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  • The News for July 28th, 2023

    The News for July 28th, 2023

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    Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. This week: Ford introduces track-only version of the Dark Horse and its own spec racing series, Mopar has the final say with special edition Charger and Challenger, Chevrolet might not be…

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  • This is the cutest little RUF Yellowbird you’ll ever see

    This is the cutest little RUF Yellowbird you’ll ever see

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    Andrew Ritter is one-half of the founding team of Stanceworks. He’s also a talented artist, lover of all things automotive, and the owner of one sweet-ass first-gen Montero. And now he’s creator/collaborator on a new run of legendary automobiles done in 1/43 scale. This is the first such product from his Ritter Goods line, which…

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  • The 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off to a good start

    The 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off to a good start

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    The 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed got underway today and it’s already looking like the place to be if you love all things automotive. Over on the Goodwood YouTube channel, they’ve been running a live stream all day. But they’ve also been putting out clip videos as well. I grabbed the one below which shows…

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  • The Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 S has spectacular suspension

    The Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 S has spectacular suspension

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    Suspension is responsible for many important things like keeping the tires on the ground, allowing the chassis to do its work, making sure you’re comfortable, and maximizing the engine’s ability to put power down. And that’s just to name a few. The suspension on the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 S is perhaps the greatest highlight…

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  • 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige AWD Quick Review

    2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige AWD Quick Review

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    We’re spoiled for choice these days when it comes to truly good CUVs. Kia (and Hyundai) have made massive strides in this space as of late, and vehicles like the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid SX-Prestige AWD are an example of just how far they’ve come. This is a truly solid crossover with good hybrid powertrain…

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  • What’s the Buzz All About? 2025 US-Spec VW ID. Buzz Global Reveal

    What’s the Buzz All About? 2025 US-Spec VW ID. Buzz Global Reveal

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    The VW bus is back! Well, not quite yet, but we got a sneak peek at Volkswagen’s new electric three-row ID. Buzz at the automaker’s global reveal event in Huntington Beach, California, last week. The long-wheelbase EV bus is set to arrive in the United States in 2024 as a 2025 model, packed with a…

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  • What’s your news for the week?

    What’s your news for the week?

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    With the 2024 Toyota Tacoma dominating the headlines this week, there hasn’t been much else happening in the industry. So as I do occasionally, I’m opening the comments to you, the hoons that make this website what it is. There’s no use in digging up boring business news that will put everyone (myself included) to…

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  • All-New 2024 Lexus GX Teaser

    All-New 2024 Lexus GX Teaser

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    A new day and a new Lexus teaser. This time it is the 2024 Lexus GX. It appears that the front end will not have the extreme “Predator” face. The last generation of GX really leaned into this look and has turned some people away from the truck. Potentially we will see the GX on…

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  • Introducing the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

    Introducing the 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor

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    It’s happening! The Ford Ranger Raptor is finally coming to North America in 2023 with the rest of the 5th Generation of Rangers. Purposeful Design Let’s dive into the Ranger Raptor’s design. We’re talking confident and modern styling that’ll turn heads on the streets. Those LED projector headlights are like spotlights, while the signature C-clamp…

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  • 2024 Lexus TX Teaser

    2024 Lexus TX Teaser

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    Lexus is teasing a new vehicle, the 2024 Lexus TX. No release date was shared, and just one image. All I can see when I look at the name is the Lexus Texas, pronounced as “Lejas Tejas.” My gut/sources tell me this is a Lexus version of the Toyota Grand Highlander. The rear structure is almost identical…

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