Lucid Air EV debut, $60K Chevy Corvette review and more: Roadshow's week in review
Here's a look back at the week that was.
Steven EwingFormer 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.
How come the short weeks are often the busiest? We had a lot to talk about in the automotive world this week, with Lucid's new Air EV making its official debut, in addition to Maserati's new MC20 sports car. On top of that, a number of important reviews hit the pages of Roadshow, including a full test of the most basic $59,995 Chevy Corvette. Here's a look back at all that and more for the week ending Sept. 12.
The base 2020 Chevy Corvette is a whole lot of car for $60K
Chevy made a huge splash when it announced the C8 Corvette would start below $60,000 including delivery fees. But honestly, we never thought we'd actually see one of the fabled base cars. That all changed when Chevy delivered this Ceramic-colored C8 for testing, and as it turns out, the $59,995 Corvette is absolutely the performance bargain of the year.
The Audi R8 is one of the world's best supercars. It's fast, agile and turns heads wherever it goes. But it's also a comfortable and tech-rich daily driver, as we find out in this in-depth review of the droptop Spyder variant.
Enthusiasts have been begging Jeep to drop a V8 in the Wrangler for years and years. And while this Wrangler Rubicon 392 concept isn't ready for production just yet, we've got a pretty good feeling it's a teaser of things to come. Here's hoping.