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Whoa: A Vintage Land Rover Restomod That’s Not Laughably Garish

Coachwork outfits treating old Land Rovers to large-diameter wheels, Corvette V8s, and quilted-leather seats is one of the more unfortunate automotive trends of our time. But I really like East Coast Defender’s Series IIA “Project Henry.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Why Inclinometers Are Cool And Which Ones To Buy

Inclinometers, also known as tilt gauges, horizon gauges, land meters, pitch-and-roll gauges… do you know what I’m talking about yet? These little dongles ostensibly warn you when a car’s about to roll over. In reality, they rarely work. But they’re really fun and it is my pleasure to explain why.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Tesla Model Y Is Not An Off-Road Vehicle No Matter How Badly You May Want It To Be

The Tesla Model Y is taller and has more ground clearance than the Model 3 on which it based, it has an “Off-Road Assist” feature, and Tesla even says on its website that the car is “capable in rain, snow, mud and off-road.” But the Model Y is pretty obviously not an off-road beast—something that’s […]

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The Tesla Model Y Is Not An Off-Road Vehicle No Matter How Badly You May Want It To Be

The Tesla Model Y is taller and has more ground clearance than the Model 3 on which it based, it has an “Off-Road Assist” feature, and Tesla even says on its website that the car is “capable in rain, snow, mud and off-road.” But the Model Y is pretty obviously not an off-road beast—something that’s […]

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This Land Rover Defender In Africa Video Is Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

After a feature story from Africa, a slideshow, and some Photoshop silliness I thought we were going to be done talking about the 2020 Land Rover Defender for a hot second. But then I caught Carfection’s 4K video from our Namibia trip, and it’s just too visually glorious. We need to talk about it.Read more… […]

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This Land Rover Defender In Africa Video Is Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

After a feature story from Africa, a slideshow, and some Photoshop silliness I thought we were going to be done talking about the 2020 Land Rover Defender for a hot second. But then I caught Carfection’s 4K video from our Namibia trip, and it’s just too visually glorious. We need to talk about it.Read more… […]

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The 2020 Land Rover Defender Kaokoland Expedition: Epic Images Only

If you didn’t get enough 2020 Land Rover Defender eye candy from the images in my shakedown story, come paw through this slideshow of pics taken by the talented Nick Dimbleby and Land Rover’s photo team at the vehicle’s launch expedition in Africa.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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2020 Land Rover Defender: What We Learned Over 420 Miles Of African Safari

The Opuwo airstrip had to be cleared of goats before our Beechcraft turboprop could put down on it. The presence of an airplane at all was unusual enough to draw a crowd of spectators to the landing. As the propellers spun down, dust settled around a waiting convoy of overland-kitted 2020 Land Rover Defenders. I […]

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The Leaked 2021 Bronco Two-Door Looks Pretty Much Perfect

In today’s flurry of alleged Ford Bronco leaks, this image of what sure looks like a two-door 2021 Bronco is the most exciting to me. If this is the final design, which I’m reasonably confident it is, the thing’s pretty much perfect. Ford, don’t futz with that. OK, maybe add a light bar. But then stop.Read […]

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The 2020 Mint 400 Livestream Is Better Than Ever And Now’s The Time To Tune In

The Mint 400 is probably the most famous annual off-road racing event in the U.S.A. and the people in charge have really done a great job making this multi-day event fun to watch from the comfort of your computer. The Limited cars start running at 12:30 p.m. pacific time, so check it out here!Read more… […]

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Here’s Why The 1970s Was A Golden Era For Off-Roaders

The ’70s was hardly a high point for automotive technology. However, it was a formative era for recreational four-wheeling. While practical SUVs like the Bronco, Blazer, Scout, and Range Rover were getting good; old army Jeeps and other simple-but-stout 4x4s were extremely cheap and readily available.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Why The 1970s Was A Golden Era For Off-Roaders

The ’70s was hardly a high point for automotive technology. However, it was a formative era for recreational four-wheeling. While practical SUVs like the Bronco, Blazer, Scout, and Range Rover were getting good; old army Jeeps and other simple-but-stout 4x4s were extremely cheap and readily available.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here Are My Favorite 2020 Land Rover Defender Features After Field Testing In Africa

The 2020 Land Rover Defender has a tough job: It has to live up to the expectations of the snootiest car buyers on Earth while serving as the future-facing halo car for the company that basically invented the luxury 4×4. As such it’s loaded with tech and toys, which are pretty fun to play with.Read […]

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Here Are My Favorite 2020 Land Rover Defender Features After Field Testing In Africa

The 2020 Land Rover Defender has a tough job: It has to live up to the expectations of the snootiest car buyers on Earth while serving as the future-facing halo car for the company that basically invented the luxury 4×4. As such it’s loaded with tech and toys, which are pretty fun to play with.Read […]

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Here’s the Real Difference Between Overlanding And Off-Roading

Overlanding, off-roading: you might be inclined to think they’re both the same thing, since people use them interchangeably. But don’t be fooled—while they might share some similarities, overlanding and off-roading are two distinct driving practices that deserve to be named and defined properly. And the difference has…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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