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2021 Toyota GR Supra: The New Supra You Really Want (Need)!

2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 receives a power boost for the new model year.A four-cylinder version of the GR Supra is also hitting the market this year.The GR Supra A91 Edition will have exclusive carbon fiber design features. Toyota went back to the drawing board in revising the 2021 GR Supra. If you’ve been following Automoblog for some time, then you probably know I have mixed reactions about the fifth-generation Supra. And like the rest of the automotive community, I too was confused in dis...
Tags: Apple, Spotlight, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Pirelli, FIA, Alcantara, MacPherson, Supra, Brembo, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Automoblog, Supra Toyota, Alvin Reyes


How To Film The Nissan GT-R NISMO? Easy. With Another GT-R!

The Nissan GT-R NISMO is the king of the hill for the Japanese brand. Given its performance and precision, it’s hard to capture it on camera. When it comes to filming Godzilla, only another Godzilla can keep up. The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO is the summit of the storied car from Japan. The engine has been upgraded, its aerodynamics tweaked, and weight shaved by using exotic materials (hurray!). But how do you film it for commercials? Turns out the best way to film a 2020 GT-R NISMO is with anot...
Tags: Japan, Magazine, Autos, Nissan, Godzilla, Alcantara, Brembo, Mauro, Nissan North America, Lausitzring, Calo, Brandenburg Germany, Tony Borroz, Mauro Calo, Shinichiro Irie, Bayside Wangan Blue


Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 review: still sleek, just no longer unique

USB-C, faster processors and new design options continue to keep Microsoft’s Windows 10 laptop near the top of the pileMicrosoft’s top-quality laptop is now in its third generation, with new ports, new processors and a slight redesign, with the option to ditch the unique Alcantara for plain old aluminium.The £999 and up Surface Laptop 3 is Microsoft’s vision of what a traditional laptop should be. For the most part that’s the same as everyone else, with traditional aluminium body, glass-covered ...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Windows 10, Laptops, Alcantara


2020 Honda Civic Type R: Same Boy Racer Vibe But Better Than Before

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R is the Civic to end all Civics.Under the hood is a 2.0-liter VTEC turbo with 306 horsepower.Honda also upgraded the braking and suspension components. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R was unveiled recently at the Chicago Auto Show. Apparently, it has the same boy racer vibe as before. Large rear spoiler? Check. How about vents, scoops, and aero bits? Check; check; and check. Mind you, we’re not complaining at all. If you want a bonkers Civic, the Type R is the one to...
Tags: Chicago, Autos, Honda, Chicago Auto Show, Alcantara, VTEC, Car News, Tokyo Auto Show, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Boost Blue, Honda North America Sporty Refined Interior Honda, Guimara, Standard Honda, Honda North America Original


2017 Ford GT Competition Series Gets In Touch With Racing Roots

It’s an American supercar that tops the dream car list of many car enthusiasts. Reminiscent of its GT40 kin, the third-generation Ford GT is full of lightweight carbon fiber goodness. Not only does the car look aggressive, but it has a bite to back up its bark. This stunning 2017 Ford GT with race history is crossing the Mecum auction block (Lot S117) in Glendale on Saturday, March 14th. This Ford GT Competition Series is just one of 6 built total, and it is only 3 to remain in Competition Serie...
Tags: News, Germany, America, Glendale, Ferrari, Ford, Michelin, Detroit, Henry Ford, North American International Auto Show, Enzo Ferrari, FIA, Alcantara, Brembo, GTE, Bourdais


I drove a $144,000 Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo to see if this high-performance wagon was as good as it looks — here's the verdict

I tested a 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, a wagonified Panamera GTS that cost a well-optioned $144,000. The Panamera has long been considered an unattractive car, but I think the Sport Turismo treatment fixes that. I'd previous driven a more powerful and more expensive Turbo version of this car. The Panamera is available with a twin-turbocharged V6 or V8 engine. I favored the 453-horsepower V8 mill in the GTS. The best thing about my Panamera GTS Sport Turismo tester was the dynamic-...
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Acura MDX PMC Edition Arrives: Here’s How It’s Different.

2020 Acrua MDX PMC Edition is hand-built in Maryville, Ohio.The MDX PMC Edition has a number of special exterior treatments. Production numbers for the United States are limited to just 300 units. The 2020 Acura MDX PMC Edition will arrive at select dealerships as soon as this weekend. PMC is the abbreviation for Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center based in Marysville, Ohio. The facility is famous for being the home of the NSX supercar. The MDX is the second to receive the PMC Edition tr...
Tags: Berlin, Canada, United States, Autos, Acura, Alcantara, VTEC, Detroit Michigan, NSX, Marysville Ohio, Car News, Performance Manufacturing Center, Automoblog, Valencia Red Pearl, Gearhead Media LLC, Maryville Ohio


Porsche 718 Boxster & Cayman GTS Get Slick New 4.0-Liter Engine!

The Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS receive a new engine.Active Drivetrain Mounts and torque vectoring come standard on both cars.They will arrive this summer, although pricing has not been announced yet. Porsche’s 718 twins – that would be the Boxster and Cayman – get an upgrade for 2020, and a notable one at that: a four-liter engine. Yes, there are other improvements for the Boxster and Cayman, but the big news here is that big engine! Four liters is big for this size of a ca...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Stephen Hawking, Bose, Stuttgart, Cayman, Alcantara, Burmester, Porsche Cars North America Inc, PDK, Car News, Carmine Red, Porsche Communication Management PCM, Tony Borroz, Cayman GTS


2020 Audi A5: This Hot Tamale Is Still Smokin’

The 2020 Audi A5 ushers in the second generation of the A5 model lineup.Two different engines are on offer, as well as Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive.Numerous tech and connectivity features decorate the inside of the new A5. When Audi first rolled out the A5, they were all over the place up here in Seattle. I put that down to three factors: 1 – Audis and their quattro system have always been popular in the Pacific Northwest; 2 – there’s lots of Microsoft money in the Pacific Northwest; and 3 ...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Autos, Seattle, Audi, Pacific Northwest, Alcantara, Audi Sport, TFSI, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, Sportback, MMI, Car News, Tony Borroz


Lisbon-Based Design Studio MOR Debuts New Store and Lighting Collection 

Last month, new design studio MOR opened its first storefront in Lisbon's LX Factory, a former industrial site in the Alcântara district that has become a creative hub in recent years. The studio is celebrating the new store with the launch of its first lighting collection, called BULB. Lisbon-based designer Pedro Sottomayor designed four lamps (available in two sizes) representing simple geometric shapes: a cylinder, a cone, a sphere, and a hemisphere. "Each lamp is hand blown in Portugal in a ...
Tags: Design, Portugal, Lighting, Lisbon, Furniture Design, Alcantara, MOR, Marinha Grande, Lisbon Based Design Studio MOR Debuts New Store, Pedro Sottomayor


Turning Honda’s awkward NTV 650 into a funky roadster

Honda have made some truly beautiful machines over the years, but they’ve also had their share of aesthetic bungles. The mid-70s CB750, for example, is downright elegant; the mid-90s Nighthawk model, not so much. This didn’t stop Kaspeed Moto from hitting a home run with a Nighthawk cafe racer last year. They turned it into a limited series of made-to-order builds, and it paid off—they’ve already filled three orders, with two more bikes currently on the bench. But the German crew was pres...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Alcantara, Daytona, Jimmy, NTV, Kellermann, Honda Motorcycles, LSL, Custom Motorcycles, Leo Vince, Kaspeed Moto, Kaspeed, Jimmy Dressel, Glauchau Saxony, Kaspeed Custom Motorcycles


2020 Fiat 500X: Fiat’s Only Silver Lining; Can It Save The Brand?

The 2020 Fiat 500X is a strong offering despite Fiat being on the ropes in the USA.Although the news doesn’t seem good for Fiat, the 500X could be their ticket back.We take an in-depth look at the 500X and why it’s a good choice for buyers today.We also examine what Fiat can do, in our opinion, to get on track with consumers. When Fiat came back to the United States in 2011, they did so on the strength of the 500. The Fiat 500, the original Mini, and other “bubble cars” helped European nation...
Tags: Apple, Google, Usa, America, United States, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Michelin, Detroit, Volvo, Pacifica, Abarth, Forbes, Naias


Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD: New Breed For This Italian Job

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD features a naturally-aspirated V10. Special traction control and steering technologies help balance the vehicle. Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program is available for the Huracán EVO RWD. More is less, or so said the architect Mies van der Rohe. Although I have my differences with Herr Mies van der Rohe, in a lot of ways, that’s a hard axiom to argue with. Take cars for example. Although I’m usually just fine with adding tech to cars, some times, adding more isn’t...
Tags: Apple, Ferrari, Autos, Lotus, Tcs, Lamborghini, Pirelli, Kari, Alcantara, HMI, Corsa, Sant, Lambo, Mies van der Rohe, Huzzah, Anima


I drove a $45,000 Audi Q3 to see if this small SUV is entry-level luxury — here's the verdict

The 2019 Audi Q3 has been revamped from the previous, aging model, which I enjoyed but was also confused by. The new Audi Q3 has the BMW X1 in its sights. Our test vehicle had a base price of $36,000, but options took the sticker up to almost $50,000. The Q3 has but one engine option: a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, making 228 horsepower with 258 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with standard all-wheel-drive. I wasn't at all confused b...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Porsche, New Jersey, Audi, Alcantara, VW Group, MMI, Chronos Gray Metallic


Porsche Macan GTS: New & Improved For 2020 (And Great Brakes Too)!

2020 Porsche Macan GTS arrives with new performance updates. The V6 features two turbochargers in the inner V of the engine.And the braking system for the Macan GTS is pretty boss too! “Macan GTS returns for 2020 with improved performance,” Porsche says in their latest press release. Well that’s a surprise. Oh wait, no it isn’t. Porsche has a wonderful habit of making their cars a little bit better, year after year, generation after generation. A nice, steady methodical chain of improvement...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Alcantara, Macan, Porsche Cars North America Inc, Car News, Carmine Red, Tony Borroz, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, Porsche Surface Coated Brakes


SINISTER SCRAMBLER: ‘Black Villain’ Ducati Scrambler by Motocrew

Written by Martin Hodgson 2019 has been a tough year for those facing wildfires, from Europe to Australia’s East Coast, California to the vast Amazon jungle, the devastation has been immense. But while many of us live in harms way, when it’s time to flee there is another group heading towards the flames. The brave men and women of the world’s fire fighting community are truly owed a debt of gratitude. But what do they do to wind down when it’s all over? For Germany’s Chris Scholtka his life lo...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Australia, Germany, Berlin, Motorcycles, Ducati, Dresden, Scrambler, Chris, Nix, Alcantara, Cottbus, Ducati Scrambler, Martin Hodgson, Kayaba


TMA-2 HD Headphones

With ultra-high definition sound, courtesy of bio-diaphragm speaker units that drastically reduce distortion, AIAIAI’s TMA-2 HD headphones deliver unmatched precision. Their Alcantara-wrapped pads are filled with memory foam that retains the wearer’s ear shape, reducing use-related discomfort and the likelihood of headaches. On a full battery, these will last through 16 hours of playback.
Tags: Music, Design, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Listening, Aiaiai, Alcantara, TMA, Musicality, Head Phones, TMA-2 HD


Microsoft's Black Friday deals start on November 22 — you can save hundreds on the Surface Pro 7, the Surface Laptop 3, the Xbox One, and more

  Microsoft has been making some of the best Windows 10 devices over the past few years in its Surface lineup. For Black Friday, Microsoft is discounting some of its best devices, including the new Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, the Xbox One consoles, and more. Some of the deals start on November 22, but you'll have to wait until November 28 for other deals, so keep an eye on this page. Microsoft's Xbox console lineup is also seeing discounts for Black Friday, so we've rounded up the best Xb...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Walmart, Intel, Nvidia, Intel Core, Macy, Kohl, Alcantara, Amazon Black, Walmart Black, Microsoft Store


LIMITED EDITION: CCM Spitfire Stealth Series

Written by Tim Huber. When CCM introduced the first Spitfire model in 2016, the handmade singles took the world by storm, generating an enormous amount of hype and punching well above the boutique manufacturer’s weight. After the first batch sold out in a matter of days, the Clewes boys were prompted to release another Spitfire-based model… and then another, and another, and another. So after offering the original model, the cafe racer, the scrambler, flat tracker, the bobber, and Foggy, and t...
Tags: UK, England, Motorcycles, Scrambler, Spitfire, Alcantara, CCM, Brembo, Union Jack, OTR, Bobber, Marzocchi, Tim Huber, CCM Motorcycles, Corso Red


Infiniti Just Revealed The Changes To Their Q Lineup For 2020

With Infiniti’s 30th anniversary upon us, the Japanese automaker is looking ahead to 2020 and what their Q lineup will bring. There will be four new Qs for the coming model year: the Q50, QX50, QX60, and the QX80. All of them are laden with technology features and safety equipment to make your drive as comfortable and predictable as possible. That being said, here is a look at what to expect in the Infiniti Q lineup for 2020. Infiniti Q50: Entry-Level Luxury Let’s dive right in with th...
Tags: Autos, Infiniti, Android Auto, Alcantara, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Car News, Tony Borroz, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd, Intelligent Cruise Control, Backup Collision Intervention, Lane Departure Prevention


OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren edition is a snazzy phone for super fans

OnePlus launched its Oneplus 7T Pro with huge fanfare in London tonight. The phone is an extremely minor upgrade from the 7 Pro with a processor bump. However, OnePlus also released a McLaren edition of the phone, just like it did with last year’s OnePlus 6T.  This year, the special edition sports 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The back of the phone has a glimmering pattern that reflects under light. The phone comes with a special case made of carbon fiber and Italian-made Alcantara. The #One...
Tags: Startups, London, Mclaren, Alcantara, Plugged


OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition Unboxing and First Impressions

OnePlus in addition to OnePlus 7T Pro, also introduced the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition with a unique design and 12GB RAM at an event in London today. Check out the unboxing video and our first impressions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDsJCf7wL4U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGBKMXB3674 Box Contents OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition 12GB RAM + 256GB in Papaya Orange color Screen Protector (pre-applied) Alcantara protective case Warp Type-C Cable-Supports USB 2.0 Warp Ch...
Tags: London, Blogging, Mclaren, Oneplus, Snapdragon, Unboxings, Alcantara, McLaren Racing, Papaya Orange, Warp Charge, Warp Type C Cable Supports USB, OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition Unboxing


2020 Dodge Charger Lineup: Specs, Pricing & Everything In Between

Lockup your minivans . . . Put the hybrids in the garage . . . The 2020 Dodge Charger is coming to town . . .  The Dodge Charger is a car that speaks to a different part of the brain – the part where speed, noise, and style reigns supreme. I’m not sure if you’ll agree, but I always consider the Charger a niche vehicle. You can buy other cars with higher levels of refinement, luxury, and fuel efficiency, but it won’t have the cool factor of a Charger unless we’re talking about a Euro sport-luxu...
Tags: Apple, US, America, Power, Autos, Dodge, Pirelli, Alcantara, Daytona, Hemi, Auburn Hills, Brembo, Dodge Charger, FCA US LLC, Uconnect, Overview


Microsoft's new Surface laptop lineup is up for preorder at Best Buy and the Microsoft Store — here's everything you need to know

Microsoft has finally announced a new lineup of Surface products, including the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Pro X. The devices are all built for performance and portability, plus they're beautifully designed. All three devices are already available for preorder at Best Buy and the Microsoft Store.  Microsoft has taken the wraps off of a new set of Surface products, including the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro X, and Surface Pro 7. All three of the devices are follow-ups to muc...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Qualcomm, Intel Core, Alcantara, Microsoft Store, AMD Ryzen, Microsoft Surface Laptop, Microsoft Store Microsoft


The limits of endurance: A BMW R80 with Ducati flair

The Japanese custom scene continues to amaze us. Even though the internet shrinks the world, there are still gems in the East waiting to be discovered—often by word of mouth. Switch Stance Riding is a small custom shop in Amakusa—a series of small, little-known islands off the coast of Kyushu, Japan’s most southwesterly island. This part of Japan is well off the beaten track but the photographer Marc Holstein recently paid a visit, and told us he was the only Westerner for miles. Marc’s de...
Tags: Japan, France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, NCR, Yamaha, Pirelli, East, Alcantara, Marc, Kyushu Japan, Moto Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer


McLaren GT: A Brief Walk Around This Unique Grand Touring Car

The McLaren GT is an entirely new model and the brand’s first true grand touring car. To increase everyday ease of use, braking and steering were optimized for lower speeds. Although intended for long distance driving, the new McLaren GT is still quick as lightning.  McLaren has been on a roll lately, as far as street cars are concerned. They are looking at expanding in a certain way as a company. No, they are not going to make an SUV or a crossover. Perish the thought. No, for a while now, th...
Tags: Autos, Mclaren, North America, Sirius, Pontiac, Alcantara, Bowers Wilkins, SSG, Car News, Tony Borroz, Speedtail


2020 Toyota Supra: The Best Toyota Sports Car?

The 2020 Toyota Supra is the first Supra in the United States in 21 years.  Toyota GAZOO Racing applied their vision when engineering the new Supra.  Expect the Supra in July with a fairly reasonable MSRP considering the performance.  Much has been said about the fifth-gen, 2020 Toyota Supra. We all know how the Supra is a rehashed version of the new BMW Z4, but that’s not exactly right. And while we’re still left pondering on the fine line between Toyota and BMW sports cars, I think it’s time...
Tags: United States, Porsche, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Nissan, Skyline, Nissan Skyline, Alcantara, Supra, GTE, Overview, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Car News, Alvin Reyes


A camouflaged BMW K1100 (with an e-bike to match)

Traditional cafe racers are typically designed with restraint high on the agenda. But we’re just as enthused by customs that trade reservedness for loudness—like this BMW K1100 with extremely sharp lines and a reflective livery. This left-field custom is the work of Impuls in Munich, Germany. And as we’ve seen from their previous work, the team of Philipp Wulk and Matthias Pittner don’t care much for tradition. They’ve embraced the K1100’s angular nature rather than trying to smooth every...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Ford, Bmw, Alcantara, Matthias, Munich Germany, Magura, Philipp, Florian, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget, Philipp Wulk, Matthias Pittner


The best Iberian Rift road trip

Travel, set out southwest from Madrid past the burnt-gold fields of the Spanish state of Castilla and then through the dark green holm oak dehesas, or managed forests, of Extremadura state. Trace the Tagus River as it renews its sapped strength with snowmelt from the Sierra de Gredos mountains, giving it the power to slice through the granite bedrock of this hard land on its way to seemingly far-off Lisbon and the sea. This is a road trip through la Raya, the Iberian Rift. A ride that hugs bo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, Spain, Portugal, Monsanto, Madrid, Lisbon, Segura, All, Alcantara, Extremadura, Beira, Iberian Peninsula, Castilla, Castelo Branco


Arresting: Renard’s ex-police BMW K75 RT

There’s a clean , sharp vibe to the bikes that come out of Renard Speed Shop. Estonia’s finest custom builders don’t have a fixed signature style, but the machines from the Tallinn workshop are always beautifully finished and pack a strong visual punch. This brightly colored K75 RT is Renard’s 26th creation, and it’s probably their most in-your-face build to date. Perhaps because this unusual BMW has just as much Italian blood as German… The BMW ‘bricks’ may not be pretty, but they’re tough...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Motorcycles, Bmw, Tallinn, Pirelli, Alcantara, Alpina, Andres, Puig, Renard, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, SC Project, Andres Uibomäe