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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
PLAYING IT COOL
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GIFT GUIDE • Whether you celebrate Honda Days or Toyotathon, or even if you’re just biding your time until Trucktober rolls around again, we can all come together in December to agree that pine-tree air fresheners are lame gifts. Here, for your list or for a loved one, are some of the tools we love and the toys we want.
Minding the Gap • We measured more than 1000 panel gaps to find out who’s assembling the tightest vehicles today.
Origin Stories • Buying American isn’t as clear as it used to be.
For Your Eyes Only • The behind-the-scenes story of how James Bond drives his 1963 Aston Martin DB5 so hard in No Time to Die.
THE GREAT FAKE
The Enablers • When a car buyer needs a helping hand, a second set of eyes, or an extra push, we’ll be there. Because that’s what friends are for.
Dirt Tracks to Story • Talking with one of my heroes about her time with racing heroes.
THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE • AUDI STUFFS A DEMONIC 591-HP TWIN-TURBO V-8 UNDER THE HOOD OF A STATION WAGON THAT’S ANYTHING BUT STODGY.
2021 AUDI RS6 AVANT
MARK OF THE BEAST • WE’VE WAITED MORE THAN A DECADE FOR A TRUE OFF-ROAD CHALLENGER TO FORD’S AWESOME F-150 RAPTOR. RAM FINALLY ENTERS THE RING WITH A HELLCAT-POWERED BEAST CALLED THE TRX.
KEEPING POWER IN CHECK
SINFUL EXTRAVAGANCE WITHOUT THE GUILT GV80 • GENESIS BUILDS ITS FIRST SUV AROUND A GRANDIOSE INTERIOR AND A BARGAIN PRICE.
2021 GENESIS GV80 3.5T AWD
PARADISE FOUND • AN INFERNAL YEAR SPENT STUCK AT HOME MAKES THE IDEA OF SPENDING A WHOLE DAY IN THE CAR MUCH MORE APPEALING.
The Modern Land Yacht • Highs: All the tech bits GM offers, lovely interior, status ensured. Lows: Look-at-me styling, overly aggressive stability control, a loaded Suburban or Yukon XL is a far better deal.
About-Face • Highs: Electrified turbo six with zero lag, greater refinement and tech, improved ride comfort. Lows: Prone to understeer, no manual, wonky steering, its face.
THIS IS FOR WHOM, EXACTLY?
Drawing Closer • Highs: Racy design, punchy powertrain, a real eightspeed automatic instead of a CVT. Lows: Some suspension coarseness.
Forward Look • Ferrari builds a modern GT without relying on the tropes of the past.
A Less Bogue Rogue • Highs: Appealing design, lots of features, above-average dynamics. Lows: Only one engine offering and it’s a snooze.
THE ART OF FLIGHT • You can’t escape gravity on four wheels, but you can—briefly—fly in the face of it. Getting a threeton truck airborne takes not only the right machine but also the right mix of speed and topography, plus the steely confidence of a teenager about to do something dumb. Heed our advice and you can momentarily defy gravity without becoming a YouTube fail. Probably