C&D goes to Sweden to test the daddy of all Koenigseggs, and see how it goes both on a tight road course and on an open runway.
Sounds of various Zondas and the Huayra for your enjoyment.
The first time I heard about the Volvo S60/V70 R was at their factory in Gothenburg, Sweden back in 2003. My family and I were there on a European delivery trip to pick up my Mom’s new Volvo S80 Executive. The Volvo representative showed us this beautiful turquoise V70 R with a stunning oxblood interior and informed us of its impressive details. I remember being thrilled to hear that Volvo was going to be making a legitimate performance car that would take on Audi and BMW. So, in 2011 with Mind Over Motor up and rolling, I decided it was time to go try out an S60 R and see what it was like from behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »
There has been a lot of buzz over the Nissan GTR powered Juke R. It is one of those insane ideas that comes along every so often as a prototype and makes everyone wonder if it could ever make it to production. The last time this sort of thing happened, VW put a Bentley GT engine in a GTI, it caused a commotion and even appeared on Top Gear, but that was all that became of it. I see the GTR powered Juke R as the same sort of thing, a fun prototype that won’t actually make it to production. It does however raise the question of what a high performance Juke could actually be like in production form though. Read the rest of this entry »
Former F1 driver Riccardo Patrese takes his wife for a spin in a Civic Type R. If this is what a car ride is like for them, I don’t even wanna know what things are like in the bedroom…
The Porsche Cayman has been heralded as one of the best handling cars money can buy. Sure it is the “baby” Porsche, but these days even the little ones have gotten pretty serious. The Cayman R is to the Cayman line as the GT3 is to the 911 series, so solid performance is a given. Porsche was offering test drives of various models during Concours Weekend, but once I saw the Cayman R on the list I knew where to place my priorities (Video after the jump).
Mind Over Motor was in attendance for the 2011 New Hope Auto Show in New Hope, Pennsylvania. We only made it for the first day because it rained like crazy on Sunday but it was definitely a good one this year. Here’s some of the highlights. Read the rest of this entry »
The Genesis Coupe has been a great asset to Hyundia’s recent charge up market. In its current form the 2.0T offers a solid entry-level rear wheel drive platform, and the 3.8 offers some solid competition to the Nissan Z, Camaro V6, and Mustang V6. The Genesis has proven a worthy competitor in the lower range of the sports car market for sure, now I think it is time for Hyundai to turn up the heat even more with a few changes to the Genesis Coupe line. Read the rest of this entry »
The first car I drove with my license was a Volvo S60 sedan, so I’ve always had a huge soft spot for it. The R was the ultimate version of the previous-gen S60. While it was supposed to be an M3 competitor, it was more of a fast luxury sedan than anything else. However, it is by no means a bad car to have. Read the rest of this entry »
The purpose of a car is to serve as a form of transportation that can take people and their things hundreds of miles with ease. As a basic rule, the average person needs such transportation to be practical, affordable, and useful in all of their daily personal functions. So what happens when a car is none of these things? What happens when a car becomes more than a bunch of nuts and bolts and is liberated from the chains of mundane reality by the vision of a single man whose passion knows no boundaries? The answer is that the car itself becomes the focus rather than the destination of travel. When not governed by real world concerns a car is free to become a living, breathing work of art, more something to be experienced than a tool to be used. It ventures into the realm of the extraordinary in a world so held down by the lame nature of the masses. Read the rest of this entry »