2022 Subaru WRX Pokes Its Hood Scoop Out for the First Time

Fans of turbocharged, all-wheel-drive, rally-bred compact sport sedans have seen their options dwindle over the past decade from, well, two icons—the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru WRX—to one, the Subaru WRX. At least the most recent WRX was a good performance bargain, even if it lacked the outright titillation of earlier models. Could the next-generation …

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class First Drive: Great Again, With Even More to Offer

Getting the Goods The new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has the same dazzlingly effective MBUX user interface system that made its debut in the S-Class last year, and it offers much the same level of functionality. No, you don’t get the trick 3-D digital instrument panel, nor the augmented reality head-up display that are the S-Class’ …

G82 BMW M4 Coupe Likely Getting Higher Performance CSL Variant

If you’re a hardcore fan of Bayerische Motoren Werke, you’ll be abundantly familiar with what is perhaps the most iconic BMW M3 of all: the E46 M3 CSL. If you aren’t a hardcore BMW fanperson, the CSL name traces back to the 1970s, when it appeared on a powerful 3.0 coupe variant; many years later, …

Fast 9 Is Here: The Deep Impact of the Fast & Furious Franchise on Car Culture

Maybe you love the Fast & Furious moves, or perhaps you’ve never forgiven them for that reference to the “MoTeC exhaust”—but either way, it’s impossible to deny the impact the movies have had on society and car culture. With 10 films, including this year’s Fast 9, Fast & Furious is one of the most successful …

It’s Ridiculous: The Story Behind Fast 9’s Mid-Engine, Hellcat-Powered ’68 Dodge Charger

You can only ask this question in the context of a Fast and Furious film: How do you top a ’68 Dodge Charger with a jet engine in the trunk? Easy—a ’68 Charger with a Hellcat in the back seat. How does a Hellcat engine, even one tuned to Demon specification like this one, top …

Tesla Offers Free Supercharging for Fourth of July Holiday in California

Tesla drivers in California, good news: Supercharging is free for the Fourth of July holiday. On June 28, Tesla sent out the following message to some Tesla owners through the Tesla App: “Avoid the rush this 4th of July holiday and charge for free before 12pm and after 9pm at select California Superchargers between Friday, …

2021 BMW M3 Competition vs. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Comparison Test: Four-Door Fire

On paper, the attractive Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and the new, funky-looking 2021 BMW M3 Competition are spun from the same bolt of carbon-weave cloth. Both cars are rear-wheel-drive, front-engine members of the compact luxury sedan segment. Each boasts a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine displacing about 3.0 liters. The Alfa and BWM share the same ZF-sourced …

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT First Look: Prepare Thyselves, Purists

Porsche finally pulls the wraps off of its track-oriented Cayenne: the Turbo GT. Limited to the slinkier Cayenne Coupe body style (sorry Cayenne SUV fans), the 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupe joins a long line of driver-focused GT-badged Porsches, including the 911 GT3 and 718 Cayman GT4. At first glance, the Cayenne Turbo GT …

Sad! Chevy Killed a New, Z06-Powered Camaro Z/28

My most excellent source—Deep Burble—recently told me the sad tale of the stillborn sixth-generation Camaro Z/28 that almost was, but never will be. I just had to say something. Yes, friends, Chevrolet was all set to build a follow-up to the absolutely brilliant, Best Driver’s Car winning fifth-gen Camaro Z/28. Now it ain’t. Feeling blue? …

2022 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro First Look: Beyond Le Mans

Regulations, rules, and red tape govern cars both street legal and for competition. For the well-heeled, these aren’t fetters, but instead challenges. And the 2022 Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro revels in its lack of restraint. This is a hypercar with Le Mans prototype-level performance (and pedigree), but without being held back by racing rules …

2021 Ford Bronco First Drive Review: The Long-Awaited 4×4 SUV Is Absolutely the Real Deal

The 2021 Ford Bronco is easily one of the most anticipated vehicles of our fledgling decade, and we won’t keep you in suspense: Our initial impression after driving the new two- and four-door Bronco is that it absolutely lives up to the hype. Driven on-road or off, viewed as a getaway/adventure vehicle, a family truckster, …

2024 Honda Prologue: The Brand’s Electric SUV for North America Has a Name

The slow drip of information about the new electric SUVs coming from the Honda and Acura brands continues with this latest droplet from the information faucet: the higher-volume Honda model will bear the name Prologue. The 2024 Honda Prologue is due to arrive in 2024, and its name signifies its role as the forerunner of …

2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic One-Year Review: Hello to a Family Friend

Mercedes runs deep in my family. From my grandma’s inimitable diesel S-Class—white with pink pinstriping—to the late-’80s E-Class models my parents drove for years, I grew up road-tripping from their backseats. Later, I learned to drive in a 1988 300TE, the same wagon I’d taken naps in during long highway drives a decade earlier. Although …

Rolls-Royce’s Landspeed Collection Is Lightly Salted Luxury

There are lots of special-edition Rolls-Royces with interesting details and backstories. Heck, there’s one with the entire Arabian peninsula on its hood. Or how about another that includes a cryptographic mystery concealed in glyphs hidden around the car? The special models Rolls-Royce recently pulled the wraps off of, however, are a little more traditional. These …

2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 4×4 Yearlong Test: How It Spent Winter

Yes, it’s summer, but we only recently found this winter report tucked between the seat cushions of Guffman, our long-term 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 4×4. So, we figured we might as well share how the truck spent the colder months in Michigan, where the truck is based with our Detroit staff. When we ordered Guffman, …

Judge restores Piston Group’s minority certification as litigation continues

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge temporarily restored the minority business status of Piston Group. Judge David Groner on Monday issued a restraining order for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council to give the lucrative certification back to the auto supplier as litigation continues. Piston Group, owned by former Detroit Pistons forward Vinnie Johnson, sued …

Hotly Anticipated Chevy Corvette C8 Z06 Delayed Years

Were you expecting the hotter C8-generation Corvette Z06 soon? Prepare to wait a while. The more powerful, track-ready Corvette variant has been spied testing a lot the past year—and a steady stream of juicy details have trickled forth, including that the latest Z06 will have a 600-hp-plus 5.5-liter flat-plane-crankshaft V-8 with twin cams (instead of …

SpeedKore’s Mid-Engined ’68 Charger Is a Fast and Furious Muscle Machine

Vin Diesel’s Fast saga character, Dominic Toretto, has a thing for classic Dodge Chargers (and family—it’s a whole thing). So, it’s no surprise a 1968 Charger appears in the latest Fast film, F9. What is surprising, however, is the fact this classic muscle machine houses its engine behind the cabin. You’ll recall that an original …

In the Army Now: Meet the Mil-Spec Citroën Ami

Okay, we admit it, our obsession with Citroën’s tiny Ami electric car is beginning to border on the unhealthy. We’ve already written multiple articles on this 8-hp French penalty box, and are eagerly awaiting its arrival to les Etats-Unis as part of the Free2Move rideshare fleet. Truth is, for people who do what we do, …

The 2022 Civic Si Will Definitely Be Available as a Sedan

We’re in the midst of a blizzard of 2022 Honda Civic news, and it looks like the flurries will keep on coming until the verdict is rendered on the new Civic Type R—which we’ve really only been able to speculate about so far. But that’s for another time. For today’s slice of the Civic pie …

Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Survive Company’s Electrification Push

Even though Mazda’s MX-5 Miata sports car is lightweight, small, and easy on gas, those environmental positives won’t be enough to save it from the automaker’s eventual pivot to full electrification. But that doesn’t mean the Miata is going anywhere. In a technical briefing for media about the company’s “Medium-Term Technology and Product Policy,” the …

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. Dodge Durango: Which Stellantis 3-Row SUV Is Best?

Sometimes a months-long delay really pays off: A midlevel Durango GT we had been trying to reacquaint ourselves with since winter finally landed in our driveway the same week as our first drive opportunity in the new three-row 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. How could we possibly resist the opportunity to see how the long-serving …

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing’s 2,250-HP Boat Is a Nautical GT Black Series

What, you think you’re hot stuff with that 720-hp 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series? Please. It’s all about the four-figure club these days, and until the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar hits the road, then you’re outta luck if you want a Merc to meet this power quota. Well, at least if you’re a landlubber. Mercedes-AMG and …

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing’s 2,250-HP Boat Is a Nautical GT Black Series

What, you think you’re hot stuff with that 720-hp 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series? Please. It’s all about the four-figure club these days, and until the Mercedes-AMG One hypercar hits the road, then you’re outta luck if you want a Merc to meet this power quota. Well, at least if you’re a landlubber. Mercedes-AMG and …

Lighten Up, Australia, the Suzuki Jimny Lite Is Coming

The people have spoken, and the message could not be clearer: more Suzuki Jimnys, please! To appease the insatiable appetite for its rugged little 4×4, Suzuki Australia is adding a new variant to the Jimny line: the Jimny Lite, which arrives in August. The Jimny Lite is a full-on Jimny, minus a few tidbits here …

2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Honda Civic: Which Should You Buy?

Eyeing the Honda Civic? Solid choice—it’s a repeat comparison test winner and consistently one of our top-ranked compact cars. But if you’re headed to a Honda dealership soon, you’ll likely see redesigned 2022 Civics parked next to the 2021 car—and those older models might be discounted to help make way for newer inventory. Should you …

Gotham’s Wealthiest Man Drives an Old Mercedes-Maybach Concept Car?

Michael Keaton is set to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne (and presumably Batman) in the upcoming film The Flash. Whether the Caped Crusader’s famous Batmobile from the 1989 and 1992 movies Batman and Batman Returns makes a cameo in the forthcoming superhero flick remains under wraps. That said, it seems as though Keaton’s Bruce …

The Ford Maverick Has an Appropriate Namesake in the ‘70s Compact Car

Put the 1970 Ford Maverick next to a 2022 Maverick, and it’s nigh impossible to see any through line. The original is a strange mishmash of an archaic idea of what an economy car should be, floating in the stylistic space between the subcompact (and much-maligned) Pinto and the sporty (but portlier) Mustang. The successor? …

2022 Ferrari 296 GTB First Look: An 818-HP Hybrid V-6 Monster

Don’t cry for the electrified future if it’s going to be filled with efficiently gorgeous 818-horsepower monsters like the 2022 Ferrari 296 GTB. Yes, this is the first official Ferrari-badged road car to employ a V-6 engine, but the brand has raced loads of them. It’s also the first hybridized Ferrari not to electrify the …

The eBussy Is Dead, Long Live the XBUS

The innovative eBussy electric bus system from German startup company ElectricBrands will never come to be. Say it again: eBussy (insert snickers). What could have perpetually been the butt of every conceivable joke will be joked about no more. The undoubtedly sophisticated Germans who manifested the eBussy project must have concealed muffled laughs (like us) …

2021 Kia Sorento First Test: All of the Above

So you want a five-seat SUV. Well, actually, something that seats seven would be helpful. But it shouldn’t be too big. And it must be comfortable, with amenities for everyone. Quick enough, too—who likes going slow? Plus, sometimes you take that dirt shortcut, so it needs off-road capability. Just make sure it’s also practical, safe, …

2022 Jeep Wrangler’s Xtreme Recon Package Is Made for Extreme Off-Roading

With deliveries of the spanking new Ford Bronco finally underway and rumors of a Bronco Raptor circulating the interwebs, Jeep is preparing some preemptive one-upmanship by launching the 2022 Wrangler with a new Xtreme Recon package and a 4.88:1 axle option. Jeep’s 80th-anniversary presents to the Wrangler Unlimited will officially debut at the 2021 Chicago …

2022 Kia Soul Gains Fresh Badge, Loses Manual Transmission

It’s been time to throw some respect the Kia Soul’s way for a while now. Though it was first marketed as a hamster-toting, mini-hatchback, it’s grown into one of the most usable, easy-to-live-with subcompact SUVs on the market right now. We’d even go so far as to call it fun to drive, and it’s among …

How the Mustang Mach 1 Stacks Up to the Shelby GT350 and GT500

There are few things that somehow get better as they age. Tom Brady, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the Ford Mustang are three examples of Father Time seemingly taking a hands-off approach. The new Ford Mustang Mach 1 is excellent, and it represents the tippy-top of the non-Shelby Mustangs—it essentially replaces the GT350. We’ve gone on record as …

2022 Infiniti QX60 First Look: Boring No More

It isn’t often the case that an automaker debuts a concept whose design faithfully transfers over to the production model. Wild wheels are downsized, seductive curves are straightened, and bold looks are generally watered down by safety regulations and manufacturing realities. The all-new 2022 Infiniti QX60 is the exception to that rule, debuting with styling …

Stripped Subie: Dealer’s New WRX Reportedly Gutted By Thieves

Gone in 60 seconds? More like gone in six hours. At least that’s how long we assume it took the thief (or thieves) to strip and gut the cabin of this new Subaru WRX STI. The above video (which, we should warn, includes a couple of F bombs) shows a red WRX STI missing its …

A Ford Maverick ST Could Be Lightning in a Compact Truck Bottle

The signs are right there in front of you: the 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup has some latent performance potential. With its available turbocharged 2.0-liter “EcoBoost” engine and optional all-wheel-drive, the little Maverick should already be a solid performer. Credit the fact the 250 hp four-pot only has to move around 3,700 pounds of truck. …

Mustang Mach-E GT’s 270-Mile Range Beats Initial Estimates by a Lot

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition have exceeded their projected range based on early estimates by the automaker. On Wednesday, Ford announced the EPA-estimated driving ranges of the two Mach-E GT models. <!– –> Initially, the Blue Oval estimated the driving ranges for the Mustang Mach-E GT and Mustang …

Aston Martin’s Latest Q Creation Honors the Company’s Oldest Car

A century ago, Aston Martin’s A3 was a state-of-the-art sporting machine. Known as chassis no. 3, but commonly referred to by its alphanumeric designation, this roadster was the third of five prototypes that helped to launch the brand in the early 1920s. Now, the company is paying tribute to this oldest surviving Aston Martin with …

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback First Look: Spoilers Are Out, Smooth Lines Are In

We’ve seen and driven the all-new 11th-generation Honda Civic sedan. Now, just as night follows day and controversy follows Elon Musk, the hatchback version of the new-gen 2022 Honda Civic follows the more conventional body style. First, and most important: Yes, there will be a stick-shift Civic Hatchback, and not just in the entry level …