Motor Trend recently published Top 10 New Car Wheel Designs on Wide Open Throttle. These are the cars that can be driven right off the lot with wheels that don’t fail to impress. This means that a new car buyer won’t need to contribute coin to the auto aftermarket for a new set wheels which MSN Autos estimates to be a $295 billion business.
So what if you’re not in the market for a new car? No worries, here’s our Top 10 list of wheels found on used cars between 2000 and 2012 that have designs standing the test of time so hopefully the previous owner took care of their wheels. Make the jump to see if you agree with our picks. [keep reading]
I assume anyone reading this post has been to at least one car show. There are just as many categories of car shows as there are types of cars. I’ve been to a lot of different ones but the nostalgic feeling and genuineness found at the local car shows can’t be found anywhere else. And the knowledge you gain from talking to the folks who actually owned and worked on these cars is different from the MPG and HP ratings you find on a sheet at the large international shows. But before I get all sentimental over these local events, I’d like to take some time to explain how these opinions were formed.
About 10 years ago, I went to my first car show with my uncle and his family. This wasn’t a run of the mill local car meet; this was the New York International Auto Show…one of the largest automotive enthusiast events in the world. With hundreds, maybe thousands of cars at display, there was something for everyone to see. From insanely priced and powerful exotics such as the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT to the grocery getters we’re more likely to drive in our lifetimes, all were parked and glistening on what would be the equivalent of a red carpet for cars. [keep reading]
This Sunday is the 96th Indy 500. There’s no Danica Patrick and the field is wide open. Coverage starts at noon this Sunday on ABC. If you’re feeling really ambitious, catch the Coca-Cola 600 at 6:00PM Sunday night. Have a great holiday weekend.
There’s a little town in Ravenna, Ohio that replicates the “Cobra Killer” at the Mongoose Motorsports garage. What’s the “Cobra Killer,” you ask? Time to get yourself ready for an history lesson. Back in the early 1960′s, the Shelby Cobra was one of the premier sports cars in racing. Chevrolet couldn’t let the Cobra go unmatched so they created the Corvette Grand Sport.
Feather-light at 1,900 pounds, the Grand Sport proved to be faster and more apt at taking corners than the Cobra. Unfortunately, only five Grand Sports were built after GM cancelled the program which meant the ultra rare American sports car had to compete in the prototype class against Porsche and Maserati. Almost 50 years later, the only kind of Grand Sport you’re bound to see is a Mongoose Motorsports replica in both coupe and roadster variations. Keep reading for the specs and more pictures.
The Mangusta Legacy Concept is the brainchild of illustrator Maxime de Keiser who based the design off the De Tomaso Mangusta that was introduced way back in 1966. The new concept takes cues from the original Italian sports car with a distinct 80′s vibe. One look at this concept and you can’t deny it’s got Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise a la Top Gun written all over it. Heck, it looks more 80′s than the jheri curl and sweater dresses.
At Mojo Motors, we sell used cars and there are some really great models to be had right now, like this Rabbit R32 or Mustang GT500 Shelby. The thing is, there are other great cars we love, but can’t include in our listings because they’re still concepts or too brand-spanking new. We will share these cars in a weekly segment appropriately titled “Cool used car of the future.”
In this week’s edition, we’re featuring the the Audi A7 which was released only a few months ago.
This week’s new car is the 2011 BMW M3 Coupe base model. The M3 is a great car for driving enthusiasts who long for excellent performance and handling, and sheer automotive excitement. Its 414hp V8 engine will make your heart race and your knuckles turn white! However, with a price tag around $60k, buyers may feel they are not getting enough interior enhancements, and adding options quickly becomes very pricey. The M3 is a beautiful car with terrific performance and drivability, but by taking advantage of the Mojo price, we bet you can get a lot more for your money! First, let’s take a look at the BMW and its specs:
2011 BMW M3 Coupe (Base)
Engine: 4.0L V8 Manual
Power: 414hp and 295tq
0-60 in 4.2 sec
So $59k gets you a high-performance and head-turning coupe. However, if you could get the same level of performance without the hefty price tag, how quickly would you jump on that deal? Let’s see what powerful machines we can find for the same price or less on Mojo…