McLaren 12C GT Sprint, Sin R1 and Bluebird DC50: Three New Cars I Really Want but Will Never Have [Video]
Jul20

McLaren 12C GT Sprint, Sin R1 and Bluebird DC50: Three New Cars I Really Want but Will Never Have [Video]

My last two posts have been on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC and the MINI Getaway Cars, cars that share a common theme… I will probably never have them.  To continue that theme and to twist the knife a bit deeper into my gut, I present to you three more cars into whose drivers’ seats my rump will never settle: the track-star McLaren 12C GT Sprint, the enigmatic and blazingly fast Sin R1 supercar and the...

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[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed
Jul20

[Update: Price] 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed

In the words of Bartok the Bat, “Wow.  I tell you what, wow.”  Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the silks on the latest and greatest iteration of their super-sedan, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC.  And, wow.  With 577 horses 664 pound-feet of toque on tap from the hand-built 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with direct injection and an air-to-water intercooler, this bad mamajama has power to spare.  Engine output is up 41 hp and 74 lb-ft...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed
Jul20

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC: The Big Merc with Serious Speed

In the words of Bartok the Bat, “Wow.  I tell you what, wow.”  Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the silks on the latest and greatest iteration of their super-sedan, the 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC.  And, wow.  With 577 horses 664 pound-feet of toque on tap from the hand-built 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 with direct injection and an air-to-water intercooler, this bad mamajama has power to spare.  Engine output is up 41 hp and 74 lb-ft...

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VUHL 05: Track Day Car Born in Mexico City, Powered by Detroit and Unveiled in London
Jul17

VUHL 05: Track Day Car Born in Mexico City, Powered by Detroit and Unveiled in London

Don’t confuse VUHL with Zuul.  Zuul is the gatekeeper of Gozer The Destructor from Ghostbusters.  VUHL (pronounced “vool”) stands for Vehicles of Ultra High-Performance and Lighweight.  I think that may be pushing the whole acronym thing a bit.  In any case, they are the Mexico-based maker of the new VUHL 05 supercar.  You may recognize the name.  They’ve been dropping hints about the VUHL 05 for a few months...

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2014 Corvette Stingray Gets Up to 30 MPG
Jul16

2014 Corvette Stingray Gets Up to 30 MPG

Chevrolet continues to give us drips and drops of info on the spectacular-on-paper 2014 Corvette Stingray.  We know it starts at $51,995 for the coupe and $56,995 for the convertible.  We know it has an 6.2 liter LT1 V8 that’s good for 455 to 460 horse and 460 to 465 lb-ft.  We know it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and can sustain 1.03 g in the corners.  And, we know among the first Stingrays produced will be 500...

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Jaguar Project 7 and C-X75 Concepts Wow Goodwood
Jul13

Jaguar Project 7 and C-X75 Concepts Wow Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is going on right now at the Goodwood House in Sussex, England.  Being on their home turf and within spitting distance of their headquarters, Jaguar is bringing their latest leaping cats to the party, the 550 horse breathtaking F-Type-based, D-Type-inspired Project 7 Concept and the 850 horse hybrid technological beast, the C-X75.  There are plenty of specs and pics in the gallery.  Enjoy! JAGUAR PROJECT...

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2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition
Jun29

2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition

More news on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray front.  Production of the Corvette Stingray is kicking off with the limited 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Premiere Edition.  All 500 examples will be matching top-of-the-line 3LT models. Under the hood, the Stingray Premiere Edition gets the variable tuned performance exhaust, Magnetic Selective Ride Control and Z51 Performance Package.  That means it boasts 460 horses and will do 0-60...

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Radical RXC: Very Light. Very Fast. Very Fun. Very New. [Video]
Jun25

Radical RXC: Very Light. Very Fast. Very Fun. Very New. [Video]

  On August 19, 2009, Radical set the Nurburgring lap record for production cars with a 6:48 in an SR8 LM driven by Michael Vergers.  The regular SR8 lapped the ‘Ring in 6:55.  Radical Sportcars went from founded (in 1997) to setting records on the Nurburgring in only twelve years.  And, now there’s a new addition to the stable… the Radical RXC.  And, it definitely lives up to the family name. Starting with a...

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2014 Corvette Stingray: 0-60 in 3.8 Seconds and 1.03 g Cornering [Video]
Jun20

2014 Corvette Stingray: 0-60 in 3.8 Seconds and 1.03 g Cornering [Video]

Way back in January when the 2014 Corvette Stingray debuted, Chevrolet promised it would be the best performing standard Corvette yet.  Then in April when Chevy announced the Stingray’s $51,995 price tag, they hinted at a sub-4 second 0-60 and cornering better than 1 g.  Our last hint at the Corvette Stingray’s performance came in May when we learned of the LT1 6.2 liter V8 and its 460 horses and 465 pound-feet of torque...

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2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante: Gaydon Raises the Bar for Car Beauty… Again.
Jun19

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante: Gaydon Raises the Bar for Car Beauty… Again.

And, this time it’s a convertible.  Go ahead.  Gawk.  Drool.  Ogle.  I’ll wait.  I understand.  The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is absolutely, mind-blowingly stunning.  I mean, damn, just look at that paint.  I’m not sure yet, but it may actually be better looking than the Aston Martin Vanquish coupe, which is no small feat. Like its hard-topped sibling, the Vanquish Volante has a 5.9-liter (litre for our...

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