So, you know. We commissioned some renders.
It's not BS. It's the real deal. Also, best test mule ever?
Chris Cantle is at the Shelby GT350 event happening right now in LA. He sent me this. The resolution is phone-cam blur-o-vision. The sound is OH MY GOD WHERE DO I SELL A KIDNEY. Just listen.
The Motown Mile is a fun thing to have. It's most fun for Larry, who does all the official timed runs. This round? The impossibly good 2014 Camaro Z/28, which rocks its Trofeo Rs like Mike rocked Jordans, achieving similarly spectacular results.
The Motown Mile is our playground at the Detroit City Airport where we put test cars through their paces. A typical Motown session produces two videos. One is of Larry hooning the crap out of the car, overlaid atop the car's actual lap time (no, the tail-waggy action isn't from the fast lap).
So I have an i8 for the weekend (not the one above...the silver one that Okulski had a couple weeks back). It's pretty much my favorite thing in the world right now, and based on the reaction the general public has to it, theirs too.
How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac's Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town, what he knew. Turns out, he knows quite a bit.
Jim Glickenhaus's new supercar project is coming right along, and today, he released this new teaser video to Road & Track.
It's not just the Mustang. David Gluckman just finished up at the 2015 Ford F-150 launch, and one of the new learnings is that Ford pumps V8 sound into some of the turbo V6 trucks.
During a break in Paris while touring the BMW stand, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen teaches GM president Dan Ammann the five-point-palm exploding-heart technique.
Two weeks ago, Jim Glickenhaus sent us a note whose brevity belied the massive news it conveyed:
I'll cut right to the chase. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT is excellent. We had this white car, a GT Premium with the Performance Pack, in our PCOTY posse last week in Ohio and Detroit. Everyone loves it. Well, except Robin.
2013 saw Road & Track crown its first-ever Performance Car of the Year: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The Stingray beat out a dozen other candidates, from the almost godlike SLS AMG Black to the little Ford Fiesta ST that punched way above its weight.