Porsche took a chance fifteen years ago by adding the Cayenne to their lineup to be the first time an automaker that was known for building high end sports cars built an SUV. Here we are fifteen years later and this SUV continues to be one of the most impressive models that we’ve seen on the market. This SUV continues to get better with age and makes a huge difference in the driving that we expect from the SUV market. As a leader, Porsche has found a way to make the Cayenne better each year and must continue to do so now that more top end automakers are bringing SUVs to the market than ever before.
If you don’t know the Porsche 911 tradition its time you were introduced. For more than fifty years the 911 has been the symbol of driving and racing excellence. This car has never been the most powerful on the road or track, but it has often been the most agile and easily the most active. The lightweight build and perfect balance of the Porsche 911 has carried on in the automotive industry as one of the sportiest cars to ever be made. With the addition of more options and builds than ever the 911 is a car you will love to drive no matter which one you choose.
In what list would you ever have a Pagani Huayra and a Chevrolet Spark? Not very many at all, but this list is different than most. While we all love to talk about the horsepower a car has the torque is just as important and in some cases more important than the horsepower. With that in mind how many cars will bring you more torque than horsepower? Only a few will bring you numbers that are higher for the twist than for the forward grunt, but this list shows you those cars and the fact you can find a car in many categories that offers the drivability torque provides.
For many years the standard engine for fuel mileage was a four-cylinder but there has always been a trade-off when you purchase a car with a four-cylinder engine; boredom. These cars often brought in minimal excitement on the road and from under the hood which meant we would not have the feeling or the sound we wanted. Of course, with any rule there is an exception and there have been some exciting four-cylinder cars that gave us the engine note we wanted to hear. These beauties have given us the sound we wanted to go along with an impressive fuel efficiency to enjoy as well.
Turbocharging used to be a bad word and for those of us who are called purists it still is. The use of turbo to improve the power of a vehicle, which also improves the overall fuel mileage, seems to be rampant in the automotive world, especially for cars that are meant to be sports models. Thankfully, for those who love a naturally aspirated engine, there are still some great cars to drive when it comes to actual horsepower from these engines that seem to be dying out. Here are several that you can find and still enjoy the old-school charm of cars that are powered by a more original form of propulsion.
Driving for the sheer joy of driving is still possible, even in the world of advanced electronics that have taken away much of the functions of driving, if you have the right car to drive. Most of the sports cars today, including the often lauded Porsche 911 have so many electronic devices that handle the shifting, the steering adjustments and the power inputs in order to give you the best performance from the car, but when you want to actually see what your driving talents can do you want to drive the Porsche Cayman.
The 911 has been one of the most active and sporty cars on the road for many years. As a longstanding favorite of many drivers the 911 continues to improve each time it is redesigned. What makes the 911 so amazing is that it has steadfastly continued to offer us a rear-engine amazing drive even when so many have said it should have switched to a mid-engine a long time ago. Not only that, this car is one of the last to embrace turbocharging which has pleased the naturally aspirated fans for years. As we await the new updates for the 2017 model, here are several things you should know about this car: Read more
Which cooling system is best? Do you prefer your car air cooled or water cooled? Many car shoppers don’t even think about the distinction or difference and since a majority of us drive commuter cars to and from the workplace it really doesn’t matter until it’s time for a high powered sports car to get a treatment that will truly unleash its capabilities. Until this time, a majority of us are content to be quietly going about our lives mostly not knowing what makes our car go and how it could actually go much faster and offer more power.
On the flip side of this coin, there is a group that builds cars that are as unique as they get and offer a specific performance item, a special air cooling system. This group is SharkWerks and the main culprit is Magnus Walker who is well known for building air-cooled Porsches and putting them in vintage style Porsche bodies to both perform and look absolutely amazing. For some time now, Porsche has used a water filled cooling system for all its models and offered the standard and “legal” Porsche offerings that carry huge performance numbers for owners to take pleasure in.
As a dynamic duo from Porsche the Cayman and 911 make an amazing pairing and let the world see more from one of the world’s most renowned names in high powered sports cars. The Cayman is a mid-engine coupe that offers a balanced weight that makes the car feel so under control a driver just has to keep pushing in harder and faster until they can’t handle going any faster. No doubt for most owners the car itself will still have plenty of go left when the driver has had enough. The Cayman is built to leave other high performers way behind in the dust including the Chevrolet Corvette, Audi TT and Nissan 370Z. Read more
A long daily commute, the desire to take a weekend cruise, or even just for the fun of it, no matter what the reason someone purchases a convertible car over the choice of one that has a full roof enjoyment and desire are obvious. Cars that have a top that folds down and disappears have always turned heads and offered a desire to enjoy the windswept feeling offered by a convertible.
For the 2015 model year, and with rising gas prices, having a convertible that offers a decent amount of fuel efficiency makes perfect sense to stay on the road longer and enjoy the freedom and feeling. Here are the ten most fuel efficient convertibles when mated to an automatic transmission for the new model year for owners to enjoy. Read more