The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is The Battleship That Screams

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is a big, heavy car. In fact, at 4,420 lbs, the RS5 is 60 lbs heavier than my Honda Odyssey Minivan, which combined with this particular shade of "Nardo Gray," has led me to lovingly refer to the car as "The Battleship." Thing is with 450 hp and a redline half-past-eight, this battleship hauls… » 10/07/14 10:00am 10/07/14 10:00am

How Does a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Handle a Hot Track Day?

I recently had the pleasure of spending two weeks and 4,000 miles on Rally North America in one of the greatest vehicles to ever come out of the US of A: the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It's comfortable, fast, and full of practicality. But how does it handle a road course, at 4,500 feet of elevation, when it's 95… » 9/05/14 12:25pm 9/05/14 12:25pm

Video: The 610HP, Twin-Turbo, Flamespitting Ferrari 348 Challenge

A traditional Ferrari Collector would probably want to leave his 1-of-32 348 Challenge factory race car stock, or maybe just slightly upgraded with a few modern safety and performance parts for occasional track use. Not Steve Maxwell and Stacey Slead. They stuffed Stacey's car so full of boost, brake, and grip that … » 6/10/14 2:52pm 6/10/14 2:52pm

Video: The 2015 Audi A3 is the Second Coming of the B5. Or is it?

Audi would have you believe that the all-new A3 is like the B5, except with a healthy dose of personal assistant thrown in. And that's because Audi is selling "connectivity" through a series of MMI-interfaced apps with the A3. And that's because they want to sell cars to hipsters after they see their hipster friends… » 5/12/14 11:59am 5/12/14 11:59am

Video: Shredding a Set of Tires in the Chevrolet SS

This is the 2014 Chevrolet SS, also known as the 2008 Pontiac G8 GXP. First it was dead, then it was alive again, but only for cops, and then people begged for it on the internet (where everyone wants what they can't have). So, here it is, alive once more for customers. Is it everything they asked for? » 2/18/14 11:05am 2/18/14 11:05am

Video: The Range Rover Long Wheelbase Autobiography is Just Magnificent

You've probably never heard of the Alabama Hills region, just west of Lone Pine, CA, but I'd bet everything I have that you've seen it at least once. You see, this area, in the shadow of Mount Whitney, California's tallest peak, has played host to over 200 film shoots thanks to its epic "Wild West Frontier" setting… » 2/04/14 12:05pm 2/04/14 12:05pm

Video: A High-Speed Run Across the Desert in a Lamborghini Aventador…

On this episode of /Tuned, I don't drive a modified car at all. Nope, I know, blasphemy is upon us, since I didn't show up to some random dude's house to drive his overpowered death trap this week, opting instead for a 700 mile round trip to SEMA in the most expensive press car I've ever spent unsupervised time with.… » 12/03/13 12:46pm 12/03/13 12:46pm

Video: Can an Air Suspension Solve the "One Car for Everything" Problem?

As I noted when I reviewed the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo recently, not everyone wants what I want, which is to say that not everyone wants 6 cars in their garage, each with a very specific purpose. For most people, that's just not realistic. A lot of these people want one car that does it all: practicality for the… » 10/15/13 2:59pm 10/15/13 2:59pm

Video: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish: An Aston Owner's Review

For the last 9 years, I've owned a first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish. And, though it does come standard with some supercar foibles and what may be the world's second-worst transmission (the Smart Car is still solidly #1), it has been a wonderful vehicle, provider of more smiles per hour than one ever needs, even… » 6/10/13 1:14pm 6/10/13 1:14pm

Video - Range Rover Evoque: On and Off-Road Test

The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest Range Rover ever. It’s also the first Range Rover since 1993 to not come with an air suspension. It’s also the first Range Rover to feature “design input” from a pop singer who, despite her considerable beauty, almost certainly has never driven more than ten feet off the tarmac.… » 4/09/13 2:54pm 4/09/13 2:54pm