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MotorTrend

November 2020

Motor Trend is the world's automotive authority. Every issue of Motor Trend informs and entertains with features on the testing of both domestic and import cars, car care, motor sports coverage, sneak peeks at future vehicles, and auto-industry news.

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4 min.
2021 ram 1500 trx

FIRST LOOK Blame social media for coming up with the nickname. Ram execs swear “TRX” is not pronounced “T. rex.” They say internet forums made it up. Not like Ram is going to stop the chatter, because the false name makes a certain sense. As Jurassic Park taught us (incorrectly), Tyrannosaurus rexes lunched on Velociraptors back in the day. Frankly, we fret that this new TRX, powered by a 702-hp, 650-lb-ft supercharged V-8, might not feel sated upon devouring the current Ford Raptor, what with its comparatively puny 450-hp, 510-lb-ft twin-turbo V-6. It’s tempting to get greedy and wonder: Why doesn’t the TRX get the fully hellish 707-plus horsepower? Because it needs a deep-sump truck oil pan capable of guaranteeing proper lubrication at wild off-roady angles and new exhaust manifolds. To cope…

2 min.
mt confidential

NO, MR. BOND, I EXPECT YOU TO BUY… Have a spare $3.3 million and want the ultimate addition to your toy box? Word out of Newport Pagnell is a handful of the 25 Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger continuation cars—brand-new James Bond DB5s with functional and faithfully recreated 007 gadgets—remain unsold. Insiders blame the pandemic but also note demand in the U.S. market has been softer than expected. SAVE THE V-12: The MRA2 vehicle architecture that underpins the seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been engineered to allow fitment of the 6.0-liter V-12. That’s the good news. The bad news: The V-12 won’t be available in the new S-Class. Only the closely related Mercedes-Maybach will get the V-12, sources in Stuttgart have confirmed. The new Maybach shares most of its hardware with the…

3 min.
james hetfield

Guitar-shredding James Hetfield, the lead singer of Metallica, is known around the world for his music, but he’s also a passionate car customizer who recently donated most of his collection to the Petersen Automotive Museum. You can also see them in his new book, Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations of James Hetfield. You have an enormously popular band. You have a fleet of custom cars. You have a family. You have a ranch. What made you think, “I should write a book, too”? I knew these cars needed to be seen by other people. I just wanted to have a book, basically kind of a yearbook, of all the cars that Rick Dore and I have put together. Having a book is a lot easier than having all these cars in a…

9 min.
your say…

Readers Respond to September’s “Driving While Black” I must commend you for including Dr. Sorin’s article on driving while Black in your September issue, and I would like to emphasize a few key points in response. As a Black motorist who has driven a car in each one of our 50 states over 30-plus years, so far I have survived numerous unwarranted traffic stops, and a white motorist once helped me avoid being lynched by a local mob when my water-cooled Volkswagen overheated late one evening while driving through rural South Carolina. Even so, I cannot afford to forget for a moment that many white people still feel entitled, in their hearts and minds, to serve as the judge, jury, and executioner of my body and existence at any moment. With Confederate flags…

17 min.
the great escape

SUPER SUVS FROM BMW, MASERATI, MERCEDES-AMG, AND PORSCHE LOOK TO PUNCH A TICKET TO BEST DRIVER’S CAR I earned my driver’s license among the pothole-pocked streets of Lower Manhattan, where “good” places to drive are few and far between. My suburban friends had twisty back roads and empty fields. At best, I had Brooklyn’s Second Avenue waterfront. The few times I could steal the keys to Dad’s Range Rover Sport, I would find myself bombing down Second Avenue’s cobbled road late at night. It wasn’t much of a driver’s road, but it was one of the few places in the city I could go without pedestrians or other motor-ists. It was my escape, the supercharged V-8 echoing off the barren brick-front warehouses, the click-clunking of the air suspension over disused railroad tracks,…

9 min.
three-row speed demons

Hot rod Euro SUVs are great fun and all, but what if A) you’re looking to spend about half the average base price of our five super-utes (say, mid-$60Ks) or B) you need three rows of seats? That kind of cash will only get you one of the smaller two-row Euro utes, like an Audi SQ5, BMW X3 M, or Mercedes-AMG GLC SUV. Audi’s three-row SQ7 starts at $85,795, BMW’s X7 M50i commands $100,595, and the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 surely won’t be cheaper than the outgoing 2019 ($126,150). So you’ll be buying American. May we suggest one of these two hi-po utes—the Dodge Durango 4 SRT 392 or the Ford Explorer ST? Note: A Ford Explorer ST with all the boxes ticked just tops $65,000, while the Durango 4 SRT 392 starts…