About Author: K.C. Colwell

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  • Let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: Without knowing the 2015 Ford Mustang’s full technical specs, pegging the car’s acceleration is nothing more than an educated guess. There are many variables yet unaccounted for, including its all-new architecture, additional standard features, and the new turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option. But Ford has finally released […]

    What’ll It Do? Here’s How Quick We Think the 2015 Ford Mustang Will Be!

    Let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: Without knowing the 2015 Ford Mustang’s full technical specs, pegging the car’s acceleration is nothing more than an educated guess. There are many variables yet unaccounted for, including its all-new architecture, additional standard features, and the new turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine option. But Ford has finally released […]

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  • Track Star: 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO Tested!

    The 2015 model year marks the seventh for the GT-R, and nearly every turn of the calendar has come with incremental updates from Nissan, stretching the envelope of a car we initially called “big, heavy, and incredible.” READ MORE ››

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  • The Blue Laguna: America’s Most Famous Road Course

    Track days are loads of fun, but they can be intimidating. They are rare opportunities to drive largely without restrictions, but learning a new track takes time and money and comes with risks to you and your car. READ MORE ››

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  • Make GoPro Videos with Your BMW or Mini

    BMW, Mini, and GoPro have announced a partnership that’ll make producing car videos easier. The app is free, but you’ll also need a 2012-or-later BMW or Mini equipped with BMW Apps or Mini Connected, an iPhone 4 or newer, and a Wi-Fi-equipped GoPro camera. Once the camera is connected to the phone and the phone […]

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  • 2015 BMW M4 Manual First Drive: Fun with Three Pedals and a Stick

    Until now, manual-transmission versions of the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have eluded our collective left foot. We were beginning to think BMW was going to delay the release of the manual, or possibly pull the plug altogether. After all, some other brands have taken their respective performance models automatic-only. But now that we’ve finally […]

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  • 2015 Ferrari California T First Drive: Turbocharged with a Capital T

    The only other Ferrari to wear a “T” suffix was the Mondial t, circa 1989. As with the new California T, it was a 2+2 convertible (a coupe was sold as well), but its engine was behind the cabin while the California packs its V-8 up front. That original “t” suffix denoted the shape of […]

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  • Four-Figure Horsepower: 2009 AMS Ronin Nissan GT-R Tested!

    Meet the 1000-hp Nissan GT-R called the “Ronin.” The name, which translates roughly as “a warrior without a master,” would seem to overdo it on the samurai imagery, but this car, this barn-built Bugatti, is the quickest road car we’ve tested...

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  • Coming from the brand that sells Potenza-, Alenza-, Turanza-, and Ecopia-branded rubber, the name of Bridgestone’s DriveGuard tires is obviously less Latinate, but it’s also rather straightforward. DriveGuard encompasses a new family of replacement tires aimed at the bestselling family-sedan segment, so touring rubber with an all-season, M+S rating. But here’s the notable part, and […]

    Eff-a-Flat: Bridgestone Launching DriveGuard Run-Flat Replacement Tires

    Coming from the brand that sells Potenza-, Alenza-, Turanza-, and Ecopia-branded rubber, the name of Bridgestone’s DriveGuard tires is obviously less Latinate, but it’s also rather straightforward. DriveGuard encompasses a new family of replacement tires aimed at the bestselling family-sedan segment, so touring rubber with an all-season, M+S rating. But here’s the notable part, and […]

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  • 2014 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Intro: Hot Hatch With a Focus

    Some of you may remember our long-term 2012 Ford Focus SE and how it drifted silently into the internet abyss, never to be heard from again. The red hatchback was forced off the road and the, er, off-road incident nearly totaled it. With much to repair, it wouldn’t have replicated the new-car experience on which [...]

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  • Paging Doctor Sound: Harman Introducing Signal Doctor to Improve Audio Quality in the Car

    Compressed audio files are the written word’s equivalent of CliffsNotes. Sure, you understand the artist’s thesis, but all the fine details are lost alongside the missing information. Audiophiles know this. For most, us included, the lost information goes unnoticed when an audio compressor cuts all audio frequencies above a certain point (that’s called a brickwall [...]

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  • 2014 Cadillac ELR Test: Efficiency, All Draped in Couture

    The Cadillac ELR is a future pod, a show car made real. And it better look like a million bucks, because everybody’s going around calling it the $75,995 Chevy Volt. READ MORE ››

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  • Nissan Exec Confirms Sport Sedan Production, Talks Future Tech [2014 Detroit Auto Show]

    Sitting down with Andy Palmer, Nissan’s chief planning officer, an hour before the brand revealed its Sport Sedan concept at this year’s Detroit auto show gave us some insight into how Nissan designs, engineers, and builds its cars. Palmer admits that the Sport Sedan will go into production and, without specifically confirming it, indicated that [...]

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