In addition, the BMW X3 may become EV and you are most looking forward to cars for 2023
December 19, 2022 at 10:03 am
Through Sam D Smith
Good morning and welcome to our daily roundup of car news from around the world, starting with…
Here are the five cars you’ll be most excited about in 2023
We asked you what cars you’re looking forward to in 2023, and responses were split between the combustion offering and the incoming dominance of the all-electric variety. Examples of ICEs include the Ford Superduty Raptor and the updated Toyota 4Runner and Lexus LX twins. For EVs, look out for the Chevrolet Blazer SS EV and the Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo. But the most anticipated car of 2023? The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N.
Driven: Supercharged Theon Design 911 is a new take on an old favorite
While the supercharged engine may draw you to this article, the Theon Design 911 is so much more than just your “usual” 911 restomod. The attention to detail is second to none, with the company welding holes the factory would have loved to plug with rubber, and adding an impeccable finish to the frunk, complete with a leather-wrapped strut bar and embossed leather panels. The supercharged approach is also unusual, giving this one-of-a-kind creation a GT feel, as our own Chris Chilton discovered behind the wheel.
2024 Toyota Camry: What America’s next best-selling sedan could look like
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With a complete redesign coming up for the next generation, the Toyota Camry will adopt the design language embraced by the latest Prius and more crossover-esque Crown. Our independent illustrations show a streamlined three-box shape, with a curvaceous hood and boomerang-shaped LED headlights. Other than that, it looks like the V6 engine option won’t be around anymore, with hybrid four-cylinder engines being the most likely candidates on offer.
Bugatti Chiron successor gets a hybrid ICE engine developed by Rimac
The replacement for the Buggati Chiron will retain an ICE engine, as CEO Mate Rimac recently confirmed, adding that the car will be a clean-sheet design with a hybrid internal combustion engine developed by Rimac. Describing the new powertrain as “totally crazy”. AutoExpress, Bugatti’s next model was initially going to be an electric crossover SUV to rival the Ferrari Purosangue. These plans were put on hold when Rimac took over, with an all-new hybrid hypercar taking its place in the launch schedule.
next BMW X3M could become EV only, report claims
The next-generation BMW X3M may simply be replaced by an all-electric equivalent in the form of an iX3M, a report from BMW blog. BMW’s Neue Klasse platform will roll out in 2025, with one of the first cars to get it next the iX3. An internal combustion engine X3 will also be sold, but it will be based on an evolution of the current CLAR platform. Do you think anyone would miss a combustion X3M?
We swapped the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV Concept with its ICE ancestors
To prove that muscle cars have a future in the electric car era, Dodge showed off the Charger Daytona SRT concept earlier this year, with a production version scheduled for a 2024 release date. We decided to use this as the basis for our latest face- swap, using the front clip from a 2008 Dodge Challenger, a 1969 Dodge Charger, and even a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Which do you think looks best?
What else makes the news
Argentina beats France to win 2022 FIFA World Cup
Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentine camp have secured the 2022 FIFA World Cup by winning a heart-stopping final in Qatar. It is the South American team’s third World Cup victory, ending France’s dream of winning back-to-back titles. Messi has vowed to continue playing for Argentina after the final.
Elon Musk is polling whether he should quit
Elon Musk, the controversial CEO of Twitter, conducted a poll on Twitter asking his followers whether or not he should step down as head of the social media site Twitter. He followed up on that tweet, telling his followers, “Be careful what you wish for because you might get it.” 57.5 percent of voters voted for Musk to resign, so the ball is now in his court.