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September, 2018

  • 13 September

    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Laps Laguna Seca in 1:37.54

    From the beginning, Jaguar’s goal for the XE SV Project 8 was to conquer the Nurburgring. Specifically, it wanted the lap the Green Hell quicker than any sedan had done before. Last fall, Jaguar accomplished that mission, beating the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio‘s record by more than 11 seconds. Nearly a year ...

  • 12 September

    Is Bugatti Adding an SUV to Its Lineup?

    Bugatti expanded its lineup last month when it introduced the Chiron-based Divo at Pebble Beach. But it looks like the ultra-premium brand plans to go even further, adding a completely different vehicle to its lineup. Speaking with CarAdvice, Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann said, “For me, the brand is ready to do more than ...

  • 11 September

    Ford Mustang’s “Been Eating Our Lunch” Says Chevrolet Camaro Engineer

    In general, we’re fans of the Chevrolet Camaro. Not only did we love how engaging the Camaro SS was to drive, we even had a surprising amount of fun behind the wheel of the Camaro Turbo 1LE. Unfortunately for Chevrolet, the Camaro’s positive reviews haven’t translated into sales success. Or, as Al Oppenheiser, the ...

  • 10 September

    Hot Trucks of the 2018 Holley LS Fest

    Trucks are all the rage and for good reason. They’re affordable, they’re fun, and they’re readily available. Holley LS Fest is loaded down with a bunch of killer trucks of all makes and models, including Ford, Dodge, and even Jeep. We spent the morning strolling the drag racing pits and ...

  • 9 September

    2019 BMW X2 M35i Revealed with 302-HP 2.0-Liter Turbo

    BMW introduced the X2 for small crossover customers that want a bit more style than the X1 can offer, and now it’s introducing the M35i version for those who want more power and sportier handling to go with their extra style. The 2019 BMW X2 M35i packs the most powerful version ...

  • 8 September

    Porsche Controls the Future for Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini

    It may be that all’s well that ends well, but at this point, it is difficult to predict what shape the end will assume. The “end,” in this case, is the point in time when the reorganization of the VW group’s luxury and sports car division, as masterminded by Porsche, ...

  • 7 September

    2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid Planned for U.S.

    The upcoming 2020 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance SUV will offer nearly three times the all-electric range than the previous X5 plug-in hybrid, bringing the total all-electric range up to approximately 50 miles. That’s good news for most commuters, provided you can wait two years for the plug-in hybrid SUV to go on ...

  • 6 September

    2019 Hyundai Elantra Starts at $17,985

    The refreshed 2019 Hyundai Elantra made its global reveal in Utah last month and today the marque announced pricing that starts at $17,985 for the base SE trim—that’s only $150 more than last year’s model. Elantra SEL trim now starts at $20,285 and includes Hyundai SmartSense safety and convenience technologies. ...

  • 5 September

    First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS

    RENTON, Washington — Ford is getting out of the sedan business! It’s like saying General Electric is getting out of light bulbs or Campbell’s is abandoning chicken-noodle soup. That’s why Ford’s announcement last spring brought activity to a halt in the corridors of General Motors’ Detroit headquarters, in the halls ...

  • 4 September

    McLaren 720S GT3 Race Car Packs on the Carbon Fiber

    A road-going McLaren 720S is already plenty quick around a race track, so we can only imagine how quick a racing version might be. We’ll find out during the 2019 racing season, when the McLaren 720S GT3 makes its competition debut. First announced way back in November, the 720S GT3 ...