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The recipe is familiar. Take a front-wheel-drive economy and add some spice. That’s how the Volkswagen Golf GTI reinvented the affordable performance car. With the eighth-generation GTI on the way, VW delved into the car’s origin story. In 1974, a handful of staffers hatched a plan (no pun intended) for a sporty Golf model, with
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Alpina has entered the full-size SUV segment for the first time by unveiling on Tuesday the new XB7 based on the BMW X7. Confirmed to start deliveries in the United States this September, the arrival of the XB7 will also mark the first time Alpina offers an SUV in these parts. 2021 BMW Alpina XB7
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The modern Mini’s third-generation family is in the process of being updated. The first members off the line were the Hardtop and Convertible, and we’ve since seen the Clubman updated. That leaves us with the Countryman as the final member to be updated. The recent sighting of a prototype suggests the update should happen soon.
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The Bloodhound Land Speed Record project is aiming for 1,000 mph, and so far the car has hit 628 mph in a test conducted in November 2019 on the Hakskeenpan in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert. That speed may be far off from Bloodhound’s goal, but reaching it was far from easy, as this video from Top
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With annual sales in the United States averaging less than 2,000 units over the past five years, Acura’s RLX was already on its last legs and now the automaker has decided to put it to rest. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Thursday that dealers were told the RLX will be dropped after the 2020 model
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Aston Martin is almost ready to launch the next creation from its longstanding partnership with Italian design house Zagato. The car is a bespoke version of the DBS Superleggera, which goes by the name DBS GT Zagato. Its design was shown late last year to mark Zagato’s centennial, and now the first prototype example has
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Toyota has finally confirmed it is bringing a hot hatchback to the United States. Under the “Upcoming Vehicles” tab on the automaker’s local website is a placeholder for a “GR Hot Hatch.” Clicking on a link for “View More Info” under the placeholder brings you to a landing page showing a hot hatch based on
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BMW is working on an updated version of its its 5-Series, which is due out later this year as a 2021 model. The high-performance M5 variant is also due to be updated and included in the range this time will be a new performance flagship positioned above the current M5 Competition and likely carrying the
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