Owning a piece of automotive history can be a feeling of pride that can’t be duplicated for those who have the pleasure of owning some of the classic speedsters that raced on the roads of this planet many years ago. Bringing a piece of history back to its original form or knowing the vehicle is actually all original are certainly something that has been difficult to master and has eluded many car restoration company over the years. You can find a wide variety of parts and fittings for just about any car, but for those rare exotics it’s important to have a car that is as original as possible.
I hear the name McLaren and instantly I think of the P1 and the 650S which are both of the super and ultimate varieties from McLaren. These models were made to win races, take over the track and leave all the other super cars behind with a wide range of statistics that make them the most active and advanced cars we can find just about anywhere. Making their hay competing with the Lamborghini and Ferrari models while fully expecting to leave these competitors in the dust which means the expectation is that the 570S is a car that will compete with the Porsche 911 or Audi R8, but McLaren has stated that is not the consideration at all. Continue reading
If you loved the old GLK-Class SUV from Mercedes- Benz, you might just be in a vast minority of drivers. For the most part the GLK seemed to be a bit of an ugly vehicle compared to the larger and more elegantly styled SUVs from Mercedes-Benz. It seemed strange for years that the GLK was built the way it was and looked kind of strange in comparison and finally Mercedes-Benz has done the right thing and brought the newest model of this lineup to the forefront with a new model to replace the GLK in the form of the GLC-Class SUV. Continue reading
As one of the world’s greatest performance cars, especially with the long run of success the 911 has enjoyed, the GT3 RS variant of the 911 comes in as a sports car that has it all and will keep you easily rolling as fast as you want (as long as that speed is not above 188 mph) and gives you back everything you put into this amazing car.
Even without the RS kit the GT3 makes 475 horsepower and will make a better top speed, but this car is really about going to the racetrack where there’s a pack of talented drivers waiting to take the lead away from you and actually reaching this top speed is a rarity even on straightaways. The need on a track is to have awesome downforce, airflow, aerodynamics and handling. Continue reading
Year after year the BMW 3-Series was the sport sedan model others were trying to compete with and come anywhere near. Unfortunately, with recent advancement and hard work, the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and Audi have brought us models that are just as good as the 3-Series and in some cases even better. With this stiff competition, the engineers of BMW went back to the drawing board to create a car that was even better than before and regain their step up on the competitors. Continue reading
How do you improve upon the bestselling offering Lexus has? Add a bolder style, more standard power, new comfort and convenience touches and enhance the safety system. By doing this, the Lexus RX is expected to move the needle even though it is already the bestselling model in the Lexus stable, this SUV is expected to run free and sell more than ever especially since it has to play in a segment that includes the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Infiniti QX50. Continue reading
Cadillac, a company known for luxury, innovation, and prestige, will introduce their new vehicle at the New York Auto Show. The Cadillac CT6 will be a full-sized luxury sedan, which will bring the Cadillac badge back into the spotlight. The Escalade has been the crown jewel for Cadillac in past years, but the CT6 is shaping up to give Cadillac a new shining star in its luxury lineup of superior vehicles. CT6 is edgy and angular, preparing to compete with competitors such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
Estimated MSRP for the 2016 Cadillac CT6 is around the $70,000 mark ranging up to $110,000 and sport an aluminum heavy structure for the body. The new flagship vehicle is expected to go on sale in late 2015 as a 2016 model for Cadillac. The Omega, an all new rear-drive vehicle architecture will be used as the frame for the CT6. CT6 has been in development since 2012 and GM is excited to have a new flagship vehicle for Cadillac, which hasn’t occurred in three years.
The old saying that “good things come in small package” is very true of the entire line of the BMW 2 Series. These cars have a great deal of power, performance and dynamics to enjoy and now for this year BMW has equipped two of them with all-wheel drive, answering the call from the masses to add this control to these great cars. Only offered with two doors on these small Beemers, the 2 Series gives BMW lovers a starting point to build their longstanding relationship with BMW and offers some of the best and most necessary luxury features on the market.
With the addition of the AWD (called xDrive for BMW) the 2 Series easily takes on the Audi A3 quattro and Mercedes-Benz CLA 4Matic to show off exceptional handling, precision control and a power punch that is unexpected in a small car of this caliber. All of this makes the 2 Series one of the best entry level luxury sport coupes available that can also be had as a convertible and comes in much less than the 4 Series.
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.
The G-Class SUV from Mercedes-Benz is a vehicle that has a rich military history as one that was originally designed for transporting military personnel over very rough terrain in Europe. With this history and the Mercedes-Benz name, the G-Class has evolved, but not by much, into a high end luxury SUV that still offers upright seating and a still boxed design that offers any owner the enjoyment of this throw back design and the ability to throw inside a plethora of gear and equipment to either go from home to home or to head out to an outdoor destination for some awesome fun and adventure.
For those looking for an audacious and capable vehicle that has awesome raw power the G-Class makes a great choice in the luxury SUV class especially the G63 model. Even though this seems like an outdated SUV that requires a serious upgrade, Mercedes-Benz has found this to actually be part of its charm and has made no major changes to the G-Class from the 2014 model giving 2015 shoppers a highly enjoyable and capable SUV to take full advantage of and drive on or off the road.