wordpress stats
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S Long-Term Test Update: Summer Lovin’ 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S Long-Term Test Update: Summer Lovin’
- WHAT WE LIKE: Michigan summers are even sweeter when you’re driving a quick and beautiful convertible. This is prime season for folding our Porsche 718’s top, thumbing the button for the exhaust’s Sport mode, and blasting down a two-lane with haste. We love the immediacy of the Boxster’s...
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S Long-Term Test Update: Summer Lovin’ »
In Depth with the 2019 Porsche Cayenne’s Tungsten-Carbide-Coated Brakes In Depth with the 2019 Porsche Cayenne’s Tungsten-Carbide-Coated Brakes
- Hard up for details on Porsche’s new Surface Coated Brakes, or PSCB for short? We visited with the company’s braking and chassis engineers in Germany for more information, and we can say this much: They’re more than just a new way for Porsche to empty your pockets of a few thousand bucks. Besides...
In Depth with the 2019 Porsche Cayenne’s Tungsten-Carbide-Coated Brakes »
Scared of Nighttime Driving? New Ford Tech Can Help Scared of Nighttime Driving? New Ford Tech Can Help
Among all those techno goodies like lane departure warning and automatic braking, some are actually capable of helping a driver in ways they cannot help themselves. Ford’s Pedestrian Detection system, for example, aims to help you see in the dark. Well, see pedestrians at night anyway. Effectively,...
Scared of Nighttime Driving? New Ford Tech Can Help »
Tesla Autopilot Crash Raises Questions About Autonomous Cars Tesla Autopilot Crash Raises Questions About Autonomous Cars
It’s not easy to write about death. Death, however, is a tragic and so far unavoidable part of automotive culture. In 2014, an average of 89 people died per day in car crashes. Worldwide, the numbers are far larger: An average of 3,287 people die every day in cars. Those are sobering numbers and...
Tesla Autopilot Crash Raises Questions About Autonomous Cars »
2018 Ford Focus RS500 Spied: The New King of Hot Hatches? 2018 Ford Focus RS500 Spied: The New King of Hot Hatches?
-What It Is: An even harder-core version of Ford’s already bonkers Focus RS hot hatch called the RS500. All sorts of vents, scoops, and spoilers suggest a comprehensive set of upgrades meant to increase track performance. Expect the car to be significantly decontented for lighter weight and to feature...
2018 Ford Focus RS500 Spied: The New King of Hot Hatches? »
2016 BMW 750i xDrive Tested: It’s More Butler than Car 2016 BMW 750i xDrive Tested: It’s More Butler than Car
- Never mind what you think you see here. This is not a car as we know it. Yes, you can drive it—or it can drive for you during your 15-second catnap. It will perfume the air you breathe and draw the shades if the sun is too bright. It can recline your seat, clear the space ahead, and deploy an ottoman....
2016 BMW 750i xDrive Tested: It’s More Butler than Car »
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop First Drive: Max Mini, Take Three 2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop First Drive: Max Mini, Take Three
-When engineering the 2015 John Cooper Works, the most powerful production model in its history, Mini started somewhat paradoxically, with the brakes. And indeed, the brakes are utterly fabulous. Red-painted Brembo front calipers are so large that the wheel offsets needed to be increased. (Consequently,...
2015 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop First Drive: Max Mini, Take Three »
Braking Rad: Delving into What Makes Good Brake Feel, with the Help of Alfa’s Spectacular 4C Braking Rad: Delving into What Makes Good Brake Feel, with the Help of Alfa’s Spectacular 4C
- From the June 2015 issue - We all like firm, solid-feeling brake pedals. But even on good per­formance cars, modern brakes often feel vaguely synthetic, with more pedal travel than seems strictly necessary. Then there’s the Alfa Romeo 4C. Its creators wanted the 4C to have a hard edge. “Our...
Braking Rad: Delving into What Makes Good Brake Feel, with the Help of Alfa’s Spectacular 4C »
Breaking Rad: Delving into What Makes Good Brake Feel, with the Help of Alfa’s Spectacular 4C Breaking Rad: Delving into What Makes Good Brake Feel, with the Help of Alfa’s Spectacular 4C
- From the June 2015 issue - We all like firm, solid-feeling brake pedals. But even on good per­formance cars, modern brakes often feel vaguely synthetic, with more pedal travel than seems strictly necessary. Then there’s the Alfa Romeo 4C. Its creators wanted the 4C to have a hard edge. “Our...
Breaking Rad: Delving into What Makes Good Brake Feel, with the Help of Alfa’s Spectacular 4C »
Ford’s New Stability Control Puts the Kibosh on Spin Outs Before They Start Ford’s New Stability Control Puts the Kibosh on Spin Outs Before They Start
Convincing a Ford Focus to oversteer requires either a concerted effort or serious inattention to what’s happening outside of your windshield. But for the benefit of the drivers who rely on the electronic helpers to keep the nose pointed in the right direction, the 2015 Ford Focus now includes a...
Ford’s New Stability Control Puts the Kibosh on Spin Outs Before They Start »

Older Posts »