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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2013 Range Rover: The Latest Version of Land Rover’s Posh Off-Roader
Sep12

2013 Range Rover: The Latest Version of Land Rover’s Posh Off-Roader

4 Generation of Land Rover Range Rovers It’s been about a decade since the current Range Rover model (L322), the third version since its 1970 inception, was introduced in 2002.  Back then, Land Rover was one of the newest editions to the Ford family, although the L322 was primarily designed while the brand was still under BMW ownership.  Oh how things have changed.  Ford sold off Land Rover to Tata Motors.  There have been two...

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The 2012 London Olympics Mini MINI "Go-Fer" Electric R/C Car
Aug04

The 2012 London Olympics Mini MINI "Go-Fer" Electric R/C Car

2012 London Olympic Games Mini MINI R/C Car For those who don’t know, BMW is the Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.  So far BMW has provided 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE and 40 MINI E electric cars for various shuttling duties.  Ferrying athletes and officials is all well and good, but who is going to deliver the javelins, discuses, hammers, shot-puts, etc. after being thrown all over the...

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The McLaren F1 Turns Twenty
May31

The McLaren F1 Turns Twenty

Every day, it seems, newer and faster cars are appearing on the automotive scene.  Ferrari is in the middle of creating a V-12 hybrid F70.  Porsche is soon to roll-out its 918 Spyder hybrid.  Pagani has the new Huayra, Koenigsegg the Agera and Ascari the KZ1R.  Bugatti is up to something like 12 variations on the Veyron, each more intense than the last.  Now, it looks like the Hennessey Venom GT will steal the fastest car crown. ...

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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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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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