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McLaren GT: A Brief Walk Around This Unique Grand Touring Car

The McLaren GT is an entirely new model and the brand’s first true grand touring car. To increase everyday ease of use, braking and steering were optimized for lower speeds. Although intended for long distance driving, the new McLaren GT is still quick as lightning.  McLaren has been on a roll lately, as far as street cars are concerned. They are looking at expanding in a certain way as a company. No, they are not going to make an SUV or a crossover. Perish the thought. No, for a while now, th...
Tags: Autos, Mclaren, North America, Sirius, Pontiac, Alcantara, Bowers Wilkins, SSG, Car News, Tony Borroz, Speedtail


2020 Hyundai Sonata: Right On The Money (Again)

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata strikes an ideal balance between performance and price. A range of interior technology helps drivers stay connected on their daily commute. Two engines are available and both return an EPA-estimated 30 plus mpg combined.  Hyundai debuted the 2020 Sonata earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show. Whatever it brings to the table this time you better get used to it, because you’re going to be seeing a lot of these things around. Hyundai figured out the swee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Autos, Epa, Hyundai, Car Tech, Bose, Sonata, Mike O'brien, Albert Biermann, AVN, O'Brien, Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Motor America, Car News


Miura P400, Chassis #3586: The Italian Job Restored

Lamborghini Polo Storico has located and certified the Miura P400, chassis #3586. Keen eyes may recognize it as the original from the opening scenes of The Italian Job. Back in 1966, Lamborghini was a rather unimpressive sports car manufacturer from northern Italy. They were about as remarkable as De Tomaso or Bizzarrini. Interesting in some respects and horrid in others. That all changed at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show when Lambo rolled out the Miura. At a stroke, the upstart Italian car maker ...
Tags: Rome, Magazine, Italy, Autos, Paramount Pictures, Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Marcello Gandini, Miura, Sant, St Bernard, Lambo, Lamborghini Miura, Automotive History, Polo Storico


2019 Porsche 911 Speedster: And The Order Books Shall Be Opened

Gorgeous and rare, the Porsche 911 Speedster is a special edition like no other.  The flat-six engine revs to an impressive 9,000 rpm as it cranks out 500 horsepower.  Expect it at U.S. dealers near the end of the year but the ordering window is now open. Step aside you plebes! Porsche has finally opened its order book for the 2019 911 Speedster, and they are taking names, numbers, and cash (lots of cash) from those well-heeled enough, and desirous enough, and anybody else wanting their 70th a...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Lotus, Porsche Cars North America Inc, PDK, Car News, Porsche Motorsport, Colin Chapman, Tony Borroz, Heritage Design Package, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes


Classic Ford Bronco Versus S&P: Can This 4×4 Out Climb The Markets?

A FordPartsOnSale.com study examines how the classic Ford Bronco measures against the S&P. The original MSRP of Broncos from 1966 to 1976 were examined along with recent auction data.  While a classic Ford Bronco might be fun to take to a car show, it may not be the best investment. The rumor mills are on fire right now – with the real deal, no foolin’ Ford is making a modern version of the Bronco next year – providing the kindling. Any why not? From Ford’s perspective, it seems like a lead pi...
Tags: Apple, Porsche, Ford, Autos, Detroit, Comparisons, Jackson Pollock, Ford Motor Company, Broncos, Standard Poor, Ford Bronco, Barrett Jackson, Bronco, Parnelli Jones, Car Talk, Tony Borroz


Hollywood Dream Machines Exhibit Takes Us Into The Action!

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is launching an exhibit for car and movie buffs. The new exhibit will feature over 40 memorable Hollywood vehicles, props, costumes, and artwork. From Blade Runner and Terminator to the Marvel Universe and beyond, this is one exhibit worth seeing.  The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles had the very bright idea of partnering with the Comic-Con Museum for an exhibit titled Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Sou...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Halo, Tim Burton, Los Angeles, Events, Iron Man, United States, Magazine, Ford, Arizona, Gm, Autos, Will Smith, Honda


2020 Subaru Outback: A Brand New Beast (With A Few Old Tricks)

The Subaru Outback receives updates across the board for the 2020 model year.  For the first time in the model’s history, the Outback has a turbo engine option.  Safety features are numerous as are the connectivity and infotainment features.  The 2020 Subaru Outback is here, and when I say new, I mean all new. New body, new interior, new safety features; lots and lots of new stuff. The only thing that isn’t entirely new is Subaru’s fantastic boxer engine and the use of all-wheel drive. But why...
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2020 Hyundai Venue: Budget-Friendly But Balanced 

The 2020 Hyundai Venue arrives as the seventh and smallest in the brand’s growing SUV line. Although exact pricing has not been announced as this time, expect it to start under $20,000.   The four-cylinder engine is enhanced for performance and fuel economy, according to Hyundai.  Say hello to the 2020 Hyundai Venue. There’s a lot of talk about modern styling and bold design and stuff like that when it comes to the seventh SUV in Hyundai’s lineup. They talk about the Venue’s safety, utility, a...
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2020 Lincoln Corsair: The Skull & Bones Clubhouse On Wheels

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair looks quite promising, with strong levels of performance and luxury. As the market shifts away from sedans, Lincoln is looking to capitalize on new consumer tastes. “Lincoln now has a full family of SUVs to exceed the needs of our clients,” says the brand’s president. Lincoln rolled out a new SUV, the Corsair, at the 2019 New International York Auto Show. And this just might be the one that saves Lincoln. Lord knows it won’t be another cool sedan, which is all Lincoln ...
Tags: Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Corsair, Lincoln Continental, Dearborn, New York International Auto Show, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Car News, Lincoln Motor Company, Mercedes Benz GLS, Tony Borroz, Skull Bones, New International York Auto Show, Lincoln Corsair, Corsair Lincoln


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS: Inside The S-Class of SUVs

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is the brand’s most luxurious SUV. It’s bigger inside for 2020 to give passengers more comfort and space. An available powertrain combination produces over 500 lb-ft. of torque.  SUVs are, or at least started out, as barely civilized work trucks designed to haul people and their stuff from point A to B no matter the road conditions. Over time, people wanted a less truck-like demeanor and more car-like comfort. Which leads us directly to this, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz G...
Tags: Autos, Mercedes Benz, Tuscaloosa Alabama, Car News, Sindelfingen Germany, Mercedes Benz GLS, Tony Borroz, EQ Boost, Mercedes EQ Boost, Furthermore Mercedes


Acura TLX PMC Edition: A Brief Walk Around

The 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition is hand-built at the company’s Performance Manufacturing Center. A special exterior color using nano pigment technology was developed for the limited edition TLX. The TLX is the first Acura model to receive “PMC Edition” treatments; MDX will follow shortly.  Another surprise for this year’s New York International Auto Show was Acura’s roll out of the 2020 TLX PMC Edition. The PMC, which stands for Performance Manufacturing Center, is sort of like Acura’s version ...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Honda, Acura, Alcantara, PMC, Mercedes AMG, NSX, New York International Auto Show, Marysville Ohio, Car News, Performance Manufacturing Center, Tony Borroz, Performance Manufacturing Center PMC, Acura ELS Studio, Acura Power


2019 Audi TT RS: This Little Guy (Really) Packs A Punch!

The 2019 Audi TT RS features a powerful 2.5-liter TFSI engine. Styling treatments include 20-inch wheels and red brake calipers. The new TT RS joins the Audi Sport model line and is available now.  Audi is showing off the latest hot rod version of the TT sport coupe, the TT RS. The RS goes a long way to dispel any notions of the TT being all show and no go thanks to a *check notes* – holy smokes! How much power does this little guy have?! Jumpin’ August Horch on a pogo stick, are you kidding? ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Audi, Android Auto, Audi Sport, TT, Genghis Khan, TFSI, Bang Olufsen, Audi of America Inc, New York International Auto Show, Car News, Tony Borroz, Jumpin August Horch, Kyalami Green


2019 Porsche 911 Speedster: Consult Your Doctor Before Driving!

Gorgeous and rare, the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster makes its debut in New York.  The flat-six engine revs to an impressive 9,000 rpm as it cranks out 500 horsepower.  Expect it at U.S. dealers near the end of the year but the ordering windows open soon. Who says nothing interesting ever comes out of the New York International Auto Show? Porsche just dropped a new 911 Speedster powered by the engine found in the GT3 and GT3 RS. And great googly-moogly can this thing rip. They’ll sell it to anyon...
Tags: New York, Indianapolis, Porsche, Autos, Venus, Porsche Cars North America Inc, PDK, New York International Auto Show, Car News, Zuffenhausen, Tony Borroz, Big Checks Limited Runs Porsche, Ferrari Pista Aperta


Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan: The Nemesis For Audi & BMW Hot Shoes

The Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan shows how big things can come in small packages.  Under the hood, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine provides over 300 horsepower.  The individual AMG-tuned drive modes are complimented by a special “RACE-START” feature.  Mercedes-Benz recently dropped one of their typically huge press releases on their (relatively) small A 35 performance sedan. And small though it may be, it is still very much a Mercedes. Given the performance, it’s still very much an AMG. It...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Amg, VTEC, Mercedes AMG, Car News, Tony Borroz, MBUX, AMG Dynamics, MBUSA Handling Braking Mercedes, Mercedes Essentially MBUX


Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition: The ‘Blower’ Reimagined

The Continental GT Number 9 Edition pays homage to Bentley’s racing heritage.  Bespoke elements include a popular race car and aviation finish from the 1920s and ‘30s.  Mulliner will handcraft only 100 of the Number 9 Edition cars, making them a rare collector’s item.  Here’s a limited edition I can get behind: the Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner. That’s a bit long-winded, so I’ll go with the Number 9 Edition. True, it’s more of a grand tourer than an outright sports car, b...
Tags: England, London, Autos, Bentley, Continental, Bentley Continental, Birkin, Mulliner, Goshen, Jaeger, TSI, Car News, Bentley Motors, Lotus Elise, Viridian, Cumbrian Green


Aston Martin AM-RB 003: One Rare Grocery Getter

The AM-RB 003 joins the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro as the third mid-engine Aston Martin. A material called FlexFoil, developed by FlexSys Inc. and validated by NASA is found on the car. It was called Project 003, now Aston Martin has made it official, saying they will produce an all new, mid-engine sports car called the AM-RB 003. The Aston Martin AM-RB 003 joins the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro as the third mid-engine car from the brand. The RB in there stands for Red Bull (that would be ...
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2019 Ram Heavy Duty: Drugstore Cowboys Need Not Apply

Hey Cool! I get to write about a truck for once. Normally this is Carl Anthony’s end of things, but this time the truck news finally ended up on my desk. I like trucks. They’re no BS, no screwing around kind of deals. They’re tools that exist to get the job done, and everything else; the bells and whistles, the frills and things like that, just don’t really matter. In this case, we’re talking about the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty. Posers Need Not Apply Before we get into how good of a tool the 2019 Ra...
Tags: Ram, Autos, Car Tech, Hemi, Harman Kardon, Cummins, Buck Owens, FCA US LLC, Ram Trucks, Car News, Carl Anthony, Tony Borroz, Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel, Cummins Turbo Diesel, Coahuila Mexico, Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant


2019 VW Arteon: Tremendous Value But Will It Actually Sell?

The 2019 VW Arteon arrives at dealerships this month. Front-wheel drive models start at $35,845; $37,645 for all-wheel drive. VW says the Arteon combines the space of a sedan with the design of a coupe.  So they’re really making this thing? “This thing” being the 2019 VW Arteon, a top-of-the-line, all bells and whistles halo car VW seems to think everyone wants. Every so often, VW does something like this. They made a Passat with half of a Veyron engine, a W8, 15 years ago. They made this big ...
Tags: Vw, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Nikki Sixx, TSI, Volkswagen of America Inc, Car News, Tony Borroz, Arteon, VW Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, SE SEL


Automoblog Book Garage: Boss Mustang: 50 Years

Of all the legendary names in the history of the Ford Mustang, one stands apart: Boss. Mustang Historian Donald Farr takes us on a pony car journey in Boss Mustang: 50 Years. Our Book Garage series features the books every gearhead and enthusiast needs in their library.   You know, one of the things about car books, is that if they’re of a certain ilk (e.g. coffee table books – and Boss Mustang: 50 Years is nearly one of those) it’s really hard to see anything new in them. It seems, if you’ve ...
Tags: Amazon, Colorado, Ford Mustang, Ford, Autos, Mustang, Ford Motor Company, Mustangs, SCCA Trans Am, Mustang Monthly, Greeley, Farr, Oak Creek, Larry Shinoda, Leadville, Donald Farr


Alfa Romeo Tonale: When Concepts Cars Become Social Creatures

The Tonale concept is Alfa Romeo’s first plug-in hybrid and premium compact SUV. Styling elements include throwbacks to the brand’s history but take into account future designs.      New infotainment features allow drivers to be “fully connected” to the social communities around them. Normally, if you try and cram too many interesting things together into one package, it ends up being a mish-mash and the end product isn’t very good. For example, if you try to combine a plug-in hybrid with a pr...
Tags: Autos, Car Tech, Alcantara, ALFA, Alfa Romeo, Brera, Car News, Tonale, Tony Borroz, Stelvio Pass, Kelmscott Manor, Alfa Romeo Tonale, Tonale Pass, Alfa Romeo Alfista, Alfista


Vanquish Vision Concept: Aston Martin Goes Mid-Engine!

Vanquish Vision Concept is a preview of Aston Martin’s first series production mid-engine supercar. The decision takes Aston Martin into a mid-engine sector previously defined by other key competitors.  Aston Martin has been cranking out the concept cars, er, renderings lately. In this instance, we’re talking about the Vanquish Vision Concept. In a lot of ways, it’s both remarkable and unremarkable. Low, sleek, dripping with performance and desirability; it’s everything a concept show car is e...
Tags: Autos, Concept Cars, Lotus, Aston Martin, David Brown, Aston, DBS, Car Design, Aston Martins, Car News, Tony Borroz, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari 488, Miles Nurnberger Aston Martin, Szwaj, Andy Palmer Aston Martin Lagonda


Balance & Control: Brembo Gets Set For 2019 Formula 1 Championship

Brakes are a funny thing. If you think about it, cars, especially performance cars, are about going, not stopping. But brakes actually help you go faster, not just slow you down. Brembo, the Italian brake component manufacturer has known this since day one, and they have been up to some interesting wizardry lately. That wizardry we will see in action when the 2019 Formula 1 season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Science of Stopping Brakes help you go faster like this: T...
Tags: Magazine, Autos, Lockheed, Motorsport, Motorsports, Enzo Ferrari, Barcelona Spain, Brembo, Charles Leclerc, Scuderia Ferrari, Car Talk, Graham Hill, Tony Borroz, Brembo Formula, Hitco, Carbon Industries


2019 Toyota Camry Receives Updates Across The Board

The Camry, one of Toyota’s best-selling cars, soldiers on with new updates for 2019. Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite provides a number of advanced driver-assistance systems.  Three powertrain choices are available, including a hybrid with an updated Power Control Unit. If you’re looking for a car that is the automotive equivalent of a manila envelope stapled to a beige wall, then the new 2019 Toyota Camry is for you. Oh sure, Toyota seems to be serious when they say the Camry has an “Exciting St...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Japan, Steve Jobs, Porsche, Autos, Hud, Toyota, Epa, Toyota Camry, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Amazon Alexa, Car News, Tony Borroz, Entune, Clari Fi


Lagonda All-Terrain Concept: The EV With The Floating Key

Aston Martin Lagonda aims to be the world’s first zero-emission luxury brand. The company will leverage electrification and autonomous driving technologies. The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept is set for production in 2022 and includes a floating key. It’s called the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, and its name is the most uncreative thing about it. Basically, it’s an uber-luxo SUV crossover thingo from Lagonda (i.e. Aston Martin), powered by equal parts electricity and style, and the owners smug sen...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Autos, Concept Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Athan, Aston Martin DBX, Lagonda, Gaydon, Car News, Aston Martin Lagonda, St Athan, Tony Borroz


2020 Jaguar XE: Proper, Precise & Sporty In All Ways British

The 2020 Jaguar XE debuts with two engines; one comes standard with all-wheel drive.  18-inch wheels, electric leather seats, LED headlights, and signature graphics are also standard. Jag is still at it with their XE sports sedan. Aimed squarely at those who might want a BMW or an Audi, the refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE aims to hit all the right spots. And, more or less, they do. The real question here is will anyone actually buy a Jaguar over something German? And look, I can’t really answer that ...
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Mercedes-AMG GLE 53: Looks Sharp, Smells Fresh

The Mercedes-Benz GLE receives a special treatment courtesy of Affalterbach. An AMG-tuned six-cylinder produces over 400 horsepower and 380 lb-ft. of torque. Interior highlights include red accent stitching and a special fragrance named “AMG#63.”  Did you know there are still straight six engines out there? There are, and not only that, but there’s an in-line six that AMG has monkeyed with. And the Germans saw fit to drop it into their new SUV, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53. Yes, it works, but also ...
Tags: Lewis Hamilton, Autos, Mercedes-benz, Amg, Interior, Merc, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Benz GLE, Car News, Dinamica, Tony Borroz, Mercedes Benz GLE Transmission Drivetrain Tech


2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC: All Good Things Come To An End

After its launch in 1996, the SLK marked the start of a new era for the traditional Mercedes-Benz brand. Next year, fans of the roadster are getting one last run with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition. “Mercedes-Benz SLK: 1996 – 2020.” That’s what it’ll read on the little guy’s tombstone. In the roadster/sports car segment, that’s a pretty good run. All good things must come to an end. And so it is with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC (aka the SLK) which just showed its last hand with the SL...
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Did The Polestar 2 Just Challenge The Tesla Model 3?

Polestar will reveal their next model at the Geneva International Motor Show. The Polestar 2 will compete with other high performance EVs, including the Tesla Model 3.  BOOM! That sound you heard was a huge warning shot right across the bow of Elon Musk’s yacht. To quote directly from Polestar: “Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros.” You best get your ducks in a row Elon. First Audi...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, UK, China, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, Bmw, Google Maps, Audi, Volvo, Chevy Bolt, Merc, Brembo, Europe North America, Ohlins


2020 GMC Acadia: New Nips & Tucks For This SUV

The 2020 GMC Acadia receives new styling and propulsion updates.  A nine-speed transmission replaces the Acadia’s older six speed automatic. GMC says the connectivity and infotainment systems are more user-friendly. GMC just rolled out the 2020 Acadia and it’s everything you’d expect. Big, boxy, practical, well thought-out, dripping in tech and, most importantly, right in the middle of every Venn diagram of what marketing wants, engineering can do, and the customer can afford. In other words, ...
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Bentley Bentayga Speed: Meet The World’s Fastest SUV

The Bentley Bentayga Speed has a powerful 6.0-liter engine. Luxury appointments include a unique Alcantara interior trim. The carbon ceramic braking system is nothing short of impressive.  The new Bentley Bentayga Speed is now the fastest production SUV in the world. Yes, I know, that’s kind of like setting a record for steam trains or something, but there you are. Just how fast, anyway? The top speed is 190 mph, and it can hit 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. Which is impressive in its own right, and e...
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