Everyone’s had that moment, while looking for a new car, when they ask themselves, “What’s the least I can spend on a new Dodge Charger?” Well, you’ll find the answer is in the $30k area for your everyday Charger SE, but then you may notice that next to that SE is the $70k Charger SRT Hellcat. That’s right, you can get two basic Chargers for the price of a single Hellcat. Granted, the Hellcat engine transforms the Charger into a completely different animal, but the Charger isn’t even close to the most egregious example of price disparity within a single model’s lineup.
My good friend Jeremy Clarkson has a way with words. (I liked him on Facebook, which means we’re friends, right?)
Here’s a status he so eloquently posted yesterday on his fan page:
Supercars appeal to the small boy in us all. We may hate the bastards who have them and we may know they make no sense at all, but that doesn’t stop us wanting one.
Well, we only hate the people who have them when they don’t appreciate them or have the skill to drive them. For those people, the car is nothing more than a symbol of success. For others, though, the supercar is owned because of a true passion for the design, engineering and performance behind the car.
Both types of people have made the news over the last couple of days.
Anytime a list like this gets published, lots of opinions are built into the equation.
One person might call the Subaru WRX the year’s best driver’s car, while another would bestow the honor on the BMW M3. How a car drives and reacts to input is an incredibly subjective experience and open to interpretation by many different styles of drivers.
That said, there are some mainstays in the perennial quest to find the best car for drivers. Not just go-to-the-store drivers, but the drivers who understand the value of properly warmed tires, a perfect apex and heel-toe shifting.
Keep reading for Motor Trend‘s surprising list of the year’s best driver’s cars, ranked 9 to 1.
I don’t know about you, but I need a quick escape to fantasyland.
The humanitarian situation in Japan is heartbreaking, and the nuclear crisis there gets more terrifying as each day unfolds.
I won’t look to the economy or my mutual funds to make me feel better, and I can’t afford the gas to go on a therapeutic drive. But I did find something that helps, at least momentarily, to get away from reality and provide hope that, one day, things will get better.
That hope is in Italy, and it’s funded by Volkswagen. Lamborghini is planning a series of all-new ultra-expensive vehicles, which can only mean that things will turn around… even if only for a few select people. Keep reading for a peek inside Lambo’s product plans for the coming years, and hope you’re lucky enough to be among the folks it wants to reach.
No matter how snowy or cold the winter gets, I know I can always count on the Geneva Motor Show to provide some relief from the doldrums of the dark season.
If pictures of the latest in sports-car concepts and hot production vehicles don’t get your mind looking toward spring, you might want to check your pulse.
While the show hasn’t seen a showstopper like last year’s Porsche 918 Spyder, this year’s crop of goodness includes the latest Toyota FT-86, a U.S.-bound Alfa Romeo 4C, the Lamborghini Aventador, and an all-new look for Saab.