2019 Mazda RX-9: All Hail the Rotary! Assuming it happens, this car could be a serious disruptor.

What It Is: The revival of Mazda’s Wankel-powered sports car, which refuses to die without a fight. It stole the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in concept form as the RX-Vision, seen here. Why It Matters: The rotary engine is a cornerstone in the house of Mazda. Also, the MX-5 Miatacould use a teammate to…

2019 Toyota Prius V Spied Looking Actually Handsome Toyota is chasing the Kia Niro into the hybrid sorta-SUV space.

 What It Is: The next-generation version of Toyota’s Prius V hatchback caught testing at the last location you’d suspect to find a Prius: Germany’s Nürburgring circuit. Location aside, the new V is a substantial departure from today’s model, which is a homely, slightly bulbous wagonlet that looks almost vanlike. The V is sold…

2021 Audi e-tron GT: The Porsche-Based Audi EV Sports Car Audi Sport goes electric

What It Is: This week, outgoing Audi Sport chief Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that Audi Sport—the division previously known as Quattro GmbH—will launch a fully electric model by late 2020. Although he failed to provide more details, we know he is talking about a low-slung, powerful four-door EV that shares much with the…

2018 Lexus LC500h Hybrid

What’s the opposite of “simplify and add lightness”?
A six-figure price tag used to be a clear sign of exclusivity in the automotive world, but rapidly ballooning sticker prices have eroded the inherent specialness of cars residing around the $100,000 mark. Heck, high-end pickup trucks can cost nearly that much now.

HIGHS
Dramatic styling inside and out, satisfying handling, better fuel economy than the V-8.
LOWS
Diminished performance versus the V-8, slurred soundtrack, burdensome mass.

We Drive the Busted-Out BMW M3 Lightweight That Helped Develop Michelin Performance Tires

An analog test bed that worked deep into the digital age. Tires have benefited from the digital age as much as Twitter has expanded the social game of POTUS, for better or worse. In the last decade, the spiciest street-legal tires have nearly surpassed the performance of a decade-old racing…