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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

Test Drives2020 BMW Z4: The Better of the Two4.0/5
Sales of sports cars are falling right now and with development costs continuing to rise, it only makes sense for automakers to join forces and create a common platform that has the ability to spawn different products. That’s what Toyota and BMW did with the GR Supra and Z4, respectively.
Spotlight onWe’re Driving the All-new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf This Week
The Car Guide is off to Portugal for an exclusive opportunity to drive the all-new, eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf . Obviously, this is a critical product for the Wolfsburg-based automaker. Do we need to remind you that over 35 million Golfs have been sold over the past 45 years? The …
First Drives2020 Audi RS 6 Avant: The Most Badass Wagon4.5/5
Performance enthusiasts have been waiting for it for a long time, and now it’s about to go on sale in Canada. The 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant arrives next year as a sinister-looking, 590-horsepower wagon and a total badass. Out first drive took place in California’s Malibu area, a hotbed …
Los Angeles2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Debuts as a Coupe-style Electric SUV
Audi chose the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show to host the world premiere of the all-new e-tron Sportback electric SUV. Based on the e-tron quattro that went on sale in Canada earlier this year, this latest model stands out with a sloping roofline that creates a coupe-like profile—the big design …
Los Angeles2020 Audi RS Q8 Unveiled with 590 Hp and Wicked Looks
With the Audi Q8 now positioned as the brand’s flagship SUV, it was only natural that a high-performance RS variant would follow. The world premiere of the new 2020 Audi RS Q8 took place today at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show . This wicked, coupe-style SUV shares its twin-turbocharged …
First Drives2020 Audi S8: High-end Luxury With a Sporty Twist4.5/5
Two years after the launch of the next-generation Audi A8 , here comes the high-performance variant, a car filled with the same advanced technologies but offering an extra dose of power and sportiness. Available now in Canada from $151,600, the new 2020 Audi S8 is the executive luxury sedan for …
First Drives2020 Audi RS Q8: Green Hell’s Fastest SUV
Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany— Somewhere between the famous Pflanzgarten and Schwalbenschwanz bends, the new Audi RS Q8 goes up in the air as Frank Stippler jumps the rumble strip at the apex of a left turn sitting on a ridge. Strapped to the passenger seat next to him, I’m extremely impressed …
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 …