Volvo V60 Polestar: Not Your Ordinary Wagon
Dec01

Volvo V60 Polestar: Not Your Ordinary Wagon

Any thought of a boring, soccer-mom Volvo is left if the dust behind the Volvo V60 Polestar.  This is a seriously quick and seriously nimble wagon.  Powered by a 350 horse and 369 pound-feet 3.0 liter, turbocharged, inline six-cylinder the Volvo V60 Polestar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about 4.7 seconds (0-62 in 4.9 seconds) thanks to a six-speed automatic trans and Haldex all-wheel-drive system.  Top speed is a limited 155...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov21

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]

Nothing says goodbye to a supercar like an over-the-top limited edition.  I guess that’s why Mercedes-Benz will be saying auf wiedersehen to the range-topping SLS AMG with the limited 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition.   Limited to only 350 units of both coupe and roadster versions, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition isn’t the most bonkers variant of the SLS AMG — that would be the 622 hp...

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The Jaguar F-Type Coupe Is Stunning… and Fast [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov20

The Jaguar F-Type Coupe Is Stunning… and Fast [Los Angeles Auto Show]

The world debut of the Jaguar F-Type Coupe is happening at the Los Angeles Auto Show right now, as we speak.  But, thanks to a preview party yesterday and the car’s presence at the Tokyo Motor Show we have some great photos and amazing specs, including those of the model’s headliner, the F-Type R Coupe with a 550 horse, 5-liter supercharged V8 with a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds and a limited top speed of 186 mph. [UPDATE:...

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2014 Fiat 500L: Around the Block Road Test Review [Driven]
Nov15

2014 Fiat 500L: Around the Block Road Test Review [Driven]

There is something decidedly Italian about the 2014 500L, not Ferrari, Maserati or Lamborghini Italian, but grabbing a fresh loaf of Filone di Renella on the way to Gucci to pick up a new pair of loafers Italian.  It’s a bit more Italian than its closest competitor, the MINI Countryman is British.  Allow me to elaborate…   I recently had the opportunity to take the 2014 Fiat 500L for a spin Around the Block for a...

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DRIVEN: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on the Track – Road Test Review
Nov03

DRIVEN: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray on the Track – Road Test Review

Ostensibly, I started TickTickVroom out of a deep appreciation for cars and watches.  But, while I may not have realized the truth of this statement at the outset, my true motivation for creating this site probably was to drive the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray… and to write this post.  I guess I should explain.   Yes, I know there are faster, more powerful cars out there.  But, none of them are so profoundly rooted in...

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S: A Peak Before Its Tokyo Debut
Oct31

Porsche Panamera Turbo S: A Peak Before Its Tokyo Debut

Ever since is debut at the 13th Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show in April 2009, the Porsche Panamera has been one of the most controvercial cars Stuttgart has ever put out, and they made the Porsche 914 AND the Porsche Cayenne.  Some people think it is the ugliest car this side of the Pontiac Aztec.  Others see the Porsche Panamera as a thing of true beauty.  But, love it or hate it, no one can deny its performance,...

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Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: Scary Loses Its Top
Oct19

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: Scary Loses Its Top

$4.5 million. 2.9 seconds 0-62 mph.  Top speed of 221 mph.  Only nine examples to be produced.  The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is super expensive, super fast and super rare.  With those figures and those looks, I don’t need to say much more about the Veneno Roadster.  But I will anyway, because, if anything, the details make this topless version of the most bonkers Lambo ever produced even more desirable. The Lamborghini Veneno...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder
Oct19

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder

At 583 horse and with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is already a powerful, torque-happy machine.  But add the words Black Series to the name and the car becomes a whole different beast.  The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the top dog of the current Mercedes-Benz lineup and the fifth Black Series model to come out of Stuttgart (after the 2006 SLK55 AMG Black Series, the 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series,...

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Koenigsegg One:1 – One HP per Kilogram Hypercar
Oct05

Koenigsegg One:1 – One HP per Kilogram Hypercar

Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of Sweden’s Koenigsegg Automotive AB, is nuts.  Not bad round-up-the-villagers-and-pitchforks nuts, but good makes-his-own-titanium-bolts-for-his-hypercar nuts.  Father of the aptly-named and impossible to spell Koenigsegg, the world’s only “artisanal hypercar” brand, Christian von Koenigsegg makes some of the most extreme, fast and uncompromising cars on the planet.  And, at a...

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[Video] FIAT Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition: Most Powerful Abarth 595 Ever
Sep14

[Video] FIAT Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition: Most Powerful Abarth 595 Ever

Man, 1963 was a packed year.  The birth of the Porsche Carrera, the Tag Heuer Carrera, Lamborghini, McLaren and the Rolex Daytona are just a few momentous firsts from that year.  Apparently, 1963 was also the year Abarth debuted the 595 at the Turin Motor Show.   To celebrate, FIAT created the Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition.  Basically it’s a FIAT 500 Abarth that’s been fitted with oh-so-much-more fun. ...

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