Monthly Archives: September 2015

Okay, so How Badly do You Want Another Mazda Halo Car?

I hear in the distance, the echo of a legend. If only this one can be the next Arex-Seven…

Terrible poetry aside, a true RX-7 successor would be dope. It would be the dopiest of dope. It would be dope-sauce. And I don’t use the word dope (by that definition).

Paul Walker’s 16 Year-old Daughter is Suing Porsche for his Accident

 

Meadow Rain Walker, Paul Walker’s sole heir to his estate, is suing Porsche over the accident that killed Paul in a Carrera GT in November of 2013. She is claiming that the car did not come equipped with such safety features as stability control, reinforced doors, and fire-resistant fuel lines among other things.

Bentley Releases its Response to “BRO MY SUV IS THE FASTEST, MOST PIMP **** AROUND, YO!” – The Bentayga

Bentley has finally fulfilled its promise to enter into the luxury SUV market with the Bentayga.

Bentley assures us that this is the “fastest, most powerful, most luxurious, and most exclusive SUV…” in the world? Have you ever walked out to a supercharged Range Rover or an X5 M and thought, “damn, this thing could really use a super complicated W12 engine that makes 600 hp. Well, Bentley did, and look! They already had a W12 engine to work with. 600 hp and 663 ft.lb of torque and all. 

Ford Releases Details on Focus RS

0-100 in 4.7 seconds. Top speed of 265 km/h. And a whole lotta love.

Ford released final details on the widely anticipated and possibly most discussed Ford performance vehicle of these times, the Focus RS. Positioned to be basically everything the Focus ST wanted to be, but so very much more than that, the RS is supposed to be the Yin to the VW Golf R’s Yang and the holy grail to the shopaholic in need of petrol in the veins. It is a 350 hp, 350 lb.ft of torque, AWD menacing machine that WILL bring your parents to your kid’s birthday party and back, dammit.

Pretty Little Monster – The 2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

2016 Ducati Monster 1200R

Believe it or not, the Frankfurt Motor Show isn’t only a car thing and the now-Audi-owned Ducati took to the stage with a new variant of their Monster, the 1200R.

Just in case you thought your daily Monster 1200S didn’t pack enough of a punch, here comes the R to save the day. A brutal beast of primal instincts, all wrapped up in a refined package. And wait, it gets better.

The Day Porsche Went After Tesla

The design is equally attractive. The estimated range? Better. It’s the battle of the electric giants and Porsche just opted in with the Mission E.

Porsche unveiled a real gem of a concept at Frankfurt, their first all-electric four seat sports car capable of 600 hp and a 500 km driving range. Paint us stupid, but this sounds like Tesla left in the dust.

Subaru Releases a Refreshed Crosstrek (No Longer XV Crosstrek); Still needs WRX Treatment

The Impreza Crosstrek is a nice vehicle, it ticks a lot of boxes, does a lot of things. It would be great with better performance

Subaru has just announced refreshed Imprezas, including the Crosstrek. Dropping the XV name (since everyone just called it Crosstrek anyway) is the first of the changes, along with updated facias. It also holds its low price tag. But, it still misses the one update it needs sorely.

When Infiniti Goes Compact With Luxury

2016 Infiniti Q30

One concept leads to a production model and so on, and so forth; after introducing the Q30 compact hatchback concept in 2013, Infiniti didn’t sway from their goal of releasing a production version in 2015. Here we are at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show with a look at Nissan’s version of a luxury compact. 

The big 2015 auto event of the fall is in full motion as we speak. This celebration of the automobile after the summer’s dry spell floods the media with new-car porn of all sorts to treat both the journalists and the enthusiasts with the latest models and prototypes. Is this novelty porn-ish? Not quite. But it marks the introduction of Infiniti to the segment of compact hatchbacks, and with record sales in 2015, there is now more than ever a need for a more mainstream and accessible model. That’s where the Infiniti Q30 comes in. 

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