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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CIRCULATION
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Tunnel Vision • A “hole” new way of looking at aerodynamics.
Rugged Philosophy • Land Rover set up a competition to school its dealers. We got a lesson in existentialism.
Third Time’s the Charm • Your M550i xDrive was missing some ponies. We helped find them.
Famous Wrappers • When just giving someone a car isn’t special enough, put a giant bow on it.
Midlife Pickup • Memories of Dad’s old truck materialize in the form of a 2003 Ram that seats three and sparked a new obsession.
Back to School • The only way to get good at something is to understand how bad you are at the start. A two-time world-champion drag racer can help with that.
HEART ATTACK • A NEW Z06 SHOWS US WHY THE CORVETTE WENT MID-ENGINE
FUN RUN • IF YOU LOVE AFFORDABLE PERFORMANCE CARS, GO OUT AND SAVE ONE
FAST TRACK • We chase a big piece of the past with Audi’s vision of the future, the electric RS e-tron GT.
MUD AND GUTS • FORD’S REIMAGINED BRONCO CONFRONTS JEEP’S ICONIC WRANGLER IN A BATTLE OF PLAYTHINGS THAT GO ANYWHERE, FROM CITY STREETS TO DIRT TRAILS.
EVEN IF YOU LIVE UNDER A ROCK, • you must’ve felt the seismic buzz caused by the Ford Bronco’s return. Like the original Bronco that went after Jeeps in the ’60s, the new one is positioned against the strong-selling Wrangler. Jeep’s icon has thrived in the 21st century largely by maintaining its simple four-wheel-drive ethos, but there’s an asterisk next to the enduring popularity of today’s Wrangler: For every mud-caked trail rig out there climbing boulders, far more serve as street-driven incongruities with unscarred underbodies (no judgment here). Considering that the basic layout of the quintessential Jeep has changed little since World War II, it leaves ample room for improvement.
A Heretic in the Corvette Chapel • Could a run in a C8 through the Devil’s Triangle in Tennessee make a skeptic believe?
Dream Maker • For its first trick, Lucid pulls an 1111-hp sedan out of thin air.
Small Truck, Tall Order • The flexible, practical, capable Ford Maverick is the new entry point into the Blue Oval family.
Hatch Match • Two performance hatchbacks have more in common than the letter R.
Aim for the Middle • Highs: New turbo four delivers class-leading power, infotainment interface is no longer a deal breaker. Lows: Engine has a bit of lag, handling limits, not as serene as we’ve come to expect of Lexus.
TEST DRIVE THE ALL-NEW ROAD & TRACK • A LUXURY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIAST
Unroguishly Roguish • Highs: Attractive cabin, comfortable interior, more interesting than a Nissan Rogue. Lows: Little steering feedback, squishy brakes, hood flutter, middling real-world fuel economy.
PLAN 15 FROM OUTER SPACE • McLaren asks its top customers what they want, and out pops the Senna-based Sabre.
CAR STALKER AND DRIVER ALEX MACDONALD