Plus, BMW X3 may go EV and your most looked forward to cars for 2023
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by Sam D. Smith
Good morning and welcome to our daily digest of automotive news from around the globe, starting with…
These Are The Five Cars You’re Most Excited About In 2023
We asked you what cars you were looking forward to in 2023, and the responses were split between the combustion offerings and the incoming dominance of the all-electric variety. Examples of ICEs include the Ford Superduty Raptor and the updated Toyota 4Runner and Lexus LX twins. For the EVs, you guys are looking forward to the Chevrolet Blazer SS EV, and Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo. The most anticipated car of 2023, though? The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N.
Driven: Supercharged Theon Design 911 Is A New Take On An Old Favorite
While the supercharged engine might be what draws you into this article, the Theon Design 911 is so much more than just your “usual” 911 restomod. The attention to detail is second to none, with the company welding up holes that the factory was happy to leave plugged with rubber, and adding immaculate finishing to the frunk, complete with a leather-wrapped strut brace and leather embossed panels. The supercharged approach is an unusual one too, and provides a GT vibe to this unique creation, as our own Chris Chilton found out behind the wheel.
2024 Toyota Camry: What America’s Next Best-Selling Sedan Could Look Like
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With a complete redesign on the cards for the next generation, the Toyota Camry is set to adopt the design language embraced by the latest Prius and more crossover-ish Crown. Our independent illustrations depict a sleek three-box shape, with a curvaceous hood and boomerang-shaped LED headlamps. Beyond that, it would appear that the V6 engine option will be no more, with hybrid four-cylinder motors the most likely candidates to be offered.
Bugatti Chiron Successor Will Get A “Bonkers” Rimac-Developed Hybrid ICE Engine
The Buggati Chiron’s replacement will retain an ICE engine, as CEO Mate Rimac recently confirmed, adding that the car will be a clean-sheet design featuring a Rimac-developed hybrid combustion engine. Describing the new powertrain as “totally bonkers” to Auto Express, the next model from Bugatti was initially going to be an electric crossover SUV to rival the Ferrari Purosangue. These plans were stopped when Rimac took the helm, with a totally new hybrid hypercar taking its place in the launch schedule.
Next BMW X3M Could Go EV-Only, Report Claims
The next generation of BMW X3M may just be replaced by an all-electric equivalent in the form of an iX3M, suggests a report by BMW Blog. BMW’s Neue Klasse platform will be rolled out in 2025, with one of the first cars to get it being the next the iX3. A combustion X3 will be sold alongside it, but that will be based on an evolution of the current CLAR platform. Do you think anyone would miss a combustion X3M?
We Face-Swapped The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV Concept With Its ICE Ancestors
Proving that muscle cars have a future in the age of EVs, Dodge showed off the Charger Daytona SRT concept earlier this year, with a production version slated for a 2024 release date. We decided to use this as a base for our latest face swap, grafting on the front clip from a 2008 Dodge Challenger, a 1969 Dodge Charger, and even a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Which do you think looks best?
What Else Is Making The News
Argentina Beats France To Win The FIFA World Cup 2022
Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina camp have secured the 2022 Fifa World Cup, winning a nail-biting final held in Qatar. It’s the South American team’s third world cup victory, ending France’s dream of having back-to-back titles. Messi has vowed to continue playing for Argentina following the final.
Elon Musk Hosts Poll On Whether He Should Quit
Elon Musk, the controversial Twitter CEO, held a poll on Twitter asking his followers whether or not he should step down as head of the social media site Twitter. He followed up that tweet, telling his followers to “be careful what you wish, as you might get it.” 57.5 percent of voters voted for Musk to step down, so the ball is in his court now.