Category Archives: performance cars

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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2018 Kia Stinger – Drive Review

Kia has ventured into new territory with the introduction of its all-new, very bold 5-passenger sportback sedan, the Stinger. The Stinger is the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history and is in the space typically occupied by European automakers. … Continue reading

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2018 Dodge Challenger GT – Drive Review

The Dodge Challenger GT is the first and only two-door American muscle car with all-wheel drive. Dodge designed the AWD to transition between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention. The Challenger GT can provide confident year round … Continue reading

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2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Drive Review

The original hot-hatch pocket rocket GTI has grown up over the years. Now for 2018 it has gained 10 additional horsepower, now at 220-HP, and matured to a family-like 4-door only. S, SE and Autobahn trims are offered with starting prices … Continue reading

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI – Drive Report

The Stelvio is an SUV from Alfa Romeo that is made for the track. Of course, most all will never be driven on the track. With 280-HP, an 8-speed automatic and Alfa’s rear -biased Q4 all-wheel drive system, the Stelvio … Continue reading

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