Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

Apr
12
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

When “plenty” is nowhere near enough ….

New York Auto ShowJeep has long sold performance-oriented SRT versions of its midsize Grand Cherokee SUV, recent editions offering a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 with a rousing 475 horsepower. But that’s chickenfeed next to the Grand Cherokee introduced at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
Porsche 911 GTS and 911 GT3

2018 Porsche 911 GTS Targa (left), Cabriolet (center), and Coupe

New York Auto ShowWhile sports cars no longer make up the bulk of Porsche’s lineup – or sales – they’re certainly what built the make’s reputation. And the best known of them is undoubtedly the iconic 911, new versions of which were displayed at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
12
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

New York Auto ShowBuilding on the concept – and performance – of the previous Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid displayed at the New York Auto Show.

Apr
11
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

New York Auto Show After a months-long social-media campaign of teaser videos and cryptic clues, Dodge finally pulled the wraps all the way off its new king-of-the-hill muscle car at a special event in conjunction with the 2017 New York Auto show. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a factory hot-rodded muscle car that is more relentlessly focused on straight-line, drag-race-style acceleration than any regular production vehicle in history.

Apr
10
1969 Thunderbird Landau

With a base price of $4949, the Ford Thunderbird Landau was the 6th most-expensive American coupe of 1969.

Topping the Billboard charts for 1969 was “Sugar, Sugar,” a painfully catchy pop ditty released by the Archies in May of that year. You can listen to the song by watching the YouTube video below:

Apr
05
2018 Buick Regal TourX

2018 Buick Regal TourX

Presented here is an unedited press release received by Consumer Guide today.

DETROIT — Coming off a historic year with record sales, four new vehicle launches and awards validating Buick’s quality and customer experience, the brand’s introduction of the all-new Regal TourX brings the latest product to broaden the brand’s lineup in the U.S. Like the successful Encore and Cascada, TourX proves Buick continues to make bold moves outside traditional vehicle segments.

Mar
28

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Mick Jagger's CarBy Don Sikora II

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

Jeep introduced its original go-fast Grand Cherokee SRT8 for the 2006 model year. Powered by a 420-hp 6.1-liter Hemi V-8, it was available through 2010.

Mar
27

1997 BMW 318ti

Cheap Wheelsby Don Sikora II

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

BMW’s 3-Series has been around long enough that its basic premise is well defined. Think sporty, rear-drive, premium-priced sedans, coupes, and convertibles. Handsome, if maybe a bit conservative, styling is part of the mix, as is a highly desirable overall package.

Mar
23
2017 Audi S6

2017 Audi S6 in Daytona Gray (a $575 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Audi S6 4.0T quattro S tronic

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 246

Fuel Used: 14.0 gallons

Mar
23
Gas Guzzler Monroney Label

A federal tax of $7700 is applied to vehicles with an EPA-estimated combined fuel-economy rating of less than 12.5 mpg.

The Gas Guzzler Tax is a federal tax on certain vehicles with especially low Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated fuel-economy ratings.

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