Street Cars

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 matte white

2023 Genesis Electrified G80 Review: Stylish, Slippery Stunner of a Sedan

“What even IS that? I love it!” Charging an electric car, even at high speeds, means you have the opportunity to meet other EV drivers and occasionally have some brief conversation. John had pulled in right behind me to charge his Chevy Bolt, and had no idea what I was driving. The long, matte white …

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2022 Nissan Z Proto Spec

Four Hours with Mike & Martha: Sharing the 2023 Nissan Z with my First Grade Teacher and “Mr. Z” Himself

Heritage is an interesting concept in the automotive world. Some brands cling to it, specific models over the years have embraced it – well or to a fault – and other makes and models are all about looking ahead. The 2023 Nissan Z aims to fit squarely in the middle, with the press release claiming it’s …

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2022 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2022 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Review: The Prettiest, Most Special Lexus They Sell

I’m staring at a rapidly-approaching weekend for the final road rally of our year and realizing that I haven’t yet written about the car I drove at the last road rally in September. Oops. Blame a non-stop calendar of events and fun cars, of which my “Six Red Flags” convertible was absolutely a part. By …

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2022 Acura Integra A-Spec

2022 Acura Integra A-Spec 6-Speed Review: The Haters Are Wrong

Everyone’s got opinions on the 2022 Acura Integra, and if you consult the internet at large, they’ll tell you that despite it being a fine car it’s somehow awful and a disgrace to the Integra heritage and so on. I spent a week with a 2022 Integra A-Spec with Technology package – with requisite six-speed manual …

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C8 Corvette Z06 Z07 on Track

First Drive: Chevy’s C8 Corvette Z06 is a Phenomenal Track-Oriented Street Car

IYKYK. Motorsports and driving enthusiasts can hear “Z06” on its own and know immediately that whoever said it is referring to the most track-oriented variant of Corvette sold by Chevrolet in a given generation. We see a decent number of them as NASA race cars and time trial cars, and we’re starting to see more …

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2022 Polestar 2

2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor Review: The Base Model is Refreshingly Good

Last fall, Polestar sent me a fully-loaded example of their electric sedan, the Polestar 2. Equipped with the Pilot, Plus, and Performance packages, I generally enjoyed the car but found the Öhlins performance suspension to ride far too rough on anything but perfect roads, and needlessly fussy to adjust with its manual knobs under the …

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2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2022 Mazda CX-9 Review: Focused on Driving and Luxury Over Outright Utility

Last year, I called the Mazda CX-9 the “Miata of three-row crossovers,” in that it didn’t really have drive modes or fancy shocks or anything for the driver to fuss with. It was just a solid, well-tuned big crossover for people who care about things like steering feel. My parents recently moved, and I took …

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2022 Mazda Miata Club

Kinematic Posture Control Makes the 2022 Mazda Miata More Precise Yet… Tail-Happy?

The ‘ND2’ Mazda Miata has always been considered a brilliant evolution of Mazda’s iconic roadster. It’s nimble, tossable, powerful enough, a little soft, and a ton of fun. So what’s a girl like Mazda to do when they want to evolve the 2022 Mazda Miata without a total overhaul? Software trickery! Every 2022 Mazda Miata …

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2022 Audi S3 gray

2022 Audi S3 Review: A Classically German Compact

Let’s get the inevitable comparison out of the way. The 2022 Audi S3 is very much related to the ‘Mk8’ 2022 Volkswagen Golf R that I drove only weeks apart. They share the updated MQB platform, EA888 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. I would bet that suspensions are either identical …

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