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Need for Speed star Aaron Paul is making a run at post-Breaking Bad stardom by trying to establish himself as a high-speed chase sort of guy. Paul, a proud owner of a Lamborghini Aventador, spoke to Men’s Journal about drive school, drive trains, and, well, driving. 

Need for Speed star Aaron Paul is making a run at post-Breaking Bad stardom by trying to establish himself as a high-speed chase sort of guy. Paul, a proud owner of a Lamborghini Aventador, spoke to Men’s Journal about drive school, drive trains, and, well, driving. 

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT California Ferris Bueller took to Chicago on his day off aged as well as the movie.

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT California Ferris Bueller took to Chicago on his day off aged as well as the movie.

The speed and agility of modern cars are wasted on too many roads. In same way that off-road vehicles can’t be tested by peastone driveways, souped-up sedans can’t be pushed to their limits on suburban cul-de-sacs. In order to drive – truly drive – a car, modern commuters have to head out of their way to one of the rare stretches of American asphalt designed to push vehicles to their limits.

Most high performance driving schools are held in hopelessly unromantic locales based on their proximity to racetracks. But Lamborghini takes the high road — both literally and figuratively — by hosting its Winter Driving Academy in the stunning alpine town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, just south of the Austrian border.

Most high performance driving schools are held in hopelessly unromantic locales based on their proximity to racetracks. But Lamborghini takes the high road — both literally and figuratively — by hosting its Winter Driving Academy in the stunning alpine town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, just south of the Austrian border.

IndyCar’s Dario Franchitti and Charlie Kimball stopped by the Men’s Journal office to talk favorite steak houses, drives, and cars.

IndyCar’s Dario Franchitti and Charlie Kimball stopped by the Men’s Journal office to talk favorite steak houses, drives, and cars.

At Cadillac’s new V Series Academy, you can rip through turns and motor down straightaways without even the slightest threat of a speeding ticket.

At Cadillac’s new V Series Academy, you can rip through turns and motor down straightaways without even the slightest threat of a speeding ticket.

Sports cars tend to tout horsepower numbers and 0-to-60 stats, but the new Subaru BRZ is all about handling. Co-developed with Toyota for its Scion FR-S, the BRZ weighs in at only 2,762 pounds. (That’s more than 90 pounds less than a stripped-down Porsche Cayman R.) Subaru’s flat-four engine contributes to its stump-like center of gravity, putting its 200 horsepower down through old-school rear-wheel drive. The world can always use another cheap (around $25K, anyway), elemental sports car, and that’s why the drift-ready Subayota is one of the most hotly anticipated cars of 2012.

Sports cars tend to tout horsepower numbers and 0-to-60 stats, but the new Subaru BRZ is all about handling. Co-developed with Toyota for its Scion FR-S, the BRZ weighs in at only 2,762 pounds. (That’s more than 90 pounds less than a stripped-down Porsche Cayman R.) Subaru’s flat-four engine contributes to its stump-like center of gravity, putting its 200 horsepower down through old-school rear-wheel drive. The world can always use another cheap (around $25K, anyway), elemental sports car, and that’s why the drift-ready Subayota is one of the most hotly anticipated cars of 2012.