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Test Drive: 2015 911 Porsche Carrera GTS
by Sue Mead “Hang on, I’m going to push the awesome button,” shouted our co-driver, above the hearty resonance of the 2015 Porsche Carrera GTS’s exhaust note. We were already motoring at a healthy speed through a sweeping corner, along the legendary...
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Test Ride: 2015 Ducati Scrambler
Originally introduced in 1962 exclusively in the United States, the Ducati Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylindar thumper on par with much of the enduro-style bikes coming out of Japan at the time. In 1968, its stateside popularity led to the launch...
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Test Drive: Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle
by Justin Kaehler People often say the next generation of automobile must offer a “magic bullet” solution to our current energy needs, which really means we need vehicles that eliminate our need for gas completely. There’s a lot of talk about the...
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Song of the Car: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe 2.0
Welcome to Planet Cadillactica, a far-off galaxy where cars are creations from the past that feel like the future. The storied automaker's past has been celebrated by a new generation, who have transformed 1970s Cadillacs into works of unapologetic...
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Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
by James Willard The V12 Vantage was originally created as a love letter to 12-cylinder motoring. When the beloved British brand squeezed its most potent V12 engine between the frame rails of its smallest model, Aston Martin wasn’t aiming for success...
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Test Drive: 2015 Bentley GT3-R
"Racing changes the perception," says Brian Gush, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport. The Bentley GT3-R is the latest evolution of the brand's suave and still-alluring Continental GT—and the fastest Bentley ever made. It hauls ass in the most gentlemanly...
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Test Drive: All-New 2015 Ford F-150
Until just a few days ago, the only people to have driven the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 were employees and select dealers of the storied American automaker. In fact, few outside of Detroit had even laid eyes on the truck. This fact helped make sense...
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Driving the Design of the 2016 Audi TT
by James Willard When the first generation Audi TT was unveiled in 1995, it was a sensation for the car-maker, its customers and the industry as a whole. Not only did the design of the car step away from the rest of the Audi line—reshaping the global...
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Test Drive: 2015 Ford Mustang
In late 2013, a first look at the 2015 Ford Mustang with its design team impressed us, and since then we’ve been anxiously waiting to get behind the wheel. Finally, yesterday was the day—and it was everything we had hoped it would be. The all-new...
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Test Drive: 2015 Lexus NX
by Sue Mead “It’s the next wave of luxury inspired by passion,” says Lexus' Takeaki Kato, chief engineer of the all-new NX. Hallmarked by a gargantuan grille, the crossover was evidently designed not only to be safe, smart and eco-friendly, but...
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Test Drive: 2015 Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo
Brand extensions are tricky. Sure, businesses always want to expand their reach and attract new customers, but veer too far from the core mission and you frustrate your fans and alienate the true believers. For as many successful examples of the...
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Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe and S63 AMG Coupe
Designed for crossing continents at top speeds in high style, the Grand Tourer class of automobile is, in many ways, the true mark of a manufacturer's ability. Hitting the optimal balance between a finely considered aesthetic, an interior that is...
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Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4
Now I get it. Many auto journalists I've chatted with over the years have raved about the BMW M3, several even calling it their all-time favorite sports sedan. I've always been a fan of the brand and the distinctive drive-feel of its products, but...
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Test Drive: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
by Davis Adams “Carbon fiber is a very expensive material. It’s strong. It’s lightweight. And, it’s beautiful,” explains Gaulberto Ranieri, head of communications for Chrysler Group, in a thick Italian accent. “Our new car is at least half the price...
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Test Drive: 2015 BMW i8
Each year, car manufacturers across the globe release 350 or so new models. The vast majority are annual updates to models past—new iterations that are a little more powerful, a little more fuel-efficient and feature smarter tech and nav systems...
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Test Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
The Golf has been a favorite in its segment since its debut in 1974, selling more than 30 million cars worldwide. The latest generation—its seventh—is finally arriving in the US after a year in other markets. It’s worth the wait. A wider, longer...
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Riding Royal Enfield's Continental GT Café Racer
To most, the late '60s and '70s were the glory days of motorcycle design. America made muscle and the Japanese took over the industry with attractive, simple, reliable machines of all engine sizes. While Triumph's Bonneville and Honda's new CB1100...
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Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
by Davis Adams When driving the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis through Greenville, South Carolina recently, it became very clear: the brand has landed squarely in legitimate luxury car territory, while remaining better value than its German and Japanese...
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Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA
The spending habits of younger consumers have changed drastically in recent years—especially when it comes to large purchases like cars and real estate. Whether due to economic forces or shifting social norms (or a combination of both), companies...
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Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
by Davis Adams Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz launched its 2014 CLA-Class; a handsome, compact sedan targeted squarely at young professionals and newcomers to the luxury market. Truth be told, the CLA has become a benchmark for entry-level premium...
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Test Drive: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
by Davis Adams Subaru recently invited CH to Key West for a lesson in the brand’s values, as well as an introduction to their very first green car­: the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid. Of the car's design, Michael McHale (of Subaru North America) says...
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Cool Hunting Video: Porsche Camp 4 Ice Driving
We recently trekked 75 miles north of Montreal to the Mecaglisse motorsport complex in the dead of winter to attend the Porsche Camp 4 Canada ice driving school. On a crisp day that delivered plenty of snow, we put the 2014 Cayman, 911 Carrera S...
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Test Drive: 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop
by Davis Adams “These bright colors are so hard to manufacture, and we didn’t want a trendy yellow," explains Annette Baumeister, leader of the color and trim engineering team at Mini's Munich office. She’s particularly proud of the Volcanic Orange...
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Range Rover Sport: Driven Challenges
Advertorial content: While you can spend days reading over statistics about torque, horsepower and suspension, the only way to truly gauge a vehicle’s performance is to push its limits in the real world. Land Rover has been doing just that with...
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