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Just How Much Faster Are Cars Now Than In The Mid-80’s

By   May 28, 2018

Porsche 959

Porsche 959

Automotive technology has come a long way. Much of what we see in cars today started with exotic cars from the mid-80’s. From early two-turbocharger setups, all-wheel drive setups and ride adjustment, these are all things that are common in cars today, but back about 30 years ago these were new concepts. Some of them came from a necessity to meet stricter fuel consumption and emission laws.

Today it is normal to see cars pumping out well over 300 horsepower without thinking much of it. Back in the mid-80’s when the Porsche 959 was introduced it made 444 horsepower, which was considered enormous power at the time. That figure is now bested by a Ford Mustang GT.

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Is $53,000 Too Much For A Ford Mustang GT

By   May 25, 2018

2018 Ford Mustang GT

2018 Ford Mustang GT

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT starts at $35,190, but when optioned up the price tag can rise to $53,000. That’s a lot of money, but then the Mustang GT does offer 460 horsepower. The question is, should you purchase a we’ll optioned GT for that price?

For $53,000 you get into the price range of a few different high performance cars.

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Can The 2018 Ford Mustang GT Actually Go 0-60 MPH In Under 4 Seconds

By   May 21, 2018

2018 Ford Mustang GT

2018 Ford Mustang GT

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT offers a ton of performance in a fairly affordable package. The GT pumps out 460 horsepower which is enough to cause plenty of trouble when a teenage owner leaves a Cars and Coffee event.

The Mustang GT is a quick car by any standard and provides a lot of performance for the money. Ford claims a 0-60 mph time of under 4 seconds for the 10-speed automatic version of the ‘Stang. But is this just a case of a manufacturer being over optimistic?

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Is The Lotus Exige Faster Than A Lamborghini, Ferrari And Mustang

By   May 17, 2018

Lotus Exige

Lotus Exige

The Lotus Exige is an ultra lightweight sports car. Unlike other automakers that offer as many features as they can, Lotus asks how little can we put into a car. For those looking on the used market, the result is a car that weighs in at just 2,089 lbs (depending on the year).

That means the small performance machine weighs about the same as a postage stamp. With the Exige in S 260 Sport form, you get a car with 257 horsepower. That makes for a vehicle with a really good power to weight ratio, but how does it compare to other high performance machines.

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2018 Car Show Season Starts

By   May 13, 2018

Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show

Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show

Summer is almost officially upon us and that means cars shows. Sure, there are plenty of Cars and Coffee events that you can see great cars, but the competition car shows are now well underway.

For us the car show season starts with the Cruisin’ Morro Bay Car Show. Of course if we were on the east coast Amelia Island is the show that starts things off, but that is all the way on the other side of the country. For us it starts in Morro Bay and all the car shows lead to the “grand daddy” of them all, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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