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 …

The Chevrolet Equinox was one of the lesser-known compact crossovers in the market, and it didn’t really help that, in terms of size, it was slightly larger than most of its competitive set. Now sized appropriately and packing more tech, the all-new 2018 Equinox is looking to take a bite out of the rapidly growing …

A dirt bike is a tool for getting a person to a place they shouldn’t be. Lightweight, made for rough terrain, and fast, motorcycles allow special forces to slip through woods, navigate narrow canyons, sneak through alleyways, or hurtle down footpaths. There’s only one problem: dirt bikes are really, really loud, so any secrecy gained …

The weekend mud club at Bundy Hill is your usual cast of characters, from the battered old Wrangler and Cherokees to more lithe and stripped-down dune buggies. A moderately sized three-row family crossover, let alone one from Germany, is about as common here as a polar bear. Nevertheless, Volkswagen felt confident enough in the capability …

What’s 220 pounds to General Motors’ new 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V-8 engine? Not much, based on the minuscule differences between the performances of the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD tested here and a slightly smaller, extended-cab Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD with the same engine we tested earlier this year. This 8000-pound GMC—a high-zoot, crew-cab Denali model—is 9.5 …

It’s a sad day for mankind, as one of the last old-school V8 sedans sold in America reaches the end of the line, together with the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV). The final Chevrolet SS turned out to be a black car with a manual gearbox, already on its way to U.S. shores. We …

The first of our long-term Audi sampler platter, a Glacier White metallic 2017 A4 Premium Plus, has already departed from the fleet. Replacing that mid-grade model is a range-topping 2017 Audi A4 Prestige wrapped in a beautiful shade of Moonlight Blue metallic paint. At first glance, aside from the color, not much appears to be …

2017 Ford GT

The Ford GT is the most clutch car ever made, even though it has an automatic transmission. It was built for one reason: to win the top production class at the last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s legendary victory over Ferrari with another. We’re talking about …

Lotus Exige S 260 Sport

A 2009 Lotus Exige S 260 Sport purportedly once owned by the comedian is being auctioned at the Dan Kruse Classics event in Midland, Tex., on Memorial Day weekend. The extremely lightweight coupe was the hottest version of the Exige when new. It features an aluminum chassis, composite bodywork, six-speed manual transmission and an awesome-looking …