2020 Porsche 911 Carrera tested, Cadillac’s new Blackwings and more: Roadshow’s week in review – CNET

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Happy weekend, Roadshow readers. At least I think it's the weekend. In this time of coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, time has no meaning. It could be Tuesday for all I know, in which case, I'm late for work.

Anyway! The past seven days were busy. We spent extended time with the base 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, 2020 Honda Accord sedan and more. Cadillac also showed us its new Blackwing-badged (but not Blackwing-powered) CT4-V and CT5-V sedans, and Porsche rounded off the week with an announcement about the Taycan 4S' less-than-stellar EPA rating.

Here's a recap of our most important stories from April 12 to 18.

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                                    2020 Honda Accord can be one sporty midsize sedan70 Photos

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<h3>2020 Honda Accord</h3><p>The Honda Accord is a staple of the midsize family sedan segment, and one of America's best-selling cars. But it's also a good choice for folks who truly love driving, as evidenced by this Sport 2.0T model, complete with a manual transmission. Let reviews editor Jon Wong tell you why, here.

Click here to read our 2020 Honda Accord review.

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                                    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera is a solid foundation31 Photos

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<h3>2020 Porsche 911 Carrera</h3>Following my test of the <a href="https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-porsche-911-turbo-s-preview/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S</a>, I hopped into the standard Carrera to see if that solid 911 framework carries over to the most basic version of this sports car. Turns out, it most certainly does. This car is truly the ace of base.

Click here to read our 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera review.

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                                    2020 Subaru WRX Series White looks quite alright33 Photos

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<h3>2020 Subaru WRX</h3>Sometimes, a car just makes you smile. That's the case with the Subaru WRX. It's not the flashiest or most modern sport compact car out there, but its turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive and manual transmission are a recipe for backroad fun. It's not the new kid on the block, but we love it all the same.

Click here to read our 2020 Subaru WRX review.

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                                    2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe has grand power, grand style38 Photos

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<h2>Top news</h2><ul><li><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/2022-cadillac-ct4v-ct5v-blackwing-gm-sound-manual-transmission/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Blackwing badge, no Blackwing engine</a>: Cadillac reveals more details of its hotter CT4-V and CT5-V models. We even hear <a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/cadillac-ct5-sport-wagon-cts-cts-v-consideration/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">a CT5 wagon isn't out of the cards</a>, too.</li><li><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/iracing-tips-pro-racers/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">iRacing pro tips</a>: We talk to a few pro racers to get their take on the best iRacing setups.</li><li><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/hyundai-veloster-n-dct-automatic/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Veloster N goes automatic</a>: Hyundai's hottest hatch is getting a new dual-clutch transmission option.</li><li><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/1971-mercedes-benz-280se-cabriolet-germany-drive/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">This old Mercedes</a>: Our social media editor takes a gorgeous, classic Benz for a spin in Germany... and gets it stuck in the mud.</li><li><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/2020-porsche-taycan-4s-price-range/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">A cheaper Taycan is here</a>: Porsche reveals pricing and EPA details for its entry-level Taycan 4S EV.</li><li><a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/2021-cadillac-escalade-suv-prices-msrp-features/" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">New Escalade, similar price</a>: The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will only cost $1,000 more than its predecessor.</li></ul>

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                                    This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet is the antidote to gloomy weather21 Photos

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