First Drives

 
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo First Drive

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo first drive review

The more the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo talks, the more it sounds like the end. In many ways, it's coarse and gruff—the way a 911 Turbo should sound. Noise from the turbochargers force-feeding a 3.8-liter flat-6 to within an inch of its life howl through the straights, rear tires wail from... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, red

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport first drive review

The Corvette is the king of American sports cars, but which one reigns supreme? If smashmouth acceleration and take-no-prisoners grip are your thing, the only Corvette on the... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

Commuting and the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang don't mix: Second drive

We've already driven the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350, and spent most of our time in its natural habitat: the road course at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (to be fair, any track... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe (GLC300 Coupe 4Matic)

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic Coupe first drive review

You know that thing where we're calling things coupes, when they're not? Lay that at the feet of Mercedes-Benz. Back in 2006, Benz started the "four-door coupe" trend with... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Subaru BRZ first drive review

Remember when fun-to-drive cars were rear-wheel drive? When neutral handling trumped tricked-out suspensions with variable-ratio everything? When manual gearboxes weren't... read more July 4, 2016 by


 
2018 Audi S5 and A5

2018 Audi A5 and S5 first drive review: Sibling rivalry renewed

Audi's A4 brings home the bacon for its U.S. sales arm, but there's no denying the stylish spin-offs that give the compact-car family its panache: the Audi A5 and S5. These... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2018 Volvo V90 (Euro-spec prototype)  -  First Drive, June 2016

2018 Volvo V90 first drive review

Wagons have been staged for a comeback for more than a decade. Yet time after time, seemingly splendid, sporty wagons have fizzled in the American market. Is Volvo being... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2016 McLaren 570S

The $187,400 McLaren 570S is Ferrari's rude wake-up call: first drive review

Say you just sold your first mobile app, or your company just got acquired by some search-engine giant. What’s a car-crazed geek to do? Real estate? Retirement plan?... read more June 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Ultimate luxury with refined performance: 2017 Bentley Mulsanne first drive review

Bentley says every car it builds is a blend of luxury and performance, with the Mulsanne taking the luxury ideal to the company's furthest extreme. Well, if you're going to... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR first drive review

We go Spanish flying in the 200-mph, $126,945 Jaguar F-Type SVR: first drive review

Maybe this is how we'll remember sports cars. Once everything runs off a silent pack of cells charged wirelessly overnight. Once no one actually owns a car outright. Once... read more June 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Volvo S90  -  First Drive, June 2016

2017 Volvo S90 first drive review

With Volvo’s most recent products, including the 2017 Volvo S90 sedan and upcoming 2018 V90 wagon, the Swedish automaker is wholly embracing its Scandinavian roots... read more June 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Fiat 124 Spider, 2016 Press Drive San Diego

2017 Fiat 124 Spider first drive review

Fifty years ago, Fiat sought the help of the legendary Pininfarina design firm to turn its somewhat stodgy 124 sedan into a stylish convertible sports car. The result was a... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Macan GTS First Drive

2017 Porsche Macan GTS first drive review

Porsche's strategy for old GTS models had been magnificent in its mission: Even if buyers couldn’t afford faster cars, there was still a race to empty whatever they had... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan GT-R

2017 Nissan GT-R first drive review

I’ve just snaked through legendary Eau Rouge and Raidillon S-turns at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, careful not to drive over the rumble strips because, in the rain... read more June 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabrio (European version), Trieste region, May 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet first drive review

With the arrival of the small CLA sedan three years ago as its entry vehicle, Mercedes-Benz has moved the latest version of its C-Class range up in size, style, and features... read more June 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn

2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn first drive review

"In its tentative, inchoate, anticipatory state, dawn is the world coming to light from the ethereal dark of the night. The early-day chill of dawn provides an erotic tingle... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
 

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