There’s a lot of praise these days for cars that come with solely a manual transmission. Likewise, there’s a lot of derision for cars that used to be manual only, but now offer an automatic. But perhaps these cars shouldn’t be shunned. Perhaps being manual only is more a curse than a blessing.
The 996 is the one 911 that doesn’t engender a feeling of awe and reverence among the Porsche faithful. Instead, it gets scorn and disdain and values have plummeted. But it isn’t a bad car. You should stop saying it sucks. Here’s why.
The Dodge Viper isn’t like any other supercar. It doesn’t pretend to be all things to all people, it doesn’t want to be. It’s a very specific car for a very specific person. And now we’re upset that it appears it might be dying. It’s like a piece of America is dying too.
Ferrari has been on the receiving end of some flack for ditching natural aspiration and making the 488 GTB, the 458’s successor, a turbocharged affair. Thing is, they don’t ruin the experience, they just change it, as Jack Baruth explains.
Mr. Regular recently went on a little West Coast road trip, eloquently called the “Pacific Fister,” to drive some cars and learn about car culture on the West Coast. He kept a diary while on the road. This is that diary.
The threshold for entry to pro racing is getting higher and higher. And even if you get in, it’s almost impossible to run up front and win unless you have a simply ridiculous budget. Thing is, nobody told Tom O’Gorman that.
The Porsche Carrera GT has a wood gearshift. Not because it needed one, but because it’s a link to the past, a link to the legendary 917. Automakers do this to pull at your heart strings, to make you forget practicality and tap into emotions, as Jack Baruth explains.
The new Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R is being heralded as one of the best pony cars to ever come from Detroit. But, funnily enough, that same praise was recently given to another Mustang: The Boss 302. Can the new car make the old one depreciate faster?
The couch is familiar. The couch is pleasant. Netflix is great. But none of that compares to the moment you decide to get off your couch and go do something excellent with cars. Let Sam Smith explain.
Air travel can be hell. There’s a lot of waiting and all you get from it is a cramped seat in a flying metal tube. But sometimes you can fly first class. Mr. Regular recently did just that. Here’s how it went.
We recently did all of our testing for Road & Track’s 2016 Performance Car of the Year. We brought along a 12-year old Porsche Boxster S to answer a simple question: How would it do against a field of $100,000 sports cars?
Diesel sounds all well and good, but in addition to torque it can pose serious health hazards. It can also be dirtier than we were told. In this weeks edition of Avoidable Contact, Jack Baruth advocates for diesel to be banned. Immediately.
For a team that has such a storied history in Grand Prix racing, Ferrari has not had a great few years. But now Maurizio Arrivabene has been brought in and tasked with turning the team around, and he’s doing a damn good job. Here’s what you need to know about the man.
It weighs less and has more power than a Challenger Hellcat, but somehow it costs more and is slower. That’s the conundrum that is the Shelby Super Snake, as we found out.
The Bentley Continental GT has never been a true sporting Bentley, it’s more a large GT car to do GT things in, but not something to tackle a corner. The Bentleys of old were big things that also had sporting pretensions. That’s what the GT3 R is.
Most car shows on TV are terrible. We know this. They’d rather see drama than what really goes on at a custom car shop, which is actually a rather pleasant, lovely place to be, as Mr. Regular will now discuss.
Peter Egan is a man of varied tastes. His vehicular pursuits make up a veritable cornucopia of cars and motorcycles. But there’s one car that he keeps coming back to: The Mazda Miata. Here’s why.
The Porsche 911 Carrera has been naturally aspirated for 52 years... Until now. That turbocharging is part of a downward spiral for the sporty internal combustion engine, but, as Jack Baruth discusses, the future isn’t all depressing terribleness. It will actually be pretty damn exciting.
An engine swap is a hard job. Loading an engine into the back of a pickup truck without a hoist is an even harder job. But does it make you a ‘man?’ Mr. Regular explains.
Formula One is a notoriously hard sport to gain access to. It can take years to even get a sliver of access behind the scenes for a photographer. But once they get that access, what is it actually like? We found out.