Your buddy’s Rosso Corsa Red Ferrari makes your blood boil with envy. Unfortunately, your better half won’t let you mortgage the house so you can buy one yourself. Though they may not have the prancing horse on the grille or elicit gazes from the bold and the beautiful, these 10 affordable driver’s cars still delight with great driving dynamics and the kind of motoring spirit that makes you feel like a kid again.
To drive or ogle? That is the question.
The beauty of classic automotive design is often in direct struggle with modern safety and fuel economy standards, not to mention the latest in technology. But there are still a number of shining examples around today, ones that echo the past and ones that break new ground but don’t break the rules of good taste. These ten prove that less is more and that automotive design is not on the rocks.
We dream up our road trip fantasy rides
When it’s time to make tracks — whether you’re escaping the daily grind or heading to the next adventure — few things will make or break your time on the open road more than the vehicle you’re piloting. Sometimes it’s best to tailor your ride to the destination; sometimes, the car itself should play more of a starring role in your road trip story than your map waypoints do. Why not go all out? From fun-to-fling to made-to-cruise to needs-to-be-seen, we dreamed up our ten fantasy road trip cars, one ideal for every getaway.
Silicon Valley Sport Utility
A 7-passenger, all-wheel drive electric crossover with gull-wing doors that hits 60 mph in 4.4 seconds? Sounds like stuff of the future. Not for Elon Musk. The storied CEO of Tesla motors, who unveiled the Model X ($50,000+) this morning announced that the third Tesla model will be available in early 2014 and manufactured alongside…
Tesla, the storied American manufacturer of lean, green, electrified machines has unveiled their latest iteration of their single-product lineup with the Roadster 2.5 ($101,500). The Tesla Roadster 2.5 receives a facelift comprised of a redesigned grille, rear bumper with diffuser, improved interior with 7″ touchscreen display, and backup camera. The changes impart the hand-built carbon…