Test Drives

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport: To the Batcave!

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport: To the Batcave!

During a recent visit to New York, I was called by the sales manager for Tesla Motor’s new retail operation in Manhattan, Michael Sexton, who invited me to drive the all-electric Tesla Roadster.  Now, I had previously driven the concept Model S on a special indoor course at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.  […]

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2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Continuing  Legendary Tradition

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet: Continuing Legendary Tradition

Cabriolet was originally a term that meant “to cavort” or “cut a caper.”  In the 1700s, the term came to be used to describe a two-wheeled horse carriage with a folding leather top.  Later, any carriage for hire became known as a “cab,” hence today’s synonym for a taxi.  In the late 1800s, the first […]

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2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: The Art of Seduction

2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: The Art of Seduction

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/Bugatti edit 333oKeee1.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: The Art of Seduction Art, form, and technique synthesized from the ultimate marriage of precious metals, design and machinery have been manifested into one of the most glorified vehicles of this century. And as seductive as Bugatti […]

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2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: The Art of Seduction

2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: The Art of Seduction

Art, form, and technique synthesized from the ultimate marriage of precious metals, design and machinery have been manifested into one of the most glorified vehicles of this century. And as seductive as Bugatti vehicles are, they were equally salient as their historical archetypes in the heyday of the roaring 1920s. This was no mistake, this […]

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2010 Aston Martin Rapide: 007 Transport

2010 Aston Martin Rapide: 007 Transport

Hello, my name is Bond, Brian Bond, and I’m the newest Agent from Automotive Rhythms.  My mission requires me to have transportation that is stealthy, super luxurious, ultra powerful, and has accommodations for three Bond Girls.  Okay, I am back to reality, but my brief life as 007 continued during my test time behind the […]

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2011 Infiniti M37 & M56: Ahead of the Game

2011 Infiniti M37 & M56: Ahead of the Game

It was 2002 when I decided to branch off from my corporate position in the auto industry and inaugurate Automotive Rhythms. At that point I had accumulated five years of experience in the business and was ready to embrace the world of automotive journalism on my own. On the other side of town, Infiniti had […]

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2011 Hyundai Sonata: Casually Famous

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Casually Famous

It’s no secret that the Koreans have been achieving major sales success with a plethora of new products consisting of timeless styles and freestyle idioms that speak to a diverse multitude of individuals. Both Kia and sister Hyundai are on a downhill roll, with Kia focusing on value and Hyundai taking on value along with […]

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