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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Mishimoto Performance Cold Air Intake: 2015 Subaru WRX STI Build, Part 2 Installing a Mishimoto Performance Cold Air Intake
Apr11

Mishimoto Performance Cold Air Intake: 2015 Subaru WRX STI Build, Part 2 Installing a Mishimoto Performance Cold Air Intake

Installing a Mishimoto Performance Cold Air Intake The Mishimoto Performance Cold Air Intake is officially the first performance install for my little-ole 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. And, thus far, I’m quite happy with it. Like I said in my first build post, while I’ve done pretty much every repair you can imagine on a car, this is my first real performance wrenching. So, I decided to start with an easy upgrade that may...

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Koenigsegg Regera Hybrid Bows in Geneva Koenigsegg Makes World's Fastest Hybrid. Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren Should Be TERRIFIED! I Mean the Koenigsegg Regera Is a Single-Speed Hybrid ROBOT!!!
Mar03

Koenigsegg Regera Hybrid Bows in Geneva Koenigsegg Makes World's Fastest Hybrid. Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren Should Be TERRIFIED! I Mean the Koenigsegg Regera Is a Single-Speed Hybrid ROBOT!!!

Koenigsegg Makes World’s Fastest Hybrid. Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren Should Be TERRIFIED! I Mean the Koenigsegg Regera Is a Single-Speed Hybrid ROBOT!!! The Koenigsegg Regera hybrid… I’ve never lusted after, pined for or flat-out longed for a car before like I am for the Koenigsegg Regera hybrid hypercar. The Bugatti Veyron, Hennessey Venom GT, Koenigsegg Agera and Pagani Huyara have, thus far, represented the...

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Audi RS7 Piloted: Driverless Audi at Hockenheim Driverless Audi RS7 Laps the Track at Speed Using a Picture-Perfect Line
Oct19

Audi RS7 Piloted: Driverless Audi at Hockenheim Driverless Audi RS7 Laps the Track at Speed Using a Picture-Perfect Line

Driverless Audi RS7 Laps the Track at Speed Using a Picture-Perfect Line We already know the $104,900 (base MSRP) Audi RS7 is the biggest beast among all other beastly super-sedans. With its 4.0-liter, 560 horsepower, 516 pound-feet twin-turbocharged V8 powering all four wheels through a Audi’s bullet-proof Quattro AWD system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the Audi RS7 Sportback will power from 0 to 60 mph in a scant 3.7...

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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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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Price Starts at $78,995 UPDATED: Hard Performance and Acceleration Numbers for 0 to 60 mph and Quarter-Mile
Aug23

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Price Starts at $78,995 UPDATED: Hard Performance and Acceleration Numbers for 0 to 60 mph and Quarter-Mile

UPDATE: The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has the unbelievable performance we were hoping for.  Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph passes in blink at 2.95 seconds. Quarter-mile is even more impressive at 10.95 seconds. These times are for a Z06 with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet pulled the wraps from the eagerly [read: impatiently] awaited 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 a few months ago in Detroit and the equally spec’d...

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Range Rover Sport SVR Laps the Nurburgring in Record Time (UPDATE: Price, 0-60)
Jul30

Range Rover Sport SVR Laps the Nurburgring in Record Time (UPDATE: Price, 0-60)

(UPDATE: The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge The SVR features a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph1 on the track Pricing starting at $110,475) The Range Rover Sport is often seen as the Range Rover people buy when they either can’t afford the big daddy Range Rover or are...

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2015 Ford Mustang Specs – GT Gets 435 HP
Jul17

2015 Ford Mustang Specs – GT Gets 435 HP

Not to be outdone by Dodge and their obscene 707 horse Challenger SRT Hellcat, Ford has just release their own muscle car news.  Of course, I have to be referring to the 2015 Ford Mustang GT and its more-than-respectable-in-fact-its-downright-great 5.0-liter V8 churning out 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.  By the way, that’s 20 more horse than a 996 Porsche 911 Turbo.  Food for thought.   Not to be outdone by...

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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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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: A Supercharged Supercar Updated: 0-60, Quarter-Mile, Horsepower & Price Performance, 0 to 60 and Quartermile Times, Horsepower and Price
Jan13

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: A Supercharged Supercar Updated: 0-60, Quarter-Mile, Horsepower & Price Performance, 0 to 60 and Quartermile Times, Horsepower and Price

UPDATE: The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has the unbelievable performance we were hoping for.  Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph passes in blink at 2.95 seconds. Quarter-mile is even more impressive at 10.95 seconds. These times are for a Z06 with the 8-speed automatic transmission. UPDATE: The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of...

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