POV Video: 2014 Audi Allroad – Air Lift Performance Suspension Review

Ride with Winding Road Racing’s Chris Amos as he takes a drive in this 2014 Audi Allroad that has been equipped with an Air Lift Performance Suspension system.

By Chris Amos | June 10, 2019
JRZ Suspension Install On BMW M4

The team at Winding Road Racing recently installed JRZ coil-overs on a 2015 BMW F82 M4. As our shop technicians installed the suspension on the M4, we documented the process. In the coming weeks, we will update with more in-depth impressions after carving some of our Texas Hill Country roads.

By Maelstrom Kiewiet | June 21, 2017
Chevrolet Announces Performance Parts For Camaro

Chevrolet Performance has announced its collection of performance parts for the fifth-generation (2010 model year and newer) Camaro. The factory-engineered parts for the Camaro V-6 and SS are borrowed from the ZL1 and SS 1LE. When installed by the dealer, many of the parts do not affect the car’s current warranty.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 07, 2013
Preview: Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Bentley has introduced new “S” models of its Continental GT V8 Coupe and Convertible. The Sportier variant offers better performance and updated styling.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 04, 2013
Preview: Radical RXC

Radical, as the name suggests, make some pretty radical track cars, with which some of us at Winding Road have had some great experiences. It’s no surprise then, that we’re pretty excited about Radical’s newest model, the Le Mans-inspired RXC, which the company is calling the “world’s most extreme road-legal coupe.” We’re hoping that “road-legal” part extends to the US, too, as it is slated to become available here.

By John Beltz Snyder | July 29, 2013
Check Out Aston Martin’s Bilstein Vantage GT3

Competing alongside a near-production V12 Vantage and the exciting Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S, Aston Martin will enter this stunning Bilstien-liveried V12 Vantage GT3 in the 24 Hours Of Nürburgring race this weekend.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 14, 2013
Update: 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Part of the issue, we think, has to do with the focus of these trucks. Aimed at on-road performance, they lacked the utility of a traditional pickup (due to their sporty tires and suspensions) while being outrun and outhandled by equal or lower-priced performance cars. Automobiles are governed by the laws of physics, and a truck-based performance vehicle is never going to have the same potential as a car-based performance vehicle. The Raptor works because it doesn’t try to beat cars at their own game. It is a truck, first and foremost.

By Brandon Turkus | March 25, 2013
SRT Reveals Track-Oriented Viper TA

SRT is offering this, the Viper TA. With the “TA” standing for time attack, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this Viper is designed for track duty (although it is, in fact, street legal). First and foremost for the TA is a bespoke suspension tune, oriented towards on-track ability. A two-mode Bilstein suspension offers stiffer damping over the “standard” Viper, while springs and sway bars have also been refocused. A carbon-fiber x-brace takes the place of the of the aluminum unit found in lesser Vipers.

By Brandon Turkus | March 20, 2013
Detroit 2013: Mazda6 Grand-Am Racecar

Mazda has its diesel-powered Grand-Am racecar, raced by SpeedSource engineering, on the show floor at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We found it particularly cool-looking, so we snapped some shots of it.

By John Beltz Snyder | January 14, 2013
First Look: 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

Want a Winding Road car-buying tip? Never, ever, ever buy a new Mercedes-Benz supercar. Why, you ask? Because there will always be a better version right around the corner. It is this feeling of regret that is probably striking a number of SLS AMG GT buyers, as the all-new SLS AMG Black Series hit the stage in LA.

By Brandon Turkus | November 29, 2012
Quick Drive: 2012 Buick Regal GS

Maybe the hard part for enthusiasts to understand is where the Regal GS fits in the automotive pantheon. From our time in the car, Buick isn’t trying to build a 335i or an Evo (or a successor to the GNX). Instead, the company is trying to build something that is nicer than an Accord V-6 or a Maxima; something competitive with Acura, and Lexus (ES/IS), and Volvo, but at a slightly lower price. That means the cars have to look classy, be luxurious and then, in the case of the GS, be fun to drive. Thus, we think the Regal GS is a sporty luxury sedan, not a sports sedan. At that it seems to succeed like few other cars we’ve driven lately.

By Tom Martin | June 21, 2012
First Look: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz has upped the ante on its SLS AMG super car for 2013. The gull-winged brute has seen its power output bumped to 583 Teutonic stallions (up from 563 horsepower in 2012). Torque remains the same at 479 pound-feet. Internal tweaks to the combustion pressure, among other things, are responsible for the power increases from the 6.3-liter V-8.

By Brandon Turkus | June 05, 2012
First Look: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

This is the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG. Based off the new-for-2013 GL550, It may be the fastest seven-passenger vehicle money can buy.

By Brandon Turkus | May 31, 2012
Geneva 2012: BMW M135i Concept

BMW have released some teaser shots for its M135i Concept. The press release isn’t very specific on the mechanical side of things, but it does say that a six-cylinder gas burner is under hood putting out over 300 horsepower.

By James Bradbury | February 24, 2012
First Look: 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche has added yet another member to the Panamera range, in the form of the GTS. Based off of the Panamera 4S, the GTS features a modified version of the S/4S’s 4.8-liter V-8, which produces an extra 30 horsepower (430 horsepower compared to 400 in the Panamera S/4S). Torque is up 15 pound-feet as well. Power is delivered to all four wheels by way of Porsche’s seven-speed PDK (or Doppelkupplungsgetriebe if you sprechen Deutsch). 0-60 miles per hour happens in a brisk 4.3 seconds, while the top speed sits at a lofty 178 miles per hour.

By Brandon Turkus | November 17, 2011
First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series

Mercedes-Benz debuted the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, a special edition that the company is calling its fastest C-Class ever. Its 6.2-liter V-8 engine boasts 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, up 59 horsepower and 14 pound-feet over the current C63 AMG. Capable of 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds, the Black Series borrows some technology and components from the SLS AMG.

By John Beltz Snyder | July 25, 2011
First Look: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition

We were so busy preparing our BBQ parties, nursing our first-of-the-season sun burns, watching racing, and lining up new convertibles to drive this last weekend, that we almost missed the fact the Chevrolet dropped the sheet on a new, special edition Camaro as well as details relevant to the 2012 Camaro line.

By Seyth Miersma | June 02, 2011
BMW Announces 1-Series M Safety Car For MotoGP

MotoGP is getting a new official Safety Car for the new season. The BMW 1-Series M will be performing those duties with the help of some special features.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 18, 2011
Jeep Offers Up Photos, Video Ahead Of Production Launch

Today, Jeep released photos and video of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee ahead of its production launch this Friday.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 19, 2010
Jeep Grand Cherokee Pricing Drops Slightly For 2011

Jeep has announced pricing on the 2011 Grand Cherokee, and it will cost $465 less than the outgoing model. The starting price for the Laredo 4×2 is $30,995, while the four-wheel version starts at $32,995.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 14, 2010
Secondhand Gems: $20K All-Wheel-Drive Sport Sedans

Life in the northern latitudes—or nosebleed elevations in the west and southwest—gets a bit more interesting during the winter months. Sure, you could pilot a rear-wheel-drive performance sleigh through snowy roads, much the same as you could go skydiving with a parachute packed by The Three Stooges. You may convince yourself that nothing bad will happen or that you can handle the consequences. Some people may even derive some excitement from the challenge.

By Christopher Smith | April 20, 2010


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