We drove the Mercedes-Benz G 63 4x4 Squared the way it's supposed to be driven: on-road and off. With 13.8 inches of ground clearance, three locking differentials, and 577 hp, this SUV is one of the most capable off-road vehicles in production today. It has a base price of $349,000 and it's not available on the Mercedes website, so spotting one in the wild is a feat in itself.

Seven-time F1 World-Champion Lewis Hamilton will leave Mercedes after 11 years and drive for Ferrari on a multi-year contract beginning with the 2025 season. When he suits up in red Hamilton will race alongside Charles Leclerc and replace Carlos Sainz. Mercedes didn't announce who will take Hamilton's seat in the shakeup, while Sainz said he will have news about his own future "in due course."

Lotus will reportedly unveil an electric sports car in 2025. Production is expected to start in 2027. The sports car will follow a smaller electric SUV that's set to be unveiled later this year and slot under the Eletre. The moves will bring Lotus' electric lineup to four vehicles in total in just a handful of years.

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