. Gets Mercedes’ latest MBUX multimedia system

Mercedes-Benz India launched the new flagship GLS 2020 SUV at ₹99.90 lakh. The three-row SUV now in its third-generation is available in two variants- the 400d diesel and 450 petrol. Both the petrol and diesel variants have the same price tag. This is the second major launch for the German luxury car maker in just a few weeks after it introduced AMG C 63 Coupe and AMG GT R towards the end of May. As the previous-gen model, the 2020 GLS SUV has arrived in India as a CKD (completely knocked down) product. It is being assembled at the company's Pune based facility. In India, the GLS sales have crossed 6,700 units. The new GLS is based on Mercedes' Modular High Architecture (MHA) platform and is even larger than the model it replaces. The new GLS measures 5,207mm in length, ...
Range Rover 50th anniversary edition revealed. Limited to 1970 units
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Range Rover 50th anniversary edition revealed. Limited to 1970 units

On June 17th 2020, the Range Rover SUV celebrated its 50th anniversary. On the occasion, luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover unveiled a special model of the vehicle. Dubbed the Range Rover Fifty, this special edition will be limited to just 1,970 units – 1970 was the year that the Range Rover was first introduced. Prices have yet to be announced. The Fifty special edition is based on the already luxurious Autobiography trim and can be ordered with a variety of petrol and diesel powertrains in regular or long-wheelbase form. Being a special edition and all, the Range Rover Fifty has plenty of bespoke features, like exterior accents painted in Auric Atlas and two unique 22-inch wheel designs. Further distinguishing the fact that the Fifty is a spe...
World Women Bikers: Onenienla Imsong from Nagaland and her motorcycling stories
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World Women Bikers: Onenienla Imsong from Nagaland and her motorcycling stories

tnw: Tell us about yourself Onenienla: Hello, I am Onenienla Imsong also known as Onen Nenty. I come from the small hilly state called Nagaland, which is in the extreme east of the Indian map. I am the Chairman and Managing Director of Kongro Naga on Wheels; I am also honoured and blessed to be the ambassador for Nagaland Tourism. Apart from my profession, I enjoy riding my bike and I am also fond of making and playing good music on my bass guitar. tnw: Are you a Biker Girl or a Car Girl? Onenienla: I am a biker girl. The joy that I get from bikes cannot be compared with any earthly pleasure in my life. I admit that I have a soft spot in my heart for cars as well but if I were to choose between a car and a bike, my heart would definitely let me choose the bike. tnw: H...
2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S : More comfort, same power
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2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S : More comfort, same power

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S lineup is here, and it's chock full of improvements. No, said improvements don't extend to the powertrain. The new E63 retains the previous version’s 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, which produces 603hp and 850Nm of torque in the top-line S version. Power continues to be sent to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The front end gets the A-shaped grille inspired by the Panamericana 300SL; it is beautifully integrated and gives this AMG a far more aggressive look than before. Twelve vertical slats emphasize the vehicle's family resemblance to the AMG GT range. The rear end of the sedan gets a significant makeover as well: the previously vertical, egg-shaped taillights are replaced by horizontal taillights that give the E63 a more tight...
GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting
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GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting

With home working looking set to stay, GlamperRV, the bespoke luxury motorhome brand, is launching a new ‘business class’ home office - the GlamperRV Business Line - which can also be used as a mobile office hotel, and on post lockdown weekends away or adventurous touring holidays. Offering an ultimate home office space without the need to move house, the GlamperRV Business Line motorhome will enable business people to travel to meetings while avoiding hotels, restaurants and additional shared facilities. Full business class facilities include a large central desk, LED lighting, bathroom, multiple USB charging points, mobile wifi, Nespresso coffee machine, large fridge freezer, blackout blinds and plug sockets without the need for an electric hook up, courtesy of a powerful in-b...
LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome
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LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome

Bengaluru-based start-up Campervan Camps and Holidays India have unveiled LuxeCamper. CM of Karnataka along with the tourism Minister CT Ravi flagged off a fully-equipped Camper Van called the Luxe Camper that promises to bring in a whole new dimension to the concept of travel. The campers are now available in Karnataka & soon will be available across the country. The luxe Camper which is India’s first commercially approved premium Motorhome is not your ordinary vehicle, it's literally your home on the move. The camper can accommodate about 8 people. The LuxeCamper has been approved by the ARAI as per the AIS-124 standards. The motorhomes are based on an Ashok Leyland chassis with a 4,200mm wheelbase. The camper comprises two independent compartments for driver and the p...