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”

Graded: Pontiac Grand Am

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: Pontiac Grand Am”

Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

From 1986 until 1989 Ford UK made a special version of the brand’s mid-size Sierra, called the RS Cosworth. As the name implies, Cosworth produced engines for these special edition lift-backs and sedans – a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that made between 204 hp and 224 hp depending on the year and trim level. The mostContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – Ford Sierra RS Cosworth”

Winged Car Wednesday – BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’

Racing homologation has given us some of the greatest cars of all-time. Here is one of them, the BMW 3.0 CSL. Built for competition in the European Touring Car Championship, the ultimate version of the car arrived in 1973 with a 203 hp 3.2-liter straight-six engine and all the aerodynamic bodywork one could ask for.Continue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’”

Graded: Nissan Skyline

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: Nissan Skyline”

Winged Car Wednesday – 1998 Dodge Viper GT2 (GTS-R)

In 1997 Dodge decided the brand should take the Viper to Le Mans, so it set out to create the legendary Viper GTS-R. As part of the process to take it racing, Dodge need to create a road going version of the Viper for homologation purposes. Enter the GT2. Yes, the GT2. That is theContinue reading “Winged Car Wednesday – 1998 Dodge Viper GT2 (GTS-R)”

Graded: Isuzu SUVs

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: Isuzu SUVs”