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2016 Audi S7

2016 Audi S6 / S7 First Drive

Depending on your viewpoint, Audi’s adherence to a single, consistent design theme across its entire range, from tiny coupes to large sedans, may seem either brilliant in its message or boring in its monotony. Whatever the case, however, the 2016 updates to the S6 and S7 sport sedan and... read more

December 2, 2014 by 
 
2015 BMW M4

2015 BMW M3 / M4 First Drive

Coupe-like crossovers, carbon-bodied sportscars, urban-mode city hatchbacks--BMW can build them all, but when it gets placed in the balances and judged by its hardcore... read more October 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, First Drive. Photo by Greg Jarem for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA.

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II First Drive

There are many things which make a Rolls-Royce a Rolls-Royce, but only one is essential: a certain attitude. The Ghost Series II delivers that attitude in spades. What is... read more October 10, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, U.S. pre-production car tested, Stuttgart, Germany, Aug 2014

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid First Drive

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been an automotive icon, one of the best cars in the world--and for more than 50 years, the vehicle of choice for prosperous German... read more September 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang electronic line lock

2015 Ford Mustang First Drive

It took all day--a scramble out of L.A. morning rush hour toward the canyons, a thread-the-need operation through a few thousand degrees of hairpin turns and ambient degrees... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi TT / TTS First Drive  -  Spain, September 2014

2016 Audi TT / TTS First Drive

The task automakers face when they have to update established sporty coupes or roadsters, like the Audi TT, is nothing to be envied. As much as we like seeing the result, it... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus RC F

2015 Lexus RC F First Drive

At some point in the early 2000s, Lexus approached peak grandma. Cars like the SC convertible and the ES sedan were arguably its best efforts, just when Cadillac was brewing... read more September 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

2015 Chevrolet Corvette 8-Speed Automatic First Drive: Video

What do you do when Chevy hands you the keys to a 2015 Corvette Stingray and an open run at the Milford Road Course? You flog it for all you’re worth, whether you know... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe first drive

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe First Drive: Video

As much as General Motors has been in the news for getting things wrong of late, Cadillac deserves notice for how much it’s been getting right over the past decade... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

2015 Aston Martin Rapide S & Vanquish Meld Old With New

Both the Aston Martin Rapide S and the Vanquish have a handful of things in common. As they should, considering they're both from the same automaker: styling cues can be... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 Acura TLX 2.4

2015 Acura TLX First Drive

Whatever happened to the Legend, the Integra, or even the Vigor? Acura used to have such brilliant, instantly recognizable model names. Names that inspired thoughts of... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Dodge Challenger  -  First Drive, Portland OR, July 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat First Drive Video

Muscle cars, like those of the 2015 Dodge Challenger lineup—and yes, that includes the 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat—have long been emblematic of all that’s... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed First Drive

Cruising at a cool mile of altitude over a carpet of lush green Scottish turf—Highlands to the left, Lowlands to the right—our seaplane bobbles over some ripples... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe first drive

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe First Drive

Life is good. Life is especially good when you’re in Tuscany behind the wheel of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe. Life gets downright magical when threading your... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ferrari 458 Spider  -  Quick Drive

2014 Ferrari 458 Spider Quick Drive Video

Even in today’s supercar-rich automotive landscape, Ferrari stands out as special and awe-inspiring. Look at the critical numbers for the 2014 458 Spider that we just... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C First Drive Video

Quick--ignore these unabashedly erotic images, pretend you never saw a thing...and name this car. It’s a mid-engined two-seater not from Germany or Japan. It flaunts a... read more June 21, 2014 by 


 
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