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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
A Race Against Time
Every Number Tells a Story • Since the beginning, Car and Driver has supported its storytelling with objective testing. This is the story of how and why we do it.
When Does an $8000 Car Cost $21,000?
Evolution of the Species • A by-the-numbers tale of how EVs are changing the performance landscape.
These Vacuums Suck • Some literally, others figuratively. We put seven cordless vacs to the test to find the best for cleaning up messes in cars.
Clock Doesn’t Lie • How do you make a three-day event driving the newest performance cars on America’s best track as stressful as it is fun? Start a timer.
Lobster out of Water • Exploring the appeal of two similarly expensive but very different ultraluxury cars through the eyes and callused hands of a hot-rodder.
No.14 • Virginia International Raceway’s 4.1-mile Grand Course is America’s toughest racetrack, a thrilling mix of challenging corners and high-speed straights. Going fast here requires power and grip and resilience, plus a whole lot of confidence. If a performance car is hiding any weaknesses, we’ll find them. That’s why we return every year with a new crop of vehicles to run the fastest possible lap in the ultimate test of performance that we call Lightning Lap.
2021 MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP
2020 MERCEDESAMG CLA45
2020 PORSCHE TAYCAN TURBO S
2020 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500
THE PACE OF PROGRESS • What we’ve learned after 14 trips to the same track.
MONEY. POWER. RESPECT. • The Bugatti Chiron Sport costs $3.3 million And makes 1479 horsepower. It is Also the quickest car we’ve ever tested.
A Very Different Animal • FORD’S NEW EV TRIES TO CHANNEL THE MUSTANG’S COOL, AND IT WORKS. MOSTLY.
THE WORLD’S STRONGEST TRUCK* • *AMONG STOCK CHEVY, FORD, AND RAM THREE-QUARTER-TON PICKUPS, AS DETERMINED BY ONE FOUR-WHEELED STRONGMAN COMPETITION WITH LIMITED REAL-WORLD RELEVANCE BUT HUGE BRAGGING RIGHTS, WHICH ARE ALL THAT REALLY MATTER ANYWAY.
THE RUNDOWN • An expert look at the newest and most important vehicles this month.
Hot Pocket • Toyota builds a rally-inspired hot hatch and then doesn’t share it with the U.S.
CAR 1982 CHEVROLET K30 AND DRIVER RORY IRISH