List: Top 25 Power-Dense Powerplants

Power density may not be in the lexicon of the average gearhead, but this idea is arguably as important as power-to-weight ratios and zero-to-sixty times. Power density, also known as specific engine output, is the amount of power produced by each liter the engine displaces. It is expressed in terms of horsepower per liter (hp/L). Automakers, especially those of performance vehicles, strive to hit the magical 100 horsepower-per-liter mark, which is where the recognized range of serious sports cars start.

By Peter Nelson | August 10, 2010
I Want To Go Racing: Getting Started

Racing is something that people tend to think is expensive or only for professionals. Well, truth be told, it’s not. For interested beginners, all that’s really needed is the entrance fee to your local motorsports venue in your pocket and your daily driver. You don’t need any kind of racing experience for many events and you don’t need a sports car (although having one can make events so much more fun).

By Natasha Colah | July 28, 2010
Blog: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution At Infineon Raceway

We recently had the opportunity to drive the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, courtesy of Jim Russell Racing Drivers School. Our instructor was the hilarious and talented Paul Gerrard, who, besides knowing a thing or two about bending an Evo around a track, is able to eloquently and anecdotally describe the high-cost addiction that is racing (if you meet him, ask him about the driver who funded his automotive lust by robbing banks). Your author, never having driven a track on par with the famed course formerly known as Sears Point, was understandably thrilled at this opportunity.

By John Beltz Snyder | July 23, 2010
Winding Road Issue 60 Is Now Available!

In this issue of Winding Road, we drive the all-electric version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG stealthily around Norway to see what the silent Gullwing is made of.

By Winding Road Staff | July 21, 2010
Quick Drive: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

In the world of cute utes, the Mitsubishi Outlander flounders in relative obscurity. Overshadowed by the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape, the Outlander trundles on as the oddball choice, which is a shame because Mitsubishi’s small SUV is actually a pretty decent alternative.

By Winding Road Staff | July 07, 2010
Ask It: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

We just took delivery of the new Evo-inspired Mitsubishi Outlander GT. Our Outlander came fully loaded with heated leather seats, a satellite navigation system, Rockford Fosgate stereo, a 230-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6, a six-speed automatic, and Mitsubishi’s Evo-derived Super-All Wheel Control system.

By Brandon Turkus | May 18, 2010
Winding Road Issue 56 Is Now Available!

In this issue of Winding Road, we drive the 2011 Aston Martin Rapide, and find out why a four-door could be a big hit for the prestigious brand. Plus, this newest issue is full of other great stuff, including 2011 Infiniti M56 S, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring vs. Audi S4, 2010 Porsche GT3 RS, and much more.

By Winding Road Staff | March 16, 2010
Ask It: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

We just took delivery of a slightly frostbitten Evo today. We will see just how enjoyable 291 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque is on our freshly snow covered roads. This is the MR Touring and is supposed to be more tolerable on a day to day basis compared to the other members of the Evolution family.

By Brandon Turkus | February 26, 2010
Driven: Commuter Cars Tango T600

This year’s North American International Auto Show featured a street sign-labeled area titled Electric Avenue. The cars featured there were not produced by big, well-known automakers, but rather startup electric car companies with a vision of cleaner future transportation. Underneath the main floor in the large basement of Cobo hall, there was a small track offering drivers the chance to test drive some of the electric cars. Of the cars offered were the CT&T eZonem Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Think City, and by far the darling of the test fleet, the Commuter Cars Tango.

By Jeremy Cargill | January 14, 2010
Winding Road Issue 53 Is Now Available!

Even though still has that new website smell, our magazine hasn’t missed a beat. Issue 53 of Winding Road is now available to read online, or you can buy and download a PDF.

By Winding Road Staff | December 16, 2009
List: Ten Cars That Are All Bark And No Bite

In automotive terms, a “sleeper” is a car that doesn’t look like it’ll do much damage, but once it hits the road, it’s a real performance dream. Think of the Mazdaspeed3 or BMW 335d—two cars that don’t look all that vicious but are really stunning machines to steer. These cars, however, are just the opposite.

By Jeff Sexton | December 14, 2009
Mitsubishi Previews Pint-Sized RVR Crossover, Confirms Sales For North America

Mitsubishi has announced that it will begin production of a new small crossover, dubbed RVR, which will go on sale next spring in Japan. And while we’re very accustomed to the idea of Mitsubishi releasing JDM-only products, the three-diamond folks have confirmed that this little cutie will be coming to North America at some point next year.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 03, 2009
Driven: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

We’re fresh from the driver’s seat of the newest addition to the Lancer Evo fast family, the mildly more grown up MR Touring model. Mitsubishi has got a lot happening at its event in Palm Springs, California this afternoon (stay tuned for much more from this desert trip in coming days), but we felt we’d be remiss if we didn’t check in with a few quick thoughts about the new Evo.

By Seyth Miersma | November 18, 2009
Driven: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

We had a chance to drive several Hyundai Genesis Coupes this week at Hyundai’s launch event outside of Las Vegas. Our summary: The Genesis Coupe is both intriguing and confusing; kind of like a girlfriend you probably had once (or have now).

By Tom Martin | March 27, 2009
Driven: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

Over the past couple of years, we’ve noticed a trend that more and more performance cars are steering away from traditional manual transmissions in favor of high-tech dual-clutch setups. For 2008, the top-dollar Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR features a six-speed paddle-shift transmission, and while some of us would rather have a stick and a third pedal, there’s no denying that this tranny is really, really good. Still, at nearly $41,000, some of us would rather just stick with the softer Evo GSR, which has the same performance specs but at a lower cost.

By Winding Road Staff | October 20, 2008
Driven: 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and Evo X MR

We’re just back from a day of participation in what Mitsubishi called its Lancer Family Road Show, where the main event was our debut drive in the new center of the range, the 2009 Lancer Ralliart.

By Seyth Miersma | July 09, 2008


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