Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: That’s What I Call a 100th Birthday Present
May22

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: That’s What I Call a 100th Birthday Present

Aston Martin continued it’s centenary celebrations in Germany this weekend with the unveiling of the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept at the Nürburgring.  The sleek open-topped concept made its debut by lapping the ‘Ring’s Nordschleife (North Loop) during the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race, piloted by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez.  It’s good to be the boss. To top it all off, sharing the track...

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2014 Cadillac XTS to Get Optional 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 among New Options
May15

2014 Cadillac XTS to Get Optional 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 among New Options

Last month we tested the 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum against the 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged.  While the top-dog Caddy was great, it couldn’t compete with the big Jag in terms of power, acceleration and performance.  For the 2014 model year, that will change as Cadillac has added the LF3 engine, a 410 horse, 369 pound-feet, twin-turbocharged, 3.6 liter V6 to the XTS’ options list.   This is the same engine out of the CTS,...

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Bentley to Drive a Pair of 1930 Bentley Blowers at this Year’s Mille Miglia
May15

Bentley to Drive a Pair of 1930 Bentley Blowers at this Year’s Mille Miglia

For this year’s Mille Miglia, Bentley is going old school… very old school.  Team Bentley will be driving a pair of 1930 4.5 liter supercharged Bentley Blowers.  The first is Bentley Racer and WWI fighter pilot Tim Birkin’s 1930 Le Mans racer.  The second is an original Bentley Motors “demonstrator” that was reacquired by Bentley in 1997.  That car has over 100,000 miles on the old odometer.  And,...

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TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS: TAG’s Coolest Carrera
May06

TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS: TAG’s Coolest Carrera

Yet another icon of the automotive and timepiece worlds is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the TAG Heuer Carrera.  Many people refer to TAG Heuer as the only true watch for an automotive enthusiast, petrol-head or gear-head.  It is after all the official watch of McLaren, the Mercedes McLaren SLR and has made limited pieces for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Champion Sparkplugs, MG and Shelby Cobra.  They also made some...

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Porsche 911 GT1: The Standard by which All Porsche Are Measured
Apr30

Porsche 911 GT1: The Standard by which All Porsche Are Measured

Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911, one of the most prolific and successful sports cars ever.  The 911 has evolved and improved with each generation through Porsche’s steadfast dedication to technological advancement and innovation.  Like most sports cars, much of that innovation stems from the developments of the brand’s racing program.   1951 Porsche 356 Light Metal Coupé...

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2014 Maserati Ghibli Debuts in Shanghai
Apr20

2014 Maserati Ghibli Debuts in Shanghai

Eleven days ago, Maserati “leaked” some photos of the 2014 Ghibli.  Today, they’ve officially debuted the middle-Maser at the Shanghai Motor Show.  Maserati hopes to sell a total of 50,000 cars annually and wants the Ghibli to play a big part as a competitor the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS and Jaguar XF.  The only problem, it still looks like an Infiniti Q50. As we reported earlier, the...

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Back-to-Back Road Test: 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged vs 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum
Apr18

Back-to-Back Road Test: 2013 Jaguar XJL Supercharged vs 2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum

As they say, “Go big or go home.”  Not really feeling like going home, I went big.  Cadillac XTS and Jaguar XJL big.  In days past, Cadillac and Jaguar both represented the pinnacle of big luxury sedans for their respective countries of origin.  Driving a 1960s Cadillac Sedan de Ville meant something.  It meant luxury.  It meant quality.  It meant you were driving the Cadillac of cars.  On the other side of the pond,...

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2015 Audi S3 Sedan: Small Car. Big Speed.
Mar29

2015 Audi S3 Sedan: Small Car. Big Speed.

The small luxury car segment is quickly becoming the most important segment for carmakers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Cadillac.  As such, we’re seeing more and more time and money invested in the development of cars like the Cadillac ATS, Mercedes CLA and BMW 1 Series.  Not one to be left out, Audi just lifted the covers off the 2015 A3 and S3 at the New York Auto Show.  The new A3 is a great car in its own right, but...

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Concepts, Future Models & Updates Rule the Day in Detroit
Jan14

Concepts, Future Models & Updates Rule the Day in Detroit

So, today is the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  And, after yesterday’s unveiling of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, many of the other major auto makers are seeking to make an impact of their own with future models, updates and concepts.  Based on a select few from Jeep, VW, Tesla, Porsche, Bimmer, Audi, Infiniti & others, they are not going to disappoint.  The future is a bright...

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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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