It prowls the streets with a ferocious growl, while its bite seems to melt rubber and asphalt. It has a very angry face, blogs Dan Scanlan. It’s the latest supercharged cat from Jaguar, with a tiger under its alloy bonnet and an explosive snarl from its quad exhaust. Meet the F-TYPE SVR, which lives up to Jaguar’s claim of being the “lightest, quickest, most powerful” member of its line.The F-Type SVR’s supercharged 5-liter V-8 serves up 575-horsepower and 516-pound-feet of torque after and...Read More
‘16 DODGE SRT HEMI HELLCAT: SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM!
It’s a well-mannered hooligan, a bad boy that can haul people and butt with style and smoke, blogs Dan Scanlan. Just take a drive in my neighborhood – any street will do. You’ll see a lot of Hellcat traces left behind – twin rubber stripes departing from many stop signs. Sorry Dodge – the Hellcat with 707 Hemi horsepower generating 650 pound/feet of ground-pounding torque made me do it. And, according to Dodge, it has a top end of 204 mph! Dodge says the Hellcat’s SRT Hemi has the ...Read More
JAGUAR F-TYPE SVR: A RIGHT, PROPER SUPERCAR!
Capable of accelerating to 200 mph, the new F-TYPE SVR is the first Jaguar to wear the SVR badge and has been developed to exploit the two-seat aluminum sports car’s full potential while retaining its day-to-day usability. The new ‘17 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR will make its global debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016 and will go on sale in summer-2016. Lighter, faster and more powerful, the new F-TYPE SVR takes performance, dynamics and driver involvement to a new level yet retains ...Read More
PETTY MUSTANG: BRIAN JOHNSON’S STAGE 2 BOY RACER!
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson buys his first American car, a supercharged 627-horsepower Petty's Garage Mustang. And he buys the first Stage 2 model, #1 of 43, from a genuine American hero – NASCAR legend, Richard Petty, below. Sarasota Café Racer Brian Johnson, above, called me with an offer I couldn’t refuse. “Marty, come over to the house and we’ll go to lunch in my new kick-ass Mustang, the actual first built Stage 2 Petty Mustang. It's vicious. You drive and I’ll pick up the lunch tab. And, pl...Read More
CALLAWAY CORVETTE: PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON!
Z06-based Corvette upgrade boasts 32% larger supercharger, triple intercoolers, and consistent power - lap after lap. Callaway Cars today announced power numbers and performance for its flagship model. Equipped with Callaway’s GenThree Supercharger, the Corvette Z06 now produces 757 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 777 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. The 0 to 60 mph sprint is now achieved in 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph. To reach that power (which is up from 6...Read More
’14 RANGE ROVER SPORT: LESS IS MORE!
‘Shedding weight has helped create a new Range Rover Sport that drives like a sports sedan,’ writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Eight hundred pounds. That’s a couple of Sumo wrestlers on a Brie and burger diet. Or a Budweiser Clydesdale, plus a keg or two of the famous brew. Or the heft of an aptly named Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Eight hundred pounds is also the considerable poundage that Land Rover has shed from its Range Rover Sport luxo-4x4 to create this all-new sexy version. That...Read More
JAGUAR F-TYPE COUPE: DYNAMICALLY CORRECT!
Stunning all-aluminum sports coupe raises the bar and challenges the status quo. “Creating a sports coupe is the purest of design tasks and also the most challenging; get it right and aesthetically the result will be as dynamic as the car should be rewarding to drive. In the F-TYPE Coupe, I believe we’ve got it right,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “The dramatic debut of the 550 horsepower F-TYPE R Coupe in Los Angeles today – possibly the most dynamic reveal of a car eve...Read More
CALLAWAY CHEVY SS: FOUR-DOOR CAMARO!
Callaway transforms the ’14 Chevy SS into a car truly worthy of Super Sport badging. Best known for its ultimate performance Corvettes, Callaway Cars is now producing four-door sedans that think they are super-high-performance sports cars. With a supercharged-intercooled 6.2-liter V8, six-speed automatic transmission, sophisticated electronics and traction control, Brembo brakes, sport-tuned suspension and 50/50 weight distribution, the 570 horsepower Callaway SS will be able to blow t...Read More
SUPERCHARGED ’14 MUSTANG: PROJECT YELLOW JACKET!
Created by Vortech Superchargers for the upcoming SEMA Show, Project Yellow Jacket packs a serious 600-plus-horsepower sting. “Since Ford doesn’t offer yellow on the 2014 Mustang, I was inspired to create this SEMA Project Car,” said Brian Ellis, sales, marketing and social media manager for AirPower Group. “We wanted to create something really eye-popping with a mechanical package to match the appearance.” The team at Vortech added 3D Carbon’s Boy Racer Kit, along with a carbon-fiber...Read More