Morgan Plus 8 Speedster is a gorgeous, stripped-down centennial celebration

It doesn’t take much to transform a Morgan from an already cool car to the coolest Morgan — nay, the coolest car to ever traverse British B-roads. Chop the windshield, lose the luggage rack. Add Dunlop-style telephone dial alloys, paint ‘em black. Morgan describes these as “eccentric styling features.” The result — available in a multitude of colors, wheels, and bonnet strap leathers — isn’t so much cranky and weird as it is stunning.

The Plus 8 Speedster is a celebration of the last 100 years of Morgan. Its chopped windshield is reminiscent of the stripped-down Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Ford Mustang order guide leaked

The 2015 Ford Mustang order guide is now available to U.S. dealers. One dealer in particular took screenshots of all the order codes and posted them online, giving us a good look at the different options for the new ‘Stang, revealing almost everything except the base price.

Initially, we see a lot of familiar stuff like racing stripes and tech packages. A little bit further down, we see a few options with the letters “SVT” in front. We’re thinking this is stuff going on the next GT500 or possibly a new SVT model.

We can also see the color palette, which Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Chevrolet Trax first drive

What is it?

The 2015 Chevrolet Trax is a compact crossover built on the General Motors Gamma II platform, which it shares with the Buick Encore that’s been on sale in U.S. for a couple years now. The reasonably priced Encore has been a star, and General Motors will now be putting even more mini-SUV fans into its even more-reasonably priced Trax when the model debuts in early 2015, though it has been on sale in Canada for over a year now. The U.S. model debuted last week at the New York auto show.

Sharing more than just a platform with Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Audi A3 wins World Car of the Year

The World Car of the Year awards were announced last Thursday at the New York auto show. Porsche, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all took top honors in different classes. It seems ‘ze Germans know what makes judges tick.

Jaguar XK leaves the lineup

Production of the Jaguar XK stretched from 1996 with the XK8 and will wrap up as the final 50 limited edition XK models roll off the assembly line this summer.

The farewell XKs will be branded as Final Fifty Limited Edition cars, and will carry the same specification as the current XKR model, along with some added features that celebrate the history of Jaguar and the evolution of the brand’s grand touring coupes and convertibles.

Under the hood, a supercharged 510-hp 5.0-liter V8 is capable of bringing the XK to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds according to Jag, and an active Read the rest of this entry »

Infiniti Q70, QX80 and QX80 Limited show off at New York auto show

Infiniti, the brand of Q, is showing off its updated 2015 lineup at the New York auto show. Included is the Q70 sedan, along with the brand’s QX80 and QX80 Limited SUV models.

The 2015 Q70 will be introduced for the first time in a long-wheelbase version, adding an additional 5.9 inches over the previous generation. The Q70 gets a full bumper-to-bumper facelift with a new LED headlight design accentuating the sedan’s new double-arch grille. Updated taillights round out the look, while the rear bumper has been slimmed down and the trunk line flattened.

The interior Read the rest of this entry »