Living Laguna Seca

CNET Car Tech gets let loose on Laguna Seca Raceway.

Don't have to slow your Mustang down
Don't have to slow your Mustang down CNET Networks

It's difficult to describe the smell of boiling brake fluid and barbecued brake discs. Or the sound of a BMW M6 being flogged to within an inch of its life, squealing for mercy as it hangs on to traction by the skin of its Z-rated rubber. We just got back from a day of track testing at California's Laguna Seca raceway, courtesy of the Western Automotive Journalist association, and can report it was by far the most enjoyable day's work we've done for a long time.

Among the cars up for grabs were many of the models we've reviewed at CNET Car Tech over the past year, including the Jaguar XK, the BMW 335i, the Mercedes-Benz E550, and the Ford Shelby GT500. When you add to that kind of lineup a bunch of road-repressed auto journalists, the result is somewhere between kids in a candy store and bulls in a china shop. Otherwise known as pure, unfettered joy.

Featured Video
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Roku 4: Our favorite TV streaming system gets 4K video and a remote locator

Ever lose your remote in the couch cushions? Ever wish you could stream 4K Netflix without having to use your TV's built-in app? Roku's new high-end player, the $129 Roku 4, brings these new extras to its best-in-class streaming ecosystem.

by David Katzmaier