Saturday, April 19, 2014

The 2015 Dodge Challenger

The new 2015 Dodge Challenger has recently been revealed at the New York Auto Show. What's so important about this reveal? Well, not much. It's just to make sure and they don't mess up an iconic car. Unlike its competitor, the Mustang, which has gone too European. 

The Dodge Challenger on the other hand has proudly stayed American by having its wide hips and flashy muscles. Along with maintaining its patriotism, Dodge decided to add some small touches. Aggressive headlights were added which look oddly similar to those of the Camaro. A new grill and tail lights were also added to make it look more modern, yet still retro. The largest engine, a 6.4 liter Hemi V8, packs 485 horsepower. Although this is a good amount to have on a Challenger, it's still 200 horsepower shy from a Mustang GT500. C'mon Dodge, why aren't you challenging yourself? Well, at least you'll have some cool old-fashioned Super Bee stickers on it. And yes, it is still the best and my personal favorite muscle car. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Writing Nice Things About A Hybrid (Part 2). The BMW i8

I can't believe that I am doing a second part to this. But this is a hybrid that cannot go unnoticed. This car is unlike BMW's distinguished M series. It does not come with fuel enraged horses that charge down a road, but instead with quiet, and elegant horses. In the end though, they are still horses. The i8 is a plug-in electric hybrid that comes with 131 horsepower. This car has an ace up a sleeve though. It also brings a 1.5 liter Turbo 3 cylinder engine that displaces 231 horses! That's not bad... not bad at all for a 3 cylinder. With these two combined, the BMW i8 goes from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds. 

Sadly, there are two downfalls to this car. One is the color choice. Because of the blue trimming, this car only seems to go well with the black on black color choice.(At least it's still better than the i3.) And the other is the price. With an estimated starting price of $120,000, the i8 will be far from many people's budgets. But hey, maybe you might earn your money back with by its fuel consumption of 112 mpg. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Writing Nice Things About A Hybrid. The Porsche 918

Earlier this month, I was given the challenge of writing nice things about a small hybrid. Again... it is supposed to be small. Well, the Toyota Prius has a height of 57.6 inches. While on the other hand, the Porsche 918 has a height of 45.9 inches. So not only is it small, but it is also smaller than the most notorious hybrid. Challenge ACCEPTED. 

What makes the Porsche 918 a hybrid? Well like its other super-car competitors, such as the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari, the 918 has the KERS unit. This allows it to charge and power an electrical motor. In fact, the 918 is able to drive 18 miles without a charge. That's quite impressive for a super-car. It also has the best method of recharging its batteries. Burning gasoline and moving fast. 

The Porsche 918 comes with a 4.6 liter V8 engines that is able to displace 608 horsepower. But don't worry, it also comes with not only one, but with two electrical motors that add another 279 horsepower. That's 887 horsepower! FOR A HYBRID! It's incredible how far technology has gotten. Not only are we able to move at tremendous speeds, but we are also saving the planet. Just imagine, you are doing 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and going at a top speed of 214 mph, and you're not on the dirt planting trees. It's just.. incredible!

The looks of this car speak for themselves. In fact, they don't. The looks are speechless. It is the epitome of European styling. The curves all over the 918 just scream out speed and agility. Even without the roof(yes it is removable), you'll be going fast. So not only will you be able to save the Earth, but you'll also be more respected than a Prius driver... driving his/her *cough* ugly box *cough*.