imagine a game show where everyone is obsessed with cars. where arguments about the trivial are elevated above important issues. where there are no winners or losers—or at least where winning or losing doesn't matter. that’s window shop with car and driver. every week, the ws crew tries to help you escape reality in favor of a goofier plane of existence. don't get too excited, though; this show has all the production values of a recorded zoom call.
so what’s on the menu today? host tony quiroga set the challenge: find a car (or cars) that you lusted after as a freshly minted driver. the usual gang of misfits weighed in.
contributor john pearley huffman looked back to his halcyon teenage years and dreamt of owning a genuine, penske-built, mark donohue–driven race car. quiroga cruelly nixed that, so pearley presented the late-70s porsche 911 turbo (930) as an alternative.
contributor jonathon ramsey brought up that other icon of the '70s, the lamborghini countach. the youngest and most practical of the shoppers, joey capparella, went hardcore norm-core with a 2006 acura rsx type-s. deputy testing director k.c. colwell undermined pearley’s choice by presenting a brilliant 1996 porsche 911 turbo (993). and quiroga, going full nut burger, picked a 1991 lotus esprit turbo and then had the audacity to claim that gm electronics made it reliable.
tune in now to watch these frenemies compete in our ridiculous little game show.