Aston Martin

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Tells Us Everything

A large number of CEOs in the auto industry arrive to a roundtable chat better trained than their PR masters, presumably with the latest press release printed to the insides of their eyelids just to make sure they won’t give away more than what was made public the day before. Then, there’s Andy Palmer, who […]

2019 Aston Martin Vanquish

2019 Aston Martin Vanquish: Like A Handsomer DB11 With More Grunt

Aston Martin appears to be getting the 2019 Vanquish ready for action, as these spy shots from the Nürburgring show. There’s a lot of DB11 there at first glance, but let’s take a closer look and try to spot most of the differences. To begin with, the headlights and front fascia are different. There’s more […]

McLaren 720S

The McLaren 720S Can Run 9s in the Quarter-Mile

McLaren announced back in February that its newest supercar, the 720S, could run the quarter-mile in a scant 10.3 seconds. Now, owners are getting their hands on cars, and they’re finding it can go even quicker. Brooks from DragTimes recently took delivery of a 720S and decided to take it to the drag strip at […]

2018 DB11 Volante

The 2018 DB11 Volante Is Aston Martin’s New Drop-Top V8 Cruiser

It was previewed in prototype form last year, but now it’s here for real. Aston Martin today unveiled the new DB11 Volante, and unlike its predecessor, it’s V8 only. The DB11 Volante is also both 57 lbs lighter and five percent stiffer than the DB9 it replaces, and it’s headed to the US early next […]

2018 genesis g80 sport

How Genesis Made The G80 Sport’s Form Match Its Function

Automotive design goes deeper than styling. Scoops, vents, and inlets aren’t always just styling cues; they can be functional elements to improve performance. The automotive world’s most successful designers and engineers seem to agree. Before iconic cars can take shape, they need to have a clear purpose. That’s why, when brand new contemporary luxury brand […]

Audi A3 E-Tron

Audi A3 E-Tron Was Best-Selling Plug-In Model In A Record Month In Germany

The German plug-in electric passenger car market registered a record 4,666 units, up 175% Year-on-Year, with Year-to-date registrations growing 125% over the 2016 result in the same period. The Audi A3 e-Tron was again best-selling plug-in model with 537 units, followed by the Volkswagen e-Golf with 475 registrations, the Renault Zoe in with 423 deliveries, the Kia Soul EV with […]

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Quick Spin

The Prius Prime offers about 25 miles of all-electric driving if you pop it into EV mode and leave it there. Those are, by far, the best 25 miles you’ll drive in the Prime all day (unless, of course, you’re able to charge it up before going out again). Those 25 miles are quiet and […]

Toyota 86

Toyota Is Making a More Track-Ready 86 For Japan

Toyota announced the “GR” series of tuned cars for the Japanese market. Named for its motorsports division, Gazoo Racing, the GR series bring visual and chassis modifications to various Toyota models—including, intriguingly, the Prius—but no more power. Most interesting to us is the 86 GR pictured above. No, it’s not the turbocharged 86 enthusiasts have […]

Home Ev Charging

DOE: EV Charging Consumes Less Energy Than Water Heating in A Typical Household

Charging an electric car consumes less energy than several common household appliances, according to data compiled by the US Department of Energy. Annual energy consumption for a typical household shows that home heating consumes by far the most energy (11,300 kW-hrs) followed by water heating (4,700 kW-hrs) and charging an electric car (2,800 kW-hrs). Based […]

2018 Audi S5

2018 Audi S5 Coupe Drivers’ Notes

It may not look all that different from the outgoing model, but the 2018 Audi S5 coupe is all new both inside and out. The V6 ditches a supercharger for a single twin-scroll turbo that provides 21.5 psi of boost. That engine is mated with ZF’s wonderful eight-speed automatic and sends power to all four […]