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 from 0 to 100 to 0 mph in 10.6 seconds. A Tremec 7-speed dual clutch…
2019 Hyundai Veloster N – on the track and on the road
Hyundai has upped its game with the new Veloster N that’s only available with a six-speed manual transmission. The base model N has 250-HP and is priced at $26,900. With the optional Performance Package the power is boosted to 275-HP for $29,000. Plus there’s a host of more performance enhancements with this package. The N…
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – Down the Quarter Mile
On the invite of the Dodge SRT team I had the privilege of piloting the 840-horsepower 2018 Challenger SRT Demon down a drag strip quarter mile. Along with other select automotive writers from across the U.S. we made solo passes trying our hand to hook-up, get a good launch and a quick ET using all…
2017 Lexus RC F – on the track and off
Lexus’ RC F has lots of track creds. 467-HP 5-liter V8, 8-speed direct shift transmission, Torsen limited slip as well as torque vectoring differential, big Brembo brakes, 35-series tires on 19-inch wheels, top speed 170mph, 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 secs, and a 12.5 sec. quarter. I drove it on the track at…
2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – Driven
707-horsepower is a bit much. However, the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat can be tame enough for daily street drives. On the weekend you can head to your favorite motorsports club and wring it out. And now there’s a Demon loose with up to 840-horsepower. Read a bit more right here with one click. @!ChicagoCarGuy
In the News: King Kia, Brexit, Viper exit, VW pays up, LeMans, and more.
Summer has officially arrived and we’re hot and heavy into motorsports from F1 to IndyCar to NHRA to NASCAR to LeMans. Next week we’ll see what happened at Pikes Peak. Auto shows from Concours to Cars & Coffee are happening around the U.S. and summer road trips are in the making. Catch up on the…
Mazda MX-5 Cup at Road America
The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires reached the halfway point of the 2016 season with a Father’s Day doubleheader weekend at Road America. The Mazda MX-5 Cup kicked off a new era for the series with an all new car this year. The first two doubleheader race weekends have seen…
In the News: Auto Hall of Fame, Le Mans, BMW turns 100, VW goes EV plus more.
While we celebrate all the fathers, here’s a quick summary of some of the top news in the auto world. The hot summer is rolling across the U.S. and the news in the auto industry is often times just as hot. Give it a read right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy
In the News: Best midsize cars, VLF Destino, LAPD goes EV, much on motorsports, and more.
How was your week? Mine had me learning about America’s Cup foiling catamarans, visiting Chicago’s Rise & Drive and checking out the Mecom Motorcycle auction. Catch up on the automotive news of the week right here with one click. @1ChicagoCarGuy
In the News: New car sales down but MPG up, little interest in self-drivers, killer air bags, Indy 500 and F1
If you’re reading this you survived the Memorial Day weekend. Great. Keep up the good work. Catch up on that end-of-May auto world news right here. Just a click of your mouse will do it…..right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy