One-Offs, Coachbuilders, & the Custom Corvette

What’s a “one-off” anyway? The standard definition is ‘something that only happens once’. For automotive enthusiasts, this word is usually accompanied by other words such as: bespoke, custom, commissioned, coachbuilt. What’s an example of an automotive one-off? Eric Clapton’s gorgeous Ferrari. Or the also privately commisioned Bertone Mantide. These are true one-offs as the firms […]

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Tesla & Self-Driving Cars

I was recently asked: Do you think: A) Self-driving cars will be a thing soon? Will you be so bold as to predict a year? B) People will embrace it? For long trips, yes, I could see it. But I think drivers will always enjoy driving. Have you seen the Kit Harington Infiniti ad? People like driving […]

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The 4-cylinder 2017 Porsche 718 Is Here

…and that seems like a really good thing. Perhaps not the best thing for “purists”, or for the stereotypical Porsche owner, but this product really exemplifies modern Porsche in its efforts to offer ever-more efficient high-performance technology. Certainly, some will be immediately turned off by the words “four cylinder” (even a turbo unit pushing out […]

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This Holiday, Spend Time With an Escort [Radar Detector]

This post brought to you by Escort Radar + Laser Detectors. The content and opinions expressed below are that of motocrit. So, I survived driving to two separate Thanksgiving celebrations (one of which necessitated 6+ hours of round trip travel) and am now looking at a fast-approaching Christmas travel event. Truly, this is the most […]

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Dread holiday travel a LOT less with an Escort radar detector

This post brought to you by Escort Radar + Laser Detectors. The content and opinions expressed below are that of motocrit. With Thanksgiving upon us and both Christmas and New Year’s around the corner, many of us are considering the harsh reality that is part and parcel to the holidays: Holiday Traffic. We’re not alone […]

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2017 Cadillac XT5 Arrives, Bids Adieu to SRX

Cadillac introduces its new Luxury Crossover: the XT5. Premiering in Dubai and LA, this is the first of Cadillac’s portfolio to bear the XT prefix–not to be confused with the XTS–designating it as a Crossover Touring vehicle and continuing the new, alphanumeric, global nomenclature. This supplants the Theta-Epsilon-based second-gen SRX and manages to be both […]

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GM Rebadges Opel/Vauxhall Cascada Convertible as Buick

A good call on the General’s part; the Opel/Vauxhall Cascada is a surprisingly good-looking 2+2 soft-top convertible. For the US market, the Cascada will make use of a 6-speed automatic transmission 200 hp direct-injected 1.6 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. Overboost promises to touch 220 lb-ft of torque momentarily– FWD only, but it does have HiPer Strut front […]

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New York Auto Show [NAIAS] Image Dump

In case you missed it… Here is an onslaught of imagery, in some sort of order. Highlights include the superb Alfa Romeo stand, the Toyota FT-1, the production version of the Acura NSX, the Porsche Boxster Spyder and 911 Targa, Volvo XC90, the Cadillac CT6 and Lincoln Continental…

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The New Lotus: Evora 400

Lotus Cars is alive and kicking! Part of their newest plan for survival debuted March 3rd at the Geneva Motorshow: the Evora 400. If you’re wondering, the 400 denotes its horsepower… which is being reported as a significant 55hp-gain over the outgoing Evora S. However, if one considers the base Evora as comparison–and really, one […]

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One-of-a-Kind 2015 Dodge Viper GTC? The 1 0f 1.

Dodge shows us that SRT has another trick up its sleeve in finding takers for the 2015 Viper! Introducing the Viper 1 of 1 program. Have you dreamed of ordering a bespoke supercar from a major manufacturer but had trouble coming up with the hundreds of thousands–or perhaps millions–of dollars to make it a reality? […]

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