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Modern Myth
Yes, it’s a plug-in hybrid with a turbocharged V-6 engine. But the only people who are going to hate on the Ferrari 296 GTB, who will loudly proclaim it a betrayal of all that’s holy at the house of the Prancing Horse, are those who will never get th
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2023 Toyota GR Corolla
American enthusiasts heartbroken by the decision to keep the tiny Toyota GR Yaris, a furious, street-legal rally car, from our shores have been thrown a very juicy bone: The one-size-up, just-as-feral GR Corolla arrives in America later this year. Th
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A Ride into The Future?
“Here it comes,” I call out to photographer William Walker. “Yeah, there’s no one driving.” As Walker’s shutter rapid-fires and the upfitted Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicle pulls up to where I’m standing on a residential cul-de-sac
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Going The electric mile(s)
The newest Jeep Grand Cherokee’s stepwise launch has been like an infomercial where a presenter screams at you, “But wait, there’s more!” Beginning in 2021, the Grand Cherokee L, the first three-row Grand Cherokee, appeared alongside the old, two-row
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Mt Garage
Service Life 6 mo/11,310 mi Average Fuel Econ 22.7 mpg Unresolved problems None Maintenance cost $0 Normal wear $0 Base price $40,965 As tested $42,190 EPA City/Hwy/Comb fuel econ 21/28/24 mpg Consider this the torture test for our long-term Kia Sore
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Ace Combat
Just one of these mega cars existing in a given year would be epic. Having all three right now? The Lamborghini Huracán STO, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, and the new Porsche 911 GT3? It’s like a supermoon combined with a solar eclipse, in a leap
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Rear View
PRICE: $0.75 We railed against 30-plus-year-old lighting standards that prevented U.S.-market cars from getting the superior headlights sold in Europe. (Sound familiar?) Our Cadillac Eldorado vs. Lincoln Continental Mark IV comparison turned into a p
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Behind The Wheel Of The dynisma Dmg-1
I’m cinched tightly into a narrow carbon-fiber tub, looking down the racetrack at the braking markers for a tight right-hand turn. There is a loud, urgent, omnipresent buzz in my ears: the 1.5-liter single-turbo V-6 hybrid, idling at 5,000 rpm. Pirel
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2023 Toyota bZ4X
Toyota’s new bZ4X is simple, approachable, and very likable, an EV that’s futuristic in appearance but screwdriver-simple to operate. First-time EV buyers will probably love it, but experienced electronauts might lament its lack of top-tier EV featur
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The Big Picture
Times have been tough at McLaren Automotive. Last year, the supercar company—founded by former McLaren Group boss Ron Dennis to cash in on the cachet of one of the most successful Formula 1 teams—was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. But it stabi
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2023 Aston Martin DBX707
The Aston Martin DBX707 represents “a new level for the brand.” So said Andrew Tokley, senior manager of vehicle engineering, before turning the assembled journalists loose upon the unsuspecting denizens of Sardinia, Italy, in the storied marque’s ne
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Volkswagen has threatened to resurrect the Microbus—colloquially known as the Bus—for more than 20 years. Four concept vans, a rebadged Dodge Grand Caravan, and an emissions scandal later, VW has finally revealed the production version of its all-ele
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Your Say …
Performance Rules April I don’t usually write to magazines, but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your April issue—especially the McLaren and Pagani Huayra R features. Great reading. You guys are putting Road & Track to shame; I imagine former R&T o
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2023 Maserati Grecale
Meet the Grecale, the vehicle that might finally restore modern Maserati’s mojo. Yes, it’s a compact SUV rather than a modern take on the elegant coupes that made the brand famous. But when 80 percent of the mass-market passenger vehicles sold in the
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Digital Director Erik Johnson Executive Editor Mac Morrison @Mac_Morrison Deputy Editor, Daily Content Alex Stoklosa Daily Content Team Justin Banner, Monica Gonderman, Alex Kierstein, Matt Rodriguez, Justin Westbrook International Bureau Chief Angus
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Reimagining run Wild
With the ID Buzz still approximately a year and a half away from hitting U.S. streets, VW and its longtime brand affiliates have time to make a few classic microbus and Vanagon variations happen. We’re talking Dokas (the Doppelkabine crew-cab pickups
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2025 Lotus Eletre
Suddenly, the Tesla Model X looks old and boring. Following on the heels of the impressively engineered mid-engine Emira supercar, the all-new Lotus Eletre—say “ee-LET-truh”—is a sharp, focused take on a high-performance electric SUV. It goes on sale
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2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T
The fabulous Genesis GV70 won not only our hearts and minds but also our coveted Golden Calipers. The 3.5T version that powered that victory had the 375-hp twin-turbo V-6, but with gas prices on the rise, the four-cylinder 2.5T is sure to garner plen
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The Worst Cars I Ever Tested
Early in my career, one of my editors bluntly declared: “Mate, all cars are shitboxes until proven otherwise.” Around the same time, a veteran colleague offered an alternative take: “I want every car to be great,” he said. “And I’m disappointed if th
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Editor’s Note
I received a text from a Porsche PR person: “Hey, Jonny. We have something coming up I think Reggie Watts might be interested in: Meeting the guys who developed the Mission R concept race car and going for a ride in it.” Long story short, Porsche was
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Tomorrowland’s Yesterday
When Disneyland first opened its doors in 1955, its namesake provided a simple mission: “Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.” Perhaps no original attraction better encapsulated
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Ferdinand Porsche’s first automotive invention was an electric wheel-hub motor, which he raced in Vienna in 1897. Motors are round, they fit nicely inside of wheels, and that’s where today’s EVs might put them if their added unsprung mass didn’t wrec
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Exploring higher Elevations
Throughout the past two years, a fair number of people eagerly ditched their masks to head outdoors and get away from it all. Many sought refuge in the wilderness when everything else shut down, with some national parks experiencing record visitor nu
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Rear View
PRICE: $0.75 We culled NHTSA data to find 20 killer defects, ranging from fragile control arms (’65–’68 Fords) to flammable dashboards (Chevrolet Vega). Ford, Chevy, and Volkswagen were the biggest offenders. In what we realized could be our last tes
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2022 BMW X3 M40i
The BMW X3 M40i is practical, upscale, and—most of all—sporty. Our recent test drive confirmed the enthusiastic character we know and love remains intact. But is that enough to balance out its foibles and keep the refreshed-for-2022 model competitive
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Star Power: The Fusion Energy Powering Our Sun Inches Closer To Viability On Earth.
A lot of people resist electric cars because our power grid isn’t green enough, with 60 percent of our electricity generated by fossil fuels. The remainder is roughly split between renewable energy (wind and hydro, primarily) and nuclear fission. The
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2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
Gran Turismo 7, the new installment of the revered racing video game franchise, launched on PlayStation on March 4. GT7 features more than 400 cars, but the new 718 Cayman GT4 RS we drove just a few days prior isn’t among the 20 Porsches available to
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Gentleman racer
The Lamborghini Huracán STO is the best-driving car in the marque’s 59-year history, full stop. Yeah, I have a soft spot for the mega-awesome Aventador SV, but the STO—which got the second-most votes in our Performance Vehicle of the Year shootout in
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Upstart battles Old Hand
We like our comparison tests to come to definitive conclusions. This time, though, in pitting the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra against the bestselling Ford F-150, it came down to the details. One of these pickup trucks has a better engine, the other a
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2023 Acura Integra
When Acura showed the Integra Prototype last year (MT, December 2021), the reaction was overwhelming. Some applauded the famous sport compact’s return; others gave its styling a thumbs-down. And now Acura has revealed the production version. Maintain
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