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Driven: Alfa Romeo 4c

posted by on 6 October 2014 in First Drive

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The engine’s noise has subsided from a roar to a quiet purr with a deep bass burble underneath, overlaid with the mechanical tickover of the drivetrain right behind my head. The climate control is still blowing cool air on me, but I’m warm, flush with the thrill and adrenaline that comes after one of “those” […] More…

Driven: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

posted by on 23 September 2014 in First Drive

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

“Entry Level” luxury cars can be a precarious thing. Part of the very nature of a luxury brand is that it’s something which, for most people, is out of reach. It’s something to aspire to, something to work for. Something to earn. The question is, how hard do the luxury marques want people to work […] More…

1966 Ferrari 365P Tre Posti

posted by on 1 August 2014 in Feature Article

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Quick: Name the first three seat, V12, mid-engined supercar. If you guessed the McLaren F1, you’d be wrong. In fact, you’d be wrong by about 26 years because in 1966 there was built a very special Ferrari, the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, which would come to be nicknamed the “Tre Posti,” or “three seat.” The […] More…

KM Driven: APR Tuned Audi RS7

posted by on 29 May 2014 in Feature Article

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One of the things that they don’t tell you when you sign up to be an astronaut and do a stint on the International Space Station is that there’s a fringe benefit of being in constant orbit at high speed – you age less than you would have standing still on Earth. There’s a lot […] More…

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing AMG

posted by on 7 May 2014 in Feature Article

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Ahhh, the “restomod.” Raising the subject of taking a classic car, ripping out its guts and replacing them with modern components is one of the topics that you can guarantee will start a spirited discussion at best and an outright fistfight at worst when you raise it in a crowd of car people. Proponents will […] More…

4 Reasons Why The Alfa Romeo 4C Is The Most Important Car At The New York Auto Show

posted by on 22 April 2014 in Feature Article

Alfa Romeo 4C (European-spec)

4 Reasons Why The Alfa Romeo 4C Is The Most Important Car At The New York Auto Show The New York International Auto Show is running at the Javits Center in New York until Sunday the 27th of April, and should you have the chance to go there will be plenty of very cool cars […] More…

Porsche 919 Hybrid completes testing at Paul Ricard

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Features

Porsche 919 Hybrid, Porsche Team: Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber, Brandon Hartley

A few days ago, anyone hanging out near the airport at Le Castellet, France, would have had a rare treat. You see, aside from hosting a skydiving club and the other normal activities that go on at a regional airport, the airfield at Le Castellet is also home to the Circuit Paul Ricard, and this […] More…

Driven: 2013 Audi TT S-line Competition

posted by on 10 January 2014 in Feature Article Features

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Orange. There. I needed to get that word off my chest right now, before we get any further. This car is very, very Orange. While we’re at it, actually, there are a couple more words that I’d like to throw out there right now, words that we all know are coming in an article about an […] More…

Driven: 2014 Audi RS7

posted by on 17 December 2013 in Features First Drive

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When it comes to the Audi RS 7, I plead the 5th. I refuse to recount who’s driving or the exact state (other than one of heady euphoria) in which we’re driving, somewhere near the California/Nevada border. I refuse to reveal any of these details on the grounds they may incriminate my co-driver or me […] More…

Jaguar F-Type First Drive

posted by on 15 December 2013 in First Drive

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I am in a parking lot at a private racetrack in the Catskill mountains of New York. The event that brought me here is a general automotive press association test day, so there are plenty of offerings from various manufacturers strewn across the black asphalt. Some of them are getting a lot more attention than […] More…