We know about Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and even McLaren. These four are supercar companies that stay at the top or near the top of our lists at all times but what we forget about are some of the other companies in the world that are making supercars as well. Possibly it’s because these boutique companies are only creating a handful of each of their creations or some of them have faced tough financial times and we feel like they have been dissolved. Either way the supercars we don’t think about are some of the most fascinating and attractive on the market to give us a look at what the automotive industry is capable of offering.
When you make a vehicle it doesn’t have to conform to every idea of what that vehicle should be. That has been the ongoing statement from many automakers who love to create some of the funkiest models for us to enjoy. The beauty of these vehicles is the fact they are also made for utility and practicality while offering a style that makes you look at them, even if you don’t want to. Another great benefit to most of these is the fact they are all extremely affordable which is always a huge plus for most customers.
Most cars start to appreciate in value after three or four decades. The MKIV Supra started becoming popular and gaining in value almost immediately after being discontinued by Toyota. Here’s a nice picture of one found on Reddit. You can also read more about it on Jalopnik. Otherwise, just take a moment to appreciate it.
Car collectors and those who just love nostalgic vehicles are always looking for a deal. Many iconic vehicles and classic cars are sold at auction. Some may be there to raise money for charity, and some car owners may be looking to make a buck, but one thing’s for sure. When an iconic or classic car is for sale, everyone’s a winner. The seller makes a buck, and the car lover collects a treasure for all to behold. Continue reading
Cadillac is trying to seriously take over the luxury car industry by offering something awesome in each and every category. As part of a $12 billion investment program that will showcase eight new vehicles from now to 2020, Cadillac is heading down a bold path that brings style, grace, elegance, sophistication and a lot of attitude to the entire lineup. As with anything that is going to start giving a huge return on the investment, Cadillac will begin with the new flagship sedan in the form of the 2016 CT6 which is truly a major advancement in large luxury sedan driving. Continue reading
Hyundai seems to be reshaping the auto world by putting more features in their cars for a better price than most of the competition. The Azera is no exception to this rule for Hyundai and enters the market as a mid-sized luxury sedan at a price many can afford for their daily driver. Offering great power and fuel economy along with industry leading safety features the Azera makes an impressive choice for any shopper who is looking for a great car to drive and impress their friends, family and themselves.
Because the Azera is from Hyundai and not one of the mainstream luxury makers this car is put in the class with the Honda Accord, Toyota Avalon, Buick LaCrosse and Nissan Maxima which makes it an almost unfair competitor with all its great features and equipment along with the performance numbers that put others to shame. For this model year the Azera adds a ton of great safety features and has the packages offered on last year’s model put into standard equipment for different trim levels. In addition to this the Azera adds a hands-free Smart Trunk Opener available at Hyundai dealers and a new eight-inch LCD navigation and multimodal interface with the integration of Google POI and Apple’s Eyes-Free Siri.
When Ford unleashed its own surprise at the Detroit Auto Show in January, showing off the new Ford GT sports car that is simply an amazing machine that looks sleek, stylish, fast, gorgeous and simply ready to take to the track we thought that might be all they were going to give us this year. Quite honestly, that would have been plenty, a new sports car built with the name that was synonymous with Ford Racing for such a long and storied time in racing history. Now it seems the Ford GT might take on a whole new face and create an even bigger buzz.
Talks are already happening to lead us to believe the Ford GT might just turn up at LeMans with additions and tuning from Forza to make a car that will seriously scream around the tracks of the world and take the racing world by storm. Seeing a Ford GT done up with Forza trimming will just make the other cars at LeMans all turn green with envy (not really) and be ready to forfeit the race to the Ford GT, which should show up as one of the most powerful cars on the track.
Lexus has a long and storied history of offering luxury cars at a price that many can afford. With a badge that hasn’t been known for speed and power, but rather one that offers a smooth ride, luxurious feel and more features for the money than any other, a serious sports car has been missing for quite some time. Enter in the brand new Lexus RC. The RC is a sports coupe with a fixed roof and only two doors that hasn’t been seen from the Lexus brand in well over 15 years.
The Lexus RC 350 is made to show off against the likes of the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5 and Cadillac ATS Coupe with the RC F model taking on the BMW M4 and Audi RS 5. Offering a very aggressive design and amazing luxury features the RC is a coupe that will surprise and amaze any owner with price, features, capability and power on any road. For long time Lexus lovers the look of the RC might suggest it is built on the IS platform, but it is in fact built on its own platform making it unique and all its own.