Behind the Wheel

Confusing, a little odd... and molto bello

Driving the Dino 308 GT4, the Most Controversial Ferrari in History

Featuring a slew of firsts, the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was wrapped in controversy, failed in sales and has been looked down upon by aficionados for years. Today there is a resurgence in the interest of this ill-fated groundbreaker. We talked to one proud owner to find out why.

One fast land barge

Behind The Wheel: Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls-Royce issues new models with a frequency not unlike solar eclipses, so the introduction of their latest car, the Wraith ($284,900), was nothing short of momentous. The public's anticipation of the car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show was met with a stunning deviation from the pure stateliness of the previous two cars. The two-door four-seater captured the audience and the automotive world with a bold fastback design that put an unmistakably bright feather into a strong, staid tweed cap. We shooed the chauffeur and stepped in the driver's seat.

We dream of next year's burnt rubber

Getting Behind The Wheel: 30 Cars We Want To Drive in 2013

2012 was a banner year for cars here at Gear Patrol. We tested our mettle in the driver's seats of some great automobiles: Lamborghinis, Porsches, Bentleys, Jaguars, Audis, Mercedes, and Land Rovers, to name a few. 2013 should prove to be even better, as a slew of new cars beckon us to be experienced. So, as we gird our automotive loins, check out our wish list -- whose tires we'd like to burn in 2013.