The BMW X7 may be inevitable (and it's your mom's fault)

Well this is it ladies and gentlemen. Here's the part where the small and angry crowd of baggy-eyed jalopy protesters realize their influence on the Bavarian brand is entertaining at best and cries for the good old days of screaming inlines and lightweight rear drive platforms are efforts so futile that it makes the… » 3/22/14 2:08am 3/22/14 2:08am

SLK32 AMG vs S54 M Roadster

My hunt for a ~$15k toy continues as I test drove two fairly special cars today. Originally I was looking for a decent example of the tried-and-true E46 M3, but it seems that owning one is nothing special as every enthusiast, guido and their enthusiast guido grandmothers own one. I also looked into a few E39 M5s and… » 3/15/14 5:30pm 3/15/14 5:30pm

Dino 246GT: The lady dressed in sapphire

I never cared much for classic cars until recently in my 20s. For most of my life, particularly in my adolescent years, performance numbers defined the rank of a car and technology determined its desirability. It wasn't until last year I discovered the wonder of appreciating older cars that crowds overlooked and passed … » 2/22/14 11:00pm 2/22/14 11:00pm

The original Lotus Esprit: A wedge perfected

Everyone keeps remarking about how Porsche 911s have looked the same for the past 50 years, but no one ever remarks how the Lotus Esprit has been guilty of a similar fate (sans the new one). Well okay, the Esprit wasn't nearly as resilient or successful of a sports car as the 911 is, but that's not going to stop me… » 9/05/13 9:37pm 9/05/13 9:37pm

A drive through a Californian valley in an E39 M5

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Forewarning: This is not about a clean, pretty or polished M5 nor is it some stanced hard parker. It's the exact opposite, one that is dirty, loud, rugged and not afraid to be driven.

Several months back, an old buddy of mine mentioned he acquired some kind of M5. For one reason or another, I never bothered to ask… » 7/28/13 1:22pm 7/28/13 1:22pm