CONTRIBUTING AUTOS EDITOR

Matt DeLorezno has been writing about cars since 1977 and is a former editor of Autoweek and the former editor-in-chief of Road & Track. A founding member of the North American Car of the Year jury, he has also authored a number of books, including Legendary American Cars, Corvette Dynasty, Modern Chrysler Concept Cars, 2005 Mustang, Volkswagen New Beetle, and an upcoming centennial history of Dodge.

Triumphant Return

Aston Martin has been criticized for producing a lineup of look-alike sports cars and grand tourers. Detractors contend that it is difficult to distinguish between the shapes—as well as the purposes—of the Vantage, DB9, Virage, and DBS. The Rapide may stand out because of its four doors, but it shares much of its bodywork with […]

Bugatti’s Latest Legend and a North American Driving Experience

The third in a series of six Bugatti Legends special editions, the new 2014 Bugatti Veyron Meo Costantini is named after Meo Costantini, a friend of Ettore Bugatti’s and the head of the Bugatti race team. Like the other special editions, production will be limited to just three units. Costantini won the Targa Florio twice, […]

The Quattroporte’s Little Sibling Has Arrived

The 2014 Maserati Ghibli made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and set the stage for the Italian automaker’s ambitious plans to boost sales by offering a sports sedan with a base price well under $100,000. The Ghibli is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 built by Ferrari, which produces 345 […]

The Ultimate Electric Driving Machine

BMW’s all-new i3 electric car may look something like a science project, but a short test-drive reveals it to be a well-thought-out alternative to the conventional gasoline-powered automobile. The shape and construction of the i3, which features a body made of carbon fiber mounted to an aluminum substructure, is innovative. Some of it works well, […]

The New Chevrolet SS Delivers BMW Performance with a Chevy Price Tag

The bowtie division is back in the rear-drive-performance-sedan market with the new 2014 Chevrolet SS four-door, offering V-8 power for under $50,000. Built by GM’s Holden unit in Australia, the handsome SS, which rides on a 114.8-inch wheelbase, is a 3-inch-shorter version of the rear-wheel-drive Caprice sold primarily to law-enforcements fleets. The SS rides on […]

Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Kia Make Headlines at the L.A. Auto Show

Top-end luxury and performance models dominated the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the 2014 Jaguar F-Type Coupe leading the A-list of stars. Originally shown as a coupe in concept form, the production version of Jaguar’s premier two-seater was a convertible. Now, over a year later, Jaguar (www.jaguarusa.com) has circled back and developed a coupe for […]

Wheels: Polish and Power

From the beginning, nearly 40 years ago—when Porsche introduced the first turbocharged production 911 at the 1974 Paris Motor Show—the Turbo model has emphasized raw, unadulterated power. The engine of the first 911 Turbo, also known as the 930, produced 260 hp, enabling the car to reach a top speed of 150 mph. The Turbos […]

A Bigger, Bolder Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac rolled out a bold replacement for the Escalade full-size SUV. Powered by a 420 hp 6.2-liter V-8, the new Escalade will be offered in two- and four-wheel drive as well as on two wheelbases—116.0 and 130.0 inches, the latter designated the ESV. That ESV model measures 224.3 inches overall, 20 inches longer than the […]

Callaway Transforms the Corvette Stingray into the AeroWagon

The engineering house Callaway is offering an innovative wagon version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray called the AeroWagon; it expects to begin delivery of the modified cars in early 2014. Known for its lineup of performance-enhanced vehicles ranging from Corvettes to full-size SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade, Callaway is making a departure with the AeroWagon’s […]

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Lands Stateside in 2014

The much-anticipated mid-engine Alfa Romeo 4C, which heralds the storied Italian marque’s return to the United States, will come in the second quarter of 2014 rather than late this year as originally planned. And like the limited-production 8C supercar before it, which was sold between 2008 and 2010, it could be sold through Maserati dealers, […]

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