Driven: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C (966 views)
By Bradley Iger on September 19, 2014 8:11 p.m.
Automotive luminary and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson once proclaimed that in order to be considered a bonafide gearhead, one must own or have owned an Alfa Romeo at some point in their life. This was formerly a distressing prospect to those of us in the United States that were born after, say, 1970, as Alfa Romeo packed up and left the American market altogether in 1996, giving those without the masochistic urge to pick a second hand 164 little recourse to meet Clarkson’s decree outside of the handful of $250,000 8C Competiziones that made it to the US in ...
Classic: McLaren F1 (36 views)
By Ronan Glon on September 19, 2014 12:51 p.m.
Many small companies promise to build ultra-quick supercars designed for the world’s richest customers, but very few of them manage to break into the mainstream and fight head-to-head against the likes of Ferrari and Porsche. McLaren took the automotive industry by surprise when it did just that, seemingly coming out of the Formula 1 pits with what has gone down in history as one of the world’s best sports cars.
By Bradley Iger on September 18, 2014 6:21 p.m.
Watch as Nick Tandy in the No. 31 EFFORT Racing Porsche GT3 R battles with Mike Skeen in the No. 2 Hawk Performance Audi R8 Ultra and Kuno Wittmer in the No. 92 Dodge/SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R for the top spot in the July 20th Pirelli World Challenge race at the Honda Indy Toronto, Round 10 of the 2014 season.
Rumor: Rolls-Royce Considering a Crossover (59 views)
By Winding Road Staff on September 18, 2014 1:04 p.m.
Not so long ago, Rolls-Royce executives dismissed the possibility of creating a crossover that would be adorned with the Spirit of Ecstasy on the hood. Now, after watching other exclusive marques like Bentley and Lamborghini prepare similar vehicles for launch within the next two to three years, it appears Rolls-Royce may now see a case for a $200,000 crossover, as CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes now says such a vehicle is currently being seriously considered.
WR TV: 2015 Honda Fit (869 views)
By Winding Road Staff on September 17, 2014 2:32 p.m.
Honda’s venerable hatchback sees big changes for 2015. How big? How about a new platform, new engine and transmissions, and a new look. The new 5-door is 1.6 inches shorter than the outgoing model, but also weighs in at 100 pounds more, due to more substantial use of high-strength steel in its construction, which provides significantly bolstered chassis rigidity for added safety and improved handling. Despite its shrinking dimensions, the Fit’s new platform actually expands on both front and rear passenger space dramatically.
By Bradley Iger on September 16, 2014 6:21 p.m.
While recent reports indicate that while Google’s car is still far from being ready for primetime, Elon Musk is confident that his company’s car will be fully autonomous by the close of this decade. Speaking with Nikkei, Tesla CEO also asserted that company’s cars will be partially self-driving in just three years. Musk went on to elaborate about the plan to get their technology from where it is today to those fairly lofty goal in such a seemingly short amount of time.
By Ross Bentley on September 16, 2014 5:21 p.m.
Which is the most important corner on a race track? Most performance and race drivers of all levels simply follow the “corner leading onto the longest straight” guideline – and they often get beaten by drivers who focus on different corners.
By Bradley Iger on September 15, 2014 2:14 p.m.
The most athletic Range Rover on the roster is all-new for 2014. We spent a bit of time with the Sport in Detroit earlier this year, but we were left wondering how this split-personality SUV would fare on the city streets of Los Angeles and along the twisting canyon roads of the San Gabriel Mountains. Range Rover Sports of the past garnered a reputation that preceded them, for better or for worse depending on who you talk to. But regardless of what context you’re referring to the 2014 V8 Supercharged model in, the fact that it’s got a whole new ...
Ten of the Most Grueling Rally Events Ever Held (135 views)
By Ronan Glon on September 12, 2014 4:06 p.m.
For well over a century, car racing has been a way to push both men and machines to their absolute limits. In the early days of motorsports merely finishing an event was considered an astonishing feat, but competitors began to look for new ways to challenge themselves as cars got faster and more reliable.
Five of Europe's Most Epic Road Trips (159 views)
By Guest Contributor on September 12, 2014 2:39 p.m.
Although Europe is the second-smallest continent, it’s one of the best places to visit if you’re planning a continental road trip anytime soon. Road trips in Europe are always packed with amazing sights, sounds and excursions, and you’re likely to experience some wonderful memories that will keep the trip alive in your mind. If you adore driving as well, a European road trip will be just the ticket, as it’ll give you a chance to drive your way across the continent.