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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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Guess Who’s Back? • Land Rover stopped selling the original Defender in the U.S. in 1997 but only retired it from Europe in 2018. The model’s successor maintains the boxy shape of the crude but collectible original, but it sits on far more advanced underpinnings.
Shape Up • In which we learn that the SUV isn’t the only choice.
Urine Luck • How a 19th-century experiment led to dimmable sunroofs.
One of Our Own • Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, wrote about cars. Not well.
Rock of Ages • Two decades will change a man. His attitude. His tastes. His circumstances. But not his happy place.
Trust …V1 earns it one ambush at a time.
AI Ex Machina • Artificial intelligence is far from perfect, which makes self-driving cars more like us than we ever imagined.
LIGHTNING LAP THE 13TH • WERE WE WORRIED THAT THE NUMBER 13 WOULD BRING PERIL AND MISFORTUNE TO OUR ANNUAL TRIP TO VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY? MAYBE A LITTLE. BUT SUPERSTITION AIN’T THE WAY. WE CAN’T WORRY ABOUT BREAKING MIRRORS. WE’RE HERE TO BREAK RECORDS.
THE TIDE IS TURNING • A PAIR OF KOREAN NEWCOMERS AND A FRESH EXPLORER WITH ITS ENGINE TURNED ASK, WHO HOLDS THE ACES, THE EAST OR THE WEST?
THE ENEMIES OF AUTONOMY • AS THE SELF-DRIVING CAR MARCHES TOWARD REALITY, OPPOSITION IS BREWING IN UNLIKELY PLACES.
The Sound of Violence • Highs: An internal-combustion aria, still pulling hard at 7500 rpm, sublime manual transmission. Lows: Burdensome tire and road noise, lacks low-end torque, fiddly top operation.
Spot the Differences • Highs: Richer materials, spacious and quiet cabin, standard all-wheel-drive and driver-assist systems. Lows: That’s the new one?
SIDE BY SIDE • Whenever Porsche introduces a 911, critics initially kvetch that it’s too big, too heavy, too refined. Will that pattern continue with the 992? Former editor-in-chief Csaba Csere owns the last-generation 911, so we asked him what he thinks of the new one.
Successful Aging • Living proof that there’s still demand for old-school SUVs.
Modern English • McLaren’s new GT is a supercar trying to tone down the super.
GOTTA HAVE F8
Promise Keeper • Highs: Still a class-leading chassis, still a fantastic interior, still a CX-5. Lows: So much money, so little power.
The New Normal • Highs: Quiet, refined, fetching. Lows: Limited range, dull dynamics, my 6000-pound life.
THE UNBELIEVABLE TALE OF THE SUPER FIX