First Drives

 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, 2016 Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch Drive Program

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and 4-cylinder first drive

“We were sick of wearing the scarlet letter of mass with the fifth-gen Camaro.” That’s what Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser told journalists at the launch program for the 2016 Camaro convertible and 4-cylinder. To reduce mass from the 2010-2015-generation Camaro, Chevrolet... read more

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2016 BMW X4 M40i  -  First Drive

2016 BMW X4 M40i first drive

BMW’s current model lineup is a quagmire. Sure, to the brand’s enthusiasts it’s a nice, ordered progression of models and choices; but to others it’s... read more March 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400

2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 first drive review

Dynamic Digital Suspension, Direct Adaptive Steering, Active Lane Control, and a Drive Mode Selector with more than 300 possibilities. These are all available on the updated... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG  -  First Drive

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class first drive review

What’s the best pick for a sun-drenched, cross-country luxury-car road trip for two—on a route that doesn’t shy away from challenging mountain two-laners?... read more February 28, 2016 by


 
2016 McLaren 675LT

McLaren 675LT first drive review

When McLaren decided it wanted to get back to offering cars for the road, the world was graced with the presence of the MP4-12C. Being the highly proficient team that ever... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW M2  -  First Drive

2016 BMW M2 first drive review

The 2016 BMW M2 is, at long last, the M car that doesn’t try to please everyone—and will, because of that, end up pleasing far more driving enthusiasts in ways... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus, Sebring 2016

2016 Audi RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus first drive review

It wasn't that long ago that 300 horsepower was exceptional, 400 was the domain of Corvettes, and 500 was reserved for supercars. Then we saw a 662-horsepower Mustang and... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder first drive review

Before this week, I had driven a Lamborghini once. It was a Gallardo Spyder and I drove it about four miles in the mid-2000s. That wasn't enough time to get much of an... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Aston Martin DB9 GT

Aston Martin DB9 Final Drive: 2016 GT Variant A Fitting Way To Say Goodbye

No... I'm not the one saying goodbye here, sorry to disappoint you. It's the Aston Martin DB9 that is bowing out. That's not a sad statement either, as its departure opens... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Drift 101 Student Drifter

Drift 101: A Track Day Spent Sliding Sideways

So you want to learn how to get sideways? You think it looks easy enough, right? A bit of throttle, some opposite lock dialed into the steering, and now you're king of the... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

2016 Cadillac CT6 first drive review

Cadillac has a problem. Over the past few years it has developed and delivered a pair of sedans—the ATS and CTS—that are as good as or better than anything Europe... read more January 26, 2016 by


 
London to Brighton

Flat Out At 27 MPH In A 1904 Cadillac From London To Brighton

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is one of winter's great automotive adventures. The oldest automotive motoring event in the world invites cars built before... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Harley-Davidson Softtail Slim S by Ed Tahaney

2016 Softail Slim S Review: Harley's Cruiser Joins The 21st Century

This is not your typical Harley-Davidson. If you've come here for a review of a bike that looks retro cool, but doesn't perform well, and has quality issues that should have... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Bentley Continental GT Convertible by Manuel Carrillo III

2016 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Coastline Drive

You needn't have a near-death experience to go into the light. Simply driving a 2016 Bentley Continental GT Convertible up California's majestic Highway 1 will do. Like a... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Infiniti Q30

2017 Infiniti QX30 first drive review

The very design of the 2017 Infiniti QX30 makes it clear that Nissan’s luxury marque—created for the United States market 25 years ago—wants to be an... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
2016 MINI Clubman

2016 Mini Clubman first drive review

MINI is now in its second decade under the BMW aegis, and apparently, it's time for some soul-searching. Breathe easy, now. The Cooper is fine. Even though it's bigger than... read more December 19, 2015 by


 
 

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