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Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

As this is written, I’m beginning my third month of a scheduled 90-day ‘test’ in a new, zero-miles Miata. With a package intended to commemorate the Miata’s 25th anniversary, the PRHT variant incorporates as many bells-and-whistles as a Miata can reasonably offer, while still remaining a Miata and not – thankfully – the Lexus SC […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Ford Transit Preview: Connecting with the Transit – and Transit Connect!

2015 Ford Transit Preview: Connecting with the Transit – and Transit Connect!

Fort Worth, TX – At Texas Motor Speedway, the site of a regional intro for Ford’s Transit, I’m reminded of a product walkaround of Lincoln’s then-new Navigator in Dallas, almost twenty years ago. At what – if fading memory serves – was the Mansion Hotel in Dallas’ Turtle Creek area, Ford enlisted Jackie Stewart to […]

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Forza Motorsport 5 adds six new cars: Rolls-Royce Wraith and Formula E hit digital bricks

Forza Motorsport 5 adds six new cars: Rolls-Royce Wraith and Formula E hit digital bricks

Fans of virtual racing get six new cars for Forza Motorsport 5, including what might seem the most unlikely collection of vehicles ever selected for a video racing game. The new half dozen includes the 2015 Mustang, a pair of Infiniti sedans, the Vauxhall Astra, a battery electric race car, and a Rolls-Royce. Yes, for […]

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jaguar Lightweight E-type continuation makes new history for $1.7 million each

Jaguar Lightweight E-type continuation makes new history for $1.7 million each

It’s said that if you wreck a vintage Ferrari, as long as you have the serial number plate you can build a new car around it. Jaguar’s about to do the same thing, though in this case, the serial numbers have only existed on paper. Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations will build a final six […]

August 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
2016 Bugatti hypercar: Magazine asks, ‘too fast to test?’

2016 Bugatti hypercar: Magazine asks, ‘too fast to test?’

How fast is too fast? According to Britain’s automotive magazine Autocar, it will be the yet unnamed 2016 Bugatti hypercar, successor to the Bugatti Veyron of song and fable. At least, says the magazine, it will be too fast to test. Making multiple references to insider sources, Autocar claims that a top speed of 286 […]

August 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe set for mid-2016…we think

Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe set for mid-2016…we think

  It’s going to be a Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe, and it’s going to get here in the middle of 2016. Well, Rolls-Royce did give the date, but didn’t say what the model would be. However, according to a press release, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ CEO said the new model will be capable of […]

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
There’s an app for that – BMW partners with GoPro

There’s an app for that – BMW partners with GoPro

Sporting enthusiasts are using POV (Point Of View) video cameras to document everything from snow board tricks and strange antics to kid’s daily activities. However, one of the most prolific areas we see POV cameras is in the automotive world. Videos documenting unsafe drivers recorded from dash cams, race cars doing incredible feats and drivers […]

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Polaris Unveils Slingshot Trike: Power to the Pyramid

Polaris Unveils Slingshot Trike: Power to the Pyramid

If you’re inclined to rev up both the automotive and motorcycle forums, take a look at what Polaris Industries – home to Victory and Indian motorcycles, as well as ATVs built and marketed under the Polaris moniker – did on the last week of July. After months of speculation (and weeks of tease), the Minneapolis-based […]

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Lexus NX Preview: Lexus Ravs Up!

2015 Lexus NX Preview: Lexus Ravs Up!

Seattle – Belltown, with the Space Needle as its centerpiece and more mixed-use development than you can say grace over, is one unique confluence – at least in the early morning – of the hip and homeless. A walk in-and-around Belltown sees a city stirring, cyclists cycling and joggers jogging, while sleeping bags – whose […]

July 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Toyota Yaris Preview: The newness permeates…really

2015 Toyota Yaris Preview: The newness permeates…really

Toyota’s Yaris product team, charged with doing something to reinvigorate the sales of Toyota’s entry-level Yaris, apparently stuck to the “don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater” dictum, ‘cuz their baby is still there. Despite new sheetmetal (“a bold new look”), interior upgrades (see headline) and a ‘distinct European flavor’, there’s still but 106 horsepower […]

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
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