First Drives

 
Honda 10-speed transmission, Honda R&D Center, October 2015

Technology Preview: We Drive Honda's 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

It wasn't too long ago that a six-speed automatic transmission was state of the art. Then we got seven-speed, eight-speed, and nine-speed units. One of the nine-speeds, designed by noted transmission manufacturer ZF, has given multi-speed transmissions a bad reputation. Paired with four-cylinder... read more

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Honda S660, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 2015

Mighty Micro: We Drive The Tiny But Fun Honda S660

Not many Americans know about it, but Japanese domestic market (JDM) enthusiasts are hoping Honda will bring its tiny new S660 roadster to the United States. Classified as a... read more October 31, 2015 by


 
Four-motor Honda CR-Z, Honda R&D Center, October 2015

Honda Studying Four-Motor EV, We Drive A Prototype

Since the rebirth of the electric car movement this century, several automakers have toyed with the idea of powering a car by positioning a motor at each wheel. Honda may be... read more October 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro first drive review

​ Muscle-car fans have had quite a feast in the past two years, with the 707-horsepower Challenger and Charger Hellcat and the 526-hp Shelby GT350 laying untold stripes on... read more October 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe first drive review

Mercedes was the first carmaker to coupe all the things. It turned the E-Class sedan into the CLS--something they call a four-door coupe, confusing as that might sound. But... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport (C-Class)

2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG first drive review

So how surprised were we when the gorgeous new C-Class bowed for 2015--and we found ourselves falling for the cheaper, less powerful C300? Pretty surprised. It could have... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
2016 Lexus GS F

2016 Lexus GS F First Drive

For going on a decade now, Lexus has been on a mission to convince enthusiast buyers who might gravitate toward European cars that it, too, can build world-class sports cars... read more October 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz G Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class First Drive

For almost every vehicle on the market, product cycles typically last six to eight years. At the end of that run, the vehicle gets a redesign with either a new or... read more September 22, 2015 by


 
2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster

2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster first drive review: Video

Yesterday, we told you all about the new Rezvani Beast Speedster in our full first drive report. It's a 300-horsepower exotic machine with the heart of an Ariel Atom... read more September 21, 2015 by


 
2017 Audi A4

2017 Audi A4 first drive review

The arrival of an all-new Audi A4 is no small occasion. It's the profit powerhouse, the "center of gravity" for Audi of America, as product manager Filip Brabec puts it. Cars... read more September 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster

2016 Rezvani Beast Speedster First Drive

Remember when you used to order your chassis or vehicular platform, and then find someone else to build your body? No? That's not a surprise because the art of coachbuilt... read more September 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport first drive review

In a market in which luxury brands are seeming queuing up to change naming strategies for their vehicles—Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, and Cadillac, for example—the... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS by Joseph Yoon

Kawasaki Vulcan S ABS: The Motorcycle For Car Guys And Gals

If you've been thinking about buying a motorcycle, but haven't yet, there may be any number of reasons for your delay. Whatever the holdup, the Kawasaki Vulcan S is here to... read more September 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Jaguar XF V6 S AWD

2016 Jaguar XF first drive review

E-Class, 5-Series—some of the best luxury cars in the world are mid-size sedans. But the battle for hearts and minds, and roads, isn't just between those epic... read more September 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R first drive review: Video

Blame it all on notorious badass Carroll Shelby. The man was a goddamn prophet. Back in 1965 he knew what was wrong with the Mustang—it needed more power. It doesn't... read more August 31, 2015 by


 
2016 BMW 7-Series

2016 BMW 7-Series First Drive

The Monticello Motor Club is a country club with a racetrack instead of a golf course. Performance car owners in the New York metropolitan area join to take advantage of the... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
 

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