Test Drives

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe: Art & Science

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe: Art & Science

An art object oftentimes is infused with spirit and symbolism, and expresses union and harmony. It’s something that changes the way we perceive the world. It’s an idea and feeling made tangible by the manifestor. Welcome to the all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe! It’s no secret that the venerable Cadillac brand needs a deeper and […]

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LFA: A New Breed of Lexus

LFA: A New Breed of Lexus

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/Lexus_LFA_30.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] LFA: A New Breed of Lexus Lexus enhanced the driver’s sensation of speed in the Lexus supercar by partnering with the craftsmen at Yamaha music to acoustically tune our engine. This is shaping the future while stirring the senses. This is the pursuit of the […]

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2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class:  Form Equals Substance

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: Form Equals Substance

During a press event in Hoboken, New Jersey, automotive media had the chance to drive the updated 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class.  This was a highly anticipated event for me, as I have always been a fan of the R-Class’ impressive interior layout.  Driving one was like piloting a luxury private jet, as each seating position offered […]

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2011 Porsche Cayenne & Cayenne S Hybrid: Changing of the Guard

2011 Porsche Cayenne & Cayenne S Hybrid: Changing of the Guard

Let’s delve straight into the facts. The Cayenne represents over 50% of Porsche’s sales with a little less than 300,000 sold worldwide. In the U.S., the track happy luxury SUV has ramped up roughly 89,000 sales (V8 accounts for 60% of mix). So we have a consensus.  The Cayenne is the most successful Porsche ever. […]

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2011 Buick Regal CXL: Changing Perceptions

2011 Buick Regal CXL: Changing Perceptions

What you see is what you get. There is no riddle to figuring out what this European inspired vehicle is to American culture or what it is stimulated to do for early adapters of the domestic brand. Sporty, trendy, modern and pretty fun to drive were my initial thoughts. Awestruck was my initial reaction when […]

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2011 Jaguar XJ Test Drive

2011 Jaguar XJ Test Drive

  2011 Jaguar XJ Test Drive “The soul of the XJ is feminine but the pulse is masculine.” Performance in the XJ and XJL models stem from a 5.0-liter 385-horsepower naturally aspirated V8 with 0-60 mph in 5.4 secs. The XJ Supercharged and XJL have a 5.0-liter 470-horsepower supercharged V8 with 0-60 mph in 4.9 […]

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2011 Porsche Cayenne

2011 Porsche Cayenne

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/AR S and Turbo Revised.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] 2011 Porsche Cayenne Porsche’s latest piece of machinery is as capable as any we have witnessed in quite some time. The ability to crawl up and down muddy slopes, over rough terrain and through streams of water is one testament. To […]

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