Monthly Archives: February 2015

Using a turbocharger or supercharger to ‘boost’ an engine's power, thereby making a smaller engine perform like a larger one, is one of the oldest go-fast tricks in the book. It’s even more relevant nowadays, as fuel savings are realized by offsetting some of the engine’s output to a turbocharger or supercharger, rather than simply using a bigger, thirstier engine. Using boost generates the on-demand power drivers want, with reduced fuel consumption when they’re driving gently. In a nutshell, using a smaller, boosted engine instead of a larger one means drivers will burn less fuel, more of the time, with no compromise in performance.

Illustrated Guide: Turbocharger vs Supercharger

Answering the call of shoppers after higher performance and reduced fuel consumption, more and more automakers are shifting to boosted small-displacement engines to deliver a high-performance, high-efficiency punch. Using a turbocharger or supercharger to ‘boost’ an engine’s power, thereby making a smaller engine perform like a larger one, is one of the oldest go-fast tricks…

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Two months after Aston Martin revealed the DB10's starring role in Spectre, Jaguar Land Rover has responded with three of its own powerful machines: the Jaguar C-X75, Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport. #GoodToBeBad indeed.

Jaguar Land Rover shows off three 007 SPECTRE cars

Two months after Aston Martin revealed the DB10’s starring role in SPECTRE, Jaguar Land Rover has responded with three of its own powerful machines: the Jaguar C-X75, Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport. #GoodToBeBad indeed. Given Jaguar‘s wildly successful #GoodToBeBad campaign, we can safely assume that the keys to the C-X75 concept will be…

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

Porsche Cayman GT4: official and ready to throw down

Porsche 911 or Cayman? That’s the hundred-thousand-dollar question. A question that’s just become harder to answer with the official announcement of the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 on Tuesday. It’s hard to know what to make of this performance-oriented version of the Cayman. On one hand, it offers racetrack-ready performance at a much lower entry point…

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And it’s this trio of SUVS that Subaru highlighted in our recent trip to Montebello, Quebec. Between the three of them, they accounted for 66 percent of Subaru sales in 2014, XV Crosstrek represented 16 percent, Outback 21 and Forester 29 percent.

Subaru’s Canadian Legacy

When Subaru first hit Canadian showrooms in 1976 they weren’t always all-wheel drive. The little Japanese marque has, however, always been quirky. Subaru is ideally suited to meeting the needs of Canadians with permanent all-wheel-drive throughout their lineup, class-leading ground clearance in their SUVs and noted reliability – Subaru is a consummate winter warrior. Tags:…

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When it comes to best-selling vehicles, most people should be reasonably aware of Canadians’ preference for the Honda Civic and Ford F-Series. Even our neighbours to the south share the big Ford’s appreciation, but car-wise, prefer the larger Toyota Camry. But what about the hundreds of other countries around the world? Some should be familiar, others probably not. Rather than go through every single one, we’ve pared the list down to best-selling cars in 25 countries to get you started. A huge thanks to Matt Gasnier’s BestSellingCarsBlog.com for the sales figures.

Best-Selling Cars from Around the World in 2014

When it comes to best-selling vehicles, most people should be reasonably aware of Canadians’ preference for the Honda Civic and Ford F-Series. Even our neighbours to the south share the big Ford’s appreciation, but car-wise, prefer the larger Toyota Camry. But what about the hundreds of other countries around the world? Some should be familiar,…

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