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Review: 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD – Sharper Looks, Still A Good Value

Review: 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD – Sharper Looks, Still A Good Value

Recently, we were lent the brand-new 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD for a couple of days. When we took delivery, we immediately noticed some nice upgrades over the previous, 2020 Lexus lineup. We wouldn’t say these are significant upgrades, but rather the slow-and-steady, gradually-over-time type, which has proven to be a successful strategy for the Japanese luxury brand.

By Todd Therkildsen | October 16, 2020
Review: 2021 Jaguar F-Type R — Jag’s Wildest Creation Yet?

With 575 Horsepower and a 0-60 time of well below 4 seconds, this latest Jag rips.

By Todd Therkildsen | December 03, 2020
Driven: 2022 Mini Cooper Hardtop

Why not treat those who very much want to live the three-pedal life? Still, the base 2022 Mini Cooper is a great all-around subcompact, and any enthusiast would get a kick out of putting it through its paces on a winding mountain road.

By Todd Therkildsen | September 13, 2022


Vandal One Track Car: Price/Performance Winner?

The impact of Radical Sportscars, Ltd on the track day world continues with the introduction of the Vandal One. Radical, as you almost certainly know has spent the last two decades pioneering sports racer styled high-performance cars, which in the US are…

By Todd Therkildsen | February 19, 2019
Video: POV Drive of Camaro 2SS 6MT Hot Wheels Anniversary Edition

Hot Wheels celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year and Chevrolet did a commemorative car for the occasion. Here is our standard “all car, no talking” video from a street drive:

By Chris Amos | February 13, 2019
Video: POV Drive Of 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec

Chris Amos takes the viewers of Winding Road Magazine on a ride in the new Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec. Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with

By Chris Amos | February 06, 2019
Fun, Fun, Fun: Electric Track Day With 50 Tesla Model 3s

Track days are a lot of fun. Our experience is that Teslas, including the Model S and the Model 3 are a lot of fun. Combine the two and you would seem to get something good. Fun squared?

By Winding Road Staff | January 30, 2019
Video: 2018 Kia Stinger GT RWD – POV Night Drive

Cruise with Winding Road Racing as we take the Kia Stinger out at night. Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with

By Winding Road Staff | January 30, 2019
Video: POV 2018 Jaguar E-PACE P250 SE AWD

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ride with Winding Road in the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE. Model: 2018 Jaguar E-PACE; MSRP: $44,300; MPG: 21 city / 28 highway; Horsepower: 246 hp @ 5,500 rpm; Towing capacity: 1,653 lbs…

By Winding Road Staff | January 23, 2019
Video: POV Test Drive of 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody

Take a ride with Winding Road Magazine in the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody.

By Winding Road Staff | December 12, 2018
Video: POV Test Drive Of The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT

Ride with Winding Road Magazine in this POV Video of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine that produces 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb/ft torque at 4,000 rpm.

By Winding Road Staff | December 12, 2018
Video: POV Test Drive Of Subaru BRZ tS

Here we do our tried-and-true “Look Ma! No Voiceover!” point-of-view drive of a 2018 BRZ. In our experience, the BRZ is an impressive car if you love to drive the twisties and do track days, yet you also want a usable daily driver. If, OTOH, you think a Viper is the perfect car, well this will not be your cuppa tea.

By Chris Amos | December 05, 2018
Video: Lexus LC 500 POV Test Drive And Walkaround

In this video, we do our tried-and-true “no nattering nabobs” inspection of the Lexus LC 500 super coupe. The LC 500 features a 471 hp V8 and some pretty extreme styling, at least for a Toyota product. Take a look…

By Chris Amos | November 21, 2018
Video: POV Drive Of Tesla Model 3

In this Winding Road POV video, Tedward checks out the new Tesla Model 3. This is the long range, RWD version. Ride along and hear if silence is really silence.

By Chris Amos | October 24, 2018
Video: 2018 Audi R8 POV Drive

In this video, Tedward takes us on a POV drive in a 2018 Audi R8 “standard” V10 edition. As always with the POV videos, we recommend headphones for the best binaural audio experience.

By Winding Road Staff | September 11, 2018
POV Video: Porsche 991.2 GT3 Manual Street Drive

In this video, Tedward does a POV street drive in a 991.2 Porsche GT3. We recommend listening with headphones if you can.

By Winding Road Staff | September 04, 2018
Video: POV Drive Of 2018 Mazda6 2.5 Turbo

A very nice car that badly needed more torque. Here it is with 310 lb-ft of grunt. MSRP: $34,750; Price as tested: $36,140 Skyactiv-G 2.5T; Horsepower: 227; Torque: 310 lb-ft; 225/45/19 all-season tires; MPG: 23 city / 31 highway / 26 combined; Curb weight: 3,560 lbs; Fuel tank capacity: 16.4 gallons

By Bradley Iger | August 01, 2018
Video: POV Drive Of BMW X4 M40i At BMW Performance Center

Here we take the X4 M40i for a trip around the BMW Performance Center track. Model: 2019 BMW X4 MSRP: From $60,450 Horsepower: 355 hp MPG: 20 city / 27 highway Curb weight: 4,323 lbs Dimensions: 188″ L x 76″ W x 64″ H Torque: 365 lb-ft Fuel tank capacity: 17.2 gal

By Chris Amos | July 18, 2018
Video: POV Canyon Drive In Acura NSX

In this Point-of-view video we take a ride in the hybrid NSX through some California canyons

By Bradley Iger | June 13, 2018
Video: POV Drive In 1988 Porsche 911 Outlaw

Here Tedward take us for a look at, listen to and ride in his 1988 911.

By Chris Amos | June 06, 2018
Video: POV Track Drive In Focus RS At Road America

Here Chris Ostberg takes us on a lap of a wet Road America in the Ford Focus RS.

By Winding Road Staff | May 30, 2018
Video: POV Test Drive Of F-150 Diesel Pickup

If you tow a race car and trailer, but also use your pickup as a daily driver, you may prefer a half-ton pickup to larger trucks like the F-350 or the HD GM or RAM trucks.

By Chris Amos | May 23, 2018
Video: Caterham 7 620 R POV Track Drive

Pro driver and M1 Concourse track manager Aaron Bambach shows us around Champion Motor Speedway at M1 Concourse in a Caterham 7 620 R.

By Chris Amos | May 02, 2018
POV Video: Lamborghini Huracan Track Drive At Thermal Club

Ride along as I chase Lamborghini Super Trofeo champion Corey Lewis, driving the 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

By Bradley Iger | April 11, 2018


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