Tag: Turbo

First Drive: 2015 Lexus NX200t

For a week in late August, Lexus afforded us the opportunity to be unique, nearly one-of-a-kind. We were the automotive equivalent of a unicorn. To the consumer, we’ve been talked about and reported on, but rarely seen in the wild. Our presence would have even confounded salesmen, had […]

Sport Truck: 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

Ready for a truck with serious capability and a street presence? The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor delivers on both claims. Truck owners are one of the most brand loyal consumers out there, making the Ford’s job quite challenging. But Ford buyers don’t often stray to competitors, making the […]

Chrysler “What’s New” 2015

A low fog hung in the sky, preventing the early-morning sun from warming the asphalt. For a moment, there was silence. Four gleaming vehicles sat before me, and I had first pick. This was how I began my day at Chrysler’s “What’s New 2015” event at their Chelsea […]

Utility: 2014 Subaru Forester XT

In the SUV world, bigger is better. The Subaru Forester didn’t start out very big, but it didn’t start out as an SUV either. When the first generation Forester landed in 1997, it was more of a station wagon than an SUV. But wagons fell out of favor […]

Go for Launch: Porsche 911 Turbo S

t -00:10 As you roll onto an empty road, you push the Sport Plus button. The gearbox snaps down to first. The active rear wing deploys, blocking some level of rear visibility. You won’t need it. t -00:08 The front spoiler has dropped to its most aggressive position. […]

All Smiles: 2014 VW Beetle GSR

If you’ve ever needed a little extra spring in your step, a smile on your face, this 2014 VW Beetle GSR could be the car to provide it. Back when we drove the standard Beetle, we found it missing one thing: character. This VW has enough character for […]