Matt Davis

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Critic's Review History

In their published
reviews, this critic awards
an average score of:

87

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

82

2011 Audi R8

03/11/10
92
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Audi R8
Convertible

The 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder’s competition is pretty fierce. It includes The Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder, the Bentley Continental GTC, Ferrari California, the latest Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. But the Audi takes the measure of them all.

2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan

02/16/10
92
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Aston Martin Rapide S Sedan
Sedan

Most reporting has dwelt on the Rapide vs. Panamera Turbo cage match. Frankly the Rapide is several seconds prettier to look at than any version of the Panamera.

2012 Ferrari FF

04/12/11
91
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Ferrari FF
Hatchback

Those out there who are so caught out by the non-traditional nature of the FF are only going to cheat themselves. It takes all of the racing lore Ferrari puts into each car it builds and adds every single bit of correct versatility that we’d add were we in charge.

2011 Lotus Evora

05/13/09
90
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Lotus Evora
Coupe

Lotus seems as if it’s ready to break out of its niche as a maker of hobby cars to become a mainstream manufacturer. You can actually live with an Evora every day.

2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

05/22/09
89
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Sedan

Mercedes has carved out the right niche for the S550. After a long drive it seems the segment’s luxury leader remains relatively unthreatened by its rivals.

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG

01/19/11
89
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG
Sedan

The new 2012 Mercedes CLS63 AMG leaves the old version fittingly in the mirrors. Dynamics are hugely improved, fuel mileage is way up, and the passenger cabin remains a comfortable place for four adults.

2012 Porsche 911

11/28/11
89
100

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Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Porsche 911
Coupe

The new 911 Carrera S, when driven as we like it driven, is all 911 all the time. It’s just the new upgraded interior, mention of electro- anything in the steering, and visibly longer wheelbase that can create fear in us or in you prior to doing the drive.

2012 Porsche Cayman

03/03/11
89
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayman
Coupe

The Cayman is brilliant — arguably a better performance car than the 911. Yet in 2010, Porsche sold only 675 Caymans and 647 Cayman S models. Is the Cayman doomed to be the hairdresser’s car with a roof? We hope not, because the Cayman R is stunning to drive.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

06/01/11
88
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Coupe

While the C Coupe’s typical premium/sport/cush Mercedes cabin treatment might not be your personal cup o’ tea, the execution here is supreme, nay, divine. And it drives more finely than any other V6-equipped model offered by Stuttgart.

2011 BMW 5 Series

01/21/10
88
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 BMW 5 Series
Sedan

The new 5 Series feels damned near ideal and not boatlike in the least. The combination of BMW’s new four-wheel-steer tech with electric-assist steering felt superb.

2012 BMW 6 Series

07/01/11
88
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2012 BMW 6 Series
Coupe

The 2012 BMW 6 Series is perhaps the best overall package in the small segment of near-millionaire large convertibles and coupes (i.e. sub Bentley/Aston Martin).

2011 Audi A8

02/03/10
88
100

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Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Matt Davis Matt Davis Score Pending 2011 Audi A8
Sedan

Once you make the sharp-looking 2011 Audi A8 lose its confounded German cool, then you can appreciate just how good it is. It’s a very big leap ahead versus its predecessor. As an all-around effort, it is at least the equal to its competition from BMW and Mercedes.

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