From the Editor



When it comes to passions, travel tops my list. Cars, not so much. Hey, I drive a 2003 Honda Accord with 120,000-plus miles on it. In my world, an automobile simply gets me from Point A to Point B. I'm all about affordability and dependability; you won't hear me talking about how fast my means of transportation goes from 0 to 60.

Plenty of you are more like my personal trainer, who lives and breathes fast, sporty cars; he recently bought a pricey 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07 that he says goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. For some good father-son bonding, he takes his 4-year-old to a monthly Saturday morning car show where horsepower enthusiasts ogle one another's gas-powered beauties in a Dallas-area parking lot.

Since many of you relate to such passion, we regularly run stories about the latest, greatest wheels hitting the market - usually written by Michael Frank, a car fanatic happy to test-drive the sexiest, mightiest new road rockets. Sometimes he does his gear-shifting on U.S. asphalt, but often he's speeding along challenging European routes that show off a car's prowess. My trainer usually expresses a bit of envy when I tell him where my writer's stepping on the gas pedal next.

In this issue, click here for Michael's take on Ferrari's new GTC4Lusso. He uses the word "euphoria" in his first sentence, which should give you a good clue whether this car got his juices flowing. Here, he also reports on what's new from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

For now, call me Mr. Practical. I'm sticking with my trusty Honda a little longer.

- Don Nichols

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