Low, light, and easy to modify, the Mazda Miata has long been a favorite of weekend track-day racers. The 2016 MX-5 Miata was just unveiled and though performance specs have not been released yet, this new model is 220-lbs. lighter than the last model and with Mazda’s Kodo Design, it is visibly lower and wider, as well.
In America, the XC90 has been one of the most popular Volvos. For 2015, the super-safe Swedish SUV has been completely re-designed inside & out. The interior looks incredible, highlighted by a Tesla-like vertical info-tainment screen. The exterior got softer, less boxy lines and a front end featuring T-shaped LED lights. A variety of engine options will be available, including a 400-hp hybrid.
It’s the fastest production muscle car ever built. Powered by a supercharged 707 horsepower, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8, this 4-door family sedan does a quarter mile in 11.2 seconds and hits a top speed of 204 MPH then uses massive 15.4-inch Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers to slow back down.
Remember the Porsche Cayenne? Well, it appears Porsche finally has, too. For the release of four new Cayenne models, they’ve updated the front-end & rear-end styling and ditched the base model for 2015, offering an upgraded Cayenne Diesel, the Cayenne S, a new S E-Hybrid and the top-of-the-line Cayenne Turbo.
Porsche is a company with an unwavering belief system. The one belief that permeates through everything Porsche does is a simple one — every car should be a sports car. The all new Porsche Macan is our latest expression of what a sports car can be. The visceral, emotional benefits of a true sports car in a form that suits your lifestyle. The only question is, “Are you a Believer?”
While the other car makers cultivate the crossover category, Benz has the good sense to continue evolving their wagons. The new C-Class wagon is a bit wider, longer, & lower than its predecessor, offering a sportier outline, while maintaining the luxury & utility people love Benz wagons for. Over 53 cubic feet of cargo space doesn’t hurt either.
Back in the 60s, Dodge more or less invented the American muscle car & they’ve been building ’em ever since, so they’re making a serious statement when they call their 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat, “the most powerful muscle car in Chrysler history.” And here’s why: at the heart of this fire-breathing monster is a 392 Hemi V8 motor boasting 485 horsepower.
The Dodge muscle cars of the early 70s broke the mold by offering deadly amounts of power and performance technology taken directly from racing. And the 2015 Challenger is keeping that legacy alive. Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, it’s packing a 6.4-liter, 485-horse HEMI V8, with track-ready paddle shifting and the classic Shaker hood.
The Ford Mustang turns 50 this year. For it’s golden anniversary, they made a Special Edition model. Based off the 420-horsepower 2015 Mustang GT, this one gets a Performance Pack upgrade and lots of interior upgrades: a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, with similar details in the instrument panel, shift boot, door inserts, seats and center armrest. Choose either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Ford also gives you two color options: Wimbledon White or Kona Blue. Only 1964 of these 50th Anniversary Mustangs will be made.
You can get the 2015 Z06 Corvette convertible the way you want it. This 625 horse ‘Vette is available with a 7-speed manual tranny or GM’s new 8L90 8-speed torque converter automatic & you can choose between the removable roof hatchback or the full push-button soft-top.