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29 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 1,904 views
2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack: It Doesn’t Buzz—it Roars!

By Don Hammonds

Guess hell’s a-poppin’ at Dodge  these days.

That’s the only thing I can make out of the huge performance explosion at FCA’s big time fun division.

After all, the company is making cars that are giving nothing but sheer hell to the competition–the Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat. And now if that’s not enough, Dodge has another permutation of its Challenger, the R/T Scat Pack, which is sure to bring the sulphur of Hades to all but the most powerful of sporting cars made in …

Chevrolet, Convertibles, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

24 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1,656 views
2016 Chevy Camaro goes topless

By Don Hammonds

You knew it had to happen. If there’s an all new Chevrolet Camaro Coupe now unveiled, a Camaro Convertible would not be far behind. And so, it is true. Chevy’s raised the top on its new Camaro–literally. It’s a convertible that has a top that can even be lowered at 30 miles per hour!

Camaro convertibles have a legacy and lore all their own,  you know. The convertible back in the day served as pace car in both …

Ford, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1,572 views
2015 Mustang

By John Heilig

AUTO PAGE SPECS MODEL:

2015 Ford Mustang/Mustang GT ENGINE: 2.3-liter Ecoboost I-4 (Mustang):5.0-liter V8 (GT) TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic/6-speed manual HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 310 hp @ 5,500 rpm/320 lb.-ft. @ 2,500-4,500 rpm (Mustang): 435 hp @ 6,500 rpm/400 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm (GT) WHEELBASE: 107.1 in. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 188.3 x 75.4 x 54.4 in. TIRES: P235/55R17 (Mustang): P255/40R19 Front, P275/40R19 rear (GT) CARGO: 13.5 Mustang/11.4 GT ECONOMY: 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/18.5 mpg test (Mustang): 15 mpg city/25 mpg …

Ford, Sports Cars »

17 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 3,466 views
All-new 2016 Shelby GT 350 Mustang:  WOW!

By Don Hammonds

There is one name that used to strike fear–or envy–in almost every car lovers hearts back in the day:  Shelby Mustang GT350.

Well, guess what: It’s b-a-c-k—-and badder than ever.

And the pony car wars currently underway just promises to get hotter–and we love it.

There’s so much to be said about this car, that we are simply going to sit back, take it all in, and just drool over the details from this Ford Motor Company news release. Enjoy!

“One of …

Jaguar, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

3 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,917 views
2015 Jaguar F-Type convertible

THE AUTO PAGE
By John Heilig
Model: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Convertible S
Engine: 5.0-liter supercharged V8
Horsepower/Torque: 495 hp @ 6,500 rpm/ 460 lb.-ft. @ 2,500-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters
Wheelbase: 103.2 in.
Length x Width x Height: 176.0 x 75.7 x 51.5 in.
Tires: P255/35R20 (F)/P295/30R20 (R)
Cargo: 7.0 cu. ft.
Economy: 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway/21.7 mpg test
Fuel capacity: 19.0 gal
Curb Weight: 3,671 lbs.
Sticker: $96,313 ($925 delivery, $3,388 options)
The Bottom Line: There’s no question that the Jaguar F-Type Convertible is impressive, in looks, in its …

Dodge, Sports Cars, Uncategorized »

28 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,886 views
2015 Dodge Challenger

 
By John Heilig
Model: 2015 Dodge Challenger
Engine: 3.6-liter DOHC V6
Horsepower/Torque: 305 hp @ 6,350 rpm/268 lb.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase: 116.2 in.
Length x Width x Height: 197.9 x 75.1 x 57.5 in.
Tires: P245/45R20
Cargo: 16.2 cu. ft.
Economy: 19 mpg city/30 mpg highway/25.1 mpg test
Fuel capacity: 18.5 gal.
Curb Weight: 3,834 lbs.
Sticker: $33,975 (includes $995 destination, $2,985 options)
The Bottom Line: The Dodge Challenger looks like a performance car, drives like a performance car and has all the goods and bads of a performance …