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  1. "It's not slow, it just isn't fast...it's kind of medium," are the words of 1977 Ford Bronco owner Dave Kunz. He's brought his bone-stock classic SUV over to Jay Leno's Garage so the comedian and car guy can take it for a spin. There's something special about an old car that's been left alone. A stock classic is an amazing way to sample a life...
  2. Acura is boosting interest in its MDX with a new-for-2019 MDX A-Spec model, which is on sale now priced from $55,795. That's up on the 2019 MDX base model, which is priced from $45,295. Both figures include destination. Unveiled in March at the 2018 New York auto show, the A-Spec upgrade is essentially a sport appearance package that adds a touch...
  3. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has revealed details on a new car project. The American motorsport company and nascent car builder behind the 003 supercar and upcoming 004 sports car on Monday posted to its Facebook page video and first details on the retro 006 sports car. In case you missed it, the 005 is a rugged off-roader inspired by the Baja...
  4. Hyundai is close to finalizing a redesigned Sonata with styling inspired by the handsome Le Fil Rouge concept car (shown below) unveiled in March at the Geneva auto show. A prototype for the new mid-size sedan has been spotted at the Nürburgring and looks to be wearing its final skin. A few details are missing however, such as the production...
  5. The vintage Porsche market is hot right now. From 964's reimagined by Singer to even older 911s, people are prepared to pour primo cash for an old Porsche. While those old road cars are cool, do you want to see how to kick things up a notch? Of course you do, and we're here to help. Say hello to this Porsche 908 K. It's a sultry race track stunner...
  6. Almost a year on from the reveal of the compact T-Roc, another member of Volkswagen’s expanded SUV family has been spotted. The latest prototype is for a new subcompact SUV that VW previewed at the 2016 Geneva auto show with the T-Cross Breeze concept (shown below). The production model keeps the T-Cross name, just as we’ve seen with...
  7. About 1,700 Lamborghini Aventador coupes and roadsters should check in with the ranch soon, according to the automaker. Lamborghini recalled the rare Italian supercar June 12 for an engine software issue that could stall the car at low speeds. All Aventador models sold in the U.S. will be recalled, from 2012 to today. The recall includes even...
  8. Thus far, Lexus' F performance division has stuck to throaty V-8 engines, but the future may hold hybrid power. The F brand could very well include electrified cars in the future, and there's even a possibility for a hybrid GT car. Such is the word from brand president Yoshihiro Sawa. Speaking to Auto Express at the Goodwood Festival of Speed...
  9. The Tesla Model 3 will see a direct rival from Volvo Cars' newly minted Polestar brand, and the first details about the electric car have come out. Speaking to Autocar, Polestar COO Jonathan Goodman said the second Polestar model, fittingly called Polestar 2, will boast up to a 350-mile range, up to 405 horsepower, and start around $40,000...
  10. Aston Martin specializes in building luxury cars, but it recently entered into a partnership to design a submarine. For its next act, the company has taken to the skies. On Monday, Aston Martin revealed the Volante Vision Concept, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle. The British luxury brand partnered with Cranfield University...
  11. The Dodge Charger was the classic car Americans searched for the most between June 2017 and June 2018, signifying a big year-over-year shift in the market, data from ClassicCars.com showed. The Charger has been a hit since it made its debut for mass purchase in 1966. It has made multiple appearances in Hollywood, with classic Chargers starring in...
  12. Alfonso Albaisa, head of design for Nissan and Infiniti, made a very bold claim for the next generation of the Nissan GT-R. He said it has to be the "fastest super sports car in the world." The design boss made that claim to Autocar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He also reiterated the fact that the Italdesign GT-R50 isn't a preview of things...
  13. While I wait for my turn to attack the track at Tamworth, New Hampshire’s Club Motorsports in the 2019 Genesis G70, I notice some of the car’s details. The diamond-quilted nappa leather upholstery looks like it was sourced from a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. I shut off the traction control and turn the driver selector to Sport mode; its...
  14. If you're looking for a fast car with a reasonable price tag, Honda's Civic Type R is hard to beat. Despite its front-wheel-drive configuration, it manages to hold up well at the track and at the same time is comfortable and practical enough to drive every day. That's why we gave it the Motor Authority Best Car to Buy award for 2018. The Civic...
  15. We already knew Nio's EP9 was a fast car, but now the electric hypercar has obliterated the competition with a 44.61-second run up Goodwood's hill climb. That's the fastest time ever for a street-legal car, though the EP9 was wearing racing slicks at the time. Porsche is out testing prototypes for the next-generation 911, the 992, at the latest...

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