Car and Driver Magazine - December 2023
Car and Driver Magazine - December 2023
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In this issue
Hitting 150 mph is tough. Stopping from 150 is even harder. Welcome to the 0-to-150-to-0 challenge.
By Ezra Dyer
Rattle and Hum
2024 Lotus Emira First Edition vs. North Carolina Highway 209, the Rattler.
By Sam Smith
Highs: Excellent fuel economy, good controls, quiet on the highway. Lows: Bigger outside than inside, just-average dynamics, premium pricing.
Highs: Sharper styling, big new touchscreen, solid electric range. Lows: No all-wheel drive, steep pricing, rivals are quicker.
Forget electric range. This plug-in hybrid delivers 791 horsepower.
1979-93 - WHAT TO BUY: SAAB 900
Echoing the design of the long-running 99 that preceded it, the updated and modernized Saab 900 was the car that brought the fringe Swedish brand into its closest proximity to the mainstream, which honestly wasn't that close.
Bentley makes 18 Continental GT-based Baturs as a send-off for its W-12.
How to Winch in a Pinch
We head out into the Utah wilderness with the Cameron Advanced Mobility team to learn to off-road like military special forces.
A trip to Duncan Imports prompts an unexpected rendezvous with cars from my past. And want them all back. Well, except maybe the Ram.
Now Hear This
Automakers are going to new lengths to create the sounds of modern cars.
Jonathan Hodgman isn't afraid of a challenge, and his shop, Blue Ridge Mercedes, specializes in the difficult task of repairing early AMGS.
2022 GENESIS GV70
Long-Term Test AFTER TRACKING EVERY FILL-UP, SERVICE, PROBLEM, COMPLAINT, DENT, AND DOG HAIR, CAR AND DRIVER PRESENTS THE 40,000-MILE EVALUATION.
IN THE 1980S, THE LAMBORGHINI LM002 ACCURATELY FORETOLD THE RISE OF EXOTIC SUVS, FOUR-DOOR PICKUP TRUCKS, AND LAMBORGHINI'S OWN BESTSELLING MODEL, THE URUS.
7 vs .7
IF YOU COULD HAVE THE SAME LUXURY SEDAN WITH EITHER GAS OR ELECTRIC POWER, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE? HE 7-SERIES HELPS ANSWER THAT QUESTION.
DOWN TO EARTH
AMID THE CURRENT MAELSTROM OF OVERPRICED AND OVERSIZE TRUCKS AND SUVS, TODAY'S REMAINING CROP OF MID-SIZE SEDANS LOOKS MORE SENSIBLE THAN EVER.
The Strong and Silent Type S
IF YOU'VE EVER WONDERED WHAT A MORE GROWN-UP HONDA CIVIC TYPE R WOULD BE LIKE, THE INTEGRA TYPE S PROVIDES THE ANSWER.
WHAT TO BUY: BMW i3
BMW's funky-looking electric i3 never really caught on in the U.S.
This larger three-row SUV is a Highlander in name only.
The Spiciest Pepper
Porsche's 2024 Cayenne Turbo GT could have been called the Carolina Reaper.
Alfa Romeo's smallest SUV, the Tonale, proves less flavorful than its brand-mates.
The Import from Detroit Roars into the Sunset
A 300C in an unoccupied alley: Is there a better classroom for the burnout arts? We think not.
Dirty Speed, Not Done Cheap
With the Huracán Sterrato, Lamborghini's midengine supercar exits in a giant cloud of dust.
TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF M CARS, BMW TAKES ITS STORIED SUBBRAND INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY WITH A 644-HP, THREETON PLUG-IN HYBRID SUV.
THE SHARPEST CHEVY CORVETTE AND PORSCHE 911 ARE WRAPPED AROUND TWO OF THE HIGHEST-REVVING AND MOST ENGAGING ENGINES IN THE BUSINESS.
NOT SO FAST
READY OR NOT, THE VIETNAMESE EV UPSTART PLUNGES INTO THE U.S. MARKET WITH ITS VF8 SUV.
2023 EV OF THE YEAR
THE HYUNDAI IONIQ 6 SHOWS THAT, WHEN IT COMES TO EVS, THE KOREANS ARE IN THE PASSING LANE.
In an increasingly tech-based future, where creativity is outsourced to Al, there's pleasure to be found in the tasks-and the cars-of the past.
The Devil's in the Details
Driving eight Lamborghinis in a single day leads to an unexpected infatuation with a scissor-door hero of yore.
How Thatcher Keast became the new kid on the block.
Pack Your Bags
What's in your steering wheel, and how has it changed?
Toyota's Taco Menu
The redesigned 2024 Tacoma pickup is available in eight versions, including the new Trailhunter and TRD PreRunner.
The Woman Who Disturbs
Michèle Mouton shook up the motorsports scene. She doesn't like to talk about her past, but that's because she's busy working to change the future.
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