This week’s top stories picked by our editors feature debut news about the Toyota Supra, the promise of a Bugatti SUV, and a new Niro spokesperson. Continue reading >>>
You could say the 2018 Paris Motor Show is as notable for what isn’t there as what is there. Absentees include Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ford, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen and Volvo, among others.
If you look at movies made in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, the future was full of cars — albeit very technologically advanced ones. Movies like “Back to the Future” had us dreaming of flying cars with time-traveling capabilities. But at the time, many of these technologies were stuck in the realm of imagination. What about now? Are these cars real or still destined for the future? Continue reading >>>
Just when you thought Lego couldn’t get any cooler, it goes and builds a life-size, fully working Bugatti Chiron. Consisting of more than 1 million Lego Technic pieces, the 1:1-scale Chiron has been completely assembled by hand, a process which took more than 13,000 hours.
If you’ve spent the past few days looking at that strange yellow ball in the sky and wondering if life might not be better behind the wheel of a convertible you are not alone. But what kind of drop-top should you buy?
When Tesla started selling cars, CEO Elon Musk probably didn’t think his little company would eventually cause Porsche to completely restructure itself.
But it’s starting to happen.
As demand for Tesla cars continues to grow, other automakers are wondering how they can grab a piece of the action and divert some of the dollars from that demand into their own bank accounts. Continue reading >>>
Choose the one that doesn’t belong:Lamborghini Porsche Jaguar Rolls-Royce Bentley Ferrari Aston Martin Maserati
Those are some of the most prestigious automakers in the world. All produce cars worthy of royalty, and all are aspirational brands that only some of the wealthiest people in the world will ever buy. Everyone, however, can appreciate them.
But there’s one that doesn’t fit with the rest—one that has held onto its exotic roots and never strayed from its 2-door sports car recipe for success.
Until now. Continue reading >>>
Zero to 249 miles per hour.
I don’t know that any of us can really imagine what that’s like. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds is an exhilarating rush, but I don’t think there’s anyone reading this right now who can understand what it feels like to top 200 in a car… on the way to 249.
There just aren’t many cars capable of crossing the 200-mph mark, nor are there many safe places to run those cars all the way to their top speed.
So if none of us have experienced such speed, and likely never will, why are we bringing it up here on this blog?
Well… because watching other people do it is exactly what a Monday needs. Continue reading >>>
In 1998 a friend purchased a used 1994 Dodge Viper. I’d never seen a Viper in person, and the car took my breath away. Its glistening red paint and exotic curves were unlike anything I’d seen on a car before.
I got more than my fair share of seat time in that car and am even proud to say I got at least one “Viper Kiss,” the infamous burn on the calf from the exhaust pipes mounted just under the doors.
As time went on, my taste in cars shifted more toward German engineering, but the Viper always held a special spot in my car-loving heart.
Next month the Viper, which has had a tumultuous past couple of years, will cease production and fade into the past as a relic of a gas-fueled era. Continue reading >>>
There aren’t many cars that require the buyer to sign a waiver before driving it off the lot. In fact, there might be only one.
The Dodge Demon, which is actually a Challenger in SRT Demon dress, might look close enough to a standard-issue Challenger to fool the non-initiated, but make no mistake, the Demon is a devil just waiting to prove how delightfully dastardly it can be.
While the Challenger, especially in Hellcat guise, is a perfectly capable performance car, the Demon is a deceptively dangerous track car that’s been approved to freely roam the streets. This isn’t a car for just anyone, though. There’s enough potential danger lurking under the hood (and in the tires), that buyers must sign a waiver before actually buying one. Continue reading >>>