The 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype Makes Its Debut

By   December 1, 2016

2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R

2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R

When you think of Cadillac chances are racing is not the first image that comes to mind. If you are like me, you picture riding in American luxury in the back of your Grandpa’s large vehicle. More recently, cars like the CTS-V have taken the GM brand in a more performance oriented area, but it is still hard to shake that image (until you drive one that is).

With Cadillac wanting to capture a more successful youthful market, the need for high performance vehicles is a must. While much of what models like the CTS-V have done is borrow parts from the race proven Corvette, the luxury brand is looking to do some high speed development of their own. The best place to test and perfect performance technologies is on a circuit. Enter the 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype to help further improve development.

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The Classic Auto Show Goes To LA This January

By   November 30, 2016

1915 American LaFrance Speedster

1915 American LaFrance Speedster

Clarion Events organizes one of the most successful classic car shows in the U.K. For those of us across the pond that is a little far to travel for such an event. Especially, when you have the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Amelia Island right in the US each year.

However, this year the Classic Auto Show is taking a trip to the States and will go all the way out west. The vintage cars will be on display from January 27th through the 29th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 Is 5 Star Safe

By   November 29, 2016

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4

If you want a vehicle that you can have some off-road fun, but is safe enough to carry the family, then the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4×4 should be on your list. The latest four-wheel drive version of the Grand Cherokee managed to earn a five star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 4×4 model has managed a five star rating since the later 2014 model (the earlier model only managed a four star rating).

To test a vehicle’s crashworthiness the NHTSA tests include front collision with another vehicle, side impact with another vehicle and side impact with a pole. Overall the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee managed a five star rating.

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The Lotus Exige Sport 380 Is Incredible, But Won’t Make It To The US

By   November 28, 2016

Lotus Exige Sport 380

Lotus Exige Sport 380

The Lotus Exige Sport 380 is the British automaker’s last car to debut in 2016. The company has always been based on the idea of adding lightness, but a bit of extra horsepower is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact the Exige Sport 380 gets 375 horsepower from a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 sitting right where God intended it, the middle of the vehicle.

That power by today’s high standards isn’t bad, but doesn’t impress too much. That is until you realize that the car weighs just 2,345 lbs. Think about it as putting a little more power than the base Porsche 911 Carrera in a car that weighs a bit less than a Mazda MX-5.

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Porsche Panamera Executive Lineup

By   November 22, 2016

Porsche Panamera Executive

Porsche Panamera Executive

At this year’s LA Auto Show the news that the 911 RSR has its engine in the middle overshadowed the new Porsche Panamera Executive Lineup. The redesigned Panamera has received plenty of praise and now you can get a slightly stretched version.

We experienced the previous generation of the Executive Lineup on both the road and track. The cars with more leg room are great for riding in the back. The one problem the Executive has in the outgoing model was that the rear seat bolsters lacked support in hard corners.

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