I Tracked A Nissan GT-R And I Get It Now

There's a particular moment you have, I think everyone has, when you start your first trip on the road in a GT-R. The transmission clunks in second, the rear end emits expensive-sounding rumblings, and the whole body shudders. You think to yourself, isn't this kind of terrible? Here's how I came to love that grumbling… » 11/11/14 2:31pm 11/11/14 2:31pm

​Tesla Test Drives Cancelled After Iowa Dealers Rat Them Out

Tesla was in the middle of a three-day Model S test drive program in West Des Moines, Iowa when it was forced to cancel the final day of the event. The local dealers association ratted out the automaker to the state's Department of Transportation because only licensed "dealers" are allowed to offer test drives. Sigh. » 9/26/14 5:41pm 9/26/14 5:41pm

2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD: The Truck Yeah! Review

From Truck Yeah!: Despite all the nose-thumbing we enthusiasts do at Acura these days, there is one thing they remain very, very good at: selling SUVs. Specifically, this SUV, the Acura MDX. They sold some 53,000 copies of the MDX in 2013, and they continue to fly off dealer lots this year. Many of you may read this… » 6/05/14 2:45pm 6/05/14 2:45pm

Chrysler 300 SRT vs BMW E30 M3: Can The Big Boat Keep Up?

The huge V8 fills my ears. Branches whip close. I come over a rise and there it is again — that little white box of a BMW howling and squealing and clipping into the next turn. I'm in one of the biggest, beefiest cars on sale and I'm chasing one of the most nimble cars in recent memory. Makes sense, right? » 5/23/14 12:32pm 5/23/14 12:32pm

Municipal Hoonage: 2007 Elgin Pelican P

The mighty Mike Austin, former of MPH as well as ours truly, now spends his time at the head of the class, long-lead testing such automotive n00bs as the Jaguar XF and Mitsubishi Evo X. Of course the key benefit to such a gig is getting on the horn to a supplier of municipal maintenance vehicles and barking something… » 11/15/07 10:45am 11/15/07 10:45am

Millions Served: PopSci Drives the Lamborghini Reventon

Popular Science car guy William R. Snyder got a coveted spot covering the first press drive of the Lamborghini Reventön (sorry, Reventón). That's the million-Euro Murciêlago LP640 imbued with fighter-jet mojo by way of copious carbon fiber and a cockpit-like interior. We're still far more impressed with… » 11/02/07 1:00pm 11/02/07 1:00pm

Top to Bottom: Dan Neil on the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

In today's editon of the LA Times, Mr. Neil has channeled some tips for incoming Chrysler grand poobah Robert Nardelli through a review of the latest player in the long line of drop top Chrysler Sebrings. Nardelli's ability to tell the difference between a good car and a bad car might be what saves Chrysler from a… » 8/08/07 4:00pm 8/08/07 4:00pm

Driving the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

The lads at Autocar, more heavily locked in with the crew in Goodwood than we are, got a stab at a spin in the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead coupé and wafted themselves silly. We've seen the Drophead at a few auto shows lately, and it's truly an insane piece of work. It makes us want to pick up a big, nasty redhead… » 5/18/07 7:45pm 5/18/07 7:45pm