The 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V was a game-changing car for the brand. It was only the third generation of Cadillac’s “V” edition of the humdrum CTS sedan, but the 2016 model soon made headlines for its combination of speed, power, and poise.
It wasn’t just the 6.2-liter, Corvette-sourced, supercharged V8 that made waves amongst journalists and buyers at the time. The third-gen CTS-V was quite possibly the closest that the home-grown brand had come to challenging the supremacy of the Germans in the performance sedan segment. And, crucially, it did so without sacrificing any of its American muscle.
The BMW 3 series is known for its luxury. This class of vehicles contains multiple high-end, well designed BMW cars, including the 335i. Its build has become an iconic indicator of class in the United States as well as around the world.
While the depreciation for certain BMW cars can be high, customers who invest in 335is find that not only does their vehicle hold up well to harsh road conditions, they also have bought a solid performance car that out of the box is a force to be reckoned with. Under the hood the 335i has a twin-turbo intercooled straight-six N55 engine, bringing power and precision to the driving experience.
The third generation Ford Mustang built from 1979 to 1993 on the fox platform was a major success for Ford. Begin available in a variety of engine configurations starting at a little 2.3L all the way up to the glorious 5.0 V8. The Most recognizable Fox Bodys were produced from 1987 and on as Ford released an updated face life. Featuring square bucket headlights with a slanted grill all while making it lighter and more aerodynamic than the previous design. And of course, the 5.0 engine got a major upgrade. The 5.0 in the 1979 mustang produced 140 horsepower and 250 ft-lbs of torque. But in 1987 The 5.0 was outputting 225 horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque an 85 horsepower gain and an extra 50 ft-lbs of torque!
The little brother to the Focus ST the Fiesta ST is not a car to be underestimated. Packing a 1.6L turbocharged engine under the hood paired with a six-speed manual transmission you got a great platform to build from. The Fiesta ST has a large aftermarket behind it and has lots of tuning potential with some of the fastest examples reaching upwards of 400whp.
The fifth generation C5 Chevrolet Corvette is one of the very best American sports cars ever designed and manufactured in the United States. Its timeless design, amazing performance, and being hailed as one of the most reliable Corvettes built to date. The C5 Corvette is a solid car that can be found for a relatively affordable price today.
Arguably one of the most sought-after cars to ever come out of Japan the Mark IV Toyota Supra was a true JDM monster competing with other cars of the era such as the Nissan 300ZX, Honda NSX and the Mazda RX-7 the ’90s were truly the pinnacle of JDM styling and performance. In modern-day, the vast majority of these car manufactures moved onto the next generation of the previous cars mentioned except Toyota. Until January of 2019 at the North American International Auto Show when Toyota revealed the 2020 A90 mark V Supra.
The Audi RS7 was initially released in 2014 and received overwhelming praise from the automotive world. Packing a twin-turbo V8 Producing 552 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque in the earlier models. In the newer model years, Audi was able to squeeze out an extra 39 horsepower bringing the car up to 591 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. All of this results in a 0-100 km/h time of under four seconds.
Flexible bushings are mechanical components that interface two moving metallic parts in a joint. They are cylindrical, and transfer relative motion between the two connected parts, by straining, rather than by shear or friction at the interface.
Flexible bushings were first used at engine mounting points in a Ford Plymouth car in the 1930s. Today, they are standard components in all automotive vehicles. Other than engine mount locations they are used in control arms, sway arms, and several other locations in the car.
The infamous Wankel Rotary engine and its unreliable glory are just one of the few things that seem to draw people to the RX 8. The Mazda RX 8 has some attractive curves and quirks, like the half and half door which opens the rear suicide doors that swivel backward for rear passenger entry. The RX 8 is an exquisite coupe, its optimum size and weight make for a great driving experience on the streets or with a few modifications, the track.