Monthly Archives: May 2015

The BMW Brand Dilution Continues… For the Better?

It looks as though BMW will be expanding their recently famed brand dilution by adding a Gran Coupé (read: four door) version of the 2-series to their lineup, reports German mag Auto Motor und Sport via Jalopnik. While the Gran Coupé treatment has been a little less than settling to BMW purists, the beautiful 6-Series GC has shown that this can work.

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E FWD: Swedish delight

A trip back in time to my first moments at the wheel of a vehicle. A Volvo to be precise. 

I remember when I started driving, over a decade ago (I won’t reveal the exact number of years or I’ll sound like an old fart). My first few kilometers as a newly-licensed driver were at the wheel of a 1998 Volvo S70. The sedan was that sturdy, comfortable, and quiet ride that would take me to Costco every Saturday morning for my weekly driving practice, with my dad as the instructor.

So when I received the keys to the 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E, I expected memories of yesteryears to surface once more and to feel 16 again. Then I stepped on the gas pedal and the memories I had of Volvo made way to brand new ones. That car is everything but “quiet”.

This Is Not the F-550 You Are Looking for

Canary Yellow. High output V-10. Stiff suspension. The latest Italian exotic?

Nope, Chuck Testa F-550 chassis cab. This is a serious truck. XL trim, able to tow more than 8 tonnes, with a 5.5 tonne payload rating. 

Jeep Renegade: JK’s for Some, Tiny Jeep Logos for Everyone

A Renegade, Fiat had it made, it’s yours for a bounty.

The Jeep Renegade has more than 30 little Jeep logos or “easter eggs” hidden in the interior and exterior.  That’s a lot.

Toyota + Mazda = Better Cars

The partnership of the two Japanese giants is great news. Hopefully KODO will breathe some dynamism into the future Toyotas. 

Partnerships between manufacturers are a common thing. One of the most recent one was Toyota and Subaru’s which has given birth to the GT86/BRZ/FR-S sport coupe. This time, Toyota partners up with Mazda to make good cars even better. 

Amped up 2016 Audi R8 now going on sale

New 2016 Audi R8 will be hitting the dealers and the throttle in the fall of 2015 in Europe, then in the spring of 2016 on this side of the pond. 

Audi announced that the all-new 2016 R8 is now available to order on the old continent, before taking the road (still on the old continent) in the fall. We will have to wait a little less than a year, in the spring of 2016, to see the latest version of the German super-car on the road on the new continent. 

You Can Now Order the Fastest Street-Legal Viper Ever Made

Your neck hair removal machine has arrived, sir…

The iconic, hand-built American supercar is back, and it is ******* angry. If a 645-hp 3.4-litre V10 weren’t enough for you, all the other crazy performance enhancements will water your eyes.

Better be ready for the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

The countdown has begun for the launch of the sixth-gen Camaro. Tik tok tik tok…

Excited about the pending unveiling of the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro yet? Well, you have every reason to be. Not only has the muscle been redesigned from bumper to bumper, it will also be more aerodynamic. Fly like a butterfly, sting like a Bumblebee.