2014 Jaguar XFR-S: The Big Cat that’s Quiet

Posted in 4x4, Acura, European Rides, General, Jaguar, Popular Cars, Racing, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | October 3rd, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

2014 Jaguar XFR-S

The new 2014 Jaguar XFR-S packs a supercharged V-8 that pumps out 550-hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. It also produces some of the most glorious automotive noises we’ve ever heard. Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago recently got behind the wheel to see if this big cat roared like a lion or purred like a house cat. Check it out after the jump.


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Dirty Motoring: MUDFEST GONE WILD 2012

Posted in 4x4, Domestic Rides, General, Hoonage, Other Rides, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | May 18th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Mud Fest 2012

Every year Colfax, Louisiana is host to one of the dirtiest events in all of motoring. It’s called Mudfest and it brings together some of the wildest 4×4’s from around the continental United States. Everything from 1,000 hp tube chassis trucks and Jeeps to fully modified quad-bikes can be seen being flogged through the muck. There are no trophies and no podium victories, just a bunch of dirt-minded hobbyists and a great love of mud.


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Icon Bronco: The Ultimate Off-Road Want

Posted in 4x4, Best of, Domestic Rides, Other Rides, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | April 28th, 2012 | 2 Responses |

Icon Bronco

The Ford Bronco’s built between 1966-1977 are some of the most desirable off-roaders out there. They’ve got a short squat wheelbase that makes them ideal for when the terrain gets rough, and when equipped with the proper under hood mill they’ll go just about anywhere. Icon 4×4 is known for taking classic rides and re-engineering them with the latest and greatest in technology and this new Bronco is no exception. It sports an Art Morrison chassis, the 5.0-liter engine out of a new Mustang GT, as well as custom Dana 60 and 44 axles. In short, this sucker is awesome. Click through for the video and check it out.


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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland: Akatuki4 Review

Posted in 4x4, Car Reviews, Domestic Review, Featured, Jeep, Akatuki4 Review by Kurt Ernst | March 26th, 2012 | 5 Responses |

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Thumbs Up: Great ride quality coupled with go-anywhere capability.

Thumbs Down: Contrasting dash stitching creates distratcting glare.

Buy This Car If: You’re looking for the best value in a near-luxury SUV.

In the not-too-distant past, the words “luxury” and “SUV” were mutually exclusive. Luxury cars offered cushy-but-isolated rides and enveloped passengers in supple leather seats, isolated in tomb-like silence from the outside world. SUVs, on the other hand, were ladder-frame trucks designed to get you out where the busses don’t run, with few concessions to comfort or amenities. Read More…

Rock Crawling a Ford Raptor in MOAB

Posted in 4x4, Domestic Rides, Ford, General, Hoonage, Other Rides, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | December 27th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

Ford Raptor in MOAB

Well it’s official, the Ford Raptor is now the baddest dude on the block. Not only is he big, standing a few feet over his competitors, but he’s as graceful as a ballerina and as capable as a billy goat. Seriously folks, if you are looking for a jack-of-all-trades pickup truck, then this is your boy. Senior Editor of Jalopnik, Mike Spinelli, recently took to the rock lands of MOAB, Utah to test out just how capable the Raptor truly was. He spoke of its new torsen limited-slip front differential, its new grille-mounted camera with a wide-angle lens, and the fact that these two things together helped them get “straight up Oprah’s Butt”, a feet that is, without a doubt, an accomplishment for any man or machine. But hell, don’t take my word on how good this truck is, or Spinelli’s for that matter, just click through for the video and watch for yourselves.


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Video: Giant, Bouncing Tatras!

Posted in 4x4, Bizarre, Cool Stuff, Off-Roading, Racing, Rally, Videos by Kurt Ernst | October 9th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Let’s face it: if you’re a guy, you could look at giant, bouncing Tatras all day long. In fact, it’s really hard not to stare, and to call them “distracting” is a vast understatement. After all, who wants to get work done when you could be watching ten minutes of jiggling Tatra action on You Tube? Read More…

2012 Ford Raptor Gets Even More Off-Road Cred

Posted in 4x4, Ford, General, Off-Roading, Trucks by Kurt Ernst | October 1st, 2011 | 1 Response |

Whatever mad genius inside Ford’s SVT group was ultimately behind the development of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, we salute you. No one else could have pulled off the idea of a hot-rod, off-road pickup truck, and sales have been brisk since the truck made its debut back in 2009.

There have been a few well-documented problems along the way, most notably a group of off-road enthusiasts who experienced bent frames after a high-speed desert run. Ford is quick to point out that the trucks were still drivable with a bent frame, but if a rear shock failed or tore loose, that may not have been the case. Despite the type of hoonage depicted in video ads for the Raptor, Ford insists that the truck isn’t bulletproof, and that if you hit something hard, at speed, damage will most likely result. Read More…

Forza 4 Preview: Jezza Reviews Halo’s M12 FAV Warthog

Posted in 4x4, Cool Stuff, Games, Top Gear, Video Games, Videos by Kurt Ernst | September 1st, 2011 | 1 Response |

If you’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming release of Forza Motorsport 4 for the Xbox 360, we’ll give you the bad news first: thanks to EA Sports’ lock on Porsche cars in video games, Forza 4 won’t have a single stock Porsche vehicle in its list of cars. Unlike previous versions of the game, where EA licensed Porsche vehicles to Turn 10 for use in Forza, this time EA decided to lock down Porsche vehicles for use in their “Need For Speed” franchise only. Sure, that sucks, but you’ll still have access to RUF-tuned Porsches, just in limited quantities. You’ll also have access to the M12 FAV Warthog, carried over from the massively successful Halo series of first-person-shooters. Read More…

Land Rover DC100 Concept: Will This Replace The Defender?

Posted in 4x4, Design, Frankfurt Motor Show, Land Rover, SUV by Kurt Ernst | September 1st, 2011 | 1 Response |

Image: Jaguar Land Rover

The Land Rover Defender is known the world over as a non-nonsense SUV that will get you anywhere you need to go. Period, end of sentence. It has no luxury aspirations, but it enjoys a rabid cult following that ranges from British farmers through explorers and adventurers to well-off suburbanites who like to portray the image of adventure. The Defender will get you to the grocery store, even if you have to take game trails or forge your own path to get there; in fact, long after the human race has been wiped off the earth, giant cockroaches will probably be driving the last remaining Defenders, at least until fossil fuel runs out. Read More…

How Does The First Jeep CJ Stack Up Against The 2012 Wrangler?

Posted in 4x4, Educational, Jeep by Kurt Ernst | August 30th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the few vehicles on the market today that can trace its roots all the way back to the 1940s. Following World War II, the civilian version of the Jeep CJ was launched, but it bears little resemblance to the Jeep Wrangler of today. Modern Jeeps come chock full of amenities like air conditioning and audio systems, while the original Jeeps has four wheels, an engine and two differentials. As for safety equipment, the original Jeep didn’t even have seat belts, let alone air bags. Read More…