BENTLEY SUPERSPORTS: TOWARDS 200 MPH!

BENTLEY SUPERSPORTS: TOWARDS 200 MPH!
OK, breathe. One last gulp of oxygen to feed the brain cells. We’re going to need a little focus if we’re going to hit 200 mph, blogs Road Test Editor, Howard Walker. Ahead of us is 3.5 miles of arrow-straight concrete. But not just any old concrete. This is the historic Shuttle Landing Facility, part of the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s swampy Merritt Island. It’s here, between 1984 and 2011, where a total of 78 NASA Space Shuttles, with names like Columbia, and Discovery, ...
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JAGUAR XJR575: 0 TO 186 MPH IN 44 SECONDS!

Gone in 44 seconds: Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess hosts interview at top speed in Jaguar’s latest four-door Supercar. Jaguar has launched the new XJR575 with a high-speed interview with Wayne Burgess being questioned by TV presenter and racecar driver, Amanda Stretton, right, as the performance sedan accelerated from 0-186-mph. Lasting just 44 seconds – the time it takes Jaguar’s fastest-ever XJ sedan to reach its top speed – Burgess gave a quick-fire insight into the development of the potent ...
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CTEK BATTERY CHARGERS: CONNECT & FORGET!

High-tech plug & play chargers insure peak battery performance for all cars, especially exotics and Supercars with difficult to access batteries. Consider one as ‘cheap life insurance for peace of mind.’ You’ve come a long way, baby! When I bought my first trickle charger in the 1970s to keep the battery in my ’67 Corvette convertible at full strength during cold New Jersey winters, it was a multi-pound, steel cased green “brick.” It had a power cord, Charging and Storage warning lights ...
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’18 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: ROCKS THE ‘RING!

Enhanced track capability turns new ZL1 1LE Camaro into a record-holder at Nürburgring. The ‘18 Camaro ZL1 1LE has conquered the Green Hell, lapping the Nürburgring’s 12.9-mile (20.8 km) Nordschleife (“north loop”) in only 7:16.04, making it the fastest Camaro to ever lap the famed German track. The ZL1 1LE’s time is quick enough to place it 13.56 seconds ahead of the Camaro ZL1 with 10-speed automatic that Chevrolet tested last year. “With chassis adjustability unlike any vehicle in its pe...
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’17 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S: THE EVERYDAY SUPERCAR!

Porsche continues to evolve its iconic 911 with a new turbocharged engine that adds power and sophistication, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. If you love cars, no really love cars; if you love the thrill of being swept forward on a tsunami of acceleration; love twirling a steering wheel so precise and responsive in its action it could be hard-wired into your gray-matter; love sitting in a driver’s seat that fits you tighter than a pair of Spanx, then you need to drive a Porsche 911. ...
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‘17 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO: FOUR-DOOR FURY!

Intrepid tester and Alfa owner Dan Scanlan blogs about Alfa’s latest Giulia. ‘It’s a superbly capable sports sedan, an absolute blast to drive despite some tiny flaws.’ I love Alfas and own an ‘88 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde, the Quadrifoglio four-leaf clover-badged ancestor of the Giulia and its last rear-wheel-drive model until now. When Alfa Romeo left the U.S. in 1993, its only two models were an aging Spider and a sleek front-wheel-drive 164 Sport sedan. Neither was a ringing reminder of ...
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‘16 LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN SPYDER: AWESOME!

The Huracán Spyder is the only way to fly, blogs Dan Scanlan. Nothing beats the sound of a mid-engine Supercar. So when Lamborghini introduced the V-10 Huracán, we couldn’t wait to drop its top and check it out. The wait was worth it. We let its naturally-aspirated, 610-horsepower 5.2-liter V-10 sing and still heard the Aventador with a 740-horsepower V-12 hammering away in front of us down a sunny Florida road. Say buona giornata (good day) to the Huracán Spyder. A Lamborghini Huracán Sp...
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SPEED RACER: PORSCHE BOXSTER SPYDER!

Porsche’s glorious new hard-core Boxster Spyder is a 180-mph investment opportunity, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Maybe a decade from now, there’s an exceedingly good chance you’ll be lamenting the fact that you could have, no should have, bought a ‘16 Porsche Boxster Spyder. How come? Not only is this the most powerful version of Porsche’s much-loved mid-engined roadster ever, it’s the grand finale of the naturally-aspirated six-cylinder Boxsters. From now on, Boxsters will come...
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LAMBORGHINI HURÁCAN SPYDER: RAGING BULL!

Lamborghini replaces its best-selling Gallardo Spyder with a drop-top version of its 610-horsepower V10 Hurácan. Hang on, it’s a wild ride,  blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. A McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet attack fighter being catapulted from the deck of the USS George Washington carrier, accelerates from zero to 165mph in roughly two seconds. That’s fast, insanely fast. But until the day Uncle Sam invites me to take the aptly-named joy stick of one of his Super Hornets, ...
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SHOP TOUR & PIG ROAST: THE DIGITAL DRIVE!

Even if we didn’t love cars, the spit-roasted pig was well worth the drive from Manhattan to the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The Porsche show of force really made the day. An example of Akira Nakai's Porsche 911 magic, top. Above, THE DRIVE's Mike Guy with Schorr, senior and junior,  bookends. Mike Guy, Editor-in-Chief of Time-Life’s new way-cool automotive website, THE DRIVE, hosted legendary Porsche tuner/coachbuilder, Akira Nakai and the conversion of a 911 into a wide-body RW...
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