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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Scion iM Concept Teases a Distinctively Sporty Future

Scion iM Concept Teases a Distinctively Sporty Future
After a dearth of new products and slumping sales, Scion is looking to spice up its lineup once again with a “distinctively sporty” new model called the iM. Teased ahead of its world premiere at the LA Auto Show in November, Scion says the car “reflects the evolution of Scion as the needs and desires...

Honda Reveals its Return to Formula 1 Racing

Honda Reveals its Return to Formula 1 Racing
Honda is coming back to F1 racing and they’re doing it in true Honda fashion. While Honda as a manufacturer has had little success at the pinnacle of motorsports, as an engine supplier the Japanese automaker has won plenty. In fact, from 1986 to 1991 Honda supplied engines to six consecutive constructors championships (four of...

Porsche 918 Spyder Catches Fire and Burns to the Ground

Porsche 918 Spyder Catches Fire and Burns to the Ground
Earlier this year Porsche recalled every single version of its GT3 sports car because the engines were catching fire. And now this has happened. The 918 Spyder, a hybrid supercar valued at $825,000, caught fire yesterday at a gas station near Toronto, Canada. According to witness reports, the gas overflowed and then ignited from the...

First Dodge Challenger Hellcat Sells for $825K at Barrett-Jackson

First Dodge Challenger Hellcat Sells for $825K at Barrett-Jackson
Forget the future, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one hell of a collector’s item right now! The very first production version of Dodge’s insane new supercharged V8 Challenger just sold for an astonishing $825,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction. SEE ALSO: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat First Drive Sound like a lot of money?...

Who Buys a Rolls-Royce?

Who Buys a Rolls-Royce?
Are you a social media-savvy entrepreneur? Then you might own a Rolls-Royce. Or perhaps you have one in your future. In a recent sit down with Rolls-Royce CEO Törsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls’ US President Eric Shepherd and Global Communications Director Richard Carter we learned a lot about just exactly who buys and drives what is considered...

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Priced from $36,265

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Priced from $36,265
Volkswagen has just announced pricing and availability for its first fully electric model to be offered in North America. The 2015 e-Golf will cost $36,265 for a fully-equipped SEL Premium model (including an $820 destination charge). The new e-Golf uses a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery to deliver 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. With...

There is Zero Demand for an Electric Rolls-Royce: CEO

There is Zero Demand for an Electric Rolls-Royce: CEO
Rolls-Royce is looking to offer an alternative drivetrain vehicle, but not because customers are asking for it. In 2011 the world’s most prestigious automotive brand rolled out the 102EX concept, an electric engineering study. It wasn’t put into production, and for good reason. According to company CEO Törsten Müller-Ötvös, no matter what concept Rolls-Royce makes,...

Rolls-Royce Refuses to Chase Sales Numbers, Won’t go Down Market

Rolls-Royce Refuses to Chase Sales Numbers, Won’t go Down Market
Contrary to what you might believe, Rolls-Royce isn’t in the business of selling cars. That is the rather surprising proclamation made by brand CEO Törsten Müller-Ötvös to a group of journalists during a recent stop-over in Toronto, Canada before heading on to Pebble Beach for the annual automotive festivities. “We’re not in the car business,”...

Toyota FT-1 Vision GT Race Car Concept Revealed

Toyota FT-1 Vision GT Race Car Concept Revealed
It’s the most kick-ass, badass super race car you could ever imagine. That, at least is the opinion of Kevin Hunter, the president of Toyota’s Calty design center. He is, of course, speaking about the new FT-1 Vision GT race car concept, a motorsports-inspired version of the brand’s new FT-1 concept car. You can hear...

Rolls-Royce SUV “a Fantastic Idea” Says CEO

Rolls-Royce SUV “a Fantastic Idea” Says CEO
Rolls-Royce has already started an internal SUV project and the creation of high-riding Rolls seems like more of an inevitability than a dream hints the company’s CEO. Speaking during a stopover breakfast with the media in Toronto, Canada on his way to Pebble Beach, Törsten Müller-Ötvös says the question “is not, does I make sense,”...

Tony Stewart Hits and Kills Rival Dirt Track Racer

Tony Stewart Hits and Kills Rival Dirt Track Racer
Three time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was questioned and released by police in upstate New York yesterday after an on-track incident that killed a rival driver. According to several reports driver Kevin Ward Jr. was killed after being hit by Stewart’s vehicle in the dirt track Sprint car race. On the previous lap the two...

AutoGuide YouTube Channel Passes 100,000 Subscribers

AutoGuide YouTube Channel Passes 100,000 Subscribers
We’ve hit a milestone! Yes, it’s a big day here at AutoGuide. When the subscription counter on our YouTube channel passed 100,000 we popped the champagne and did synchronized burnouts in the Ferrari 458 Speciales we all bought with our massive bonus checks! Or maybe we just send out a group email of congratulations to...
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