Range Rover Sport SVR Laps the Nurburgring in Record Time (UPDATE: Price, 0-60)
Jul30

Range Rover Sport SVR Laps the Nurburgring in Record Time (UPDATE: Price, 0-60)

(UPDATE: The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge The SVR features a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph1 on the track Pricing starting at $110,475) The Range Rover Sport is often seen as the Range Rover people buy when they either can’t afford the big daddy Range Rover or are...

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Megane Record Nurburgring Lap in Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R
Jun19

Megane Record Nurburgring Lap in Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R

Not many cars can lap the Nurburgring North Loop (aka Nordschleife) in under 8 minutes, especially not teeny-tiny little front-wheel-drive hot hatches.  A few months ago, the Seat Leon Cupra 280 did it in 7:58.4, setting a new ‘Ring lap record for a front-wheel-drive car.  The previous record holder, Renault, was understandably miffed.  So, the plucky French carmaker came back for a Megane record Nurburgring lap.  What Megane? ...

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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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Alfa Romeo 4C Laps the Nurburgring in 8:04
Oct24

Alfa Romeo 4C Laps the Nurburgring in 8:04

Alfa Romeo makes some of most beautiful cars Europe has to offer.  Unfortunately, apart from the gloriously Italian Alfa Romeo 8C, we in the U.S. haven’t seen an Alfa grace our shores since Clinton Administration.  So, every car person with a soul has been eagerly awaiting the U.S. launch of the Alfa Romeo 4C, the new Alfa designed to compete with Lotus.  Now, thanks to a 8:04 lap time around the Nurburgring ring, we have more...

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Takes on the Nurburgring [Udpated: Price]
Oct18

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Takes on the Nurburgring [Udpated: Price]

After ten hours and 1,000 miles of Nurburgring track testing, a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 driven by Adam Dean lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in an astonishingly quick 7:37.47.  Yeah, 7:37.47… That’s quick.  And, it was in the wet.  The track was slick, and by the end of the run, it was raining.  I know what you’re thinking… “Isn’t a Chevy Camaro Z28 a muscle car?  And, aren’t muscle cars...

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BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe: A Peak into the Next M Cars
Sep28

BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe: A Peak into the Next M Cars

As you may know, the BMW M3 Coupe is no more.  For the next generation, it will be replaced by the BMW M4 Coupe (which is essentially the same thing).  However, the BMW M3 Sedan is here to stay.  So, the questions on everyone’s mind is “What will the next generation M3 and M4 be like?”   Thank to BMW, we now have a bit of an idea what to expect when Bimmer unveils both the M3 and M4 at the Detroit Auto Show. ...

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[Video] Porsche 918 Spyder Sets a Nurburgring Record
Sep22

[Video] Porsche 918 Spyder Sets a Nurburgring Record

As if people needed another reason to want the ultra-fast $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder.  I mean, sheesh.  The 918 Spyder already accelerates from 0-60 in about 2.6 seconds.  It’ll top out at 214 mph.  And, it’s the best looking Porsche in two or three decades, all-the-while being as kind to Mother Earth as a big fluffy bunny.  But apparently all that wasn’t good enough.  Porsche decided the 918 Spyder hybrid needs to...

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Radical RXC: Very Light. Very Fast. Very Fun. Very New. [Video]
Jun25

Radical RXC: Very Light. Very Fast. Very Fun. Very New. [Video]

  On August 19, 2009, Radical set the Nurburgring lap record for production cars with a 6:48 in an SR8 LM driven by Michael Vergers.  The regular SR8 lapped the ‘Ring in 6:55.  Radical Sportcars went from founded (in 1997) to setting records on the Nurburgring in only twelve years.  And, now there’s a new addition to the stable… the Radical RXC.  And, it definitely lives up to the family name. Starting with a...

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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: That’s What I Call a 100th Birthday Present
May22

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: That’s What I Call a 100th Birthday Present

Aston Martin continued it’s centenary celebrations in Germany this weekend with the unveiling of the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept at the Nürburgring.  The sleek open-topped concept made its debut by lapping the ‘Ring’s Nordschleife (North Loop) during the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race, piloted by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez.  It’s good to be the boss. To top it all off, sharing the track...

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Porsche 918 Spyder: Introducing the Fastest Porsche Ever
May16

Porsche 918 Spyder: Introducing the Fastest Porsche Ever

It all started in 1986 with the Porsche 959.  Then came the Porsche 911 GT1 in 1996.  Then in 2004 came the Carrera GT.  When I say it all started, I mean Porsche’s drive to make utterly bonkers, stratospherically-priced race cars for the road. The 959 started out life as a Group B Rally Car and had a 444 hose twin-turbo flat-six.  The 537 horse twin-turbo flat-six 911 GT1 was born as a BRP Global GT Series car.  The Carrera GT,...

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