2016 Ford GT: Icon, Take 3 Over 600 Horsepower from a Twin-Turbo V6 EcoBoost... Wow.
Jan13

2016 Ford GT: Icon, Take 3 Over 600 Horsepower from a Twin-Turbo V6 EcoBoost... Wow.

2016 Ford GT Makes Over 600 Horsepower from a Twin-Turbo 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost… Wow. (With Video) The iconic and Ferrari-demolishing Ford GT (formerly known as the Ford GT40) is back for a third iteration, unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And, it’s a doozy. Not to mention, this time, there are a few minor [read: absolutely, positively major] changes.   First and foremost in the...

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Price Starts at $78,995 UPDATED: Hard Performance and Acceleration Numbers for 0 to 60 mph and Quarter-Mile
Aug23

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Price Starts at $78,995 UPDATED: Hard Performance and Acceleration Numbers for 0 to 60 mph and Quarter-Mile

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. Chevrolet pulled the wraps from the eagerly [read: impatiently] awaited 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 a few months ago in Detroit and the equally spec’d...

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Toyota FT-1 Concept: Please Be the Next Supra (Video) [NAIAS]
Jan14

Toyota FT-1 Concept: Please Be the Next Supra (Video) [NAIAS]

I have never been so confounded by a car as I am about the Toyota FT-1 Concept just unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  It is a very, very striking car, but I’m not sure if it’s beautiful or ugly.  Either way, I really hope it becomes the next Toyota Supra.   The Toyota FT-1 Concept, more so than other car that have come before it, perfectly embodies the concept of organic flow.  Just...

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2015 Ford F-150: It’s Aluminum (Video)
Jan14

2015 Ford F-150: It’s Aluminum (Video)

Ford really did it this time.  I mean an aluminum pickup truck… crazy innovative.  Hey, if it’s been tough enough for years on the Land Rover Range Rover, why shouldn’t the 2015 Ford F-150 be aluminum?  But, aluminum and a 2.7-EcoBoost V6 powerplant?!?!  Talk about a game changer.   Growing up, my family always had a pickup truck, mostly Dodges.  When it came to home improvement or landscaping, my parents were...

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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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VW Beetle Dune Concept: 21st Centura Baja Bug [NAIAS]
Jan13

VW Beetle Dune Concept: 21st Centura Baja Bug [NAIAS]

Well here it is, the Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept that was just unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  VW refers to it as a “Baja Bug for the 21st Century“.  And, so it appears to be.  Basically, the Beetle Dune Concept is a raised and all-terrain modded Volkswagen Beetle R-Line.   The Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept sports the same six-speed dual-clutch transmission and 210 horse...

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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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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Has 620 HP and Looks Like This… [Update]
Jan11

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Has 620 HP and Looks Like This… [Update]

Chevrolet is officially unveiling the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show at 10 am EST on Monday.  But, thanks to an oopsy by Left Lane News, a sharp eye by car guy Jarrod and the diligence of Jalopnik, we know it will look like this…   Stunning, no?  And, it will have an asphalt rippling 620 horse and 650 pound-feet of torque.  Oh, goodness.  To put that in perspective, the C6...

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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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