SPARTANBURG, SC – “Go ahead, do something dumb,” the instructor encourages over the walkie-talkie bouncing in the map pocket of the new ’04 BMW X5 cross/utility I’m driving. I happily comply, jamming on the gas and making a sharp turn around an orange cone going way too fast. The tires howl, the body leans – a little – and suddenly I’m back on track, ready to make my next stupid move. I nail the accelerator harder this time, charge into an even tighter turn on BMW AG’s South Carolina ...
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