Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

Jan
15
2019 Hyundai Veloster

2019 Hyundai Veloster

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIASDETROIT—Hyundai took the wraps off a redesigned version of its unconventional compact sporty hatchback at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2019 Veloster retains the model’s novel asymmetrical door configuration (one on the driver’s side, and two on the passenger side for easier access to the back seat), but gains all-new styling inside and out, updated powertrains, and a host of new technology features.

Jan
14
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIASDETROIT—On the eve of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford unveiled the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, a limited-edition model that pays tribute to the classic 1968 Mustang fastback in the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt. The 2019 model will mark the third time Ford has produced a special-edition Bullitt Mustang; the first time was for the 2001 model year, and the second time was for 2008 and 2009.

Jan
12
2019 Ford Edge ST

2019 Ford Edge ST

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIAS

DETROIT—The 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit hasn’t officially kicked off yet, but Ford has already released info on one of the vehicles it will have on display: a muscled-up version of its 5-passenger midsize SUV. The 2019 Ford Edge ST includes an upgraded sport suspension and a gutsy twin-turbo V6 engine.

Jan
02
2016 BMW M2

2016 BMW M2

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

In 2014 BMW replaced the 1-Series as its premium subcompact in America.  The new holder of that job was the 2-Series. The basic idea here was a coupe or convertible with four seats and rear drive. There were two subseries, the 228i with a turbocharged four and the M235i with a 320-bhp turbocharged inline six.

Dec
29
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LSE

2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LSE

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Mercury, and the Grand Marquis, left the automotive scene in January 2011. That final Grand Marquis was a direct evolution of the 1979 Marquis built on the “Panther” platform that was Ford Motor Company’s response to General Motors’s downsized 1977 large cars. Consider for a moment that Panther’s run of 33 model years remarkably covered nearly half the history of Mercury itself. Over time exterior styling evolved but this body-on-frame Merc’s basic specifications remained amazingly consistent.

Dec
28
2017 Dodge Viper

2017 Dodge Viper

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the June 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

When the production version of the original Dodge Viper RT/10 was introduced for the 1992 model year, it really was like nothing else. Sure, Carroll Shelby’s legendary Sixties-era Ford-powered Cobras provided inspiration, but Viper’s in-your-face, all-American design and 400-hp V-10 engine captured the public’s imagination.

Dec
27
2018 Tahoe RST

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST

Consumer Guide Automotive

Chevrolet’s extra-large SUVs can get a bit more attitude for 2018 with the addition of the RST Edition package. Available on both Tahoes and Suburbans, the RST (for “Rally Sport Truck”) appearance package brings a body-color grille surround and door handles in place of chrome, as well as blacked-out mirror caps, grille, window-trim, badging, and roof rails. The finishing touch is a set of exclusive 22-inch wheels on Bridgestone tires.

Dec
14
Volkswagen GTI, Cool Cars for Under $5000

One of Rick’s Cool Cars for Under $5000, the Volkswagen GTI

You just can’t bear the thought.

Whether you’re right out of college, replacing a car that’s given up the ghost, or adding a needed vehicle to your existing fleet, “Go with the flow” has never been your automotive mantra.

Of course, many cars are popular because they’re really good cars. “Really good,” that is, for everyone else.

Dec
07
Test Drive: 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport

2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD in Dynamic Sunstone Red (an $800 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 AWD

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 206

Fuel used: 11.5 gallons

Dec
01
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Is the 1954 Mercedes-Benz SL 300 one of the 15 best-looking cars of all time?

Consensus is overrated. No one walks into a nice restaurant planning to poll the establishment’s other patrons in order to determine what to eat. Likewise, no one can tell you what you think is beautiful.

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