Why All the Hyper-SUVs?

Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to cars, I’m all about performance.  Not just speed, but proper performance for the type of car.  I want my trucks to haul and tow.  I want my SUVs to plow through the snow.  I want my super cars to corner, accelerate, brake.  A car needs a proper balance of traits to suit its tasks, especially a daily driver.  A strait line quarter-mile muscle car or an all-out bad-ass off-roader are a...

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Richard Hammond Goes Ham-Wild in a Tank…How Do I Get His Job???
Apr21

Richard Hammond Goes Ham-Wild in a Tank…How Do I Get His Job???

Richard Hammond of BBC’s Top Gear fame has crossed the pond.  And, if his new show on BBC America, Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, is any indication, he made the crossing on a USMC hovercraft. As if being the host on the world’s most popular car show and getting to drive the greatest cars in the world or drag race a Bugatti Veyron against a Euro Fighter Jet isn’t enough, he has to come to the US and play with...

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The Gumball 3000 Rally: The Greatest Spectacle in Car-dom!
Apr19

The Gumball 3000 Rally: The Greatest Spectacle in Car-dom!

It’s that time again.  Time for the Gumball 3000 Rally.  As a resident of the New York Metropolitan Area and a certified / certifiable lover of all things automotive, I have never been so excited and honored for an event to come to this fair city.  At Noon on May 25, 2012, Time Square has the honor of being the location of the starting grid for this years Gumball.  Gumball3000.com says it best:   “100 of the world’s...

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Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4: A Road Test Review
Apr14

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4: A Road Test Review

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4 Once seated in the carbon fiber and alcantra pod Lamborghini has molded as the cockpit for their super-car, the Gallardo Superleggera LP570-4, you can instantly tell this is not your ordinary Gallardo.  It’s not even your ordinary fighter jet.  This $237,600, 570 Horse, 202 mph modernist sculpture is perhaps one of the greatest cars ever created. As Lamborghini’s answer to the...

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Death of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
Apr14

Death of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche with an Eary 911 Last week, on 5 April 2012, the car world lost one of the greats.  Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of Porsche founder, Ferdinand Porsche, died at the age of 76 in Salzburg, Austria. FA Porsche was the original designer of the iconic Porsche 911.  That the 911 hasn’t changed much in the past 50 years is a testament to the strength of FA Porsche’s design.  It is amazing that...

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2012 New York Auto Show
Apr13

2012 New York Auto Show

This week is the 2012 New York Auto Show.  Not normally a car town, the NY Auto Show generally leaves a lot to be desired, especially in the drooling gotta have it super car category.  This year, they seemed to have upped their game.  In addition to the launch of the 2013 Viper there were some definite kick-ass cars this years.  Here are some photos from the show.  Pay special attention to my babies, the 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette...

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2013 SRT Viper
Apr13

2013 SRT Viper

At the 2012 New York Auto Show, Dodge, and its kick-ass in-house tuning arm SRT, decided to unveil the new 2013 SRT Viper.  After taking a few years off, the Viper is back and more bad-ass than ever.  The new Viper has an updated design that still harkens back to the original back in the early nineties.  The new carbon fiber roof, hood and decklid and aluminum doors make the car very light.  This allows the 640 horse, 600 ft-lb of...

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