Happy Saturday, Roadshow readers. Our automotive adventures have taken us all over the world this week, from racing in Japan to checking out Audi prototypes in Germany. A few new cars broke cover this week, and we've seen some teasers of even more that are coming soon. In other words, it's been an action-packed seven days.
Here's a stroll through the automotive backlog from Feb. 16-22.
Gran Turismo with the Mazda Roadster
Did you know one of the endurance races in the video game Gran Turismo is based on a real event in Japan? Editor-in-Chief Tim Stevens heads to Japan to take a look at what goes into this race, and gets a stint behind the wheel of a Mazda Roadster in the 2019 running.
New all-wheel-drive Toyotas, tested
In order to make its largest sedans more appealing to folks who might otherwise buy SUVs, Toyota is adding all-wheel-drive capability to the Camry and Avalon this year. Reviews editor Antuan Goodwin checks out the new pair in some properly slick conditions.
Audi does the electric slide
Audi offers S-badged performance versions of pretty much all its models. That'll soon be true of the electric E-Tron SUV, previewed by this E-Tron S prototype.
- : The EPA says Tesla's new crossover can go 315 miles on a single charge.
- : A new report suggests the hotly anticipated Ford SUV will debut in March.
- : Free parking at LAX (and other airports, too).
- : The midsize crossover will debut in Geneva in March.
- : Volkswagen's infamous hot hatch will show its refreshed face next month.
- : The new Limited Edition is leaner and meaner.
Getting real with Gran Turismo in Japan
Editor-in-Chief Tim Stevens participates in an endurance race based on one in the Gran Turismo video game. Here's how it all went down.
We drive the 2021 Kia Seltos
Come along with reviews editor Craig Cole while he checks out Kia's newest subcompact SUV.
A better Boxster
The Carfection team takes a closer look at the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS, now with its lovely new 4.0-liter engine.