For years I have been obsessed with the Toyota Cressida, the easily-forgotten straight six sedan that we got in America up until the early ‘90s. Did you think the Cressida really went away? Hell no. It packed it up and stuck to Japan, and now all the cool straight six ’Yotas are trickling back into America, finally…
The “seeking gourmet donuts” crowd and the “needing to get my car washed and detailed next to the highway” crowd don’t overlap much in Manhattan, which I imagine is why so few people I talk to have been to Underwest Donuts.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are all the stories that everyone else will be talking about over the tire-balancing machine.
As Fiat Chrysler rolls out a new Ram pickup and a host of new Jeeps, it is worth looking at the lineup of Dodge cars, a lineup that is older than you think it is. No. It’s even older than that.
This is a Ferrari F2003GA, with a 3.0-liter V10 that can howl to 19,000 RPM and, as far as this new 1:01.2 lap record of Road Atlanta suggests, bend the fabric of spacetime.
This is Matt Farah’s L.A.-canyon-spec Fox Body Ford Mustang, about as perfect as a 1980s Mustang can be. As is only appropriate, here it is shot by the inimitable Larry Chen using film equipment of the day.
It looks like Formula One’s new halo is a big step forward for safety in the sport. Also, it looks hideous. But at least McLaren is embracing that their once-lovely F1 cars have giant protective flip flops on them, by partnering with a flip flop company for charity.
The Ford Raptor is one of the most creative and successful vehicles in recent memory, a joyous interpretation of what a performance car is. But as second generation Raptors now prowl our nation’s highways and byways one shortcoming (lol) has become clear: The Raptor is too big.
Audi’s head of research and development announced that there’s no new Audi R8 in the works to replace the current one when it phases out in 2020. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that the R8 is dying, and I don’t think things look good for it.
I’m currently working on a project about the “Bubble Era” of the Japanese auto industry the period from the mid-1980s into the early ’90s when the Japanese economy boomed, and Japanese carmakers rode the explosion like an ’80s action hero. It’s hard to generally describe how nuts the whole time was, so I’ll highlight…
The 2018 Kia Stinger GT might be the best new car to seemingly come from nowhere, as entertaining a sports sedan as anything else on the market. But can it out-run the other GT you can buy, the Ford Mustang? As it turns out, hell yes it can.
Crazy Carts aren’t too complicated. They’re just a driven wheel up front, with casters making everything slide. It follows that theoretically you could make a crazy cart out of any front-wheel-drive vehicle. At least, that’s what Hoonigan is trying at the moment.
Winter is finally abating, and soon all of our pristine, rust-prone old cars will be back on the road again. Except for all of us who do drive our cool old cars through the winter anyway, like this guy and his Ferrari F40.
It’s not hard to find carspotters armed with cameras chasing after Bugattis and Paganis on the streets of London or Monaco when the weather gets warm. But this might be the single wildest street discovery in years. If you recognize this car without having to Google it, I applaud you. This thing is rare.
For years, the aftermarket has been supplying turbocharger setups and engine swaps for the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/GT86, satisfying those who wanted more than the car’s stock 200-ish horsepower. It all seemed odd. Toyota could meet that demand, right? Well, the car’s chief designer claims that it can’t, and that it’d…
This Nissan S-Chassis driver down in Orlando was, perhaps, not having the best day already, needing a tow off track. Things got worse when the tow truck showed up.
Today Mercedes looked upon its own works and despaired, recognizing in a brief moment of self-awareness that, hey, maybe having 40 models is enough. Or if it’s not enough, it’s pretty damn close. Bah! BAH. It can do more. It can do so much more.
Mercedes is not content with stretching the definition of what a coupe or a sedan is, and is now stretching the definition of what a car is itself. The Mercedes-AMG GT four-door is not, in fact, an AMG GT stretched to fit four-doors.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT four-door is a style-conscious four-door coupe for those wanting a bit more than the usual E-Class. But that’s a car that Mercedes already sells: the CLS. Now that it’s doubling up on specialty cars, you have to wonder if Mercedes has run out of niches to fill. Amazingly, Mercedes kind of…
Toyota Supra, I know this is your week, your week of return after so many years away. But please, I have to admit that there is another six-cylinder high-power sports coupe in my heart. It is the Nissan 200ZR, the last inline-six Fairlady.