Last month we headed to San Francisco to drive the Mk7 GTI in and around the city and found it to be carrying on the legacy of fun VW hot hatches quite competently. Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the new GTI from top to bottom, and then we’ll be hitting the streets once again to see how this sporty Golf handles the roads around Michigan.
The pony car wars show no signs of letting up any time soon. While the new Dodge Challenger, and particularly the 707hp Hellcat variant, have been stealing the limelight as of late, Ford has just announced the official specifications and output figures for its all-new Mustang, which is set to hit showrooms later this year.
Ride along with GT-class driver Andrew Palmer in the #21 GMG Racing/Audi R8 Ultra as he fights through the pack in would lead to an eventual second place finish at the Cadillac V-Series Challenge race at Bell Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan – his fourth podium finish in his first season Pirelli World Challenge.
This past weekend Multimedia Editor Chris Amos bolted on his summer wheels/tires and headed out to a local autocross hosted by the Corvette Club of Michigan at General Motors’ Cadillac assembly plant in Detroit.
This week Chris Amos gets up close and personal with BMW’s all wheel drive, full sized, coupe-like four door sedan. Powered by BMW’s 3.0-liter twinscroll-turbocharged 24-valve inline six-cylinder motor, here making 315 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque and mated to an 8-speed automatic, the 640i xDrive Gran Coupe may be just the thing for those who want a 5-Series with a little more panache.
This week Multimedia Editor Chris Amos traverses the snowy Michigan roads in a 2014 BMW 435i xDrive Coupe. Equipped with BMW’s venerable 3.0-liter inline 6 cylinder twin scroll turbocharged engine, a six speed manual gearbox, BMW’s xDrive all wheel drive system, and a smattering of M Sport goodies, this 4-Series certainly sounds up to the task.
With spring approaching and temperatures starting to rise a bit, the beginning of track season is starting to take shape. A few months ago when the weather was a bit kinder in Michigan, Multimedia Editor Chris Amos took his 2010 GTI out to Gingerman Raceway to put the MK6 through its paces. As the winter starts to thaw and we get ready for more track days, here’s a look at some fast laps around the course, as well as a rundown of the current setup Chris is using on his GTI.
Our courageous Multimedia Editor Chris Amos gets behind the wheel of a 1985 BMW 535i equipped with a 5-speed, a limited-slip differential and a set of snow tires and attempts to gingerly navigate the slippery snow-covered roads of Michigan. Spolier alert: the snow tires are no match for Chris’s lead foot. When was the last time you threw in some opposite lock at 3mph?
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Chysler’s SRT brand has shown the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package for the 2014 Viper GTS. It includes a striking, dark matte metallic finish, and several other features that make it a unique grab for the Viper customer who really wants to stand out.
In this video, Chevy pits its Nürburgring-worthy 2014 Camaro Z/28 against the rival Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca at the General Motors proving grounds in Milford, Michigan.