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Gabriel Gélinas

An automobile writer since 1991, Gabriel Gélinas found journalism by way of auto racing. He was a driver before becoming the head instructor at the Jim Russell driving school at the Mont Tremblant Circuit. There, he developed several advanced driving programs for various automobile manufacturers.

As a journalist, Gabriel is passionate about sports cars and all the latest technologies coming out of the automotive industry. In addition to contributing to the print and electronic versions of Le Guide de l’auto and The Car Guide, he is also a columnist for The National Post and driving.ca. In addition, Gabriel acts as the automotive expert on TVA’s Salut Bonjour! television program and regularly contributes to news reports for TVA, LCN, Argent and CTV.

Most recent articles

TokyoMazda MX-30 Becomes the First All-electric Mazda
TOKYO, Japan— Mazda has just unveiled the all-new MX-30 at the Tokyo Auto Show in Japan. The brand’s first-ever electric car is designed as a coupe-like compact SUV and features a new electric powertrain called “e-Skyactiv.” Embodying the next phase of KODO styling, the MX-30 boasts simple, clean surfaces with …
New ModelsAudi’s Three Plug-in Hybrids for 2020
MUNICH, Germany— Our planned test drive is 71 kilometres long including 25 kilometres on the autobahn, where we can reach speeds much faster than the highway limits in Canada. And yet the Audi Q5 and A8L we’re driving average 4.1 L/100 km and 4.8 L/100 km, respectively. That’s because they’re …
New ModelsAudi’s EV Plan Comes into Focus
MUNICH, Germany— Thirty electrified vehicles by 2025 including 20 all-electric models. Audi ’s EV plan for the next few years is quite ambitious. Of course, the four-ring brand will be assisted by parent company Volkswagen, which will apply its new modular electric platforms across the entire group, with variants covering …
FrankfurtAudi AI:TRAIL quattro Concept Turns Heads in Frankfurt
FRANKFURT, Germany— Audi today hosted the world premiere of a weird-looking concept at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. In fact, it might be closer to a Mars rover than an automobile. As the fourth member of the AI concept family, the new Audi AI:TRAIL quattro is a fully electric off-roader …
Frankfurt2020 Audi RS 7 Unleashed with a 590-hp Twin-turbo V8
The second-generation Audi RS 7 will go on sale in Canada sometime in 2020 as the mightiest expression of the A7 Sportback. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged V8 engine rated at 590 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive complete …
First DrivesWe Drove an Electric Mazda Before a Big Reveal in Tokyo
OSLO, Norway– The Car Guide recently visited the EV paradise that is Norway, where more than half of new-car sales are electric, for the opportunity to discover Mazda’s new electrification technology and drive an experimental prototype. In fact, the e-TPV name stands for “Electric Test Prototype Vehicle.” This is not …
New ModelsAll-electric Porsche Taycan Ushers in a New Era at Porsche
NIAGARA, Ontario – The two electric motors rev up to 16,000 rpm and generate a total of 617 horsepower (750 with the overboost function) along with 774 pound-feet of torque, sending the all-new Porsche Taycan Turbo S from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 9.8 seconds.