First Drives

 
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, their paint has a different traction coefficient than the asphalt and that could send the 565-horsepower 2017 Nissan GT-R off... read more

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

2017 Porsche 911 first drive review

The Porsche 911 isn’t just a car. It’s car history, one of the foundation garments on the body of work that includes everything from the Model T to the Beetle to... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e  -  first drive review, May 2016

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive review

The 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e—that’s the new plug-in hybrid version of the X5 sport-utility vehicle—is going to draw you in with its numbers: 0-60 mph in 6.5... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Superformance Shelby Daytona Coupe CSX9000

Driving the Superformance Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Believe it or not, it's possible to get a bit jaded with all of today's automotive machinery. When you drive all manner of new automobiles, they start to blur together. Don't... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Jaguar F-Pace

2017 Jaguar F-Pace first drive review

Montenegro is mostly off the radar of Americans. We kind of know Yugoslavia, even though it no longer exists. Montenegro's a part of the former Yugoslavia, a rocky promontory... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X1  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

2016 BMW X1 first drive review

The new 2016 BMW X1 is, for the most part, a very good car. Yet there’s a big asterisk to this: It just doesn’t feel much like a BMW. In this age when executives... read more April 24, 2016 by


 
2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport

2016 Lexus IS 200t F Sport first drive review

Automotive quiz question: Which automaker has had the worst engine on the market for, oh, the last decade or so? Surprisingly, the answer is Lexus. The Japanese luxury... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC  -  First Drive  -  April 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC first drive review

Roadsters like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC aren’t exactly in vogue right now. The Honda S2000 faded away a few years ago. BMW Z4 sales have fizzled to levels far below... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi R8, Asheville to Daytona part III

Breaking the banks at Daytona in a 2017 Audi R8

Audi has come a long way since the days of the original Quattro. That all-wheel-drive original changed minds about which wheels should drive a performance car. But the... read more April 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet  -  First Drive, April 2016

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet first drive review

Talk up the feel of the wind in your hair and the natural high of sunshine as you will; but in the world of convertibles, there are those that cruise the scene, and there are... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 first ride

Last night we were treated to the reveal of Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] all-new Model 3 electric sports sedan. Shortly after the reveal we also received a quick ride in... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
Nissan Winter Warrior

Nissan tames snow with Winter Warrior track trucks: Video

My hands are warm from the heated steering wheel. My butt is warm from the heated seats. Classic rock is blaring through the Bose speakers. Everything seems normal about the... read more March 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Driving the Volkswagen Golf GTE: Forbidden fruit video review

Volkswagen has an issue on its hands with its diesel vehicles. You know this. The entire world knows this. That's because when you apply the suffix "-gate" to the end of... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
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... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Acura NSX

2017 Acura NSX first drive review

Halo cars aren't designed to be best sellers. They're vital vanity projects--succinct statements of all a car company wants to be, and what it can do. They can be... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Buick Cascada

2016 Buick Cascada first drive review

With its new Cascada, Buick is back in the convertible game after a lengthy absence, but all is not what it seems. This new Buick Cascada droptop, with its clean lines and... read more March 13, 2016 by


 
 

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