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About urbandriverchicago

Mechanical engineer and automobile enthusiast with extensive auto industry experience now writing about vehicles for urban and city use.

2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition pays homage to the Z heritage as well as a tribute to the BRE 240Z race cars. The BRE Datsun 240Z coupes were run by Peter Brock and his Brock Racing Enterprises team … Continue reading

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2020 Shelby GT500 -Track, Strip and Street

The new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a 5.2-L aluminum alloy 760-horsepower supercharged V8. It’s the most powerful street-legal Ford ever. The engine develops 625 ft.-lbs. of torque. This horsepower, together with huge Brembo brakes, will take the GT500 … Continue reading

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2019 BMW X2 M35i – Drive Review

The 2019 BMW X2 is interesting and appealing. The M35i delivers a high level of performance and entertainment. The rear opening hatch makes it very functional and utilitarian. The exterior design is quite car-like. The interior is comfortable and well … Continue reading

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon – a second look

The premium look of the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon along with its roomy interior, large cargo space, and decent performance make it worthy of serious consideration. The Arteon is all-new for 2019 and a candidate for the North American Car of … Continue reading

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2019 Shelby GT350 – Street and Track

This street-legal race car from Ford is something to behold. It’s fast, nimble and fun. With a 526-HP V8, Tremec 6-speed manual, huge brakes and a well tuned suspension the 2019 Shelby GT350 delivers thrill after thrill. I played with … Continue reading

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2019 Audi A3 – Drive Review

With standard quattro all-wheel drive, a new exterior design, smart technology integration, and thoughtful interior flexibility, the 2019 Audi Q3 offers a strong entry in the premium compact SUV segment. The 228-HP turbo 2.0-L mated to an 8-speed automatic gives … Continue reading

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2019 Cadillac XT4 – Drive Review

Cadillac’s entry in the premium compact SUV segment comes across as a viable offering with its decent driving dynamics and long list of features and options. There’s plenty of safety and technology to choose from. The XT4 with its 237-HP … Continue reading

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