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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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed
Jul15

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed

Soooooooo… The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat… Um, yeah.  I’m not entirely sure what else to say about this car other than it’s fast (very, very, very fast) and powerful (very, very, very powerful).  After its flabbergasting power, everything else seems trivial.  We first wrote about the Challenger SRT Hellcat in May, mentioning Dodge’s claim of over 600 horse for this latest of Detroit muscle cars and...

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Trident Iceni Diesel Supercar Is Coming to the US (Pricing)
May05

Trident Iceni Diesel Supercar Is Coming to the US (Pricing)

In August 2012, we told you about the Norfolk, England-based Trident Sports Cars and their Trident Iceni diesel supercar.  In that particular post, I extolled the virtues of its rather powerful 6.6-liter turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic gearbox.  And, now, the Trident Iceni is officially ready to launch, and it’s coming to the U.S.   Trident claims the Iceni is the “the world’s fastest and most fuel...

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2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep
Apr17

2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep

People are calling the 2015 Jeep Renegade a baby SUV or a Cute Ute.  I myself just called it the Baby Jeep two seconds ago in this post’s headline.  But, truth be told, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is a (semi-) serious, off-road SUV that is fully worthy of carrying the Jeep badge atop those seven vertical grill slats.   The 2015 Jeep Renegade broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but it has since made its US debut at...

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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 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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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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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder
Oct19

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder

At 583 horse and with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is already a powerful, torque-happy machine.  But add the words Black Series to the name and the car becomes a whole different beast.  The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the top dog of the current Mercedes-Benz lineup and the fifth Black Series model to come out of Stuttgart (after the 2006 SLK55 AMG Black Series, the 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series,...

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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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2015 Cadillac Escalade: I Like It. [Updated]
Oct10

2015 Cadillac Escalade: I Like It. [Updated]

A good friend of mine from college always referred to Cadillac’s monster SUV as an Esssscallllaaaaaaaade (said in a drawn-out, sing-song-y way).  A little obnoxious (and IMPOSSIBLE to get out of your head), I know, but that was his point.  He thought the Cadillac Escalade was an overly big and obnoxious vehicle with the sole purpose of inflating egos and burning gas.  In the minds of many, he wasn’t wrong.   To this day, I can’t...

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