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  • Higher-Output BMW Z4 sDrive35is To Debut At Detroit Auto Show (1374 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 13, 2009 12:04 p.m.

    Is that you, M Roadster? We've fallen madly in love with the new BMW Z4, especially the 35i with its twin-turbo inline-six and Boxster-hunting driving dynamics. And while we've secretly been hoping for an M-badged version, it looks like this new model, the sDrive35is, will be as closest thing we'll get. (That's fine.) Look for the 35is to make its official debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

  • Ferrari Special Projects Creates P540 Superfast Aperta One-Off (2297 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 11, 2009 3:17 p.m.

    The first example of Ferrari's Special Projects program was the illustrious P4/5 Pininfarina designed and engineered exclusively for Jim Glickenhaus, which we had the chance to review way back in Issue 14 of Winding Road. The second car from Ferrari's one-off engineering team is finally ready for the streets -- the P540 Superfast Aperta, created exclusively for customer John Walson.

  • Driven: 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged (10994 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 11, 2009 1:30 p.m.

    If you’re like us, the Jaguar XFR definitely makes your mouth water, but you know that shelling out around $80,000 for a sport sedan is better spent on a BMW M5, what with its screaming V-10 and proper manual gearbox (or nifty seven-speed DCT). But before your dreams of Jaguar driving are completely dashed, consider this—the R-badged XF isn’t the only model to benefit from supercharged power. Appropriately (though somewhat underwhelmingly) dubbed the XF Supercharged, this middle-child XF offers super-sedan thrills of a different sort for a discount of $12,000 versus the XFR.

  • Brabus Debuts 200 mph GLK V12 In Dubai (1112 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 11, 2009 11:10 a.m.

    We like the Mercedes-Benz GLK well enough. The small SUV’s chunky styling has split opinion at the Winding Road office, but we all agree that it’s a pretty good steer, and a really nice size for real world SUV use. None of us have ever requested a 750 horsepower, 995 pound-feet of torque, V-12 engined version of the GLK. Of course, none of us work for the sublimely nutty Brabus, either.

  • Spy Shots: Renault Megane CC Caught Cold-Weather Testing (1103 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 10, 2009 10:41 a.m.

    A fresh batch of photos from our spy shooter has arrived. The target this time: the Renault Megane CC.

  • Winding Road Special Issue 3, The Functional Issue, Now Available For Download (1050 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 10, 2009 10 a.m.

    Recently, we've discussed our love for functional vehicles quite a bit in the pages of Winding Road. Trucks, wagons, crossovers, hatchbacks, and SUVs might not be an enthusiast's first choice for a purchase, but as daily drivers and useful haulers, functional cars not only provide a perfect mix of driving involvement and practicality.

  • Spy Shots: BMW 3-Series Caught Out In The Cold (1197 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 10, 2009 9:08 a.m.

    Our spy photographer just sent over these shots of the updated BMW 3-Series in winter testing. Still under heavy camouflage, we can at least get a sense of the revised front and rear fascia, lighting, and mirrors.

  • Want To Drive A 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport? The Car Connection Has A Contest For You! (672 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 09, 2009 8:56 p.m.

    In the realm of Greenformance vehicles, the all-electric Tesla Roadster might be our first place choice. It's a Lotus-chasing, battery-powererd beast, and only a small handful of the world's population will ever have the chance to drive one. But if you have a knack for writing and are willing to test your skills for a chance to drive a Tesla (the new Roadster Sport), our friends at The Car Connection have quite an offer for you.

  • All-Electric eRUF Stormster Debuts In Europe (846 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 09, 2009 2:28 p.m.

    RUF Automobile, the Bavarian group responsible for creating some of the most drool-worthy Porsches ever to tackle the Nürburgring, has created something a little friendlier, at least to the environment. The eRUF Stormster is a battery-electric version of the Porsche Cayenne, and its debut coincides with the European Climate Change Conference currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • List: Ten Worst Cars For A Blind Date (24145 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 09, 2009 9:33 a.m.

    We know how important it is to make a good first impression, and that blind dates are a peculiar set of circumstances, subject to specific rules. Many people will say they don't care what kind of car someone drives. It's a lie. Particularly on blind dates, a new acquaintance will always judge you with harsh skepticism, and your mode of transportation will surely come under scrutiny.