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Criminals Beware: 2011 Ford Police Interceptor is a High-Tech Crime-Stopper!

On: Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:55AM | By: Michael Jon Lazar


2011 Ford Police Interceptor test 2

Police nationwide are offering their salvos to the Dearborn automaker, Ford Motor Corporation, for their newest line of criminal defender vehicles that is already in production for police stations, substations, and facilities nationwide: The 2011 Ford Police Interceptor. There have been some vast improvements made upon this car, even from their last line, the 10’ receptor, and then some! Even better: the newer model ditches the ugly old Crown Victoria model—which is curvy and outdated’and replaces it with a flashier and much more aesthetically pleasing Taurus sedan. But don’t get anything wrong: this is not your average Ford Taurus. Far from it, in fact! 


The BMW 335i Voted Must-See

On: Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 8:21AM | By: Sherry Christiansen


2011 BMW 335i's Limited Edition test 2

The 2011 BMW 335i's Limited Edition was one of the cars selected for the “must-see” list of automobiles that debuted at the 2010 New York Auto Show that premiered recently. This sporty sedan features a single-turbo engine boosted to 320 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Other than embellishing the car with the extra power, there is an optional 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which is a first for a BMW that is not an M model; the front and rear fascias of the 335i were revamped as well as the entire M-sport interior.


Mopar Releases Meanest Challenger Yet, Uhm, From Mopar Itself Anyway

On: Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 1:40PM | By: John Welch


Mopar Releases Meanest Challenger Yet, Uhm, From Mopar Itself Anyway test 1-1


One of the problems with America is that we just can't accept a good thing and then leave it well enough alone. Mopar (Dodge, whatever) has seen its darling baby, the Challenger, hacked to pieces by every tuner from the reputable, Hennessey and Steve Saleen, to the less than reputable.

So, just like last year, Dodge has decided to produce a limited run of 'Drag-Pack' Challengers. Perfect mod's for a slightly hampered muscle car? Or total waste of money and engineering effort? You be the judge, inside the post . . .


Net Find Of The Day: 1980 BRADLEY GT Gullwing EV

On: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 5:21PM | By: Clay Ritchings


1980 BRADLEY GT test 2

I was working the Google on the Internet machine and came across a very interesting and unique car that I have not seen before; sure, I have seen Bradley GT kit cars running around, but I have never come across an all-electric model. Now this is not a converted Bradley GT kit car at all, but was one of only 50 manufactured in the Bradley factory in 1980 specifically as an EV, based on a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle frame.


 

The G,B,U; Unattainable 911 Edition

On: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 4:14PM | By: John Welch


The G,B,U; Unattainable 911 Edition test 1-1

The Good: Porsche is introducing a new 911, the 'Sport Classic'. New Porsches are always appreciated, but the good news here is the new flappy-paddle transmission. The transmission itself isn't new, just the flappy-paddles. Prior to this model, a Porsche customer not possessing the wherewithal to specify a manual transmission had to settle for Pontiac Grand Prixesques thumb-shifter thingees. I've always thought this to be a rather moronic solution for gear-changing, just like the universal inter-automaker refusal to make auto-boxes with levers that move down for an up shift and up for a down shift. How many times has an auto-journalist bitched about that in the last ten years?

With the old Porsche system you were required to squeeze the sides of the steering wheel's spokes to effect gear changes. Completely counter-intuitive. Thankfully, the electronic connections are all the same for either system, so all Porsches with the bizarro shifters could theoretically be retro-fitted with flappy-paddles. Honestly, who are these goons that are buying Porsches with automatic transmissions to begin with?! Sigh, IDIOTS . ..