Auto Loan - Car Loan - Auto Finance - Auto Loans – Car Credit Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:45:41 -0400 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Rob Dyrdek Loves a Good Typhoon

When you see a 1993 GMC Typhoon in the streets of Beverly Hills.. you stop and show respect

Rob Dyrdek had to stop and take a picture when he saw a GMC Typhoon. Most people couldn’t tell a Typhoon from a Tsunami but Rob Dyrdek is a true car guy and loves the weird overly ambitious products of a company that at one point believed building the best cars in the world was the way to be successful.

The GMC Typhoon is the lesser known brother of the already not-so-well-known GMC Syclone. The GMC Typhoon and Syclone were sport trucks built on the GMC Jimmy and S15 chassis that used a turbocharged version of the 4.3-liter V6 engine to make 280-horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the ridiculously powerful turbo V6, the Typhoon had all-wheel drive, giving it a 0-60-mph time of about 5.3 seconds and a 1/4 mile time of 14.1-seconds at 95-mph. Less than 5,000 Typhoons were sold in 1992 and 1993, and the cars are so rare and desirable that they command $20,000 prices still.

Source: Rob Dyrdek's Instagram

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:31:01 -0400
Jason Statham's Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is Both Fast and Furious Jason Statham, who plays the bad guy in the new Fast & Furious movie, keeps things fast in his off screen life too. He drives a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, a V12-powered supercar with over 700-horsepower. That's a little more than the 375-hp in the Ferrari Vin Diesel and Paul Walked smoked in the first Fast & Furious movie.

Statham’s Ferrari F12 Berlinetta has a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine mounted in the front of the car, the opposite of Ferrari’s typical placement. That gives the F12 Berlinetta its long nose (compared to other Ferraris). The F12 Berlinetta does 0 to 60-mph in 3.1 seconds, 0 to 120-mph in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 220-mph.

Bonus: if you follow the IMCDB link at the top of the page and read the comments, you’ll find someone who seems to actually believe that the first Fast & Furious movie was a documentary.


Image via Ferrari's Instagram

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:06:02 -0400
Scion iA Tiny Sedan Revealed

The Scion iA, which will replace the xD as Scion’s smallest car, has been caught by a spy photographer ahead of its debut at the New York International Auto Show. The iA will officially be unveiled next week, but we already know that the iA will be a small sedan based on the Toyota Yaris platform using Mazda’s SkyActiv engine and transmission technology, which is Mazda’s blend of gas savings and peppy driving feel so you don’t have to hypermile to get high MPGs.

The Scion iA looks a lot like the Yaris, but without Toyota’s front grill. More specifics will come during the official debut at the NYIAS.

The Scion iM, which is a small hatchback larger than the iA about the same size as the Corolla, will also launch soon. For those of you keeping score, that means that the Scion iA is the sedan version of the Toyota Yaris and the Scion iM is the hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla. So Toyota and Scion are splitting the sedan and hatch market for each size of car. The no doubt upcoming sedan version of the RAV4 and wagon version of the FR-S should be interesting.


Source: Automotive News

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:33:37 -0400
Gordon Ramsay’s New LaFerrari Is So Fast... Gordon Ramsay's LaFerrari is so fast it would actually beat the Supra from The Fast & The Furious

Gordon Ramsay is famous for being mean to incompetent cooks and chefs, but apparently he has a softer side. Gordon just picked up a hybrid because he really cares about saving the environment for all the bunny rabbits and turtles. Or maybe not, his hybrid is actually a Ferrari LaFerrari (translation “Ferrari the Ferrari”) and is a super car with almost 1,000-hp and an F1 style KERS system.

Ramsay posted this picture to his Instagram with the caption “Holy Mackerel its Fast.....

The LaFerrari is Ferrari’s most powerful car ever with 950-horsepower from a 6.3-liter, 789-horsepower V12 engine combined with a 161-hp electric motor. That electric motor only activates when the driver asks for it (just like the F1 KERS system or a muchroom in Mario Kart), and with it the Ferrari LaFerrari has a top speed of 217-mph.

Gordon Ramsay is in good company, Jay Kay from Jamiroquai, a noted Ferrari enthusiast, has a LaFerrari too.

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:25:09 -0400
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid On The Way

Toyota has announced a RAV4 Hybrid. The RAV4 Hybrid will most likely be based on the Lexus NX Hybrid that sits on the same platform and is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 194-hp and gets 35-mpg city and 33-mpg highway for 33-mpg combined.

While those RAV4 Hybrid fuel economy numbers aren’t very impressive when compared to other hybrids, they are almost 40% better fuel economy in the city than the standard RAV4. The real world gas savings should be pretty significant for average drivers.

It’s kind of surprising that Toyota hasn’t released a hybrid version of the RAV4 when the Highlander Hybrid has been on sale since 2005. Maybe they’ve finally determined that small SUV buyers like fuel economy (go figure!) or maybe they just didn’t want to steal sales from the Camry Hybrid by offering an SUV with a similar price and good fuel economy.

Details like pricing haven’t been announced yet, but the Camry and RAV4 start within $1,000 of each other, so the RAV4 Hybrid will probably be within a grand or so of the Camry Hybrid’s $26,790 starting price.The RAV4 Hybrid will be officially unveiled next week at the New York Auto Show.


Source: Green Car Reports

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:14:00 -0400
Kendall Jenner’s Range Rover Gets New Wheels Kendall Jenner’s totally murdered out Range Rover is looking great on new Forgiato wheels.

Kendall Jenner replaced her old Range Rover Sport with a new Range Rover Sport, proving that she’s either very loyal or completely devoid of creativity, depending on your perspective (or her lease was up and she didn’t feel like driving across the street to the Mercedes dealership so she could match the rest of the Kardashian clan).

The new Range Rover Sport Kendall Jenner picked up looks awesome on the new Forgiato Rims fitted by Calabasas Luxury Motorcars.


Source: Calabasas Luxury Motorcars Instagram

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:30:48 -0400
Darren McFadden’s Dogs Live the Good Life Riding around in His Classic Chevy C10 Darren McFadden of the Dallas Cowboys is definitely ready for the country vibe in Texas. On his days of he rides around in his pickup truck with his dog. If my understanding of country songs is right, is one of the only things people do in Texas is ride around in pickup trucks with dogs, so Darren McFadden should fit in well there.

Here are McFadden’s dogs Rex and Capone hanging out in the bed of his custom Chevy C10 stepside.

And another of his dog Capone ready to go for a ride in the C10 truck.

Quick trip to tha tire shop wit my ridin buddy

If you own a dog, you know that there’s no way that a dog only comes along for a quick trip in the car. Even after they’ve left, our furry friends leave tokens of their presence to remember them by. Capone looks like a drooler too.

Had to clean her up after Capone drooled all over. #sevendeuce #c10stepside S/O #monstertransmission #eatmyshift


Source: Darren McFadden's Instagram

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 01:53:19 -0400
Chris Brown’s New Custom Range Rover With Gold Rims Chris Brown’s constantly changing custom car collection is a never ending source of entertainment. While some celebrities change cars constantly, Chris Brown’s car collection changes all the time while his actual cars stay the same. It’s like being a car trader without the pesky depreciation.

His Lamborghini Aventador has been through a few different looks. Brown’s Lambo has been baby blue, had a tattoo paint job, and has been painted camo to match a shoe, but best of all was when he had a Gallardo and painted it like a Hotwheels car. His Porsche Panamera also got a personal touch with a few monsters spray painted on the side. Now his Range Rover has it's own look too and even though it doesn’t stand out like his usual customizations, but it is pretty good looking.

Kept it nice & clean for my bro @chrisbrownofficial Blacked out everything and we put some 24"Savini gold brushed wheels!!

Source: JC Customs Instagram

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:26:44 -0400
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rolls Royce Cristiano Ronaldo is a man with a lot of style and a lot of money. So it’s no surprise that the world-class footballer (or soccerer for our non euro-friendly readers) drives a Rolls Royce. Ronaldo has a nice view of the acres of leather and the Spirit of Ecstasy on the hood as he drives to work in the morning.

Ronaldo also has an Audi RS6 Avant, which is much more utilitarian than his Rolls-Royce. Of course he only has the RS6 Avant because he was given it thanks to Audi sponsoring his team Real Madrid, he doesn’t really need the extra space.

Fellow footballer David Beckham also has a Rolls Royce, along with a McLaren MP412-C and an Audi S8.


Source: Cristiano Ronaldo's Instagram

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:06:04 -0400
Koenigsegg Regera Is A 1,500-HP Hybrid Supercar

Koenigsegg, Sweden’s most exciting export since Ace of Base, has outdone itself with the new Regera. The Koenigsegg Regera is a 1,500 horsepower hybrid supercar that uses a hybrid system to generate extra power.

The Koenigsegg Regera uses a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making around 900-horsepower combined with a 200-horsepower electric motor and an additional 200-horsepower electric motor at each rear wheel. The 600 electric horsepower would be enough for most sports cars, but Koenigsegg isn’t aiming at the Corvettes of the world, it’s aiming at the Bugattis. The Koenigsegg Regera will do 0 to 250-mph in less than 20 seconds and will be able to go 21 miles on purely electric power.

In the late 1980s, turbochargers were all the rage and the very top echelon of supercars used them with astounding results. The 197-mph Porsche 959 made 444-horsepower and the 201-mph Ferrari F40 made 478-horsepower. Those were unheard of performance figures in the late 1980s. Now Hybrids have taken that space and are providing ridiculous horsepower and performance numbers to the cars most of us can only dream about. And dreaming is all you’ll be doing with the Koenigsegg Regera unless you have $1.89 million to spend.

Source: The Truth About Cars

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:11:53 -0500