Category: Driven

Just Right: 2014 Lexus IS350

Nearly a year has passed since Lexus pulled the cover off the 2014 IS. We were initially disconcerted by the enormity of the spindle grille, especially on the F Sport models. Time, and perhaps Lexus’ proliferation of the design, has moved us closer to acceptance. Beyond the Lexus’ […]

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track

The Genesis Coupe is the pinnacle of Hyundai’s performance vehicles. The Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track, then, is the best Hyundai has to offer in the performance marketplace. We already tested the Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium all the way up to 6,288 feet.  Since then, we’ve wanted to sample […]

Frontrunner: 2014 Kia Forte EX

With every redesign, Kia becomes increasingly enticing, and the 2014 Forte is no different. For 2014, Kia worked on addressing the bland interior and road noise concerns of consumers and critics. The question remains, how victorious were they in their efforts? Our Forte arrived in head-turning Abyss with […]

Turbo, Charged: 2014 Porsche Panamera

Street, track. Luxury, sport, Plug-in hybrid, twin-turbo V8. These are the contradictions that Porsche wanted us to experience in the new 2014 Panamera.  The car itself seems contradictory; an executive sedan that offers immense luxury, yet is capable of 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.  Porsche was so confident in […]

The Euro Option: 2013 VW Passat TDI SE

Something amazing is happening in America. Both the take rates for manual transmissions and diesel powertrains are on the rise. Similarly, the sales of manual-equipped diesel-powered vehicles is also on the rise. We at Limited Slip Blog refer to that combo as “the Euro option” since this powertrain combination […]