Genesis X Electric Coupe – News, Reviews & Muse

Heard about the Genesis X Electric Coupe yet?  Here’s a good first dose:

To debut our all-electric Genesis X Concept coupe, we partnered with award-winning director Jason Bergh for a launch film like no other. One that imagines the future of California car culture. Dream along as our X Concept accelerates into the Los Angeles of tomorrow.


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Genesis X Concept | First Look – Kelley Blue Book

Genesis invited us to see a “Global Product Debut” called the Genesis X concept. While light on details here’s what we know. This is Genesis’s idea of a fully electric grand touring car.

For the latest Genesis pricing and information: https://www.kbb.com/Genesis

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Genesis X Concept: First Look (up-close details) – MOTOR!


We get our first look at the wild (and beautiful) Genesis X concept car. Built to show off future Genesis designs, the X shows where the brand’s cars are going. This car will likely never see public roads, but if it shows off what a future Genesis EV might entail, then sign us up…

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Higher-Speed Crash Tests Show Real Weaknesses & Improvements Needed

Increasing your driving speed from 50 mph to only 56 mph… can be far deadlier than you realize…says a new study from IIHS and AAA.

It’s been a real safety conflict for decades: Drivers wanting to save time…vs. local transportation agencies wanting to improve traffic flow.   Posted speed limits on highways nationwide have been increasing…but the average vehicle’s ability to protect drivers in crashes struggles to keep pace.

Still much safer than vehicles made even 15 years ago…recent crash tests show that modern cars still have significant room for improvment…. But just because automakers made massive strides in structural integrity and airbag technology doesn’t mean the average car is invincible. This is precisely what a new study, published Thursday, from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and AAA found.

The groups looked at rising speed limits across the country and what it means for the average, modern car, which is about 12 years old in 2021. With a handful of 2010 Honda CR-V crossovers at their disposal, they crash tested them at incremental speed increases. First, a CR-V crashed at 40 mph and it held up well with minimal intrusions in the cockpit. Jumping to 50 mph, the vehicle showed “noticeable deformation” of the driver side door opening, dashboard and foot area. It’s precisely what you don’t want in the event of a crash as parts and components push inward and threaten occupants. Think of the cockpit, ideally, as a cocoon while the exterior crumples around it.

 

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Ford Ranger vs. F-150 for 2021 – Head to Head – 3 Takes

2021 Ford F-150 vs. Ranger: The BEST truck for your BUCK – CNET Roadshow

 

We dig into power-to-weight ratios, price-per-horsepower and other geeky facts and figures to see which is the better buy.  Full or mid size truck that is the question often asked by buyers. In this video we’re going to breakdown the specs of the 2021 a Ford F150- and a Ford Ranger and find out which one gives you the best bang for your dollar.  The answers might actually surprise you.   More…

 

Ford Ranger Vs F150 | How Does The Ford Ranger Compare to The F150? – AmericanTrucksFord

Can Ford’s new Ranger compete with their best selling F150? We find out in Justin’s latest video.
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Ford F150 vs Ranger: Which is the Better Truck? #autonationdrive

With the new 2019 Ford Ranger you might be asking, “Why get this instead of an F-150?” AutoNation Drive Editor John Coyle breaks down the differences. Which would you get?

Gilroy Chamber of Commerce: Why Gilroy Wednesday – Johnny’s Custom Auto Body

We had the recent privilege of being interviewed by Gilroy Chamber of Commerce President, Mark Turner:


Good morning everybody…I’m Mark Turner…President of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce and we’re doing our “Why Gilroy?” segment again today.

With us is Johnny Webster from Johnny’s Custom Auto Body…they’re located at 275 Wellburn Avenue, Suite F

Hey Johnny thanks for being with us this morning. Good morning Mark.

Johnny before we get started…can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Sure, my name is John Webster…I’ve lived in Gilroy pretty much all my life we we moved to Gilroy from Southern California at a very young age so pretty much i was raised in Gilroy all my life went to Gilroy schools…Gilroy High School…Gavilan College.

I started this business at a very young age…I was 19 years old when i started this business. So at a young age i decided that i wanted to be my own boss and do my own thing and pretty much 30 years later… here we are.

So I have evolved through the years from a one-man shop to uh we have uh we have nine employees now…plus me and Alyssa work here in the office… um and we have a bunch of great employees that work with us and do a great job for us…a great crew that’s been with us for many years.

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Dodge Charger for 2021 – News, Reviews and Muse

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Bring $80,000 to buy this 797-hp sedan – CNET Road Show


The Dodge Charger is back for 2021. It’s lived a mighty long life so far in its current iteration, but somehow, the folks at Dodge continue to find ways to spice things up appropriately. And for 2021, the Charger SRT Hellcat receives the Redeye treatment. We already knew that, but now we have a price to go along with the bonkers amount of power onboard.

The brand said Monday a 2021 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye will set you back $80,090 after a $1,495 destination charge. In comparison, a standard Charger SRT Hellcat costs $8,600 less at $71,490. But the Redeye isn’t just a more sinister badge for the sedan: It brings 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque to the party, thanks to its supercharged 6.2-liter V8. If you do need to save the $8,600, the standard Charger Hellcat makes an extra 10 ponies now for a total of 717 hp. It’s hardly a consolation prize.

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2021 Dodge Charger – TheCarConnection

by Aaron Cole
2021 Dodge Charger

We’re not sure how the Dodge Charger gets stronger as it gets older. Maybe ask The Rock? For 2021, the Charger gets an asphalt melting 797-horsepower variant that’s as irresponsible as it is powerful. That’s not a judgement on our part, just unbridled peak-power on Dodge’s. The Charger gets a 6.2 TCC Rating thanks to that…

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye – The Most Powerful and Fastest Sedan in the World

 

Dodge continues to push the limits of the world’s only 4-door muscle car, introducing the new 797-horsepower 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye — the most powerful sedan and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. To put that nearly 800 horsepower to the pavement, the new Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye boasts a Widebody exterior with integrated fender flares that add 3.5 inches of body width. The new 20-inch-by11-inch Lightweight Carbon Black wheels ride on Pirelli 305/35ZR20 tires, which give the Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye more tire tread where the rubber meets the road. A newly designed, functional performance hood on both Charger SRT Hellcat models gives this four-door sedan an even more sinister look.

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New Ford Bronco vs. Land Rover Defender – Toe to Toe

The newly re-released Ford Bronco has many aficionados clamoring over it… and it looks to be  worth all the attention. But another offroader re-release…the Land Rover Defender has captured high acclaim too.  So we figured…let’s put them toe to toe and see how they size up considering overall size, geometry, power train utility and price.  We’ll use the four door version of each for this comparison.


So it’s the Defender 110 against the Bronco four door. The Bronco can vary in size depending on trim. So we’ve picked the bad lens motor with sales watch offer a package. The two SUVs are actually pretty close in size with the Bronco having a wheel base of 116.1 inches, the Defender a bit longer at 119 inches. Overall length, not including that spare tire in the Bronco is a 190.5 inches. The same spec on the Defender is 187.3. Overall width of the Bronco with mirrors folded is 76.3 inches, while the Defender is a bit poor here at 79.1 inches, mirrors folded. Finally the top of the Bronco is 76.3 inches off the ground, while the Defender is a little bit taller at 77.4 inches.

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Loyal Customers During COVID19 – Thank You Gilroy CA ! – Johnny’s Custom Auto Body (408) 848-2826

Many Thanks and Much Gratitude for our Loyal Customers during COVID-19!

 

Thank You Gilroy, CA!

As Gilroy’s last truly independent auto body & collision repair shop…we advocate for YOU in dealing with insurance companies & claims…whether we repair a minor collision from your daily work commute, or a total auto restoration of your treasured exotic sports car.

Please know that you, as a California driver, have a RIGHT TO CHOOSE whichever auto body repair facility you desire when making a claim through your insurance company, unless it specifies otherwise.

The Team – Johnny’s Custom Auto Body

A message from Johnny’s Custom Auto Body on COVID-19

To: Our Valued Johnny’s Custom Auto Body Customers

From: Your Johnny’s Custom Auto Body Team

The health and well-being of our customers and team members is our #1 priority. We are closely monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Some of the measures we have taken to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members include:

  • Reducing the number of people visiting our shop by providing customers with staggered scheduled appointment times and alternatives for dropping off their vehicles.
  • Whenever possible, we are limiting contact, including handshakes. We are also completing updates and providing communication to our customers by phone and email. (see Drop & Go)
  • Like everyone, we have taken additional precautions and enhanced our cleaning process in our shop and among our Team Members.

We are taking this situation seriously and are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone who visits and works in our locations.

Sincerely,

Johnny Webster

Johnny’s Custom Auto Body

Acura NSX for 2020 – News, Reviews & Muse

Going the distance: From road trip to race track, the Acura NSX is built for it all – CNET Roadshow

A 1,000-mile journey in an Acura NSX from its birthplace in Ohio to Daytona International Speedway — just in time for the Rolex 24.

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It all starts in Ohio. There’s a space inside Honda’s Anna Engine Plant that’s so clean and organized, so impeccably lit and equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, you’d think it was an operating room. And in a way, it kind of is.

This is where the Acura NSX gets its heart. Every single 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 that’s destined to be mounted amidships in an NSX — no matter if it’s a road car or race car — is hand-assembled in this room. Magazines with NSX cover stories are framed and neatly arranged along the walls. Backlit shelves house spotless engine blocks. Every drawer is labeled. There isn’t a loose nut or washer anywhere.

orange 2020 Acura NSX on high speed curve

Talk to the folks who work here and they’ll make it clear that they aren’t just building engines, they’re building NSX engines. It’s a level of pride not unlike what you’ll find in the factories of Affalterbach or Maranello or Sant’Agata Bolognese, prestigious places where world-renowned sports cars are born. “Anna, Ohio” might not have the same ring, but the dedication and attention to detail is every bit as impressive.

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What is the MAJOR change for the 2020 Acura NSX? – Raiti’s Rides

The 2020 NSX is still a show stopper, and still running that hybrid power setup. The 3.5L twin-turbo V6 & electric motors pump out 573 HP & routed through a 9-speed automatic transmission. It’s exterior has been tweaked along with a few other changes. In the review I also get to compare it to a first gen Acura NSX race car. Let me take you around and show you the MAJOR change for the 2020 Acura NSX!

 

2020 Acura NSX – The Car Connection

THE CAR CONNECTION EXPERT REVIEW
Anthony Sophinos – February 28, 2020

LIKES

  • Gorgeous looks
  • Technological powerhouse
  • Excellent performer
  • Daily-driver supercar
DISLIKES

  • Not quite as emotional as the Italian competition
  • Where’s the hybrid gas mileage
  • Supercar cachet isn’t there
  • Price inflates quickly

BUYING TIP

Unless you’re head over heels for the stuff, skip the carbon-fiber package—in fact, we’d say skip most of the options, except perhaps the multi-way seats. The NSX comes equipped with everything you need for luxury track sessions.

FEATURES & SPECS

Coupe
MPG: 21 city / 22 hwy
MSRP: $157,500

 

Acura NSX – A Supercar you can drive every day – Motormouth


The new Acura NSX is a modern take on the icon that revolutionized the supercar market. The original was comfortable, easy to drive, well made and has turned out to be highly collectable. Acura has brought back the NSX but this time packed it with all kinds of technology to not only make it a fast and powerful supercar but also a car that is easy to drive every day. Powering the all-new Acura NSX is a mid-engine 3.5L V6 matched to an electric motor for 500hp of output. The front wheels also get two independent electric motors that drive each front wheel. These two motors put out 73hp, for a total output of 573hp. The front motors provide power to each wheel but can also create drag on the inside wheel when cornering to help pivot the car through the corner. This is a very quick car and the 9-speed dual clutch automatic matched to the 3.5L twin turbo V6 is very quick. The driver can drive in quiet mode for relaxed city driving but when sport and sport plus setting are activated, this Acura NSX is a real performer. The Acura NSX can be equipped with a carbon appearance package on the outside that includes carbon fibre front spoiler, side skirts and rear defuser. In addition the Acura NSX can be equipped with a carbon roof, rear spoiler and ceramic brakes.

Lowest Priced New Cars for 2020

New cars today have an average transaction price of about $37,000.  Seem high?  Many shoppers may opt for the used car option as a result. But  for those hell bent on a NEW vehicle over used… plenty of cheap, affordable new car options exist that are appealing…especially if your preferences are flexible.

Here are today’s most affordable cars grouped in various segments, from hatchbacks to pickups to electric vehicles. Some will catch your eye with a rock-bottom starting price but provide dubious quality or questionable performance. If that’s the case, don’t worry — we’ll warn you. Others have managed to score well in our comprehensive vehicle testing program despite their exceptional affordability. That’s the combination you’re looking for, and you’ve come to the right place to find it.

Notice that our vehicle listings don’t stop at the model’s starting MSRP. Drawing on Edmunds’ peerless automotive data, we also give you the average transaction price for that model, including all trim levels.

For buyers shopping with a strict budget as their first priority…here are today’s cheapest rides, period, based on the starting MSRP.

2020 Chevrolet Spark hatchback


Sure, Spark is tiny, and rear-seat and cargo space suffer accordingly. It’s also slow. But it has it’s high spots. The Spark is easy to maneuver and park, its fuel economy is impressive at 33 mpg combined, and it comes with good tech, including a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone connectivity, and even a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Starting price, including destination: $14,095
Average transaction price, including destination: $16,888
Fuel economy: 33 mpg combined

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback


Given that its Chevy competitor is better by nearly every measure and has a lower starting price, it’s hard to make a case for the Mirage. Frankly, it’s hard to make a case for the Mirage no matter what. That said, the Mirage does offer an eye-popping EPA fuel economy rating of 39 mpg combined, while its 10-year/100,000-mile warranty brings peace of mind. It could be a good fit for drivers seeking maximum fuel economy for long commutes, although the profound lack of power turns every passing or merging maneuver into a white-knuckle affair.

Starting price, including destination: $14,790
Average transaction price, including destination (2019 model): $16,768
Fuel economy: 36-39 mpg combined

2020 Nissan Versa sedan

The Versa was once the least expensive car in America. The new model, redesigned for 2020, now costs a little more but is a better car for it. The price increase brings more standard features (including power windows and keyless entry), a slightly more powerful engine that doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy, and more expressive styling. The Versa is also roomier than its hatchback rivals and boasts a sizable trunk.

Starting price, including destination: $15,625
Average transaction price, including destination: $18,393
Fuel economy: 30-35 mpg combined

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