As Cadillac continues to build its autobahn arsenal with the larger, leaner CTS, the highly anticipated Vsport model deploys twin-turbo V-6 performance in the war against the Mercedes E550 and BMW 550i twin-turbo V-8s. We’ve been promised a new AMG/M-fighting CTS-V is in the works, but for now the CTS-V continues on the old architecture, [...]
Galpin Auto Sports has unveiled their new GTR1 prototype at Pebble Beach. Described as “a vision of what the Ford GT may have looked and performed like today,” the GTR1 is based on the aforementioned model and features a handcrafted aluminum body that was created by Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters of Fountain Valley, California. While the [...]
The open-topped version of Spyker’s Venator – the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept – has been revealed at Pebble Beach with production plans for 2014. You have to admire Victor Muller’s tenacity, and you have to admire the way he’s sketched the B6 Venator out on the back of a [cigarette] packet and got the car world salivating [...]
The drop-top version of Aston Martin’s new carbon fibre Vanquish – the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante – has had its world premiere at Pebble Beach. 2013 is a big year for Aston Martin – its 100th Anniversary – so Aston Martin at Pebble Beach this year is more than worth a look as Aston seeks to make [...]
Hot damn! There were quite a few who doubted Cadillac’s ability to follow up its Ciel Concept from last year’s Pebble Beach Concours, and yet look at this! This is the new Cadillac Elmiraj Concept the automaker just unveiled at this year’s show.
It’s interesting how Toyota eased into the full-size-truck market in the U.S. After years of building small pickups, the company introduced the slightly larger T-100 for 1993, adding the Xtracab extended-cab model in 1995. The darling of landscapers everywhere, there are still plenty of T-100s on the roads towing Dixie Choppers on small trailers, with [...]
As sure as the rising and setting of the sun each day, Aston Martin will produce a droptop version of its flagship grand tourer. With the introduction of the new, DBS-replacing Vanquish last year, it was only a matter of time before those gents in Gaydon got around to chopping the roof off of it. After all, makers [...]
Three modified Toyota Avalon sedans were some of the biggest surprises at last year’s SEMA show. The cars were obviously not targeted toward grandma, unless she likes the idea of a supercharger, 19-inch rims, and a lowered suspension — just a few items on the Avalon TRD Edition show car. We treated this Avalon like [...]
For many buyers, the Toyota Prius is to hybrid vehicles what Xerox is to photocopies: a synonym and an archetype. All hybrids are Priuses, to many who don’t read car magazines, and that’s what Toyota gets for being first with a good product. A couple of years ago, Toyota’s popular hybrid had kittens and expanded into three [...]
Volkswagen has gotten pretty comfortable hogging the (admittedly small) non-premium diesel car market in the US. With Golf and Jetta, the German automaker has been the one and only choice for those interested in the torquey, high-mpg merits of turbocharged diesel power. However, US customers seem to be growing more interested in the technology that has been [...]
The Audi S3 is not exactly a sales juggernaut, despite it being a bit of a legend for passionate fans of the small German premium genre. In most markets outside of Europe, people may consider such setups as the S3 three-door tested here, look at the price, and then think maybe they should just get a nice A4 sedan [...]
Ever since its debut in 1974, the Porsche 911 Turbo has symbolized extreme performance (beaten only by the completely bonkers GT2). While the original 930 was an absolute handful to drive because of its massive turbo lag and propensity for oversteer, force-fed 911 Turbos have grown quite compliant over the years while producing increasingly mind-blowing [...]
The “first drive” reviews of the new 2015 Volkswagen GTI have been trickling out as of late, and if they’re to be believed, the car is good. Like, really good. Like maybe the best thing since sliced bread.
When January 1 hits, nobody who follows the auto industry for a living has any problem remembering what year it is. Model years have had us thinking 2013 since sometime in mid-2012. It’s as refreshing to have the rest of the country join us in 2013 as it is disheartening that Ryan Seacrest still exists.
Alfa Romeo released most of the details on its new 4C sports coupe a couple of weeks ago, but they only included a few images to paw over. Now we’re finally getting to see some more shots of the car, including our first official look at the interior. The glimpse inside the 4C shows us details we did not [...]
Think you’ve waited long enough for this? If so, then you’ll want to savor the high-res photos we’ve so far been given of the 2014 Chevrolet SS, the first rear-wheel-drive performance sedan from The Bowtie in 17 years. We all know its our version of the brand new VF-model Holden Commodore, but what’s under the hood that [...]
At the unveiling of the redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra, group vice president and general manager Bill Fay began his remarks by highlighting the full-size truck market’s shift toward crew-cab (4-door) models and premium equipment offerings. This is why the biggest Tundra news is not just the styling, inside and out, but the addition of two top-tier [...]