Aston Martin Vantage: The Vantage From The Smallest Aston Martin Model?

Vantage V12

“My name is Vantage, Aston, Vantage,” now that’s how I’d picture the Aston Martin Vantage introducing itself. If you have watched any 007 movie you’ll understand what I am talking about, if not, then please pay special attention to how James Bond introduces himself. James Bond’s affinity with the Aston Martin like his ladies is of exquisite taste and character.

What’s In A Name

The irony of calling your smallest car vantage, well I guess the guys at Aston Martin had their legitimate reasons. The Vantage name was used for high performing GT variants of former models. Of worthy note is the Virage of the 1990s. The Aston Martin Vantage, however got its own model that currently reigns today. The sports car competes in the same space as that of the Porsche 911. However, it manages to feature as 8th in the Car and Driver list of Top Premium Sports Cars, which is topped by the Porsche 911.

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Honda Accord: The Car Every Family Ought To Have

honda accord sport sedan

A couple of my good friends have been vocal that they want articles on cars they can afford or take loans on. Thus, I usually start with the best car in any category. If you aren’t acquainted with compact sized sedans then meet their king the Honda Accord. This is a car that has a name for being reliable as ever with great fuel economy and lesser emissions.

The History

The car kicked off production in 1976 where it was launched as a hatchback. It remained a hatchback until 1981 where it was expanded to a wagon, sedan and coupé. Today, the Honda Accord line even features a crossover model that is known as the Honda Crosstourer. However, it is more famed for its sedan, and this is where we are going to focus on. The car sales have done well especially in the US where it was the bestselling Japanese car from 1982-1997. Also, the Honda Accord managed to top sales in its class in 1991 and 2001, with ten million cars sold. The current Honda Accord is the ninth generation, and it went on sale in 2013, while production started in 2012.

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Range Rover Evoque: The SUV That Belongs In The City

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

When it comes to SUVs their off road capabilities are always going to be lauded. This however doesn’t extend to their engineering aspects, where there are some who feel that they are impious to CO2 emissions. Apart from emissions some feel that they do not express effective engineering as they are oversized and retain their bulk more for show then for any engineering goals. The Range Rover Evoque is a conscientious approach by Land Rover to meet emission regulations while having a broader appeal to the urban community in a compact sized AWD SUV.

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Porsche 911: A Refined Classic

Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is a car that has been in existence since 1963. The car has managed to preserve its classic look in its contemporary designs. If any car is worthy to be called a classic the Porsche 911 next to the Volkswagen Beetle are true classics. The car is part of the Volkswagen Group conglomerate. The group is owned in turn by Porsche Automobil Holding SE which is under the custodianship of the Porsche and Pëich families.

The History

Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche made the sketches for the Porsche 911 back in 1959. The 911 replaced the Porsche 256. It was going to be called the Porsche 901, however Peugeot successfully launched a lawsuit in France to stop this. Peugeot argued that they had the exclusive rights to any car name that featured three numbers with a zero in the center. Thus, the name was changed to Porsche 911, however 901 was used on the car’s components for years.

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Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4: The Baby-Brother That’s Faster Than You

Lamborghini Huracan

Well, I know the title may be a little misleading, but the Aventador just doesn’t accelerate as fast as the Lamborghini Huracán does. When trying to win a race it isn’t about your top speed all the time though it helps. Acceleration will also play a hand on how quickly you get right back on track when turning breaking or stopping.

Sibling Rivalry

The Huracán accelerates freakishly faster than its bigger brother the Aventador. It even negotiated the Top Gear’s test race track faster than its big brother.

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Mercedes Benz SLK: The SL’s Sub Species?

Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG

Diamler is the maker of the best car in the world to some in the auto world. However, even the best of us have faults here and there. The Mercedes Benz SLK is a compact luxury roadster and it’s for those who like the wind in their hair. Personally, I am not a big fun of roadsters, but hey I don’t mind Tom Cruise sunglass wearing wannabes having their fun. I won’t judge, however my main issue with this models is they are too tiny I like big things.

What’s In a Name?

Well, this particular roadster seems to have borrowed the script from the SL. By the way SL stands for sportlich, which is German for “Sport Light.” Now the SLK seems to be a watered down version for half the price of a SL. The car has gone through three generations so far. The current generation is the R172, which was released in 2011. The R173 which is scheduled for release next year will be the fourth generation and will have its name switched to SLC. The “C” will be shipped in from the C-Class models, where the car will be the convertible model of the class.

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Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce LP750-4 : The Fastest Car in the Volkswagen Group?

Aventador Superveloce lp750-4

After the success of the Aventador, it was time to work on the feedback received from car fans and critics . For Lamborghini the answer was the Aventador Superveloce which was launched in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Now for all the previous models that have been held in high reverence by motor fans such as the Miura, Diablo and Murciélago they have all received a SV version. Superveloce is Italian for “superfast”, compared to the standard model it has trimmed some weight added more downforce and receieved adaptive dampers that make it 0.1 seconds faster going from 0 – 62 mph than the regular Aventador.

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Mercedes Maybach S600 (2016): Like a Plane, Maybach Airlines Takes to the Skies

Mercedes S600 Maybach

When it comes the cutthroat business of the automotive industry luxury brands, try not to be the spur of the moment. For brands such as Mulsanne and Phantom they have maintained their luster over the years. Meaning they have learnt to be adaptive to the market changes and know how to keep up with the times.

The two names that are predominant when it comes to ultimate luxury cars are Bentley and Rolls Royce. The British car makers have a monopoly on this niche, and by the look of things it will take something close to a miracle to upstage this cars. However, at $ 100,000 less than its rivals the Maybach S600 doesn’t seem to be that far off. The car has received mostly great reviews even going as far as being placed second on Car and Driver’s Ultimate Luxury Cars list.

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Rolls Royce Phantom: The Phantom That’s Meant To Be Seen

Rolls Royce Phantom

Where to start with the Rolls Royce, which has a rich history of building ultimate luxury cars. This is the pinnacle of British auto-engineering. If you want to make a statement or if you are experiencing problems getting a date, show up in this and even the vainest of people will forget about taking their selfies. If the original godfather Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) was still alive I can see him seated at the back left of this.

The History

Let’s take a brief history class on the Rolls Royce Phantom. It was first made in 1925, making it 90 years old now that speaks longevity. The car has been driven by British Royalty and even by rock stars like John Lennon, amongst many other famous faces.

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Jaguar XJ (2016): The Royal Chariot

Jaguar XJ

Apart from the German brands in this segment Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz, you have a British option in the Jaguar XJ. Jaguar is a stellar automaker undoubtedly, however it seems like the brand is in transition as it lags behind the popular German brands. Chris Knapman a columnist of the Telegraph couldn’t have said it any better on his review of the Jaguar XJ that in some aspects “Jaguar’s biggest car is a good three years behind what the Germans are doing.”

The car’s top attribute is a double-edged sword in the sense it’s fun to drive it, however the firm suspension makes it a rather uncomfortable ride if you are seated back-left. Considering this is one of the official cars of the British Prime Minister and royal family, Jaguar needs to understand that luxury cars are for those driven at the back.

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