2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Review and Test Drive

18 Dec
2015 dodge challenger scat pack

1971 called. They want their Scat Pack back. 

For some reason, I don’t recall the Scat Pack packages from almost 44 years ago, but I can tell you today’s version is spectacular. It is a shame the 707-horse Hellcat is getting all the attention right now, I am afraid people are going to overlook this version of the R/T Challenger.

I have to start under the hood, where you’ll find a 6.4-liter Hemi that is putting out an incredible 485-horses of pure raw horsepower. You won’t find a turbo or supercharger, it is just old-school power. My review car has a 6-speed manual that shifts great, but an 8-speed automatic is available on this rear wheel drive coupe.… Read more

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 GMC Yukon XL Review

Car Pro Rating:
5.5 out of 5 stars
11 Dec
2015 GMC Yukon XL

The 2015 GMC Yukon XL is one of my favorite vehicles of the year. I’ll tell you why, but first a little history.

The first GMC Suburban ever built was in 1937, three years after Chevrolet built the first Suburban. Now 77 years later, we have the first major change in large GM SUVs since 2007. The GMC Suburban is now known as the GMC Yukon XL, a sister vehicle to the self-proclaimed “National Car of Texas”, the Chevy Suburban.

The changes to the 2015 large SUVs are substantial. First and foremost, you can finally get the power-folding third row seat, and it is the fastest operation I have ever seen.… Read more

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Countdown is ON for Acura NSX Reveal

18 Dec
Acura NSX

Well the wait is nearly over!

Acura will take the wraps off its production model 2016 NSX next month at the Detroit Auto Show. It’ll be a day three years in the making so there are a lot of expectations here. The twin-turbo V-6 will compete with the Porsche 911, Audi R8 and Aston Martin Vantage just to name a few.

“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergized brand.”

An Acura NSX concept model made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, where Honda Motor Co., Ltd.… Read more

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Mainstream Chevys Get Corvette Treatment

Corvette

Chevy is hot for its Corvette Stingray!

So hot, in fact, is plans to incorporate some of the Corvette’s styling in its next generation mainstream models. GM’s design team says design features from its flagship hood to the tail light will subtly influence models like the Chevy Malibu, Cruze and soon to debut 2016 Volt. Down the road, even the Camaro could get some of the Stingray influence.

“As Malibu and Cruze and Volt come to market, you’ll be able to see a subtle link between some of the form vocabulary for all of them and Corvette,” General Motors global design boss Ed Welburn told Automotive News last week.… Read more

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