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The Aston Martin Vantage

To send off the current V8 Vantage, Aston Martin built eight examples of what it calls the Vantage AMR Pro. Named for the company’s racing team, the Vantage AMR Pro borrows its bodywork and aerodynamics from Aston’s Le Mans-winning Vantage GTE and itps 4.7-liter V8 from a GT4 race car, and combines them with a …

Lamborgini Terzo Millennio

A little over a year ago, Lamborghini announced that it was collaborating with students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on future car technologies. The first fruit of their collaboration has been revealed in concept form today, and boy, it’s something else. It’s an all-electric hypercar called the Terzo Millennio—Italian for “Third …

2018 Jaguar XF S

SUV and truck mania is real — just ask the 63 percent of American buyers who opted for the high-riding vehicles last year. But there has been a recent groundswell of alternative options in the burgeoning wagon segment. Sure, there are lower-end wagons such as the tried-and-true Subaru Outback ($25,895) and the new-kid-on-the-block Volkswagen Golf …

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

The Corvette Z06 is comfortably one of the fastest cars on sale, but apparently that’s not good enough for Chevy. It’s cooking up a new Corvette ZR1 that looks like a track-ready monster. As ever with future cars like this, Chevy hasn’t confirmed anything about the ZR1 (or even that it exists, for that matter), …

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E

Earlier this year, Porsche debuted its most powerful Panamera ever, the Turbo S E-Hybrid, and now, you can get this powerhouse drivetrain in a wagon-esque layout. Say hello to the [deep breath] Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It’s a 192-mph family hauler, and we’re just gonna call it the PTSEHST for short. The …

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 …