Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type

With striking sheetmetal, an elegant interior and sporting abilities good enough to keep up with the best of them, the F-Type is a hit. It does, however, face some stiff compition. The new Corvette Stingray (the one that won most “Car of the Year” awards this year) is faster than the V8S, while costing about half as much. Continue reading

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

After an incredible 50 years, the 911 is still one of the benchmark sports cars. Porsche made a special edition to celebrate its fabulous car. Unlike most special editions, this one is more than a new paint job (we are looking at you, Buggati). Porsche used the RWD Carrera S drivetrain and powertrain in the wider Carrera 4 body. Continue reading

2013 Shelby GT350

stangThe Shelby GT350 costs about the same as a brand new Shebly GT500. Despite their similar price, name, and the fact that they are based on the Mustang, they are very different. First, lets talk price. For around $50k, you the Shelby GT350, which includes a Mustang GT upgraded by Shebly America. The ugrade includes pretty much everything: suspension, engine, cosmetic and any other upgrade you can think of. Continue reading

Kia Optima

Kia Optima

The Kia Optima is a good all-around pick. It offers the most upscale look among the midsize sedans available. Starting at $21k, it is also one of the most sporty looking sedans for the money. For $21k, you get a 200hp four-cylinder sending power to the front wheels. Bump it up to $23k, and you get the same engine but some more tech and other goodies. Where it really gets better is at $26k, where you get a turbo 4-cylinder producing a respectable 274hp. With the turbocharged model (called the SX), you get some different (and rather good looking) wheels, and even more standard equipment. Handling is good, better than the Camry, but not quite up to the Mazda6’s. Fuel economy is about average for its segment. The Optima is for people looking for a car that is slightly sporty, but still a traditional mid-size sedan.