First Drive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Five lugs good, four lugs better! The first two generations of Mazda MX-5 (nee Miata) made do with four wheel lugs in classic small-car fashion, but the bulkier third-generation car and its seventeen-inch rolling stock required the addition of a fifth. When early photos of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata… » 1/30/15 11:49am 1/30/15 11:49am

Fox-body enforcer: Driving the very first police-spec Mustang

If you lived through the '80s and '90s, you know there was no escaping the legend of the SSP Mustang. Maybe your uncle had his doors blown off by a Florida State Trooper in a five-liter, or your dad got popped in his Porsche by the California Highway Patrol in a four-eye. Spotting one lurking in the in the tall weeds… » 1/28/15 2:17pm 1/28/15 2:17pm

Why there are no more stick-shift Acuras

If you were at all car-aware in the 1990s and 2000s, Acura was squarely on your radar. From the brand's first Legends, to the iconic Integra, to the follow-up RSX and the halo-status NSX, Acura's lineup always included something for the gearheads among us, complete with honest-to-goodness manual transmissions. » 1/23/15 1:37pm 1/23/15 1:37pm

Kreating an Obsession Through Karting? I hope so.

I never bought comic books. I wasn't too much into Cowyboys and Indians, though I did have horses and was a pretty good rider. I didn't play football. But I scraped every nickel I had together to buy the latest Car and Driver, Road and Track, and other car magazines. I'm not sure why, my Dad liked cars, but it drove… » 8/04/13 7:01pm 8/04/13 7:01pm

Just Look At These Lovely Illustrations From a 1968 Ad For Car…

Long before Photoshop and Illustrator and all of the many powerful photo manipulation, illustration, and layout software we have today was available, people publishing magazines had two choices: look like crap or have lots of talent. And there were plenty of examples of both. But today I'd like to focus on just one… » 3/29/13 3:46pm 3/29/13 3:46pm

Road & Track's Thomas L. Bryant Stepping Down As Editor-in-Chief?

Our sources atop the gilded New York offices of the surrender monkeys at French-owned Hachette Filipacchi Media tell us a mass email went out only moments ago to internal staff at Road & Track. The e-mail informed employees of the ampersand-happy magazine of news Thomas Bryant will be stepping down from his position… » 4/01/08 4:45pm 4/01/08 4:45pm

Detroit Auto Show Embargo-Uh-Oh! The 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10, Courtesy…

With its press embargo popping 13 days premature by Road & Track, we can reveal that Dodge's new devil whip is in receipt of an extra 90 horses. With 600 hp, this ram-snake hybrid will slither around the 2007 model year and straight into 2008. The upward revision in horsepower is via a displacement increase of the… » 12/28/06 1:25am 12/28/06 1:25am

Between the Lines: Road & Track on the Bugatti Veyron

It s Road and Track s turn to test drive the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Reflecting the impact of a two-month lead time on its vehicular priorities, Hachette Filipacchi Medias car mag consigns the world s fastest production automobile to a corner of their front cover (in favor of the slightly more accessible Shelby GT500).… » 12/09/05 1:04pm 12/09/05 1:04pm

Between the Lines: Road & Track on the Chevy Impala

The Chevrolet Impala embodies everything that s wrong with GM. It s not a bad car; it s just not a great one. The Impala struggles vainly to make a marque in a class filled with deeply-entrenched, top-notch competition. Road & Track s First Drive review of the new Chevrolet Impala embodies everything that s wrong… » 11/14/05 10:14am 11/14/05 10:14am

Between the Lines: Road & Track's Bentley Supplement

Some subscribers to Road and Track magazine have recently received a freebie publication bundled with their magazine: the Road and Track Guide to the Bentley Continental Flying Spur . Except for its smaller size and better paper quality, the supplement looks exactly like the main mag: typeface, layout and structure.… » 10/13/05 3:34pm 10/13/05 3:34pm