Top Stories Of The Week: Here's What You Might Have Missed

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Here's everything you need to know about the car world this week.

Welcome to our weekly wrap up where we put our biggest stories of the week in one easy-to-peruse post. It was a big news week, and thankfully we're out of April Fools' range so we can believe what we're seeing. News came from all aspects of the business, from the fastest supercars to the most efficient EVs. We also got a look at some important new sheetmetal coming soon, and some stuff a little further out on the horizon.

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New Cars

This was a huge week for new cars, starting with the new GMC Hummer EV SUV. We saw the Hummer EV pickup months ago, but this week during the NCAA Final Four the SUV broke cover with 830 horsepower from three electric motors.

We also got our first look at the upcoming Toyota GR86 coupe. It and its Subaru twin will be on sale later this year.

Finally, the luxury end of the market just got refreshed with new 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS. The upgrades were minimal, but it still looks as stylish as ever.

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Superlative Supercars

Supercars didn't take the week off either. We got a sneak peek of a Pagani Zonda Revolucion that is somehow being made road legal.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld's 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is for sale. As for optional extras, he could have bought another 911 Turbo for the same price.

We also found out that if you need genuine Bugatti wheels, they're quite reasonable.

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Electric News

Every week going forward will be a big week for EVs. Chevy announced its all-electric Silverado pickup with 400 miles of range. It's the first fully electric truck to market from the major players, beating the Ford F-150 and Ram.

We also found out that EVs can charge other EVs, and even put power back to the grid in the case of Volkswagen.

An overlanding company called Stream It brought us its take on a camp-ready Tesla Cybertruck.

We found out why the GMC Hummer SUV has less power than the pickup version. And Toyota has a new electric SUV coming; now it has a name.

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Future Cars

This week we heard rumors of a bespoke SUV from BMW, but it's probably not what you think.

A new Toyota Land Cruiser is coming and we've seen the drawings AND the interior.

Shots of the next in a long line of Nissan Z cars were leaked by some hero with access to a pre-production vehicle. We got a look at it in gray, as opposed to the pale yellow we've been seeing since its launch.

The Toyota Tacoma TRD pickup looks like it's about to find new competition from Honda. And Mini filed for a patent for the name Aceman, which won't just be a Paceman with the P knocked off. We're betting it's electric.

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Good, Bad & The Ugly

The good: We found out that Polestar won't just be making EVs, it will be making the greenest car on the planet from suppliers to sales.

The bad: The same guy that jumped a Ram TRX and got in trouble, is now jumping a Lamborghini Urus over an Aventador.

And finally the ugly: We expect supercars from Italy to be gorgeous, and mostly they are. But this latest one looks like a dog's breakfast.

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