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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: Special Comes Standard

The Quadrifoglio's four-cylinder sibling still offers style aplenty and a distinct driving experience.

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We May Never Again See a Year Like 1989

Hand of time.

Five Ways to Make Modern Cars Better While Cutting the Price

There are some easy solutions to make modern cars cheaper and easier to live with.

A Swan Song for One of the Greatest European Fords

The B-Max is about to die to make way for more crossovers, and that's just sad.

My Real-World Life-or-Death Experience with OnStar

If you've never used it, you might think GM's OnStar system is useless. In reality, it can be a literal lifesaver.

Why Building an SUV Would Kill Ferrari's Image
The automaker is already turning massive profits and selling every car that rolls off the assembly line. Why even consider building a c…
The Sweet Science of Front Wheel Drive Racing

Racing a front-wheel drive car is a totally different discipline that takes time to understand.

What Does the Death of the Viper Mean for the Mid-Engined Corvette?

Chevy just saw one American supercar die because people weren't buying it.

Oil Doesn't Really Matter at All, Except When It Does

And then it matters a lot.

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All the Dodge Challengers You Can Buy in 2018, Ranked

And we used the one metric you care most about: Trackday usefulness.

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Why it Seems Like Some Car Dealers Get Away With Whatever They Want

Why don't automakers shut down shady dealers that engage in dubious practices? Oftentimes, it's because they're powerless to do so.

The Lotus Exige Cup 380 Is Too Much Fun to Be Street Legal

The newest Lotus track star is insanely fun. Just wait until a version comes to the states.

How Most Insurance Companies Strangle Automotive Enthusiasm

It's all about the rates.

Why the 996-Generation Porsche 911 Will Never Be Collectible

The 1999-2004 Porsche 911 was much maligned when new, but speculators think it's about to become collectible. Not so fast.

I Went to a Place Where Trucks Can't Block All the Lanes on a Freeway

And it was everything I thought it would be.

How to Understand European Car Owners

The 1992 Renault Twingo was just eleven feet long, and it was all the car that its owners would ever need.

The Pennsylvania Middle School Teaching Sixth-Graders How to Build a Race Car
This team of Pennsylvania students, age 11 to 14, is building a race car for a school project. We showed our support by strapping them …
Why We Need Skip Barber Racing School To Stick Around

Sometimes, the old school is the best school.

How to Train the Computer In Your Brain to Better Judge Cornering Speed
A misjudged corner can often lead to accidents for professionals and trackday racers alike. The good news is that this is a skill you c…
<p>If around the time of your oil change, your truck is pulling to one side or the other it's probably time for a wheel alignment. Driving over rough roads at high speeds and aggressive driving can both increase the likelihood of misalignment. If your wheels are out of whack, you'll cause higher wear and tear on tires, <strong>generally</strong> get worse gas mileage, and experience poor handling on the road. Getting your wheels aligned pays off big in the long run. Vehicle pulling can also happen when your tires are unevenly inflated or you've got your truck bed weighed down heavily on one side. Inflate all of your tires to the designated pressure and keep your load evenly secured and spread across your bed to reduce pull.<br></p>
There's Nothing More Important Than Having the Right Tires

And yet, for some reason, buying new rubber is where most people try to save a few bucks.

The King of Thunderhill
How fast is the McLaren 675LT? We went to Thunderhill Raceway Park to find out. A battle-ready C7 Corvette Z06  just happened to be the…
How Akio Got His Groove Back
With the debut of the 2017 Lexus LC500 at the Detroit Auto Show, Toyota Motor Company President and CEO Akio Toyoda showed us the kind …
Why I Quit Street Racing, and Why Some People Won't

Jack Baruth used to street race. He stopped. But others can't kick the habit. Here's why.

Five Race Cars That Cost Less Than A Pigeon
What race car would you choose for the price of a pigeon? What if the pigeon cost 400,000 dollars? Here are our top 5 choices on the ma…