Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, so goes the saying. Object lesson: Volkswagen’s decision to retire its New Beetle after 20 years on the market. It’s a bit of a shame, but reality bites. Motor Trend loved the New Beetle, naming it our 1999 Import Car of the Year upon its launch. After the
Mercedes-AMG has dropped the “Project One” moniker for its new hypercar as it inches closer to production. A year after the prototype debuted to the public, the model will be known as “ONE” from now on. Mercedes says the name befits its new top-of-the-line vehicle—as in “the One.” “The name stands for the highest automotive
The Nissan Altima is a staple of the midsize sedan class, but that hasn’t always been the case. From the model’s humble beginnings as a compact sedan to its rebirth as a midsizer in the early 2000s to the new 2019 iteration that offers cutting-edge engine tech and all-wheel drive, this photo gallery covers all
We’re in the middle of Rennsport Reunion VI, an over-the-top celebration of everything Porsche that takes place every other year. And while we knew Porsche planned to reveal something new, there was no way we could have predicted it would be a new 935. That’s right. There’s a new 935, and it’s not a concept.
Traditionally, Mercedes-Benz’s attempts at building entry-luxury cars have been middling at best. The CLA, its most recent indiscretion, came with a frustrating dual-clutch transmission and a plasticky interior. But Mercedes’ suboptimal reputation might soon change with its A-Class sedan. Intended to be Mercedes’ newest bargain-basement model and slotting beneath the CLA, the A-Class sedan is
It’s difficult enough racing around the N rburgring Nordschleife with traction, but for one driver, this isn’t enough of a challenge. With the help of a special Mustang, Vaughn Gittin Jr. has become the first person to drift around the entire 12.9-mile circuit. We’ve certainly seen cars go sideways at the N rburgring, but to
On this episode of “Hot Rod Garage,” Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa take a trip to a local SoCal auto auction with a stack of cash and some high hopes of finding a muscle car. After money changed hands and the dust settled, the guys left with a 1991 Mercedes-Benz SL500, not our typical project!
We reported a year ago that Porsche was thinking about giving diesel the axe, and now it’s finally happening. In a statement, the automaker announced it will no longer offer diesel vehicles, shifting its focus to electrified cars. Porsche cites a change in consumer demand. Diesels accounted for 12 percent of its global sales last
For the past few years, autonomous electric concepts have been all the rage on the international auto show circuit. These forward-looking vehicles tend to have boxy or egg-shaped designs in order to maximize interior volume. But every once in a while, an automaker introduces an autonomous concept that prioritizes style over practicality. The Peugeot E-Legend
The current-generation Mazda CX-5 is destined for some big updates after debuting for the 2017 model year. The compact crossover will add a turbo engine and new technologies for 2019, if we are to believe this leaked document. The information was posted to Reddit this week, and as we can see from the bottom of
Quick Stats: Matt Iseman, comic/host/MD “American Ninja Warrior” Daily Driver: 2008 Acura MDX (Matt’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10) Favorite road trip: The American West Car he learned to drive in: Oldsmobile 98 First car bought: 2008 Acura MDX Since American Ninja Warrior host and comic Matt Iseman bought his 2008
Maurizio Reggiani has been involved in the creation of some of the world’s most iconic supersports cars. From leading engine development for Maserati in the 1980s, to developing the engine for the Bugatti EB 110, Reggiani then moved to Lamborghini in 1998—where he has been the lead engineer for the Murciélago, Aventador, and Huracán. He
This marks the eighth year that we have conducted the World’s Greatest Drag Race. The winner of WGDR No. 1 was the 2012 Nissan GT-R, which turned in an 11.2-second quarter mile at 121.8 mph. Pretty impressive, right? If we were to run that year’s Godzilla against the collective WGDR pack, it would finish 22nd.
What an amazing week this has been. Absolutely epic. I’m proud to say it is by far the most ambitious Best Driver’s Car program—and Best Driver’s Car Week—we’ve ever attempted. We really poured our hearts into this one and pulled together the most ridiculous set of supercars and superstars—from our test drivers and editors to
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As you’re probably aware, Cadillac has different tiers for its performance vehicles. V-Sport cars make up the tier underneath full V-Series models that provide the most power. It’s much like how there’s a difference between the BMW M550i and the M5. Perhaps to give its flagship sedan an image boost, Cadillac is renaming the CT6
The 2019 BMW Z4 was unveiled last month sporting an aggressive look that takes the roadster in a bold new direction. But until now, BMW has been light on details, especially regarding the base engine option. On sale starting March 2019, the 2019 Z4 will initially launch with the sDrive30i variant, which is powered by
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I don’t envy the engineers and designers who endlessly toil on new vehicle development. In a perfect world, these passionate and talented men and women would have all the money and time in the world to do the job right. Instead, they’re beholden to managers and shareholders—those looking out for production schedules and the bottom