Tag Archive for Car and Driver

Disco Volante

countach

1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000S Road Test – Car and Driver. You shouldn’t have this car. Nobody should have this car. That’s obvious from what happens to people when they are exposed to it. On the freeway, fellow motor­ists tuck into your blind spot, watching from where they can’t be seen, all expression shocked right off…

Legacy Car Problems

1987 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang: 25 Cars Worth Waiting For 2014–2017 – Future Cars – Car and Driver. While the current Mustang is slavishly, unimaginatively retro, Ford has pretty much mined out its glory days, the as-yet unrealized Mustang II redux notwithstanding. So the next car will be fearlessly modern. Many Mustang faithful are up in arms at the…

Come on Down!

Ferrari 458 Spider

Come on Down! The Day The Price Is Right Offered a Ferrari 458 Spider – Car and Driver . It was 300 people having simultaneous aneurysms. Then, an instant later, the excitement became a roaring wave of frantic ­communal lust moving through Studio 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. From the audience, it…

Worth a Read: Their Ghosts Still Haunt The Place

car and driver april 1976

Their Ghosts Still Haunt The Place: How Four GM Motorama Show Cars Were Saved from the Scrap Heap  GM’s plan, says discoverer Bortz, was just to get the cars off the books before the year closed out by ensuring that they were destroyed. “Harry Senior told me they sent a guy out to oversee their…

And i Even Like The Color

Does it come in red?

Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver. The Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario also is equipped with a more powerful engine: The 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 now makes 710 horsepower, up from the standard Aventador’s 691. Performance remains unchanged, however, according to Lambo. So you can expect the same…

Have we met?

19801201 car and driver

Perhaps somewhere around December 1980.  I want to believe it’s the same shoot. These Are The Best/Worst Car Press Shots Ever.  This next one is obviously from another shoot, but who cares?

OK, Car and Driver

car and driver april 1976

I found the car. Now where’s the girl? Yes, I know it’s a ’79 in the magazine and an ’82 in the flesh.  I was looking harder for the girl than the car.  So to speak.

David E. Davis Was Wrong

Buick Century 1.5

He said the A-bodies would be the most successful GM cars ever.  Why was he wrong? No v. 1.0 models exist any longer.  There are plenty of 1.5s like this – well, more than zero – and you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a 2.0.  Still, Cadillac Escalade.  Boom, roasted. This?  AYFKM?  Yellow…

Driving Like Crazy: You Missed Something

1985 Aston Martin V8 Volante

P. J. O’Rourke takes the decline of the American car personally. And not just because his family has sold Buicks for three generations. In his latest book Driving Like Crazy, O’Rourke sees the very story of our nation written in the crazy, chrome-clad arc of American automobilia. From “the sheer genius that transformed the 1908 Model…