Classic: The Subaru Impreza 22B-STi (26 views)
By Ronan Glon on March 07, 2014 2:51 p.m.
The limited-edition Subaru Impreza 22B-STi is remembered as one of the most iconic Japanese sports cars of the 1990s. Although it boasts a menacing look and is packed to the brim with race-derived technology, it owes its existence to the homely Leone and Subaru’s aspiration to take on big names in the ruthless world of rallying.
Driven: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante (87 views)
By Bradley Iger on March 06, 2014 8:10 p.m.
Last year we got a chance to road test the hardtop version of the Vanquish, and we left the scene suitably enamored. Here we find ourselves at the helm of the drop top version of the Vanquish for the first time, simultaneously congratulating ourselves on the incredibly fortunate sequence of events that led us to this point in life, and also immediately realizing that despite perhaps losing a step to its hardtop brethren, the Volante is, without question, the more ideal configuration of the Vanquish.
WR TV: 1985 BMW 535i - POV Test Drive (26 views)
By Winding Road Staff on March 06, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Our courageous Multimedia Editor Chris Amos gets behind the wheel of a 1985 BMW 535i equipped with a 5-speed, a limited-slip differential and a set of snow tires and attempts to gingerly navigate the slippery snow-covered roads of Michigan. Spolier alert: the snow tires are no match for Chris's lead foot. When was the last time you threw in some opposite lock at 3mph?
Update: 2015 Audi TT and TTS Unveiled (157 views)
By Winding Road Staff on March 06, 2014 3:28 p.m.
After months of speculation and conjecture, Audi finally took the wraps off its new third-generation two seater sports car. Suffice to say that if you're a fan of the look of the first two generations of the Audi TT, you probably won't have much to quibble about with this one.
Preview: Koenigsegg One:1 (173 views)
By Winding Road Staff on March 05, 2014 4:43 p.m.
When Koenigsegg announced their intention to build the One:1, many scoffed at the idea. One horsepower per kilogram. At 1341kg, that equates to 1341 metric horsepower, or one megawatt of thrust, promoting Koenigsegg to dub it "the world's first megacar."
Geneva 2014: Maserati Alfieri Concept (235 views)
By Winding Road Staff on March 05, 2014 3:01 p.m.
Now on the market for seven years, the GranTurismo has stood as Maserati's halo car, and their only two-door model. While the GT has certainly been well received - and for good reason - there's a strong argument to made that it's starting to show its age. And it would appear that Maserati is also aware of that, as at this week's Geneva Motor Show they unveiled the Alfieri Concept, a sport coupe which could very well be an early iteration of the next GranTurismo.
Rumor: 2016 Polaris Slingshot (115 views)
By Winding Road Staff on March 04, 2014 12:40 p.m.
Is it a car or a motorcycle? These days, with vehicles like the Campagna V13R and the Morgan Threewheeler running around, it's getting harder and hard to tell. What we can tell you is that this side-by-side trike by Polaris - a brand which is typically associated with ATVs and other off-road vehicles - has another name to add to that list in the form of the soon-to-be-announced Slingshot.
Gear Spotlight: Autoglym Super Resin Polish (33 views)
By Bradley Iger on March 04, 2014 12:34 p.m.
Autoglym's Super Resin Polish is a buffing polish which can be used to treat fine surface scratches, swirl marks, scuffs and minor paint stains. Polish like this is designed to be used after washing and drying the paint but before using a sealer like Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection or a finishing wax like Autoglym High Definition Wax. You could think of polish as an incredibly fine sand paper - by applying polish to the clearcoat layer of your paint, you're essentially sanding (smoothing) out the blemishes in your paint by flattening out the paint surface and removing any embedded debris ...
By Winding Road Staff on March 04, 2014 12:32 p.m.
This week Chris Amos goes for a ride in a Mazda MX-5 that's gained some serious motivation by way of an LS1 V8 sourced from a 2004 Pontiac GTO. Shortly after this stripped out beast was built, the owner came out to Gingerman Raceway to do some testing and get a feel for the car. We take you along for this slightly terrifying, but awesome, ride.
By Bradley Iger on March 03, 2014 5:55 p.m.
After choosing a path toward a racing license, acquiring the necessary safety gear, and prepping for race school, we've finally arrived at day one of Cal Club Super School at Buttonwillow Raceway. Super School is an intensive two-day training program which, upon completion, would qualify us to race in the SM class the day after we completed the program. Pen in one hand and a large cup of strong coffee in the other, we stepped into class as a fairly normal person and left as an amateur race car driver. Here in Part IV we'll fill in some of the ...