Category: Road test

Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Teaser: Lamborghini Aventador S Coupe

Aventador S Coupe: Eight Seconds or Bust! Born out of spite and a general malaise for Ferrari in 1963, the Lamborghini brand has always been synonymous with excitement, panache and wow factor! The gorgeous Miura, extreme Countach, bodacious Diablo and menacing Murciélago are some of the important monikers that have defined this insatiable lineage of raging bulls from Sant’Agata Bolognese,… Read more →

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe

AMG C 63 S Coupe: Improving awesome! Driving the new C 63 AMG S coupe is an exercise in restraint. I suspect that owning one, then, will be that and many more things. The car’s purpose is simple. To be the best C-Class ever. And it just might be. Along with its sedan counterpart, the C 63s are head and… Read more →

2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro

Audi A4: Veni, Vidi, Vici One normally goes to Venice for a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal and explore the narrow medieval streets on foot, to drink caffè or eat tiramisu in the Piazza San Marco and to marvel at statues of famous explorers, Kings and Queens. It’s certainly not a place you visit to explore by car… Read more →

2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe Enthusiast Edition | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 Nissan 370Z Coupe Enthusiast Edition

Nissan 370Z: Red Zed Redemption Z is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, but instead of spending a ton of money on a big party with lots of fanfare, Nissan has decided to tip its hat to some of the brand’s most faithful followers by knocking 10 grand of the price of its top-selling, entry-level sports coupe. Nissan calls it… Read more →

2016 Audi RS3 Sportback | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Five Fast Tests: Audi RS3 Wagon, VW Golf Alltrack, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Infiniti Q50 Limited & QX60

2016 Audi RS3 Sportback It’s yet to be determined whether Canada will be getting the “Sportback” (a.k.a. wagon) model I drove in Austria this summer, but we are getting the RS3 in sedan form, and that is a very good thing. Powered by the same 2.5L five-cylinder turbo as the TT RS, and developing 367 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of… Read more →

2016 VW Golf R Variant | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 VW Golf R Variant

Golf R: Check Box for Wagon I test drove a handful of new Golfs during a recent trip to Germany. This 2015 VW Golf R Sportwagen is one of them. My travel cohorts and I each got seat time on and off the autobahns, as well as some interesting secondary roads in between Munich airport and the small, lakeside town… Read more →

2016 Nissan Maxima SR | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 Nissan Maxima SR

Maxima 4DSC The Original Family Fun-Haver I have many fond memories of the Maxima from my high school days. It was the mid-to-late ’90s when my best friend often arrived in my driveway or out front of school to pick me up in his mom’s third-generation 1992 GXE model. He also owned a Mazda RX-7 10th Anniversary Edition (may it… Read more →