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Car and Driver February/March 2022 Issue

Car and Driver February/March 2022 Issue
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Table of Contents, Vol. 67, No. 7

Features

⬇︎ Lightning Lap, No. 15
The hottest performance cars of the year put in bravura performances at Virginia International Raceway. —by David Beard, Rich Ceppos, KC Colwell, Tony Quiroga, and Dave VanderWerp

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The Cars

    A Newbie Takes on Lightning Lap
    Wherein a seasoned race driver and editor discovers that the challenges of Lightning Lap go far beyond simply turning a few quick laps. —by Rich Ceppos

    Lightning Lap at a Glance
    A look back at 15 years, along with musings about tire stickiness, the evolution of lap times, and who gets the crown as king of our version of the ‘Ring.

    Impossible Leather
    EVs like the Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV, and Volvo C40 Recharge all use leather-free alternatives to promote sustainable cow-free upholstery. —by Joe Lorio

    Henrik Fisker Takes Another Swing at Luxury Car Building
    Henrik Fisker tells us why his goals have adjusted from sporty sedans to affordable electric SUVs, like the upcoming all-electric Fisker Ocean. —by Elana Scherr

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    ⬆︎ A Gearhead’s Guide to What to do in Palm Springs
    From the dusty trails of Anza-Borrego to the classic cars on El Paseo Cruise Night, there’s plenty to drive and see in Palm Springs, California. —by Elana Scherr

    California Program Helps Pay Questionably High Driving Infractions
    A May 2021 study found that the final price of a $238 stop-sign violation is up $83 from the cost of the same ticket in 2005. —by Jamie Kitman

    Couples Who Baja 1000 Together, Stay Together. Meet the Matlocks
    Married for 17 years, Kristen and Wayne Matlock race against each other in a more than 30-hour off-road race. —by Elana Scherr

    Reviews

    2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
    Can a lifted wagon based on a lifted wagon actually do serious off-road things? There’s only one way to find out. —by Ezra Dyer

    2022 rivian r1t

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    ⬆︎ 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition
    The first electric pickup of the modern era proves to be a practical workhorse and an impressive bit of electric-vehicle technology. —by KC Colwell

    • How Well Does the R1T Tow?
    • Rivian R1T Curiosities

      2022 Subaru WRX
      The new WRX adds a few inches but not many pounds, and it grows up a little bit, but not too much. —by Elana Scherr

      2022 Mercedes-AMG SL
      AMG takes over the SL and creates a more refined and practical alternative to the AMG GT two-seater. —by Elana Scherr

      2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD
      Hyundai’s compelling new EV offers 303 miles of EPA range, 350-kW DC fast-charging, and styling that evokes a Minecraft Lancia Delta Integrale. —by Dan Edmunds

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      ⬆︎ Tested: 2022 Honda Civic Si
      Better-looking inside and out and a bit more refined, the Civic Si has matured slightly without sacrificing its eager handling and fun character. —by Joey Capparella

      2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
      Jeep’s new two-row Grand Cherokee maintains its off-road chops yet grows significantly more refined. —by Dan Edmunds

      Tested: 2022 Mazda MX-30
      An intriguing interior and Mazda’s wonderful driving character aren’t enough in a market that expects more performance and range from electric vehicles. —by Elana Scherr

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