2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 2.4-liter Tigershark SOHC I-4, MultiAir 2 variable valve and lift timing (180 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm; 175 lbs-ft of torque @ 3,900 rpm) Nine-speed ZF 948TE automatic transmission w/ Jeep Active DriveShow More Summary
From the Lexus LFA to the BMW i8 and now to the refreshed Porsche 911, it seems as if all sports car manufacturers feel the need to manipulate the sound that their engines produce. So which carmaker does it best? Read more...
Honda will show off its Project 2&4 car this year at Frankfurt and 14,000 is the number that stands out the most. That’s the redline for its V-4 engine, which is borrowed from the RC213V. Other impressive numbers: The car is roughlyShow More Summary
We’re kidding. Yes, Odyssey sales were falling. Then we used our own money to pay for a new 2015 Honda Odyssey. Forthwith, Odyssey sales increased. You know better than to connect the two, of course. Post hoc ergo propter hoc, and all that. Show More Summary
The Corvair’s air-cooled flat-six engine kind of defined the compact car, but at least a couple times Chevrolet looked into the possibility of replacing it with a battery-electric drive system. The latter of those two experiments came in 1966 and resulted in the Electrovair II and this GM-produced video showing the Electrovair in action on […]
Notwithstanding Remy’s hugely popular Saudis in Audis rap video, it appears that Saudi Arabian King Salman and his entourage prefer Stuttgart and Detroit to Ingolstadt. The King and his retinue arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on Thursday, flying in on four Boeing 747 airliners for a state visit with President Obama. Show More Summary
I had the opportunity to visit a Green Bay wrecking yard earlier this month. Most of the inventory was made up of the 10-to-15-year-old GM and Chrysler midsize sedans you’d expect in the Upper Midwest, but I also found this eight-year-old...Show More Summary
Macklemore’s “Downtown” track is apparently an amazing ode to mopeds. And the new music video for it, man, let’s just say I haven’t been this blow away by “cool vehicles set to song” since Cash Money Records put a New Beetle and a Jaguar S-Type in the same entourage. Read more...
In Los Angeles last night, a suspected car thief stopped and exited her plunder in the middle of a high-speed pursuit with police to dance to a few bars of Future’s “Where Ya At,” then returned to the car. Officers swarmed the vehicle and arrested her moments later, ABC 7 reports. Read more...
“Just passed this on Michigan Avenue outside of Dearborn. Manufacturer plate.” The above picture of a GT350R in the wild and the accompanying text found their way across the LTE network to my phone last Thursday. My good friend — let’s call him Acd — and I have a habit of supporting each other’s addictions. Show More Summary
If my personal relationship with Honda had a Facebook status, that status would be the one so beloved of mistresses, side pieces, and FWBs — namely, “It’s Complicated”. A decade ago, I took a gig reverse-engineering a piece of production-line equipment for them. Show More Summary
All brochure images are from the collection of Hemmings Motor News The marketers at Ford in Dearborn weren’t underselling their newest European delicacy, when it arrived in America for model year 1970—it really was an attractive, youthful car. It was famously conceived as Europe’s take on the incredibly popular Mustang, and although it would emerge […]
Today’s morbidly interesting victim is a friggin’ Yugo. If you know where this is going, I think there’s little else I could possibly say to encourage you to click the jump. My taste in cars strays wildly from that of most everyone. For me, exotics sit on opposite ends of the spectrum. Show More Summary
At virtually every other automotive outlet for whom I’ve worked, the communication between writer and reader has been a one-way street. I give advice. The reader listens. Whether the reader acts on that advice is completely unknown. Also, the reader never gives advice to the writer. Show More Summary
In some ways, handling a police car in hot pursuit is similar to handling a race car on a track, as this circa 1974 Sid Davis police training film shows. In other ways, it’s a lot similar to fishtailing on snow-covered roads. Who knew my youthful shenanigans on rural Central Ohio roads would have made […]
We’ve had a lot of posts on Monterey Car Week, but far too few on the really great stuff. By “really great stuff,” my admittedly biased words mean “Porsches racing.” Here’s a great video from Racer that shows what happens when you stick factory driver Patrick Long in a 911 that’s underpowered for its class. Read more...
Regardless of whether or not you’ve seen the new Mad Max: Fury Road, the level of automobile customization and carnage in the movie is just as good, if not better (have you seen the GigaHorse?!) than the previous Mad Max films. But seriously,...Show More Summary
Ford’s plans for the Mustang may include their 10-speed automatic transmission, jointly developed with General Motors, and a Mach 1 version, according to Automotive News (via Motor Authority). The amazingly engineered 10-speed, which...Show More Summary
Mercedes-AMG took the wrapper off its dual-flavored C63 AMG Coupe on Wednesday — and to quote the great Denny Green: “They are who we thought they were.” The Affalterbach duo was shown online after weeks of teases and official photo “leaks” two days ago. Show More Summary
Some ink has already been spilled on TTAC — and elsewhere — about the SCCA’s new Track Night in America program. I won’t rehash the the excellent overviews of the program that Jack and Bark M. have already provided, so any reader unfamiliar with the program should avail themself of the linked articles before diving into mine. Show More Summary