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Apr
28

Ford Teases 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang

Author JoeC    Category Performance     Tags

With the 2015 Ford Mustang on its way, it’s only a matter of time before the streets are filled with custom-tuned models that are made to give you just what you want out of a 03_saleens3022011vehicle that, well, probably already is able to give you what you want. Regardless, for auto fans this means that we can get a glimpse at some redesigned versions of the 2015 Mustang, and that’s something for us to get excited over.

The Saleen 302

Saleen Automotive is one of the longest running Mustang tuners, and they have just released a teaser of the 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang online. Since they opened their doors in 1983, they have been dedicated to providing drivers with the best in custom auto work, and nothing is more apparent when you look at the Saleen 302.

One of the first things we noticed was a new front grille. Originally inspired by the Ford Fusion, the top of the Mustang’s grille has been widened and essentially blacked out to give the vehicle a look like a Challenger or Camaro. Widened fenders and a lengthened hood help distance the Mustang from its factory models, and larger intake openings and a unique lower valance help round out the front end changes.

Final specs are expected to be released soon, but Saleen Automotive has let it out that the vehicle will have a 5.0L V8 under the hood—borrowed from the Mustang GT—and is expected to hit as much as 470 hp or more.

When it comes to the interior, we would like to have a look at it ourselves, but considering just how nice the high-end mustang models can get, we expect the Saleen 302 to be like sitting in the lap of luxury—leather upholstery, the latest in auto technology—as well as embracing a throwback design to old school Mustangs as drivers find themselves seeking the Americana of the classic muscle car in their modern vehicles.

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Apr
15

2017 Honda Civic Coupe Spotted

Author JoeC    Category Compacts, News     Tags

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We know we’re not even halfway into 2015 yet, but the car world moves fast. While the 2016 Honda Civic has just recently debuted—including the promise of the Type-R making its way to the American market—auto journalists have spotted what they believe to be the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe taking test drives, and we’ve got some highlights for you.

What the Spy Photos Show

The next-gen Honda Civic has been the talk of the town since the rumors about the Type-R started, but now that we have confirmation of what’s coming for 2016, there are a few things that don’t quite add up about the spy photos we’ve seen—and that’s why we think they’re for the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe.

It was tough to make out any details from the black plastic camouflage around the Honda, but based on the rumors of a new Civic being based off of the sporty CR-Z body style, we think you’re in for a coupe that is much more sports car style than practical two-door car, differentiating itself from the mid-size Accord even further.

From the spy photos, it looks like the Civic will have a much more aggressive grille design as well as a sleeker profile. While there is no guarantee that the wheels will be on the production model, the Coupe was sporting some nice alloys that are sure to turn heads. In fact, based on what we know of the 2016 Civic and the fact that this model looks substantially different—including those alloy wheels—we think this could be the next generation of the Civic Si Coupe.

We’ll know more by the end of the year, when it’s predicted that this vehicle will go on display, but for now, know that at some point in the future, the Civic will have one of the sportiest designs it has ever seen—and with Honda’s new turbocharged engines available, it’ll be a joy to drive, too.

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