Autoweek in review: Everything you missed Feb. 29-Mar. 4

Autoweek in review: Everything you missed Feb. 29-Mar. 4

Autoweek in review: Everything you missed Feb. 29-Mar. 4

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Photo by Chevrolet

Top car news and reviews from the past week

Autoweek in review is where we bring you the biggest stories in the car world that you might have missed this week. Whether you were actually getting some work done or you stepped away from your computer for a moment, here's your chance to catch up and have something cool to talk Continue reading Autoweek in review: Everything you missed Feb. 29-Mar. 4

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth drive review: All you need is the engine

2016 Fiat 500 Abarth drive review: All you need is the engine

Hot hatch banks on its unrefinement

How can anyone with a healthy sense of humor and hint of joy in their heart fail to appreciate the Fiat 500 Abarth? In the noble tradition of cheap peoples’ cars transformed by aggressive factory tuning, this is probably the cheapest and the most rabidly tuned of any still on the market.

In the U.S., at least, there’s just not much left with this sort of feel: The Subaru WRX is all grown up; the VW GTI has also likewise matured. Even the Continue reading 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth drive review: All you need is the engine

Ten things we learned this week: 4 March 2016 edition

Ten things we learned this week: 4 March 2016 edition

There's a self-driving car with no windows

For many, there are few more terrifying prospects on the road than the influx of autonomous cars. The concept of relinquishing control and handing over to The Machines is not one to be taken lightly.

So how about if it all happened with NO WINDOWS? Yep, that frightening concept could become reality, if this bonkers car has any relation to something that might actually happen.

Called the IED Shiwa, its styling is inspired by origami, and the it all originates from the project of a Korean student. Continue reading Ten things we learned this week: 4 March 2016 edition

We drive the Legacy Scrambler — the six-figure Jeep

We drive the Legacy Scrambler -- the six-figure Jeep

Everything but the grille and hood is re-engineered on this off-road terror

You have already read about Winslow Bent’s conversions of 1945-68 Dodge Power Wagons. Bent remakes those classic trucks in all their original glory but with improvements ranging from fully boxed frames to modern GM LSA V8s. In between are remade classic gauges, modern seats and paint so thick it looks — and for all we know tastes — like cherry frosting.

Well, it turns out Power Wagons aren’t the Continue reading We drive the Legacy Scrambler — the six-figure Jeep

We went to the Arctic Circle to test winter tires on a frozen lake

We went to the Arctic Circle to test winter tires on a frozen lake

Nokian Tyres delivers in the snow, but will scandal stop them in their tracks?

Nokian Tyres took us to its “White Hell” test facility, located in the northernmost point of Finland, to show how well its tires manage the Arctic Circle’s snow and ice.

 The Finnish company’s testing center spans 1,730 acres across Ivalo, Finland, and features more than 20 different tracks, including a monstrous hill, an ice arena and a frozen lake obstacle course.

When we arrived, Continue reading We went to the Arctic Circle to test winter tires on a frozen lake

2016 Chevy SS first drive: Baby’s first sports sedan

2016 Chevy SS first drive: Baby’s first sports sedan

If family matters, skip the minivan

In retrospect, maybe I shouldn’t have taken my five-months-pregnant wife to the winding Tail of the Dragon road on our way to Daytona Beach in the 2016 Chevrolet SS sedan. In my defense, she hadn’t had morning sickness in months. But after her third bout of vomiting, I had to admit that the 300-turn rising and running mountain road may have not been the smartest idea. Regardless, the baby-friendly 415-hp SS sedan is something that looks to Continue reading 2016 Chevy SS first drive: Baby’s first sports sedan

10 small cars that don’t suck

10 small cars that don't suck

10 small cars that don't suck

Can’t wait for the Focus RS (shown)? For less than $30K you can have all the torque steer you ever wanted with its FWD brother, the Focus ST.

Just because you live in a city doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, too

Yes, crossovers and SUVs are topping the sales charts, but what if you want to enjoy your drive AND be able to park downtown on a Saturday night? You're not stuck Continue reading 10 small cars that don’t suck

A couple hundred miles on an Indian Scout Sixty

A couple hundred miles on an Indian Scout Sixty

The revived Indian marque makes an even more affordable motorcycle

Indian continues its loud and powerful return from the dead with a new and even more affordable midsized cruiser, the Scout Sixty. We say welcome back, again.

You could trace the Indian nameplate all the way back to 1901, the date embossed on the side of the new Sixty. Indian made some iconic bikes for the first half of the 20th century before going in and out of business under various owners from the mid-'50s until Continue reading A couple hundred miles on an Indian Scout Sixty

Weekend at Berlinetta’s: We drive the Ferrari F12 (again!)

Weekend at Berlinetta's: We drive the Ferrari F12 (again!)

It’s still the king of 200-mph GTs

Even though it’s 4 years old, the V12-powered F12 Berlinetta is still the screamingly wildest V12-powered gran turismo ever put on the market.

Our test car came with 10 optional pieces made of carbon fiber to help lighten the whole thing up. Or maybe just because they looked cooler. Exactly how much lighter it is with the optional trim, we can’t say for sure. You could say the chassis and body panels are aluminum but they are actually a Continue reading Weekend at Berlinetta’s: We drive the Ferrari F12 (again!)