Lexus LFA

It seems like the Lexus LFA has been around forever. In reality, the first concept version was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2005, but that’s a long time in the automotive world. Additional concepts followed in 2007 and 2008, and the on-off rumors of a production version haven’t help. Nevertheless, the production version of the LFA is finally … Continua a leggere

Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta

Ferrari has unveiled the one-off P540 Superfast Aperta. Created by the company’s Special Projects division, for American Edward Walson (the son of the man who invented cable television), the Aperta was inspired by the Carrozzeria Fantuzzi-designed Ferrari which appeared in the movie Toby Dammit. According to Ferrari, “The car was designed by Pininfarina and built in Maranello, and the client … Continua a leggere

New Mazda 2 MY 2011

Mazda is the Japanese affiliate of Ford Motor Company, and the 2011 Mazda 2 will share a European-designed front-wheel-drive architecture with Ford’s 2011 Fiesta subcompact. The original Mazda 2 was a Japanese design that appeared some years ago as a rather uninspired tall-body 4-door hatchback. The car coming Stateside is the much sleeker second-generation that launched in Japan, Europe, and … Continua a leggere

New Mercedes ML 2011

Mercedes Benz’s full size SUV, the Mercedes Benz ML which we we enjoyed driving, will undergo an extreme make over to end up as a sporty, muscular, angular and mean looking design. We’re talking about the next generation Mercedes Benz ML which will arrive during the start of the next decade.     Features that were popular among customers in … Continua a leggere

New BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35is

BMW had warned us from the get-go that there wasn’t going to be an M version of the redesigned Z4 roadster. But it is coming awfully close with the new top-of-the-line Z4 that rolls out at the Detroit auto show next month.     The heart of the new Z4 sDrive35is is the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, fitted with twin … Continua a leggere

Ferrari F430 Scuderia

Serving as the successor to the Challenge Stradale, the 430 Scuderia (scuderia meaning “stable of horses”, but also used in the context of motor racing teams, including Ferrari’s own) was unveiled by Michael Schumacher at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show.  Aimed to compete with cars like the Porsche RS-models and the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (superleggera meaning super light weight), it … Continua a leggere

Ferrari F430 Challenge

The Ferrari F430 Challenge is a production-based race car built by Ferrari. The car is directly based on the standard F430 and uses the same 4.3L V8 engine. It was introduced at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show, and is built to compete in the Ferrari Challenge series, replacing the 360 Challenge in that regard. The F430 Challenge is based completely … Continua a leggere

Ferrari F430 – Ferrari F430 Spider

The Ferrari F430 is a sports car produced by the Italian automaker Ferrari from 2004 to 2009, as a successor to the 360. It debuted at the 2004 Paris Motor Show. European left-hand drive sales began in November 2004, but right-hand drive sales did not start until Spring 2005, and the North American market did not get the F430 until … Continua a leggere

Dodge Caliber SRT4

The SRT4 model, introduced at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2006, is a replacement for the original Neon-based SRT-4 produced by Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology group. It is a hatchback set to compete with the likes of the Volkswagen GTI and the Mazdaspeed3. It features a 2.4-liter DOHC 16V Turbocharged I4 with dual variable valve timing (DVVT).  It … Continua a leggere

Dodge Caliber R/T

The R/T model has a 172 hp (128 kW) 2.4 L version of the GEMA engine, equipped with the CVT2 transmission, and programmed with an ‘AutoStick’ feature giving six simulated fixed ratios in a clutchless manual mode in addition to the standard CVT ‘Drive’ mode.  All-wheel-drive was an option on the R/T model until 2009, but with automatic transmission only. … Continua a leggere