Join Our Lightning Lap Reddit AMA on February 8


Lightning Lap 2023 is here, and we know you have questions. Why didn’t certain cars make the cut? How many tires do we consume over the course of three days? Who makes the best pour-over coffee, and why is it Carlos Lago? We’re here to tackle all your most pressing questions—and those about the minivan—on Reddit this Wednesday, February 8th.

Wednesday afternoon ET will kick off our latest Ask Me Anything (AMA) in Reddit’s r/cars community. There’s already been a healthy bit of Lightning Lap 16 discussion out there, and we want to give you all the insight we couldn’t fit into the feature. Expect some healthy discussions about the RS3’s Pirelli Trofeo R tires, the emotional toll of chasing the perfect lap time, and why you think you can beat Jack Fitzgerald’s foot time even though you haven’t run since high school cross country not.

During the AMA, you’ll have the chance to ask questions of Editor-in-Chief Tony Quiroga, Executive Editor KC Colwell, Test Director Dave VanderWerp, Senior Technical Editor David Beard, Technical Editor Dan Edmunds, and Deputy Editor for Video Carlos Lago.

If this is your first Lightning Shot, welcome! This is our 16th time hosting the event, which takes place at Virginia International Raceway on its 4.1-mile Grand Course configuration. It’s a true measure of a car’s limits, testing everything from cornering to braking to whether or not the shift knob will break free from its moorings mid-lap. Don’t forget to check out this year’s results to get those curious juices flowing before tomorrow’s AMA.