The Ram TRX is indestructible

Stereotypes on cars are a hard thing to shake. Hyundai has tried to shed its cheap persona, to varying degrees of success. Take a look at Cadillac, and its now undeserved reputation as a Sunday driver for old men. But sometimes, stereotypes are a welcome thing. This Ram TRX portrays every macho persona a pickup…

The 3000GT VR-4 is better than a Toyota Supra

Nostalgia is a big business. Old movies are being remade. Old bands come back for reunion tours. And car makers revive hallowed nameplates, especially from the land of the rising sun. Supra. Z. GT-R. NSX. But what’s missing from that group? The Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4. Maybe it’s not worth it to Mitsubishi, who’s in deep…

The AMG GT 53 proves you can’t be everything to everyone

This AMG GT 53 reminds me of George Russell. He’s the number two driver for Mercedes’ F1 team, and he’s remarkably consistent. Good for P3, P4, or P5 every race, he’s even outperforming Lewis Hamilton this season so far. Poor George was so happy to get even a single point while racing for Williams, but…

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the last great sports sedan

If you’ve seen Top Gun:Maverick, you were hopefully in awe of all the beautiful aerial cinematography. What made it work was that the actors were really in the back seat of an F/A-18, straining and grunting through high-G maneuvers. You can’t fake that, and I found myself almost turning and pulling G’s with them in…

What it’s like to own a G80 M3

It’s been nine months since I first laid eyes on my G80. Modern BMWs are complex machines, making this the most complex M3 yet. I gather up two others to see how the cars are performing, and if modifying the car is a good idea. Spoiler alert: The G80 M3 reliability breaks the stereotype. Is…

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo shows it has a soul

The manual transmission is dying. So is the V-12. Soon, the V-8 will follow.  And then, all internal combustion engines. It’ll be a sad day. But maybe cars like the 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo can help ease the pain. I like it more than my M3. Here’s why. Get one: Acceleration of the Starship…

Short take: The 2023 BMW M4 CSL

CSL. Coupe Sport Lightweight. It’s a famous name among the BMW faithful, and now the G82 BMW M4 CSL gets the treatment. Is it worth the wait? Adding lightness This is not a “CS”, like the M2 or M5 I reviewed last year. The L means that this car is much more race-focused. Check the…

The R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R is as cool as you remember

Personal nostalgia plays a big part in this publication, so that means the occasional dose of 90s goodness. My number one love will always be the Mitsubishi 3000GT, but if you look back at my family’s history of cars, you’ll find mostly Nissans. From Maximas to Pathfinders and Z cars, nothing pulls on my heart…

The BMW i4 M50 is not an EV M3

Just 10 years ago, BMW was still making an M3 with a V-8 and a gas guzzler tax. Now, this BMW i4 M50 promises to give you all the performance without a drop of petrol. Let’s put aside the thoughts on whether electric cars are truly better for the environment, and focus on how this…

The 2022 Mercedes AMG GLE 53 could use more sport

Like many, I didn’t seriously start to watch F1 until “Drive to Survive” came out on Netflix. Since then, I can’t get enough of it. I love that it’s the pinnacle of motorsport, and the courage needed to drive these cars on the edge lap after lap. While I wish BMW were still involved, I’m…