There isn’t a more versatile targa than the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. The driving experience continues to be the segment benchmark both in feedback and authenticity.
The retro vibe of the BRZ and 86 doesn’t need any more power. They just need someone who can enjoy the drive.
The wait, enthusiasts, is over. We watched helplessly as Ford’s European division launched the first Focus RS in 2002 and greedily kept it to themselves. Again, we were spurned with the launch of the European-only second generation Focus RS in 2009. Ford’s return to a single, all-new Focus […]
Coinciding with 50 years of Camaro, the sixth generation of this Chevy icon debuted in Detroit for the 2016 model year. Sharing a platform with the Cadillac ATS, the newest Camaro takes a major step forward in balance and interior quality. As old as the Camaro itself, the […]
Life doesn’t often afford you second chances. Thankfully, Volkswagen is more forgiving. A disappointing combination of summer tires and winter weather left us feeling slighted the last time around. Under the safe assumption that we wouldn’t experience similar conditions in the summer, we resolved to try again. Despite […]
The hot hatch Cold War has gone hot again. With horsepower levels reaching 300 or more and all-wheel-drive now part of the equation, the VW Golf R and Ford Focus RS are on a path towards mutually assured destruction. But it didn’t have to be this way. VW […]
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Such it was with our plan for the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. It was mid-March when the MX-5 arrived clad in Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires. Everything was in place: lightweight roadster, winter tires, an open schedule. All […]
Fret not, dear readers. Our 5 best/worst things from the 2016 New York International Auto Show was briefly delayed while we celebrated Easter. But the show opened to the public on Friday afternoon. Whether or not you’ve already paid a visit, take a look at some of our […]
“That’s one of them cars you see in NASCAR.” The Chevrolet SS was in one of the few places where it would be positively identified – a local car show. In a field between Camaros new and old, the SS is an oddity. While the SS has much […]
Nismo’s approach to the 370Z can be captured in a single word: kaizen. Kaizen simply means “change for better”. In the corporate world, kaizen has become MBA jargon synonymous with continuous improvement as it pertained to Japanese auto manufacturing. As a philosophy, it refers to the practice of […]