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2021 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line comes with its own set of Zero Halliburton suitcases

The 2021 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line is a new, limited edition offering for the brand.

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The new special edition 2021 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line delivers on-trend black accents and a unique bonus on board - Zero Halliburton suitcases. Just 1,000 units will be produced.

The luxury crossover's Black Line is available in three paint jobs: new Grecian Water, Ultra White, ad Obsidian. There are color-keyed over fenders that extend the paint job to the wheel wells. The model rides on 18-inch dark sputter finish wheels.

2021 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line Obsidian is one of the three paint colors Lexus sells the model in.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Lexus takes the blue theme further, continuing it in the cabin where blue stitching draws the eye to soft touch points throughout the interior including the black NuLuxe trim contoured seats, door panels, armrest, and center console. The blue stitching continues to the NX F SPORT Black Line floor and cargo mats.

On the model there is an upgraded amount of technology including available Park Assist and Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor. The model gets Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 standard.

Zero Halliburton has customized a two-piece set of two travel cases for Lexus that are paired exclusively with the vehicle. The automaker offered a similar pairing with the 2020 Lexus GX Black Line.

2021 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line The F-Sport model is the most sport-focused variant of the SUV.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

The Zero Halliburton Edge Lightweight Collection for Lexus is a two-piece set that includes an Edge Lightweight 22-inch Continental Carry-on and a 26-inch Medium Travel Case, both in black. The cases get specialized Lexus details including a cushion-cut, chrome logo badge laser-etched with "Zero Halliburton for Lexus", "sumptuous" interior lining embroidered with the Intersect by Lexus Spindle Grille Art, and interior compression panels with a Lexus embossed leather logo badge.

The matte polycarbonate suitcases feature a telescoping pull handle, spinner wheels, concave edging designed to absorb impact, scalloped grip handle, retractable rubberized side handles, TSA approved custom cushion-cut latch lock with combination, zippered pockets inside, full-zip compression functionality, and a streamlined magnetized leather ID badge. The carry-on, weighs less than eight pounds, and measures 22"x16.5"x9". The travel case is larger, coming in at 26"x18"x10" and weighing 9.7 pounds.

2021 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line The interior includes blue accent stitching.Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

Separately, the non-Lexus version of the Continental Carry-on retails for $495 and the Medium Travel Case goes for $595.

Travel cases will be sent to guests at the address of their choice.

The new 2021 Lexus NX 300h F SPORT Black Line special edition is now available. The suggested MSRP is $46,810.

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The new Porsche Boxster 25 years celebrates the anniversary of the convertible's debut.

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Twenty eight years ago, a convertible concept car made its debut at the 1993 Detroit Motor Show. The production version of that car launched in 1996 with hardly any changes. It was the Porsche Boxster. Now it its fourth generation, Porsche has sold more than 357,000 of the coupes.

To commemorate the anniversary, Porsche is selling the Boxster 25 years, a limited edition model that takes design notes from the original Boxster and applies them to the current edition. All Boxster 25 years models are based on the Boxster GTS.

Porsche Boxster 25 Years

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The model features a copper-like shimmering brown Neodyme paint color in the front apron, side air intakes with mono bar, lettering, and two-tone 20-inch alloy wheels. The original car was colored GT Silver Metallic and the special edition will be offered in that paint color as well as Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic.

Porsche script is featured own the fuel filler cap and there are high-gloss tailpipes on the car's sport exhaust system. The windscreen surround is finished in a contrasting black color.

The Bordeaux leather interior sits below a red fabric convertible top that bears the Boxster 25 lettering. Both are also available in black. The car's cabin also has an interior package in Aluminum, 14-way electrically adjustable sports seats, door sill trims with "Boxster 25" lettering, and the heated GT multifunction sports leather steering wheel.

Each model is powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six engine that has a top speed of 182 mph. There's a PDK gearbox and standard Sport Chrono package, Porsche Active Suspension Management sports suspension, and Porsche Torque Vectoring with mechanical limited-slip differential.

The Boxster 25 years is available to order now and will roll into dealerships from the end of March 2021. Just 1,250 units will be allocated.

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The Ford F-Series Super Duty is a potent pickup.

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For many, a pickup truck is as much a daily drivable vehicle as it is a tool for getting the job done. How much horsepower and torque a powertrain puts out is a big part of that. Most want enough to get the job done while keeping an eye toward fuel economy.

What's the difference between horsepower and torque? In simple terms, torque is the pull of the powertrain that gets you off the line from a full stop. Horsepower is what gets you going the speed you want and keeps you there.

Diesel engines tend to have more torque than gasoline-powered engines but have less horsepower. There's no perfect torque to horsepower ratio. It's all about which combination works best for you.

The engines on this list have the highest amount of horsepower and are available in 2021 model year pickup trucks in the U.S. See the 2020 horsepower champs by clicking here and the 2020 torque winners by clicking here.

No. 5 (tie) - 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: 6.2-liter V8

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Seven different engines are available in the 2021 Silverado 1500 range, any of which provides strong payload and towing capabilities. The range-topping gas engine is the real showstopper, however, as the 6.2-liter V8 makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers are good enough to help the truck deliver a 13,300-pound towing capacity and a 2,060-pound payload rating.

No. 5 (tie) - 2021 GMC Sierra 1500: 6.2-liter V8

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Carbon Pro

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Like its Chevy brother, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 has an available 6.2-liter V8 that achieves 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It has a 2,000-pound payload rating and a 11,800-pound trailering capacity.

No. 4 - 2021 Ford F-150: PowerBoost hybrid powertrain

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

430 horsepower

Ford's brand-new hybrid F-150 hits the market in 2021 and will bring some legitimate power numbers to back up its high-tech fuel system. The PowerBoost hybrid powertrain uses a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 with electric motors to produce a strong 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque.

No. 3 (tie) - 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD: 6.6-liter Duramax diesel

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

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445 horsepower

Diesel engines are usually best known for their torque delivery, but Chevrolet is offering a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel in the 2021Silverado 2500 HD that defies the tradition. It makes 445 horsepower and a whopping 910 pound-feet of torque, which allows the Chevy truck to tow up to 18,500 in certain configurations.

No. 3 (tie) - 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 HD: 6.6-liter Duramax diesel

2021 GMC Sierra 2500 HD\u200b

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445 horsepower

The engine in the GMC Sierra 2500 HD is the same as in the Silverado 2500 HD. It produces the same 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque from the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel that's paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It can tow up to 18,150 pounds.

No. 2 - 2021 Ford F-Series Super Duty: 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8

2021 Ford F-Series Super Duty

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475 horsepower

The 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 that powers the top-of-the-line trucks in Ford's F-Series Super Duty lineup produces 475 horsepower, but that's not even the most special thing about it. The Blue Oval has built a diesel engine to dominate the towing and payload wars, and as a result it produces 475 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque.

No. 1 - 2021 Ram 1500 TRX: 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

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702 horsepower

There's no competition here. The Ram 1500 TRX is far and away the most powerful truck on the market today – or any other day, for that matter. The 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 that powers the 2021 TRX produces 702 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, and makes the Ram the most powerful and fastest mass-produced truck in the world. All of that power helps the truck deliver an 8,100-pound towing capacity and a zero to 60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds.

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