The McLaren 720S and Aston Martin DBS Superleggera cost about the same, give or take a few thousand quid. That means that, price-wise, they are rivals. But they are quite different in character, as you would expect. The McLaren has “supercar” written all over it while the Aston is still a grand-tourer at heart, despite the impressive performance it offers. Both are cars most owners will never get to drive at ten-tenths, not even on a racetrack. But how do they fare on the open road, where they’re likely to spend most, if not all, of their lives? Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman took the two British sports cars on a road trip to the English seaside to find out. The first thing they point out is the ride quality. Yes, the McLaren’s suspension is definitely on the firm side and doesn’t swallow bumps as smoothly as the Aston Martin. But that’s something to be expected from a 710hp (720PS) supercar designed to deliver blistering lap times around racetracks. … [Read more...] about Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Or McLaren 720S: Which One’s Better For A Road Trip?
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Road-tripping in an old, classic car is one of the most exciting things you can do in a car. There’s such an element of adventure to it, as there’s no way to know if you’re going to break down once or twice, have to pull off some emergency roadside repairs or even make it to your destination at all. It’s scary and exciting but that’s the best kind of road trip. If you like such things, you should stay tuned to Jalopnik, as its editors Patrick George and Raphael Orlove are driving from Seattle to New York in a 1970 BMW 2500. The car has an interesting story, as it used to be owned by Road & Track editor Sam Smith as a fun beater. It was then bought by a friend, and occasional contributor, of Jalopnik. However, that friend lives on the East Coast and the car was in Seattle. So George decided it would be fun to drive the car across the country for his friend. George and Orlove have already completed their first leg of the journey and have reported … [Read more...] about Jalopnik is taking a road trip in a 1970 BMW 2500
It's warming up. Your windows are down, hair is flying and you've cranked up the music. Summer is finally here, and you're ready to grab your friends and road-trip to your favorite music event. Getting there can be just as fun as the concert itself, so we took a closer look at the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and heard Mitsubishi's pitch for it as the perfect road-trip companion. This crossover packs some serious tech features and an available Rockford Fosgate premium sound system that is no joke. Before you pack up and head out, here are some of our favorite concerts and road trips that can't be missed. Arguably one of the best songwriters to come along in a long time, Chris Stapleton now has caught fire with a huge fan base cheering for his generational voice of grit and soul (and some awesome collaborations with Justin Timberlake that helped vault his singing career). What can't be missed for this concert is a drive through the Pacific Northwest. To see some of … [Read more...] about Summer Concerts Worthy of a Road Trip
The car is built specifically for children. Toyota has unveiled the latest iteration of its car for children, the Camatte, at the Tokyo International Toy Show. The Camatte is the latest in a series of cars made specifically for kids, a series that began in 2012. Like previous versions, this year's Camatte Petta features a small electric motor and an open top design. There's a McLaren-like 1+2 seating layout, with the front seat meant for the child while two adults sit on either side and a little further behind for more legroom. The theme of this year's Camatte is exploration and journeys by car, so the car has a vintage luggage rack on the trunk and is covered in travel stickers. Mind you, it's still against the law for little ones to actually drive the car on public roads, so Toyota has created a virtual course projected onto a 220-degree screen. The child driver can learn about car controls as the course winds through various landscapes. Past exhibitions have included letting … [Read more...] about The Toyota Camatte lets kids take the wheel for a road trip
If you could take a road trip through any area of the U.S., where would you go? Recently, Chevrolet teamed with data scientist Randy Olsen to create the “perfect” road trip through various regions in the country. Certain regions include the Midwest, Northeast, West Coast, Texas, and Florida. While their maps certainly are efficient and have a fair share of entertaining landmarks, there simply isn’t enough mileage to cover everything. Previously, we covered notable places missed on the Lone Star State map. Today, we’ll venture into the Northeast U.S. region and check out which spots are worth the detour. • Military Aviation Museum – Virginia Beach, Virginia The U.S. Military Aviation Museum is just south of where the Northeast road trip begins, or ends, depending on where you start. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Aviation Museum provides one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II-era military aircrafts in the … [Read more...] about Places missed on the ‘perfect’ Northeast road trip