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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S First Test

Be Still Our Beating Hearts, Still<p>Much has changed about the Aston Martin Rapide since it first graced the world’s roads back in 2010. For one, Aston is selling many fewer Rapides than it first envisioned. That’s most likely the reason Aston rapidly (tee-hee) rushed such a thorough refresh after …

Aston Martin Rapide

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2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG 911-Fighter Spied, Will Pack 500 Horsepower

A bite-size SLS aimed directly at Porsche's flagship.<p><b>What It Is:</b> AMG’s idea of an entry-level sports car, similar in style to the SLS AMG but priced significantly lower and aimed squarely at the likes of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Audi R8, and the Porsche 911. The new model, which could be …

Carbon Fiber

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2014 Aston Martin Vanquish vs. The Hocking Hills

Old Faithful: Over our favorite test loop on a surge of Aston torque.<p>TESTED<p>After 250 miles of Monday, enduring exactly what most people expect of Ohio—dead-flat, straight pavement overpopulated with vigilant traffic enforcers—the sight of state highway 664 rolling into view through the windshield …

2013 Fiat 500E EV

A reluctant EV turns out to be a prime example of the species.<p>TESTED<p>As a middle finger to the California Air Resources Board and its Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, Sergio Marchionne might prefer that his company never sell a single Fiat 500E. Never one to bite his tongue, Chrysler Group/Fiat CEO …

2014 Mazda 3

Mazda adds power, space, and lightness to its all-new athletic compact.<p>The acrobatic Miata may be Mazda’s poster child for fun, affordable driving, but the company’s true star is the 3. Since the 3 went on sale a decade ago, it’s been a consistent benchmark for sporty compact sedans and hatchbacks, …

2014 Fiat 500L First Drive

Will L Stand for Love?<p>We’ve been under the impression that the L in the 2014 Fiat 500L stands for Large. But before attending the press drive in Baltimore, Maryland (where U.S.-spec 500Ls will be delivered after they’re built in Kragujevac, Serbia), we didn’t know that L actually stands for several …

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Six future classics that won’t break the bank

2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2013 Ford Focus ST | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>At roadside cafeterias in France, next to the napkins, cutlery, and plastic trays, are baskets of free dinner rolls. Hungry? Take as much as you want; bread is as free as air. We have to assume that this is a legacy of the French Revolution. No need to steal, Jean Valjean. The struggle is …

Monte Carlo

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Ohio Criminalizes "Traps" in Cars, We Explore Vehicle Hidden Compartments – Feature

The state-of-the-art stash spot is the 110-cubic-inch storage bin behind the new Chevy Impala’s LCD screen. Note: not real weed.<p>In the war on drugs, the daily grind of law enforcement is enough to make even Sisyphus feel fortunate; at least the guy knew what his boulder would look like each …

James Bond’s Lotus submarine heads to auction

The auction lot number has not yet been released, but “007” seems a fitting choice.<p>The fully functioning Lotus Esprit submarine piloted by James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me has been consigned by RM Auctions for its coming sale in London this September.<p>The car, which was nicknamed Wet Nellie on the …

James Bond

2013 Mini Cooper S Coupe Arrival

Life's better without too much leather, especially when you have good seat bolstering, a six-speed manual, and a real e-brake.<p>I met the arrival of a long-term Mini Coupe with excitement. It doesn’t have rear seats, so it must be lighter. Smaller, too, right? Lightness, balance, and efficiency — …

2014 Volkswagen GTD First Drive: GTI + TDI = A Lot to Like

It’s hard to determine which Volkswagen products enjoy fiercer loyalty—performance models like the GTI and Jetta GLI or the efficient TDI diesels. The performance and economy subsets are diametrically opposed, but equally well executed by the German car brand. The GTI is a regular on our 10Best …

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2014 Maserati Ghibli First Drive

A Tantalizing Trident: New sports sedan makes the most of its coupe ancestry<p>OK, OK…settle down, Maserati fans. While the thought of the Ghibli badge being slapped on anything but a two-door coupe may make you want to impale yourself on a trident, the new Maserati Ghibli sedan is aimed at bringing a …

Maserati

2014 Porsche Panamera

Stretching the four-door sports-car concept a bit farther.<p>In the realm of premium sports cars, Porsche takes a back seat to no one. But when it comes to back seats, Porsche isn’t the first marque that springs to mind. Every person geeked on cars knows that premium sedans with generously …

Jaguar C-X75 Concept

Driving the Jaguar supercar that will never be.<p>On announcing the cancellation of the C-X75 supercar last December, Jaguar brand director Adrian Hallmark tried to put a positive spin on the story, saying that the car’s development would be completed and that regular Jaguars of the future would …

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2014 Porsche Cayman S PDK Automatic

Everything the childhood versions of ourselves hoped a 911 would be.<p>TESTED<p>You have to keep reminding yourself while dusting switchbacks in the Austrian Alps with the new Porsche Cayman S that this is not your dream car. This is not the 911 Carrera, the car in the posters that once wallpapered your …

What Car? readers preview the 2013 Alfa 4C

Lamborghini Countach 5000S

Life in the whips-and-chains lane.<p>From the December 1983 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>You shouldn't have this car. Nobody should have this car. That's obvious from what happens to people when they are exposed to it. On the freeway, fellow motor­ists tuck into your blind spot, watching from where they …