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The Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s Rapide has been around for awhile. The first model, revealed in 2009, was basically a stretched DB9 with two more doors. Nearly a decade later, the formula hasn’t changed much. The new Rapide AMR is a production version of the concept first shown at Geneva, and the good news is, it’s still packing …

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce announced today that Giles Taylor, its design chief since 2012, has left the company “to pursue alternative business interests.” His departure comes less than a month after the launch of the Cullinan, the first SUV from Rolls-Royce, and less than a year after the arrival of the new Phantom. Taylor’s successor will be announced …

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has finally launched its subscription service in Nashville and Philadelphia, and with it comes a slew of details on how much the program costs and what vehicles are available. Three levels of subscription are available, each with a suitably snooty name starting with Signature, and going up to Reserve, and finally Premier. Signature starts …

2019 Alfa Romeo GTV

With 505 horsepower from a Ferrari-derived V6, lightning quick steering, and one of the best chassis in the business, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one of the best sports sedans you can buy right now. But what if Alfa made an even quicker, prettier, coupe-ier, hybrid-ier version? Well, that’s the plan according to FCA’s …

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 …