Damon Lavrinc

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Critic's Review History

In their published
reviews, this critic awards
an average score of:

86

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

79

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

05/19/11
92
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
Sedan

The 2012 Porsche Panamera Hybrid S is drawing a bead on evolving the hybrid equation into more than just a lackluster, fuel-sipping conveyance for the environmentally conscious. It’s a legitimate alternative for V8-averse luxury buyers.

2011 Lotus Evora

06/09/11
90
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 Lotus Evora
Coupe

Good cars make you feel like a hero. Great cars compliment and connect with every fiber of your being. The Evora S falls into the latter camp.

2011 BMW 1 Series M

08/03/11
90
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 BMW 1 Series M
Coupe

The 1M delivers what M-heads value most: driving delight über alles. And it’s one of the only times in years that anything with four wheels has lived up to the hype.

2012 Porsche Cayman

03/10/11
90
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman
Coupe

The Porsche Cayman R has all the earmarks of the Total Package. If there was ever a proper cliche to be used, “telepathic” is it. Weighty without being cumbersome (à la Lotus Elise) yet smooth and frictionless. It’s – dare I say – better than the big boy 911.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

06/15/11
90
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Sedan

In the realm of a jaw-droppingly stylish sedan, the CLS continues to stand in a class of its own. We might call it one of the best automotive designs of the 21st century.

2011 Lexus LFA

10/26/09
88
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 Lexus LFA
Coupe

The Lexus LFA is a mystery wrapped in an enigma coated in carbon fiber. It’s got the potential to be many things – track toy and ultra-GT – to 500 (stupendously wealthy) people.

2011 Audi A8 Sedan

02/23/11
88
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 Audi A8 Sedan
Sedan

The lightweight aluminum space-frame and 372HP V8 means the A8 is on par with its peers, but Audi’s rear-biased Quattro all-wheel-drive puts it into new territory. For lack of a better phrase, they’ve put old luxury on notice and infused some very welcome “sport” into its flagship.

2011 Hyundai Equus

09/07/10
88
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 Hyundai Equus
Sedan

There’s absolutely nothing in the new car market that matches the Equus on the amenities front for a similar price-point. The Equus isn’t just the ultimate Hyundai – it’s the ultimate four-wheeled value proposition.

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

11/02/11
86
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Hatchback

With commendable driving dynamics, a segment-leading interior, an IIHS Top Safety Pick trophy and competitive fuel economy, the Sonic is a stand-up value with the stats and swagger to match.

2011 Audi Q7 SUV

05/27/10
86
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 Audi Q7 SUV
SUV/Truck

Whether luxury SUV customers are willing to trade in the prestige of a V8 for a supercharged V6 remains to be seen, but as a means of keeping the SUV relevant in this cleaner, greener climate, the 2011 Q7 is yet another step in the right direction.

2011 Nissan Leaf

07/27/10
86
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2011 Nissan Leaf
Hatchback

Few things about the Leaf stand out, and that’s exactly its point. Nissan isn’t out to change the driving experience, it’s just changing the method of motivation. And more than anything else, that’s what’s going to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream.

2010 Tesla Roadster

02/23/10
85
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2010 Tesla Roadster
Convertible

The Roadster rises above the hype to solidify its place as a proper sports car. Could it be lighter? Certainly. Could it be cheaper? Most definitely. But today, in this world, in this climate, it stands in a segment of one.

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