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2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD

The joys and sorrows of life with a rock-solid three-tonner.<p>From the November 2015 issue<p>Deep inside, we’re no different than your average motorhead. We live to thrash sports cars on challenging roads. And for those occasions when two seats won’t cut it, we grab the keys to sports sedans. So what’s …

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It’s Time for a Cadillac VMax

Here’s How the CTS-V Can Go From Very Good to Great<p>The Cadillac CTS-V is a very good super sedan. You can tell by just ogling the stats. The supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 engine creates 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at about 4,100 pounds, the CTS-V weighs less then the fat, German …

Automotive Design

PS4 Gets Battleborn Beta First

Today during Sony's Paris Games Week briefing, the company announced that the upcoming open beta for Battleborn, the next game from Borderlands creator Gearbox Software, will launch first on PlayStation 4.<p>It will debut on PS4 starting "early 2016," though an official start-date was not announced. …

Paris Games Week

Tech Dive: New Porsche 911 Carrera's Twin-Turbo Flat-Six

With the introduction of the 2017 911 Carrera and Carrera S, the word “turbo” as it relates to Porsche’s iconic sports car has been relegated to a mere badge rather than being singularly emblematic of one of the hottest versions. That’s because with this major midcycle update, Porsche has …

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2017 Bentley Bentayga Photo Gallery

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2016 Nissan Maxima SR

The new Maxima is fast enough, but this one's more 4DLC than 4DSC.<p>From the September 2015 issue<p>Our culture is currently grappling with questions of identity, the ability to change ourselves. So what, you may ask, does that have to do with the new Nissan Maxima? This is a sedan that has long claimed …

Coffee Grinders

Brabus Debuts Wicked, 591-hp C63 AMG Sedan

Anybody who’s driven the new Mercedes-AMG C63 can confirm that it’s a roadgoing weapon, with plenty of pace and grip and a very comfortable interior. But of course all of that isn’t enough for Brabus, the tuning house that specializes in Mercedes-Benz products. For those who share its belief that …

Automotive Design

Ford's Voodoo V-8: A Tech Primer – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>The new rev-happy 5.2-liter V-8 in the Mustang Shelby GT350 is one of the most compelling reasons to visit a Ford dealership in 2016. Code-named Voodoo and sharing its basic architecture with the Mustang GT’s 435-hp, 5.0-liter Coyote engine, this new powerplant is an …

Sports Cars

Watch These Bugatti Veyrons Hit 235 MPH Legally on Public Roads

That is so fast.<p>The Sun Valley Road Rally is an event in Idaho that closes off 3.2 miles of public road, and then lets supercars go nuts on it.<p>This year, a few Bugatti Veyrons showed up, and they weren't there just to be seen either. In multiple single car runs, the Veyrons easily topped 230 MPH, …

Sports Cars

That Stings: Brand-New 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Crashed on Video

Someone is learning very quickly that one way to gain instant notoriety is to crash your brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and have the whole thing posted on YouTube. There’s a whole lot of wrong in the situation, though the owner appears to be enjoying his moment in the spotlight.<p>The …

Sports Cars

2016 Nissan Maxima - First Drive Review

/ Cars / Nissan / Maxima / 2016 / 2016 Nissan Maxima First Drive Review<p>BUYER’S GUIDE<p>2016 Nissan Maxima First Drive Review<p>New Maxima Ready to Roll: Nissan Adds Power and Technology, Cuts Weight<p>writer<p>Share this article<p>The Nissan Maxima has always been a bit of a puzzle to me. It’s the square peg in …

Autos

Holy Flat-Plane Crankshaft: We Finally Get an In-Depth Look at the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/GT350R’s 5.2-liter V-8

Following our recent peek at the unique chassis of the new 2015/2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R, Ford Performance engineers finally popped the hood of their zesty new track rat for a closer look at its very special 5.2-liter, flat-plane-crankshaft V-8. That racy, high-revving engine—which …

Sports Cars

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Receives New 4.0-Liter V-8

The beastly Mercedes-Benz G-Class receives a pretty big makeover for 2016, including extensive powertrain updates and a number of cosmetic touch-ups.<p>The most notable change to the G-Class lineup is the new G500 model that replaces the outgoing G550. The Mercedes-Benz G500 is powered by the new …

Automotive Design

2016 Honda Pilot Will Make 280 HP, Gets New Trim Levels

The 2016 Honda Pilot made its official debut earlier this year at the 2015 Chicago auto show, though full specs weren’t available at the time. Now, Honda has announced a bulk of the 2016 Pilot crossover’s important details, including powertrain specs and trim levels.<p>For starters, the Pilot’s …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2016 Nissan Maxima

We haven’t seen a new generation of the Nissan Maxima since 2009, but for the 2016 model year Nissan has introduced the all-new Maxima, which boasts better fuel economy and a much-needed update to the interior and exterior. The new model has cleaner, more aggressive lines, giving the Maxima a …

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2016 Audi Q7 First Drive

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Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

There’s a Huge Problem at the 2015 New York International Auto Show

There Aren’t Enough Cutaway Engines!<p>We only go to auto shows for one reason: to see cutaway display engines and chassis components. We’re here in New York for NYIAS 2015, and there is a marked lack of the nerdy engineering stuff we like, so much so that we had to include four-cylinder and …

Auto Shows

4DSC? Wild 2016 Nissan Maxima Debuts in New York

Even if you don’t believe the marketing hype behind Nissan‘s continued insistence that the eighth-generation Maxima is the latest in a long line of 4DSCs (four-door sports cars), in person at the 2015 New York auto show, the sedan is undeniably bold, and arguably wild by full-size sedan standards. …

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2016 Nissan Maxima looks wild, has 300 hp

The all-new Maxima lands in NY, wearing bold new threads packing 300 horses. Is the four-door sports car back for real?<p>The all-new Maxima lands in NY, wearing bold new threads packing 300 horses. Is the four-door sports car back for real?

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2016 Cadillac CT6 First Look

Cadillac Aims its Big Gun<p>You probably either A) saw the Super Bowl commercial in which Cadillac flashed a full frontal of the new CT6 or B) looked at a website — such as, say, ours — that posted up fairly grainy shots of said big Caddy sedan. Maybe you even experienced both. Either way, the wraps …

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat drift video is pure horsepower porn

We could listen to the whining, snarling 6.2-liter Hemi V8 in the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats all day long. The noise just sounds like power that's being <i>barely</i> restrained and is everything about a muscle car that's right. The team at Pennzoil apparently understands that allure, too.<p>The …

Can You Guess Which Automaker's CEO Is the Most Overpaid? (Hint: It's Not GM)

High salaries are common in the auto industry, but one company stands out from the rest.<p>In the aftermath of the collapse of the financial markets and …

Mercedes leads all automakers in U.S. labor costs; VW at bottom

Now<p>Camaro boss wants sub-7min 'Ring time<p>The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE lapped Germany's Nürburgring track in 7:16.04. Al Oppenheiser, the Camaro's …

2016 Cadillac CT6 Powertrain Detailed

As part of a $12 billion investment that will bring eight new Cadillacs into five new segments by 2020, the company is working to broaden its powertrain portfolio, which we are assured will include V-8s for the foreseeable future. First up, and accounting for $540 million of that total, is a pair …

Fuel Efficiency

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

The new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor made its official debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show earlier this year, building upon the success of both the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 with its lighter and stronger aluminum-intensive body, but also the off-road capabilities of the outgoing Raptor. From performance to …

Autos

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Automatic First Test

Beauty in the Blasphemy<p>There are plenty of things that will induce a car enthusiast to cry “blasphemy” or “sacrilege,” but few are more effective than putting an automatic transmission in a hard-core sports car. To some, a dual-clutch gearbox is bad enough, but a torque converter? Burn the witch. …

Sports Cars

2015 Lincoln Navigator First Test

The Beauty of the Beast: New Navigator Posts Impressive Numbers<p>The 2015 Lincoln Navigator — the last remaining Lincoln with an actual name — is an elegant brute. Its gruff, straight-edge exterior looks as if the designers used a meat cleaver to cut through the clay. It’s massive. The roof is 78 …

Luxury Lifestyle

2015 Audi SQ5 First Test

Fast and Speedy, Regardless of the Shoe<p>If you just happen to be wondering how a 2015 Audi SQ5 performs at the limit while wearing winter tires, then you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we did with an SQ5 tester that recently rolled into our office.<p>The tires caught us off guard for a number …

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