Jonathan Lopez

Jonathan loves just about anything with a motor and a steering wheel. As a kid, Jonathan collected any kind of toy car he could lay his hands on, and begged his parents to take him to the monster truck shows. As he got older, his tastes shifted to racing, which he indulged with Wednesday night drags, a stint in the Skip Barber Western Regionals, and plenty of track time in his 80cc shifter kart. His favorite motorsports include WRC, F1, and GT cars. After high school, Jonathan decided to turn his passion into a career, and began working fulltime as an automotive journalist. When he isn’t tracking down the latest in the world of cars, you can usually find Jonathan wandering up and down the California coast in his blue Subaru WRX.

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Land Rover Is Working on a Defender SVR and Here's the Proof

Land Rover Is Working on a Defender SVR and Here’s the Proof

The march of the performance SUVs is set to leak into one of the greatest off-road nameplates in the biz
2020 Tesla Roadster

2020 Tesla Roadster

Going beyond Ludicrous and straight into Plaid
2015 Ferrari Sergio

2015 Ferrari Sergio

2018 Tesla Model 3

2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla’s first electric car for the masses
2020 Toyota MR2

2020 Toyota MR2

Hey mister! Hey mister!
2016 - 2018 Mazda3

2016 - 2018 Mazda3

The Mazda 3 takes on some minor updates for the 2017 model year
2018 Lexus LS 500

2018 Lexus LS 500

The Lexus flagship takes on the Europeans with a fifth generation
2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS

2018 BMW 6 Series

2018 BMW 6 Series

Faster, lighter, and more cutthroat
2017 Prius Prime Offers Fancy Interior Tech And Lots Of Miles

2017 Prius Prime Offers Fancy Interior Tech And Lots Of Miles

Toyota’s ever-popular hybrid goes for the brass ring
2016 Paris Motor Show – Worst In Show

2016 Paris Motor Show – Worst In Show

A mishmash of the awful, the bogus, and the just plain boring
Star Wars-Themed Nissan Rogue to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

Star Wars-Themed Nissan Rogue to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

That’s no moon, it’s a Nissan
2016 Paris Motor Show – Best In Show

2016 Paris Motor Show – Best In Show

Finding the crème de la crème for your viewing pleasure
Avenir Name to Serve as Sub-Brand for Buick

Avenir Name to Serve as Sub-Brand for Buick

Buick has a plan to make a better luxury car
RemetzCar Builds World's First Tesla Model S Hearse

RemetzCar Builds World’s First Tesla Model S Hearse

Carried off to your final resting place in an eco-friendly sort of way
2017 Toyota 86 – Driving Impression And Review

2017 Toyota 86 – Driving Impression And Review

So much fun, it should be illegal
The SsangYong LIV-2 Proves That You Don't Have to Sacrifice Luxury to go Off Road

The SsangYong LIV-2 Proves That You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Luxury to go Off Road

Looking good while getting dirty
Audi RS3 LMS Comes Track Ready with 330 Horsepower on Tap

Audi RS3 LMS Comes Track Ready with 330 Horsepower on Tap

Quick, wide, low, and relatively inexpensive
The Audi Q5 Drops Some Weight, Gains Some Power, and Gets an Updated Quattro AWD System

The Audi Q5 Drops Some Weight, Gains Some Power, and Gets an Updated Quattro AWD System

Turning the crossover into a car, one step at a time
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Debuts with New Engine and Aerodynamic Enhancements

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Debuts with New Engine and Aerodynamic Enhancements

More go and more stick for Stuttgart’s darling
Hyundai RN30 Concept Features a Powerful Engine, AWD, and Lots of Lightweight Materials

Hyundai RN30 Concept Features a Powerful Engine, AWD, and Lots of Lightweight Materials

A racing concept that previews Hyundai’s future high-performance plans
2016 Jaguar XF

2016 Jaguar XF

2015 Infiniti Vision GT Supercar Concept

2015 Infiniti Vision GT Supercar Concept

The Vision Concept is finally ready to be downloaded in GT6 on the PS3
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Second-gen sedan gets new looks, turbocharged engine
2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Infiniti Q30

2017 Infiniti Q30

The company’s first foray into the compact segment
2016 Audi R8 E-Tron

2016 Audi R8 E-Tron

2016 McLaren 675LT

2016 McLaren 675LT

2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO

2016 Porsche 911 Convertible

2016 Porsche 911 Convertible

2016 Renault Talisman

2016 Renault Talisman

Citroen Cactus M Concept

Citroen Cactus M Concept

Lexus Flagship SUV

Lexus Flagship SUV

2016 Infiniti QX50

2016 Infiniti QX50

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Preview

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Preview

Mercedes Teases New Concept Ahead Of Frankfurt

Mercedes Teases New Concept Ahead Of Frankfurt

2017 Jaguar XJ

2017 Jaguar XJ

1986 - 1993 Lamborghini LM002

1986 - 1993 Lamborghini LM002

2015 Rolls Royce March 2 Glory

2015 Rolls Royce March 2 Glory

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 5

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 5

WRC 2015 – Rally Deutschland

WRC 2015 – Rally Deutschland

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 4

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 4

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 3

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 3

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 2

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 2

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 1

Monterey Car Week 2015 – Day 1

Monterey Car Week 2015 – What You Need To Know

Monterey Car Week 2015 – What You Need To Know

1957 - 1975 Fiat 500

1957 - 1975 Fiat 500

2003 Nissan 350Z Tokyo Drift

2003 Nissan 350Z Tokyo Drift

2015 Mercedes C-Class With AMG Accessories

2015 Mercedes C-Class With AMG Accessories

WRC 2015 – Rally Finland

WRC 2015 – Rally Finland

Next-Generation Toyota GT 86 Could Use KERS

Next-Generation Toyota GT 86 Could Use KERS

Fiat Chrysler Profit Jumps 69 Percent In Q2

Fiat Chrysler Profit Jumps 69 Percent In Q2

Mercedes-AMG Rumored To Go Hybrid By 2020

Mercedes-AMG Rumored To Go Hybrid By 2020

You Can Now Ask Christian von Koenigsegg Anything You Want

You Can Now Ask Christian von Koenigsegg Anything You Want

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 By Callaway Cars

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 By Callaway Cars

2015 Guide To Electric Cars

2015 Guide To Electric Cars

2016 Volkswagen Lineup Offers New Driver Assistance Systems

2016 Volkswagen Lineup Offers New Driver Assistance Systems

Ford GT Takes Top North American Concept Vehicle Award

Ford GT Takes Top North American Concept Vehicle Award

Clarkson, May & Hammond's New Show Coming To Amazon Prime

Clarkson, May & Hammond’s New Show Coming To Amazon Prime

 Dodge Challenger Hellcat #666 For Sale

Dodge Challenger Hellcat #666 For Sale

Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance Will Bring Compact Cars For Mercedes And Infiniti

Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance Will Bring Compact Cars For Mercedes And Infiniti

Nissan, Honda And Toyota Will Go Turbo

Nissan, Honda And Toyota Will Go Turbo

Volkswagen Becomes The New Sales Leader In The Auto Industry

Volkswagen Becomes The New Sales Leader In The Auto Industry

Chevrolet Announces $5 Billion Investment; Includes New Small-Car Family

Chevrolet Announces $5 Billion Investment; Includes New Small-Car Family

2016 Audi A8 Edition 21

2016 Audi A8 Edition 21

Dodge Hellcat Sales Plan For 2016

Dodge Hellcat Sales Plan For 2016

Eighth-Generation Golf GTI Rumored To Offer Three Power Stages

Eighth-Generation Golf GTI Rumored To Offer Three Power Stages

This Is How A Jeep Can Be Hacked

This Is How A Jeep Can Be Hacked

Car Infographic: 62 Years of Chevrolet Corvette Horsepower

Car Infographic: 62 Years of Chevrolet Corvette Horsepower

Lexus Unveils World's First Heartbeat Car

Lexus Unveils World’s First Heartbeat Car

2015 Toyota 86 Yellow Limited

2015 Toyota 86 Yellow Limited

German Students Go From 0 To 100 KM/H In 1.779 Seconds

German Students Go From 0 To 100 KM/H In 1.779 Seconds

FCA Will List Ferrari On The New York Stock Exchange

FCA Will List Ferrari On The New York Stock Exchange

Audi, BMW And Mercedes Could Sign Agreement To Acquire Nokia's "Here" Technology

Audi, BMW And Mercedes Could Sign Agreement To Acquire Nokia’s "Here" Technology

Can't Afford A P85 Model S? Tesla Offers You 1:18 Scale Diecast

Can’t Afford A P85 Model S? Tesla Offers You 1:18 Scale Diecast

2015 Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week Canceled Due To Weather Conditions

2015 Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week Canceled Due To Weather Conditions

Original Batmobile Expected To Sell For $6 Million

Original Batmobile Expected To Sell For $6 Million

Venturi VBB-3 Wants To Hit 373 MPH At Bonneville Salt Flats

Venturi VBB-3 Wants To Hit 373 MPH At Bonneville Salt Flats

Kia Is Also Considering Subcompact Crossover

Kia Is Also Considering Subcompact Crossover

Recent Toyota-BMW Collaboration Will Bring Improvements To Both Companies

Recent Toyota-BMW Collaboration Will Bring Improvements To Both Companies

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring

2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring

Koenigsegg Announces Partnership With Castrol Edge: Video

Koenigsegg Announces Partnership With Castrol Edge: Video

Subaru Recalls 32K Imprezas To Fix Airbag Problems

Subaru Recalls 32K Imprezas To Fix Airbag Problems

Toyota Prius Covers 600K Miles With The Original Batteries

Toyota Prius Covers 600K Miles With The Original Batteries

Paul Walker's Brother Could Star In "Furious 8"

Paul Walker’s Brother Could Star In "Furious 8"

BMW Will Bring Two Concept Cars To Pebble Beach

BMW Will Bring Two Concept Cars To Pebble Beach

Tesla Builds $5 Billion "Gigafactory" In Nevada

Tesla Builds $5 Billion "Gigafactory" In Nevada

2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition

2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition

2016 Detroit Electric SP:01

2016 Detroit Electric SP:01

Marchionne Drops Plans For The GM Merger

Marchionne Drops Plans For The GM Merger

Volkswagen Announces e-smartConnect - The Automatic Charging System

Volkswagen Announces e-smartConnect - The Automatic Charging System

Pavegen at Formula E

Pavegen at Formula E

Mini Superleggera Roadster Will Compete With The MX-5

Mini Superleggera Roadster Will Compete With The MX-5

Here's Your Chance To Win A Honda Civic Type R

Here’s Your Chance To Win A Honda Civic Type R

Forza Motorsport 6 Will Add Two Legendary Rides

Forza Motorsport 6 Will Add Two Legendary Rides

 Randy Pobst Talks About His Experience At Pikes Peak: Video

Randy Pobst Talks About His Experience At Pikes Peak: Video

Toyota Will Start Taking Mirai Orders As Of July 20

Toyota Will Start Taking Mirai Orders As Of July 20

Next Audi S4 Could Deliver Over 350 HP

Next Audi S4 Could Deliver Over 350 HP

2017 Mercedes E-Class Will Get Advanced Safety And Autonomous Tech

2017 Mercedes E-Class Will Get Advanced Safety And Autonomous Tech