Reviews

The 2020 Mustang GT PP1 is Revolutionary on Track

The facelift of the Mustang GT in 2018 might has well have been a new generation, as its performance is world's difference from the pre-facelift S550 engine. Yes, it has more power, is louder, and has some styling changes such as the quad exhaust and LCD gauge cluster, but the big ticker is the upgrades under the hood. The highlights being MagneRide dampers being standard with every trim and a new suspension. Certainly the several performance improvements can be felt during daily driving, but...

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2014 Audi S4 a Pocket Rocket on Track

Ever since the early 90's the Audi S4 has been a benchmark in the performance segment of the compact executive class. For most of its early years up until 2010 it had the glorious BBK 4.2L V8 engine, that still today is highly sought after, but for the last 10+ years it has kept its debatable crown of the segment with a 3.0L V6 that was supercharged at first then turbocharged. The 2014 Audi S4 was the 5th model year and contained a supercharger on the 3.0L V6, and man is it glorious on the...

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2017 Jaguar F-Type R: Truly a Jaguar in Car Form

In the wild, a jaguar may have the most ferocious bite, but its not the fastest nor the most powerful predator out there. Same goes for the Jaguar F-Type R. It has the bite, the roar, the speed, the power, and the elegance, but it's no lion, as that title goes to either a BMW M8 or AMG GT R in this segment. However, that doesn't mean it won't entertain, especially for being $40-50K less than its competition. Sure the Jaguar F-Type R may not be on the podium when it comes to performance, but it...

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Kia Stinger GT on Track

Who would had ever thought that a Kia could hold its own on a race track, but the Stinger GT can certainly do that. With a big help from former M division leader, Albert Biermann, the Stinger was tuned/developed on the famous N ring in Germany. So, don't get sidetracked by the Kia badge, because this thing can boogie. Yes, the Stinger is a big 190" long, 4000+ lb family sedan with a cheap sticker price, but it's as much of a sports car on the track as a two door German coupe. Aside from its...

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2016 GLC300 4Matic: A Hell of a Bargain

The 2016 Mercedes GLC300 with 4Matic may be one of the best bargains on the market for people looking for a mid-size family SUV, as for around $45000 (2021 adjusted inflation) one can get a luxury vehicle at its finest. Instead of paying full boat for all the bells and whistles on something like a Honda Passport at $44000 that doesn't feel special at all and drives like any other SUV, the GLC300 offers that special twist at the same price. So, why is the GLC300 such a great option? The reasons...

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Toyota Supra: The Ferocious Little Japanese-German Mutt

The return of the Toyota Supra took the car industry by storm just a year and a half ago, but what shook the industry even more so, more than just its return was that it is basically a BMW. But, in all honesty who cares how it was born, because it's brilliant. Talk about the original definition of a sports car, the 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 fits it perfectly. Being a two-seater at just below 3500 pounds with a powerful front placed engine that sends power to the rear wheels, the Supra delivers...

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What’s It Like to Drive Supercars on the Track?

Imagine sipping a cup of coffee while relaxing in a luxurious car on the way to work; that is how smooth and effortless supercars make a lap around a track feel. Every supercar is different from the next; they all have their own quirks and advantages. But, at the end of the day, they are all designed to be the fastest cars around a track that are able to pass regulations to be street legal. So, "exotic" may be a better term than "supercar". I had the privilege of driving 8 different models at...

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The British Prince Grand Tourer: 2016 Jaguar F-Type S

European manufacturers are well known for making beautiful GT cars, and the Jaguar F-Type S is no exception. Jaguar is well known for targeting the 50+ crowd by producing high priced/high quality cars that are aimed more towards luxury than performance, but the S version of the F-Type would beg to differ. Although it is not the full bread Type R, it still boogies. Being the middle child in the F-Type lineup the 3.0L Supercharged V6 is very well balanced, as it is certainly underrated and...

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Living with the Kia Stinger GT: A German-Korean Mix Breed

It's been almost 2 years of living the the Kia Stinger GT and it is every bit as advertised. Looking for a German sports sedan on a budget that has the capability to handle all weather, be luxurious on road trips and haul luggage, be reliable, and rip around the track on the weekends? The Stinger GT with AWD is one of the best bargains on the market. How does 365 HP, 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, luxury features like ventilated/heated seats, hatchback trunk with lots of room for luggage, and a...

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Living with American Muscle: 2020 Mustang GT

The 2020 Ford Mustang GT is simply raw American performance at it's finest. For under $50K the GT with the 10-speed automatic transmission, performance package and the premium interior option may be one of the best bargains on the US market for a performance car. But, despite being a tremendous performer for the money, does it make for a good daily driver? It's no secret that the Mustang GT can be tough to keep under control with its 460 HP RWD setup, but the 10-speed automatic is a game...

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