Monthly Archives: September 2015

2015 Ford Target ST Fast Spin [w/video]

The Ford Focus ST is a really good car. I want to make that point crystal clear. But I wouldn’t buy one. As far as Blue Oval hot hatches go, my money is on the smaller, cheaper Fiesta ST. I honestly find the Fiesta more fun to drive, and not just by a little bit. It’s more nimble, doesn’t fight you as much, and from behind the wheel, I just feel more comfortable and locked in to what the car is doing. The Focus ST is a riot, but for everyday use, it’s sometimes a bit too “Jane, stop this crazy thing!”

On paper, the idea of a more powerful, front-wheel-drive Focus ST doesn’t really do much for me, because the last thing this car needs is more oomph. The folks at Mountune now offer a power pack that adds 23 horsepower and 26 pound-feet of torque to the Focus ST’s 2.0-liter turbo-four, bringing output totals to 275 hp and 296 lb-ft. That’s all done thanks to different ECU programming, not to mention a new induction kit and an intercooler. It’s a $ 1,900 upgrade, but on its own, I could really take it or leave it.

2015 Ford Target ST Swift Spin [w/video]

The Ford Focus ST is a really good car. I want to make that point crystal clear. But I wouldn’t buy one. As far as Blue Oval hot hatches go, my money is on the smaller, cheaper Fiesta ST. I honestly find the Fiesta more fun to drive, and not just by a little bit. It’s more nimble, doesn’t fight you as much, and from behind the wheel, I just feel more comfortable and locked in to what the car is doing. The Focus ST is a riot, but for everyday use, it’s sometimes a bit too “Jane, stop this crazy thing!”

On paper, the idea of a more powerful, front-wheel-drive Focus ST doesn’t really do much for me, because the last thing this car needs is more oomph. The folks at Mountune now offer a power pack that adds 23 horsepower and 26 pound-feet of torque to the Focus ST’s 2.0-liter turbo-four, bringing output totals to 275 hp and 296 lb-ft. That’s all done thanks to different ECU programming, not to mention a new induction kit and an intercooler. It’s a $ 1,900 upgrade, but on its own, I could really take it or leave it.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Automobile Evaluation

Engine(s):

4-Cyl, Turbo Diesel, 2. Liter

2015 Ford Emphasis ST Fast Spin [w/video]

The Ford Concentrate ST is a genuinely good car. I want to make that point crystal clear. But I wouldn’t buy one. As far as Blue Oval hot hatches go, my money is on the smaller, more affordable Fiesta ST. I honestly find the Fiesta more enjoyable to drive, and not just by a tiny bit. It truly is more nimble, doesn’t battle you as significantly, and from behind the wheel, I just really feel more relaxed and locked in to what the car is undertaking. The Target ST is a riot, but for every day use, it truly is often a bit too “Jane, cease this crazy issue!”

On paper, the thought of a a lot more potent, front-wheel-drive Focus ST isn’t going to genuinely do a lot for me, due to the fact the last factor this auto demands is far more oomph. The folks at Mountune now provide a electrical power pack that adds 23 horsepower and 26 pound-feet of torque to the Target ST’s two.-liter turbo-four, bringing output totals to 275 hp and 296 lb-ft. Which is all accomplished thanks to various ECU programming, not to mention a new induction kit and an intercooler. It really is a $ one,900 upgrade, but on its own, I could really take it or depart it.

Jay Leno recaps Pebble Beach

Each year at the Pebble Seaside Concours d’Elegance the picturesque, ocean-side setting of the golf program becomes a parking whole lot for a huge array of multi-million dollar automobiles. Nevertheless, if you missed the posh event this 12 months, then Jay Leno has you covered but once again. For a nearly hour-long installment of Jay Leno’s Garage, the comedian has dumped his denim in favor of a suit to get viewers on an insider tour of the lavish gathering. He interviewed some of the most talented designers in the auto business, also.

Leno starts off checking out a number of gorgeous classics by the shore, but factors really get intriguing for his stroll down the Idea Automobile Lawn for a scoop on the cars of tomorrow. Ed Welburn tells Leno all about the Buick Avenir, and Shiro Nakamura delivers a tour of the Infiniti Q60. Plus, there are detailed seems to be at the Lincoln Continental, Hyundai Vision G Coupe, and Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6.

French poll: 58 % say Grosjean produced a mistake by joining Haas F1 Staff

Lotus Formula 1 driver picked to be lead driver for American-primarily based F1 crew

Romain Grosjean says that Lotus’ monetary troubles contributed to his decision to leave the staff for the Haas F1 Crew. The Frenchman was on Tuesday unveiled in North Carolina as the “lead driver” for the new Ferrari-linked American team Haas.

Initial trip: Google’s self-driving autos

We sit inside and trip in the automobiles of the potential

Google ultimately pulled back the curtain on its autonomous car analysis and allow us consider a trip in two of its self-driving robot vehicles. And you know what? The darn issues really drove themselves.

Confirmed: Mercedes pickup won’t be a ‘fat cowboy truck’

Luxury truck will share platform with Nissan Navara confirmed so far for Europe and South America

The Mercedes-Benz pickup truck that isn’t a Unimog is coming, and it’ll share some underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara pickup, Automotive Information Europe reports.

Forbes Lifestyle Elon Musk

Elon Musk at the Los Angeles layout studio of Tesla Motors. He is standing with the Model X “falcon wing” SUV wearing a jacket and shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna. Jeans, belt and shoes by John Varvatos. Art director: Joseph DeAcetis.