Performance

 
2020 Tesla Roadster acceleration and Plaid Mode

Witness as the 2020 Tesla Roadster goes plaid

Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised the automotive world by announcing the 2020 Tesla Roadster. The company offered those who put down a tidy $5,000 reservation fee on the spot a test ride in the future electric sports car. DragTimes founder and CEO Brooks Weisblat was among what appeared to... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf

A Nissan Leaf Nismo might be coming, eventually

If there is one automaker that has embraced electric performance cars, it's Tesla. Not only has the Silicon Valley automaker proved electric cars can look good, be luxurious... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW M4

BMW M3 and M4 to switch from carbon fiber to steel driveshafts

The BMW M3 and M3 are about to become a little less special as both the sport sedan and coupe will switch from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) driveshafts to fairly... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
Audi Driving Experience COTA

Learn to drive a new Audi R8 on a Formula One track

Then learn to fly in an F-22 while you're at it? Audi announced Thursday that it would offer to the public a driving program at Circuit of The Americas to whomp an Audi TT... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
2016 Lexus GS F

Lexus to open new performance driving school

Performance driving schools are wonderful. A range of automakers have them to celebrate the performance of their hottest cars. These schools allow you to learn all about... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2013 BMW M5

BMW M Boss Says 600 HP Is The Limit, Manuals Not Long For This World

Manual transmissions have fallen out of favor with mainstream buyers, but hardcore enthusiasts aren't giving up on them. So surely BMW's M division, maker of performance cars... read more July 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Subaru WRX STI

2015 Subaru WRX, STI Models Priced: WRX Gets Big Value Boost

Subaru has at last put a price tag—well a series of price tags—on its redesigned 2015 Subaru WRX lineup. And at the same time, it's rolled out all the numbers for... read more February 14, 2014 by


 
2015 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)  -  Preview Drive, April 2013

2015 Volkswagen GTI: Preview Drive

We're hustling along in the all-new Mk7 Volkswagen GTI, on a tightly curved back road in mountainous Southern France. Just as traffic opens up and I can see a fair distance... read more April 24, 2013 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S Signature

2013: The Year In New Performance And Luxury, A Buyer's Guide

Even though it seems like it should be impossible, almost every year the car industry brings forth new and impressive feats of engineering, packaging, and value. Faster, more... read more October 4, 2012 by


 
2013 Ford Focus ST

2013 Ford Focus ST: Sound Strategy Goes Brassy, Not Boomy

If you've ever owned a high-performance compact car or hot hatch, you know that while they can be surprisingly versatile and practical for everyday driving and the commute... read more June 25, 2012 by


 
2012 Nissan Nismo 370Z

Nissan Planning RS Engine Tunes To Enhance NISMO Lineup

Nismo is a familiar name to performance enthusiasts that happen to have a taste for Nissan products, but it's about to get a new flavor: RS. While the letters are commonly... read more May 15, 2012 by


 
2013 Infiniti IPL G Convertible

Infiniti Considers Sports Car Line To Boost Volume: Report

When it comes to a distinct brand identity, Japanese luxury marque Infiniti is at something of a loss. For one, it lacks the luxury and bulletproof-reliability reputation of... read more April 2, 2012 by


 
Motor Authority Best Car To Buy lead image

Motor Authority To Name "Best Car To Buy" 2012

For the second year, Motor Authority will award the Best Car To Buy title to our favorite vehicle of the 2012 model year. Being Motor Authority, we choose from the best new... read more November 22, 2011 by


 
2012 Ford Focus ST live photos

2012 Ford Focus ST Live Photos: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

For nearly two years, since first seeing the current-generation Ford Focus make its debut at the 2010 Detroit show, we've eagerly awaited the high-performance Ford Focus ST... read more November 16, 2011 by


 
Skip Barber 2-Day High Performance Driving School

Skip Barber Two-Day High Performance Driving School: Review (Part 1)

Today's supercars, sports cars, and performance sedans are without doubt some of the most impressive bits of machinery humans have ever built, capable of feats of speed and... read more August 22, 2011 by


 
2011 Lexus IS F

2012 Lexus IS F Gets A New Set Of Wheels, Interior Option

Last year Lexus mildly revised the IS F's suspension, and this year, the 2012 car gets a new set of 19-inch wheels and a red leather interior package that replaces the... read more August 16, 2011 by


 
 

 
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