2021 Ford Bronco, V-8 Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Ariya: The Week In Reverse

The 2021 Ford Bronco debuted; Jeep hit back with a V-8-powered Wrangler concept; and the electric Nissan Ariya SUV was unveiled. It’s the Week in Reverse right here at Motor Authority.

The Bronco returned. The 2021 Ford Bronco made its debut with body-on-frame construction, turbocharged powertrains, and classic Bronco design. Dana axles, locking differentials, and a disconnecting front sway bar should make the Bronco extremely capable off-road.

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series broke cover with a 720-horsepower flat-plane crank V-8, a widebody aero kit with a massive wing, and a top speed of 202 mph. A new traction control system features nine levels of of adjustment. This might be the swan song for the current AMG GT.

Jeep tried to crash the Bronco’s party with a Wrangler 392 concept. The V-8-powered Wrangler concept features a 6.4-liter V-8 with 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. The concept also

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Building the Lego Land Rover Defender

Me and Lego go way, way back. When I was a kid, my parents bought me the very first Lego Expert Builder set (Kit #850-1, the fork lift truck), and I was hooked. I spent the bulk of my childhood building all sorts of transportation-related things out of Legos. Besides the tractor, the helicopter, and the go-kart, I built a fleet of planes and buses and a working aerial tramway; you could say I wasn’t much for playing outside. So, when I saw Lego’s new Technic Land Rover Defender (kit #42110—Get it? 110, like the Defender!*), I thought how much I’d like to give it a try, if only I had the time. And then the safer-at-home orders came down, and suddenly I did have the time!

* Technically this is a two-door Land Rover Defender 90, but Lego gets points for the effort.


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