BMW Big Boxer

BMW is dishing new details on the newly developed but throwback-style 2-cylinder boxer engine that features in four Motorrad concept bikes unveiled over the past year that look increasingly likely to presage production motorcycles. Dubbed the “Big Boxer” by BMW, the 1,802 cc (1.8-liter) flat-twin features in the Concept R18/2, shown earlier this month at …

Volkswagen

Automakers love to remind us how “close” our electric and autonomous future is, while a lot of major racing divisions they participate in remain powered, at least partly, by internal-combustion engines. But Volkswagen is done with all of that, apparently. It plans to only race electric cars from now on. Volkswagen announced the plans Friday, …

Chevy Colorado ZR2

Think the new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, the midsize pickup truck’s hardcore off-road trim, is impressive? Its primary changes from before include less styling—seriously, Chevy just straight-up made most of the front end part of the grille or intake. Underneath, it still has the same lifted suspension, beefy tires, and 4×4 equipment to chase goats …

2020 Mazda Cx-9

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is here, and it’s even more enticing than the 2019 model year SUV. It’s not a full redesign, but Mazda shook up the features list to make it more competitive with other three-row crossovers. Most notable (arguably) of all changes comes from a small increase in torque — the 2.5-liter turbocharged …

Airless Tire

Makers of airless tires such as Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tires in every way except resistance to puncture. Autonomous driving — and the eventual introduction of self-driving taxis — could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant …

2020 Ford Escape

The new 2020 Ford Escape takes a huge step forward in the competitive compact crossover market with a new platform, styling and powertrains. It’s now being built on Ford’s new modular architecture, and is the first vehicle riding on it to come to the United States. Despite being slightly bigger than the Escape it replaces, the 2020 model drives more …

Aston Martin DBS GT

Aston Martin has a near 60-year-long history of pairing with Italian design house Zagato, and the duo just made its most recent reveal. The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato (take a breath) has made its in-the-metal debut after being announced in photos earlier this year. The new Zagato must be bought in a pair with …

2020 Corvette C8 Convertible

Although Chevrolet has already announced and shown the new 2020 Corvette Convertible, we have yet to see it with its roof in place. Given the gorgeous cowl humps behind each seat, it was pretty obvious that something cleverer than a simple flip-up cloth roof was going to be needed to get the job done. Now, …

2019 Ford Ranger

The 2019 Ford Ranger has finally been evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and it narrowly missed getting the organization’s top rankings. Available in two cab styles but tested only in crew cab configuration, the 2019 Ford Ranger received a Good score, the highest rating, in all but two categories, and they …

Ford Mustang GT

For the 12th time, Ford is auctioning a one-off vehicle for charity at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual AirVenture show. This year’s piece is a dual effort from Ford and Roush Performance, and it’s inspired by U.S. Army Air Force Col. Bud Anderson and his steed. The custom Mustang GT received P-51 Mustang fighter …