Car and Driver, February/March 2023 Issue



Editor’s Letter: Power Plays
With powerlines, personality counts – as exemplified by the Mercedes-AMG twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8.
By Tony Quiroga

Ezra Dyer: Looney Tunes
Changes can bring unexpected challenges. Just ask the engineers who build factory hot rods.
By Ezra Dyer

Elana Scherr: Is there a place on the road for the tricycle?

It is not a motorcycle, nor is it a proper car. Is this something you actually want? Scherr drives one for a month to find out.
By Elana Scherr


Five Chinese automakers are creating a People’s Republic of EVs
A look at all the ways BYD, Geely, Nio and other Chinese car companies are gearing up to disrupt the automotive world order.
by Georg Kacher

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⬆︎’Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine’ by Brock Yates, is heading to the big screen
The success of ‘Ford v Ferrari’ seems to have fueled Hollywood’s automotive imagination. Start your engines. . . and your Jiffy Pop.
by William Jeanes and Elana Scherr

Your guide to charging an electric car
Driving an electric vehicle is relatively simple; however, charging an EV can get complicated.
by Mark Takahashi

Eyes up – in the line of sight

Once reserved for fighter jets and luxury cars, head-up displays are expanding to more makes and models—and more of your windshield.
by Sami Haj-Assad

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⬆︎Lightning Lap 2023: The hottest cars on America’s toughest track
This is the 16th time we’ve migrated to Virginia International Raceway to judge cars on nothing more than what they can do on America’s most challenging 4.1-mile racetrack.
by David Beard, KC Colwell, Dan Edmunds, Tony Quiroga, Dave VanderWerp

2022 Subaru WRX
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2022 Hyundai Elantra N
2022 Hyundai Kona N
2022 BMW i4 M5
2022 BMW M240i xDrive
2023 Toyota GR Corolla Morizo ​​Edition
2023 Honda Civic Type R
2023 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 manual
2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
2022 Mercedes-AMG SL63
2022 Audi RS3
2023 BMW M4 CSL
2023 Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica
2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The outliers
2022 Kia Carnival
1999 Jack Fitzgerald

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⬆︎10 Best Trucks and SUVs for 2023
Our annual awards cut through the clutter to find the trucks and SUVs that serve their purpose while delivering incredible value and a great driving experience.
With car and driver

2023 Ford Bronco
2023 Ford Maverick
2023 Genesis GV70
2023 Honda CR-V
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5
2023 Be EV6
2023 Kia Telluride
2023 Porsche Macan
2023 Ram 1500
2023 Rivian R1T

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⬆︎The design rejections: Second-Gen Pontiac Fiero
GM’s 1980s-era sporty mid-engine car was a hit, until it wasn’t.
by Brett Berk


Front row: 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance: AMG’s new C63 is a 671-HP PHEV
AMG’s new C63 sedan eschews tradition with an F1-inspired four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain.
by Mike Sutton

Tested: 2023 BMW X1 is practical, not experimental
There’s nothing radical about the new version of BMW’s smallest SUV, but it offers a lot for a small price.
By Elana Scherr

Tested: 2023 Lucid Air Touring hits the sweet spot
With its ideal blend of range, performance and interior space, the Touring is all the air you need.
by Dan Edmunds

Front row: 2024 Audi Q8 e-tron and SQ8 e-tron refine the formula
Audi is giving a new name, along with upgraded battery power and range, to its flagship electric SUV.
By Tony Quiroga

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⬆︎MegaRexx MegaRaptor Driven: Pickup Colossus
Lifted diesel vans, meet your new god.
By Ezra Dyer

Tested: 2023 Toyota Prius drives even better than it looks now
There is no longer any need to sacrifice styling, acceleration, handling or your dignity in the name of fuel economy.
by Dan Edmunds

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