McLaren 650S Spider: The Middle McLaren Loses Its Top (UPDATE: Price)
Mar04

McLaren 650S Spider: The Middle McLaren Loses Its Top (UPDATE: Price)

[Update: US pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupé starts at $265,500 and $280,225 for the McLaren 650S Spider. McLaren 650S to make US debut during the 2014 New York Auto Show] Last month, we introduced you to the McLaren 650S Coupe and its mind-bending performance.  Now, just a few hours ago at the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren unveiled the equally mind-bending McLaren 650S Spider.   It’s no real surprise that the McLaren 650S...

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Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Brings 1,341 hp to the Table
Mar02

Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Brings 1,341 hp to the Table

There can be only One… er… I mean There can be only One:1.  And, when that only one is the Koenigsegg Agera One:1, one is all one needs.  Phew… that’s a lot one ones.  Now that the witty (yes, I’m going with witty) world play is out of the way, I can fully explain why the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is quite possibly the most incredible road car ever created.   The Koenigsegg car company is turning 20...

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Hennessey Venom GT Brings Fastest Car Title Back to the US
Feb22

Hennessey Venom GT Brings Fastest Car Title Back to the US

The United States got a lovely Valentine’s Day gift from John Hennessey.  On February 14, 2014, Brian Smith (Director of Miller Motorsport Park) piloted the Hennessey Venom GT down the 3.22-mile Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle landing runway to a world record speed of 270.49 miles-per-hour (435.12 km/h).  The world’s fastest car is now the 1,244 horse, 1,155 pound-feet Hennessey Venom GT. The Texas-made Hennessey Venom...

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McLaren 650S Coupe: McLaren’s Middle Child (Performance Figures and Price) [Update]
Feb17

McLaren 650S Coupe: McLaren’s Middle Child (Performance Figures and Price) [Update]

[Update: US pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupé starts at $265,500 and $280,225 for the McLaren 650S Spider. McLaren 650S to make US debut during the 2014 New York Auto Show] I know one thing for sure.  McLaren makes a kick-ass car.  The MP4-12C is probably the best car available under $300,000.  And, the McLaren P1 is nothing short of extraordinary, both in terms of performance and styling.  But, now… now there’s another...

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Review: A Most Surprising Road Test
Feb11

2014 Jeep Cherokee Review: A Most Surprising Road Test

I recently had the opportunity to road test the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.  Sometimes when I test a car, it turns out to be more or less what I expected.  For example, I knew the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was going to blow me away.  And, surprise, surprise, it did.  But, there are other times when I’m caught off-guard.  Times when I fully expect a car to be lackluster, only to be proven woefully incorrect.  The road test of the...

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2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4: New Take on an Old Idea: Video [NAIAS]
Jan13

2014 Porsche 911 Targa 4: New Take on an Old Idea: Video [NAIAS]

In 1965, Porsche developed the first 911 Targa with the intention of allowing for more stable and secure open-top motoring.  The wide Targa roof bar became the icon of that first Targa and all to follow despite numerous design changes.  Over the past fifty or so years, the targa top idea has caught on.  Hell, even the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that debuted earlier today has a targa-style removable roof.   Now, there is a new...

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2014 Cadillac CTS Road Test: A Spin Around the Block
Jan12

2014 Cadillac CTS Road Test: A Spin Around the Block

I am very familiar with the second generation Cadillac CTS (2008 to 2013).  My parents actually have a black 2012 Cadillac CTS with the 3.0 liter and all-wheel-drive.  They were coming off of a 2004 Jaguar S-Type when they opted for the mid-range Caddy.  So, needless to say, whenever I’m in Milwaukee for a visit, I spend a fair amount of time driving or riding in that car.   I’ve come to a conclusion regarding the...

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2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S: Ms. Stuttgart Has Arrived [Video and Photos]
May03

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S: Ms. Stuttgart Has Arrived [Video and Photos]

The 40th anniversary Porsche 911 Turbo, aka Ms. Stuttgart 2014, has arrived, and judging by those rear fenders, she has some junk in the trunk… a 3.8 liter, twin-turbo flat-six to be precise.  She may look a lot like the past several Ms. Stuttgarts, but don’t be fooled the 2014 911 Turbo and Turbo S bring a lot to the table. Let start with that 3.8 liter flat-six, shall we.  In the… ahem… standard 911 Turbo,...

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