One of the most anxiously anticipated vehicles of the past few years is Alfa Romeo’s sultry new 4C sports car. Since the first concept version bowed in 2011 this product has seemingly whipped all of automotive journalism into a froth that’s stiffer than the peaks of a baked meringue. This much-hyped and oft-delayed product is… Continue Reading...
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Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous automakers in the world. This storied British brand is best known for building obscenely lavish cars, motoring vehicles that scream “expensive,” but in a well-mannered, genteel way. Models like the Ghost sedan and Phantom flagship practically define the luxury segment. They’re decked out with features and materials not… Continue Reading...
There’s a new special team at Jaguar Land Rover dedicated to building top-level luxury and performance vehicles. Continue Reading...
Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...
Taunting us with all of its high-performance Bavarian goodness, our spy photographers have snapped some alluring shots of BMW’s upcoming 2016 M2. Continue Reading...
In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...
Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...
There’s more pricing news to share about the highly anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang. An EcoBoosted version of the popular ponycar will kick off at less than 26 grand; the V8-powered GT version starts at less than 33 large. Continue Reading...
Cadillac is hard at work on the next-generation CTS-V high-performance model as these spy photos reveal. Continue Reading...
The BMW i8 uses a turbocharged three-cylinder engine and an electric motor to deliver a combined 357 hp, but you’ll be darn lucky to see one driving around the U.S. this year. Continue Reading...
Diesel engines can power for more than just tractor trailers or farm implements; they even have a place in performance vehicles. This may be an unlikely sounding combination but British sports-car brand Trident may be on to something. Continue Reading...
Mercedes is planning a more performance oriented version of its C-Class sedan that will slot between the C400 and C63 AMG. Continue Reading...
Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show. Continue Reading...
Can’t get enough low-slung German sexiness? AutoGuide.com’s spy photographers just snapped even more pictures of the next generation Audi R8 undergoing testing. Continue Reading...
In the latest of an ongoing series of technical briefings Ford showcased some of the advanced technology going in the brand-new 2015 Mustang. Some high-end driver-assistance features will be made available for the first time in addition to a host of new standard equipment. Continue Reading...
The Geneva Motor Show always plays host to a throng of exciting ultra-high-performance automobiles and this year’s installment was no exception. Lamborghini revealed its sultry new Huracán, McLaren unwrapped the alluring 650S and even Pagani’s outlandish Zonda Revolución made a showing. But the folks in Maranello, Italy were not to be out done. Continue Reading...
Superlatives are the name of the game at the McLaren display in Geneva. The company claims its alluring 650S is the fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful production supercar they’ve ever made. Is that the truth or just a bunch of bullroar? Here’s the skinny. Continue Reading...
There’s a new mid-engined supercar in town and it hails from Great Britain, but it’s not from the likes of Aston Martin, Bentley or even Noble. Continue Reading...
Not one to let a good thing go blasé, the folks at Bentley have concocted a series of options to improve their already bonkers Continental GT Speed ultra-luxury grand touring car as well as the Flying Spur sedan. More is always better, right? Continue Reading...
Love is in the air; either that or exhaust fumes mixed with a whiff of burnt transmission fluid. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and people around the world are hugging, kissing and handing out heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But how boring is that? This holiday is a bigger cliché than every Disney princess movie combined and… Continue Reading...
Volvo is not usually known for building lust-worthy performance machines. Generally their products are safe, solid and secure, important attributes to be certain but they’re hardly the stuff dreams are made of. However, the addition of performance-tuned V60 and S60 Polestar models is spicing things up for the Staid Swede. Continue Reading...
You can’t build a truly great car without an exceptional engine. Powertrain is the heart and soul of every vehicle on the road; it’s the mechanical equivalent of life. Without propulsion systems cars are little more than expensive, over-engineered pieces of yard art. Continue Reading...
Lexus is making a bold statement with its new RC F coupe. This car has the design and performance credentials to compete with some of the segment’s most respected nameplates. Continue Reading...
The folks at Lexus just officially unveiled this sultry-looking two-door at the North American International Auto Show. The 2015 RC F performance coupe is a V8-powered sports machine designed to rival products like the brand-new BMW M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Continue Reading...