‘18 MCLAREN 570S SPIDER: FAST & FURIOUS!

‘18 MCLAREN 570S SPIDER: FAST & FURIOUS!
McLaren's magical open-top 570S Spider simply redefines the term 'sportscar', blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker We're cruising for caffeine. Carmel, south of San Fran, down Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur. God's driving road. Thirty-odd miles of serpentine twists and turns. Frothy Pacific to the right, towering rock faces to the left. We'll be ready for that cappuccino on the deck at Nepenthe. This should be a tourist sightseeing meander. Speedo stuck at 30, ready to dive into every scen...
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‘19 MERCEDES-AMG GT C ROADSTER: CRUISING ON ISLAND TIME!

‘19 MERCEDES-AMG GT C ROADSTER: CRUISING ON ISLAND TIME!
This $157,000 rocketship is the perfect drop-top to drive to the slice of Florida paradise that's Boca Grande, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. When you have a stupendous sportscar for the weekend, like the 550-horsepower Mercedes AMG GTC Roadster I'm driving, you need a great destination to cruise to. Sebring or Palm Beach Raceway come to mind. But if you prefer not to wear a helmet or burn rubber for your weekend drive, there's this tiny sliver of paradise, seven miles long, maybe half a...
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‘19 VOLVO S60: ONE SWEET SWEDE!

‘19 VOLVO S60: ONE SWEET SWEDE!
There's really only one criticism you can level at Volvo's latest, built-in-America S60 sedan: It's not an SUV, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. As you've probably heard, sales of once much-loved four-door sedans are going the way of CD players, fax machines, Sears department stores and Charlie Sheen. Who would have thought that the Ford Motor Company, mass-producer of once mega-sellers as the Taurus, Fusion, Focus and Fiesta would announce the termination of all its sedan models in the U....
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‘18 BMW 640I GRAN TURISMO: SUV LITE!

‘18 BMW 640I GRAN TURISMO: SUV LITE!
We embrace the unusual with BMW's quirky blend of sport-ute and sports sedan. It’s ‘practical magic’ blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Behold a unicorn. Only this one carries a BMW badge. Just like the mythical pony with the pointy horn, BMW’s 6 Series Gran Turismo shares some of the creature’s astonishing rarity.Trust me, the likelihood of you spying one in the parking lot of your local Trader Joe’s is slim to non-existent. It’s what happens when you create a vehicle that’s neither a tr...
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‘18 CHEVY CAMARO SS: VOCALS AND VELOCITY!

‘18 CHEVY CAMARO SS
If you like to play it loud, this throaty 455-horsepower V8 droptop definitely delivers the decibels, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Krakatoa spewing lava doesn't sound this vocal. Metallica playing Madison Square Garden? Not even close. Elon's SpaceX lifting off from Canaveral? A baby's whisper by comparison! So what's the source of this ear-bleeding tumult? That would be the ‘18 Chevy Camaro SS convertible I've been driving. It's what happens when you squeeze a thundering 455-horsep...
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‘19 BENTLEY BENTAYGA V8: FEWER CYLINDERS, MORE FUN!

‘19 BENTLEY BENTAYGA V8
When it comes to Bentley's super-luxe Bentayga SUV, saving $64,000 can actually heighten driving joy, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. If those three little words 'Money No Object' are in your lexicon of life; if you're a seeker of the supreme, the pursuant of perfection, then chances are you're not going to let a piffling $64,100 color your decision when seeking out the ultimate luxury sport ute. Want the best, then you'll not think twice about charging $229,100 to your Amex Centurion ...
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‘18 BMW M5: A TRUE CRUISE MISSILE!

BMW’s newest M5 couples 600 horsepower with all-wheel drive to deliver a true Ultimate Driving Machine experience, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker I'm channeling my inner Tom Cruise. No, not the TC in tighty-whities and cotton socks, bopping to Bob Seger's Old Time Rock n Roll in Risky Business. This is action-man Cruise in full Ethan Hunt mode, at the helm of a 600-horsepower ‘18 BMW M5, slippin', slidin' and char-grilling rubber on the streets of Paris in the latest Mission Impossible ro...
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‘19 GENESIS G70: BUILDING A BETTER LEXUS!

‘19 GENESIS G70: BUILDING A BETTER LEXUS!
Hyundai's luxury car division goes mainstream with its brand new midsize G70. Road Test Editor Howard Walker tries it for size. If Phil Collins is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Genesis, maybe you haven't bought a luxury sedan lately. While the wrinkly Genesis drummer should make a perfect target-buyer for a high-luxe $72,000 Genesis G90 flagship, I'm guessing Bentleys and Rollers are more his thing these days. It was the fancy G90, along with the BMW 5-Series s...
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‘18 JAGUAR XF SPORTBRAKE: WAGONS HO!

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Sporty station wagons are hot right now, and none more smokin' hot than Jaguar's XF fast hauler, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. While America's unbridled love affair with tall-riding crossovers shows no signs of cooling, enthusiasts are chanting the praises of a new, admittedly tiny, crop of luxury lifestyle wagons on offer. Yep, you heard that right; the return of Uncle Waldo's station wagon, though thankfully without the faux-wood sides. The latest to join the ranks is Jaguar's sleek a...
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‘18 VW GOLF GTI: RED HOT POCKET ROCKET!

‘18 VW GOLF GTI: RED HOT POCKET ROCKET!
With more power and added equipment, the original hot hatchback just keeps getting better, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Imagine, for a sweet second, you could ride up front on Space Mountain, grab some imaginary wheel and steer through all those twists and turns. That’s kinda what it feels like to pilot VW’s latest Golf GTI Pocket Rocket through a snaky stretch of backroad. The squirrel-like way it changes direction, the laser-precision of its helm, the light-switch action of its gearsh...
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