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2017 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7: Driving The Only New SUV With All-Wheel Steering

Nimble, agile, and even tossable aren’t words that you’ll often find in driving impressions of a big three-row utility vehicle. Yet they most definitely apply to the 2017 Audi Q7. The new Q7 manages to provide a driving experience that, on tight, curvy roads, feels like that of a tidy... read more

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2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder

2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder first drive review

Hawaii is a vibrant landscape with a beauty that approaches perfection. Something about the angle of the sun and the clear blue sky turns the grass that grows on the volcanic... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Vs. Chevrolet Camaro SS

​Ford Shelby GT350 Vs. Chevy Camaro SS: Video Throwdown

You know, sometimes it's tough to convince our friends and family that this is a tough job. Hard days and long nights. Real work. Convincing them is about to get impossible... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Video Road Test

What's a muscle car? What's a pony car? Before you dig too deeply into those car-guy Twitter fights, listen to this. It's time to stop calling the Chevy Camaro a pony car... read more November 30, 2015 by


 
2015 Lamborghini Huracan Video Road Test

2015 Lamborghini Huracán video review

Lamborghini. For some of us, it means the Countach, the ultimate Eighties poster car, maybe the craziest supercar of all time. For others, it's the Aventador, the state of... read more November 26, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS first ride review

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is in the midst of a run of performance cars like we have never seen before. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs are arriving right now. Next up... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
2017 Bentley Bentayga

2017 Bentley Bentayga first drive review

Spain is a country of contrasts: exclusive estates tower over luxury resorts at the Mediterranean coast, while just a few miles inland, crumbling villages scrape by in... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
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... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe first drive review

The Ascari Race Resort is a European country club for those who like to drive fast rather than golf. Situated in Malaga, Spain, near the Mediterranean Sea, it’s a... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Driving A Police Car: Six Things You Should Know

Disclaimer: Kids, it's a federal offense to impersonate an officer. Don't try this at home. Let's be real: The 13-year-old me squealed and giggled a bit when I was handed the... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
Honda NSX, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 20155

Quick Spin: We Drive The 2017 Acura NSX, Ever So Briefly

The second-generation Acura NSX isn't due to be released until next spring, but Acura is giving early rides to some media outlets. Last week, Acura had a preview test drive... read more November 1, 2015 by


 
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


 
 

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