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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 lover's caressing touch, this Bentley is sensually opulent enough to make you shudder. Pair a car of the Conti's caliber with... read more

January 18, 2016 by
 
2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO

The 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo has a soul: I met it

Soulless, ugly, and overweight. These are the three things I hear nearly every armchair-enthusiast fanboy say about the Nissan GT-R. The NISMO? It's scoffed at as an even... read more December 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2

2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 first drive review: 2 is greater than 4

In a billionaire’s playground a $201,000 supercar is an inexpensive toy, but you can’t measure the fun of the new rear-drive Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2... read more December 12, 2015 by


 
2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT

Aston Martin Initiation: Driving The 2016 Lineup

You don’t buy an Aston Martin if you are looking for the best sports car for the money. Several more mainstream brands build cars that are more reliable and less... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
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


 
 

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