Race Class Profile: Spec E30

For those looking to get into some Bavarian wheel-to-wheel racing action, the Spec E30 race class is a fantastic option. Focusing on spec-built, second generation BMW 3-Series coupes and sedans, the Spec E30 class offers an alternative to Spec Miata and Spec Racer Ford classes for those looking to try something a bit different. With relatively low costs to build and run, along with the spec build requirements, Spec E30 rewards driver skill above all else

By Bradley Iger | July 21, 2014
Overview: 2016 Jaguar XE

This is the overview page for the 2016 Jaguar XE. Rumors, news, reviews, road tests, specifications, videos, awards, and other relevant information will all be included here as they become available.

By Winding Road Staff | January 01, 2014
Update: 2014 BMW 3-Series GT Gets Early Reveal

The 3GT will come to market with the 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-pot found in the 335i, along with two different versions of the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder. Diesel offerings consist of a pair of 2.0-liter, turbodiesel four-pots. There’s no exact information on power figures, but we’d strongly assume power will be identical to 3-Series Sedan levels for each respective engine. Like the sedan, a six-speed manual is standard, while an eight-speed automatic is an optional goodie.

By Brandon Turkus | February 07, 2013
BMW 3-Series GT Leaked Ahead Of Geneva Debut

BMW will be showing this, the 3-Series GT, at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. Despite not being slated for an unveiling until next month, though, images have leaked out well ahead of time. To be fair, the 3-Series GT is not as big of a travesty as the 5-Series GT, a vehicle that’s failed to win over buyers, in part because of the awkward proportions of its fastback rear end.

By Brandon Turkus | February 06, 2013
Detroit 2013: Cadillac ATS, Ram 1500 Take North American Car/Truck Of The Year

Traditionally one of the first announcements of the North American International Auto Show, we now know the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the year.

By Brandon Turkus | January 14, 2013
Detroit 2013: Lexus Caves To Leaks, Unveils New IS

Our first reaction? It looks like it was styled by an angry man with a samurai sword. That isn’t a bad thing. It’s exactly the sort of aggressive design we’ve been waiting for from Lexus, and there’s perhaps no more important of a vehicle for it to appear on than one that’s meant to do battle with the Cadillac ATS and BMW 3-Series.

By Brandon Turkus | January 09, 2013
Quick Drive: 2013 Kia Optima SXL

The Kia Optima SXL is a handsome vehicle, both inside and out. Our Snow White Pearl tester looked especially classy, and the black and chrome accents didn’t make it look too gaudy. Even with the eighteen-inch chrome wheels—a part of the Limited Package that comes with the SXL—it didn’t look at all offensive, and actually appeared to be a tasteful use of the shiny stuff. Even the housings for the (power folding) side mirrors look nice on this car. Plus, the Limited gets a set of LED daytime running lights and red brake calipers to help set it apart form the rest of the crowd in a subtle yet fashionable way.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 20, 2012
Quick Drive: 2012 Buick Regal GS

Maybe the hard part for enthusiasts to understand is where the Regal GS fits in the automotive pantheon. From our time in the car, Buick isn’t trying to build a 335i or an Evo (or a successor to the GNX). Instead, the company is trying to build something that is nicer than an Accord V-6 or a Maxima; something competitive with Acura, and Lexus (ES/IS), and Volvo, but at a slightly lower price. That means the cars have to look classy, be luxurious and then, in the case of the GS, be fun to drive. Thus, we think the Regal GS is a sporty luxury sedan, not a sports sedan. At that it seems to succeed like few other cars we’ve driven lately.

By Tom Martin | June 21, 2012
Base Versus Loaded: 2013 Ford Focus ST

It’s been a darn good year for the auto enthusiast. We’ve seen the launch of an all-new BMW 3-Series, the hugely anticipated Scion FR-S, a worked-over Hyundai Genesis Coupe, and a bevy of other new performance cars. One of the biggest names, that we’re stuck waiting on until the end of the year, is the all-new Ford Focus ST.

By Brandon Turkus | May 01, 2012
Driven: 2012 BMW 335i Sedan

If you are approaching the 335i fresh from preconceptions, we think the first question you’ll want to ask goes something like, “Is the 335i a very good car?”

By Tom Martin | February 17, 2012
Super Bowl Ads: Cadillac Goes To (Green) Hell

Super Bowl ads are usually over-the-top, budget-busting spectacles that last only slightly longer than a Kardashian wedding. It’ for that reason that this ad by Cadillac, set to debut on Sunday during the Super Bowl, is so refreshing.

By Brandon Turkus | January 30, 2012
First Look: 2013 Cadillac ATS

Cadillac has officially taken the wraps off its new BMW 3-Series fighter, the ATS. There will be three engine options, with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder powering the base model. Uprated models will feature either a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with 270 horsepower or the 320-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 from the bigger CTS. Power will be sent to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. All-wheel drive will also be available.

By Brandon Turkus | January 09, 2012


The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.