Mazda Is Unlikely To Build A Faster Miata

According to a report cited by multiple sources (here and here) yesterday, the new ND Mazda Miata is more than likely not going to get a more powerful MAZDASPEED variant anytime soon. Top Gear spoke to the head of the new Miata’s development team, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, at the Goodwood Festival …

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Pace Notes: 2015 Scion FR-S

Welcome to a new article series we’re starting at Shifting Lanes called Pace Notes. Here we take unfiltered, gut-reaction opinions from our latest car du jour and put them on the internet for you all to enjoy and ultimately disagree with. The goal of this series is to show that …

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What The Hell Does “Initial Quality” Mean?

“Reliability,” “Race bred,” “Youth movement,” “Functional sustainability,” “Class leading,” and my personal favorite “Provocative.” We as consumers and auto enthusiasts hear many phrases and buzz-words thrown around all year-long when it comes to our chosen obsession, but some of this industry slang does take on a greater meaning than just …

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The Day My Childhood Ended

Before the mainstream sports obsessions, school dances, awkward teen years, supremely fun college parties, graduating, finding a wonderful woman and eventual settling down, there was F1. F1 was my first love. The love of my life when I was a kid. Broadly, racing was my life. My father planted the …

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2015 NYIAS in Pictures

The 2015 NYIAS is now open to the public and in case you cannot make it we have compiled some shots of some noteworthy and cool cars below. In case you missed the big reveals over the past two days you can catch them in our liveblog here

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Auto Show Tuner Cars

The 2015 New York International Auto Show press reveals are over and is now open to the public from April 3rd to April 12th. You can catch all of the big reveals in here. We have also gathered below some photos of tuner cars that can be found in the …

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Mitsubishi Outlander

So it would appear I some how “lucked” into the official ShiftingLanes writer for SUV/Semi Offroaders reveals this year.  This was not by choice.  However, Soldiering on.  Latest offering, The New 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander.  Which coincidencedental is coming out in the summer 2015. Mitsubishi is very proud of all the …

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Volkswagen SportWagen Alltrack & Beetle Concepts

  In another poorly kept secret Volkswagen announced the Official North  American Debut of the all new Golf SportWagen Alltrack.  This new station wagon offers a combination of car comfort and handling with greater ground clearance (1 inch higher than the standard Golf and All Wheel Drive.  The advanced AWD …

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Nissan Maxima

The new Nissan Maxima made its television debut during the Superbowl earlier this year, making you believe that a seasoned racecar driver prefers to ride home in a fully loaded Maxima. In that commercial the car had a minivan like beltline giving the illusion of a much larger car. Under …

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