First Drives

 
2013 Dodge SRT Viper

2013 SRT Viper First Drive

Bobbing and weaving through the vineyard-dotted hill country around Napa, windows down on a perfect fall day, the sun settling just behind the nearest ridge, a massive 8.4-liter, 640-horsepower V-10 growling out an atonal bass note to complement the music flooding out of the stereo, it's easy to... read more

November 20, 2012 by 
 
2014 Audi R8 first drive

2014 Audi R8, V10 Spyder, And V10 Plus: First Drive

There are many reasons why the friends of those of us lucky enough to write about cars profess to hate and envy us. Most of them are completely valid. Driving a passel of... read more November 8, 2012 by 


 
2013 Audi S7

2013 Audi S7: First Drive

Four-door coupes are all the rage these days, so it seems logical to us that Audi would opt to introduce an S version of its popular A7. Like the all-new-for 2013 Audi S6... read more November 3, 2012 by 


 
BMW M135i 3dr hatchback quick drive

2012 BMW M135i Hatchback: Quick Drive

While European carmakers are slowly coming around to the concept of releasing their best products in the U.S., there are still a few cars denied to American customers. One of... read more October 16, 2012 by 


 
2013 Audi S8 (European spec)

2013 Audi S8: First Drive

The previous generation of the Audi S8 was a bit odd among the full-size performance sedan crowd, though it was odd in a way we liked. Power came from a high-revving... read more October 14, 2012 by 


 
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish: First Drive

Handed the crystalline key fob to a 565-horsepower, $280,000 car with the steering wheel on the wrong side, then loosed about the narrow, broken roads around Newport... read more October 5, 2012 by 


 
2013 Lamborghini Aventador

2013 Lamborghini Aventador: First Drive

Lamborghini. The very name conjures myth and legend for those of us who grew up with the wedge-shaped supercars tracing their promises of sex and speed across the pages of... read more August 30, 2012 by 


 
2013 BMW M6

2013 BMW M5 & M6: On Track At Laguna Seca

BMW has caught a lot of flack for its latest generations of M Division cars, including the soon-to-be-replaced M3. People calling themselves purists deride them as heavy... read more August 27, 2012 by 


 
2013 Audi RS5

2013 Audi RS5: First Drive

That recurring dream, the one that scares the whee out of even 50-year-olds, unfurls from my brain and falls right into my lap as soon as I plug in Audi's jaunty little USB... read more August 11, 2012 by 


 
2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD: First Drive

When you think about luxury sports sedans, the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C Class, and BMW 3-Series all come to mind.. But Volvo says the S60 should also be a contender in that... read more July 24, 2012 by 


 
2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS: First Drive

The 2013 Cadillac ATS is off its media embargo, and not a minute too soon. Since late June, we've been waiting to spill all we know about the new compact sport sedan, and... read more July 23, 2012 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S, brief test drive, New York City, July 2012

2012 Tesla Model S Initial Driving Impressions: Video

Easily one of the most anticipated cars of the year, if not the decade, the new 2012 Tesla Model S is in very hot demand, so getting a chance to drive one has been next to... read more July 20, 2012 by 


 
2013 Dodge Dart

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye DDCT: Quick Drive Of Dual-Clutch Automatic

The 2013 Dodge Dart is one of the most eagerly anticipated models of the new model year—not just because it’s the first model to be developed under pooled Fiat... read more June 28, 2012 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo -- First Drive, San Diego, CA, June 19, 2012

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: First Drive And Video Road Test

How does a $23,000, 201-horsepower Hyundai Veloster grab you? Great, right? You'd be surprised how challenging it is to other front-drive fans. It sounds silly, even... read more June 27, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus ST  -  First Drive, Southern France, June 2012

2013 Ford Focus ST: First Drive

If there's a poster car for the 'One Ford' mantra, it might just be the new 2013 Ford Focus ST. Without Ford's initiative to consolidate global development for same-sized... read more June 23, 2012 by 


 
Land Rover Experience, Eastnor Castle, U.K.

Land Rover Experience at Eastnor Castle: First Drive

The vehicles may change, and as the saying goes, the off-roading is never the same twice. The overlords at HQ even get hot-swapped every decade or so. Still, the... read more June 15, 2012 by 


 
 

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