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BMW’s Beluga Whale – 2020 BMW X7 xDrive50i Review

BMW's model lineup is the most expansive it has ever been. We recently spent a week with the X7 xDrive50i to get a Christmas tree. While it accomplished that task effortlessly, the X7 also proved itself a comfortable partner for extended drives. However, is that enough to wear the crown of the Ultimate Driving Machine? Click the link for our full review of this BMW behemoth.

2020-01-14T21:40:02-06:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: BMW, The Median|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Top Five of the Past Decade

Top Five of the Past Decade The automotive world has seen its share of triumphs and failures as well. But I’m only going to focus on the most positive moments from the past ten years. Over the next five days I will share what I feel are the five best cars of the past decade. So buckle up and away we go! But first, a quick hat tip [...]

2020-01-13T21:34:04-06:00January 5th, 2020|Categories: Featured, The Median|

1. Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014 – 2015)

1. Ferrari 458 Speciale (2014 – 2015) I didn’t get a chance to drive the 458 Speciale until the fall of 2018. Porsche’s GT3 RS 4.0 had sat atop my list of the best cars since 2012 and in just a few short minutes behind the wheel of the Speciale all those fond memories of the Porsche faded into the past. While the Porsche was amazing, the Speciale [...]

2020-01-05T20:33:47-06:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

2. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (2011 – 2012)

2. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 (2011 – 2012) Porsche has had quite the history with its GT3 model and this is the one that sent me over the edge. When I was blessed with the opportunity to take the wheel and spend a day with the now legendary 4-liter I couldn’t sleep the night before. The “997” GT3 was an amazing car in its own right and [...]

2020-01-05T20:34:00-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

3. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/350R (2016-2019)

3. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/350R (2016-2019) The Mustang is one of the most popular sports cars but it has always been a bit of a portly beast to tame with a running joke of being a weekend car show curb star. The Shelby GT500 has always taken that formula and added more power which, for some drivers, meant more trouble.  But in 2012 Ford offered a variation of [...]

2020-01-05T20:34:10-06:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

4. Volkswagen Golf R (2012 – 2013 – Mark VI)

4. Volkswagen Golf R (2012 - 2013 - Mark VI) The predecessor to the Mk VI Golf R was Volkswagen’s R32. It featured a 3.2-liter VR6 six-cylinder engine that put out just under 250hp. People seemed disappointed when the new Golf R came out with a turbocharged four-cylinder. But that four-banger put out more power (265hp) and, above all else, was lighter. That changed the steering and handling [...]

2020-01-05T20:34:24-06:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

5. Porsche Cayman GT4 (2016)

The GT4 has been showered with accolades since its debut. With a new GT4, based off the current Porsche 718, hitting the roads, many automotive writers are dredging up their own notes on the original model to see how it compares to the new.  Porsche’s GT4 was the first time the company gave the mid-engined Cayman chassis the opportunity to dethrone the 911. Porsche has been overprotective of [...]

2020-01-05T20:34:39-06:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Top Five of the Past Decade

Top Five Cars of the Past Decade In just a few days 2019 will be lost to the history books and 2020 kicks off. That means not only is this the end of another year, but it is the end of a decade as well. And what a decade is has been. From the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series to the current political climate…not to mention climate [...]

2020-01-05T20:34:59-06:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |


MAXIMUM-SPEED RUNS AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER CONCLUDE McLAREN SPEEDTAIL’S DYNAMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME  McLaren Hyper-GT prototype ‘XP2’ concludes Speedtail high-speed validation programme, achieving 403km/h (250mph) more than 30 times during tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA Culmination of extensive dynamic development process for the fastest McLaren ever, carried out at multiple test venues worldwide First customer-order Speedtails now being built at McLaren [...]

2020-01-02T19:16:41-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Inside Lane, McLaren|Tags: , , , |


THE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE – AUDI RS 6 AND RS 7 SPORTBACK UK PRICING NOW CONFIRMED Audi UK announces availability of eagerly awaited executive class RS models with a choice of four attractive specification levels Four-strong RS 6 range now available priced from £92,700 OTR RS 6, RS 6 Carbon Black, RS 6 Vorsprung, RS 6 Launch Edition options RS 7 Sportback from £97,050 OTR also available in these [...]

2020-01-02T18:56:19-06:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audi, Inside Lane|Tags: , , , , |
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