The whole point of an auto show is that all of a competitor’s cars are all in the same place, so I sat my ass in every rival to the Lincoln Continental to see if the big new not-a-Ford is as comfortable and quiet as Lincoln claims.
The Shelby Cobra had a pretty smart idea behind it. Take a regular roadster, like the AC Ace, and drop a huge engine in it. But what if you had the opposite situation? What if you basically just had a huge engine, and wanted to build a better car around it?
Ford didn’t have anything as ambitious as the new GT at last week’s Detroit Auto Show (those only come around every decade at most), but the automaker did have a lot of talk about “mobility” and new approaches to car ownership and getting around. And if you live in Austin, Texas, soon you’ll be able to “share” a lease…
Why should you visit the Detroit Auto Show? Because the Ford GT looks stunning in white and it’s there.
Automakers like to take car shows as an opportunity to investigate the competition’s wares, and show off their fancy stage displays. Some are “fancier” than others.
The best part of every auto show is the corporate espionage, and no show in America has more of it than Detroit.
Forget the ‘90s, we are living in a golden age of hot hatchbacks and sport compacts. With so many good offerings it is easy to see why Kia’s Forte5 gets overlooked by folks shopping for a sporty hatchback. Kia wants to change that with some big updates to the 2017 model. Is it a hot hatch? Not really, but it’s warm…
Like many of you, I watched with glee as Honda revealed the new Ridgeline earlier this week at the Detroit Auto Show. It’s handsome, I thought. It’s practical. It’s well equipped. It has a nifty little storage area that’s perfect for a) tailgaters and b) human traffickers. As David Tracy said, it’s all the truck most…
Henrik Fisker’s latest creation, a Viper-based monster with more than 700 horsepower that doesn’t look like an Aston Martin at all known as the Force 1 V10, has provisions for two champagne bottles squeezed between the occupants. “Brilliant design choice,” you’re probably thinking about the mixture of alcohol and…
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Believe it or not, the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback looks great in person and I’m glad it exists. Will it have what it takes to battle the Mazda3?
After two years of teasers we’ve finally met the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. We don’t have every detail yet, but I have learned that the bed is 64 inches long making it just a little bigger than the standard bed in a four-door Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier or Chevy Colorado.
Lincoln finally brought us a new Continental concept last year, and we spent a fair amount of Jalopnik’s expense account tossing coins into fountains and making wishes — and it paid off! Here’s your 2017 Lincoln Continental. Say it out loud, it feels good.
For years, Toyota CEO, racer and general speed enthusiast Akio Toyoda has wanted to shake his company’s staid image—in particular Lexus, a brand that runs against top-shelf performance automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes. In Detroit yesterday, he fired his biggest shot in that direction with the stunning LC 500…
The 2017 GMC Acadia ditches the last model’s chunky truck-like look for sleeker lines. It’s only about an iPhone-length shorter than the last decade’s GMC Yukon but still loaded with luxury, room for seven and is claiming 28 MPG. With this on the market, the case for a full-sized SUV just got a lot weaker.
Bob Lutz and Henrik Fisker just showed the world their new Viper-based supercar, the VLF Force 1, at the Detroit Auto Show. It’s 745 horsepower of Michigan-built, ball-kicking testosterone. And it’s going into production soon.
I say this both as a compliment and a condemnation—the most impressive piece of the entire new, long-awaited Lincoln Continental is the door handles.