2015 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin brings out the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish and if you ever have the chance to drive this, consider yourself lucky. And rich. The new model comes in hard top or convertible form. Rev the engine up to 568 hp and hit 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. If you ever had trouble meeting women, this will cure that. No word on price yet, but don’t let that stop you from ordering one.

Bentley Continental GT3-R

Take a Bentley Continental GT and make it even better. That’s what Bentley Motorsport did with the Bentley Continental GT3-R. They started off with three hundred Continental GTs. From there, they pushed the power to 572 hp and dropped the weight 200 pounds to 4,839 pounds. Some of that lost weight came from the removal of the rear seats which helps it hit 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Orders start in late 2014.

Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition

Porsche returns to Le Mans for the first time in 16 years. To celebrate they’ve produced the special edition 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition. The racing stripes adorn either black or white Carreras. Look under the hood at 400 hp and 0-62 in 4.1 seconds. Check for these limited special editions in August and October.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

If you have a car named the hellcat, you win. It evokes beastly power. See Hellcat from Marvel Comics, the Hellcat firefighter plane and Hellcat Records (awesome punk label). Now, the  2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Over six hundred mother-lovin’ horsepower in the most powerful V8 engine ever built by Chrysler. Production begins later this year and at the very least, just take this for a spin.

2015 370Z Nismo: Bolder, Badder and Better

Nissan packs a lot of ‘oomph’ into the new 2015 370Z Nismo. A new body modeled on the Nissan GT-R features a newer, more prominent front nose, LED running lights and blacked-out headlight bezels. Drivers can opt for a seven-speed automatic transmission if they desire. Don’t worry, they still keep the six-speed manual. Power comes in at 350 hp and it’ll come in 4 colors: red, white, silver and black. All go on sale in July.

BMW 30 Jahre M5

When you turn 30, are they going to release limited versions of yourself onto this world? Not unless cloning becomes widespread really, really fast. If you’re BMW though, you release the BMW 30 Jahre M5, a celebration of 30 years of the M5. Buyers get 600 hp and 0-62 in 3.9 seconds. It also features Frozen Dark silver metallic paint, 20-inch bi-color M light-alloy wheels and comprehensive tuning packages.

BMW will only produce 300 worldwide and 30 of those will make it to the United States. They go onsale May 21st at 1pm EST, so if you really want to get your hands on one, better save the phone number to BMW Customer Relations right now. Prices start at $138,275, about $40k more than standard M5s. The price you pay for turning 30.

TRIDENT ICENI DIESEL SPORTS CAR

Diesel’s gotten a bad rap over the years, but with more advanced engine technology and more refining of the fuel, it’s a strong alternative to consider. In fact, diesel produces more power. That’s probably one of the reasons the new Trident Iceni runs on it. The Iceni hits a top speed of over 190 mph, goes 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and produces 395 hp. Get the performance upgrade pack and it can produce 930 horsepower. You’d think it’d be a gas guzzler, but one gallon gets 58 miles. Fork over $162,000 and it’s all yours.

A History Of Ford Mustangs In The Movies

April marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. Gail Brown, a 22-year old schoolteacher from Chicago at the time, plunked down $3,419 for the first Mustang ever sold on April 15th, 1964.

Gail Brown First Mustang Ever Sold

Image source: Jalopnik

What’s interesting is that Brown was able to score one before its official release on April 17th. Ford projected 100,000 sales in the first year. First day sales hit 22,000. The Ford Mustang was on its way to iconic status.

What was next? Product placement, 1960’s style. The Mustang officially hit the silver screen in the 1964 James Bond movie, Goldfinger. Since then, over 500 films have featured a Mustang. Take a look at the most noteworthy ones. Read the rest of this entry »