First Drives

 
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 Quattro wasn't quite a sports car, and it would take Audi another two decades before it would field an actual rival for cars like... read more

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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


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class first drive review

The car world is hurtling off on new and exciting and in some cases, highly speculative vectors. From Tesla to Google to Apple, a batch of new auto arrivals are owning the... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X4 M40i  -  First Drive

2016 BMW X4 M40i first drive review

BMW’s current model lineup is a quagmire. Sure, to the brand’s enthusiasts it’s a nice, ordered progression of models and choices; but to others it’s... read more March 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t 400

2016 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 first drive review

Dynamic Digital Suspension, Direct Adaptive Steering, Active Lane Control, and a Drive Mode Selector with more than 300 possibilities. These are all available on the updated... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG  -  First Drive

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class first drive review

What’s the best pick for a sun-drenched, cross-country luxury-car road trip for two—on a route that doesn’t shy away from challenging mountain two-laners?... read more February 28, 2016 by


 
2016 McLaren 675LT

McLaren 675LT first drive review

When McLaren decided it wanted to get back to offering cars for the road, the world was graced with the presence of the MP4-12C. Being the highly proficient team that ever... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW M2  -  First Drive

2016 BMW M2 first drive review

The 2016 BMW M2 is, at long last, the M car that doesn’t try to please everyone—and will, because of that, end up pleasing far more driving enthusiasts in ways... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus, Sebring 2016

2016 Audi RS 7 Performance and S8 Plus first drive review

It wasn't that long ago that 300 horsepower was exceptional, 400 was the domain of Corvettes, and 500 was reserved for supercars. Then we saw a 662-horsepower Mustang and... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder

2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder first drive review

Before this week, I had driven a Lamborghini once. It was a Gallardo Spyder and I drove it about four miles in the mid-2000s. That wasn't enough time to get much of an... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Aston Martin DB9 GT

Aston Martin DB9 Final Drive: 2016 GT Variant A Fitting Way To Say Goodbye

No... I'm not the one saying goodbye here, sorry to disappoint you. It's the Aston Martin DB9 that is bowing out. That's not a sad statement either, as its departure opens... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Drift 101 Student Drifter

Drift 101: A Track Day Spent Sliding Sideways

So you want to learn how to get sideways? You think it looks easy enough, right? A bit of throttle, some opposite lock dialed into the steering, and now you're king of the... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac CT6

2016 Cadillac CT6 first drive review

Cadillac has a problem. Over the past few years it has developed and delivered a pair of sedans—the ATS and CTS—that are as good as or better than anything Europe... read more January 26, 2016 by


 
 

 
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