Video: Rally North America US50 in a Jeep SRT, Part 2: Missouri to…

Two weeks ago, we brought you the first half of our coverage of Rally North America's biggest event yet: the US50 Rally, from West Virginia to Missouri. Then last week, we showed you what our Jeep SRT is like at a hot, elevated track day. Today, let's see more sights, meet more folks, and share the conclusion of Rally… » 9/09/14 12:17pm 9/09/14 12:17pm

How Does a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Handle a Hot Track Day?

I recently had the pleasure of spending two weeks and 4,000 miles on Rally North America in one of the greatest vehicles to ever come out of the US of A: the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It's comfortable, fast, and full of practicality. But how does it handle a road course, at 4,500 feet of elevation, when it's 95… » 9/05/14 12:31pm 9/05/14 12:31pm

Video: Rally North America is the Rally You Really Want to (and can!)…

As someone with some level of experience regarding the "high profile" rallies, I can say definitively that I have no desire whatsoever to do a high-profile rally anymore. They reek of wretched excess and sketchy driving, and leave your license in tatters. So this year, when Rally North America invited us along,… » 8/13/14 6:19pm 8/13/14 6:19pm

Video: DINAN's S3.R BMW 1M Coupe is Stupid, Stupid Fast.

Many out there, myself included, have stated that the BMW 1 Series M-Coupe is the best modern BMW money can buy, and one that, with such limited numbers in the US, will certainly go up in value. But what if you modify it? Steve Dinan's S3.R, with 444 HP and 450 lb/ft of torque may not be collector-focused, but when it… » 6/25/14 11:34am 6/25/14 11:34am

Video: The 610HP, Twin-Turbo, Flamespitting Ferrari 348 Challenge

A traditional Ferrari Collector would probably want to leave his 1-of-32 348 Challenge factory race car stock, or maybe just slightly upgraded with a few modern safety and performance parts for occasional track use. Not Steve Maxwell and Stacey Slead. They stuffed Stacey's car so full of boost, brake, and grip that … » 6/10/14 2:54pm 6/10/14 2:54pm

Video: Pantera - To Restore or to Pro-Tour?

Before driving one, I had a very clear image in my head of what I was sure driving a Detomaso Pantera would be like. Fortunately I'm the kind of person who, with enough phone calls, can hook up something like that, so we found two of them for a comparison test. They are less than three years apart, but couldn't be… » 5/30/14 1:00pm 5/30/14 1:00pm

Review: /Drive on NBCSports

Unless you're living under a rock around here, you probably know that the guys from /Drive have moved from YouTube to the big time, well at least to a 3rd tier cable network. But don't take my cynicism as criticism. Lamentations of American programming for enthusiasts are unfortunately in abundance around these parts.… » 5/24/14 4:03pm 5/24/14 4:03pm

Video: Is the Cadillac ELR Twice as Cool as the Chevy Volt?

I love, and I mean love, my Chevy Volt. People who haven't driven one don't get it, and that's fine. It's not for everybody, and that's fine. What's important about choosing a car is that it works for your lifestyle, right? And the Volt works for mine. But the problem is that it just isn't that cool. You have to… » 4/01/14 11:33am 4/01/14 11:33am

I Took My 25-Year Old, Stock Mustang to a Track Day

I recently bought an ex-CHP, 1988 Mustang Notchback on Craigslist. Why? Because they are awesome and I wanted a project. I got a good deal, and the car is very clean, with a brand new Ford Racing 302 crate engine under the hood. The rest of the car is stock. I mean, really, really stock. Before I spend a ton of money… » 3/04/14 12:52pm 3/04/14 12:52pm

The Jaguar XF-RS Has Wings Because it Flies

Earlier today, we saw that Jaguar is working on a sportbrake version of the XF-RS. We probably won't get that here, because all the people who want it have no money. And that's fine. Those in America who do have money tend to buy sedans. So, how about the XF-RS saloon? It's a pretty shade of red, it has a massive wing… » 2/25/14 1:32pm 2/25/14 1:32pm

Video: The Range Rover Long Wheelbase Autobiography is Just Magnificent

You've probably never heard of the Alabama Hills region, just west of Lone Pine, CA, but I'd bet everything I have that you've seen it at least once. You see, this area, in the shadow of Mount Whitney, California's tallest peak, has played host to over 200 film shoots thanks to its epic "Wild West Frontier" setting… » 2/04/14 8:13pm 2/04/14 8:13pm

Video: What's it Like to Drive a 900HP Evo In the Rain? - /TUNED

Our trip to to the bridge nation of Panama for /TUNED has been interesting so far. We tried to film a Skyline R34, but ended up with a School Bus modified for highway racing. Then, we got ourselves a bad ass fixer with what has to be one of the best modified and most sorted Suzuki Samurais in the entire world. What… » 1/20/14 7:56pm 1/20/14 7:56pm

BMW E46 M3 vs. Ford Fiesta ST: Which Is Better For $25,000?

The BMW E46 M3. Ultimate Driving Machine. Perfection on Wheels. DudeBro! It's like, the best car ever. That's what they say. But if I'm honest, the last one I drove was a convertible, on rims, equipped with SMG, and it sucked really hard. Everyone says these things are incredible, was I missing something? So, when JF… » 1/07/14 3:40pm 1/07/14 3:40pm

This is What It's Like to Bring Your Dream Car Home

It has been 27 years and a week since I first saw a Delorean. On my 31st birthday, I decided it was time I bought one. A week after my 32nd birthday, I finally got to take her home. I know, Deloreans aren't fast. I know, Deloreans had sketchy build quality, the result of being built in Northern Ireland. I know, most… » 12/10/13 1:12pm 12/10/13 1:12pm