Ford Focus RS Drift Stick: Use With Caution

Ford Focus RS Drift Stick Manufacturer image     The Ford Focus RS is — among other things — a drift machine. Beginning Dec. 1, Ford will sell the Drift Stick, a kit for the Focus RS that includes an electronic handbrake and the necessary electronics bits to make the system work. This […]

2016 Nissan 370Z

Back-to-basics GT bargain. Other than swapping an ashtray for a cup holder and Datsun badges for Nissan medallions, the Z-car has harkened to the same formula for 46 years. A popularly priced two-seat GT with six-cylinders, a long hood, a short deck, a fastback roofline, and a rear hatch aptly […]

Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Eclipses Another Great Name

First Mitsubishi came for the storied Eclipse nameplate, previously applied only to sports coupes, and slapped it onto a crossover. Now it has repurposed its iconic Evolution moniker and applied it to this e-Evolution crossover concept, appearing on the Mitsubishi stand at the 2017 Tokyo auto show. It’s not as we couldn’t […]

2018 Lincoln Navigator

What hasn’t changed about the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is this: It’s still gigantic. Lincoln lists the shortest and lightest version of this body-on-frame beast at 210.0 inches long and one offensive tackle shy of three tons hefty. The long-wheelbase Navigator L with all-wheel drive comes in at 221.9 inches and well over […]

AUDI RS 3 FIRST DRIVE: LITTLE PACKAGE, BIG BOOM 2017

2017 Audi RS 3 BASE PRICE $55,000-$60,000 (est) VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door sedan ENGINE 2.5L/400-hp/354-lb-ft turbocharged DOHC I-5 TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto CURB WEIGHT 3,450 lb (MT est) WHEELBASE 103.6 in LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 176.3 x 70.9 x 55.1 in 0-60 MPH 3.8 sec (MT est) […]

BUGATTI CHIRON FIRST DRIVE 2018 REVIEW: THE BENCHMARK

2018 Bugatti Chiron BASE PRICE $2,998,000 VEHICLE LAYOUT Mid-engine, AWD, 2-pass, 2-door coupe ENGINE 8.0L/1,479-hp/1,180-lb/ft, quad-turbo DOHC 64-valve W-16 TRANSMISSION 7-speed automated manual CURB WEIGHT 4,400 lb (mfr) WHEELBASE 106.7 in LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 178.9 x 80.2 x 47.7 in 0-60 MPH 2.4 sec (mfr est) EPA CITY/HWY/COMB […]

CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2018 FIRST DRIVE: BIG BET

2018 Chevrolet Equinox (1.5T) BASE PRICE $24,475-$35,330 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, FWD/AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV ENGINES 1.5L/170-hp/203-lb-ft* turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4 TRANSMISSIONS 6-speed automatic CURB WEIGHT 3,350-3,500 lb (est) WHEELBASE 107.3 in LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 183.1 x 72.6 x 65.4 in 0-60 MPH 8.9-9.1 sec (MT est) EPA CITY/HWY/COMB […]

A SMALL PIECE FROM THE NSX 2017 ACURA MDX HYBRID FIRST DRIVE REVIEW

All 2017 MDX hybrids are equipped with AcuraWatch, a suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies that includes a collision mitigation breaking system, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow and road departure mitigation, auto high-beams, and blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. […]