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The Motor1.com (https://www.motor1.com/) Podcast Network is your one stop for everything automotive. Listen to Rambling About Cars every Friday to get up to speed on the biggest car stories of the week. Or, reserve your table at the http://Motor1.com Test Car Happy Hour on Mondays, for reports on all the supercars, EVs, SUVs, and trucks we've been driving this week.
 
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The Lamborghini LB744 is the internal designation for the Aventador successor, and its new V12 hybrid powertrain is revealed ahead of a full debut later this month. We discuss some interesting camper conversions such as a Chevy Camaro with a bed and sink, and a two-story semi-truck RV with its own theater room. Dramatic video catches thieves steali…
 
Jeff Perez is our guest this week. We detail the pricing for the 2024 Ford Mustang. We also check out the Honda CR-V Hybrid Racer and the latest Dodge last call teaser. Jeff tells us about some of the performance cars that are on the horizon. We end the show with a cheap car challenge to find a Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, or Ford Mustang fo…
 
An official teaser campaign for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has begun, starting with photos of its tech-heavy interior. The high-performance BMW X5 M and X6 M debuted, along with the refreshed Cadillac XT4. We have more details on the oddly named Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tribute To Carrera RS, and we check out the recent Duesenberg barn find. That lead…
 
Motor1.com's Mark Webb is our guest this week. We check out some Super Bowl commercials, including the one for the Ram 1500 Rev, which leads to a conversation about the upcoming electric pickup. We also discuss the trailer for Fast X. The latest teaser for the last Dodge Last Call model suggests that it might be a new Demon. The refreshed Buick Enc…
 
SUVs are afoot at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show, and Super Bowl commercials from automakers are hitting the airwaves. We talk about the updated 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross, the next-gen 2024 Subaru Crosstrek, the refreshed BMW X5 and X6, and the updated 2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer. We also compare the Mustang Dark Horse interior with an entry…
 
Steve Ewing and John Neff join us as guests this week. Ewing recently got the chance to drive the rally-inspired Porsche 911 Dakar. Neff has spent months on the road with a Ford F-150 Hybrid and a travel trailer. He has experienced a lot in that time. Also, we check out the newly debuted Mazda CX-90 and Land Rover Range Rover Velar.…
 
The new BMW M3 CS is here, featuring 543 horsepower with all-wheel drive and a carbon-fiber diet. Audi Activesphere Concept shows off its mini pickup-truck bed, and Porsche pays homage to the 356 with the Vision 357 Concept. We see images of the new Toyota Tacoma for South America, and a camouflaged prototype pickup spotted with a Fiat Strada rekin…
 
There are some big debuts this week. The Chevy Corvette E-Ray brings electrification and all-wheel drive to the sports car for the first time. The Aston Martin DBS 770 is the brand's ultimate grand tourer, and it only plans to make 499 of them. The Mazda MX-30 R-EV is the return of the rotary. There are some fresh details about the Hyundai Kona's p…
 
InsideEVs Senior Editor and State Of Charge host Tom Moloughney stops by to talk about the Ram Revolution concept truck, F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, and how the full-size EV pickup segment is shaping up for the future. We preview the hybrid Corvette E-Ray thanks to a recent teaser video from Chevrolet, and we discuss this year’s North American Car…
 
CES 2023 is happening, and there are some big automotive debuts. Ram showed off a concept for its upcoming electric pickup. VW revealed the ID.7 EV sedan with electroluminescent camo. The BMW Vision Dee is the brand's showcase of future technology, and the Chrysler Synthesis Demonstrator is how that company imagines the cockpits of upcoming models.…
 
Our final podcast for 2022 features the next-gen 2024 Hyundai Kona, coming soon in standard, hybrid, N Line, and EV models. Ram closes out the year with a 1500 TRX Havoc special edition truck. And we look back at some of our favorite Rambling About Cars podcasts from the past year.By Motor1.com Podcast Network
 
The track-only Ford GT Mk IV marks the end of the current-generation supercar, packing over 800 horsepower. McLaren announces a partnership with the aeronautical wizards at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Toyota announces pricing for the 2023 Prius. And a cheap car challenge has Bruce and Smith “giving” each other cool cars for the holidays.…
 
Myron Vernis and Mark Brinker are the authors of the four-volume book A Quiet Greatness about the most important Japanese sports cars from Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and many more automakers. They tell us about creating the book, and what they'd wish to add to it. We cover obscurities like the Hino Samurai, Autech Zagato, and Yamaha Ami. Of …
 
Senior Editors Jeff Perez and Brett Evans join the podcast to talk about winners of the 2022 Motor1.com Star Awards. The Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Maverick Hybrid, Land Rover Range Rover, Kia Sportage Hybrid, Audi RS3, and Hyundai Ioniq 5 received awards, and we also go behind the scenes on the testing process.…
 
We kick off with Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato with a raised ride height, broader fenders, and a generally more rugged look. We also discuss the rumor of Chevy creating a sub-brand for Corvette-inspired models. Honda is building a plug-in hybrid fuel cell vehicle based on the CR-V, and the company is making it in Ohio. Finally, we look at the models…
 
Mazda is in the news with updates on future EVs, including the 2023 debut of an MX-30 with a rotary engine as a range extender. Mazda also teased a sleek coupe called the Vision Study concept. The new Abarth 500e electric hot hatch debuted, and Pininfarina announced several new acceleration records for the Battista EV hypercar. The podcast wraps up…
 
The next-generation Honda Accord is here, showing plenty of Civic influence. An updated Audi E-Tron gets rebranded as the Q8 E-Tron, available in standard and Sportback trim. Volvo debuted its electric EX90 flagship SUV, and we discuss teasers for both the Porsche 911 Dakar and the record Nurburging lap for the Mercedes-AMG One. Smith is back in hi…
 
Our guest this week is Bruce's dad, Rusty. We start by talking about the power outputs for the Charger Daytona SRT EV. Then, we dig into his favorite automotive adventures, like his first car, which was a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. We also talk about a drive across the western US and being a passenger in a lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife.…
 
Knight Rider is alive and thriving thanks to the Knight Rider Historians. AJ Palmgren and Joe Huth own two screen-used KITT Trans Ams from the series, the original semi truck and trailer, and they possess an unparalleled wealth of knowledge on the classic 1980s TV series. AJ joins Bruce and Smith to talk about the show, the cars, the stars, creatin…
 
It’s truck week with the new Ford Super Duty, updated Chevrolet Silverado HD, and 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel debuting at nearly the same time. BMW unveiled the powerful XM SUV, its first standalone M model since the M1. A facelifted BMW Z4 also arrived, and Bentley revealed an updated Bentayga Hybrid with more power and electric range.…
 
We kick off the show by checking out the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance. We also take a look at the Dodge Challenger SRT Black Ghost. The Chrysler 300C sold out quickly, and Renntech built a Mercedes S-Class restomod. We end the show by checking out automotive-themed horror movies like Christine, Maximum Overdrive, The Wraith, and more.…
 
The seventh-generation Ford Mustang is revealed, including a Mustang Dark Horse model. The Ferrari Purosange debuted, but with a 715-horsepower V12 and rear-biased weight distribution, it’s unlike any other super SUV. Several special editions debuted for the 2022 Detroit Auto Show, including a new Chrysler 300C and a pair of Jeeps. We also cover th…
 
The first half of this week's Rambling About Cars is full of EVs. We check out the Equinox EV, Jeep Recon, Jeep Wagoneer S, and Jeep Avenger. Then, we look into a mystery from Chrysler, the price of the GR Corolla, and the Dodge Charger and Challenger Scat Pack Swinger.By Motor1.com Podcast Network
 
Honda released more information on the Civic Type R, including horsepower. Dodge announced its second "Last Call" model as the Charger Super Bee. Ford is planning a special event for Mustang owners leading up to the big next-gen debut in Detroit. And we talk about cool car movies to watch over Labor Day weekend.…
 
Motor1.com editors Brett T. Evans and Jeff Perez join us to discuss their experience as first-time attendees to the events during Monterey Car Week, including the Quail, the Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. We discuss debuts during the week like the Koenigsegg CC850, Bugatti Mistral, Lamborghini Urus Per…
 
Big news from Dodge includes the debut of the brand’s first electrified vehicle, the Dodge Hornet. The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept previews the all-electric future, but the Hellcat V8 gets one last dance with the 2023 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat. The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS also debuted this week, and we spend some time sharing listener comment…
 
The show kicks off with a look at the teasers for the debuts at this year's Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours. Vehicles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, and a whole lot more are on the way. Then, we check out the 2023 GMC Canyon, including the rugged, new AT4X trim. Sticking with trucks, there's a discussion of the 2023 Ford F-150…
 
Several major vehicle debuts are up for discussion, including the 2023 Honda Civic Type R, 2023 Toyota Crown, and 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV. Hyundai unveiled two stunning concepts, the Ioniq 6-based RN22e and N Vision 74. Motor1.com Editor-In-Chief Seyth Miersma recently drove the Lucid Air Grand Touring; he joins the discussion to share his memorab…
 
Brad Hansen is an '80s and '90s car aficionado, including daily driving a 1996 Chevrolet Corvette. We kick things off with some news, like the 2023 Honda CR-V debuting and the latest teaser for the new Civic Type R. Then, it's time for a deep (and nerdy) dive into the automobiles from the Radwood era. We finish with an '80s-themed cheap car challen…
 
The first production Cadillac Escalade-V brings $500,000 for a college in Detroit, but at Chevrolet, the Corvette Z06 NFT failed to sell. A Porsche 911 gets the world’s blackest paint job that absorbs nearly all light, and we check out a crazy custom Kenworth truck converted into a camper thanks to an Airstream trailer mounted on the back.…
 
The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed is up and running, and numerous new vehicles like the BMW M3 Touring are making a public debut at the historic event. We run down the major debuts for the festival, including the Prodrive P25, Ford SuperVan, Polestar 5, numerous Bentleys, Porsches, and more. Smith is back and shares road trip stories from his rec…
 
Ted Ryan from the Ford archives joins us for the first half of the show to tell us about the newly launched Ford Heritage Vault. It's a place to dig into the history of the automaker with over 5,000 images and scanned brochures. Seyth Miersma and Brett T. Evans are also on the show. For the second half of the show, we discuss the latest supercars a…
 
The 2023 Honda HR-V debuted, slightly larger than its predecessor with considerable influence from the Civic. We take a close look at the SUV inside and out, then pivot to the Ram TRX Sandblast Edition with its appearance upgrades. Discussion also includes the Buick Electra-X concept, Apple’s next-generation CarPlay system, BMW’s hybrid LMDh race c…
 
From SCCA involvement to autocrossing, tire testing, and driver education programs, Tire Rack has long been a resource for drivers and auto enthusiasts. Executive Vice President Matt Edmonds shares industry insight, cool stories, and more in this special episode that also includes a look at the new Maserati MC20 Cielo convertible. Maserati MC20 Cie…
 
The Range Rover Sport and Cadillac Escalade-V debuted this week, offering big power for these luxury SUVs. Rapper will.i.am debuted a Mercedes mashup between the AMG-GT 4-door and G63. VW announced a reboot of the Scout brand in the United States, and we take a short look at the International Scout’s history.…
 
The amazing automotive photographer Michael Shaffer regales us with tales about his career in automotive photography. From snapping Subarus in Patagonia to shooting Ferraris at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, he has some amazing stories. Plus, Shaffer offers some tips about how to take better pictures of your car.…
 
New performance cars debuted this week, including the 543-horsepower Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the Mercedes-AMG C 43. A future electrified Corvette was finally confirmed by GM President Mark Reuss, and Nissan released pricing info for the new Z in Japan. And with summer around the corner, now is the perfect time for an open-roof cheap car chall…
 
Motor1.com Editor-in-Chief Seyth Miersma and Managing Editor Brandon Turkus join us to go through the debuts at the New York International Auto Show, including an extended conversation about the new BMW 7 Series and i7. Then, Turkus tells us about his trip to a dry lake bed in California to drag race a Jeep 392 against a Land Rover Defender V8 and …
 
Jonathan Benson from Tyrereviews.com returns to talk tires, notably his recent test of the new Michelin Pilot Sport 5. He shares his thoughts with Bruce and Smith on the refreshed BMW X7 at the 2022 New York Auto Show, and the trio considers a Toyota GR Corolla / Subaru conspiracy theory submitted by a podcast listener.…
 
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