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2015 McLaren 650S Spider| Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2015 McLaren 650S Spider

Indulgence yes From the front, the 650S looks like the McLaren P1. From the rear, the hindquarters taken from the 12C make it look like a spaceship! It certainly screams ‘Hey, look at me!’ and it blasts off like a rocket. That it costs more than many houses, I can only imagine what the neighbours were thinking. The interior is… Read more →

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat | Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

#WTHellcat?! The first time I drove the Dodge Challenger wasn’t back in the summer of ’71 (I wasn’t event born yet) and, no, it wasn’t an original coupe from the last days of the penultimate muscle car era. But it feels like just yesterday that I and the then-new 2009 Challenger SRT bonded on the high-performance test track during AJAC’s… Read more →

2015 Subaru WRK STI | Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

A Wolf in Wolf Clothing My chance to drive the 2015 WRX STI finally came during a Subaru Canada club event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park earlier this year. It wasn’t a full day of flat-out, white-knuckled lapping, but it was a great opportunity to get some seat time, feel out the changes and preview the new DDT. First is… Read more →

Video: Mini JCW throwdown on Mosport autocross course

A John Cooper Works Mini showdown Almost four weeks ago, PRN IGNITION hooked up with DriveTeq, Engineered Automotive and Wheels on Edge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for a showdown and a throwdown of Mini Cooper JCWs. One is from 2003 and the other from 2013. It’s the very limited Mini JCW GP, or Grand Prix, model in fact. One… Read more →

Petter Solberg’s garage

I met Petter Solberg in Sardinia, Italy during the 2004 Rally Italia Sardina. Cool guy, awesome driver and quite the collection of Subarus and other awesome hardware according to this circa Dec. 2010 vid I have stumbled upon. Related posts: Italy in (my) pictures 2011 Targa Newfoundland coverage Back in Block! A gymkhana redux: session 1 to today Read more →

2012 Jeep Rubicon conquers Tillamook nook

My review of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler should be posted on Autonet.ca sometime soon. For now, check out my video of the Unlimited Rubicon tackling an extreme off-road course in North Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest. Related posts: Tested: 2008 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited Off-road talk is Jeep Tested: 2014 Jeep Cherokee SRT 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Test Read more →

A gymkhana redux: session 1 to today

Yesterday, DC Shoes posted Ken Block’s Gymkhana 4: The Hollywood Megamercial on its YouTube channel. Roughly 24 hours later, it has more than 1,500,000 views. Admittedly, Ken isn’t the greatest rally car driver the world has even seen (that was Colin McRae) but he’s still one hell of a driver and quite the showman. If you haven’t heard of his… Read more →

Fiesta Rallying with Team O’Neil

I’m at the O’Neil Rally School and Car Control Center in moose and bear country to experience the Ford Fiesta in a way many never people will get to experience it, sliding sideways through muck and muddy puddles while being in complete control. The school is owned and operated by Tim O’Neil, a five-time U.S. and North American rally champ,… Read more →

Porsche Sport Driving School

Porsche Sport Driving School – USA

I was in Birmingham, Alabama last week to attend the Porsche Sport Driving School – USA at George Barber’s Barber Motorsport Park (no relation to Skip Barber). My schooling starts with a lead follow lapping session in a Carrera S 6MT with myself trying to stay with Hurley Haywood, a six-time 24 Hours of Daytona champion. After a half-dozen or… Read more →