Introducing the 2014 Mazda3 [UPDATE with Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy]
Jun29

Introducing the 2014 Mazda3 [UPDATE with Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy]

The Mazda3 is a good car.  It’s priced very well.  It performs well.  It drives well.  It’s built well.  It’s comfortable.  And, it’s a good looking little car.  The MazdaSpeed3 is even better.  So, expectations were high for the all-new 2014 Mazda3 leading up to its recent reveal in trendy Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  With what we’ve seen so far, the 2014 Mazda3 does not disappoint. Mazda...

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2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: Ford’s First EcoBoost Sport Truck Is Cool But Not Earth-Shaking
Jun29

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor: Ford’s First EcoBoost Sport Truck Is Cool But Not Earth-Shaking

It’s been a while since Ford last debuted an on-road high-performance truck.  There have been off-road high-performance pick-ups galore in the many variations of the F-150 Raptor.  But, the last street-focused über (ish) truck from Ford was the F-150 SVT Lightning from 1993 to 1995 and its reincarnation from 1999 to 2004.  Well, now we have the EcoBoost-powered 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor, and the Blue Oval guys want us to think of...

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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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SRT Viper GT3-R: $459,000 and Ready for the Track
Jun24

SRT Viper GT3-R: $459,000 and Ready for the Track

The 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans ended yesterday.  With big wins by Audi, Nissan, Morgan and Porsche and the tragic death of Allan Simonsen on the fourth lap, this year’s Le Mans was one of for the record books. But, there is yet another reason why this year’s race was worth noting.  SRT was back in the LMGTE Pro class with the Viper GTS-R hoping to resurrect the Viper’s dominance from the late 1990s.  Two Vipers, the...

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2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport Gets a 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 and Starts at $63,020
Jun24

2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport Gets a 410 Horse Twin-Turbo V6 and Starts at $63,020

The Cadillac XTS is a great car, it’s just missing a bit on power to truly compete with the big boys.  But, in May, we told you that the 2014 Cadillac XTS will get a much needed 410 horse twin-turbo V6.  Now, we know the big Caddy with the big horsepower will be called the XTS Vsport, and it will start at $63,020.  Not a bad price for an all-wheel-drive luxury sedan with 410 horse and 369 pound-feet of torque.  In addition to...

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Officially Produces of 460 HP
May29

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Officially Produces of 460 HP

It’s official.  The numbers are in.  The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s LT1 6.2 liter V8 is SAE-certified to produce 460 horses and 465 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm with the Stingray’s option performance exhaust system.  With the stock exhaust, the lastest Corvette boasts 455 horses and 460 pound-feet. These numbers make the 2014 Corvette the most powerful base level Corvette Chevrolet has ever produced.  0-60 should...

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