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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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LETTER OF THE MONTH
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Golden Rule • Why finding your preferred powertrain in a new car may depend on what state you live in.
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Kia EV9 • We asked EV9 designer Tom Kearns to explain the look of Kia’s upcoming battery-powered people mover.
Bus(t)in’ Ass • A chance connection put Bruce Robinson in the driver’s seat of Jackass star Steve-O’s tour bus.
Air Chair • The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro’s IsoDynamic seat is as complex as it is cool.
Buying Time • Purchasing a car can be a matter of necessity. But sometimes the best move is to resist temptation and stand pat.
We’re on the Right Track • There’s no bad day spent at the races, from the Brickyard to the Porsche Curves. But which is better: the Indy 500 or the 24 Hours of Le Mans?
NEW CARS FOR 2024 • UNIVERSITIES USED TO DISTRIBUTE A FRESHMAN LOOKBOOK SO STUDENTS COULD LEARN ALL THE FACES ON CAMPUS. THAT’S LIKE WHAT THE LIST IS FOR 2024 CARS: IT’S A WHO’S WHO OF EVERYTHING NEW AND DIFFERENT, ORGANIZED FROM A TO Z BY MANUFACTURER AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE C/D EDITORIAL STAFF.
PLUS ONE • THE ASTON MARTIN DB12 TAKES THE BRAND’S MAINSTAY SUPERCOUPE UP A NOTCH. OR TWO.
LIZARD BRAIN • THE BMW M3 CS IS SO DIALED IN, YOU M AY THINK IT’S OPER ATING ON INSTINCT.
GET TO WORK • THE CHEVROLET SILVERADO EV 4WT LEADS THE BRAND’S MARCH OF EV PICKUPS.
MACH 2.0 • THE FOR D MUSTANG DARK HORSE KICKS OFF THE V-8 PONY-CAR FAREWELL TOUR BY PLAYING THE HITS.
SMOKE SHOW • THE NEW FORD MUSTANG GT IS AN ATTENTION GRABBER, ESPECIALLY IN A WORLD SHIFTING TO EVS.
2024 FORD MUSTANG GT
ALL IN THE EV FAMILY • A LACK OF POPULARLY PRICED THREE-ROW EVS LEAVES A WIDE OPENING FOR THE KIA EV9.
Pop and Drop • Four startups prove how hard it is to build something new.
NOT SO SIMPLE • THE ELECTRIC FOUR-DOOR LOTUS ELETRE IS QUITE UNLIKE ANY LOTUS THAT WE’VE KNOWN BEFORE.
THREE-ROW THROW DOWN • AFTER THREE YEARS OF DOMINANCE, THE KIA TELLURIDE FINALLY HAS SOME SERIOUS COMPETITION. WE CONVENED FOUR FRESH CONTENDERS AIMING TO UPSET THE CROSSOVER HIERARCHY.
STATELY PROGRESS • NEW-AGE TECH MEETS AGE-OLD LUXURY IN THE REDESIGNED MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS.
PEAK ROAD CAR • THE PORSCHE 718 SPYDER RS’S GREATNESS IS MORE ABOUT WHAT’S REMOVED THAN WHAT IT HAS.
GRIP AND RIP • THE PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS I S A SURPRISINGLY CIVILIZED RACE CAR FOR THE ROAD.
Play Station • Four dials and five buttons on the steering wheel control drive modes, PASM damper compression and rebound, stability and traction controls, differential lock, and the drag-reduction system (DRS). Old hat for the video-game generation, right? Wrong. There are 6561 possible combinations for the dampers alone, but Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger says there are no bad settings. It all just comes down to driver preference.
WHO’S COUNTING? • THE RIVIAN R1T DUAL-MOTOR LOSES TWO MOTORS BUT NOT MUCH ELSE.
THE NEW ULTRASILENCE • THE MASSIVE, BATTERY-POWERED 2024 ROLLS-ROYCE SPECTRE COUPE PROVES THAT FOR ROLLS, THE EV FUTURE IS NOTHING TO FEAR.