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Ferrari’s Long Awaited SUV – The Purosangue

Ferrari’s Long Awaited SUV – The Purosangue

Naturally aspirated V12, 715hp, four seats - an SUV is not what you would think of when hearing these things.  Ferrari has revealed the Purosangue; it's first SUV, and we love it. 

By Bradley Iger | September 16, 2022
Hennessey Venom F5: the World’s Fastest & Most Powerful Roadster

With just 30 examples slated to be produced, and a cost of over $3,000,000 USD, only the few will be able to find out what it's like to go over 300 mph with the top down.

By Bradley Iger | September 07, 2022
The Future of Electrified Muscle

Last week, Dodge unveiled what it's calling "the future of electrified muscle."  The Charger Daytona SRT is an electric performance coupe meant to carry the torch passed by the outgoing Charger and Challenger.  This new EV is touted as being faster than a Hellcat.

By Bradley Iger | August 29, 2022

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Preview: Jaguar F-Type Project 7

First showcased as a concept car at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed event, the road-going tribute to the legendary D-Type caused such a sensation at the show, Jaguar decided to bring back the Project 7 for this year’s event, too. There is a notable difference, however – this one is the production version, which is set to go on sale later this year, and it’s the fastest-accelerating road car Jaguar has ever made.

By Bradley Iger | June 27, 2014
Preview: Bentley Continental GT3-R

Until very recently, it’d been quite a while since a factory-entered Bentley had taken the victory in a top tier racing event in the UK. Eighty four years, to be exact. But when a Continental GT3 secured the top spot in the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone, it was certainly cause for celebration. For Bentley, that meant taking this winning formula to the street in the form of a hardcore, limited edition road-going version of the GT3 race car, dubbed the Continental GT3-R, which is now the fastest accelerating Bentley ever made for the street.

By Winding Road Staff | June 24, 2014
Update: Mercedes-Benz Details the AMG GT’s Twin-Turbo V8

In very well articulated English, Mercedes has revealed the specifications of the new powerplant that will be installed in the AMG GT, the company’s new Porsche 911 fighter. As a replacement for the outgoing SLS AMG, the AMG GT has some pretty big shoes to fill in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio. So, how does the new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 stack up against the retiring 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 from the SLS?

By Bradley Iger | June 18, 2014
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Officially The Most Powerful Production Car in GM History

Chevrolet has finally released the official numbers for the upcoming Z06 Corvette, and they should ease those dismayed by Chevrolet’s assertion that, at least for the time being, the ZR1 variant is not in the cards and the Z06 would be the top spec offering of the Corvette. So, just how powerful is the supercharged, 6.2-liter LT4 V8 in the new Z06?

By Bradley Iger | June 06, 2014
Rumor: Ferrari 458 To Get Turbocharged V8 For 2015

As automakers search for ways to meet the ever-increasing emissions and fuel efficiency standards, moving away from large displacement motors in favor of smaller, turbocharged alternatives is becoming an increasingly popular engineering trend, and the shift can be seen across the range, from economy vehicles and pickup trucks all the way to luxury sedans and supercars. CAR reports that, much like treatment given to the California T, which saw Ferrari ditch the California’s naturally aspirated 4.3-liter, 482 horsepower V8 in favor a biturbocharged, 553hp 3.9-liter V8, so too will the 458 Italia receive a smaller, boosted V8 for its 2015 mid-cycle refresh.

By Bradley Iger | June 05, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Sounds Pretty Serious

Earlier this week at the Midwest Automotive Media Association Rally in Wisconsin, a few members of the media got a chance to hear what the new supercharged, top-spec Challenger model will sound like. In their press release, Dodge alluded to the Hellcat breathing through an active exhaust system, one in which valves can open or close based upon throttle position and user settings, allowing exhaust to essentially change volume and tone based upon the driving situation.

By Winding Road Staff | May 23, 2014
Preview: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

As much as the Mopar faithful would like to deny it, for the past few years the pony car wars have been a two horse race, with Ford’s 662 horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500 and Chevrolet’s 580hp Camaro ZL1 leaving the 470 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT8 in the dust when it comes to performance. Rumors about a supercharged variant of the Challenger have been circulating for years, but Chrysler remained tight lipped about the existence of such a beast. This week, Dodge finally took the wraps off the Challenger SRT Hellcat, an ultra high performance variant of the muscle car that should authoritively bring the Challenger back into the fold of the muscle car wars.

By Bradley Iger | May 21, 2014
Preview: 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo

Debuting in 1969, the Datsun 240Z has since garnered a devout enthusiast following that has grown with every new addition to the Z car roster. Each year Nissan celebrates these cars with the enthusiast community at the ZDAYZ event, and this year they decided to give fans a little something extra by debuting the significantly updated 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo at the show.

By Winding Road Staff | May 19, 2014
Palatov Delivers First D2 to Customer

Today Palatov Motorsport announced that D2 chassis 001 is finally ready for delivery, nearly three years to day of the customer’s initial deposit. Currently on display at Cantrell Motorsports in Bellevue, Washington, we now have a much clearer picture of how the D2 will be equipped and what it will cost.

By Bradley Iger | May 01, 2014
Ford Demos 2015 Mustang GT Line Lock Feature

Those familiar with drag racing know that the key to a fast run is a great launch, and the key to a great launch is good grip. While some might think those big, smoky burnouts performed just before lining up at the tree are done simply for dramatic effect, they’re actually done to heat up the tires and increase their grip.

By Winding Road Staff | April 22, 2014
BMW Announces 2-Series Track Handling Package

While the BMW M235i we drove earlier this year makes for a great pint-sized rocket, we couldn’t help but wonder what a similar treatment would do to the lighter and more centrally balanced 2-Series equipped with the 240 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. It appears this quandary hung heavy on BMW’s collective mind as well, as they’ve now announced the Track Handling package, an equipment group aimed at bridging the gap between the standard 228i and the pricier M235i.

By Bradley Iger | April 18, 2014
Preview: 2015 Dodge Charger

The Challenger isn’t the only car in Dodge’s portfolio that’s getting a refresh for 2015. As Chrysler is often known to do, all the vehicles sharing the LX platform – which also includes the Chrysler 300 – get their updates simultaneously. While Dodge kept it simple when giving the Challenger a facelift, designers chose to give the Charger a more comprehensive makeover.

By Winding Road Staff | April 18, 2014
Preview: 2015 Dodge Challenger

Debuting in 2008, Dodge threw its hat back into the pony car ring with the Challenger, a vehicle which rides on a shortened version of the LX platform which underpins the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. The Challenger saw a minor refresh for the 2011 model year, which brought updated infotainment systems, interior appointments, revised suspension geometry, and some very minor visual tweaks. Now looking into the 2015 model year, the Challenger sees another refresh, this one of much more significant scope.

By Bradley Iger | April 17, 2014
Update: Mazda Reveals Next-Generation MX-5 Chassis

While we were hoping for a proper debut of the fourth generation Miata at this year’s New York Auto Show, when it comes to the forthcoming all-new Miata, we’ll take what we can get. And what we get is word from Mazda that the Skyactiv chassis of the newest MX-5 will be leaner, meaner, and more honest to the original intent of the diminutive sports car.

By Winding Road Staff | April 16, 2014
Preview: 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT

As production of the SLS AMG winds down, it’s hard not to be a little downtrodden about word of another sports car with a snarling V8 under the hood being put out to pasture. Fortunately, the loss of the SLS is simply a means of making way for another, even more sharply focused sports car destined for the Mercedes-Benz catalogue in the form of the Mercedes-AMG GT.

By Bradley Iger | April 16, 2014
Preview: 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT

The terms “Aston Martin” and “inexpensive” have very rarely occupied space in the same sentence in years past. However, the British automaker appears to be making something of an attempt to change that. At a starting price of $99,900, the just-announced Vantage GT, which is scheduled to make its proper debut later this week at the New York Auto Show, is the first Aston Martin sports car in recent memory to be available at a price below six figures. Sorry, Cygnet fans – that one doesn’t count.

By Bradley Iger | April 15, 2014
Preview: Zenos E10

For enthusiasts in North America it can be frustrating to see the assortment of track day cars that are only available to buyers in Europe. Fortunately for us, Zenos, a company founded by former Caterham boss Ansar Ali and engineering exec Mark Edwards, vows to bring their wares across the pond to us Yanks. The first of these offerings will take of the form of the E10: a lightweight, two-seater track day car that promises a power-to-weight ratio of 300hp per ton.

By Bradley Iger | April 09, 2014
Rumor: WRX Hatchback Might Return, Subaru Says

When we drove the new 2015 Subaru WRX, we were enamored with its pugnacious 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine, uprated interior, great steering and exemplary handling. We were, however, less than enthused to hear that the 5-door hatchback version of the WRX had been given the ax. Turns out we weren’t alone.

By Winding Road Staff | April 07, 2014
Preview: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe

Set to make its official debut later this month at the New York Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz decided to take the wraps off its top of the range two door cruise missile a little bit early. If you’re a fan of big coupes with ground-pounding engines, Daimler definitely has something special for you with their latest AMG two-door.

By Winding Road Staff | April 02, 2014
Rumor: Jaguar Working on a Track Focused “Club Sport” F-Type

According to a report from Motor Trend, senior managers at Jaguar have hinted at a new variant of the F-Type Coupe that’s currently under consideration. This new hardcore variant would cut nearly 450 pounds from the F-Type’s curb weight, bringing it down to the 3200 pound range.

By Winding Road Staff | April 02, 2014
BMW Releases Pricing for M3 and M4

Bavaria’s newest M cars now have an official price tag, along with a full rundown of what it will cost to equip the coupe or sedan just how you see fit. Interestingly, the base price of the M cars places it competitively within its segment, but once you start checking boxes on the options list, that landscape changes quite a bit.

By Winding Road Staff | April 01, 2014

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