First Drive: Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin has entered the first stages of its Second Century Plan. Kicking that off is the all-new DB11. Gone is the DB9, and this new beautiful beast is here to replace it. We’ve still got a V12 engine, gorgeous lines, and strong noises… but do we still have an amazing car beneath that lightweight […]

First Drive: 2017 Subaru BRZ Performance Package on the track

Subaru has created an affordable, fun, rear-wheel-drive sports car and you know it by the three letters BRZ. Sure, a number of folks would like a lot more power from the thing, but that’s not coming just yet. For 2017, Subaru has updated a bit of the styling but they’ve also revised the suspension, relaxed […]

First Drive: 2017 Kia Niro

The worst part about driving a hybrid, is that you’re constantly reminded of the fact that driving enjoyment is no longer a thing about which you care. Sure, you can spend big bucks and get something with a bit of vigor like a Porsche Panamaniac e-Hybrid, but that starts at $100k and I bet you that […]

First Drive: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – The AWD Muscle Car

When I first heard the idea of an all-wheel-drive Challenger I paused a little bit. I paused because the Challenger, like its competitors from Ford and Chevy, are the iconic muscle cars – V8, long hoods, long doors, rear wheel drive, burnouts, hell yea, and all that jazz. But the whole world has been fooled […]

First Drive: 2017 Subaru Impreza

[Apologies for the audio on this one. We had a microphone failure, so we had to use the audio from the GoPro. I didn’t want to completely ditch the video though… so “enjoy”?] Subaru is quietly kicking ass here in the United States. The brand has seen its sales numbers rise year over year and […]

Sampling the Shelby Mustang GT350R on the track

That legendary name. Now it’s applied to the latest Ford Mustang, but this time it’s packing a flat-plane crank V8 that’s pushing out 526 horsepower. It’s almost more about the noise though, than it is the power… almost. This is a glorious ode to the track-focused speed machine, and it just might be one of […]

First Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKEqNx9JnWo&ab_channel=TheHooniverse[/youtube] It should fall right into the middle of the Corvette lineup. It doesn’t though… the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is the purist expression of the Corvette experience, and it’s the one you want. To find this out, I trekked to Atlanta Motorsports Park to take in the latest version of Chevy’s hallowed Grand Sport. […]

First Drive: 2017 Infiniti QX30

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybzAix2ncp0&ab_channel=TheHooniverse[/youtube] If you have a modern car company, you need to have a compact crossover in your lineup. Infiniti is ready to do battle with their own entry, which isn’t fully their own. It’s the 2017 Infiniti QX30 and it’s hiding Mercedes-Benz bits under its skin. It’s that very skin, however, that will help set […]

First Drive: 2017 Jaguar F-Pace

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bfOu6PhSBI&ab_channel=TheHooniverse[/youtube] Jaguar wants to sell more vehicles. The 2017 F-Pace is the one that will surely lead the way for the brand. Alongside the new XE, the F-Pace is set to bring more folks into Jaguar dealerships. In fact, there’s already a waiting list to get the sporty luxury crossover in its home country of […]