Alfa Romeo 4C Laps the Nurburgring in 8:04
Oct24

Alfa Romeo 4C Laps the Nurburgring in 8:04

Alfa Romeo makes some of most beautiful cars Europe has to offer.  Unfortunately, apart from the gloriously Italian Alfa Romeo 8C, we in the U.S. haven’t seen an Alfa grace our shores since Clinton Administration.  So, every car person with a soul has been eagerly awaiting the U.S. launch of the Alfa Romeo 4C, the new Alfa designed to compete with Lotus.  Now, thanks to a 8:04 lap time around the Nurburgring ring, we have more...

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Introducing the Alfa Romeo 4C: Great Car but the Headlights Look Like Spider Eyes…
Mar10

Introducing the Alfa Romeo 4C: Great Car but the Headlights Look Like Spider Eyes…

Ignore the spider-eye-looking headlights, and the brand new Alfa Romeo 4C is a beautiful car with great performance.  No flowery words here, just a few bullet points from Alfa on the 4C that give the best picture of the Alfa Romeo 4C. The new Alfa Romeo compact mid-engined supercar with rear-wheel drive and two bucket seats makes its début in Geneva. The new Alfa Romeo 4C is the result of experience built up with the Alfa Romeo 8C...

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2016 Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V Track Test Review Taking to the Track with Cadillac's Two Big Dogs
Oct17

2016 Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V Track Test Review Taking to the Track with Cadillac's Two Big Dogs

Taking to the Track with Cadillac’s Two Big Dogs, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V and 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. While Top Gear frequently refers (or should I say referred) to itself as a “poky little motoring show,” they did so with the utmost irony as they are, in fact, the yardstick by which all other motoring media are measured. TickTickVroom is in reality a poky little motoring blog. So, when we get invited to do something...

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MINI Superleggera Vision Concept: A MINI Coupe We Actually Want
May23

MINI Superleggera Vision Concept: A MINI Coupe We Actually Want

This is the MINI Superleggera Vision.  And, it looks like the MINI Coupe everyone was hoping for when MINI announced they were making a two-door, two-seater a few years back.  Unfortunately, it isn’t headed to production.   The MINI Superleggera Vision concept car is, just that, a concept designed to show off beautiful one-off coachwork craftsmanship for MINI for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 on Lake Como in...

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LaForza: An SUV That Really Wants to Be a Ferrari
Apr17

LaForza: An SUV That Really Wants to Be a Ferrari

Last weekend was Barrett-Jackson’s annual auto auction in Palm Beach, Florida.  If you’ve never gone to a Barrett-Jackson auction, let me tell you, it’s quite a spectacle.  The stars of the show were without a doubt the Custom 2013 Ford Mustang Fastback from Need for Speed ($300,00), the first 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 roll off the production line ($1,000,000), the first 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 ($500,000) and a...

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Ferrari California T: A Turbo Droptop from Maranello (Video)
Mar05

Ferrari California T: A Turbo Droptop from Maranello (Video)

Maranello’s turbo-charged Ferrari California T may very well be the belle of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show ball.  Announced in February and just unveiled in Geneva, the Ferrari California T is one awesome droptop.   Ever since the Ferrari California first hit the streets in 2008, I’ve had the opinion that the 2+2 grand tourer is a bit half-assed.  The 3,600 pound, 454 horse California was fairly powerful and had decent...

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Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal
Jan01

Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal

You can now add Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mopar, Ram and SRT to the ranks of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati.  In a $4.35 billion dollar deal announced today, Turin-based Fiat S.p.A. gets the remaining 41.46 percent of Auburn Hills-based Chrysler Group, LLC that they didn’t acquire a few years back.  The Chrysler Group, LLC is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A.   Fiat is beginning 2014 with a...

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Salon Prive Announces the 2013 Line-Up
Jun06

Salon Prive Announces the 2013 Line-Up

Riley 105 Transformable Coupe SALON PRIVÉ 2013 LINE-UP SEPTEMBER 4th to September 6th at West London’s Syon Park.  Featuring: The Audemars Piguet British Super Car Show The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance The Royal College of Art ‘Concours of the Future’ design exhibition The Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance The EFG Private Bank Art & Memorabilia Fayre The Luxury Retail Village Salon Privé, the UK’s most exclusive and...

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2013 Dodge Dart Gets Dart SXT and Dart Limited Special Editions
May15

2013 Dodge Dart Gets Dart SXT and Dart Limited Special Editions

I like the Dodge Dart.  Actually, I like the new Dart a lot more than its original incarnation.  It’s fun to drive.  It’s efficient.  And, I think it’s a great car for the money.  So, needless to say, I was happy to hear Dodge announce two new “Special Edition” packages for the 2013 Dodge Dart (the Dart SXT Special Edition and Dart Limited Special Edition) and a Rallye Appearance Group. According to...

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Lamborghini Pregunta Paris Concept: The Answer to the $2.1 Million Question [Video]
Apr15

Lamborghini Pregunta Paris Concept: The Answer to the $2.1 Million Question [Video]

Right before the Volkswagen Group acquired Lamborghini in September 1998, the nearly insane execs in Sant’Agata Bolognese asked the Carrosserie Heuliez to design a Diablo-based concept car that was “new, original and impossible to confuse with any other car’s shapes.”  The result was an answer as well as a question, or rather a Pregunta. The Lamborghini Pregunta Paris Concept was the last pre-Audi Lambo...

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