The ‘20 ALFA ROMEO STELVIO: Q4 QUADRIFOGLIO is a crossover I could drive every day, anywhere, with wonderful power, great handling and distinctive sound and looks. Looks great next to my Alfa Milano too, blogs Dan Scanlan. Alfa Romeo makes a crossover. That’s right – a tall mom and pop station wagon. Except, this one has a bit of Ferrari under the bonnet, as you might expect from the folks who employed Enzo himself way back when they began winning Grands Prix and other races. Andiamo – ...Read More
NY AUTO SHOW: NISSAN/ITALDESIGN GT-R50!
A no-limits re-imagining of the Nissan GT-R NISMO by Italdesign, showcased at the New York Auto Show. Nissan and Italdesign have created the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign in their first-ever collaboration. Based on a production 2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO, the unique car commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign. Italdesign developed, engineered and built the car. The teams at Nissan Design Europe in London and Nissan Design America created the distinctive, crisp exterior...Read More
‘18 INFINITI Q60 RED SPORT 400: BOOSTED BEAUTY!
It’s a very sensuous coupe with twin-turbo muscle and good handling. But it needs to be lighter, with newer tech, blogs Dan Scanlan. Sure, there’s a glossy carbon fiber spoiler, and that stunning “Dynamic Sunstone Red” paint, all atop aggressive rubber. But it’s what’s under the bonnet of almost two tons of Infiniti’s Q60 3.0t Red Sport 400 that stirs the soul as much as the curvaceous coupe’s body - a potent 3-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 300-horsepower, or our Red Sport 400’s 400-horsepower. ...Read More
‘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...Read More
‘17 LINCOLN MKZ: WHAT A DIFFERENCE 400-HP MAKES!
A feisty new twin-turbo V6 adds some spark to Lincoln’s mid-size luxe sedan, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Not since Abe was in the White House has there been a Lincoln with this much power. For 2017, those artisans at the Lincoln Motor Company have endowed their stylish MKZ mid-size sedan with a honking 400-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. That’s the equivalent of strapping an Exocet rocket to the back of a kid’s Radio Flyer wagon. Pedal-to-the-metal this new MKZ 3.0T AWD can ...Read More