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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Is Sized Just Right

In America, we do it big: big guns, big bellies and big vehicles. Thankfully, manufacturers have begun offering alternatives to behemoth trucks, and the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a impressive move in the right (smaller) direction.

GETTING TO KNOW THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Stay: Hotel Hugo SoHo

Peering over the Hudson River from between two iconically New York red brick buildings, the brand new Hotel Hugo SoHo features a mix of modern urban escape and industrial warmth. This new kid on the block is an excellent place to call home for a brief stay in New York City.

Brains, meet brawn

BMW i8

As a concept-turned production vehicle with minimal changes and with no compromise in materials or style, the 2015 BMW i8 might be the most significant automobile of the year.

Your checklist for a beefy LA lunch

Hunting LA’s Best Burgers

From the Archives: The city of Los Angeles is known for Hollywood stars, sprawling traffic...and gourmet burgers. Yes, that sandwich concoction that first appeared in the late 1800s has become a staple in the City of Angels. There are the obvious picks like Umami, Father's Office, Apple Pan and of course In-N-Out; but a quick Yelp search for "burger" reveals almost 6,000 places to sit and enjoy ground meat on a bun. We spent a week seeking some of the lesser known but equally (arguably more) loved options.

Polishing the star

The Past Rumbles to Life at the Mercedes-Benz Classics Center

From the Archives: Vintage has gained traction in recent years, arguably as a reaction to our digital, disposable age. This rediscovered appreciation for beautiful, meaningful objects from our past is exactly why the Mercedes-Benz Classics Center in Irvine, CA exists...that, and to bring back to life those cars which cause us to lust from the deepest parts of our soft, chewy automotive centers.

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Composed insanity

Taming 640 Horses in the McLaren 650S

It's an elegantly powerful ultra-supercar. It's capable of crushing more expensive, higher-profile autos on tracks and streets alike. And it's surprisingly rare. So instead of waiting around, GP went to the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to try out the 2015 McLaren 650S.

Going Where No RV Has Gone Before

Behind the Wheel: Sportsmobile 4WD

From the Archvies: When Charles Borskey started Sportsmobile in 1961, he had no idea the brand would rise to its current reputation as the ultimate vehicle for adventure camping -- or for simply making drivers look badass. Specializing in converting full-size vans into custom recreational vehicles, Sportsmobile turns your base people hauler into a rugged, rock-lovin' beast. GP recently visited Sportsmobile West's Fresno, CA location to see the factory and take a van on the road; the snow and ice created the perfect playground for these hulking yet nimble beasts.

The Nürburgring for Off-Road

Torture Testing Tires on 400 Miles of Baja

The Baja 1000 is one of the most grueling races in all of motorsports. Running nearly the entire length of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, drivers haul ass for 24 hours on motorcycles, production vehicles, trucks and buggies across some of the most varied terrain in the world. BFGoodrich's original K0 tire was "born in Baja" -- so it seemed like the perfect place to test their new version, the K02 All-Terrain tire.