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It’s 120, Bro • Why Ferrari and McLaren both debuted 120-degree V-6s at the same time.
A Car Becomes a Toy • Riley Stair’s 1970 Pontiac Firebird gets the Hot Wheels shrink ray.
Top of the Charts • The songs sound engineers use when designing your car stereo.
Weight-Loss Plan • Forget diet and exercise—the secret to losing pounds is taking off parts. It works better for cars than people.
What a Drag • McLaren sent a 765LT and plenty of expert advice to help me get into the nines at the strip. Who knows, maybe I did.
TEST DRIVE THE ALL-NEW ROAD & TRACK • A LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIAST
Static Electricity • In the good old days, you could lock your keys in the car or run out of gas. Now the worry is battery juice.
Ticket to Ride • THREE SEDANS THAT ARE MORE AMUSING THAN AN AMUSEMENT PARK
MASTERPIECE THEATER • A DAY WITH THE PAGANI HUAYRA ROADSTER BC HAS US CONSIDERING ART THEFT.
Scarcity Tactics • Be prepared for pandemic-related supply-chain issues to linger for quite some time, keeping dealer lots empty and prices high.
Family Tradition • A DRAG-AND-DRIVE RALLY IS A CHALLENGE FOR AN EXPERIENCED RACER. FOR ROOKIE AYDAN BAILEY, IT WAS TRANSFORMATIVE.
2019 PORSCHE CAYENNE • WOULD 40,000 MILES WITH PORSCHE’S LATEST NAIL IN THE SEDAN COFFIN LEAVE US HOPEFUL OF A CAR-FREE FUTURE?
Rants and Raves
Porsche’s Spicy Running Costs • OPERATING COSTS FOR 40,000 MILES
Funky Fresh • With mid-size-SUV space and 300-plus-mile range to take it mainstream, the iX retains some of the out-there thinking from the i3.
THE FIRST EV WITH AN M BADGE HAS THE POWER TO EARN IT
Youth Movement • Highs: Newfound power and refinement, still a lot of fun. Lows: Could be quicker.
A Dinosaur Evolves • Suspension upgrades keep the Ford F-150 Raptor relevant in a Ram 1500 TRX world.
Porsche’s Next Top Macan • The GTS is last year’s Turbo with a different name, but it’s easily our favorite Macan.
Crowd-Please • Toyota’s Corolla Cross is boring, but its buyers won’t mind.
Glory Days • Highs: USDA Prime chassis, honest steering feel, spectacular manual ’box. Lows: Six isn’t eight; this is the end, my friend.
Major Minor • Highs: Fun-to-drive agility, upscale looks, spacious cabin with available third row Lows: Pretty unenthusiastic under the hood, bland interior design, fussy touch-sensitive controls
Base Hit • Highs: A few options make it handle and ride as well as the Turbo S, refined silence, a relative value. Lows: Not terribly quick for a premium EV, obtuse infotainment, only a relative value.
WHAT TO BUY: 1990–97 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA • The first-gen Mazda Miata—known as the NA to the cognoscenti—strikes an ideal balance between vintage feel and modern reliability, and collectors have taken notice. Light and eager, the Miata is blessed with near-perfect steering, a wrist-flick shifter, textbook handling, and an easy-to-drop top, all of which combine to turn a dull drive to the grocery store into a qualifying lap. Consider a Torsen limited-slip differential a must-have. Otherwise, it’s...