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Track Test

Here's what the $6,500 upgrade gets you on the track

We get it. Superfans only want to hear about the yin versus yang. iPhone versus Android. Batman versus Superman. The Ford Mustang versus its Bizarro World twinsie/frenemy, the Chevy Camaro.

First Drive

A better chassis and suspension help the GT tackle alpine curves

The Austrian Alps are a curious venue to show off that great hunter of the highways, the Bentley Continental GT. With deep green forests and soaring thrusts of exposed rock, the Alps are one of those few places where the natural world still reigns supreme. Humanity isn't going to change this place much. You can forget about six-lane freeways blasted through rock — the only way to get around is on narrow, twin lanes.

Track Test

The track car that makes everyone feel like Mark Webber

While the advances on the previous generation are discernible, they are not revolutionary. Worth noting are overall tweaks to the already brilliant suspension, with higher spring rates and metal ball joints on all bearings on the chassis. The previous model had rubber joints up front. These small changes are alchemy, but as proved by the Ring record, they yield results.

First Drive

You knew it would be fast, but this Vette plumbs the extremes

I was shook. I've driven a lot of racetracks in a lot of exotic cars. But lately I haven't been on track as often as I would like. And my most recent foray on a very wet circuit left me feeling unacceptably slow. Cobwebby. So a first drive of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at Road Atlanta was bringing on a set of nerves.

Featured

When it comes to the mysteries of handling weight transfers in the iconic Porsche, the ice holds answers.

The 911's rear-bias also shows a happy application on the slalom. That weight in the rear makes for exuberant pendulum turns.

First Drive

McLaren’s new convertible gains wind, gives up nothing.

It's a starter supercar you can live with.