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What it’s like to drive legendary, retro, and modern examples of the spectacular Ford GT back-to-back

Ford dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans during the late 1960s. In 1966, which marked the company’s first entry in the grueling endurance race, the legendary Ford GT40 not only won... Read more »

Short Report: An outlier among sports cars, the Audi TT RS deserves to define its genre

While pumping 91-octane gas into the 2018 Audi TT RS, a brand-new Ferrari 488 Spider accelerated past the station. This is neither an uncommon sight nor sound in the Los Angeles area,... Read more »

Flash Drive: Three hot laps in a new-age classic called the 2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

What if every new car test drive included closed-course hot laps driven as if you were in a “Grand Theft Auto” video game? You know, instead of just kicking tires, fiddling with... Read more »

Short Report: With impressive tech and superb handling, the Tesla Model 3 is almost worth the wait

Tesla’s journey into the world of mass-market cars has taken a bumpy road to say the least. Following its unveiling in March 2016, the Model 3 became one of the most eagerly... Read more »

Short Report: Big families need big cars, and the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica is a perfect solution

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the U.S. fertility rate fell to a record low this year. I, however, have done my part to ensure the continuation of the species.... Read more »

Short Report: With the 2018 Cascada, Buick delivers a true 4-passenger convertible in an appealing package

“Excuse me, is that the new Buick?” asked the older gentleman in the car next to my family and I as we cruised through our Los Angeles suburb, top down, the kids’... Read more »

Short Report: The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e is a power-rich and comfortable car, not a pure-electric mileage star

They are curious animals, plug-in hybrid SUVs. Though their hearts may be in the right place, too often because of girth, they come up short in that one differentiator that really matters:... Read more »

Euro Drive: The 2018 Nissan Navara makes you wonder where the next Frontier is

Ever since Japanese pickup trucks have had names – past the time when just “truck,” “pickup,” or in Nissan’s case, “hardbody” would do – Nissan has had a Frontier. The... Read more »

Short Report: The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is part luxury sedan, part heavy metal soundtrack, part track and field athlete

The sports sedan. It’s a format forged by German automakers and now adopted by everyone. What does that make a sports sedan with over 600 horsepower and moves like an exotic? A... Read more »

What it’s like to drive a 2018 Ford Transit 250 cargo van halfway across the country with enough stuff to fill multiple apartments

I won’t lie: moving sucks. And you’re probably no stranger to this necessary evil of life. However, you probably are a stranger to schlepping your home across the country. At least doing... Read more »