20 Feb 2015

The Friday 5: Importable Eighties

There are many reasons a car maker wouldn’t sell a particular car in America. Some of them just didn’t have a presence here but usually, they didn’t think it would make sense to go through the hassle of crash testing and especially, EPA certification. And while many of the cars we

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19 Feb 2015

Car of the Week: 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Koenig

Ferrari 308s are…nice. People are down with V-8 Ferraris now and Magnum, P.I. made the 308 cool, but it never had the same star power as a V-12. That meant there was an audience of Ferrari buyers who were interested in owning a 308, but wanted to stand out like a V-12

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13 Feb 2015

Hot sport coupes you can buy new for around $30,000

Coupes are the classic serious performance car. Convertibles are great, but with a roof your car is stiffer, safer, and often lighter. Coupes also attract far less unwelcome attention on the road and of course, they’re a lot more fun in the rain. But because they don’t sell well, coupes don’t

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12 Feb 2015

Car of the Week: 2016 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

I don’t love the Gran Coupe. I think it’s too big, ungainly and not a coupe. I walk past a 3.0 CS between my door and my desk every day, and that car’s combination of handling, power, build quality and precision make it one of the finest vehicles ever built.

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09 Feb 2015

Meet 007’s new Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rovers

You’ve probably seen the (frickin’ gorgeous) one-off Aston-Martin DB10 (below) hat James Bond will drive in in Spectre, but he’s not just going to be tooling around and calmly sipping coffee. I’ll go out on a limb and say that there might, in fact, be some form of cars chasing each other. Purely

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06 Feb 2015

Driven: 2015 Audi S8, The ultimate sleeper

The ultimate sleeper. Audi’s flagship sedan, the S8, doesn’t draw much attention to itself. Save for a few subtle changes in brightwork, it’s barely indistinguishable from the A8 on which it is based. But massive S8-branded calipers hiding behind 21″ wheels tell the true story. Redesigned for 2015, the S8

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04 Feb 2015

The 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 is the car you never thought they would build

Porsche has said for years that profitable Cayennes and Panameras are what allows them to spend development money on sports cars. And yes, there’s a constant parade of new 911s, to the point that Porsche now offers 20 different variants. I don’t think that kind of model proliferation is really

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02 Feb 2015

5 Great Choices For Your First Track-Day Race Car

There was a time when almost every race car was driven to the track. Even in the muscle car era, that’s why people bought Shelby Mustangs and why Porsche sold Speedsters and BMW built 3.0 CSls. Amateur racing went away in a hurry for a whole lot of reasons, though,

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30 Jan 2015

The Friday 5: Nineties Superstars

I’m jumping over the Eighties from the Seventies last week, just because there are so many great (odd) Nineties cars at auctions for this week’s Friday 5. Looking through these, it’s almost impossible to believe they all came out of the same decade. 1. 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale HF Turbo Martini

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28 Jan 2015

Top 10 Fun Cars To Get You Through The Snow (And Any Other Bad Weather)

Here’s a little secret: The most important things about getting through snow aren’t all-wheel drive or traction control: all you really need is a real limited-slip differential and good tires. I learned that early on when a family friend got me up a steep, winding, snow-covered hill in a four-door

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