Ferrari California T. DRIVEN

Enter the turbo era. crankandpiston.com takes a spin in Ferrari's first road-going turbocharged model since 1987.


» 3/29/15 7:25am Sunday 7:25am

'79 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am. DRIVEN

Today's muscle car is dominated by the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and the Chevrolet Camaro. But four decades ago, one car – and one film – proved the model to beat. And our deputy editor has been driving it

» 3/24/15 5:08am 3/24/15 5:08am

Morgan Roadster 3.7. DRIVEN. Morgan meets the eye

Fresh from his first experience of Morgan machinery in January, our deputy editor takes a second shot at quintessential British motoring with the Roadster 3.7.
» 3/17/15 8:05am 3/17/15 8:05am

Audi RS7. DRIVEN. Ultimate driver's toy?

Our man takes on the Audi RS7 for crankandpiston.com. And is in for a surprise.

» 3/09/15 6:04am 3/09/15 6:04am

Lotus vs Lotus. Generation Game

The first series Elise changed the game for Lotus at a time when its star was in the decline. More than 15 years later, with the Exige S, its lineage can still be found.

» 2/18/15 3:48am 2/18/15 3:48am

Audi A8 L. A sense of speed. Management Fleet

Expecting us to wax lyrical on the Audi A8's comfort? Think again…

The speed. Dear Lord, THE SPEED. » 2/16/15 7:36am 2/16/15 7:36am

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster. DRIVEN

Our deputy editor takes a spin in 'the most potent and fastest-accelerating series production roadster' from Aston Martin yet. And can't quite get his head around it…

» 2/15/15 3:33am 2/15/15 3:33am

Alpina B6. DRIVEN

Fans of fast Beemers may be interested to know that M-Division isn't the only solution as crankandpiston.com tests the Alpina B6.

» 2/10/15 3:23am 2/10/15 3:23am

Nissan 370Z. The Management Fleet. New arrival

crankandpiston.com welcomes a newboy to The Management Fleet in the shape of the Nissan 370Z GT Edition

» 2/08/15 5:29am 2/08/15 5:29am

Goodbye Ferrari 458. The 488 GTB is here

The new V8-powered Ferrari 488 GTB will get its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. » 2/04/15 1:11am 2/04/15 1:11am

Audi A8 L. New entry. Management Fleet

As one Audi exits the crankandpiston.com long term clubhouse, another heads through the revolving doors in the opposite direction. Our latest Ingolstadt incumbent however is quite different. Gone is the off-road finesse of the Q5, replaced with nutmeg brown Valcona leather, a panoramic sunroof, and a bangin' Bose… » 1/21/15 2:07am 1/21/15 2:07am

BMW M4 Convertible vs Lexus RC F. New World Order?

Does the new Lexus RC F have what it takes to beat the BMW M4 at its own game? crankandpiston.com finds out with a run up our favourite mountain

» 1/19/15 2:15am 1/19/15 2:15am

Morgan 3 Wheeler. DRIVEN. Tally ho!




I hesitate slightly to write this, but my drive in the Morgan 3 Wheeler might just be the most fun I've ever had in a road legal car. I hesitate because this is a hell of a claim. But then everything – and I really do mean EVERYTHING – about the Morgan 3 Wheeler is an adventure.

» 1/15/15 4:19am 1/15/15 4:19am

McLaren 650S GT3. Inside the machine

As is often the case when it releases a new model, McLaren already had an enormous benchmark in place when it launched the brand new 650S GT3 at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Its predecessor, the 12C GT3, in just three full seasons of competing globally had taken three GT championships, 51 race victories… » 12/17/14 3:25am 12/17/14 3:25am

VIDEO. 1986 Audi S1 Quattro replica

Any of you familiar with Group B rallying (or indeed were fitted with a pulse at birth) will need little introduction to this astonishingly beautiful Audi S1 Quattro. Winner of two World Rally Championships and pushed to stardom by the driving skills of former champions Walter Röhrl, Stig Blomqvist and Hannu… » 12/10/14 1:00pm 12/10/14 1:00pm

Mercedes-AMG GT. DRIVEN

Anytime the new Mercedes AMG GT comes up in conversation people immediately refer to it as the new SLS, but in reality the second car built entirely from the ground up at Affalterbach occupies a different space to its more flamboyant and now defunct predecessor. While the gullwinged SLS was often mentioned in the… » 12/09/14 8:59am 12/09/14 8:59am

VIDEO. Ken Block Gymkhana SEVEN

Gymkhana Seven. Gymkhana SEVEN. GYKHANA SEVEN! Since dropping images of the almost illegally awesome Hoonicorn_RTR – complete with 845hp 410 cubic inch Ford V8, all-wheel drive and six-speed Sadev transmission – Ken Block has finally thrown Gymkhana Seven into the interweb. » 11/17/14 8:12am 11/17/14 8:12am

Ferrari 458 Speciale. DRIVEN. Precious memories

It's been quite a while since I've sworn this much during a test drive. Almost a year in fact. But this is not swearing with vitriolic rage at an incomprehensible SatNav, Bluetooth connection or adaptive cruise control. It's swearing aimed internally. I'm not driving this Ferrari 458 Speciale as I should be. » 11/08/14 1:36pm 11/08/14 1:36pm

Volkswagen Golf R vs BMW M135i vs Mercedes A 45 AMG

Two generations of the R32 were all it took to cement the latterly named Golf R's legendary reputation in the early 2000s. Devoid of ghastly bodykits, racing stripes and hilariously oversized aftermarket alloys, the R took what made the Golf one of the best handling hatchbacks on the market, tweaked the power,… » 10/08/14 12:08am 10/08/14 12:08am