In the name of horses that prance and rear tires that dance, I packed this issue full of performance.
From Don’t Call Them SUVs to Cracker Barrel American sedans and populist French vans, doping for speed often leads to automotive extremes.
In honour of Modena finally joining the horde of jacked-up hatchbacks, I bring you my idea of a classic Ferrari-powered sport utility vehicle: a Citroën 2CV van with a mid-mounted Ferrari F355 engine. Is it sporty? Yes. Is it utility? Van. A vehicle? Bumper to bumper.
The thumbnail is pulled from the first link below, however, if you don’t mind potato-quality footage, the second has much better sound and shows the car at speed.
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Ferrari says the Purosangue is not an SUV, and I’d tend to agree. You know what? It won’t matter one bit: people will always call it an SUV.
I don’t see why Ferrari would care: the world’s roads are a much friendlier place for a super-UV than anything-GTB. The goal of every automaker should be for its owners to drive and enjoy the product, not to recoil at the thought of dodging local speed bumps, potholes, driveways, and parking lots.
For the world in 1965, a big-assed, chunky cheek’d Ferrari would have been a needless revulsion to all.
Now, we shrug as reality inevitably catches up: best to be known for what you were born as then for what you can do, no matter how impressive.
We’re finally at the end of an icon. It’s one that not only jump-started an American renaissance but that had arguably helped to save Chrysler’s bacon once the German suits f**cked off back to Europe.
You know the Chrysler 300C. I know the Chrysler 300C. If you’re looking to buy one, I’d never dissuade you from this last limited-run model. It’s going to be worth something, someday—might as well drive it until that day comes.
Spot the special ones by the grille badge, and little else—as it should be!
The 6.4L V-8 HEMI engine makes the final version of America’s big, bold sedan even bigger and bolder, generating 485 horsepower and 475 lb.ft. of torque and driving the 300C from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. The 2023 Chrysler 300 can cover the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 160 mph.
The 392-cu.-in., naturally aspirated engine is paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission that optimizes fuel economy while offering maximum performance with 160-millisecond shifts. Additional performance features include red four-piston Brembo brakes, a 3.09 limited slip differential, active damping suspension and black, rounded exhaust tips that accent an active exhaust system that delivers a muscular, throaty sound.