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Should You Wait for the 2016 Miata?

September 16th, 2014

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Front Quarter View

The Mazda MX-5 Miata, universally loved the world over by club race teams and enthusiasts alike, turns 25 this year. What better way to celebrate than with the official unveiling of the all-new 4th-generation model? Mazda’s latest roadster is sleeker, quite a bit lighter and more modern inside and out, but it won’t hit showrooms until mid-2015. Is the 4th-generation 2016 MX-5 Miata worth the wait when you could opt for, say, a brand-new Subaru BRZ today? Here are the top 5 reasons why the answer is a resounding “yes.”

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Evo Magazine Takes Ferrari F40 Across the Alps

August 21st, 2014

Ferrari F40 in the Swiss Alps

The spiritual precursor to the modern Enzo and LaFerrari, the legendary Ferrari F40 is all about uncompromising speed and supercar enjoyment. Far from a modern GT car, it’s loud, scary at the limit and thoroughly uncompromising in its singular mission as a race car for the road. A twin-turbo 2.9-liter V8 mounted directly behind the driver produces a loud wail and 471 horsepower, and taller drivers will sit with their knees virtually against their chest. So when EVO Magazine‘s Henry Catchpole had the opportunity to drive one more than 1,1000 km all the way from Switzerland to the U.K., including a sporting journey through the Swiss Alps, he jumped at the chance, of course.

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Jay Leno Takes the 707-Horsepower Hellcat For a Spin

August 13th, 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat - Jay Leno's Garage

Dodge is making waves with its new-for-2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most poweful muscle car ever created and currently the most powerful American-made car that money can buy. With 707 horsepower from a high-output supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the most powerful series-production V8 ever, the Hellcat is more powerful than a Lamborghini Aventador and Dodge’s own Viper. It’s got 20×9.5-inch rear tires, and runs the 1/4-mile on its production tires in 11.2 seconds (10.8 seconds on street-legal drag radials) Top speed is an ungoverned 199 mph. So it was only a matter of time before funny man and car aficionado Jay Leno got his hands on the Hellcat for some smoky burnouts.

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Infiniti Planning 700-Horsepower Stunner

August 13th, 2014

700 Horsepower Infiniti Q80 Q90

Within Infiniti’s long-term product plans, just revealed by Automotive News, comes a stable full of all-new models beginning in 2016, not in the least of which is a new flagship luxury sedan with a twin-turbocharged hybrid powertrain making in excess of 700 horsepower.

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Subaru Selling Out of WRX Sports Sedans

August 6th, 2014

2015 Subaru WRX STI

The redesigned-for-2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI have been a big hit with critics, who have near universally praised the new models for better-than-ever handling with a technologically advanced AWD system to go along with more-even power delivery and an improved interior.

Turns out buyers are thinking exactly the same thing, as the WRX and WRX STI have been selling like wildfire.

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