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.
A bold aesthetic departure from previous generations that still does what the RX line does best.
For a mere $25,000 over the base model, you can experience luxury rarely seen in seven seats.
For those who not only want a Range Rover, but also want to be driven.
Crossovers generally are the automotive equivalent of the snooze button. The NX200t F Sport aims to wake drivers up.
The blood-rushing side of driving has been absent from Lexus' lineup since, well, forever. The RC350 F Sport helps change some of that.
An unwieldy sidecar makes a 41 horsepower, 500-pound joke of a bike into a death trap.
There is a certain set of cars that naturally fall into the category of road trip vehicle, in the public's eye. None of those tend to be pickup trucks.
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.
Designed by Pininfarina and tuned by Ayrton Senna, the old NSX was -- and still is -- perfect.
The 2015 Dodge Charger R/T, with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, has plenty of power to get your blood pumping.
The Mazda3 hatch turns trips to 7-Eleven into qualifying laps.
Kawasaki’s new Vulcan S is a godsend to riders, giving them comfort, stability, and one hell of a good ride.
The Audi RS7 hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has room for four. Need we say more?
Germany needs to check their blind spots: the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is closing fast, and so is the Cadillac brand.
Matt Neundorf spends a week with the Ducati Hypermotard SP trying to remove his maniacal grin.
Porsche’s 911 GTS is built around premium speed and ultimate control. It's a performance car with the purity of naturally aspirated power but without the harshness of a racer like the GT3. It’s luxury with grit. A toothsome beast with leather seats.
The Audi S4 is a sleeper hit: an undercover sports car that can go toe-to-toe with flashier opponents.
Ducati's new Scrambler is the antithesis to the brand's flagship beasts: fun rather than intense, individualized rather than perfected, accessible rather than the stuff of dreams.
Here at Laguna Seca we are witness a car hurtle over a curve, pummling an apex so hard and fast it seems to push the track a few inches deeper into the earth. We are witnessing the birth of Germany's new it sports car and it is the Mercedes-AMG GT S -- and we are driving it today.
Though it loses out on some of the functionality of its brother, the X5, the new X6 is an impressive machine to both drive and ogle.
On the surface, the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe may seem like a redundancy, but it provides customers a gorgeous yet practical alternative to the boring three-box sedan.
In a world of SUVs that've been softened by demand and suburban wusses, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner stands out.
225 kilometers an hour? It’s 0.62, right? Why the hell can’t I figure it into miles? So 124 plus like 14 or 16 or...shit-shit-shit time to brake. Turns out mental math is a lot more difficult when solved howling down the main straight at Summit Point Motorsports Park in the most powerful sedan ever made.
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.
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.
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.
The Ford F-150 is the reigning champ of the truck world, having been the most popular truck in America for 37 years and -- get this -- the most popular overall vehicle for 32. Even more impressively, the 2015 Ford F-150 is not just miles ahead of the competition; it's miles ahead of its former self.
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.
Every motorcycle enthusiast dreams of taking off for an epic adventure. It's no surprise, then, that adventure motorcycles are the fastest-growing segment on two wheels. Ducati has clearly tapped into that ethos with the design of the Multistrada GT.
The prom queen is never chosen solely for her personality, and character actors don’t win People's Sexiest Man Alive. These are truths we’ve come to simply accept, and they extend to machines, too. Saying an item has "character" or "personality" implies it has aesthetic, ergonomic, or other flaws. The Moto Guzzi V7 Special ($9,290) has character.
This year Infiniti released a new "L" variant of their Q70 sedan (formerly known as the M) in the States. An escape from the confines of New York City into the backroads of Jersey proved that the long wheel based car might just balance the ideals of comfort and performance perfectly while remaining a luxury car bargain.
Riding in the back seat of a car often feels more like a punishment than a privilege. But the Bentley Mulsanne makes backseat desirable. Then again, it makes the front seat desirable, too.
When daydreaming of a classic summer road trip vehicle, a pickup truck is not what normally springs to mind -- especially a massive 5,800-pound one that gets 17 mpg. However, seeing as the 2014 Toyota Tundra ($26,000+) could haul the space shuttle Endeavor across an LA freeway, I figured it could handle my family, a few bags and nearly 700 miles of road tripping.
In the middle of a cool Chicago summer, sunlight bounces off the unmistakeable Rosso Corsa hood of a V8 Ferrari. A mere eighth of a depression of the throttle produces a sound I can only describe as a chorus of angels descending to earth on winged stallions. Against all odds, Ferrari's delicious V8 458 Spider has won me over to top-down driving.
Featuring a slew of firsts, the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was wrapped in controversy, failed in sales and has been looked down upon by aficionados for years. Today there is a resurgence in the interest of this ill-fated groundbreaker. We talked to one proud owner to find out why.
We drove a Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel from New York City to West Michigan for a 2,000-mile round trip. Here's what we learned.
If there's a way to convey style and a touch of German class without flipping the bird to practicality and fuel-efficiency, it's the A220 CDI, Mercedes-Benz's paradigm-shifting hatchback.
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel will haul you and your stuff for nearly 730 miles on one tank, all the while spoiling you with leather, panoramic roof, digital screens and tons of hauling capabilities. Is this the best American SUV ever made? After six weeks and a variety of tasks and duties, we think it's certainly up there.
Over the decades, BMW's iconic M3 has only grown in power, performance (and in most cases, weight), going from niche sports sedans to one of the most popular performance-focused automobiles in the industry. The best part? There are five generations of them, all with scintillating, unique details and the underlying similarities of greatness.
The slightly slick track at Wisconsin's Road America has me wondering just how little effort it would take to spin the 425 hp German monster I'm driving. The truth is that the M4 I'm helming isn't working nearly as hard as it can with its 425 hp (and more importantly) its 406 lb-ft of torque and shaved corpulence. 174 pounds. That's the equivalent weight of two average male German Shepherds drooling on your fine leather sport seats and the same amount of poundage the new 2-door M4 has dropped over the M3 Coupe it replaces. But the all-new BMW M3 and M4 are so much more than more power and less fat.
Longer, wider, lighter and with brand new tech, the Mk VII Golf GTI goes head to head...with past versions of itself.
The 2014 MB E 63 AMG S 4Matic Wagon has more horsepower than a Ferrari 458 and gets to 60 a full second before a Porsche 911. And it has room for your family, their luggage and the family dog. We turned off traction control and let it loose on a dry lake bed.