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2018 McLaren 570S Spider Driven: Svengali Supercar

The subtle feedback of tugs and twitches coming through the steering wheel with every pavement undulation and nuanced change in road surface are vivid enough that an astute passenger will notice the wheel’s wriggling. This is not standard-issue carmaking (or even supercar-making) these days. But McLaren is going countercultural by prioritizing driver involvement, even at […] …

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2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet Tested: The Renaissance Droptop

The seasons always change, but convertibles rarely do. The idea of a retractable roof on automobiles has existed since before the invention of the car itself, and droptops have been a mainstay of Audi’s offerings for decades now. In the United States, the four-ring brand sells four convertibles for a variety of clientele. There’s the […] …

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2017 Honda Civic Si Driven: Excellence without VTEC

There is no denying the overall excellence of the 2017 Honda Civic Si. There just isn’t. Adopting as it has the boldly styled forms of Honda’s 10th-generation Civic sedan and coupe, the new Si starts out with a darn good foundation. And none of the Si additions—a 205-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, a short-throw shifter for the […] …

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2018 Audi A5 Coupe Tested: Stealthy Speeder

Had your fill of smoky burnouts, rowdy V-8s, and raucous pipes? Blame maturity’s ruthless assault. As solace we present Audi’s updated A5, which offers coupe fun and fashion minus the boy-racer stigma. READ MORE ›› …

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2018 McLaren 720S Dissected: Chassis, Powertrain, Styling, and More!

McLaren marches to a speedy techno drumbeat. It’s been only six years since the company’s supercar-making Automotive division launched its first product, the MP4-12C. McLaren gave that car what was essentially a heavy facelift—and a far less clunky name—just three years later, rechristening it the 650S. Now the mostly new 720S is here, based around […] …

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Uber Drivers to Get Paid in $20 Million FTC Settlement

Ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to settle claims it misled prospective drivers by making bloated claims about earning potential and ran a deceptive vehicle lending and leasing program. The $20 million settlement will go toward refunding affected drivers, the FTC said in a statement on January 19. […] …

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2017 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package: When Too Much Isn’t Enough

The Porsche Macan is one of our favorite SUVs, so much so that we named it the best luxury compact on our 10Best Trucks and SUVs list. Built atop the Audi-designed MLB modular-longitudinal architecture, it offers a delightful balance of speed, style, and utility. It recently won a comparison test against the excellent Jaguar F-Pace, […] …

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2017 Volkswagen Golf 1.8T TSI Tested: A Great Value Gets Better

While we rarely skip an opportunity to praise the Volkswagen Golf, our infatuation has never fixated on the hatchback’s price. That’s because while its cost is reasonable, its core competencies—a solid structure, an impeccably finished interior, and comfortable and capable suspension—would be welcome at any price. And value is just one of the main criteria […] …

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