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2015 Hyundai Genesis  -  First Drive, April 2014

2015 Hyundai Genesis First Drive

The Hyundai Genesis arrived more than five years ago, true to its name, at the genesis of a new era for luxury. At the time, the luxury market only had what amounted to a collective hiccup; but the recession that ensued gave many who could afford a luxury vehicle just a little more pause about... read more

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2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

2015 Porsche Macan S / Turbo First Drive

It's been ten years already, but if you still haven't absorbed the reality of a Porsche SUV, brace yourselves. There's a second one--and it's probably the best crossover SUV... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru WRX STI  -  First Drive  -  February 2014

2015 Subaru WRX STI: First Drive

Is the 2015 Subaru WRX STI worth the $8k premium over the WRX? And does it remain one of the most capable performance cars on the market, short of exotic-car compromises (and... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 SRT Viper TA

2014 SRT Viper TA: First Drive Video

An autocross run doesn't have to be long, or wide, to turn into a breeding ground for envy. Make it short, make it quick, whatever. Just bring out a whiteboard to document... read more February 16, 2014 by 


 
2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S  -  First Drive, California, February 2014

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S: First Drive

How quick is the new Bentley Continental GT V8 S? How powerful? If this were the Bentley of the past, when it was intertwined with Rolls-Royce, the deflective reply to such... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf R (Euro spec) - Ice Driving

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Preview Drive (On Ice)

We've just had our first drive of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R—even though it's about a year ahead of the time it arrives to the U.S. Oh, and there's one other little... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW M235i first drive, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

2014 BMW M235i First Drive

There are a lot of reasons to moan about the current state of BMW's cars, including a couple of the porkier M vehicles. But the new 2014 M235i isn't one of them. It's the... read more January 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid  -  First Drive, December 2014

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid: First Drive

The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid offers all-weather traction and V-8-like performance, with the fuel-efficiency of a four-cylinder. That's one way to sum up this tech-loaded... read more December 18, 2013 by 


 
2015 Subaru WRX

2015 Subaru WRX First Drive

The 2015 Subaru WRX may be the most perfect shelter ever ginned up for Internet trolls. We're already super-familiar with their super-tired take on the new turbo... read more December 16, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Scirocco R (European model), Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2013

Forbidden Fruit: We Drive The Volkswagen Scirocco R

Some cars just draw looks, and the Volkswagen Scirocco R is one of them. From two utility workers stuck in traffic in their work van to a guy in an old compact crossover on... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante  first drive, Palm Springs

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante: First Drive Video

The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is probably the sexiest car in the planet--the Internet says it is so--but what good is it in winter? If you're in the third of the country... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible: First Drive

We might even choose the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible over the Coupe. There, we said it—and it feels a bit like a confessional. To those who haven't... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet SS  -  First Drive, December 2013

2014 Chevrolet SS: First Drive

If your exposure to Chevrolet performance cars has included recent versions of the Camaro and the Corvette, be forewarned: The new 2014 Chevy SS might have familiar firepower... read more December 8, 2013 by 


 
2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: First Drive

Florida's the home of the bucket lists, for obvious reasons, our national Last Chance Saloon. So this week, I took "driving, Florida-style" off mine. Here's how: First, I... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
2015 Nissan GT-R

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO And GT-R Premium: First Drive

'Video-game-like' is how we've heard the Nissan GT-R driving experience described on many occasions. The description is apt, especially when you're out on the track. This is... read more November 25, 2013 by 


 
Prototype Honda CR-Z with carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body, Honda Proving Ground, Tochigi, Japan

Lightweight Carbon Fiber Honda CR-Z Prototype: Driven

It looks roughly like a black Honda CR-Z with a mesh grille--at least until you get up close. Then you notice that the doors seem much shallower, and that it has strange... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
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