On the list of things I love, sports cars and pickup trucks are pretty close to the top. Chevy has been nice enough to send me both over the last few weeks, and while we’ve spent plenty of time in the regular-duty Silverado (as well as its GMC sister), we have yet to sample one with the brawnier combo of the 6.2-liter V8 and accompanying 8-speed automatic transmission that was introduced this year. More power is always better, in our opinion, and a similar transmission change-up was performed on the Corvette for 2015 (we found the results to be very appealing). Can the same be said of the pickup?
Lone Star Le Mans – because why wouldn’t you combine the world’s most technologically advanced racing series with the cowboy-boot-studded state? Combine the WEC (World Endurance Championship) with the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and you have the recipe for this racing fan’s favorite weekend!
Regular readers of this blog will know that we spend a lot of time in the modern iterations of American muscle cars. The Challenger, Charger, Mustang and Camaro represent significant sales volume for their respective manufacturers – especially the Camaro, which seems to trade class-topping sales stats back and forth with the Mustang quite regularly. And yet, despite sampling nearly every trim level from Chrysler and Ford’s performance portfolios, I haven’t spent any significant amount of time in the Camaro before. It was time to change that – and what better way than in a bright-yellow-and-matte-black-adorned, pissed-off bumblebee known as the SS 1LE?
I’ve been a fan of nearly every A3 model I’ve yet driven from Audi, from the entry-level 1.8-liter, front-driven A3 sedan to the range-topping S3 Quattro. The droptop version of Audi’s junior line finally found its way to my doorstep a few weeks ago, and though its cutesy looks might be received more favorably among the sorority house set than by the patronage of your average sports bar, it nonetheless holds some appeal in the sun-soaked state of Florida this writer calls home.
Volkswagen is introducing a more powerful Golf GTI Clubsport in celebration of the GTI’s 40th birthday, and continues the tradition of GTI anniversary models which were released for the 20th, 25th, 30th, and 35th birthdays.
Is the Porsche Cayenne Turbo too peasant spec for you? Well, good news! After several long months of teasing, Bentley has officially revealed the new Bentayga SUV, which is based on the EXP 9 F Concept shown previously. Bentley says the Bentayga is the fastest, most luxurious, and most exclusive SUV in the world. It is, after all, a Bentley.