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2010 and 2009 Ford Flex
Posted Friday, February 6, 2009

If you bought the 2009 Ford Flex, I'm sorry to tell you that you may have missed out on a better Flex.  I could write some cheesy thing about how Ford is "Flex"ing its muscles with the 2010 Flex but I won't.  Ford is allowing a new option to be installed on the all-wheel-drive versions of its retro styled box....  Twin Turbos. That's right, twin - &%$@#  - turbos!  The EcoBoost engine will bump the standard 3.5L V-6 from 262 hp to a earth stopping 355 horsepower.  That is nearly a 100 horsepower increase!  This is the part where someone is suppose to mumble under their breath about how the fuel economy will suck...  Well the fuel economy drops from 19/24 (City/Highway) for the standard flex to 18/22.  That's not that bad at all for 355 freaking horsepower! Let...
 
2009 Chevy Cobalt SS
Posted Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I haven't been terribly interested in Chevy's compact car, the Cobalt.  The styling is so reminiscent of a beached whale except the whale has a better tail fin.  But some how, some way, the Cobalt has caught my attention.  At least the SS model has. Looks aren't everything especially when you have the horsepower and handling to put the Honda Civic Passer-by-er in his place. What's caught my eye with the Cobalt SS?  The engine, the power-train, the price and the performance.  The SS is equipped with a dual overhead cam 2.0 liter turbocharged direct injected Ecotec engine capable of  260 horsepower and 260 ft-lbs of torque.  Yeah, that's not a small number for a compact car.  You get all that and 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. And just cause you...
 
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
Posted Friday, February 20, 2009

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What's the Mustang GT got that the 370Z doesn't?
Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The economy is playing a big part on the redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang. Not much has changed mechanically for the 2010 Mustang except that they managed to squeeze a few more ponies out from under the hood by using a new intake. I can't really blame Ford for not trying to redesign the engine, transmission, or suspension; the economy is in trouble and they are in the midst of it. I think it was a smart move on their part but slightly disappointing for the consumers. But what Ford did change is worth while. The Mustang has been adorned with shiny new sheet metal giving the look of a little more Muscle. Body lines have been reshaped, interior redone, and sound deadening added for comfort. In fact Ford did such and incredible job of quieting down the car they had to add a tube from the...
 
Chevy Volt
Posted Friday, February 27, 2009

"One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind."  Well, the Chevy Volt isn't really a giant leap but it is a small step in the right direction.  The Volt is a car that can change the way Hybrids are looked at, operate, and change the mindset of the general public. What makes the Volt Different from other Hybrids? What makes the Volt unique is its power train; the engine, electric motor, and transmission.  The Volt truly is an electric vehicle first and a gasoline vehicle second.  This idea goes against the grain of all other Hybrids out there.  The 1.4 L gasoline engine is essentially a generator for the batteries not unlike a Honda generator someone might use for camping.  The engine does not supply horsepower or torque directly to the drive wheels, that is all supplied...
 
2009 Acura TL
Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Only last year the Acura TL was one of my favorite cars visually and it was placed at the top of my list for what manufactures should strive for when designing a sedan.  But recently that all changed.  I remember when I first spotted the 2009 Acura TL.  I was driving home from work and I saw one pulling out of the LifeTime Fitness.   It caught my attention so badly I nearly rear ended a VW bug. "What the fu-gly!"  I blurt out loud and quickly glanced around out of my top down Miata to make sure no one noticed that I was talking to myself.  "What the Heck is that and who was dumb enough to make a sedan that ugly?"  The car pulled out into the lane in front of me and I manage a glimpse at its badging. "THE TL!.. THE ACURA TL!?"  I screamed.  The shock was over whelming...
 
Dodge Viper breaks Leguna Seca Track Record
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chrysler is claiming to have set a new lap record at Leguna Seca in a street legal Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR. The previous record was set by a one-off prototype car in 2009 at 1:35.075. According to an in vehicle data recorder the record was set at 1:33.915. (the unofficialy recorded trackside timer put it at 1:33.944). Here's the video. ...
 
James May riding with Ken Block on Top Gear
Posted Friday, November 27, 2009

I think i would give it all up if i had the promise of producing a show like Top Gear. ...
 
Lotus Test Track on Google Street View
Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The google van got a chance to take a trip around the Lotus HQ and test track. There are some great shots of some beautiful cars on the track if you mull around. The parking lot alone is pretty slick but what really takes the cake is the ability to go through the factory and see the cars being built. View Larger Map...