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 […]

The Mercedes-Maybach

The Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet Is Stunning

It’s rare for a convertible to be prettier than its coupe counterpart. The Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet, which makes its debut today at Monterey Car Week, is a glorious exception. The Maybach Vision 6 coupe that premiered last year was lovely, but this is just exquisite. Top open, the Vision 6 Cabriolet evokes the sort […]

The Porsche 991.1 GT3

Porsche Offers World’s Longest Engine Warranty On The Wild 911 GT3

The Porsche 991.1 GT3, built from model year 2014 to 2016, got off to a rough start—engine fire risks sidelined the first 785 cars delivered, forcing Porsche to replace all of their engines. Then, some GT3 owners began noticing misfires at high RPMs, leading a US group of “concerned owners” to send a letter to […]

2018 Camry

Toyota’s Dynamic Force Engine Tech Will Spread Across Lineup

Toyota isn’t succumbing to turbos. Apparently, Toyota has no plans to reduce engine sizes or fill its lineup with turbocharged engines as a way to boost efficiency. However, all Toyota engines will eventually receive a key technology used on the 2018 Camry’s naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a Toyota powertrain executive in North America says. Instead […]

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry First Drive Review

You have to applaud Toyota’s derring-do. The company CEO, whose name just happens to be on the headquarters building, has ordered his lieutenants to shake up the franchise midsize sedan. Leaden with a (deserved) sand-beige image, the Camry needed some invigoration and sex appeal, especially as more families were seen migrating from sedans to SUVs. […]

2018 Cadillac XTS

2018 Cadillac XTS Now Looks More Like The CT6

The 2018 Cadillac XTS receives a few big updates for the newmodel year. To keep pace with its CT6 sibling, the XTS full-size sedan adopts a new exterior design, upgraded CUE infotainment system, and an improved chassis. For 2018, the Cadillac XTS gets a new design that puts it closer to the CT6. New LED headlights […]

2017 Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R

Accelerating toward the late, late apex of a sphincter-tightening right-hand sweeper at the 16-turn International Center of Advanced Racing (Circuit ICAR) just north of Montreal, I squeeze down on the throttle. This unleashes the full fury of 306 turbocharged horses, and I then do what I always do when cornering at max lat in a […]

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry To Use Open-Source Infotainment Platform

The 2018 Toyota Camry will feature an infotainment system that runs on an open-source platform developed by hundreds of engineers across the auto industry. It is among the many vehicles, and the first Toyota vehicle, that will adopt the common infotainment platform that many companies hope will become the industry standard for connected cars. Creating […]

2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Currency in the world of dedicated hybrids—so, gas-electric vehicles sold without a nonelectrified equivalent—is measured in mpg. Despite today’s low gasoline prices, this efficiency figure matters more than ever as a marketing beacon to actually move such metal. After all, why pay extra for a fuel-sipping hybrid if it isn’t mind-blowingly efficient compared with a […]

2017 Chevrolet Trax First Drive

Sometimes things just work out, with fate conspiring to help you do your job. That was the case with this review – we needed a way to get from our Michigan base to Chicago to test the restyled 2017 Chevy Trax, and it just so happened there was a 2016 model available to make the […]