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-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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Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion
Dec23

Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion

Back for the holidays is the TickTickVroom.com exclusive Horsepower to Reindeer Power conversion. Of all the methods of transport that exist, it must be argued that Santa Claus’s sleigh and eight flying reindeer rank among the coolest and fastest out there (He does make it around the world in one night including several stops, after all).  So, with Christmas and Santa’s annual trek coming up on Wednesday, it got me...

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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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Innotech Aspiron: Trackday Car with the Heart of a Corvette
Jul04

Innotech Aspiron: Trackday Car with the Heart of a Corvette

The name Innotech may ring a bell.  No, it’s not the company from Office Space, that’s Initech and Initrode (damn Initrode).  It’s a Corvette tuning house that also happens to make supercars with Corvette hearts like the 800 horse 2010 Innotech Escalero.  Their latest project, the 2014 Innotech Aspiron is one part Corvette and one part Tramontana-style trackday chassis.  Innotech takes pretty much whatever Corvette...

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Horsepower to Reindeer Power Conversion for Your Automotive Christmas Perusing

Of all the methods of transport that exist, it must be argued that Santa Claus’s sleigh and eight flying reindeer rank among the coolest and fastest out there (He does make it around the world in one night including several stops, after all).     So, with Christmas and Santa’s annual trek coming up on Monday, it got me thinking…what if the power of the world’s cars was measured in Reindeer Power instead of...

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