2018 Lamborghini Huracan 

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante First Drive

Lamborghini didn’t need to build the Huracán Performante. The folks in Sant’Agata could have just rolled out another special-edition Huracán – Superleggera, Tricolore, probably even Mostacholi – and sold every one. Instead, they gave the junior Lamborghini a trick active aerodynamics system and updated everything enabled by new levels of downforce and more grip from […]

BMW X5

BMW X5 PHEV Was No.1 Plug-In Model In Belgium In June

The Belgian plug-in electric vehicle market registered a record 1,558 plug-in passenger cars last month, up 74% Year-on-Year. Breaking down sales by model, the best-selling model in June was again the BMW X5 PHEV, with 232 units (new personal best), while the second place went for the Mercedes GLC350e (204 registrations), with the recently arrived […]

Ford engine

Giant American Made Hemi Heads For Your Small-Block Ford

when we first looked at these heads, we imagined them hanging out of the engine compartment of a Model A or 1933 Ford. The real market might be X275 radial racers that you see at events like No Mercy in South Georgia. It makes sense when you consider these heads are capable of flowing 471 […]

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

This week, we’re debuting our latest feature, Drivers’ Notes. A variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs roll through our office, but we don’t always have an opportunity to showcase them. Consider this a weekly logbook of sorts, with quick-hit contributions from a variety of staff members. We get seat time in all sorts of vehicles, […]

2018 Ferrari

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast First Drive

What’s in a name? In the case of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, a numerical reference to its 800-(metric) horsepower, 12-cylinder engine and a not-so-subtle hint at its capability for extreme rates of travel. Only Ferrari, notorious for joyously naming its flagship “LaFerrari,” could get away with the moniker. But once you get past the super-obvious […]

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 […]

2018 Audi A8

2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus Drops With 610 Horsepower

Ingolstadt’s all-new 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus is the fastest convertible model from the brand. Like the R8 Plus coupe, the R8 Spyder Plussports a wailing 5.2-liter V-10 engine that packs 610 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 70 hp and 15 lb-ft over the regular model. The Quattro all-wheel […]

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 Huracan Performante

2018 Huracan Performante Is The Best All-Around Lamborghini Ever

I’m sitting in the pits at Imola, astride the Lamborghini Huracán Performante, when the Neil Young chestnut pops into my head: “Huracán,” of course, translates to “Hurricane” in Italian. But forget Neil and Crazy Horse. This is Crazy Horsepower, with the Performante about to light off 631 ponies from the 5.2-liter V-10 perched behind my […]