The Cadillac Escalade-V SUV Packs Terrifying Power In An Elephantine Package

The Saturn V was the king of all rockets, a towering, 363-foot monument to escaping the surly bonds of Earth, its 7.6 million pounds of thrust defying not just gravity but also its own 3,100 tons of mass on the way towards pushing manned spaceflight further into the solar system… read more »

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The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Is A Dino That’s One Step Ahead Of The Tar Pit

The last time Jeep shoehorned a V8 engine under the hood of its flagship off-road machine, a young Tom Cruise was climbing into the cockpit of an F-14 Tomcat and flying it off the deck of an aircraft carrier into an endless sky of cinematic superstardom. Flash forward four decades… read more »

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The ‘Routan Boom’ Was Brooke Shields’ Anti-Breeder Moment, Courtesy Of VW

Almost 15 years ago, Volkswagen produced a full mockumentary starring Brooke Shields shaming sexually active Americans who were having kids exclusively so they could sample the ‘German engineering’ of the Volkswagen Routan, a badge-swapped, Dodge-built minivan that was neither German nor particularly ‘engineered’ past a few cosmetic updates. Doubling down… read more »

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Did the XP-833 Banshee’s failure make Pontiac an eternal second-fiddle at GM?

In the 1960s, Pontiac, led by John DeLorean, was doing its best to make waves on the high performance scene with models like the GTO and a strong, if secret, hand in drag racing. It went too far, however, when it developed the ‘Banshee,’ also known as the XP-833, a… read more »

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