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 »
Category: Road Tests
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 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 »
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 Mazda 3 Hatchback: Is It Better Than a Golf?
Now straight away I know that if the brand Mazda is brought up and “MX-5” does not immediately follow it, people tend to lose interest in what you’re saying, but hear me out. When looking at Mazda’s lineup the casual observer will point out that the company doesn’t make any interesting cars other than the MX-5, but I believe that maybe a case could be made for the Mazda 3 Hatchback.Read More »
Why the New Ghibli Isn’t a True Maserati
Before we even begin to talk about this car, there’s a few things you need to know about the Ghibli that may help you put the production of this car in context. The name Ghibli comes from the name of a hot dry south westerly wind from the Libyan desert… you can always count on the Italians to find a nice name.Read More »
Road Testing the Tesla Model 3
Recently, I got the chance to drive my first Tesla, the relatively new Model 3. Least to say, it was a different experience altogether, and I know now more than ever Teslas have become somewhat of a desirable item, so let us not waste any time and get straight to it. The Tesla Model 3, does it prove the progression of the electric car, or does it show that we still have some work to do?Read More »