Heritage, hoopla, and at least $120,000

Every new 911 traces its roots back to the original sports car from the 1960s, but only one draws rings back to the originals.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S were revealed Sunday, the latest in the 992 generation and certainly not the last. The Targa 4 and 4S directly follow the 911 Turbo S and precede a handful more models that are certainly in the mail later down the line. (GT3, GT2, 911 T, GTS, who knows maybe a bear or something.)

The Targa 4 and Targa 4S rely on twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-6s that are already familiar to Porsche fans. The same engines appear in the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S coupes and convertibles and make 379 horsepower and 443 horsepower in the Targa 4 and Targa 4S, respectively. An 8-speed dual-clutch automatic is standard, and a 7-speed manual is a no-cost swap into Targa

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Long-Term Road Test

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Wrap-Up

by Rex Tokeshi-Torres, Vehicle Testing Technician

What We Got
We introduced our 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV in February of that year. What lured us was GM’s bold claim of “200-mile range at around $30,000.” Touted as a long-range electric vehicle attainable by the masses, it was a compelling vehicle to add to our fleet. During this time, Tesla dominated the over 200-mile range marketplace, but you had to spend at least $60,000 to own one. We picked up a fully optioned Bolt Premier for $42,398, not including state and federal rebates.

What We Learned
The Bolt was in our test fleet almost as long as a U.S. presidential term. We averaged 11,314 miles per year and drove it as a daily commuter — which is essentially what it was meant to be. During this time, we learned the following:

Read on for all the details!

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$481,000 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta Sold on BaT: Auction Roundup

2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta

The $403,000 original price of this five-year-old, limited-edition, 13,000-mile 458 Speciale Aperta was shattered with a $481,000 sales price on Bring a Trailer, after accounting for BaT’s 5 percent buyer’s premium (up to a maximum of $5,000). One of 499 Speciale Apertas built, the car is certainly a special Ferrari as not only the last of the naturally aspirated V-8s from the marque, but also the lighter, more track-focused variant. Looking on the open market, we see Speciale Apertas of lower mileage with asking prices ranging from $540,000 to a crazy $782,000, but we also see that RM Sotheby’s sold one last year with under 100 miles at its Abu Dhabi auction for just $411,250 (though that one did sport an unfortunate color scheme). We’ll call this one market-correct given its desirable colors and options and enough mileage that the new owner shouldn’t be afraid

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