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  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE first drive

    Muscle cars of the 1960s generally did one thing well. They ground out tarmac-ripping power and torque, hurtling their body-on-frame selves straight down the road or the dragstrip with astonishing acceleration. But squiggly roads, braking zones, or enduring a track meet for longer than 15 minutes caused overheating, oil starvation, and all manner of mechanical apoplexy. Today's muscle cars do the full dance, though, and do so with damn near no excuses. Modern American muscle machines typically throb to the familiar beat of eight cylinders, just like in 1969. Chevrolet alters that beat with...

  • 2019 Acura NSX
    2019 Acura NSX: New color, new options, new tire

    It took Acura 15 years to bring back the NSX nameplate in 2017, but the Japanese automaker is giving the hybrid supercar an update after just two years. On Thursday Acura revealed the revised 2019 NSX at Monterey Car Week. It will take a keen eye to discern the 2019 NSX from earlier...

  • Lexus LC Inspiration Series concept
    Lexus previews next LC Inspiration Series model with Pebble Beach concept

    With concept car looks, strong performance, and impeccable build quality, the Lexus LC is one very special car. Still, Lexus has gone out of its way to dial up the wow factor with a series of special editions collectively known as the Inspiration Series. The first was unveiled last October wearing...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye first drive review: Demon spawn

    Horsepower Hill at Club Motorsports is a 14-percent grade at the scenic road course carved into the side of a mountain in Tamworth, New Hampshire. It’s a heartbreak climb uphill for most cars, but it’s child’s play for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. One big number...

  • 2019 Cadillac ATS-V
    2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe pricier but better equipped

    Those in the market for a small sport sedan will have to look away from Cadillac as the ATS-V exits production this year. The brand will gladly sell buyers an ATS-V Coupe, however. Just expect to pay a little more. According to a Cars Direct report published Tuesday, the ATS-V Coupe will cost...

  • 2019 Lexus RC facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Lexus RC spy shots

    A lightly camouflaged Lexus RC has been spotted testing in Germany and is likely a prototype for a facelifted version of the luxury coupe. The RC was introduced for 2015 so this facelifted model, expected on sale late this year or early next as a 2019 model, represents a mid-cycle update for the...

  • 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition

    Ford initially committed to building the second-generation GT for two years, with 250 units promised for each year. The Blue Oval said later it would add another two years onto the run of the race-bred supercar, bringing the total to 1,000. Well, things haven’t gone exactly as planned. Motor Authority discovered through a Ford GT message board that Ford didn’t fulfill the full production run plans of the 2017 GT. We reached out to Ford, and a spokesman confirmed that Ford and its high-tech Canadian partner that builds the car, Multimatic, built just 138 2017 GTs instead of the 250...

  • 2019 BMW M850i
    2019 BMW M850i priced from $112,895, arrives in December

    BMW on Monday announced pricing and timing for the arrival of the 2019 BMW 8-Series in the U.S. The new line-topping luxury coupe will come as a single model called M850i xDrive when it arrives in dealers on December 8, and it will be priced at a rather healthy $112,895 to start. That jumble of...

  • Patent drawing for Cadillac coupe
    Patent drawings hint at Cadillac Escala-inspired coupe

    We may have the first evidence that Cadillac is working on a coupe with styling inspired by the brand's Escala concept unveiled in 2016. Patent drawings discovered recently by Cadillac Society on the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office depict a coupe with elements almost...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    Here are all the parts the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye borrowed from the Demon

    The 2018 Dodge Demon is dead. Long live the Demon. On Thursday, Dodge unveiled the revised 2019 Challenger lineup, and in it now resides what can only be described as the spawn of the Demon: the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. With 797 horsepower and 707 pound-feet of torque throbbing out...

  • 2019 McLaren Senna, Portugal Media Drive, June 2018
    2019 McLaren Senna first drive review: Ultimate street-legal performer

    In the age of YouTube, an exotic carmaker needs exciting overhead tracking video of its latest automotive thunderbolt to thrill online fans. McLaren Automotive ran into unexpected difficulty getting that shot. The McLaren Senna’s extravagant wings, spoilers, splitters, vents, and ducts so...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500h
    2018 Lexus LC 500h first drive review: A glimpse into grand touring's future

    It’s clear that the path forward in the auto industry involves electrification. No market segment will be immune from it, though some will take longer to hop on the electrification train. Toyota is the current king of hybrids, with its Prius and Camry models. The Japanese automaker’s...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT3

    There’s one place where you can get great fried chicken livers on a Sunday morning in Georgia, before church is out. It’s a low-ceiling kind of place, tacked on to a gas station, the hallmark of fine low-priced dining across the south. Over the first glorious spring weekend this year, I knew the fastest way to get there, not the highway route, but a snake-backed two-lane with enough kinks to merit its own DSM classification. And I had just the thing to get there. It’s the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, a car so blisteringly fast it set a stunning 7:12.7 lap time on the Nurburgring...

  • 2019 BMW M850i
    2019 BMW 8-series coupe: return of the bodacious 'Bahnstormer

    After 20 years, the BMW 8-Series is officially making its return. BMW showed the 2019 M850i xDrive luxury coupe on the sidelines of the 24 Hours of LeMans Friday where its sibling, the BMW M8 GTE race car, will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 8-Series moniker denotes that the...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
    2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 thunders in with upgraded aero, tires, brakes

    The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is a special thing, with it's flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 engine wringing out to 8,250 rpm. For 2019, it gets a host of improvements, Ford announced on Monday, ranging from performance to daily niceties. The most important updates for GT350 fans? The performance...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
    2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR first drive review: continuous improvement rings true

    I awaken at the Dorint Hotel on a cool, dewy May morning. The surface of the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife rests just a few feet outside my window, and it, as well as the plentiful surrounding greenery, is shrouded in a pea soup fog. Mid-May shouldn’t be this cold. The temperature...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family
    2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class adds 362-horsepower E450 model

    Buyers of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have a couple of new options for the 2019 model year. On Tuesday, we detailed AMG's new E53 that replaces the E43, with the car's mild-hybrid powertrain bringing 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, versus the 396 hp and 384 lb-ft of the non-electrified...

  • 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive
    2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS first drive review: fighting for attention

    Born into a prizewinning family, the 2018 Porsche 718 GTS may never be the champion of anything—not in the Porsche lineup at least. That doesn’t mean it’s not a winner. The 2018 Porsche 718 GTS adds 15 horsepower and 8 pounds-feet of torque above the Cayman S or Boxster S, cuts...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2

    The Ford Mustang was born a pony car, but it’s worked tirelessly for most of the last decade to move past its roots. To become a true sports car. The reintroduction of the Boss 302 in 2012 came close, but only in 2015 did Ford finally ditch the Mustang's solid rear axle for modern technology and an independent rear suspension. Despite its new rear end, the Mustang hasn’t been able to shake off all its past. It’s larger than ever, and when the road buckles, the Mustang bobs and weaves more than a sports car should. In theory, Performance Package 1 should fix the...

  • 2019 Bentley Continental GT, Austria 2018
    2019 Bentley Continental GT first drive review: The stuff of dreams

    The day begins in a Sequin Blue 2019 Bentley Continental GT at the exclusive Kitzbuhel Country Club in the Tyrolean region of Austria. Set against verdant rolling hills and tooling through storybook villages, it would be easy to think one is lost in a fairy tale. This car’s cabin is outfitted...

  • Teaser for BMW 8-Series debuting at 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
    BMW prepares for Le Mans return and reveal of new 8-Series

    You've seen the prototypes and leaked shots, but in just a few weeks BMW will finally pull the covers off its new 8-Series. The debut will take place June 15 in Le Mans, where BMW the next day will compete in the French town's famous 24-hour race with the M8 GTE race car. The last time BMW competed...

  • BMW 8-Series leaked - Image via Instagram user Wilco Blok
    BMW 8-Series leaked...again

    A new photo showing an undisguised version of BMW's modern 8-Series has hit the web. It was posted to the Instagram account of Wilco Blok on Sunday and reveals the interior of the new BMW coupe. It joins some earlier photos posted to the Bimmerpost forum in January and revealing the exterior of the...

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series (M850i xDrive) prototype
    BMW confirms first specs for new 8-Series

    BMW has dropped the first details on its new 8-Series ahead of the car's debut in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 8-Series will mark BMW's return to the French classic, with a dedicated race version set to compete in the GTE class for production-based cars. The road-going 8-Series has now...

  • Polestar 1
    Polestar 1 flagship coupe priced from $155,000

    The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe has been priced from $155,000. Polestar made the announcement on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show where the Polestar 1 is being shown to a Chinese audience for the first time. The car will also be made in China at Polestar's plant under...

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