The 2017 Infiniti QX70S Is A Real 'Home Run' For Infiniti

I’ve driven just about all the cars they’ve ever made. I remember flying on the Concorde to drive the 1979 Opel Kadett around Paris, back when automakers knew how to treat real journalists. Some cars appeal to the smart version of myself, which I call “Smart” Cracker. Other cars appeal to my lower instincts. That side…

The 2017 Porsche Panamera Isn't Hardcore Enough To Buy Just Yet

Just because something’s not morally sound doesn’t mean that you can’t objectively enjoy it. Just ask Hannibal Lecter. Sure, he was a psychopath with a penchant for the finer things in life; things like illegally poached Beluga Caviar, authentic Paté du Foie Gras and well conditioned human livers. But at least he knew…

A Review Of Every Car I Meant To Review But Haven't Yet

As I’ve detailed before, the world of handing over “press cars” to journalists and important people has mores but not many rules. One of the most basic rules, unless specified otherwise, is that you review the car. In spite of this, many autojournalists have cars they’ve driven that didn’t get reviewed. I have a lot,…

The Lotus Evora 400 Is The Best Track Car I Have Ever Driven

There’s no five-star resort. There’s no gluten-free, farm-to-table luncheon. No thumping video presentation. At this press launch, there’s just a man, a creaky, folding metal chair, and a garage completely devoid of air conditioning on a day where the temperature threatened triple digits. Oh, and there’s also the best…

The 2017 Jaguar XE Is Good But Definitely Not The Best

“You’re going to love it, it’s pretty much an F-Type with four doors,” a Jaguar rep told me on the eve of my drive in the all-new 2017 Jaguar XE. I think he oversold it a bit. The XE is a competent and sophisticated sporty-ish sedan with some of the best technology in the industry, but it comes up a bit short on the…

2017 Nissan GT-R: Godzilla Grows Up But Still Eats Supercars For Breakfast

“We want you to be able to drive 300 km/h (186 mph) and have a conversation with your passenger at the same time,” Nissan’s GT-R guru Hiroshi Tamura said in front of the gathered scribes, journalists, reporters and hangers-on. My mind wandered instantly. What kind of conversation would the average owner have in a 2017…

The 2017 Volvo S90 And V90 Are Why You Should Buy Swedish Instead Of German

After driving the all-important, all-new and admittedly all-fantastic Volvo XC90 SUV, I was curious to see whether Volvo could cook up a mid-sized luxury sedan and wagon that can make one forget about the German or Japanese competition. After stepping out of the new Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon, I would say the job…

The 2017 McLaren 570GT Is A Wicked Supercar That You Can Daily Drive

The third member of McLaren’s entry-level Sport Series is a 562 horsepower mid-engined supercar offering such a great ride that it has no real competition. Forget the Audi R8 or the Porsche 911 Turbo. If you want to cross the continent driving a proper rear-wheel-drive exotic, McLaren’s first hatchback is the correct…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica: So Good Your Family Won't Care That It's A Minivan

It was when I first noticed the fire-dancers and women writhing in transparent spheres on the water that I fully realized the degree to which Chrysler was Not Screwing Around when it came to the launch of their new minivan, the 2017 Pacifica. This vehicle is very important to Chrysler, and that’s why I had to bring my…

The 2017 Acura NSX Was Absolutely Worth The Wait

To Generation X, the letters “NSX” meant something. Maybe to the men and women of Minato, they meant “New Sports eXperimental,” but to us, they represented the dreams of our adolescence. Even in the 1990s, an elegant era of Japanese car design that brought us the best versions of the Mazda RX-7 and the Toyota Supra,…

2017 Cadillac XT5: Meet The Escalade's Kid Sister With Better Grades And Glasses

The Cadillac Escalade earned its place as an icon with classic American automotive values: it’s big and sparkly. But it’s also lumbering and inefficient. Can Cadillac distill that swagger into something that gets half-decent gas mileage without boiling off all the mojo? I drove the new 2017 Cadillac XT5 to find out.