The world has spent the past few days congratulating SSC North America for their world record for production car top speed. But will the Lotus Evija make this a short-lived victory? For context, both of these machines make 4-digit horsepower numbers. The SSC Tuatara makes 1,750 and the Lotus Evija makes over 1,973. Both of […]Read More Is the Lotus Evija Going to be Faster Than the SSC Tuatara?
With 550 horsepower (five hundred, and fifty!) from its Magnuson supercharged 5.7-liter V8 engine, the new Lexus J201 concept has some grunt. Were Lexus to make it a production overlanding rig, it’d officially be the most powerful Lexus ever sold. 550 horsepower is the most power any production Lexus has ever made! Right? Oh, that’s […]Read More The Lexus J201 Concept is Pretty Much the Most Powerful Lexus Ever
1LE Camaros have the greatest range of engine sizes of any track-capable car. From the 2.0-liter turbo engine to the 6.2-liter V8s, high-speed fun is available from mild to hot-DAMN-this-is-spicy. Comparing the 2.0T Camaro with the 1LE track package to the 6.2 V8 Camaro SS 1LE brings some surprising conclusions. Background The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE […]Read More Quick Drive: Camaro SS 1LE vs Camaro 2.0T 1LE
Mazda, the car industry’s zoom-zoomy underdog, announced today that they will resume full-capacity production next month after reporting sales improvements in the USA. This is good news, both for Mazda and for enthusiasts. The automaker reports an 11% increase in sales in the United States in the month of June, versus last year. A significant […]Read More Mazda’s North American Sales are Actually Improving Despite the Global Pandemic
It happened. Not to be outdone by the big-nostril-nosed new BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-AMG brought out the new AMG GT Black Series with all the grille. With the same grille lines as the recent AMG GT3, pictured above, the new GT Black Series model presumably benefits from greater cooling capacity and engine airflow thanks to […]Read More Mercedes-AMG’s New GT Black Series Brings All The Grille Possible
What is it? Take the massively capable Camaro SS, and squeeze out almost 400 pounds of weight by replacing the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 with a 2.0-liter turbocharged LTG 4-cylinder. A car with already best-in-class handling, but over 10% lighter. Now set it loose on an autocross course, where acceleration and top speed bow to lateral […]Read More The 2019 Camaro 2.0T 1LE is a Dream at Autocross
Mazda announced today the arrival of the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo Sedan and Hatchback models. With up to 250 horsepower, 320 pound-feet of torque, and Mazda’s predictive i-Activ AWD system, is the new Mazda3 Turbo competitive with other entry-level luxury cars? Let’s look at the specs to find out how it stacks up. But I wanted […]Read More By the Numbers: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo vs Audi, BMW, and Mercedes