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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
10 Minutes with Tobias Moers • We sat down with the Mercedes-AMG CEO at the Frankfurt auto show to discuss the performance brand’s future.
METALLIC-FLAKE STREAMLINE BABY
CAR AND DRIVER
Biggie Smalls • Volkswagen’s new Golf is still its bread and butter, for now.
Roll Reversal • By adopting an industry standard, we’ve changed how we report acceleration.
FACE THE CLOCK
The 300 Club • How Bugatti finally broke through the 300-mph barrier.
Shocking Claims • These EV supercars seem awesome, but will they ever exist?
Nowhere Man • When you don’t know where you’re going but you know where you need to be, you can get by with a little help from Dan’s Friend.
Charging Ahead • A Formula E race weekend isn’t quite the Formula 1 show yet, but it’s on its way, with real racing, French oversight, and Cacá Bueno.
THE DRIVER’S SEAT
SIGNS POINT TO YES • THE BIG QUESTION: WAS THE MID-ENGINE 2020 C8 CORVETTE WORTH THE WAIT?
WHY WAS 7 AFRAID OF 8? • We pit the C7 against the 8 to see if the mid-engine model is quicker around a track.
Mass Transit • These mid-size sedans are affordable, efficient, and always running on schedule.
ORANGE IS THE NEW CAR • FORD’S NEW ESCAPE MIGHT OFFER FREEDOM FROM A CAR, BUT AT WHAT PRICE?
The Show Must Go On • Auto shows evolve to remain relevant.
2018 KIA STINGER GT THE LITTLE THINGS • Long-Term Test AFTER TRACKING EVERY FILL-UP, SERVICE, PROBLEM, COMPLAINT, DENT, AND DOG HAIR, CAR AND DRIVER PRESENTS THE 40,000-MILE EVALUATION.
HERE’S HOW OUR OTHER LONG-TERM VEHICLES ARE FARING IN THEIR 40,000-MILE TRIALS:
A Small Play at Luxury • Highs: Supple seats and ride, punchy engine, laid back.
Three-Peat • Highs: 382 reasons to smile, plus a great ride. Lows: Manual deathwatch intensifies, stubbornly retrograde interior design.
Manual Shutdown • Okay, maybe we don’t want to save all the manuals.
VENUE, VIDI, VICI
The Idol Rich • With a new grille of exceptional splendor, the lesser Bentley sedan finally gets its moment of veneration.
ReFocused • Ford’s Focus ST is a brawny front-driver. Bring a passport.
THE SILENCE OF THE AMPS
What If … Saab Were Still Around? • The classic Saab 900 wasn’t everything, but it certainly was a lot. Sports car, sports sedan, convertible, hatchback, rally machine, family wagon, and the non-Volvo choice of college professors. What if Saab hadn’t fallen into a convoluted GM and Spyker bankruptcy rathole back in 2011? What if the brand were as strong today as it was in the ’80s? Designers from FCA, Ford, and Nissan sketched their visions of what a Saab 900 might look like today.