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Jonathon Klein

Jonathon Klein

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Jonathon is a former contributor to The Manual. Please reach out to The Manual editorial staff with any questions or comments about Jonathon’s work.

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Why We Can Believe Aston Martin’s Rebirth Is Stage-Ready

Few automakers can claim a history as boundless as Aston Martin. With the passing its centenary, Aston Martin’s CEO Dr. Andy Palmer has initiated the second act in his vision of revitalization, securing Aston Martin’s true global powerhouse status -- something it should have always been.
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Former Harley-Davidson Bigwig Returns with New Electric Motorcycle Company

Erik Buell’s name was once a staple in the motorcycling community. Now, he’d like to make a comeback with an all-electric motorcycle company called Fuell. Get it?
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Mercedes-AMG GT R Chops Its Locks and Lets Its Hair Fly

As you’d expect from the maniacal minds at Mercedes-AMG, the Roadster is a machine that’s built with German precision, but given an injection of that special Black Forest magic that turns the dials up to 11 on every AMG project.
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Koenigsegg Unveils the Jesko, Which May Be the New Fastest Car in the World

At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Koenigsegg showed off what the automaker says will soon become the fastest hypercar ever: the Koenigsegg Jesko.
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Drool Over the Raddest All-Wheel-Drive Porsche 356 Outlaw Ever Built

Emory Motorsports has become the go-to when you want a perfect and lightly resto-modded 356. That said, Emory’s latest Porsche 356 build, dubbed the AllRad, is easily the coolest one ever completed.
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The Next-Gen Alpina B7 is the Luxury Speed Freak of Your Dreams

The 2020 Alpina B7 is the latest generation in a long line of faster BMWs built by Alpina. With the tuner’s optimizations, this latest and greatest has become the fastest 7 Series ever constructed. The Manual has all the latest specs on this newest rebuild.
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Tesla’s Model 3 ‘Price Drop’ May Foretell a Looming Reckoning

If you looked at some news headlines, the $35,000 Model 3 is already here. So what gives and why does the faux price tag possibly spell a looming disaster?
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The RMK E2 Electric Motorcycle Wants to Rival Harley’s New LiveWire

Finland has produced more world racing titles than any other country on Earth. As such, it’s easy to understand the thought process behind the Finnish-built RMK E2 electric motorcycle. Simple design? Check. Fast? Oh, hell yeah.
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Cake’s Newest Electric Motorcycle Prepares for Its Street Debut

According to Cake, the Kalk was meant to ensure our off-road riding freedom. Now, the Swedish company is ensuring that freedom in the streets. Built as a fully street-legal electric motorcycle, the Kalk& (yes, that's the name) furthers the company’s minimalistic design and engineering aesthetic.
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KTM Releases Your New Favorite Motorcycle, the 790 Adventure and Adventure R

KTM’s 790 Adventure and Adventure R have been built to be the top dogs of the middle-weight adventure motorcycle category. This is a motorcycle that’s been designed to go anywhere you’d like and get you back home without a problem.
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Ford Revives the Harley-Davidson F-150 for 2021

Though the release was without the typical fanfare as per Ford’s known for, the 2021 Harley-Davidson F-150 will be an absolute boon to Ford’s already stellar F-150 track record.
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Ford Reintroduces the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Teases More Horsepower

We wholeheartedly endorse a 700-plus-horsepower sports car that looks like it had a helluva cocaine problem in the mid-'90s. The new and improved For Mustang Shelby GT500 is going to be a madman.
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Subaru Teases a Killer New WRX STI S209 for American Buyers

There’s almost no information. There’s just a promise — a promise for a hardcore, badass, bitchin’ Subaru WRX STI S209. This will be the gnarliest S-model to ever grace the shores of the U.S.
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Land Rover is Finally Bringing Its Next-Generation Defender to the U.S.

The details about the new Land Rover Defender are scarce, but we know that it will be the first time the iconic off-roader will be available in the United States and the first true full redesign since the Defender’s introduction 70 years ago.
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Introducing the All-New 2022 Porsche 911, an Icon Redefined

Porsche hasn’t released all of the specs of the 2022 911 just yet, but it has teased us with a handful of images, power and torque information, and enough to have us chomping on the proverbial bit to get behind the redesigned steering wheel.
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Rivian Debuts All-Electric R1T Pickup With Supercar-Shaming Features

An electric pickup makes total sense — truck buyers want space, utility, the ability to go anywhere, and most of all, they want torque. Newcomer Rivian claims its R1T electric truck, teased ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show, could potentially hit 100 mph in less than 8 seconds.
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Aston Martin Tries Off-Roading with the First-Ever DBX SUV

The Aston Martin DBX represents the future of every batshit insane sports, super and hypercar Aston Martin is set to build. The SUV is what ensures Aston Martin’s continued love affair with turbos and aerodynamics. Now buck up, because the DBX looks quite hysterical.
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Jaguar’s Newest F-Type is Rally Car Begging to Go Off Road

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5 Best Beginner Motorcycles for Aspiring Riders

We've put together the five best beginner motorcycles that not only will have you grinning from ear to ear, seeing the sights, carving canyon corners, and doing so on a relatively respectable budget, but also keep you and your recently acquired motorcycling skills safe.
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Dodge Unleashes a 1,000-Horsepower Stampede Called the Hellephant

The Dodge Hellephant is essentially a hotted-up version of the 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 found in the Hellcat and Demon. What’s even crazier is that this crate engine was designed to be a fairly plug-and-play kit
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Harley-Davidson Wants to Harness Lightning with the Production LiveWire

A few months back, Harley-Davidson released a plan and series of concepts meant to reinvigorate the brand. LiveWire was part of it, though little was released. Now, the company has unveiled more information at LiveWire’s supposedly production debut at this year’s EICMA show in Italy. Here’s what we know.
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Aprilia Teases a 217-Horsepower Superbike Dubbed the RSV4 1100

The horsepower wars we’ve seen in the automotive world have spread to the motorcycle realm. Not only have motorcycles become more agile, but they’ve been infused with the same weapons-grade ballistics. Case in point: Aprilia’s 217-horsepower RSV4 1100 superbike, which will debut at EICMA 2018.
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McLaren Reintroduces a Three-Seater Supercar with the Speedtail

Not only did the McLaren F1 perform, but it also gave owners the opportunity to bring along a second passenger. Even though the F1’s three seats were popular, the arrangement didn’t return — until now. You and your two best friends can hit 186 mph in 12.8 seconds together in the new McLaren Speedtail.
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Porsche GT2 RS MR Destroys Lamborghini’s Record on the ‘Ring

In July 2018, Lamborghini posted a lap time on the Nurburgring that smoked the Porsche’s previous record. Now, the Porsche GT2 RS MR, the ballsiest 911 ever, shaved another four seconds off its time to re-take the title of "King of the 'Ring."
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Ural’s New Off-Road Motorcycle Comes With Its Own Drone

Ural hasn’t exactly been changed with the times — the brand's motorcycles are well-known for being damn-near indestructible. However, the new Ural Air features an option that brings it somewhat into the 21st century: a drone.
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Audi Sharpens the Already Well-Appointed R8 Supercar

Though the next generation will likely see the engine’s demise, Audi isn’t ready to let the R8 go quietly into the night just yet. Check out the latest update to this impressive supercar.
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Ford Caves to Demand and Slates Even More GT Supercars for Production

Ford decided that, with so much interest in the Ford GT, why not pump out more GTs, especially considering each carries a whopping $450,000 a pop price tag? Now, Ford is continuing the gravy train and offering another batch of Le Mans-derived supercars.
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BMW Goes Big With the First-Ever X7 SUV

Enter the brand’s first-ever X7, a three-row monster SUV — or, as BMW puts it, a Sports Activity Vehicle. It truly marks a new chapter for BMW; while the company was once known for delivering “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” the BMW X7 is more “The Ultimate Kid-Hauling Machine.”
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Indian (Finally) Debuts FTR 1200 Racer Built for the Street

Indian’s FTR 1200 is a motorcycle steeped in Americana, bathed in technology, and delivered to those who’d rather hit a dirt oval with the force of a neutron bomb. The FTR 1200 is a flat-tracker ready to rock.
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Porsche’s Rebirthed 935 is Ready to Devour Racetracks Whole

Built around Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS, the new 935 Clubsport is a twin-turbocharged, 700 horsepower racer meant to not just thrill drivers, but to humiliate race tracks across the globe.
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McLaren Debuts Not-Quite Senna-Challenging Track Pack for the 720S

McLaren has outfitted the McLaren 720S with a weigh-reducing, not-quite Senna-challenging track pack that goes heavy on the carbon fiber to make the supercar extra-light. How much weight reduction is included and how much extra does it all cost? Read on to find out.
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Mother of God, Listen to the Aston Martin Valkyrie Roar

There is no other car that sounds like this. There are no modern race cars that sound like this.This is raw, guttural, explosive cannon-fire type stuff. This is your first taste of Aston Martin’s upcoming hypercar: the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
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Porsche’s New 911 Speedster Promises Perfection

Over the years, advancements have been made to the Porsche 911, but it is still essentially the same as the original 356s that first rolled out of the factory in Germany. To celebrate that, Porsche has reinterpreted a modern 911 GT3 to better represent that history. Enter the Porsche 911 Speedster.
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Being Pushed by the Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Is an Absolute Confidence Builder

A set of songs, the perfect road, and a motorcycle that will make most feel like Valentino Rossi makes for a helluva moment: Aprilia's Dorsoduro 900 is an amazing machine and the only bike in the automotive world to deliver us an out-of-body experience.
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Jazz Legend Miles Davis’ Ferrari 308 Heads to Auction

Own a piece of music and automotive history, with Miles Davis' Ferrari 308 GTSi, which is up for auction now via with eBay and Beverly Hills Car Club. A portion of the proceeds will help the Grammy Foundation.
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Aston Martin Confirms Third Hypercar Code-Named the 003

Aston Martin's Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro will be getting a sibling with the announcement of the company's next hypercar, dubbed the 003. Here's everything we know about the mysterious new project.
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Thrill Your 3 Favorite Friends in Polaris’ New 4-Seat RZR XP 4 Turbo S

The RZR XP 4 Turbo S is a four-seater, badass, baby trophy truck ready to scramble your best friend’s brains. The new 2019 model isn’t cheap. But neither is it expensive compared to the level of performance you get.
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Ruf’s Insane All-Carbon CTR Is Proof That Monsters Live Among Us

The new Ruf CTR is a ready-to-devour-all monster. Be forewarned: This isn’t a car for the faint of heart. Although it looks like a Porsche 911, the entire car — from the chassis to the engine — is a bespoke creation.
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Get Lost On Your Terms With Hudway Sight AR Helmet

With Hudway Sight AR, a helmet-mounted display, motorcycle riders are only ever a command away from navigation and a host of other helpful apps.
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Lovers of All Things ’80s and Square Will Love This Resurrected Lancia Integrale

Where Singer builds the perfect Porsche 911, Automobili Amos aims to build the perfect Lancia Integrale, a rally weapon from a bygone era. The unique throwback is the brainchild of Eugenio Amos, a bon vivant collector and racing driver.
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Mercedes-Benz Brings the Juice: Meet the All-Electric EQC Crossover

With the addition of Mercedes-Benz's new crossover, the future looks positively electrifying. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first in what will become a full lineup of automobiles heralded under the EQ brand.
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Chevrolet Debuts the Off-Roading ZR2 Bison to Tackle Trails and Competitors

Ford’s Raptor and Jeep’s Wrangler have never seen real competition as they’ve both become beyond capable in their respective segment. However, Chevrolet wants to play and has introduced a higher-spec Colorado ZR2 dubbed The Bison. The 2019 model is a collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV).
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Indian Motorcycles Delivers All-New Chieftain Lineup for 2019

Since its reintroduction, Indian Motorcycles has appeared to have a singular mantra: Goodbye, Harley-Davidson. A goal it has no plans on stopping any time soon with the introduction of the 2019 Chieftain lineup: standard Chieftain, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Classic, and Chieftain Limited.
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When the Apocalypse Comes, You’ll Be Glad You Have a Hunter RMV

The Hunter RMV site starts with a perfect quote: “Mountains, rivers, and sand are meant to be traversed. What’s stopping you?” And indeed, with one of the company’s off-road vehicles, little outside of the apocalypse will likely stop you.
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Peep This Drool-worthy 1979 International Scout Restoration

“There’s nothing quite like a vintage truck, fully restored and customized just the way you want it." We agree with Velocity Restoration's ethos. Take a peep at this unique1979 International Scout rebuild.
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SSC Reintroduces the Tuatara, the Fastest Hypercar Ever (Potentially)

Recall 2011. It was a simpler time and the hypercar segment was just taking shape. Manufacturer SSC aimed to claim the market with its Tuatara, but disappeared. Now it's back and ready to give Bugatti a run for its money.
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The Bugatti Divo is a Heavyweight Hypercar Designed for the Track

Coming off the heels of the launch of the Chiron, Bugatti is readying a second, even more exclusive model that promises to be lighter and agiler with more downforce. It's called the Bugatti Divo and we got a closert look at Monterey Car Week 2018.
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Become James Bond With Your Very Own 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from ‘Goldfinger’

Now is the time to pony up $3.5 million for your very own 1964 Aston Martin DB5 continuation, complete with all your favorite Q Branch gizmos. All that's left is a dry, shaken martini.
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Ferris Bueller’s Famous Ferrari Heads to Auction (Chicka-Chickaaa)

The faux-Ferrari from one of the best films of all time — 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off' — is up for auction through Mecum. The 1985 Modena GT Spyder California recently underwent a 10-year restoration. Bum-dum, chicka-chickaa.
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Driving Ford’s New 2019 Mustang Bullitt and Living the McQueen Dream

Trading on nostalgia, Ford has reintroduced the Mustang Bullitt for 2019. Given the classic film's history with San Francisco, the automaker invited us to take a ride in a new Mustang that would make Steve McQueen swoon.