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TopSpeed.com launched in 1995 and has since brought petrolheads all the latest and greatest of the automotive world, via our 8 million page views per month. Though our specialty lies in all things super-powerful and ultra-luxurious, we will also tell you what the latest is on the more mainstream cars. Whether you’re looking to buy a new Lamborghini or Volkswagen Golf, TopSpeed.com, and its 500,000 pages and millions of high-resolution images will help you make an educated decision all while keeping you entertained with creative renderings and witty commentary that you know you can trust, thanks to our No. 3 ranking on Cision’s "2013 Top 50 Auto Blogs" list.

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TopSpeed Editors

TopSpeed leverage 10+ editors and contributors with deep automotive knowledge and a passion for journalism. Our experts are hard at work to bring you the latest news and reviews without bias nor compromises.

Philippe Daix

Topspeed founder, Philippe Daix is a motorhead at heart but also a computer geek. More often behind his keyboard than on the road, you can still catch him on the auto show floor, harassing engineers to understand what lies beneath the pretty body work. And if you were wondering about the accent, yes it’s French Monsieur.


Simona graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science in 2005, and landed a position with Top Speed in 2006. Since joining the team, she has come to realize that few things evoke as much joy as cruising down a twisty mountainside in the newest sports car.
With cars being a relatively new addition to Simona’s list of favorite things, she learns something new with each model as she passes the information on to you.

Justin Cupler

Justin Cupler is the editor in chief of these TopSpeed.com pages, and he’s been a member of the team since 2012. Justin’s love for cars started back when he was just five years old, helping his dad work on his 1957 Chevy Bell Air and then his 1966 Chevelle SS. Justin’s love for car’s became a career when he began working on cars in the mid-2000s, then he moved into repair shop management shortly after.

After growing tired of fixing other peoples’ car problems, Justin earned a certificate in radio and television broadcasting, and dove into the world of talk radio and television. Following a short stint in radio, he then moved into the print journalism, and began writing for various automotive sites, including Cars Direct, Internet Auto Guides, Ebay Motors, and many more.

Justin loves his family first, but second in line is his 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 that he aiming to crest the 300-horsepower mark with. It’s a little rough right now, but we call that "character."

Kirby Garlitos

Kirby’s fascination with cars began when he first laid eyes on his first Micro Machine. At that time, he thought they were the coolest toys in the world, narrowly edging out those Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures. Over time, his love for cars evolved to Matchbox cars and Burago models, then finally, it all became a reality when he bought his first ride — a 1998 Honda City — back in 2002.

His tastes and preferences on cars has changed over time, but his passion remains (as does his love for TMNT). Writing about his passions for Top Speed has been the closest thing to a dream job this side of being a Ferrari test driver.

Mark McNabb

Mark McNabb is an associate editor with TopSpeed.com, and has been part of the team since 2013. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray. He could even be found working on tractors or hay bailers while on vacation at his uncle’s farm. Mark’s spare time was heavily consumed by reading automotive magazines and wondering how in the heck people could land a job testing cars all day. He eventually figured it out.

Mark earned a degree in journalism in 2010 from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. A few jobs and career changes later, Mark landed his first automotive writing position with AutoTalk.com. Eventually TopSpeed came calling and the rest is history.

Though some swanky press car usually graces his driveway, he still enjoys driving his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer. It might not be a cultural icon nor an instant collectable, but his Chevy is part of his family, along with his nearly three-year-old daughter.

Cyril Demortier

Prowling the auto shows with his expensive gadgets, Cyril is always on the hunt for the best shot, still or moving.

Christian Moe

Christian Moe is unique and entertaining.

With life goals that include becoming a race car driver, a rockstar and an astronaut, he is never sitting still. He chooses to dream big and never settle for anything but the best.

A good set of eyes will find his name across the internet on sites such as Autobytel, Road and Track Online and even Fox News.

Christian is excited to be a part of the TopSpeed team and hopes to bring a sense of adventure, fun and excitement to the site with his work.

When not writing or driving, he can likely be found scuba diving or engaging in questionably dangerous carpentry work.

Pratyush Rout

20 year old guy who has a thing for anything that can move and drawing them.

Lured into the automotive world at the age of 10 after being fascinated by Paul Walker’s orange Supra in Fast & Furious 1, the youngest member of the Topspeed.com team spends most of his time behind his laptop and tablet, imagining and rendering upcoming cars. Paul Walker’s orange Supra from F&F1 also happens to be the very first rendering of any car that he made.

Ciprian Florea

Ciprian is not your typical car enthusiast. Ask him to choose between a BMW M4 and an Audi RS5, and he’ll gladly trade both for a beat up ’Cuda. Nothing annoys him more than car electronics and he just hates it when performance cars lack a third pedal. Additionally, he can give you several reasons why there’s still no replacement for displacement.

Don’t let his grumpiness fool you though, he’s more than excited to join TopSpeed and provide the latest news and reviews on the most interesting cars in the industry

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