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Sit. Stay. Safe. • building a better pet-safety system.
Car and Dogger • A brief history of riding in cars with dogs.
Faux Fuel • Can synthetic gasoline save internal combustion?
Charging the Mountain • We set an unusual Pikes Peak record in an electric Porsche.
On-Demand Options • Monthly payments for music and TV have become the norm. Carmakers are paying attention.
Manual Labor • You can’t taste victory without smelling a few burning clutches. To save the manuals, start teaching people how to drive them.
A Seller’s Market • Used-car prices are high, which means now is a good time to sell, but some of us have trouble letting go of old friends.
THE CHIP SHORTAGE WILL END, AND NEW CARS WILL FLOOD SHOWROOMS. OUR HOPES, DREAMS, AND ALL THE NEW CARS FOR 2022. • Nissan PR waxed poetic about the Ariya: “A unique exterior Copper and Black two-tone color package, called Akatsuki, expresses the moment just before dawn, as the sun marks the beginning of a new day.”
RIDERS ON THE STORM • SITTING SHOTGUN IN ASTON MARTIN’S VALKYRIE GIVES US A MAJOR BUZZ.
Take Five • THE AUDI RS3 IS A FIVE-CYLINDER SALUTE TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION.
10X ELECTRIC FEEL • BMW’S iX IMAGINES THE X5 AS AN EV.
14 THE SOUNDS OF SCIENCE • THE i4 IS BMW’S FIRST ATTEMPT AT BUILDING AN EV SPORTS SEDAN.
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN • If you want a rear-drive sports sedan with a supercharged V-8 and a manual transmission, go get a Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing before it disappears forever.
Last Dance • THE CT4-V BLACKWING IS MORE THAN AN OPENING ACT.
TESTING DEPARTMENT • It’s a 2021, but the 986-hp Ferrari SF90 Stradale accelerated so quickly that it may have altered time. Did we mention it’s a plug-in hybrid and qualifies for a $3501 tax credit?
SOMETHIN’ ’BOUT A TRUCK • The Blue Oval is betting big that buyers will prefer the Ford Maverick pickup truck to small cars.
Back in the Saddle Again • A FORD BRONCO WITH A MANUAL AND THE TURBO FOUR IS A RIDE WE WANT TO TAKE.
TIME OF THE SEASON • THE GENESIS GV70 TWO-ROW SUV MIGHT BE A LITTLE LATE BUT APPEARS READY TO STEAL A SCENE OR TWO.
UP ON THE ROOF • Six small sedans with luxury-car features fight for the top spot.
LIKE A SURGEON • HYUNDAI ENGINEERS GRAFT A BED ONTO A TUCSON AND THE SANTA CRUZ PICKUP IS BORN.
Big Poppa • WE JUST LOVE THE FLASHY WAYS OF THE NEW JEEP WAGONEER AND GRAND WAGONEER.
OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL • LEXUS PULLS OUT ITS 5.0-LITER V-8 FOR ANOTHER GO IN THE IS500.
MR. ROBOTO • BUILT ON A NEW ELECTRIC-VEHICLE PLATFORM, THE MERCEDES-BENZ EQS BOASTS A BIG BATTERY AND A WIND-CHEATING SHAPE THAT SHOWS HOW THE BRAND SEES THE FUTURE.
STILL THE SAME • A NEW FRONTIER CHANGES THINGS BUT DOESN’T FORGET ITS CORE VALUES.
ONE MORE TIME • A NEW ENGINE, A NEW NAME, AND A HOST OF FIXES ELEVATE THE GR 86 TO GREATNESS.
YOUR SMILING FACE • ADDING A MOTOR TO VW’S ID.4 CHANGES THINGS, INCLUDING OUR MOOD.
TEST DRIVE THE ALL-NEW ROAD & TRACK • A LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIAST
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