’19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!

'19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!
Dan Scanlan reports from Daytona on the Special Edition Grand Sports that honor Corvette Racing’s four full-time drivers: Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner. Chevrolet Racing had a winning way with its Corvette C6.R racecar with Ron Fellows at the wheel. Based on the Corvette Z06 and its 7-liter LS7 V-8, the C6.R won 39 GT1 races in ALMS, including 12 consecutive wins from 2005-06, and 25 more from 2007 to 2009. It was so good that Chevrolet made history by creating...
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ATHENS ADVENTURE: HELLENIC MOTOR MUSEUM!

Our intrepid reporter/carguy Dan Scanlan travels to the ‘cradle of civilization’ to uncover a treasure trove of antiques, classics and modern sports cars…hiding in plain sight. Surrounded by relics of Greece’s s ancient civilization, the curved tower Hellenic Motor Museum is one of Athen’s modern attractions. Founded by real estate developer Theodore N. Charagionis, the three-story museum is accessed by a spiral ramp that begins with the history of wheels, from ancient wooden chariots and carts...
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‘19 VW Golf R: R IS FOR RAPID!

‘19 VW Golf R: R IS FOR RAPID!
‘Reserved in appearance, practical in shape, and so much fun to drive – for a price’, blogs Dan Scanlan. The term “hot hatch” was born when Volkswagen put a hotter engine and more aggressive rubber and suspension in its front-wheel-drive Rabbit econobox hatchback back in 1974. Since then, many have done hot hatches – three- or five-door compacts with turbocharged Fours, a few wings and things and stickier rubber. And in a few cases, even more powerful versions have been done. Which brings us to...
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‘19 CADILLAC CTS-V: SUPERCAR SEDAN!

‘19 CADILLAC CTS-V: SUPERCAR SEDAN!
It’s really a four-door Z06 Corvette blogs intrepid road tester, Dan Scanlan. True the ‘19 Cadillac CTS-V has the heart of a Corvette Z06 under that carbon-fiber-vented hood – a supercharged aluminum 6.2-liter V-8 with 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque, with alas, only a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic. There’s no manual transmission option unfortunately. But when a car that holds four adults also holds the road like glue en route to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a digital speedomete...
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’18 MUSTANG GT TEST: PREMIUM W/PERFORMANCE!

'18 MUSTANG GT TEST: PREMIUM W/PERFORMANCE!
Read this carefully – here’s a modern muscle car with a 5-liter V-8 pumping out 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, you can shift for yourself, blogs Dan Scanlan. Yes, a 6-speed manual transmission. In an all-black '18 Mustang GT with the Performance Package that gives it an extra 25 ponies. Oh yeah, there’s active exhaust that tunes the sound from mild to deep-throated, echoed-off-the-walls wild, that’s great to hear from its red leather Recaro bucket seats. It’s been a long time s...
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REVOLOGY CARS: MODERN VINTAGE MUSTANGS!

Licensed by Ford and Shelby, ‘new’ old Mustangs with potent powertrains bring back the golden era of Motown Muscle. Dan Scanlan checks them out for CGC. It’s a Ponycar-lover’s dream team - a 450-horsepower ‘66 Shelby Mustang GT350 in proper white with blue stripes and, and a 430-horsepower ‘66 Mustang GT convertible in that right shade of blue. But while this pair looks period, they are “brand new” ’66 Mustangs produced by Revology Cars, a three-year-old Orlando, FL company started by Tom S...
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