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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2015 BMW X5 M, X6 M Launch Into the Real World

2015 BMW X5 M, X6 M Launch Into the Real World
Eschewing traditional auto show etiquette, BMW just revealed complete details about its newest line of performance crossovers ahead of their debut in Los Angeles next month. The 2015 X5 M and X6 M continue in their predecessor’s large performance footprints by being lighter, quicker, more powerful and more fuel efficient. It’s a big order to...

Next Land Rover Defender to get Nicer Interior

Next Land Rover Defender to get Nicer Interior
Like the rest of Land Rover’s SUV lineup, the next Defender will focus on shedding weight by heavily implementing aluminum. The Defender is by far the most utilitarian product Land Rover offers, but a new report from AutoCar suggests that its next design is finalized with both aluminum for weight savings and a more premium...

Fiat FCC4 Concept Has an Interior For The Birds

Fiat FCC4 Concept Has an Interior For The Birds
Fiat just revealed the wild-looking FCC4 at the São Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. The debut took place without any mechanical information, but Fiat did say its part sedan, part crossover, part pickup truck-looking things is 76 inches wide, 62 inches tall and 196 inches long. The FCC4 (Fiat Concept Car 4) has similar proportions...

Big Fat Dummies Could Enhance Crash Safety

Big Fat Dummies Could Enhance Crash Safety
Crash tests will include dummies in the future that are designed to simulate the effects of a collision on obese people. Humanetics is the world’s leading crash test dummy producer and is constantly working to innovate and develop new dummies that provide manufacturers and regulators with information about what happens to people after a crash....

FCA to Spin Off Ferrari Into Separate Company

FCA to Spin Off Ferrari Into Separate Company
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin of its most iconic brand into a separate company. Newly-formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began listing on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month. In an official statement, FCA said the plan to spin Ferrari off into a separate company is part of a plan to raise capital that...

2015 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Spied Completely Uncovered

2015 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Spied Completely Uncovered
Cadillac’s upcoming ATS-V Coupe will debut next month at the L.A. Auto Show, but you can see it here completely uncovered in new spy photos. These are the first photos of Cadillac’s new BMW M4 fighter without any camouflage. Until now, the car had been completely covered, but the latest pictures confirm that the vertically...

GM Compensation Fund Approves 61 Claims

GM Compensation Fund Approves 61 Claims
The number of claims officially approved for payout by General Motors’ compensation fund continues to climb. As of Friday, October 24, the independently managed fund approved 61 claims split between 31 related to injuries and 30 to deaths. General Motors appointed mediation expert Ken Feinberg to oversee the payout claims, of which there were 1,580...

AMG to Keep 6.0L V12, Share 4.0L V8 With Mercedes

AMG to Keep 6.0L V12, Share 4.0L V8 With Mercedes
V12-powered vehicles from Mercedes-AMG aren’t going to disappear any time soon. Mercedes-AMG will continue to offer V12-powered vehilces, but future versions will use a hybrid powertrain and an updated version of the current mill. AMG CEO Tobias Moers told AutoCar that the 6.0-liter V12 engine will be extensively re-engineered and will include some element of...

Mercedes-AMG GT Pretty Much Sold Out:’ CEO

Mercedes-AMG GT Pretty Much Sold Out:’ CEO
It’s only been about three weeks since Mercedes-Benz officially revealed its new sports car and it’s already getting an especially warm reception. AMG CEO Tobias Moers told AutoCar that the vehicle is already “pretty much sold out” through the 2015 – 2016 model year. Mercedes hasn’t said how many copies of the car it plans...

Mazda CX-3 Debut Confirmed for LA Auto Show

Mazda CX-3 Debut Confirmed for LA Auto Show
Mazda confirmed today that it plans to debut a new sub-compact crossover called the CX-3 next month at the LA Auto Show. The Japanese auto manufacturer also said it plans to display a mid-cycle refreshed version of the CX-5 compact crossover at the California event. The CX-3 be based on the new Mazda2, but with...

Tesla Mulling SUV, Wagon Versions of Model III

Tesla Mulling SUV, Wagon Versions of Model III
Tesla is considering derivative models based on its upcoming compact sedan in a strategy that could help it entice more customers. Currently the Model III is expected to arrive sometime in 2017 following the next year’s arrival of the Model X crossover based on the Model S sedan. Tesla engineering boss Chris Porritt told Auto...

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Scale Model Leaked Again

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Scale Model Leaked Again
A photo showing a scale model of the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS is offering another look at Porsche’s upcoming road legal race car. Last time a leaked image showed the car, there wasn’t anything to specifically suggest that it was, in fact, the rumored GT3 RS. This time the picture shows the toy car...
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