WR TV: 2015 VW Golf GTI (5 views)
By Winding Road Staff on July 25, 2014 5:16 p.m.
Last month we headed to San Francisco to drive the Mk7 GTI in and around the city and found it to be carrying on the legacy of fun VW hot hatches quite competently. Today we're taking an in-depth look at the new GTI from top to bottom, and then we'll be hitting the streets once again to see how this sporty Golf handles the roads around Michigan.
By Winding Road Staff on July 25, 2014 4:48 p.m.
The Society of Automotive Engineers is an entity comprised of more than 138,000 engineers from the automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle industries which creates testing standards and practices for certifying performance measurements for vehicles. We recently saw SAE involvement in new Chrysler products in regards to the horsepower ratings in the new supercharged engine in the Dodge Challenger and (potentially) the Dodge Charger. Now, Chrysler's RAM truck division has decided to adopt the SAE’s newest J2807 towing standard across their entire truck line - the only manufacture to do so thus far. However, the real story here is that the ...
By Winding Road Staff on July 25, 2014 3:06 p.m.
Recently discovered SAE documents indicate that the 707 horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat motor used in the top spec 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT is also bound for at least one other engine bay in the Dodge lineup.
By Ronan Glon on July 25, 2014 1:21 p.m.
Supercharging is a type of forced induction that has historically been used by automakers to raise an engine's power output. Bolted to the side or to the top of the engine, the supercharger creates a powerful combustion by blowing compressed air into the cylinders.
By Winding Road Staff on July 24, 2014 6:42 p.m.
As a joint project between Subaru engineers and the rally-bred mad scientists at Prodrive, the UK300 was created to celebrate the rally success the Impreza had found in the UK over the previous years, and featured styling work carried out by Peter Stevens who designed the famous McLaren F1 and Subaru WRC rally car. The "300" denotes the total number of units produced.
Rumor: Near-Production 2016 Acura NSX Spotted at Nurburgring, Appears To Require More Testing (203 views)
By Winding Road Staff on July 24, 2014 2:45 p.m.
Production time frames for the introduction of the new Acura NSX have been vague, but rumors had been circulating earlier this year that a production-based test mule might was expected to make an appearance at Goodwood last month, but those speculations never became a reality. This week, spy photographers at Nurburgring caught a glimpse of an NSX prototype lapping the 'Ring in what appeared to be near-production form, reigniting hopes that the hybrid supercar might soon break cover. Unfortunately, events seen today at the track seem to indicate that the NSX might not be quite ready for primetime just yet.
By Ross Bentley on July 23, 2014 6:33 p.m.
For those of us who love to drive, having to take time off because of work, life obligations, or necessary automotive repairs and maintenance is no fun. We inevitably spend the weeks or months in which our cars are parked dreaming about getting back to performance driving at our favorite tracks. Thoughts of driving inevitably lead us to wonder whether our driving skills will have diminished after time away from driving at speed. Will my shifting be as smooth? Will I be able to brake as late as I did on that last session months ago? Will my lap times ...
WR TV: 2014 Mini Cooper S (198 views)
By Winding Road Staff on July 23, 2014 6:10 p.m.
When we got a chance to take the new Mini Cooper and Cooper S for a spin around the back roads of Puerto Rico earlier this year, we were slightly disappointed to learn that our time in the S model would not include a third pedal on the floor. Fortunately, this week we've got our hands on the Cooper S with the six speed manual gearbox, which is connected to a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that generates 184 horsepower and 201lb-ft of torque.
Driven: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (910 views)
By Bradley Iger on July 22, 2014 7:46 p.m.
Back in 2005, when Ford unveiled the newly retro-inspired Mustang, designers from Chevrolet and Dodge took notice of the excitement Ford was generating for nostalgic design coupled with modern performance and convenience and set to work creating their own responses, which resulted in the fifth generation Camaro and the third generation Challenger, the latter of which returned after a twenty five year hibernation. The Challenger SRT8 in particular caused quite a stir - its visual presence and torquey, rumbling 425 horsepower Hemi V8 was considered by many to be the most convincing and honest reinterpretation of the classic.
Update: 2015 Ford Mustang Official Specs Revealed (5712 views)
By Bradley Iger on July 22, 2014 2:07 p.m.
The pony car wars show no signs of letting up any time soon. While the new Dodge Challenger, and particularly the 707hp Hellcat variant, have been stealing the limelight as of late, Ford has just announced the official specifications and output figures for its all-new Mustang, which is set to hit showrooms later this year.