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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Sedan: 455 M3-Baiting Horsepower!

Striking at the heart of luxury performance.<p>In a world where the highest-profile Cadillac—you know the one—rides on gigantic rims, factory or otherwise, it’s telling that the new 2016 ATS-V’s only available wheel diameter is a humble 18 inches. As the ATS-V sedan and coupe make their long-awaited …

5 Cool Things About the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350's Flat-Crank V-8

Ford finally unveiled its new Mustang Shelby GT350 track scalpel this week, and the car is packed with tons of interesting details—but none as tantalizing as the Blue Oval’s first-ever flat-plane-crankshaft engine, a 5.2-liter screamer of a V-8.<p>We still don’t know some of the most important …

2015 Ford Mustang RTR Revealed, Looks Awesome

Pro drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. is finally ready to drop his racy new Mustang RTR. The car debuts at SEMA and will be available via select Ford dealers, and it looks the business. Frankly, the 2015 Mustang’s biggest issue is that, if anything, it doesn’t look mean enough. Problem solved! The RTR …

This Dull-Looking Toyota Camry Is an 850-Horsepower Monster

Outrageousness abounds at the 2014 SEMA show, so for a moment you might be excused for thinking this silver 2015 Toyota Camry wears nothing more involved than some custom wheels and smoky tint. That impression will swiftly fade, though, when the mild-mannered sedan flips open, Funny Car–style, to …

2016 Audi RS7

Still one step ahead of the class.<p>We called the RS7 “Quattro's best work yet,” in a recent comparison test, which it won. The car is now even better. For 2016, the Audi RS7 sees subtle upgrades inside and out, much like those that apply to its stablemates, the A7 and the S7. The RS7 already was the …

2015 Corvette Z06 Production Has Begun

The very first of Chevy’s world-beating 2015 Corvette Z06s are starting to roll off the Bowling Green assembly line. The very <i>very</i> first one, an all-black coupe, is headed straight for Rick Hendrick’s hands, according to StingrayForums poster “elegant.” But don’t expect to see these supercharged …

Chevrolet Corvette

Ken Block's Hoonicorn "Ford Mustang": Everything You Need to Know

Through six epic hoon videos, Ken Block has murdered tires and light bulbs and nearly killed a few Segway riders with his Subarus and Ford Fiestas and the little hyperboosted hatchback screamers he’s driven on the rally circuit. For his next act, Gymkhana 7, caught filming in October on some closed …

Cadillac Has Unleashed the Brutal 600-hp ATS-V.R Race Car

After a decade of thrilling fans with its thundering V-8–powered CTS-V.R coupes in the Pirelli World Challenge series, Cadillac has revealed its replacement for 2015: the twin-turbocharged, V-6–powered Cadillac ATS-V.R coupe.<p>Pirelli World Challenge GT champions Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim …

2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

No amount of warning could prepare us for how quick this new Lamborghini is.<p>You may know the Nardò Ring as the 7.8-mile asphalt track where the world’s automakers take their top-speed vacations. A traffic-free circular autobahn in the heel of Italy’s boot, the Porsche-owned test track is banked …

Supercharged V-10 Viper Rumors Swirling

When Dodge placed the 707-hp Hellcat V-8 in the Challenger SRT and the Charger SRT, it threw a little cold water on its Viper supercar. As a model whose sales were already disappointing, the last thing the Viper needed was to have the authority of its mighty 640-hp V-10 contested by supercharged …

New Cars for 2015: Reviews, Comparisons, Tests, and Model-Change Info

Our report on the state of autodom c. 2015 is here.<p>And we're back! Collected here are the details of each brand's 2015 model lineup, including reviews and tests of key models, plus a package of technical innovations that will each make their mark on the coming automotive year. In most cases, each …

Car Reviews

2015 Ford Mustang GT Manual

It's more refined than ever, but is the new Mustang still a stallion?<p>With the new Ford Mustang finally sitting before us, a walkaround is the first order of business. Circling the newest pony, there’s no mistaking it for anything but a Mustang. The all-new 2015 model retains the right proportions, …

Sports Cars

2015 Ford Mustang GT versus 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost - Performance Numbers

2015 Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost<p>2015 Mustang GT V-8<p><b>Price as Tested:</b><p>$37,660 (base price: $27,190)<p>$45,855 (base price: $32,925)<p><b>Engine Type:</b><p>turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection<p>DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel</b> …

Dodge gives 2015 Viper slight power increase, new GT model

With its troubling sales figures, the newly rechristened SRT Dodge Viper needs to come out swinging for 2015. To do that, Dodge has made a number of tweaks and changes that will hopefully carry the V10-powered sports car into more successful days.<p>First up for 2015 is a new GT model, which aims to …

Koenigsegg Agera recall proves one really is the loneliest number

Automotive recalls are often deadly serious matters of safety, but sometimes one comes around that makes you scratch your head and wonder, 'Why even bother?' That was the exactly the case with a newly reported campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that bordered on the …

2015 Dodge Challenger configurator has all the Hellcat you can dream of

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has sucked up a lot of air in the automotive news world this summer, so it's good to know that you can actually go out and, you know, buy the sucker. With 2015 models headed for your local showroom, Dodge has seen fit to also pull the wraps off it's latest …

Bugatti to replace outgoing Veyron with new Chiron

With around a dozen new units left up for grabs, the Bugatti Veyron is near the end of its production cycle. For its part, Bugatti is planning to replace it with another hypercar, and while it's surely already under development, lips in Molsheim remain tightly sealed until the last Veyron leaves …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Manual

The last part of our 40,000 miles with the Corvette was great. The first part? Not so much.<p>From the December 2015 issue<p>Let’s get this out of the way up front: The litany of breakdowns suffered by our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 (C7) was simply appalling. Yes, we know a car is a …

Mercedes-AMG GT's new V8 will sound just like an AMG should

When it comes to sweet-sounding V8s, there are few outfits around the globe that can match the work of Mercedes-Benz's AMG division. The in-house performance group has blessed us with such masterpieces of metal as the iconic 6.2-liter V8, code-named M156, the supercharged V8 from the McLaren SLR, …

Autobahn Dos and Don'ts – Feature

<b>DO</b> look after your car. Make sure you check tire pressures before trying any high-speed runs. Gas stations (or “<i>Rasthofs</i>”) can be far apart, especially considering the extra fuel you’ll burn at speed.<p><b>DO</b> build up gradually. Although we can’t fault your enthusiasm for wanting to know what 150 mph …

Bugatti Veyron Successor Likely a 1500-hp Hybrid

The much anticipated, highly secretive successor to the legendary Bugatti Veyron hypercar could be a hybrid. According to a report in Reuters, the blueprint for the Veyron’s two-door replacement is set, and Bugatti chief Wolfgang Dürheimer is partial to a hybrid powertrain this time around. The …

2015 Nissan GT-R

Come see the softer side of Godzilla.<p>When it comes to the GT-R, Nissan appears to take its cues from 1950s Detroit. Not that the twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive robo-racer has anything in common with the lead sleds from Motown's heyday. Rather, we’re fascinated that Nissan has made substantial updates …

Chrysler Posts Challenger SRT Hellcat 1/4-Mile Time

Since Dodge officially announced that its supercharged 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat would pack 707 earthshaking horsepower, just about the only things left to mystery are the car’s performance numbers. While we always gather our own numbers—and we’re <i>really</i> looking forward to strapping our test gear …

1999 Audi S4 Quattro vs. BMW M3, Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG, Saab 9-3 Viggen | Archived Comparison Test

From the September 1999 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Is it us, or are European luxury-car manufacturers marching boldly into car markets other makers have been shrinking from? They already offer a batch of premium wagons here, and more are on the way. Ditto for sports cars and convertibles, two more …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Spy Photos

Ford takes the wraps off its Boss 302 successor and sprinkles on some Voodoo.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The Shelby GT350 iteration of the new-for-2015 Ford Mustang, caught lapping the Nürburgring during development testing. If you’re wondering what makes this hot-looking Mustang a GT350 instead of, say, the 2016 …

Sports Cars

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

Take it to the limit, one more time.<p>It seems like just yesterday we were falling over ourselves at the New York auto show debut of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC coupe. The remarkably beautiful and powerful full-size two-door seemed to be Benz's ultimate answer to the Bentley Continental GT, …

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Aston Martin's fastest and fiercest roadster ever.<p>Aston Martin may have big plans for its future models, but apparently those crafty Brits haven’t finished proliferating their current crop of speedy sexpots. This latest variation on the Aston Martin theme, the 2015 V12 Vantage S roadster, is a …

Fast & Furious 7 Wraps Filming, Dangerous Final Scene Canceled

While we wait for the movie to officially open, <i>TMZ</i> reports an interesting bit of news relating to the completion of filming. There apparently was to be a dramatic drag-racing scene late in the movie, but Universal Pictures studio executives scrapped the idea in light of Paul Walker’s death. …

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Not any quicker than a normal GT-R, but quite a bit more NISMO.<p>The 2015 model year marks the seventh for the GT-R, and nearly every turn of the calendar has come with incremental updates from Nissan, stretching the envelope of a car we initially called “big, heavy, and incredible.”<p>The portfolio …

Pricing for 707-hp 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Announced

How much does one horsepower cost? If you’re talking about the per-pony charge to get into the 707-hp 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, well, each unit of horsepower will require $86.27, tax not included. How do we know? Dodge has released pricing for the supercharged, hellacious Challenger SRT …