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2019 Porsche 911 Speedster first drive review

It’s so often the way; the best drive is proving to be the one after the cameras stop rolling. Producer George Peck and I are

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe first drive review

The new 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe joins a segment surrounded by a constellation of controversy. Porsche, like many of its rivals, is bending the commonly

2019 Audi E-Tron U.S. spec first drive review

Audi has been very eager to show off its first series-produced electric car, the 2019 E-Tron. We’ve already thrashed a prototype across Namibia, and driven

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV First Drive: Luxury EV in motion

Whenever a carmaker unveils a new electric car, I tend to get excited. With the seismic changes in today’s automotive industry, the introduction of a

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive review: A more approachable track star

The track at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, is a challenging and tight road course. OK, shoehorning in a miniature Laguna Seca within the

2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review

When the Toyota Supra stopped selling stateside after the Mark IV generation in 1998, its top-spec Turbo variant had an MSRP of $40,508. Amid a

2020 Toyota Supra First Drive: Reset your expectations

The 2020 Toyota Supra faces a tough audience. Fans of the original cars – with 17-plus years of misty eyed reminiscing under their belts –

2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive review

There are plenty of reasons to buy a car, and many of them are boring. Cars are a major expense for most people, so factors

2020 Jaguar XE first drive review: Even more reasons to consider the underdog

When the Jaguar XE hit the road four years ago, its mission was to best the segment-ruling BMW 3 Series. That original XE charmed us

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible first drive review: Open-top hustler

National Road 124 runs through Portugal’s Montes Novos region, and it’s a near-perfect stretch of pavement for car testing. Located 45 minutes to the northeast

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition first drive review: Its roots are showing

About a year ago, I woke up one morning and realized I’d gotten too comfortable. I’d put on a few pounds — OK, more than

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro first drive review: Extreme yet surprisingly approachable

It seemed like the Mercedes-AMG GT R was already plenty extreme, a car conceived for track use but civilized just enough that it can be

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT first drive review: A refresh that polishes an already good car

Five years have passed since Mercedes-AMG introduced its GT Coupe, the second road car fully developed by the Affalterbach, Germany-based company. While we were far

2019 Ssangyong Korando review : International first drive

Ssangyong is back in Australia as a factory operation, and the mid-sized Korando will play a huge role in deciding whether it’s a success. We’ve

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI first drive

With more than 300 turns laid out over the course of 11 miles, the Tail of the Dragon is not a road for the casual

2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive review: More than just a pretty face

Ever since the first photos of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata dropped earlier this year, I’ve found it impossible to have a conversation about this car

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque first drive review

It’s hard to imagine that the Evoque has already been with us for eight years. Its design remains fresh and modern — it arguably looks

2020 Jeep Gladiator first drive review

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is one of the most anticipated vehicle launches of the year. Jeep hasn’t made a pickup truck since 1992, when the

2019 Honda Talon first drive review: A hard-core adventure buggy

I’m no stranger to Honda automobiles. My first car was a Prelude, my current track car is an S2000 and I’ve got an Accord with

2019 Mazda3 AWD first drive review: Surefooted sweetheart

Back in January, Roadshow’s Steven Ewing spent a day driving the brand-new 2019 Mazda3 though sunny Southern California, and came away impressed. It’s as great

2019 BMW X7 First Drive: Unexpected agility in a 7-seat luxury SUV

The first ever 2019 BMW X7 is, without a doubt, built to satisfy the cravings of modern car buyers. We all know that SUVs –

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive review: The uber-roadster

The Cabriolet makes up 30 percent of all 911 sales in the US, so you had to know that Porsche wouldn’t keep us waiting long

2020 McLaren 720S Spider first drive review: World-class performance with a view

Arizona State Route 87 is filled with stunning views of mountains and rolling desert terrain. The blue skies, sunshine and 65-degree temperature are a welcome

2020 Toyota Corolla first drive review: A better value in the compact sedan space

The Baader-Meinhof effect, also called the frequency illusion, says that when you focus on something, suddenly you’ll notice it all around you. It happens to

2020 Kia Soul first drive review: The best little box, made better

After two successful generations, the plucky Kia Soul has outlasted all of its original competitors, from the Scion xB to the Honda Element, Nissan’s Cube

2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible first drive review: 207-mph toupee shredder

If any ultraluxury car qualifies as “ubiquitous,” it’s Bentley’s Continental GT. Between its Coupe, Convertible and Flying Spur sedan body styles, this family of grand

2019 Nissan Leaf Plus first drive review: Expanding the EV’s appeal

With its usable real-world range, huge smattering of safety tech and relatively affordable starting price, the Nissan Leaf is a solid option for an affordable

2019 BMW X2 M35i first drive review: High-riding hot hatch

In its standard form, the BMW X2 is kind of a hard sell. Less spacious and more expensive than the X1 on which its based,

2020 McLaren 600LT Spider First Drive: Speed with a Soundtrack

If you thought slicing the roof off might leave the 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider softer, less extreme, or – dare I say it – even

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country First Drive – The Wagon Agenda

It was while going sideways on a frozen lake in the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country that I began to seriously question the wisdom of