We have a wild mix of cars this week, some with two turbos, some with superchargers and some with very little power. Here’s what we’re driving this week.
“It’s the last hurrah for the Jaguar XK this year and for my final drive in the car I will be piloting the ultimate version, the XKR-S. Packing a 550 hp supercharged V8 under sexy sheet metal, this car is anything but subtle.”
“I’m often too busy doing management-type things to actually review cars any more, so I’m not always in a “presser.” And when I am it’s usually because the car was just too damn sweet to pass up. But this week I’m going to re-join the people and spend some time behind the wheel of a Toyota Corolla.”
“But first, it’s off to the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Mastering Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park where I will probably drive something like an SLS. Follow me on Twitter here for lots of Mercedes pics at the racetrack. Oh, and probably a few Corolla photos too.”
“Now available with a 200-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, Kia is looking to up to the fun factor with its Forte5 hatchback. I’m interested in seeing if Kia’s offering has what it takes to compete in an already crowded market and wonder how it compares to the Mazda3 and Elantra GT that I’ve already tested this past month.”
Dave, who has a permanent home at the start/finish line of the AutoGuide Test Track, is sending yet another car around for some timed laps. This time its the 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. While we’ve already had a Gen-Coupe around the track, that time was recorded with a four-cylinder model. This week we have the more powerful six-cylinder model, that makes about 70 more horsepower than the 2.0T. Lets see what that difference means on the track.”