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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically
10 Minutes with Ivan Espinosa • While we were in Tokyo for the auto show, we sat down with the Nissan VP of product planning to discuss where his brand is going without Carlos Ghosn.
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Shot Play • Aston Martin builds a survival vehicle.
Winners and Losers • A few who won, a few who lost, and one who made “a very human mistake out of compassion” for an animal.
Data Central • Just in case you forgot that we tested a Senna last January.
Diamond Head • Mouths without a face. Got no human grace.
The Kids Are Alright • Growing up in the Dyer home means learning how to boot and rally.
10Best • Since 1983, we’ve gathered our staff to judge the year’s newest vehicles. Making the cuts to get down to 10 isn’t easy, but our final list breaks through the new-car noise and hype to leave you with the very best vehicles available this year.
IDYLL SPEED • TWO VERY DIFFERENT SPORTS CARS CHASING THE SAME IDEAL.
2020 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 • FORD PUSHES THE MUSTANG TO ITS LIMITS WITH 760 HORSEPOWER, A DUAL-CLUTCH GEARBOX, AND MONSTER GRIP.
ABOVE THE LAW • GUIDED BY A BELIEF THAT THEY’RE NOT SUBJECT TO LAWS, TAXES, OR GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION, SOVEREIGN CITIZENS TAKE THEIR ANTI-GOVERNMENT PHILOSOPHY TO THE ROADS.
THE RUNDOWN • An expert look at the newest and most important vehicles this month.
German for “Pony Car” • Part M5, part Ford Mustang, the M8 is all special.
Bull Buster • Highs: The go, the sound, docile around town. Lows: Big bucks, former Bolivian president Evo Morales wouldn’t approve.
Trust …V1 earns it one ambush at a time.
Advanced Rocketry • Highs: Another rocket-assisted family mover; takes no stoplight guff; turns, too. Lows: So stiff, so costly, feeds the hyper-ute insanity machine.
HOW WE GOT HERE • A brief history of the hyperactive SUV and how fast each game changer warped the scenery.
Combo No. 6 • Highs: Torque where you need it, efficient, surprisingly quick. Lows: Pricey, slightly compromised ride, no manual gearbox.
The 10Best of 1970 • C/D has existed since 1955, but we didn’t start awarding 10Best laurels until 1983. So we got to thinking: Could we create a 10Best list from 50 years ago? We set a price cap of about $4500 (in 1970 dollars), which knocks out legends like the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, the Lamborghini Miura, and the Porsche 911, leaving the 10Best of 1970