Ford Beat Us

You'll find a video of Ford SVT engineer and lead test driver Gene Martindale lapping VIR in a GT500 equipped with a racing seat and a five-point belt at 2 58.5. Shelby GT500S have never fared well in this test. The old iron-block engine repeatedly suffered from heat soak sapping power and the car's tires wouldn't last more than one lap. The 2011 updates including a retuned suspension, new tires, an aluminum engine block, and a more efficient intercooler have paid...

New Chrysler 200 Driven

MERCEDES SLS GT3 TRACKED MINI'S SUV FIRST TEST COP CAR SPOTTERS' GUIDE It's not a question you'd expect from the world's fourth largest automaker. Especially when technology like hybrid cars, augmented reality and even jetpacks have been around for years. To some it might imply that we're late to the game. To others, that we're merely following a trend. At Hyundai, we don't see it that way. Truth is, we could have followed other car companies and licensed an existing hybrid platform years ago....

Porsche 911 Ct3rs

Everyone agreed The 911GT3 RS might not have been the fastest car in this particular Lightning Lap event, but it was the sweetest to drive. It starts flattering its driver in the cabin, which is tailored to the serious pilot like no other car here. The bucket seat wraps intimately around your torso, the Alcantara-trimmed shifter has flick-o'-the wrist short throws, and the steering wheel's rim is just the right thickness. The 450-hp GT3 RS was fast but got stomped in a straight line by the...