Jaguar F-Type Hands On

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I had a chance to get my hands on the Jaguar F-Type, the newest sports vehicle from Jaguar. The funny part is that when I got the car the first thing a friend of my uncle said to me was congratulations on the Aston Martin, he couldn’t believe it was a Jaguar. The first time I ever wanted a Jaguar was in the late 90s with the XKR came out, that was a beauty, and now I have to admit this is one beautiful looking machine. I not keen on the soft-top convertibles but they said the hard top convertibles will be out next year.

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The car looks good from all angles honestly, and i really like the way they made the exhaust for the V6. For a smallish car there is a lot of space in the interior, but don’t expect any space in the trunk, especially if the top is down.

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Getting in the car it really is spacious, more then I expected and I like the central console layout. The A/C & Gear controls are all buttons with the infotainment system integrated into the main screen. there is the usual Audio and Phone controls in the steering wheel. When your in sport mode you can shift the car from the F1 Paddles or from the gear lever itself which I really liked when I was driving.

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Now the best part of the car is when it is in sport mode, the exhaust opens up, and it is loud, the right type of loud. You can’t help but want to go faster just to hear it around the corner and i loved the tone of that exhaust. For once I don’t think I would change the exhaust of this sports car, its perfect for it.

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The handling of the car is just as fun, it really has a good grip. You feel that it is holding on even when your accelerating around a bend and pushing the car. That really surprised me, at certain times I was driving at idiotic speeds just to see how much it can go, and this car could go.

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The infotainment system on the car is impressive, it’s simple enough to use but with a lot of features, makes it easy to navigate. The navigation maps are very clear and simple to use, I tried it out a few times and it worked perfectly. Bluetooth integration worked very well, I was streaming Sirius XM & Spotify from my Samsung S4, and I did the same with an iPhone and my Windows phone. Even controlling the songs through the steering wheel controls.

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I honestly would not buy a Jaguar, there are just too many other better options in my opinion, also because Jaguar never made a car that I would want or need. But in this case more then a decade after the original Jaguar XKR they made the F-Type and if the V6 is this much fun I wonder how it feels to drive the V8. The V6 ranges from 22’000 KWD to 30’000 KWD, and the V8 ranges from 29’000 KWD to 38’000 KWD.

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Challenger SRT8 – Manual


I have never been to big a fan of the American sports car, except maybe for the Chevy Corvette for its engineering and quality. Now Dodge has come up with the Challenger, also the more powerful SRT8 version. I can’t keep my eyes off this machine, its beautiful and it exemplifies everything that a muscle car should be. Big, bulky, loud, and the ability to shred it’s tires to bits. For once a manufacturer designed a car unapologetically, not caring about the mileage, or other tid-bits that don’t make a car fun to drive, I got in one a little while back and any man would feel like a kid behind the wheel wanting to slam the gas pedal to the floor with a broad smile on their face. The best part is the manual transmission that it comes with, check out the excerpts from autoblog.

Why Men Love Manuals:

We’ve driven the slushbox-equipped SRT8 on both the street and track. While that variant delivers most of what it promises, the manual gearbox completely transforms this bear from Teddy to Grizzly. Stick-shift junkies will tell you they like manual control – the ability to downshift and engine brake when most automatics simply coast. They like the ability to run the engine to redline, and hold it there, when most automatics simply shift up. As manual transmissions are slowly replaced by quicker (and more efficient) automatics, we welcome Dodge’s generosity to still allow us manual addicts the ability to control a whopping 6.1-liters of gasoline-fed HEMI explosion with the grip of our right hand.

We’ve driven the slushbox-equipped SRT8 on both the street and track. While that variant delivers most of what it promises, the manual gearbox completely transforms this bear from Teddy to Grizzly. Stick-shift junkies will tell you they like manual control – the ability to downshift and engine brake when most automatics simply coast. They like the ability to run the engine to redline, and hold it there, when most automatics simply shift up. As manual transmissions are slowly replaced by quicker (and more efficient) automatics, we welcome Dodge’s generosity to still allow us manual addicts the ability to control a whopping 6.1-liters of gasoline-fed HEMI explosion with the grip of our right hand.

One thing describes this machine perfectly, “It’s an ego car above all else.”

What I like About It:

  • Rational thought was thrown out the window, its dripping in testosterone and its one mean machine.
  • From its big and brawny stature to its angry exhaust note, its what any man wants.
  • There are faster cars in its class but no car can come close to the authenticity of this machine.
  • Don’t expect it to hold corners tightly, or to be the most luxurious, its a muscle bound machine going in a straight which can surprisingly handle when needed.

Link: Autoblog


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2010 911 GT3 RS

I have this respect for Porsche products, you really feel that they are engineered with precision. I don’t know why but I’m more of a fan of the 911 GT3 then the 911 GT2. Now Porsche has taken it up a notch with the 2010 911 GT3 RS, 450 bhp through a 6-speed manual which has shorter ratios then the previous GT3 and a little more punch. The handling is also improved with Prosche’s PASM system which plants a firmer tire on the ground to handle all you can throw at it. Now usually the RS has some flashy graphics but this time Porsche has gone all out, and I really like what they have done with the graphics, its just out there. I like this orange and grey color combination they have this time for it, I’m not totally sure if you can even call it oragne.

Link: Autoblog

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Artisan Camaro SS SA-600

Aritsan worked with Turbochargers.com to come wih the solution for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Using tow turbos, cat-back exhaust, intercooler, modified ECU, 14 inch SSBC Big Brake Kit, 1.5 inch body flars, 21 inch in the front and 22 inch in the rear. All these modifications make this one very mean looking car and the whole thing costs $69,000 for the SA-600 available from Atrisan.

Link: Autoblog

Lingenfelter 2010 Camaro

It seems that the Camaro isn’t what we expected it to be, there have been odd reviews about its performance but GM can’t really make a machine that competes with the Corvette. So Lingenfelter have taken up that challenge, this is just a rendering of what its going to look like. The power packages start at 550 bhp all the way up to 800 bhp, now that would be a monster of a machine.

Link: Autoblog

Geiger Corvette Z06

This is one of the coolest looking Z06s I have ever seen, and I love the color matte black on this machine, and the orange strip makes it look mean. I’m not sure what they did to the rear of the vehicle but it looks very good. It seems Geiger is a German company that modifies American vehicles, I’m not sure exactly what they do to it but it looks damn good.

Link: MadWhips


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2012 BMW M6 – Rendering Speculation

When I first read the title I jumped at the link thinking that it really is the new M6, it was odd since this isn’t the usual way BMW announces new designs of their flagship vehicle. Turns out it is just a speculation and when I saw it I was a bit disappointed. The person who rendered this interesting looking vehicle did an excellent job with his interpretation of the new look, but I doubt the new M6 will look like this. I like the sleek lines and long look of the machine since the current M6 is quite large but I can tell their are a few missing details that any BMW lover would notice right away. It is more on a technical aspect but it does play a huge role, fist off the brakes have to be slotted and drilled, quad exhaust, and M slit down the side. These are small touches but they are what differentiates the M from the other BMW vehicles, still very interesting.

Link: FLYLYF

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2008 Mansory Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Stallone

I am a huge fan of the Ferrari 599, I’m usually not the sports car nut but this machine is something else. Mansory have taken a work of art and turned it into a Master piece. I never thought this machine could be made any better, but I was wrong. They turned it into a supercharged 720 bhp monster with the a unique styling of white, carbon fiber, and red interior. They dropped the weight of this machine, used Ostrich skin for the interior and gave it the most unique look I have ever seen. I would take this supercar over any other supercar any day of the week.

Link: SeriousWheels

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