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The Future of Electrified Muscle

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 Winding Road Staff | August 29, 2022
Introducing the McLaren Solus GT

When video games come to life!  McLaren has announced plans to build (in real-life) the Solus GT, a car inspired by their "Vision GT" creation for Gran Turismo.

By Winding Road Staff | August 22, 2022
Yes, Please! New 911 GT3 RS Debuts

At $224k, the GT3 RS ain’t cheap, but try to think of another car that does what this does for less.  We’re pretty sure you can’t think of a car that is better for less, so we’d say the 911 GT3 RS qualifies as good value.

By Winding Road Staff | August 17, 2022

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Rumor: 2016 Polaris Slingshot

Is it a car or a motorcycle? These days, with vehicles like the Campagna V13R and the Morgan Threewheeler running around, it’s getting harder and hard to tell. What we can tell you is that this side-by-side trike by Polaris – a brand which is typically associated with ATVs and other off-road vehicles – has another name to add to that list in the form of the soon-to-be-announced Slingshot.

By Winding Road Staff | March 04, 2014
Audi Teases New TT in Sketch Form

Next month at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi plans to show off the third generation TT to the public. In the meantime however, Audi was…

By Winding Road Staff | February 20, 2014
Preview: 2014 McLaren 650S

Making good on their promise of a new product every model year, McLaren has taken the wraps of their latest creation, the 650S. Due for a proper debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the 650S takes the already-stellar McLaren MP4-12C underpinnings and stretches the performance envelope even further. Set to be slotted between the MP4-12C and the P1, the 650S improves upon the 12C in numerous ways.

By Winding Road Staff | February 20, 2014
Nismo Shows Off 400 Horsepower Motor That Weighs 88 Pounds

Nissan’s ZEOD RC may be able to run an entire lap of the 24 Hours of Le Mans under full electric power, but after that, it will still call upon traditional internal combustion to keep things moving. Nismo president Shoichi Miyatani recently highlighted the light weight of the 1.5-liter three cylinder motor that provides that motivation in a very non traditional way, cradling the powerplant in his arms like a St. Bernard puppy.

By Bradley Iger | February 06, 2014
Preview: BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe

Following in the tradition of the 6-Series Gran Coupe, BMW has announced the 4-Series Gran Coupe. Much like its 6-Series counterpart, the 4-Series Gran Coupe adds a pair of doors to its coupe counterpart’s silhouette and throws in a hatch-style liftgate in back for a dollop of versatility.

By Winding Road Staff | February 05, 2014
Preview: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

GM has had its sights set squarely on its German counterparts for a while now, and the next step in their plan of attack involves bringing their newest bag of tricks to the hotly contested battleground of compact sports coupes. To that end, at this year’s Detroit Auto Show Cadillac rolled out the ATS Coupe, a car designed to go to toe with the likes of the BMW 4-Series and the Mercedes Benz C-Class. If the specification sheet is any indicator of what to expect from the new diminutive Caddy, the Europeans would be wise to take notice of what’s in store from The General.

By Winding Road Staff | February 03, 2014
Chevrolet Reveals 2014 Camaro Z/28.R Race Car

Chevrolet’s new track-focused Z/28 Camaro has now produced a racing version, dubbed the Camaro Z/28.R. The Z/28.R will make its competition debut this weekend in the GS class of the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge – one of the lead-up events for the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

By Winding Road Staff | January 24, 2014
Puritalia 427 Roadster Could Become a Reality

Quietly under development since in 2012, many thought the Puritalia 427 Roadster was destined to become another vaporware project that never actually yielded a production-ready product. Fortunately, the folks at Puritalia have poked their heads out from the garage to let the world know that the low weight, high horsepower Shelby-esque drop-top is in fact well on its way to some very real high speed testing in the near future.

By Winding Road Staff | January 21, 2014
Acura TLX GT Race Car Makes Suprise Debut in Detroit

Acura Motorsports took the crowd at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show by surprise when they pulled the wraps off the new 2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car and announced plans to move up to the GT category in Pirelli World Challenge Championship.

By Bradley Iger | January 15, 2014
Preview: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

At this week’s Detroit auto show, VW brought out the latest high performance version of their seventh generation hatchback, the Golf R. Along with updated styling, the new hot hatch gets more power, a new transmission option, better fuel economy and, perhaps most intriguing, a more flexible all-wheel-drive system.

By Bradley Iger | January 15, 2014
Nissan Sports Sedan Concept Points Toward the Next Maxima

Earlier this week at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan showed off their latest design study in the form of the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept. Part of a retooling effort of the brand’s overall style, the Sport Sedan Concept is likely a thinly veiled teaser of the design cues we should expect to see in the next Maxima.

By Bradley Iger | January 15, 2014
Toyota Unveils FT-1 Concept Stunner at NAIAS

Created over the course of nearly two years by enthusiast designers at Toyota’s Calty Design Research facility in Newport Beach, California, the FT-1, or Future Toyota 1, represents Toyota’s vision of the ultimate high-performance sports car. While Toyota isn’t being explicit about it, there’s also a strong possibility that the FT-1 is also Toyota’s vision for the next Supra.

By Bradley Iger | January 14, 2014
Preview: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

When we drove the standard WRX in November of last year, we found it to be a great road car with incredible handling capabilities, but it perhaps lacked a little something in the sex appeal department. With the new STI model, Subaru looks to increase the WRX’s performance capabilities even more, and make the WRX more of a head turner while they’re at it.

By Bradley Iger | January 14, 2014
Preview: 2015 Ford F-150

Ford’s venerable full-size has been the best selling pickup truck in the United States for more than four decades. While altering a winning formula is almost always risky endeavor, with mounting fuel efficiency standards looming, Ford had no choice but to shake things up significantly for the all-new 2015 F-150. Fortunately, it appears the engineers and bean counters did their homework on this one, as the new F-150 looks to be a big step forward for Ford’s full-size.

By Bradley Iger | January 14, 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Debuts at NAIAS

Earlier this month, we reported that Kia was bringing something especially interesting to this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Today, the veil of secrecy around Kia’s conceptual sports coupe was lifted, and beyond getting our first look at the GT4 Stinger concept as whole, we have more information from Kia about whether this is simply a tease or truly a harbinger of things to come.

By Bradley Iger | January 13, 2014
Preview: Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

Rolling into the COBO Center alongside the new road-going Corvette Z06 was its racecar counterpart, the Chevrolet Corvette C7 R. Developed alongside the production car, the C7 R is set to compete in the United Sports Car Championship alongside rivals like the SRT Viper GTS-R next month.

By Bradley Iger | January 13, 2014
Preview: 2014 Porsche 911 Targa

Riding the line between a hardtop and a convertible, Porsche’s newest iteration of the 911 Targa made its debut today at the Detroit Auto Show. Maintaining the traditional 911 silhouette while still providing the wind-in-the-air thrills of an open top roadster, the newest Targa comes packing a few tricks up its sleeve.

By Bradley Iger | January 13, 2014
Preview: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Today at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, General Motors unveiled the C7 Corvette Z06. The new track-focused Corvette boasts a stunning new carbon fiber aero kit which only hints at the performance potential held within. In fact, according to GM, the new Z06 will be the most capable and fastest road-going Corvette they’ve ever produced, besting even the previous generation’s ZR1.

By Bradley Iger | January 13, 2014
Preview: 2015 Audi TT

Set to debut in the 2014 calendar year, the new Audi TT is setting its sights squarely on the Porsche 911 this time around. Riding on an all-new and lighter platform to go along with its roster of engines due for a freshening, including the especially-potent 380 horsepower unit used in the TT RS, dreams of going toe to toe with Porsche’s nearly untouchable sports car might not be pipe dreams anymore.

By Bradley Iger | January 10, 2014
Preview: 2014 Mazda USCC Prototype Racer

Mazda has taken the wraps off its newest prototype, which is set to compete in this year’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship. Powered by 2.2-liter Skyactiv diesel motor, it is the sole diesel-powered entrant in the race.

By Winding Road Staff | January 09, 2014
Preview: BMW M235i Racing

BMW has announced the official specifications for their newest competition-ready coupe. At $80,000 for what is essentially a turn-key factory racecar, this spiritual successor to the M3 GT4 looks to have a lot to offer would-be private race teams.

By Winding Road Staff | January 09, 2014

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