The Truth About Cars » Supercharged http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Burt Reynolds Approves of This Teenage Fantasy Turned Real http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/burt-reynolds-approves-teenage-fantasy-turned-real/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/burt-reynolds-approves-teenage-fantasy-turned-real/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1314338 Ungodly horsepower and unbridled car lust? Check. Gaudy awesome lettering and badges? Check. (Optional) Disco era moustaches? Check. If you’re triggered by anything that isn’t subdued, then the Trans Am SE Bandit Edition is definitely not a safe space. Trans Am Depot, the Tallahassee-based creator of custom-built Trans Ams (using 5th-generation Chevrolet Camaros as a canvas), is […]

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Ungodly horsepower and unbridled car lust? Check. Gaudy awesome lettering and badges? Check. (Optional) Disco era moustaches? Check. If you’re triggered by anything that isn’t subdued, then the Trans Am SE Bandit Edition is definitely not a safe space. Trans Am Depot, the Tallahassee-based creator of custom-built Trans Ams (using 5th-generation Chevrolet Camaros as a canvas), is […]

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2016 Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport Review – The Tweener Kitty Goes Aluminum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-jaguar-xf-35t-r-sport-awd-review-tweener-kitty-goes-aluminum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-jaguar-xf-35t-r-sport-awd-review-tweener-kitty-goes-aluminum/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302169 Luxury car companies are practiced at the art of completely redesigning a car, yet styling those new models so much like their predecessors that you’d need an illustrated guide to tell them apart. Jaguar was the king of this design exercise in the ’90s and 2000s. My personal 2005 Jaguar Super V8 may look like Jags of […]

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Luxury car companies are practiced at the art of completely redesigning a car, yet styling those new models so much like their predecessors that you’d need an illustrated guide to tell them apart. Jaguar was the king of this design exercise in the ’90s and 2000s. My personal 2005 Jaguar Super V8 may look like Jags of […]

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2016 Cadillac CTS-V Review: More Than Brute Force http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-cadillac-cts-v-review-more-than-brute-force/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-cadillac-cts-v-review-more-than-brute-force/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301241 It’s been almost two decades since BMW unleashed the E39 M5 on the motoring public, and the sport sedan segment has chased its ghost ever since. Not long after the BMW was crowned mythic perfection, Cadillac made a substantial shift in its development focus to court younger, more performance-minded buyers. Since then, Cadillac has generously […]

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It’s been almost two decades since BMW unleashed the E39 M5 on the motoring public, and the sport sedan segment has chased its ghost ever since. Not long after the BMW was crowned mythic perfection, Cadillac made a substantial shift in its development focus to court younger, more performance-minded buyers. Since then, Cadillac has generously […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1995 BMW 318ti http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1995-bmw-318ti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1995-bmw-318ti/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241633 Last week, we looked at a bunch of hot hatches — or, at least, hatchbacks that were hot back in the day. Those cars lost some luster over the years. Though, if they were clean, they’d clearly still be desirable. Today, rather than from Japan, we look to the country that brought us the original hot hatch. […]

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Last week, we looked at a bunch of hot hatches — or, at least, hatchbacks that were hot back in the day. Those cars lost some luster over the years. Though, if they were clean, they’d clearly still be desirable. Today, rather than from Japan, we look to the country that brought us the original hot hatch. […]

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2016 Shelby Super Snake Review – Charming the Right Serpent http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-shelby-super-snake/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-shelby-super-snake/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236193 I’m not a “tuner” kinda guy. There, I said it. It’s a load off my mind. It’s not that I don’t like extra power, or a different suspension tune, I just prefer parts made by the company that made my car and I like the car to look “stock.” A case in point was my […]

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I’m not a “tuner” kinda guy. There, I said it. It’s a load off my mind. It’s not that I don’t like extra power, or a different suspension tune, I just prefer parts made by the company that made my car and I like the car to look “stock.” A case in point was my […]

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2016 Audi A6 3.0T Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-audi-a6-3-0t-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-audi-a6-3-0t-review-video/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1189130 Audi is a brand associated with all-wheel drive, well-fitted interiors and design evolution that requires you to park a new model next to an old one to tell what has been changed. The 2016 A6 doesn’t diverge much from this formula despite being a thorough refresh of the outgoing A6. This Audi plays in the crowded midsize luxury pool with […]

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Audi is a brand associated with all-wheel drive, well-fitted interiors and design evolution that requires you to park a new model next to an old one to tell what has been changed. The 2016 A6 doesn’t diverge much from this formula despite being a thorough refresh of the outgoing A6. This Audi plays in the crowded midsize luxury pool with […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/digestible-collectible-1988-toyota-mr2-supercharged/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/digestible-collectible-1988-toyota-mr2-supercharged/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176762 Salt is a killer. Any time I travel south, I’m amazed when I see pristine, 30-year-old cars being used as daily transportation. Up here in the Great White North [Don’t you live in Ohio? —Mark], most everything built prior to Y2K has been perforated horrendously. Considering this, I laugh anytime a distant friend asks me to […]

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Salt is a killer. Any time I travel south, I’m amazed when I see pristine, 30-year-old cars being used as daily transportation. Up here in the Great White North [Don’t you live in Ohio? —Mark], most everything built prior to Y2K has been perforated horrendously. Considering this, I laugh anytime a distant friend asks me to […]

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Piston Slap: Ain’t Skeered of no Blown Stang! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-aint-skeered-blown-stang/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-aint-skeered-blown-stang/#comments Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:41:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=880890 TTAC commentator 1trikpny writes: Hi, I’ve got a 2005 Mustang GT Deluxe,5spd, no Leather, no options. Black with 18″ chrome wheels, 285/35 Sumitomo HRT-Z 3’s, I’m the second adult owner.The previous owner bought it new, and at 40,000 miles installed a Saleen Supercharger with a Brenspeed Stage 3 tune. 500 hp at the crank. Currently at […]

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TTAC commentator 1trikpny writes: Hi, I’ve got a 2005 Mustang GT Deluxe,5spd, no Leather, no options. Black with 18″ chrome wheels, 285/35 Sumitomo HRT-Z 3’s, I’m the second adult owner.The previous owner bought it new, and at 40,000 miles installed a Saleen Supercharger with a Brenspeed Stage 3 tune. 500 hp at the crank. Currently at […]

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Piston Slap: A Turbocharged “Placenta Previa”? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/piston-slap-a-turbocharged-placenta-previa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/piston-slap-a-turbocharged-placenta-previa/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:21:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=689218 Daniel writes: Hi Sajeev, I’m a long time reader, first time writer. I have a question which no one seems to know the answer to so I figure you and the B&B can have a go at it. I have a good condition spare turbo laying around from my MR2 turbo before I upgraded. I […]

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Daniel writes: Hi Sajeev, I’m a long time reader, first time writer. I have a question which no one seems to know the answer to so I figure you and the B&B can have a go at it. I have a good condition spare turbo laying around from my MR2 turbo before I upgraded. I […]

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Piston Slap: Fiero and Joy or Cash Money? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-fiero-and-joy-or-cash-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-fiero-and-joy-or-cash-money/#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:27:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=641241 Issac writes: Sajeev, My father and I are Pontiac Fiero people, as we have owned nine Fieros in the past ten years (my first car was a 1986 Fiero GT). We are quite mechanically familiar with them as we have done little to major work on all of them. My dad currently has a 1988 […]

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Issac writes: Sajeev, My father and I are Pontiac Fiero people, as we have owned nine Fieros in the past ten years (my first car was a 1986 Fiero GT). We are quite mechanically familiar with them as we have done little to major work on all of them. My dad currently has a 1988 […]

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Review: 2012 Jaguar XKR-S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/review-2012-jaguar-xkr-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/review-2012-jaguar-xkr-s/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:02:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434160 At 7 years old, the XK isn’t a kitten anymore – but with a rumored 3 years until the next redesign, what’s a luxury marque to do? Make special editions, of course. On the surface, the XKR-S looks like a baby-boomer dressed like a teenager, or as the Brits put it: mutton dressed as lamb. […]

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At 7 years old, the XK isn’t a kitten anymore – but with a rumored 3 years until the next redesign, what’s a luxury marque to do? Make special editions, of course. On the surface, the XKR-S looks like a baby-boomer dressed like a teenager, or as the Brits put it: mutton dressed as lamb. […]

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Are You Ready For: Nissan’s Supercharged Hybrid? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/are-you-ready-for-nissans-supercharged-hybrid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/are-you-ready-for-nissans-supercharged-hybrid/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:51:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417045 Of all the Japanese automakers, none are as far behind on hybrid technology as Nissan. For some time there was a sense that Nissan’s (relatively) huge investment in electric vehicle production would represent a “leapfrogging” of hybrid technology, but now the firm is using the common industry response to questions about future technology: a suite of options, […]

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Of all the Japanese automakers, none are as far behind on hybrid technology as Nissan. For some time there was a sense that Nissan’s (relatively) huge investment in electric vehicle production would represent a “leapfrogging” of hybrid technology, but now the firm is using the common industry response to questions about future technology: a suite of options, […]

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