There’s a new Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, now with 5.2 liters of engine in addition to its 3.0-liters of Whipple supercharger, powerful enough to send this thing down the quarter mile in the mid eights, as Ford declared this morning. It’s expensive, but it’s also exclusive.
Carlos Sainz Jr., the superbaby of Spanish rally legend Carlos Sainz, just announced that he’s taking the open seat at McLaren left by fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso. But there’s something even more reflective about the career move.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
The final FD generation Mazda RX-7 was an ambitious car for its day, with high tech like sequential turbos on its twin rotary engine. As such, it was packed to the gills with sensors and hoses and lines, lines that you will discover when you finally tear into your once top-of-the-line sports car that you got for seven…
If you’re looking for the cattiest reporting on fuel economy regulation, you’ve come to the right place. This is the Morning Shift for August 15, 2018.
What is the state of the American parking lot? Go out to one near you and you’ll probably find cars just like these, and at least one of them will have terrifyingly bald tires.
It had been a good few months. You hadn’t been on Facebook Marketplace at all. You hadn’t looked up any old brochures. Then this BMW rally car showed up, flying sideways and skipping across the ground like a stone and, dammit, you want an E30 again.
“Wait a second,” you scream at your computer. “You mean to tell me that U.S.-spec McLaren Sennas don’t get the same exhaust as the euro-spec ones?” This is true, but for once it’s not a bad thing. Our American Sennas are even rowdier than what’s pootling around Europe right now.
A cool plane momentarily injected some excitement into the lives of some otherwise-bored car drivers when it made an emergency landing onto the highway in front of them this weekend in the Bay Area.
“You know what,” I often say to myself, “I’m really a Mercedes Man at heart.” This is an aspirational declaration, as I’m not actually sufficiently wealthy to afford the Benz that I want: manual, rear-wheel drive, with some power. Oh wait, I can afford that Benz. It’s just an SLK.
This Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is something we haven’t seen in a long time: a factory-built Porsche rally car.
For whatever reason, the 2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT crossed my path again today. That name is a funny one, as the DB4 GT was one of Aston’s great cars of the 1960s, but the company decided to remake 25 of them this year. It’s part of an interesting new trend, and I’d like to see it keep going.
The car industry has few secrets, at least when it comes to car designs. Any dramatic new vehicle you see debut was usually previewed by a concept car a few years before. So if we know a mid-engine Corvette is due, there’s gotta be some concept car from a couple years back that previews it. And this might be the one.
My position on this question is already clear: If everyone all had the same car, the same make and model, for all people in all positions, that car should be the Lamborghini Diablo GT. But my opinion is not the only one.
How did GM make so many different grill options for the new Chevy Silverado and they’re all uniquely terrifying?
Take this in. There’s a truck. There’s a train. The truck is turning near where the train will be. The train approaches the truck, which is turning in such a way that it might be occupying the same space that the train will also be occupying.
There are lots of things that I forget, like the firing order of the classic Lamborghini V12, or why I still have an orange polyester shirt with little frogs on it. Also forgotten: the Hartge BMW X3.
This generation has been losing out a lot on manual transmissions. Fewer and fewer cars come with them. Fewer and fewer drivers know how to use them. But there’s another joy that’s fading away: the satisfaction of seeing a car parked across the street, walking over, looking in the window and discovering that the car…
In 1987, BMW announced to the world that it was officially not screwing around anymore when it put a 5.0-liter V12 into production, setting a 300-horsepower standard for luxury and refinement. It was only a few years later that BMW would produce probably the ultimate V12, the 618-horsepower heart of the McLaren F1.…