Ryan Gambrill

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Lamborghini Huracán Driver Hits 208 MPH Before Crash: Video

Back in September, we saw the brutal images of a very violent Lamborghini Huracán crash. At the time, it wasn't exactly clear what led to the …

Road Testing the 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible

Seventy-five miles per hour becomes 105 in a few blinks, passenger pressed into her seat, V8 bass-baritone filling the air. Pulling over 1.0g cornering force through a tight hairpin is instantly confirmed by the g-meter in the crisp HUD projected onto the windscreen, bringing a satisfied grin. …

US government looking to force Apple to help bypass iPhone encryption

<i>Ars Technica</i> has published documents detailing requests laid down by the court to potentially force Apple to utilize all capabilities the company has …

Privacy

Behind the Rising Deportations of 'Criminals'

In his immigration speech, President Obama said “deportations of criminals are up 80 percent.” But an independent analysis of deportation data found …

iMessage encryption will kill kids, DOJ warns

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a chilling warning to Apple executives as a response to increased privacy protections added to iOS 8: Children might die because we can’t hack into bad guys’ iMessages.<p>Deputy Attorney General James Cole met with Apple executives last month, reports the Wall …

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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600: Galactus, Your Chariot Awaits

Absolutely, positively the pinnacle of the S-class range.<p>"The choice of a gentleman." That’s Daimler’s line in China, where the Mercedes-Maybach S-class was shown a few hours before its debut at the Los Angeles auto show. We don't think this slogan would fly in the U.S.—may we suggest “Occupy what …

2016 Volkswagen Golf R Variant

Check out 8 official photos of the hot-rodded VW Golf wagon, the 296-hp, AWD Golf R Variant. It debuts at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.<p>8 official photos of VW's hot-rod station wagon.

2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Test Drive And Review: Another Good One

There’s another 911 in the Porsche lineup, and it’s another good one. The GTS, with four different variants, brings the total number of 911 versions to 20. And with Porsche, the model is just a starting point, as a myriad of packages and options allow for a dizzying variety of possible …

Porsche 911 to Go Predominantly Turbo? It Could Happen Next Year

With increasingly stringent fuel-economy standards looming, most manufacturers seek to clean up their rides without sacrificing power. One industry-wide solution: Slap a turbo on everything. Porsche seems to be joining the mainstream, as a report from <i>Car</i> suggests that the brand’s bread-and-butter, …

Review: Lamborghini's Huracan mature, rebellious; Ferrari 458 Speciale, McLaren 650S

Lamborghinis can be called many things — brutish, temperamental, sexy, subtle as a Sherman tank in a school zone.<p>Refinement has never been part of the formula, until the 610-horsepower Huracan went on sale last month.<p>This low-slung supercar replaces the brand's Gallardo, the single most popular …

Your guide to choosing the right Boxster or Cayman

It's not as simple as base, S, or GTS.<p>We've been critical of the latest Boxster and Cayman. On public roads, they feel like sanitized versions of their former selves, something that meets a set of criteria and ups the limit for a margin of safety. They're almost too good at what they do.<p>But that's …

BMW 850i

Never mind the beef–where's the magic?<p>From the July 1991 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>The editorial belly is having trouble digesting the BMW 850i sports coupe. Maybe it's the price. Any car costing $90,000 ought to do everything but make coffee—maybe even that too. When it comes from Germany and wears …

2016 Audi TT, TTS First Drive

Looks Familiar, but Drives Sharper<p>It would be easy to whine about how Audi‘s TT, a bastion of eye-catching Bauhaus design at its 1998 introduction, has gone mainstream and become somewhat less interesting. While it’s true that the TT is no longer a bold proposition – as either a design standout or …

Mercedes-AMG GT breaks cover

After teasing us for several months, including a highly informative ride in a heavily camouflaged prototype, Mercedes has finally whipped the covers off the new Mercedes AMG GT proper. It effectively replaces the SLS AMG, but does so in a very different part of the sports car market. Watch your …

Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes targets Porsche 911 with all-new AMG GT sports cars

Mercedes-Benz put high-end sports cars such as the Porsche 911 and Audi R8 on notice Tuesday with the introduction of its 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S.<p>The V-8 coupe is an all-new model from the tri-star brand. It will go on sale in the United States next spring and will start around $120,000. Mercedes …

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Jaguar pounces on compact sport sedans with all-new XE

Jaguar pounced into the high-stakes world of compact sedans Monday with the introduction of its 2016 XE, an all-new model that bets heavily on lightweight aluminum.<p>When the sleek four-door sedan goes on sale in the U.S. in 2016, it will look to steal sales from entrenched competitors like the BMW 3 …

Automotive Industry

Gun Maker Blocked from Processing Credit Card Sales — and Guess Which Obama Policy Its Blaming for It

A Oregon-based gun maker said Thursday that it has been blocked from processing credit card transactions by its long-standing credit card company, and believes it is the latest victim of the Obama administration’s “Operation Choke Point.”<p>The Obama administration has said Choke Point lets the …

2015 Ferrari California T

Brought to you by the letter "T," for turbo.<p>Five years ago, if you’d asked Ferrari engineers why they didn’t use turbochargers, you probably would’ve gotten colorful responses involving a lot of suggestive hand gestures. With very few exceptions (F40), forced induction used to be blasphemous in …

Review: Porsche Macan S hauls like an SUV, acts like a sports car

Pay no mind to the Porsche Macan's 18 cubic feet of cargo room, its capacity to carry five adults comfortably and its commanding view of the road. With 340 horsepower and reflexes that would make Catwoman jealous, the Macan S never got the memo that it's not a sports car. Porsche's speed-hunting …

New Cars - Car News and Expert Reviews

If you wanted to get a closer look at Hyundai’s Le Fil Rouge concept car, but...<p>Despite near-universal cries for more power, the Toyota 86 has always been about...<p>You may not think an entry-level luxury sedan could claim the title of the most...<p>Although the Detroit auto show hosts some of the …

50th Anniversary Porsche 911 vs. Jaguar F-Type Coupe is a battle of beauty, brawn

There can't really be a loser between the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R and the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition. One might be better than the other, but if you're behind the wheel of either of them, you can't complain. In a new video, <i>Motor Trend</i> takes on the difficult task of determining which one of …

Alfa CEO says 4C can manage more power

With 240 horsepower from a 1.75-liter engine, the Alfa Romeo 4C does a lot with very little. But there's always room for improvement, says the company's CEO.<p>Speaking with <i>Automotive News</i>, Alfa Romeo chief Harald Wester indicated that the historic Italian auto marque could squeeze more out of the …

Pagani Test Driver takes his son on a joy ride

Audi Sends Out Second-Gen TT With Some Updates For 2015

Audi has just revealed its third-generation TT, which arrives on these shores early next year, as a 2016 model. However, if you want to get behind …

Audi 4.2-liter V-8 To Stay in R8

Last week, we wrote what appeared to be an obituary for Audi’s 4.2-liter V-8, the 450-hp delight that wails like it’s lapping a DTM circuit. But while this naturally aspirated gem will be swapped for a turbo V-6 in the next RS4, rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>From our ears …

2015 Porsche Macan First Drive

Crossover Cha-Ching: Ringing the register one tiger at a time<p>At the press launch of the 2015 Porsche Macan, the automaker cited research showing how the luxury small-crossover segment has grown 185 percent since 2007, to some 1.3 millions units worldwide. Such entries as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Range …

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Spy Photos

Cadillac readies its next-generation howitzer on wheels.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The 2016 CadillacCTS-V, being put through its paces in wintry weather. Despite the full wrap from the “Spirograph on Crack” winter collection, we still get a pretty clear look at the profile of the new car. Our photographer claims …

The state of LTE in the U.S.: How the carriers’ 4G networks stack up

Given that President Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, I figured this was as good a time as any for an update on the state …

No Such Thing as Too Much of a Good Thing: Volkswagen Developing Ultra Golf R

<b>Volkswagen Design Vision GTI Concept</b><p>The development team in Wolfsburg must be under the impression that there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. We say that because the GTI is wonderful, and in some ways the Golf R is even better, yet Volkswagen still is hard at work an even more powerful …