Motor Trend - 1985

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January
Cover Story - 1985 Toyota MR2 (The ultimate road racer's trainer) - Chrysler Le Baron GTS vs. Audi 5000 Turbo (ChryCo challenges the turbo touring titleholder); TVR Tasmin 280i (High-tech by traditional craftsman); Eurosedans: BMW 528e, Peugeot 505 Turbo, Volvo Turbo (The details reveal all); 1985 Subaru 4wd Turbo Sedan (As inscrutably offbeat as ever) Driving Impressions - Opel Kadett GSi (A new combatant for the Left-Lane Wars); 1985 Renault 5 (Le Car for the future?) Features - 1985 Car Of The Year Preview (Which will rate as the best of the domestics?); 76eme Paris Salon d' Auto (Tour de force de la Testarossa) Motorsport - The 12 Hours Of Willow Springs (Endurance racing in the high desert) Retrospect - 1939 Aston Martin C Type Speed Model (Strange relic of the race that wasn't) Departments - Editor's Report (Give us a brake); Letters (L.A. static, Jersey hedonism, Michigan perversity); Circumstances (Requiescat en FIRE); Trends (The EPA winners); Detroit Report (Return of the designer Seville?); International Report (A Reliant British sports car?); Technologue (Alternative engine cooling); The Jane Lew Dialogues (The official origins of chili); Competition Report (Lanier's Blue Thunder Reignmaker)
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March
Cover Story - 1986 Ford Taurus (Mule-driving the aerostick sedan of the future); Design File: Ford Taurus / Mercury Sable (Is this the perfectly designed street car?) Road Tests - 1985 Honda CRX Si (Injected with new electronic beef); 1985 BMW 535i (Clark Kent takes a trip to the gym) Driving Impressions - Guanci SJJ 1 GT (A mid-engine Corvette powered American dream); SEAT Ibiza (Porsche power in a Spanish car?) Features - Destroy All Pylons (Measuring firewater's effect on driving); Ford's Spring Fashion Show (A stronger Mustang, improved Escort, and a new Aerostar); Motor Trend 1985 Import Car Of The Year (In search of the inimitable immigrant) Motorsport - Return Of The Master (Mario Andretti - still winning after all these years) Retrospect - 1931 Cadillac V-16 Pinin Farina (Il Maestra's first American car) Departments - Editor's Report (Faster horses); Letters (Let them eat cheesecake); Circumstances (The exploitation of Sir Alec); Trends (Koenig's 550-hp Ferrari BBi); Detroit Report (Mazda moves to Motown); International Report (Opel Kadett: European COTY); Technologue (Continental's internally seated tire); Competition Report (Labonte roars to NASCAR title); The Jane Lew Dialogues (Motorsport's fountain of youth)
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May
Cover Story - Ital Design Maya (Wanted - Courageous auto maker to build a dream) Road Tests - Scirocco vs. Prelude vs. Grand Am (Three sportsters with decidedly different accents), 1985 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon (Value leader of the luxure freightliners), 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport Wagon (An old definition of a new concept), Trihawk 394 (The 3-wheeled answer to a question no one's asked) Track Test - Oldsmobile Calais Indy Pace Car (Too bad this topless thriller isn't for sale) Features - Grand Bahama Vintage Speed Week (Used cars under the sun), Make The Weight (Tricks of the EPA testing trade), RV Rental Guide (Solution for short-term travel pangs) Motorsport - SunBank 24 Hours of Daytona (Competitive kickoff to IMSA's 1985 season) Retrospect - 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina (The glory that was Rome) Departments - Editor's Report (The Old Faithful Syndrome), Letters (Wagers, queries and culinary advice), Circumstances (The 0.1% fullibility factor), Trends (Time to order your Porsche 959), Detroit Report (Reagan lifts import quotas), International Report (Flash! New Volvo 780), Technologue (Let there be (quartz-halogen) light), Competition Report (Ford GTP - take two), The Jane Law Dialogues (The Ford / Sullivan Connection)
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July
Cover Story - Ferrari Testarossa (The union of the mathemitician with the poet) Road Tests - 1985 Chevrolet Nova CL (Battle of the big boys becomes a bossa-Nova); Ford Mustang SVO vs. Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z (Full-blooded cars for red-blooded Amerimales); 1985 Chevrolet Citation X-11 (Getting sweet just as it's going away); Audi 4000S Quattro vs. BMW 318i vs. Cadillac Cimarron (ABC's of the under-20-grand sports sedan) Features - The Ferrari 12s (Singing through history in a V-flat); One Lap In America (Microwave poisoning and selective law enforcement); Salon de Paulo Geneve 1985 (Beginnings of catalytic anarchy in Europe) Long-Term Test - Saab APC Turbo (Amazingly painless and pleasureful motoring) Motorsport - The Stock Report (Rousing openers to showroom endurance series) Retrospect - 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (Automotive obsolescence as artwork) Departments - Editor's Report (Goodbye, hello); Letters (Thumbs up for the Maya, Setright set right); Circumstances (Classical priorities or innovation); Trends (New stuff from Saab, Alfa, Caddy); Detroit Report (GM's redesigned H-bodies); International Report (Scorpio joins Merkur XR4Ti); Technologue (Intercooled boost - the hot setup); Competition Report (Prost coasts in F1 opener); The Jane Lew Dialogues (What makes a great racer?)
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August
Cover Story - Pontiac '86 And Beyond (The present and future of GM's Bimmer battlers) 1986 New Car Preview - Domestics, Hybrids and Captive Imports (The knowns, the ifs and the maybes to come next year) Road Tests - 1986 Audi 5000 Turbo Quattro (High tech at its most gratifying); 1986 Nissan Stanza Wagon (Latest entry in the flotilla of tall wagons); Maserati Biturbo E (If "E" signifies esclusivo, energico, e un poco erotico) Driving Impressions - Alfa Romeo Milano (A return to sportiness - and profibility?) Features - The Little Leagues Of Racing (How to be a star driver at age 14); Honda City (Cute, quirky and a sky high visibility quotient); Owner Survey: Audi 5000 S; 5000 S Turbo (A new standard is set in buyer satisfaction) Long-Term Test - Merkur XR4Ti (European panache, but not perfection) Motorsport - 1985 Long Beach Grand Prix (Mario runs away; Danny runs out of gas) Retrospect - 1932 Duesenberg J Tourster (Poetic majesty, American style) Departments - Editor's Report (The basics of stealth); Letters (Hail the Camaro GTZ, used car retorts); Circumstances (Balanced on the brink of adhesion); Trends (Flash! Chevy's front-drive Baretta); Detroit Report (Caddy's new ragtop; '86 Calais); International Report (Fiat's super-quick Uno); Technologue (Fire in the hole); Competition Report (Willy T's Trans-Am triumph); The Jane Lew Dialogues (The definition of super-racer)
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September Cover Story - Porsche 959 (Exclusive! Guided tour of the fastest sports car ever) Road Tests - BMW 524td (The Ultimate Driving...Diesel?), Isuzu Impulse Turbo (Adding a splash of dash to the flush) Driving Impression - Volkswagen Scirocco 16V GTX (Twice the valves should double its appeal) Features - The True Porsche Ethos (Big bores, short strokes and flat engines), On The Trail Of James Dean (Time-warping in the Vintage 550 Spyder), The 200-mph Corvette (Stretching the envelope in a plastic bullet) Motorsport - 1985 Indianapolis 500 (Sullivan plays "spin to win"; Mario falls short again) Retrospect - 1933 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A SS (It seduced even the Kremlin) Departments - Editor's Reports (Speed reading), Letters (Lovely redhead or ugly cheese-grater?), Circumstances (Dat ol' debbil transmitted disability), Trends (New: Cadillac Atlante; ChryCo Liberty), Detroit Report (Chrysler's C-bodies, Ford's "Fiero"), International Report (The Koreans are coming), Technologue (Bosch's drive-by-wire), Competition Report (Elliott juggernaut sidetracked), The Jane Lew Dialogues (The Darlington Plymouth)
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