Road & Track - 2008 Magazines

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June Road Tests - Audi RS 4 vs. BMW M3 Sedan vs. Lexus IS F vs. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (Lock and load: Eight cyclinders, four doors, one winner in a high-caliber sedan shootout); Pontiac G8 GT (Channel your inner Mad Max, mate, with this Aussie-built 362-bhp performance sedan); Jaguar XF Supercharged (This S-type replacement is the bold, new face of Jaguar; that gutteral hiss is its supercharger); Road Test Update: Chevrolet Cobalt SS (Supercharger out, turbo in; plus significant driveline, handling and braking improvements) First Drives - Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG (A compact clutch is key to the performance of the latest AMG-massaged Mercedes); Bentley Brooklands (An Old School pushrod V-8, Old World charm and an Old Money price of $340,990); Saab Turbo X (Black, it turns out, is the new black when it comes to turbo 280-bhp awd Saabs) Technical - Biofuels (Corn, cane or cellulosic, nobody rides for free. But will microwave popcorn cost $50?) Features - Audi R8 TDI Le Mans (From Le Mans victory to Audi showroom? A distinct possibility with this diesel superstar); An Allard To Amelia Island (With both cars and life, the journey can be more important than the destination); Long-Term Test: Lexus GS 450h (Ravaged not by use but by depreciation, our Lexus hybrid was a faithful servent) Competition - The Mustang Challenge (A leap up from Spec Miata, this series doubles the cylinder count and power) Columns - On The Road (Doom, Gloom And Hope: Ignore the pessimists; car culture is alive and well in the Big Apple); Ampersand (Sneak Preview: Ferrari's 149, small but mighty; Lotus V-6 Eagle; and a more wicked Nissan GT-R); Side Glances (Big-Bucks Classics Reconsidered: '1958 Ferrari 250 GT, low miles, $4950.' There must be a catch); Tech Tidbits (Hybrids: High On The List: A student open-wheel hybrid series; potentially problematic plug-ins);Sport (Alonso - Unbreakable? Charting the volatile constroversial career of Formula 1's Fernando Alonso); Pole Position (IRL vs. Champ Car: Picking Up The Pieces: Let the wounds heal, and let's get on with quality racing) Departments - Your Turn; People, Places & Things; Tech Correspondence; Road Test Summary; Finish Line; PS
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October Road Tests - Aston Martin DBS (An angry 510-bhp V-12, a voluptuous shape, and room for two very fortunate souls); Audi A4 3.2 Quattro (Ingolstadt's upsized small sedan now seats four real adults, and handles better too); Road Test Update: Ford Shelby GT500KR & Saab 9-3 Turbo X SportCombi (Be it via lobes or impellers, boost is the common denomonator for fun) First Drives - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (At long last, Chevy makes a production Corvette that's more powerful than a Viper); Lincoln MKS (A car to resurrect past glory? Well, this roomy, stylish V-6 sedan is a solid start); Acura TL (With high-tech features, 305 bhp and ingenious awd, the TL razzles and dazzles); Maserati Quattroporte S (We never met an extra 25 bhp we didn't like...the 4-porte gets a 4.7-liter V-8) Departments - Your Turn; People, Places & Things; Tech Correspondence; Road Test Summary; PS Features - King For A Day: CTS-V vs. MS (Two hot shots, a brand-new racetrack and a grudge match between Cadillac and BMW); Long-Term Test (A BMW M3-fighter from the purveyor of Quiet and Cushy? That's the Lexus IS F); The Italian Job (The Mille Miglia 2008: Brescia to Rome and back in a Bertone-bodied Alfa Sportiva); Ferrari Magic India Discovery (Sensory overload with exotics: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (the car) and India (the country)) Columns - On The Road In With The New, Out With The Old ( 2009's (Welcoming 2009's best, brightest cars and a personal farewell); Ampersand Lotus Blossoms (Hethel presents the 276-bhp mid-engine Evora; we drive the new BMW 7 series); Side Glances Aerodynamics And Aero-Lack-O'Dynamics (An ode to steamlining and automotive aesthetics); Tech idbits A Fuel-Cell Car In Our Driveway (Three days spent with Chevrolet's hydrogen-fueled Equinox); Sport Clash Of The Worlds (Good ol' boys Franchitti, Villeneuve, et al, in NASCAR, and how they're faring); Pole Position You Can't Get There From Here: (Total World Domination: Is it too much to ask from a driver?)
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November Road Tests - Chevrolet Cobalt SS vs. Mazdaspeed3 vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart vs. Subaru Impreza WRX (Four sub-$30,000 turbocharged sport-compacts vie for your hearts and checkbooks); Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (Now with bigger helpings of power and handling, and a fiendishly green paint job) Features - Bling Quartet (Tuned vs. production: Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Turbo, Acura NSX and Cadillac CTS); Citroen 2CV-VIVA LA FRANCE (Bringing back the darling of the French working class, two cylinders at a time); The Quail: A Gathering Of Eagles (A tribute to Dan Gurney's open-wheelers, Porsche's 959 and Valentino Balboni); Brooklands Double Twelve (A time machine that works far better than the one in Napolean Dynamite); Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe (European road/Euro-Tunnel trip in Rolls latest, Goodwood-Calais-Reims-Geneva); Long-Term Test (Bolt-on performance baubles for the Scion xB and Mazdaspeed3); Phil Hill 1927-2008 (Formula 1 World Champion, gentleman, friend. Phil's larger-than-life spirit and generosity touched all who knew him) First Drives - Cadillac CTS-V (With the heart of the ZR1 Vette, this Caddy's acceleration is pulse-quickening); Dodge Challenger SE & R/T (The SRT8's great, but don't overlook the 5.7-liter V-8 and 3.5-liter v-6 versions); Alfa Romeo MiTo (Not for U.S. consumption - yet - this scrappy front-drive Alfa portends the future); Honda Fit (Making the most of its 1.5-liters, the new Fit doesn't throw out the fun with frugality); Chevrolet Camaro LT (Matching the V-8 Mustang's 300 bhp, the V-6 LT is a strong steed indeed) Columns - The Road Ahead (Write Your Congressman: Politics and car craziness coexisting, introducing R&T's new editor); Ampersand (Honda S3000: Honda's high-strung roadster revived; an Abarth-Lotus venture, and Audi updates); Side Glances (A Few Good Weekends: Elkhart Lake and Oshkosh; race cars, planes and a brush with celebrity); Sport (Super Mario: Three decades after his F1 reign, Andretti ponders why America hasn't repeated); Pole Position (Everything Old Is New Again: In racing, it seems the more things change, the more they stay the same); Tech Tidbits (CO2 - Billions And Billions Of Ton: Deserts getting their just dessert in CO2 absorption) Departments - Your Turn; People, Places & Things; Road Test Summary; Tech Correspondence; Finishline; PS
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December Road Tests - Porsche 911 GT2 (Arguably the sharpest tool in Zuffenhausen's shed, and certainly the fastest); Road Test Update: BMW M3 M-DCT; Dodge Charger R/T; Mazda RX-8 R3 (Muscle, handling and technologh, packaged in compellingly different ways) Features - Mission Mongolia (A recon run, we reckon, for the 2009 Land Rover G4 Challenge in a far-away land); Dinan S3 M6 (Mike Tyson in a Sean Connery suit, this coupe pairs explosive force with sophistication); Boxy Paradox: Ford Flex (A less numbingly utilitarian alternative to the minivan? Size-wise, it stacks up well); R & T Gift Guide (Watches, driving shoes, sunglasses and models - plus the year's best car books); iRacing Simulator (A racing simulator so realistically rendered you might want to wear a HANS device); Pebble Beach - No Postwar Winner? (Pebble's Best of Show usually goes to a car made before Hitler invaded Poland. Why?); R & T Trophies ('Atta boys' all around. Celebrating excellence in restoration of cars we'd like to drive); Long-Term Test (Journeys with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, Infiniti EX35 and Lexus IS-F) First Drives - Mini John Cooper Works (Getting 'the works' results in 208 bhp, a locked-down chassis and elevated fun); Ford Fiesta (The party's just getting started with Ford's tight-handling, expressively styled B-car); Audi RS 6 Avant (Don't let the wagon body style fool you - a fire-breathing 580-bhp V-10 lurks beneath); Volkswagen Golf (The Mk 6 version gets a mild reskin, a top-flight interior and the 'twincharger') Columns - The Road Ahead (Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish. Skimp on interiors, and the world will beat a path away from your door); Ampersand (Paris Show-Stoppers Lamborghini's radical Estoque 4-door GT - a foil for Porsche's Panamena?); Side Glances (The Resurrection Of The Body -Peter's last restoration? Yeah, right, and Brett Favre's retired); Side Glances (Toyota's Grass-Roots Racing. Awakening a sleeping giant among Midgets, with TRD's help); Pole Position (Gorillas In Our Midst - In ALMS endurance racing, Honda goes big-game hunting in LMP1); Tech Tidbits (Family News From The Monterey Weekend. Garage queens need not apply; Caddy's cool wagon) Departments - Your Turn; People, Places & Things; Road Test Summary; The Finish Line; Tech Correspondence; PS
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