LAST SHELBY COBRA: DRIVING MISS DAISY!

LAST SHELBY COBRA: DRIVING MISS DAISY!
Project Daisy was the thundering 600-horsepower V10-engined Shelby Cobra Concept intended to succeed the original Ford GT. It never happened. But with a new book about the car just hitting the bookshelves, CGC's Road Test Editor Howard Walker gets behind the wheel of this forgotten Cobra for an exclusive drive. You can feel the ghost of Ol’ Shel still swirling around the cockpit. Listen closely and you might just hear his belly laughs at hearing the tortured scream of fricasseeing rubber after...
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2019 CADILLAC XTS V-SPORT: GOING FAST!

2019 CADILLAC XTS V-SPORT: GOING FAST!
Grab it while you can; Cadillac's 410-horsepower luxury sports sedan might not be long for this world, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Don't get me wrong, I love SUVs. Love the high-up, nosebleed command driving position, love the versatility of all that load-carrying space, love the thought of being able to four-wheel-drive up Mount Kinabalu if I felt the urge. But once in a while, I'll slide behind the wheel of some sleek, high-luxe sedan with a ton of power, and remember how I miss the...
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‘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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‘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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2019 CULLINAN – THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF SUVS!

2019 CULLINAN - THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF SUVS!
Named after the world's biggest diamond, this super-luxe 2019 Cullinan 4x4 is Rolls' new off-roading gem. Road Test Editor Howard Walker picks his jaw up off the floor. Four words I thought I'd never hear in the same sentence: A Rolls-Royce SUV! But the $325,000 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is here and ready to tackle the great outdoors. Or at least the nearest polo field gravel parking lot. Since the launch of the Bentley Bentayga and the fanciest Range Rover Autobiography models before it, lu...
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SOUTHERN CHARMS: 2017 ATLANTA CONCOURS!

SOUTHERN CHARMS: 2017 ATLANTA CONCOURS!
The second running of the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance on the manicured lawns of Chateau Elan saw over 200 primped and preened classic cars, sports cars, trucks and bikes on display. Our Road Test Editor Howard Walker picks out nine of his favorites. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Winner of ‘Best of Show - European’, this mighty Merc is the star of Missouri-based Evergreen Historic Automobiles’ 600-car collection. After its 2016 nut and bolt restoration, it’s now one of the best 540Ks around. Trivial ...
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