Friday, April 23, 2021

Browsing the "Driven" Category

Hyundai Palisade vs. Kia Telluride

Under the skin, the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride are virtually identical. Comparing them on and off the road should answer the question which of these two Korean sister brands makes the better three-row SUV. [...]

November 1, 2019 Truck/SUV

Ford Super Duty F-250 Power Stroke Limited

Pickup trucks don't come much bigger and brazen than the Ford F-250 Power Stroke FX4 Limited. However, with a massive V8 turbo diesel this makes for a very useful and surprisingly enjoyable daily driver. [...]

September 19, 2019 Truck/SUV

Genesis G70 3.3T AWD Prestige

In a world obsessed with crossovers, Genesis put all their eggs in the sedan basket. Targeting traditional and strong competition from mainly Germany, the G70 has a difficult and very responsible task ahead of it. [...]

July 3, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Peugeot 907 Concept

I asked the people from the Peugeot factory museum in Sochaux if I could drive their one-off, hand-built, V12-powered 907 concept car from 2004. No harm in trying, right? Guess what their answer was? [...]

June 17, 2019 GT/Sports Car

Monteverdi Safari 5.7 V8

Swiss entrepreneur and car manufacturer Peter Monteverdi participated in Formula 1 and built very exclusive sports and GT cars. He also invented the segment for custom built Sport Utility Vehicles. [...]

June 17, 2019 Truck/SUV

Brabus 190 E 3.6S Leichtbau

The German term ‘Leichtbau’ roughly translates to lightweight, but this Brabus tuned Mercedes 190 E is more like a heavyweight in disguise, looking to fight anything that even dares to glance in its direction. [...]

May 30, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16

Group B rallying produced some of the most exciting homologation specials ever. Peugeot took the world title twice with their 4x4 mid-engine 205 Turbo 16 and I took took one for a wild ride. [...]

May 27, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Audi Sport Quattro

The car that brought four-wheel drive to Group B rallying and established itself as an icon, was not the most successful. I just had to drive one though, on wet forest roads while reflecting on its illustrious history. [...]

May 27, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Renault 5 Turbo 2

Renault converted the humble 5 into a fire breathing rally monster, sharing few parts and only a slight resemblance with the original. It was so popular they built almost five times more than needed. [...]

May 27, 2019 Compact/Mid-Size

Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster

With only 240 exemples, the XK120 Alloy Roadster is one of Jaguar's most desirable sports cars and an important turning point in the history of the traditional British manufacturer. It is also delightfully bad. [...]

May 27, 2019 GT/Sports Car