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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Aston Martin Lagonda Super Sedan Revealed, But You Can’t Have it

Aston Martin Lagonda Super Sedan Revealed, But You Can’t Have it
Aston Martin has announced the return of the Lagonda nameplate with a new limited edition super saloon, but there’s a catch. Several actually. Not only will the new Lagonda be offered in limited edition, it won’t be offered for sale in North America, or Europe, or even China. That’s right, the brand’s new ultra-expensive four-door...

This is What the Lexus RC-F Sounds Like

This is What the Lexus RC-F Sounds Like
Lexus has the new BMW M4 in its sights with the RC-F performance coupe and now we can share one of the best parts about the car ahead of our test drive later this month: the exhaust note! A trusted source sent us the video clip below, claiming that they managed to record a brief...

5 Things I Learned Moving With the Nissan NV

5 Things I Learned Moving With the Nissan NV
With a new house, in a new development, why not make the move in a brand new way? Forget U-Hauls or borrowing a friend’s pickup truck, I reached out to Nissan and was promptly delivered a shiny new NV 2500, using the new entry to the commercial vehicle segment to facilitate my own new adventure....

AutoGuide Gearing Up To Tackle Targa Newfoundland

AutoGuide Gearing Up To Tackle Targa Newfoundland
AutoGuide hot-shoe Dave Pratte is headed to Newfoundland, Canada in September, piloting a Scion FR-S with fellow Speed.Academy Editor Peter Tarach during the grueling Targa Newfoundland tarmac rally. In partnership with Scion Racing, Dave and Peter are rebuilding a hand-me-down FR-S from Scion Canada’s Tuner Challenge program, starting with a complete redo of its roll...

2016 Mazda MX-5 to Debut September 3rd at Laguna Seca

2016 Mazda MX-5 to Debut September 3rd at Laguna Seca
Mazda will officially introduce the next-generation of its popular MX-5 roadster on September 3rd at one of the world’s most famous racetracks: Laguna Seca. Officially known as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the unveiling will come during an annual Miata enthusiast event known as Miatas at Mazda Raceway. WHAT WE KNOW: 2016 Mazda MX-5 “We’re excited...

Aston Martin Gran Turismo Concept Revealed With 800-HP

Aston Martin Gran Turismo Concept Revealed With 800-HP
If Aston Martin’s wild new DP-100 concept looks a bit unrealistic, that’s because it is. Rather than a conventional concept car, the brand has no plans to build this wild mid-engine machine. Rather, it’s the latest in a series of virtual creations for the Gran Turismo 6 video game. Designed over six months by the...

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Revealed in Production Trim

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Revealed in Production Trim
Toyota has moved one step further to launching what it hopes is the next big revolution in the auto industry, revealing the production version of its new Fuel Cell Vehicle. The new car, tentatively named the FCV, will go on sale in Japan before April of 2015 and will arrive in the US and Europe...

10 Things I Learned During the Perfect Day at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy

10 Things I Learned During the Perfect Day at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy
Not a minute into the drive to the track and the drops of rain started to appear. Sitting for our classroom session at the newly renovated pavilion at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport) east of Toronto, Canada and the ominous clouds didn’t hold back on the drama, soaking the 2.5 miles of asphalt in...

Michael Schumacher Out of Coma, Manager Confirms

Michael Schumacher Out of Coma, Manager Confirms
After a life-altering skiing accident, Michael Schumacher has emerged from his medically induced coma and has left the French hospital where has been staying for the past six months. The news has been confirmed by Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm. “Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not...

Audi Continues its Dominance With 24 Hours of Le Mans Win

Audi Continues its Dominance With 24 Hours of Le Mans Win
Despite an improving Toyota team and a new challenger in Porsche, Audi has once again taken the checkered flat at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 13th win for the brand, it’s Audi’s 5th consecutive win and its 13th win in 15 years. Audi is the second winningest brand at Le Mans, surpassed only...

Ford C-Max Suffers MPG Downgrade Déjà Vu

Ford C-Max Suffers MPG Downgrade Déjà Vu
Ford is reducing the fuel economy rating on its C-Max hybrid for the second time since the car’s introduction as a 2013 model year vehicle. The US automaker today announced that results of an internal audit show that the car is actually only capable of a combined fuel economy rating of 40 MPG, a downgrade...
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