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Categories: Special / Limited Edition

Haunted Highways: The BMW Z8 - A Masterpiece From Munich

On: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:46AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


 BMW Z8 test 2

In 1997 BMW debuted a concept car called the Z07. It was an instant success on the show circuit, and not being a company to rest on its laurels BMW quickly got the Z07 onto the production line only two short years later and dubbed it the Z8—and the world was instantly better for it. The Z8 was built from 1999 through 2002 and was given the model code E52. It seemed that Bimmer had an idea that its newest flagship was going to be a success, as it guaranteed potential owners that it would continue to build replacement parts for it for the next 50 years. Presumptuous? Perhaps, but not as much as some may think...


Beater That's Hard To Beat: 2002-2004 Chrysler 300M Special

On: Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 9:37AM | By: Teddy Field


2002-2004 Chrysler 300M Special test 2

Back in the day, the Chrysler 300 'letter cars' were hot rodded luxury coupes with big honkin' V8s, and the presence of a mafia boss. The Chrysler 300M... was nothing like that. It was FWD, it looked like a bloated manatee, and it was about as fast as one. But then some engineers got ahold of it, and created the limited edition 2002-2004 Chrysler 300M Special. Sure, John Gotti wouldn't drive one. But if you had a few blocks to run, you'd think it was a beater that's hard to beat...


What the Truck?! 1998-2003 Dodge Dakota R/T

On: Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 10:57AM | By: Teddy Field


1998-2003 Dodge Dakota R/T test 2

Back in the late '90s, small trucks were big business. Little rigs like the Ford Ranger, Chevy S-10, and Toyota Tacoma, offered customers lots of capability for a fittingly small price. The Dodge Dakota, on the other hand, was unashamed of its full-size aspirations, offering more room, towing and payload capacity than its diminutive rivals. V8 power was available too. And, in the case of the Dodge Dakota R/T, it had a torque-happy 5.9L V8 that even had muscle car drivers saying "what the truck?!"...


The Car Sighting Sickness

On: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 11:21AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


The Car Sighting Sickness test 1-1

If you're anything like me, when you're out and about doing just about anything in life, your eyes are always open and scanning the roads and parking lots for that one rare automobile. It never has to be anything particular, just something a little more rare and unique than your average Honda Civic. Some cars garner more of a reaction than others:  Corvettes are nice, Porsche Turbos get a glance and a nod, a Nissan GT-R will probably get a peek in the window (no touching the windows, and not long enough to be confused with a potential carjacker, of course). A Viper will usually elicit a "Whoa!" from passers-by, and a Lotus Elise will have most novices wondering, "Is that a dune buggy?"


 

Lamborghini Urus To Recieve Twin-Turbocharged V8

On: Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 10:07AM | By: Carl Malek


Lamborghini Urus To Recieve Twin-Turbocharged V8 test 1-1

A new report reveals that the Lamborghini Urus will make history by being the first Lamborghini product to arrive with a production twin turbocharged V8.


Lamborghini To Celebrate Founder's Birthday With Limited Production Supercar

On: Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 10:55AM | By: Carl Malek


Lamborghini To Celebrate Founder's Birthday With Limited Production Supercar test 1-1

Lamborghini has big plans for the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, when, if a recent batch of new reports are to be believed, the Italian sportscar company will unveil an all-new limited-production supercar to help celebrate the birthday of company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini.


Cheap Thrill: 2006-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS

On: Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 9:43AM | By: Teddy Field


2006-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS test 2

The basic ingredients in any Chevy SS vehicle are a big engine, intimidating looks, and lots of badges. SuperSport models are usually based on whatever's popular at the time, and nothing was more trendy in the mid-2000s than the midsize SUV. So SS engineers crammed a 6.0L big block under the hood of a midsize Chevy Trailblazer. Then they gave it a very un-soccer mom look to match its baby-eating exhaust growl. There's nothing timid about this SS-UV, which makes it a terrific cheap thrill...


Ballin' on a Budget: 2008-2013 Infiniti G37 Coupe

On: Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 8:33AM | By: Teddy Field


Infiniti G37  test 2

Ballin' on a budget means that you drive a car that's new enough to look expensive, but just old enough not to be. The value of luxury cars drops like a rock because they're based on prevailing styles. But you're smart enough to make your depreciation work for you. This week's budget-friendly Blingmobile is the Infiniti G37 Coupe. It offers the perfect blend of luxury, performance, and style. And it's just cheap enough to let you ball on a budget...


Flashback: Chevrolet Silverado 454 SS

On: Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 10:39AM | By: Teddy Field


Flashback: Chevrolet Silverado 454 SS test 1-1

Back in 1990, engines were still measured in cubic inches, and single-digit fuel economy didn't matter. It was a glorious time; to celebrate, Chevrolet unleashed a big-block sport version of its wildly popular Silverado pickup truck. This black beast had sinister looks, a wild exhaust note, and an ozone-chomping 454 cu-in V8 under the hood. America's Heartbeat had definitely skipped a few beats...


The 2016 VW Beetle Dune & 2016 VW Beetle Denim are Funktastic!

On: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:21PM | By: Teddy Field


2016 VW Dune & Denim test 2

In 60s & 70s, the Volkswagen Bug was like a cheap automotive canvas. People could take their cheap little runabout, and turn it into a groovy flower-mobile, an off-road dune hopper, or a slick mini hotrod. The cultural impact of the Beetle isn't lost on VW, and they're launching two special edition Beetles to pay homage to the legendary Baja Bug and Jeans Beetle. So get ready to feel the Funk...


Hatch From Hell: Volkswagen Golf R32

On: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:47AM | By: Teddy Field


Hatch From Hell: Volkswagen Golf R32 test 1-1

The traditional 'hot hatchback' is designed for the young person who wants to haul their friends and stuff, while also hauling a certain part of the human anatomy. The Volkswagen Golf R32, on the other hand, doesn't have FWD, and it doesn't look like it came in a cereal box. It has 4-wheel drive, a big engine, and a luxurious interior. Oh yeah, it's also ballistic fast, which makes it a hatch from hell...