These Radical EVs From Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche Arrive in Just a Few Years

America might be awash with cheap gas, but China’s appalling smog problem and the growing backlash against diesels in Western Europe’s crowded cities have forced Germany’s premium automakers to re-evaluate their markets, especially since last year the Chinese bought more than 22 million vehicles and the Europeans bought 14 million. The major players in Munich, […]

First Drive: 2017 Mini Countryman

PORTLAND, Oregon — “Geez, this road is narrow,” I said to my co-driver Jeff as I put the Countryman’s left tires over the double yellow line. And then, with a glance in his direction: “Did I just say that? In a Mini?” Though it wasn’t obvious from Jeff’s reply (“Straight! Drive straight! Don’t look at […]

Dream Theater: The Last Great Road Race

Unfortunately, the golden era of motorsports competition has long since passed, taking with it the wild, dangerous epic endurance races that inspired an entire generation of racers. Cross-country gauntlets like the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, and transcontinental sprints like the Peking-to-Paris were discontinued as driver and spectator deaths began to climb. Some of these races, […]

Just Listed: 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Convertible

Dodge never made a Challenger convertible from the factory, let alone a Hellcat-powered Challenger convertible. Yet, here we are, staring at a gaping abscess where the Challenger’s roof used to be, witnessing a real, fully functional Plum Crazy Challenger Hellcat Convertible. According to the dealership website (yes, this Challenger Hellcat convertible is up for sale […]

Corvette Racing Driver Antonio Garcia Illustrates the Magic and Experiences of the 12 Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Florida — Three weeks ago I was standing in a cherry picker 30 feet above the craggy, cavernous cement of Florida’s Sebring International Raceway. It was 8 a.m. and I was setting up to photograph five GTLM race cars and their production-based models. As the cars were pushed into place, I noticed a person running […]