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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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Ocean-Front Property • After some bad, er, karma, Henrik Fisker reminds us that nothing prepares you for success like a little failure.
KARMIC ENERGY • Select highlights from Henrik Fisker’s résumé.
Impossible Leather • Automakers think EV buyers want animal-free interiors. Do they?
Palm Springs Eternal • Gearhead action abounds in the California desert.
Know Why I Pulled You Over? • A California program looks to lend a hand to people who can’t afford the increasingly expensive cost of a ticket.
Motor Kombat • It’s a cage match out there for new cars right now. So why not consider the vehicles nobody wants?
Marriage Counseling • Want support for your automotive hobby? Make it a family affair. Meet the Matlocks. They race together (in separate cars).
LIGHTNING LAP • On our 15th trip to Virginia International Raceway, we set lap times in 21 of the best performance cars of the year. Over three days of hammering tires and brakes on America’s most grueling road course, a few records fell, some old scores were settled, and we came to the realization that this in no way resembles work.
2022 Subaru BRZ Limited, LL1
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A VIRGINIA RACETRACK • After hosting big-name racers in the 1960s, VIR lay dormant for years until its rebirth in 2000.
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn, LL2
2022 Toyota GR86 Premium, LL1
2021 Acura TLX Type S SH-AWD, LL2
2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance, LL2
2022 Volkswagen Golf R, LL2
2022 BMW M240i xDrive, LL2
2022 BMW X4M Competition, LL3
2020 Audi RS Q8, LL3
2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, LL2
PARADE OF PROGRESS • Constant upgrades make a front-driver as fast as a supercar.
2021 BMW X5 M Competition, LL3
2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed, LL5
2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, LL3
A NEWBIE TAKES ON VIR • Wherein Ceppos discovers that Lightning Lap demands more than just fast laps.
2022 BMW M3 Competition xDrive, LL3
2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupe, LL4
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1, LL2
THE KING OF OUR RING
2022 BMW M5 CS, LL4
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, LL3
2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S, LL4
2022 Porsche 911 GT3, LL4
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, LL5
Call of the wild • Can the Subaru Outback Wilderness live up to its name? We hit the bogs of Broken Nut Off Road Park to find out.
YOUR MOVE SPACE BOY • NASCENT EV MAKER RIVIAN BEATS TESLA, FORD, AND GM TO THE FAT PART OF THE MARKET: PICKUP TRUCKS.
Soulful Survivor • A new Subaru WRX fights off the extinction that threatens cars, manuals, and driving fun.
Lost and Found • To survive, the Mercedes SL had to reinvent itself.
Back to the Future • Highs: Good range, fast-charges with the best, roomy cabin, supple ride. Lows: Office-like interior, blah steering.
Sticking with It • Highs: Fun handling, slick shifter, costs less than a GTI. Lows: Slower than before, not well equipped for the money.
JEEP ROLLS OUT A NEW BABY GRAND
Short-Distance Runaround • Highs: Lovely interior, shapely...