Subaru WRX STI

The Subaru WRX STI has made 305 horsepower from its 2.5-liter turbocharged boxer-four for what seems like forever. Now, after 10 years, the standard STI is finally getting a power increase for the 2019 model year. How much power? You should sit down for this one. Five horsepower. That’s right, five whole horsepower. STI fans, …

Aston Martin

Entering production in September 2016, the DB11 V12 was Aston’s first brand-new model in years, built on a fresh platform and powered by a self-developed twin-turbo engine no one saw coming. Last time I saw Aston Martin Chief Vehicle Attribute Engineer (and former Lotus chassis guru) Matt Becker, we talked about how he tweaked the …

Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Aston Martin really wants to make the most of its newest GT car, the DB11. There’s the regular V12 coupe, plus a V8-powered coupe and convertible, and now there’s a new flagship. At least, there was the regular V12 coupe. Meet the DB11 AMR, 630 horsepower of V12-powered grand touring goodness. It’s also replacing the …

2018 Honda Odyssey

Not that you’d ever be able to convince today’s crossover-crazy buyers, but three-row SUVs continue to move substantially in the minivan direction, with decreased ground clearance and towing capacity; front-wheel-drive architectures; and spacious, family-friendly cabins. As these segments converge, it begs the question: What makes a minivan a minivan? Sliding doors? Removable seats? The lines …

BMW i8 Roadster

By the time an i8 Roadster first shows up on somebody’s driveway, BMW’s Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept–the genesis of the entire i Division–will be ten years old. Of course while that was just a wild show car with a turbodiesel plug-in hybrid drivetrain, what followed in 2011 at Frankfurt was a more serious proposition, with …

Focus RS

In case you haven’t already heard, Ford is killing off its car lineup save for the Mustang and upcoming Focus Active hatch. In just a few years, buyers looking for a fun hot hatch will have to go somewhere else to get their fix. But for now, there are some great deals to be had …

VW-ID-R

Ushering in a new era of Volkswagen motorsport, the brand unveiled its fully-electric supercar—the I.D. R Pikes Peak—in Alès, France. The supercar will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs, CO, on June 24, seeking to beat the existing electric car record of 8:57.118 minutes in the annual “Race to the …

Safety Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has reported the result of recent crash tests conducted on seven small sport utility vehicles. Of the seven, five were rated “good,” one was rated “marginal” and one, the Escape from Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), was rated “poor.” In the passenger-side small overlap front test, a vehicle …

2018 Ford F-150

It’s been more than a year since the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. While we’ve driven the gasoline-powered variants, news on the upcoming diesel model has been scarce. We know the truck’s 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 will make 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, but the all-important fuel economy …

SF Motors

Chinese-funded EV startup SF Motors emerged from stealth mode recently, revealing a pair of electric sport-utility vehicles that its founder and CEO John Zhang said he hopes will “transform human mobility—and perhaps our planet.” At an event held at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California, details on the strikingly designed vehicles were sparse, …