I decided to take a little break from my annual Fourth of July marathon lovemaking session with a very special and majestic bald eagle to talk to you about an American car that I think deserves more attention than it gets: the Crosley Hotshot. The humble little Hotshot helped define a sportscar formula that still…
Things are weird in the land of two-seater convertibles these days! We’ve Mazdas running around dressed up as Fiats, Japanese cars with turbocharged Italian engines, black is white, up is down, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! It makes me long for a simpler time.
If you ever got excited about a Ferrari Mondial, chances are you probably stopped when you realized there’s a reason they’re so cheap. Or you saw one from the side.
The original Acura NSX has this look that’s simultaneously so 1990s yet still very sexy. Definitely not “timeless,” but I can’t imagine a time when this car won’t look good. Especially when it’s been modified in just the right ways like this one.
We’ve been expecting greatness since we first heard about the 575 horsepower Jaguar F-Type SVR that’s coming in 2016. Now it sounds like our faith will be justified; the car supercharged V8 AWD car will hit 200 MPH.
BMW is adding a Competition Package this year to the options list on the 2016 M3 sedan, M4 coupe and even the convertible. Don’t get too hung up on the word “Competition,” but it actually looks like a nice appearance package with a bonus 19 horsepower.
The new Ford GT will use windshield and rear window out of something called “Gorilla Glass” made by Corning. It’s light and tough and you spend all day tapping on it on your phone. Now it’s being adopted to make cars quicker.
This morning somebody decided the internet was going to talk about a revival of Honda’s dearly departed rear-drive purist sports car, the S2000. Maybe the prevailing malaise about the new NSX has Honda fans desperate for redemption but there’s no real reason to discuss this right now.
Ford is on a roll like an unhinged wrecking ball down Lombard Street with crazy cars right now, and the Ford GT is going to be their king. If you already figured that out, how about just an excuse to watch one wail around a track?
Hello, everyone, and welcome to a very special edition of Letters to Doug! It’s special in the sense that this week, unlike in prior weeks, I actually have a modicum of expertise in the topic being discussed. So let’s get started!
You already know three-pedal manual transmissions aren’t the “performance option” anymore. The V8-powered 2016 Jaguar F-Type R is now all-wheel drive only in the U.S., so it can set you straight from an overcooked corner, but there’s more to sports cars than lap times. And the Jag’s new old-school six-speed manual…
Much as I love delicate, small, nervous sports cars, there's something to be said for a big coupe that bludgeons the road into submission.
"Aston Martin On Ice" is being revived for this winter. That's not a theatrical spectacle so much as an amazing winter driving school for rich people. For $2,500 "and up," you can whip their spectacular sports cars on an ice course in Colorado, and let somebody else deal with the Check Engine light!
About fifty years ago, the same Willys that brought us the Jeep built a short run of sports cars in Brazil as the "Willys Interlagos" based on the Renault Alpine A108. Classic car specialists Maggiora and Carrozzeria Viotti have now revived the name and modernized the design; as the 2015 Willys AW 380 Berlinetta.
We are fortunate to have access to some great affordable performance cars. While there is no shortage of reasonably priced hot-hatchbacks and compacts, many drivers still want the purity and the dorrrifto possibilities of rear-wheel-drive. So what's the best pick if you only have a $30k budget?