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Articles By: Peter Bleakney
D-Types and Doozies
Ready for the factory floor
Ford puts on a show in Detroit
Peter picks his best drives of 2016
VIP event puts prospective owners in the hot seat
Snap, crackle, pop.
Tracing Targa Florio.
A history of the weird.
Mercedes adds an AMG-lite model to its GLC SUV lineup.
The first Genesis Concept unveiled.
There are oxymorons, and then there are four-door fastback SUV coupes.
Less is more.
Forget the one percent. This is the 0.001 percent.
The Canary Islands – Yep, this is a big deal. The legendary Porsche 911 Carrera gets a mid-cycle makeover for MY 2017, and its signature rev-hungry naturally-aspirated flat six engines (3.4L Carrera and 3.8L Carrera S) are ditched for a 3.0L twin-turbo flat in two stages of tune – 370 hp and 420 hp. It’s…
The craziest doors the car world has ever seen.
A behind-the scenes look at Infiniti’s studio and design fundamentals.
The wooden dashboard has been around for just about as long as the motorcar. As soon as car makers had gauges to mount, they slapped them into a nice piece of hardwood. Since then, designers and engineers have taken this concept and blasted it into the realm of high-art, creating finishes, textures and mixed-media compounds…
Review by Peter Bleakney, photos courtesy Caliber Automobiles. Caliber Automobiles Ltd. located on The Queensway in Toronto’s west end is not your average used car purveyor. Walk into the showroom on any given day and you’ll be greeted by a cornucopia of automotive exotica. The staples here seem to be cars from Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Bentley,…
While strolling amongst the metal at the Pfaff Volkswagen showroom in Newmarket, a small green ovoid car grabs your eye and won’t let go. Funny, that. Introduced in 1955 and produced until 1974, the VW Karmann Ghia Coupe is living proof that some designs are timeless. It was penned by Luigi Segre of the Italian…
The original and best Mini.
Yeah baby! This right-hand-drive Mini Cooper Classic will take you right back to the shagadelic swingin’ sixties of London for less than the price of a new Civic. Actually, this specimen came from Japan, and while it looks like just about any of the 5.4 million Minis produced from 1959, it’s one of the last…
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…
In 1998 BMW acquired the rights to use the Rolls-Royce brand name, logo, Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament and grille shape. In 2003 an all-new facility opened on the grounds of the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England. Since then, the fortunes of this once foundering prestige automaker have taken a remarkable turn. We visited…
Volkswagen invited us to the picturesque, historical and very horsey green hills of northern Virginia for a preview of the “new” 2015 Volkswagen Jetta.
As I was about to find out, three days in a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Coupe amounts to a thrill ride in a parallel universe where time compresses and the driver becomes a superstar… no, the publicist for a superstar. Everyone wants a picture. Everyone wants a ride. Your gas card melts.
Gentlemen, start your engines. The base Coupe at $72,900 Canadian gets a 340 hp, 332 lb-ft supercharged 3.0L V6. Move up to this $84,900 S Coupe and the same V6 is tuned to 380 hp and 339 lb-ft while adding adaptive suspension, bigger brakes, a mechanical limited-slip differential, launch control and active sport exhaust. These…
A Toyota dealership in Welland Ontario is not the first place you’d go to find an exceedingly rare limited edition Ferrari. In fact, it’s probably one of the last.