Cars in the Wild

Read an interesting fact about the Mercedes-Benz CL recently - Mercedes-Benz will sell as many of these coupes in a year as Ford will sell of the F150 in a single day. In a single day. Not only is that difference so enormously vast it's actually hard to comprehend, it also speaks volumes about the... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

When you think of the early 1990's, supercars may not be the first thing that pops into your brain. Here's a list, in no particular order that arrives to mind first: TrapperKeepers, Dennis Rodman, the Goosebumps books, and Salute Your Shorts. And let's be honest, those aren't the modern world's finest moments. When you stop and... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

There is something commanding and empowering about driving a luxury sedan. And, when your luxury sedan is a Teutonic titan like the freshly redesigned BMW 7-Series pictured, lesser peoples will actually fall over themselves trying to get out of the way. Cars like the 7-Series look and feel more at home shuttling dictators, monarchs, or... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

At an undisclosed warehouse somewhere in New Hampshire, I'm lead through a smeared and smudged glass door, then through a curtain of blue plastic sheeting who's function is to deter prying eyes. There's a musty smell in here, something like damp concrete, dust and age. I flip the lightswitch and several overhead fluorescent lights snap on... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

Few manufacturers can create a product or brand that defines absolutely the category or marketplace they compete in. When it does happen, even if you've never used the product or brand before, understanding of what it is and what it means is ubiquitous. When someone says, "That couch is the Cadillac of couches," you know... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

The Bentley Continental GT is an interesting vehicle: On the one hand, it's a handcrafted, exclusive, magnificently powerful, and intensely desirable luxury sports coupe. And on the other hand, it's managed to squeeze itself into that strange automotive netherworld reserved for expensive cars that have become a status symbol for posers, athletes, and Paris Hilton.... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

The Germans aren't typically known for their passionate expressions of emotion. And this attitude especially applies to their cars. A standard German vehicle is sensible, built like a bank vault, understated, and is happy to drive by unnoticed. There must be something in the drinking water however, around the part of Mercedes-Benz factory that builds... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

In the great pantheon of super-saloons, there is one car that is responsible for giving rise to the entire segment. Ze Germans without a doubt make some of the world's finest super-saloons, luxurious four door sedans that carry a velvet wrapped ballistic missile under the hood, topped with a dollop of technological whipped cream. Bahn-burners like the... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

It's not every day that you see a Chevrolet Corvair chillin' in the parking lot of a Hannafords. Or anywhere for that matter. When the Corvair hit the showroom in 1960, it was the only rear-engined, air cooled American car on the market, and it was awarded Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year award.... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

So, this one technically breaks the rules (spotted outside of NH), but come on, it's the Ferrari Enzo. Ferrari only made 399 of them, and this particular one is valued at a cool $900,000. They did, however, create one more Enzo for one particularly special customer; the Pope. The Enzo pretty much makes it's own... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

'Tis the season for hot Audis, apparently. This Lamborghini-powered Audi S6 which sports the colossal V10 that is found in the previous generation Lamborghini Gallardo, was spotted in front of the Palace Theatre on Hanover Street in Manchester. Couple this with the TWO Audi R8 V10 Spiders that have been sighted at the Stratham and Nashua Audi... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

Read an article on this car, the fabulous Audi RS4, when it first came out. I don't remember what magazine it came from or who wrote it, but one piece of the article has stuck in my brain. The author was talking about what a glorious noise the engine made and he likened it to... Continue Reading →

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