Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

Jun
11
2013 Volvo C30, Volvo C30 Review

2013 Volvo C30

With a huge budget, and a script based on the work of famed science-fiction novelist Frank Herbert, the motion picture Dune should have been the kind of movie sci-fi geeks go crazy for.

Jun
08
1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, 1984 Turbo Coupe

1984 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

Blame Audi, Saab, and Volvo if you like, but by the mid Eighties, turbocharging had a sophisticated European cachet to it, and a number of American carmakers were working to get in on the trend.

May
28
2017-18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Camaro ZL1

2017-2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Camaro ZL1by Don Sikora II

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

Chevrolet celebrated the Camaro’s 50th anniversary in 2017. There was a commemorative model with special trim, but here we’re more interested in the latest high-performance ZL1 as a possible future collectible.

May
25
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk in “Rhino” dark gray

2015 Audi Q52018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 257

Fuel used: 22.5 gallons

May
24
1988 Mazda 626 Turbo AWS

1988 Mazda 626 Turbo AWS

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora

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

.In the late Eighties, Japanese automakers introduced four-wheel steering to the U.S. market. The first car Americans could buy with such a system was the 1988 Honda Prelude Si 4WS. Mindful of the old adage that nobody remembers who was second, let us suggest the 1988 Mazda 626 Turbo 4WS as cheap wheels.

May
15
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti, Rosso Competizione

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti in Rosso (Red) Competizione paint (a $2200 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti RWD

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 262

Fuel used: 11.4 gallons

May
08
2017 Ford Fusion Sport

2017 Ford Fusion Sport

by Don Sikora II

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

The second-generation Ford Fusion made its debut as a 2013 model, and the midsize sedan received some significant updates for 2017. Most Fusion models cater to a practical and mainstream market, while the Hybrid and Energi plug-in models target efficiency seekers. Now, though, Ford has added something for those looking for more speed and a bit more excitement than run-of-the-mill sedans offer: the Fusion Sport.

May
03
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake

2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S AWD in Firenze Red Metallic (a $565 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 411

Fuel used: 20.3 gallons

May
01
2017 Kia Forte 5 SX

2017 Kia Forte5 SX in Phantom Gray

2015 Audi Q52017 Kia Forte5 SX

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 438

Fuel used: 15.9 gallons

Apr
25
2018 Dodge Challenger GT

2018 Dodge Challenger GT in IndiGo Blue

Quick Spin2018 Dodge Challenger GT

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 285

Fuel used: 15.5 gallons

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