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2016 Audi TT, TTS Roadster Revealed Ahead of Paris Debut

Details of the 2016 Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster have been revealed. As with previous generations, the open-top model turns the 2+2 coupe into a two-seat roadster. The 2016 Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster will officially debut at the 2014 Paris auto show.<p>Like the 2016 Audi TT and TTS, the …

2015 Jaguar F-type V-6 S Coupe

Dashing and rewarding, with just one spoiler.<p>Now that Jaguar’s F-type fleet includes six distinct models, picking one that best suits your fancy can be daunting. The coupes excel in aesthetics and practicality, the convertibles are more fun. Venturing beyond that body-style fork, this test of a V-6 …

Jaguar Cars

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

True grit.<p>We would, of course, understand if you believe that the world already possesses enough compact SUVs wearing premium badges. The majority of these seem to spend their time doing nothing more adventurous than shuttling between upmarket outlet malls. Yet the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, …

Land Rover

2016 Audi TT Coupe

The new TT looks to its past to move forward.<p>When Audi conceived the TT in the mid-1990s, it knew it had a game-changer on its hands. The little coupe came into a virtually deserted segment and it served as a statement of Audi's commitment to design and precision engineering. An offspring of the VW …

Automotive Design

2017 Jaguar XE Debuts: Photos and Info on the BMW 3-series Fighter

Finally, a proper entry sports sedan from Coventry.<p>Let's start with the really good news that, well before driving it, we can confidently state that the new Jaguar XE definitely isn't an X-type.<p>Jaguar won't thank us for mentioning its last attempt to build a small sedan so high up in this story, …

Land Rover

2016 Audi TTS Coupe

More power, more style, more TT.<p>The new 2016 Audi TT is quite competent and good fun to drive, but 220 horsepower just doesn’t cut it for most enthusiasts in today’s performance environment. We’ve become spoiled rotten by affordable coupes and sports cars, many of which pack at least two more …

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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT / GT S Revealed: The New Porsche 911 Competitor Breaks Cover!

Sent from upon high.<p>The Porsche 911 is no stranger to attacks—and now a fresh one has been whipped up in Affalterbach by Mercedes’ high-performance arm, AMG. True sports cars wearing the three-pointed star are rare; the last two times such cars appeared, the company aimed sky-high with the McLaren …

Roadsters

2015 BMW 2-series Convertible: The Version for Hedonists

Two turbo engines, available AWD, and a top that drops.<p>With the introduction of the 2-series convertible, BMW's rear-wheel-drive 1-series is history in the U.S. (The Euro-market hatchback is still available.) But despite the new moniker, the 2-series very much adheres to the formula of its …

Automotive Design

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: What Thanos Would Drive

With 811 lb-ft of torque, it's a car fit for a Titanian Eternal.<p>At Bentley, spending more gets you less. The range-topping Mulsanne sedan costs nearly $100,000 more than the smaller (and yet still enormous) Flying Spur. And yet it has less power, half the driven wheels, fewer engine cylinders, and …

Automotive Design

2016 Audi TTS Roadster Debuts: Gunning for the Porsche Boxster?

Open-air motoring for aggressive aesthetes.<p>Compared to its BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK competition, the Audi TT roadster traditionally comes across as a somewhat more serious car, and most enthusiasts consider it handicapped given its front-drive-based platform (which is shared with the VW Golf). …

Roadsters

2014 Jaguar F-type V-8 S Roadster

Loud pipes save lives. In this case, Jaguar's.<p>From the August 2015 issue<p>Sales are not always the ultimate arbiter of a brand’s outlook, at least not in the same way that failure is a ­certainty in their absence. Jaguar’s numbers, in free fall when Ford dumped the brand in early 2008 on India’s Tata …

The weight is over: Svelte Jaguar XE makes debut

On 8 September, Jaguar previewed its long-anticipated answer to the BMW 3 Series, the XE. There is little doubt the rear-wheel-drive sedan has the chops to dispel any lingering memories of Jaguar’s roundly despised, Ford Mondeo-based X-type.<p>The XE is the first production model to make use of …

Jaguar Cars

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

ADIEU – Le combi de Volkswagen va disparaître, pas les souvenirs de ses occupants

Le 31 décembre, le dernier « combi » Volkswagen sortira des lignes de production de son usine brésilienne, après soixante-trois années de production, …

Designing For Emotion With Hover Effects

<i>The blink rate of Apple’s MacBook in sleep mode falls within the average breathing rate of a resting adult. (Image source: Michael Stillwell)</i><p>To take …

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet First Drive

2014 Audi R8 V8 Spyder vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG vs. 2013 Porsche 911 S Cabriolet

Zee gut, Zee badÄss, und Zee AMG: Three topless wonders tackle the mean streets of Utah<p>The modern German car industry is miraculous, if for no other reason than the multitude of methods employed to skin the same old cat. Take the three sporty convertibles we’ve assembled for this comparison test: …