Tag: high performance

10 Posts

May 23, 2016

In the Driver's Seat of Hertz' New Mustang GT-H

Jim Motavalli

Fifty years ago, Hertz rented out Carroll Shelby's hot GT350 Ford fastback. Now, for nostalgia or fun, you can grab an even faster version. I did.

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Sep 02, 2015

Honda's Sports Car Past--and Its Future

Jim Motavalli

Remember the performance-oriented Honda S600, the S2000? No? Then you may not see how the new S660 comes from a proud tradition. But it's the NSX that gets all the glory.

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Oct 23, 2014

In a Horsepower Race, Cobra-Maker Shelby Offers Power Plus Fuel Economy

Jim Motavalli

Make no mistake, Shelby still boasts about its 1,100-horsepower Mustangs. But it also points out they can get the groceries at 25 mpg on pump gas. Here's what we'd point out: Who needs a 1100-hp grocery-getter?

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Pagani Huayra test drive
Oct 09, 2014

Gears This Week: The Pagani Hey-What?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

What's it like to pilot the 720 horsepower Pagani Huayra as fast as you please around a closed track? Intrepid Car Talk blogger Jamie Lincoln Kitman finds out. Take a Dramamine and enjoy the ride, right here. 

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Sep 03, 2014

Supercar Taxis: The Only Way to Travel!

Jim Motavalli

You can flag down a Tesla Model S in Oslo, a Lamborghini Gallardo in Bangkok, a Maybach in Moscow and Ferraris in Muscat and Warsaw. A world tour of the fanciest taxis, right here. 

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McLaren 650S
Apr 18, 2014

McLaren Reboot

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

McLaren aims to rebound from the disastrous sales it posted of 2011's MP4-12C with that car's newer, prettier, more talented sibling, the 650S. Jamie Kitman reports from the 2014 NAIAS.

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Jaguar F-type Coupe R
Mar 28, 2014

Jaguar's One-Percent Solution

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Kitman's rich for a day... and lovin' it, driving Jaguar's new F-Type. Added bonus? Watch as he takes, "The journalist's line."
 

J aguar F-type Coupe R
Jaguar F-type Coupe R

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Audi R8 V8 coupe
May 30, 2013

Car Talk Goes Mid-Engine

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Sure, most of us will never own a rare, 430-horsepower V8 sportscar - but they sure are fun to test-drive!

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Sep 21, 2011

Concours D'Elegance: High-End Car Shows Weather the Recession

Jim Motavalli

The blue blazer and white-glove auto events in upscale Connecticut can dazzle, even if the owners just write the checks. Auctions are part of the picture, and this year the results were decidedly mixed.

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Jan 01, 2000

Am I nuts to buy a used Ferrari? What should I look out for?

Dear Car Talk

Am I nuts I want to buy a Ferrari No not one of the new gazillion-dollar Testarossas or whatever the car I want is a GT from around Now this car would be used for trips to the beach and...

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