Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

Dec
12
2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop in Lapisluxury Blue (a $1000 option)

2015 Audi Q5 2018 Mini John Cooper Works Hardtop

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 286

Fuel used: 10.8 gallons

Dec
11
Chevrolet Code 130R Concept

Chevrolet Code 130R Concept

Forgotten Concepts This is the first in a series of blog posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concepts topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Dec
10
2019 Genesis G70

2019 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Prestige in Casablanca White

2015 Audi Q52019 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Prestige

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 516

Fuel used: 25.5 gallons

Dec
06
2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec

2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec in Ultra Black

2015 Audi Q5

 2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 217

Fuel used: 8.7 gallons

Dec
05
Zimmer Quicksilver

Zimmer QuickSilver

Culinary mashups are hot right now. Chicken and waffles, that time-tested soul-food classic, is now so Twitter-active that even KFC has gotten in on the deal. As a vegetarian, I have never indulged in the savory crispy/maple-y buttery promise of chicken and waffles, but I have good things to say about the improbable pairing of peanut butter and pickle relish. Really.

Nov
28
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera

LA-Auto-Show-LogoPorsche unveiled the eighth generation of its venerable 911 sports car at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Although certainly familiar, the styling is revised — particularly at the rear, which hosts a wider spoiler and light bar — and save for the front and rear fasciae, the body panels are now made entirely of aluminum. Wider wheel housings cover 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels, and flush-mounted electric door handles extend outward when needed.

Nov
26
1970 Dodge Challenger

1970 Dodge Challenger

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is widely regarded as the best show of its type in the world. The show celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this month, once again filling the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, with a mind-bending array of vintage and not-so-vintage American muscle cars, race cars, Corvettes, street machines, and auto-oriented collectibles and memorabilia.

Nov
16
2018 BMW X3 M40i

2018 BMW X3 M40i in Phytonic Blue Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 BMW X3 M40i

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 293

Fuel used: 13.9 gallons

Nov
13

Honda Performance Manufacturing Center

Acura’s 573-hp, mid-engine, all-wheel-drive hybrid NSX is no ordinary car, and the place where it is built—Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio—is no ordinary assembly plant.

Nov
01
2019 Acura Lineup

2019 Acura Lineup

Acura’s product lineup has been undergoing an exterior-design transformation over the last few years, and the styling makeover has reached full fruition with the 2019 model year. As promised, the brand’s “Diamond Pentagon” grill treatment, a look that debuted on the Acura Precision concept car of 2016, has now proliferated across every Acura model. We recently attended the 2019 Acura full-line media preview, where we got some seat time in the refreshed ILX compact and a couple of hot laps in the NSX supercar, as well as an overview of the rest of the Acura lineup. Check out what’s new:

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