Test Drive: 2020 Porsche 911

We get behind the wheel and see how the brand is improving an icon

There’s no tougher design mandate than keeping something the same while simultaneously making it better. That has been the mission of Porsche for decades: to keep 911 purists happy while making the car faster, safer, and more comfortable. Ferdinand Porsche penned the design for the vehicle in the early 1960s and one wonders if he could have imagined the car as a 2020 model. Facing the totally new, eighth-generation …

Dinosaur Bones, Calamity and Gear: Exploring the Gobi Desert

An epic Mongolian adventure with Infiniti and The Explorers Club

After the sixth hour of a biblical sandstorm, we’re feeling fairly confident about the $1,800 Hilleberg tent that we’re huddled inside—especially considering the rest of the campsite blew down hours ago. During the desert storm, two members of our expedition were injured and needed to be evacuated: one suffered a concussion, the other a scorpion sting. So while it’s the middle of the night, we’re …

The Meteoric Rise of McLaren Automotive

How a young, small English company went up against auto icons—and succeeded

by Jason Harper These days, new car companies rarely succeed. For every Tesla, there are 10 would-be companies that never get beyond an initial press release. Five years ago, we test drove the first model from a brand new car manufacturer, McLaren Automotive. It was a supercar named the MP4-12C and in many ways—from the confusing name to the bland design—it was a dud. The …