The Ford Mustang has turned 50, and it’s decided to whip em out for its birthday bash. Not much yet is known about the Convertible, but we do know its soft top roof lowers in 15 seconds. The 2015 Mustang is making headlines for being the first model in the car’s history to be offered for sale globally– so yes, technically, you could be in Tanzania challenging cheetahs to races. We’ll put our money on the 3.7-liter V6 (pegged by Ford as being capable of “at least” 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque) or 5.0-liter V8.
Rides By on Nov 26, 2013
You might not have time to enjoy the jaw-dropping amenities of the 2014 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition as you’re tearing through the countryside, but once you put it park, you could have a tough time deciding which gear is actually the most fun. This Viper is soaked in a grey, matte metallic exterior, and with sumptuous Black Vapor Chrome wheels, Satin Black exhaust bezels, orange brake calipers, and carbon fiber brake ducts, there’s a bevy of reasons to take the keys out of the ignition and just sit and admire.
Rides By on Nov 26, 2013
Packing more curves than let’s say, Morganna the Kissing Bandit, the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe (starting at $65,000) leaves a trail of lusciousness from head to tail. Under the hood, much like with Morganna, there’s also some fun stuff. A 550-horsepower 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine gets this beauty to do 0 to 60 mph in four seconds flat, according to Jaguar. The F-Type’s body is also made from a single piece of aluminum stamping– pretty cool. Morganna, judging from those videos, is all natural.
Rides By on Nov 21, 2013
The Subaru Impreza WRX has always been one of those unique cars; a roaring engine inside a pretty bland sedan shape, with a massive hood scoop on top. Subaru’s looking to make the 2015 WRX — no longer part of the Impreza line, it’s just the Subaru WRX — it’s finest yet, with a new 2.0-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged flat-four engine and upgraded interior. The power’s been pushed up a bit from last year, now capable of 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It’s still a wolf in sheep’s clothing, just now without the sheep’s name.
Rides By on Nov 19, 2013
We don’t know what the Nissan GT-R Nismo will go for price-wise, but the rumors say it could cost way less than a car with this much power should. That’s kind of exciting, no? This svelte beast brings 595 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque to the table, thanks to its twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V6. We’ll be keeping our eyes on the Tokyo Motor Show this week to learn more.
Rides By on Oct 2, 2013
It’s tough to find a more iconic sports car than the Porsche 911. In fact, it’s so tough, we haven’t even bothered to look. But despite the 911′s legendary status, Porsche keeps piling on. In fact this time there’s a pair of German-made road-gulpers on the way. The Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (starts at $160,700) features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine that generates 520 horsepower, getting you 0 to 60 mph in what promises to be a coffee-spilling 3.3 seconds. If you need more (you freak), the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (starts at $193,900) brings another 40 hp, good for an insane 3.1 second run.
Rides By on Oct 1, 2013
Muscle cars are as American as hot dog pie, but that doesn’t mean Ford and Chevy deserve to never get nudged by a plucky upstart. Filling that role today is Detroit-based manufacturer Equus and the Bass 770. We don’t think anyone at Equus would deny the heavy influence from the older Mustangs and Dodger Challengers, but the 770 isn’t trying to compete with those vehicles, it’s trying to define its own niche: luxury muscle. The supercharged aluminum V8 engine cranks out 640 hp, and those horses come in handy when you’re carrying a hefty 3,640 lbs around. Despite that heft, the Bass 770 is said to do 0 to 60 in just 3.4 seconds. Wondering why the Bass 770 starts at a cool $250,000? Perhaps it’s because of the handcrafted interior, filled with delicious leather and aluminum everywhere you look. Or maybe that’s just the going rate for a unique slice of hot dog pie these days.
Rides By on Aug 28, 2013
Ever get one of those little espressos after a fine Italian meal? What’s going on there? Ist there even an ounce of liquid in that dainty white cup? As fast as an espresso goes down your gullet, another Italian invention, the Ferrari 458 Speciale ($TBA), goes even faster. The aspirated V8 4.5-liter engine cranks out 596 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, getting you from 0 to 62 mph in three seconds. The 458 Speciale also boasts front and rear movable aerodynamics which balance downforce and cut drag, making this the most aerodynamically efficient range production car in Ferrari history. More like expresso, huh?!