First Drive: We Figured Out What The Ram Rebel Is By Trying To Kill It

So there we were in the 2015 Ram Rebel, lugs-deep in dirt on a rocky incline we couldn’t see over the hood, pondering our next move. Until some bro in a Ford FX4 went barreling past us, somebody called somebody a pussy, and the rest is a big blur of red sand and rock dust. » 5/19/15 2:40pm 5/19/15 2:40pm

The Chevrolet Camaro Is About To Have A Stingray Moment

My drive of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype was all-too brief because I crashed it into a wall (oops!) and got kicked out of the event, but I think I can tell you a little bit. But first, let us pause for reflection. After all, it’s not every day a new Camaro comes out. The nameplate’s nearly 50 years old and this… » 5/18/15 3:00pm 5/18/15 3:00pm

2015 Corvette Z06: A 650 HP All-American Middle Finger To Euro Supercars

The Z06 is a 650 horsepower Corvette. Six hundred. And fifty. A Corvette that gets to 60 in less than three seconds. A Corvette than can stop from 60 in less than 100 feet. A Corvette that can pull 1.2 G in a corner. And a Corvette that costs less than $100,000. It's an all-American middle finger to every other high… » 1/08/15 12:00pm 1/08/15 12:00pm

First Drive: Mercedes-AMG GT Isn't A 911 Fighter, It's More Than That

I have a problem. I've never managed to keep the throttle floored the entire stretch of Laguna Seca's front straight in anything over 500 horsepower. It's practically my home track, but as soon as I start climbing that crest, self-preservation kicks in and I lift. Every. Damn. Time. That changed in the Mercedes-AMG GT. » 11/12/14 9:47am 11/12/14 9:47am

The Charger Hellcat Is The Most American/Insane Car You Can Buy

There's really only two things you need to know about the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat: it may be the most American car you can buy right now, and it's absolutely, unrepentantly clamshit insane. The idea of a well-appointed four-door family car with enough power to liquify everyone you love is crazy. And wonderful. But… » 10/29/14 12:05pm 10/29/14 12:05pm

Dodge Challenger Scat Pack: American Muscle That Will Save Your Soul

It just so happens that the house I moved to in Austin is near this elementary school. And it just so happens that I would drive past this elementary school in a 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, and on more than one occasion it caused the kids at recess to turn and point at the muscle car, their jaws dropped in… » 10/16/14 12:00pm 10/16/14 12:00pm

The Mercedes GLA45 AMG Is Dumb And I'm Dumb And I Kind Of Love It

Tossing the loud and boastful Mercedes GLA45 AMG around rustic Vermont towns left me constantly thinking the same thing: I can't believe Mercedes builds this car. Mercedes is a company at war with itself, at once both Germany's most staid luxury brand and also the maker of that country's most bashit cars. Tension is… » 9/26/14 1:22pm 9/26/14 1:22pm

2015 Lexus RC F: The World's First V8-Powered Drifting Beluga Whale

Just hearing the word Lexus tells you what kind of car you think you'll get. It'll be reliable and luxurious, but also sedate and, well, boring. But what about the Lexus RC F, an M4-rivaling, beluga-snouted sports coupe with a thundering V8 and a throttle pedal that might as well be labeled "drift switch?" Is there… » 9/05/14 11:06am 9/05/14 11:06am