The Spirit of ’76: A Rare Redcoat With Yankee Heritage  Jul 5th, 2015 
Baader-Meinhof. Space 1999. The Dawson’s Field hijackings. The Yes Album. They’re all things from the 1970s, but all people seem to remember are bell bottoms, Nixon’s resignation, and, of course, the ’73 and ’79 oil crises. The first of these hit British manufacturer Jensen rather hard, given that its bread-and-butter model, the Interceptor, carried a thirsty […] 
These Are the “America” Cars  Jul 4th, 2015 
While people can argue about what constitutes a truly American car, these are the models from recent times that actually have “America” or “American” in their name.  
The Spirit of ’76: This Van Is Boss, Man  Jul 4th, 2015 
In Japan, there exists a subculture known as Dajiban, offering a unique spin on custom Ram vans that involves a soupçon of stance, a dash of bosozoku, and a twisted sense of humor. The machines are alternately known as “H-vans,” with the “H” code for “hentai”—Japanese for “pervert.” But were it not for the golden […] 
The Spirit of ’76: Stuzify My Love  Jul 3rd, 2015 
For some reason, when we think of coachbuilt glamour, thoughts automatically drift to chassis that were handed off to British and Italian men armed with sandbags, snips, shears, shrinkers, stretchers, English wheels, and a variety of hammers. Pretty much every machine that takes home the big prize at Pebble Beach is “famed European marque bodied […] 
This Supercut of Cars Flying Off Cliffs and Exploding Is Pure America  Jul 3rd, 2015 
What would you do with $150 million? For Hollywood directors, this theoretical is a day job. Movie studios hand them mountains of cash to turn cockamamie ideas into decade-long franchises. The requirement: dream big. Which is why we see so many cars driven off steep mountainsides. Really, who else has the expendable cash and car […] 
2015 Buick LaCrosse Review: In the Comfort Zone  Jul 3rd, 2015 
Overview: Buick’s flagship sedan, the LaCrosse, prioritizes comfort and ease of use, making it popular both for Americans planning long interstate excursions and Chinese executives aiming to relax behind their chauffeurs. It has been a strong seller since it was last completely redesigned for 2010 and offers either front- or all-wheel drive with the standard […] 
2015 VW Golf SportWagen Automatic Tested: Practical Domination  Jul 3rd, 2015 
All we really want from any vehicle is for it to do its job well. It’s a deceptively simple criterion that guides our reviews of everything from burly off-roaders to thrifty subcompacts to ludicrously capable exotics. We’re hard-pressed to think of a vehicle that fulfills its mission better than VW’s Golf SportWagen—maybe the lunar rover. […] 
C/D 60th Anniversary: Looking Back at Our Tests of Four Breakthrough Gadgets  Jul 3rd, 2015 
From the July 2015 issue Our Gearbox section was formalized in 2008, but we’ve been doing reviews of automotive accessories and upgrades since the Sports Cars Illustrated days. The progress that’s taken place over our 60-year history hasn’t spared the gadget, and we’ve occasionally been there to chronicle in-car technology’s relentless march forward (or backward). […] 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Dissected: Chassis, Powertrain, Design, and More – Feature  Jul 3rd, 2015 
Exclusive! There’s a Third Enzo Ferrari Movie in the Works  Jul 3rd, 2015 
We’ve been hearing about Ferrari films for years, and now it seems there is another one vying to get made. Back in April, Robert De Niro confirmed he was set to portray Enzo Ferrari in a forthcoming biopic about Il Commendatore. Shortly afterward, Michael Mann announced a competing and as-yet untitled Ferrari film reportedly based on […] 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T TSI Automatic – Instrumented Test  Jul 3rd, 2015 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Dissected: Chassis, Powertrain, Design, and More  Jul 3rd, 2015 
Very few nameplates have been around as long as this magazine. The Camaro wasn’t there at the very beginning, but, having made its debut in 1967, it’s still one of the oldest model names on sale today. And when it celebrates its own milestone of 50 years in 2017, the Camaro will have a useful […] 
Ten Mistakes People Make at the Car Dealership  Jul 3rd, 2015 
The show floor isn’t the place to start your quest for a new car. Smart shoppers start with hours of on-line research at sites like Car and Driver’s Buyer’s Guide where you can learn what’s available, compare costs and features, and read expert reviews and road tests and estimate financing costs. 
Legal Challenge Reaches the End of the Road, Nissan NV200 Will Be NYC’s Taxi  Jul 3rd, 2015 
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has cleared the final legal hurdle to its imposition of Nissan’s NV200 as the city’s predominant yellow cab, ending a journey that began in 2011, when Nissan won the $1 billion contract to supply the vehicles. A group of taxi owners had challenged the Commission’s authority to […] 
2015 Buick LaCrosse – Quick-Take Review  Jul 3rd, 2015 
Five Highlights From June 2015 U.S. Car Sales  Jul 2nd, 2015 
Eight automakers posted record June sales as the industry totaled nearly 8.5 million cars through the mid-year, a four-percent jump over 2014. At this rate, WardsAuto predicts total sales of 17.1 million cars for 2015, or 600,000 more than last year. Here’s what’s hot and cold this summer. Hyundai and Kia Have Record First Halves […] 
Subaru Makes BRZ More Entertaining, More Blue  Jul 2nd, 2015 
Three years have passed since Subaru broke its own all-wheel-drive mold and gave us the visceral, rear-drive delight that is the BRZ sports car. For 2016, the sport coupe is getting an interior technology upgrade, but zero styling and powertrain updates. Sorry but this year’s entertainment enhancement is really just infotainment enhancement. Front and center […] 
The Spirit of ’76: America’s Most Iconic Automobile  Jul 2nd, 2015 
With the 4th of July holiday upon us, we naturally are filled with the Spirit of ’76. No, not 1776—we’re talking 1976, America’s bicentennial year and a period whose automotive awesomeness is just starting to be appreciated. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll be bringing you prime examples of classic cars for sale that […] 
The Spirit of ’76: America’s Most Iconic Automobile  Jul 2nd, 2015 
A Sneek Peek at BMW’s Hydrogen-Powered Future  Jul 2nd, 2015 
BMW’s hydrogen strategy is starting to take shape. The company has been working on hydrogen-powered cars since 1984, but for a long time the focus remained on the internal combustion engine. The efforts, first shown in a 7-series in the mid 1980s, culminated in 2006 in the V-12-powered Hydrogen 7. Now the company has switched […] 
New-Car Transaction Prices Continue to Rise in June  Jul 2nd, 2015 
New-car transaction prices rose 2% in June, with Ford leading the way. The only automaker to realize a decrease was the Volkswagen Group. 
DealerRater Streamlines Review Collection for Dealers  Jul 2nd, 2015 
The dealer review site announced the addition of ReviewBuilder to its certified dealer program. The automated solution is designed to help dealers accelerate the collection of online reviews. 
Federal Agency Says Stretching Terms a Concern  Jul 2nd, 2015 
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said in its semiannual report that stretching terms and higher advances are a concern. The agency said it will continue to monitor the market and will take action when warranted. 
Troubled Dealership Seeks Name Change  Jul 2nd, 2015 
A Massachusetts dealership is seeking a name change after a video of its employees harassing a pizza delivery man went viral. 
J.D. Power Completes Acquisition of NADA Used Car Guide  Jul 2nd, 2015 
On Wednesday, J.D. Power completed its acquisition of NADA Used Car Guide. As part of the agreement, J.D. Power will continue to provide NADA members with a complimentary subscription. 
Born to Run, and Run: Ford Focus, Escape, and C-Max Recalled for Engines That Won’t Shut Off  Jul 2nd, 2015 
Ford is recalling 433,000 2015 Focus, Escape, and C-Max vehicles to replace faulty body-control modules, which can prevent the engine from turning off in response to the ignition switch. The recall affects cars with the conventional, keyed ignition switch as well as those with the keyless, push-button version. The production dates of the affected vehicles […] 
2015 BMW M235i xDrive – Instrumented Test  Jul 2nd, 2015 
What I’d Do Differently: We Interview, Um, Ourselves on Our 60th Anniversary  Jul 2nd, 2015 
C/D: So, how’s it going? C/D: My mind is clear and focused, my heart is full and healthy, and, best of all, my circulation is excellent. And when I go to New York, I can eat in the Hearst cafeteria. They’ve got pudding. READ MORE ›› 
Ezra Dyer: A Look Back at Car and Driver from 2075  Jul 2nd, 2015 
Well, sure, I remember the Car and Driver 60th-anniversary party. It was 2015, I’d recently started as a columnist, and facial hair was all the rage (on men, believe it or not). There was a big to-do in what was then called New York City. Somebody said to me, “Hey, what if you’re still writing a […] 
2015 BMW M235i xDrive Tested: Crossovers Created It  Jul 2nd, 2015 
Huh? Yep, that’s the condensed version of what a BMW spokesman conveyed when discussing why the brand is adding all-wheel drive to pretty much every car in its lineup, from the big 7-series all the way down to the second-smallest of U.S. Bimmers, the 2-series coupe and its 10Best-winning M235i derivative. With the rise of […] 
2016 Mazda CX-3 AWD – Instrumented Test  Jul 1st, 2015 
2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R Tested: Are You In or Are You Out?  Jul 1st, 2015 
From the outside, it’s easy to dislike the Bentley Continental GT3-R. It’s nearly $150,000 more expensive than a base Conti GT V-8. It’s the high-performance model but makes 34 fewer horsepower than the W-12–powered Speed. It’s the “lightweight” version, but it weighs 4937 pounds. READ MORE ›› 
Honda Civic Type R Engine: So Powerful, They Had to Build It in America  Jul 1st, 2015 
So, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R is an absolute barnstormer, a 306-hp hot hatch that obliterated the Nürburgring lap record for front-drive vehicles with a 7:50.6 blast in a preproduction example. The bad news is, we won’t get it here in the U.S. But the heart of every European-market Type R will beat to […] 
2016 Mazda CX-3 Tested: 95 Percent Car, 5 Percent Plastic Cladding  Jul 1st, 2015 
Deputy editor Dan Pund gazed out from his cubicle into the Car and Driver parking lot, considered the 2016 Mazda CX-3 for a moment, and declared, “It’s just a Pontiac Vibe.” READ MORE ›› 
2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R – Instrumented Test  Jul 1st, 2015 
Two Las Vegas Dealers Settle FTC Charges  Jul 1st, 2015 
Two auto dealers in Las Vegas agreed to settle FTC charges that they used deceptive ads to promote the sale or leasing of their vehicles, including advertising heavily discounted prices that were not generally available to consumers. 
CFPB Preparing to Cite Three Captives, American Banker Reports  Jul 1st, 2015 
According to proposed consent orders obtained by American Banker, Honda, Nissan and Toyota’s captive finance companies could soon be on the hook for dealer participation policies. 
How Much for Those Range Rover Diesels? Now We Know  Jul 1st, 2015 
Diesel engines are nothing new to the U.S. or to Range Rovers, but never before have Range Rovers been sold in the U.S. equipped with a diesel. As we’ve reported before, a diesel V-6 with 254 horsepower and 440 stump-pulling lb-ft of torque will be offered in both the 2016 Range Rover Sport and the […] 
Putting the Limited-Release Track Toys from Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martin Into Context  Jul 1st, 2015 
Putting the Limited-Release Track Toys from Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martin Into Context  Jul 1st, 2015 
From the July 2015 issue Speed limits, emissions regulations, and the always-newsworthy rift between rich and poor make today’s roads an inhospitable climate for supercars. But the pace of technological development means the segment is evolving faster than ever, especially with the advent of anything-goes mega-mutations made exclusively for the track. These monsters free engineers […] 
Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 Vanish from the Lineup  Jul 1st, 2015 
After only two years in the lineup, the hybrid version of the Nissan Pathfinder and its upscale twin, the Infiniti QX60, have silently motored off into history. Neither is returning for the 2016 model year. Combining a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 20-hp electric motor, the hybrid SUVs didn’t offer a huge increase in fuel […] 
Mazda Rules Out Faster, More Powerful Miata Variants  Jul 1st, 2015 
Now here’s a report from Top Gear that, first of all, has nothing to do with a loud belligerent ex-TV-show-presenter, but that still has us torn. Pertaining to the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car, which already is a staff favorite here at Car and Driver, the crew over at Top Gear uncovered that there is […] 
MPG-eeek! Toyota Announces EPA Figures for the Mirai  Jul 1st, 2015 
In the months since Toyota unveiled the Mirai at last year’s Los Angeles auto show, the world’s been abuzz with talk of its homeliness. Toyota would like to take some of the chatter about the fuel-cell-juiced hydrogen car away from its questionable aesthetics and toward its capabilities. With the first cars due for delivery to […] 
Russo and Steele's 2015 Newport Beach Collector Automobile Auction Achieves 71% Increase in Sales  Jul 1st, 2015 
Russo and Steele, the most exciting collector automobile auction in the world, produced their most dynamic Newport Beach auction yet, complete with high quality cars and well qualified bidders, achieving a 71% increase in sales. 
2015 Ford Focus ST – Instrumented Test  Jun 30th, 2015 
2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty V-8 Diesel 4×4: Supersize Drag Racer  Jun 30th, 2015 
Eight thousand, five hundred and twenty pounds—that’s how much our big-as-it-can-get Ford F-350 dualie test truck weighs. Its eight-foot bed and spacious crew cab help contribute to an overall length that’s an inch shy of 22 feet, or four feet longer than a Mercedes-Maybach. READ MORE ›› 
It’s Targa-topped and Marlboro Red, But Is This GMC Syclone Worth $80K?  Jun 30th, 2015 
Back in the early 1990s, GMC went insane and built two trucks: The Typhoon and the Syclone. But instead of being useful haulers that could take all of your belongings to the junkyard or the dump, the Syclone was just plain faster than anything on the road. Nearly all of the Syclones were black, which […] 
Own This Pristine, 100-Year-Old Go-Kart  Jun 30th, 2015 
With modern car technology advancing at a staggering pace, it’s nice to see early examples of automotive history, like this 1915 Smith Flyer, still alive and kicking. Beginning in 1915, the Smith Flyer was built by A.O. Smith Company. Its direct-drive “motor wheel,” a technology that was relatively new for the time, was especially unique […] 
Own This Pristine, 100-Year-Old Go-Kart  Jun 30th, 2015 
Going to Plaid: A Technical Look at the Car and Team Aiming for 1000 mph  Jun 30th, 2015 
From the July 2015 issue The land speed record has long been a curiously British obsession. Since it was first set back in 1898, when Frenchman Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat drove his electric Jeantaud to a dizzying 39 mph, Brits have held the title to the fastest land vehicle on earth for a combined 75 years […] 
2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty V-8 Diesel 4×4 – Instrumented Test  Jun 30th, 2015 
2015 Ford Focus ST Tested: Refresh Makes for a Better Car with Worse Tires  Jun 30th, 2015 
All-season tires are a North American phenomenon; virtually nowhere else in the world do cars run on a single set of tires year-round when the climate can get cold enough for snow. Instead, drivers in those markets run summer tires when the weather is favorable and switch to winter rubber for the colder months. READ […] 
Get Up Everybody and Sing: The Best New Cars for Growing Families  Jun 30th, 2015 
For parents who’d prefer their family vehicle include a little style, value, and, gosh darned it, maybe even a little fun, we're here to help. 
Automotive Loyalty Reaches Highest Levels in a Decade, IHS Reports  Jun 30th, 2015 
IHS reported this week that brand loyalty among automotive brands has reached a 10-year high, with 13 brands also realizing 10-year highs in loyalty rates. 
J.D. Power Forecasts Strongest June Sales in a Decade  Jun 30th, 2015 
New-vehicle retail sales and the retail seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate are expected to be at their highest levels for the month of June since 2005, according to a monthly sales forecast by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. 
Two Las Vegas Dealers Settle FTC Charges  Jun 30th, 2015 
Two auto dealers in Las Vegas agreed to settle FTC charges that they used deceptive ads to promote the sale or leasing of their vehicles, including advertising heavily discounted prices that were not generally available to consumers. 
NADA’s Koblenz Joins Industry Summit Roster  Jun 30th, 2015 
The NADA official who has spearheaded the association's efforts to protect franchised dealers from federal regulatory overreach will be at Industry Summit 2015 to deliver a keynote address, event organizers announced this week. 
Calif. Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years for Embezzlement  Jun 30th, 2015 
The former owner and operator of Costa Mesa Bellagio Motors, a car dealership that specialized in buying and selling high-end luxury vehicles, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from unsuspecting customers. 
Experian Examines the Muscle Car Resurgence  Jun 30th, 2015 
Experian Automotive's review of the American muscle car resurgence found that Chevrolet Corvette and Dodger Viper buyers tend to pay cash, while the Dodge Charger was the most leased muscle car. 
Why NHTSA Is More Defective Than the Defects It Investigates  Jun 30th, 2015 
The agency responsible for overseeing the nation’s vehicle safety is full of incompetent, mismanaged staff who are practically set up by their superiors to fail. According to a recent audit by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General, yes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is really that bad. The 11-month audit, coming after a scathing […] 
2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition Debuts (That’s the Entire Name—Save for “Debuts”)  Jun 30th, 2015 
We’re thinking of swapping our bromides for something a smidgen more potent, like, say, reading the name of Bentley’s new special-edition Continental GT Speed. Halfway through the car’s 65-character, 11-word name, we simply gave up, hit “copy” then “paste” just to stave off torpor and get it to you quicker: 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling […] 
Red Bull Gives You License Plates? Roadgoing Supercar May Happen  Jun 30th, 2015 
The Red Bull Formula 1 team may produce a roadgoing supercar, with company boss Christian Horner telling journalists at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that the idea is still being discussed. We’ve been here before, however. Red Bull first said it was looking to collaborate with Nissan on a road-car project as long ago as […] 
Casey Jonesing: Smart Takes to the Rails  Jun 30th, 2015 
We should give credit to whoever signed the check for this one. Because Smart UK has spent some serious money to create a unique version of the Forfour seemingly solely so it can justify using the old “corners like its on rails” cliché in anger. The Forfour in question was fitted with 22-inch-diameter solid-steel wheels […] 
Casey Jonesing: Smart Takes to the Rails  Jun 30th, 2015 
Model Fabio Lanzoni to Lead the 3rd Annual "The Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride for Mesothelioma Research in Los Angeles  Jun 30th, 2015 
The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) is excited to announce the third annual "The Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride, proudly presented by Worthington & Caron, P.C. The ride will be on July 26, 2015 and start at the Glendale Harley-Davidson. 
2016 Scion iA First Drive: It’s Not a Scion, But It Is a Really Great Small Car  Jun 29th, 2015 
The 2016 Scion iA is a great little car, but there are two things we’re all going to have to get over in regard to the new subcompact. First, Scion rebadged a Mazda 2 to bring the iA to life. And second: its awkward nose. READ MORE ›› 
2016 Scion iA – First Drive Review  Jun 29th, 2015 
Aaron Robinson: Roll the Crash Reel, Boys—How I Got (and Nearly Lost) My Job at Car and Driver  Jun 29th, 2015 
People often ask me how I got this job. The short answer: I knew where then–editor-in-chief Csaba Csere lived. I rode by his house one day on my bicycle, not coincidentally while he had a stack of résumés on his desk for an open position. I don’t remember much except swearing that, if hired, I […] 
Hyundai Creta Debuts in India. We Don’t Want It.  Jun 29th, 2015 
Electric Bug: Bugatti Chiron Hypercar to Get Hybrid Powertrain  Jun 29th, 2015 
The upcoming Bugatti Chiron, likely to be the fastest supercar in the world, will be available with a hybrid powertrain on top of a regular powertrain with a gasoline engine. The confirmation came from none other than VW Group chairman Martin Winterkorn in an interview with the German tabloid Bild am Sonntag. The lengthy interview was […] 
Nissan Juke on Two Wheels: The Slowest, Most Incredible Goodwood Record Ever [Updated with Onboard Video]  Jun 29th, 2015 
I think you’ll agree with us on this point: This is the slowest, most impressive run we’ve ever seen up the driveway at Goodwood. Stunt driver Terry Grant took a Nissan Juke NISMO RS and carefully tipped it onto two wheels using a ramp just past the start of the hill climb. And then it really became a sight […] 
Lotus Confirms SUV, Because Of Course  Jun 29th, 2015 
You really can’t be surprised that Lotus has confirmed it plans to produce an SUV, with sales starting in 2019. But you can certainly ask—very politely, of course—whether this is an avenue really suited to what the British sports car maker does best. According to reports in Auto Express, the Lotus SUV will be targeted […] 
Hyundai Creta Debuts in India. We Don’t Want It.  Jun 29th, 2015 
Last month, Hyundai India teased us with a rendering of its upcoming Creta SUV, and now we’re getting a look at the real thing that will be on the roads there starting this fall. We got excited. We shouldn’t have. Not surprisingly, the Creta looks like the Hyundai Tucson’s little brother, although while some subcompact […] 
Bentley With a Bond Connection Likely to Bring Big Bucks  Jun 29th, 2015 
This 1953 Bentley R-type Continental fastback, originally purchased by Ian Fleming for a World War II spy, is headed to Gooding & Company’s 2015 Pebble Beach auction where it may fetch nearly $2 million. Slightly more than 200 examples of the R-type Continental were built by Bentley starting in 1951. It was designed as a […] 
Super Fast, Super Topless: Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster Confirmed  Jun 29th, 2015 
If Lamborghini drivers have two things in common, it’s that they like to drive fast and that they like to be seen driving fast. So we imagine that more than a few of Lambo’s wealthy bull riders will be thrilled to hear that the supercar firm has confirmed the imminent production of the mega-extroverted roadster version […] 
NHTSA Investigating Ford F-150 for Reported Brake Failures  Jun 29th, 2015 
Late Friday afternoon, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it will open an investigation into 250,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks built in 2011 and 2012, after numerous reports from customers who have experienced a loss of power brakes.The Detroit News reports that the NHTSA’s investigation involves 2011 and 2012 F-150s equipped with the […] 
Bye, Bye, xB: Scion’s Boxy Hatch to Bow Out  Jun 29th, 2015 
The first-generation xB was the car that launched the Scion brand with a major bang back in 2003 (with an assist from the xA), but it faltered with a 2008 redesign and was never able to regain its momentum. Now Wards Auto is reporting that Scion vice president Doug Murtha has confirmed the model will […] 
Black Max: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR Midnight Debuts, Is Quite Dark  Jun 29th, 2015 
Black Max: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR Midnight Debuts, Is Quite Dark  Jun 29th, 2015 
The photo above, which at first blush appears to be a pair of taillights and exhaust tips floating in a dark, empty space, confirms what we’ve seen coming for a long time: The age of the factory murdered-out special is upon us. Nissan’s been in on the game for some time, having already debuted the black-painted-trim […] 
2016 Scion iM First Drive: Curb Your Enthusiasm  Jun 29th, 2015 
Cruising down Pacific Coast Highway in a preproduction prototype automobile, you would think we’d get at least one knowing look. But we don’t. Here we are in a major hotbed of automobile culture—Los Angeles—in a car that probably no one around us has ever seen on the road, and exactly no one notices. We’re invisible. READ […] 
2016 Scion iM – First Drive Review  Jun 29th, 2015 
2017 Audi A4 Unveiled: Evolutionary, Retro, and Futuristic All at Once  Jun 29th, 2015 
Yes, the all-new Audi A4 is clearly an Audi. The new model, the ninth iteration of a vehicle line that has also been known as the Audi 80, Audi Fox, and Audi 4000, has moved to the VW Group’s modular-longitudinal MLB Evo architecture, but it still closely resembles the outgoing model—at least at first glance. […] 
2017 Audi A4: Less Weight, More Elegant Interior – Official Photos and Info  Jun 29th, 2015 
The Continental: Killing Manuals, Dumb Exhaust Pipes, and Euro Electrics  Jun 29th, 2015 
Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. German carmakers appear to still be on a crusade to get everyone to forget manual transmissions. Just […] 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D Long-Term Intro: We Embark on Our First-Ever 40,000-Mile Test of an EV  Jun 26th, 2015 
It’s too early to know whether Tesla will amount to an entire chapter or a mere footnote in the annals of automotive history, but the company’s Model S will leave a record here at Car and Driver: We’ve embarked on our first full-length long-term test of a battery-electric car. (We previously conducted a four-month test […] 
McLaren Making More Money, Planning More Megacars  Jun 26th, 2015 
Financial results press conferences rarely set pulses racing, even when the company concerned produces cars as exciting as McLaren’s. So while we can tell you that McLaren turned more than £495.5 million [$780 million] last year and made a pretax profit of £15m [$23.6 million], and also invests an impressive 20 percent of its revenue back […] 
Forget the Hellcat, Take This 730-hp Charger to Track Day—for 1/3 the Price  Jun 26th, 2015 
Deep Inhale: Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Revealed, Supercharged 354 Hemi Debuts  Jun 26th, 2015 
Watch Ben Collins Assault Goodwood’s Hill with a Mustang Shelby GT350R  Jun 26th, 2015 
The Goodwood Festival of Speed hosts an astounding collection of vehicles, from priceless antiques to legends of mid-century motorsports to the racers of the modern day. Taking place in West Sussex, England, it’s a hallmark event for British car enthusiasts—and a must-see for those hailing from elsewhere—and the hill climb, where important vehicles both old and new […] 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D – Long-Term Road Test Intro  Jun 26th, 2015 
Forget the Hellcat, Take This 730-hp Charger to Track Day—for 1/3 the Price  Jun 26th, 2015 
Let’s face it; fast cars are expensive. Even a car with one of the best horsepower-per-dollar ratios out there, the Dodge Charger Hellcat, will run you north of $60 grand. So when a “Dodge Charger” pops up on eBay, one that makes more power than a Hellcat for one-third the monies, we’re going to take […] 
Deep Inhale: Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Revealed, Supercharged 354 Hemi Debuts  Jun 26th, 2015 
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Although it starts life with the body of a production Dodge Challenger, the latest Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak is not a street-legal vehicle. What it is, however, is a factory-prepped car specifically geared for drag racing. It is also the vessel for the brand-new supercharged 354 Hemi V-8—not the V-10 […] 
10 of the Best Driving Video Games Ever Made (Plus Ours)  Jun 26th, 2015 
An important part of loving cars is loving everything related to cars. For many of us that includes video games about cars. ----With a massive number of driving games on the market now, we look back to the beginning of driving-game time and pick out a handful that have brought us, and probably you, many hours of bug-eyed, sweaty-palmed pleasure. -- 
Lotus 3-Eleven: Add Lightness, and a Massive Price Tag  Jun 26th, 2015 
We want Lotus to succeed, we really do. It’s to the company’s misfortune that “beleaguered British sports car maker” alliterates so well. But although it is still selling tiny numbers of cars, you can’t accuse Lotus of lacking confidence—it’s using this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to introduce a roofless two-seater based around its familiar […] 
2017 Cadillac XT5 Spied Completely Uncovered During New York Photo Shoot  Jun 26th, 2015 
Does the backdrop in the photo above look familiar? That’s because it’s pretty much the same hip, New York SoHo location that played host to the “Dare Greatly” Cadillac ad that introduced the world to the 2016 CT6 luxury sedan. This time, it’s playing host to the all-new Cadillac XT5, the replacement for the SRX […] 
Mazda Miata Could Also Spawn Second-Gen Toyota and Subaru Sports Cars  Jun 26th, 2015 
Is there nothing the new Mazda Miata cannot do? We’ve been singing its praises since the new model debuted, and other carmakers also seem to be hip to the little Mazda’s greatness. We already knew that Fiat will resurrect the 124 Spider using the Miata as a base. Now it appears that Toyota is eying […] 
Turbo Time: Lexus IS200t to Replace IS250  Jun 26th, 2015 
The Lexus IS has been an outlier among compact luxury sedans, with its V-6–only engine lineup. Well, no more. Lexus has unveiled the IS200t, which will use the brand’s 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and which will replace the IS250 as the entry model in the series. The 2.0-liter is currently in the NX200t, where it makes […] 
Turbo Time: Lexus IS200t to Replace IS250  Jun 26th, 2015 
Lego’s New Ferrari F40 Kit Is the Ferrari F40 of Lego Kits  Jun 25th, 2015 
Whoever runs Lego’s design department has excellent taste in cars, at least judging by which classic models have been turned into Lego Creator kits. The Mini Cooper. The 1962 Volkswagen Camper Van. The Mercedes-Benz Unimog. And now the Ferrari F40. Yes, Lego’s latest true-to-the-original car kit is a $89.99 Ferrari F40. Not only does that […] 
Audi’s Latest Quattro Project Is an All-Wheel-Drive Moon Rover  Jun 25th, 2015 
Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system appears in a lot of different vehicles, from the small and sort-of-affordable A3 mini-luxury sedan to the fire-breathing R8 supercar. Now, Audi is taking Quattro even further—to the moon, in fact, as a technical support partner for the Part-Time Scientists team competing for the Google Lunar XPrize. The competition, sponsored by […] 
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