We recently spent a day with the fine folks from Michelin and TireRack.com to see why winter tires are critical in colder climates. Those all-seasons your car came are okay down to about 44º F, but below that, you’ll be much safer and better controlled with true winter tires.
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Lexus‘ all-new luxury flagship gets a choice of dramatic interiors, with materials like Kiriko art glass, laser-cut woods, and origami-pleated fabric. Its new chassis handles great, and its 3.5L twin-turbo V6 makes 416 hp, launching it to 60 mph in 4.6s. Full review on 95octane.
Stunt and rallycross driver Ken Block tears up Pikes Peak in the latest build of his Hoonicorn RTR – a 1965 Ford Mustang kitted out with a 1400hp engine, and shod in sticky Toyo Proxes R888R tires. He doesn’t take the fastest route, but he burns plenty of rubber on the way.
Inspired by the demands of DelFast’s original business – an express courier service – the company claims that the Prime variant of its electric bicycle can be used unassisted for up to 236mi (378km) on a single charge, thanks in part to its regenerative braking.
A pure-electric 2-seater jet plane designed to take off and land without a runway. The Lilium Jet can transition from hover to airplane mode once airborne, and is expected to offer speeds up to 300 km/h (~186 mph) and a 300 km (~186 mi) range, if and when it goes into production.
Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, the Revel is kitted out with solar-power, and a living space with a lift bed, bathroom, and kitchen. It has a 3-liter turbodiesel engine, on-demand 4WD with traction control, and optional performance wheels and all-terrain tires.
(PG-13: Language) British GQ continues to entertain with their chill video interview series, this time taking on Jezza, Captain Slow and The Hamster as they chat about their current daily drivers, the differences between Amazon and the BBC, the state of TV, and celebrity life.
We know first hand how good the Land Rover Discovery is good at towing things – we shot the video they used of the snow-bound 18-wheeler being towed by one. But we didn’t know it could pull a 121-ton, 328 ft road train like this Discovery HSE Td6 recently did in Australia.
Featuring cleaner styling than ever, Porsche’s performance SUV now rocks a V8 that makes 550 hp and 567 lb-ft. of torque, improved handling, does 0-to-60 in as little as 3.7s with top speed of 177 mph. The new interior looks great too, with its plethora of digital displays.
A motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display. Together with an app, it lets you see navigation data, the view from its rear camera and more. It also isolates sounds and has a walkie talkie function. Its front is elongated to provide more space and make it easier to breathe.
Shelby takes the latest Ford F-150 Raptor, and bumps it up to 525+ hp and 610+ lb-ft. of torque. It’s also been given upgraded two-stage FOX Racing shocks, bigger tires and wheels, a custom body kit, LED light bars, and a custom Shelby interior. Only 500 will be made for 2018.
The Honda Urban EV Concept is an incredibly charming mix of past and future. Its squat and boxy body is tempered by a LED-lit grill that has a message board. Inside is a massive digital dash and two bench seats. A production version will be released in Europe in 2019.
Kia flexes its design muscle yet again with a concept study for a 5-door wagon variant of its tame European Cee’d hatch. There’s nothing mild about its looks, with a Lava Red body, elongated wheelbase, 20″ rims, dramatic illuminated roofline, and over-the-top interior.
BMW is gunning for the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lexus LX and other road-hogging SUVs with the X7. It’s the most spacious BMW ever designed, and has a panoramic glass roof that stretches all the way to the back. It will be available as a hybrid with a turbocharged engine. That kidney grill tho.
Born from Formula 1 hybrid tech, the Project ONE makes over 1000 hp, with a top speed of 217 mph. Its electrically-assisted 1.6L V6 turbo engine spins up to 11,000 rpm, sending power to the rear, while two 120 kW motors drive the front axle. Goes 0-to-112 mph in less than 6s.
This tourer from the prancing horse replaces the California T. It packs a 591 hp 3.9L turbo V8 that launches the car from 0-to-62 mph in 3.5 s, and a retractable hardtop which gives it coupe looks when the wind isn’t blowing through your hair on the way up to its 199 mph top speed.
It might be 50 years old, but this E-Type is anything but antique. This Series 1.5 roadster has been beautifully restomodded with a pure-electric drivetrain that cranks out nearly 300 hp, launching it from 0-to-62 mph in 5.5s – about a second quicker than its original V6 gas engine.
The sickest looking MINI ever. It sports an aggressive new grille, a carbon fiber aero kit, awesome Union Jack taillamps, and a stripped down interior with a roll cage and racing seats. No word yet on power or other performance improvements, but it’ll surely pack many.