Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

1973 Chevy Nova Coupe

The Chevrolet Nova was the 7th-fastest-accelerating vehicle tested by Consumer Guide in 1973.

Our 1973 list of fastest cars is very different from our 1972 list. The primary reason for the disparity has to do with the variety of vehicles tested by Consumer Guide in the early Seventies.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe in Brilliant Blue Metallic (a $720 option)

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles Driven: 338

Fuel Used: 13.7 gallons

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

By Don Sikora IICollectible Automobile Magazine

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Alfa Romeo’s long-promised return to the American market has seemingly been in the works since imports of the 164 sedan ended in 1995. Less than 10 years ago, Maserati dealers sold Americans about 100 $250,000-plus Alfa 8Cs. But more attainable models were only promised, not delivered. Finally, after countless delays, the first examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C hit the company’s small network of Stateside dealers in late 2014.

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo in Aspen White (a $295 option)

2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 411

Fuel Used: 14.79 gallons

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium AWD in Iridium Blue

2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0t Premium AWD   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 247

Fuel Used: 13.2 gallons

1975 Chevrolet Chapparal

1975 Chevrolet “Chapparal”

So sue us. At least we got the small V8 part right. Way back in Consumer Guide’s 1975 Car Preview magazine, we—and by we I mean guys I never met who left long before I started working here—made some bold predictions regarding the impending arrival of Chevrolet’s new-for-’75 sporty subcompact car.

2017 Dodge Challenger GT

2017 Dodge Challenger GT

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Dodge division issued a press release today introducing the Challenger GT, an all-wheel-drive variant of the brand’s performance-oriented coupe. The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT starts at $34,490 and comes standard with a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Nissan GT-R

2017 Nissan GT-R in Blaze Metallic (a $1000 color option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Nissan GT-R Premium 

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 133

Fuel Used: 9.2 gallons

2016 Volkswagen Golf R

2016 Volkswagen Golf R in Limestone Gray Metallic

2015 Audi Q52016 Volkswagen Golf R

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 230

Fuel Used: 11.4 gallons

2017 Mini Countryman S E ALL4

2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S E ALL4

LA Auto ShowLOS ANGELES—Mini introduced an all-new second generation of its Countryman subcompact SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2017 Mini Countryman will be offered in the expected Cooper and Cooper S trim levels, and also a new Cooper S E ALL4 model—Mini’s first-ever plug-in hybrid. 

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