Reviews

Over the years we’ve featured some pretty remarkable widebody S2000 roadsters. May they be sleek street machines, squeaky-clean show-mobiles, turbocharged track terrors, or some combination of the three, the widebody Honda roadster is an impressive aftermarket magic trick. So when Mode Parfume invited us to come to Osaka and check out their 2008 AP2, a
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It may be a bit unorganized, even chaotic, but the Arsenal of Democracy is gearing up as the auto industry is scrambling to help health care workers fight a pandemic. Politics and confusion aside, carmakers and suppliers are forming partnerships and retooling idled plants to make masks, respirators, ventilators, and protective gear. Despite the voluntary
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The GTS badge goes back a long way in the Porsche history—all the way back to 1963 and the Porsche 904 GTS coupe. The tiny, low-slung, mid-engine 904 GTS—for Gran Turismo Sport—was essentially a racing car with enough comfort and amenity to enable it to be driven on the road. Although not a road-going race
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The Nissan Versa has been known for its good value, decent interior space, cargo room, and…that’s it. The Versa didn’t really bring anything interesting to the table, but things are changing with the 2020 Nissan Versa, which is getting a good-looking design, more interior space, and lots of safety technologies. What that means is that
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Say it ain’t so. The base Volkswagen Golf is reportedly exiting the U.S. market after the current generation calls it quits next year. According to a report by Motor 1, the standard version of the upcoming eighth-generation Golf—as well as the SportWagen variant—will not be available here. However, there is some good news, as the
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This new sedan’s hood and dash-to-axle proportions afford it a stately elegance. It has a fastback profile, a softening of the hard edges, and wheels pushed to the corners. The lower beltline is designed to make the car look more spacious, said Andrew Smith, executive director of global Cadillac design. This design better suits bigger
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The X-Bow is constructed on a complete carbon monocoque tub that wraps clear up to shoulder height—incredibly strong and quite superior to steel tube frames. Fortunately, it also has deformable structures to dissipate crash energy, built to FIA GT racing standards. You sit in that tub and move the steering and pedals for fit. It’s
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It’s 8 a.m. in the California high desert, and already the sun has our asphalt stage brightly lit. To our left is “Big Willow” with its white-knuckle turns and village of backstage garages and paddocks needed for Willow Springs International Raceway’s blockbuster, high-speed productions. This, though, is “Streets,” its more intimate second stage. A more
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The ES is the first Lexus vehicle with Apple CarPlay, and it’s standard on the ES 300h along with Siri Eyes Free voice control. Android Auto is still not offered, but owners of Amazon Alexa-enabled Android phones can take advantage of the service’s car-to-home and home-to-car verbal commands (iPhone compatibility is scheduled for late 2018).
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Our Caddy tester had optional 20-inch wheels instead of the standard 18-inchers. It’s also heavier as tested than the Volvo and Mercedes (but lighter than the Infiniti and BMW). Perhaps, as associate online editor Stefan Ogbac said, “the engine is punchy, but there’s a bit of lag before you get boost.” The XT4 brakes confidently
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