Apple CarPlay Head Unit Review: We Add the Sony XAV-AX7000 to Our 1998 Porsche Boxster

An entire industry has emerged around smartphone mounts for your car. Magnets clipped to an air conditioning vent, suction cups on the windshield, cheap plastic mounts meant to fit in the cupholder; we’ve seen it all. But if you’ve driven a new car in the past five years, you know there’s a more elegant solution. …

2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S First Test: Hoop, There It Is

There are some things that should be against the law when it comes to cars. You know, like driving a 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S with the top up. OK, maybe we’ll allow it when driving in a thunderstorm or at temperatures below zero, but that’s about it. The reason is obvious: The Targa 4S …

2022 Ford Maverick Small Truck Debuts Next Week, Hybrid Powertrain Teased

While it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Ford’s forthcoming compact pickup would take the name Maverick, it turns out the Blue Oval never actually confirmed that tidbit … until now. It’s official: The 2022 Ford Maverick is coming on June 8, 2021. The company also announced an ad campaign starring Gabrielle Union. Arguably the …

Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 First Look: Truly Super

In honor of its 95th anniversary, Milanese coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera unveiled its latest creation, the Arese RH95. Marking another milestone in the company’s history, the Touring Superleggera Arese RH95 embodies a streamlined design philosophy and enviable Italian finesse. Built on a well-known mid-engine exotic, which we highly suspect is a Ferrari 488 Pista, the …

Bugatti La Voiture Noire First Look: An $18.9 Million Atlantic Tribute

Update: Bugatti finally released images of the finished La Voiture Noire, which are embedded in the gallery below. What’s got 16 cylinders, four turbochargers, 1,500 hp, 1,180 lb-ft of torque, and an $18,905,235 price tag? That guy, aka the one of one Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Too rich for your blood? Well, don’t sweat it …

2022 Kia K5 Gets New Badge, Features, Slight Price Hike

When a company completely rethinks its midsize sedan strategy, dropping a two-decade-old name and giving it sharp styling, it’s not likely to enact large changes to the four-door family vehicle come the following model year. So it is with the 2022 Kia K5, which brings some minor updates but no significant updates to an already …

2021 BMW 430i Coupe First Drive: The Nose Isn’t the Problem

Let’s get the barf emojis, raised eyebrows, and pointing and snickering aimed at the redesigned-for-2021 BMW 4 Series‘ new flared nostrils out of the way now. The huge dual grille openings resemble many things—buck teeth, the nasal passages on a bare skull, etc.—but few will recognize that they mark a return to the original tall, …

Tesla’s New AMD Graphics Chipset Should Have Sony PS5 Performance

During Computex 2021 (aka Taipei International Information Technology Show), AMD disclosed it is providing APU- and RDNA2-based GPUs to Tesla to use in its new Model S and Model X’s infotainment systems. That explains Tesla’s bold claims, noted on its website, that “[u]p to 10 teraflops of processing power enables in-car gaming on-par with today’s …

2022 Volkswagen Taos Gets Basecamp Accessory Package for More Effective SUV Cosplay

Volkswagen is introducing an outdoorsy accessory line for the all-new 2022 Taos. The accessories add a rugged look to the compact SUV and are available bundled together in a package or sold separately. Inspired by the Basecamp line for the Atlas, the package includes custom plastic body cladding, front and rear fender flares with integrated …