The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 has been out for a hot minute now, and given AMG’s ability to put unreal power into ordinary Benzes, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the new G63 goes, wait, 149 miles per hour? Who the, what, with, the where, what? What?
There are a glut of well-rounded, ultra-fast cars on the market today, from the Porsche 911 GTS to, uh, all of the other Porsche 911s. Well, what I mean to say is that it’s easy to forget that it’s hard to get a fast car to have good performance and be nice to live with at the same time. At least it is, apparently,…
We are very much used to 0-60 mph (100 km/h) as a metric for gauging how quick a car is, just like we have top speed for its sense of outright power bragging rights. But I just bumped into a different metric: 20-40 mph in fourth gear, a test of a car’s sort of general performance is everyday driving.
GM get the Ford treatment, Germany can’t make up its mind, and for some reason regulators can’t just trust Audi with “software updates.” These stories and more for The Morning Shift on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
You’re looking at an Vemac RD320R, one of the most interesting race cars of one of the most interesting racing series in recent years. But you’ve probably not seen it before, because it was competed half a world away in Japan’s Super GT series. For some reason, though, there’s one for sale in the States.
A few years ago, Alfa Romeo was proud that it could get 237 horsepower from its 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 4C engine. Here is one from the 1970s making 600. Also, it revs to 9,000 RPM. Also it sounds amazing.
The “Kansai All Stars” annual drift competition seeks to crown the best drifters of the Kansai region of Japan, pitting drift teams representing different prefectures against each other in five-car trains. Because it is 2018, the full event coverage was quickly uploaded online, and in it we are treated to the story of…
Formula One is a tight-knit world of distant super-technology, secret from all of us. Even the smallest parts have a kind of mythical glow about them, unattainable. But also, old pieces of these cars show up in private hands all the time, and you can just buy them.
The FIA’s 2020 Hypercar Class, bringing homologation prototypes back to Le Mans, just got a new set of changes. The main focus is that everyone is already trying to fight what killed the series last time: costs and builds getting out of control.
It’s grave times out there for the auto industry. I mean, something must be going wrong, because BMW and Mercedes-Benz are working together. All that and more on The Morning Shift for October 16, 2018.
This will come as a welcome surprise to that one weird guy in your town with a yard full of transaxles, but a Porsche 968 won a racing event. It won this year.
I think I have a candidate for the coolest street-parked car in Manhattan, and it’s not this AMC Gremlin still living on the Upper East Side. But I do think this Gremmie may be the city’s strongest, grimiest survivor.
You know an auction is good when the Ferrari F40 isn’t even the most interesting thing for sale.
Goddamnit. The Big Boats of bountiful buoyancy have once more bashed beneath the waves. This is B.S., and a bummer.
That is, it does until the engine blows up.
No matter what kind of serious driving you want to get into, learning how to trail brake is key. It sounds simple at first—braking hard into a tight corner then trailing off the brake as you turn in—but it’s tricky to nail and magic when you get it right.
The 2020 Jaguar F-Type will come with a BMW twin-turbo V8, as CAR Magazine reports. This is some Cold War shit. Jaguar versus Aston Martin, in a proxy war between BMW and AMG.
Today a couple of my colleagues were discussing on the internet that the late 1970s to mid 1980s Ford F-Series was a remarkably good-looking truck, better than most people think of it. And that’s true, but it did make me wonder what the best-looking truck actually is. Like, the best ever.
While a midsize truck like the Ford Ranger might brag about a pitiful 2.3-liter turbocharged four cylinder, the full-size Chevy Silverado will now sport a hulking 2.7 liter, now rated by the EPA at 20 city/23 highway/21 combined mpg.
The reviews are in and the Alpine A110 is one of the most enjoyable, best-handling cars in a generation—ultra-light and ultra-fun. Unless a moose walks out into the road, apparently. Then you might be going backwards into a tree.