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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
P.J. O’Rourke, Humorist, Author, and Car Enthusiast, Dies at 74
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Evolution • JURASSIC PARK’S GENETIC ENGINEERS have got nothing on Ford’s engineers. The Blue Oval skunkworks have managed to combine a Bronco and a Raptor into a vicious, high-jumping, rock-eating off-road package that may make zoological sense only to Pegasus believers but is just what off-road buffs have been asking for. Like all great blockbusters, the Bronco Raptor will arrive in the summer. Prices start at $71,490—electric fences and Jeff Goldblum not included.
Around the World in 356 Days • Renée Brinkerhoff started rally racing at age 57 with an ambitious goal: to race a 1956 Porsche 356A on every continent. Neither vehicle nor destination daunted chief mechanic Simon Redhead. Here’s how Valkyrie Racing conquered the globe.
The Breakup • What makes good roads go bad, and why are they so hard to fix?
Mirror, Mirror… • The earliest cars didn’t come with mirrors, which weren’t so essential on two-lane streets. After the 1956 Federal Highway Act, roads gained lanes, and mirrors gained popularity.
Drive Your Cars Now • There are people who buy toys only to set them on a shelf and stare at them, but that isn’t any fun. If you’ve got a vehicle you love, get it on the road.
Comfort Mode • Recent drives have us ruminating on heated seats and warm memories. There’s more to how we feel in a car than just what we feel from the road.
Blues Brothers • Maserati’s stage-setting mid-engine MC20 meets Porsche’s apex-predator 911, the Turbo S Lightweight.
ELECTRIC STORM • WITH MORE AND MORE ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARRIVING EVERY YEAR, WE OFFER THIS SECTION TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF THE LATEST AND GREATEST AND MAYBE EVEN BECOME AN EV EXPERT.
MONEY SHOT • LUCID CREATES A CUTTING-EDGE CAR OUT OF THIN AIR AND GIVES US A RARE LOOK AT JUST HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS TO DO SO.
MOTORAMA • ELECTRIC MOTORS HAVE ONLY ONE MOVING PART, BUT A LOOK INTO THE THREE TYPES AND HOW EACH WORKS PROVES THEY ARE FAR FROM SIMPLE DEVICES.
Storage Wars • What the future holds for EV batteries.
BRUSH WITH GREATNESS
Can Your EV Power Your House? • Ford’s F-150 Lightning keeps the lights on.
Plug It In, Plug It In
CATCH THE BUZZ • THE 2024 ID.BUZZ IS VW’S EV REINTERPRETATION OF THE ’60S MICROBUS.
An Old Bus Quits Smoking • EV West electrifies a vintage Bus for the modern hippie.
Charging into the Future
THE AFFORDABLE-SPORTS-SEDAN SEGMENT ISN’T FOR EVERYONE, BUT IT’S DEFINITELY FOR US
GRIND HARD AND PUT AWAY WET • A TEAM OF YOUTUBERS TAKES AN OFF-ROAD-MODIFIED SALVAGED TESLA DOWN THE MOJAVE ROAD.
ETHAN AND EDWIN’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES
The Last Time
Small, Sporty, Satisfying
MARANELLO A MONZA
Six Paces and Turn • This plug-in supercar combines V-6 power with electric assistance to devastating effect.
WHAT TO BUY: LEXUS SC300, SC400 • Following the debut of Lexus in 1989, Toyota’s luxury brand sent the SC300 and SC400 sports coupes to dealers for the 1992 model year. Sleek and refined, the two-doors made an...