‘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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2018 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE: A STAR IS BORN!

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Aston Martin's glorious new DB11 Volante is simply the best luxury convertible in the world, raves Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Look, look, a shooting star. It's the second I've spotted in just the last half-hour. Well, I think it's a shooting star. Might just be a Delta 737 on its way to Atlanta. Over there, that's definitely Orion's Belt. Or is it the Big Dipper? Always get them mixed up. But there's the Milky Way. And that shiny bright-white star close to the moon? Has to be Venus! This i...
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PONY EXPRESS: ‘18 MUSTANG GT 5.0!

PONY EXPRESS: ‘18 MUSTANG GT 5.0!
Ford's latest stallion packs an impressive 460-horsepower kick. Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes it for a ride. Come on, sing it after me: "Mustang Sally, think you better slow your Mustang down". Easier said than done. These days it's kinda tough to slow down Ford's latest Mustang GT 5.0. Not with a new, uprated 460-horse 5.0-liter V8 under its mile-long hood. Right now, sales of most fun-to-drive coupes are flatter than a Kansas parking lot. But the Mustang bucks the trend and continu...
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’18 BMW 430i CAB: FUN IN THE FLORIDA SUN!

'18 BMW 430i CAB: FUN IN THE FLORIDA SUN!
BMW sharpens-up its classic four-seat hardtop cabriolet; Road Test Editor Howard Walker breaks out the SPF30! You have to love a car that's painted an awesome shade of what BMW so creatively calls Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic. Snapper Rocks. I've wracked my brain to fathom just how the bluey-aqua color adorning the latest ‘18 BMW 430i convertible I've been driving, has anything to do with rocking snappers. But I'm at a loss. "Snapper Rocks down by the docks, just waiting for the hook. Snap...
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ALFA ROMEO STELVIO: SUV FOR THE S-CURVES!

ALFA ROMEO STELVIO: SUV FOR THE S-CURVES!
While Alfa's sporty Stelvio may be late to the SUV party, its lively performance and spirited handling has huge appeal, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Who doesn't adore Italy? All that pizza and pasta, the vino Chianti, the gelato. Ah, the gelato. I could live on Stracciatella. And all those swanky fashionista labels. Gucci and Armani, Fendi and Missoni. Want to sound more interesting in life? Just add an “i” to the end of your name. Walkeri? Maybe not! A huge part of the appeal of ow...
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‘18 ACURA NSX: TAMING THE DRAGON!

‘18 ACURA NSX: TAMING THE DRAGON!
Road Test Editor Howard Walker chases the infamous Tail of the Dragon for 11 miles (and 318 curves) in a new 573-horsepower Acura NSX hybrid Supercar. Breathe. Take in a long, last gulp of brain-nourishing oxygen. Blink to focus retinas on the snaking ribbon of blacktop stretching out in the distance. Ahead, the infamous Tail of the Dragon. This serpentine mountain roller-coaster ride on the North Carolina-Tennessee state line, whips you through 318 pinch-tight turns in just 11 miles. There ...
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’17 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR!

’17 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR!
The iconic SL is no longer the superstar of the Mercedes lineup. But after driving the mighty 577-horsepower SL63 AMG, Road Test Editor Howard Walker blogs: convertibles don’t come better than this. Shed a tear for the poor, magnificent Mercedes-Benz SL. Once the undisputed top-dog of the open-top Mercedes lineup, these days it’s over-shadowed by the likes of the new, whipper-snapper AMG GT Roadster and an endless menagerie of C, E and S-class cabriolets. Oh, and I almost forgot the pint-siz...
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‘18 LEXUS LC500: SILVER DREAM MACHINE!

‘18 LEXUS LC500: SILVER DREAM MACHINE!
Lexus delivers a flagship two-door luxury super coupe that’s guaranteed to stir your soul, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. For the select few of us who still crave the automotive dinosaur that’s the big-engined GT Coupe, the new Lexus LC500 is one glorious nostalgia trip. See it in the metal and it’s simply beyond gorgeous. It has curves on its curves, rear flanks bigger than Sea Biscuit’s and a windshield so swept back it verges on the horizontal. Its hood is so long, the leading edge co...
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