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11:13am(11/28) CAR AND DRIVER - Explained: That Weird Throbbing When You Open One Car Window : From the December 2016 issue It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff. And it’s about as irritating as having someone thumping on a bass drum in the back seat. Whether you call it wind throb or buffeting or just plain annoying, it happens when someone in the car opens […]
07:59am(11/28) CAR AND DRIVER - Volkswagen Brand Boss: No Future U.S. Diesel Models : Last week, Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess laid out a global recovery plan for Volkswagen. The plan, Transform 2025+, includes company restructuring, turnaround plans for some regions including the United States, and a goal of becoming the world market leader in e-mobility by 2025. Diess also disclosed one surprising footnote: that the company has effectively […]
07:40am(11/28) CAR AND DRIVER - Design Chief Promises 2018 Volvo XC60 Interior Will Take Another Step Forward : When a designer tells us a new interior is coming, usually we just nod. When that designer is Thomas Ingenlath, the designer who determines what “Volvo” means to our eyeballs, our ears stand up like those of an elkhound that just heard the word “walk.” Ingenlath is the chief emotion stirrer behind the XC90 and […]
05:32pm(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan Dissected: Powertrain, Styling, and More – Feature :
05:26pm(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - Yacht Rock: Bentley Continental GT Convertible vs. Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet : Dad bought a new Cadillac Eldorado convertible in 1976. GM touted it as the last of the big droptops, a majestic parting shot seemingly designed to transport prom queens, grand marshals, and Boss Hogg types into an increasingly ­dystopian, gas-rationed future. Dressed in triple red with every option, including fuel injection, automatic high-beams, power everything, […]
05:15pm(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - 2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible vs. 2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet – Comparison Tests :
05:13pm(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - Anecdotally, We’re Crashing a Whole Lot—It’s Definitely the Phones. Definitely : Back in 1988, Dustin Hoffman confidently declared the excellence of his driving in Rain Man. “I’m an excellent driver” became a beloved 1980s catchphrase, along with “Rumba-bumba-who?” and “Hey, that’s my cheese!” I don’t want to spoil anything, in case you’re still working through your Tom Cruise VHS backlog, but it turned out that Hoffman […]
03:34pm(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - 2018 Audi RS3 Sedan Dissected: Powertrain, Styling, and More : Audi often denies the U.S. its juiciest fruit, especially when it comes to high-performance RS models. We were adjudged worthy of the RS4 sedan, RS5 coupe, and RS7 coupe-sedan, but not of the RS4 and RS6 wagons or the RS3. READ MORE ››
10:02am(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - Ringing the Bull: We Drive the ’Ring in a Lamborghini Aventador SV! : Mario Fasanetto goes shrieking through the forests of the Eifel Mountains in a Lamborghini Aventador SV, a car that seemingly came about when Clark Kent and the devil had a baby. The Lambo’s body is slashed with cuts and gouged with holes and tattooed with black blades that order the wind to either go through […]
09:56am(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - Ringing the Bull: Testing the Lamborghini Aventador SV’s New Rear-Wheel Steering at the ’Ring – Prototype Drive :
09:36am(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - Fixing Vehicles on the Fly, Or: Another Lamborghini Espada Road-Trip Adventure : Taking the chipped prop off my Cessna 150 was as simple as taking a wheel off a car. Cut some safety wire and zip out the six AN6 bolts. In five minutes my majestic flea went from being a perfectly usable aircraft to a completely inert heap of 47-year-old aluminum and streaky Plexiglas. However, putting […]
07:51am(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - Michigan Breaks Ground on Autonomous-Vehicle Test Facility : On the dilapidated grounds of a former factory best known for powering the Arsenal of Democracy during World War II, Michigan officials have moved one step closer to building a national proving ground for connected and autonomous vehicles. At a groundbreaking ceremony for the nonprofit American Center for Mobility (ACM), government leaders joined company leaders […]
05:03am(11/25) CAR AND DRIVER - Black Friday Deals: Save Thousands on These 17 Cars and Trucks :
06:27pm(11/24) CAR AND DRIVER - 2017 Bugatti Chiron – First Ride :
04:33pm(11/24) CAR AND DRIVER - On a Highway in Hell: We Ride in the 1500-hp Bugatti Chiron! : “Where the hell do you put silverware in a Bugatti?” the customs officer asked, staring at the eating utensils packed in engineer Dennis Rohlfs’s fancy aluminum Zarges case, which was otherwise filled with spare parts for hot-weather testing of the new 1500-hp Bugatti Chiron. At Bugatti, even the engineers have expensive luggage. Rohlfs explained that […]
02:40pm(11/24) CAR AND DRIVER - 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Tested: Message Finally Received? : It happens every few years: An old letter turns up in the mail, delivered late. Really late. In 2009, Britain’s Royal Mail delivered a love letter sent during World War II to a military base 64 years after it was written. Three letters addressed to a New York woman in 1969—including two birthday cards—spent 45 […]
02:36pm(11/24) CAR AND DRIVER - What I’d Do Differently: Marcello Gandini : C/D: What’s the most difficult part of your work? MG: Answering journalists’ questions! READ MORE ››
02:34pm(11/24) CAR AND DRIVER - 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack – Instrumented Test :
08:03am(11/24) CAR AND DRIVER - 25 New Cars We’re Thankful For, 2016 Edition :
02:56pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - Four Teams. Four Decrepit $1500 Vehicles. It’s the Battle of the Off-Road Beaters! : Until you’ve realized that the phone in your pocket is still connected via Bluetooth to the car your co-worker just started outside your office window, which means he is now listening to Shakira’s Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, and the infotainment display is outing the music as yours, well, you can’t know the struggles we endure […]
02:52pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - Cream of the Crop: The Winningest Cars in 10Best History : –
02:46pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - The Battle of the Off-Road Beaters: Ford F-150 Custom vs. Geo Tracker, Jeep Cherokee, Land Rover Discovery – Comparison Tests :
02:02pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - John Phillips: Car Commerce and the Absurdities Thereof : I’ve bought and sold plenty of cars in my life. Well, not a staggering number, really, but 35 or so. What is staggering is that I’ve never sold one at a profit. Never. I think I become too fixated on the next car I’ve lined up, and I screw the pooch. READ MORE ››
01:48pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - Range Rover Sport SVR Tested on Performance Tires: More Stick, More Stop : The formula is simple: Put stickier performance tires on any vehicle and you can generally see its cornering grip go up and its stopping distances go down. Such was the case with this Range Rover Sport SVR, which we put through our testing regimen on account of the Continental ContiSportContact 5 SUV tires wrapped around […]
01:39pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR with Performance Tires – Instrumented Test :
12:33pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - Bentley Bentayga SUV Recalled for Loose Dashboards and Seats : While some would say spending a quarter-million dollars on a truck indicates the owner has a few screws loose, it appears that some of those buyers’ 2017 Bentley Bentaygas may be similarly afflicted. According to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fasteners within the seats and instrument panel may not be tightened to proper torque […]
12:31pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - Kia Sorento Long-Term Update: 27,000 Miles and Still Pretty Swell : WHAT WE LIKE: The Kia’s refinement continues to impress more than halfway through our 40,000-mile test, with low levels of noise, vibration, and harshness in the cabin; a generally placid ride; and well-controlled body motions. The infotainment interface still garners kudos for being easy to learn and even easier to use—nearly every function is where […]
12:21pm(11/23) CAR AND DRIVER - 2016 Kia Sorento – Long-Term Road Test :