2018

  • 2018 Toyota 86

    The replacement for the Toyota 86 will leapfrog the Toyota Supra in driving enjoyment, if a report from Australia is to be believed. Australian outlet MOTOR says chief Toyota 86 engineer Tetsuya Tada let slip that the company has a development team in place for the next generation of the company's small 2+2, and that team believes it has to "make a new 86 that surpasses the Supra" because "that is what the customer expects." While Toyota's local PR team apparently hedged on Tada's statements, essentially saying that nothing was guaranteed just yet, Toyota has confirmed elsewhere that the...

  • 1944 Willys MB jeep
    How the military jeep became today’s Jeep Wrangler

    The Jeep Wrangler can trace its family history back more than 75 years, to when it wasn’t even a “jeep.” Here’s a look at the DNA that drives the most famous vehicle America ever built.

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Road America
    2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is now the fastest production car at Road America

    Porsche has a new 911 in showrooms but the previous generation in GT2 RS guise is still out setting records. The latest is a 2:15.17 lap record for production cars at Road America.

  • Dodge Challenger Demon hits 211 mph
    Watch a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon hit 211 mph

    It's been nearly two years since the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon arrived on the scene, and although the car has exited production, it's still making a splash. The latest accolade comes from the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds (JBPG) runway in Merritt Island, Florida. The company claims the runway...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1000 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
    Hennessey's 1,035-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sounds like it came from hell

    The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already one hell of a car, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has (of course) gotten a hold of it and made it something more. With the company's HPE1000 package, the Demon makes a whopping 880 horsepower at the rear wheels. That equates to around 1,035 hp at the...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas
    What does the Ford Mustang mean to America?

    A pencil-straight imaginary line connects Portland, Oregon, to Terlingua, Texas, about 1,800 miles, unbending and uninteresting between two disparate towns at near-opposite poles of the U.S. We found their connection in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT, and in the story of how the Ford Mustang became...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2

    The V-8 engine has defined American performance since Henry Ford stuck a low-cost flathead V-8 in the 1932 Ford. It made cars faster than their brakes and suspensions could handle during the muscle car era of the 1960s, got choked during the gas crisis of the 1970s, and came on strong again with a return to speed and power in the last 20 years. The 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 in the current Mustang GT puts American muscle within reach of the automotive enthusiast. But that type of rip-snortin’, exhaust burblin’, gas-burnin’ performance could soon come to an end. READ NEXT...

  • Portland Cars & Coffee Mustang Day
    At Portland’s Cars & Coffee, the Ford Mustang still means America

    At a gas stop at a Chevron in Lakehead, California, I stop in the middle of the candy aisle to read email. “Hey! Why does your license plate say DIE?” The voice from the front of the store asks. He says it again, then again, before I realize he’s talking to me. “It...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT and 2018 Ford GT
    Ford GT and Ford Mustang GT: A celebration of performance

    One’s a race car that wears almost no disguise. The other is an American icon. They’re both Fords, and they’re both GTs. But as you might guess, there’s just a little bit of a difference between the Ford GT supercar and the Ford Mustang GT. We traveled to California to take...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT
    We built our own 2018 Ford Mustang GT this way; here’s why

    Building a 2018 Ford Mustang is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story. With so many options and trim levels, it’s unlikely your Mustang will ever meet an exact twin in its lifetime—that’s even before considering aftermarket parts. When Ford asked us to custom-order our long-term...

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R Naomi Osaka Edition
    Nissan celebrates tennis star Naomi Osaka with special GT-R

    Nissan will sell in Japan a series of special GT-Rs built to celebrate its partnership with tennis star Naomi Osaka. Osaka was picked by Nissan as a brand ambassador shortly after her September defeat of Serena Williams in the U.S. Open. The automaker has previously chosen top athletes for...

  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
    2018 Tesla Model 3 first drive review: This is the future, today

    It’s not a hypercar, supercar, or even a sports car, and yet it’s one of the most hyped vehicles of the last decade. The Tesla Model 3 needs no introduction. The linchpin in Tesla’s Master Plan, the Model 3 is supposed to be an affordable, high-volume electric car. It’s not...

  • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover

    The Range Rover has set a high bar for luxury SUVs. It was one of the first of its kind and few can compete with its ability to go anywhere, any time, in any weather in a leather-lined interior. Introduced for the 2013 model year, the current Range Rover has aged with grace, but it is aging as new competition arrives in the form of Bentayga and Cullinan. For 2018, Land Rover has given the Range Rover a tech overhaul with a handful of screens inside the cabin, a few updates on the exterior, and more luxury options than ever before. I spent a long weekend with the updated luxury liner to see if...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk recalled due to floor mats

    Faulty floor mats have prompted Jeep to recall a number of 2018 Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk models. In total, the recall affects 4,822 units. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles filed documents for the recall with NHTSA in late October. According to the agency, the driver's floor mat may not provide...

  • 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
    50th anniversary Ford Mustang Cobra Jet rips into SEMA show

    The very first Ford Mustang Cobra Jet was built in 1968. Now, 50 years later, Ford has a special anniversary version and this one packs serious heat under its hood. First shown in August, Ford on Tuesday brought the 50th anniversary Cobra Jet to the 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Ever since that...

  • 2018 Roush F-150 Nitemare
    Roush returns to SEMA with an updated F-150 Nitemare

    Roush is keeping this Nitemare rolling. That's a good thing in this case because the Nitemare to which we're referring is a modified Ford F-150, and for 2018 it packs 650 horsepower heat under the hood. Roush kicked off the Nitemare truck train way back in 2007. That first example was a...

  • 2018 Abt Audi RS 5-R
    Abt Sportsline readies hot Audi RS 5 and wide-body SQ5 for SEMA

    German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering. Two standouts Abt is bringing to the 2018 SEMA show on next week are...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee: Ford Mustang GT Performance Package Level 2

    Ford made the leap from muscle car to sports car with the current-generation Mustang, but the Blue Oval didn't finish the job. We drove the latest Mustang GT, and while it's good, it falls short of spectacular. Even the engineers knew it could be better, so they decided to tinker with it in their...

  • 2018 SpeedKore Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

    SpeedKore Performance Group is back with another SEMA build, and this one could just be the Wisconsin company's wildest yet. It's a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon whose supercharger has been swapped out for a pair of turbochargers. Working with a host of other mods, those blowers pump enough boost pressure to get the Demon's V-8 delivering just under 1,400 horsepwer at the flywheel. When strapped to a dyno, the car resulted in 1,203 hp at the wheels. The goal was to build the fastest Demon on the planet, and given the car's performance down the drag strip it looks like SpeedKore can crack...

  • 2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package
    2018 Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition arrives, limited to 10 cars

    Audi Sport has stuffed its latest R8 derivative with the best of its performance parts bin. The 2018 R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competition Package is now the most performance-oriented model Audi's go-fast division has ever offered. The car is fitted with a host of Audi Sport performance parts, and some...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    Meet the world's fastest SUV: Hennessey HPE1200 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk runs quarter-mile in 9.66 seconds

    Hennessey Performance Engineering is always working on the next best thing. And by next best thing, we mean the next fastest car or SUV. Case in point is the company's HPE1200 package for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. On Monday, we brought you a video of Hennessey's HPE1000-enhanced Grand...

  • Jeep Trackhawk HPE1000 is faster down the drag strip than a Ford GT
    Watch a 1,000-hp Jeep obliterate a Ford GT in a drag race

    The Ford GT is very quick. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is also very quick. There's no way that it's as quick as the GT though, right? Well, after a visit to Hennessey Performance it's actually quicker. At least that's the case over the quarter-mile drag strip. Hennessey CEO and founder John...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon owned by Michael Andretti
    Buy Michael Andretti's barely used Dodge Demon

    If someone gifted you a car, would you drive it? I assume you would. Especially if that car happens to be an 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Michael Andretti has access to all sorts of cars, so when he's given a Demon he doesn't need to drive it. That's why his car is heading to auction...

  • 2018 Kahn Design Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Pace Car
    Kahn Design builds wild Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

    Land Rover's brilliant Range Rover Sport SVR is already quite the wild beast but this latest take from Kahn Design significantly ups the wow factor. It's called the Range Rover Sport SVR Pace Car, and like the vehicle it's based on it's been developed to offer the perfect blend of luxury and...

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