Josh Condon

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The Glorious Past and Uncertain Future of the Incomparable Nürburgring
Stuck between mythology and reality, the Nürburgring faces an uncertain future. An American living trackside unlocks the gates.
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The short, brutal life of a racing piston
Failure begets progress. This is the story of how Mazda's return to top-tier racing began with a single mangled part.
<p>Back at the beginning of the decade, Toyota and Subaru joined forces to create a small, rear-wheel-drive, fun,&nbsp;two-door for the masses. What resulted is&nbsp;the car you see above. It's called the <a href="http://quizcards.info/car-culture/a18083/scion-fr-ssubaru-brz-same-but-different/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S</a>&nbsp;(RIP), or <a href="http://quizcards.info/new-cars/news/a28490/2017-toyota-86-scion-fr-s/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Toyota 86</a> in the US, and the Toyota GT86 overseas.&nbsp;</p>
First Drive: 2015 Subaru BRZ tS (Japan-spec)
At Suzuka Circuit, we drive the new BRZ tuned by STI. Before you ask: it's not more powerful. Does what STI changed make it the car we …
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First Drive: 2015 Porsche 911 GTS
Porsche's newest 911 variant is just like the rest–only better.
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5 things I learned driving the Mercedes-AMG GT S
The Mercedes-AMG GT S is not a tristar-badged Porsche 911. It's something very different, and that's a good thing. This is what we foun…
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Power Trio: BMW M4 vs Porsche Cayman S vs Corvette Z51
The age-old rivalry between Corvette, Porsche, and BMW kicks off once again, this time at Connecticut's gorgeous Lime Rock Park.
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First Drive: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Automatic
If you're willing to sell your soul, let your left leg deal solely with braking, and shell out $1725, Chevy says you'll gain a tenth of…
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Yes, you can buy a car with Bitcoin
San Francisco based Beepi now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment. You can finally buy a car with virtual currency.
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Two days at the BMW Performance Driving School
A couple days packed with M-badged cars, tons of seat time, and instructors that insist on getting the most out of the car? Yeah, this'…
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NASCAR's Euro series is like bumper cars crossed with an orgy
Can NASCAR's down-home appeal work in Europe? We went to Le Mans (yes, that Le Mans) for the wine-soaked finals of the burgeoning NASCA…
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Apple CarPlay will save us from horrible infotainment
We've been begging for a system to mirror our smartphone in our car for years. Apple CarPlay is here to give us just that.
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I drove the 750-hp Lingenfelter Corvette ZR1 and didn't kill myself
Senior Editor Josh Condon got up close and cozy with Lingenfelter's murderous 750-horsepower Corvette ZR1. What's worse than wrangling …
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These are the best damn driving shoes we can find
Need new driving shoes? Good. We've got you covered.
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2013 Ford Focus ST: We miss the crazy, mostly
When the Blue Oval decided to add some crazy to the Focus five-door, it said, "What the hell," and dumped in the whole bottle. We like …
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We love this watch: the Hamilton Pan Europ
We're suckers for a great-looking watch; one with a little history is even better.
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We review the Mini Performance Motoring School
Going fast(er) costs money. We're out to discover which driving schools are worth forking over your hard-earned cash for. This time, it…
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The Business End: Raj Nair
Raj Nair has his hands on everything in the Ford product line. Here's what Editor-in-chief Larry Webster learned during a chat at the F…
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Sibling Rivalry: Acura ILX vs. Civic Si mini-comparo
Same bones, same maker. Which works better?
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The Audi Shooting Brake Concept will die so others can live
Or, rather, be produced. The Allroad Shooting Brake Concept is showing off exactly what the next TT will look likeinside, at least.
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Almost Famous: The last three SAABs
When SAAB finally gave up its last breath after the Spyker debacle, there were three stillborn designs that went down with it. Learn ab…
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Essential Kit: The look of Rush
When you go see Rush this weekend, you want to look the part, so we're here to help with some essential gear that's as cool today as it…
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Behind The Scene: Rush
To recreate the moments after Niki Lauda's horrific crash, Ron Howard intricately reconstructed the event. Thanks to our chat with the …
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Road Tests: 2014 Volkswagen XL1
261 miles-per-gallon, under 2000 pounds, two seats, swaths of carbon fiber, a mid-mounted engine, gullwing doors, and limited availabil…
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House of Tudor: Swiss watches with panache
They've been gone for a decade in this market, but the Rolex DNA and handsome styling set them apart from their upmarket brethren. Is T…
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2013 Jaguar XJ 3.0 AWD
Sleek, swaddling, and supercharged, the 2013 Jaguar XJ 3.0 AWD is a reminder that Jaguar can make a proper luxury sedan without falling…
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Le Mans 2013 Preview: Voice Lessons with John Hindhaugh
John Hindhaugh, the voice of Radio Le Mans, has covered the world's most famous endurance race for nearly 25 years. Here is Hindhaugh's…
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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S
After driving the new 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S, Editor Josh Condon equates the experience to marrying a supermodel. Read his initial …
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Cheat Sheet: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder AWD
In a departure from the traditional body-on-frame SUV, Nissan has morphed the Pathfinder from its off-road roots into a suburban-focuse…
Don't Touch That Button
Don't touch that button
"Geniuses" are the all the rage in customer service these days. BMW is the latest carmaker to offer these specialized helpers in their …
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Icon 4x4's Jonathan Ward on style
We talked to Jonathan Ward, the man behind Icon 4x4, about style, inspiration, and the enduring appeal of the VW Thing.