Hopefully Subaru has its new BRZ STI concept car ready-to-roll when the next Fast & Furious sequel starts filming because this thing will steal the show. With Suby’s proven STI boxer engine mounted super low in the chassis it will give this little rocket the lowest center of gravity of any car on the market today. Translation: race car handling in your daily driver. Bring it on.
By now we know better than to expect American automakers to produce a small car that any of us want to drive. But, the partnership between Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat brand looks promising. The Fiat 500 Abarth will soon be imported to the states and this little jellybean rips. It’ll pack a snappy 1.4 liter turbo and, as you can see, a rather aggressive look.
The “sport” part in the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport means that instead of going full mid-life, you were a good “sport” and compromised. Instead of buying a blown vintage coupe you got an executive slash family car that makes you feel cool for your age.
Even though they look great, in the past, drop-tops were always the slower, less aggressive variant. Not the case with this 2013 ZL1 Convertible. Chevy built in tranny reinforcements and added tunnel and tower braces to stiffen up the chassis, giving more of those 580 horses to the back wheels. Tell her you’re buying it for her.
Here’s an early look at the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. This will be BMW’s first crack at a more moderately priced, mainstream hybrid vehicle. Based on the BMW 5 Series, the car is powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline-six-cylinder found in the BMW 535i. On top of the conventional components will be a 55-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
If your manhood doesn’t really need an extension, the main purpose of a car is to get you from point A to point B. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will do that and then some. It’s got a burrito-sized glove box, windows that go up & down, and a honkable horn. It also gets nearly 40mpg. Your neighbor who drives the luxury combat vehicle won’t understand but Toyota does. This post has been sponsored by Toyota.
The tit-for-tat battle between the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro is about to kick in to gear again. When the 2012 Camaro ZL1 hits the pavement early next year juiced up with it’s 550-horse, 6.2-liter, six-speed 8, those Mustang dudes with the new Boss 302 are gonna start sweating.
Just a couple more years of driving around in your underpowered little hybrid rollerskate. In 2013, you’ll be able to upgrade to an electric Beemer. And thankfully, the forthcoming 4-seater doesn’t look like a wireless mouse on wheels. It actually looks like a German sports car and 78 miles-per-gallon has never looked so good.
Buying that vintage Corvette is not the mid-life crisis. The crisis comes when you get it home and realize you need to replace the whole floor pan and have a 40-year old transmission rebuilt in the next state over. Avoid all that. Karl Kustom Corvettes takes current C6 and Z06 model Corvettes and gives them a vintage makeover. With custom body panels, paint, wheels and performance upgrades, they turn out neo-classics like the ’62 split-window coupe and the convertible ’67 Roadster.
When you step up to a Benz emblazoned with the AMG logo, you aren’t just shelling out more dough for wider wheels and a front-end splitter. The new C63 Coupe, like all AMG models is built using all of MB’s incredible racing technology. Standard equipment: adjustable coil overs, racing brakes, and a 510-horse AMG motor that is carefully hand-built under their “one man, one engine” philosophy in the company’s plant in Affalterbach, Germany.