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Number 1 With A Bullet: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

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Number 1 With A Bullet: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

Unless you’re using a series of numbers and letters for classification, I suspect the most nebulous aspect of car design is giving it a name. Those that go the specific route give us the Quattro and ForTwo, while other succeed in being evocative of the car’s spirit: Viper. Diablo. Raptor. The rest? well ask yourself […]

Farewell To Our Gullwinged Dream Car, The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Farewell To Our Gullwinged Dream Car, The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

It feels like only yesterday we were learning how to not bump our heads against the fine handcrafted leatherwork of Mercedes-Benz’s SLS AMG, and now Car and Driver is reporting that the German automaker will announce the end of its production later this month at the L.A. Auto Show. It’s predecessor, the SLR McLaren, a […]

The Haunted Desert: AK Flashpost with the Rolls Royce Wraith

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The Haunted Desert: AK Flashpost with the Rolls Royce Wraith

What seems like an egg explodes in my periphery and I realize another very large bug has met its end. We’re flying over the desert road, at speed, and they only way to tell how fast is the dull roar of the wind and the myriad insects we’ve collected on the front. To anyone who […]

All That Jazz: Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

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All That Jazz: Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

Our excitement for the Fiat 500 ending up on our roads was unparalleled. Some pragmatic skeptics couldn’t understand why we’d give a second look to a trumped up Fiat Panda in a period costume, but we payed no attention: the charming Cinquecento was coming to fulfill our weekend-drives-to-Portofino fantasies. The naysayers had their day in […]

Still Standing: 2014 Lexus IS Review

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Still Standing: 2014 Lexus IS Review

I walk out of the garage to the pit lane, splashing through a few puddles. I open the door. I start the engine. “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith begins to play. The car is staged at the end of pit row. Green flag. This is a good day. Making the trip to Rockingham Speedway Race Track […]