After writing our little feature delving into the secrets of the plug-in hybrid, I was excited to get the chance to test one out in real-world conditions. Up for review this week is the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi, the plug-in version of the automaker's C-Max hybrid. It's being adopted for taxi use in Chicago on a surprisingly large scale, so it must be pretty great at hauling people around with relative efficiency, right?
"What a weird time to get a Corvette." My friends are right. The high is currently 23 degrees Fahrenheit, and my press loaner - the Z51-equipped Stingray Coupe - is wearing Michelin Pilot Super Sports, regarded as among the best sports-car tires ... when it's warm out.
Quick, think of the first long-wheelbase luxury sedan you can. What comes to mind, a BMW 750Li? Lexus LS600hL? Audi A8L? Was your first thought the Jaguar XJL? If not, it should move up to the front of the line, because it's just as capable as the competition, with a unique angle on sportiness that gives it a proper advantage over certain competitors.
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