Decades of Badass Dodge and Ram Trucks Came Before the 1500 TRX

We’re in awe of the new Ram 1500 TRX, a 702-horsepower, off-road-ready beast of a truck that takes the fight to the Ford F-150 Raptor’s den. But this isn’t the first pickup to have come from the Ram and Dodge camps that’s turned its share of heads. From mid-century, Dodge had forged a reputation for building not just tough trucks that stood up to rough conditions and harsh environments, but also trucks that dominated the road with sheer power, style, or a combination of both. Without further ado, here are eight of our favorite Dodge and Ram trucks through the years.

1946 Dodge Power Wagon

Based on Dodge’s rough and rugged WC-series trucks produced for the U.S. military, the 1946 Dodge Power Wagon was the first civilian heavy-duty 4×4 truck to enter production. Early one-ton Power Wagons were sold in a variety of wheelbase lengths

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Your Kid Can Now Own and Drive a (Tiny) McLaren Senna Hypercar

McLaren is giving the youngest of car enthusiasts an opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Senna hypercar, and for a steal, too. At $582, the electric ride-on toy a far cry from the actual Senna’s million-dollar price tag, even if it is a bit more expensive than most comparable toy cars.

The McLaren Senna ride-on has a surprising number of features. Along with functioning brakes and brake lights, the model comes with working dihedral doors, even if the latter aren’t exactly necessary for ingress and egress. An authentic push-to-start button releases the Senna’s sonorous engine sounds, and there is even a functional infotainment system that can play audio through a USB device or SD card. Buyers can choose between six colors: black, white, orange, blue, red, and yellow with green accents. That last color scheme is available on mini-Sennas purchased through McLaren retailers.

The toy is targeted at

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The 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition Is Worth Your Attention

The bottom line on the 2021 Acura TLX PMC Edition’s window sticker is just shy of $50,000, which might seem a bit excessive for a marque that is in the process of emphasizing its performance image over its long-struggling premium/luxury image. As for the NSX Valencia red pearl paint, though, it looks flawless to these eyes. What’s more, that bottom line for the PMC is just $2,600 more expensive than a 2020 Acura TLX SH-AWD with Advance package, painted, say, Performance Red Pearl. However, with the new model on the way, you’re likely to find bigger price breaks on the car assembled at the automated factory than in the NSX sector.

What really makes the TLX special and worth the money is its combination of Acura’s super-handling all-wheel drive–Honda’s variation on torque-vectoring–and its excellent steering precision, feedback, and weight. Steering historically has

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Porsche Design Launches Custom Wristwatch Configurator to Match Porsche Cars

As you probably gleaned from any of the special releases during the past half-century, automotive themed watches are nothing new. Neither are a low-production batch of watches designed to complement some ultra-high-end sports car or luxury sled, usually tailored to the aforementioned special edition car’s mono-spec color, trim, and edition nameplate. Elsewhere, watchmakers will tether a portion of their lineup to the release of a specific marque or vehicle family, much like Breitling and its Bentley collection.

What’s not common—or to our knowledge, ever offered before—is a watch you can configure endlessly to play matchy-matchy with your newest automotive acquisition. The aesthetics obsessives over at Porsche Design have done just that with the company’s latest horological creation. With a new online configurator, interested parties can outfit a new Porsche Design Chronotimer 1 in a stunning 1.5 million permutations, all in the pursuit of matching wrist with road (car).

As we

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2021 Mazda CX-5, CX-9, and 6 Carbon Editions Actually Look Great

Maybe we’re in a mood, but Mazda’s announcement of a slick-looking new Carbon Edition treatment for its CX-5 and CX-9 crossovers, plus the Mazda 6 sedan, seems predicated on a contradiction. How? Mazda claims each Carbon Edition “will feature a bold color scheme that helps represent individuality,” while at the same time specifying that every single one will wear Polymetal Gray paint and have a red-colored leather interior.

So much for individuality, right? Okay, now that we’ve had our coffee, we’ll point out that CX-5, CX-9, and Mazda 6 Carbon Edition buyers will enjoy some individuality relative to shoppers who take home a regular CX-5, CX-9, or 6. After all, the gray-over-red color combination is exclusive to the special-edition models, which also get black-painted wheels, black side-mirror caps, black honeycomb-pattern interior accents, and red accent stitching.

Mazda isn’t talking details quite yet when it comes to each individual

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