Robert Moore

Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.

By the age of 19, while he was still in college, Robert was working as a part-time mechanic, and by the age of 20 he passed his final test for the State of Michigan to earn the title of Master Mechanic. From the age of 20 to 27, Robert worked as a full-time mechanic, eventually earning the title of lead mechanic at the age of 23. Robert’s other passion, writing, was always on the forefront of his mind, however, and after 7 years as a mechanic, he took his toolbox home and started his career of freelance writing for various automotive sites. Today, Robert’s primary position is working as Topspeed.com’s Editor-in-Chief, but he continues to work out of his own garage, doing everything from basic repairs to certified and professional performance upgrades to American, European, and Asian vehicles.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Ford Mustang R-Spec

Today, we’re going down under
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Now that’s some patentable news!
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Well, it was only a matter of time, right?
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The legend in the metal
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It’s better than Toyota says....
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2021 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

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2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Convertible Gallery

It’s a looker and Chevy did it right!
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Range Rover Sport

Ferrari F8

Ferrari 812

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Lamborghini Urus

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2019 BMW Concept 4

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It’s going to be a rough one
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It seriously drives and breathes
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Labor Day Weekend Car Shopping – The Best Deals for 2019

Too good to pass up?
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Or at least a close-to-production prototype, anyway
Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE

Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Lincoln Aviator

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2012 Lexus LF A Nurburgring Package

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Yup – there’s another long tail on the way!
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2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon MOPAR - Driven

2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon MOPAR - Driven

Transform your dull commute into an adventure!
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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Ferrari P80/C

The fastest, best-looking Ferrari 488 yet
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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Audi S7 Sportback

Audi’s latest and greatest
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Does the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray 1LT have an Alarm or Not?

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Can the 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Attract the Younger Buyers It Needs to Survive?

The C8 Corvette will probably be just fine
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You can’t just jump in the ring with Ali because you think you can box
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The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette is About to Debut - Here’s How You Can Watch it (And Get in the Mood)

The 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette’s Debut is a Day Away!
 Leaked CAD Images Showcase the new LT7 V-8 that Will Power the 2021 Chevy C8 Corvette Z06 – Here's What We Think We Know

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Did Lotus Just Rewrite The Book on All-Electric Supercars with the 2020 Evija?

Did Lotus Just Rewrite The Book on All-Electric Supercars with the 2020 Evija?

Deep down, the Lotus Evija is a beast!
Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 Hatchback

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 Hatchback

Four-cylinder engines sure have come a long way
2019 Chevrolet Blazer - Driven

2019 Chevrolet Blazer - Driven

The Lexus RX alternative
Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Ford GT MKII

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Ford GT MKII

The Track-Only GT we didn’t know we wanted
2019 Infinity QX80 - Driven

2019 Infinity QX80 - Driven

A proven but aging body-on-frame recipe.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan Might Rise From the Dead, But How?

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan Might Rise From the Dead, But How?

An unlikely benefactor could rebirth the Lancer Evolution in the best way
2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography by SVO - Driven

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography by SVO - Driven

All trimmed up to take on the SuperSUV competition
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How Will Toyota Benefit From Mazda’s new RWD-Based Platform and Inline-Six Engine?

There are a lot of possibilities on the table
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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

The Best AMG GT so far and it’s a track beast
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It’s going to be an amazing show!
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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Porsche 911

The new Porsche is here and it’s purdy
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Lexus Just Made a Jet, But You Can’t Have One

It doesn’t matter how much money you have – it ain’t happening
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Someone Put the 2020 Toyota Supra on a Dyno and Toyota Lied Big Time

Well, this is interesting
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Wallpaper of the Day: Dodge Viper SRT 10

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

A true flagship with an iconic name and timeless styling
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AWD and turbos could happen but probably won’t
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Ferrari Should Hire the Person That Designed This 2019 Ferrari Aliante Barchetta

This is a Ferrari we’d like to see happen

Acura

2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible Gallery

2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible Gallery

2020 BMW M8 Competition Gallery

2020 BMW M8 Competition Gallery