August 23, 2013: The Ford Fiesta started slow out of the gate, but can the 2014 Fiesta ST accelerate the small hatchback’s progress? Speaking of speed, we have in-car footage of a Dallara GP2 car winding its way up the narrow roads of a Swiss hillclimb. It’s quite a rush. Back at normal speed, the folks at Canadian General-Tower have created a synthetic interior fabric that looks and feels like top-grain leather, but doesn’t have any of the baggage. Also, we take a look at Ford’s 2015 Mustang and F-150, dispelling some rumors along the way. Meanwhile, some creative folks in Washington have created a self-balancing unicycle that you can take on an airplane. The folks at Bankrate.com list the most and least expensive states in which to own and operate a car. Plus, Al Vinikour questions the intelligence of people who make road signs.
August 8, 2013: Now that the i3 is out in the open, BMW pulls the wraps off the plug-in hybrid i8 sports car powered by its new three-cylinder turbo motor. Speaking of triples, GM has a new turbo three of its own that
debuts in the Opel Adam, but may make its way here as fuel economy standards tighten. Meanwhile, Hyperdrive hopes its add-on range extender makes electric vehicles more palatable by reducing range anxiety, while Caterham drops a Suzuki 660 cc motor into the Seven. Honda’s American racing arm builds a new endurance racing engine based on lessons learned at Indy. Coys holds an automotive auction this weekend with something from Schumacher, and more. We hit the road in Mazda’s CX-5, and come away impressed with this small crossover. Also, we review a fast-paced, riveting new book on the 1961 F1 season that left one teammate dead and the other America’s first F1 World Champion. Al Vinikour waxes lyrical about the divan of the sedan. Finally, Ferrari placates man’s best friend with killer kennels.