THEY SAY IT’LL BE LIKE HORSES. That once the world truly jibes with the self-driving car, humans will be moved to hang up the keys. Maybe through gentle social shaming at first. Then increased insurance costs or government regulation. Human-guided automobiles will be limited to private land or dedicated parks, as with horses or dirt bikes or anything else fun and whiffing of danger. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below This feature originally appeared in the September, 2018 issue of R&T.It’s also been suggested that we won’t have much choice—that eventually, new cars will winnow to a few sensible blueprints. Mostly short-range electric runabouts, mid-size SUVs, and throwback exotics. Those blueprints now power three growing segments of the new-car market. So we built a crystal ball of sorts, to suss a glimpse of the future. We rented a private hillclimb, for our own version of that driving park. And I spent a full day there, bombing around and thinking … [Read more...] about How Will It Feel When Computers Finally Kick Us Off the Street?
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The 2019 Audi A7 is loaded and that’s putting it modestly. Even the slightest glance at this sportback is hardly brief. Audi throws around the latest automotive buzz words: precision, simplicity, and functionality among others. Toss in phrases like “award-winning” and “lighting innovations” and it’s either a hard-sellers’ wet dream or one tremendous car. Benefit of the doubt says tremendous car. Is it? What makes the 2019 Audi A7 worth more than a passing glance? Power & Performance Driver’s who like meat on the bones will appreciate the new 3.0-liter TFSI V6 engine. Gone is the belt-driven supercharger in favor of a twin-scroll turbocharger. As a result, the 2019 Audi A7 blasts out 355 horsepower, 369 lb-ft. of torque (1,370-4,500 rpm), and hits 60 in 5.2 seconds. The new valvelift system and four individual drive modes don’t hurt either. Audi’s evergreen quattro all-wheel drive is in the mix … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi A7: The Sportback With Two Turbos & 900 Ambient Lights