Tom Murphy

Executive Editor, WardsAuto World digital magazine, WardsAuto/WardsAuto World

Tom Murphy is executive editor of WardsAuto World magazine, with an emphasis on technology and suppliers. He leads selection of the Ward’s 10 Best Engines and Ward’s 10 Best Interiors awards. Tom grills year-round, never leaves home without a guitar pick, stays up late for Stanley Cup playoff games and aspires to own a Jaguar E-Type someday.

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Dec 02, 2014

Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions

A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could....More
Oct 24, 2014

Driving in Greece Stressful, But Worth It

The islands are lovely to visit, but be prepared for narrow winding roads with few guardrails to protect the buses, ATVs, scooters, cars and....More
Aug 25, 2014

Finally, Voice of Reason

The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by....More
Jul 11, 2014

Vintage Car Owners Line Up for Fuel

“This is the greatest day ever!” declares Thomas Semaan, whose ’80 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fueled up for a mere $8.60 instead of the $38 he would....More
Jun 23, 2014

Come On GM, Pony Up

We’re not here to quibble with the output but instead to call attention to the gamesmanship between two automakers – namely GM and Ford – who can’t....More
May 16, 2014

Race Day Will Never Be the Same

Next time I’m channel surfing and come across a NASCAR, Formula 1 or Indy event on TV, I certainly will be more appreciative of the physical and....More
Apr 15, 2014

Taiwanese Market: Car Vs. Scooter

The Taiwanese government is pushing scooters with cleaner-burning engines that sell for as little as NT$50,000 ($1,659), and a small number of....More
Jan 20, 2014

600 HP: Everybody’s Doing It

The auto industry has traded its vegan-friendly salad plate for a medium-rare triple-bacon cheeseburger. And, boy, does it taste good....More
Nov 18, 2013

Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Corvette 6.2L V-8

The new LT1 6.2L is one of four all-new, ground-up re-engineered small-block engines from GM that we’re driving this year, from trucks to sports cars....More
Nov 11, 2013

Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Ram 3.0L Diesel

We’re driving six diesels this year for 10 Best Engines, but this is the only one found in a truck, the Ram 1500....More
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