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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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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2015 Subaru WRX STI: Yep, I was right… I want one. [NAIAS, Video] (UPDATE: Pricing)
Jan14

2015 Subaru WRX STI: Yep, I was right… I want one. [NAIAS, Video] (UPDATE: Pricing)

As I’m writing this post, I’m watching The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.  I can be said that this is not the greatest of films.  But, there can be no argument that the cars featured are a bit inspirational.  I’m seriously a hairsbreadth from grabbing the keys and being very, very irresponsible.   I recently sold my 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, and since then I’ve been aching for another fun...

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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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