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July, 2019

  • 22 July

    The New De Tomaso P72 and a Visual History of the Brand

    Between the return of the Toyota Supra and an honest-to-goodness mid-engined Corvette, we’re living in quite the strange (and fortuitous) automotive timeline. This wild, weird industry keeps throwing us curveballs, from Tesla’s forthcoming semi-truck to Ford’s discontinuation of all cars except the Mustang, every time we think we’re losing our …

  • 18 July

    Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Gets More Horsepower for 2020

    The middle class has arrived—the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 SUV and GLC 43 Coupe, that is, and they slot between the beefier GLC63 and the base GLC300 in the lineup. The GLC43s get a decent power boost, as their twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine gets larger turbochargers and now cranks out 385 …

  • 17 July

    The 710-HP “Old Crow” Ford Mustang GT Honors WWII Triple Ace Pilot

    On the heels of the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, Ford is honoring World War II triple ace pilot Colonel Bud Anderson by introducing the 2019 “Old Crow” Mustang GT. Named after the P-51 Mustang fighter plane he flew in combat, this special Mustang is the latest in a …

  • 13 July

    Pro Racer Andy Pilgrim Thrashes the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

    We’ve long held a soft spot for the high-performing Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE. True, even though the Camaro is right at home in the Stop Light Grand Prix with a 0-60 time of just 4.1 seconds, it might not exactly be the first, or even second thing, that tends to …

  • 10 July

    Every 2020 Car, Truck, and SUV Available with a Manual Transmission

    General Motors pounded the first nail in the manual’s coffin with the introduction of the 1940 Oldsmobile’s optional Hydra-Matic torque-converter automatic transmission. Eighty years later, dual-clutch automatics have displaced three-pedal stick-shifts in enthusiast cars from Ferrari and Lamborghini on down. Very few modern unibody SUVs and no full-size pickup trucks …

  • 8 July

    2019 Hyundai Veloster N: Our Newest Long-Termer Comes Out Swinging

    The Hyundai Veloster N is the first U.S.-market car from Hyundai’s high-performance N line, and it was tuned under the watchful eye of ex-BMW M Division chief Albert Biermann. We named it one of our 2019 All-Stars, so it won’t surprise you that the hottest hatch ever to hail from …

  • 6 July

    Historic Trans-Am 1968 Ford Mustang Gets New Life As Vintage Racer

    Ford Motor Company engineer Ed Hinchcliff raced in the SCCA Trans-Am series as an independent from 1966 to 2003. A member of Ford Motor Company’s Special Vehicle Operations family (his other claim to fame was that he was one of the lead fabricators on the team that built LBJ’s presidential …

  • 5 July

    Better Vibrations? Our Long-Term Volvo V90 Hopes for a Good Patch

    MANHATTAN BEACH, California—“After its run of bad luck, I hadn’t spent much time in the V90 until last night, but the commute home and the drive back into the office this morning was more than enough to remind me why it’s an Automobile All-Star,” notes senior editor and vintage Volvo …

  • 4 July

    An Alpina BMW X7 Is Coming, and It’ll Be Mega

    Because even the 523-hp X7 M50i won’t be exclusive or powerful enough for some, Alpina has already started testing its own version of BMW’s biggest-ever SUV. That’s right, the X7 will likely be one of Alpina’s next models, company CEO Andreas Bovensiepen tells us. When we drove the X7, we …

  • 2 July

    McLaren’s Latest Model Is Perfect for Your Five-Year-Old

    If a special person in your life keeps dropping hints that they’d love a McLaren supercar but you don’t have the $250K—or more—to spare, allow us to show you the McLaren 720S ride-on toy, which comes in at just $400 or so. Compared to a real open-air $315,000 720S Spider, …