Nelson Ireson, Senior Editor

Nelson is a Senior Editor at High Gear Media focusing on reviewing cars and covering the hottest topics in luxury and performance cars, car culture, and breaking news primarily on High Gear's luxury destination, MotorAuthority.com. Born and raised in California but now transplanted to Arkansas, Ireson has a law degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and is accredited to practice in the state, though he’s voluntarily inactive. Nelson also holds a degree in Speech Communication from Arkansas State University. His path to the automotive world wasn't a direct one, but his love of cars, speed, and driving ultimately won out. When he manages to come up for air, Ireson is reviewing cars, driving them fast at road courses and autocrosses, navigating rallies, or working on making himself and his car faster.

Articles

Cadillac SRX
Cadillac SRX

Cadillac's SRX will be replaced this year by the new XT5 SUV. The current rivals for the SRX include the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, Lincoln MKX, Lexus RX and the Mercedes-Benz GLK/GLC. Standard front-wheel drive can be upgraded to all-wheel drive, both powered by the same V-6 mated to a six-speed...Read More»

2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS-V

Now entering its third generation, the car that launched Cadillac’s high-performance V-series brand is better than ever. More technology, more performance, more luxury, and more comfort come wrapped in a shell that’s (relatively) light, stiff, and sharply styled. It’s...Read More»

2016 Cadillac ATS Sedan
2016 Cadillac ATS-V

The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V isn't a shot fired across the noses of established Germany luxury/sport sedans and coupes—it's a shot fired up them. The ATS-V takes on the likes of the BMW M3/M4 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG with vigor. While taking on established brands on their own...Read More»

2016 Audi S7
2016 Audi S7

The Audi S7 is the German automaker's high-performance, mid-size hatchback. It's sold as both the S7, and an even higher-output RS 7. Nearly identical to the Audi S6 sedan underneath its skin, it’s the skin of the A7 that makes all the difference. That A6/S6 basis gives the A7...Read More»

2015 Audi A6
2016 Audi A6

The Audi A6 already was a very good car, but the 2016 model year takes the brand’s refinements, improvements, iterate theory and applies it yet again. The net result is a car that’s simply better in most of the ways that matter. Small visual updates give cues to the...Read More»

2016 Audi S7
2016 Audi A7

The Audi A7 makes no bones about its beauty. The mid-size hatchback puts its four-door A6 sibling on the trailer when it comes to styling, and it also skips the base-level powertrain and instead reaches for the limits with an ultra-powerful RS 7 edition. It's the closest thing to a...Read More»

2015 Audi A6
2016 Audi S6

The Audi S6 spins the reserved style of the mid-size A6 sedan into something a little more feisty. The S6 may look understated, just a touch more aggressive—but that's certainly not how it performs. The S6 has a rich history with enthusiasts, including the envy of the European RS...Read More»

2016 Scion FR-S
2016 Scion FR-S

For 2016, Scion has given the FR-S its first meaningful update. Changes are mostly minor but include some visual tweaks and new trim for the cabin, a couple new colors, a new standard audio system, and the addition of a rearview camera. The new equipment comes with a slight price...Read More»

2016 Scion FR-S 2-door Coupe Auto Release Series 2.0 (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Scion FR-S

The Scion FR-S is a 2+2 coupe built on a rear-drive platform that makes for an entertaining, affordable choice for driving enthusiasts. The FR-S was jointly developed with and is built by Subaru, which calls its version the BRZ. The two cars are very similar and share a 2.0-liter boxer...Read More»

2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 458 Italia

The Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engine, rear-drive sports car and one of the Italian carmaker's most technically advanced vehicles — as well as one of the most engaging cars to drive. The 458 Italia closely follows in the footsteps of the F430, 360 Modena and F355. The Ferrari 458 Italia...Read More»

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