Winged Car Wednesday: Ferrari F40

What could I possibly say about this car that hasn’t already been said? The F40 is a Godfather of supercars. An ultimate expression of performance at all costs. The 2.9-liter turbocharged V8 redefining what a street-legal car was capable of. Then entire car was sculpted to maximize engine cooling and downforce, accentuated by the tall,Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday: Ferrari F40”

Graded: Saturn’s

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded: Saturn’s”

Winged Car Wednesday – Chevrolet Cobalt SS

Today’s entry on Winged Car Wednesday may have one of the more ridiculous looking rear wings. But don’t be fooled by the Chevrolet Cobalt SS – it was still a serious compact performance vehicle. Initially offered with a 2.0-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine, the Cobalt SS S/C made a healthy 205 hp when released in 2005.Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Chevrolet Cobalt SS”

Winged Car Wednesday – 1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

When Ford needed a new Group A rally car in 1992, the company created the Escort RS Cosworth. Based on the fifth generation Escort, the RS Cosworth came equipped with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine making a healthy 224 hp. But what makes it a highlight for Winged Car Wednesday is that giantContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – 1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth”

Graded: Compact Oldsmobiles

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded: Compact Oldsmobiles”

Winged Car Wednesday – Chaparral 2E

The predecessor to the Chaparral 2F discussed last year, the 2E was the original big-wing car, featuring an open cockpit compared to the 2F’s closed driver compartment. Bolted directly to the rear suspension, that massive airfoil could be adjusted via a pedal under the driver’s left foot for maximum downforce when cornering and minimal dragContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Chaparral 2E”

Winged Car Wednesday – Koenigsegg Agera One:1

When a car weighs less than 3,000 lbs, but has over 1,300 hp, a massive wing is needed to help keep the rear-end planted; especially when surpassing speeds of 275 mph. And that is exactly what the ridiculous Koenigsegg Agera One:1 has – a giant rear wing. A nicely sculpted, very functional piece of engineering,Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Koenigsegg Agera One:1”

Graded – Ford Thunderbirds

Welcome to Graded. Here we discuss legendary marques, models, or trim packages and affix a letter grade to a selection of vehicles falling under that topic. The grades mean nothing and are completely arbitrary. I fully encourage you to tell me what I got wrong and how you would grade them instead. Have some funContinue reading “Graded – Ford Thunderbirds”

Winged Car Wednesday – Ferrari F50

The F50 was the pinnacle of Ferrari’s technology in 1995. It took everything the brand had learned over decades of racing and applied it to a road car. That included the 512 hp 4.7L V12 engine, which was really an IMSA racing unit, itself an enlarged derivative of the Ferrari Formula 1 V12.   TheContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Ferrari F50”

Winged Car Wednesday – Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II

In the late ‘80s the battle between BMW and Mercedes-Benz for DTM racing supremacy was intense. The two manufacturers kept one-upping each other, attempting to gain an advantage. This led to the creation of some impressive machinery, like the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II. As the name implies, this was the second evolutionContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II”