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May, 2019

  • 9 May

    The Subaru WRX Series.Gray Proves Looks Are Only Skin Deep

    Flat gray is a good color on cars, it turns out, whether that car is an Audi TT or a Ferrari 488 or a Subaru WRX. And having a good color on a car that’s otherwise visually awkward is a nice way to blend the form into the background and …

  • 8 May

    Hauling Family in the Family-Hauling Audi Q7

    The job of reviewing cars requires one to be nitpicky, but I don’t consider myself hard to impress. I like stripped-out, thunderclap-loud Nürburgring-stormers as much as the next pedal pusher, but if a vehicle performs its mission well, I’m in. In fact, spot me during my commute in Los Angeles, …

  • 7 May

    The Lamborghini Miura from “The Italian Job” Has Been Restored to Perfection

    A handful of Austin Mini Coopers are the poster children for the 1969 caper The Italian Job, but the legendary film also used an impressive roster of other cars from the period. Notably, an Arancio Orange 1968 Lamborghini Miura charged up the Italian Alps as the film’s opening credits rolled. …

  • 6 May

    The Benz Velocipede Ruled the Automotive World 125 Years Ago

    Way before the Ford Model T crawled out of the primordial ooze—and way, way before Ford’s Raptor churned that ooze into paste—and even before Benz had a Mercedes, Benz & Company introduced the world’s first mass-produced car: the Benz Motor Velocipede, which debuted 125 years ago in April 1894. By the time it was …

  • 5 May

    Hot Stuff: A Visual Tour of the Shelby American Garage

    If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Southern California this weekend, you can celebrate the legacy of Carroll Shelby at a tribute car show in Gardena. If you’re not going to be in the area, we put together a preview photo gallery below that includes the new 600-plus-hp supercharged …

  • 4 May

    2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Looks Exactly Like You Thought It Would

    BMW has given us a glimpse of the next member of the 8 Series family, the four-door Gran Coupe. Like every Gran Coupe model in the Bavarian automaker’s lineup, it’s essentially a four-door version of a coupe that’s highlighted by a swoopy roofline. It’s also longer and has a higher roofline …

  • 3 May

    The 2019 Kia Niro EV Asks You to Pay a Slight Premium

    After debuting last November, the 2019 Kia Niro EV is finally out and it’s a little more expensive than we thought it might be. Kia’s online configurator reveals the electric car will have a higher starting price than the related Hyundai Kona Electric. Both models use a similar 64-kWh battery …

  • 2 May

    The Mid-Engine Corvette Reveal Location Has Itself Been Revealed

    We already knew the next-generation Corvette—the first-ever production mid-engine model—will be revealed on July 18, 2019. But now we know where that will take place, as Chevy plans to roll out the C8 somewhere in Orange County, California. That’s about an hour south of Los Angeles—unless it’s rush hour, in …

  • 1 May

    In Photos: 1971 Volkswagen Tiki Lounge Bus

    Whether you are a Volkswagen aficionado or not, there is a good chance you’ve caught a glimpse of the iconic Woodstock Bus somewhere on the internet. Or perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who saw it firsthand at the legendary rock festival back in those groovy bell-bottomed days. …

April, 2019

  • 30 April

    In Photos: Southern California Woodie Club and Car Show

    DANA POINT, California—When The Mamas and the Papas recorded “California Dreamin’” they were probably inspired by California surf culture and Woodie wagons. While that is not completely true, no car defines California’s anthem more accurately than a Woodie. Wood-bodied vehicles ranging from standard to luxury level were once the most …