This week was all about muscle, performance and classic cars. We take a look at some vintage and some future classics, pay tribute to the lineage of a few great brands, and try to put down 707 horsepower to the pavement in cold weather through summer tires.

Car Review: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

You need 707 horsepower. You just do. You need wide fenders, a manual gearbox, classic styling and fuel economy. Err, no. Scratch that last one out. The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody culminates all that is right in the world — horsepower, excess, and pure driving joy. FCA has taken to making ridiculous automobiles that one could argue nobody really needs, but then again, I also don’t need to eat a tub of ice cream before I got to bed, do I? The Hellcat is the ice cream in a sea of brocolli.

Respect Your Elders: This pristine 1996 Nissan 300ZX is ripe with nostalgia

In the 1990s, twin-turbocharged engines were not just thrown around like a beach ball, as they are these days They were special engines designed for top-of-the-line cars. When Japan started to come out with more serious performance cars, they turned to the twin-turbo setup and produced some truly amazing vehicles. The Nissan 300ZX follows a long lineage of excellent sports cars from the Japanese brand, and this mint-condition example transports us back to a simper time.

Porsche’s reborn 911 Carrera T is a modern classic

Cheap doesn’t mean bad, especially in the case of a stripped-down sports car. Porsche just released the 911 Carrera T earlier this year, featuring less weight, less tech, and a little more power than the base 911, making for a true enthustiast’s car. However, this is not the first time Porsche used this formula. In fact they’ve, been doing it for over 50 years. So, just how much has changed in five decades?

Car Review: 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth

A mixture of old style and new tech, the 2018 Fiat 124 benefits from having Mazda MX-5 underpinnings while creating a style of its own. This special version throws in performance-oriented bits tuned by Abarth, and pays tribute to the 124 homologation car developed by the firm.

This 1966 Studebaker Wagonaire has a truly special Canadian connection

This is more than just a hipster family hauler — it’s a piece of Canadian history. Owned by Les Graham from Ontario, this 1966 Studebaker Wagonaire is the car in the sales brochures, and was specifially built for the 1965 Toronto auto show, back then held at the CNE fairgrounds — which is proven by the build sheet and a tag on the cowl marked “CNE”.

Source: Driving

October 27, 2018