Test Drive: 2016 Audi Q7

Rolling through Aspen in Audi’s most high-tech crossover

by Michael Frank Audi‘s latest Q7, its seven-passenger crossover, is a much-improved driver’s car. This is chiefly due to weight—while the outgoing seven-passenger Q7 could weigh up to 5,412 pounds, the new one is down to 4,938 pounds. A future-promised turbocharged four-cylinder (vs the 3.0-liter, 333hp V-6 with that we tested in Aspen recently) should reduce weight even more. The improved driver experience, though, is …

Andretti Autosport’s Volkswagen Beetles at Global Rallycross

Well-designed endurance vehicles above and beyond the Bug of yesteryears

by Justin Kaehler Volkswagen’s Beetle is a global icon. It’s cheap. It’s cute. And it’s cheerful. And despite the brand’s scandals of late, VW has pushed innovations in design and engineering for decades. That said, it’s a bit of a shock to see the VW Beetle dominate Red Bull’s Global Rally Cross (GRC) series. This is racing for the X-Games set, starring action sports royalty …