At Long Last, the Audi S6 Hits Its Stride
72 hours to test the S6's 450 horsepower on the backroads and highways of California.
72 hours to test the S6's 450 horsepower on the backroads and highways of California.
What better way to spend time with your little one than tossing them in a pack and hitting the trail?
For a mere $25,000 over the base model, you can experience luxury rarely seen in seven seats.
The Toyota 4Runner has always been the cool car, for the cool kids. The newest Trail version is just as likable.
"Eco-minded car" usually means "boring compromise." Not with these four hybrids and diesels.
The Graduate Hotel in Tempe, Arizona, is just like your college dorm — except clean, well curated and actually worth the fee.
The GS 350 F Sport takes the milquetoast mid-size sedan market and gives it some guts.
The best SUV, pushed to its engineered limits. That is the Porsche Turbo S.
The brand new Audi S3 is a tech-focused backroad monster with modern refinements.
The Ford F-350 Super Duty is a true dually — it can tow 26,500 pounds, and yet it's smooth and refined on the interior.
Thousands of the best beignets in all of New Orleans are made daily at Cafe Du Monde. We got a behind-the-scenes look.
Designed by Pininfarina and tuned by Ayrton Senna, the old NSX was -- and still is -- perfect.
The Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock is the best off-road vehicle made in America. We take it to the mountains to see how it performs.
Bring the office party, no matter what your title.
The Volvo V60 T6 R-Design is a 325 horsepower sports car (that happens to be a wagon).
For our latest GP Short, we bid a blue skies parting nod to the first generation of Audi's groundbreaking supercar, the R8.
As the crossover market continues to blow up, we grab five of the best to see if smaller truly is better.
We take five rare production cars out for a spin to remind us all that we needn't settle for status-quo when these keys are on the table.
Curves, precision and turbo dump on the sexiest four-wheels under $60k.
The Audi RS7 hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has room for four. Need we say more?
Four standouts are changing our perceptions on full-size pickups. And they have us damn proud to be American.
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.
The Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light sets up in seconds and travels easily: no more relying on in-laws and hotels to keep a crib on hand.
The BOB Revolution Pro jogging stroller is a brilliant piece of equipment that will benefit you and the baby -- and give mom some extra alone time. Everyone wins.
Germany needs to check their blind spots: the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is closing fast, and so is the Cadillac brand.
The Audi S4 is a sleeper hit: an undercover sports car that can go toe-to-toe with flashier opponents.
Mercedes-Benz's longest-running production model, the Gelandewagen (G-Wagen), is a testament to versatility and timeless style. For $135,000 one can not only look ultra tough in this military-inspired ride but drive like it as well.
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.
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.
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.
How do you take a spectacular Jaguar roadster that the world has anticipated for decades and make it divine? According to Jaguar you give it a hardtop and the option of a 550 horsepower V8. That’s what they’ve done with the 2015 F-Type Coupe ($65,000), which builds on one of our favorite cars this year, the 2014 F-Type convertible.
Since 1990, Southern California has been home to the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center, where around 20 designers have been planning, sketching and living the company's future.
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.
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.
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 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.
Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything -- because anything can, and will, happen.
We drove the Wienermobile, and it was awesome.
Why even talk about something we can’t have? Because when VW knocks on the door and hands over their forbidden fruit -- the 2015 Golf R Euro-spec -- no human of motoring integrity could say no; and we didn’t either.
You baby has arrived. Such a glorious day -- but suddenly having a days-old human in your hands makes the world much bigger and scarier than when you checked into the hospital, and now you have to get them home. You can breathe a little easier with your baby strapped into one of these great car seats.
Though you've probably never heard about it, Red Bull Global Rallycross is arguably motorsports' best kept secret, and its most promising up-and-comer. With its short, simple races, colorful drivers, insanely powerful cars, and racetracks made of dirt, asphalt and even water, it's easy to see why.
About two hours north of Green Bay, Wisconsin past idyllic countryside, dairy farms and wide open roads sits the small town of Crandon, where the peaceful silence of nature is replaced by the roar of 900 horsepower engines competing in The Off-Road Racing Championship (TORC) battling for victory while jumping, drifting and wrecking at the world famous Big House. We had an all-access pass to Jarit and Jessie Johnson from team Husqvarna as they continued their race for the championship.
From the Archives: Navigating LA, which is known for its vastness and interlocking freeways, without a car is akin to a New Yorker pulling his vehicle from storage to run errands in midtown for a few hours. It's crazy. It doesn't even seem like an option. But what if I made it an option? I decided to try the unthinkable: live in LA for one week while my car sat in the driveway. The goal: see just how dependent I was on my car -- and determine just how much I could buck that dependency.
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.