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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 / GT350R

Ford moves the muscle car to a higher order.<p>We’ve been here before. We’ve stared down the barrel of a twin-striped Mustang with more than 500 horsepower and the name of a Texas chicken farmer across its fanny. The last one, the 2013 Shelby GT500, had 662 horsepower, in fact, and was said to go over …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Video Road Test

Now for the bottom line. Camaro prices start at about $27,000. Don't stop there. The Camaro SS is a certifiable bargain at just about $37,000. You'll …

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 …

Ford Shelby GT350R and Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Go Head to Head

Which muscle car will come out on top?<p>The shootout between the latest muscle car offerings from Detroit continues as Chevrolet’s champ goes out of production and Ford delivers the Shelby GT350R Mustang. On this week’s episode of <i>Head 2 Head</i>, host Jason Cammisa takes the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 …

Winter-Tire Test: Six Top Brands Tested, Compared

To find the season's best studless snow-and-ice tire, we head north. Really quite far north.<p>From the December 2015 issue<p>Assuming you don’t read Suomi, the language of Finland that sounds like a mashup of Dutch and Klingon, there are few road signs you will understand when you’re 186 miles above the …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs. 2015 Ford Mustang GT | Comparison Test

From the December 2015 issue<p>There was a time when the American muscle car performed all its tricks with the steering wheel pointed straight ahead. Detroit iron built its image on burnouts, quarter-mile runs, looking fast while parked, and chasing pedestrians out of the crosswalk with a prod of the …

2017 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Spy Photos

The curtain comes up early on Infiniti's next coupe. We're impressed.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Everybody knew a person in high school who was cute but otherwise human wallpaper. They studied hard, graduated, and then disappeared. Years later, you stumble across this person on the street, or on Facebook, or you …

2016 Ford Focus RS first ride review

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is in the midst of a run of performance cars like we have never seen before. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs are …

Sports Cars

Should you buy a leftover 2015 or a brand new 2016 model?

One of the most common questions I get asked as a car dealer and auto auctioneer is, "When is the best time to buy a new car?" The answer is usually the time period between Labor Day and the middle of November. That's because this is when new car dealers and the manufacturers are trying to get rid …

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Manual

Golfus Maximus.<p>Let’s ignore Volkswagen’s diesel-emissions cheating scandal for the next, oh, 650 words or so. Needless to say, VW is getting all kinds of negative press, so much so that it’s easy to forget that the company makes some great gasoline-powered cars.<p>One of those great cars is the Golf. …

Complete Test Results From The 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year

Now we know what won, but what numbers were behind it? Here are our testing results.<p>The 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year competition focused on the elite. Nothing but aspirational, top-performing machines that bend the minds of physicists and strain the necks of drivers. The worst …

The Ultimate Winter Tire Guide

Everything you wanted to know about getting your tires ready for winter, but were afraid to ask.<p>Chances are good that you don't think about your tires as much as you ought to. Whether you're driving on the factory-specified all-seasons or tempting fate on the cheapest pizza cutters your local …

2015 Ford Mustang GT video review

Fifty-one years. That’s how long it’s been since the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] introduced the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair. In an instant, …

2016 Ford Focus RS: All the Tech Details You Could Ever Want

When considered against the wait we’ve already gone through for an RS-fettled Ford product in the U.S.—an eternity, by our estimates—the time remaining until the new Ford Focus RS arrives on our shores is practically nothing. And we’ll be able to tell you how the new Ford Focus RS drives in …

Ford Focus RS: Everything You Must Know

We dig deep to bring you all the nerdy details on the chassis, the drivetrain, and yes, Drift Mode.<p>When considered against the wait we've already gone through for an RS-fettled Ford product in the U.S.—an eternity, by our estimates—the time remaining until the new Ford Focus RS arrives on our …

2016 Ford Focus RS: We Sit Shotgun in the Hotly Anticipated Megahatch

So close to the steering wheel, we can taste it.<p>Although it has long since become one of the more predictable clichés of automotive PR, the prelaunch passenger ride rarely teaches us more beyond what a new car sounds like and some indication of the raw g-forces that it can generate.<p>Which is why …

Seven Cars That Might Be Too Powerful for Their Own Good

With great power comes great burnouts...and the challenge of figuring out where to use it safely.<p>With great power comes great burnouts...and the challenge of figuring out where to use it safely.

Radar Detector Basics: Are they legal and do they really work?

You're driving down the road, top down, not a care in the world, and all of a sudden you catch a glimpse of flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. Instinctively, you glance down at your speedometer noticing that you've been speeding. After pulling over and waiting for the officer to …

Why Buy a New Ford Focus RS When You Can Buy the Old One Instead?

It's front-wheel drive, makes more than 300 horsepower, and comes in bright green. Plus, it's probably the only one of its kind you can legally buy in the United States.<p>Do you remember the second generation Ford Focus RS? If not, allow me to jog your memory for a second.<p>It used a turbocharged, …

New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Shames Sports Cars on Ignition (W/Video)

The recent trend among sports cars has been to get rid of the manual transmission and to install a smaller turbo engine under the hood. Ford, like a select few other automakers, has gone against the grain and continues to deliver powerful engines paired with manual transmissions so drivers can …

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Power to the proletariat.<p>Dodge knows a good thing when it has it. And we’d argue that its 485-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 is a very good thing. Dodge is making that good thing more widely available by putting it into another model—the Charger R/T, this time—and lowering the price of entry. Power to the …

The List: Best of driving schools

Jessi And Patrick Get Schooled At Skip Barber, Team O'Neal, And More In These Episodes Of The List<p>If Jessi and Patrick are going to complete Autoblog's list of 1,001 car things to do before you die, they'll need to put in some time at various driving schools to learn the basics (and beyond). Their …

2016 Honda Pilot First Drive [w/video]

More Appealing Than Ever Before<p>For all it had going for it, the second-generation Honda Pilot was stung by one undeniable fact: it looked like a big, boxy SUV at a time when consumer favor was shifting towards car-based crossovers. For 2016, though, Honda is offering a third-generation Pilot that …

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack Quick Spin

2015 Chevrolet SS Review [w/video]

Don't You Forget About Me<p>The Chevrolet SS is one of the best cars no one's buying. It's a Bowtie-badged version of the Australian Holden Commodore with a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 under the hood. It's got a six-speed manual transmission, General Motors' sophisticated Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and …

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Video Road Test

We've driven them--every generation of them. We've owned them. We've raced them. We've loved them.<p>There's nothing quite like the Mazda Miata. Since …

2016 Honda Pilot AWD

Lighter, quicker, minivanier.<p>From the August 2015 issue<p>The arrival of a second child in a couple’s life often means many things: the demise of romance, the start of sibling rivalry, and the purchase of a three-row SUV. As the latter has all but usurped the minivan as the most popular kid-schlepper, …

2016 Audi TT Second Drive [w/video]

Third Gen's The Charm<p>The original Audi TT is a modern style icon. But having a one-time design hit isn't a recipe for longevity. In order to succeed, you have to bolster style with substance. Thankfully, that's exactly what Audi did with its third-generation TT.<p>Now more than ever, the TT is a …

Lightning Lap 2015: The Year's Hottest Performance Cars Attack VIR!

2015's hottest performers meet their nemesis: Virginia International Raceway.<p>From the October 2015 issue<p>These are times of big performance claims, and what better place to test them than at America's hairiest track? This year, we returned to Virginia International Raceway with 18 cars and a healthy …

Why a 25-Year-Old BMW Is the Perfect First Race Car

Want to race? Get an E30.<p>This past weekend, we took on our friends at Jalopnik in a friendly battle at Mid Ohio's American Endurance Racing season finale. The idea was to see which publication would be better behind the wheel in a racing situation.<p>The cars we used were equally prepared Spec E30 …

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