First Drives

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Video Road Test

What's a muscle car? What's a pony car? Before you dig too deeply into those car-guy Twitter fights, listen to this. It's time to stop calling the Chevy Camaro a pony car. Time to stop calling it a muscle car. It's a bona fide sports car now, and a damn fine one at that. We took to the canyons of... read more

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Honda 10-speed transmission, Honda R&D Center, October 2015

Technology Preview: We Drive Honda's 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

It wasn't too long ago that a six-speed automatic transmission was state of the art. Then we got seven-speed, eight-speed, and nine-speed units. One of the nine-speeds... read more November 11, 2015 by 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe First Drive

The Ascari Race Resort is a European country club for those who like to drive fast rather than golf. Situated in Malaga, Spain, near the Mediterranean Sea, it’s a... read more November 9, 2015 by 

2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Driving A Police Car: Six Things You Should Know

Disclaimer: Kids, it's a federal offense to impersonate an officer. Don't try this at home. Let's be real: The 13-year-old me squealed and giggled a bit when I was handed the... read more November 5, 2015 by 

Honda NSX, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 20155

Quick Spin: We Drive The 2017 Acura NSX, Ever So Briefly

The second-generation Acura NSX isn't due to be released until next spring, but Acura is giving early rides to some media outlets. Last week, Acura had a preview test drive... read more November 1, 2015 by 

Honda S660, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 2015

Mighty Micro: We Drive The Tiny But Fun Honda S660

Not many Americans know about it, but Japanese domestic market (JDM) enthusiasts are hoping Honda will bring its tiny new S660 roadster to the United States. Classified as a... read more October 31, 2015 by 

Four-motor Honda CR-Z, Honda R&D Center, October 2015

Honda Studying Four-Motor EV, We Drive A Prototype

Since the rebirth of the electric car movement this century, several automakers have toyed with the idea of powering a car by positioning a motor at each wheel. Honda may be... read more October 28, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro First Drive

​ Muscle-car fans have had quite a feast in the past two years, with the 707-horsepower Challenger and Charger Hellcat and the 526-hp Shelby GT350 laying untold stripes on... read more October 21, 2015 by 

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe First Drive: Video

Mercedes was the first carmaker to coupe all the things. It turned the E-Class sedan into the CLS--something they call a four-door coupe, confusing as that might sound. But... read more October 20, 2015 by 

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG First Drive: Video

So how surprised were we when the gorgeous new C-Class bowed for 2015--and we found ourselves falling for the cheaper, less powerful C300? Pretty surprised. It could have... read more October 20, 2015 by 

2016 Lexus GS F

2016 Lexus GS F First Drive

For going on a decade now, Lexus has been on a mission to convince enthusiast buyers who might gravitate toward European cars that it, too, can build world-class sports cars... read more October 13, 2015 by 

2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class First Drive

For almost every vehicle on the market, product cycles typically last six to eight years. At the end of that run, the vehicle gets a redesign with either a new or... read more September 22, 2015 by 

2017 Audi A4

2017 Audi A4 First Drive

The arrival of an all-new Audi A4 is no small occasion. It's the profit powerhouse, the "center of gravity" for Audi of America, as product manager Filip Brabec puts it. Cars... read more September 21, 2015 by 

2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster

2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster First Drive

Remember when you used to order your chassis or vehicular platform, and then find someone else to build your body? No? That's not a surprise because the art of coachbuilt... read more September 21, 2015 by 

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport First Drive

In a market in which luxury brands are seeming queuing up to change naming strategies for their vehicles—Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, and Cadillac, for example—the... read more September 11, 2015 by 

Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS by Joseph Yoon

Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS: The Motorcycle For Car Guys And Gals

If you've been thinking about buying a motorcycle, but haven't yet, there may be any number of reasons for your delay. Whatever the holdup, the Kawasaki Vulcan S is here to... read more September 8, 2015 by 


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