Ask the Engineer: What Do You Want to Know About the New Land Cruiser?

Toyota surprised everyone with the return of the Land Cruiser, and by all accounts, this new model is poised to become an instant classic. And while plenty of info was released about this iconic off-roader, we’re sure you have plenty of questions.

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TTAC Giveaway: Bridgestone Potenza Sport Summer Tires

Hello there! It’s time once again for an exciting TTAC giveaway. This time, with summer looming — it will get warmer, we swear — we’re offering one lucky winner a set of new Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires.

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A Second Set of Eyes: See Clearly With Help From XenonPro

If there’s one thing we learned from our college years, it’s that it never hurts to have a wingman–someone you can rely on to have your back and look out for you, no matter what comes your way. Which also happens to describe the fine folks at XenonPro, thanks to their array of high-performance LED and HID bulbs and dash cams. Just think of ’em as your second set of eyes out there on the road.

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Piecing Together the Winter Tire Puzzle
We've partnered with the TDot Performance tires team for a closer look at winter tires, from compounds to treads, that 3PMSF symbol and more.
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No Fixed Abode: The Nineteen-Inch Mystery

As you would expect, most of the reaction to Cadillac’s announcement of the 550-horsepower CT6 V-Sport centered around its engine, a “clean-sheet” 4.2-liter V8 that is either meant to slavishly ape the current German fetish for diminutive, twin-blown bent-eights or cash in on all that nostalgia for the Northstar and its litany of opportunities for improvement. I’m not sure which.

I don’t know about you, but I think it makes sense to develop a whole new powerplant for the CT6 because, if there is one thing that GM does not already have, it is an exhaustively developed, amazingly compact, remarkably lightweight, and impressively powerful V8 engine. Honestly, the whole thing reminds me of the time that I accidentally bought a used DVD of “Cloverfield” at a Blockbuster Video sale only to get home and discover that not only did I already own a used DVD of Cloverfield, the one I’d just bought had a big scratch in it. Oh well. If nothing else, this new CT6 V-Sport will increase the alacrity with which the tatted-up part-time-barista grandchildren of Boomers await their death and subsequent estate distribution. Grandpa might have left you the ’57 Strat, but he left me that wacky thing that looks like a normal Cadillac Escalade but sits really low on the ground for some reason!

The Son O’ Northstar wasn’t the only technological innovation reported in the press release, however. When the CT6 V-Sport hits the streets, it will feature the largest front brakes ever fitted to a production automobile, eclipsing the 17.3-inch rotors of the Lamborghini Urus with a 19-inch system sourced from Brembo. Even more surprisingly, the whole thing fits snugly inside 20-inch wheels. This new innovation was reported across hundreds of media outlets in the automotive, business, and popular-interest press.

There is just one little issue: it can’t be true.

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  • Jeff Corey, Thanks again for this series on the Eldorado.
  • AZFelix If I ever buy a GM product, this will be the one.
  • IBx1 Everyone in the working class (if you’re not in the obscenely wealthy capital class and you perform work for money you’re working class) should unionize.
  • Jrhurren Legend
  • Ltcmgm78 Imagine the feeling of fulfillment he must have when he looks upon all the improvements to the Corvette over time!