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Land Rover Classic dabbles in performance upgrades for original Defender

Tired of the aftermarket stealing all the limelight when it comes to new parts for Land Rover’s original Defender, the British firm has come up with its own parts designed to boost performance of the iconic off-roader. The parts are designed to fit both the Defender 90 three-door and Defender 110 five-door, though only on models from select years. They include bespoke 18-inch wheels, upgrades to the brakes (new calipers, rotors and pads) and suspension (new dampers, anti-roll bars, links and bushes, plus revised spring rates), and tuning of the…

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1989 Toyota Land Cruiser fire truck visits Jay Leno’s Garage

While Americans are used to enormous bus-like emergency vehicles, things are different in other parts of the world. Case in point is this 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser fire truck, which was a real emergency vehicle in Japan. Its owner, Brian Corsetti, recently visited Jay Leno’s Garage to talk about the vehicle. Corsetti is somewhat of a Land Cruiser enthusiast and owns a few classic examples of the SUV. As for the fire truck version, Toyota indeed built the SUV to spec with almost everything needed to join an emergency vehicle…

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Faraday Future selling land purchased for proposed Nevada plant

Faraday Future only a few short years ago planned to spend $1 billion to build a sprawling high-tech facility north of Las Vegas to churn out its electric cars. However a cash crunch in late 2016 meant the Chinese-backed, Californian EV startup had to scale back its plans, including abandoning the construction of the North Las Vegas plant in favor of leasing a former tire plant in Hanford, California. Faraday Future on Wednesday finally announced that it is seeking a buyer for the North Las Vegas site. The automaker had…

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Updated Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel adds power to armored SUV

Flashback to 2015 and recall Jaguar-Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations revealed an armored version of the swanky Range Rover with the Sentinel badge. On Monday, the Range Rover Sentinel got a shot in the arm of more power. SVO announced the armored SUV is now fitted with the supercharged 5.0-liter V-8. Previously, armored protection only came with the supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that made 340 horsepower. That engine is on its way out at Land Rover, to be replaced with a new inline-6. The supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 brings 375 hp to…

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Land Rover Discovery SVX cancelled, SVX name to live on

Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team has less to do than initially planned. Land Rover scrapped plans for an ultra-opulent Range Rover SV Coupe in late January, and now we learn that the hardcore Discovery SVX off-roader is no longer headed to production. Autocar reported the model’s death on Friday, though Jaguar-Land Rover spokesman Nathan Hoyt told Motor Authority the final decision was made months ago. The brand quietly sent a bulletin to customers who had placed orders for the Discovery SVX to explain the model was no longer planned. Notably,…

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2019 Chevy Corvette special, 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser, Bugatti EB110: Today’s Car News

2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Chevrolet is set to reveal a 2019 Corvette special edition on Friday, but details on the car, or cars to be more precise, have already surfaced. Yes, Chevy has four separate versions of its latest special-edition ‘Vette, each featuring a color combination devised by a Corvette Racing driver. The Toyota Land Cruiser is hard to beat if you’re looking for a serious off-roader with stellar reliability. The latest model soldiers on into the new model year with few changes, although there’s a new Heritage…

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser gets nostalgic with Heritage Edition

The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser remains a little slice of 20th-century motoring, but the brand has given the SUV a nostalgic twist with a new Heritage Edition model. Toyota announced the Land Cruise Heritage Edition on Wednesday ahead of its public debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. It’s the little things that make it a special-edition SUV as there are no major changes to the Land Cruiser’s beloved and tried-and-true formula. The model will only be fitted with two rows of seats instead of three for maximum cargo capacity,…

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2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport spy shots

Land Rover is working on a mid-cycle update for its Discovery Sport, the current generation of which was introduced for 2016, and a prototype has just been spotted. However, this won’t be your typical facelift-style update as there will be substantial changes made to the small SUV’s underpinnings, exterior and cabin. It’s part of Land Rover’s plan to offer electrified power in all models by 2020. Land Rover has developing an updated version of the current Discovery Sport’s D8 platform (also referred to as LR-MS). The updated platform, which offers…

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2019 Lamborghini Urus, 2021 Land Rover Defender, 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: This Week’s Top Photos

2019 Lamborghini Urus, Palm Springs media drive, December, 2018 Lamborghini’s Urus SUV has an aggressive design that ensures it’s instantly recognizable as a Lambo, but does it also have the performance to back up those looks? We took one for a spin this week to find out, and naturally we drove it on the track. 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster T Porsche showed off the new 718 Boxster and Cayman T. The T in the name stands for “Touring” and dates back to the 1968 Porsche 911 T. It also represents…

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New Land Rover Defender to test locally in 2019, starts sales in 2020

Land Rover on Thursday confirmed its Defender nameplate will return to these shores after more than twenty years. (The last time it was here was in 1997.) The British firm is working on its first redesign for the Defender since the original debuted in 1983, with the covers to come off the new generation sometime in 2019. A showroom appearance will follow in 2020. Prototypes for both three- and five-door body styles have already been spotted testing in the United Kingdom, and starting next month some of the testers will…

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