2018 BMW M5 First Drive: A Return to the Faith? ""

It’s tempting to characterize the traditional flagship cars—the large, top-of-the-line sedans such as BMW’s 7-series and Mercedes-Benz’s S-class—as the ultimate embodiment of brand values. But at Bayerische Motoren Werke, that mantle rests on the M5 and the M3. For the better part of 30 years, these sports-sedan prophets have spread…

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Wendy Sullivan

2018 Porsche 911 in Depth: More Than Fifty Years of Peerless Performance ""

Since its debut in 1963, the celebrated Porsche 911 has consistently pushed against the boundaries of the sports-car universe. This is despite the fact that the car’s shape, rear-engine arrangement, and styling have evolved and advanced very deliberately through the years. Instead of dramatically altering the car’s styling, Porsche engineers…

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Wendy Sullivan

The Many Ways in Which Cars Were Stupendously Unsafe 60 Years Ago ""

From the December 2017 issue Unpadded metal surfaces, blunt knobs and rods, steering columns that impale—and seatbelts weren’t even on the options list. We may think highly of the 1955 Chevrolet, but like all cars of the era, it didn’t think much of its passengers; here we use it as…

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Wendy Sullivan

This $1.5 Million Off-Road-Ready Truck Is the Ultimate Tiny Home ""

If the journey is indeed more important than the destination, then the new EarthRoamer XV-HD could be worth every penny of its $1.5 million asking price. This off-road-ready recreational vehicle starts life as a heavy-duty four-wheel-drive Ford F-750 work truck equipped with a turbocharged diesel 6.7-liter V-8. Paired to a…

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Wendy Sullivan

2017 Porsche 718 Cayman, Tested in Depth: Pure Porsche ""

The Porsche 718 Cayman embodies everything we love about sports cars. Notably, it delivers one of the world’s most exhilarating driving experiences at a relatively reasonable starting price. No surprise, then, that the Cayman is a regular on our annual 10Best Cars list. Serving as the brand’s entry-level coupe, the…

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Wendy Sullivan