Tag: Mosport

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 | Shaun Keenan

Fast Test: 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4

The Porsche Cayman GT4 does not pretend to be something it isn’t. So, what is it then? The all-new GT4 is pure unadulterated fun for the enthusiast driver, and it is available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission to appease purists. Compared to the GTS, it is lighter (by 35 kg, for 1,340 kg ), more powerful by 45 hp,… Read more →

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S | Shaun Keenan

Tested: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

AMG! Better When Wet? I’ve driven many AMGs the past few years, but none have gotten me as excited as the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. Even the bodacious SLS AMG – now officially my second favourite AMG – no longer has the same appeal. With a $149,900 entry ticket, the uprated GT S coupe is a stout performer right o… Read more →

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 →

Wolf GBO8 | Shaun Keenan

Featured: Wolf Racing GB08 Sport Prototype

The Wolf of Mosport Walter Wolf stormed onto the Formula One racing scene in the mid 1970s with visions of grandeur. After purchasing a major stake in Frank William Racing Cars and rescuing the defunct Hesketh Racing team in 1976, the Austrian-born Canadian oil baron gave it the old college try and formed Walter Wolf Racing to compete in the… Read more →

15 Best Drives of 2013

Seeing Red During the making of Ignition’s 2014-15 Luxury & Performance New Car Buyers Guide, I found myself reflecting on some of the cooler cars I’ve been lucky to drive over the past 12 months, and some of the most popular questions I’m asked. Besides “What car should I buy?” the two most common are probably: “What’s the best car?”… Read more →

Tested: 2013 McLaren MP4 12C

McBat out of hell What is it like to drive a $300,000 mid-engine British super car on Canada’s famed Mosport Grand Prix road course at the gorgeous, newly-renovated Canadian Tire Motorsport Park? Well, thanks to our friends at McLaren Toronto (part of the Pfaff Automotive Group), I can unequivocally confirm that it is exhilarating and unlike anything many people are… Read more →

AMG Driving Academy: A prelude to a thrill

The Spring 2013 issue of PRN Ignition, Canada’s No. 1 magazine for automotive enthusiasts, is well into production. Among a trunkload of amazingly cool content we’ve driven high and low to procure, we’ve assembled a couple of guides that highlight some of the finest racing and performance driving schools all across this country. My assignment took me to the Canadian… Read more →

To be fast or not to be; school is cool!

You have a fast car and some cash to burn fuel and tires, but are you fast? Given the chance to race the clock against another person on the same race track under the same conditions, would you be the fastest? Could you be the fastest? Well, to answer any of these questions you need a car and a willingness… Read more →

No. 9 Pfaff Castrol Porsche GT3 Cup

Pfaff returns to Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

The Pfaff Motorsports team will return to the Canadian racing circuit in the 2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada with Castrol as lead sponsor on the No. 9 Porsche 911 GT3 racecar, which was publicly unveiled at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto this week. Kyle Marcelli has been hand-picked to debut the Pfaff Castrol motorsports team in the 2012 Porsche… Read more →

Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Speeds Ahead

After a ground-breaking first season, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin enters its second year with three times the entries and three more races for 2012. Last year, less than two months before the first race, Porsche Canada announced North America’s newest single-make racing series, the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada. Designed to develop new drivers and prepare them… Read more →