2021 Ford F-150’s New Tailgate Is Construction Site Ready

  • The 2021 Ford F-150 will offer several new functions on its tailgate to boost its usability on job sites.
  • New features on the tailgate include cleats on either side of the tailgate to tie down long items and pockets to attach clamps.
  • The cleats and clamp pockets will come on every F-150’s tailgate, but other features that are part of the tailgate’s work surface, such as pencil holders and a ruler, are optional.

    As the pickup wars have heated up in recent years, the tailgate has become the latest battleground. GMC recently began offering the innovative MultiPro tailgate on the Sierra, and Ram came out last year with its own multifunction tailgate on the 1500. Now, the 2021 Ford F-150 will offer its own tailgate whose functionality has the job site in mind.

    Every F-150 tailgate will come with cleats mounted to the sides of the tailgate. When the tailgate

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    2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition Makes the 3-Row Look Great

    • Kia is adding a blacked-out Nightfall edition to the 2021 Telluride SUV, and we approve of the looks.
    • It includes an exclusive black grille, tons of black accents, and special 20-inch all black wheels.
    • The Nightfall treatment costs $1295 and is available on the Telluride EX AWD with the Premium package, the SX AWD, and the SX Prestige, and will arrive by the end of the summer.

      We’re big fans of the Kia Telluride here at Car and Driver. So much, in fact that we gave it a 10Best award its first year on the market and immediately parked one in our long-term garage. Our long-termer gets tons of praise from the staff on its comfort and good looks—our test car is finished in an elegant Dark Moss shade of green—and for the 2021 model year, Kia is adding a blacked-out Nightfall edition. We’re very much intrigued by the

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      Hellcat-Powered 2021 Ram TRX Coming This Summer

      • Ram has announced that the 2021 TRX Hellcat-powered pickup truck will be unveiled this summer by releasing a teaser image on Twitter.
      • It’s expected to be powered by the 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that’s found in the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats.
      • It should arrive sometime next year with an expected starting price around $56,000.

        We’ve been eagerly awaiting Ram’s answer to the ultra-capable, high-performance Ford F-150 Raptor since the FCA brand revealed the Ram Rebel TRX concept in 2016. We don’t have to wait much longer. Soon there will be a burly Ram pickup with a whole lotta supercharger whine on the streets. According to this post on Twitter today, the 2021 Ram TRX will make its official debut this summer.

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        GM Built a C8 Corvette Prototype That Was 75% 3D Printed

        • GM used 3D printing extensively to develop the C8 Corvette ahead of its unveiling.
        • The ability to quickly iterate and build parts helped the automaker quickly pivot to shield making for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
        • Parts that have been 3D printed can also be used to train the robots on the production line ahead of the final part being delivered.

          If you’re wondering when you’ll see 3D-printed production parts, some will end up in vehicles “very soon,” according to GM. But the tech will only be used when appropriate and in a way that doesn’t sacrifice safety, GM spokespeople told Car and Driver.

          Before COVID-19, GM was already using 3D printing to help it develop new vehicles including the Corvette. Then the pandemic grew, and the automaker was able to quickly use those same machines to build face shields for medical staff. After the first batch went out,

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          2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Is on Par with the Previous-Gen Turbo S

          • Porsche is introducing the 992-generation 911 Turbo, joining the more powerful Turbo S in the 911 family.
          • The Turbo makes 572 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque compared to the Turbo S’s 640 hp and 580 lb-ft.
          • Pricing starts at $172,150 for the Turbo coupe and $184,950 for the cabriolet. They’ll arrive in the U.S. early next year.

            Sure, the new Turbo S spins up 640 horsepower and does zero to 60 mph in a Porsche-claimed 2.6 seconds, but you’ll have to dig deep into your pockets for its $204,850 starting price. Below that are the 911 Carrera S, 4S, and Targa 4S, which all make nearly 200 less horsepower, but they don’t reach higher than $150,000 (without options, that is). The new 992-generation 911 Turbo will now bridge that gap, though, as it produces 572 horsepower and starts at $172,150.

            The standard Turbo model is very similar to the

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            2021 BMW M3 Detailed in Video Showing Prototype Testing

            • BMW has released a video detailing the next-generation M3 sports sedan.
            • The G80-generation M3 will come with either rear- or all-wheel drive and is expected to offer over 500 horsepower.
            • Expect the 2021 BMW M3 to make its debut later this year.

              We’ve been waiting for the new 2021 BMW M3 ever since the latest 3-series made its debut, and a new video from BMW M confirms that it’s almost here. This marketing video shows a prototype of the new G80-generation M3 undergoing testing on the road and at the Nürburgring, and it confirms a few interesting details about the car, including that it will offer either rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations.

              While it’s still in camouflage, the 2021 M3 clearly has a wider body than the standard 3-series, with flared fenders, extra air intakes at the front, and an aggressive-looking rear valence with four exhaust tips. Larger wheels and

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