Performance

 
2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2

Is the 2018 Mustang GT the end of a performance era?

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... read more

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2019 Ford Edge ST

2019 Ford Edge ST gets Sport mode with rev-matching feature

Ford's performance line will grow to include the 2019 Edge ST this summer, and the automaker is really trying to amp up its family crossover. The 2019 Edge ST will include a... read more April 9, 2018 by


 
2019 Ford Edge ST, 2018 Detroit auto show

Ford pushes electric cars, new performance versions, more off-roaders

Performance vehicles—electric and gasoline—and more SUVs and crossovers are key for Ford's next few years, executives told investors Tuesday. Executive Vice... read more January 17, 2018 by


 
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... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Tachyon Speed all-electric hypercar

The 1,200-horsepower electric supercar you've never heard of: the Tachyon Speed

These days, numerous supercar start-ups compete for record-breaking top speed runs and the most headline-worthy performance specifications. Add another one to the list with... read more November 10, 2017 by


 
Genesis G70

Luxury automakers focus on too much "stupid" tech, Genesis performance boss says

Genesis' performance chief Albert Biermann had some harsh words for the brand's German rivals. The former BMW M boss of 30 years said rival brands invest too much in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Rumored Lexus LS F published in Japanese magazine

Will Lexus bring an LS F to the Tokyo motor show?

Lexus used the 2017 Detroit auto show to debut the totally redesigned 2018 LS sedan, but Tokyo may be the place where the LS earns its performance credentials. Posted to an... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
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


 
 

 
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