Reviews

Unplugged Performance introduced a wicked wide-body Tesla Model S kit at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Hawthorne, California-based Tesla tuner offers upgrades for the Model S, and its new S-APEX P100D kit will dramatically change your four-door EV’s look for $50,000. Each build is unique and includes a 19-piece pre-impregnated carbon-fiber body conversion, racing
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It feels like only yesterday that Audi introduced the redesigned R8, and yet it’s already getting a refresh. Not that we’re complaining. Newer is almost always better. Especially when it comes to supercars. View 21 Photos We still need to see it in person, but at least in these photos, we like the R8’s new
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BMW offers a pretty wide range of utility vehicles, from big to small, V-8s to plug-in hybrids, and even crossover coupes. But there remains one major hole in the lineup: a full-size SUV. The 2019 BMW X7 will make a belated entrance into this highly lucrative segment when it goes on sale in the U.S.
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While the Accord battles the Camry for sales supremacy, the Altima now offers something its Toyota and Honda rivals don’t at any price—all-wheel drive. That distinguishing option is far from the only change Nissan made to the new 2019 Altima, which boasts a V-6-replacing turbo-four and an interior that will make last-gen Altima owners jealous.
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The ES is the first Lexus vehicle with Apple CarPlay, and it’s standard on the ES 300h along with Siri Eyes Free voice control. Android Auto is still not offered, but owners of Amazon Alexa-enabled Android phones can take advantage of the service’s car-to-home and home-to-car verbal commands (iPhone compatibility is scheduled for late 2018).
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Traditionally, Mercedes-Benz’s attempts at building entry-luxury cars have been middling at best. The CLA, its most recent indiscretion, came with a frustrating dual-clutch transmission and a plasticky interior. But Mercedes’ suboptimal reputation might soon change with its A-Class sedan. Intended to be Mercedes’ newest bargain-basement model and slotting beneath the CLA, the A-Class sedan is
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Weight is down, by a significant amount. McLaren claims 100 kilograms even, meaning the 600LT should be 220 pounds lighter than the 570S. The splitter, sills, diffuser, and rear wing are all made from carbon fiber and coincidentally produce that same 220 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. The aluminum control arms—snatched from the 720S—help
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The 2019 Nautilus furthers Lincoln’s mission of reminding luxury buyers it not only exists but is also worth their attention (and money) beyond trips to and from the airport. As a replacement for the five-passenger midsize MKX, the Nautilus looks to sway buyers out of their Lexus RX and BMW X3 crossovers. Don’t miss our
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At the test track, the new Silverado puts up test numbers competitive with the rival Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. Unsurprisingly, the slowest of our Silverados were our 5.3-liter V-8 testers. The street-going and off-road-ready Silverado RST and Silverado Trail Boss traded blows in our instrumented acceleration tests. The Silverado Trail Boss was quicker to
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Before its latest redesign, the Infiniti QX50 was a hard car to recommend. The 2016 refresh added some much-needed rear legroom, but the cabin and infotainment system still felt dated, and we never quite came around to the styling. Even though we appreciated the rear-drive layout and powerful V-6, fuel economy was far from competitive.
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There is a growing fondness for our long-term Velar—which technically isn’t Land Rover’s flagship, but which does a strong impression of one. The 380-hp 332-lb-ft 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 mated to a sure-shifting eight-speed automatic makes short work of a couple shortcuts I make on my coastal commute, where I dogleg around some notorious PCH snarls.
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Fiat’s 500 is not a small car. It’s a boutique car. People don’t buy it because they have trouble parking their normal car, they buy it for its cheeky cuteness; those ’50s-look pastel colors and wheel covers, or for that optional canvas roof out of which the buyer can imagine tossing three coins into the
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The Mustang has a four-link rear suspension, 9-inch solid rear axle, two-way coil-over shocks with adjustable ride height, and a low-drag disc brake system from Strange Engineering. An NHRA-certified safety roll cage can be ordered from the factory along with FIA-certified seats and anniversary-badged racing wheels. View 7 Photos This latest rendition is a reverent
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BMW is no stranger to slicing a pie into ever-thinner pieces, as evidenced by its prolific (some might say confusing) lineup of numerically inconsistent body styles, and its practice of applying coupe terminology to practically anything with four wheels. Now, BMW has taken that power of multiplication to its performance lineup. M Competition is a
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“It’s about bringing more power and more emotion to the Hyundai brand and making fun-to-drive cars,” said Albert Biermann when presenting the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N. And he would know. Biermann was the boss of BMW’s M division and is now president of the performance-oriented sub-brand at the Korean manufacturer. After introducing the N sub-brand
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Although crossovers are eating away at the sales of traditional cars, there remain plenty of options for those who aren’t sure they want an SUV. The 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback goes on sale before the end of the summer and will sit alongside the C-HR in dealerships nationwide. Does opting for the lower, more conventional
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