Volkswagen Tiguan

The McLaren P1 Will Be Very Fast

How fast? Well, it’ll be powered by a mid-mounted, 3.8-liter, biturbocharged V8. This is a newer version of the engine found in the MP4-12C and 12C Spider, which has been optimized for the P1. With 727 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque on tap, it develops almost 200 horsepower per liter of displacement. By comparison, the 6.3-liter V-12 in the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta develops 730 horsepower, and 116 horsepower per liter of displacement. That should give a fair idea of just how potent McLaren’s engine is. Oh yeah, it’ll also shoot blue flames out the back.

By Brandon Turkus | February 20, 2013
Quick Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tig has good size, is nice looking (the redesign was a good piece of work for VW), is easily maneuverable in the suburban sprawl, with confidence-inspiring AWD that will never need to prove itself on anything rougher than an icy street. The powertrain is, as is mentioned above, somewhere between “adequate” and “sort of fun” on the enthusiast spectrum, which puts it in the top-half of the crossover segment, at least.

By Winding Road Staff | January 19, 2012
Spy Shots: Audi Q3 Caught On The Street

Recently, our spy photographer caught a glimpse of the upcoming Audi Q3. Today, he sent us these spy photos showing it testing on the road.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 06, 2010
Spy Shots: Audi Q3 Peeped

Our sneaky spy photographer managed to get these first photos of the Audi Q3.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 12, 2010
List: Top 11 Animal-Themed Vehicle Names of All Time

Manufacturers have long relied on symbolism to push their metal on the public, hoping to create a long-lasting connection between their vehicles and a commonly understood concept. No stronger does this play out than in the name of the vehicle itself, where car makers have looked to animal names to imbue a set of characteristics not captured by the spec sheet alone.

By Guest Contributor | July 17, 2008


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