2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross First Test: Exactly What It Needs To Be

Hop into the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the first thing you notice are a set of massive shift paddles mounted to the steering column. Huh? They look like they were taken straight out of the Lancer Evolution X from years ago, and they immediately convey a wildly specific message. It’s a message the rest […]

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(Wealthy) Californians Can Buy 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Manuals After All

Rich people in California, rejoice! It turns out that you will be able to purchase a brand spanking new 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 with a six-speed manual transmission in the Golden State after all. In case you missed it, due to an antiquated California noise regulation, it looked like Porsche would be unable to sell […]

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Hyundai’s Elantra N Looks Ready to Take on the Civic Type R in New Teaser Pics

Back in November, we had a chance to drive a camouflaged prototype of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N, the hottest version of Hyundai’s Elantra compact sedan. If the Veloster N serves as the precursor to the Elantra N, then we know good things are coming.  The release of two teaser images of the 2022 Elantra […]

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2022 Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition First Drive: Tweaked by Tobias

The 2022 Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition is more than just a showy variant of the storied British automaker’s entry-level sports car put together by the marketing department to make the most of Aston’s return to grand prix racing. No, the Vantage F1 Edition is a landmark Aston Martin. It’s the first Aston Martin with […]

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2022 Porsche 911 GTS First Look: The Sweet-Spot 911 Returns

There is a new 911 out—well, actually, there are five. The sweet-spot GTS, a staple of the 911 range for the last 12 years, is back in the latest 992-generation 911 lineup. Even though the 2022 911 GTS isn’t a GT-department product and is “just” a part of the regular 911 family, the GTS has […]

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The Next Honda Civic Si Is Closer Than You Think

The newest Honda Civic sedan is already in dealerships, and the hatchback model is nigh—so, when can we expect the sporty Civic Si models to arrive? The wait won’t be long, according to leaked internal Honda documents that appeared on civic11forum.com, which reveal that the Si will closely follow the new hatch this fall. According to […]

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2 Fast 2 Furious Cars: How Fast Are They, Really?

Editor’s Note: In the run up to the launch of  “F9” on June 25, the latest movie in the “Fast and Furious” saga, we mined the archives for this furiously fun story, a version of which originally appeared in the July, 2003 issue of Sport Compact Car. Thereʼs always been something special about movie cars. […]

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Hyundai Completes Purchase of That Terrifying Robot Dog Company

Update 6/22/21: The deal described below has been finalized, and Hyundai has completed its acquisition of Boston Dynamics. Hyundai owns 80 percent of the company, while a 20 percent stake is retained by “one of [the company’s] affiliates.” Hyundai Motor Company inked a $1.1 billion deal to acquire a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics, the robotics […]

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New Audi RS3 Has a Trick Up Its Rear Axle

There is a lot to like about the current Audi RS3, which was introduced for the 2017 model year—in particular, the small sport sedan’s rear-biased, clearly performance-oriented Haldex all-wheel-drive system. But if there’s anything the Germans are good at, it’s improving upon the already damn good. Hence, Audi has developed the system further for the […]

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2021 Hyundai Venue Denim Interior Review: Dress for Less

As Automakers vie to build the most attractive small crossovers on the market, many offer flashy trim choices to entice potential buyers. The 2021 Hyundai Venue Denim is the top-trim version of Hyundai’s boxy compact crossover SUV, with unique looks setting it apart from lesser models. We’ve already been through the Hyundai Venue Denim’s pros […]

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