The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Is Good At Everything And Has Fun Doing It

In this incredible era of near-perfect, record-shattering, computer-aided performance, one traditional quality is increasingly in short supply: personality. Character, some might call it. Technical prowess has a way of ironing out the things that make cars truly memorable beyond just their speed and handling. This is… » 6/22/15 2:50pm 6/22/15 2:50pm

Porsche Cayman GTS: A Greatest Hits Album Of Performance Excellence

It takes a long time to get comfortable in most cars. You have to find the right seating position, the right wheel position, the best spot for the mirrors, and then, if you want to drive it fast, you need to work up to the limits. Slowly. But then there’s the Porsche Cayman GTS, which is your lucky sock in car form. » 6/10/15 1:20pm 6/10/15 1:20pm

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Is A Great Cruiser But Barely A Fuel Miser 

Lots of things about cars get me excited to wake up and spend another day on this slowly rotating rock. Outbraking somebody into a corner, for example. Loud, raucous motors revving to 7,000 RPM and beyond. Screeching, wailing tires pulling 1.3 Gs as they bend the laws of physics around a punishingly fast sweeper.… » 5/26/15 3:30pm 5/26/15 3:30pm

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

The Alfa Romeo 4C Shames Every Other Sports Car On The Market

“We’ve come too far to give up who we are.” Most of the time I was driving the Alfa Romeo 4C, I was listening to Daft Punk’s 2013 release Random Access Memories. This seemed like an appropriate album for Alfa Romeo’s return to the United States with a glorious new sports car that is better than everyone thought it… » 5/05/15 1:42pm 5/05/15 1:42pm

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Is Delightfully, Joyfully Flawed

When I learned I’d be driving the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde, my mind was filled with the denizens of the Italian Car Cliche Swearbox. Words like passion and soul consumed my predictive thoughts, even though I wasn’t entirely sure how they applied. But I didn’t find them anyways. What I did find was much,… » 4/17/15 3:20pm 4/17/15 3:20pm

Something Got Lost In Translation With The 2016 Fiat 500X

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but sub-compact crossovers are so hot right now. They’re practical, have a modicum of capability, and are perfect for the urban-dwelling, active lifestyle 20-somethings that rule the Kingdom of Powerpoint. The 2016 Fiat 500X should be the standard-bearer for the segment. But it’s not,… » 4/17/15 9:50am 4/17/15 9:50am