Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Niagara Wine Region seems like an appropriate place to exercise the S 550 Coupe, so my wife and I don some appropriately chic duds and head out. After a serene cruise on the QEW while listening to the fabulous Burmester audio, we duck off the highway and join the Wine Route that gives access to almost 400 wineries. First stop is Angel’s Gate Winery. The Merc looks at home here.

Wish List Car: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S 550 4Matic Coupe

Mercedes-Benz recently crowned its S-Class lineup up with the flagship 2015 S 550 Coupe. With a starting price of $147,000, this techno-laden sybaritic slice of personal magnificence might seem a bit dear, but after spending time within its gorgeous confines and behind the silken 449 hp, 516 lb-ft 4.7L twin-turbo V8, this 2+2 comes across…

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RS is coming.

The Ford Focus RS is Coming to Canada!

Blue Oval announces availability of top-line hot hatch along with new Ford Performance division It’s official: the next Ford Focus RS will be coming to Canada! Ford announced today the top-line compact hot hatchback will be one of “more than 12” new performance models to come from the company between now and 2020. That’s a lot of…

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Skyper is bankrupt (surprise!)

Weekly News in Photos: Scion going up-market, Spyker going downmarket (as in bankrupt), and more

It has been an interesting week in automotive news this first week of December. Just off the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford is already making waves before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Toyota North America’s boss wants to see Scion go up-market. And remember Spyker? Yeah, they’re bankrupt. Tags: ajac,…

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Aston Martin DB10

Aston Martin DB10 – Your New Bond Car

British spy hero James Bond returns in SPECTRE, once again commanding an Aston Martin. This time around, the filmmakers have collaborated with the luxury automobile firm to design a bespoke Bond car, the DB10. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer announced the grand tourer today stating, “In the same year that we celebrate our 50-year relationship…

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Illustrated Guide to Brakes

Illustrated Guide: Brakes

Photos by Justin Pritchard, and Courtesy of the Manufacturers Brakes are one of the least glamorous yet most important parts of your ride. Acceleration, torque and horsepower might be the go-to figures touted when boasting about your ride, but ultimately it’s the brakes that keep all of the above in check. Nobody spouts stopping distance,…

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