Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Budget baller or the real AMG deal?

For many years now, AMG have been churning out ballistic machines with hand-built engines. The cars sole purpose has been to generate power, noise, and tire smoke. Now though, there's a new generation of AMG vehicles and one of the interesting spots in the lineup is occupied by the CLA45 AMG. » 10/07/14 2:48pm 10/07/14 2:48pm

Installing the 3M Paint Defender on a Focus ST

Hooniverse Associate Editor Jason Connor has a pretty rad machine in the form of his mountune Ford Focus ST. He has been taking it to the track, and hitting the canyons, while also using the car to serve as the occasional Hooniverse camera car. That means he's getting some paint chips on the nose of his beloved… » 9/17/14 2:56pm 9/17/14 2:56pm

2015 Cadillac Escalade drops the guilty & ups the pleasure

For me, the Cadillac Escalade has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure vehicle. This is a machine that I shouldn't like, but for some reason I'm oddly attracted to said vehicle. I once took a 900-mile road trip in a last-generation Escalade Platinum Hybrid. With four adults seated comfortably, the journey was a… » 9/03/14 11:24am 9/03/14 11:24am

Capturing the Practice Sessions at the 2014 X Games

This year, the X Games entered the wonderful world of Austin, Texas to highlight a wide range of sports. We were in attendance to capture both the Global Rallycross and the Super Stadium Trucks. More and more automakers are joining the GRC fray, so it's clear that rallycross is gaining a bit in popularity.… » 7/28/14 4:48pm 7/28/14 4:48pm

2014 Audi RS7.. say hello to Banana Sandwich

Remember how crazy some cars used to be? Big-block having, lumpy-cam bumping, street beasts crafted with metal and a desire to go straight as fast as possible. Today you have vehicles that produce just as much power, yet aren't quite as insane as the meaty machines that came before. Still, insane cars do exist… you… » 7/01/14 12:57pm 7/01/14 12:57pm