David Mwakisha

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Most fascinating supercar of 2013: Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder put up hall of fame numbers this year.<p>Zero to 60mph in 2.5 seconds. Zero to 124mph in 7.2 seconds. A lap of Germany’s 12.1-mile Nürburgring in 6 minutes 57 seconds, an unofficial record for the circuit. Nearly 900 total system horsepower.<p>What the numbers don’t communicate is …

John Phillips: Yet More Complaints, Straight from 10Best

Are we tuning the radio or launching a missile strike?<p>During 11 consecutive days last month, I drove <i>Car and Driver</i>’s long-term electric-blue Subaru BRZ from Montana to Ann Arbor, then drove all 60 of our 10Best nominees, then drove back to Montana in the “bronze bus”—our long-term Mercedes-Benz …

Year in Review: The Best Concept Cars of 2013

Concept cars have always fascinated audiences because they presage the automotive industry of tomorrow. And while these days that can literally <i>be</i> tomorrow, with many “concepts” being thinly disguised production cars, the most alluring are often the most fanciful, those that seduce with artful …

Mercedes-Benz Contemplating Adding GLK-Based Coupe to Crossover Lineup

Mercedes-Benz plans to reinvent its lineup of compact crossovers. The next GLK-class stands to be lower, sportier, and sleeker than the current model, whose boxy design is meant to mimic that of the G-wagen. Yet despite such radical styling changes, Benz is considering making another major change …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX has never been known for its looks and the new 2015 Subaru WRX that recently debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show is no exception to that rule. Though it has lost the Impreza moniker and shares less with the standard Impreza than ever before, the new 2015 WRX follows one important …

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Mitsubishi Montero Plug-In Hybrid Coming to U.S.

Don’t let its current line-up fool you: Mitsubishi is not giving up on selling cars in the U.S. In a recent interview, Mitsubishi president Osamu Masuko has declared the North American car market too important to give up, and that the key to turning around the automaker’s image in the U.S. will be …

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