Tag Archives: Coupes

2019 McLaren 600LT first drive review: Senna alternative

Braking at the same point in turn 1 of Budapest's Hungaroring circuit as when driving the 570S, the 600LT stops well short and then has to be driven to the turn on the throttle. It's not exactly the fastest way around, but I'm keeping my instructor happy with a conservative early-braking approach that still lets the 600LT demonstrate its vast...

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2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive review: The life you save

I didn't kill the little orange traffic cone on purpose, but nor did I have much regret for its demise, which was in the name of science. Or at least, research. Lamborghini requested that I run my first laps in the new track-centric Aventador SVJ (Super Veloce Jota, a name borrowed from its classic Miura) at the Grand Prix circuit in Estoril, Portugal...

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2019 McLaren 600LT first drive review: Senna alternative

Braking at the same point in turn one of Budapest's Hungaroring circuit as when driving the 570S, the 600LT stops well short and then has to be driven to the turn on the throttle. It's not exactly the fastest way around, but I'm keeping my instructor happy with a conservative early-braking approach that still lets the 600LT demonstrate its vast...

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition marks end of cult hero

It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or “Käfer” in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Eight decades on and the nameplate is still with us, though sadly that won't be the case for long. VW revealed a Beetle Final Edition model on Thursday and announced that the 2019 model...

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Genesis Essentia concept will spawn limited-production halo

The Genesis Essentia concept unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show was meant to usher in the Korean luxury brand's new design language and mark its transition toward electrification. However, the popularity of the design has prompted Genesis management to proceed with a limited production run. That's according to Erwin Raphael, executive director of...

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2019 Lexus RC preview: Sharper look for luxury coupe

The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and has been given an update to keep it looking and feeling fresh...

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2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye first drive review: Demon spawn

Horsepower Hill at Club Motorsports is a 14-percent grade at the scenic road course carved into the side of a mountain in Tamworth, New Hampshire. It's a heartbreak climb uphill for most cars, but it's child's play for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. One big number makes that possible: 797. It is an easy run for this motor...

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2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe pricier but better equipped

Those in the market for a small sport sedan will have to look away from Cadillac as the ATS-V exits production this year. The brand will gladly sell buyers an ATS-V Coupe, however. Just expect to pay a little more. According to a Cars Direct report published Tuesday, the ATS-V Coupe will cost $4,000 more for the 2019 model year. The price surge represents a...

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2019 Lexus RC F GT spy shots

Lexus is preparing a more hardcore version of its RC F to target track enthusiasts. The car was previewed in 2016 by the RC F GT concept (shown below), and judging by our spy shots of a prototype the production model will stay close to the concept, at least visually. Common elements include the exposed carbon fiber-reinforced plastic hood, high-downforce...

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