2025 McLaren Artura Spider Is A Heart-Thumping First Supercar Experience

How do you review your first supercar? As my trip to test drive the 2025 McLaren Artura Spider approached, I kept asking myself that same question. How could a poor kid from Michigan truly understand the nuance of a quarter-million-dollar machine? How could I do it justice, having never driven anything similar before? How do … Read more

Tesla Lays Off Lowly Paid Interns Weeks Before Summer Starts

Good morning! It’s Friday, May 3, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Interns Are Tesla’s Latest Cost-Cutting Victims It’s a stressful time for anyone with a job at … Read more

The McLaren 750S Is The Supercar That Other Supercars Dream Of Being

I’m standing on the tarmac at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, getting ready to drive through the desert in a convoy of new McLaren 750S Spiders with a group of other auto journalists, but instead of looking at the brightly colored supercars and getting excited, we’re all staring at the sky, fist-pumping and shouting “hell yeah!” … Read more

What Automaker Has Never Made A Bad Car?

Has Morgan ever made a bad car? Photo: Morgan If you think about your favorite car company, can you hand on heart say that everything it’s ever built has been great? Like, has it really never made a bad car? And if your favorite car company can’t say no to that, is there an automaker … Read more

Why Are Some Convertibles Called Spiders?

I have never truly understood why some convertibles are called spiders, since spiders are creepy and generally undesirable creatures and not small sporty topless fun machines. There are a few potential origins for this automotive arachnidian nomenclature mashup, one rooted in a poor translation, and one that comes from way back in the horse-drawn carriage … Read more

At $12,500, Is This 1998 Alfa Romeo Spider Pretty Fly?

When today’s Nice Price or No Dice Spider was in development, Alfa Romeo fully intended to sell the car in the U.S. Financial difficulties saw the company pull up stakes in the States instead. Now, both Alfa and this Spider are here. Let’s see if this one was worth the wait. What Is The Most … Read more

You Should Buy Your First Ferrari From The Junkyard

Image: Copart There is a saying among Ferrari owners that your first Ferrari has to be red. You can pick a more esoteric exterior paint in your subsequent machines from Maranello, but your first foray into the brand should be the typical and iconic Rosso Corsa, or some derivation thereof. This twelve-year-old 458 Spider has … Read more

Maserati GranTurismo Gains Topless Sister In The New GranCabrio

The new Maserati GranCabrio enters the market as an AWD, 542-hp, four-seat cabriolet that will compete against the likes of the Bentley Continental GTC, Ferrari Roma Spider, and Aston Martin DB12 Volante. Despite the new name, this is just a new GranTurismo cabriolet, which is not a bad thing considering that the GranTurismo is a … Read more

The Lane Motor Museum Is Selling A Bunch Of Weird And Rare Cars

This one is so weird even I can’t really do it justice, so here’s the museum’s explanation of what it is to do the job for me: Charles Deutsch and René Bonnet (DB) were important names in French motor racing between 1940 and 1960. Together they embarked on designing competition cars, first with Citroën engines, … Read more

Fiat Sold Just 605 Cars In 2023

2024 Fiat 500eImage: Stellantis If you thought that Dodge and, to a more serious extent, Chrysler were the most sad looking brands in Stellantis’ arsenal, you haven’t been paying attention to Fiat. And why would you? The brand sells so few cars in the U.S. it makes you wonder if it’s even worth it for Stellantis … Read more