Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp.

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Expect a New Lamborghini Hypercar Every Year

Expect a New Lamborghini Hypercar Every Year

Far more than just special edition models, Lamborghini has made headlines over the past few years by launching extremely limited edition versions of wild supercars. Like the Veneno and Sesto Elemento, there will be more hypercars to come confirms company R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani. Speaking at an event on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto…

MINI Mulls Diesels for America

MINI Mulls Diesels for America

Revealed at the LA Auto Show last week the all-new MINI hardtop will be offered with two gasoline engine options, but a diesel could be in the cards says brand product boss Pat McKenna. The demand for diesel MINIs in America, which have long been offered overseas, is growing. “We hear it from our dealers…

Cadillac Boss is Pulling for Lincoln

Cadillac Boss is Pulling for Lincoln

Despite dismissive comments about its cross-town rival being made in the past, Cadillac wants to set the record straight on Lincoln. “I root for the folks at Lincoln,” says Caddy brand boss Bob Ferguson, speaking to AutoGuide at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this week. His comments are much more supportive than those of his…

Colum’s Recent Reviews

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review
With a wild new look, luxury amenities, huge power and (at long last) seats worthy of its performance credentials, is the C7 Corvette an affordable Porsche slayer?...

2014 Jaguar F-Type Review - Video

2014 Jaguar F-Type Review - Video
Is the F-Type a genuine Porsche 911 rival? And more importantly, did we just write the first Jaguar review in history to not include a cat reference....

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review - Video

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review - Video
Meeting and even exceeding expectations when it comes to both style and performance, the R8 V10 Plus is both incredibly refined and surprisingly violent....

2013 Buick Enclave Review

2013 Buick Enclave Review
Big, quiet, comfortable and affordable, the Buck Enclave makes for an attractive luxury-level SUV. If only it had a luxury interior....

2014 Acura RLX Review - Video

2014 Acura RLX Review - Video
A brand known for doing its own thing, Acura is once again up to its old tricks, trying to sell a front-drive sedan in a rear-drive luxury segment. ...

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25 Years of Mazda Miatas: a History in Photos

25 Years of Mazda Miatas: a History in Photos
Celebrating 25 years of its much-loved sports car, Mazda is presenting a huge selection of historic MX-5 Miata models at the New York Auto Show. In addition to the a new 25th Anniversary Edition model and the debut of a the new Skyactiv chassis that will underpin the fourth generation MX-5, Mazda brought over a...

Lexus IS Next to Get Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Lexus IS Next to Get Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
The IS sports sedan will be the next product in the Lexus lineup to gain a turbocharged engine. Speaking to AutoGuide today at the New York Auto Show a company representative confirmed that the new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder announced for the NX crossover will soon be offered in the IS. SEE ALSO: Lexus NX Revealed...

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Video, First Look

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Video, First Look
What if we told you there was a car that combines the torque of a NASCAR racer with the luxury of a private yacht? Well It doesn’t exist. That’s because this car, the Mercedes S63 AMG coupe actually makes more twist than an oval track racer. And it can also turn right. It’s also really...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Chassis Reveals a Lighter, Smaller Next-Gen Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Chassis Reveals a Lighter, Smaller Next-Gen Miata
Mazda has revealed the chassis that will underpin the next-generation MX-5 today at the New York Auto Show, promising a sports car that will be both lighter and smaller. The new FR Skyactiv chassis marks the first time the brand’s new Skyactiv engineering philosophy of performance through light weight has been applied to a rear-wheel...

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles
Toyota has announced a wide range of recalls affecting 6.39 million vehicles including 2.34 million in North America. In total, five separate recalls and over a dozen different models are included in the safety bulletin, with issues ranging from faulty airbags to seat rails that do not lock in place. The largest of the recalls...

We Ripped on the Mitsubishi Mirage and One Dealership Published This Awesome Response

We Ripped on the Mitsubishi Mirage and One Dealership Published This Awesome Response
If you want to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, avoid the Mitsubishi Mirage. That, at least, is the opinion of AutoGuide writer Craig Cole, but one Mitsubishi dealership decided to fight fire with fire. Sure, they wrote us a letter, but the team of Alice D’artagnan and Morgan Evans of Quality Mitsubishi in Littleton, CO also published...

2015 MINI Countryman to Debut at NY Auto Show

2015 MINI Countryman to Debut at NY Auto Show
Originally introduced as a 2011 model, MINI will debut a refreshed version of its Countryman crossover at the New York Auto Show in just a few weeks’ time. Rather than a next-generation product, the 2015 Countryman updates are “most cosmetic” MINI spokesman Rob Duda tells AutoGuide and will include both equipment and material upgrades to...

You Can Now Tour Pagani on Google Streetview

You Can Now Tour Pagani on Google Streetview
It is perhaps the most exotic car maker of them all, and now you can tour the facilities of Pagani Automobili from the comfort of your seat. Thanks to Google Maps, the Pagani “Atelier” (workshop) in Northern Italy can now be toured without the pricey plane ticket. In fact, the Google Maps tour even allows...

Lamborghini Celebrates a Motorsports First

Lamborghini Celebrates a Motorsports First
A busy weekend of motorsports saw plenty of action including a milestone for one exotic car brand, namely, its first ever North American motorsports victory. While unconfirmed, the first place finish by the Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo in the Pirelli World Challenge series is believed to be the first time the brand has ever won...

2015 Toyota Camry to Get Aggressive FR-S Inspired Look

2015 Toyota Camry to Get Aggressive FR-S Inspired Look
Toyota has promised big changes for the updated 2015 Camry and now we can report that the new look will draw inspiration from the FR-S sports car. Much like the Corolla and Avalon received FR-S-style front-end treatments, the Camry will also make the switch for 2015, confirms a source who’s seen the car. Describing the...

Toyotas Newest Hybrid Makes 1,000-HP

Toyotas Newest Hybrid Makes 1,000-HP
Looking to finally wipe the smug grin off the consistently victorious Audi team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota has unveiled its latest hybrid race car; and it’s no Prius. With 1,000 hp, the new TS0404 Hybrid is an all-new race car designed to meet new regulations for the 2014 FIA World Endurance...

Porsche Boxster, Cayman GTS Put Performance First

Porsche Boxster, Cayman GTS Put Performance First
Raising the performance of its entry-level models once again, Porsche has announced the new GTS trim level for both the Boxster roadster and Cayman Coupe. Adding unique styling and a host of upgrades, both cars come with increased power as well with the Boxster GTS now delivering 330 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while...
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