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 10:06am 9/05/14 10:06am

The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Is A Nice New Car For Young Old Money

If you have what's known as Old Money, meaning Really Very Ancient Old Money, you tend to live in New England and your great-great-great-grandparent has their own Wikipedia page and you drive a Range Rover. But if your money is slightly more youthful, you'll want the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe. » 8/02/14 3:00pm 8/02/14 3:00pm

2015 Lexus NX Has A Fake Engine Noise Volume Knob, Best Enjoyed 'Off'

From TruckYeah!: Lexus really sells the "sportiness" of their new NX crossover, but once in the car you can dial that song down with a little switch on the dash. The aggressive design is good for some psychosomatic HP to the ol' "butt dyno," but the ass-hauling you'll do in an NX is mostly in your imagination. And… » 7/07/14 9:33am 7/07/14 9:33am

Why The Jaguar F-Type Coupe Is An Even Better Drive Than The 'Vert

Here's the thing about the Jaguar F-Type Coupe: it looks so good, it casts some sort of eerie field that makes even troglodytes like myself feel attractive when in it. And for this car, that may be the most important thing. It also drives incredibly, though to make it do so does entail some odd compromises. » 6/20/14 3:25pm 6/20/14 3:25pm

The 2015 VW GTI Is Best Car To Get If You Can't Afford Every Car

As a young person who isn't the scion of a wealthy energy drink family and didn't invent Snapchat, I can afford, maybe, .89 new cars. I still want the fastest car I can buy, but I need something with more space than a Miata, that's efficient, that I can park. The 2015 VW GTI continues to be the best car I can buy. » 5/15/14 1:20pm 5/15/14 1:20pm

The BMW i8 Is The Gorgeous Beta Of A Car You'll Eventually Own

The BMW i8 packs the straight-line acceleration of a Porsche 911, three times the fuel economy, and a hybrid drivetrain into the intelligent architecture of my dreams. It's one of the few cars to go from show to street without being diluted like prohibition-era scotch. You'll probably never drive one. That's OK. » 5/09/14 2:00pm 5/09/14 2:00pm

Lamborghini Huracan: A V10 Projectile That Will Eat You For Breakfast

The home of a Lamborghini has never been the track. They've been weapons of power and dominance on the street, a statement that mesmerizes pedestrians and, often, frightens drivers. But the Lamborghini Huracan's mission is to intimidate others on street and track, but not intimidate the driver. Is it a success? » 5/05/14 2:00pm 5/05/14 2:00pm