Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
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Volkswagen’s 2018 Atlas will chart a new direction for the brand

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is Volkswagen's highly discussed seven-seat SUV. It launches next year as the largest VW model available in the U.S., with tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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With seven seats in three rows, Subaru thinks big with its Viziv-7 SUV concept

Feeding the SUV mania at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews a new seven-seat midsize SUV model Subaru plans to launch in North America in early 2018.
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The hybrid and E.V. models were neat, but the latest Hyundai Ioniq drives itself

An autonomous Hyundai Ioniq debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and will appear at CES 2017 in January, where it will be used in demonstrations. Hyundai is also testing autonomous cars in South Korea.
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With 603hp and a ‘Drift Mode,’ Mercedes-AMG’s 2018 E63 S will destroy all tires

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S debut next month at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and go on sale in the U.S. next summer. The top E63 S boasts 603 horsepower and a "Drift Mode."
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Mazda’s RT24-P race car pulls 600hp from a tiny four-cylinder engine

The 2017 Mazda RT24-P is Mazda's latest IMSA Prototype race car. It's built to the new Daytona Prototype international rules for the 2017 season, and is powered by a tiny four-cylinder engine.
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Porsche radically reworked the 911 to create the RSR race car

The 2017 Porsche 911 RSR race car represents a radical departure from the 911 road car. It ditches the stock 911's rear-engined layout for a mid-engined design that provides some performance benefits.
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Nissan’s Rogue One Star Wars Edition will take you to a galaxy far, far away

The 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition capitalizes on the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters December 16. Nissan will build just 5,400 of these special editions.
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Audi makes up its mind: Carmaker to sell A5 and S5 Sportback models in the U.S.

At the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi confirmed that it will sell its A5 and S5 Sportback hatchback models in the U.S. They'll join coupe and convertible versions in showrooms next year.
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McLaren’s limited-edition BP23 supercar could be the F1’s spiritual successor

The McLaren BP23 could be the spiritual successor to the automaker's legendary F1 supercar. McLaren claims it will be a "Hyper GT" better-suited to long-distance driving than its previous supercars.
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Aston Martin's Vanquish S is more powerful and more focused than its predecessor

A new Aston Martin Vanquish is on the way but, in the meantime, Aston is sprucing up the current version with a new Vanquish S model. It's powerful and generally sportier than previous versions.
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Honda previews its next-generation Civic Si performance model in LA

The Honda Civic Si Prototype debuting at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show previews a production model that will go on sale next year. Honda will offer both Si and Type-R performance models in the U.S. for the first time.
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Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, the 2018 Stelvio, debuts in Los Angeles

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is Alfa's first-ever SUV. Styling and engines borrowed from the Giulia sedan should ensure the Stelvio maintains Alfa's sporty DNA, while potentially making the company lots of money.