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Honda’s Fun Speed-Reading Ad Banned In The U.K. For Encouraging Dangerous Driving

In February, Honda released a fun, unique ad that challenged viewers speed reading skills as a way to introduce the brand’s new range of products and boast of its continuing innovation. But the Advertising Standards Authority, the U.K.’s advertising watchdog, has now banned the ad from TV because …

Tesla Autopilot has gone live for select beta testers

Tesla's latest step towards autonomous electric vehicles has gone live. The new autopilot software update, which ads highway autosteer and parallel autopark for the first time, has been sent out to a small group of Model S drivers. These new options don't make the cars drive themselves, but they do …

2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro review

Comfortable, cool, and effortlessly capable, Toyota’s 4Runner TRD Pro is one of very few SUVs you can drive off the lot and up a mountain the same …

2016 Lexus GS Sedan and LX SUV Get a Makeover

Lexus used the media hoopla surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours to pull back the curtain on the 2016 versions of its GS sedan and LX SUV. Nobody …

World's largest classic car junkyard takes root in U.S. forest

Nestled in a north Georgia forest, over 4,000 classic cars decorate 32 acres that have been turned into a junkyard museum. Owner Walter Dean Lewis' parents started the business in 1931 as a general store that also sold auto parts. Lewis grew the collection, which had just 40 cars in the '70s, over …

First Review Of The All-New Jaguar XF Praises Its Handling

It may look very familiar, but the Jaguar XF is an all-new car that aims to give the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class a run for their …

Wall Street's top cop just blacklisted a Washington consulting firm

In addition to the fine, the regulator is also banning Promontory from having access to confidential information.<p>Promontory was founded by an ex-regulator in 2001 and has since grown to include dozens of people formerly employed by Washington agencies responsible for overseeing Wall Street.<p>Founder …

Aston plans Tesla-fighting 800-hp electric Rapide

Aston Martin intends to launch an electric version of the Rapide in the next two years, boasting 800 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a 200-mile range. An electric DBX is also on the way somewhat later. Aston Martin is taking direct aim at the top versions of the Tesla Model S with a plan to launch …

Tesla starts testing its autopilot features with Model S drivers

As promised, Tesla's latest autopilot features are out in the wild. A handful of Model S drivers are now testing the electric car's upcoming semi-autonomous tech, including highway autosteer (which tackles lanes, passing and vehicle distance) and automatic parallel parking. Ideally, these vehicular …

Tesla asks customers to stop hogging Supercharger stations, when only some are

One of the biggest advantages of owning a Tesla is the ability to utilize the brand’s Supercharger network, which can grant a Model S 170 miles of …

Watch Mazda's MX-5 Miata Cup Race Car Lap Laguna Seca

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re excited about Mazda’s MX-5 Miata Cup race car. After all, new Miatas only come around every 10 years or so, and the newest factory race-car version puts the rest to bed with its positively mean looks. At this weekend’s Rolex Monterey Reunion races at Mazda Raceway …

Sports Cars

Mercedes Benz's Clever Instagram Account

Mercedes Benz's Clever Instagram Account<p>via instagram.com<p>The 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance wrapped up last week in Monterey, California, where hundreds gathered to ogle the world’s finest collection of vintage show cars. Naturally, many Mercedes Benz autos were present, and the team …

Mercedes-Benz

2015 BMW M3 vs. 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V | Comparison Test

From the August 2015 issue<p>The first BMW M3, that little snarly sweetheart E30 from the Reagan years, didn’t invent its genre. There were heroic versions of otherwise mainstream cars long before it, starting with the Cosworth Vega and VW Golf GTI. Well, actually, starting with the Pontiac GTO. No, …

Automotive Design

Xtra! Xtra! Nissan Xterra to Die After 2015 Model Year

After 15 years on the market, Nissan’s body-on-frame, old-school Xterra SUV is going out of production. No replacement model is mentioned in Nissan’s announcement, and we don’t imagine there will be a new Xterra anytime soon. That’s because although truck and SUV sales are booming on the backs of …

Nissan

Truck You Money: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Priced, Starts Under 25 Grand

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Toyota

Tour the Porsche Club of America's 2nd Annual Werks Reunion

Last year, a gaggle of Porschephiles descended on Carmel Valley’s Rancho Cañada Golf Course for the first annual Werks Reunion. Run by the Porsche Club of America, the show’s a handy Saturday morning stop on the way to the Quail from Pebble Beach. So once again, we stopped in to have a look.<p>This …

Porsche

2016 Acura RDX AWD

Proof that excellence doesn't require character.<p>Acura was the first Japanese carmaker to challenge the luxury establishment, rolling into the big-bucks banquet in 1986 with a bold corporate mantra: “Precision Crafted Performance.” Yet it didn’t take long for Honda’s luxury division to stray from …

Acura

Flying Huntsman 6x6 is Defender's Mr Hyde

Like the idea of a six-wheel-drive SUV in your life, but find the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 a bit too... common?<p>Then fear not, for help is at hand in the very British shape of Kahn’s ‘Flying Huntsman’ 6x6, a stretched, blingified Land Rover Defender boasting, as you’ll have noticed, a whole axle …

Automotive Design

What's it like to buy your dream car?

Many of us think of that one special car, the one we dreamed about owning as a kid, or the one that made our jaw drop even as an adult. We imagine one day being able to walk into a dealership, slap down the cash and drive off into the sunset.<p>Better judgment, financial responsibility and myriad …

United Kingdom

Audi's S8 Plus advances the executive express

“Something very fast – something that can shovel a bit.” That’s the description of the original Audi S8 in Ronin, the 1998 film that cemented the cool factor of Ingolstadt's sported-up limo.<p>This, though, is the new S8 Plus. It will shovel a lot. It keeps the twin-turbo 4-litre V8 engine you’ll find …

Automotive Design

At Pebble Beach, BMW unveils the 3.0 CSL Hommage R

BMW has pulled a Lamborghini-style surprise and unveiled this radical new racing concept at Pebble Beach. Officially, it’s called the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R. Unofficially, we’re calling it rather excellent.<p>You see, in 1975, BMW Motorsport began racing in the United States. They used a bespoke, …

Carbon Fiber

Youxia Ranger X is totally not a Tesla

In late July, Huang Xiuyuan, the 28-year-old CEO of Chinese startup carmaker Youxia Motors, unveiled the design for a high-performance electric sedan. Called Ranger X, the car is attractive, nicely proportioned, sporty looking. It will be instantly familiar to anyone who has seen a Tesla Model S – …

Tesla