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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera tested, Cadillac's new Blackwings and more: Roadshow's week in review

Here's a look at our most important stories for the week ending April 18.

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Steven Ewing Former managing editor
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing
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2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

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Happy weekend, Roadshow readers. At least I think it's the weekend. In this time of coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, time has no meaning. It could be Tuesday for all I know, in which case, I'm late for work.

Anyway! The past seven days were busy. We spent extended time with the base 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, 2020 Honda Accord sedan and more. Cadillac also showed us its new Blackwing-badged (but not Blackwing-powered) CT4-V and CT5-V sedans, and Porsche rounded off the week with an announcement about the Taycan 4S' less-than-stellar EPA rating.

Here's a recap of our most important stories from April 12 to 18.

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2020 Honda Accord can be one sporty midsize sedan

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2020 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is a staple of the midsize family sedan segment, and one of America's best-selling cars. But it's also a good choice for folks who truly love driving, as evidenced by this Sport 2.0T model, complete with a manual transmission. Let reviews editor Jon Wong tell you why, here.

Click here to read our 2020 Honda Accord review.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera is a solid foundation

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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera

Following my test of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S, I hopped into the standard Carrera to see if that solid 911 framework carries over to the most basic version of this sports car. Turns out, it most certainly does. This car is truly the ace of base.

Click here to read our 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera review.

2020 Subaru WRX Series White looks quite alright

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2020 Subaru WRX

Sometimes, a car just makes you smile. That's the case with the Subaru WRX. It's not the flashiest or most modern sport compact car out there, but its turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive and manual transmission are a recipe for backroad fun. It's not the new kid on the block, but we love it all the same.

Click here to read our 2020 Subaru WRX review.

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe has grand power, grand style

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This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet is the antidote to gloomy weather

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Top videos

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Watch this: Why some electronic shifters are terrible

Some electronic shifters are horrible

More and more cars are being offered with shift-by-wire technology. There are lots of benefits, sure, but reviews editor Craig Cole explains why, most of the time, these shifters are just annoying.

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Watch this: Ford Raptor vs. Jeep Gladiator Mojave: Desert running beasts

Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Jeep Gladiator Mojave

The new Gladiator Mojave is Jeep's version of a fast desert-running off-roader. Thus, it's only natural that we take a look at how it compares to its closest rival, the Ford F-150 Raptor.

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Watch this: Cadillac CT4-V and CT-5 Blackwing: Hear them clear their throats

Hear those Blackwings roar

No, the new CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing don't have Cadillac's Blackwing V8 engine under their hoods (yes, really), but it sure sounds like there's something sweet on offer. Have a listen.