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

Tesla Model S Vs. Porsche Panamera: Compare Cars
Tesla Model S Vs. Porsche Panamera: Compare Cars

In the rarified world of high-dollar, luxury sport sedans, two of the very hottest options are the Porsche Panamera and the Tesla Model S. For those with a bent toward supercar-like performance, each offers blinding speed in a luxurious four-door cocoon. The Tesla Model S was the first sedan from...Read More»

Mark Webber takes delivery of a Porsche 918 Spyder
Porsche 918 Spyder

Since its launch as a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche's low-volume 918 Spyder has continued to wow onlookers with its sleek, elegant style. Its high-powered performance continues to wow by setting records like its 6:57 (unofficial) production-car lap record at the Nürburgring...Read More»

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

With its stunning design, truly brilliant performance and surprising efficiency, Porsche’s 918 Spyder introduced the world to the idea of a hybrid hypercar. While it didn’t ultimately win the war, it’s an impressive machine in its own right. Styled in the vein of the...Read More»

2015 Audi R8 V10
2015 Audi R8

The 2015 Audi R8 is approachable, comfortable, and incredibly fun to drive. This year a few updates get the most out of the last year of production for this generation. Though due to be replaced by an all-new model soon, the current R8 is no less attractive as a do-it-all, every day...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

For 2015, small visual updates to the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class inside and out, plus a few under-the-skin changes help keep it fresh. Surprisingly, the most outward change is also the most subtle—the redesigned front end gives the CLS-Class a fresh face, but without any cartoonish...Read More»

2015 Land Rover Range Rover
2015 Land Rover Range Rover

The current generation Land Rover Range Rover was new for the 2013 model year, artfully blending more than 40 years of off-road heritage with the latest in technology and refinement to create a very balanced reinterpretation of the now-basic-seeming Range Rover that started it all. Land...Read More»

2015 Lexus IS 250
2015 Lexus IS

The 2015 Lexus IS was fully redesigned just last year, but for 2015 gains a handful of updates. LED fog lamps sharpen the look; Siri Eyes Free from Apple adds to the interface; and there are more choices inside with newly available piano black trim. The IS is a compact sport sedan that...Read More»

2015 Audi TT Roadster
2015 Audi TT

The 2015 Audi TT in either Coupe or Convertible form, manages to bridge performance and pragmatism in a way that doesn't dash expectations. The TT easily looks the part of a full-fledged sports car in profile, and measures up in practicality and fuel-efficiency by small-car standards...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is slightly larger, more luxurious, and more beautiful than ever before, ushering in a new era of design and equipment for the brand’s mainstream luxury sedan. From the look and feel to the dynamics and technology, the C-Class makes a strong argument...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

All-new for the 2015 model year, the Chevrolet Tahoe can charge your iPad, stream data, seat up to 7, haul your boat, and go surprisingly well off-road. It’s a versatile, impressive machine. Among its competitors, the Tahoe is a holdout in a modern world, combining the best of...Read More»

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