’20 SHELBY GT500: PONY EXPRESS MUSTANG

’20 SHELBY GT500: PONY EXPRESS MUSTANG
Saddle-up, it's going to be a wild ride in Ford's outrageous 760-horsepower GT500, the most powerful factory Ford ever. CGC Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes the reins of a ’20 SHELBY GT500: PONY EXPRESS MUSTANG and goes Supercar hunting! Let me introduce you to Juno. This NASA space probe, currently doing loop-di-loops around Jupiter, has the distinction of being the fastest man-made creation ever. How fast? When it left Mother Earth's gravitational pull back in 2011, it was acceler...
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SMOOTH OPERATOR: ‘21 ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST

SMOOTH OPERATOR: ‘21 ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST
Behold the smoothest-riding car in the world, and the quietest. Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes this SMOOTH OPERATOR: ‘21 ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST silent knight for a hushed spin. Wait, what happened to the bump? I clearly saw the gnarly, Detroit-style pothole looming fast. Waited for the ker-thump as a tire dropped into it. Waited for the thudder-judder in the steering.What happened was... nothing. Here, perched oh-so-stately behind the wheel of the all-new ‘21 Rolls-Royce Ghost, it seems...
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BMW-LITE: NEW M235I xDRIVE GRAN COUPE

BMW-LITE: NEW M235I xDRIVE GRAN COUPE
Based on the soft-roading X2 compact crossover, the ’20 BMW-LITE: NEW M235I xDRIVE GRAN COUPE should be Prozac on wheels. It's far from it, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Now this is a first. Let's take a play-in-the-mud sport utility and turn it into a sports sedan. Give me that again? In its seemingly never-ending quest to fill every niche in the automotive marketplace - well, perhaps not the pickup and minivan markets - BMW has given us the cute, but somewhat confusing, 2-Se...
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MID-ENGINED CORVETTE: STINGS LIKE A RAY!

The Supercar world got all shook up last year when GM pulled the wraps off the long awaited mid-engine 'Vette. Now Road Test Editor Howard Walker has tried it for size and says all the hype is for real, the MID-ENGINED CORVETTE: STINGS LIKE A RAY! If you're a lover of adrenaline-pumping, finger-tingling, punch-in-the-solar-plexus Supercars, I have two little words for you: New Corvette. Just feast your eyes on the thing. There's more visual drama here than RuPaul and Gaga combined. More...
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DYNAMIC DRIVING: ’21 JAGUAR F-TYPE R

Seven years after launch, Jaguar has given its athletic F-Type two-seater a mid-cycle makeover to sharpen its lines and re-boot its appeal. Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes the 380-horsepower DYNAMIC DRIVING: ’21 JAGUAR F-TYPE R-Dynamic for a spin. OK, so let's get the kitty-cat puns out of the way before we drive. Yes, Jaguar's newest-generation F-Type convertible could well be the purr-fect sports car with its fur-midable performance and paws-itively awesome handling. Certainly...
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BRAWN AND BEAUTY: ‘21 LEXUS LC 500 CONVERTIBLE

The long-awaited drop-top version of Lexus' muscular LC Coupe drives as exquisitely as it looks. It’s the definition of BRAWN AND BEAUTY: ‘21 LEXUS LC 500 CONVERTIBLE, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Five minutes ensconced behind the perforated leather helm of Lexus' sublime new ‘21 LC 500 Convertible leaves you in no doubt you're in the company of a grand tourer of the highest order. Here's the perfect two-seat, drop-top cruiser for gliding down Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur, o...
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ANTI-AGING: TOYOTA AVALON TRD

ANTI-AGING: TOYOTA AVALON TRD
Someone dunked the ANTI-AGING: TOYOTA AVALON TRD AARP sedan in the fountain of youth, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker! Imagine grandpa strapping a turbo to his walker. Or your great-aunt Mildred taking her Buzzaround EX mobility scooter into the shop and getting it back with 19-inch rims and a racy body kit! Not gonna happen? Think again, because I've just been piloting a version of Toyota's normally somnambulant, Prozac-infused Avalon luxury liner with tuning by Toyota Racing De...
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McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR

McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR
Drop the top on the new 710 horsepower McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR and revel in some explosive pyrotechnic fun, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. No Fourth of July fireworks for you this year? No worries, I have fireworks for you. Lots of fireworks. Pyrotechnics in the shape of this rolling 710-horsepower bottle rocket with more bang than a truckload of M-80s! Light the touch paper on this incandescent ‘20 McLaren 720S Spider I've been scaring myself silly with this week, and the ...
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ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON
The latest Vantage coupe may be Aston's entry model, but it might be the most fun version you can buy, ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. OK, enough with the James Bond quips. I promise I’ll try. Yet to drive a new Aston Martin, any Aston Martin, and not make reference to the indelible 007 connection is something of a challenge. Especially as the latest ‘20 Aston Martin Vantage rocket ship I've been piloting, never failed to leave me shaken and stirred,...
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‘20 BMW M8: SUNSHINE SUPERSTAR

‘20 BMW M8: SUNSHINE SUPERSTAR
Think of the ‘20 BMW M8: SUNSHINE SUPERSTAR as a 600-horsepower tanning bed, writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Trust me, you don't need a BMW M8 Convertible. You don't need its 600 hellacious horsepower, or its ability to carve curves like Dale Jr. at Daytona. And while its ease at catapulting you from standstill to 60 mph in, gulp, three seconds may seem a great way of social distancing, it'll make no difference in a Starbucks drive-thru! But, but, if you have $145,000 searing a ho...
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