Posts from ‘Sporty/Performance Cars’

Aug
06
2000 Honda Prelude Type SH

2000 Honda Prelude Type SH

Cheap Wheels

by Don Sikora II

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

The fifth—and final—generation of the Honda Prelude made its American debut as a 1997 model. The sportiest of these final Preludes was the Type SH, and we think it makes an interesting choice for the historically minded enthusiast seeking cheap wheels. 

Jul
29
2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible in Liquid Platinum silver

2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 68

Fuel used: 4.4 gallons

Jul
24
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4Matic

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4Matic in Jupiter Red

Car Stuff Podcast2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4Matic

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 155

Fuel used: 5.5 gallons

Jul
24
Buying a Car During COVID-19

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Jul
23
1951 Jowett Jupiter

1951 Jowett Jupiter

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2015 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine

By Jack Stewart

Jowett was an unorthodox make even by British standards. From 1910 through 1936, Jowetts were powered by horizontally opposed two-cylinder engines. A four introduced in ’36 continued the “boxer” layout in which the two banks of cylinders faced each other with the crankshaft in the middle. Then, too, Jowett was located off the beaten path in the Yorkshire village of Idle. (Management must have gotten tired of “Idle factory” jokes.)

Jul
17
Shelby GT500 Gallery

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 goes sniffing for challenges on track or strip through a big grille and ducts that cool the engine, transmission, supercharger, and brakes. Shown here is a GT500 set up for drag racing with downforce-enhancing front-splitter wickers and rear-spoiler “Gurney flap” removed. Special tools for these parts are included with the car; so are instructions for optimal front camber settings.

If Ford Mustang and Shelby marketing chief Jim Owens is happy about anything, it’s this: “There is no better time to be a performance-car enthusiast than right now,” he says. No doubt he feels that way because for 2020 his stable of steeds has a new leader, the 760-horsepower Shelby GT500. It is, Owens notes, the fastest street-legal Mustang ever, either in a straight line or lapping a road course.

Jun
16
Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV

Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of 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 Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Jun
15
2021 Lexus IS

2021 Lexus IS

The COVID-19 pandemic may have put the kibosh on traditional auto shows for the near future, but automakers still have new and redesigned products poised to hit the market, and those manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Internet to debut their soon-to-arrive new vehicles. Today there were two online unveilings, in fact—Nissan took the wraps off its redesigned 2021 Rogue compact SUV this morning, and this evening Lexus debuted a revamped version of its rear-drive-based compact sport sedan via a Facebook Live webcast.

Jun
12
2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio in Misano Blue Metallic (a $600 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 165

Fuel used: 9.7 gallons

Jun
04
2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe

2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe in Mineral White Metallic

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 220

Fuel used: 12.8 gallons