Price List and Specs for 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan, Gran Turismo and M5
Jun16

Price List and Specs for 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan, Gran Turismo and M5

MSRP for the 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo: 528i Sedan $50,425 550i xDrive Sedan $67,125 528i xDrive Sedan $52,725 ActiveHybrid 5 $62,325 535i Sedan $56,025 535i Gran Turismo $60,925 535i xDrive Sedan $58,325 535i xDrive Gran Turismo $63,225 535d Sedan $57,525 550i Gran Turismo $68,825 535d xDrive Sedan $59,825 550i xDrive Gran Turismo $71,125 550i Sedan $64,825 M5 Sedan Price to Be Announced in August All prices include...

Read More
Introducing the 2014 Toyota Corolla: The Best Corolla in 47 Years.
Jun07

Introducing the 2014 Toyota Corolla: The Best Corolla in 47 Years.

The last time we were introduced to a new version of the world’s best selling car, the Toyota Corolla, it was 2008.  Now, we’re entering the 2014 model year, so I’d say it’s about time for Toyota to roll out their latest C-segment sedan, which they did this morning. Toyota sells about a million Corollas per year with over 40 million units sold in the 47 years since the first E10 rolled off the assembly line. ...

Read More
Porsche 918 Spyder: Introducing the Fastest Porsche Ever
May16

Porsche 918 Spyder: Introducing the Fastest Porsche Ever

It all started in 1986 with the Porsche 959.  Then came the Porsche 911 GT1 in 1996.  Then in 2004 came the Carrera GT.  When I say it all started, I mean Porsche’s drive to make utterly bonkers, stratospherically-priced race cars for the road. The 959 started out life as a Group B Rally Car and had a 444 hose twin-turbo flat-six.  The 537 horse twin-turbo flat-six 911 GT1 was born as a BRP Global GT Series car.  The Carrera GT,...

Read More
Porsche 918 Spyder: Full Performance Specs and Official Photos
May16

Porsche 918 Spyder: Full Performance Specs and Official Photos

Here’s all the good bits on the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.  Pics-o-plenty and a full breakdown of its performance and technical specs. But, first, the high points: 0-62 in 2.8 seconds, 0-62 in Electric Mode in 7.0 seconds, 0-124 in 7.9 seconds, top speed is greater than 211 mph, non-production Nürburgring North Loop lat time is 7:14, electric-only range is 18 miles, power is 887 horse and it achieves 133 horse per liter.  So...

Read More
Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept: The Spawn of an F1 Car and a Golf Cart
May06

Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept: The Spawn of an F1 Car and a Golf Cart

Like I said yesterday, KERS are everywhere.  Volvo, Porsche, Audi, Ferrari.  It seems like everyone is hopping on the Kinetic Energy Recovery System bandwagon.  Who can blame them?  It’s potentially game-changing hybrid technology.  Next on deck is Renault’s offering.  In an effort to win the prize for the goofiest looking and least practical KERS vehicle, Renault presents the Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept.   Twizy...

Read More
F- KERS at Volvo… er… I Mean… Volvo Tests a Flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System [Video]
May05

F- KERS at Volvo… er… I Mean… Volvo Tests a Flywheel Kinetic Energy Recovery System [Video]

I can see why Volvo doesn’t refer to their experimental Flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) by the acronym F-KERS (although it would make for hilarious interviews).  But, all giggling aside, we’ve been hearing a lot of KERS lately.  Ferrari has one in the LaFerrari.  Porsche is putting one in their 918.  Same with the Audi e-tron R18 Quattro.  Hell, even Formula 1 cars use them.  You can’t turn a corner...

Read More
Buick Riviera Concept Debuts in Shanghai. SPOILER: It’s a Gull-Wing
Apr19

Buick Riviera Concept Debuts in Shanghai. SPOILER: It’s a Gull-Wing

Buick has just unveiled the Riviera Concept at an evening event the night before the Shanghai Motor Show.  The Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) joint ventures have designed a very beautiful car.  The entire designed is inspired by water and the Chinese saying “The greatest good is like water.”  Everything is meant to flow.  You might notice that the Buick Riviera Concept has a very recognizable...

Read More
Aston Martin Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S to Race in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring
Apr13

Aston Martin Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S to Race in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

Never before has a zero CO2 emission sports car completed a race lap at the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring.  I don’t know that a zero CO2 emission car has ever completely in any mainstream auto race anywhere.  Aston Martin aims to change that by running the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring May 19th & 20th.   This particular Aston Martin Rapide S gets a twin-turbo 6.0 liter V12...

Read More
2013 Fiat 500e: $32,500 MSRP or $199 per Month Leased
Apr13

2013 Fiat 500e: $32,500 MSRP or $199 per Month Leased

There’s at least one good reason to live in California.  This summer, Golden State residents have the opportunity to buy a 2013 FIAT 500e electric car for $32,500.  However, if that seems a bit too steep, with federal credits ($7,500), California state incentives ($2,500) and FIAT rebates the price may drop to $20,500.   I’m not convinced that buying an electric vehicle is exactly the wisest move yet, as any electrical and...

Read More
2014 Porsche Panamera Gets E-Hybrid & New Extended Wheelbase Models
Apr08

2014 Porsche Panamera Gets E-Hybrid & New Extended Wheelbase Models

Panamera has only been around since model year 2010.  So, it’s not quite ready for a full updating, but it is about due for a refresh.  Porsche agrees and did just that with the 2014 Panamera.  Two extended wheelbase options, a plug-in hybrid, a new twin-turbo V6 and LED headlights join the party.  The bad news is, the center console still looks like a very, very oversided Vertu phone. Panamera S E-Hybrid Plug-In Hybrid:The...

Read More
Page 6 of 8« First...567...Last »