Mark McNabb

Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. 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.

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2019 Lexus UX

2019 Lexus UX

Lexus’ entry-level crossover with aggressive styling
2019 Chevrolet Silverado

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

More technology, less weight, and a new turbodiesel
2019 Buick Envision

2019 Buick Envision

Fresh styling and updated tech at a lower starting price
GMC Teases the 2019 GMC Sierra Taillights and Side Profile

GMC Teases the 2019 GMC Sierra Taillights and Side Profile

A closer look just one day ahead of its debut
2019 Kia Optima Sportswagon

2019 Kia Optima Sportswagon

Two new engines, updated appearances, and updated safety tech for 2019
Kia Gives the Optima Sportswagon a Revitalizing New Look and Fresh Power for the Geneva Motor Show

Kia Gives the Optima Sportswagon a Revitalizing New Look and Fresh Power for the Geneva Motor Show

More efficient, cleaner, and better looking equals a successful sales recipe
Report: FCA to Kill Off Diesels Over the Next 5 Years

Report: FCA to Kill Off Diesels Over the Next 5 Years

What this means for Ram & Jeep
Lexus Previews UX Crossover Ahead of Geneva

Lexus Previews UX Crossover Ahead of Geneva

Familiar design is shrinkwrapped into urban crawler
Video of the Day: Watch This Cadillac Escalade Outrun a Camaro ZL1 1LE

Video of the Day: Watch This Cadillac Escalade Outrun a Camaro ZL1 1LE

Hennessey gives this ‘Slade a new heart with outlandish power
2018 Subaru Legacy 50th Anniversary Edition

2018 Subaru Legacy 50th Anniversary Edition

A Legacy built to honor Subaru’s legacy
GMC Teases the 2019 GMC Sierra; Debut Imminent!

GMC Teases the 2019 GMC Sierra; Debut Imminent!

GMC set to differentiate itself from Chevy sibling
Nissan Officially Teases Terra SUV Ahead of Beijing Debut

Nissan Officially Teases Terra SUV Ahead of Beijing Debut

This Navara-based SUV will arrive in China first
The Brabus Shadow 800 is the Sports Sedan of the Open Sea

The Brabus Shadow 800 is the Sports Sedan of the Open Sea

A 37-foot yacht tender with the style of your Brabus Mercedes
There's an Outrageous 800-HP Chevy Silverado Package Available Through Dealerships!

There’s an Outrageous 800-HP Chevy Silverado Package Available Through Dealerships!

Extensive mods make this pickup a sports car killer
2018 Subaru Forester 50th Anniversary Edition

2018 Subaru Forester 50th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating five decades in America
2018 Subaru Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition

2018 Subaru Crosstrek 50th Anniversary Edition

Limited edition celebrates Subi’s time in America
EV Demand is Forcing Companies Like Apple to Source Battery Supplies Directly from Mining Companies

EV Demand is Forcing Companies Like Apple to Source Battery Supplies Directly from Mining Companies

Cobalt supplies are getting more valuable by the day
2018 Subaru WRX 50th Anniversary Edition

2018 Subaru WRX 50th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating 50 years on America’s shores
2018 Tata 45X Sedan

2018 Tata 45X Sedan

Previewing a premium sedan launching in India for 2019
Ford Lets You Customize the Mustang's Emblem Through Facebook

Ford Lets You Customize the Mustang’s Emblem Through Facebook

1,000 participants get their design embossed on a 2015+ grille badge for their Mustang
Nissan Wants to take on the Ranger Raptor with a Meaner Navara

Nissan Wants to take on the Ranger Raptor with a Meaner Navara

Nissan Studying opportunity to capitalize on Raptor craze
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Powertrain updates make this crossover more palatable
Scandal Watch: Raj Nair Leaving Ford over "Inappropriate Behavior"

Scandal Watch: Raj Nair Leaving Ford over "Inappropriate Behavior"

Nair oversaw high-profile vehicles like the GT, Mustang, & F-150
Tesla Woes: Model S and X Orders Delayed Again, This time Due to "Backlog"

Tesla Woes: Model S and X Orders Delayed Again, This time Due to "Backlog"

Wait times are expected at 4 to 5 months
2018 Giugiaro EV Saloon

2018 Giugiaro EV Saloon

Famed auto designer Giorgetto Giugiaro’s 80th birthday present to himself
2018 Smart EQ ForTwo

2018 Smart EQ ForTwo

Mercedes’ first production EQ model is a rebadged Smart ForTwo
Video of the Day: Hennessey's 2017 Camaro ZL1 Exorcist Tops Out at 217 MPH

Video of the Day: Hennessey’s 2017 Camaro ZL1 Exorcist Tops Out at 217 MPH

1,000 horsepower gets this 4,100-pound car moving fast!
Ram Recalling 228,508 Trucks For Brake-Shifter Interlock Failure

Ram Recalling 228,508 Trucks For Brake-Shifter Interlock Failure

Safety device keeps transmission in park until the brake is applied
The 2019 Chevy Camaro Won't get a Seven-Speed Manual; Will Be Offered with 10-Speed Auto

The 2019 Chevy Camaro Won’t get a Seven-Speed Manual; Will Be Offered with 10-Speed Auto

Its six-speed manual will happily solider on, too
Keeping up with the Jones': Nissan to Increase its Interior Design Budget

Keeping up with the Jones’: Nissan to Increase its Interior Design Budget

Nissan looks ahead to autonomous driving and innovative interiors
How We'd Spec It: 2019 Ram 1500

How We’d Spec It: 2019 Ram 1500

Our idea of a feature-rich, budget-minded build
Believe it or Not, Ford Considered a 13-Speed Automatic Transmission for the Ranger Raptor

Believe it or Not, Ford Considered a 13-Speed Automatic Transmission for the Ranger Raptor

What’s the cut-off for this gear growth?
A Ford Everest Raptor is in the Works; Could Lead to a Bronco Raptor

A Ford Everest Raptor is in the Works; Could Lead to a Bronco Raptor

Will the “Raptor-ization” continue?
Lincoln Partners with Serena Williams in 2018 Navigator's New Ad Campaign

Lincoln Partners with Serena Williams in 2018 Navigator’s New Ad Campaign

Lincoln doubles down on advertising despite selling every Navigator they make
2019 Ram 1500 Sport

2019 Ram 1500 Sport

A sporty edition exclusive to Canada
2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

More spicy sauce for the Taco Supreme
2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Minor upgrades keep the 4Runner competitive
2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

2019 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Minor improvements prevent the Tundra TRD Pro from getting cold
2018 Lexus LC500 - Driven

2018 Lexus LC500 - Driven

Lexus’ halo coupe is a grand touring marvel
What It's Like to Daily Drive the Lexus LC500

What It’s Like to Daily Drive the Lexus LC500

A grand tourer that’s fine with commuting… mostly
Why The Lexus LC500 Isn't Perfect

Why The Lexus LC500 Isn’t Perfect

The misunderstood labeling that’s hurting the LC’s image
The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Perfect Ride for a Valentine's Day Date

The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Perfect Ride for a Valentine’s Day Date

A hot ride for a hot date
Geely Invests in Bob Lutz's VIA Motors and its Electric Truck Technology

Geely Invests in Bob Lutz’s VIA Motors and its Electric Truck Technology

Volvo owner backs ex-GM executive’s retirement project
The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Definitive Grand Tourer

The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Definitive Grand Tourer

Luxury combines with power to make driving an enriched experience
What Lurks Under The Lexus LC500's Hood

What Lurks Under The Lexus LC500’s Hood

Hint: It makes the best noises of every Lexus short of the LFA
Mercedes-AMG Debuts 2019 G63 With 577 horsepower!

Mercedes-AMG Debuts 2019 G63 With 577 horsepower!

Quicker and more refined yet just as rugged as ever
The Lexus LC500's Interior is Breathtaking

The Lexus LC500’s Interior is Breathtaking

Function takes a back seat to form’s overtly striking appeal
2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Third-Generation Sprinter is more connected, includes electric version
Tuscany Brings Two Modified Ford F-150s to 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Tuscany Brings Two Modified Ford F-150s to 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Trucks include Shelby name with upgraded power
4 Things to Know About Mopar's Improvements to the 2018 Dodge Durango

4 Things to Know About Mopar’s Improvements to the 2018 Dodge Durango

Upgrades galore for your local Dodge dealership
FCA Showcase Mopar Accessories for 2019 Ram 1500 in Chicago

FCA Showcase Mopar Accessories for 2019 Ram 1500 in Chicago

More than 200 dealer-installed parts are offered
The 2019 Ford Edge Gets Gussied-Up Titanium Elite Trim in Chicago

The 2019 Ford Edge Gets Gussied-Up Titanium Elite Trim in Chicago

New trim responds to higher demand for luxury crossovers
Nissan Debuts Suspension Lift Kit for Titan & Titan XD

Nissan Debuts Suspension Lift Kit for Titan & Titan XD

Kit developed by ICON and won’t void warranty
The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Gets Updated for 2019

The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Gets Updated for 2019

More capability to Toyota’s more iconic off-road SUV
The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Gets More Capable for 2019

The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Gets More Capable for 2019

Upgrades shocks, more wheel travel, and Exterior mods take center stage
Toyota Ups the Ante With 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro

Toyota Ups the Ante With 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro

New TRD Desert Air Intake joins the options list
FCA Facing Big Fines Over Diesel Emissions Cheating

FCA Facing Big Fines Over Diesel Emissions Cheating

Ram and Jeep’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is back on trial
The 2018 Chevy Traverse RS Gets Ready for Chicago

The 2018 Chevy Traverse RS Gets Ready for Chicago

RS combines turbo power with blacked-out styling
What's Under the Skin of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor?

What’s Under the Skin of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor?

Highlights include beefy shocks, aluminum control arms, and a Watt’s Link
The 2019 Ranger Raptor is the Diesel-Drinking Off-Road Beast We've Been Needing

The 2019 Ranger Raptor is the Diesel-Drinking Off-Road Beast We’ve Been Needing

A look at Ford’s new 2.0-liter I-4 turbodiesel
This Is It! Meet the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor!

This Is It! Meet the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor!

It debuted for Asian markets, but don’t worry, it’s coming here
Toyota Teases TRD Pro Lineup Ahead of Big Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota Teases TRD Pro Lineup Ahead of Big Debut at Chicago Auto Show

2019 models will have even more off-road equipment
2020 RAM Ramcharger

2020 RAM Ramcharger

What if Ram built a three-row SUV?
Elon Musk is Launching His 2008 Tesla Roadster into Space Today

Elon Musk is Launching His 2008 Tesla Roadster into Space Today

SpaceX’s first launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket puts the Tesla in Mars orbit
2018 Toyota Sequoia - Driven

2018 Toyota Sequoia - Driven

An aging, lumbering beast that somehow wins hearts with its old-school vibes
We Stopped by the 2018 Paris Concept Cars Show and Weren't Disappointed

We Stopped by the 2018 Paris Concept Cars Show and Weren’t Disappointed

It’s like a fashion show for automotive design concepts
YASA Opens New Production Facility; Expands Electric Motor Production

YASA Opens New Production Facility; Expands Electric Motor Production

Growing demand for green vehicles leads to growing green businesses
What it's Like to Daily Drive the 2018 Toyota Sequoia

What it’s Like to Daily Drive the 2018 Toyota Sequoia

Piloting this lumbering giant through the urban jungle
Honda Renews U.S. Patent for CDX Name

Honda Renews U.S. Patent for CDX Name

Could become a CR-V in Acura Guise to Fight the Lexus UX and Cadillac XT4
FCA Has Filed a Patent for a Three-Screen Dashboard

FCA Has Filed a Patent for a Three-Screen Dashboard

Another innovative leap atop the 2019 Ram’s 12-inch screen
Porsche Says to Quit Complaining About Squeaky Brakes or Pay Us to Check Them for No Reason

Porsche Says to Quit Complaining About Squeaky Brakes or Pay Us to Check Them for No Reason

It’s what’s expected from high-performance brakes
Mercedes Files Trademark for a New Naming Scheme

Mercedes Files Trademark for a New Naming Scheme

Here we go again…
2018 Mercedes X-Class Camper Concept

2018 Mercedes X-Class Camper Concept

Making the most of Mercedes’ pickup
Inside the 2018 Toyota Sequoia Platinum

Inside the 2018 Toyota Sequoia Platinum

An aging design get slight changes, remains massively roomy
BMW to Launch an M2 Gran Coupe in 2019

BMW to Launch an M2 Gran Coupe in 2019

More models that defy BMW’s traditional nomenclature
2019 GMC Sierra Expected to Debut March 1 in Detroit

2019 GMC Sierra Expected to Debut March 1 in Detroit

GMC is skipping the Chicago Auto Show for an independent debut
The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is Thirsty

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is Thirsty

The ole 5.7-liter V-8 has a drinking problem
The Toyota Sequoia is Old-School Cool

The Toyota Sequoia is Old-School Cool

A ladder frame, part-time 4WD, and a big V-8 add character
The Tiny EcoSport Promises to Hack your Life

The Tiny EcoSport Promises to Hack your Life

It’s like totally #millennial and stuff
What's New on the 2018 Toyota Sequoia

What’s New on the 2018 Toyota Sequoia

Minor changes keep the Sequoia hanging on
Demand Watch: F80-Gen BMW M3 to End Production Sooner than Expected; No Replacement Until 2020

Demand Watch: F80-Gen BMW M3 to End Production Sooner than Expected; No Replacement Until 2020

Get yours now before prices soar
Chrysler to Send Thousands of Pacifica Minivans to Waymo

Chrysler to Send Thousands of Pacifica Minivans to Waymo

“Hey Google. Take me across town.”
The new Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn is a Cowboy's Dream of Luxury Come True

The new Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn is a Cowboy’s Dream of Luxury Come True

More luxury than you can shake a stick at
Mazda Thinks its Skyactiv-3 Engines Will Rival EVs on the Economy Front

Mazda Thinks its Skyactiv-3 Engines Will Rival EVs on the Economy Front

The next engine milestone after Skyactiv-X
Anonymous Report: 400+ HP Ford Explorer ST in the Pipeline

Anonymous Report: 400+ HP Ford Explorer ST in the Pipeline

New generation will return to rear-wheel drive
The Lister Thunder: A 660 Horsepower, 200+ MPH Jaguar F-Type That You Need in Your Life

The Lister Thunder: A 660 Horsepower, 200+ MPH Jaguar F-Type That You Need in Your Life

Lister’s rich racing heritage is imbedded in all 99 examples
FCA Almost Debt Free; Aims to Overtake Ford in Earnings!

FCA Almost Debt Free; Aims to Overtake Ford in Earnings!

Marchionne dumps merger ideas as money pours in
Rumor: Production-Ready Lexus UX Could Debut in March 2018

Rumor: Production-Ready Lexus UX Could Debut in March 2018

Smaller than the Lexus NX but more aggressively styled
2018 Toyota Hilux

2018 Toyota Hilux

More variants bring more choice to customers
Jeep to Cease Wrangler JK Production Making Way for new JL Pickup

Jeep to Cease Wrangler JK Production Making Way for new JL Pickup

That means the pickup’s debut is getting closer
Hyundai Drops a Pair of Teasers for the Next-Gen Santa Fe

Hyundai Drops a Pair of Teasers for the Next-Gen Santa Fe

Hyundai’s three-row crossover getting a highly stylized makeover
Teaser of the Week: Ford Ranger Raptor Doing What it Does Best

Teaser of the Week: Ford Ranger Raptor Doing What it Does Best

And the February 7 reveal is fast approaching
2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Edition

Ram ups its luxury truck game
2018 Lexus RX350 - Driven

2018 Lexus RX350 - Driven

The grandfather of luxury crossovers
What it's Like to Daily Drive the Lexus RX350

What it’s Like to Daily Drive the Lexus RX350

Smooth cruising for four adults
Price Check: Lexus RX350 vs the Competition

Price Check: Lexus RX350 vs the Competition

How the Lexus RX 350 stacks the cash
Cargo Space: This is how the Lexus RX350 Stacks Up

Cargo Space: This is how the Lexus RX350 Stacks Up

Turns out that sloping roofline has a downside
A Brief Look at the Lexus RX350's Infotainment System

A Brief Look at the Lexus RX350’s Infotainment System

What’s to like and not like
Quick Specs: 2017 Lexus RX350

Quick Specs: 2017 Lexus RX350

Lexus’ comfy crossover examined
Surprise: 2019 Jeep Cherokee Prices Announced

Surprise: 2019 Jeep Cherokee Prices Announced

Not Surprising: it’s more expensive