2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep
Apr17

2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep

People are calling the 2015 Jeep Renegade a baby SUV or a Cute Ute.  I myself just called it the Baby Jeep two seconds ago in this post’s headline.  But, truth be told, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is a (semi-) serious, off-road SUV that is fully worthy of carrying the Jeep badge atop those seven vertical grill slats.   The 2015 Jeep Renegade broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but it has since made its US debut at...

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LaForza: An SUV That Really Wants to Be a Ferrari
Apr17

LaForza: An SUV That Really Wants to Be a Ferrari

Last weekend was Barrett-Jackson’s annual auto auction in Palm Beach, Florida.  If you’ve never gone to a Barrett-Jackson auction, let me tell you, it’s quite a spectacle.  The stars of the show were without a doubt the Custom 2013 Ford Mustang Fastback from Need for Speed ($300,00), the first 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 roll off the production line ($1,000,000), the first 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 ($500,000) and a...

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long Term Review: 6 Months
Apr11

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long Term Review: 6 Months

Well, it’s been about six months and 10,221 miles since we took delivery of our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 long-term test car.  We took a vow when we leased the car to keep it for better and for worse, and let this six-month long-term review serve as an account of both the better and the worse.   Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 But, first a reminder on what it is we’re testing, exactly.  In October 2013, we leased a 2014...

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Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS: Two More Reasons not to Buy a 911
Mar19

Porsche Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS: Two More Reasons not to Buy a 911

The Porsche Cayman S is arguably the best Porsche to be had under $130,000.  And, few cars can best the Porsche Boxster S in terms of speedy, open-top motoring enjoyment.  Both cars (and their non-S base-variants) are superbly balanced, incredibly well-built, easy to use (despite the astonishing excess of buttons in the cabin) and deliver pure driving joy on the track, freeway or twisty back road.  But, now there are hardcore versions...

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Ferrari California T: A Turbo Droptop from Maranello (Video)
Mar05

Ferrari California T: A Turbo Droptop from Maranello (Video)

Maranello’s turbo-charged Ferrari California T may very well be the belle of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show ball.  Announced in February and just unveiled in Geneva, the Ferrari California T is one awesome droptop.   Ever since the Ferrari California first hit the streets in 2008, I’ve had the opinion that the 2+2 grand tourer is a bit half-assed.  The 3,600 pound, 454 horse California was fairly powerful and had decent...

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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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Magnum MK5 Public Debut and We Talk with Bruno St-Jacques
Feb24

Magnum MK5 Public Debut and We Talk with Bruno St-Jacques

You may remember back in November, we told you about a new track-day monster called Magnum MK5.  You may also remember that it hails from Canada.  I know what you’re thinking, and yes, Canada does have more than just hockey and curling.  The little speed demon has just made its public debut at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance duPont Registry Live Hangar Party shin-dig.  We were there to get up close and personal with the...

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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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