Ford's Pony Car Loses Six Cylinders and Gets Better Sheetmetal

The Mustang is losing its bloody, raw meat ethos

In Ford's quest to make the Mustang a world muscle car, and in the midst of struggling muscle car sales, the Blue Oval has decided to give its pony car a refresh and some engine changes. First of all, it loses the obsolete V6 engine that churned out 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque since the turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder is good for 310 hp and 320 lb-ft. The exterior of the new 'Stang also gets redone to make it look a bit more sophisticated.

The Lotus Exige Race 380 is All Kinds of Track Day Nuts

And you thought those Brits were calm and civilized

In the world of track-only cars, there are the likes of the Caterham Seven 620R, BAC Mono, Ariel Atom 3S, KTM XBow, Radical RXC, Ferrari FXX, McLaren P1 GTR, and the Aston Martin Vulcan. All of them are fast, furious and probably a bit more than the average Joe can afford to spend on a second vehicle. Well, now Lotus is introducing a new member to this illustrious track only group with the Exige Race 380, a track-only version of the new Lotus Exige Sport 380.

The Infiniti QX50 Concept Makes Crossovers Beautiful

It makes almost every other crossover looking boring

Infiniti sure makes some pretty looking vehicles. The QX50 Concept is no exception. The vehicle features lines that flow dramatically over the hood and down the side of the vehicle. Everything works together without looking busy or overly styled. The QX50 seems to have evolved from the QX Sport Inspiration Concept vehicle that was showcased at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

The Chevy Traverse Gets a Much-Needed Makeover

The golden bowtie makes good on a long overdue redesign

In an age when crossovers seem to be getting more and more compact, Chevrolet has decided to make the Traverse larger. The eight-passenger vehicle isn't quite as big as something like the Chevy Tahoe, but it offers similar capabilities when it comes to passenger capacity and practicality. While the Tahoe might seem too big, the Traverse works hard to run a middle ground.

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept Casts a Vision for the Next Altima

Instead of busy, it's actually an edgy delight

Hell, the only cars we don't seem to mind from their lineup are the TItan, Armada, Rogue, and of course the GT-R. Especially when it comes to being overdesigned, the Maxima and Murano just offend us. But Nissan's not done with the use of too many lines. At least they seem to have figured out how to do with with the Vmotion 2.0 Concept car from this year's Detroit Auto Show.

Toyota Finally Figured Out How to Make a Good-Looking Camry

We can only hope it drives as good as it looks

The Camry has been a pretty dull car for pretty much all of its life. All that could change with the 2018 Toyota Camry that just bowed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Take one look at it, and there's no denying that it looks pretty sweet. It looks nothing like previous Camrys, and Toyota even promises that it will be better to drive. Sure, that's a low bar, but we're hoping it gets upgraded by at least a few notches on the scale of fun behind the wheel. Now that would be something else.

The New Bentley Continental Supersports is a 700 Horsepower Bespoke Hell Monster

You might just soil your diamond quilted seats

Bentley is one company that combines the best of luxury and power, and their Supersports series has always been the heaviest breathing beast in their fancy lineup. Well, Bentley has recently unveiled the 2017 Continental Supersports, and it's now the fastest and most powerful car that's ever come out of the Crewe, England factory.

The Audi Q8 Elevates the Brand and the Segment

Audi's biggest SUV isn't what you think it is

When we saw sketches of the Q8 Concept before Detroit, we thought it'd be a 7 to 8 passenger premium SUV. Boy were we wrong. The Ingolstadt manufacturer has gone another route with their biggest "off-roader". Not only does it look far different from their current SUV offerings, it's only made for four passengers.

We Want the New 365 HP Kia Stinger GT, Even Without a Stick Shift

This is really big news for driving enthusiasts

Could the best car to come out of the Detroit Auto Show actually be Korean? We think so, and it's called the Kia Stinger GT. The long awaited Korean sports sedan actually started out as a two-door sports car back in 2013, called the Stinger GT Concept. It's now morphed into something that's bigger, more practical, seriously quick and visually pretty damned fine.

The Eli ZERO is a Mini EV Wonder

This small two-seat ride could change urban commuting

The Eli ZERO has captured much of the automotive world's attention. It's a tiny EV commuter car that looks like the lovechild of the Renault Twizy and the Smart ForTwo. Resembling the Twizy a bit more than the Smart ForTwo, the Eli Zero features an enclosed cabin, a modern exterior and an almost absurdly short wheelbase. We can't imagine this thing takes the bumps well. Luckily, it's probably easy to dodge everything.

The Faraday Future FF91 Luxury EV is Finally Here

But will we ever get to see this on the road?

Though we (and everyone else) thought California-based, Chinese-funded Faraday Future would bite the dust before building its much-touted EV prototype, they came through at CES 2017 with the FF91 luxury EV, and it's pretty crazy... at least in terms of purported stats. The FF91 is the company's very first automobile, and it pulled off the debut in fine fashion and to the flashes of hundreds of cameras and smartphones in Las Vegas last night.

Nissan Sends Its Small Qashqai CUV to America

Nissan's best-selling vehicle in Europe comes here

There's obviously no shortage of small SUVs in the market today, and that group is growing every year. The Chevy Trax, Buick Encore, Honda HR-V and the new Ford EcoSport are all fighting for market share with these little urban tall sportsters. Now, Nissan wants in on the game but not with something wholly new. They're bringing the overseas Qashqai here, and it should show up in 2017 skin at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

The Audi Q8 Concept Gets Deliciously Drawn Before Detroit

Ingolstadt breaks out the big gun by way of teaser images

Big premium SUVs are pretty prevalent right now. There are the Mercedes GLS-Class, the Volvo XC90, GMC Yukon, Caddy Escalade, Lexus LX 570, the Infiniti QX80, and the Audi Q7. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for more. It looks like BMW will actually build an X7, and now Audi is talking very seriously about a bigger brother to the Q7 that could be called the Q8.

Custom Style Mazdas Dress Up and Beef Up for the Tokyo Auto Salon

Mazda takes its Kodo Design to a new Custom Style level

The Tokyo Auto Salon is a place for Japanese automakers to showcase the best that they've got, and this year Mazda will be showing up with some serious doozies. The company has some Custom Style models that it plans to show off there. The already handsome vehicles now should really be the bell of the ball. The Tokyo Auto Salon will open its doors January 2017.

The Lamborghini Aventador S Brings Even More Madness

Just when you thought enough was enough, this arrives

Driving the original Aventador LP 700-4 was for us a moment in time. We hit speeds of 175 mph on public roads in New England, and the V12, all-wheel drive monster remained both composed and wholly intimidating. The updated version, now simply called the Aventador S has now arrived, and it gets that much better.