Category Archive: BangShift APEX, BangShift News, BangShift Road Test, New Products

Steady As She Goes: The 2020 Honda CR-V All-Wheel-Drive Touring Lacks Surprises, Just What Its Buyers Want

As we have been reporting over the last couple of years, auto manufacturers are dropping sedans and coupes from their product lines because people just are not buying them in volume anymore. Why?...

Chew ‘Em Up and Spit ‘Em Out: The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Is An AWD, Family Hauling Version Of Thor’s Hammer

There are many, many things one could spend $99,500 on in this life. Homes, boats, jewelry, companionship in a city filled with casinos for, well we guess that depends, but nothing you can spend...

Cubes Are Good: Watch This 441ci LS7 Make 612hp At 6,500RPM On The Dyno

We’re like everyone else in the high performance world these days. We get dazzled by the big numbers that boosted engines produce. Four digit horsepower seems to be as easy to make as falling...

King Of The Heap 2018-19: Round Two, With The Contour SVT Superleggera!

The first Saturday of the month during wintertime is set aside specifically for Heap racing! Since we’re deep enough into 2019 that the novelty can wear off…that means put up the 2019...

Best of 2018: 2018 Kia Stinger GT AWD – The Jokes Stop Here

Got any good Kia jokes? Yeah, I bet you do. You probably have a good horror story or two, or maybe you just have the acronyms lined up and waiting (“Keep it, asshole”). Or maybe you just...

BangShift Test Drive: Lincoln Navigator Black Label – For $99,895 You Get The Best The Legacy Brand Has To Offer

(Photos by the author) – Lot of times as car enthusiasts we all have people asking us questions. Our friends, your friends, etc. They want to know what you think about a certain car or truck...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody – 485hp, Fender Flares, Tire Smoke, and True Muscle Car Spirit

(Photos by Dave Nutting – Words by Lohnes, Sestito, Nutting) – For a guy who does not own a Challenger, I spend inordinate amounts of time in them. Between spending a week with...

BangShift Test Drive: The 2019 Mustang GT Convertible Continues The 50+ Year Tradition of Fun

(Photos by Dave Nutting) –  Yawn you say, scroll on by. A drop top, automatic Mustang. Boring. While this adult version of the Mustang perhaps lacks the wanton fury of the 8,000 RPM GT350R, it...

Unhinged: Someone Messed Up And Let Us Drive A Stock Car

The question was simple enough: would I like to drive a stock car during my time at SEMA 2018? The answer was just as simple: oh, hell yes. Nevermind the break from the Convention Center, the crowds,...

BangShift Drives: The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Is The Perfect Mix Of Fun And Practicality

Earlier this year, I got chucked the keys to a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI by the fine people at VW and rather than just zip around town in it, we hit the highways and byways of New England to have some...

BangShift Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45- What Is This Little Thing?!

Full disclosure: I drove this car because (A) it was available, (B) I’ve never driven any kind of Mercedes-Benz product ever, and (C) I heard “AMG” and said yes before I heard the...

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: A Kia That Might Actually Be Worth A Moment’s Glance

Kia Motors has long been a punchline in the United States market, and honestly, for good reason. Have you ever had the misfortune of being inside of a mid-1990s Sephia? I have no love for these...

BangShift (Off) Road Test: The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

(Photos by Dave Nutting and Tony Sestito) – Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. From the string bean marathon runners to the brutes that power lift twice their body weight, there’s a...

BangShift Road Test : The 2016 Subaru Series.Hyper Blue BRZ Is The Sharpest Tool In The Shed

I have never been accused of being the sharpest tool in the shed but the fact of the matter is that the 2016 Subaru Series.HyperBlue BRZ is. The car is engaging, hilarious fun to drive, coolly...