Automotive news, photos and videos – January 1st 2021

2022 Subaru Forester Facelift Rendered With Restyled Front Fascia, Rear Bumper

2021-01-01 / For the 2022 model year, don’t get your hopes up for a major facelift of the Forester. A hybrid powertrain isn’t likely to happen either

 

2021 Ford Escape Enters Production on January 4th, Escape PHEV on April 5th
2021 Ford Escape Enters Production on January 4th, Escape PHEV on April 5th

2021-01-01 / Presented in 2019, the Escape PHEV will finally enter production on April 5th, 2021 according to insider information from Ford Authority

 

The Indestructible and Inflatable OP Lite Camper Is Ready to Rock Your New Year
The Indestructible and Inflatable OP Lite Camper Is Ready to Rock Your New Year

2021-01-01 / This camper trailer inflates to offer an interior living space equipped with a queen size bed, four-burner stove and kitchenette, but lacks a bathroom.

 

Ken Block's 1400 HP Hoonicorn Mustang Plays Drag Racing Games With 400 HP Van
Ken Block’s 1400 HP Hoonicorn Mustang Plays Drag Racing Games With 400 HP Van

2021-01-01 / The Hoonicorn V2 beat a McLaren Senna, so they need to cheat a lot for the 400 horsepower box van to have a chance against it

 

"World's Greatest Drag Race" Features Eight Cars, Over 5,000 HP, Plenty of Drama
“World’s Greatest Drag Race” Features Eight Cars, Over 5,000 HP, Plenty of Drama

2021-01-01 / Despite everything that went on, 2020 has brought plenty quick cars, and eight of them are going to fight for the unofficial title of drag racing champion

 

Pro Drifter Puts His Dad Behind the Wheel of 800 HP GR Supra, Guess What Happens
Pro Drifter Puts His Dad Behind the Wheel of 800 HP GR Supra, Guess What Happens

2021-01-01 / Kenshiro Gushi gives his dad the keys to his 800 horsepower Formula Drift Spec Toyota Supra, the result is different from what you might have expected

 

2021 Chevrolet Suburban Brakes Better Than the 2021 Mazda3 From 70 MPH
2021 Chevrolet Suburban Brakes Better Than the 2021 Mazda3 From 70 MPH

2021-01-01 / Believe it or not, the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban needs 166 feet to brake from 70 miles per hour, which is six feet off the mark set by the Audi RS 6 Avant

 

Honda CB500 Enters the Land of Custom Grace, Looks Downright Menacing
Honda CB500 Enters the Land of Custom Grace, Looks Downright Menacing

2021-01-01 / More often than not, Honda’s CB750 is the workshops’ weapon of choice when seeking to craft a one-off masterpiece, but this firm did things a little differently

 

Chevrolet Chevelle SS "Chev-Hell" Looks Like a Downforce Monster
Chevrolet Chevelle SS “Chev-Hell” Looks Like a Downforce Monster

2021-01-01 / The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS was selected as the starting point for the virtual restomod project showcased in this rendering

 

Watch the 2021 Ford Focus ST Hit Its Max Speed on the Autobahn
Watch the 2021 Ford Focus ST Hit Its Max Speed on the Autobahn

2021-01-01 / The EcoBoost is basically just like the 2.3-liter you get in the base Bronco, sending power to the front wheels of this compact via a 7-speed auto

 

Concept Bubble Autonomous Pods Imagine a Future in Which Humans Reclaim the City
Concept Bubble Autonomous Pods Imagine a Future in Which Humans Reclaim the City

2021-01-01 / Design student Chuan Jiang looks to soap bubbles to imagine a driverless pod that would help “re-socialize our streets,” enhance natural communication

 

Eminent Cycles Bursts Into the Mountain Bike Market With a Menacing Monster
Eminent Cycles Bursts Into the Mountain Bike Market With a Menacing Monster

2021-01-01 / This mountain bike includes a unidirectional carbon fiber frame and a full Shimano XTR setup; a FOX suspension on the rear and front offers smooth landings

 

2021 Ford "Bronco Bogger" Looks Like a Retro Dirt Master in Sharp Rendering
2021 Ford “Bronco Bogger” Looks Like a Retro Dirt Master in Sharp Rendering

2021-01-01 / While we still have to wait until next summer to see deliveries of the 2021 Ford Bronco kicking off, this renderings aims for a retro look

 

Why the Monza SP1 and SP2 Are the Most Insane Ferraris of the Modern Era
Why the Monza SP1 and SP2 Are the Most Insane Ferraris of the Modern Era

2021-01-01 / Ferrari brings back the Barchetta bodywork from the 1950s and combines it with modern tech to create automotive art in the form of the Monza SP1 and SP2

 

Last of Its Kind 1959 Pilatus P3 Is a Warbird Training Gem
Last of Its Kind 1959 Pilatus P3 Is a Warbird Training Gem

2021-01-01 / 1959 Pilatus P3 is one of many training aircraft made by the Swiss company; this particular one was the last to roll off assembly lines

 

Ford Casually Explains Some of the Basics of Its SYNC 4 Infotainment System
Ford Casually Explains Some of the Basics of Its SYNC 4 Infotainment System

2021-01-01 / The Blue Oval used the popular F-150 pickup truck as the reference model, but the lessons taught here can be applied to other Fords and Lincolns too

 

The HC1 Camper Trailer Let’s You Play Real Life Legos With the Interior
The HC1 Camper Trailer Let’s You Play Real Life Legos With the Interior

2021-01-01 / This camper allows its owners to rearrange the interior while on the go; it’s off-grid and solar-ready and can sleep up to five guests

 

Ford Falcon "Super Sprint" Has a Supercharger for Days
Ford Falcon “Super Sprint” Has a Supercharger for Days

2021-01-01 / The Falcon Sprint “donor car” for the original ‘Stang was overshadowed by the pony, but the former is gaining popularity nowadays, which explains this rendering

 

This One-Off 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Hosts Rare Aftermarket Items
This One-Off 1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Hosts Rare Aftermarket Items

2021-01-01 / We notice a Rickman CR front fairing, Henry Abe hoops and one ravishing Tracy Fiberglass Works monocoque module, to name but a few

 

Toyota GR Yaris Battles Fiesta ST, Civic Type R and Golf GTI for Hot Hatch Glory
Toyota GR Yaris Battles Fiesta ST, Civic Type R and Golf GTI for Hot Hatch Glory

2021-01-01 / Auto Express decided the new and feisty AWD-equipped Toyota GR Yaris needs some FWD company from different segments, so a few classic hot hatches came forward