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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
EXPLAINED • In “Lightning Lap No. 14,” the tire specs of the cars you tested included the following designations: ⋆, TPC, FP, J, N1, L, NA1, MO1, NFO, and MC1. What do they mean?
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ROT CREW A KIDS CLUB BY ROAD & TRACK
Choose Your Own Adventure • You know that daydream list of things you want to do that never gets any shorter? We have a few items to add. But unlike bungee jumping or seeing the Great Pyramid of Giza, these tasks will build on a hobby you already love. This is the Car and Driver bucket list—the cars you need to own, the roads you need to drive, and the automotive moments you need to experience. No rush; just make sure you check these off before you’re dead.
The Y2K Bug • America in 2021 looks a lot like the America of 20 years ago, with one exception: the cars.
Interesting Points • You’re probably aware that your car can find you a gas station, but did you know it can also suggest an adventure on the way?
Rise Up • PORSCHE’S NEW GT3 IS A DEVASTATINGLY QUICK COMMUNICATION DEVICE.
2022 PORSCHE 911 GT3
DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER LAUGHTER? • THE NEW GTITAKE SON THE BENDS OF LITTLE TUJUNGA
2022 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI
SLOW GOING • THE TWO-DOOR LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 CRAWLS, WADES, AND CLIMBS THROUGH THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.
ALL OVER THE MAP • A SCAVENGER HUNT IN A 1987 BMW 325is, NO GPS ALLOWED, TESTS OUR ATROPHIED SENSE OF DIRECTION—IN THE PROCESS PROVING THAT GET TING LOST ISN’T ALL BAD.
A Spin across the West • John Pearley Huffman and his wife planned a 10-day adventure towing an Airstream to Wyoming and ended up with a campfire tale that they’ll never stop telling. Gather’round, kids, for the story of
— 2020 — BMW M340i • Long-Term Test AFTER TRACKING EVERY FILL-UP, SERVICE, PROBLEM, COMPLAINT, DENT, AND DOG HAIR, CAR AND DRIVER PRESENTS THE 40,000-MILE EVALUATION.
Bullitt with GT350 Wings • The Mach 1 returns for a 480-hp flyby.
Cross Fit • Even in its base form, Porsche’s electric wagon is an extreme athlete.
Label Makers • The Mercedes E-class has long been the very definition of a mid-size luxury sedan, but Genesis is not content to accept the status quo with its new G80.
Got Coin? • Highs: Makes the W-12 redundant, phenomenal acceleration and handling. Lows: Regretting the day you laughed at crypto buyers.
Sharper Image • A larger Hyundai Tucson is dressed for success.
The Vanguard • Highs: Refined ride and handling, attractive design, nice price. Lows: Few cubbies, quixotic captain’s chairs in top model, no all-wheel drive or hybrid.
LOSING THE LAND CRUISER • THE LEGENDARY TOYOTA OFF-ROADER FINALLY MEETS AN OBS TACLEITCAN’TCONQUER: MEAGER U.S.SALES