1967 Toyota 2000GT sells for $912,500, while another is discovered in a Sydney garage

Few Japanese classic cars regularly sell around the $1 million mark, though a major exception is the Toyota 2000GT.

Built briefly between 1967 and 1970, by Yamaha in fact, just 351 were made including prototype versions, and two of them recently made headlines.

The first is a red example from 1967 that went under the hammer last weekend at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Elkhart, Indiana. It ended up selling for $912,500. The car is a left-hand-drive example, of which just 62 were made, and was kept for 30 years by its original owner, noted racer Otto Linton who at one point owned a Toyota dealership in Pennsylvania.

The car was given a full restoration by Maine Laine Exotics in the 2000s, so it looks almost factory fresh. We’re told there’s still a little bit of patina left, which for some collectors is priceless.

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Bugatti Bolide is a 1,824-horsepower hypercar designed for the track

Bugatti in recent weeks has been hinting at a model with radical styling and on Wednesday the car was revealed as the new Bolide.

The Bolide is the result of a challenge put forward by Bugatti chief Stephan Winkelmann to his team to imagine a Bugatti developed without any restraints. The resulting car is a track car, and strictly a one-off, at least for now.

It isn’t based on any existing Bugatti, although it shares its 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W-16 engine and an all-wheel-drive system with the Chiron and its various coach-built versions. Here, the engine delivers 1,577 horsepower with 98-octane fuel. However, it can also run on 110-octane racing fuel which sees its output bumped to 1,824 hp. Peak torque in this case would be 1,365 pound-feet.

The engine revs higher than in the Chiron, a change that necessitated a number of tweaks. Among these was an upgrade of the

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class blends luxury with family life

Top-shelf luxury items aren’t made for family life, they are made for the rich and famous.

In the upper echelon of luxury vehicles everything becomes motorized, buttons and interfaces are slick, and there are touch controls for the touch controls. But at some point the rich and famous have kids, and for that there is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class three-row SUV is the German Escalade, though it’s made in Alabama. It competes head-to-head with the Cadillac Escalade, BMW X7, Lincoln Navigator, and Lexus LX. It stacks up well.

Mercedes-Benz redesigned the GLS-Class for 2020 with a posh interior, physics-defying handling, and crisp screens. But getting to the third row is a hassle, intelligent cruise control isn’t so intelligent, and some of the tech is annoying.

I spent a week road tripping with the wife and kids, towing boats, and running errands in

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VW Group reportedly plans to make Bentley an Audi subsidiary, Lamborghini a public company

As Volkswagen Group shifts its focus to high-volume electric cars and self-driving technology, the costly bill to electrify its niche brands like Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati and Lamborghini is becoming harder to justify.

There have been rumblings in recent months about VW Group potentially offloading one or more of the brands, and on Sunday Germany’s Automobilewoche (subscription required) reported that in a major shift Bentley will be made a subsidiary of Audi. The move, which according to sources could happen in 2021, would pave the way for greater technology sharing between the two brands.

Lamborghini is currently a subsidiary of Audi, but Reuters reported in early October that it could be made public via a spinoff—similar to what Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did with Ferrari in 2015. Citing two sources familiar with the matter, Reuters reported that VW Group is looking to make Lamborghini more independent within the group, in terms of

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Here’s how the Rimac C_Two was developed

After coronavirus-related delays, Croatian automaker Rimac is preparing to start production of its second-generation electric supercar: the C_Two. This documentary provides an in-depth look at how the C_Two was developed.

The successor to the Rimac Concept_One, the C_Two was unveiled in concept form at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. At the time, Rimac quoted 1,1914 horsepower and 1,696 pound-feet of torque, enabling 0-60 mph acceleration in 1.85 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 9.1 seconds, and a top speed of 258 mph.

Rimac has continued development work since the concept’s Geneva debut, to the point that “everything” has changed for the production version, CEO Mate Rimac said earlier this year.

Among other things, Rimac has spent time fine tuning driver aids. The C_Two will have a drift mode, as well as advanced driver-assist tech that will act as a driving coach on racetracks.

Rimac C_Two production line

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World’s fastest car, 2021 Genesis GV80, 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring: This Week’s Top Photos

America’s SSC reclaimed the title of manufacturer of the world’s fastest production car when its Tuatara hypercar achieved an average speed of 316.11 mph over two runs. As you may have guessed, a lot of planning went into making this happen, which is a story in itself.

2022 GMC Hummer EV

Another big news topic this week was the return of the Hummer, although now as an EV. According to General Motors, the pickup truck (an SUV is also coming) will blast to 60 mph in three seconds, cover 350 miles on a charge, and drive in a diagonal line thanks to its CrabWalk mode.

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Cadillac Escalade

Another GM vehicle in the headlines this week was the redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade. After testing it, we can with confidence call it the better option over the Lincoln Navigator—and some of the full-size SUV imports, too.

2021 Genesis GV80

2021

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