There was only one answer when Ford called and asked if I’d like to have the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for a week to put it through its paces – HELL YES I WOULD! I immediately picked up the phone to longtime friend S:S:L, the legendary John Hennessey. As the mind behind the awesome Hennessey VelociRaptor line of trucks, John knows the Ford Raptors better than anyone outside of the Blue Oval. I knew John would be as eager as I would to get behind the wheel of the new 2017 Raptor and get some numbers down.
Enjoy the videos below that show dyno testing, 0-60, 1/4 mile, and some final impressions of the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. If you are short on time, the bottom line is this — do whatever it takes to find a way to put the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in your driveway.
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.
Toyota pulled the covers off the all-new fourth-generation Prius last night in Las Vegas. Toyota promises the new Prius will deliver ten percent better fuel economy on the core models, while an even more efficient ‘Eco’ model is to follow soon.
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius gets its boost in efficiency from lighter hybrid components, higher-energy density in the batteries, and an ICE that delivers over 40% thermal efficiency. Other highlights include a larger passenger cabin, more cargo room, a lower center of gravity and an improved suspension package. The Prius will also be one of Toyota’s first U.S. models with Toyota Safety Sense. TSS consists of pre-collision braking, lane departure alert and correction system, radar cruise control, and automatic high beams.
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will hit showrooms in the first quarter of 2016.
Sorry 458 Italia owners, but there is a new kid on the block. Ferrari pulled the wraps off the new V8 Turbo powered Ferrari 488 GTB today, and it’s absolutely stunning from every angle.
The Ferrari 488 GTB is powered by a 3902 cc V8 turbo which makes a staggering 660 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, and 560 lb-ft of torque. Ferrari says the 488 GTB will do 0-200km/h in 8.3 seconds, and that it laps the Fiorano test track in 1’23”.