Is the Porsche 911 Turbo S the Ultimate Dream Car? We Test Drive It to Find Out

Among gearheads, it's the ultimate bar-stool conversation: If you had money to burn, what car would you buy? The Porsche 911 Turbo S—top of the line of what is arguably the most iconic sports car of all time—always comes up. So recently, I got my hands on one to find out if in fact it was the one. The rare, all-wheel… »5/09/14 8:41am5/09/14 8:41am

Iconic Mid-Century Cars, as Reviewed by Legendary Writer Ken Purdy

One of mid-century America's great automotive writers was Ken Purdy. So regarded is his work that every year the International Motor Press Association presents the Ken Purdy Award to an outstanding writer covering the automotive world. Before his passing in 1972, Purdy wrote numerous articles for Playboy and we… »5/04/14 1:28pm5/04/14 1:28pm

Playboy 2014 Cars of the Year: Sedans

All this week we're rolling out our annual awards for best new automobiles, with us unveiling our favorite sports cars yesterday. To suss out the best of the best in every category, we prowled the earth's byways, from twisty roads in China to hilly thoroughfares in the south of France to the clogged intersections of… »3/05/14 1:46pm3/05/14 1:46pm

Playboy 2014 Cars of the Year: Sports Cars


Years from now, people will look back on 2013 as a historic time for gearheads. It was the year of the sports car. Among the machines unleashed on our roads: the all-new seventh-generation Corvette, the first new Jaguar two-seat sports car in more than 50 years, a new Euro-styled Viper, a slick 12-cylinder… »3/03/14 3:14pm3/03/14 3:14pm

How to Bring Your Car into the 21st Century with a Few DIY Upgrades

Whether you bought a new car yesterday or you’re riding along in a decades-old junker, your vehicle of choice may not have all the modern capabilities you desire. A few key upgrades can fix that, providing you with everything from a killer Bluetooth audio system to a smoother, more enjoyable ride. »5/06/13 11:30am5/06/13 11:30am

Should I Repair or Just Replace My Old Car?

Dear Lifehacker,
I love my car, but it's getting on in years. It's paid off, which is great, but even routine maintenance now runs me a few hundred bucks, and the mechanic is always upselling me on additional repairs that are hundreds more dollars. Is it time to just retire my ride and buy a new car, or should I stick… »4/29/13 1:22pm4/29/13 1:22pm