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2016 Lotus Evora 400: More Power—and U.S.-Legal!

A sign of life at Lotus.<p>The Lotus Evora 400, details of which were released ahead of its debut at the Geneva auto show next month, falls some way short of being a major redesign—aesthetically “mild facelift” is more like it. But at least the Evora 400 is lighter and quicker than the version it …

2015 McLaren P1 GTR: A $3.1-Million Track Weapon

Bringing near-1000-hp racing machines to the one percent.<p>If you’re filthy rich and bored, there is an embarrassment of choices when it comes to filling your days. This being a car-centric forum, we’ll skip past the requisite yacht purchases and supermodel-girlfriend juggling and get right to the …

2016 Hyundai Tucson Shown Before Geneva Debut

U.S. version is bound for New York auto show.<p>A completely redesigned version of the Hyundai Tucson crossover has been revealed before its official <b>debut in Geneva</b> with new styling, new powertrains, and a completely overhauled interior. Though this model is the European-spec version, we can expect …

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Launch Edition Unveiled, Priced

If you’re all hot and bothered about the new Land Rover Discovery Sport—and, come on, who isn’t?—and you act fast, you could snag one of the 250 Launch Editions being built for the U.S. market.<p>Debuted as part of Land Rover’s Palm Springs Modernism Week festivities, the Launch Edition features …

Second Gen Audi R8 V10 Plus Prototype First Ride

Will the New R8 Upstage Its Italian Cousin?<p>I’m standing three feet from the exhaust pipes in a small pit garage, when the second-generation Audi R8 project manager Roland Schala decides to detonate the 5.2-liter V-10. A spike of revs settles to a fast buzz-saw idle before he blips the throttle, …

Mercedes-Benz Announces SL550 Special Edition "Mille Miglia 417"

When one considers the 1955 Mille Miglia, thoughts immediately turn to victorious Englishmen Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson in the number 722 Mercedes-Benz SLR. In the Mille endurance race, car numbers signified departure times. Slower cars went first; the faster machines left later. Three …

Rolls-Royce Confirms SUV, Will Ride on Unique Platform

Surprising no one, Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it is joining rival brands in offering an ultra-luxe, SUV-like product in coming years. We say “SUV-like” because Rolls is referring to it as an “everywhere” vehicle—cue collective eye-roll—and claims that it is absolutely not a tit-for-tat answer …

New Toyota Avensis Is a Handsome Family Sedan for Europe

Toyota’s mid-size Camry sedan is nearly as American as apple pie, baseball, or whatever thing makes you feel warm, fuzzy, and patriotic inside, and its huge sales numbers prove it has what Americans want. But filling those needs also means it’s far too big to roam tight, winding European streets, …

Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600 Will Rule and School All S-Classes

Benz’s limousine is back. As has been widely speculated, the automaker has brought back the Pullman name, in the form of the S-Class-based Mercedes–Maybach Pullman S600. The announcement comes just months after the automaker unveiled the Mercedes-Maybach S600.<p>Mercedes-Maybach’s new limo, of course, …

2016 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman: Luxury on a Very Large Scale

They don't come any bigger.<p>A few weeks ago, we spent some time with the Mercedes-Maybach S600, Daimler's surprising take on a dormant nameplate that was resurrected last decade, fizzled out a several years later, and is now back with a genteel sort of vengeance. We enjoyed spending time behind the …

2015 BMW M3 Manual

Seventeen months with the latest incarnation of the vaunted M3.<p>From the August 2016 issue<p>BMW has been unafraid to tailor its M3 to the times. Over the past 29 years, the M3’s cylinder counts and transmission choices and even body styles have changed. These moves have had corresponding effects on …

LaFerrari vs Porsche 918 vs McLaren P1

<b>TF</b>: The Editor-in-Chief Charlie Turner has just texted me a selfie, and it’s made me more than a little excited. I’ll just point out that it’s …

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Kia Sportspace Concept: The Optima Wagon of Our Dreams

The Power to Surprise? That's an understatement . . .<p>Kia’s Sportspace wagon concept is so damn gorgeous and near perfect that we count just three things we don’t like about it. First, the large ventlike things in the rear fascia seem out of place; second, the rear license-plate mount needs to be …

Ferrari F355 Buyer's Guide: What You Need to Know – Feature

In addition to the hardtop Berlinetta, Ferrari also built the targa-top F355 GTS and a convertible Spider.<p>From the March 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>After the arrival of the sublime, daily-drivable Acura NSX in 1990, Ferrari thoroughly reworked the underwhelming 348 to create the modern and …