Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on Twitter looking for a good car conversation.

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Taking it to the Track

Taking it to the Track

We like cars and we really love driving them. But unless your name is Sebastian and you pilot an F1 Red Bull Infiniti, there’s always room to improve one’s skill behind the wheel. At AutoGuide, we are no exception to the rule and any time we get a chance to sharpen our talents, we jump…

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.

Luke’s Recent Reviews

2013 Holden Commodore Ute Review

2013 Holden Commodore Ute Review
During a recent trip ‘down under’ AutoGuide Managing Editor Luke Vandezande had a chance to drive one of Australia’s most iconic cars. Did it live up to the hype? ...

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video
Looking to grow its NISMO brand Nissan has begun affixing performance parts to a new series of models in its lineup, the latest being the quirky Juke. So does this souped-up crossover deserve the motorsports badge? We think you already know the answer....

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Cadillac ELR Future Uncertain

Cadillac ELR Future Uncertain
Cadillac’s disappointing stab at electrified luxury transportation might fizzle out and die after a brief stint on the market. In roughly four months, Chevrolet is expected to reveal the next-generation Volt slated to go on sale for the 2016 model year. The relatively successful range-extended electric car will transition to its own platform rather than...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Club

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Club
Mazda’s MX-5 isn’t powerful, the body leans on corner turn-in like a blade of saw grass in a stiff breeze and frankly it’s frustratingly expensive.  Despite all of that, I and practically every other member of the automotive media seem to agree that the near-gone third-generation “NC” Miata is more fun than feeding espresso to...

Ferrari Testa Rossa Race Cars Take Pebble Beach by Storm

Ferrari Testa Rossa Race Cars Take Pebble Beach by Storm
A staggering gang of Ferrari Testa Rossa race cars took over the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance today. Ranging from being built in 1957 to 1961, there were 22 of the classic Italian race cars on display coming from as far as Hong Kong and Switzerland. In total, Ferrari built 34 copies of the V12-powered 250...

Rolls-Royce Waterspeed Collection Seeks to Whet Luxury Appetites

Rolls-Royce Waterspeed Collection Seeks to Whet Luxury Appetites
Rolls-Royce had a presence on the concept lawn at Pebble Beach this year with its new Waterspeed Collection Phantom Drophead Coupe. The specialized British luxury car is being offered by the brand to commemorate water speed records set by Malcolm Campbell in the iconic Bluebird K3 and K4 when he hit 126.33 mph in 1939....

Bespoke Lamborghini Aventador Showcases Ad Personam

Bespoke Lamborghini Aventador Showcases Ad Personam
Lamborghini used the Concept Lawn at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to showcase its bespoke Ad Personam program. The Italian supercar manufacturer offers its customers the chance to deeply customize their car. In this case, Lamborghini showcased a bespoke Aventador featuring carbon fiber accents on the front fascia, and side air scoops along with...

Toyota FT-1 Concept Grays out Pebble Beach Concept Lawn

Toyota FT-1 Concept Grays out Pebble Beach Concept Lawn
Toyota is dropping a not-so-subtle hint this week that its push for a new sports car as a spiritual successor to the Supra are alive and well. In an unusual move, the company built a second copy of its FT-1 concept car, this time dressed in gray pain rather than the red it had during...

Tesla Model S Gets Steve Saleen Spin at Pebble Beach

Tesla Model S Gets Steve Saleen Spin at Pebble Beach
Automotive legend Steve Saleen probably isn’t the first person you think of for high-performance electric cars, but that will be changing soon. Saleen unveiled his new creation today on the Concept Lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance based on Tesla’s Model S sedan. The car features a series of changes meant to make...

Go on Dawn Partol at Pebble Beach With AutoGuide.com

Go on Dawn Partol at Pebble Beach With AutoGuide.com
As you probably know, there’s more than one way to see the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Of course, there’s always the traditional method: fighting the massive tide of  and socialites and celebrities as you walk from car to car. But if you’re willing to wake up before dawn and stand in the brisk air, there’s...

McLaren P1 GTR Puts 1,000 Ponies on Pebble Beach

McLaren P1 GTR Puts 1,000 Ponies on Pebble Beach
McLaren just revealed what might be the products that steals the show at Pebble Beach this week with a staggering 1,000 hp. Like the 650 S Sprint, this is a track-only vehicle that McLaren is offering to well-heeled performance junkies who aren’t satisfied with driving a street car on a race track. McLaren says it...

Mercedes S65 AMG Coupe Takes Pebble Beach [Bi]turbo Storm

Mercedes S65 AMG Coupe Takes Pebble Beach [Bi]turbo Storm
Mixing the S-Class Coupe with the sort of V8 potency pumping out of AMG’s mad scientist laboratories is a great way to polish off fossil fuel, but what if the idea of eight cylinders seems pedestrian or even vulgar? Believe it or not, that’s the case occasionally and also the reason Mercedes-Benz also offers a...

F-Type Project 7 Has Loads of Power, Costs Gobs of Money

F-Type Project 7 Has Loads of Power, Costs Gobs of Money
For just under $166,000, you could own the most powerful and strangest looking Jaguar F-Types yet. The company had its limited-production creation on display today at The Quail as part of the Monterey Car Week. If you thought the 550-hp F-Type R coupe was nuts, just wait until you find out about this version. In...

Range Rover Sport SVR Looks Reservedly Rambunctious on The Quail

Range Rover Sport SVR Looks Reservedly Rambunctious on The Quail
You wouldn’t know it just from looking, but Land Rover displayed its most exciting model ever today at The Quail during the Monterrey Car Week. Powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 making 550 hp, the Range Rover Sport SVR isn’t your ordinary British luxury SUV (as if the term ordinary applies to them in the...
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