Buy a 2021 Genesis GV80 Now, or Wait a Year for the GV70?

On the Subject of Performance

We don’t know which engines will power the GV70, but we can take an educated guess. The GV80 crossover is positioned similarly to the G80 sedan in terms of size and price, and the two vehicles share an engine lineup. We think the GV70 will follow this precedent, which would make it roughly equal to the compact G70 sedan. The G70 currently offers a choice of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines, and either should scoot the GV70 along just fine.

The G70’s 3.3-liter V6 is slightly smaller and less powerful than the G80’s 3.5-liter unit, but this is inconsequential in terms of performance because the G70 is so much smaller and lighter. It’s also far more nimble and enjoyable to drive. Extrapolate this to the SUV variants, and you can conclude that the GV70 should be quicker and more sprightly than the hulking GV80. And

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Rezvani Hercules 6×6 pickup finally lands, and it’s got a 1,300-horsepower Demon V-8

Rezvani is a Californian coachbuilder that over the years has built up a reputation for launching wild sports cars and SUVs.

But wild doesn’t even begin to encapsulate all that the company’s latest vehicle has to offer. Behold the Hercules 6×6, a six-wheeled, off-road-focused pickup truck that can be ordered with a 1,300-horsepower V-8.

The Hercules starts out life as a humble Jeep Wrangler, just like the Rezvani Tank SUV launched in 2017. However, the Hercules has been even more extensively modified, to point where the donor vehicle’s roots are no longer recognizable. The total length, for instance, is 20.3 feet.

The pricing starts at $225,000, though this is for a Hercules with a 3.6-liter V-6 delivering just 285 horsepower. For an additional $40,000 you can get a 6.4-liter V-8 delivering 500 hp. In both cases you can choose between a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.

Rezvani Hercules 6×6

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The Z Proto Concept Looks Much Better in Person

EL SEGUNDO, California—We love controversial cars. Contrary to what you might think, it makes our jobs significantly easier; the less there is to say about a car, the more literary gymnastics we undertake to create something relatively readable. If the car is contentious—aesthetically, mechanically, or spiritually—that gives us plenty of meat to chew on. The new Nissan Z Proto concept? Nissan’s recent glimpse of the Z-car’s future (speculated to carry the “400Z” name) cracked a schism between even the most diehard Z fans, not to mention just about everyone else, including the Automobile staff.

As is usually the case, however, pictures tell only half of the story. More than a few cars throughout history have been  shortchanged by shoddy debut artwork, and it’s sometimes only when we see a car under the harsh, bright auto-show lights that the design settles and starts to make more sense. In lieu

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