2018 Subaru BRZ

I had a 2018 Subaru BRZ Limited with a six-speed manual and half a day to play on wet, windy roads hemmed by pine trees in the foothills of a massive mountain range. But Michigan was on my mind. Some cars work everywhere. Michigan’s the perfect place to find those that do: The roads are …

The Mazda6

We know we sound like a broken record when we fawn over station wagons that we don’t get in the United States, but the Mazda 6 wagon is so enticing that we don’t care. This mid-size longroof is getting the same updates that the 6 sedan receives for the 2018 model year, and seeing it …

2019 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon has never been particularly sporty, but it’s long been the car of choice for buyers who want something large, spacious, quiet, reliable, and comfortable. Unfortunately for Toyota, the near-luxury sedan segment has gotten increasingly competitive in the last few years. These days, large cars like the Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Impala, and Nissan …

Audi A7

The 2019 Audi A7 is a stone-cold fox, plain and simple. From its rakish squint to its faceted tail, the new Sportback updates the design-centric theme that originated in 2009 with striking, fresh sheetmetal. But while the original A7’s big hatchback layout was a novel packaging exercise paired with a somewhat compromised rear-seat experience, the …

2018 Lexus LS 500 F

The ultimate Lexus, and the one that launched the brand, the LS was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year. It introduced an aggressive version of the famous (infamous?) “spindle” grille, a swoopy interior, and went to a completely V6-powered lineup, the fully gas-powered model featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter engine. Not only that, but it …

Nissan

Despite multiple hints that Nissan may be getting ready to retire the Z-car, a new report now suggests that the aging 370Z won’t be the last we see of Nissan’s longest running nameplate. Nissan chief planning officer Philippe Klein says previous reports of Nissan killing off the rear-drive sports car thanks to dwindling financial justification …

Lexus Black Panther

Lexus is returning to the Super Bowl with the help of Marvel’s Black Panther movie. The automaker will run a 30-second commercial that will air during the third quarter of Super Bowl LII held on February 4. A 60-second extended digital version of the commercial was released today and was made in conjunction with the …

BMW M8 GTE

The honour of contesting the first race with the BMW M8 GTE goes to BMW Team RLL. Team principal Bobby Rahal’s (USA) crew enters their tenth season with BMW and is set to compete in the IMSA series with two BMW M8 GTE this year. The BMW M8 GTE is the result of BMW’s latest …

The Chevrolet Camaro

The Chevrolet Camaro already shares a few V-8 engine choices with the C7 Corvette, and there might soon be some manual-transmission overlap as well. AutoGuide found a document from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that suggests the 2019 Camaro will gain a seven-speed manual transmission, presumably the same unit found in the Vette, in …

2019 Ford Mustang

It was supposed to be a surprise: a dollop of sports car news at an auto show dominated by pickup trucks. But the cat was out of the bag with numerous confirmations that Ford would reveal the 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the North American International Auto Show. The famed Mustang was part of a press …