The Porsche 911 Carrera has never had turbo power. But now, thanks to changing emissions standards that are making it nearly impossible for automakers to have a naturally aspirated lineup, the new Carrera has a turbo. Does it ruin the car? We found out.
Who wants to show up at the autocross in yet another boring, predictable Miata? It’s the safe, expected choice. But there’s another early-’90s platform that’s perfect for the autocross and the canyon road. We’re talking, of course, about the Jeep Cherokee-based Comanche pickup truck.
Supercars have become easy to drive. It’s great for the novices who want to get behind the wheel, but stinks for those that relish a challenge. Thankfully, Ferrari has created the F12tdf, which is anything but easy.
The internet has made the accessibility to information easier than ever. It’s also made opinions that aren’t backed by experience or fact more common than we ever thought possible. Our resident “That Forum Guy” Jack Baruth tells us what’s up with people on forums and why they think the way they do.
A dyno day is the one chance where people get to see if their bragging is backed up by actual facts. You claim your car makes 800 horsepower, but when it says you make 200, it’s a real kick in the ass. Mr. Regular just went to a dyno day to see what it was really like.
Porsche Cayman GT4. Ford Mustang GT350R. Bentley Continental GT3-R. Mercedes-AMG GT S. Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Cadillac ATS-V. Dodge Viper ACR. Oh, and a (literally) flying Ferrari 488 GTB. One of these is Road & Track’s 2016 Performance Car of the Year. Which was the best? We’ve crowned a champion.
Crandon. If that word means anything to you, it probably means that you actually live in the small town of Crandon, Wisconsin or are a die-hard off road racing fan. If you don’t know what Crandon is, you really need to.
If you’ve ever had to rent a car, you’ve probably dealt with the extreme disappointment that comes with getting the wrong rental car. But you don’t always have to get a bad rental. Here’s how to make sure you’re not leaving the airport in a hunk of junk.
Bob Lutz doesn’t mince words. Last week, he intimated that Tesla was doomed. Now, Lutz has some insight into why VW is going through this unreal emissions scandal. He says it traces back to one man: Ferdinand Piech.
There are car shows that used to be a hushed secret. Shows like Pebble Beach, The Quail, and Amelia Island were known, but they weren’t well known. Now, they’re household names. But there are still shows that are blissfully secret. Like this one at the Pasadena Art Center.
LA traffic is cruel and crazy. It takes a lot to master it. Mr. Regular had one task left: Get back to LAX to get home to Pennsylvania, but he had to do it in a highly modified Fiesta ST. Bad Luck nearly ruined it.
If you’re looking for an easy sport, don’t choose racing. It’s expensive, it’s dangerous, and it can break your heart... as well as your body. But it’s the high level of risk that makes the reward worthwhile.
The Shelby Mustang GT350R is one of the most anticipated cars of the year. With it’s amazing V8 engine and track focus, it’s the sort of car that we’ve wanted for ages. But does it deserve the same name as the 1960s original? We found out.
The Acura NSX has what felt like the longest gestation period in automotive history. And while it hasn’t really taken any longer to get a new NSX from concept to production than the Porsche 918 took, the amount of anticipation for the NSX made it feel like forever. Now we’ve finally driven it. Was it worth waiting for?
Bob Lutz has been an exec at every nearly every automaker that matters. And he didn’t get there by being silent. Lutz has opinions, and he isn’t scared to tell them to you. While things at Tesla appear great, Lutz sees the company’s demons, and he doesn’t foresee a bright future.
The BMW M Coupe is a series of weird ideas that became a car. A BMW roadster-turned-shooting brake isn’t something that we ever thought would exist. Yet, here it is. Mr. Regular just drove one in LA traffic, and he’s now a changed man.
“I’ve often thought that if cars had just been invented yesterday, and the inventor proposed that they should travel at 55-65 mph in opposite directions on 24-foot-wide roads [...] we would judge that inventor insane.” Thus wrote Peter Egan, in a somber 1998 column you simply must read.
Internet showoffs make it seem like you need a dedicated track car to have fun on open lapping days. They’re dead wrong—as this high schooler showed us by bringing his family’s Chrysler 200 to a track day at Mid-Ohio. And he had an absolute blast.
The brand new Corvette Z06 is really damn fast. But that speed means that this car is more of a ZR1 than a true, track focused Z06. Is that a bad thing? Jack Baruth investigates.
The fourth generation Toyota Supra is a sort of mythical beast of 90s Japanese sports cars. Finding a clean one is extra hard in this post-Fast & Furious world, but it’s totally worth it. Let Mr. Regular explain why.