The Muscle Truck: The Best Roadkill Project Vehicle Ever

Food is magic. Wait, what? Wasn’t this article supposed to be about a Chevy C10? Bear with us. Food is magic because a skilled chef can take simple ingredients and—with the right application of heat and force—turn them into something entirely different, somehow greater than the basic sum of all those ingredients. Roadkill’s David Freiburger …

2022 Toyota Tundra Getting More Powerful Base Engine, Tantalizing Optional Powertrain

The next-gen Toyota Tundra pickup is around the corner, and it’s way overdue. The current Tundra has been around since the 2008 model year, and although the truck has received a few updates since, its basic architecture, powertrains, and capability have not changed much. When you’re competing against players like the much newer Ford F-150, …

2022 Lexus IS500 Prototype First Ride: Yep, It’s Got a V-8

Those of you waiting for the Lexus IS F sport sedan to return … keep waiting. And we don’t mean that in a vague, open-ended sense. While Lexus has no official plans to bring back the eight-cylinder track-ready F version of its compact IS sedan, it is about to release something that’s at least 90 …

The Tesla Model S Plaid+ Is DOA, Per Musk’s Latest Tweet

Tesla is pulling the plug on the Model S Plaid+, per the brand’s chief executive officer, Elon Musk. Musk tweeted the news on Sunday, June 6, 2021: Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021 While the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid offers plentiful performance …

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 First Test: Well, Isn’t This Just Super Special

Test days that include a new Porsche 911 GT3 don’t come around often. Since 1999, when we tested the first 996-generation GT3 R race car, MotorTrend has “run the numbers” on just 11 GT3s, including the even more track-focused GT3 RS models. The latest, all-new 992-series 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 we recently reviewed is the …

Toyota to Expand GR Sub-Brand to Cars Beyond 86, Supra

Get ready to see more performance from Toyota. Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s performance sub-brand, will soon be expanding to more models in the U.S. Recently, the automaker debuted the second-generation 86, which is the second model to get a GR badge in America, after Supra. But there are more coming. Bob Carter, executive vice president of …

2023 Kia Sportage First Look: Big Style, Big Screen

Hyundai and Kia are clearly rivals, albeit sibling rivals. The two brands feature overlapping offerings, each with a distinct character and design. This competition is proving very good for consumers with an eye for style, as the two brands trade bleeding-edge design broadsides. Take, for instance, the Hyundai Ioniq 5’s neo-retro vibe. Kia’s EV6 rides …

2022 Bugatti Chiron SS First Look: The Ultimate Grand Tourer

No, this isn’t the Bugatti Chiron SS 300+ that broke the 300 mph barrier last year and was sold in extremely limited quantities to Bugatti’s ritziest clientele. It is, however, still a Bugatti Chiron SS. Think of it as the low-calorie version of the full-fat fettuccine alfredo that is the Chiron SS 300+. <!– –> …