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Homeward Bound in the Honda Civic Type R

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:11 +0000

The road jinks and heaves over the rolling hills, a gray ribbon carelessly tossed upon a rumpled green-brown sward. Grazing sheep bow their heads in the bracing wind. God-rays stream through occasional breaks in the ominous cloud cover. Rain threatens. We’re deep in hot hatch country, in one of the best hot hatches in the […]

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2018 Jaguar F-Type Coupe Turbo-Four First Test

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:23 +0000

Ian Callum’s ability to design such beautiful cars with regularity must drive the other guys nuts. Just look at the F-Type. Proportion is spot on. The body’s gesture needs no superfluous creases to create “surface excitement.” Every line counts. Less is, indeed, more, and the F-Type’s mere shape is what makes it what it is […]

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Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Does 0-60 MPH in 1.6 Seconds

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:30:10 +0000

We offered bemused coverage of this unknown Japanese electric supercar when it first appeared at last year’s Frankfurt show claiming 2-second 0-62-mph acceleration from pretty modest-sounding power and torque output. Then the other day Aspark’s communications rep emailed me a PDF of a Vbox file containing the 100-Hz raw data output from two brief acceleration […]

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2017 Subaru Legacy Sport Long-Term Update 5: How it Compares to the Updated 2018 Model

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:00:20 +0000

In what qualifies as next-level product hype, Subaru gave us a Crimson Red 2018 Legacy 2.5i Sport to drive around for a few weeks last month. After 10 months and nearly 18,000 miles on our gray 2017 model, the bright newness of the 2018 definitely seems a little brighter and shinier. For 2018, Subaru made […]

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The Toyota Supra Road Car Probably Won’t Be at Geneva

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:45:47 +0000

Yesterday, we reported that an early copy of the Japanese magazine Best Car may have leaked details of the new Toyota Supra before its official debut. We’ve already seen our fair share of lightly camouflaged Supra prototypes, including the new spy shot above, so when Toyota finally reveals the new car, the design won’t be much of a surprise. […]

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Type R Approved: The Three Other Civic Type R Cars That Came From Honda’s UK Factory

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:57 +0000

The FK8 is the fourth Honda Civic Type R built in Honda’s UK factory. Here’s a quick look at the other three. Read about our journey driving a 2018 Honda Civic Type R to Honda’s Swindon factory right here. Code name: EP3 Manufactured: 2001-2005 Total built: 4490 Swindon produced two versions of the EP3, the […]

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2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante First Drive: Roofless Beauty

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:57 +0000

Aston Martin unveiled the Volante name in 1965 on a convertible conceived to use up DB5 chassis made surplus by the launch of the longer-wheelbase DB6 coupé. A little more than 50 years later, the first Volante ever built sold at auction for $1.7 million. In that context, the $219,581 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante […]

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Japanese-Spec Vezel Likely Previews Refreshed 2019 Honda HR-V

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:00:06 +0000

The refreshed Japanese-spec Honda Vezel may have just given us a look at the refreshed 2019 Honda HR-V. Much of the exterior remains the same, but it’s been freshened up to keep it competitive with the growing subcompact crossover class. Seen here in hybrid guise, Honda’s smallest crossover gets a couple of exterior design tweaks […]

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Hyundai Veloster

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:45:31 +0000

The Hyundai Veloster has always been one of the most peculiar-looking vehicles on the market. For the 2019 model year, Hyundai overhauled the design, integrating it more into the rest of its lineup while keeping the model’s personality intact. But the question is: Did Hyundai go overboard in either one of these two areas? The Veloster’s […]

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Supra-Heated Economy – Reference Mark

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:19 +0000

Economists and stock pickers have their supercomputers humming to try to determine when the next recession and market swoon will happen. I don’t need all that fancy software. Nor do I need to analyze reams of political or trade-trend white papers. My quarter-mile-long measuring stick for economic calamity: Japanese sports cars. That’s because the past […]

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