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Sleek and Sexy Speed: The Upcoming Ferrari 296 GTB Makes 800hp and Recaptures Ferrari Design

(By Tom Lohnes) – Ferrari, possibly the most legendary and well-known car company ever, has lost their way in the past few years. Sure, they’ve still been making awesome supercars, but they...

The New Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT Is The Fastest Crossover In The World…Also The Most Expensive

(By Tom Lohnes)- Do you ever yearn to take your SUV to the racetrack? Is your house also made of solid gold? Well, Porsche has the car for you-the Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT. That’s definitely a name,...

i3 We Hardly Knew Ye: Production Of BMW’s Tiny Oddball EV Is Coming To A Close

(By Tom Lohnes) – The BMW i3 is a very strange little car. Coming to the US market in 2014, the i3 was BMW’s first stab at an EV, and it was just that, a start. But to comply with strict...

BMW Bringing 700hp SUV To Bear: Behold The XM Which Is The Most Powerful Production BMW Ever Made

(By Tom Lohnes) –  Do you like your 6-figure, 700hp SUV to be named after an old Citroen and satellite radio? Well, BMW apparently thinks that, because their new flagship SUV will allegedly be...

Not So Hot Hatch: The 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro Delivers The Grip And Apparently Not Enough Rip

Back in the 1980s when you heard about an Audi Quattro you knew that there was a high percentage chance of fun if you got to ride in it. Those cars were ground breakers in bringing the idea of all...

Billions For Bugatti: Hypercar Manufacturer Rimac Offers VW Group $6.6 Billion For Famed Brand

(By Tom Lohnes) – Rimac, the company that just released the mighty Nevera hypercar, wants to buy Bugatti. They are putting up a $6.06 Billion public offer to take over Bugatti in what could be...

More N Means More Fun: Hyundai Announces Newest N Performance Model And It Is The Elantra

(By Tom Lohnes) – With the hot 201-hp Hyundai Elantra N-line out on the streets, people want more. Hyundai is delivering too, with the new top-dog Elantra N. The third addition to the N...

Coming In Hot: Toyota Bringing A GR Corolla To The USA – Horsepower, Six-Speed, AWD!

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Toyota GRB Yaris is the stuff of dreams here in the states, simply because we didn’t get it. But we also understand, because very few people want a 2-seat subcompact...

So Much Trucking Sense: The Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior Is Tailor Made For The American Truck Market…And Is Not Sold Here

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Nissan Navara is essentially the Toyota Hilux to the Frontier’s Tacoma. It’s the cooler, better, global truck Americans don’t get because of the stupid chicken tax....

How Good Is Good: Comparing The Acura TLX Type S To It’s Fellow Segment Competitors From Around The World

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Acura TLX Type S is a cool car, but is it worth $54,000? Well, let’s compare it to some competitors and see. Starting with the most obvious choice, the BMW M340i has...

Big Things In A Small Package: The Freshened Audi A3 Brings More Power and More Value

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Audi A3 line, the most convincing entry-level luxury sedan, has been in the same generation for quite a while. Well, the next generation is coming, and it’s...

Hatch Attack: The 11th Generation Honda Civic Will Continue On With A Hatchback But How Hot Will It Be?

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Honda Civic Hatchback goes all the way back to the 1972 launch of the car and it continues to bring in sales like a champ today. The hatch is always one of the...

The Velvet Brute: The 2022 911 Porsche GT3 Touring Is One Hardcore Daily Driver

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Porsche 911 GT3 is crazy. Pushing 502 horses out of a 9,000 RPM Naturally aspirated Flat 6, it was very obviously built for a racetrack. Well, what if you want to daily...

Level Up: Lexus Gets Serious About The Compact Crossover Market With All New NX

(By Tom Lohnes) – Since it came out in 2014, the Lexus NX has been a mid-tier player in the compact crossover business. Now, there’s a whole new generation, and it is a night and day...