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It’s Official:  Oscar Piastri Signs with Mclaren

It’s Official: Oscar Piastri Signs with Mclaren

Oscar Piastri is officially a McLaren F1 driver.  After all the contract drama with Alpine heading into the summer break, a four-person Contract Recognition Board unanimously ruled in McLaren and Oscar Piastri's favor.  Soon after, McLaren confirmed Piastri on a multi-year deal.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 06, 2022
Introducing the McLaren Solus GT

When video games come to life!  McLaren has announced plans to build (in real-life) the Solus GT, a car inspired by their "Vision GT" creation for Gran Turismo.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 22, 2022
Ferrari’s Long Awaited SUV – The Purosangue

Naturally aspirated V12, 715hp, four seats - an SUV is not what you would think of when hearing these things.  Ferrari has revealed the Purosangue; it's first SUV, and we love it. 

By John Beltz Snyder | September 16, 2022


Video: Audi Teases the A1

Audi is a brand that loves to tease the world ahead of the launch of its products. This A1 video is no exception. Have a look as the artist in the video gives us visual clues as to what the production Audi A1 will look like.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 15, 2009
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster In The Snow

Just in case you were planning on getting a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster when it becomes available, then driving it around in the snow, it currently is undergoing cold weather testing to make sure it’s up to snuff.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 15, 2009
Winding Road Seeks Interns

We have a new website, a new year is on the horizon, and we’re looking for some new faces to brighten up our editorial office as the new semester begins.

By Winding Road Staff | December 15, 2009
2012 Kia Forte Koup May Get Turbocharged

Just yesterday, we posted our list of cars that are all bark and no bite. The good folks at Kia must have an ear to the ground, as the Forte Koup may be getting a turbocharger for the model year 2012, Edmunds reports.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 15, 2009
First Look: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

Kiss the CLK-Class goodbye—the debut of the new 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible marks the end of CLK badging, but ushers in a sexy new convertible poised to take on the Audi A5 and BMW 3-Series droptops.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 15, 2009
Video: The Chevy Volt Dance

For those of you lucky enough to hear the original Chevy Volt song (‘E’ for electricity, ‘V’ for Chevy Volt and me…) at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, you can rest easy knowing that GM has hired a dance crew and commissioned a full-on show routine. Good to know all the penny-pinching over at GM is going to good use.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 14, 2009
Toyota To Debut New Dedicated Hybrid Concept At Detroit Auto Show

The 2010 North American International Auto Show is just one month away, and Toyota has just released a set of teaser images and information about a new dedicated hybrid concept which will be unveiled at Cobo Hall in January.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 14, 2009
Toyota Announces Prius Plug-In Hybrid Lease Program

We knew it wouldn’t be long before we’d see a plug-in version of the Toyota Prius, the world’s most well-known hybrid vehicle. Today, Toyota has officially launched the Prius Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) lease program, which will provide 600 examples of this car for testing in Japan, Europe, and the United States. These cars will be leased to commercial, government, and universities for testing on how PHEV vehicles exist in real-world use.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 14, 2009
Third Look: 2010 Ford Taurus SEL Is More Than Just A Good Value

With all of the coverage that we’ve given to the Ford Taurus SHO lately, it’s easy to forget that the bread-and-butter SE, SEL, and Limited models still offer a whole lot of goodness, even without twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6. We just spent one week with a front-wheel-drive SEL test car, and while the overall value proves to be the Taurus’s best selling point, this car possesses plenty of other good qualities.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 14, 2009
Video: Historic Ford Model T Footage – Driving Was Always Fun

The following video shows historic footage of the Ford Model T being built on the assembly line. It’s actually quite interesting. But the real gem in this clip is toward the end, when it shows the Model T driving on and off road.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 14, 2009
Higher-Output BMW Z4 sDrive35is To Debut At Detroit Auto Show

Is that you, M Roadster? We’ve fallen madly in love with the new BMW Z4, especially the 35i with its twin-turbo inline-six and Boxster-hunting driving dynamics. And while we’ve secretly been hoping for an M-badged version, it looks like this new model, the sDrive35is, will be as closest thing we’ll get. (That’s fine.) Look for the 35is to make its official debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 13, 2009
Ferrari Special Projects Creates P540 Superfast Aperta One-Off

The first example of Ferrari’s Special Projects program was the illustrious P4/5 Pininfarina designed and engineered exclusively for Jim Glickenhaus, which we had the chance to review way back in Issue 14 of Winding Road. The second car from Ferrari’s one-off engineering team is finally ready for the streets — the P540 Superfast Aperta, created exclusively for customer John Walson.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 11, 2009
Brabus Debuts 200 mph GLK V12 In Dubai

We like the Mercedes-Benz GLK well enough. The small SUV’s chunky styling has split opinion at the Winding Road office, but we all agree that it’s a pretty good steer, and a really nice size for real world SUV use. None of us have ever requested a 750 horsepower, 995 pound-feet of torque, V-12 engined version of the GLK. Of course, none of us work for the sublimely nutty Brabus, either.

By Seyth Miersma | December 11, 2009
Spy Shots: Renault Megane CC Caught Cold-Weather Testing

A fresh batch of photos from our spy shooter has arrived. The target this time: the Renault Megane CC.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 10, 2009
Winding Road Special Issue 3, The Functional Issue, Now Available For Download

Recently, we’ve discussed our love for functional vehicles quite a bit in the pages of Winding Road. Trucks, wagons, crossovers, hatchbacks, and SUVs might not be an enthusiast’s first choice for a purchase, but as daily drivers and useful haulers, functional cars not only provide a perfect mix of driving involvement and practicality.

By Winding Road Staff | December 10, 2009
Spy Shots: BMW 3-Series Caught Out In The Cold

Our spy photographer just sent over these shots of the updated BMW 3-Series in winter testing. Still under heavy camouflage, we can at least get a sense of the revised front and rear fascia, lighting, and mirrors.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 10, 2009
Want To Drive A 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport? The Car Connection Has A Contest For You!

In the realm of Greenformance vehicles, the all-electric Tesla Roadster might be our first place choice. It’s a Lotus-chasing, battery-powererd beast, and only a small handful of the world’s population will ever have the chance to drive one. But if you have a knack for writing and are willing to test your skills for a chance to drive a Tesla (the new Roadster Sport), our friends at The Car Connection have quite an offer for you.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 09, 2009
All-Electric eRUF Stormster Debuts In Europe

RUF Automobile, the Bavarian group responsible for creating some of the most drool-worthy Porsches ever to tackle the Nürburgring, has created something a little friendlier, at least to the environment. The eRUF Stormster is a battery-electric version of the Porsche Cayenne, and its debut coincides with the European Climate Change Conference currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 09, 2009
Hyundai CEO Details New Product, Powertrain Plans

We’re out in Beverly Hills, California, for our first drive of the 2010 Hyundai Tucson (stay tuned for our full review), but during this morning’s press conference, Hyundai’s CEO, John Krafcik, detailed some information about upcoming product plans for the 2010 and 2011 calendar years.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 08, 2009
Announcing The Launch Of!

Since the inception of Winding Road as a digital magazine in 2005, our editorial staff has availed itself of every tool in our online toolbox to deliver as rich an automotive experience as possible. As many of you know, for the last two years, one of our primary delivery vehicles has been From its launch, the goal of NextAutos has been to provide a fresh and diverse cross-section of the motoring landscape, with content that is both timely and insightful. We’ve learned a lot from developing NextAutos, and we’re excited to have translated those lessons into the all-new .

By Seyth Miersma | December 08, 2009
2010 Aston Martin Rapide Priced From $199,950

The über-exotic Rapide, Aston Martin’s new four-door, four-seat sports car, officially launches in the second quarter (late Spring) of 2010, retailing for a base MSRP of $199,950. Aston Martin expects to build approximately 2000 Rapides total in the first year of production.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 06, 2009


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