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Ferrari LaFerrari

Terrific. But what'll they do for an encore?
| May 28, 2013
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Vile Gossip

The Second-Best Job Ever

Being a crash-test dummy.
| May 21, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

The Slightly Eco Supercar: LaFerrari Versus P1

Thousands thronged the Ferrari stand at Geneva’s motor show for the debut of the machine called simply, and not a little curiously, LaFerrari.
| May 20, 2013
Dyer Consequences

Do It Yourself. Or Maybe Don't.

In my line of work, I'm constantly reminded of my mechanical ignorance.
| Apr 29, 2013
Noise, Vibration & Harshness

The Karma of Fisker

There's a lot to like about the plug-in Fisker Karma.
| Apr 15, 2013
Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Free the Fiat 500

It was no surprise in 2009 when large swathes of America's Fourth Estate, Automotive Division, practicing a sort of misguided car nationalism, moaned and groaned about Chrysler's takeover by Fiat.
| Mar 18, 2013
Noise, Vibration & Harshness

When Consumer Reports Met the Maverick

One of the long-standing raps against Consumer Reports has been that when rating cars it’s prone to overlooking crucial matters like driving fun, lateral g’s, and smoky-burnout capability, focusing instead on minor concerns like safety, fuel economy, reliability, and predictable handling.
| Feb 28, 2013
Dyer Consequences

A Little Pick-Me-Up

Last year, Ford, Chrysler, and GM sold 1,514,176 full-size pickup trucks. America’s car dealers also moved thousands of Toyota Tundras and Tacomas, Nissan Titans and Frontiers, and even 490 Dodge Dakotas.
| Feb 27, 2013
Dyer Consequences

Forget the 2014 Vette...

By the time you read this, the details of the new C7 Corvette will be public knowledge. But what about the C8?
| Feb 25, 2013
Vile Gossip

A Car Guy's Triumph

Mark Reuss and the Stingray.
| Feb 14, 2013
Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Preparedness Begins At Home

Driving around the other day, I kept forgetting that my car had electrical power even though it had gobs of the stuff.
| Jan 30, 2013

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