2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet – S:S:L Review

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been the benchmark in the luxury sedan segment as the measurement of excellence. Audi and BMW specifically have taken aim at the S-Class with their newest A8 and 7-Series offerings, and despite all being excellent cars,  none quite convey the same flagship feeling that the S-Class sedan does.

Where the S-Class sedan has direct competition from several other brands, there is one model in the S-Class family that stands alone at the top of the ultra-luxury, four-seat convertible segment – the Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet.

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The New Audi R8 LMS GT2

Audi Sport launched the new R8 LMS GT2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, joining Audi Sport’s race car lineup which includes the R8 LMS GT3, R8 LMS GT4, and the RS3 LMS.

The car will compete in the GT2 class of the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), and uses a purpose built variant of the 5.2-liter, V10 found in the R8 V10 Performance road car. While the road car makes 612-horsepower, the R8 LMS GT2 makes an incredible 630-horsepower.

Weight has also been reduced to just 2,976 pounds, making the R8 LMS GT2 a full 220-lbs lighter than the R8 LMS GT4 race car.

Audi Sport has begun taking orders on the R8 LMS GT2, which starts at €338,000. We can’t wait to see this monster on the track.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition – S:S:L Speed Read

First debuting in the United States in 1986, the Nissan Pathfinder name has grown to become somewhat of an iconic one in a sea of otherwise generic SUV names. Over those 33 years, the Pathfinder has evolved from a hardcore body-on-frame SUV based on the Nissan Hardbody to a curvy, three-row crossover that platform shares with Nissan’s Altima, Maxima and Murano. More of a family hauler than the off-roader of yesteryear, the Pathfinder has lost a lot of what it was known for best – off-road prowess.

All is not lost though. As a nod to the Pathfinder’s off-road roots, Nissan has introduced the new for 2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition.

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