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I Already Found the Classiest Part of the New Porsche Cayenne Coupe I Already Found the Classiest Part of the New Porsche Cayenne Coupe

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe dropped today, boasting a steeply raked rear window and a name that does not mean what Porsche says it means. But no matter! Shut it down everyone—I’ve already found the best and classiest part of the car.

Europe’s Getting a Fun-ish Hyundai Tucson N Line With a Manual Europe’s Getting a Fun-ish Hyundai Tucson N Line With a Manual

Hyundai’s new N Line is a mild performance treatment for the cars that aren’t its full-on N sports car variants, like the i30N and Veloster N. The first in the U.S. to get the treatment was the 2019 Elantra GT N Line. Now there’s the Hyundai Tucson N Line—the first N Lined SUV from the Korean automaker.

Only Three Pickups Have Good Passenger-Side Protection: IIHS

Ever since the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety began subjecting vehicles to its passenger-side small overlap crash test in 2017, it’s been a hard one to pass. Pickup trucks are no exception.

This R34 Skyline GT-R Is the Holy Grail of JDM Tuner Culture

When you think of a Japanese tuner car, what comes to mind? Decals, a giant wing, cool wheels and a beefy body kit, right? It’s an aesthetic that oozes nostalgia, and it makes the Signal Auto R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R perhaps one of the most famous tuner cars to date.

This, Apparently, Is the Optimal Driving Position This, Apparently, Is the Optimal Driving Position

Driving a car isn’t simply popping your backside casually into a seat and twiddling the wheel from there. There actually is a right way to adjust your seat for maximum comfort, control and safety.

Alec Baldwin Stars in a New John DeLorean Documentary That Wants to Stick to the Facts Alec Baldwin Stars in a New John DeLorean Documentary That Wants to Stick to the Facts

John Z. DeLorean is perhaps one of the most colorful people in the automotive landscape. He’s inspired countless articles, YouTube videos and films—no doubt, in part, because of the iconic car that bore his name and the drug charges later on. But what’s been romanticized and what’s true? A new documentary-hybrid film…

Never Tweet Never Tweet

Elon Musk is still in trouble for tweeting, Ford is eyeing those profits, the United Auto Workers union faces a growing corruption scandal and more await you in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Everyone Should Own a Toyota Wish Everyone Should Own a Toyota Wish

I just got back from a trip to Taiwan and let me tell you: It’s a crime that we never got the Toyota Wish here in the States. It is very nearly the perfect people-mover and do-everythinger. It’s useful, economical and even has a fun name. Everyone should have one immediately.

If You Street Race, You Are Dumb and Bad If You Street Race, You Are Dumb and Bad

Last week, TX2K19 took place outside of Houston, Texas. It’s a legally sanctioned automotive event that features things like drag racing, roll racing, dynoing and meets. It sounded great, but unfortunately a bunch of idiots also decided to hold street racing events of their own outside of the legal boundaries.

Cadillac's 'Second Installment' CT6-Vs Are $4,000 More Expensive Cadillac's 'Second Installment' CT6-Vs Are $4,000 More Expensive

The 550 horsepower 2019 Cadillac CT6-V, as I have outlined to you before, is extremely exciting if only because it’s one confirmed beacon of awesome in Cadillac’s increasingly meandering future. And it seems like Cadillac knows it too, because it seems like the company is really milking the opportunity with a “second…

There Will Always Be Room for Supercars There Will Always Be Room for Supercars

A cold raindrop splattered against the back of my neck and immediately soaked into the collar of my hoodie. I shivered. “Should we put the top up?” my driving partner asked, but I shook my head. “Hell no! We’re here to drive a damn convertible.” Overhead, the chalky Arizona sky darkened more ominously as the rare…

You Can't Even See the Coolest Part of McLaren's 720S Spider You Can't Even See the Coolest Part of McLaren's 720S Spider

The 2020 McLaren 720S Spider is cool in many ways. It has a sci-fi instrument cluster, see-through buttresses and a powered rear window. But by far, the coolest thing about it is its carbon fiber monocoque chassis. And you can’t even see from the outside, which is a shame.

Porsche Wants Half of Its Sales to Be Electric Cars By 2025 Porsche Wants Half of Its Sales to Be Electric Cars By 2025

The Porsche Macan is a good car. It feels more like a sports car than a crossover and it doesn’t look bad, either—kind of like a tall 911. It was Porsche’s best-seller last year worldwide, and now there’s confirmation that the entire next generation of Macans will be all-electric.

The New Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI Has Over 600 Lb-Ft of Torque The New Volkswagen Touareg V8 TDI Has Over 600 Lb-Ft of Torque

You know, I’m kind of glad that Dieselgate didn’t kill off all the cool diesels at Volkwagen. Obviously, the company did a bad thing, so it’s good that it’s now making things right and we’re still getting powerful diesel engines in its SUVs while it does. Like the new Touareg V8 TDI. Who wants to tow some stuff with…

Toyota Might Make a GRMN Hot Hatch Version of the Corolla Toyota Might Make a GRMN Hot Hatch Version of the Corolla

Toyota unveiled its sport-oriented GR performance line back in 2017 and since then, we’ve been treated to GR-ified Centuries, Yarises (Yarisi?), Mark Xes and, most recently, the GR Supra Performance Line Concept TRD. And as for a Toyota Corolla GRMN hatchback? It could happen.

Subaru Is Consumer Reports' Top Recommended Brand Subaru Is Consumer Reports' Top Recommended Brand

Subaru and Ford score top placement with Consumer Reports, some emission testing concerns, a lavish (corporate?) weekend in Rio and more await you in The Morning Shift for Feb. 22, 2019.

The 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider Is a Ruthless, Roofless Wonder The 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider Is a Ruthless, Roofless Wonder

Mercedes-Benz has AMG, BMW has M and Cadillac has V-Series. Surely McLaren of all companies has transcended this need for even sportier and more exclusive versions of already very sporty and exclusive cars? Evidently not, because its Longtail-treated models exist, the latest of which is the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider.

Aston Martin Put Exhaust Tips Where God Intended, on the Roof Aston Martin Put Exhaust Tips Where God Intended, on the Roof

Because I am a cynical asshole, I can usually find a reason to be pessimistic about something. I’m also great to hang out with if you didn’t know this. But when it comes to top-exit exhausts? I’ll never have a bad thing to say about them because they are the purest embodiment of God’s will in automotive form. And the…

The Cheapest 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Starts at $33,395  The Cheapest 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Starts at $33,395 

The pricing books for the 2019 Ram HD have just opened and they are sight to behold. Between the 2500 and the 3500, there are about 60 trims to choose from. But the important bit is that the cheapest one starts at $33,395.

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