Porsche 918 Spyder: Full Performance Specs and Official Photos
May16

Porsche 918 Spyder: Full Performance Specs and Official Photos

Here’s all the good bits on the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.  Pics-o-plenty and a full breakdown of its performance and technical specs. But, first, the high points: 0-62 in 2.8 seconds, 0-62 in Electric Mode in 7.0 seconds, 0-124 in 7.9 seconds, top speed is greater than 211 mph, non-production Nürburgring North Loop lat time is 7:14, electric-only range is 18 miles, power is 887 horse and it achieves 133 horse per liter.  So...

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Porsche 991 911 Turbo: What We Know So Far [Video]

We’re coming close to the release of Porsche’s newest Turbo ever, the 991 911 Turbo.  So, it’s probably a good time to go over what we know. First off, it’s powerful.  520 horse, 479 pound-feet for the Turbo and 560 horse, 516 pound-feet for the Turbo S powerful.  Both engines get 17.4 psi of turbo boost as well as an overboost function that will kick in another 37 pound-feet of torque for up to 10 seconds....

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Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time
Jun29

Audi R8 E-Tron Hums It’s Way Around the Nürburgring in Record Time

Audi R8 e-tron Nürburgring World Record Lap at 8:09.099 Audi and the Nürburgring go together like apple strudel and vanilla custard.  That the electric wündercar, the R8 e-tron, is Audi’s most recent offering to lap the ‘Ring is no surprise.  However, this latest iteration of the Bavarian buddy story is one for the record books.   Earlier today, the R8 e-tron, Audi’s all electric version of the phenomenal R8, set the...

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Nordschleife Racetrack 85th Anniversary Watch
May28

Nordschleife Racetrack 85th Anniversary Watch

As evidenced by my fondness for the Girard-Perregaux Ferrari watches, I love it when the timepiece industry and the auto industry team up.  Cars and watches are a match made in heaven.  The two of them together are like steak and lobster, torque and horsepower, gin and vermouth.  So when a new car-watch duo comes to market, I am suitably excited.  This time is not different.  This pairing involves what is perhaps the most iconic...

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2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP…The GP Is Back.
May12

2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP…The GP Is Back.

2012 Mini John Cooper Works GP This just in from the worst kept secret department…Mini has just announced version 2.0 of their famed GP in a limited production run of 2000 units.  Back in 2006, because they were installing their John Cooper Works options in the factory instead of in the dealerships, Mini had the idea to take the JCW to a higher and limited production level and produce the 2006 Mini Cooper GP.  That GP had the...

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