2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: A Supercharged Supercar Updated: 0-60, Quarter-Mile, Horsepower & Price Performance, 0 to 60 and Quartermile Times, Horsepower and Price
Jan13

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: A Supercharged Supercar Updated: 0-60, Quarter-Mile, Horsepower & Price Performance, 0 to 60 and Quartermile Times, Horsepower and Price

UPDATE: The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has the unbelievable performance we were hoping for.  Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph passes in blink at 2.95 seconds. Quarter-mile is even more impressive at 10.95 seconds. These times are for a Z06 with the 8-speed automatic transmission. UPDATE: The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 “LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of...

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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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2015 Audi Q3: A Beefier Q3 for North America
Jan09

2015 Audi Q3: A Beefier Q3 for North America

The rest of the world has had an Audi Q3 crossover since 2011.  But, that Audi Q3 is a smaller, gentler Q3… more like a demure Q5 than a stout little SUV-style crossover.  The North American car market didn’t really buy into the last version (especially since it was never available here), so Audi has made a beefier, tougher, meaner, North-American-market-ready small luxury crossover in the 2015 Audi Q3.  The new Q3 is set...

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2015 BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe: Twice the M Fun [Video]
Dec21

2015 BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe: Twice the M Fun [Video]

New BMW M3 time is like Christmas.  It’s when all of the wishes of sublime speed and surefooted performance dreamt in the minds of little petrol-heads everywhere come true.  It makes me all warm and cozy… like sitting in a bolstered leather seat with the butt-warmers turned up.   Only this time, BMW is gracing the world with not just one new M car, but two.  Yep.  Two.  BMW officially introduced (on paper at least) the 2015 BMW...

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Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4: Yep, It’s the New Baby Lambo [Video]
Dec20

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4: Yep, It’s the New Baby Lambo [Video]

The brands spankin’ new Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is here.  And, it’s fast.  Like really fast.  Like 3.2 seconds 0-62 mph (~3.0 seconds 0-60 mph), 202 mph top speed fast.  I guess after the leaked photos from yesterday, Lamborghini needed to accelerate their reveal of the replacement for the venerated-but-long-in-the-tooth Gallardo.   The Lamborghini Gallardo came out in 2003 and, as such, is filled with old tech. ...

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Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Plus an Italian Aircraft Carrier
Dec05

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Plus an Italian Aircraft Carrier

$4.5 million. 2.9 seconds 0-62 mph.  Top speed of 221 mph.  And, it looks good on the deck of an Italian aircraft carrier.  Lamborghini held the public debut of the insane Lamborghini Veneno Roadster aboard the Italian Navy’s Cavour aircraft carrier while it was docked in the port of Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi.  With only nine examples to be produced, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is super expensive, super fast and super rare. ...

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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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2014 Porsche Macan Finally Revealed [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov20

2014 Porsche Macan Finally Revealed [Los Angeles Auto Show]

On this site, I try really, really hard not to be incredibly cheesy.  It’s an uphill battle, I know, one I frequently lose in spectacular fashion.  But, when talking about the 2014 Porsche Macan that just debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I won’t even try.  Because, (true to cheesy form) I keep imagining Porsche execs in Stuttgart working on the Macan over the past several years chanting: “I think Macan, I think...

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2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)
Nov19

2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop: The New MINI Debuts in Oxford (Updated: Price)

So, there is a new MINI Cooper Hardtop, the third generation since the brand’s resurrection twelve years ago.  Only now, instead of just calling the two-door hatchback the Cooper (or Cooper S) Hardtop, MINI has taken to calling it the MINI Cooper Original.  Catchy name, but does this latest MINI Cooper have any resemblance at all to the true original Mini, the one that changed the motoring world in 1959?   Back in the...

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