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LSB Chris

Drives a manual, despises cupholders, enjoys spirited driving.
Founder, Editor, and photographer of Limited Slip Blog.
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5 Best/Worst of the 2017 NAIAS

Over 700,000 square feet of automotive exhibition at the Cobo Center in Detroit is now open to the pubic. The free food has been eaten, free coffee and booze has been drunk, and the sweaty vultures that call themselves journalists have moved onto their next free meal. Ok, […]

Quick Spin: 2017 Hyundai Elantra

It’s been a little under a year since our first drive in the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra. In sunny southern California, the Elantra’s new looks were supported by numerous chassis, suspension, and engine improvements. A host of available technologies once reserved for luxury cars have begun tricking down […]

Worth the Wait: 2017 Ford Focus RS

The wait, enthusiasts, is over. We watched helplessly as Ford’s European division launched the first Focus RS in 2002 and greedily kept it to themselves. Again, we were spurned with the launch of the European-only second generation Focus RS in 2009. Ford’s return to a single, all-new Focus […]

Quick Spin: 2016 Ram Rebel

Truck lineups are filled with diversity; work trucks and luxury trucks, 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engines, gas or diesel fueled, single cabs, short beds, extra-large cabs, long beds. There’s a combination for everyone. Ram’s rough-and-tumble 1500 variant gets a fitting name: Rebel. The Ram Rebel combines unique visuals and […]

Quick Spin: 2016 VW GTI

Life doesn’t often afford you second chances. Thankfully, Volkswagen is more forgiving. A disappointing combination of summer tires and winter weather left us feeling slighted the last time around. Under the safe assumption that we wouldn’t experience similar conditions in the summer, we resolved to try again. Despite […]

Long Ranger: 2016 Toyota 4Runner

When we left off our road trip story, we had just handed over the keys to our ride, leaving us stranded in Georgia. Thankfully, we had a plan. Unfortunately, that meant some poor vehicle had the unenviable position of following a rather superb SUV. Our friends at Toyota […]

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51

When we first drove the new Stingray Convertible, we found ourselves quite content without the Z51 Performance Package. We wagered that those opting for the full drop-top Corvette wouldn’t have any need for the performance upgrades. Opting for the Stingray Coupe, a car that can live on the […]

Instigator: 2016 Ford Focus ST

The hot hatch Cold War has gone hot again. With horsepower levels reaching 300 or more and all-wheel-drive now part of the equation, the VW Golf R and Ford Focus RS are on a path towards mutually assured destruction. But it didn’t have to be this way. VW […]

Colder Weather: 2016 Mazda MX-5

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Such it was with our plan for the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. It was mid-March when the MX-5 arrived clad in Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires. Everything was in place: lightweight roadster, winter tires, an open schedule. All […]