Next Episode of Esquire's Car of the Year is
Television is strange. I'm told it is strange whether or not you are used to it, that it never gets normal. When David Granger and the Esquire Network asked if I'd be part of "Esquire's Car of the Year", a five-part miniseries airing this fall, I said yes. Who says no to something like that? I called a friend who'd been on TV before. Be yourself, he said. No problem, I thought. When am I not myself? Turns out it's harder than it looks.The whole thing reminded me of the first time I rode a dirt bike in deep sand—I'd ridden on the street for years, but with dirt everything is opposite. Every rule is counterintuitive, and the only way to learn them is through painful trial and error (read: watching yourself onscreen). The only way forward is to ignore what you know. That's TV, plus craft services.
Speedy, sexy and expensive vehicles under consideration include the Ferrari 488 GTB, the Dodge Viper GTC and ACR, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S.
Trucks and SUVs under consideration include the Dodge Ram, the Range Rover Autobiography, the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and the Volvo XC90.
Favorite four-door vehicles tested include the Dodge Hellcat, the Tesla P90D, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and the Cadillac CTS-V.
The guys test-drive coupes including the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, the 2016 Lexus RC F, the 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS and the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The four remaining vehicles undergo a final round of extreme testing at the Bosch Automotive Proving Grounds before the winner is announced.
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