No sooner had the Dodge Viper been put out of commission, reports of a next generation were already steaming up the pages of automobile magazines. Well, the cat’s all the way out of the bag, and Chrysler has released a statement that practically guarantees the Viper’s return in 2012. This time, however, the brute will be tamed by its new found Italian influence. Continue reading Dodge Viper to Return in 2012
The Volkswagen gets just a bit more serious about 2012. It’s wider, longer, flatter, and is packing more horsepower than it’s had since the Turbo S left the scene back in 2005. Volkswagen has some big plans, like taking on the Mini Cooper and Ford Mustang. That’s correct, the Ford Mustang. Volkswagen sees the Stang as an all-American favorite, and they plan on being right along side of it holding a thick slice of cherry pie. Are they dreaming? Let’s take a look at what it has to offer. Continue reading New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed
Human creativity just amazing me. Give us four tires, a pile of random stuff, and some form of propulsion, and we’ll give you back an automobile… well, sort of. Continue reading Automobiles That Make Us Go, Hmmm…
While most people know about the Shelby Cobra Roadster and Chrysler/Plymouth Prowler, the Panoz AIV Roadster has always remained a bit of a mystery. This car was built by a small racing company in Georgia in the early 90’s. The roadster featured a custom, hand-made body and its drivetrain was borrowed from a Ford Shelby Cobra Mustang. In later years, both the chassis and body of the Panoz was built out of aluminum, giving the roadster a 1,000 pound weight advantage over the bloated pony car. Continue reading Muscle Car Flashback: The Panoz AIV Roadster
Soundracer has been out for a couple years, and while it gets a lot of guff from the performance community, it is actually a fun little toy if you can find one for around $30 or so (Amazon). It works by plugging into your 12-volt power receptacle, and reading the alternator in order to produce a high performance engine soundtrack, then playing sounds over top your existing engine through an FM station on your stereo system. Continue reading Add a High Performance Soundtrack to Your Engine
A wealthy Chinese businessman shipped his Lamborghini Gallardo out for repair last November 29th, 2010, after the supercar coughed up a case of the ‘I don’t wanna start’s’. The authorized dealership that took the car in was unable to get it running, so they shipped it back to the owner in the same dysfunctional condition, except with the addition of a smashed bumper that occurred during transport. Continue reading How to ‘Hammer’ Out A Problem with Lamborghini
Even though I’m not what you would call a huge Saab fan, every once in a while they produce something with an understated charm.
From Road & Track comes a comparison between the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (392 cubic-inch big block) and Shelby Ford Mustang GT350. While not much of a true comparison of these road warriors, the video features enough burning rubber and supercharger whine to be well worth your three minutes.
(Story and Photo via Road & Track)
The Honda X-Track is a two-seater vehicle is powered by a hybrid engine and it can be used in 2 modes: street mode and track mode dreamed up by designer Nikita Kalinin.
The Maybach Exelero is a high-performance sports car designed and built by German luxury car manufacturer Maybach presented in May 2005 in Berlin, Germany.