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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 … Continue reading

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Driving the Ford Police Interceptor

Ford invited a number of local auto writers to join in with a contingent of police officers from various Illinois communities to drive the new 2020 Ford Police Interceptor at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. A derivative model of … Continue reading

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2019 Maserati Levante GTS -Drive Report

The Levante GTS is powered by a 550-HP twin turbo 3.8-L V8 built at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. It’ll push the GTS to 60mph in 4 seconds flat and top things out at 181mph. It’s the same engine … Continue reading

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2019 BMW M5 Competition – Drive Review

With just ten minutes behind the wheel I knew I should be heading to Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL or Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. A 4.4-liter TwinPower turbo V-8 with 617 horsepower paired up with an 8-speed automatic … Continue reading

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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth – Tracked

A one-day Fiat Track Experience at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois under the tutelage of the pros at Skip Barber Racing School gave me plenty of seat time in the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.  Driving the 124 Spider Abarth … Continue reading

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2019 Dodge Challenger Ups the Horsepower Game

From the 305-HP V6 to the 797-HP Hellcat Redeye, the 2019 Dodge Challenger seeks to thrill and make driving more fun than ever. Catch up on what’s new right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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2019 BMW X4 – First Drive

On the invite of BMW I drove the new 2019 BMW X4 through the Carolina Appalachians, got to see it being built in BMW’s Spartanburg, SC assembly plant and had a little fun pushing the limits on the track and … Continue reading

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