Matt's Recent Reviews

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible Review

Having clocked 5,000 miles in the GT500 Convertible we can attest to its ability to deliver power, comfort and endless smiles. Unfortunately we’re also able to comment on the fact that it might be fun, but it’s no sports car.

2010 Audi A3 TDI Review

With excellent fuel economy, reasonable straight-line performance and plenty of grip, you’ll pay a hefty price for that big Audi grille and those four rings up front.

Matt's Recent News Posts

New GM CEO Wants to “Beat BMW”

General Motors’ new CEO, Daniel Akerson told employees over his first webcast since taking over on September 1st that GM’s newest vehicles have to be better than cars produced by European competitors such as BMW. We’ve heard this before. Akerson, 61, has just taken over for former CEO Ed Whitacre at the recovering automaker, and…

UK Cops Crash Seized Mitsubishi Evo

Hale, UK Police seized this yellow Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII after its driver was stopped for “driving erratically” and arrested for DUI. Normal police procedure, in the UK requires the officers wait for a transporter to tow a seized car to impound, but not this time. The two officers decided to drive the car themselves,…

Porsche Passion Contest: Win a Trip to Porsche Sport Driving School

Porsche enthusiasts are some of the most die-hard brand loyalists out there; many Porsche owners we know wouldn’t even consider owning a sports car built anywhere outside of Stuttgart. And whether you own a fleet of Porsche racing cars, a Boxster, 924, Cayenne, or even just a few posters and a die-cast model or two,…

How Not to Tow a Nissan GT-R, Courtesy of the NYPD

Our friend Mike Spinelli of 0-60 Magazine was able to catch this shot of a Nissan GT-R being towed by the NYPD. Normally, a NYPD tow truck is a regular sight in the streets of New York, as hundreds of cars get towed every day. But the GT-R has a very advanced all wheel drive…

First Lexus LFA Speeding Ticket Caught on Video – And it’s a Doozy

Claus Ettensberger, founder of CEC Wheels, was fortunate enough to have some of the Lexus PR types bring a Lexus LFA around so he could take a little test drive. What these Lexus people didn’t know was that Claus doesn’t just sell wheels, he’s CLAUS, which means he must drive completely crazy all the time….

Pink Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 SV Impounded in London [video]

We’ve seen quite a few Middle Easterners cruising around London in funny-colored exotics recently, two of which were famously booted a couple of weeks back. Now, London police have impounded a matte-pink Lamborghini Murcielago LP670 SV for revving loudly…. with a cop directly behind him. According to an eyewitness: “Al-Thani Koenigsegg CCXR and Murcielago LP670-4…

Good Samaritan Arrested for Driving Drunks Home

Seriously, how can we live in a country where this can happen? Last Saturday, Jonathan Schoenakase of Quincy, Illinois was arrested for operating the pictured vehicle, a courtesy shuttle home from local bars to keep drunk drivers off the road. Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, local taxi companies lobbied to make it illegal….

Ford’s 5.0L Engine – Now in Crate Form!

Ah, Ford‘s new 5.0L engine. The savior of the Mustang, and the provider of the thrust behind the cheapest 400+ horsepower car you can buy. It’s got variable valve timing, real headers, a beautifully sculpted intake manifold, and 412 advertised horsepower. Until now, it’s only had one problem: The only way to get one is…

Overstock.com Getting Into the Car Business?

This morning, we got an automated Email from Overstock.com advertising their “Lowest Price Guarantee” car-buying service. Does this mean they are keeping huge fleets of cars somewhere? Not exactly. Overstock is a widely-known service that helps retail outlets and manufacturers of consumer goods liquidate excess inventory by offering it online, and they have just extended…