Tag: Road Test

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 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 →

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Shaun Keenan for Ignition

Tested: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

The Ace of Laguna Seca Carroll Shelby would be proud. No question. Were the Godfather of factory performance still here to take one of these out for a rip, he’d be impressed. Undoubtedly. Perhaps even in tears. They’re that good. The 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R are not only the most powerful naturally-aspirated ’Stangs Ford has ever built, they… Read more →

2016 Volvo XC90

Tested: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription

XC90 Inscription: Volvo’s Secret Weapon Volvo has built some impressive vehicles the past few years. The S60 sedan, V60 crossover and their Polestar counterparts are chiefs among them. Go ahead and add the new XC90 to the list. Though not a tuned-up Polestar model, the test mule is a 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Inscription. And it’s gorgeous. At $78,000… Read more →

Fast Test: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V

The new ATS-V has little more than half the displacement of the even newer CTS-V. It develops 464 turbocharged horses compared to its brethren’s 640 supercharged Detroit ponies (on two fewer cylinders I might add). It starts at nearly $26,000 less than the CTS-V. There’s clearly a little bro, big brother relationship going on here, and there’s nothing wrong with… Read more →