Each year, Motor Authority drives the quickest, fastest, and most luxurious vehicles on the planet to tell you which are the best. This year we had a bumper crop of amazing new machines. The Acura NSX is back, and so is the Audi R8—and we're finally driving the rally-tastic Ford Focus RS. Which one's the best one for your garage and your wallet? The Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2017 is the BMW M2. The M2 is proof that despite its big-selling SUVs, plug-in hybrids, and the i3 electric car, BMW still knows how to build a great driver’s car. A car that sings, a car that begs to be pushed hard. A car that makes you want to rev it all the way to redline just to hear its inline-6 at full blast. WATCH: 2016 BMW M2 video road test 2016 BMW M22016 BMW M2 Coupe2016 BMW M2 Coupe BMW has dialed up the 2-Series in every way possible to create the M2, but the two-door bottle rocket does without things that don't add to its performance. There are no M mirrors, no carbon fiber roof, no … [Read more...] about BMW M2: Motor Authority’s Best Car to Buy 2017
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0 Comments And the winners are... Northern Ireland's best experience, place to stay and eat named at Tourism awards BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Northern Ireland Tourism Awards have showcased the very best in local tourism for the fortieth time - at the venue where they first began 40 years ago. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/travel/and-the-winners-are-northern-irelands-best-experience-place-to-stay-and-eat-named-at-tourism-awards-36946022.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36946114.ece/275fb/AUTOCROP/h342/NI_tourism_awards_2059-.JPG Email The Northern Ireland Tourism Awards have showcased the very best in local tourism for the fortieth time - at the venue where they first began 40 years ago. The special anniversary event, organised by Tourism NI in association with Diageo NI, was held at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, where the inaugural awards took place in 1978. The black-tie event, now regarded as the highlight of the tourism calendar, was presented … [Read more...] about And the winners are… Northern Ireland’s best experience, place to stay and eat named at Tourism awards
The amusing thing is, we didn’t plan to invite the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS to this year’s edition of All-Stars. We wanted the latest GT3 and believed we had it locked in. But a ripple in Porsche’s test-vehicle pool meant the car originally earmarked for our evaluation was sent packing back to the mother ship in Germany, leaving us empty-handed.“But wait,” Porsche Cars North America inquired. “Would you like us to send the new GTS?” We looked at each other for a brief moment, huddled together, and reviewed this 911’s case for attending. We remembered how we laughed last year when we realized this 450-horsepower, turbocharged, rear-drive Carrera is much faster than the turbocharged, rear-drive 993 GT2 of the 1990s, a car that collectors have recently paid millions for. We considered the fact Porsche positions the GTS between the standard Carrera and the “real” 911 Turbo without being as hard-edged as the GT3. “You … [Read more...] about 2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Star: 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
One of the strangest things about motorsports is that we don’t actually see cars that we would drive on the road. We see some of the same manufacturer names, and sometimes the underlying build of a racecar is similar to something that can be purchased. But it’s not as if you can simply stroll into a dealership and buy your favorite Formula 1 model! Even so, many of us who are enthusiastic about cars look up to professional drivers as the most skilled and knowledgeable auto enthusiasts on the planet. And this begs the question: what do they actually drive on the road? We don’t always know, but these are a few of the world’s best drivers and some of the vehicles they’re known to possess and use away from the track. Sebastian Vettel Vettel was the biggest name in Formula 1 just a few seasons ago, prompting BBC Sport to rank him inside the top-10 of Formula 1’s greatest drivers. He spent the glory days of his career driving for Red Bull before switching … [Read more...] about What Cars Do The World’s Best Drivers Drive?
December 6, 2016 by Media press release Leave a Comment BEST NEW SMALL CAR Hyundai Elantra, with 682 points, and scoring highest in Value. 2nd place Chevrolet Cruze with 680 points. 3rd place Subaru Impreza with 679 points. (Left: Don Romano, President and CEO, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Right: David Taylor, CCOTY Committee Member) TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2016 /CNW/ – Eight “Best New” category winners were announced today by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, better known as AJAC. The results were tabulated by KPMG, the accounting firm that works with the association and its Canadian Car of the Year awards. The eight “Best New” categories cover the full new-model spectrum, including Best New Small Car, Best New Sports/Performance Car, and Best New Utility Vehicle. Most of these core categories are then further broken down into Small, Large and Premium to cover a wide range of types of vehicles. The vehicles named will now compete for … [Read more...] about Eight “Best New” Winners Announced for 2017 AJAC’s 2017 Canadian Car of the Year Awards