Frankie’s Garage: 2016 Ford Focus RS vs the World

fordfocusrs2016The flavor hot hatch of 2016 is the Ford Focus RS.  How will the new Ford Focus RS handle on track and the road against it’s rivals?  The challengers are: Audi RS3 Sportback, BMW M135i Auto 3DR, Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes AMG A45, Peugeot 308 GTI, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Seat Leon Cupra 290 5DR and Subaru WRX STI.  Auto Trader takes a look at all these pocket rockets.

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Frankie’s Garage: Bimmer Concepts @ Monterey Car Week

m4gtsconceptIf you’re a autophile, then past weekend the mecca of all car shows, the Monterey Car Week took place at Pebble Beach, CA.  BMW revealed 2 production ready concepts.

The M4 Coupe is already a solid performer, but BMW will offer another more powerful M4, the GTS Concept with more light-weight parts and aggressive aero.coupe.

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Frankie’s Garage: Drifting Sedans!

v8 sedansThe Vauxhall VXR8 GTS versus the BMW M5 Competition Package, basically big V8 sedans going sideways in this episode of AutoCar UK.  The cheaper VXR8 GTS uses a supercharged V8 pumping out 577 horses and the M5 Competition Package uses a twin-turbo V8 producing 567 horses.  It’s all about drifting in this challenge battle between these two V8 brutish sedans.

Frankie’s Garage: 4 Generations of the BMW M3

m3 4 generations

Motor Trend’s Ignition show takes a look at all 4 generations of the iconic BMW M3 sports coupe from the E30, E36, E46 and E92 models.

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