Mercedes-AMG GT: A True Sports Car
Sep09

Mercedes-AMG GT: A True Sports Car

503 Horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT S Lands in Spring 2015. 456 Horepower AMG GT Follows in 2016 (Specs and 0 to 60 Time) Okay, so the Mercedes-AMG GT isn’t your ordinary Mercedes-Benz. It’s actually a fairly unique offering from Stuttgart for a few reasons. For one thing it doesn’t exactly look like anything else that bears the three-pointed star. Yeah, it has the Mercedes-Benz nose, but that’s pretty much where it...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov21

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]

Nothing says goodbye to a supercar like an over-the-top limited edition.  I guess that’s why Mercedes-Benz will be saying auf wiedersehen to the range-topping SLS AMG with the limited 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition.   Limited to only 350 units of both coupe and roadster versions, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition isn’t the most bonkers variant of the SLS AMG — that would be the 622 hp...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder
Oct19

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder

At 583 horse and with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is already a powerful, torque-happy machine.  But add the words Black Series to the name and the car becomes a whole different beast.  The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the top dog of the current Mercedes-Benz lineup and the fifth Black Series model to come out of Stuttgart (after the 2006 SLK55 AMG Black Series, the 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series,...

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Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Racer and CLA250 Sport: CLA-Class Gets Mean
Sep05

Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Racer and CLA250 Sport: CLA-Class Gets Mean

The AMG models of Mercedes Benz have always been tire-shredding torque monsters.  Well-built, expensive and luxurious, but torque monsters nonetheless.  And, now there’s a new one… the CLA45 AMG.  Like the upcoming GLA-Class, the CLA45 AMG (and the CLA-Class in general, obviously) is based off of the (not to be sold in the States) A-Class platform, making it the smallest AMG one can get Stateside. And, based on these...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed
Jul20

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed

In the words of Bartok the Bat, “Wow.  I tell you what, wow.”  Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the silks on the latest and greatest iteration of their super-sedan, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC.  And, wow.  With 577 horses 664 pound-feet of toque on tap from the hand-built 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with direct injection and an air-to-water intercooler, this bad mamajama has power to spare.  Engine output is up 41 hp and 74 lb-ft...

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[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed
Jul20

[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed

In the words of Bartok the Bat, “Wow.  I tell you what, wow.”  Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the silks on the latest and greatest iteration of their super-sedan, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC.  And, wow.  With 577 horses 664 pound-feet of toque on tap from the hand-built 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with direct injection and an air-to-water intercooler, this bad mamajama has power to spare.  Engine output is up 41 hp and 74 lb-ft...

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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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Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine
Oct01

Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine

Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine Honda Civic Type R Concept and the Top 10 Best Four Cylinder Performance Cars   Today (or rather yesterday in France) at the Paris Motor Show, Honda has continued their… um, let’s say… extended unveiling of the next-gen four cylinder Honda Civic Type-R. And, in the tradition of the Acura NSX Type-R and Acura Integra Type-R (both badged as Hondas in Europe), this latest über...

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10 Weirdest Production Cars, Ever By Far the Strangest Cars to Ever Roam the Streets
Sep22

10 Weirdest Production Cars, Ever By Far the Strangest Cars to Ever Roam the Streets

I got to thinking about the 10 weirdest production cars. I spend a lot of time talking about the most beautiful, powerful and incredible examples of automotive design and engineering on this site. From limited edition Bugatti Veyrons to classic Jaguar XKEs to the latest offering from Mercedes-AMG, there are cars that boggle the mind in terms of their sheer brilliance.   But, then there’s the other side of the coin…...

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2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza
Jun06

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza Albums from the starting grid on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper; rappers Eve, Xzibit and Bun B; musician deadmau5; Mythbuster Tory Belleci; Welsh performer Matthew Pritchard and more line up their supercars (like Team Galag’s McLaren P1 and Shelby Cobra Daytona or MOMO’s Ferrari F40) on Ocean Drive in South Beach for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000...

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