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Backfires • The joyful noise of the commentariat, rebutted sporadically by Ed.
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The Swedest Thing • Cyan Racing joins the restomod craze with a carbon-fiber Volvo P1800.
SWEDE HOME CALIFORNIA
Fashionable, Flushable Finishes • BMW is using crappy paint, and that’s a good thing.
YOUR CAR IS GARBAGE
Bounce Back • With wide-ranging concerns about the viability of traditional natural-rubber plantations, Bridgestone looks to an alternative source: native guayule.
CARS AND SLURPEES
Meeting a Real Legend • U.S. Legend spec racers look like they drove out of the Cars franchise, but they’re serious vehicles that put the emphasis on the driver.
From Ranch to Roads • On a weekend-morning drive, a chance meeting with a 97-year-old cowboy turns into a history lesson on the early days of Malibu, California.
New Cars for 2023 • The past few years have been like a sadistic version of Groundhog Day. While the future has felt on hold, it’s about to make up for lost time. Judging by the new-car offerings for 2023, we predict we’ll be leaving our houses, going on- and off-road, in vehicles that are sleek, rugged, high-tech, bewinged, bedazzled, and dazzling. While some aging favorites retire, nascent companies’ offerings will rev and whir onto our streets. New-car temptation will come in many forms—with electricity, old-fashioned gas grunt, or a combo of both—to your covetous heart and, manufacturers hope, your garage. We present the cars, trucks, and SUVs for 2023.
Fashionable and Late • THE WELLDRESSED ALFA ROMEO TONALE IS TARDY TO THE PARTY.
A Furious Five • A CHARACTERFUL, WAILING ENGINE SETS THE TONE FOR THE AUDI RS3.
7 and 7 • THE RANGE-TOPPING BMW 7-SERIES, NOW IN YOUR CHOICE OF GAS OR ELECTRIC.
Monster Mash • THE $151,490 CADILLAC ESCALADE-V PACKS A 682-HP PUNCH.
HYBRID STRAINS • TOYOTA’S HYBRID TUNDRA TAKES ON THE FORD F-150 POWERBOOST AND RAM 1500 eTORQUE IN A BATTLE OF ELECTRIFIED FULL-SIZE PICKUPS. BATTERIES INCLUDED.
Blast of the Past • AT OVER $2 MILLION, THE FERRARI DAYTONA SP3 MIGHT BE MODENA’S LAST MID-ENGINE V-12 CAR.
THE INCREMENTALIST • THE SIXTH-GENERATION HONDA CR-V PLAYS IT SAFE, WORKS THE MARGINS.
Starter Dough • THE 2023 HONDA HR-V IS A NEW AND BIGGER VERSION OF THE ENTRY-LEVEL CLASS LEADER.
Stealth Speeder • THE KIA EV6 GT IS A MUSCLE CAR, BUT IT’S QUIET ABOUT IT.
Prescription Refill • THE 2023 LEXUS RX DOES LITTLE TO SHAKE UP A FAMILIAR FORMULA.
Air Apparent • THE NEW LUCID AIR SAPPHIRE STEALS THE TITLE OF MOST POWERFUL FROM ITS SIBLING.
A SONG BY ANY OTHER NAME
It’s Alive • THE RIMAC NEVERA ELECTRIC HYPERCAR MAKES A POWERFUL FIRST IMPRESSION.
Executive Order • TOYOTA’S HOME-BREWED HOT HATCH IS A 300-HP BONUS TO DRIVING ENTHUSIASTS CALLED THE GR COROLLA. WE WANT ONE.
On a Spoiler and a Prayer • A BOOM OF STARTUPS EXPANDS THE SMALL-VOLUME MANUFACTURER CLUB.
WHAT TO BUY: HONDA INSIGHT