The Ford Mustang V6 Premium Review

Ford Mustang V6 Premium

The most recent addition to the Ford Mustang line of cars is their new Ford Mustang V6 Premium 2013 model. Ford has made some interesting upgrades and refinements since the last version and could be set to be one of Ford’s more well-received lines in 2013. The latest Mustang looks to be more powerful with changes to the engine spec and trim as well as increased luxury aspects to make the car more comfortable. Safety has not been disregarded either, with some minor enhancements towards the air bag system (including side mounted bags), the Ford factory-installed engine immobilizer, child seating, and the automated braking systems. Continue reading »

5 Cars for People Who Love to Drive

You could easily be behind the wheel of a supercar, holding on for dear life as your tires scream for more. This experience can be yours for a few dollars, how is this possible? Well driving experience days are being coming more popular and readily available in may locations around the US and UK.

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The world’s most expensive Bentley, and how it came to be

Birkin Bentley at Bonhams

In the late 20’s, and early 30’s, motor racing was huge in Great Britain. Aristocrats would campaign their Bentleys, and Bugattis around English tracks, for the glory and fun of it. One notable British playboy-turned-racer was Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin. A small framed man, with a thin moustache, and bad stammer, Tim was known to be a fearless driver with a penchant for speed. In a newspaper interview, he described himself as being “…quite small, and I do stammer…in business that does not interest me, I am hopelessly vague and inefficient but on a subject in which I am absorbed, just as hopelessly talkative and meticulous”.

One of the things that absorbed Sir Tim was auto racing, and he was very, very good at it. In fact he was so good, he got the Hon. Dorothy Paget (a wealthy heiress to Standard Oil) to fund his racing team. Ms Paget had a penchant for race horses, she bet millions at a time, and she hated men. Known as the Queen of the Turf, Paget and Birkin were two of the biggest personalities in their era.

In his quest for speed, Sir Tim, and his racing partner Mike Couper, developed a prototype 4 ½ liter Blower Bentley in 1929. W.O. Bentley however, didn’t like the idea of supercharging, and in the summer of 1929, he told a reporter; “They [Birkin’s Team] would lack in their preparation all the experience we had built up in (our own) racing department over 10 years. I feared the worst and looked forward to their first appearance with anxiety…”.

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Carroll Shelby’s Legacy – 10 Facts You Didn’t Know

Carroll Shelby's rich legacy in the automotive world

On May 10, 2012, the automotive industry, racing and engineering lost a true icon – Carroll Hall Shelby. For those of us who heard of this legendary man, he was and still is the driving force behind two of the most recognized sports cars in automotive history: the AC Cobras and the Shelby Cobra Mustangs. Rather than writing about his exploits as car manufacturer, which everyone has written extensively in the past few weeks, let’s examine some little known facts that add to the Carroll Shelby mystic.

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New 2013 Nissan GTR

2013 Nissan GTR

Whether you call it a passion-driven force or some specific goal to excel the arena, there’s a sphere of people that believe in surpassing others by putting their best foot forward. One such firm believer is Nissan who has embarked on a quest to devise the most supreme supercars in the automotive industry. After introducing their highly acclaimed GT-R back in 2007, the manufacturer has now come up with the latest 2013 Nissan GT-R model that will be incorporating significant engine and suspension refinements. However, the latest interpretation may endow somewhat similarity in appearance but noteworthy modifications in the performance lot.

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Best Bargain Sports Cars

Is the Porsche 944 the best bargain sports car

Best Bargain Sports Car – let’s take a look at a few cars that present amazing value to smart shoppers.

 

We all have dreams of owning a brand new car from one of our favorite manufactures. Unfortunately, if you’re on a Ramen Noodles type of budget, then the Chevy ZR1′s and Porsche 911’s of the world may be out of your grasp.  So, until your wallet is as lucrative as your dreams, there are some extremely good bargains out there to be aware of. Anyone can afford a solid BMW or even Porsche, if they’re willing to explore the classifieds and purchase a car that’s a little long in the tooth. Owning a vehicle that’s potentially older than you are doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you’re behind the performance curve either, as there are diamonds in the rough to be had for just about every make. So, pinch the pennies and read on, this article will attempt to shed light on the best bargain sports cars that can be had. They’re not necessarily the cheapest options available, rather ones that present some very interesting value and a great bang for your buck.

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Head 2 Head – BMW M3 vs. Mercedes C63 AMG

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

A challenger appears, in the form of a soon to be released Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe. With the C63 coupe Mercedes has taken direct aim at BMW and its M3 in hopes of ending the reign that BMW has enjoyed over the luxury sport car category. Does the new AMG have what it takes to knock BMW off its perch? Full analysis after the jump.

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BMW 1M – BMW 1 Series M Coupe Complete Review and Specs

BMW 1 Series M Coupe - BMW 1M photo

BMW 1M an Instant Classic? Complete Review and Specs

 

Despite not being the fastest car on the block, the BMW 1 Series M coupe (or BMW 1M) is still an M car through and through. In today’s performance world the debate centers around overall horsepower and the amount of gadgets a car possesses far too often. Here, the tale of the tape is less about numbers and more about substance. The focus is simplicity in order to deliver the utmost driving pleasure for the purist automotive enthusiast. In an interview Dr. Kay Segler of BMW’s M Division described the 1 Series M in the follow way. “This model will be based on the BMW 1 Series Coupé and also be focused on the essentials – the fascination of driving. And it will reflect a love of detail, too.”

With that said, it’s very fitting that leading up to its release BMW has drawn direct comparisons to the E30 M3. The iconic car that started it all for the M division. For better or worse, since that time the M3 has ballooned in weight and size. Thus, there is a place for another M, being that the 1 Series M Coupe is aimed at recapturing the same spirit of the E30 M3. It’s designed to be small, nimble, and lightweight making it unique from the other high performance cars in its family. It’s also priced to provide an entry level option into the prestigious M club.

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Koenigsegg – What Dreams are Made of

Koenigsegg

When one hears the word Koenigsegg (if pronounced correctly) most would think of one of the greatest supercars ever built. Christian von Koenigsegg at the age of 22 abandoned his then import/export company to follow his dream. It was then he began the Koenigsegg Automotive company. He had one mission, to create the perfect supercar.   Continue reading »