REVIEWS

Consumer Reports tests the Tesla yoke — hated it

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

When Tesla first shows images of its yoke-style steering "wheel" for the updated Model S and Model X, critics were, including us, almost universally skeptical. Most snap judgments had to do with the inability to maneuver hand-over-hand in a consistent manner when turning. After some real-world testing, however, Consumer Reports reveals that it's actually much worse than those initial observations predicted. Of course, 10 test drivers at CR confirmed the blindingly obvious — that it Read More »

BRM P15 V16 historic racer revival is half banshee, half flamethrower

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

A year ago, British Racing Motors (BRM) announced it was producing three continuation P16 race cars, which campaigned in Formula One in the early 1950s. What BRM didn't say was that it was already a year into the creation of the first, which is now ready for its first owner. English restorers Hall & Hall have spent two years re-creating the single-seater and its 1.5-liter supercharged V16 engine from scratch using nearly 20,000 original drawings Read More »

Cadillac Escalade Diesel Road Test Review | Winning us over

Posted in REVIEWS on September 17, 2021

"Nope, I don't like it," I declared to my large son sitting in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade 600D's second-row captain's chairs. “Why?” he asked, staring in awe at the opulence around him and with his very own touchscreen staring back. “It’s too big. This thing’s gonna suck to park,” I replied. And it did. Even with multiple camera angles, including a 360-degree view, the big Cadillac was a pain to navigate in parking lots. But, Read More »

This is not how you tow a boat

Posted in REVIEWS on September 16, 2021

This is a weird story making the rounds of Oregon television outlets, but it's also a sad story: Police in Eugene say they stopped the driver of a sedan who was trying to tow an old Bayliner boat. The boat looks to be in the 24- to 27-foot range on a tandem-axle trailer, meaning the typical tow vehicle of choice would be a pickup, most appropriately a heavy-duty one.  It's hard to tell exactly how Read More »

Fering Pioneer breaks new ground in expedition off-roaders

Posted in REVIEWS on September 16, 2021

A team of engineers in the UK led by Ben Scott-Geddes had supercar backgrounds, Scott-Geddes having worked on the McLaren F1, BMW LMS racer, Caparo T1, and Ferrari SF90, his crew bearing similar go-fast résumés. Instead of making what they knew, however, they made a left turn and headed for the literal hills about 18 months ago. The mission for their new company, Fering, is "to develop a vehicle that could traverse the globe with Read More »

Lamborghini teaser previews rebirth of original Countach LP500

Posted in REVIEWS on September 16, 2021

Lamborghini's Countach revival at last month's Monterey Car Week perhaps didn't quite make the splash the company was hoping for. Many critics skewered the reskinned Sian as a retro cash grab, leaving Acura's vague announcement of a new Integra at the same time to generate far more excitement on the interwebs. Now Lamborghini's teasing the return of another Countach, but we think this one will face sunbstantially less ire. Lamborghini posted a mysterious teaser to Read More »

This popular car jump starter has an incredible 4.8-star rating on Amazon

Posted in REVIEWS on September 16, 2021

Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. There's no worse feeling than getting into your vehicle, turning the key, and not hearing your engine turn over. It's easy to accidentally leave a light on in your car overnight that drains your battery dry and leaves you in need a jump. Maybe you're lucky enough to have a second vehicle, a pair of Read More »

Hyundai Ioniq 6 caught in spy photos looking ready for production

Posted in REVIEWS on September 16, 2021

Quite literally right before the world shut down from the pandemic, Hyundai showed off one of its most stunning concept cars, the Prophecy. It was a low, sleek, almost Porsche-like sedan. And it wasn't long before Hyundai announced it would come to production as the Ioniq 6. Now we get our first glimpse of the production model with these spy photos of a heavily camouflaged prototype. Like the Ioniq 5 and the Hyundai 45 concept, Read More »

Hoonigan brings the Warthog from Halo to life with 1,060 horsepower

Posted in REVIEWS on September 16, 2021
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Despite decades of racing video games with noteworthy vehicles, probably the best-known four-wheeled virtual machine is the Warthog from first-person shooter series "Halo." It's been a staple since the first game, and has even appeared in "Forza" games. So it's no surprise that there have been multiple full-size examples built to varying levels of success. But the coolest may be the one that Ken Block's Hoonigan Industries revealed this year. Some Warthog replicas are exacting Read More »

U.S. government gives GM $36.4 million to develop 10 heavy-duty Suburbans

Posted in REVIEWS on September 16, 2021

General Motors Defense has secured a lucrative contract to provide the United States Department of State with 10 examples of a purpose-designed heavy-duty Chevrolet Suburban. The initial deal is worth $36.4 million. Full details about the truck weren't released, partly because it's still at the embryonic stage of development and partly due to the sensitive nature of the project, but General Motors Defense described it as a heavy-duty Suburban built largely with off-the-shelf components. Chevrolet Read More »

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