Posts Tagged: Audi

2012 List: Every car I drove this year

Continuing my douchey humblebrag list of cars I’ve driven in the past year, here is my list for 2012. Same disclaimer applies: some I drove for ten minutes, some for a week.

Up until just two-and-a-half years ago, the most powerful car I had ever driven had 315 horsepower (BMW M Coupe). Thanks to greater opportunities, and ever-soaring horsepower figures in this crazy age we live in, that number has been topped countless times in some unexpected ways. To put it in perspective, 9 out of the 11 Ford models in this list have 365hp of more. Continue reading…

Best of 2011: ‘The List’

It’s been an amazing 2011. Because of some amazing opportunities I’ve had through CultureMap, the Texas Auto Writers Association and a few very generous friends, I’ve been able to drive a huge variety of different cars this year. Some for ten minutes, some for a week. Here is the list of (more or less, I may have missed a few) every car I’ve driven in 2011:  Continue reading…

Why does Volkswagen Group hate rear-wheel drive?

I like rear-wheel drive. It’s purer, simpler and direct exposure fills your head with unrealistic delusions of man-over-machine heroics. On Evo’s Top 10 Greatest Drivers’ Cars, eight were RWD. So why does Volkswagen, our soon-to-be #1 global sales overlords, hate it?

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New Work: Electric DeLorean, Range Rover Evoques and the 2012 Audi A6

It’s been busy! Here’s some recent stuff I’ve done for Jalopnik and CultureMap.

ELectric DeLorean: First Drive on Jalopnik  Continue reading…

Back when BMW was cool.

A few weeks ago I found some of my old BMW posters. I used to go to the dealership all the time with my dad for service, and they’d give us stuff like this. It was cool then, but it’s immensely cool now.

This lineup of M cars is staggering; I’ve never seen this image anywhere aside from the poster, which I’m guessing was probably made in ’98 or ’99. All the models are so special, so understated and so compact. There is no excess. Some of these cars may not have been classics at the time, but eleven years on, that status is cemented – they’re all legends now. Perhaps the odd one out is the then-new E36 M3 convertible, which has its faults, but as it was the sole representation of the E36 M3, it gets a pass.

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