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HP Electric Hypercar

Ariel, the UK company behind the beloved Atom and Nomad, is building something crazy. Autocar reports that this tiny automaker is developing a four-wheel drive electric hypercar with a turbine range extender. The car, codenamed P40, is set to go into production in 2020 and will have a 0-100 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. …

McLaren F1

It’s been a quarter century since the introduction of the McLaren F1. In honor of this anniversary, McLaren caught up with Gordon Murray, the car’s designer, to talk about it and the development process. In the above video, Murray reveals a number of fascinating facts about the freakishly fast F1. For instance, the center seat …

2017 McLaren 570GT

The 2017 McLaren 570GT is the British automaker’s entry-level model. Along with its sister car, the 570S, it slots into the company’s sports series. Like all other McLarens bar the all-new 720S, it uses a version of McLaren’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The car makes extensive use of aluminum and carbon …

2018 Bentley

For the final song on their delightfully buoyant and mordant 1996 album This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, Pacific Northwest indie rock band Modest Mouse penned an even more cynical response to David Bowie’s already nihilistic ode to interstellar flight, “Space Oddity” The song imagines the life of a …

It’s been about two months since I took the reins of the 2017 Jeep Renegade Sport 4×4. Because the compact SUV’s interior (specifically the interior’s poor fit for a young family) is how I ended up with the keys in the first place, that’s where much of my focus has been in the early stages …

The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport isn’t a high-performance car. It’s the new pint-size version of the increasingly popular Rogue crossover, and its surname means the same thing as when you say “Hey, sport!” to a small boy — or did back in the ’50s. Nissan calls it the Qashqai, the name of an Iranian ethnic …

The name tells you a lot about Ferrari’s muscular new front engine coup. It has 800 horsepower—well, 800 European horses, at least, which translates to 789 American ponies. It has 12 cylinders under the hood. And yes, it’s super fast. Ferrari claims a 060-mph time of about 2.8 seconds, with 124 mph coming up in …

Surprisingly, Porsche 911 Turbo S’ outnumber regular, non-S Turbos, at least in the States. Turbo buyers aren’t in the market to save money, so most walk in the dealership and simply request the best equipped, highest-marked 911 available, resulting in a set of keys to a Turbo S. Unfortunately for big spenders, outside of made-to-order …

During the 370Z’s nine-year tenure on sale in the U.S., we’ve tested several iterations of Nissan’s two-seat sports car. But this is the first time we’ve gotten ahold of a base model without any performance-enhancing options, which also made it the slowest Nissan 370Z we’ve tested. Defanged base models of high-powered sports coupes have been …

Think of the 2017 Lexus RC350 F Sport as James Bond without his trademark marksmanship or Frank Sinatra sans his famous low notes. It’s handsome, but handsome only takes you so far. Key to the Lexus RC350’s character is its Frankenstein’s Monster chassis that’s made up of pieces from three different Lexus models: The front …