Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

Oct
08
2018 Dodge Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Consumer Guide Automotive It’s all about the launch.

That was the lesson we learned when Dodge invited a group of journalists up to US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, to pilot its new Challenger SRT Demon down a gen-u-ine drag strip – complete with burn-out box, gooey starting-line surface, staging lights, and a full quarter-mile run. The real deal. Personally, it was the first time I’d ever driven a car on a drag strip … at least, one that didn’t have center stripes and a grossly ignored speed-limit sign (don’t tell the feds). We also learned that getting the launch right is not nearly as easy as one might think.

Oct
04
2017 Fiat 124 Spider

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

by Don Sikora II

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

Back in the Sixties and Seventies, buyers in the market for a small sporty roadster had quite a few choices. Sure, they were mostly British or Italian, but there were choices. Heck, even a decade or so ago, Americans had several reasonably affordable two-seat drop tops to shop. Remember the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky?

Sep
28
1979 Oldsmobile Starfire

1979 Oldsmobile Starfire

By 1979, there was light visible at the end of the tunnel for performance-car enthusiasts. Though horsepower was still wanting in most cases, cars were growing leaner, and arguably better built.

Sep
27
1984 Pontiac Fiero

1984 Pontiac Fiero

In order to sell General Motors brass on the idea of building a small, two-seat coupe, Pontiac marketing types made a few interesting concessions.

Sep
25
2017 Lexus RC F

2017 Lexus RC F in “Infrared” metallic red

Quick Spin2017 Lexus RC F

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 264

Fuel used: 16.7 gallons

Sep
22
2017 BMW 230i

2017 BMW 230i in Valencia Orange (a $700 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 BMW 230i Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 205

Fuel used: 8.4 gallons

Sep
21
2017 Dodge Challenger GT

2017 Dodge Challenger GT in Contusion Blue

2015 Audi Q52017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 415

Fuel used: 16.0 gallons

Sep
20
2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Yellow Jacket

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in Yellow Jacket

2015 Audi Q52017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 208

Fuel used: 17.6 gallons

Sep
19
2018 Lexus LC 500 in Infrared

2018 Lexus LC 500 in Infrared (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Lexus LC 500

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 419

Fuel used: 24.6 gallons

Sep
13
2018 BMW M550i

2018 BMW M550i xDrive in Mediterranean Blue Metallic

2015 Audi Q52018 BMW M550i xDrive

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 77

Fuel used: 4.7 gallons

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