Performance Vehicles

The 2019 Jaguar i-Pace ins and outs.

2019 Jaguar i-Pace Year 2 Review: Continuing the British BEV Response to Tesla Amongst a Beginning German BEV Onslaught

Four years in the making and now its second year of production, the first European full production full electric response to Tesla is a British SUV already on its way in Jaguar fashion toward iconic status. If this represents the latest theater of battle in the cultural British invasion of America between David Beckham, tea and toast, the Mini, Elton John, James Bond, Range Rover, fish and chips, the BBC, Duran Duran, Bentley, the Beatles and so forth, then bring it on!
Mazda Miata Corvette Conversion

Transform Your Modern Mazda Miata into a Tiny, 132-Horsepower C2 Corvette

If you have always wanted a C2 Chevrolet Corvette, but you want it to be smaller, less powerful and, well, built on the underpinnings of a Mazda Miata, you are in luck, as the Japanese body kit company Mitsuoka is now offering an elaborate body kit for the MX-5 that transforms it into a sort of tiny classic Vette.
Images from the 2018 OC International Auto Show credit: OCIAS Media for main pic and Map, JLR for Al Castro in Classic Range Rover rendering, the rest taken by me, A Castro.

Orange County CA Auto Show 2018: A Preview What’s to Come for the LA Show

Although the annual Orange County International Auto Show is the eighth largest auto expo in the world, it’s not the show New York, Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo has. What the show does do, however, is it gives you quality time for serious car shopping, and for us all a preview of the chicks to hatch without giving away the auto henhouse. That’s what the annual LA Auto Show is for, just eight weeks and 30 miles way.
The Secret World of Rivian Automotive

Rivian Auto, BEV Pickup R1T and SUV R1S: So Secretive Rivian is becoming the CIA MI6 of the Automotive World!

Shhh. (Whisper). Have you ever seen a Rivian? In a way I hope not. Be careful if you have. At this stage don’t tell anyone. The electric truck startup might have to execute you for being exposed to company secrets moments away from their LA Auto Show reveal!
Leah Pritchett Championship Trophy Picture

Leah Pritchett Drives Her Dodge Challenger to 3rd-Straight Win and the Championship

This past weekend, Leah Pritchett drove her Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to a 3rd straight win in the class, also securing the Factory Stock Showdown championship title and leaving no question as to which brand is the leader in the world of modern stock-based drag racing.
Bugatti Chiron and Divo

If You Have Wanted A Bugatti SUV, You May Soon Have One

For the last couple of years -- okay, it seems like that long -- Bugatti has been hinting that it would be building an SUV. However, any comments in that direction were just left hanging in mid-air as the commenter moved on to other topics. Now, though, it looks a little more likely. But -- there's always a but -- it will only come if VW (Bugatti's parent) can find the bucks to do the job.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Does Well in C&D Lightning Lap

The folks from Car & Driver published the results of the 2018 Lightning Lap competition in this month’s issue of the magazine and the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody finished in the middle of the pack – an impressive placement for a car that is often pinned as being nothing more than drag strip dominator.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Production Officially Began Today

FCA announced this afternoon that production of the 797-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye began today in Brampton and while we don’t know for sure when the first units will reach dealers – we do know for sure that the newest Mopar muscle car is about to hit the streets.
The Different Faces of Jon Hall Stopped by Police over His Model 3 Screen

Cop Pulls Over Model 3 for Giant Screen: Here’s the Do’s and Don’ts

OPINION: As the Tesla Model 3 becomes less of an exotic out in the American wilderness to soon become a common domesticated pet, its oddness will continue to stick out while its familiarity will acquaint the many verses the few. Until then getting stopped by police for a giant screen on your dash should not shock everyone. Here’s what the do’s and don’ts are of getting stopped by police while we give the cops time and patience, please, thank you, to wrap their heads around it.
2019 Ford Mustang Trio

Ford Mustang Leads Dodge Challenger in September, Camaro Still Sinking

The sales numbers for September and for the third quarter of 2018 are in and once again the Ford Mustang was the bestselling two-door sporty coupe in the US market, beating the Dodge Challenger by about 300 units while the Chevrolet Camaro continues to fall well behind both of its rivals.

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