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2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8

2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 First Drive

When last we left the Bentley Flying Spur, we were wending our way through Beijing traffic, hurtling toward the Great Wall and dodging an Olympian course of randomly placed and chosen obstacles, all while soaking up the Spur's leathery, woodsy accoutrements and the sonorous W-12. A year later, and... read more

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McLaren 650S first drive. Photo by Michael Crenshaw Photography.

McLaren 650S First Drive

There are those who harp on the 650S, somehow deriding it for being an updated, more P1-like version of the 12C. Those people are missing the point entirely. The 650S... read more May 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volvo V60 Polestar - quick drive

2015 Volvo V60 Polestar First Drive

The Volvo V60 Polestar, we were told before getting behind the wheel for the first time, should not be judged against traditional competitors. Instead, says Volvo, it should... read more May 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lamborghini Huracán first drive

2015 Lamborghini Huracán First Drive

You slide into the low, bolstered seat, flip up the aircraft-style cover, press the start button, and hear the V-10 engine roar to life. Bump the steering wheel mode selector... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R First Drive

When last we left the Jaguar F-Type, it was hustling substantial ass somewhere on some choice, shall-remain-unnamed mountain roads of north Georgia. Locked in close... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive around Malibu, CA,

2015 BMW i8 First Drive

The 2015 BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports coupe is a striking design that draws attention wherever it goes. Park it on the street, and you'll be swarmed by pedestrians with... read more April 26, 2014 by 


 
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... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder First Drive

It’s not often you’re behind a professional race car driver who’s pushing flat out in a Porsche 911 Turbo S, and you think to yourself, “I wish this... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper S

2014 MINI Cooper First Drive

The essence of the classic Mini Cooper is easy to define: it's endearingly small. What happens when you mess with the "small" part? In more than a decade since Mini... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class First Drive

Gliding through the natural beauty and cultured history of Provence, along glass-smooth strips of winding asphalt under castle-dotted mountains, it’s easy to lose touch... read more March 10, 2014 by 


 
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 


 
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