What makes a car an “old money” car? It’s hard to come up with an exact set of qualifications, but you know one when you see it, as two Londoners explain on tour of the city’s more—ahem—established neighborhoods in a very “new money” Bentley Bentayga.
Drifting started in Japan, but it went international a long, long time ago. That said, there is still an obsession with the style of driving first made popular there, and it doesn’t take long to see why.
It’s a good long weekend for a good long Nissan Terrano 4Door Turbo Wide R3M. Get out there, folks, and put those three-spoke wheels to good use.
Elon Musk shot his own personal Tesla Roadster into space, and it was Good. Wait, no. No it was Not Good. It was a giant ad for a billionaire and his empire and it’s all downhill from here. Or it was inspiring and beautiful. Or it was bad. Welcome to Carguments.
Everyone in the Canadian rally scene is familiar with Crazy Leo and his, uh, enthusiastic driving style. To wit: he and his codriver Alex Kihurani went careening into a snowbank at around 85 miles per hour, blew out a window, filled the car with snow and continuing on through the rest of the stage.
There it is. The button. The button. Red. Round. On the center console of your 1997 Bentley Continental T. Touch it. Touch the button.
D1GP’s last round in Shenzhen didn’t exactly go as planned. Some attendees report that the event was briefly shut down by Chinese authorities at one point, and that a re-paved section of the track proved surprisingly destructive, as you can see here.
Welcome. It’s good here. It’s a clear day in America now that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I is legal to import into the United States under the 25 Year Rule and you can scoop up this very special homologation special right in California.
The most complicated of the Group B rally legends, the Lancia Delta S4 was mid-engined, supercharged and turbocharged with all-wheel drive. But more importantly, it goes very very very very sideways.
The previous G63 on full acceleration felt like being in a house falling off a cliff and it did 0-60 in 5.3 seconds. The new 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63, with 577 horsepower from AMG’s ubiquitous 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, does the run in 4.4.
After a comeback as a standalone brand in the Daimler family, these days Maybach exists as a high-trim, extra-roomy version of the Mercedes S-Class. This is fine, even though it looked virtually indistinguishable from its cheaper base model at a glance. That has all changed: two-tone is back, baby.
Recently I put together an article about the VW W8 Passat, a car so needlessly complicated and expensive to operate I was sure it was the most infamously unreliable Volkswagen in modern history. Then the V10 Touareg showed up and blew my mentions into smithereens.
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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is best known as “the best car in the world.” The Mercedes-Maybach is built off of the regular S-Class, and that presents it with the challenge of making the best car, somehow, impossibly, better. This has made the car quietly one of the most entertaining vehicles ever produced.
I don’t know if the W8 Passat was as unreliable as everyone remembers it to be, or if it was only that people who expected something approaching Camry-grade reliability from what was a reasonably exotic vehicle got loudly turned off by it. But I just know some of you out there have owned these things.
Don’t let anyone tell you what is or isn’t possible. Lexus top five’d in the 2001 Targa Tasmania with a 1999 IS200.
Ever since the Playstation Generation was allowed to legally import R32 Nissan Skylines under the 25-year-rule, we have seen scores of them wash up on our shores. That’s great. That’s fine and wonderful. Soon, we estimate 30 percent of all cars on American roads will be Skylines. But also, like, you know you can…
A snowstorm shut down not only Highway 8 running through Sakai City in Osaka, but also the nearby dumpling shop Gyoza No Osho. Not wanting to let the restaurant’s food go to waste, employees banded together to cook up some 500 meals for the drivers stuck in the miles-long traffic jam cutting through the neighborhood.
Hey there bud. How goes? That sounds good. But it’d be better if you plopped down about $7 million (5.8 million Euros) for this 1997 Porsche 911 GT1. I know, it’s a lot. But this was the car that killed the greatest supercar racing era in Le Mans history. You can swing it.
Do you like comfort? Do you like utility? Do you like comfortable utility with ample room and packaging? Well feast your eyes upon the third-generation Sprinter van, now with a gasoline engine for us Americans and a lower starting price.