It’s hard to not be flattered by the 488 Pista. A beautiful design, carbon fiber everywhere, and the most attractive feature of all: a racing stripe. Many of my readers will know about my particular love for racing stripes, but since this is an official road test, I fear I have to be a bit more thorough in my description of the car. So, without further adieu, here are my complete thoughts on the Ferrari 488 Pista.Read More »
The Alfa Romeo Giulia: Is It the Ultimate Sports Sedan?
What is the ultimate sports sedan? This may seem like a trivial question dreamt up by those only interested in the most specific niches of the automotive world, but this is in fact a discussion that serves all users of the car. In my opinion, the best sports sedan is effectively also the best all-around car that one can buy. A proper sports sedan has to be spacious, safe, quick, economical, and well-priced all while still being full of character. It’s no easy feat to combine all these traits into one perfect package, but that’s exactly what I’m searching for with the Alfa Romeo Giulia.Read More »
The Lucid Air: What Makes it Different?
Is it a Tesla killer? Is it made by another quirky startup with an equally eccentric leader? Will there be more slightly annoying fans who swear it’s the greatest car to ever grace the surface of the Earth? These were all questions racing through my mind when I began to analyze the new Lucid Air. At first glance there seem to be many indicators that Lucid Motors is another in a long line of American electric car start-ups continually operating on thin ice with the hope that it can cash in on the electric car craze. Now, while that notion isn’t completely false, there still is quite a bit to differentiate Lucid from the pack and also suggest that it’s a legit brand with ambitions of becoming a household name. So here’s what I think Lucid Motors is doing right and wrong with its newest and first production model: the Air.Read More »
The Ferrari 296 GTB: A Perfect Blend of Old & New
Here’s a fun fact: I was sitting in a Ferrari Dino 246 GT when I got the notification on my phone announcing the new Ferrari 296 GTB. Now don’t worry, I’m not just showing off, there’s a reason I’m starting the article off this way. To most car enthusiasts, this new 296 GTB is supposed to be the spiritual successor to the iconic Dino. In fact, most of us expected the 296 GTB to also be given the Dino nickname. Now while Ferrari did leave us disappointed in this respect, heritage is only one part of what makes this new release so intriguing.Read More »
The Lamborghini Huracán: Is It Still a Raging Bull?
Now, if you are a proper gear head, you have a very specific image of what a Lamborghini should be. It should have a thumping V12 engine that pumps out more horsepower than one could possibly ever need. When cornering, you should be reminded of the car’s ridiculous proportions and maybe even feel a bit scared. A Lamborghini must look menacing and aggressive yet still sophisticated enough to remind everyone that you, the driver, are a member of high society.Read More »
Why Everyone’s Talking About the McLaren Artura
This past week was a big one for McLaren. First, the Formula 1 team revealed their challenger for the 2021 season, then Lando Norris played the guitar, and finally, the automotive side released a brand new supercar: the Artura. Now for some reason, everyone seems to be making quite a big fuss about the Artura. So, naturally, I thought it would be a good idea for me to take a closer look at this new release and share my passionate and occasionally irreverent set of opinions.Read More »
The New Subaru BRZ: Automotive Evolution at its Finest
Recently, I have become quite occupied with finding cheap and cheerful cars. Hence, my article about the new Honda Civic. Now while the Civic’s status as a cheap and cheerful car was up for debate, there is one car, in my opinion, that requires no debate at all: the Subaru BRZ.Read More »
The New Honda Civic: Can Gear Heads Enjoy It?
Honda recently released several details for the new Civic, and rather surprisingly, it looks pretty exciting. For a car that is meant to be sold as a mass-market commodity, it actually seems like something that gear heads can enjoy. So, is this premonition of mine an astute observation, or just a massive jump to an ill-drawn conclusion? I suppose we should find out.Read More »
Road Testing the McLaren MP4-12C
Now, usually on The Master Cylinder, I try to only write about new cars as they tend to be more relevant in the world of automotive news. However, when the prospect of road testing a McLaren MP4-12C presented itself, there was no way I was going to turn it down. So, welcome to the first used car I have ever road-tested, and as far as used cars go, it’s no slouch.Read More »
The Ferrari Roma: A New Ferrari I Actually Like
Now I understand that this may be perceived as a blasphemous proclamation, but I have to say it, I don’t really think all that much of Ferrari’s current lineup. Of course, you would probably assume that every car Ferrari makes is this symbol of automotive perfection, but with some of the company’s recent releases, I’m not so sure. Don’t get me wrong, the performance provided by a Ferrari is still on par with its other respective supercar competitors, but what I’m more worried about, as usual, is a lack of passion.Read More »