Monthly Archives: October 2016

Our Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Test Is Over and We’re Sad Pandas

From the November 2016 issue We’re no strangers to the usual flow of emotions that accompanies new-car ownership, even if the cars we test aren’t ours. Whenever we get a new long-termer at 1585 Eisenhower Place, we feel that familiar sense of acquisitional pride. The car is new, it smells good, it feels taut, and climbing ...

If the Battery’s Full, Give That Cable a Pull: My Advice to Public EV Charger Users

From the November 2016 issue The first note was polite. “Hello, I drive a Nissan Leaf. My car for some reason only charges on the left kiosk. If and when conven­ient, could you help a fellow EV driver by using the charger by the street? Beautiful car, by the way!” The beautiful car in question was a ...

2017 Lincoln MKZ 3.0T AWD Tested: No Shortage of Horsepower

Somewhere in the recent past, Lincoln devolved into the afterthought division of the Ford Motor Company. Once the last Town Car passed into the hands of some livery service, Lincoln’s inventory was reduced to a slew of remade Fords in search of a market niche to fill. And here’s the 2017 Lincoln MKZ, an updated ...

The Future of Transportation: Q&A with DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx

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Following his remarks on the future of transportation during the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh last week, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx sat in a conference room on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. Around the corner from his location, ride-hailing company Uber picked up passengers in an autonomous vehicle. Down the road, dozens of ...

Yes He Huracan: Jon Olsson Applies the Wide-Body, Snowy-Camo Treatment to Yet Another Supercar

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Ski racer Jon Olsson is not a normal human being. He does not have a normal life, he does not have a normal job, and he does not drive normal cars. The successful freeskier’s wild profession has bled into his vehicular life, and he has been seen manhandling all sorts of supercars. There was an Audi ...

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Claims Longest Range of Any EV

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October 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm by Clifford Atiyeh | Photography by Alexander Stoklosa Honda isn’t having any trouble squeezing the most driving range from the most abundant element in the universe, even if Tesla’s Elon Musk has assessed claims for hydrogen fuel-cell cars as nothing more than “bullsh*t.” The 2017 Honda Clarity boasts an EPA-estimated ...

Can This Old Hot Wheels Car Be Saved? Yes It Can! [VIDEO]

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October 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm by Collin Woodard | Photography by YouTube, baremetalHW If you’re a fan of old cars, there are few things more satisfying than seeing a rusty barn find brought back to life. It takes a ton of time, energy, and effort, but in the end, you have an awesome piece of ...

New Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Crushes Previous Car’s Nürburgring Lap Record [VIDEO]

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October 24, 2016 at 12:38 pm by Greg Fink With 70 more horsepower, 94 additional lb-ft of torque, and a claimed 200 fewer pounds of mass to push around compared to its predecessor, it’s really no surprise that the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is quicker than the previous ZL1 around the Nürburgring. More shocking, though, is that the new ...

Scenes from the 2016 United States Grand Prix at COTA

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Crystal Ballin’: BMW Offers Polished 750Li Rose Quartz Edition Just for Japan

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Pink—er, rather rose—is having a massive “in” moment right now. Since Apple released a rose-gold iPhone last year, the classy-looking hue has been popping up on all sorts of gizmos and gadgets, including watches, tablets, computers, and Beats headphones. It has even made its way into hair styling (although, to be fair, the color is nothing ...