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Gran Turismo 6 video game car comes to life with Nissan's 2020 GT-R Concept

  • Gran Turismo 6 video game car comes to life with Nissan's 2020 GT-R Concept
  • Stadium Truck Stunt Ride with Robby Gordon on the Streets of Toronto
  • 2015 BMW i3 test drive reveals all you need to know
  • Race Recap: 2014 German Grand Prix is relapse and recovery

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat delivers epic tire-shredding burnout

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 4:58PM


2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Epic Tire-Shredding Burnout
Hold onto your butts. "600-plus horsepower" is what we were originally told to expect from the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 engine. But as we found out, those were incredibly conservative numbers, since the range-topping Challenger will hit the asphalt with 707 – seven hundred and seven – horsepower, making it the "most powerful muscle car ever."

Of course, 707 hp is only part of the story, as the Hellcat has also been confirmed to produce 650 pound-feet of torque. All that power will run exclusively to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission that differs from other Challengers. The new gearbox, 8HP90 (rather than the 8HP70) is "upgraded to handle the extra power and torque," says Dan Reid, SRT's manager of product design and motorsports.

We certainly hope you're prepared to spend a ton of money replacing tires in addition to the $63,995 starting price in Canada for the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat! Still well worth it if you ask us. Hellcat, hell yeah!

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Gran Turismo 6 video game car comes to life with Nissan's 2020 GT-R Concept

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 4:00PM



When it comes to the world of car racing video games, the Gran Turismo franchise is at the top of every enthusiast's list. Nissan's 2020 GT-R (pictured above) started life as a digital race car featured in Gran Turismo 6, but thanks to the decision to build an actual physical concept car version of it. This begs the real question, could we actually end up seeing this Nissan 2020 GT-R enter production after it was recently revealed in real life?!

Click here to watch the full video on every gamer's dream come true, as we find out more during its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Explained: What is a HEMI engine?

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 3:00PM

Hemi Engines Explained
What is a Hemi? Well, it's an engine technology, a trade name and something of an anachronism today. Click here to watch the video above as we
visit Keith Black Racing Engines in Los Angeles to see perhaps the most famous shop to ever build Hemi engines and find out more.

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Stadium Truck Stunt Ride with Robby Gordon on the Streets of Toronto

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 2:30PM

Stadium Truck Ride Along with Robby Gordon in the Streets of Toronto
Last week, before the Honda Toronto Indy madness started, we got a chance to ride shotgun with Robby Gordon in his 600 horsepower TRAXXAS Stadium Super Truck. These things hit upwards of 200 km/h down the straight on Lakeshore, launch off ramps reaching heights of almost 20 feet off the ground, and casually lean up on to two wheels on corner exits, just because. Simply put, these trucks are a party, and we like to party!



Check out the video above for a quick two lap run through of the Street of Toronto Indy circuit with some obstacles in place. Make sure to watch all the way through to the end for an extra surprise treat!

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Infiniti Q50 thrill ride with F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 2:00PM

Red Bull Racing Thrill Ride With F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel
Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel is renown for his multiple F1 World Championships, but holds a lesser-known title besides being behind the wheel for Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. As 'director of performance' for Infiniti, Vettel is transferring his knowledge from the track to the road in an effort to improve Infiniti vehicles and inject more performance into the Japanese luxury brand.

Click on the video above to watch us take a pretty quick hot lap with Vettel around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (MOSPORT) near Toronto and have an equally quick conversation with him while whipping the new Infiniti Q50 around the track!


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Best new driving apps you can't live without

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 1:00PM


Top 5 Apps for Driving

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Ride along with us on our first trip down the Autobahn in a BMW 328i GT xDrive

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 12:35PM


Autoblog Canada Drives the Autobahn at a Legal 240 Km/H for the First Time
What's the first thing that any car enthusiast wants to do when they go to Germany for the first time? Yup, fahren Sie die Autobahn (drive the Autobhan), of course! BMW provided us with a 2014 328i Gran Turismo xDrive and we hit the German super highway from Munich to embark upon a high-speed road trip to Berlin, about 600 km or so away.

We hopped onto the A9 from Munich and after some construction leaving the city, we hit the open highway. BMW's heads up display functioned perfectly with a constant readout displaying the speed limit. This was great addition for us as we were far from familiar with all the road signs and limits.

Throughout the city centres, the limit was was 100 km/h. As soon as you hit the outskirts (picture headed westbound along the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto into Etobicoke), the limit climbs to 120 km/h. When you head a little further out, the limit increases to 130 km/h. At this point, the cars in the passing lane (left lane) are generally travelling around 20 km/h above the speed limit.

Once you hit the open highway, the heads up display for the speed limit flashes to a circle with a diagonal line through it. This translates to go-time!

Check out the five minute video above to get a taste of what it was like to experience the German Autobahn. What a breath of fresh air! Driving along the Autobahn in Germany is something that we'll never forget. What would have been an agonizing and boring highway drive here in Canada was suddenly transformed into a fantastic and fun road trip in Germany. It seemed that all the drivers on the road were conscious of what other cars were doing and also tend to drive accordingly, like a well-oiled machine. Watch the 240 km/h Autobahn video posted above and look for our upcoming review of the same BMW 328i Gran Turismo xDrive coming soon.

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2015 BMW i3 test drive reveals all you need to know

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 12:00PM

BMW I3 Electric Car: TRANSLOGIC 145
It's been a few months since our first quick spin behind the wheel of the BMW i3. We can only imagine the challenges BMW is going to have explaining the i3 electric vehicle to the world (which starts at $44,950 here in Canada). It's got a new powertain (all-electric, with optional range extender), a new production method (carbon fibre reinforced plastic), a new brand (the 'i' line) and a new vehicle type (it's a city car). Despite everything that's different, BMW is still trying to talk about the i3 as if it fits in with the rest of the company's vehicles. But it doesn't. Not really. And that's going to make the marketing and salespeoples' jobs quite difficult.

Which is a shame, really, since the i3 is amazing. If it didn't carry the BMW 'heritage' baggage, people would be falling over each other to sing its praises. This is one of the smoothest, roomiest and slickest electric vehicles we've ever driven, with a lot of hidden surprises. It is a wonderful city car, and well designed for the car-sharing, emissions-aware drivers of the near future. But since the i3 carries the BMW name, everyone we ran into during our time with the car wanted to know one thing: is it "a BMW" as well as being an electric car?

During one point in our test drive, a police car pulled up next to us, totally stopping traffic. While my co-driver and I instantly thought we were going to be asked to move, the officer simply wanted to know what the hype was about with all the new BMW i3s he had seen from our group that day. Oh, and does it drive like a BMW? Click here to watch the video posted above as we'll explore and answer that question (and more) in full detail.


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Top 5 best stick shift cars under $30,000

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 11:00AM

Top 5 Stick Shift Cars


As auto enthusiasts, we have to accept that the general public is never going to embrace the manual transmission in a big way ever again. Automatics, CVTs and dual clutches are winning the war, in part because many people think of their car as an appliance. It transports them to and from work, and any way to make the drudgery involve less conscious thought is a welcome relief.

The fact that modern automatics are often more fuel efficient than three-pedal setups isn't helping either. However, the stick shift isn't dead yet. Manual-transmission cars are hanging on to their fan base like the vinyl LP's of the road and the video above lists the top 5 cheapest cars with a clutch
that we really like to drive.

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