June 19, 2015: Honda listens to its customers and brings a limited edition MotoGP bike to the street. Renault celebrates the new Alpine, but hedges on what it will look like and when it will arrive. Ligier and Exa join forces to create an LMP3 prototype from the digital future. Hyundai taps its inner artist and “explodes” a Genesis Coupe, then sends slot cars to transmit the results. Evolute Drives announces its multi-speed gearbox for EVs and hybrids. Lincoln’s Navigator L gets an update. Alfa Romeo introduces the 4C Spider when what it really needs are non-halo cars real people can buy. We talk to a MazdaPro racer who stared adversity in the face and made it blink, test an Audi SUV that’s anything but subtle, and give Al Vinikour the week off as he celebrates another birthday.
June 5, 2015: Two issues ago, we were talking about the suspension and brakes of Ford’s new GT350 Mustang. This time we’re looking at the engine, all 5.2-liters of flat-plane crank goodness. We also compile more Notes of Note, including shoes from Audi, race cars, Bristol and Fraser-Nash and more. Bienville announces it will take its Legacy motorcycle to Goodwood. Ansible builds a pretty cool driving simulator for professional virtual drivers. Porsche Classic puts the classic early 911’s instrument panel back into production. TVR comes back from the dead with the help of Gordon Murray, while another, fully developed British sports car program comes on the market. We take a first drive in Nissan’s uniquely styled 2016 Maxima, and rethink what’s truly important about the Lexus RC 350 F Sport. Meanwhile Al Vinikour discovers that America’s most dangerous combat zone is closer than you think.