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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 First Drive: Box Life

What’s in the box? Well, if the proverbial box is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, then the answer is seating for up to seven. That’s

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S First Drive: Canyon Carver, Winter Warrior

We drove the Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S models in Europe and walked away thoroughly impressed. The brand’s first electric vehicle is a serious

2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic First Drive: SVR Lite

Jaguar Land Rover’s director of its Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) sub-brand, Jamal Hameedi, describes his outfit as an amplifier for the company’s products. If the

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 First Drive: Spiritful Successor

With respect to all the great V8-powered models of Mercedes-AMG’s last generation, the best example of the brand in the last several years has been

2020 Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder First Drive Review: A GT with supercar DNA

Lamborghini is on a roll. The Italian supercar maker known for creating beautiful poster cars is hitting new sales records, notably from selling mind-bending supercars

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 First Drive: Fantastic Formula

Formulas are helpful things. For example, we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that combining two hydrogen molecules with one oxygen molecules makes water.

Hyundai RM19 Prototype First Drive: Building Block

Question: why don’t more hatchbacks have their engines in the middle? The simple answer is that the engineering required to do so is expensive and

2020 Audi RS6 Avant First Drive Review: A wagon welcome in America

Station wagons aren’t meant to be cool these days, but nobody passed Audi Sport the memo. Then again, the 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is about

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Drive Review: A New Inner Beauty

The launch of 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio was accompanied by the tagline “Beauty Driven by Technology,” which, up until now, was only partially true. The

2020 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge First Drive Review: Dark Horse

Given Rolls-Royce’s 115-year history, you’d think the company would be almost immune to change. And yes, in a lot of ways the brand’s long tenure

2020 Audi S8 review: International first drive

Revealed earlier this year, Audi’s heroic new 2020 S8 limousine has now entered the arena. The engineering brief for the new 2020 Audi S8 is

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel First Drive: Jeep Ain’t Cheap

Scraping is to off-roading as rubbing is to racing. At least that’s what I tell myself as the underside of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2020 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Honda Performance For The People

Honda’s gateway drug. The Honda Civic Type R is the unabashed poster child of the Honda lineup, thanks to its unmistakable looks, lovable power, and fantastic front

2020 Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe and Spyder First Drive Review- A fast goodbye

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Audi R8, particularly the V10 model. Sure, I too mourned the demise of the V8 in the

2020 Polestar 1 First Drive – Plug-in hybrid coupe previews a fast future

The Polestar 1 behind me fills the rear view mirror, low and broad, a shark among minnows on the highway. There’s something about the proportions

The All-New Porsche 911 Finally Offers a Stick Shift

The all-new Porsche 911 is, by almost every measure, a delightful advancement of the breed. As we discovered in our first drive, the 992-generation model

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 First Drive Review: The Boss is Back

Numbers. When it comes to the all-new 2020 Ford Shelby GT500, it’s all about the numbers. Well, numbers and obsession. By far the meanest, and

2019 Aston Martin Vantage AMR First Drive: Paradigm Shift

The manual gearbox is dying. Boomers blame millennials for not wanting to row their own, Libertarians blame big government for expensive certification processes, and Luddites

2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR First Drive: Long live the manual

Right off the bat, Aston Martin wanted the new Vantage to go hunting for Porsche and McLaren. I experienced this first-hand on the challenging Portimao

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody First Drive: Unabashed Muscle

At some point in the past ten years, the folks behind the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro got it into their heads that sports cars

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R First Drive: Don’t Be Intimidated

The 2020 Ford Shelby GT350R is an imposing mass of wings and splitters and flared wheel arches. It’s not just visually loud, it’s audibly so,

2020 Bentley Flying Spur First Drive – Speed and Obsession

Little more than two minutes behind the wheel of the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur, an opportunity to test its 626 horsepower presents itself. The narrow,

2020 Audi Q5 TFSI E first drive review

Driving a hybrid can feel like commuting in Harry Potter’s light blue Ford Anglia; some feel like they have a mind of their own. The

2020 Lincoln Corsair First Drive: Upending your crossover preconceptions

The Navigator and Aviator have a baby brother, but while the 2020 Lincoln Corsair may be smaller on the asphalt, it arrives with an outsized

2019 Roush F-150 Nitemare First Drive: Wicked Quick

No one needs the fastest, best, most expensive, or prettiest of anything. We can all get by with much less. But we silly humans, we

2019 Subaru STI S209 First Drive: S Marks the Spot

For over 20 years, Subaru fans in the United States have looked upon the Japanese domestic market market with envy. Sure, we (finally) got the

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S First Drive: Culture Shocked

There is no pause as pregnant as the quiet before this storm. After twisting the mode dial into Sport Plus mode and standing on both

2020 Audi RS7 Sportback First Drive Review

If you’re driving something special, you want it to look the part, and so when Audi was creating the second-generation 2020 RS7 Sportback it put

2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP First Drive: The Anti-Mustang

Like most muscle cars, the Ford Mustang has always been about one thing: Straight-line speed. And yes, while the company still emphasizes the importance of

2020 Hyundai Venue First Drive: Who Needs Used?

Would you rather have a new car or a used one? It’s one of those simple questions that yields wildly varying answers. Hyundai is gambling,